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Membranes 2015, 5(3), 399-424; doi:10.3390/membranes5030399

Breath Figure Method for Construction of Honeycomb Films

Institute of Electronic Paper Displays, South China Academy of Advanced Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Academic Editor: Chuyang Tang
Received: 30 June 2015 / Accepted: 19 August 2015 / Published: 28 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomimetic Membranes)
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Honeycomb films with various building units, showing potential applications in biological, medical, physicochemical, photoelectric, and many other areas, could be prepared by the breath figure method. The ordered hexagonal structures formed by the breath figure process are related to the building units, solvents, substrates, temperature, humidity, air flow, and other factors. Therefore, by adjusting these factors, the honeycomb structures could be tuned properly. In this review, we summarized the development of the breath figure method of fabricating honeycomb films and the factors of adjusting honeycomb structures. The organic-inorganic hybrid was taken as the example building unit to discuss the preparation, mechanism, properties, and applications of the honeycomb films. View Full-Text
Keywords: honeycomb film; breath figure method; organic-inorganic hybrid; self-assembly; nanoparticles; polyoxometalates; quantum dots honeycomb film; breath figure method; organic-inorganic hybrid; self-assembly; nanoparticles; polyoxometalates; quantum dots

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Dou, Y.; Jin, M.; Zhou, G.; Shui, L. Breath Figure Method for Construction of Honeycomb Films. Membranes 2015, 5, 399-424.

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