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Membranes 2017, 7(3), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes7030045

Breath-Figure Self-Assembly, a Versatile Method of Manufacturing Membranes and Porous Structures: Physical, Chemical and Technological Aspects

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials, Engineering Faculty, Ariel University, P.O.B. 3, 407000 Ariel, Israel
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Tyumen State University, 6 Volodarsky St., Tyumen 625003, Russia
Received: 29 June 2017 / Revised: 9 August 2017 / Accepted: 10 August 2017 / Published: 16 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Membrane Applications in Industry and Chemical Analysis)
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The review is devoted to the physical, chemical, and technological aspects of the breath-figure self-assembly process. The main stages of the process and impact of the polymer architecture and physical parameters of breath-figure self-assembly on the eventual pattern are covered. The review is focused on the hierarchy of spatial and temporal scales inherent to breath-figure self-assembly. Multi-scale patterns arising from the process are addressed. The characteristic spatial lateral scales of patterns vary from nanometers to dozens of micrometers. The temporal scale of the process spans from microseconds to seconds. The qualitative analysis performed in the paper demonstrates that the process is mainly governed by interfacial phenomena, whereas the impact of inertia and gravity are negligible. Characterization and applications of polymer films manufactured with breath-figure self-assembly are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: membranes; polymer solution; breath-figures; ordering; capillary cluster membranes; polymer solution; breath-figures; ordering; capillary cluster
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