Springer Theses

Inorganic Nanoarchitectures by Organic Self-Assembly

Authors: Guldin, Stefan

  • Nominated by the University of Cambridge as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Novel and unique methods of employing soft matter self-assembly for photonic and optoelectronic devices
  • Extended tutorials on soft matter self-assembly and on optical aspects of thin films and interfaces
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Macromolecular self-assembly - driven by weak, non-covalent, intermolecular forces - is a common principle of structure formation in natural and synthetic organic materials. The variability in material arrangement on the nanometre length scale makes this an ideal way of matching  the structure-function demands of photonic and optoelectronic devices. However, suitable soft matter systems typically lack the appropriate photoactivity, conductivity or chemically stability. This thesis explores the implementation of soft matter design principles for inorganic thin film nanoarchitectures. Sacrificial block copolymers and colloids are employed as structure-directing agents for the co-assembly of solution-based inorganic materials, such as TiO_2 and SiO_2.  Novel fabrication and characterization methods allow unprecedented control of material formation on the 10 – 500 nm length scale, allowing the design of material architectures with interesting photonic and optoelectronic properties.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Self-Assembly of Soft Matter

    Guldin, Stefan

    Pages 1-17

  • Optical Aspects of Thin Films and Interfaces

    Guldin, Stefan

    Pages 19-32

  • Structure-Function Interplay in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells

    Guldin, Stefan

    Pages 33-50

  • Experimental and Analytical Techniques

    Guldin, Stefan

    Pages 51-69

  • Block Copolymer-Induced Structure Control for Inorganic Nanomaterials

    Guldin, Stefan

    Pages 71-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inorganic Nanoarchitectures by Organic Self-Assembly
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00312-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00312-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00311-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03288-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 165
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