What is it about?

Nanoparticles and clusters should be smaller than 5 nm to show quantum dot effects. One of the method of maintaining nanocluster at that size, is to trap them in a porous structure during their preparation. In this preparation heat is required to convert these clusters/particles into their metallic/metallic oxides forms. Therefore, the porous structure (host) should also be thermally stable to resists multiple heat treatments without losing its porosity. This article shows that slight modification of the original synthesis procedure gives extra thermal stability and structure durability for many years.

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Why is it important?

This porous material is predicted to maintain its porous structure for many years to come and would resist at least 100 heat treatments. This material is resilient to heat treatments and storage.

Perspectives

I think this material should be considered commercially for production and storage for customers demand.

Dr Tariq Aqeel
PAAET College of Basic Education

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This page is a summary of: Mesoporous silica prepared by modified true liquid crystal templating method with high thermal stability and 10-year shelf life, Journal of Porous Materials, November 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10934-017-0534-7.
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