What is it about?

Thin films of metallic oxides were made by depositing a chemical solution on a substrate and annealing. The films were analyzed by microscopy and x-ray scattering. These techniques reveal the creation of pores and the formation of nanometer-sized clusters at preferential positions.

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Why is it important?

The materials elaborated by this method can be easily deposited on large surfaces, even flexible, and at low cost. This study could lead to new possibilities for organizing clusters and obtaining specific properties.

Perspectives

I hope this article stimulates people imagination for novel design of thin films elaborated by chemical routes.

Dr Christine Revenant
CEA

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This page is a summary of: Self-organized nanoclusters in solution-processed mesoporous In–Ga–Zn–O thin films, Chemical Communications, January 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c4cc08521c.
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