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Thin films and membranes with hierarchical porosity

Li, D., Yao, J. and Wang, H.anting (2013) Thin films and membranes with hierarchical porosity. In: Hoek, E.M.V. and Tarabara, V.V., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Thin films and membranes with a hierarchically porous structure are an important class of functional materials; the interconnected pores of different scales have a crucial impact on their properties and functionalities such as adsorption capacity, ionic conductivity, and permeability. Therefore, hierarchically porous thin films and membranes have found a wide variety of applications in areas ranging from catalysis, separation, energy to optics, etc. This article reviews the strategies for the fabrication of hierarchically porous thin films and membranes from a range of materials including polymers, ceramics, carbons, zeolites, metals and metal–organic frameworks, particularly focusing on the template-directed fabrication processes. In addition, the properties and potential applications of these thin films and membranes with a hierarchical porous architecture are highlighted.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Copyright: © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc
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