Self-assembled ceramics produced by complex-fluid templation

Daniel M. Dabbs, Ilhan A. Aksay

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This review examines the use of self-assembly in the fabrication of ceramic mesostructures, emphasizing the use of amphiphilic surfactants and block copolymers. The association between this area of research and biomimetics is discussed, linking developments in synthetic self-assembly with biomineralization. The fabrication of hierarchical structures through the use of simultaneous processing is shown to be a necessary condition for applications of this new technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-622
Number of pages22
JournalAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • Amphiphiles
  • Biomimetics
  • Self-assembly


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