A new minimal surface and the structure of mesoporous silicas

Michael W. Anderson, Chrystelle C. Egger, Gordon J T Tiddy, John L. Casci, Kenneth A. Brakke

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    The mesoporous silica superstructure SBA-1 was studied to obtain a formulation in terms of curvature that is important for surfactant structures and the mechanism of formation of inorganic replicas. The picture shows an oblique view of the atomistic model used to calculate the X-ray diffraction patterns. Green regions represent the inorganic hydroxylated silica wall of SBA-1, and the blue volume contains micellar surfactant surrounded by adsorbed water. (Figure Presented) © 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3243-3248
    Number of pages5
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2005


    • Mesoporous materials
    • Minimal surface
    • Molecular modeling
    • SBA-1
    • Structure elucidation


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