Transmission electron microscopy in formation and growth of ordered mesoporous materials

Isabel Díaz, Viveka Alfredsson, Yasuhiro Sakamoto

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In the boundary of materials and colloidal science, TEM became a very powerful technique used to image the interfaces and early stages of mesoporous materials formation, to obtain symmetry information about the porous network at the meso-scale, furthermore to obtain images of final structures and transformations that could not be observed otherwise. The aim of the present contribution is to give insights that may contribute to a better understanding of TEM applied to the study of ordered mesoporous materials from three points of view: i) mechanism ii) formation from zeolite precursors; iii) structure of intermediate mesophases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-307
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Mechanism
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Phase transformations
  • TEM
  • Zeolitic mesoporous materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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