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Hybrid Materials

Hybrid Materials

Nano-engineered hybrid materials with novel structures and properties have diverse applications as advanced functional materials. Hybrid structures are the result of integrative design, where properties from a diverse range of materials (whether biological, metallic or mineral) are combined with synergistic results.

Researchers in the COMC have recently published work demonstrating:

hybrid 1 Fabrication of mesoporous graphene-polymer nanocomposite materials

PorphyrinSelf-assembly and template-directed mineralization of porphyrins

hybrid3Cooperative assembly of mesostructured polymer/organoclay hydrogels with novel guest-host properties

hybrid 4 Self-assembly of nucleotide/metal cation suprmolecular hydrogels

hybrid 5 Synergistic assembly of layered DNA-functionalized graphene nanocomposite materials

hybrid 6 Non-equilibrium spontaneous assembly of hybrid nano structures such as polymer-inorganic hybrid nanofilaments (left image) and polymer-zeolite micro-frameworks (right image).

Relevant Publications:

  • A.J. Patil, Y.-C. Lee, J.-W. Yang and S. Mann, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 733-737.
  • J. Dash, A.J. Patil, R.N. Das, F.L. Dowdall and S. Mann, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8120-8126.
  • J.E. Martin, A.J. Patil, M.F. Butler and S. Mann, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2011, 21, 674-681.
  • B. Hu, M. Li, S. Sadasivan, A.J. Patil and S. Mann, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1031-1036.
  • R. Fernandes, M. Li, E. Dujardin, S. Mann and A.G. Kanaras, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7602-7604.
  • M. Li, R.J. Oakley, H. Bevan, B.M. Smarsley, S. Mann and C.F.J. Faul, Chem. Mater., 2009, 21, 3270-3274.
  • H. Wang, A.J. Patil, K. Liu, S. Petrov, S. Mann and M.A. Winnik and I. Manners, Adv. Mater., 2009, 21, 1805-1808.
  • A.J. Patil, J.L. Vickery, T.B. Scott and S. Mann, Adv. Mater., 2009, 21, 3159-3164.
  • J.L. Vickery, A.J. Patil and S. Mann, Adv. Mater., 2009, 21, 2180-2184.
  • C. Suwanchawalit, A.J. Patil, R. Krishna Kumar, S. Wongnawa and S. Mann, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 8478-8483.
  • L. Zhang, A.J. Patil, L. Li, A. Schierhorn, S. Mann, U. Gosele and M. Knez, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 4982-4985.