Swelling of a mesostructured zirconium oxide film
2006 (English)In: Physica. B, Condensed matter, ISSN 0921-4526, Vol. 385, 713-715 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The structural changes that cause the change in interlayer spacing of a surfactant-templated zirconium oxide film have been studied using neutron diffractometry. We report that the film after drying on a glass substrate swells slightly through the addition of benzene by up to 4 Å on a lattice parameter of about 36 Å. The (0 0 1) and (0 0 2) diffraction peak widths, positions and areas of a swollen film were monitored as a function of benzene desorption. Disorder of the lamellar mesophase is considered as a cause of the observed effects on the diffraction signals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 385, 713-715 p.
Air-solid interface, Neutron diffraction, Sodium dodecyl sulfate, Zirconium oxide
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-23143DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2006.05.305ISI: 000243096400211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-23143DiVA: diva2:50916