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Laminates of zinc oxide and poly( amino acid) layers with enhanced mechanical performance

Lipowsky, Peter and Burghard, Zaklina and Jeurgens, Lars P. H. and Bill, Joachim and Aldinger, Fritz (2007) Laminates of zinc oxide and poly( amino acid) layers with enhanced mechanical performance. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (34).

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/18/34/345...

Abstract

In order to improve the resistance of solution-derived zinc oxide thin films against mechanical stress, nanostructured composite systems of soft organic and brittle ZnO layers were prepared by a bio-inspired process. As the organic component, polyelectrolyte multilayers were prepared by dip-coating using polystyrene sulfonate and poly(amino acids). The organic-inorganic laminates have typical properties in common with nacre: they consist of nanocrystals in a matrix of biomolecules, they exhibit a texture and they proved to be harder than the monolithic mineral.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:THIN-FILMS; NANOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NANOCRYSTALLINE ZNO; MIMIC NACRE; NANOINDENTATION; COMPOSITES; DEPOSITION; COATINGS; BEHAVIOR; HARDNESS
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:6456
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:23 Sep 2009 11:34
Last Modified:23 Sep 2009 11:34

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