Synthesis and Characterization of Coral-Like Micronano-SiO2
Coral-like micro/nano-SiO2 with porous coral-like and coral-like reefs ( consisting of soft coral-like, hard coral-like and branch coral-like) morphologies were synthesized by using the hydrothermal method without any metallic catalysts. The morphologies of coral-like micro/nano-SiO2 are dependent on process parameters so that coral-like micro/nano-SiO2 formed in different process parameters has different morphologies. These morphologies have fractal feature. The possible growth mechanisms are discussed.
Xiaodong Zhang, Zhijiu Ai, Prasad Yarlagadda and Yun-Hae Kim
Y. H. Ding et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Coral-Like Micronano-SiO2", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 338, pp. 350-354, 2011