Transparent zeolite films with regular surface patterns

Gorden Shu, Jaming Liu, Anthony S.T. Chiang, Robert W. Thompson

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The two-stage varying-humidity steaming of substrates coated with zeolite precursors were analyzed. During the analysis, the precursor for silicate-1 was prepared from a clear solution of TEOPS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), TPAOH (ettrapropyl ammonium hydrate), and water. It was found that the water/silica molar ratio and humidity under wihich the steaming was accomplished, played an important role in the formation of zeolite. The analysis showed that a strong and uniform structure of zeolite nanocrystals can be possible if steaming at low humidity can generate enough crystal nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - 19 Jan 2006


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