B1: Mesocrystals: Formation, structure and properties

Principle Investigators:

Prof. Dr. H. Cölfen,  Prof. Dr. L. Schmidt-Mende and Dr. Elena Sturm (née Rosseeva)

About project B1:

The main focus of this project is a detailed structural, kinetic/morphogenetic, and property characterization of mesocrystals, which are formed by controlled self-assembly of anisotropic nanocrystals with mutual crystallo­graphic orientation. Using a combination of in-situ and ex-situ analysis tools we will perform a systematic study of mesocrystals built up from monodisperse and shape/structural/functional anisotropic nanoparticles, which will allow us to get a deeper insight into the fundamental principles of mesocrystal formation mechanisms, structuring and physical properties.

Publications in the Project:

Brunner, J.; Baburin, I. A.;  Sturm, S.; Kvashnina, K.;  Rossberg, A.; Pietsch, T.; Andreev, S.; Sturm, E.; Cölfen, H.

Self-Assembled Magnetite Mesocrystalline Films: Toward Structural Evolution from 2D to 3D Superlattices.

Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 4, 1600431

DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600431

Sturm, E. V.; Colfen, H.

Mesocrystals: structural and morphogenetic aspects.

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 5821-5833

DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00208K