Self-organized nanoclusters in a thin film elaborated by sol-gel, this is possible! The nanocluster organization is closely related to the pore arrangement in the annealed films. This discovery of scientists from our laboratory, CEA/LITEN and University Grenoble Alpes still widens the applications of sol-gel thin films.
Thesis presented January 27, 2011 by Samuel Tardif. PhD thesis available as a pdf file.
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