Creating new porous materials using novel crystalline structures

Luis Liz-Marzan, Ikerbasque Researcher and Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, has participated in a research that has designed a method that allows the production of porous -technically macroporous or mesoporous- materials  with crystalline structures that had not been seen before. The results have been published in Science.

Researchers from several institutions -CIBER-BBN, CIC biomaGUNE, Weizmamm Institute of Science (Israel), University of Amberes (Belgium), Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy With Electrons (Germany), University of Texas (USA) and University of Ilinois (USA) have been working together on this project for more than two years.


Tunable porous nanoallotropes prepared by post-assembly etching of binary nanoparticle superlattices. Thumu Udayabhaskararao, Thomas Altantzis, Lothar Houben, Marc Coronado-Puchau, Judith Langer, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Lela Vuković, Petr Král, Sara Bals, Rafal Klajn. Science 27 Oct 2017: Vol. 358, Issue 6362, pp. 514-518 DOI: 10.1126/science.aan6046