Method of enhancing the connectivity of a colloidal template, and a highly interconnected porous structure

Paul V Braun (Inventor), Hui Gang Zhang (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method of enhancing the connectivity of a colloidal template includes providing a lattice of microparticles, where the microparticles are in contact with adjacent microparticles at contact regions therebetween, and exposing the lattice to a solution comprising a solvent and a precursor material. The solvent is removed from the solution, and the precursor material moves to the contact regions. A ring is formed from the precursor material around each of the contact regions, thereby creating interconnects between adjacent microparticles and enhancing the connectivity of the lattice.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number9517939
StatePublished - Dec 13 2016

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