Ordered mesoporous aluminum oxide films with a porosity range of 40-48% were synthesized by an evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) process using surfactant templating. To investigate the role of the hydrolysis reaction in the formation of a mesoporous structure, the changes of pore structure properties according to a variation of aging time and water molar ratio were monitored. From the tendencies of pore structure properties, the optimized condition for a high porosity and a highly ordered pore structure in ordered mesoporous alumina film was determined. This alumina film maintained the mesoporous structure even though it annealed at high temperatures, up to 1200 °C. Therefore, the ordered mesoporous alumina films synthesized in this study could be applicable as a material used at high temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films