This first book devoted to this hot field of science covers materials with bimodal, trimodal and multimodal pore size, with an emphasis on the successful design, synthesis and characterization of all kinds of hierarchically porous materials using different synthesis strategies. It details formation mechanisms related to different synthesis strategies while also introducing natural phemena of hierarchy and perspectives of hierarchical science in polymers, physics, engineering, biology and life science. Examples are given to illustrate how to design an optimal hierarchically porous material for specific applications ranging from catalysis and separation to biomedicine, photonics, and energy conversion and storage. With individual chapters written by leading experts, this is the authoritative treatment, serving as an essential reference for researchers and beginners alike.
Bao-Lian Su is Director of the Research Centre for Nanomaterials Chemistry and of the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry at the University of Namur; Vice-Director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing at the Wuhan University of Technology. Clement Sanchez obtained his PhD degree from Paris University in 1981 and currently holds a post as Professor of Chemistry of Hybrid Materials at the College de France. He is also the Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Paris at the University P. M. Curie. Xiao-Yu Yang is a Research Fellow of the FNRS (National Foundation of Scientific Research) at the University of Namur (FUNDP) and Secretary-General of International Materials Forum (IMF) and assistant Director of the Laboratory of Living Materials at the Wuhan University of technology.