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Séminaire de Sylvain Deville

Ice templating, freeze-casting : macroporous materials and beyond


Ice templating is able to do much more than macroporous, cellular materials. The underlying phenomenon –the freezing of colloids– is ubiquitous, at a unique intersection of a variety of fields and domains, from materials science to physics, chemistry, biology, food engineering, and mathematics, providing countless parameters that can be adjusted to control the phenomenon. I will discuss the latest advances on ice templating for porous materials and the benefits of using ice growth as a driving force for the self-assembly of elementary building blocks, leading to novel, porous or dense, structural or functional materials.