Since the first report on nanostructured porous
Silica appeared in Nature in 1997 (389), the field of colloidal assembling of
nanoparticles has seen a tremendous growth. The original particulate
constructions Prof. Orlin D. Velev his team have investigated, can have
potential applications in a wide range of industrial areas from biosensors to
optoelectronics and optical communications.
The site is a rich in content digest of the Orlin D. Velev research on colloidal
crystallization and related novel materials. It includes illustrated descriptions of
two dimensional colloidal assemblies in thin liquid films, assemblies on the surface of
emulsion droplets and liposomes, and how to turn colloidal crystals into useful materials
It contains a lot of micrographs of the assemblies, procedures and bibliography.
Orlin D. Velev home page provides also material on current projects, extended summaries of
published work on Porous metallic nanostructures, assembly of colloidal
miniaturized Biosensors and Porous silica fabrication via colloidal crystallization.