Formation of a stable thin sheet of Prussian blue in a clay-organic hybrid film

Yasushi Umemura, Yasuaki Einaga, Akihiko Yamagishi

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Hybrid films of Prussian blue (PB), clay nanosheets, and alkylammonium cations were prepared by a combined method of Langmuir-Blodgett and self-assembly techniques. The absorbance at 700 nm for the hybrid film increased quadratically up to the 20th layer, and over the 20th layer it increased linearly. This indicated that the hybrid layers were built up in a layer-by-layer way over the 20th layer. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of the film showed that stable thin sheets of PB were formed in the film, and that the in-plane structure of the PB sheet was identical to that of polycrystalline PB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2472-2475
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 1


  • Clay mineral
  • In-plane structure
  • Langmuir-Blodgett films
  • Magnetic materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Prussian blue
  • X-ray techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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