Structure analysis of mesoporous material 'FSM-16' studies by electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction

Y. Sakamoto, S. Inagaki, T. Ohsuna, N. Ohnishi, Y. Fukushima, Y. Nozue, O. Terasaki

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High-resolution electron micrographs and X-ray powder diffraction patterns for the mesoporous material FSM-16 and for silicate-organic complexes derived from the layered polysilicate kanemite are presented. HREM studies reveal information about the formation mechanism at the nanometer length scale, and X-ray powder diffraction data provides information about the averaged structure in the samples. It is demonstrated that the FSM-16 material is formed from the layered silicate kanemite through making a domain structure with hexagonal symmetry by condensation of silicate, which might be derivative of kanemite sheets, and the 'folded sheet mechanism' should be modified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal growth mechanism
  • Electron microscopy
  • FSM-16
  • Mesoporous
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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