The present disclosure provides oxide microparticles with engineered hierarchical porosity and methods of manufacturing the same. Also described are structures that are formed by templating, impregnating, and/or precipitating the oxide microparticles and method for forming the same. Suitable applications include catalysts, electrocatalysts, electrocatalysts support materials, capacitors, drug delivery systems, sensors and chromatography.
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RESEARCH
This invention was made with Government support under Grant Nos. NSF/PREM (DMR 061161) and NSF/IGERT (DGE 0549500) awarded by National Science Foundation and DOE/NNSA-LANL Prime Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396, LANL subcontract No. 53184-001-07, awarded by the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Labs. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.