Immersive polymer assembly on immobilized particles for automated capsule preparation

Joseph J. Richardson, Kang Liang, Kristian Kempe, Hirotaka Ejima, Jiwei Cui, Frank Caruso

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Abstract

We report a versatile approach for polymer capsule preparation using immobilized particles, which are immersed into polymer solutions either manually or by using an automated robotic dipping machine. This technique produces polyelectrolyte capsules with improved retention over conventionally prepared capsules. Additionally, responsive hydrogel capsules of different diameter can be prepared simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6874-6878
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • automated layering
  • colloids
  • immersive polymer assembly
  • layer-by-layer
  • polymer capsules

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