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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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
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


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

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