Nanoengineering of Particle Surfaces



The creation of core–shell particles is attracting a great deal of interest because of the diverse applicability of these colloidal particles; e.g., as building blocks for photonic crystals, in multi-enzyme biocatalysis, and in drug delivery. This review presents the state-of-the-art in strategies for engineering particle surfaces, such as the layer-by-layer deposition process (see Figure), which allows fine control over shell thickness and composition.