Self-Assembly: Electric Field Controlled Self-Assembly of Hierarchically Ordered Membranes (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2012)

Authors

  • Yuri S. Velichko,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
    Current affiliation:
    1. Y.S.V. and J.R.M contributed equally to this work
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  • Jason R. Mantei,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
    Current affiliation:
    1. Y.S.V. and J.R.M contributed equally to this work
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  • Ronit Bitton,

    1. Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611
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  • Daniel Carvajal,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
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  • Kenneth R. Shull,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
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  • Samuel I. Stupp

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
    2. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
    3. Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
    4. Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208.
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Abstract

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The superposition of intermolecular interactions and extrinsic forces can be used to control the properties of self-assembled materials. On page 369 Samuel I. Stupp and co-workers investigate the role of electric fields during the interfacial self-assembly of a hierar-chically ordered membrane from oppositely charged molecules and demonstrate profound changes in the growth rate and orientation, as well as properties.

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