Mesomorphous polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes

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  • Prof. Markus Antonietti,

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    1. Max Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Kantstraße 55. D-14513 Teltow-Seehof (Germany)
    • Max Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Kantstraße 55. D-14513 Teltow-Seehof (Germany)
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  • Dr. Christian Burger,

    1. Max Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Kantstraße 55. D-14513 Teltow-Seehof (Germany)
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  • Dr. Jochem Effing

    1. Max Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Kantstraße 55. D-14513 Teltow-Seehof (Germany)
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Abstract

Polyelectrolyte–surfactant complexation allows the design and synthesis of a variety of highly ordered materials (sch as that modeled in the Figure). The variation of the polyelectrolyte and surfactant properties enables the tuning of the mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of the materials. The highly ordered media produced could be combined with a number of functional componentn (e.g., NLO dyes, conducting subunits, or gas selective groups)

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