We are grateful to Jean-François Argillier (Institut Français du Pétrole) for allowing us to use his Zetasizer.
New Nano- and Microparticles with a Liquid-Crystal-Like Interior†
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 18, pages 2403–2406, September, 2006
How to Cite
Trabelsi, S., Guillot, S., Raspaud, E., Delsanti, M., Langevin, D. and Boué, F. (2006), New Nano- and Microparticles with a Liquid-Crystal-Like Interior. Adv. Mater., 18: 2403–2406. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600444
- Issue published online: 12 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 28 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 27 APR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 4 MAR 2006
- Liquid crystals;
- Nanoparticles, organic;
Mixtures of oppositely charged surfactants and polyelectrolytes yield well- defined monodisperse particles with a liquid-crystal-like interior in aqueous solution, as evidenced by the neutron scattering data shown in the figure. The particle size increases exponentially with the surfactant concentration, linearly with the charge on the polymer backbone, and is independent of the polymer concentration.