Advanced Materials

Layer-by-Layer Formation of Smart Particle Coatings Using Oppositely Charged Block Copolymer Micelles

Authors

  • S. Biggs,

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, The School of Process Environmental and Materials Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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  • K. Sakai,

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, The School of Process Environmental and Materials Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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  • T. Addison,

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, The School of Process Environmental and Materials Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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  • A. Schmid,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Dainton Building, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HF, UK
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  • S. P. Armes,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Dainton Building, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HF, UK
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  • M. Vamvakaki,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, 710 03, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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  • V. Bütün,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Campus of Meselik, Eskisehir 26040, Turkey
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  • G. Webber

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, The School of Process Environmental and Materials Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    2. Current address: Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
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  • The EPSRC is thanked for the linked research grants GR/S60419 and GR/S60402 awarded to S. P. A. and S. B., respectively. S. P. A. is the recipient of a five-year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. Dr. C. D. Vo is thanked for the quaternization of the copolymer sample.

Abstract

Multilayer coatings of colloidal particle substrates (see figure) formed entirely from block copolymer micelles are demonstrated. Such multilayer coatings provide a highly functional organized coating that may have application across a wide range of technology areas, and provide a coating mechanism for controlled loading and release of active materials.

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