This work was supported by a grant from the Creative Research Initiative Program of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology for “Complementary Hybridization of Optical and Fluidic Devices for Integrated Optofluidic Systems”. We also thank David Pine and Paul Chaikin for their helpful discussion at the initial stage and Se Gyu Jang and Sin-Hyun Kim for his useful discussions on the understanding of the structural evolution.
Cooperative Assembly of Block Copolymers with Deformable Interfaces: Toward Nanostructured Particles†
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 21, pages 4103–4108, November 3, 2008
How to Cite
Jeon, S.-J., Yi, G.-R. and Yang, S.-M. (2008), Cooperative Assembly of Block Copolymers with Deformable Interfaces: Toward Nanostructured Particles. Adv. Mater., 20: 4103–4108. doi: 10.1002/adma.200801377
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 5 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAY 2008
- Creative Research Initiative Program of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
- block copolymers;
- deformable interfaces;
- nanostructured particles
Block copolymers confined in emulsion droplets self-organize into polymeric particles, and cooperative self-assembly driven by deformable interfacial properties produces unprecedented structural motifs such as prolates of stacked lamellae, oblates with biomimetic nanoscale architecture, and spheres with tori or helices (see figure). Interface-mediated structural evolution provides a novel route for synthesizing functional particles with unique nanostructures.