Toroidal Micelles of Uniform Size from Diblock Copolymers

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  • Haiying Huang Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and BK21 School of Molecular Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 54-279-3399
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  • Bonghoon Chung Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and BK21 School of Molecular Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 54-279-3399
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  • Jueun Jung,

    1. Department of Chemistry and BK21 School of Molecular Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 54-279-3399
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  • Hae-Woong Park Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and BK21 School of Molecular Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 54-279-3399
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  • Taihyun Chang Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry and BK21 School of Molecular Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 54-279-3399
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  • Published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. This work was supported by NRL (R0A-2007-000-20125-0), SRC (R11-2008-052-03002-0), and WCU (R31-2008-000-10059-0) programs.

Abstract

Uniform nanodonuts: Stable toroidal micelles that have a highly uniform size and shape spontaneously self-assemble from a selective THF/ethanol solvent mixture (see 3D AFM image). The donut-shaped micelles can be used as a template to grow gold nanoparticles, which form along the ring surface.

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