Preparation of Nano- and Microcapsules by Electrophoretic Polymer Assembly


  • F.C. acknowledges funding from the Australian Research Council under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme.


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Slipping into a comfortable routine: Multilayered polymer thin films were assembled on particles immobilized in agarose by electrophoresis on the basis of various interactions. Core removal then led to robust capsules with different polymer compositions (see fluorescence image). This approach enables the versatile and routine assembly of nanometer- and micron-sized capsules and coated particles with very few processing steps.