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Fabrication of Conductive Microcapsules via Self-Assembly and Crosslinking of Gold Nanowires at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces


  • This research was supported by the NSF (CHE-0808945, VR), MRSEC facilities, and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (DMI-0531171).


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Terpyridine-functionalized Au nanowires (NWs) are self-assembled at an oil–water interface via metal-mediated crosslinking. The conductivity of these network structures is demonstrated by measuring the DC current of the NW emulsions.