Thomas E. Kodger and Joris Sprakel Thermosensitive Molecular, Colloidal, and Bulk Interactions Using a Simple Surfactant Advanced Functional Materials 23
A simple method of rendering the interactions between nanoparticles thermosensitive using a thermoresponsive surfactant is described. The surfactant, based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm), passively absorbs to surfaces, eliminating the necessity for chemical surface modification. This interaction and resulting self-assembly is investigated using colloid probe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM), rheology, and confocal microscopy.
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