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Xiaopeng Huang, Qiuping Qian, Xinyue Zhang, Wenbin Du, Huaping Xu and Yapei Wang Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes on Polymer Particles: Towards Rapid Shape Change by Near-Infrared Light Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 30

Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201200130

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A hybrid system with a carbon nanotube coating on the shell of the polymeric particle is constructed via a Pickering emulsion route. Thermal generation from carbon nanotubes under near-infrared illumination actuates the phase transition of the polymer matrix, rapidly triggering particle shape change. It is envisioned that the shape change by near-IR light, combined with the ease of particle fabrication, opens an avenue to exploit smart drug vehicles.

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