Morphological transitions of block-copolymer bilayers via nanoparticle clustering

Robert J Hickey, Brenda L. Sanchez-Gaytan, Weihong Cui, Russell J. Composto, Mike Fryd, Bradford B. Wayland, So Jung Park

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Abstract

Clustering of magnetic nanoparticles within block-copolymer bilayers induces a bllayer-to-micelle morphological transition, which is highly reminiscent of bllayer-to-vesicle transitions occurring in biological cell membranes. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2010

Keywords

  • Block copolymers
  • Nanocomposites nanoparticles
  • Self-assembly

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