Wormlike micelles as a template for polymerization

Lynn M. Walker, Daniel M. Kuntz

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The use of self-assembled materials as templates and structure-control agents in materials synthesis is both common and a rapidly growing area. However, the subset of work that focuses on cylindrical, rodlike and wormlike self-assembled micelles is under-utilized given the potential of these materials for synthesizing anisotropic materials. In recent years, there has been progress in polymerization of wormlike micelle systems at different length-scales and in the use of wormlike micelles as templates to control the morphology of materials grown in or around the aggregates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Block copolymer
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymerization
  • Surfmer
  • Templating
  • Wormlike micelles


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