Polymers zippered-up by electric charge reveal themselves

Boyce Tsang, Changqian Yu, Steve Granick

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In the current issue of ACS Nano, Löbling, Haataja et al. craft polymeric nanoparticles with a hierarchy of nontrivial surface structures by combining conventional interpolyelectrolyte complexation with steric control from an uncharged copolymer block. Remarkable cylindrical and lamellar nanodomains are produced on the polyionic coronae of spherical micelles. Here, we discuss generalizing this elegant self-assembly strategy and provide speculative perspectives for its future potential for new nanomaterials. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11030-11034
Number of pages5
JournalACS Nano
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 25 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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