Phase separation in mixed polymer brushes on nanoparticle surfaces enables the generation of anisotropic nanoarchitectures

Christian Rossner, Qiyun Tang, Markus Müller, Gerald Kothleitner

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The preparation of nanoparticles and their targeted connection with other functional units is one keychallenge in developing nanoscale devices. Herein, we report an experimental strategy toward thedevelopment of anisotropic nanoparticle architectures. Our approach is based on phase separation ofbinary mixed polymer brushes on gold nanoparticle surfaces leading to Janus-type structures, as revealedby scanning transmission electron microscopy and electron energy-loss spectroscopy and, additionally,corroborated by computer simulation. We show that such structures can be used for the site-selectivefunctionalization with additional nanosized entities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4551-4557
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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