Fabrication of asymmetric "Janus'' particles via plasma polymerization
Rodney T Chen, Benjamin W Muir, Georgina K Such, Almar Postma, Keith M McLean, Frank Caruso
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2010
A versatile approach has been developed using plasma polymerization to fabricate functional Janus particles. A brominated plasma polymer is toposelectively deposited on a monolayer of silica microparticles, endowing the particles with a chemically reactive polymeric and silica hemisphere.
This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (F.C. Discovery Project and Federation Fellowship). R.T.C gratefully acknowledges the CSIRO OCE for provision of a studentship and thanks A. P. R. Johnston (UoM), L. J. Waddington (CSIRO) and M. Greaves (CSIRO) for assistance with microscopy and S. J. Dodds (UoM) for assistance with HF.