Immersive Polymer Assembly on Immobilized Particles for Automated Capsule Preparation
Joseph J Richardson, Kang Liang, Kristian Kempe, Hirotaka Ejima, Jiwei Cui, Frank Caruso
ADVANCED MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2013
We report a versatile approach for polymer capsule preparation using immobilized particles, which are immersed into polymer solutions either manually or by using an automated robotic dipping machine. This technique produces polyelectrolyte capsules with improved retention over conventionally prepared capsules. Additionally, responsive hydrogel capsules of different diameter can be prepared simultaneously.
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
F. Caruso acknowledges funding from the Australian Research Council under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme (FL1201100030), K. Kempe the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation for a research fellowship, H. Ejima the Japan Society for Promotion of Science for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, and J. Cui the Australian Research Council for a Super Science Fellowship (FS110200025). We thank Benjamin Hibbs (The University of Melbourne) for aid in obtaining the structured illumination microscopy images.