Film-Stabilizing Attributes of Polymeric Core-Shell Nanoparticles
Xiao-Jing Cai, Hao-Miao Yuan, Anton Blencowe, Greg G Qiao, Jan Genzer, Richard J Spontak
ACS Nano | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2015
Self-organization of nanoparticles into stable, molecularly thin films provides an insightful paradigm for manipulating the manner in which materials interact at nanoscale dimensions to generate unique material assemblies at macroscopic length scales. While prior studies in this vein have focused largely on examining the performance of inorganic or organic/inorganic hybrid nanoparticles (NPs), the present work examines the stabilizing attributes of fully organic core-shell microgel (CSMG) NPs composed of a cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) (PEGDMA) core and a shell of densely grafted, but relatively short-chain, polystyrene (PS) arms. Although PS homopolymer thin films measur..View full abstract
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This study was supported at North Carolina State University by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research (Grant No. N000141210642). Funding by the Australian Research Council was provided through a Discovery Project Grant (DP0986271).