|Title:||Self-assembly of Janus nanoparticles into transformable suprastructures|
|Authors :||Kang, Chengjun|
|Published in :||The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||American Chemical Society|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subject (DDC) :||500: Natural sciences and mathematics |
|Abstract:||One of the greatest challenges in colloidal self-assembly is to obtain multiple distinct but transformable suprastructures from the same particles in monophasic solvent. Here, we combined deformable and rigid lobes in snowman-shaped amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles (JNPs). These JNPs exhibited excellent ability to self-assemble into micelles, worms, mini-capsules, giant- and elongated-vesicles. This rich suprastructural diversity was obtained by kinetic manipulation of the self-assembly conditions. The suprastructures consist of four to thousands of highly oriented JNPs with dimensions ranging from 500-nanometer to 30-μm. Moreover, the suprastructures can be transformed into one another or dissembled into individual particles. These features make colloidal assembly highly comparable to that of amphiphilic molecules, however, key differences were discovered.|
|Departement:||Life Sciences and Facility Management|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management|
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