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Anisotropic Liquid Microcapsules from Biomimetic Self-Folding Polymer Films

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Zakharchenko, Svetlana ; Ionov, Leonid:
Anisotropic Liquid Microcapsules from Biomimetic Self-Folding Polymer Films.
In: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Vol. 7 (2015) Issue 23 . - pp. 12367-12372.
ISSN 1944-8252
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/am505755j

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We demonstrated a novel approach for the fabrication of anisotropic capsules with liquid content using biomimetic self-folding thermoresponsive polymer films. The behavior of self-folding films is very similar to actuation in plants, where nonhomogenous swelling results in complex movements such as twisting, bending, or folding. This approach allows the design of anisotropic liquid capsules with rodlike and dumbbell-like morphologies. We found that these capsules are able to assemble into different complex structures, such as nematic-like one and 3D network depending on their morphology.We demonstrated a novel approach for the fabrication of anisotropic capsules with liquid content using biomimetic self-folding thermoresponsive polymer films. The behavior of self-folding films is very similar to actuation in plants, where nonhomogenous swelling results in complex movements such as twisting, bending, or folding. This approach allows the design of anisotropic liquid capsules with rodlike and dumbbell-like morphologies. We found that these capsules are able to assemble into different complex structures, such as nematic-like one and 3D network depending on their morphology.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Professor Biofabrication > Professor Biofabrication - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Leonid Ionov
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Professor Biofabrication
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 13:15
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 10:15
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/37702