Helical Colloidal Sphere Structures through Thermo-Reversible Co-Assembly with Molecular Microtubes

Condensed Matter journal club

Helical Colloidal Sphere Structures through Thermo-Reversible Co-Assembly with Molecular Microtubes

  • Event time: 11:30am
  • Event date: 8th November 2013
  • Speaker: Niek Hijnen (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

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Abstract

The co-assembly of spherical colloids and surfactant-cyclodextrin microtubes yields a library of dynamic colloid-in-tube structures, including helices. In situ observations of these structures, including their thermo-reversible assembly and disassembly, demonstrate the potential of the interplay between molecular and colloidal self-assembly, thereby providing a novel route to temperature-sensitive particle alignment and release.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52 pages 3364-3368 (2013)
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Authors

Lingxiang Jiang, Julius W. J. de Folter, Jianbin Huang, Albert P. Philipse, Willem K. Kegel, Andrei V. Petukhov