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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 690-708; doi:10.3390/polym2040690

Polyelectrolytes: Influence on Evaporative Self-Assembly of Particles and Assembly of Multilayers with Polymers, Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes

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Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119333, Russia
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Saratov State University, Saratov, 410012, Russia
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Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Potsdam, D-14476, Germany
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Received: 14 October 2010 / Revised: 19 November 2010 / Accepted: 6 December 2010 / Published: 9 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyelectrolytes)
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Assembling polyelectrolyte multilayers in a bottom-up approach is reported for polymers, particles, nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes. Effects of polyelectrolyte multilayers on evaporative self-assembly of particles, which are of interest to a number of applications including photonic crystals, films and substrates, are investigated. Polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings bring multifunctionality to spherical particles and planar films. Studying the construction of polyelectrolyte assemblies is convenient in the planar layout: it is reported here for incorporation of gold and magnetic nanoparticles as well as of carbon nanotubes. Gold nanoparticles concentration is controlled within the films. Potential applications of both spherical structures and planar films are highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-assembly; polyelectrolytes; silica particles; carbon nanotubes; gold and magnetic nanoparticles self-assembly; polyelectrolytes; silica particles; carbon nanotubes; gold and magnetic nanoparticles
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Marchenko, I.; Yashchenok, A.; German, S.; Inozemtseva, O.; Gorin, D.; Bukreeva, T.; Mohwald, H.; Skirtach, A. Polyelectrolytes: Influence on Evaporative Self-Assembly of Particles and Assembly of Multilayers with Polymers, Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes. Polymers 2010, 2, 690-708.

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