In-stacking : a strategy for 3D nanoparticle assembly in densely-grafted polymer brushes
Ferhan, Abdul Rahim
Date of Issue2012
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
We introduce a facile strategy to obtain dense 3-dimensional assembly of non-functionalized gold nanoparticles into unmodified, end-tethered poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) bottle brushes of high grafting densities. Referred to as ‘in-stacking’, we present its mechanism based on evidence from UV-vis absorbance, AFM and FESEM.
Journal of materials chemistry
© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.