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From transient nanodroplets to permanent nanolenses

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Nanodroplets can be conveniently produced by the established protocol, called the solvent exchange. In this work, the transient nanodroplets were converted to permanent polymeric nanolenses by forming nanodroplets of monomers followed by in situ photopolymerization. This method could produce nanolenses with desired single or multiple components over a large area on both planar and non-planar surfaces. The morphology (average size and height/lateral size ratio) and the components of nanolenses could be controlled by the characteristics of the nanodroplets.

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The article was received on 30 Nov 2011, accepted on 22 Feb 2012 and first published on 09 Mar 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07267J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2012,8, 4314-4317
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    From transient nanodroplets to permanent nanolenses

    X. Zhang, J. Ren, H. Yang, Y. He, J. Tan and G. G. Qiao, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4314
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07267J

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