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Cavitation-enabled rapid and tunable evolution of high-χN micelles as templates for ordered mesoporous oxides

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Abstract

The kinetic-entrapment of block copolymer micelles enables size-persistence, however tuning micelle sizes under such conditions remains challenging. Agitation-induced chain exchange via vortexing is limited by the production of solution–air interfaces. Here, we use ultrasonic cavitation for rapid interface production that accelerates micelle growth by an order of magnitude over vortexing.

Graphical abstract: Cavitation-enabled rapid and tunable evolution of high-χN micelles as templates for ordered mesoporous oxides

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2016, accepted on 14 Oct 2016 and first published on 18 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07313A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 1393-1397
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    Cavitation-enabled rapid and tunable evolution of high-χN micelles as templates for ordered mesoporous oxides

    H. N. Lokupitiya and M. Stefik, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1393
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07313A

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