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Continuous fabrication of polymeric vesicles and nanotubes with fluidic channels

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Abstract

Fluidic channels were employed to induce the self-assembly of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polystyrene into polymeric vesicles and nanotubes. The laminar flow in the device enables controlled diffusion of two miscible liquids at the phase boundary, leading to the formation of homogeneous polymeric structures of different shapes. These structures could be easily loaded with small molecule cargoes and functionalized with nanometer sized catalytic platinum nanoparticles. This technique offers a facile methodology to rapidly and continuously produce well-defined polymeric structures for nanotechnology applications.

Graphical abstract: Continuous fabrication of polymeric vesicles and nanotubes with fluidic channels

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2017, accepted on 27 Jan 2017, published on 27 Jan 2017 and first published online on 27 Jan 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00142H
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article
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    Continuous fabrication of polymeric vesicles and nanotubes with fluidic channels

    F. Peng, N. Deng, Y. Tu, J. C. M. van Hest and D. A. Wilson, Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00142H

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