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Self-assembly of anisotropic red blood cell (RBC)-like colloidal particles

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Abstract

Non-spherical colloidal particles, as basic building blocks, exhibit special capability in constructing novel materials. In this work, red blood cell (RBC)-like, anisotropic particles were synthesized and the self-assembly of the RBC-like particles was then carried out at the air–water interface. Subsequently, multilayer 3D structured colloidal crystals were also fabricated. The as-prepared colloidal crystal film displays beautiful Bragg diffraction, which can be used to construct a photonic crystal. After that, the self-assembly of binary colloidal particles was explored to design well-patterned binary colloidal crystals. This facile self-assembly approach to prepare colloidal crystals may extend to other anisotropic building blocks, providing guidance for the fabrication of more complex and flexible materials.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of anisotropic red blood cell (RBC)-like colloidal particles

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The article was received on 11 Aug 2018, accepted on 19 Sep 2018 and first published on 20 Sep 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01652F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 7954-7957
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    Self-assembly of anisotropic red blood cell (RBC)-like colloidal particles

    L. Song, X. Du, L. Zhong, X. Zhang and Z. Cheng, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 7954
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01652F

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