Formation of anisotropic polymer colloids by disparate relaxation times

Willem K. Kegel, Dana Breed, Mark Elsesser, David J. Pine

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We show that coupling between a fast and a slow relaxation time causes the spontaneous formation of protrusions in colloids made of cross-linked polymers. The volume of the protrusions can be controlled by adjusting the ratio between the relaxation times. This, in principle, results in particles with levels of anisotropy that can be made "to order".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7135-7136
Number of pages2
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 15 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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