Crassous JJ1, Mihut AM, Månsson LK, Schurtenberger P.
Nanoscale. 2015 Oct 14;7(38):15971-82. doi: 10.1039/c5nr03827h. Epub 2015 Sep 14.Highly monodisperse polystyrene/poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide) (PS-PNIPMAM) core-shell composite microgels were synthesized and further nanoengineered in either ellipsoidal, faceted or bowl-shaped particles. Beside their anisotropy in shape, the microgel design enables an exquisite control of the particle conformation, size and interactions from swollen and hydrophilic to collapsed and hydrophobic using temperature as an external control variable. Read More