A simple route to hierarchically assembled micelles and inorganic nanoparticles

Wei Han, Myunghwan Byun, Bo Li, Xinchang Pang, Zhiqun Lin

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Earning their stripes: A hierarchical assembly of micelles composed of an amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(styrene)-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP), were made by combining controlled evaporative self-assembly of the confined PS-b-P4VP toluene solution in a cylinder-on-Si geometry with spontaneous self-assembly of micelles. This method gave microscopic stripes of nanometer-sized PS-b-P4VP micelles within the stripes (see pictures).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12588-12592
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number50
StatePublished - 7 Dec 2012


  • amphiphilic block copolymers
  • hierarchical assembly
  • micelles
  • nanoparticles
  • self-assembly


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