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Record number 408202
Title Emerging applications of stimuli-responsive polymer materials
Author(s) Stuart, M.A.C.; Genzer, J.; Muller, M.; Ober, C.; Stamm, M.; Sukhorukov, G.B.; Szleifer, I.; Tsukruk, V.V.; Urban, M.; Winnik, F.; Zauscher, S.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S.
Source Nature Materials 9 (2010)2. - ISSN 1476-1122 - p. 101 - 113.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NMAT2614
Department(s) Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) diblock copolymer brushes - controlled drug-delivery - by-layer adsorption - thin-films - polyelectrolyte multilayers - assembled nanoparticles - selective solvents - controlled-release - cross-linking - surface
Abstract Responsive polymer materials can adapt to surrounding environments, regulate transport of ions and molecules, change wettability and adhesion of different species on external stimuli, or convert chemical and biochemical signals into optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical signals, and vice versa. These materials are playing an increasingly important part in a diverse range of applications, such as drug delivery, diagnostics, tissue engineering and 'smart' optical systems, as well as biosensors, microelectromechanical systems, coatings and textiles. We review recent advances and challenges in the developments towards applications of stimuli-responsive polymeric materials that are self-assembled from nanostructured building blocks. We also provide a critical outline of emerging developments.
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