Patchy Nanocapsules of a Functional Block Copolymer

by Roland Staff


Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

This image shows a highly complex, multicompartment morphology generated by phase separation of a block copolymer containing oxidation-responsive groups in the shell of a nanocapsule. Nowadays, scientists are able to mimic nature's outstanding ability to generate highly complex and functional structures by designing polymers to their needs and formulate them in a sophisticated ways.

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