By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Acrylates. According to news reporting originating from Ilmenau, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The heterogeneous assembly of colloidal polymer particles on the nano- and microstructures of a metal is a versatile platform for adjusting the mechanical and electrical properties simultaneously. The assemblies of silver (Ag) microrods and flower-like zinc oxide (ZnO) microparticles with poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nanospheres are presented to prepare advanced composite materials."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "PMMA nanoparticles are prepared via the emulsion polymerization technique using a microfluidic preparation step in the presence of cationic surfactant. The surface charge of PMMA particles determines the binding interaction strength with inorganic constituents. Ag microrods and ZnO microparticles are prepared in a batch and in a continuous flow process, respectively. The assembling process can be explained by a particle-particle binding process due to the electrostatic interaction for both types of nanoassemblies. The observed binding pattern reveals certain lateral mobility of the small polymer particles at the surface of larger metal particle."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The particle ratios in the nanoassemblies can be tuned over a wide range by changing the reaction parameters."
For more information on this research see: Heterogeneous Nanoassembling: Microfluidically Prepared Poly(methyl methacrylate) Nanoparticles on Ag Microrods and ZnO Microflowers. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2013;30(7):614-623. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Particle & Particle Systems Characterization - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4117)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Visaveliya, Technical University of Ilmenau, Dept. of Phys Chem & Micro React Technol, D-98693 Ilmenau, Germany. Additional authors for this research include S.N. Li and J.M. Kohler (see also Acrylates).
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Ilmenau, Germany, Nanoparticle, Methacrylates, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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