Authors Kirillova, A. ; Marschelke, C. ; Synytska, A.
Title Hybrid Janus particles: Challenges and opportunities for the design of active functional interfaces and surfaces
Date 04.02.2019
Number 55187
Abstract Janus particles are a unique class of multifunctional patchy particles combining two dissimilar chemical or physical functionalities at their opposite sides. The asymmetry characteristic for Janus particles allows them to self-assemble into sophisticated structures and materials not attainable by their homogeneous counterparts. Significant breakthroughs have recently been made in the synthesis of Janus particles and the understanding of their assembly. Nevertheless, the advancement of their applications is still a challenging field. In this Review, we highlight recent developments in the use of Janus particles as building blocks for functional materials. We provide a brief introduction into the synthetic strategies for the fabrication of JPs and their properties and assembly, outlining the existing challenges. The focus of this Review is placed on the applications of Janus particles for active interfaces and surfaces. Active functional interfaces are created owing to the stabilization efficiency of Janus particles combined with their capability for interface structuring and functionalizing. Moreover, Janus particles can be employed as building blocks to fabricate active functional surfaces with controlled chemical and topographical heterogeneity. Ultimately, we will provide implications for the rational design of multifunctional materials based on Janus particles.
Publisher ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Citation ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (2019) 9643-9671
Tags active interfaces active surfaces janus particles materials based on janus particles multifunctional coatings

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