Assembly of Supraparticles by Using Emulsion Droplets as Templates - Schematics



We applied a novel technique, that allows the assembly of different types of colloid particles into ordered multicomponent clusters ("supraparticles"). The components of the supraparticles are gathered, confined, and ordered in a restricted, colloid-size 2D or 3D space, provided by emulsion droplets. After the supraparticles are assembled and fixed, the emulsion droplets are dissolved and the supraparticles are extracted as a colloid suspension. The process is carried out by controlling and modifying the colloidal interactions within the particle/droplets system - an approach that we call "interaction tailored colloidal assembly".



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