Patterned arrays of light-responsive microchambers are suggested as candidates for site-specific release of chemicals in small and precisely defined quantities on demand. A composite film is made of poly(allylammonium)- poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayers and gold nanoparticles incorporated between subsequent stacks of polyelectrolytes. The film shaped as microchambers is loaded with colloid particles or oil-soluble molecules. The microchambers are sealed onto a glass slide precoated with an adhesive poly(diallyldimethylammonium)-poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayer film. A focused laser beam is used for remote addressing the individual microchambers and site-specific release of the loaded cargo.
- polyelectrolyte multilayer films
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics