Nanocomposite microcontainers with high ultrasound sensitivity

Tatiana A. Kolesnikova, Dmitry A. Gorin, Paulo Fernandes, Stefanie Kessel, Gennady B. Khomutov, Andreas Fery, Dmitry G. Shchukin, Helmuth Möhwald

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A water suspension of nanocomposite microcapsules with embedded ZnO nanoparticles in the capsule shell is reported. The microcapsule morphology is characterized by confocal microscopy, TEM, SEM, and AFM before and after ultrasound treatment. A remarkably high capsule sensitivity to ultrasound is evidenced, and it is observed to grow with increasing number of ZnO nanoparticle layers in the nanocomposite shell. This effect is correlated with the mechanical properties of microcapsules measured with AFM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1195
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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