Multicompartment microcapsules with a unique configurationare presented by Shin-Hyun Kim, and Seung-Man Yang, and co-workers on page 1608. Photocurable densely confined core droplets within an oily shell droplet rearrange into a unique configuration that minimizes the interfacial energy. Photopolymerization of the shell phase results in microcapules that are capable of isolating active materials and releasing them in a controlled manner using well-defined nanohole arrays or photothermal nanoscopic silver architectures on thin membranes.
Shin-Hyun Kim, Hyerim Hwang, Che Ho Lim, Jae Won Shim and Seung-Man Yang, “Packing of emulsion droplets: Structural and functional motifs for multi-cored microscapsules,” Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 1608-1615 (2011). (Co-corresponding author)
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