Disturbed Self-assembly: Growing Block Copolymer Nanosheet (BCNS) Densely and Naturally


Nanosheet plays an important role in the development of clinical therapeutics and diagnostics e.g., bioimaging/sensing, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. As one of the most important approaches to preparing nanomaterials, self-assembly is able to give rise to various nanostructures from zero-dimension nanoparticles to three-dimension nano-architecture.

WSU researchers have developed a technique to efficiently produce growing block copolymer nanosheets (BCNS). A new nanofabrication technology for growing new nanostructure, polymer nanosheet, based on self-assembly of copolymers has been provided in this technology. Importantly, the self-assembly can be realized naturally, which exhibits a number of extraordinary benefits including being scalable, writable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.


Applications and Advantages

•Can be easily obtained by means of a disturbed self-assembly

•Multiple applications such as bio-applications, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioreactors, diagnostic tools to name just a few

•Inexpensive and environmentally friendly

•Scalable to industrial applications

•Promising applications for alternative drug delivery

•Tissues engineering 

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Scott Steiger
Associate Director
Washington State University
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Yu Wang
Weihong Zhong

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