Synthesis of Nonspherical Colloidal Particles with Anisotropic Properties
Original Entry by Ryan Truby
AP 225 - Introduction to Soft Matter
November 28, 2012
Authors: J.-W. Kim, R. J. Larsen, D. A. Weitz
Citation: J.-W. Kim, R. J. Larsen, and D. A. Weitz. Synthesis of Nonspherical Colloidal Particles with Anisotropic Properties. JACS. 2006, 128, 14374-14377.
Related Course Keywords: adsorption, surfactants
Background and Introduction
Microscale colloids with anisotropic morphologies have proven useful to the development of novel materials and fluids for optical, biomedical, and self-assembly applications. At Harvard University, researchers in Professor Weitz's research group are bestowing anisotropic colloids with Janus-like chemical functionalities to create "colloidal surfactants."
A brief summary of the article cited above is presented along with some demonstrations of the surfactant-like properties of the anisotropic colloids developed by in Professor Weitz's lab.
Discussion and Relevance to Soft Matter
 J.-W. Kim, R. J. Larsen, and D. A. Weitz. Synthesis of Nonspherical Colloidal Particles with Anisotropic Properties. JACS. 2006, 128, 14374-14377.
 J.-W. Kim, D. Lee, H. C. Shum, and D. A. Weitz. Colloid Surfactants for Emulsion Stabilization. Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 3239-3243.