Dirk G Kurth

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In the current work we demonstrate a facile and versatile way to create hydrophilic polymeric capsules by integration of Au nanocrystal templating, surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization, and selective chemical cross-linking of polymer shells. Capsules of the homopolymer of 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate and its copolymers with(More)
Based on the interfacial self-assembly of magnetite nanoparticles, we demonstrate the formation of colloidosomes with shells predominantly composed of monolayers of liquid-like, close-packed nanoparticles. The gelation of aqueous phase with agarose leads to robust and water-dispersible nanoparticle colloidosomes, allowing encapsulation of various water(More)
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14424 Golm/Potsdam, Germany, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, UniVersity of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Bldg. 25, 14476 Golm, Germany, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 Japan, Department of Biochemistry, Duke UniVersity Medical Center, Durham,(More)
Aspirin and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DMPE) are deposited from their alcoholic mixed solution onto highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) by spin coating. The film structure and morphology are characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The barely soluble DMPE forms a highly oriented stripe phase as a result of its(More)
Using electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly (ELSA), the formation of multilayers with polyelectrolytes and nanoscopic polyoxometalate (POM) clusters of different sizes and charges is investigated. The multilayers are characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, optical ellipsometry, cyclic voltammetry, and atomic force microscopy. In all cases, it(More)
We investigate the making of semiconductor nanorods using well-defined molecular templates. The films are characterized by AFM and XPS. The spin-coated monolayer of arachidic acid assembles on graphite as 1D nanostripes with bilayer periodicity. The copper arachidate film shows curved stripes, which become straight after reacting with hydrogen sulfide. The(More)