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We consider a model dense colloidal dispersion at the glass transition, and investigate the connection between equilibrium stress fluctuations, seen in linear shear moduli, and the shear stresses under strong flow conditions far from equilibrium, viz., flow curves for finite shear rates. To this purpose, thermosensitive core-shell particles consisting of a(More)
We report on a comprehensive investigation of the flow behavior of colloidal thermosensitive core-shell particles at high densities. The particles consist of a solid core of poly(styrene) onto which a network of cross-linked poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) is affixed. Immersed in water the shell of these particles will swell if the temperature is low. Raising(More)
We investigate the conformation of long polyelectrolyte chains attached to colloidal latex particles by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). The dense grafting of the polyelectrolyte chains ("polyelectrolyte brush") leads to a confinement of the counterions and a concomitantly high osmotic pressure within the polyelectrolyte layer attached(More)
PURPOSE The present study concerns the production and characterization of monooleine (MO) dispersions as drug delivery systems for indomethacin, taken as model anti-inflammatory drug. METHODS Dispersions were produced by emulsification and homogenization of MO and poloxamer in water. Morphology and dimensional distribution of the disperse phase have been(More)
Recently, colloidal dispersions made from mixtures of solid and liquid lipids were described to combine controlled release characteristics with higher drug loading capacities than solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN). It has been proposed that these nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) are composed of oily droplets which solubilize the drug and which are embedded(More)
PURPOSE The present investigation describes a formulative study for the development of innovative drug delivery systems for bromocriptine. METHODS Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) based on different lipidic components have been produced and characterized. Morphology and dimensional distribution have been investigated by electron microscopy and Photon(More)
Vesicular phospholipid gels (VPGs), highly concentrated phospholipid dispersions of semisolid consistency and vesicular morphology are under investigation as potential implantable depots for sustained release of drugs and as intermediates for subsequent dilution into 'conventional' liposome dispersions. It was investigated here if VPGs can be steam(More)
PURPOSE The possibility of preparing nanoparticles in the supercooled thermotropic liquid crystalline state from cholesterol esters with saturated acyl chains as well as the incorporation of model drugs into the dispersions was investigated using cholesteryl myristate (CM) as a model cholesterol ester. METHODS Nanoparticles were prepared by high-pressure(More)
Extra-large nanochannel formation in the internal structure of cationic cubosome nanoparticles results from the interplay between charge repulsion and steric stabilization of the lipid membrane interfaces and is evidenced by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (Cryo-TEM) and synchrotron radiation small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The swollen cubic(More)
PURPOSE The impact of drug incorporation on melt-homogenized tripalmitin nanoparticles is investigated with ubidecarenone as a model drug. The dispersions are studied with respect to their drug loading capacity, localization and physical state of the drug as well as to potential changes of the nanoparticle properties due to interactions between drug and(More)