Size control of mesoscale aqueous assemblies of quantum dots and block copolymers.


Dropwise addition of water to blend solutions of block copolymer-stabilized quantum dots (QDs) and amphiphilic block copolymer stabilizing chains PS(665)-b-PAA(68) (PS = polystyrene, PAA = poly(acrylic acid)) in DMF induces self-assembly to form photoluminescent mesoscale QD/block copolymer colloids in water termed QD compound micelles (QDCMs). Here we… (More)