Hybrid Core-Shell Nanoparticles

This technology is a platform for creating new material systems for use in the electronic, optical sensor or other industries. Researchers in the lab of Dr. Eugenia Kumacheva have developed self-assembly spherical polymer particles which can store a variety of additives such as dyes or other functional agents in either the spherical core or the surrounding polymer matrix. It has been shown that it is possible to imbed semiconductor or inorganic particles in the polymer system to create a self-organized periodic array of active nanoparticles such as quantum dots. This technology has three issued US patents associated with it.

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