Colloidal analogues of charged and uncharged polymer chains with tunable stiffness

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Nov 5;51(45):11249-53. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202592. Epub 2012 Aug 15.


Yanking the chain: a general method for the preparation of colloidal analogues of polymer chains was developed. The flexibility of these chains can be tuned by applying electric fields in combination with their subjection to simple linkage-forming procedures.