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Design of photocontrollable polyelectrolyte-based nanoengineered container systems

Objective

The objective of the project is to provide a joint comprehensive research on the development of light-sensitive active coatings and light-addressable microdispensors based on the incorporated mesoporous photocatalytic particles loaded with active agent (lubricant, biocide, corrosion inhibitor). The coating will include container either with the inorganic scaffold made of photoactive material (TiO2) coated with polyelectrolyte shell or inert scaffold (SiO2) coated with polyelectrolyte/nanoparticles shell where the introduced nanoparticles are sensitive to the external light. The encapsulation employing Layer-by-Layer (LbL) electrostatic adsorption of polyelectrolyte molecules or charged nanoparticles represents novel and very efficient approach to creation of micro-and non-sized container structures with controlled composition and permeability of the shell for protection, delivery and storage. Of principle importance is a fact that the permeability of the polyelectrolyte containers’ walls can be effectively modulated by introduced nanoparticles making it sensitive to the heat, UV or visible light as well as alternating magnetic field.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 53 200
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Riedel (Ms.)

Participants (1)

INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 22 800
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piotr Warszynski (Prof.)