Ian Manners’ group report advances in micelles research
13 August 2012
In a recent paper published in Science (2012, 337, 559) Postdoctoral workers Paul Rupar and Laurent Chabanne together with Professor Ian Manners report the ability to create well-defined non-centrosymmetric cylindrical micelles based on a solution self-assembly method. Solution-based synthetic approaches are generally limited to the formation of symmetric structures. The work is based in their previously reported crystallization-driven self-assembly method (Science 2007, 317, 644) but describes the formation of seed micelles that grow only in one direction.