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On the Formation and Control of Magnetoactive Soft Matter

Annette M. Schmidt
Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany


The development of defined organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanocomposites is an important area of today´s material research. Next to their classical function as fillers, inorganic nanoparticles are capable to take over additional tasks, e. g. the interaction with electromagnetic fields. We are concerned with the combination of polymers and gels with magnetic and metal nanoobjects from a fundamental and applied point of view. By the creation of a well-defined interface between particles and matrix in polymer brush particles and microgels, a highly disperse particle distribution in polymers and solvents can be achieved. In this talk, new developments of our works in the field of magnetic soft matter will be presented, including Pickering emulsions, field-assisted synthesis of core-shell particles, and magnetoactive polymers and gels