Individually addressable patterned multilayer microchambers for site-specific release-on-demand

Maxim V. Kiryukhin, Sergey R. Gorelik, Shu Mei Man, Gomathy Sandhya Subramanian, Maria N. Antipina, Hong Yee Low, Gleb B. Sukhorukov

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Patterned arrays of light-responsive microchambers are suggested as candidates for site-specific release of chemicals in small and precisely defined quantities on demand. A composite film is made of poly(allylammonium)- poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayers and gold nanoparticles incorporated between subsequent stacks of polyelectrolytes. The film shaped as microchambers is loaded with colloid particles or oil-soluble molecules. The microchambers are sealed onto a glass slide precoated with an adhesive poly(diallyldimethylammonium)-poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayer film. A focused laser beam is used for remote addressing the individual microchambers and site-specific release of the loaded cargo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • microchambers
  • polyelectrolyte multilayer films
  • release-on-demand


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