This research area was active in our research group until 2013, but it has still an influence on the on-going research.
Many synthesis techniques deliver interesting brick stones for nanotechnology, but how can we assemble them in a reasonable manner? Very likely, there is not a single universal procedure to construct nano devices. Such devices have to be generated by a whole hierarchy of assembly steps. The aggregation in emulsions is a promising tool on the lowest hierarchy level. NPAs are one possible step towards more complicating assemblies.
D. Schunk, S. Hardt, H. Wiggers, F. Marlow:
Monodisperse titania microspheres via controlled nanoparticle aggregation.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 7490-7496.
D. Schunk, F. Marlow: NanoEnergie 7
(CENIDE Newsletter Juni 2012)