Dynamics of nanoparticles (NPs) in microscopic networks, in particular, localization and transport, play a key role in designing new functional nanocomposites and drug delivery systems. To this aim, it is crucial to understand the interplay between the network structure and dynamics on the microscopic scale which determines NP diffusion. Here, we study the localization and transport of spherical NPs in photorheological wormlike micellar nanocomposites where the mobility of the NPs is controlled by the network mesh size and the micelle length, which can be tuned by UV-illumination. The macroscopic viscoelastic properties are measured by classical rheology, while X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and nanorheology provide information on the microscopic NP dynamics on length scales on the order of the network mesh size. On long time scales, the data reveal that transport through the network is determined by the ratio between the NP size and the network mesh size, while upon UV illumination, the NP mobility is drastically enhanced. On shorter time scales, the influence of the dynamical and structural micelle properties on the NP dynamics under confinement is explored and indicates an anomalous speed-up of the dynamics, which is discussed in the context of changes in the local structure and non-linear phenomena such as strain stiffening and hopping motion.

Photo-Controlled Dynamics and Transport in Entangled Wormlike Micellar Nanocomposites Studied by XPCS / Reiser, M; Hallmann, J; Moller, J; Kazarian, K; Orsi, D; Randolph, L; Rahmann, H; Westermeier, F; Stellamanns, E; Sprung, M; Zontone, F; Cristofolini, L; Gutt, C; Madsen, A. - In: MACROMOLECULES. - ISSN 0024-9297. - 55:19(2022), pp. 8757-8765. [10.1021/acs.macromol.2c01326]

Photo-Controlled Dynamics and Transport in Entangled Wormlike Micellar Nanocomposites Studied by XPCS

Orsi, D;Cristofolini, L;Madsen, A
2022-01-01

Abstract

Dynamics of nanoparticles (NPs) in microscopic networks, in particular, localization and transport, play a key role in designing new functional nanocomposites and drug delivery systems. To this aim, it is crucial to understand the interplay between the network structure and dynamics on the microscopic scale which determines NP diffusion. Here, we study the localization and transport of spherical NPs in photorheological wormlike micellar nanocomposites where the mobility of the NPs is controlled by the network mesh size and the micelle length, which can be tuned by UV-illumination. The macroscopic viscoelastic properties are measured by classical rheology, while X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and nanorheology provide information on the microscopic NP dynamics on length scales on the order of the network mesh size. On long time scales, the data reveal that transport through the network is determined by the ratio between the NP size and the network mesh size, while upon UV illumination, the NP mobility is drastically enhanced. On shorter time scales, the influence of the dynamical and structural micelle properties on the NP dynamics under confinement is explored and indicates an anomalous speed-up of the dynamics, which is discussed in the context of changes in the local structure and non-linear phenomena such as strain stiffening and hopping motion.
2022
Photo-Controlled Dynamics and Transport in Entangled Wormlike Micellar Nanocomposites Studied by XPCS / Reiser, M; Hallmann, J; Moller, J; Kazarian, K; Orsi, D; Randolph, L; Rahmann, H; Westermeier, F; Stellamanns, E; Sprung, M; Zontone, F; Cristofolini, L; Gutt, C; Madsen, A. - In: MACROMOLECULES. - ISSN 0024-9297. - 55:19(2022), pp. 8757-8765. [10.1021/acs.macromol.2c01326]
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