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|Author(s):||Ana Jofre; John B. Hutchison; Laurie E. Locascio; Kristian Helmerson;|
|Title:||Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Nanotubes and Vesicles Stabilized byPhotopolymerization|
|Abstract:||Photopolymerization is implemented to crosslink and stabilize vesicles and nanotubes composed of amphiphilic block copolymer chains. Stabilized membranes of nanotubes and vesicles were formed by the directed self-assembly of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polybutadiene followed by UV-initiated photopolymerization to a maximum double bond conversion of 15%. The applicability of photopolymerization for biophysics and bioanalytical science is demonstrated by electrophoresing DNA molecules through a stabilized nanotube with an integrated vesicle reservoir.|