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Ultra-small angle neutron scattering to study droplet formation in polyelectrolyte complex coacervates

Published

Author(s)

Vivek Prabhu, Yimin Mao, Markus Bleuel, Samim Ali, Yuanchi Ma

Abstract

Associating soft matter such as surfactants, polymers, proteins, and liposomes, may form structures with dimensions not readily accessible by optical methods. Scattering methods can provide detailed information about the mechanism of associative phase separation including nucleation density, size, and shape. Ultra-small angle neutron scattering, a reciprocal space method, provides sensitivity to submicron to micron-scale structures in a non-invasive manner and described in the context of nucleation and growth of dilute droplets formed by a temperature jump into the meta-stable region of polyelectrolyte complex coacervates.
Citation
Methods in Enzymology
Volume
646
Publisher Info
Elsevier, Kidlington,

Keywords

polyelectrolyte, neutron scattering, phase separation

Citation

Prabhu, V. , Mao, Y. , Bleuel, M. , Ali, S. and Ma, Y. (2020), Ultra-small angle neutron scattering to study droplet formation in polyelectrolyte complex coacervates, Methods in Enzymology, Elsevier, Kidlington, , [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2020.07.001 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created July 25, 2020, Updated March 1, 2022