Communicating particles

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Communicating particles


Icon communicating particlesOne major focus of our current research is on creating supraparticles which carry a unique ID, i.e., which possess a fingerprint.
Installing an ID in one single particle is achieved by assembling supraparticles from nano building blocks with well-defined physical properties in specifically defined ratios. We do this either with optical or magnetic systems. Furthermore, we equip particles with monitoring or recording functionalities. Our ultimate aim is to create „communicating particles“ which can be employed to track processes, keep materials in use, trace material components and enable smart recycling approaches.


Selected publications:

Reichstein J., Miller F., Wintzheimer S., Mandel K.:
Communicating Particles: Identification Taggant and Temperature Recorder in One Single Supraparticle
In: Advanced Functional Materials (2021)
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202104189

Müssig S., Reichstein J., Prieschl J., Wintzheimer S., Mandel K.
A Single Magnetic Particle with Nearly Unlimited Encoding Options
In: Small (2021)
DOI: 10.1002/smll.202101588

Miller F., Wintzheimer S., Reuter T., Groppe P., Prieschl J., Retter M., Mandel K.
Luminescent Supraparticles Based on CaF2-Nanoparticle Building Blocks as Code Objects with Unique IDs
In: ACS Applied Nano Materials 3 (2020), p. 734-741
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b02245

Wintzheimer S., Reichstein J., Wenderoth S., Hasselmann S., Oppmann M., Seuffert MT., Mueller-Buschbaum K., Mandel K.
Expanding the Horizon of Mechanochromic Detection by Luminescent Shear Stress Sensor Supraparticles
In: Advanced Functional Materials 29 (2019), Article No.: 1901193
ISSN: 1616-301X
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201901193