- (1) Aarhus University, grid.7048.b, AU
- (2) University of Oxford, grid.4991.5
- (3) Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering University of the Sunchine Coast Queensland Australia
- (4) School of Science Monash University Bandar Sunway Selangor D.E. Malaysia
- (5) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, grid.418788.a
- (6) National University of Singapore, grid.4280.e
- (7) Singapore Eye Research Institute, grid.272555.2
The latest breakthroughs in the synthetic preparation of nanomaterials have led to an expanding library of novel, complex and shape controlled structures with unique characteristics. Anisotropic Janus particles (JPs) are asymmetrical and are able to endow diverse chemical and physical characteristics with directionality within a single particle. They are typically distributed into three classes, viz polymeric, inorganic and polymeric-inorganic and is made in a variation of morphologies including spherical, mushroom, snowman shaped, rod or cylindrical. Herein, we focus on JPs with a magnetic component, with emphasis on their fabrication, unique characteristics and recent applications.