Soft Matter

Current research reports and chronological list of recent articles.


The international scientific journal Soft Matter has a global circulation and interdisciplinary audience with a particular focus on the interface between physics, materials science, biology, chemical engineering and chemistry. Soft Matter appeals to a wide variety of researchers, but particularly to: materials scientists; surface scientists; physicists; biochemists; biological scientists; chemical engineers; physical, organic and theoretical chemists.

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Additional research articles see Current Chemistry Research Articles. Magazines with similar content (soft matter):

 - Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

 - Physical Review E.

 - The European Physical Journal E.



Soft Matter - Abstracts



Development of visible-light responsive and mechanically enhanced "smart" UCST interpenetrating network hydrogels

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01851G, Paper
Yifei Xu, Onkar Ghag, Morgan Reimann, Philip Sitterle, Prithwish Chatterjee, Elizabeth Mary Nofen, Hanqing Jiang, Hongyu Yu, Lenore Dai
An interpenetrating polymer network (IPN), chlorophyllin incorporated environmentally responsive hydrogel was synthesized and exhibited the following features: enhanced mechanical property, upper critical solution temperature (UCST) swelling behavior, and promising visible-light...
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Datum: 24.11.2017


Cholesteric ordering predicted using a coarse-grained polymeric model with helical interaction

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02077E, Paper
Liang Wu, Huai Sun
Understanding of cholesteric liquid crystals at a molecular level is challenging. Limited insights are available to bridge between molecular structures and macroscopic chiral organization. In the present study, we introduce...
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Datum: 23.11.2017


Dynamical properties of heterogeneous nucleation of parallel hard squares

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01857F, Paper
Miguel Gonzalez-Pinto, Yuri Martinez-Raton, Enrique Velasco
We use the Dynamic Density-Functional Formalism and the Fundamental Measure Theory as applied to a fluid of parallel hard squares to study the dynamics of heterogeneous growth of non-uniform phases...
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Datum: 22.11.2017


Centrifugation-induced fibrous orientation in fish-sourced collagen matrices

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01871A, Paper
Juntao Zhang, Yang Sun, Yan Zhao, Benmei Wei, Chengzhi Xu, Lang He, Cristiano LP Oliveira, Haibo Wang
Orientation of the fibrous collagen structure plays an important role not only in the native function of various biological tissues but also in the development of next-generation tissue engineering scaffolds....
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Datum: 22.11.2017


Mesoscopic Modelling and Simulation of Soft Matter

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01711A, Tutorial Review
Ulf D Schiller, Timm Krueger, Oliver Henrich
The deformability of soft condensed matter often requires modelling of hydrodynamical aspects to gain quantitative understanding. This, however, requires specialised methods that can resolve the multiscale nature of soft matter...
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Datum: 21.11.2017


Pattern formation and self-assembly driven by competing interactions

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02125A, Paper
Davide Pini, Alberto Parola
Colloidal fluids interacting via effective potentials which are attractive at short range and repulsive at long range have long been raising considerable attention, because such an instance provides a simple...
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Datum: 21.11.2017


Influence of imide-substituents on the H-type aggregates of perylene diimides bearing cetyloxy side-chains at bay positions[dagger]

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01918A, Paper
Michael Ruby Raj, Margabandu Rajamani, Mangalaraja R Viswanathan, Sambandam Anandan
A series of perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic acid diimides (PDIs, namely TYR-PDI, AEP-PDI, CET-PDI, ANP-PDI and KOD-PDI), comprising long linear cetyloxy side-chains functionalized at the 1,7-bay positions and the different substituents (i.e., hydrophobic/hydrophilic...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Horizontal drying fronts in films of colloidal dispersions: influence of hydrostatic pressure and collective diffusion

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01334E, Paper
Mohammad Nassar, Axel Gromer, Damien Favier, Fabrice Thalmann, Pascal Hebraud, Yves Holl
The origin and time evolution of heterogeneities in drying colloidal films is still a matter of debate. In this work, we studied the behaviour of horizontal drying fronts in a...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Hybrid pectin-Fe3+/polyacrylamide double network hydrogel with excellent strength, high stiffness, superior toughness and notch-insensitivity

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02005H, Paper
Rui Niu, Zhihui Qin, Feng Ji, Meng Xu, Xinlu Tian, Junjie Li, Fanglian Yao
Lacking of enough mechanical properties restricts the application of polysaccharide-based hydrogels in the field of biomedicine, especially load-bearing tissue repair. Nowadays, double network (DN) hydrogels have aroused great interests through...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Microfluidic Production of Degradable Thermoresponsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-Based Microgels

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01361B, Paper
Daryl Sivakumaran, Eva Mueller, Todd Hoare
Highly monodisperse and hydrolytically degradable thermoresponsive microgels on the tens-to-hundreds of micron size scale have been fabricated based on simultaneous on-chip mixing and emulsification of aldehyde and hydrazide-functionalized poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) precursor...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Softening and Yielding of Soft Glassy Materials

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01846K, Paper
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Simon Dagois-Bohy, Ellak Somfai, Brian Tighe, Martin VanHecke
Solids deform and fluids flow, but soft glassy materials, such as emulsions, foams, suspensions, and pastes, exhibit an intricate mix of solid and liquid-like behavior. While much progress has been...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Rattler-induced aging dynamics in jammed granular systems

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01976A, Paper
Ferdinando Giacco, Lucilla de Arcangelis, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Eugenio Lippiello
Granular materials jam when developing a network of contact forces able to resist the applied stresses. Through numerical simulations of the dynamics of the jamming process, we show that the...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Interfacial assembly and hydrolysis for synthesizing TiO2/metal-organic framework composite

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02007D, Paper
Lifei Liu, Fanyu Zhang, Jianling Zhang, Xiuniang Tan, Bingxing Zhang, Jinbiao Shi, Dan Shao, Dongxing Tan, Buxing Han, Guanying Yang
Herein we propose an interfacial assembly and hydrolysis route for fabricating TiO2/UiO-67 composites. UiO-67 assembles at water-oil interface serving as a stabilizer of the emulsion. TiO2 nanoparticles are loaded on...
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Datum: 20.11.2017


Geometric frustration and compatibility conditions for two dimensional director fields

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01672G, Paper
Idan Niv, Efi Efrati
Bent core (or banana shaped) liquid-crystal-forming-molecules locally favor an ordered state of zero splay and constant bend. Such a state, however, cannot be realized in the plane \cite{Mey76} and the...
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Datum: 17.11.2017


Liposomal internal viscosity affects the fate of membrane deformation induced by hypertonic treatment

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01421J, Paper
Kei Fujiwara, Miho Yanagisawa
Artificial lipid membranes have been utilized to understand the physical mechanisms of the deformation patterns of live cells. However, typical artificial membrane systems contain only dilute components compared to those...
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Datum: 17.11.2017


Non-Gaussian elasticity and charge density-dependent swelling of strong polyelectrolyte poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) hydrogels

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01866E, Paper
Nermin Orakdogen, Talin Boyaci
The mechanical properties and charge density-dependent swelling of strong polyelectrolyte poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) P(NIPA-co-NaA) hydrogels prepared at a fixed total monomer concentration and the crosslinker ratio, but at various charge densities,...
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Datum: 16.11.2017


A New Class of Dual Responsive Self-healable Hydrogels Based on Core Crosslinked Ionic Block Copolymer Micelle Prepared via RAFT Polymerization and Diels-Alder "click" chemistry

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01906H, Paper
SOVAN LAL BANERJEE, Nikhil K Singha
Amphiphilic diblock copolymers of poly(furfuryl methacrylate) (PFMA) with cationic poly(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride) (PFMA-b-PMTAC) and anionic poly(Sodium 4-vinylbenzenesulfonate) (PFMA-b-PSS) were prepared via reversible addition fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization by using PFMA...
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Datum: 16.11.2017


Frame, metric and geodesic evolution in shape-changing nematic shells

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01596H, Paper
Cyrus Mostajeran, Mark Warner, Carl D. Modes
Light and heat-induced, non-uniform deformations in nematic shells lead to Gaussian curvature, unusual geodesics and ultimately strong actuation.
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Datum: 16.11.2017


Simple peptide coacervates adapted for rapid pressure-sensitive wet adhesion

Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01915G, Paper
Ilia Kaminker, Wei Wei, Alex M Schrader, Yeshayahu Talmon, Megan Valentine, Jacob N. Israelachvili, Herbert John Waite, Songi Han
We report here that a dense liquid formed by spontaneous condensation, also known as simple coacervation, of a single-component mussel foot protein-3S-mimicking peptide exhibits properties critical for underwater adhesion. A...
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Datum: 16.11.2017


A novel thermo-responsive supramolecular organogel based on dual acylhydrazone: fluorescent detection for Al3+ ions

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02141K, Communication
Xinxian Ma, Shiwei Liu, Zhifeng Zhang, Yanbing Niu, Jincai Wu
A new dual acylhydrazone-functionalized gelator (L) has been synthesized, which could self-assemble into a supramolecular organogel (L-gel) in DMSO. The L-gel can identify Al3+ and assemble into an enhanced blue-light-emitting supramolecular metallogel (Al@gel).
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Datum: 15.11.2017


Strain-stiffening gels based on latent crosslinking

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01888F, Paper
Yen H. Tran, Matthew J. Rasmuson, Todd Emrick, John Klier, Shelly R. Peyton
Strain-stiffening gels based on crosslinking moieties, initially hidden in the network then activated and accelerated to crosslink under strain.
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Datum: 15.11.2017


Drying kinetics of water droplets stabilized by surfactant molecules or solid particles in a thin non-volatile oil layer

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01989K, Paper
Hayato Miyazaki, Susumu Inasawa
Types of stabilizers, molecules or particles, hardly affect the drying kinetics of water droplets which is explained by water diffusion models.
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Datum: 14.11.2017


Noise and diffusion of a vibrated self-propelled granular particle

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01206C, Paper
Lee Walsh, Caleb G. Wagner, Sarah Schlossberg, Christopher Olson, Aparna Baskaran, Narayanan Menon
The relation between noise, mobility, and long-term motion of individual vibrated granular particles is well described by the active Brownian particle model.
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Datum: 13.11.2017


Complex coacervation of Mg(II) phospho-polymethacrylate, a synthetic analog of sandcastle worm adhesive phosphoproteins

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01654A, Paper
In Taek Song, Russell J. Stewart
A phospho-methacrylate analog of sandcastle worm adhesive phosphoproteins forms temperature and pH dependent complex coacervates with Mg(II) ions through outer shell H-bonds and inner shell coordinate bonds in natural environmental conditions of the sandcastle worm.
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Datum: 13.11.2017


Assembly of small molecule surfactants at highly dynamic air-water interfaces

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01914A, Paper
Omar T. Mansour, Beatrice Cattoz, Manon Beaube, Morganne Montagnon, Richard K. Heenan, Ralf Schweins, Marie-Sousai Appavou, Peter C. Griffiths
Small-angle neutron scattering has been used to probe the interfacial structure of foams stabilised by small molecule surfactants at concentrations well below their critical micelle concentration.
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Datum: 10.11.2017


Van't Hoff's law for active suspensions: the role of the solvent chemical potential

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01432E, Paper
Jeroen Rodenburg, Marjolein Dijkstra, Rene van Roij
We extend Van't Hoff's law for the osmotic pressure to active suspensions, and show that the osmotic pressure increases with activity as a result of an increase in the chemical potential of the solvent.
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Datum: 10.11.2017


A biocompatible betaine-functionalized polycation for coacervation

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01763D, Paper
Mintai P. Hwang, Xiaochu Ding, Jin Gao, Abhinav P. Acharya, Steven R. Little, Yadong Wang
Betaine, a naturally occurring amino acid, is conjugated onto a polyester backbone, in which the quaternary ammonium group imparts additional functionality to the resulting polycation (B-PED). B-PED demonstrates excellent in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility and is also assessed for its effect on angiogenesis, anti-bacterial activity, and complex coacervation.
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Datum: 10.11.2017


Charge regulation of nonpolar colloids

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01825H, Paper
James E. Hallett, David A. J. Gillespie, Robert M. Richardson, Paul Bartlett
Individual colloids often carry a charge as a result of the dissociation (or adsorption) of weakly-ionized surface groups.
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Datum: 10.11.2017


Adsorption parameters and phase behaviour of non-ionic surfactants at liquid interfaces

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01370A, Paper
Radomir Iliev Slavchov, Ivan Boyanov Ivanov
A reasonable adsorption model is one that allows all adsorption parameters (adsorption constant, hard-disc area [small alpha], attraction parameter [small beta]) of a surfactant at a liquid interface to be predicted accurately as a function of the molecular structure and medium conditions.
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Datum: 09.11.2017


When droplets become stars: charged dielectric droplets beyond the Rayleigh limit

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02017A, Paper
Myong In Oh, Anatoly Malevanets, Maxim Paliy, Daan Frenkel, Styliani Consta
When a nano-drop comprising a single spherical central ion and dielectric solvent is charged above a well-defined threshold, it acquires a stable star morphology. These shapes are found by atomistic molecular dynamics and are compared with continuum modelling.
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Datum: 09.11.2017


Effects of ionic liquids on the nanoscopic dynamics and phase behaviour of a phosphatidylcholine membrane

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01799E, Paper
V. K. Sharma, S. K. Ghosh, P. Mandal, T. Yamada, K. Shibata, S. Mitra, R. Mukhopadhyay
Ionic liquids (ILs) are potential candidates for new antimicrobials due to their tunable antibacterial properties. Effects of ILs on lipid membranes are investigated to address the growing challenge of bacterial resistance.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Using evaporation to control capillary instabilities in micro-systems

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01426K, Paper
Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gianluca Laghezza, Julia M. Yeomans, Dominic Vella
We show that instabilities of liquids in microscopic channels may be controlled using the rate of evaporation to mitigate the effect of tapering and gradients in wettability.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Microstructural metrology of tobacco mosaic virus nanorods during radial compression and heating

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01332A, Paper
C. Riekel, M. Burghammer, I. Snigirev, M. Rosenthal
We determined stress-induced deformations and the thermal stability of nanorod-shaped tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) capsids in coffee-ring structures by X-ray nanodiffraction.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Stabilized electrically induced Helfrich deformation and enhanced color tuning in cholesteric liquid crystals

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01997A, Paper
Meina Yu, Huai Yang, Deng-Ke Yang
When subjected to an AC electric field perpendicular to its layers, the cholesteric planar state may undergo a periodic layer undulation, known as the Helfrich deformation, which generates a color change of the reflected light.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Shaping membrane vesicles by adsorption of a semiflexible polymer

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01751K, Paper
Bing Li, Steven M. Abel
The adsorption of polymers onto fluid membranes is a problem of fundamental interest in biology and soft materials, in part because the flexibility of membranes can lead to nontrivial coupling between polymer and membrane configurations.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Effects of length and hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of diamines on self-assembly of diamine/SDS gemini-like surfactants

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02058A, Paper
Zhidi Chen, Jeffrey Penfold, Peixun Li, James Doutch, Yaxun Fan, Yilin Wang
The effects of length and hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of bola-type connecting molecules on self-assembly of the constructed diamine/SDS gemini-like surfactants are studied.
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Datum: 07.11.2017


Diffusiophoresis in one-dimensional solute gradients

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01588G, Paper
Jesse T. Ault, Patrick B. Warren, Sangwoo Shin, Howard A. Stone
We develop techniques for modeling the diffusiophoretic motions of charged colloidal particles that are exposed to one-dimensional solute gradients.
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Datum: 06.11.2017


A microstructure-composition map of a ternary liquid/liquid/particle system with partially-wetting particles

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8579-8589
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01571B, Paper
Junyi Yang, David Roell, Martin Echavarria, Sachin S. Velankar
We examine the effect of composition on the morphology of a ternary mixture comprising two molten polymeric liquid phases (polyisobutylene and polyethylene oxide) and micron-scale spherical silica particles.
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Datum: 06.11.2017


Large stretchability and failure mechanism of graphene kirigami under tension

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01574G, Paper
Zhujiang Hua, Yang Zhao, Shuhong Dong, Peishi Yu, Yu Liu, Ning Wei, Junhua Zhao
From the macro- to the nanoscale, kirigami structures show novel and tunable properties by tailoring the original two-dimensional sheets.
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Datum: 06.11.2017


Gramicidin ion channels in a lipid bilayer supported on polyelectrolyte multilayer films: an electrochemical impedance study

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01539A, Paper
Eleftheria Diamanti, Eduart Gutierrez-Pineda, Nikolaos Politakos, Patrizia Andreozzi, Maria Jose Rodriguez-Presa, Wolfgang Knoll, Omar Azzaroni, Claudio A. Gervasi, Sergio E. Moya
Selective ion transport through gramicidin channels integrated in a lipid bilayer assembled on polyelectrolyte multilayer films.
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Datum: 06.11.2017


Measurement of long range attractive forces between hydrophobic surfaces produced by vapor phase adsorption of palmitic acid

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01563A, Paper
Namsoon Eom, Drew F. Parsons, Vincent S. J. Craig
The electrostatic interaction between a patch of bilayer and the bare surface gives rise to the attraction between these hydrophobic surfaces.
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Datum: 06.11.2017


Driving dynamic colloidal assembly using eccentric self-propelled colloids

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01730H, Paper
Zhan Ma, Qun-li Lei, Ran Ni
Designing protocols to dynamically direct the self-assembly of colloidal particles has become an important direction in soft matter physics because of promising applications in the fabrication of dynamic responsive functional materials.
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Datum: 03.11.2017


Electroconvection of pure nematic liquid crystals without free charge carriers

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02055D, Paper
Kuang-Wu Lee, Thorsten Poschel
Extraordinary electroconvection is found in pure NLCs, sharing similar features such as climb/glide defect motions in dye-doped electroconvection.
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Datum: 03.11.2017


Correction: Negative stiffness and modulated states in active nematics

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8337-8337
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM90180A, Correction
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Pragya Srivastava, Prashant Mishra, M. Cristina Marchetti
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Datum: 02.11.2017


Self-assembly in densely grafted macromolecules with amphiphilic monomer units: diagram of states

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8525-8533
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01560G, Paper
A. A. Lazutin, V. V. Vasilevskaya, A. R. Khokhlov
The state diagram of dense brushes contains regions of lamellae with different domain spacings and regions of intermediate, parking garage structures combining them at different distances from the grafting surface.
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Datum: 01.11.2017


3D-TEM study on the novel bicontinuous microdomain structure

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01688C, Paper
Yi-Chin Wang, Midori Wakabayashi, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Mikihito Takenaka
An ordered bicontinuous double-diamond (OBDD) morphology was found in polystyrene-block-(poly-4-vinylphenyldimethylvinylsilane-graft-polyisoprene), PS-b-(PVS-g-PI), block-graft copolymer.
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Datum: 01.11.2017


Structure and rheology of dual-associative protein hydrogels under nonlinear shear flow

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8511-8524
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00638A, Paper
Michelle K. Sing, Matthew J. Glassman, Xenanthia T. Vronay-Ruggles, Wesley R. Burghardt, Bradley D. Olsen
Rheology and in situ scattering measurements under shear on are employed in order to understand how block architecture controls microscopic structural rearrangement in dual associative gels.
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Datum: 01.11.2017


Active Brownian equation of state: metastability and phase coexistence

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8113-8119
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01504F, Paper
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Demian Levis, Joan Codina, Ignacio Pagonabarraga
As a result of the competition between self-propulsion and excluded volume interactions, purely repulsive self-propelled spherical particles undergo a motility-induced phase separation (MIPS).
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Datum: 31.10.2017


The effect of hydrodynamic interactions on nanoparticle diffusion in polymer solutions: a multiparticle collision dynamics study

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8625-8635
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01854A, Paper
Anpu Chen, Nanrong Zhao, Zhonghuai Hou
The diffusion of nanoparticles (NPs) in polymer solutions is studied by a combination of a mesoscale simulation method, multiparticle collision dynamics (MPCD), and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.
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Datum: 31.10.2017


Tunable synthetic control of soft polymeric nanoparticle morphology

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01533J, Paper
Halie J. Martin, B. Tyler White, Christopher J. Scanlon, Tomonori Saito, Mark D. Dadmun
Synthetic control of soft nanoparticles provides a conduit to thoroughly investigate the correlation of nanoscale structure to particle and nanocomposite properties.
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Datum: 31.10.2017


Effect of short-chain branching on interfacial polymer structure and dynamics under shear flow

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8644-8650
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01644A, Paper
Sohdam Jeong, Jun Mo Kim, Soowon Cho, Chunggi Baig
Schematic illustration of the characteristic molecular mechanism of interfacial chains in high flow fields during a tumbling cycle for linear and SCB polyethylene melts.
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Datum: 31.10.2017


Macroscopic chiral symmetry breaking in monolayers of achiral nonconvex platelets

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8618-8624
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01840A, Paper
Nikoletta Pakalidou, David L. Cheung, Andrew J. Masters, Carlos Avendano
The fabrication of chiral structures using achiral building blocks is a fundamental problem that remains a challenge in materials science. Pictured are local chiral configurations formed by non-convex (achiral) platelets with 6- and 4-fold symmetries.
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Datum: 31.10.2017


Dynamic covalent bonding-triggered supramolecular gelation derived from tetrahydroxy-bisurea derivatives

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8609-8617
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02013A, Paper
Suansuan Wang, Kaiqiang Liu, Sheng Gao, Jinqiang Wang, Ravi Kumar Marella, Yu Fang
Dynamic covalent bonding can trigger supramolecular gelation and the gel-Au composites can detect Hg2+ ions.
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Datum: 30.10.2017


Strain-induced alignment and phase behavior of blue phase liquid crystals confined to thin films

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01755C, Paper
Emre Bukusoglu, Jose A. Martinez-Gonzalez, Xiaoguang Wang, Ye Zhou, Juan J. de Pablo, Nicholas L. Abbott
A complex interplay of surface and elastic energies underlies strain-induced orientations of blue phase liquid crystals observed in thin films.
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Datum: 30.10.2017


Mechano-responsive lateral buckling of miniaturized beams standing on flexible substrates

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8357-8361
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01822C, Communication
Hyemin Lee, Jung Gun Bae, Won Bo Lee, Hyunsik Yoon
We fabricate an elastomeric beam standing on a flexible substrate using 3D printing and soft lithography and investigate lateral buckling generated in the part of the wall when this beam is under pure bending.
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Datum: 30.10.2017


Decomposition vs. escape of topological defects in a nematic liquid crystal

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8442-8450
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01954H, Paper
Bryce S. Murray, Samo Kralj, Charles Rosenblatt
Nematic cells patterned with square arrays of strength m = +/-1 topological defects were examined as a function of cell thickness (3 < h < 7.5 [small mu ]m), temperature, and applied voltage.
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Datum: 30.10.2017


A pure magnetite hydrogel: synthesis, properties and possible applications

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8651-8660
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01702B, Paper
Elizaveta I. Anastasova, Vladimir Ivanovski, Anna F. Fakhardo, Artem I. Lepeshkin, Suheir Omar, Andrey S. Drozdov, Vladimir V. Vinogradov
A magnetite-only hydrogel was prepared for the first time by weak base mediated gelation of stable magnetite hydrosols at room temperature.
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Datum: 30.10.2017


Multi-modulation for self-assemblies of amphiphilic rigid-soft compounds through alteration of solution polarity and temperature

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8408-8418
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01754E, Paper
Xiaoying Li, Chun-Ting Poon, Eugene Yau-Hin Hong, Hok-Lai Wong, Alan Kwun-Wa Chan, Lixin Wu, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
A new class of small molecule-based amphiphilic carbazole-containing compounds with LCST behavior has been designed and synthesized.
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Datum: 27.10.2017


A thermo-responsive supramolecular gel and its luminescence enhancement induced by rare earth Y3+

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8027-8030
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01726J, Communication
Xinxian Ma, Yaqin Cui, Shiwei Liu, Jincai Wu
A new thermal-responsive supramolecular organogel based on a dual benzimidazole type gelator was prepared. When RE (rare earth) Y3+ is employed and implanted in this gel above, it can be assembled into an enhanced blue-light-emitting supramolecular RE metallogel (Y@gel) in DMF-water mixtures.
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Datum: 27.10.2017


Hydrogen bond directed surface dynamics at tactic poly(methyl methacrylate)/water interface

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8556-8564
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01959A, Paper
Kshitij C. Jha, Selemon Bekele, Ali Dhinojwala, Mesfin Tsige
Effect of PMMA tacticity on hydrogen bonding through subtle variance in carbonyl group participation and mobility has been elucidated.
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Datum: 27.10.2017


Interfacial rheological behaviors of inclusion complexes of cyclodextrin and alkanes

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8636-8643
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02025B, Paper
Ce Wang, Xulong Cao, Yangwen Zhu, Zhicheng Xu, Qingtao Gong, Lei Zhang, Lu Zhang, Sui Zhao
The transformation of cyclodextrins (CDs) and alkanes from separated monomers to inclusion complexes at the interface is illustrated by analyzing the evolution of interfacial tension along with the variation of interfacial area for an oscillating drop.
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Datum: 27.10.2017


Self-assembly of single amino acid/pyrene conjugates with unique structure-morphology relationship

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8402-8407
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01669G, Paper
Srinivasa Rao Nelli, Rajan Deepan Chakravarthy, Yue-Ming Xing, Jen-Po Weng, Hsin-Chieh Lin
A blend of different Py-gelators with oppositely charged amino acids (Py-Glu and Py-Lys) displays unique nano-structural morphologies and gelation properties at physiological pH.
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Datum: 27.10.2017


Optimising low molecular weight hydrogels for automated 3D printing

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8426-8432
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01694H, Paper
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Michael C. Nolan, Ana M. Fuentes Caparros, Bart Dietrich, Michael Barrow, Emily R. Cross, Markus Bleuel, Stephen M. King, Dave J. Adams
We demonstrate the optimised 3D printing of low molecular weight gels.
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Mechanical mismatch between Ras transformed and untransformed epithelial cells

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8483-8491
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01396E, Paper
Corinne Gullekson, Gheorghe Cojoc, Mirjam Schurmann, Jochen Guck, Andrew Pelling
Biomechanical properties of Ras transformed and untransformed cells were examined in three attachment states (in monolayer, partially attached and suspended).
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Humidity-responsive actuators from integrating liquid crystal networks in an orienting scaffold

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8070-8075
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01505D, Paper
Alexander Ryabchun, Federico Lancia, Anne-Deborah Nguindjel, Nathalie Katsonis
Integrating liquid crystal networks in an anisotropic porous scaffold allows enhancing their mechanical performance and promotes their alignment. By combining this approach with humidity-responsive liquid crystals and gradients in cross-linking density, we demonstrate soft yet tough actuators that curl, wind or twist in response to humidity.
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Hierarchical excluded volume screening in solutions of bottlebrush polymers

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8534-8541
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01968H, Paper
Jaroslaw Paturej, Torsten Kreer
Concentration-dependent properties of bottlebrush polymers in solutions demonstrate a sequence of decays facilitated by their hierarchical structure.
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Statistical description of co-nonsolvency suppression at high pressures

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8362-8367
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01637A, Communication
Yu. A. Budkov, A. L. Kolesnikov
We present an application of a Flory-type theory of a flexible polymer chain dissolved in a binary mixture of solvents to theoretical description of co-nonsolvency suppression at high pressures.
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Visualization of periodic electric polarizability of helical nanofibers formed by self-assembly of nucleotide-bearing bolaamphiphiles and natural-source DNA as a template

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8293-8299
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01420A, Paper
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Rika Iwaura
Periodically polarizable nanofibers, produced by self-assembly of nucleotide-bearing bolaamphiphiles and natural-source DNA as a template, were visualized by electrostatic force microscopy at nanoscale resolution.
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Datum: 26.10.2017


Shape-dependent effective diffusivity in packings of hard cubes and cuboids compared with spheres and ellipsoids

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01910F, Paper
Magnus Roding
We performed computational screening of effective diffusivity in cube and cuboid systems, elucidating the impact of shape on the granular material design.
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Datum: 25.10.2017


Assessing numerical methods for molecular and particle simulation

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8565-8578
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01526G, Paper
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Xiaocheng Shang, Martin Kroger, Benedict Leimkuhler
Improving the efficiency (analogous to the size of the gear) for polymer melts simulation.
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Datum: 25.10.2017


Soft polyhedral particles based on cubic liquid crystalline emulsion droplets

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8492-8501
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01521F, Paper
Haiqiao Wang, Per B. Zetterlund, Cyrille Boyer, Ben J. Boyd, Stuart W. Prescott, Patrick T. Spicer
Soft polyhedral particles based on variations of the cubic symmetry group are produced from a precursor emulsion by extracting solvent to grow facets on the droplets.
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Datum: 25.10.2017


Efficient target capture and transport by fuel-free micromotors in a multichannel microchip

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8064-8069
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01905J, Paper
Caijin Zhou, Jiabin Yin, Cai Wu, Le Du, Yujun Wang
A multichannel microchip integrated with confined space and oscillating Au/Ni/Au micromotors has been developed to enhance biological target capture.
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Datum: 24.10.2017


Molecular dynamics simulation of thermotropic bolaamphiphiles with a swallow-tail lateral chain: formation of cubic network phases

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8542-8555
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01819C, Paper
Yangyang Sun, Poornima Padmanabhan, Mayank Misra, Fernando A. Escobedo
Simulations reveal how swallow tail-shaped lateral chains in bolaamphiphiles lead to the formation of ordered bi- and co-continuous networks.
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Datum: 24.10.2017


Molecular rigidity and enthalpy-entropy compensation in DNA melting

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8309-8330
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01220A, Paper
Fernando Vargas-Lara, Francis W. Starr, Jack F. Douglas
Enthalpy-entropy compensation is observed in diverse molecular binding processes of importance to living systems and manufacturing applications. We suggest that variations in molecular rigidity might provide a common origin of this phenomenon in the binding of complex molecules such as DNA.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Co-encapsulation of CdSe/ZnS and CeO2 nanoparticles in waterborne polymer dispersions: enhancement of fluorescence emission under sunlight

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8039-8047
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01747B, Paper
Alicia De San Luis, Maria Paulis, Jose Ramon Leiza
Fluorescence emission enhancement of latexes and films exposed to sunlight was achieved by the co-encapsulation of QDs and CeO2 nanoparticles in polymer particles.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Stereocomplexed physical hydrogels with high strength and tunable crystallizability

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8502-8510
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01491K, Paper
Heqing Cao, Xiaohua Chang, Hailiang Mao, Jian Zhou, Zi Liang Wu, Guorong Shan, Yongzhong Bao, Pengju Pan
Novel stereocomplexed physical hydrogels with tunable crystallizability and high strength were prepared. The microstructure, swelling behavior, and mechanical and shape memory properties of the obtained hydrogels can be tailored by varying the copolymer composition and crystallinity of the stereocomplex.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Beam steering by liquid crystal elastomer fibres

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8590-8596
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02063E, Paper
S. Nocentini, D. Martella, D. S. Wiersma, C. Parmeggiani
A liquid crystalline elastomer based beam steerer is demonstrated able to address the impinging signal in every in-plane direction.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Simulational insights into the mechanical response of prestretched double network filled elastomers

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8597-8608
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01794D, Paper
Wenhui Wang, Zhiyu Zhang, Theodoros Davris, Jun Liu, Yangyang Gao, Liqun Zhang, Alexey V. Lyulin
Validation of the MD simulation method by exploring the mechanical properties of prestretched tri-block copolymers with a competitive double network.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Determination of the local density of polydisperse nanoparticle assemblies

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8144-8155
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01640A, Paper
Anne-Caroline Genix, Julian Oberdisse
We propose a simple tool based on numerical simulations to extract the local density of nanoparticle assemblies from a scattering experiment.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Ergodicity breaking of iron displacement in heme proteins

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8188-8201
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01561E, Paper
Salman Seyedi, Dmitry V. Matyushov
Ergodicity breaking leads to the dynamical transition of atomic displacements in proteins.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Self-spreading of the wetting ridge during stick-slip on a viscoelastic surface

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8331-8336
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01408B, Paper
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S. J. Park, J. B. Bostwick, V. De Andrade, J. H. Je
Synchrotron X-ray nano-imaging reveals the dynamics of viscoelastic wetting ridges, directly visualizing the ridge-height "lowering" and the ridge-base "broadening" in real-time.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Exploring the potential of ionic bipolar diodes for chemical neural interfaces

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8171-8177
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01732D, Paper
K. Tybrandt
Ionic bipolar diodes can suppress passive leakage and provide fast delivery, making them ideal for chemically specific neural interfaces.
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Datum: 23.10.2017


Topological structure and mechanics of glassy polymer networks

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8392-8401
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01695F, Paper
Robert M. Elder, Timothy W. Sirk
The influence of chain-level network architecture (i.e., topology) on mechanics was explored for unentangled polymer networks using a blend of coarse-grained molecular simulations and graph-theoretic concepts.
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Datum: 20.10.2017


Controlled production of patchy particles from the combined effects of nanoprecipitation and vitrification

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8433-8441
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01896G, Paper
Nannan Li, Arash Nikoubashman, Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Using molecular dynamics simulations, we examined patchy particle formation from the precipitation of a blend of homopolymers.
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Datum: 20.10.2017


Biological plywood film formation from para-nematic liquid crystalline organization

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8076-8088
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01865G, Paper
Oscar F. Aguilar Gutierrez, Alejandro D. Rey
The coupling of mass transfer and chiral phase ordering present in non-equilibrium in vitro drying of biomacromolecules leading to different microstructures depending on the relative speed of both processes.
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Datum: 20.10.2017


Amino acid/crown ether hybrid materials: how charge affects liquid crystalline self-assembly

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8379-8391
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01484H, Paper
Korinna Bader, Manuel M. Neidhardt, Tobias Wohrle, Robert Forschner, Angelika Baro, Frank Giesselmann, Sabine Laschat
Introduction of charge simply converted non-conventional tyrosine/crown ether liquid crystals into ionic liquid crystals under change of mesophase type.
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Datum: 18.10.2017


Phase transfer of TiO2 nanoparticles from water to ionic liquid triggered by phosphonic acid grafting

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8023-8026
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01424D, Communication
R. Bhandary, J. G. Alauzun, P. Hesemann, A. Stocco, M. In, P. H. Mutin
Hydroxylated TiO2 nanoparticles can be transferred from water to [Emim][NTf2] ionic liquid by reaction with a phosphonic acid bearing a cationic group; this phase transfer involves both grafting and anion exchange.
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Datum: 18.10.2017


Off-center motion of a trapped elastic capsule in a microfluidic channel with a narrow constriction

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8281-8292
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01425B, Paper
Zheng Yuan Luo, Bo Feng Bai
Compared with centered capsules, off-centerline capsules are easier to get stuck, with their membranes presenting a tank-treading rotation at the constriction inlet.
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Datum: 18.10.2017


Real-space imaging of translational and rotational dynamics of hard spheres from the fluid to the crystal

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8240-8249
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01400G, Paper
Stefan Schutter, Jorg Roller, Andrea Kick, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Andreas Zumbusch
Using real-space imaging of single particles, we investigate the interplay between translational and rotational motion of tracer particles in suspensions of colloidal particles over a wide range of volume fractions from dilute fluid to densely packed crystal.
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Datum: 18.10.2017


An inverted supramolecular amphiphile and its step-wise self-assembly into vesicular networks

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8108-8112
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01641G, Paper
Krishnananda Samanta, Elio Zellermann, Manfred Zahres, Christian Mayer, Carsten Schmuck
An inverted supramolecular amphiphile self-assembles into 3D networks in a time-dependent process.
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Datum: 17.10.2017


A micropatterned elastomeric surface with enhanced frictional properties under wet conditions and its application

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8419-8425
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01493G, Paper
H. Ko, M. Seong, H. E. Jeong
A new type of micropatterned surface with arch-shaped microstructures with superior wet frictional properties is proposed with a demonstration of its practical application to automated substrate transportation systems.
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Datum: 17.10.2017


Ultra-long lifetime water bubbles stabilized by negative pressure generated between microparticles

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8202-8208
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01684K, Paper
Jin Yang, Ao Wang, Quanshui Zheng
Negative pressure generated between microparticles can help water bubbles last over months and balance out evaporation water loss.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


New insights into the flow and microstructural relaxation behavior of biphasic cellulose nanocrystal dispersions from RheoSANS

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8451-8462
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00685C, Paper
Alexander D. Haywood, Katie M. Weigandt, Partha Saha, Matthew Noor, Micah J. Green, Virginia A. Davis
The combination of rheology and small angle neutron scattering enables new insights into shear induced changes in the order parameter of lyotropic cellulose nanocrystal dispersions; this technique has broad applicability to other lyotropic nanomaterial dispersions.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


Altering surface fluctuations by blending tethered and untethered chains

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8264-8270
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01616F, Paper
J. K. Lee, B. Akgun, Z. Jiang, S. Narayanan, M. D. Foster
Covalently tethering chains comprising a small volume fraction of a blend strongly slows surface fluctuations of a thin film.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


Smectic monolayer confined on a sphere: topology at the particle scale

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8120-8135
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01704A, Paper
Elshad Allahyarov, Axel Voigt, Hartmut Lowen
High packing fraction smectic layer of hard spherocylinders with isotropic caps on a spherical surface. This structure is stable and free from topological defects.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


Imidazolium-based anion exchange membranes for alkaline anion fuel cells: (2) elucidation of the ionic structure and its impact on conducting properties

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8463-8473
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01774J, Paper
Kimio Yoshimura, Yue Zhao, Shin Hasegawa, Akihiro Hiroki, Yoshihiro Kishiyama, Hideyuki Shishitani, Susumu Yamaguchi, Hirohisa Tanaka, Satoshi Koizumi, Marie-Sousai Appavou, Aurel Radulescu, Dieter Richter, Yasunari Maekawa
We report a novel ionic structure of dispersed ions and its impact on conducting properties.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


Microstructures and mechanics in the colloidal film drying process

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8156-8170
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01585B, Paper
Mu Wang, John F. Brady
Brownian dynamics simulations and continuum models reveal the rich structural and mechanical features of the colloidal film drying processes with constant velocity and constant normal stress interface movements.
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Datum: 16.10.2017


Reentrant wetting transition in the spreading of cellular aggregates

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8474-8482
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00768J, Paper
Gregory Beaune, Guillaume Duclos, Nada Khalifat, Tomita Vasilica Stirbat, Danijela Matic Vignjevic, Francoise Brochard-Wyart
We study spreading on soft substrates of cellular aggregates using CT26 cells that produce an extracellular matrix (ECM).
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Datum: 13.10.2017


Viscous forces and bulk viscoelasticity near jamming

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8368-8378
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01619K, Paper
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Karsten Baumgarten, Brian P. Tighe
We demonstrate that dynamic critical scaling in foams and emulsions near jamming depends sensitively on the dissipative interactions among particles.
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Datum: 11.10.2017


Production of water-dispersible reduced graphene oxide without stabilizers using liquid-phase photoreduction

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8353-8356
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01386H, Communication
Kazuto Hatakeyama, Keisuke Awaya, Michio Koinuma, Yoshiki Shimizu, Yukiya Hakuta, Yasumichi Matsumoto
We successfully produced water-dispersible and defect-free reduced graphene oxide by simple pH tuning liquid-phase photoreduction.
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Datum: 08.09.2017






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