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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



Stable emulsions of droplets in a solid edible organogel matrix

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00169C, Paper
Open Access Open Access
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Andrew Matheson, Georgios Dalkas, Rudi Mears, S.R. Euston, Paul Clegg
Sitosterol and oryzanol self-assemble to form very firm gels in a range of organic solvents. However, due to the formation of sitosterol hydrate crystals, these gels are unstable in the...
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Datum: 20.02.2018


Wetting, Meniscus Structure, and Capillary Interactions of Microspheres Bound to a Cylindrical Liquid Interface

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02454A, Paper
paul kim, Anthony D. Dinsmore, David Hoagland, Thomas P Russell
Wetting, meniscus structure, and capillary interactions for polystyrene microspheres deposited on constant curvature cylindrical liquid interfaces, constructed from nonvolatile ionic or oligomeric liquids, were studied by optical interferometry and optical...
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Datum: 20.02.2018


Feedback control of photoresponsive fluid interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02101A, Paper
Open Access Open Access
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Josua Grawitter, Holger Stark
Switching light spots on and off by feedback response to Marangoni flow generates regular and irregular oscillatory patterns.
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Highly-organized stacked multilayers via layer-by-layer assembly of lipid-like surfactants and polyelectrolytes. Stratified supramolecular structures for (bio)electrochemical nanoarchitectonics

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00052B, Paper
Maria Lorena Cortez, Agustin Lorenzo, Waldemar Marmisolle, Catalina von Bilderling, Eliana Maza, Lia Isabel Pietrasanta, Fernando Battaglini, Marcelo Ceolin, Omar Azzaroni
Supramolecular self-assembly is of paramount importance for the development of novel functional materials with molecular-level feature control. In particular, the interest in creating well-defined stratified multilayers through simple methods using...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Precision compatibilizers for composites: In-between self-aggregation, surfaces recognition and interface stabilization

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02518A, Communication
Valeria Samsoninkova, Narendra L. Venkatareddya, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Andre Dallmann, Hans Boerner
Peptide-polymer conjugates are applied as interface stabilizers that are precisely tuned to recognize the surfaces of inorganic constituents in composites. A set of peptide sequences is usually selected through phage-display...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Dynamics-Based Assessment of Nanoscopic Polymer-Network Mesh Structures and Their Defects

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02444D, Review Article
Kay Saalwaechter, Sebastian Seiffert
Polymer-network gels often exhibit complex nanoscopic architectures. First, the polymer-network mesh topology on scales of 1-10 nm is usually not uniform and regular, but disordered and irregular. Second, on top...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Efficient simulation method for nano-patterned charged surfaces in an electrolyte solution

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00226F, Paper
Amin Bakhshandeh, Alexandre Pereira dos Santos, Yan Levin
We present a method to efficiently simulate nano-patterned charged surfaces inside an electrolyte solution. Simulations are performed in the grand canonical ensemble and are used to calculate the force between...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Super Strong Dopamine Hydrogels with Shape Memory and Bioinspired Actuating Behaviours Modulated by Solvent Exchange

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00297E, Paper
Jiahe Huang, Jiexin Liao, Tao Wang, Weixiang Sun, Zhen Tong
Dopamine-comtaining hydrogels were synthesized by copolymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA), N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMAA), and crosslinker N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (BIS) in a mixed solvent of water and DMSO. The association of DMA was formed...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Tailoring the mechanical properties of gelatin methacryloyl hydrogels through manipulation of the photocrosslinking conditions

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02187A, Paper
Cathal D O'Connell, Binbin Zhang, Carmine Onofrillo, Serena Duchi, Romane Blanchard, Anita Quigley, Justin Bourke, Sanjeev Gambir, Robert Kapsa, Claudia diBella, Peter Choong, Gordon G. Wallace
Photo-crosslinkable hydrogels, in particular gelatin methacryloyl (GelMa), are gaining increasing importance in biofabrication and tissue engineering. While GelMa is often described as mechanically 'tunable', clear relationships linking the photocrosslinking conditions...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Liquid crystalline behaviour of self-assembled LAPONITE[registered sign]/PLL-PEG nanocomposites

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01613A, Paper
P. Xu, Y. Lan, Z. Xing, E. Eiser
By coating the flat faces of LAPONITE[registered sign] disks with the comb-like polymer PLL-PEG we can fully suppress their aging in water and access their liquid-crystalline phases.
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Molecular mechanism of vesicle division induced by coupling between lipid geometry and membrane curvatures

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02188G, Paper
Naohito Urakami, Takehiro Jimbo, Yuka Sakuma, Masayuki Imai
We investigated effects of lipid geometry on the vesicle division using coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations. When the vesicle is composed of zero and negative spontaneous curvature lipids (ZSLs and NSLs),...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Super-Helical Filaments at Surfaces: Dynamics and Elastic Responses

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01990D, Paper
Min-Kyung Chae, Yunha Kim, Albert Johner, Nam-Kyung Lee
Bio-filaments often behave in a way unexpected from the standard semi-flexible polymer chain model (WLC), when squeezed to a surface, confined in microfluidic channels or clamped by their end. This...
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Tailoring the mechanical properties by molecular integration of flexible and stiff polymer networks

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02282D, Paper
Haixiao Wan, Jianxiang Shen, Naishen Gao, Jun Liu, Yangyang Gao, Liqun Zhang
Abstract Designing the multiple network structure at the molecular level to tailor the mechanical properties of polymeric materials is of great scientific and technological importance. Through the coarse-grained molecular dynamics...
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Datum: 17.02.2018


Interaction anisotropy and the KPZ to KPZQ transition in particle deposition at the edges of drying drops

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02136D, Paper
Cristovao Dias, Peter Yunker, Arjun Yodh, Nuno A. M. Araujo, Margarida Maria Telo da Gama
The deposition process at the edge of evaporating colloidal drops varies with the shape of suspended particles. Experiments with prolate ellipsoidal particles suggest that the spatiotemporal properties of the deposit...
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Datum: 16.02.2018


Mechanical Hysteresis in Actin Networks

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01948C, Paper
Sayantan Majumdar, Louis Foucard, Alex Levine, Margaret Gardel
Understanding the response of complex materials to external force is central to fields ranging from materials science to biology. Here, we describe a novel type of mechanical adaptation in cross-linked...
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Datum: 16.02.2018


From 2D to 3D patches on multifunctional particles: How Microcontact Printing creates a new Dimension of Functionality

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00163D, Paper
Open Access Open Access
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Marc Zimmermann, Daniela John, Dmitry Grigoriev, Nikolay Puretskiy, Alexander Boker
A straightforward approach for the precise multifunctional surface modification of particles with three-dimensional patches using microcontact printing is presented. By comparison to previous works it was possible to not only...
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Datum: 16.02.2018


Bioinspired Microstructures of Chitosan Hydrogel Provide Enhanced Wear Protection

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00215K, Paper
Jimmy Faivre, Guillaume Sudre, Alexandra Montembault, Stephane Benayoun, Xavier Banquy, Thierry Delair, Laurent David
We describe the fabrication of physical chitosan hydrogels exhibiting a layered structure. This bilayered structure, as shown by SEM and confocal microscopy, is composed of a thin dense superficial zone...
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Datum: 16.02.2018


Simulation of colony pattern formation under differential adhesion and cell proliferation

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02451G, Paper
Jiajia Dong, Stefan Klumpp
Proliferation of individual cells is one of the hallmarks of living systems, and collectively the cells within a colony or tissue form highly structured patterns, influencing the properties at the...
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Datum: 16.02.2018


A Controllable Etching Supramolecular Hydrogel Based on Metal Ion

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00113H, Communication
Tianxiang Luan, Mingfang Ma, Pengyao Xing, Yajie Wang, Yimeng Zhang, Minmin Yang, Qiuhong Cheng, Wei An, Aiyou Hao
In this paper, we report an interesting gel etching system which the gel could be etched with corresponding etching rate and colour change when different kinds of etching molecules were...
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Datum: 15.02.2018


Topographical changes in photo-responsive liquid crystal films: A computational analysis

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02474F, Paper
Ling Liu, Patrick R. Onck
Switchable materials in response to external stimuli serve as building blocks to construct microscale functionalized actuators and sensors. Azobenzene-modified liquid crystal (LC) polymeric networks, that combine liquid crystalline orientational order...
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Datum: 15.02.2018


pH and Generation Dependent Morphologies of PAMAM Dendrimers on Graphene Substrate

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00179K, Paper
Mounika Gosika, Prabal Kumar Maiti
The adsorption of PAMAM dendrimers at solid/water interfaces is extensively studied, which is majorly driven by electrostatic and van der Waals interactions between the substrate and the dendrimers. However, the...
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Datum: 15.02.2018


Partitioning-dependent conversion of polyelectrolyte assemblies in an aqueous two-phase system

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02275A, Paper
Qingming Ma, Hao Yuan, Yang Song, Youchuang Chao, Sze Yi Mak, Ho Cheung Shum
The partitioning-dependent assembly of polyelectrolytes in an aqueous-two phase system can be converted from microcapsules to microgel particles via pH changes.
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Datum: 14.02.2018


Evaporation dynamics of a sessile droplet on glass surfaces with fluoropolymer coatings: focusing on the final stage of thin droplet evaporation

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02192E, Paper
Elizaveta Ya. Gatapova, Anna M. Shonina, Alexey I. Safonov, Veronica S. Sulyaeva, Oleg A. Kabov
Liquid droplet on the "soft" coating can finalize as very thin droplet completely wetting the surface. We detail the thin droplet evaporation dynamics by image-analyzing interference technique.
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Datum: 14.02.2018


The supramolecular polymer complexes with oppositely charged calixresorcinarene: hydrophobic domain formation and synergistic binding modes

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00015H, Paper
Ju. E. Morozova, V. V. Syakaev, Ya. V. Shalaeva, A. M. Ermakova, I. R. Nizameev, M. K. Kadirov, E. Kh. Kazakova, A. I. Konovalov
The enhancement of binding properties in the supramolecular complexes of anionic calixresorcinarenes with branched PEI was demonstrated and discussed.
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Datum: 14.02.2018


Lattice self-consistent field calculations of ring polymer brushes

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00140E, Paper
Wenjuan Qiu, Baohui Li, Qiang Wang
Ring brushes are slightly less stretched than, thus nearly but not completely identical to, the "equivalent" linear brushes having half the chain length and double the grafting density.
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Datum: 13.02.2018


Achieve foaming control smartly: Pre-solubilized flavor oil serve as in-situ homogeneous defoamer

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02266B, Paper
Na Qi, Haoyang Sun, Hui Zhao, Ying Li
In the wide application of aqueous foam, creating abundant foam and processing appropriate foaming control were both essential depending on the actual situation, and the later one is not only...
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Datum: 13.02.2018


A fabrication method of gold coated colloidosomes and their application as targeted drug carriers

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02485A, Paper
Qian Sun, Yao Du, Elizabeth A H Hall, Dong Luo, Gleb Sukhorukov, Alexander Routh
Colloidosomes have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of their potential applications in a range of industries, such as food, bioreactors and medicine. However, traditional polymer shell colloidosomes leak...
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Datum: 13.02.2018


Photoirradiation generated radicals in two-component supramolecular gel for polymerization

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00153G, Paper
Hejin Jiang, Qingxian Jin, Jing Li, Shuyu Chen, Li Zhang, Minghua Liu
While supramolecular gels have been attracting great interest due to their easy design and fabrication, development of new application based on the gel is always a challengeable topic. Here, we...
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Datum: 13.02.2018


Numerical-experimental observation of shape bistability of red blood cells flowing in a microchannel

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02272G, Paper
Achim Guckenberger, Alexander Kihm, Thomas John, Christian Wagner, Stephan Gekle
Red blood cells flowing through capillaries assume a wide variety of different shapes owing to their high deformability. Predicting the realized shapes is a complex field as they are determined...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Domain size polydispersity effects on the structural and dynamical properties in lipid monolayers with phase coexistence

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02099F, Paper
Elena Rufeil-Fiori, Adolfo J. Banchio
Brownian dynamics simulation reveals that size polydispersity of lipid domains at the air-water interface strongly affects the structure and dynamics of the monolayer.
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Fluorescent and charge transport properties of columnar phases made of mono and bi-phenazine derivatives

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02087B, Paper
Jadwiga Szydlowska, Andrzej Sitkiewicz, Ewa Nazaruk, Damian Pociecha, Paulina Krzyczkowska, Adam Krowczynski, Ewa Gorecka
Mesogenic dibenzophenazine derivatives have been synthesized and their liquid crystalline, fluorescent and electrochemical properties have been studied. All compounds form Colhd phase, one of them (4-hydroxyphenyl 2,3,6,7-tetrakisoctyloxy-dibenzo[a,c]phenazine-11-carboxylate, 4) additionally shows...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Effect of HU protein on the conformation and compaction of DNA in a nanochannel

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02118F, Paper
Durgarao Guttula, Fan Liu, Jeroen A. van Kan, Veronique Arluison, Johan R. C. van der Maarel
Nanofluidics revealed the compaction modes of one of the main proteins shaping the bacterial genome.
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Importance of matrix inelastic deformations in the initial response of magnetic elastomers

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02366A, Paper
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Pedro A. Sanchez, Thomas Gundermann, Alla Dobroserdova, Sofia Sergeevna Kantorovich, Stefan Odenbach
Being able to predict and understand the behaviour of soft magnetic materials paves the way to their technological applications. In this study we analyse the magnetic response of soft magnetic...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Fibers on the surface of thermo-responsive gels induce 3D shape changes

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00009C, Paper
Tao Zhang, Victor V. Yashin, Anna C. Balazs
Placing elastic fibers on surface of thermo-responsive gels is an effective method to tailor sample's shape.
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Competitive calcium ion binding to end-tethered weak polyelectrolytes

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02434G, Paper
Rikkert Nap, Sung Hyung Park, Igal Szleifer
We have developed a molecular model to describe the structural changes and potential collapse of weak polyelectrolyte layers end-tethered to planar surfaces and spherical nanoparticles as a function of pH...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Complex crystalline structures in a two-dimensional core-softened system

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02429K, Paper
Nikita P. Kryuchkov, Stanislav O Yurchenko, Yury D. Fomin, Elena N. Tsiok, Valentin N. Ryzhov
A transition from a square to a hexagonal lattice is studied in a 2D system of particles interacting via a core-softened potential. Due to the presence of two length scales...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Surface Induced Twist in Nematic and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals: Stick-Slip-Like and Constrained Motion

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02122D, Paper
Renato Ferreira de Souza, Ervin Lenzi, Rodolfo Teixeira, Luiz Roberto Evangelista, Quan Li, Rafael S Zola
Surface driven pattern formation is an intriguing phenomenon in the liquid crystals field. Owing to its ability to transmit torque, one can generate different patterns by propagating distortions on the...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Conformational properties and entropic barrier in the ``head-on'' adsorption of a single polymer chain towards a flat surface

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00013A, Paper
Yanwei Wang, xin Shu, Jiaping Liu, Qianping Ran
This work investigates the change in conformations and the entropic free energy barrier in the ``head-on'' adsorption process of a flexible polymer chain towards a flat surface in the framework...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Effect of large deformation and surface stiffening on the transmission of a line load on a neo-Hookean half space

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02394D, Paper
Haibin Wu, Zezhou Liu, Anand Jagota, Chung-Yuen Hui
Neumann's triangle of local force balance is revisited under large deformation and surface stiffening cases.
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Datum: 12.02.2018


Homogeneous melting near the superheat limit of hard-sphere crystals

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02291C, Paper
Feng Wang, Ziren Wang, Yi Peng, Zhongyu Zheng, Yilong Han
A defect-free crystal can be superheated into a metastable state above its melting point and eventually melts via homogeneous nucleation. Further increasing the temperature leads to the metastable crystal becoming...
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Datum: 12.02.2018


From Helical Supramolecular Arrays to Gel-forming Networks: Lattice-restructuring and Aggregation-control in Peptide-based Sulfamides to Integrate New Functional Attributes

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02495A, Paper
Muraleedharan Kannoth Manheri, Raghava Saripalli, Bhartendu K Srivastava, Ramshad Kalluruttimmal, P. K. SUTHADEVI ANTHARJANAM, Babu Varghese
While supramolecular organisation is central to both crystallization and gelation, the latter is more complex considering its dynamic nature and multifactorial dependence. This makes the rational design of gelators an...
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Bulk Polymer Nanocomposites with Preparation Protocol Governed Nanostructure: The Origin and Properties of Aggregates and Polymer Bound Clusters

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00150B, Paper
Petr Lepcio, Frantisek Ondreas, Klara Zarybnicka, Marek Zboncak, Ondrej Caha, Josef Jancar
Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) hold a great promise as future lightweight functional materials processable by additive manufacturing technologies. However, their rapid deployment is hindered by their performance depending strongly on the...
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Knots modify the coil-stretch transition in linear DNA polymers

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02195J, Paper
Beatrice W. Soh, Vivek Narsimhan, Alexander R. Klotz, Patrick S. Doyle
Single-molecule DNA experiments are performed to investigate relaxation dynamics of knotted polymers and examine steady-state behavior of knotted polymers in elongational fields.
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Ion distribution in dry polyelectrolyte multilayers: a neutron reflectometry study

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02461D, Paper
Yara E. Ghoussoub, Maximilian Zerball, Hadi M. Fares, John F. Ankner, Regine von Klitzing, Joseph B. Schlenoff
Counterions were found to be uniformly distributed in polycation-terminated films of poly(diallyldimethylammonium) and poly(styrenesulfonate) prepared on silicon wafers using layer-by-layer adsorption.
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Water Desorption from Confined Biopolymer

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02332D, Paper
L Pradipkanti, Dillip Kumar Satapathy
We study desorption of water from confined biopolymer (chitosan thin films) by employing temperature dependent specular X-ray reflectivity and spectroscopic ellipsometry. The water desorption is found to occur via three...
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Liquid-liquid displacement in slippery liquid-infused membranes (SLIMs)

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02337E, Paper
Hanieh Bazyar, Pengyu Lv, Jeffery A. Wood, Slawomir Porada, Detlef Lohse, Rob G. H. Lammertink
The presence of liquid-lined pores in slippery liquid-infused membranes (SLIM), which is crucial for anti-fouling properties, is investigated.
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Modeling solvent evaporation during thin film formation in phase separating polymer mixtures

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02560B, Paper
John Cummings, John S. Lowengrub, Bobby G. Sumpter, Steven M. Wise, Rajeev Kumar
A methodology based on principles of linear non-equilibrium thermodynamics is developed to model solvent evaporation, which enables fundamental understanding of various effects in solvent-based polymer processing.
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Mechanism of the Formation of Microphase Separated Water Clusters in a Water - Mediated Physical Network of Perfluoropolyether Tetraol

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02181J, Paper
Ashwini Anilrao Deshpande, Arun A. T. Torris, Swagata Pahari, Shamal Menon, Manohar V Badiger, Pattuparambil R Rajamohanan, Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Sudip Roy, Claudio Tonnelli
Perfluoropolyether tetraol (PFPE tetraol) possesses hydrophobic perfluoropolyether chain in the backbone and two hydroxyl groups at each chain terminals which facilitates the formation of hydrogen bonds with water molecules resulting...
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Electroosmosis near surfactant laden liquid-air interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02508D, Paper
Baptiste Blanc, Oriane Bonhomme, Christophe Ybert, Emmanuel Benichou, Pierre-Francois Brevet, Anne-Laure Biance
Generation of an electroosmostic (EO) flow near a liquid-gas interface covered with ionic surfactants is experimentally investigated. Combination of microscopic flow measurements with a molecular characterization of the interface by...
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Datum: 09.02.2018


Twist-Bend Nematic Phase in Biphenylethane-based Copolyethers

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02525D, Paper
Warren D Stevenson, Jianggen An, Xiangbing Zeng, Min Xue, Heng-xing Zou, Yongsong Liu, Goran Ungar
The main-chain liquid crystal (LC) copolyethers in which the nematic-nematic phase transition was first experimentally observed were revisited and re-characterised. Grazing incidence X-ray scattering revealed that the lower temperature nematic...
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Datum: 08.02.2018


Viscoelasticity of dense suspensions of thermosensitive microgel mixtures undergoing colloidal gelation

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02411H, Paper
Saori Minami, Takumi Watanabe, Daisuke Suzuki, Kenji Urayama
Viscoelasticity of dense suspensions of thermosensitive microgel mixtures exhibits characteristic temperature-dependence resulting from colloidal gelation.
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Datum: 07.02.2018


Active ideal sedimentation: exact two-dimensional steady states

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02515G, Paper
Sophie Hermann, Matthias Schmidt
We determine and illustrate an analytical solution of the Smoluchowski equation for active, ideal colloids under gravity including translational and rotational diffusion.
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Datum: 07.02.2018


Can off-centre mesogen dipoles extend the biaxial nematic range?

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00067K, Paper
Lara Querciagrossa, Roberto Berardi, Claudio Zannoni
We have investigated the possibility of extending the stability range of the biaxial nematic phase by adding an off-centre dipole of various strengths and orientations to elongated biaxial Gay-Berne (GB)...
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Datum: 07.02.2018


Polyelectrolyte scaling laws for microgel yielding near jamming

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01518F, Paper
Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Christopher P. Kabb, Christopher S. O'Bryan, Juan M. Uruena, Brent S. Sumerlin, W. Gregory Sawyer, Thomas E. Angelini
Scaling laws of polyelectrolyte physics predict yield stress and cross-over shear rate in microgels near jamming.
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Datum: 06.02.2018


Synthesis of layered double hydroxide/poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) nanocomposite hydrogels with excellent mechanical and thermoresponsive performances

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00081F, Paper
Yaping Zhang, Jingwen Ji, Haiping Li, Na Du, Shue Song, Wanguo Hou
Layered double hydroxide/poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) nanocomposite hydrogels were synthesized. Different network structures are observed for the hydrogels along horizontal and vertical directions.
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Datum: 06.02.2018


Two distinct mechanisms upon absorption of volatile organic compounds into siloxane polymers

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02234D, Paper
John E. Saunders, Hao Chen, Chris Brauer, McGregor Clayton, Hans-Peter Loock
From measurements of the absorption and desorption kinetics of VOCs into polysiloxane materials evidence is found for two competing processes.
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Datum: 05.02.2018


Chiral lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals composed of disodium cromoglycate doped with water-soluble chiral additives

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02262J, Communication
Tatsuya Shirai, Min Shuai, Keita Nakamura, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Yumiko Naka, Takeo Sasaki, Noel A. Clark, Khoa V. Le
We investigated the pitches of cholesteric liquid crystals prepared by mixing disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) in water with 5 different water-soluble chiral additives.
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Datum: 05.02.2018


The role of near-wall drag effects in the dynamics of tethered DNA under shear flow

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01328K, Paper
Guy Nir, Einat Chetrit, Anat Vivante, Yuval Garini, Ronen Berkovich
We utilized single-molecule tethered particle motion (TPM) tracking, optimized for studying the behavior of short (0.922 [small mu ]m) dsDNA molecules under shear flow conditions, in the proximity of a wall (surface).
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Datum: 05.02.2018


Observing different dynamic behaviors of weakly and strongly adsorbed polystyrene chains at interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02503C, Communication
Xu Li, Xiaofeng Han, Xiaoliang Wang, Zhan Chen, Xiaolin Lu
Understanding the dynamic behavior of polymer chains adsorbed onto a solid surface is of great importance for elucidating polymer-surface interactions.
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Datum: 01.02.2018


Solvent-free and biocompatible multiphased organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02547E, Paper
Laura C. E. da Silva, Luiz G. L. Germiniani, Tomas S. Plivelic, Maria C. Goncalves
A combination of electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques revealed the complex four-phased nanostructure of new solvent-free O-I hybrids.
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Datum: 31.01.2018


Valence, loop formation and universality in self-assembling patchy particles

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02419C, Paper
Debra J. Audus, Francis W. Starr, Jack F. Douglas
The role of patchy valance and loops on the universal nature of cluster formation in patchy particles is explored.
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Datum: 31.01.2018


Wrinkling patterns in soft shells

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02261A, Paper
Cheng Zhang, Yu-Kun Hao, Bo Li, Xi-Qiao Feng, Huajian Gao
Under an increasing tensile point force, a hemispherical shell experiences a four-stage morphological transition and symmetry breaking, in stark contrast to a shell under a compressive point force
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Datum: 30.01.2018


Fabrication of tough epoxy with shape memory effects by UV-assisted direct-ink write printing

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02362F, Paper
Kaijuan Chen, Xiao Kuang, Vincent Li, Guozheng Kang, H. Jerry Qi
3D printing of epoxy-based shape memory polymers with high mechanical strength, excellent thermal stability and chemical resistance is highly desirable for practical applications.
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Datum: 30.01.2018


Scalable and continuous fabrication of bio-inspired dry adhesives with a thermosetting polymer

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02354E, Paper
Sung Ho Lee, Sung Woo Kim, Bong Su Kang, Pahn-Shick Chang, Moon Kyu Kwak
Continuous fabrication method of micro/nano structure using thermosetting polymer and dry adhesive production as its application are presented.
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Datum: 29.01.2018


Tuning the phase transition temperature of ferronematics with a magnetic field

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02383A, Paper
Tibor Toth-Katona, Veronika Gdovinova, Natalia Tomasovicova, Nandor Eber, Katalin Fodor-Csorba, Alena Jurikova, Vlasta Zavisova, Milan Timko, Xavier Chaud, Peter Kopcansky
Magnetic field-induced phase transition temperature shifts detected in liquid crystals (LCs), their mixtures, and ferronematics (FNs) based on them.
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Datum: 29.01.2018


Effects of polymer-nanoparticle interactions on the viscosity of unentangled polymers under extreme nanoconfinement during capillary rise infiltration

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02465G, Paper
Jyo Lyn Hor, Haonan Wang, Zahra Fakhraai, Daeyeon Lee
Extreme nanoconfinement increases polymer viscosity and glass transition temperature significantly, whereas polymer-nanoparticle interactions have little influence.
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Datum: 29.01.2018


Diffusive interaction of multiple surface nanobubbles: shrinkage, growth, and coarsening

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02523H, Paper
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Xiaojue Zhu, Roberto Verzicco, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Surface nanobubbles can be stable even when they are very close to each other.
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Datum: 29.01.2018


Modeling compressive behavior of open-cell polymerized high internal phase emulsions: effects of density and morphology

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02043K, Paper
Oleksandr G. Kravchenko, Gabriel Gedler, Sergii G. Kravchenko, Donald L. Feke, Ica Manas-Zloczower
The key parameters controlling the compressive response of poly(HIPE) were identified using computational modeling enabling greater understanding of structure-property relationships.
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Datum: 29.01.2018


Thermally activated motion of a contact line over defects

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02211E, Paper
Hugo Perrin, Romain Lhermerout, Kristina Davitt, Etienne Rolley, Bruno Andreotti
At the nanometer scale, the motion of a contact line separating a dry from a wet region is limited by the presence of surface heterogeneities that pin it.
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Datum: 26.01.2018


Correction: A tetramer micelle: the smallest aggregation number corresponding to the vertex number of regular polyhedra in platonic micelles

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1067-1067
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM90014K, Correction
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Shota Fujii, Rintaro Takahashi, Ji Ha Lee, Kazuo Sakurai
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Datum: 26.01.2018


Self-organization in dipolar cube fluids constrained by competing anisotropies

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1080-1087
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02174G, Communication
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Laura Rossi, Joe G. Donaldson, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Andrei V. Petukhov, Dustin Kleckner, Sofia S. Kantorovich, William T. M. Irvine, Albert P. Philipse, Stefano Sacanna
We disclose the unique magnetic properties of cubic hematite particles and show that their self-assembly behavior is driven by competing anisotropic interactions caused by their shape and fixed dipole moment.
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Datum: 26.01.2018


Surface elastic constants of a soft solid

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,916-920
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02431B, Paper
Qin Xu, Robert W. Style, Eric R. Dufresne
Solid interfaces have intrinsic elasticity.
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Datum: 26.01.2018


Driving water cavitation in a hydrogel cavity

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00100F, Paper
Michele Curatolo, Paola Nardinocchi, Luciano Teresi
We study the dynamics of the dehydration process of a hydrogel with a cavity filled with water.
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Datum: 26.01.2018


Correction: Geometric frustration and compatibility conditions for two-dimensional director fields

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1068-1068
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM90015A, Correction
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Idan Niv, Efi Efrati
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Datum: 25.01.2018


Large deformation electrohydrodynamics of a Skalak elastic capsule in AC electric field

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02297B, Paper
Sudip Das, Rochish M. Thaokar
The axisymmetric electrohydrodynamic deformation of an elastic capsule with a capacitive membrane obeying the Skalak law under a uniform AC electric field is investigated using analytical and boundary integral theory.
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Datum: 25.01.2018


Gel-based supramolecular ON-OFF switch from aryl-triazolyl peptides with excellent chiro-optical, thixotropic, and self-healing characteristics

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00050F, Paper
Bhartendu K. Srivastava, Kannoth M. Muraleedharan
Systematic structure-property optimization of an achiral gelator (aryl-triazolyl homo dipeptide) through a fragment replacement approach led to the identification of a new chiral system having leucine as the C-terminal residue, which exhibits consistent and perfectly reversible chiro-optical responses on sol-gel transition.
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Datum: 24.01.2018


Spherical network contraction forms microtubule asters in confinement

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,901-909
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01718A, Paper
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Michael P. N. Juniper, Marian Weiss, Ilia Platzman, Joachim P. Spatz, Thomas Surrey
Microtubules and motor proteins form active filament networks that are critical for a variety of functions in living cells.
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Datum: 24.01.2018


In situ synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction studies on molecular aggregation structure of nylon 12 films during bulge testing

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01842H, Paper
Ken Kojio, Chigusa Nagano, Aya Fujimoto, Shuhei Nozaki, Kazutoshi Yokomachi, Kazutaka Kamitani, Hirohmi Watanabe, Atsushi Takahara
It is desirable to establish a method for evaluating mechanical properties, such as modulus and strength, of micrometer and sub-micrometer thick polymer films.
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Datum: 23.01.2018


Convective evaporation of vertical films

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01902E, Paper
Francois Boulogne, Benjamin Dollet
Motivated by the evaporation of soap films, which has a significant effect on their lifetime, we performed an experimental study on the evaporation of vertical surfaces with model systems based on hydrogels.
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Datum: 22.01.2018


Dissipative disassembly of colloidal microgel crystals driven by a coupled cyclic reaction network

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,910-915
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02061A, Paper
Dennis Go, Dirk Rommel, Yi Liao, Tamas Haraszti, Joris Sprakel, Alexander J. C. Kuehne
We report coupling of a photoacid cycle to a colloidal assembly cycle leading to a dissipative disassembly reaction network.
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Datum: 22.01.2018


Hydrogen-bond strength changes network dynamics in associating telechelic PDMS

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1235-1246
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01805C, Paper
Kunyue Xing, Martin Tress, Pengfei Cao, Shiwang Cheng, Tomonori Saito, Vladimir N. Novikov, Alexei P. Sokolov
A telechelic hydrogen-bonding PDMS exhibits properties of a dual network despite containing only one type of end-group.
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Datum: 22.01.2018


Drag crisis moderation by thin air layers sustained on superhydrophobic spheres falling in water

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01904A, Paper
Aditya Jetly, Ivan U. Vakarelski, Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen
A thin air layer sustained on the surface of superhydrophobic sphere can reduce drag by up to 80%.
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Datum: 22.01.2018


Lysine-derived, pH-sensitive and biodegradable poly(beta-aminoester urethane) networks and their local drug delivery behaviour

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1195-1209
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01886J, Paper
Yasemin Tamer, Biqiong Chen
Noval pH-sensitive and lysine-derived local drug delivery devices followed the non-Fickian type diffusion mechanism through erosion of the network.
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Datum: 19.01.2018


Aggregate evolution in aqueous solutions of a Gemini surfactant derived from dehydroabietic acid

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1210-1218
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02173A, Paper
Lin Feng, Danhua Xie, Binglei Song, Jiayu Zhang, Xiaomei Pei, Zhenggang Cui
A Gemini surfactant containing rigid hydrophobic groups forms wormlike micelles, single and double-walled vesicles and tubular vesicles without any additives.
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Datum: 15.01.2018


Self-assembly of bis-salphen compounds: from semiflexible chains to webs of nanorings

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1181-1194
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02371E, Paper
Sergey V. Pyrlin, Nicholas D. M. Hine, Arjan W. Kleij, Marta M. D. Ramos
A mechanism is proposed explaining self-assembly of webs of interconnected microrings of bis-salphen compounds based on molecular level simulations of their structure and aggregation in solvent.
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Datum: 12.01.2018


Structure-induced switching of interpolymer adhesion at a solid-polymer melt interface

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1108-1119
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02279D, Paper
Naisheng Jiang, Mani Sen, Wenduo Zeng, Zhizhao Chen, Justin M. Cheung, Yuma Morimitsu, Maya K. Endoh, Tadanori Koga, Masafumi Fukuto, Guangcui Yuan, Sushil K. Satija, Jan-Michael Y. Carrillo, Bobby G. Sumpter
We demonstrate the mechanism of "molecular welding" at the polymer-solid interface.
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Datum: 11.01.2018


Well-defined silver conductive pattern fabricated on polyester fabric by screen printing a dopamine surface modifier followed by electroless plating

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1260-1269
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02246H, Paper
Yun Mao, Meifang Zhu, Wei Wang, Dan Yu
A novel method is developed to fabricate silver conductive patterns on polyester fabric (PET) by combining screen printing and electroless plating.
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Datum: 10.01.2018


PBTTT-C16 sol-gel transition by hierarchical colloidal bridging

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1270-1280
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02493B, Paper
Han-Liou Yi, Chi-Chung Hua
A versatile conjugated polymer, poly(2,5-bis(3-hexadecyllthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2-b]thiophene) (pBTTT-C16, with Mw = 61 309 g mole-1), in a relatively good solvent (chlorobenzene, CB) medium is shown to produce gels through hierarchical colloidal bridging.
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Datum: 10.01.2018


Dynamics of networks in a viscoelastic and active environment

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1171-1180
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02050C, Paper
Jonas Grimm, Maxim Dolgushev
We investigate the dynamics of fractals and other networks in a viscoelastic and active environment.
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Datum: 08.01.2018


Stretching and compression of DNA by external forces under nanochannel confinement

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1247-1259
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02413D, Paper
Tomas Bleha, Peter Cifra
The free energy costs of extension of DNA molecules confined in square nanochannels are decoupled by means of Monte Carlo simulations into two modes attributable to confinement and external forces.
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Datum: 08.01.2018


An injectable supramolecular hydrogel hybridized with silver nanoparticles for antibacterial application

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1227-1234
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02251D, Paper
Yanli Niu, Tiantian Guo, Xiaoyan Yuan, Yunhui Zhao, Lixia Ren
Silver nanoparticle hybrid supramolecular hydrogels were prepared by in situ reduction of AgNO3 in the presence of PPEGMA-ran-PAA followed by complexation with [small alpha]-CDs. The resulting injectable hydrogels showed excellent inhibition for bacteria.
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Datum: 04.01.2018


Complex patchy colloids shaped from deformable seed particles through capillary interactions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1162-1170
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02020A, Paper
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V. Meester, D. J. Kraft
We investigate the mechanisms underlying the reconfiguration of random aggregates of spheres through capillary interactions, the so-called "colloidal recycling" method, for fabricating a wide variety of patchy particles. We explore the influence of capillary forces on clusters of deformable seed particles by systematically varying the crosslink density of the spherical seeds.
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Datum: 04.01.2018


From discrete to continuous description of spherical surface charge distributions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1149-1161
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02207G, Paper
Anze Losdorfer Bozic
Multipole expansion of spherical surface charge distributions which takes into account the finite spatial extent of charges relative to particle size.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Effects of chemically heterogeneous nanoparticles on polymer dynamics: insights from molecular dynamics simulations

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1219-1226
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02414B, Paper
Zijian Zheng, Fanzhu Li, Jun Liu, Raffaele Pastore, Guido Raos, Youping Wu, Liqun Zhang
The dynamics of polymer melts embedding heterogeneous nanoparticles is investigated on varying the temperature and the nanoparticle composition.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Drop impact dynamics on slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces: influence of oil thickness

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1100-1107
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02026K, Paper
M. Muschi, B. Brudieu, J. Teisseire, A. Sauret
This paper investigates the impact dynamics of a water drop on slippery liquid-infused surfaces of varying oil thickness.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Contact mechanics for polydimethylsiloxane: from liquid to solid

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1142-1148
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02216F, Paper
L. Dorogin, B. N. J. Persson
Adhesion between a glass ball and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sample is dependent on the PDMS cross-link density, and the transformation of the material from the uncrosslinked liquid state to the fully crosslinked solid state is investigated in this study.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Wall fluidization in two acts: from stiff to soft roughness

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1088-1093
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02093G, Communication
Ladislav Derzsi, Daniele Filippi, Matteo Lulli, Giampaolo Mistura, Massimo Bernaschi, Piotr Garstecki, Mauro Sbragaglia, Matteo Pierno
Surface induced fluidization of soft glassy materials (SGMs) in microfluidic channels may occur via two distinct scenarios, depending on the microtexture of the rough walls.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Chain conformation of poly(acrylic acid)-graft-poly(ethylene oxide)-graft-dodecyl in solution: an anomalous counter-ions condensation

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1130-1141
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01931A, Paper
Xinlu Zhou, Kongshuang Zhao
A dielectric spectroscopy study on a polyelectrolyte in aqueous solutions, which contains hydrophobic groups in part of the side chains poly(acrylic acid)-graft-poly(ethylene oxide)-graft-dodecyl (PAA-g-PEO-g-dodecyl) is reported.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Stretch tuning of the Debye ring for 2D photonic crystals on a dielectric elastomer membrane

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1120-1129
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02322G, Paper
Tenghao Yin, Danming Zhong, Junjie Liu, Xiangjiang Liu, Honghui Yu, Shaoxing Qu
A dielectric elastomer with large deformation is used to tune the diffracted patterns of 2D photonic crystals for the first time.
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Datum: 02.01.2018


Controllable one-step double emulsion formation via phase inversion

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,1094-1099
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02134H, Paper
Subeen Kim, KyuHan Kim, Siyoung Q. Choi
We propose a simple yet universal/controllable strategy to form double emulsions by phase inversion.
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Datum: 04.12.2017


 


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