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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



Liquid crystal polymers with motile surfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00524A, Review Article
Fabian Visschers, Matthew Hendrikx, Yuanyuan Zhan, Danqing Liu
In analogy to the developments in soft robotics it is anticipated that soft robotic functions at surfaces of objects may have a large impact on human life with respect to...
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Datum: 23.05.2018


Sonocrystallization of Conjugated Polymers with Ultrasound Fields

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00905H, Paper
Yuyin Xi, David Shicheng Li, Gregory Matthew Newbloom, Wesley Tatum, Matthew O'Donnell, Christine Luscombe, Lilo D Pozzo
Ultrasound acoustic waves are demonstrated to assemble poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) chains into nanofibers after they are fully dissolved in what are commonly considered to be 'good' solvents. In the absence of...
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Datum: 23.05.2018


A diagrammatic analysis of the variational perturbation method for classical fluids

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00676H, Paper
Leo Lue
The statistical mechanics of classical fluids can be approached from the particle perspective, where the focus is on the various positions and interactions of the particles, and from the field...
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Datum: 23.05.2018


Role of the supracellular actomyosin cable during epithelial wound healing

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02521A, Paper
Yanjun Yang, Herbert Levine
The closure of wounds in epithelia is center to many physiological processes in both development and repair of multicellular organisms. Depending on the biochemical and mechanical environment as well as...
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Datum: 23.05.2018


Dissipative assemblies that inhibit their deactivation

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00822A, Paper
Benedikt Riess, Caren Wanzke, Marta Tena-Solsona, Raphael Kurt Grotsch, Chandan Maity, Job Boekhoven
Dissipative self-assembly is a process in which energy-consuming chemical reaction networks drive the assembly of molecules. Prominent examples include the GTP-driven microtubule and ATP-driven actin assembly. Pattern formation and oscillatory...
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Datum: 23.05.2018


Application of a constant hole volume Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state to mixtures relevant to polymeric foaming

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00794B, Paper
Kier von Konigslow, Chul B. Park, Russell B. Thompson
A thermodynamically consistent constant hole volume Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state is applied to several polymers, blowing agents, and saturated mixtures of interest to the polymer foaming industry.
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Datum: 22.05.2018


The mechanical equilibrium of soft solids with surface elasticity

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00166A, Paper
Robert Style, Qin Xu
Recent experiments have shown that surface stresses in soft materials can have a significant strain-dependence. Here we explore the implications of this surface elasticity to show how, and when, we...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Organogel formation rationalized by Hansen solubility parameters: improved methodology

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00562A, Paper
Danilo Rosa Nunes, Matthieu Raynal, Benjamin Isare, Pierre-Antoine Albouy, Laurent Bouteiller
An organogel is obtained when a low molar mass compound forms a network of anisotropic fibres in a liquid that is therefore transformed into a macroscopic solid. Various approaches have...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Currents and flux-inversion in photokinetic active particles

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00788H, Paper
Claudio Maggi, L. Angelani, Giacomo Frangipane, Roberto Di Leonardo
Many active particles, both of biological and synthetic origin, can have a light controllable propulsion speed, a property that in biology is commonly referred to as photokinesis. Here we investigate...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Capillary Descent

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00453F, Paper
Joachim Delannoy, Helene de Maleprade, Christophe Clanet, David Quere
A superhydrophobic capillary tube immersed in water and brought in contact with the bath surface will be invaded by air, owing to its aerophilicity. We discuss this phenomenon where the...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Laser patterning of transparent polymers assisted by plasmon excitation

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00418H, Paper
Roman Elashnikov, Andriy Trelin, Jaroslav Otta, Premysl Fitl, David Mares, Vitezslav Jerabek, Vaclav Svorcik, Oleksiy Lyutakov
Plasmon-assisted lithography of thin transparent polymer films, based on polymer mass-redistribution under plasmon excitation is presented. The plasmon-supported structure was prepared by the thermal annealing of thin Ag films sputtered...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Observation of a Structural Gradient in Winsor-III Microemulsion Systems

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00322J, Paper
Douglas Gordon Hayes, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Hugh O'Neill, Volker S Urban, Ran Ye
We demonstrate here for the first time via small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) that the middle, bicontinuous microemulsion (B[small mu ]E), phase of Winsor-III systems undergoes gradual change of structure and composition in...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


A responsive anionic wormlike micelle using pH-directed release of stored sodium based on the polybasic acids

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00944A, Paper
Pengxiang Wang, Wanli Kang, Shujie Tian, Xia Yin, Yilu Zhao, Xiaoyu Hou, Xiangfeng Zhang, Hongbin Yang
Responsive wormlike micelles are very useful in a number of applications, whereas it is still challenging to create dramatic viscosity changes in anionic surfactant systems. Here a differential pH-responsive wormlike...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Necking and drawing of rubber - plastic bilayer laminates

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00684A, Paper
Rahul Gopalan Ramachandran, Hariharakrishnan S, Ronald Fortunato, Steven D Abramowitch, Spandan Maiti, Sachin Velankar
We examine the stretching behavior of rubber-plastic composites composed of a layer of styrene-ethylene/propylene-styrene (SEPS) rubber, bonded to a layer of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. Dog-bone shaped samples...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Cationic double chained metallosurfactants: Synthesis, aggregation, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial activity and their impact on structure of Bovine serum albumin

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00535D, Paper
Gurpreet Kaur, Preeti Garg, Baljinder Kaur, Ganga Ram Chaudhary, Sandeep Kumar, N Dilbaghi, Puthusserickal Hassan, Santosh L Gawali
Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) is one of the most copious and significant blood proteins with dynamic structure. The understanding of the structural functionality of BSA and interaction with metal ions...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Supramolecular metallogels constructed from carboxylate gelators

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00753E, Paper
Savannah Clare Zacharias, Gaelle Ramon, Susan A Bourne
Serendipity still plays a role in gel discovery as the prediction of gel formation is difficult. This work explores the role of ligand, metal salt, solvent, and temperature in the...
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Datum: 21.05.2018


Chemical Leslie Effect in Langmuir Monolayers: a complete experimental characterization

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00933C, Paper
Felix Bunel, Jordi Ignes, Francesc Sagues, Patrick Oswald
We propose a complete characterization of the chemical Leslie effect in a Langmuir monolayer of a chiral liquid crystal. In this goal, we developed new experimental techniques using an electric...
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Datum: 18.05.2018


Active fluids at circular boundaries: Swim pressure and anomalous droplet ripening

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00338F, Paper
tayeb jamali, Ali Naji
We investigate the swim pressure exerted by non-chiral and chiral active particles on convex or concave circular boundaries. Active particles are modeled as non-interacting and non-aligning self-propelled Brownian particles. The...
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Datum: 18.05.2018


Field Induced dipolar attraction between like-charged colloids

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00395E, Paper
Chunyu Shih, John Jairo Molina, Ryoichi Yamamoto
The field induced anisotropic interactions between like-charged colloidal particles is studied using direct numerical simulations, where the polarization of the electric double layer is explicitly computed under external AC electric...
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Datum: 18.05.2018


Polymorphism of stable collagen fibrils

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00377G, Paper
Samuel Cameron, Laurent Kreplak, Andrew David Rutenberg
Collagen fibrils are versatile self-assembled structures that provide mechanical integrity within mammalian tissues. The radius of collagen fibrils vary widely depending on experimental conditions in vitro or anatomical location...
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Datum: 18.05.2018


Collective Dynamics of Self-propelled Semiflexible Filaments

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00282G, Paper
Ozer Duman, Rolf Erwin Isele-Holder, Jens Elgeti, Gerhard Gompper
The collective behavior of active semiflexible filaments is studied with a model of tangentially driven self-propelled worm-like chains. The combination of excluded-volume interactions and self-propulsion leads to several distinct dynamic...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Quenching of fully symmetric mixtures of oppositely charged microgels: the role of soft stiffness

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00441B, Paper
Thiago Colla, Ronald Blaak, Christos N. Likos
Using Molecular Dynamics simulations, we investigate the self-assembly of a coarse-grained binary system of oppositely charged microgels, symmetric in size and concentration. The microgel pair interactions are described by an...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


MODELING OF DNA TRANSPORT IN VISCOELASTIC ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC FLOWS FOR ENHANCED SIZE SEPARATION

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00611C, Paper
Bayan Chami, Marius Socol, Manoel Manghi, Aurelien Bancaud
DNA separation and analysis has advanced over the last years benefiting from microfluidic systems that reduce sample volumes and analysis costs, essential for sequencing and disease identification in body fluids....
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Active Cargo Transport with Janus Colloidal Shuttles using Electric and Magnetic Fields

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00513C, Paper
Ahmet Demirors, Mehmet Tolga Akan, Erik Poloni, Andre R Studart
Active colloids show non-equilibrium behavior that departs from classical Brownian motion, thus providing a platform for novel fundamental phenomena and for enticing possible applications ranging from water treatment to medicine...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Self-assembly of convex particles on spherocylindrical surfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00129D, Paper
Guillermo R Lazaro, Bogdan Dragnea, Michael F. Hagan
The precise control of assembly and packing of proteins and colloids on curved surfaces has fundamental implications in nanotechnology. In this paper, we describe dynamical simulations of the self-assembly of...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Reappearance of Slow Mode in Mixtures of Polyethylene Glycol and Poly(Sodium Methacrylate)

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00473K, Paper
Ksenija Kogej, Jaka Stirn, Jurij Rescic
Mixtures of an anionic polyelectrolyte poly(sodium methacrylate), NaPMA, and a neutral polymer polyethylene glycol, PEG, were investigated by dynamic and static light scattering techniques at different concentrations and chain-lengths of...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Modelling of surfactant-driven front instabilities in spreading bacterial colonies

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00422F, Paper
Sarah Trinschek, Karin John, Uwe Thiele
The spreading of bacterial colonies at solid-air interfaces is determined by the physico-chemical properties of the involved interfaces. The production of surfactant molecules by bacteria is a widespread strategy that...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Concentration-Dependent Swelling and Structure of Ionic Microgels: Simulation and Theory of a Coarse-Grained Model

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00799C, Paper
Tyler Jacob Weyer, Alan R Denton
We study swelling and structural properties of ionic microgel suspensions within a comprehensive coarse-grained model that combines the polymeric and colloidal natures of microgels as permeable, compressible, charged spheres governed...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Photothermal triggered disassembly of a visible dual fluorescent poly(ethylene glycol)/[small alpha]-cyclodextrin hydrogel

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00626A, Paper
Afeng Yang, Xia Dong, JIe Liang, Yan Zhang, Wen-Zhi Yang, Tianjun Liu, Jun Yang, Deling Kong, Feng Lv
Real-time tracking and adjusting of the disassembly and status of the hydrogel in vivo are important challenges for accurate and precise assessment. In this article, a photothermal controllable and visible...
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Datum: 17.05.2018


Two- and Three-Dimensional Self-Folding of Free-Standing Graphene by Liquid Evaporation

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00873F, Paper
Qingchang Liu, Baoxing Xu
Two-dimensional (2-D) atomically thin graphene has exhibited overwhelming excellent properties over bulk counterpart quantity graphite, yet their broad applications and explorations of unprecedented properties require the diversity of their geometric...
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Datum: 16.05.2018


Dimensional control of supramolecular assemblies of diacetylene-derived peptide gemini amphiphile: from spherical micelles to foamlike networks

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00512E, Paper
Hao Jiang, Martin Ehlers, Xiao-yu Hu, Elio Zellermann, Carsten Schmuck
A peptide gemini amphiphile DA2P-Fmoc assembles into multidimensional nanostructures depending on solute concentration, solvent polarity and time-dependent evolution.
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Datum: 16.05.2018


Polymer Nanoparticle Sizes from Dynamic Light Scattering and Size Exclusion Chromatography: The Case Study of Polysilanes.

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00780B, Paper
Artem Badasyan, Andraz Mavric, Irena Kralj Cigic, Tim Bencik, Matjaz Valant
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) are among the most popular methods for determining polymer sizes in solution. Taking dendritic and network polysilanes as a group of...
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Datum: 16.05.2018


Electrostatics and Soft Matter: a Themed Collection in memory of Per Linse

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4019-4019
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM90077A, Editorial
Christos N. Likos, Joakim Stenhammar
Christos N. Likos and Joakim Stenhammar introduce this themed collection in Soft Matter on electrostatics and soft matter, in memory of Per Linse.
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Datum: 16.05.2018


Efficient Electrochemomechanical Energy Conversion in Nanochannels Grafted with End-charged Polyelectrolyte Brushes at Medium and High Salt Concentration

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00768C, Paper
Guang Chen, Harnoor Singh Sachar, Siddhartha Das
We develop a theory to study the generation of the streaming potential and the resulting electrochemomechanical energy conversion (ECMEC) in presence of a pressure-driven transport in nanochannels grafted with end-charged...
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Datum: 16.05.2018


Correction: Gradient-free directional cell migration in continuous microchannels

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4213-4213
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM90083C, Correction
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Young-Gwang Ko, Carlos C. Co, Chia-Chi Ho
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Datum: 15.05.2018


Ideal reversible polymer networks

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00646F, Paper
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German Alberto Parada, Xuanhe Zhao
This work introduces ideal reversible polymer networks, describes and validates experimentally a theory to relate the network mechanical behavior to the crosslink dynamics.
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Datum: 15.05.2018


Influence of a nanoparticle on the structure and dynamics of model ionomer melts

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00665B, Paper
Janani Sampath, Lisa M. Hall
Ions are depleted around a neutral nanoparticle and denser around a sticky nanoparticle, impacting bulk vs. interfacial ionomer dynamics.
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Datum: 14.05.2018


Supramolecular platinum(II) complexes with highly efficient monomer luminescence

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00624E, Communication
Xiaorui Zheng, Binke Ning, Chao Xue, Lieping Wang, Wei Wang, Kangyun Liu, Xiao-ying Huang, Yadong Liu
A new platinum(II) complex containing a quaternary ammonium group was synthesized.
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Datum: 14.05.2018


Microfluidic curved-channel centrifuge for solution exchange of target microparticles and their simultaneous separation from bacteria

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00162F, Paper
Pouriya Bayat, Pouya Rezai
Microfluidic centrifuge for simultaneous target particle isolation from non-target particles and their continuous solution exchange at 1 mL min-1 flow rate.
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Datum: 11.05.2018


Electrohydrodynamic fibrillation governed enhanced thermal transport in dielectric colloids under a field stimulus

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00234G, Paper
Purbarun Dhar, Lakshmi Sirisha Maganti, A. R. Harikrishnan
Electrorheological fluids exhibit enhanced viscous characteristics due to field induced fibrillation. It is shown that such particle fibrils or chains are also potent heat carriers and can improve the thermal conductivity of the colloid under a field's influence.
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Datum: 11.05.2018


Tuning the mechanical properties of alginate-peptide hydrogels

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00059J, Paper
Guy Ochbaum, Maya Davidovich-Pinhas, Ronit Bitton
Covalent bonding peptides to alginates is routinely used to tailor alginate's biofunctionality. Here, we investigate the possibility of tuning the mechanical properties of alginate-peptide gels by altering the sequence of the covalently bound peptide.
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Datum: 11.05.2018


Mechanical properties of bulk graphene oxide/poly(acrylic acid)/poly(ethylenimine) ternary polyelectrolyte complex

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00176F, Paper
Yipin Duan, Chao Wang, Mengmeng Zhao, Bryan D. Vogt, Nicole S. Zacharia
Ternary complexes formed in a single pot process through mixing of cationic (branched polyethylenimine, BPEI) and anionic (graphene oxide, GO, and poly(acrylic acid), PAA) aqueous solutions exhibit superior mechanical performance in comparison to binary analogs.
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Datum: 10.05.2018


Attenuation of pressure dips underneath piles of spherocylinders

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00280K, Paper
Haiyang Zhao, Xizhong An, Dazhao Gou, Bo Zhao, Runyu Yang
The discrete element method (DEM) was used to simulate the piling of rod-like (elongated sphero-cylindrical) particles, mainly focusing on the effect of particle shape on the structural and force properties of the piles.
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Datum: 10.05.2018


Charge and hydration structure of dendritic polyelectrolytes: molecular simulations of polyglycerol sulphate

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00714D, Paper
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Rohit Nikam, Xiao Xu, Matthias Ballauff, Matej Kanduc, Joachim Dzubiella
Macromolecules based on dendritic or hyperbranched polyelectrolytes have been emerging as high potential candidates for biomedical applications.
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Datum: 09.05.2018


Size-dependent penetrant diffusion in polymer glasses

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00701B, Communication
Dong Meng, Kai Zhang, Sanat K. Kumar
The universal scaling behavior of the diffusion coefficients D/T as a function of the "effective" penetrant size ([sigma]s - [sigma]c)/([small alpha] - [small alpha]0).
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Datum: 09.05.2018


An anionic shell shields a cationic core allowing for uptake and release of polyelectrolytes within core-shell responsive microgels

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00397A, Paper
Arjan P. H. Gelissen, Andrea Scotti, Sarah K. Turnhoff, Corinna Janssen, Aurel Radulescu, Andrij Pich, Andrey A. Rudov, Igor I. Potemkin, Walter Richtering
MD-simulations and experimental investigations on uptake and release of anionic polyelectrolytes by cationic microgels surrounded by a soft anionic shell.
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Datum: 09.05.2018


Mixing and demixing of binary mixtures of polar chiral active particles

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00444G, Paper
Bao-quan Ai, Zhi-gang Shao, Wei-rong Zhong
We study a binary mixture of polar chiral (counterclockwise or clockwise) active particles in a two-dimensional box with periodic boundary conditions.
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Datum: 08.05.2018


Langevin equations for the run-and-tumble of swimming bacteria

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3945-3954
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00252E, Paper
G. Fier, D. Hansmann, R. C. Buceta
The run and tumble motions of a swimming bacterium are well characterized by two stochastic variables: the speed v(t) and the change of direction or deflection x(t) = cos [small phi](t), where [small phi](t) is the turning angle at time t.
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Datum: 08.05.2018


Phase separation in mixed polymer brushes on nanoparticle surfaces enables the generation of anisotropic nanoarchitectures

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00545A, Paper
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Christian Rossner, Qiyun Tang, Marcus Muller, Gerald Kothleitner
Anisotropic nanoparticle arrangements formed via phase separation in mixed polymer brushes and site-specific functionalization are studied by experiment and simulation.
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Datum: 08.05.2018


Growth dynamics of surface nanodroplets during solvent exchange at varying flow rates

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00705E, Paper
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Brendan Dyett, Akihito Kiyama, Maaike Rump, Yoshiyuki Tagawa, Detlef Lohse, Xuehua Zhang
Solvent exchange is a simple solution-based process to produce surface nanodroplets over a large area.
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Datum: 07.05.2018


Shear-density coupling for a compressible single-component yield-stress fluid

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00495A, Paper
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Markus Gross, Fathollah Varnik
Flow behavior of a single-component yield stress fluid is addressed on the hydrodynamic level. The figure shows the growth direction (arrows) and magnitude (color scale) of the most unstable mode. The white area corresponds to the stable regime.
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Datum: 07.05.2018


Orientational ordering of closely packed Janus particles

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3919-3928
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00622A, Paper
Kota Mitsumoto, Hajime Yoshino
We study the orientational ordering of 2-dimensional closely packed Janus particles by extensive Monte Carlo simulations.
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Datum: 04.05.2018


Against the rules: pressure induced transition from high to reduced order

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3978-3986
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00212F, Paper
Frederik Neuhaus, Dennis Mueller, Radu Tanasescu, Cristina Stefaniu, Pierre-Leonard Zaffalon, Sandor Balog, Takashi Ishikawa, Renate Reiter, Gerald Brezesinski, Andreas Zumbuehl
Envisioning the next generation of drug delivery nanocontainers requires more in-depth information on the fundamental physical forces at play in bilayer membranes.
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Datum: 03.05.2018


Flexible h-BN foam sheets for multifunctional electronic packaging materials with ultrahigh thermostability

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4204-4212
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00521D, Paper
Deul Kim, Artavazd Kirakosyan, Jae Woong Lee, Jong-Ryul Jeong, Jihoon Choi
Flexible and robust h-BN foam sheets with a three-dimensional network structure exhibit a much enhanced thermal conductivity as well as thermo-stability at high temperature.
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Datum: 03.05.2018


Deswelling behaviour of ionic microgel particles from low to ultra-high densities

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4150-4159
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00390D, Paper
Sofi Nojd, Peter Holmqvist, Niels Boon, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Priti S. Mohanty, Ralf Schweins, Peter Schurtenberger
The swelling of ionic microgel particles is measured at a wide range of concentrations using a combination of light, X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. Theoretical modeling as well as simulations are used to interpret the data.
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Datum: 02.05.2018


Metachronal motion of artificial magnetic cilia

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3689-3693
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00549D, Communication
Srinivas Hanasoge, Peter J. Hesketh, Alexander Alexeev
Bio-mimetic metachronal motion can be created in arrays of artificial magnetic cilia actuated by a rotating magnetic field.
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Datum: 02.05.2018


Synchronization of self-propelled soft pendulums

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3791-3798
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00517F, Paper
Satoshi Nakata, Katsuhiko Kayahara, Masakazu Kuze, Elliott Ginder, Masaharu Nagayama, Hiraku Nishimori
We investigated self-propelled motions of thin filaments atop water, where we focused on understanding pendulum-type oscillations and synchronization.
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Datum: 02.05.2018


High-strain slide-ring shape-memory polycaprolactone-based polyurethane

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00570B, Paper
Ruiqing Wu, Jingjuan Lai, Yi Pan, Zhaohui Zheng, Xiaobin Ding
To enable shape-memory polymer networks to achieve recoverable high deformability with a simultaneous high shape-fixity ratio and shape-recovery ratio, novel semi-crystalline slide-ring shape-memory polycaprolactone-based polyurethane (SR-SMPCLU) with movable net-points constructed by a topologically interlocked slide-ring structure was designed and fabricated.
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Datum: 02.05.2018


Hunting mermaids in real space: known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4020-4028
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00400E, Review Article
C. Patrick Royall
We review efforts to realise so-called mermaid (or short-ranged attraction/long ranged repulsion) interactions in 3d real space.
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Datum: 02.05.2018


Separately enhanced dual emissions of the amphiphilic derivative of 2-(2[prime or minute]-hydroxylphenyl) benzothiazole by supramolecular complexation

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00552D, Paper
Chengfeng Wu, Yingzhi Jin, Dahua Li, Lan Ding, Yuzhi Xing, Kaicheng Zhang, Bo Song
Separately enhanced dual emissions of the amphiphilic derivative of 2-(2[prime or minute]-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole were realized by supramolecular complexations with [small alpha]-CD and [small beta]-CD.
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Datum: 01.05.2018


Compositional ripening of particle-stabilized drops in a three-liquid system

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3783-3790
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02502E, Paper
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Javier Otero, Steven Meeker, Paul S. Clegg
A composition gradient between drops drives diffusion between them and the spontaneous formation of droplets which gel in the surrounding bath.
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Datum: 01.05.2018


From jamming to collective cell migration through a boundary induced transition

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3774-3782
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00128F, Paper
Oleksandr Chepizhko, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Chiara Malinverno, Costanza Giampietro, Giorgio Scita, Stefano Zapperi, Caterina A. M. La Porta
By combining simulations and experiments, Chepizhko et al. show that jammed cellular layers rapidly revert into a flowing state after a wound.
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Datum: 01.05.2018


Coacervation of dynamic covalent surfactants with polyacrylamides: properties and applications

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4178-4184
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00773J, Paper
Weiwei Zhao, Hua Wang, Yilin Wang
Coacervation of cationic dynamic covalent surfactants with polyacrylamides and their application in extracting and releasing anionic dyes in water.
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Datum: 01.05.2018


Adhesion of like-charged lipid vesicles induced by rod-like counterions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3935-3944
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00559A, Paper
Guilherme Volpe Bossa, Tereza Pereira de Souza, Sylvio May
A molecular-level theoretical model for the adhesion of charged lipid vesicles induced by rod-like counterions is proposed and analyzed.
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Datum: 30.04.2018


Glassy worm-like micelles in solvent and shear mediated shape transitions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4194-4203
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00080H, Paper
Kaushik Chakraborty, Kandaswamy Vijayan, Andre E. X. Brown, Dennis E. Discher, Sharon M. Loverde
Solvent effect on the shape of worm-like glassy micelles as characterized both experimentally and with simulation.
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Datum: 30.04.2018


Influence of dielectric inhomogeneities on the structure of charged nanoparticles in neutral polymer solutions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3748-3759
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00298C, Paper
Rituparna Samanta, Venkat Ganesan
Quantifying the influence of dielectric inhomogeneity on the structure of multiple-charged nanoparticles in uncharged polymer solutions.
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Datum: 27.04.2018


Restructuring of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)/tannic acid multilayers into fibers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3849-3857
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00381E, Paper
E. Beruhil Adatoz, S. Hendessi, C. W. Ow-Yang, A. L. Demirel
Free floating PEOX/TA multilayer sheet restructures into pH-responsive fibers of hydrogen-bonded PEOX and TA molecules in pH3 phosphate buffer.
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Datum: 26.04.2018


Insights into the thermal phase transition behavior of a gemini dicationic polyelectrolyte in aqueous solution

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00598B, Paper
Yingna Zhang, Hui Tang, Peiyi Wu
Schematic illustration of the phase transition mechanism of P[SS-P2] aqueous solutions.
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Electrostatic interactions in soft particle systems: mesoscale simulations of ionic liquids

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00387D, Paper
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Yong-Lei Wang, You-Liang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen
Computer simulations provide a unique insight into the microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamic behavior responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids.
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Electrolyte solutions at heterogeneously charged substrates

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4126-4140
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00497H, Paper
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Maximilian Mu[German sz ligature}otter, Markus Bier, S. Dietrich
Fluid density profiles sensitively depend on the type of interaction and on the lateral structure and distribution of interaction sites.
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Strong-coupling theory of counterions between symmetrically charged walls: from crystal to fluid phases

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4040-4052
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00571K, Paper
Ladislav Samaj, Martin Trulsson, Emmanuel Trizac
We study thermal equilibrium of classical pointlike counterions confined between symmetrically charged walls at distance d.
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Nanoparticle adsorption dynamics at fluid interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3818-3828
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00273H, Paper
Xiaoqing Hua, Joelle Frechette, Michael A. Bevan
Measurements and models of nanoparticle adsorption dynamics at fluid interfaces are used to understand how transport and interactions together determine dynamic interfacial properties.
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Datum: 24.04.2018


Mechanical characterization and modeling of sponge-reinforced hydrogel composites under compression

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00678D, Paper
Lei Wu, Guoyong Mao, Guodong Nian, Yuhai Xiang, Jin Qian, Shaoxing Qu
A model is proposed to predict the compressive moduli of sponge-reinforced hydrogel composites validated by experiments and numerical simulations.
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Datum: 24.04.2018


Phase behaviour and applications of a binary liquid mixture of methanol and a thermotropic liquid crystal

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00327K, Paper
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Luis A. Serrano, Maximiliano J. Fornerod, Ye Yang, Simon Gaisford, Francesco Stellacci, Stefan Guldin
We report on the phase behaviour of methanol (MeOH) and the thermotropic liquid crystal 4-cyano-4[prime or minute]-pentylbiphenyl (5CB) and study novel routes for the extraction of target compounds.
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Capillary-driven binding of thin triangular prisms at fluid interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3902-3918
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00271A, Paper
Joseph A. Ferrar, Deshpreet Singh Bedi, Shangnan Zhou, Peijun Zhu, Xiaoming Mao, Michael J. Solomon
Thin, triangular prisms self-assemble into open networks via capillary interactions at flat air-water interfaces.
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Electric field mediated elastic contact lithography of thin viscoelastic films for miniaturized and multiscale patterns

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3963-3977
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00428E, Paper
Abir Ghosh, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ashutosh Sharma
Combination of elastic contact lithography (ECL) and electric field lithography (EFL) have shown significant potential to develop higher aspect ratio large-area micro-/nanopatterns on polymeric surfaces.
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Molecular dynamics simulation of charged colloids confined between hard walls: pre-melting and pre-freezing across the BCC-fluid coexistence

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4141-4149
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00398J, Paper
Mojtaba Eshraghi, Jurgen Horbach
Computer simulations of hard-core Yukawa systems confined between hard walls reveal pre-melting and pre-freezing transitions across the BCC-fluid coexistence.
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Datum: 20.04.2018


Ionic liquid mediated micelle to vesicle transition of a cationic gemini surfactant: a spectroscopic investigation

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4185-4193
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02241G, Paper
Sonali Mondal, Animesh Pan, Animesh Patra, Rajib Kumar Mitra, Soumen Ghosh
In this contribution, we have examined a composition dependent self aggregated structural modification of a catanionic mixture of the surface active ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium octyl sulphate and a cationic gemini surfactant (14-5-14) in aqueous medium.
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Study on influencing factors of Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydroxyapatite nanoparticles with nonionic surfactants

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3889-3901
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00241J, Paper
Na Song, Ai-juan Wang, Jun-ming Li, Zhuo Zhu, Huijun Shi, Xiao-long Ma, Dejun Sun
Varied properties of Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydroxyapatite nanoparticles with nonionic surfactant sorbitan monooleate as well as their corresponding composite morphologies.
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Study of the thixotropic behaviors of ferrofluids

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3858-3869
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00478A, Paper
Zhenkun Li, Decai Li, Yibiao Chen, Hongchao Cui
Ferrofluids exhibit significant thixotropic behaviors under a magnetic field, which are induced by the presence and evolution of different microstructures.
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Single particle states of colloidal particles in 2D periodic potentials

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3684-3688
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00326B, Communication
E. Sarmiento-Gomez, J. A. Rivera-Moran, J. L. Arauz-Lara
Colloidal particles when subjected to a periodic array of potential wells are observed to adopt discrete stable configurations depending on the particle size/array wavelength ratio.
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Free-standing three-dimensional hollow bacterial cellulose structures with controlled geometry via patterned superhydrophobic-hydrophilic surfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3955-3962
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00112J, Paper
Anna Laromaine, Tina Tronser, Ivana Pini, Sebastia Parets, Pavel A. Levkin, Anna Roig
Biosynthesis of multiple shapes of 3D self-standing BC structures in a static one-step process to fabricate advanced materials.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Anomalous toluene transport in model segmented polyurethane-urea/clay nanocomposites

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3870-3881
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02202F, Paper
Sangram K. Rath, Jitendra Bahadur, Himanshu S. Panda, Debasis Sen, T. Umasankar Patro, Praveen S., Manornajan Patri, Devang V. Khakhar
The kinetics of liquid solvent sorption in polymeric systems and their nanocomposites often deviate from normal Fickian behaviour.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Overcharging and reentrant condensation of thermoresponsive ionic microgels

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4110-4125
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02357J, Paper
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Domenico Truzzolillo, Simona Sennato, Stefano Sarti, Stefano Casciardi, Chiara Bazzoni, Federico Bordi
We investigated the complexation of thermoresponsive anionic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNiPAM) microgels and cationic ε-polylysine chains. We show that the volume phase transition of the microgels triggers polyion adsorption and gives rise to a thermosensitive microgel overcharging and reentrant condensation.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Probing nano-scale viscoelastic response in air and in liquid with dynamic atomic force microscopy

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3998-4006
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00149A, Paper
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Federica Crippa, Per-Anders Thoren, Daniel Forchheimer, Riccardo Borgani, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Alke Petri-Fink, David B. Haviland
We perform a comparative study of dynamic force measurements using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) on the same soft polymer blend samples in both air and liquid environments.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


A three-dimensional transient mixed hybrid finite element model for superabsorbent polymers with strain-dependent permeability

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3834-3848
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01587A, Paper
Cong Yu, Kamyar Malakpoor, Jacques M. Huyghe
A hydrogel is a cross-linked polymer network with water as solvent. Industrially widely used superabsorbent polymers (SAP) are partially neutralized sodium polyacrylate hydrogels.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Rotation of a floating hydrophobic disk: influence of line tension

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3829-3833
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00309B, Paper
Janine Emile, Herve Tabuteau, Olivier Emile
Orbital angular momentum transfer from laser light to a floating disk: influence of drag coefficient and line tension.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Gelation of patchy ligand shell nanoparticles decorated by liquid-crystalline ligands: computer simulation study

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3799-3810
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00356D, Paper
Jaroslav M. Ilnytskyi, Arsen Slyusarchuk, Stefan Sokolowski
We consider the coarse-grained modelling of patchy ligand shell nanoparticles with liquid crystalline ligands.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Many-body interactions between charged particles in a polymer solution: the protein regime

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4064-4073
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00471D, Paper
Haiqiang Wang, Jan Forsman, Clifford E. Woodward
We study the phase behavior of charged particles in electrolyte solutions wherein non-adsorbing polymers are added to provide an attractive depletion interaction.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Liquid marble coalescence via vertical collision

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4160-4168
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00121A, Paper
Jing Jin, Chin Hong Ooi, Dzung Viet Dao, Nam-Trung Nguyen
We determined the critical condition for the coalescence of two identical liquid marbles through collision.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Liquid interfaces with pH-switchable nanoparticle arrays

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3929-3934
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00583D, Paper
Sunita Srivastava, Masafumi Fukuto, Oleg Gang
DNA-nanoparticle 2D hexagonal lattice transform reversibly between an expanded state of non-connected NPs at neutral pH and a contracted state of linked NPs at acidic pH.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Processing of PVDF-based electroactive/ferroelectric films: importance of PMMA and cooling rate from the melt state on the crystallization of PVDF beta-crystals

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00268A, Paper
Alexandre De Neef, Cedric Samuel, Gregory Stoclet, Mohamed Rguiti, Christian Courtois, Philippe Dubois, Jeremie Soulestin, Jean-Marie Raquez
Low amounts of PMMA induce the polar crystalline phase of PVDF in a melt-state extrusion-calendering process and enhance the ferroelectric properties.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Probing the nanoparticle-AGO2 interaction for enhanced gene knockdown

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4169-4177
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00534F, Paper
Sonal Deshpande, Neetu Singh
RNA interference is a promising technology for treatment of various diseases. Here, we systematically probe the effect of steric hindrance of nanoparticles on the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC) interaction, by modulating two parameters, the nanoparticle size and hardness.
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Datum: 13.04.2018


Highly porous layers of silica nanospheres sintered by drying: scaling up of the elastic properties of the beads to the macroscopic mechanical properties

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3987-3997
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02443F, Paper
Arnaud Lesaine, Daniel Bonamy, Georges Gauthier, Cindy L. Rountree, Veronique Lazarus
Homogenization schemes based on continuum mechanics provide the elastic properties of dried colloidal layers (using no fitting parameter), yet inter-grain adhesion becomes relevant at higher porosities.
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Datum: 13.04.2018


Ionic structure around polarizable metal nanoparticles in aqueous electrolytes

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4053-4063
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00399H, Paper
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Bendix Petersen, Rafael Roa, Joachim Dzubiella, Matej Kanduc
The high polarizability of neutral metal nanoparticles dictates their electrostatic character in electrolyte solutions.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Making strong polyelectrolyte brushes pH-sensitive by incorporation of gold nanoparticles

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4029-4039
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00411K, Paper
D. Boyaciyan, P. Krause, R. von Klitzing
Incorporation of pH-sensitive gold nanoparticles in an inert polymer brush triggers a pH-sensitive response.
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Datum: 27.03.2018


Clustering and assembly dynamics of a one-dimensional microphase former

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4101-4109
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00315G, Paper
Yi Hu, Patrick Charbonneau
We consider a one-dimensional model of short range attraction and long range repulsion interactions whose simplicity enables detailed analysis.
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Datum: 12.03.2018


Monte Carlo simulations of weak polyelectrolyte microgels: pH-dependence of conformation and ionization

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4087-4100
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02528A, Paper
C. Hofzumahaus, P. Hebbeker, S. Schneider
A Monte Carlo study of the pH-dependent ionization and swelling behavior of weak polyelectrolyte microgels.
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Datum: 26.02.2018


A bead-spring chain as a one-dimensional polyelectrolyte gel

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4074-4080
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00156A, Paper
Gerald S. Manning
The physical principles underlying expansion of a single-chain polyelectrolyte coil caused by Coulomb repulsions among its ionized groups, and the expansion of a cross-linked polyelectrolyte gel, are probably the same.
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Datum: 22.02.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,4081-4086
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00226F, Paper
Amin Bakhshandeh, Alexandre P. dos Santos, Yan Levin
We present a method to efficiently simulate nano-patterned charged surfaces inside an electrolyte solution.
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Datum: 19.02.2018


 


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