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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



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

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Yield of reversible colloidal gels during flow startup: Release from kinetic arrest

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00109J, Paper
Lilian C Johnson, Benjamin J. Landrum, Roseanna Zia
Yield of colloidal gels during startup of shear flow is characterized by an overshoot in shear stress that accompanies changes in network structure. Prior studies of yield of reversible colloidal...
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Insights Into the Thermal Phase Transition Behavior of A Gemini Dicationic Polyelectrolyte in Aqueous Solution

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00598B, Paper
Yingna Zhang, Hui Tang, Peiyi Wu
Thermal-induced phase transition behavior of a LCST-type poly (ionic liquid) (PIL) aqueous solution with gemini-cationic structure, poly [(1, 8-octanediyl-bis(tri-n-butylphosphonium) 4-styrene sulfonate] (P[SS-P2]), was investigated in this paper. Based on the...
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Electrolyte solutions at heterogeneously charged substrates

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Electrostatic Interactions in Soft Particle Systems: Mesoscale Simulations of Ionic Liquids

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00387D, Paper
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Yonglei Wang, Youliang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen
Computer simulations provide a unique insight into microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamical behavior, responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids. Due to the sluggish and heterogeneous dynamics...
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Datum: 25.04.2018


Nanoparticle Adsorption Dynamics at Fluid Interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00273H, Paper
Xiaoqing Hua, Joelle Frechette, Michael A. Bevan
Understanding the dynamic adsorption of nanoparticles (NPs) at fluid interfaces is important for stabilizing emulsions and for the preparation of 2D NPs-based materials. Here we show that the Ward-Tordai equations...
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Datum: 24.04.2018


Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Sponge-Reinforced Hydrogel Composites under Compression

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00678D, Paper
Lei Wu, Guoyong Mao, Guodong Nian, Yuhai Xiang, Jin Qian, Shaoxing Qu
Loading-bearing applications of hydrogels call for materials with excellent mechanical properties. Despite the considerable progress in developing tough hydrogels, high-performance hydrogels are still required to be prepared using simple strategies....
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Datum: 24.04.2018


Foam Flow in a Model Porous Medium : II. The Effect of Trapped Gas

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02458D, Paper
Sian Jones, Nicole Getrouw, Sebastien Vincent-Bonnieu
Gas trapping is an important mechanism in both Water or Surfactant Alternating Gas (WAG/SAG) and foam injection processes in porous media. Foams for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) can increase sweep...
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Nematic colloidal knots in topological environments

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00539G, Paper
S. Masoomeh Hashemi, Miha Ravnik
The role of environment in shaping the material properties is of great significance, but less is known about how nontrivial topology of the environment couple to the material states which...
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Convection inside a condensing and evaporating droplet of aqueous solution

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00205C, Paper
Tapan Kumar Pradhan, Pradipta Kumar Panigrahi
We experimentally study the fluid convection inside a condensing droplet of aqueous NaCl solution and compare with that of an evaporating droplet. The droplets are sandwiched between two horizontal hydrophobic...
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Anatomy of triply-periodic network assemblies: characterizing skeletal and inter-domain surface geometry of block copolymer gyroids

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00078F, Paper
Ishan Prasad, Hiroshi Jinnai, Rong-Ming Ho, Edwin L. Thomas, Gregory M. Grason
Mesogeometric anatomy - 2D inter-material surfaces and 1D skeletons - extracted from triply-periodic, double-gyroid network assembled from triblock copolymers.
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Datum: 23.04.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00327K, Paper
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Luis Antonio Serrano Gonzalez, Maximiliano Jesus Jesus Jara Fornerod, Ye Yang, Simon Gaisford, Francesco Stellacci, Stefan Guldin
Herein, we report on the phase behaviour of a binary liquid mixture composed of methanol (MeOH) and the thermotropic liquid crystal 4-Cyano-4'-pentylbiphenyl (5CB). The corresponding phase diagram combines features of...
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Datum: 23.04.2018


Capillary-driven binding of thin triangular prisms at fluid interfaces

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00271A, Paper
Joseph A Ferrar, Desphreet S Bedi, Shangnan Zhou, Peijun Zhu, Xiaoming Mao, Michael J Solomon
We observe capillary-driven binding between thin, equilateral triangular prisms at a flat air-water interface. The edge length of the equilateral triangle face is 120 [small mu ]m, and the thickness of the...
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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, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00428E, Paper
Abir Ghosh, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ashutosh Sharma
Elastic contact lithography (ECL) and electric field lithography (EFL) both have shown significant potential to develop large-area micropatterns on the polymeric surfaces. Presently, the major challenges associated with these processes...
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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, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00398J, Paper
Mojtaba Eshraghi, Juergen Horbach
Molecular Dynamics (MD) computer simulations are used to study the structure of hard-core Yukawa systems confined between two parallel hard walls. States around the coexistence between a fluid and a...
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Datum: 20.04.2018


Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Nanorods on a Microsphere via Electrostatic Interactions

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00062J, Paper
Liuyang Zhang, Lu Zhu, Steven R. Larson, Yiping Zhao, Xianqiao Wang
Combining coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and experiments, a systematic study on both the dynamics and equilibrium behavior of the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of charged nanorods (NRs) onto a charged microsphere...
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Datum: 19.04.2018


Single particle states of colloidal particles in 2D periodical potentials

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00326B, Communication
Erick Sarmiento-Gomez, Alejandro Rivera-Moran, Jose Luis Arauz-Lara
Colloidal particles when subjected to a periodic array of potential wells are observed to adopt discrete stable configurations depending on the ratio particles size/array wavelength. Experimentally, the configuration states are...
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Harmonic analysis of surface instability patterns on colloidal particles

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00383A, Paper
Tero Kamarainen, Mariko Ago, Jani Seitsonen, Janne Raula, Esko I. Kauppinen, Janne Ruokolainen, Orlando J. Rojas
Spectral topographical analysis of wrinkled and crumpled colloidal particle surfaces utilizing cryo-electron tomography and spherical harmonic models.
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Datum: 18.04.2018


Study on the thixotropic behaviors of ferrofluids

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00478A, Paper
Zhenkun Li, Decai Li, Yibiao Chen, Hongchao Cui
The thixotropic behaviors of ferrofluid samples of different particle concentration were studied through different measuring method, including three interval thixotropic test and hysteresis loop test. The experimental results demonstrated that...
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Datum: 18.04.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02241G, Paper
Soumen Ghosh, Sonali Mondal, Animesh Pan, Animesh Patra, Rajib Kumar Mitra
In this contribution, we have examined a composition dependent self aggregated structural modification of a catanionic mixture of surface active ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumoctylsulphate and a cationic gemini surfactant (14-5-14)...
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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, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00241J, Paper
Na Song, Ai-juan Wang, Jun-ming Li, Zhuo Zhu, Huijun Shi, Xiao-long Ma, Dejun Sun
Emulsions were prepared using hydroxyapatite nanoparicles and nonionic surfactants sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) as emulsifiers. Effects of Span 80 concentration, emulsification time, emulsification rate, poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) concentration and...
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Datum: 18.04.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02202F, Paper
Sangram Rath, Jitendra Bahadur, Himanshu Sekhar Panda, Debasis Sen, T. Umasankar Patro, Praveen S, Manoranjan Patri, Devang V. Khakhar
The kinetics of liquid solvent sorption in polymeric systems and their nanocomposites often deviate from normal Fickian behaviour. This needs to be understood and interpreted, in terms of their underlying...
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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, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00149A, Paper
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Federica Crippa, Per-Anders Thoren, Daniel Forchheimer, Riccardo Borgani, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Alke Susanne Fink, David B. Haviland
We perform a comparative study of dynamic force measurements with the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) on the same soft polymer-blend sample in both air and liquid environments. Our quantitative analysis...
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Structure formation in soft nanocolloids: liquid-drop model

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3063-3072
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00293B, Paper
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A.-K. Doukas, C. N. Likos, P. Ziherl
Using a model where soft nanocolloids such as spherical polymer brushes and star polymers are viewed as compressible liquid drops, we theoretically explore interactions between such particles and the ordered structures that they form.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Newtonian to non-newtonian fluid transition of a model transient network

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00373D, Paper
Giovanni Nava, Tie Yang, Valerio Vitali, Paolo Minzioni, Ilaria Cristiani, Francesca Bragheri, Roberto Osellame, Lucas Bethge, Sven Klussmann, Elvezia Maria Paraboschi, Rosanna Asselta, Tommaso Bellini
By using a model DNA hydrogel we show that the onset of non-Newtonian behavior can be fully understood on the basis of the connectivity of the network and the bond energy.
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Datum: 17.04.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00112J, Paper
Anna Laromaine, Tina Tronser, Ivana Pni, Sebastia Parets, Pavel A. Levkin, Anna Roig
Bacteria can produce cellulose, one of the most abundant biopolymer on earth, and it emerges as an interesting candidate to fabricate advanced materials. Cellulose produced by Komagataeibacter Xylinus a bacterial...
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Datum: 17.04.2018


Liquid marble coalescence via vertical collision

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Rheological behavior and mechanism of pH-responsive wormlike micelle variations induced by isomers of phthalic acid

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00467F, Paper
Wanli Kang, Yilu Zhao, Pengxiang Wang, Zhe Li, Xiaoyu Hou, Zitong Huang, Hongbin Yang
Responsive wormlike micelles (WLMs) constructed by different carboxylic acids are fascinating.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Engineered interaction between short elastin-like peptides and perfluorinated sulfonic-acid ionomer

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00351C, Paper
Zihang Su, Nuttanit Pramounmat, Skylar T. Watson, Julie N. Renner
Controlled attachment of an ionomer thin-film can be facilitated by a short elastin-like peptide monolayer on gold.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Percolation of functionalized colloids on patterned substrates

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00406D, Paper
Lucas L. Treffenstadt, Nuno A. M. Araujo, Daniel de las Heras
A patterned substrate induces reentrant percolation in a model system of patchy colloids.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00255J, Paper
Rafael D. Schulman, John F. Niven, Michiel A. Hack, Christian DiMaria, Kari Dalnoki-Veress
Dewetting of liquid films capped by thin elastomeric boundaries can form round and square holes.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Fatigue fracture of nearly elastic hydrogels

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00460A, Paper
Enrui Zhang, Ruobing Bai, Xavier P. Morelle, Zhigang Suo
Fatigue fracture of polyacrylamide hydrogels of various water contents is studied both experimentally and theoretically.
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Datum: 16.04.2018


Highly deformable hydrogels constructed by pH-triggered polyacid nanoparticle disassembly in aqueous dispersions

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00325D, Paper
Wenkai Wang, Dongdong Lu, Mingning Zhu, Jennifer M. Saunders, Amir H. Milani, Steven P. Armes, Brian R. Saunders
We study remarkably deformable and resilient pH-responsive hydrogels constructed using crosslinker-free polymer nanoparticles as the only gel building blocks in the absence of added small molecule monomers.
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Datum: 13.04.2018


A novel pillar[5]arene-based supramolecular organic framework gel to achieve an ultrasensitive response by introducing the competition of cation[three dots, centered][small pi] and [small pi][three dots, centered][small pi] interactions

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00426A, Paper
You-Ming Zhang, Yong-Fu Li, Kai-Peng Zhong, Wen-Juan Qu, Xiao-Peng Chen, Hong Yao, Tai-Bao Wei, Qi Lin
A novel pillar[5]arene-based SOF gel (SOF-AMP-G) show ultrasensitive response for ions through the competition of cation[three dots, centered][small pi] and [small pi][three dots, centered][small pi] interactions.
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Datum: 13.04.2018


Probing the nanoparticle-AGO2 interaction for enhanced gene knockdown

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Flocking transitions in confluent tissues

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00126J, Paper
Fabio Giavazzi, Matteo Paoluzzi, Marta Macchi, Dapeng Bi, Giorgio Scita, M. Lisa Manning, Roberto Cerbino, M. Cristina Marchetti
Cell-cell aligning interactions promote collective directed migration and impact on structure and dynamics of dense tissues.
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Datum: 12.04.2018


Effects of surface roughness on the self-diffusion dynamics of a single polymer

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02505J, Paper
Jiaxiang Li, Mingming Ding, Ran Zhang, Tongfei Shi
We employ molecular dynamics simulations to simulate the diffusion dynamics of a single polymer adsorbed on surfaces with different roughnesses, which are characterized by the separation distance between obstacles and the height of obstacles.
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Datum: 12.04.2018


Facilitated polymer capture by charge inverted electroosmotic flow in voltage-driven polymer translocation

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00620B, Paper
Sahin Buyukdagli
The optimal functioning of nanopore-based sequencing tools necessitates rapid polymer capture by anionic membrane pores. This goal can be achieved by polyvalent cation addition that inverts the direction of the electroosmotic flow. The inverted flow drags the polymer in the trans direction and speeds up its capture by the nanopore.
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Datum: 12.04.2018


Negative normal stress differences N1-N2 in a low concentration capillary suspension

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00305J, Paper
Irene Natalia, Nicole Zeiler, Moritz Wei[German sz ligature}, Erin Koos
Negative normal stress differences are reported in capillary suspensions, i.e. particle suspensions in a two-fluid system that creates strong capillary attraction, at a solid concentration of 25%. This volume fraction has heretofore been too low to show such normal stress differences.
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Datum: 12.04.2018


Synchronization in pairs of rotating active biomotors

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3073-3077
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00022K, Paper
Neus Oliver, Christina Alpmann, Alvaro Barroso, Lena Dewenter, Mike Woerdemann, Cornelia Denz
The emergence of synchronization between pairs of rotating bacteria is investigated as a function of the coupling strength, i.e. separation distance.
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Datum: 11.04.2018


Determining electrospun morphology from the properties of protein-polymer solutions

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02203D, Paper
Hao Zhang, Shixia Xi, Yingchun Han, Lunyang Liu, Bo Dong, Zhijie Zhang, Quan Chen, Weihong Min, Qingrong Huang, Yunqi Li, Jingsheng Liu
Integrating natural macromolecules, e.g. proteins, is a progressive trend in the fabrication of biocompatible sub-micrometer fibers with tunable diameters using the electrospinning technique.
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Datum: 11.04.2018


Modeling the free-radical polymerization of hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA): a molecular dynamics and graph theory approach

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00451J, Paper
Ariana Torres-Knoop, Ivan Kryven, Verena Schamboeck, Piet D. Iedema
The combination of molecular dynamics simulations and graph theory tools provides important insight into polymerization processes.
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Datum: 11.04.2018


Soft electrodes combining hydrogel and liquid metal

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00337H, Paper
Tim Shay, Orlin D. Velev, Michael D. Dickey
Liquid metals interfaced with hydrogels create soft, deformable electrodes for emerging wearable devices and soft robotics. This paper quantifies and tunes the impedance of this interface for use in ECG electrodes.
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Datum: 11.04.2018


Ionic structure around polarizable metal nanoparticles in aqueous electrolytes

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Magnetically driven omnidirectional artificial microswimmers

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00230D, Paper
Mojca Vilfan, Natan Osterman, Andrej Vilfan
We created two new types of magnetic microswimmers that can move through circular microchannels without changing the driving field sequence.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


No unjamming transition in a Voronoi model of biological tissue

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02127E, Paper
Daniel M. Sussman, Matthias Merkel
Vertex models are a popular choice for studying rigidity transitions in dense biological tissues. We show that only some of the models exhibit an athermal unjamming transition, and demonstrate that the existence of such transitions can generally be predicted by constraint counting arguments.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


An interplay of electrostatic and excluded volume interactions in the conformational behavior of a dipolar chain: theory and computer simulations

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00346G, Communication
Yu. D. Gordievskaya, Yu. A. Budkov, E. Yu. Kramarenko
The effect of an interplay between electrostatic and excluded volume interactions on the conformational behavior of a dipolar chain has been studied theoretically and by means of molecular dynamics simulations.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Rheological characterization of dynamic remodeling of the pericellular region by human mesenchymal stem cell-secreted enzymes in well-defined synthetic hydrogel scaffolds

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3078-3089
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00408K, Paper
Maryam Daviran, Sarah M. Longwill, Jonah F. Casella, Kelly M. Schultz
We characterize dynamic pericellular re-engineering by human mesenchymal stem cell secreted enzymes in well-defined hydrogels using multiple particle tracking microrheology.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Thermal glass transition beyond kinetics of a non-crystallizable glass-former

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02359F, Paper
Martine Philipp, Christophe Nies, Martin Ostermeyer, Wulff Possart, Jan K. Kruger
Simultaneous access to thermodynamics and dynamics of glass-forming poly(vinylacetate) via static and dynamic thermal expansion.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Do hydrodynamic interactions affect the swim pressure?

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00197A, Paper
Eric W. Burkholder, John F. Brady
We generalize the active Brownian particle model to account for hydrodynamic interactions.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Dual Marangoni effects and detection of traces of surfactants

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00266E, Paper
M. Arangalage, X. Li, F. Lequeux, L. Talini
Tunable Marangoni flows resulting from an evaporating droplet above a liquid surface allow for the detection of traces of surfactants.
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Datum: 10.04.2018


Towards optimised drug delivery: structure and composition of testosterone enanthate in sodium dodecyl sulfate monolayers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3135-3150
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01893B, Paper
Yussif Saaka, Daniel T. Allen, Yuvared Luangwitchajaroen, Yanan Shao, Richard A. Campbell, Christian D. Lorenz, M. Jayne Lawrence
Specular neutron reflectivity and molecular dynamic simulations have been used to study the interfacial structure and composition of monolayers of SDS containing a low-dose, poorly soluble drug, testosterone enanthate.
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Datum: 06.04.2018


Non-equilibrium phase transition in a model for supercoiling-dependent DNA transcription

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02452E, Paper
A. Bentivoglio, M. Ancona, C. A. Brackley, G. Gonnella, D. Marenduzzo
We study a variant of a recently proposed non-equilibrium stochastic model for supercoiling-dependent transcription in DNA.
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Datum: 05.04.2018


Drop spreading and gelation of thermoresponsive polymers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3096-3104
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02540H, Paper
R. de Ruiter, L. Royon, J. H. Snoeijer, P. Brunet
Spreading and solidification of liquid droplets are elementary processes of relevance for additive manufacturing. With simple drop spreading experiments of a thermoresponsive polymer solution, we found that the final shape is ruled by the difference between the substrate temperature and the gelation temperature. Unexpectedly, spreading also stops below the gelation temperature, due to an increase in polymer concentration induced by evaporation near the contact line.
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Datum: 04.04.2018


Sonocrystallization of poly(3-hexylthiophene) in a marginal solvent

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00142A, Paper
Xuan Zhang, Ying Liu, Xuyan Ma, Haoyun Deng, Yue Zheng, Fengquan Liu, Jianjun Zhou, Lin Li, Hong Huo
The application of ultrasonication to P3HT in anisole can dramatically affect the crystallization of P3HT.
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Datum: 04.04.2018


Improved tunable range of the field-induced storage modulus by using flower-like particles as the active phase of magnetorheological elastomers

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00359A, Paper
Yu Tong, Xufeng Dong, Min Qi
The interfacial bond strength and field-induced storage modulus of magnetorheological elastomers can be enhanced by using flower-like active particles.
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Datum: 03.04.2018


Self-assembly of model short triblock amphiphiles in dilute solution

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3171-3181
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00096D, Paper
G. Zaldivar, M. B. Samad, M. Conda-Sheridan, M. Tagliazucchi
We present a molecular theory to study the morphology diagrams of short diblock and triblock amphiphiles in dilute solution.
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Datum: 03.04.2018


Shell-corona microgels from double interpenetrating networks

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2777-2781
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00170G, Communication
Vladimir Yu. Rudyak, Alexey A. Gavrilov, Elena Yu. Kozhunova, Alexander V. Chertovich
Polymer microgels with a dense outer shell offer outstanding features as universal carriers for different guest molecules.
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Datum: 03.04.2018


Growth of Au and ZnS nanostructures via engineered peptide and M13 bacteriophage templates

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2996-3002
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00090E, Communication
Sungwook Chung, Woo-Jae Chung, Debin Wang, Seung-Wuk Lee, James J. De Yoreo
Directed nucleation of Au and ZnS nanopatterns is performed on templates comprised of functional peptides and M13 bacteriophage.
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Datum: 03.04.2018


Polyelectrolyte complex films influence the formation of polycrystalline micro-structures

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3164-3170
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02466E, Paper
Elias Nakouzi, Hadi M. Fares, Joseph B. Schlenoff, Oliver Steinbock
Biomorphs are life-like, inorganic microshapes of hierarchically ordered nanoparticles and their growth can be controlled by the use of tunable polyelectrolyte complex films.
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Datum: 03.04.2018


Boolean-chemotaxis of logibots deciphering the motions of self-propelling microorganisms

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3182-3191
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00132D, Paper
Tamanna Bhuyan, Mitradip Bhattacharjee, Amit Kumar Singh, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay
Self-propelling logibots for AND, NAND, NOT, OR, NOR, and NIMPLY gates emulating chemotaxis of microorganisms.
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Datum: 30.03.2018


Guiding 3D cell migration in deformed synthetic hydrogel microstructures

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2816-2826
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00018B, Paper
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Miriam Dietrich, Hugo Le Roy, David B. Bruckner, Hanna Engelke, Roman Zantl, Joachim O. Radler, Chase P. Broedersz
In this study we combine experiments and theoretical modelling to analyse the anisotropic migration response of cells to external strain.
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Datum: 29.03.2018


Dynamics of liquid crystalline phase transition in sedimenting platelet-like particles

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3049-3056
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00254A, Paper
Jize Sui, Yiming Ding, Masao Doi
When a suspension of platelet-like particles sediment in a closed container, the particles undergo isotropic-nematic phase transition (I-N transition), and there appears a clear interface between the isotropic phase and the nematic phase.
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Datum: 29.03.2018


Antimicrobial action of the cationic peptide, chrysophsin-3: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics study

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2796-2807
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02152F, Paper
Open Access Open Access
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Andrea Catte, Mark R. Wilson, Martin Walker, Vasily S. Oganesyan
Antimicrobial action of a cationic peptide is modelled by large scale MD simulations.
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Datum: 29.03.2018


Intensely phosphorescent block copolymer micelles containing gold(I) complexes

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00314A, Paper
Pingxia Guo, Qun He, Chen Wang, Zaili Hou, Bingran Yu, Weifeng Bu
Micellization of anionic block copolymers with cationic gold(I) complexes induces remarkable phosphorescence enhancement in solution. The extent of the luminescence enhancement increases with increasing molecular weight of the anionic block.
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Datum: 28.03.2018


A coarse grained molecular dynamics simulation study on the structural properties of carbon nanotube-dendrimer composites

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3151-3163
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00253C, Paper
Sajjad Kavyani, Mitra Dadvar, Hamid Modarress, Sepideh Amjad-Iranagh
By coarse grained molecular dynamics, the effect of the size and hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties of the interior/exterior structures of the dendrimers in carbon nanotube-dendrimer composites has been studied, to find a stable composite with the capability to be used in drug delivery.
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Datum: 28.03.2018


Large-scale chirality in an active layer of microtubules and kinesin motor proteins

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02298K, Communication
Kyongwan Kim, Natsuhiko Yoshinaga, Sanjib Bhattacharyya, Hikaru Nakazawa, Mitsuo Umetsu, Winfried Teizer
The large scale active chiral rotation of aligned microtubules is driven by kinesin molecular motors on a glass surface.
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Datum: 28.03.2018


Nonlocal rheology of dense granular flow in annular shear experiments

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3040-3048
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00047F, Paper
Zhu Tang, Theodore A. Brzinski, Michael Shearer, Karen E. Daniels
Experimental measurements of boundary stresses and flow fields of a quasi-2D granular material under steady shear validate two nonlocal rheological models.
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Datum: 27.03.2018


Patterning nonisometric origami in nematic elastomer sheets

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3127-3134
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00103K, Paper
Paul Plucinsky, Benjamin A. Kowalski, Timothy J. White, Kaushik Bhattacharya
Nematic elastomers dramatically change their shape in response to diverse stimuli including light and heat.
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Datum: 27.03.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
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


Generation of 3-dimensional multi-patches on silica particles via printing with wrinkled stamps

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3057-3062
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00224J, Paper
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D. John, M. Zimmermann, A. Boker
A simple route towards patchy particles with adjustable numbers as well as distances between patches is presented.
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Datum: 26.03.2018


Vapor-deposited organic glasses exhibit enhanced stability against photodegradation

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2827-2834
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00183A, Paper
Yue Qiu, Shakeel S. Dalal, M. D. Ediger
This work shows the first demonstration that amorphous packing arrangements can significantly modulate photodegradation in organic glasses.
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Datum: 26.03.2018


Capillary assembly as a tool for the heterogeneous integration of micro- and nanoscale objects

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2978-2995
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02496G, Review Article
Songbo Ni, Lucio Isa, Heiko Wolf
Capillary assembly is a powerful method for the deposition of a broad range of colloidal objects with great flexibility regarding their composition and shape.
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Datum: 26.03.2018


Shape evolution and splitting of ferrofluid droplets on a hydrophobic surface in the presence of a magnetic field

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2915-2922
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02312J, Paper
U. Banerjee, A. K. Sen
We elucidate the phenomena of dynamic wetting, shape evolution and splitting of ferrofluid (FF) droplets on a hydrophobic surface under the influence of a magnetic field.
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Datum: 23.03.2018


The pH-dependent elastic properties of nanoscale DNA films and the resultant bending signals for microcantilever biosensors

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3028-3039
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01883E, Paper
Mei-Hong Zhou, Wei-Lie Meng, Cheng-Yin Zhang, Xiao-Bin Li, Jun-Zheng Wu, Neng-Hui Zhang
A schematic of the nanoscopic structure of the DNA film (with 16 nucleotides per chain) and the related motion of the microcantilever in a PBS buffer solution (137 mM NaCl, 2.7 mM KCl, 8 mM Na2HPO4, and 2 mM KH2PO4; pH = 7.5).
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Datum: 23.03.2018


First-order wedge wetting revisited

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2835-2845
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00342D, Paper
C. Rascon, J. Pausch, A. O. Parry
We consider a fluid adsorbed in a wedge made from walls that exhibit a first-order wetting transition and revisit the argument as to why and how the pre-filling and pre-wetting coexistence lines merge when the opening angle is increased approaching the planar geometry.
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Datum: 22.03.2018


Pronounced effects of the densities of threaded rings on the strain-dependent Poisson's ratio of polyrotaxane gels with movable cross-links

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2808-2815
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00257F, Paper
Akira Tanaka, Kazuaki Kato, Kohzo Ito, Kenji Urayama
The density of threaded ring molecules in polyrotaxane (PR) chains influences pronouncedly the equilibrium Poisson's ratio of PR gels where the cross-linked ring molecules are slidable along the network strands.
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Datum: 22.03.2018


Melatonin-directed micellization: a case for tryptophan metabolites and their classical bioisosteres as templates for the self-assembly of bipyridinium-based supramolecular amphiphiles in water

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2893-2905
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00136G, Paper
Zhenzhen Wang, Hui Cui, Zhimin Sun, Loic M. Roch, Amanda N. Goldner, Hany F. Nour, Andrew C.-H. Sue, Kim K. Baldridge, Mark A. Olson
A structure-property analysis of two tryptamine-derivatives augers well for templation of soft matter assemblies by L-tryptophan-based metabolites.
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Datum: 22.03.2018


Dewetting of polymer thin films on modified curved surfaces: preparation of polymer nanoparticles with asymmetric shapes by anodic aluminum oxide templates

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2772-2776
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00318A, Communication
Chih-Ting Liu, Chia-Chan Tsai, Chien-Wei Chu, Mu-Huan Chi, Pei-Yun Chung, Jiun-Tai Chen
We study the dewetting behaviors of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) thin films coated in the cylindrical nanopores of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates by thermal annealing.
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Datum: 22.03.2018


Macromolecular diffusion in crowded media beyond the hard-sphere model

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3105-3114
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00201K, Paper
Pablo M. Blanco, Josep Lluis Garces, Sergio Madurga, Francesc Mas
A novel model (Chain Entanglement Softened Potential) for polymer interaction is presented to consider macromolecular entanglement via a soft potential.
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Datum: 20.03.2018


Self-assembly of hairy disks in two dimensions - insights from molecular simulations

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3115-3126
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00213D, Paper
Malgorzata Borowko, Wojciech Rzysko, Stefan Sokolowski, Tomasz Staszewski
We report the results of large scale molecular dynamics simulations conducted for sparsely grafted disks in two-dimensional systems.
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Datum: 20.03.2018


Preparation of a photo- and thermo-responsive topological gel from anthracene-modified polyrotaxanes

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2767-2771
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00376A, Communication
Zhao Li, Shan Su, Lin Yu, Zhen Zheng, Xinling Wang
Anthracene functionalized PEG/[small alpha]-CD based polyrotaxanes can undergo a sol-gel-sol reversible transition under the stimulation of UV and thermal treatment.
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Datum: 20.03.2018


White zein colloidal particles: synthesis and characterization of their optical properties on the single particle level and in concentrated suspensions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2870-2878
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02415K, Paper
F. Y. de Boer, R. N. U. Kok, A. Imhof, K. P. Velikov
Driven by the growing interest in using natural ingredients in food and beverages, novel plant protein-based particles are developed as all natural, edible white colorant and clouding agent.
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Datum: 19.03.2018


Ultrasonically synthesized organic liquid-filled chitosan microcapsules: part 1: tuning physical & functional properties

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3202-3208
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00064F, Paper
Qianyu Ye, Srinivas Mettu, Meifang Zhou, Raymond Dagastine, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
This study reports the synthesis of tetradecane-filled chitosan microcapsules in acetic acid aqueous solutions using high intensity ultrasound at 20 kHz.
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Datum: 17.03.2018


Ultrasonically synthesized organic liquid-filled chitosan microcapsules: part 2: characterization using AFM (atomic force microscopy) and combined AFM-confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3192-3201
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00065D, Paper
Srinivas Mettu, Qianyu Ye, Meifang Zhou, Raymond Dagastine, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is used to measure the stiffness and Young's modulus of individual microcapsules that have a chitosan cross-linked shell encapsulating tetradecane.
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Datum: 17.03.2018


Microscale mapping of extracellular matrix elasticity of mouse joint cartilage: an approach to extracting bulk elasticity of soft matter with surface roughness

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2879-2892
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02045G, Paper
Preethi L. Chandran, Emilios K. Dimitriadis, Edward L. Mertz, Ferenc Horkay
Novel analysis and experimental methodology for extracting bulk elasticity from cartilage sections and other soft materials with surface roughness.
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Datum: 15.03.2018


On the structural stability of guanosine-based supramolecular hydrogels

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2938-2948
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00299A, Paper
Federica Carducci, Juliana S. Yoneda, Rosangela Itri, Paolo Mariani
Supramolecular hydrogels formed from the self-assembly of low molecular weight derivatives are very attractive systems, because of their potential applications in nano- and bio-technology.
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Datum: 14.03.2018


Dynamics of associative polymers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2961-2977
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00044A, Perspective
Zhijie Zhang, Quan Chen, Ralph H. Colby
Current progress in understanding the dynamics of associating polymers is reviewed, with examples including both ionic and hydrogen bonding associations.
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Datum: 14.03.2018


A temperature-responsive supramolecular hydrogel: preparation, gel-gel transition and molecular aggregation

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3090-3095
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00220G, Paper
Lin Wang, Xuefeng Shi, Jinben Wang
A supramolecular hydrogel based on a gemini surfactant exhibits a reversible gel-gel phase transition and the turbid hydrogel possesses more compacted assemblies than the transparent one.
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Datum: 14.03.2018


Lamellar-cubic transition of a dihydrazide derivative and its effect on the gel stability

Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00227D, Paper
Xiangyang Che, Chunling Zhang, Binglian Bai, Tianren Zhang, Chunxue Zhang, Haitao Wang, Min Li
Transition of a lamellar structure to a cubic phase and its effect on the thermodynamic properties of 4D16 organogels.
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Datum: 14.03.2018


Discrete element simulation studies of angles of repose and shear flow of wet, flexible fibers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2923-2937
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02135F, Paper
Y. Guo, C. Wassgren, W. Ketterhagen, B. Hancock, J. Curtis
The mechanics of wet and flexible fiber flows is better understood by analyzing agglomeration and solid phase stresses.
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Datum: 13.03.2018


Mechanical pressure, surface excess, and polar order of a dilute rod-like nanoswimmer suspension: role of swimmer-wall interactions

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2906-2914
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02372C, Paper
Zhengjia Wang, Yen-Fu Chen, Hsuan-Yi Chen, Yu-Jane Sheng, Heng-Kwong Tsao
The behaviors of active rods colliding with walls.
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Datum: 13.03.2018


Reentrant phase behavior and coexistence in asymmetric block copolymer electrolytes

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2789-2795
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00175H, Paper
Whitney S. Loo, Xi Jiang, Jacqueline A. Maslyn, Hee Jeung Oh, Chenhui Zhu, Kenneth H. Downing, Nitash P. Balsara
Reentrant phase transitions and coexisting ordered phases of the same lattice type are observed in block copolymer electrolytes.
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Datum: 07.03.2018


Formation of complexes in aqueous solutions of amphiphilic triblock polyelectrolytes of different topologies and an oppositely charged protein

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2860-2869
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00208H, Paper
Aristeidis Papagiannopoulos, Maria Karayianni, Stergios Pispas, Aurel Radulescu
The complexation of lysozyme with aggregates of two triblock amphiphilic polyelectrolytes of different molecular topologies is investigated by scattering techniques.
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Datum: 06.03.2018


Influence of anchoring in the phase behaviour of discotic liquid crystals

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2846-2859
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02311A, Paper
Daniel Salgado-Blanco, Carlos I. Mendoza, Marco A. Chavez-Rojo, Jose A. Moreno-Razo, Enrique Diaz-Herrera
Molecular dynamics simulations were performed for a Gay-Berne discotic fluid confined in a slab geometry for two different anchorings: homeotropic (face-on) and planar (edge-on), and for two different confinement lengths.
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Datum: 01.03.2018


Shapes within shapes: how particles arrange inside a cavity

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3012-3017
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00048D, Paper
Duanduan Wan, Sharon C. Glotzer
We calculate the configurational entropy of hard particles confined in a cavity using Monte Carlo integration.
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Datum: 28.02.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2782-2788
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, 14,3018-3027
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02188G, Paper
Naohito Urakami, Takehiro Jimbo, Yuka Sakuma, Masayuki Imai
The vesicle division mechanism for a binary vesicle composed of zero and negative spontaneous curvature lipids is investigated.
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Datum: 19.02.2018


Twist-bend nematic phase in biphenylethane-based copolyethers

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,3003-3011
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02525D, Paper
Warren D. Stevenson, Jianggen An, Xiang-bing Zeng, Min Xue, Heng-xing Zou, Yong-song Liu, Goran Ungar
The first twist-bend nematic phase in a polymer is confirmed and characterized by a range of experimental techniques.
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Datum: 08.02.2018


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

Soft Matter, 2018, 14,2762-2766
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


 


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