Supramolecular Helical Nanostructures from Self-Assembly of Coil-Rod-Coil Amphiphilic Molecules Incorporating Dianthranide Unit
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01217B, PaperShengsheng Yu, Rui Sun, Tie Chen, Long Yi Jin Coil-rod-coil amphipathic oligomers composed of a rigid dianthranide unit and a hydrophilic branched oligoether as the coil segment, were synthesized. These amphiphilic molecules self-assemble into clew-like aggregates composed of fibres... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Shengsheng Yu Source Type: research

Probing translational and rotational dynamics in hydrophilic/hydrophobic anion based imidazolium ionic liquid –water mixtures
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00765A, PaperPraveen Kumar, Prabhat Prakash, K. R. Ramya, Arun Venkatnathan Probing translational and rotational dynamics in hydrated mixtures of [Hmim][Cl] and [Hmim][NTf2] ILs. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Praveen Kumar Source Type: research

Dynamics of force generation by spreading platelets
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Jana Hanke, Dimitri Probst, Assaf Zemel, Ulrich S Schwarz, Sarah K öster In order to gain more insight into the role of human platelets for blood clot formation, here we investigate the dynamics of force generation by platelets spreading onto elastic substrates... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jana Hanke Source Type: research

Isomeric cationic ionenes as n-dopant Agents of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) for in situ gelation
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00969D, PaperMaricruz G. Saborio, Oscar Bertran, Sonia Lanzalaco, Marleen Haering, Lourdes Franco, Jordi Puiggali, David D íaz Díaz, Francesc Estrany, Carlos Aleman Three isomeric ionene polymers containing 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) and N,N ’-(x-phenylene)dibezamide (x= ortho- / meta- / para-) linkages have been used as dopant agents to produce n-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) electrodes by reducing... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Maricruz G. Saborio Source Type: research

Visualization of diffusion limited antimicrobial peptide attack on supported lipid membranes
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.George R. Heath, Patrick L. Harrison, Peter N. Strong, Stephen D. Evans, Keith Miller Using fast-scanning AFM to capture an antimicrobial peptide attack on planar lipid bilayers allows us to watch membrane disruption in real time. We observed the rapid removal of membrane in a 2D diffusion limited aggregation process giving new insight into antimicrobial peptide mechanisms of action. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Ch...
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: George R. Heath Source Type: research

Main-chain liquid crystal elastomers versus side-chain liquid crystal elastomers: similarities and differences in their mechanical properties
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00936H, PaperDaniel Rogez, Simon Krause, Philippe Martinoty After a general introduction on the main aspects of the mechanical properties of main-chain liquid-crystal elastomers (MCLCEs) and side-chain liquid-crystal elastomers (SCLCEs), new results will be presented dealing on several... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Coupling between criticality and gelation in “sticky” spheres: a structural analysis
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5554-5564 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00389K, PaperDavid Richard, James Hallett, Thomas Speck, C. Patrick Royall We combine experiments and simulations to study the link between criticality and gelation in sticky spheres. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Bulk synthesis of silver-head colloidal rodlike micromotors
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00832A, PaperYongxiang Gao, Roel P. A. Dullens, Dirk G. A. L. Aarts Colloidal particles with asymmetric catalytic activities are emerging micro/nanomotors that harvest chemical energy for propulsion in fluids. It is of general interest to produce such particles with high performance, in... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yongxiang Gao Source Type: research

Auxetic multiphase soft composite material design through instabilities with application for acoustic metamaterials
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00874D, CommunicationJian Li, Viacheslav Slesarenko, Stephan Rudykh We investigate the instability-induced pattern transformations in 3D-printed soft composites consisting of stiff inclusions and voids periodically distributed in soft matrix. These soft auxetic composites are prone to elastic instabilities... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Hydrogen-bond mediated columnar liquid crystalline assemblies of C3-symmetric heptazine derivatives at ambient temperature
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00834E, PaperIndu Bala, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Sunil Kumar, Harpreet Singh, Joydip De, Neha Sharma, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Santanu Kumar Pal A new class of hydrogen (H) bonded fluorescent liquid crystals (FLCs) based on a newly discovered s-heptazine fluorophore discotic component have been synthesized. The tendency of s-heptazine core to form... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Indu Bala Source Type: research

A Critical and Quantitative Review of the Stratification of Particles during the Drying of Colloidal Films
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01025K, Review ArticleMalin Schulz, Joseph Louis Keddie For a wide range of applications, films are deposited from colloidal particles suspended in a volatile liquid. There is burgeoning interest in stratifying colloidal particles into separate layers within the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Malin Schulz Source Type: research

Extracting the surface tension of soft gels from elastocapillary wave behavior
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01027G, PaperXingchen Shao, John Saylor, Joshua B Bostwick Mechanically-excited waves appear as surface patterns on soft agarose gels. We experimentally quantify the dispersion relationship for these waves over a range of shear modulus in the transition zone where... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Xingchen Shao Source Type: research

Effect of Biaxiality on Chirality in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00898A, PaperDeng-Ke Yang, Meina Yu, Yingfei Jiang, Yunho Shin, Jinghua Jiang, Huai Yang, Hongwei Zhang, Jiuzhi Xue, Quan Li Biaxiality and chirality are two of the most interesting topics in material and biological science, particularly in liquid crystals. What is even more interesting is that these two properties are... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Deng-Ke Yang Source Type: research

On the impact of linking groups in hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals – a case study
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00802G, PaperMichael Pfletscher, Markus Mezger, Michael Giese The impact of the linking group in hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals is studied and the mesomorphic behavior is correlated with the structural features thereof. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Michael Pfletscher Source Type: research

Robust multi-responsive supramolecular hydrogel based on a mono-component host –guest gelator
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5213-5221 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00639C, PaperWeinan Cheng, Dongxu Zhao, Yuan Qiu, Haisi Hu, Hong Wang, Qin Wang, Yonggui Liao, Haiyan Peng, Xiaolin Xie The multi-responsive behaviors and formation mechanism of a robust supramolecular hydrogel based on a mono-component host –guest gelator have been emphasized. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Weinan Cheng Source Type: research

An attraction –repulsion transition of force on wedges induced by active particles
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5205-5212 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00249E, PaperYunfeng Hua, Ke Li, Xiaolin Zhou, Linli He, Linxi Zhang For two anti-parallel wedges in an active bath, a transition from long-range repulsion to long-range attraction occurs by varying the apex angle. For two parallel wedges, the effective force experiences a transition from oscillating repulsion to attraction as the wedge-to-wedge distance increases. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Elastic capsules at liquid –liquid interfaces
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00316E, PaperJonas Hegemann, Horst-Holger Boltz, Jan Kierfeld We investigate the deformation of elastic microcapsules adsorbed at liquid –liquid interfaces. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Kinetic evolution of DOPC lipid bilayers exposed to α-cyclodextrins
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01013G, PaperMonika Kluzek, Marc Schmutz, Carlos M. Marques, Fabrice Thalmann Confocal laser scanning microscopy image of a fluorescent supported lipid bilayer exposed to a 15 mM solution of α-cyclodextrin. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Monika Kluzek Source Type: research

Conformational change and suppression of the Θ-temperature for solutions of polymer-grafted nanoparticles
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00929E, PaperKatrina Mongcopa, Ryan Poling-Skutvik, Rana Ashkar, Paul Butler, Ramanan Krishnamoorti We determine the conformational change of polystyrene chains grafted to silica nanoparticles dispersed in deuterated cyclohexane using small-angle neutron scattering. The cyclohexane/polystyrene system exhibits an upper-critical solution temperature below which... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Katrina Mongcopa Source Type: research

Force-induced structural changes in non-sulfated carrageenan based oligosaccharides – a theoretical study
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00319J, PaperAgnieszka Brzyska, Wojciech Plazinski, Krzysztof Wolinski In this work we use the Enforced Geometry Optimization (EGO) approach to simulate the force-induced structural changes in the mono-, di- up to pentameric oligomers of the neutral and non-sulfated... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Agnieszka Brzyska Source Type: research

Mesoporous magnetic silica particles modified with stimuli-responsive P(NIPAM –DMA) valve for controlled loading and release of biologically active molecules
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5469-5479 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00560E, PaperMustahida Tanjim, Mohammad A. Rahman, Mohammad M. Rahman, Hideto Minami, Sheikh M. Hoque, Mostafa K. Sharafat, Muhammad A. Gafur, Hasan Ahmad Mesoporous submicron-sized Fe3O4 particles modified with mesoporous SiO2 layer were functionalized with a stimuli-responsive polymer valve for use as microcapsules. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mustahida Tanjim Source Type: research

Adhesion of emulsified oil droplets to hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces – effect of surfactant charge, surfactant concentration and ionic strength
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5452-5460 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00476E, PaperJanneke M. Dickhout, J. Mieke Kleijn, Rob G. H. Lammertink, Wiebe M. de Vos Using a novel flow cell technique to study the adhesion of oil droplets to a surface under shear flow. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Janneke M. Dickhout Source Type: research

Magnetorheological fluids containing rod-shaped lithium –zinc ferrite particles: the steady-state shear response
Soft Matter, 2018,14,5407-5419 DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00807H, PaperA. V. Anupama, V. Kumaran, B. Sahoo The magneto-mechanical behaviour of magnetorheological-fluids containing rod-shaped soft-ferrimagnetic Li0.4Zn0.2Fe2.4O4 particles (M = magnetization,τY = dynamic yield-stress and H = applied-magnetic-field). The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Impact of “half-crown/two carbonyl”–Ca2+ metal ion interactions of a low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) on its fiber to nanosphere morphology transformation with a gel-to-sol phase transition
We report here a smart functional low molecular weight gelator (LMWG)L, containing an unusual metal ion coordination site,i.e. “half-crown/two carbonyl”. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Arunava Maity Source Type: research

Splay –density coupling in semiflexible main-chain nematic polymers with hairpins
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00835C, PaperAleksandar Popadi ć, Daniel Svenšek, Rudolf Podgornik, Kostas Ch. Daoulas, Matej Praprotnik A rigorous macroscopic continuity constraint with chain ends and hairpins as sources is devised and corroborated by simulations. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Aleksandar Popadi ć Source Type: research

Cd(II) –nucleobase supramolecular metallo-hydrogels for in situ growth of color tunable CdS quantum dots
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01122B, CommunicationBhagwati Sharma, Sonam Mandani, Neha Thakur, Tridib K. Sarma A blue, white and yellow emitting CdS –hydrogel composite was formed by interaction of unsubstituted thymine and uracil with Cd2+ ions. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bhagwati Sharma Source Type: research

Correlation between grafted nanoparticle –matrix polymer interface wettability and slip in polymer nanocomposites
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01072B, PaperMohd Ibrahim, Nafisa Begam, Venkat Padmanabhan, J. K. Basu Controlling the nanoparticle –matrix interface slip by varying the interface wettability between the two in a polymer nanocomposite which is crucial in realizing their potential in various application. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mohd Ibrahim Source Type: research

Influence of the surface limiting elasticity modulus on the impact behavior of droplets of difenoconazole-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles with associated SDS
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01196F, PaperChong Cao, Zhao-Lu Zhou, Li-Dong Cao, Li Zheng, Jun Xu, Feng-Min Li, Qi-Liang Huang As the limiting elasticity modulus increases, the first returning height of the bouncing drop increases. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Chong Cao Source Type: research

Single Lithium-Ion Polymer Electrolytes Based on Poly(ionic liquid)s for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00907D, PaperYang Yu, Fei Lu, Na Sun, Aoli Wu, Wei Pan, Liqiang Zheng A promising method of synthesizing lithium-containing room temperature polymeric ionic liquid (PIL) by utilizing zwitterionic effect to turn a lithium salt into a liquid for single lithium-ion conduction was proposed.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yang Yu Source Type: research

Ligand-Regulated Oligomerisation of Allosterically Interacting Proteins
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00943K, PaperCharley Schaefer, Rene de Bruijn, Tom McLeish The binding of ligands to distinct sites at proteins or at protein clusters is often cooperative or anti- cooperative due to allosteric signalling between those sites. The allostery is usually... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Charley Schaefer Source Type: research

Assembly of three-dimensional binary superlattices from multi-flavored particles
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00989A, PaperEvan Pretti, Hasan Zerze, Minseok Song, Yajun Ding, Nathan Mahynski, Harold Hatch, Vincent K Shen, Jeetain Mittal Binary superlattices constructed from nano- or micron-sized colloidal particles have a wide variety of applications, including the design of advanced materials. Self-assembly of such crystals from their constituent colloids can... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Evan Pretti Source Type: research

Surface Property Induced Morphological Alterations of Human Erythrocyte
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01146J, PaperManikuntala Mukhopadhyay, Udita Uday Ghosh, Debasish Sarkar, Sunando DasGupta Microscopic investigations of any abnormality associated to erythrocyte/red blood cell morphology constitute an important segment of the age-old peripheral smear test. Though the test is conducted on a glass slide,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Manikuntala Mukhopadhyay Source Type: research

Molecular simulations of the piezoionic effect
We present a molecular dynamics study of two polyelectrolyte gels with different degrees of ionization coupled in a slab geometry. Our simulations show that a pressure gradient emerges between the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Vasilii Triandafilidi Source Type: research

Reversible fabrication and self-assembly of gemini supra-amphiphile driven by dynamic covalent bond
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01239C, PaperLijuan Shi, Fenglin Liu, Tingting Liu, Jingsi Chen, Shaobo Xu, Hongbo Zeng A smart gemini supra-amphiphile behaving pH/CO2 dual-sensitive hierarchical self-assembly was fabricated under the effect of dynamic covalent bond. In the presence of amino-functionalized cation, water-insoluble terephthalaldehyde, and amphiphilic anion, the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lijuan Shi Source Type: research

Change in collective motion of colloidal particles driven by an optical vortex with driving force and spatial confinement
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00582F, PaperKeita Saito, Shogo Okubo, Yasuyuki Kimura Optically driven particles exhibit characteristic collective motions depending on the strength of the driving force and spatial confinement. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Keita Saito Source Type: research

Effect of spectrin network elasticity on the shapes of erythrocyte doublets
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00634B, PaperMasoud Hoore, Francois Yaya, Thomas Podgorski, Christian Wagner, Gerhard Gompper, Dmitry A. Fedosov Red blood cell (RBC) aggregates play an important role in determining blood rheology. RBCs in plasma or polymer solution interact attractively to form various shapes of RBC doublets, where the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Masoud Hoore Source Type: research

Systematic study of the structural parameters affecting the self-assembly of cyclic peptide-poly(ethylene glycol) conjugates
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01133H, PaperEdward Mansfield, Matthias Hartlieb, Sylvain Catrouillet, Julia Yu-jung Rho, Sophie Larnaudie, Sarah E. Rogers, Joaquin Sanchis, Johannes Christopher Brendel, Sebastien Perrier Self-assembling cyclic peptides (CP) consisting of amino acids with alternating D- and L- chirality form nanotubes by hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interactions, and [small pi]-[small pi] stacking in solution. These highly dynamic materials... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Edward Mansfield Source Type: research

Nano-confinement of block copolymers in high accuracy topographical guiding patterns: Modelling the emergence of defectivity due to incommensurability
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01045E, PaperSteven Gottlieb, Dimitrios Kazazis, Iacopo Mochi, Laura Evangelio, Marta Fernandez-Regulez, Yasin Ekinci, Francesc Perez-Murano Extreme ultraviolet interference lithography (EUV-IL) is used to manufacture topographical guiding patterns to direct the self-assembly of block copolymers. High-accuracy silicon oxide-like patterns with trenches ranging from 68 nm to... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Steven Gottlieb Source Type: research

Impact of "half-crown/two carbonyl"-Ca2+ metal ion interactions of a low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) on its fiber to nanosphere morphology transformation with a gel-to-sol phase transition
We report here a smart functional low molecular weight gelator (LMWG)L, containing an unusual metal ion coordination site,i.e. "half-crown/two carbonyl". To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 4, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Arunava Maity Source Type: research

Ideal wet two-dimensional foams and emulsions with finite contact angle
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.S. J. Cox, A. M. Kraynik, D. Weaire, S. Hutzler In a disordered foam with finite contact angle, an inhomogeneity occurs which grows steadily and spontaneously with increasing liquid fraction. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Characterisation of protein aggregation with the Smoluchowski coagulation approach for use in biopharmaceuticals
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mitja Zidar, Drago Kuzman, Miha Ravnik Aggregation mechanisms from nano-scale to visible particles are shown, as relevant for long-term storage of biopharmaceuticals. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Correction: Predicting oligomer/polymer compatibility and the impact on nanoscale segregation in thin films
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Elise F. D. Sabattie, Jos Tasche, Mark R. Wilson, Maximilian W. A. Skoda, Arwel Hughes, Torsten Lindner, Richard L. Thompson To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Automated crystal characterization with a fast Neighborhood Graph Analysis method
We present a significantly improved, very fast implementation of the Neighborhood Graph Analysis technique for template-free characterization of crystal structures [W.F. Reinhart et al., Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 4733]. By... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Phase transitions in polymorphic materials probed by space-resolved diffusing wave spectroscopy
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00911B, PaperMed Yassine Nagazi, Philippe Dieudonne-George, Giovanni Brambilla, Gerard Meunier, Luca Cipelletti We use space-resolved dynamic light scattering in the higly multiple scattering regime (Photon Correlation Imaging Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy, PCI-DWS) to investigate temperature-induced phase transitions in polymorphic materials. We study paraffin... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 4, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Med Yassine Nagazi Source Type: research

Shear-induced parallel and transverse alignments of cylinders in thin films of diblock copolymers
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00833G, PaperYulong Chen, Qian Xu, Yangfu Jin, Xin Qian, Rui Ma, Jun Liu, Dexin Yang Coarse-grained Langevin dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the alignment behavior of monolayer films of cylinder-forming diblock copolymers under steady shear, a structure of significant importance for many technical applications... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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High concentration aqueous magnetic fluids: structure, colloidal stability, magnetic and flow properties
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02417G, PaperCorina Vasilescu, Mika Latikka, Kenneth Knudsen, Vasil M Haramus, Vlad Mircea Socoliuc, Rodica Turcu, Etelka Tombacz, Daniela Susan-Resiga, Robin H.A. Ras, Ladislau Vekas This paper is an in-depth analysis devoted to two basic types of water-based magnetic fluids (MFs), containing magnetite nanoparticles with electrostatic and with electro-steric stabilization, both obtained by chemical coprecipitation... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Corina Vasilescu Source Type: research

Force-induced structural changes in non-sulfated carrageenan based oligosaccharides - a theoretical study
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00319J, PaperAgnieszka Brzyska, Wojciech Plazinski, Krzysztof Wolinski In this work we use the Enforced Geometry Optimization (EGO) approach to simulate the force-induced structural changes in the mono-, di- up to pentameric oligomers of the neutral and non-sulfated... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Agnieszka Brzyska Source Type: research

A thermoresponsive dynamic polymer brush fabricated by the segregation of amphiphilic diblock copolymers
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00891D, PaperHirokazu Tanoue, Kazuma Inoue, Norifumi L. Yamada, Kohzo Ito, Syo Miyao, Takashi Ishizone, Hideaki Yokoyama A thermoresponsive polymer brush fabricated by the 'dynamic polymer brush' method, which uses segregation of amphiphilic diblock copolymers, uniquely responds to increasing temperature with increasing brush densities. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Hirokazu Tanoue Source Type: research

Cd(II)-nucleobase supramolecular metallo-hydrogels for in situ growth of color tunable CdS quantum dots
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01122B, CommunicationBhagwati Sharma, Sonam Mandani, Neha Thakur, Tridib K. Sarma The integration of nanoscale materials into unconventional environments such as gels is a magnificent strategy towards development of engineered hybrid functional systems. Herein, the in situ formation of CdS quantum... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 2, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bhagwati Sharma Source Type: research

Influence of outer-layer finite-size effects on the dewetting dynamics of a thin polymer film embedded in an immiscible matrix
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00592C, PaperMohamed S Chebil, Joshua D. McGraw, Thomas Salez, Cyrille Sollogoub, Guillaume Miquelard-Garnier In capillary-driven fluid dynamics, simple departures from equilibrium offer the chance to quantitatively model the resulting relaxations. These dynamics in turn provide insight on both practical and fundamental aspects of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - July 2, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mohamed S Chebil Source Type: research