Unjamming of active rotators
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00440E, PaperLinda Ravazzano, Silvia Bonfanti, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Maria Fumagalli, Roberto Guerra, Oleksandr Chepizhko, Caterina A. M. La Porta, Stefano Zapperi Active particle assemblies can exhibit a wide range of interesting dynamical phases depending on internal parameters such as density, adhesion strength or self-propulsion. Active self-rotations are rarely studied in this... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 28, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Linda Ravazzano Source Type: research

First-passage Fingerprints of Water Diffusion near Glutamine Surfaces
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00541J, PaperRoman Belousov, Muhammad Nawaz Qaisrani, Ali A. Hassanali, Edgar Roldan The extent to which biological interfaces affect the dynamics of water plays a key role in the exchange of matter and chemical interactions that are essential for life. The density... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 28, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Roman Belousov Source Type: research

Self-assembly of novel Fmoc-cardanol compounds into hydrogels – analysis based on rheological, structural and thermal properties
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00670J, PaperAliya Kadeeja, Seena Joseph, Jancy Nixon Abraham Fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl substituted cardanol derivatives self-assembled into long fibers in methanol and crosslinked to form gels in DMSO/water. The role of hydrogen-bonding, hydrophobicity, and π–π stacking in governing self-assembly and hydrogel formation is investigated. 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 - May 28, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Aliya Kadeeja Source Type: research

An insight into the role of riboflavin ligand in the self-assembly of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based nanoparticles – a molecular simulation and experimental approach
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00203H, PaperSima Rezvantalab, Mostafa Keshavarz Moraveji, Mohammad Khedri, Reza Maleki Nanoparticles (NPs) used for targeted delivery purposes are rapidly gaining importance in diagnostic and therapeutic fields. 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 - May 27, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sima Rezvantalab Source Type: research

Water penetration dynamics through Janus mesh during drop impact
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00567C, PaperChangwoo Bae, Seungtae Oh, Jeonghoon Han, Youngsuk Nam, Choongyeop Lee Here, we study water penetration dynamics through Janus membrane with the opposite wettability, i.e., (super-) hydrophobic on one side and (super-) hydrophilic on another side, during drop impact. It is... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 27, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Changwoo Bae Source Type: research

Volume transition effects on the correlations and effective interactions among highly charged microgels
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00486C, PaperL. A. Aguirre-Manzo, P. Gonz ález-Mozuelos Microgels shrinkage promotes counterion condensation, which in the highly charged regime markedly inhibits the effective interaction and induces strong counterion –counterion correlations that deviate this potential from the traditional Yukawa shape. 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 - May 27, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: L. A. Aguirre-Manzo Source Type: research

How Chemical Patterns Affect Equilibrium Droplet Shapes?
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Yanchen Wu, Fei Wang, Shaoping Ma, Michael Selzer, Britta Nestler By utilizing a proposed analytical model in combination with phase-field method, we present a comprehensive study on the effect of chemical patterns on the equilibrium droplet morphologies. Here, three influence... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Correction: Controlling the dynamics of colloidal particles by critical Casimir forces
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Alessandro Magazz ù, Agnese Callegari, Juan Pablo Staforelli, Andrea Gambassi, Siegfried Dietrich, Giovanni Volpe 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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Tuning shape and internal structure of protein droplets via biopolymer filaments
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02462J, PaperDanielle R Scheff, Kimberly L Weirich, Kinjal Dasbiswas, Avinash Patel, Suri Vaikuntanathan, Margaret Gardel Macromolecules can phase separate to form liquid condensates, which are emerging as critical compartments in fields as diverse as intracellular organization and soft materials design. A myriad of macromolecules, including... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 27, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Danielle R Scheff Source Type: research

Core-shell microgels as thermoresponsive carriers for catalytic palladium nanoparticles
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00433B, PaperViktor Sabadasch, Lars Wiehemeier, Tilman Kottke, Thomas Hellweg Responsive core-shell microgels are promising systems for a stabilization of Pd nanoparticles and control of their catalytic activity. Here, poly-N-n-propylacrylamide (PNNPAM) was copolymerized with methacrylic acid to make the core... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 27, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Viktor Sabadasch Source Type: research

Aggregation in viscoelastic emulsion droplet gels with capillarity-driven rearrangements
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02134E, PaperAbigail Thiel, Tim Atherton, Patrick Spicer, Richard Hartel Arrested, or partial, coalescence of viscoelastic emulsion droplets can occur when elastic resistance to deformation offsets droplet surface area minimization. Arrest is a critical element of food and consumer product... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Saddle-curvature instability of lipid bilayer induced by amphipathic peptides: a molecular model
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00499E, PaperRachel Downing, Guilherme Volpe Bossa, Sylvio May Amphipathic peptides that partition into lipid bilayers affect the curvature elastic properties of their host. 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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Partition of nanoswimmers between two immiscible phases: a soft and penetrable boundary
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00298D, PaperYing-Shuo Peng, Yu-Jane Sheng, Heng-Kwong Tsao The behavior of run-and-tumble nanoswimmers which can self-propel in two immiscible liquids such as water –oil systems and are able to cross the interface is investigated by dissipative particle dynamics. 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 - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ying-Shuo Peng Source Type: research

Laser-induced formation of “craters” and “hills” in azobenzene-containing polymethacrylate films
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00601G, PaperAlexey Bobrovsky, Konstantin Mochalov, Daria Solovyeva, Valery Shibaev, Martin Cigl, V ĕra Hamplová, Alexej Bubnov The work is devoted to the contactless control of the surface topography and formation of the surface features by light irradiation in the amorphousized and liquid crystalline films of azobenzene-containing polymethacrylates. 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 - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexey Bobrovsky Source Type: research

Programmable liquid crystal elastomer microactuators prepared via thiol –ene dispersion polymerization
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Xiaohong Liu, Xinglong Pan, Michael G. Debije, Johan P. A. Heuts, Dirk J. Mulder, Albert P. H. J. Schenning Programmable, narrowly dispersed, 10 micron-sized, liquid crystalline elastomer actuators were first preparedvia thiol –ene dispersion polymerization and then deformed in a PVA film, followed by photopolymerization of the residual acrylate groups. 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 - So...
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Xiaohong Liu Source Type: research

Europium based coordination polyelectrolytes enable core-shell-corona micelle as luminescent probe
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00598C, PaperCheng Wei, Peng Ding, Xiran Nie, Martien A Cohen Stuart, Junyou Wang Core-shell-corona (CSC) micelles have multiple layers which can serve as separate compartments. This property allows them to combine multiple functionalities in a single nanoparticle, with obvious application potential. Here, we... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cheng Wei Source Type: research

Equilibrium size distribution and phase separation of multivalent, molecular assemblies in dilute solution
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02408E, PaperDan Deviri, Sam A Safran Multivalent molecules can bind a limited number of multiple neighbors via specific interactions. In this paper, we investigate theoretically the self-assembly and phase separation of such molecules in dilute solution.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Self-assembly of finite-sized colloidal aggregates
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00234H, PaperPritam Kumar Jana, Bortolo Matteo Mognetti One of the challenges of self-assembling finite-sized colloidal aggregates with a sought morphology is the necessity of precisely sorting the position of the colloids at the microscopic scale to avoid... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Pritam Kumar Jana Source Type: research

Rates of transesterification in epoxy-thiol vitrimers
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Alexandra Gablier, Mohand O Saed, Eugene Terentjev Vitrimers, an important subset of dynamically crosslinked polymer networks, have many technological applications for their excellent properties, and the ability to be re-processed through plastic flow above the so-called vitrification... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexandra Gablier Source Type: research

Hydrolysis-induced large swelling of polyacrylamide hydrogels
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00663G, PaperYu Zhou, Lihua Jin Polyacrylamide (PAAm) hydrogels are widely used and studied. Their feature of hydrolysis is often ignored. When PAAm hydrogels are stored under an alkaline condition, they can undergo a hydrolysis reaction,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Structured Randomness: Jamming of soft discs and pins
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Prairie Wentworth-Nice, Sean Alexander Ridout, Brian Jenike, Ari Liloia, Amy Lisa Graves Simulations are used to find the zero temperature jamming threshold, φj, for soft, bidisperse disks in the presence of small fixed particles, or ``pins", arranged in a lattice. The presence... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 26, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Prairie Wentworth-Nice Source Type: research

Dynamic dissipative solitons in nematics with positive anisotropies
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Yuan Shen, Ingo Dierking Electric field induced instabilities of nematic molecules are of importance for both fundamental science and practical applications. Complex electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) effects such as electro-convection, fingerprint textures, spatiotemporal chaos, and solitons... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 25, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yuan Shen Source Type: research

A simple and effective strategy to enhance the stability and solid-liquid interfacial interaction of emulsion by the interfacial dilational rheological properties
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00638F, PaperJinmei Lei, Yuxia Gao, Xu Hou, Zhizhi Sheng, Chenhui Zhang, Fengpei Du Development of emulsion is an important challenge in many fields, such as agrochemicals, pharmaceutics, paints, cosmetics, inkjet printing, and food science. However, the traditional strategies by reference to empirical value... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 25, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jinmei Lei Source Type: research

First passage of an active particle in the presence of passive crowders
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00350F, PaperAnimesh Biswas, J. M. Cruz, Punit Parmananda, Dibyendu Das We experimentally study the stochastic transport of a self-propelled camphor boat, driven by Marangoni forces, through a crowd of passive paper discs floating on water. We analyze the statistics 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 - May 25, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Animesh Biswas Source Type: research

Transparency and AIE tunable supramolecular polymer hydrogel act as TEA-HCl vapor controlled smart optical material
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00522C, PaperXiao-Wen Sun, Zhong-Hui Wang, Ying-Jie Li, Hai-Long Yang, Guan-Fei Gong, You-Ming Zhang, Hong Yao, Tai-Bao Wei, Qi Lin Stimuli-responsive optical materials attracted lots of attentions due to their broad applications. Herein, a novel smart stimuli-responsive supramolecular polymer was successfully constructed by a simple tripodal quaternary ammonium-based gelator (TH).... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 25, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Xiao-Wen Sun Source Type: research

Surface diffusion in glasses of rod-like molecules posaconazole and itraconazole: Effect of interfacial molecular alignment and bulk penetration
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00353K, PaperYuhui Li, Wei Zhang, Camille E Bishop, Chengbin Huang, Mark Ediger, Lian Yu The method of surface grating decay has been used to measure surface diffusion in the glasses of two rod-like molecules posaconazole (POS) and itraconazole (ITZ). While structurally similar antifungal medicines,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 23, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yuhui Li Source Type: research

Correlation of the hierarchical structure with rheological behavior of polypseudorotaxane gel composed of pluronic and β-cyclodextrin
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00406E, PaperKuo-Chih Shih, Chien-You Su, Shing-Yun Chang, Grethe Jensen, Chi-Chung Hua, Mu-Ping Nieh, Hsi-Mei Lai The reorganization of meso-structured “grains” composed of multiple lamellar stacks strung by F108 results in thixotropic properties. 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 - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Kuo-Chih Shih Source Type: research

Lipid exchange enhances geometric pinning in multicomponent membranes on patterned substrates
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Melissa Rinaldin, Piermarco Fonda, Luca Giomi, Daniela J. Kraft Local lipid exchange is crucial in determining the phase behaviour of multicomponent membrane-coated colloidal particles. 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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Epoxide and oxetane based liquid crystals for advanced functional materials
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Davey C. Hoekstra, Albert Schenning, Michael Debije Liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) and liquid crystalline networks (LCNs) are classes of polymers very suitable for fabricating advanced functional materials. Two main pathways to obtain LCEs and LCNs have gained... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Davey C. Hoekstra Source Type: research

Mechanical interplay between cell shape and actin cytoskeleton organization
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Koen Schakenraad, Jeremy Ernst, Wim Pomp, Erik H.J. Danen, Roeland M. H. Merks, Thomas Schmidt, Luca Giomi We investigate the mechanical interplay between the spatial organization of the actin cytoskeleton and the shape of animal cells adhering on micropillar arrays. Using a combination of analytical work, computer... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Koen Schakenraad Source Type: research

Impurity effects in thermal regelation
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Navaneeth Marath, John S Wettlaufer When a particle is placed in a material with a lower bulk melting temperature, intermolecular forces can lead to the existence of a ``premelted'' liquid film of the lower melting... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
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Controlling protein adsorption modes electrostatically
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00632G, PaperYuba Raj Dahal, Monica Olvera de la Cruz Protein adsorption on surfaces is ubiquitous in biology and in biotechnology. There are various forces required for controlling protein adsorption. Here, we introduce an explicit ion coarse – grained molecular dynamics... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yuba Raj Dahal Source Type: research

Influence of myosin activity and mechanical impact on keratocyte polarization
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00473A, PaperAdrian Moure, Hector Gomez In cell migration, polarization is the process by which a stationary cell breaks symmetry and initiates motion. Although a lot is known about the mechanisms involved in cell polarization, 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 - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Adrian Moure Source Type: research

ENTH domain-dependent membrane remodelling
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Claudia Steinem, Michael Meinecke Cellular membranes are anything but flat structures. 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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Effect of chain scission on flow characteristics of wormlike micellar solutions past a confined microfluidic cylinder: A numerical analysis
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00407C, PaperMohd Bilal Khan, Chandi Sasmal Flow past a microfluidic cylinder confined in a channel is considered as one of the benchmark problems for the analysis of transport phenomena of complex fluids. Earlier experiments show 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 - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mohd Bilal Khan Source Type: research

Correction: Viscoelastic interfaces comprising of cellulose nanocrystals and lauroyl ethyl arginate for enhanced foam stability
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Agnieszka Czakaj, Aadithya Kannan, Agnieszka Wi śniewska, Gabriela Grześ, Marcel Krzan, Piotr Warszyński, Gerald G. Fuller 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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Dynamics of Fiberboids
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00540A, PaperAntony Bazir, Arthur Baumann, Falko Ziebert, Igor M. Kuli ć Fiberboids are active filaments trapped at the interface of two phases, able of harnessing energy (and matter) fluxes across the interface in order to produce a rolling-like self-propulsion. We discuss... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Antony Bazir Source Type: research

Shape and size changes of adherent elastic epithelia
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00239A, PaperBenjamin Loewe, Francesco Serafin, Suraj Shankar, Mark Bowick, M. Cristina Marchetti Epithelial tissues play a fundamental role in various morphogenetic events during development and early embryogenesis. Although epithelial monolayers are often modeled as two-dimensional (2D) elastic surfaces, they distinguish themselves from... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Benjamin Loewe Source Type: research

Construction of dendritic Janus nanomotors with H2O2 and NIR light dual-propulsion via a Pickering emulsion
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00552E, PaperHaozheng Lv, Yi Xing, Xin Du, Tailin Xu, Xueji Zhang Janus nanomotors with H2O2 and NIR light dual-propulsion were successfully constructed by employing dendritic porous silica nanoparticles as carriersvia a Pickering emulsion and electrostatic self-assembly. 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 - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Haozheng Lv Source Type: research

An electrically active gecko-effect soft gripper under a low voltage by mimicking gecko's adhesive structures and toe muscles
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00787K, PaperHongmiao Tian, Haoran Liu, Jinyou Shao, Shuai Li, Xiangming Li, Xiaoming Chen An electrically active gecko-effect soft gripper under a low voltage based on adhesive structures and liquid crystal elastomers. 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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Diffusion properties of self-propelled particles in cellular flows
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00450B, PaperLorenzo Caprini, Fabio Cecconi, Andrea Puglisi, Alessandro Sarracino We study the dynamics of a self-propelled particle advected by a steady laminar flow. The persistent motion of the self-propelled particle is described by an active Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. We focus... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lorenzo Caprini Source Type: research

Investigating the role of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the piezoelectric performance of a PVDF/KNN-based electrospun nanogenerator
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00438C, PaperSatyaranjan Bairagi, S. Wazed Ali In the present study, the effect of varying the concentration of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the piezoelectric performance of a poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/potassium sodium niobate (KNN)-based electrospun nanocomposite has been revealed. 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 - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Satyaranjan Bairagi Source Type: research

Impact of a chiral supramolecular nanostructure on the mechanical and electrical performances of triphenylene-based discotic physical gels
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00152J, PaperHongli Zhang, Junjie Cheng, Qiang Zhou, Qijin Zhang, Gang Zou Differential mechanical and electrical performances of the supramolecular chiral gels based on discotic triphenylene derivatives. 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 - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Hongli Zhang Source Type: research

Amphiphilic drug-peptide-polymer conjugates based on poly(ethylene glycol) and hyperbranched polyglycerol for epidermal growth factor receptor targeting: the effect of the conjugate aggregation on the in vitro activity
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00428F, PaperLilla Peth ő, György Kasza, Eszter Lajkó, Orsolya Lang, László Kőhidai, Bela Ivan, Gábor Mező Numerous peptide-drug conjugates have been developed over the years to enhance the specificity and selectivity of chemotherapeutic agents for tumour cells. In our present work, epidermal growth factor receptor targeting... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lilla Peth ő Source Type: research

Superhydrophobic surface with aging resistance, excellent mechanical ,restorable and droplet bounce properties
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00462F, PaperGuangfei Wang, Jin Zhou, Meimei Wang, Yanbin Zhang, Yong Zhang, Qiang He The use of a silicone rubber composite insulator has become an important part of ensuring the safe operation of the electrical power grid. This paper introduces a preparation method 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 - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Guangfei Wang Source Type: research

Grafting polysiloxane onto ultrafiltration membranes to optimize surface energy and mitigate fouling
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00551G, PaperThien Tran, Xiaoyi Chen, Sarthak Doshi, Christopher M Stafford, Haiqing Lin Conventional approaches to mitigate fouling of membrane surfaces impart hydrophilicity to the membrane surface, which increases the water of hydration and fluidity near the surface. By contrast, we demonstrate here... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 20, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Thien Tran Source Type: research

An Insight into The Role of Riboflavin Ligand on the Self-assembly of Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based Nanoparticles, A Molecular Simulation and Experimental Approach
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00203H, PaperSima Rezvantalab, Mostafa Moraveji, Mohammad Khedri, Reza Maleki Nanoparticles (NPs) used for targeted delivery purposes are rapidly gaining importance in diagnostic and therapeutic fields. These agents have been studied extensively so far to reveal their optimal physicochemical properties... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 19, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sima Rezvantalab Source Type: research

Assessing the extent of the structural and dynamic modulation of membrane lipids due to pore forming toxins: insights from molecular dynamics simulations
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00086H, PaperVadhana Varadarajan, Rajat Desikan, K. G. Ayappa Pore forming toxins released during bacterial infections form transmembrane pores disrupting the structure and dynamics of lipids in the plasma membrane. 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 - May 18, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Vadhana Varadarajan Source Type: research

Simulation of interpenetrating networks microgel synthesis
Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00287A, PaperVladimir Yu. Rudyak, Elena Yu. Kozhunova, Alexander V. Chertovich In silico template synthesis of IPN microgels demonstrated the possibility of the formation of shell-corona structures in selective solvents. 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 - May 18, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Vladimir Yu. Rudyak Source Type: research

A mathematical finance approach to the stochastic and intermittent viscosity fluctuations in living cells
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02534K, PaperClaude L Bostoen, Jean-Francois Berret Here we report on the viscosity of eukaryotic living cells as a function of the time, and on the appli-cation of stochastic models to analyze its temporal fluctuations. The viscoelastic... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - May 18, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Claude L Bostoen Source Type: research