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Simultaneous Uniaxial Extensional Deformation and Cylindrical Confinement of Block Copolymers using Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01889D, PaperGeorge Leonard Shebert, Yong Lak Joo Using coarse-grained nonequilibrium molecular dynamics, symmetric block copolymers are simulated under the combined effects of cylindrical confinement and uniaxial extensional deformation. For a given confinement diameter, a block copolymer (BCP)... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: George Leonard Shebert Source Type: research

A biocompatible betaine-functionalized polycation for coacervation
Soft Matter, 2018,14,387-395 DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01763D, PaperMintai P. Hwang, Xiaochu Ding, Jin Gao, Abhinav P. Acharya, Steven R. Little, Yadong Wang Betaine, a naturally occurring amino acid, is conjugated onto a polyester backbone, in which the quaternary ammonium group imparts additional functionality to the resulting polycation (B-PED). B-PED demonstrates excellentin vitro andin vivo biocompatibility and is also assessed for its effect on angiogenesis, anti-bacterial activity, and complex coacervation. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mintai P. Hwang Source Type: research

Complex coacervation of Mg(II) phospho-polymethacrylate, a synthetic analog of sandcastle worm adhesive phosphoproteins
Soft Matter, 2018,14,379-386 DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01654A, PaperIn Taek Song, Russell J. Stewart A phospho-methacrylate analog of sandcastle worm adhesive phosphoproteins forms temperature and pH dependent complex coacervates with Mg(II) ions through outer shell H-bonds and inner shell coordinate bonds in natural environmental conditions of the sandcastle worm. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: In Taek Song Source Type: research

Stretch tuning of the Debye ring for 2D photonic crystals on a dielectric elastomer membrane
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02322G, PaperTenghao Yin, Danming Zhong, Junjie Liu, Xiangjiang Liu, Honghui Yu, Shaoxing Qu A dielectric elastomer with large deformation is used to tune the diffracted patterns of 2D photonic crystals for the first time. 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 - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tenghao Yin Source Type: research

Self-assembly of cationic gemini surfactants, alkanediyl-bis-(dimethyldodecyl-ammonium bromide), in cyclohexane: effects of spacer length on their association into reverse lyotropic liquid crystalline or reverse vesicles
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02333B, PaperShenglu Deng, Jianxi Zhao An increase in the spacer length of the gemini surfactant 12-s-12 strongly influenced the aggregation of the surfactant in cyclohexane. 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 - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Shenglu Deng Source Type: research

Sample preparation affects nematic-isotropic transition in liquid crystal elastomers: Insight from molecular simulation
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01535F, PaperGregor Skacej The features of the nematic-isotropic transition in liquid crystal elastomers are important for potential applications of these materials as sensors and actuators. In this paper we use molecular simulations 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 - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Gregor Skacej Source Type: research

Catastrophic Depolymerization of Microtubules Driven by Subunit Shape Change
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02033C, CommunicationJonathan Allen Bollinger, Mark Stevens Microtubules exhibit a dynamic instability between growth and catastrophic depolymerization. GTP-tubulin ([small alpha][small beta]-dimer bound to GTP) self-assembles, but dephosphorylation of GTP- to GDP-tubulin within the tubule results in destabilization. While 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 - January 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jonathan Allen Bollinger Source Type: research

Elongated phase separation domains in spin-cast polymer blend thin films characterized using a panoramic image
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02144E, PaperHong Zhang, Yosuke Okamura We demonstrate a coupling between the elongated phase separation domains and the striation defect in spin-cast polymer blend thin films. 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 - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Hong Zhang Source Type: research

Continuous-flow trapping and localized enrichment of micro- and nano-particles using induced-charge electrokinetics
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01744H, PaperCunlu Zhao, Chun Yang In this work, we report an effective microfluidic technique for continuous-flow trapping and localized enrichment of micro- and nano-particles by using induced-charge electrokinetic (ICEK) phenomena. 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 - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cunlu Zhao Source Type: research

Effect of shape on fracture of soft elastic gel subjected to shear load
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02392H, PaperKrishna Kant Kundan, Animangsu Ghatak For brittle solids, fracture energy is that required for creating unit area of new surface by process of division. For crosslinked materials, it is a function of intrinsic properties like... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Krishna Kant Kundan Source Type: research

Droplet microfluidic SANS
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02433A, PaperMarco Adamo, Andreas S. Poulos, Carlos Gonzalez Lopez, Anne Martel, Lionel Porcar, Joao T. Cabral The coupling of droplet microfluidics and Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) is demonstrated with a range of model systems: isotopic solvent (H2O/D2O) mixtures, surfactant (sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS) solutions and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Marco Adamo Source Type: research

Virus-Like Particles as crosslinkers in fibrous biomimetic hydrogels: Approaches towards capsid rupture and gel repair
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02320K, PaperDaniel Christian Schoenmakers, Lise Schoonen, Martin Rutten, Roeland J.M. Nolte, Alan E. Rowan, Jan C M van Hest, Paul H. J. Kouwer Biological hydrogels can become many times stiffer under deformation. This unique ability has only recently been realised in fully synthetic gels. Typically, these networks are composed of semi-flexible polymers and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Daniel Christian Schoenmakers Source Type: research

Application of a coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and Coarse-Grained (CG) Numerical Modelling Approach to Study Three-Dimensional(3-D) Deformations of Single Cells of different Food-Plant Materials during Drying
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01465A, PaperCharith Malinga Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage, Helambage Chaminda Prasad Karunasena, Wijitha Senadeera, Yuantong Gu Numerical modelling has gained popularity in many science and engineering streams due to the economic feasibility and advanced analytical features compared to conventional experimental and theoretical models. Food drying 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 - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Charith Malinga Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Source Type: research

Conductive hydrogel based on alginate and carbon nanotubes for probing microbial electroactivity
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01929G, PaperLeopold Mottet, Domitille Le Cornec, Jean-Marc Noel, Frederic Kanoufi, Brigitte Delord, Philippe Poulin, Jerome Bibette, Nicolas Bremond Some bacteria can act as catalysts to oxidize (or reduce) organic or inorganic matter with the potential generation of electrical current. Despite their high value for sustainable energy, organic compound... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Leopold Mottet Source Type: research

Large-scale preparation of a 3D patchy surface with dissimilar dendritic amphiphiles
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02328F, PaperYanyan Feng, Yujia Wan, Ming Jin, Decheng Wan We show here the first example of the large-scale surface decoration of a macroscopic and porous monolith with dissimilar micropatches. 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 - January 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yanyan Feng Source Type: research

Drop impact dynamics on slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces: influence of oil thickness
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02026K, PaperM. Muschi, B. Brudieu, J. Teisseire, A. Sauret This paper investigates the impact dynamics of a water drop on slippery liquid-infused surfaces of varying oil thickness. 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 - January 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: M. Muschi Source Type: research

Aggregate evolution in aqueous solutions of a Gemini surfactant derived from dehydroabietic acid
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02173A, PaperLin Feng, Danhua Xie, Binglei Song, Jiayu Zhang, Xiaomei Pei, Zhenggang Cui Innovations in surfactant structure are a feasible way to probe molecular self-assembly principles. Herein, the solution behaviour of a newly synthesized Gemini surfactant derived from dehydroabietic acid, abbreviated R-(EO)-E-R, was... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lin Feng Source Type: research

Control of collagen gel mechanical properties through manipulation of gelation conditions near the sol-gel transition
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.A. J. Holder, N. Badiei, K. Hawkins, C. Wright, P. R. Williams, D. J. Curtis It is shown herein that it is possible to control the mechanical and microstructural properties of collagen gels by manipulating temperature in the vicinity of the sol-gel transition; the Fractional Maxwell Model is also shown to accurately describe the rheological behaviour of such gels. 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 - January 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: A. J. Holder Source Type: research

Self-assembly of bis-salphen compounds: from semiflexible chains to webs of nanorings
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02371E, PaperSergey V. Pyrlin, Nicholas Daniel Mark Hine, Arjan Willem Kleij, Marta M.D. Ramos The recently-observed self-assembly of certain salphen-based compounds into neuron-like networks of microrings interconnected with nano-thin strings may suggest a new highly-potent tool for nanoscale patterning. However, the mechanism behind such... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sergey V. Pyrlin Source Type: research

Silk nanoparticles: from inert supports to bioactive natural carriers for drug delivery
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01631J, Review ArticleBarbara Crivelli, Sara Perteghella, Elia Bari, Milena Sorrenti, Giuseppe Tripodo, Theodora Chlapanidas, Maria Luisa Torre Silk proteins are excellent biomaterials for the production of drug delivery (nano)systems. 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 - January 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Barbara Crivelli Source Type: research

Cumulative energy analysis of thermally-induced surface wrinkling of heterogeneously multilayered thin films
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02027A, PaperSeong Soo Yoo, Gwan H. Choi, Wooseop Lee, Juhyun Park, Gi-Ra Yi, Du Yeol Ryu, Pil J. Yoo Polymer/metal multilayers are thermally treated to generate surface wrinkles, then interpreted with cumulative energy balance analysis to reflect the individual elastic contribution of each constituent layer. 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 - January 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Seong Soo Yoo Source Type: research

Nanospheres with a smectic hydrophobic core and an amorphous PEG hydrophilic shell: Structural changes and implications for drug delivery
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02472J, PaperN. Sanjeeva Murthy, Zheng Zhang, Siddharth Borsadia, Joachim Kohn The structure of nanospheres with a crystalline core and an amorphous diffuse shell was investigated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), small-, medium-, and wide-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS, MAXS and WAXS),... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: N. Sanjeeva Murthy Source Type: research

Evidence of electrostatic-enhanced depletion attraction in the structural properties and phase behavior of binary charged colloidal suspensions
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02220D, PaperGualberto J. Ojeda-Mendoza, Arturo Moncho Jorda, Pedro Gonzalez-Mozuelos, Catalina Haro-Perez, Luis F. Rojas-Ochoa In this paper we study the structure and phase behavior of binary mixtures of charged particles at low ionic strength. Due to the large size asymmetry between both species, light... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 12, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Gualberto J. Ojeda-Mendoza Source Type: research

Coarsening dynamics of ferromagnetic granular networks-experimental results and simulations
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Armin Kogel, Pedro A. Sanchez, Robin Maretzki, Tom Dumont, Elena S. Pyanzina, Sofia S. Kantorovich, Reinhard Richter We find the signatures of visco-elastic phase separation in a shaken mixture of glass and magnetised steel spheres after a sudden quench of the shaker amplitude. 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 - January 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Armin Kogel Source Type: research

Structure-induced switching of interpolymer adhesion at a solid-polymer melt interface
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02279D, PaperNaisheng Jiang, Mani K. Sen, Wenduo Zeng, Zhizhao Chen, Justin Cheung, Yuma Morimitsu, Maya K. Endoh, Tadanori Koga, Masafumi Fukuto, Guangcui Yuan, Sushil Satija, Jan Michael Y Carrillo, Bobby G Sumpter Here we report a link between the interfacial structure and adhesive property of polymer chains irreversibly adsorbed onto solids. Polyethylene oxide (PEO) was used as a model and two different... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Naisheng Jiang Source Type: research

Dynamics of colloidal particle near thermoosmotic wall under illumination
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02196H, PaperXin Lou, Nan Yu, Rui Liu, Ke Chen, Mingcheng Yang The effects of light on colloidal particles in solutions are multiple, including transfer of photonic linear/angular momentum and heating of the particles or its surroundings. The temperature enhancement around 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 - January 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Xin Lou Source Type: research

Small Degree of Anisotropic Wetting on Self-Similar Hierarchical Wrinkled Surfaces
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02208E, PaperGaojian Lin, Qiuting Zhang, Cunjing Lv, Yichao Tang, Jie Yin We studied the wetting behavior of multiscale self-similar hierarchical wrinkled surfaces. The hierarchical surface was fabricated on poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) substrates by manipulating the sequential strain release and combined plasma/ultraviolet ozone... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Gaojian Lin Source Type: research

Active textiles with Janus fibres
We describe reshaping of active textiles actuated by bending ofJanus fibres comprising both active and passive components. A great variety of shapes, determined by minimising the overall energy 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 - January 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Andrei P Zakharov Source Type: research

Well-defined silver conductive pattern fabricated on polyester fabric by screen printing dopamine surface modifier followed with electroless plating
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02246H, PaperYun Mao, Meifang Zhu, Wei Wang, Dan Yu In this paper, we developed a novel method to fabricate silver conductive patterns on the polyester fabric (PET) by screen-printing of dopamine (DOPA) tracks firstly, then silver ions were reduced... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yun Mao Source Type: research

PBTTT-C16 sol-gel transition by hierarchical colloidal bridging
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02493B, PaperHan-Liou Yi, Chi-Chung Hua A versatile conjugated polymer, poly(2,5-bis(3-hexadecyllthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2-b]thiophene) (pBTTT-C16, withMw = 61,309 g/mole), in a relatively good solvent (chlorobenzene, CB) medium is shown to produce gels through hierarchical colloidal bridging. Multiscale static/dynamic... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Han-Liou Yi Source Type: research

Performance tuning of giant electrorheological fluids by interfacial tailoring
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02355C, Paperjinbo wu, Zhichao Xu, Yaying Hong, Mengying zhang, Weijia Wen Giant electrorheological (GER) fluids exhibit a high yield stress due to the saturation surface polarization from contact between neighboring particles. To fine-tune the competitive performance of GER fluids, we modified... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: jinbo wu Source Type: research

Tunable seat belt behavior in nanocomposite interfaces inspired from bacterial adhesion pili
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02300F, PaperKerim Can Dansuk, Sinan Keten A challenging problem in designing nanocomposites is to engineer nanoparticle interfaces that have tunable cohesive strength and rate-responsive behavior, for which inspiration can be taken from biological systems. An exemplary... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 10, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Kerim Can Dansuk Source Type: research

Water ring-bouncing on repellent singularities
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02004J, PaperPierre Chantelot, Ali Mazloomi Moqaddam, Anais Gauthier, Shyam S. Chikatamarla, Christophe Clanet, Ilya V. Karlin, David Quere Texturing a flat superhydrophobic substrate with point-like superhydrophobic macrotextures of same repellency makes impacting water droplets take off as rings, which leads to shorter bouncing times than on a flat... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Pierre Chantelot Source Type: research

Effect of Geometrical Parameters on Rebound of Impacting Droplets on Leaky Superhydrophobic Meshes
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02145C, PaperArvind Kumar, Abinash Tripathy, Youngsuk Nam, Choongyeop Lee, Prosenjit Sen When droplet impacts a superhydrophobic sieve, a part of the droplet penetrates through it when the dynamic pressure ([small rho]U^2) of the impinging droplet exceeds the breakthrough pressure ([gamma][Gamma] ⁄A). At higher... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Arvind Kumar Source Type: research

The role of anions in adsorbate-induced anchoring transitions of liquid crystals on surfaces with discrete cation binding sites
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01981E, PaperTibor Szilvasi, Nanqi Bao, Huaizhe Yu, Robert J. Twieg, Manos Mavrikakis, Nicholas L. Abbott A universal exponential relationship is found between calculated displacement free energies and adsorbate-induced dynamic responses of liquid crystals for a range of metal salts. Nitrate anions provide fast response times. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tibor Szilvasi Source Type: research

Viscoelastic wormlike micelles formed by ionic liquid-type surfactant [C16imC8]Br towards template-assisted synthesis of CdS quantum dots
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02223A, PaperYimin Hu, Jie Han, Lingling Ge, Rong Guo Viscoelastic wormlike micelles consisting of the ionic liquid-type surfactant [C16imC8]Br were utilized for the synthesis of CdS quantum dots. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yimin Hu Source Type: research

A numerical study of droplet dynamic behaviors on a micro-structured surface using a three dimensional color-gradient lattice Boltzmann model
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02078C, PaperZihao Cheng, Yan Ba, Jinju Sun, Chao Wang, Shengchuan Cai, Xiaojin Fu Non-circular droplet contact areas on micro-structured surfaces are simulated using the lattice Boltzmann method. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zihao Cheng Source Type: research

Relationship between transit time and mechanical properties of a cell through a stenosed microchannel
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01891F, PaperTing Ye, Huixin Shi, Nhan Phan-Thien, Chwee Teck Lim, Yu Li The changes in the mechanical properties of a cell are not only the cause of some diseases, but can also be a biomarker for some disease states. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ting Ye Source Type: research

Multiple stimuli-responsive selenium-functionalized biodegradable starch-based hydrogels
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02137B, PaperTongbing Sun, Caizhen Zhu, Jian Xu Biodegradable diselenide cross-linked starch-based hydrogels, composed of starch chain backbones with an enzyme hydrolysis property and selenium-containing cross-linkers with a redox responsive cleavage property, were synthesizedvia free radical copolymerization and used as stimuli-responsive drug release materials for biomedical applications. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tongbing Sun Source Type: research

Hydrodynamic interactions in DNA thermophoresis
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01317E, PaperAboubakry Ly, Alois Wurger Hydrodynamic interactions result in molecular-weight dependence of DNA thermophoresis and strong specific-ion effects. 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Aboubakry Ly Source Type: research

Continuous-Flow Trapping and Localized Enrichment of Micro- and Nano-Particles with Induced-Charge Electrokinetics
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01744H, PaperCunlu Zhao, Chun Yang In this work, we report an effective microfluidic technique for continuous-flow trapping and localized enrichment of micro- and nano-particles by using induced-charge electrokinetic (ICEK) phenomena. The proposed technique utilizes a... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cunlu Zhao Source Type: research

Dynamics of networks in a viscoelastic and active environment
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02050C, PaperJonas Grimm, Maxim Dolgushev We investigate the dynamics of fractals and other networks in a viscoelastic and active environment. The viscoelastic dynamics is modeled based on the generalized Langevin equation, where the activity 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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jonas Grimm Source Type: research

Stretching and compression of DNA by external forces under nanochannel confinement
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02413D, PaperTomas Bleha, Peter Cifra Mechanical deformation of dsDNA molecules inside square nanochannels is investigated by simulations based on a coarse-grained model of DNA. The combined action of confinement and weak external forces is explored... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tomas Bleha Source Type: research

Capture of colloidal particles by a moving microfluidic bubble
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02352A, PaperIrma Liascukiene, Gabriel Amselem, Deniz Z. Gunes, Charles N Baroud Foams can be stabilized for long periods by the adsorption of solid particles on the liquid-gas interfaces. Although such long-term observations are common, mechanistic descriptions of the particle adsorption process... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - January 8, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Irma Liascukiene Source Type: research

A tetramer micelle: the smallest aggregation number corresponding to the vertex number of regular polyhedra in platonic micelles
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02028G, CommunicationShota Fujii, Rintaro Takahashi, Lee Ji Ha, Kazuo Sakurai Sulfonatocalix[4]arene-based amphiphiles form monodisperse tetramer micelles whose aggregation number is the smallest corresponding to the vertex number of regular polyhedra. 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Shota Fujii Source Type: research

4D printing of a self-morphing polymer driven by a swellable guest medium
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01796K, PaperJheng-Wun Su, Xiang Tao, Heng Deng, Cheng Zhang, Shan Jiang, Yuyi Lin, Jian Lin There is a significant need of advanced materials that can be fabricated into functional devices with defined three-dimensional (3D) structures for application in tissue engineering, flexible electronics, and soft robotics. 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jheng-Wun Su Source Type: research

A modular approach for multifunctional polymersomes with controlled adhesive properties
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01885A, PaperJulien Petit, Laura Thomi, Jennifer Schultze, Marcin Makowski, Inka Negwer, Kaloian Koynov, Stephan Herminghaus, Frederik R. Wurm, Oliver Baumchen, Katharina Landfester Specific adhesion measurement, realized by micropipette force spectroscopy, of multifunctional polymersomes produced in a microfluidic environment. 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Julien Petit Source Type: research

Annular and threadlike wormlike micelles formed by a bio-based surfactant containing an extremely large hydrophobic group
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02163A, PaperZhaolan Zhai, Xinyan Yan, Zhanqian Song, Shibin Shang, Xiaoping Rao The overlap of an alkyl chain and a rigid group in C12-MPA-Na promotes the formation of large spherical micelles and annular and threadlike micelles. 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zhaolan Zhai Source Type: research

Light and CO2/N2 dual stimuli-responsive wormlike micelles based on a zwitterionic surfactant and an azobenzene surfactant
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02064C, PaperJianzhong Jiang, Qianqian Xu, Guozheng Wang, Zhenggang Cui Light and CO2/N2 dual stimuli-responsive wormlike micelles (WLMs) were prepared with a zwitterionic surfactant and an azobenzene surfactant. In contrast to traditional CO2 responsive WLMs, a fast and reversible CO2-triggered thinning behavior was observed. 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jianzhong Jiang Source Type: research

Linking slow dynamics and microscopic connectivity in dense suspensions of charged colloids
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01781B, PaperRuben Higler, Johannes Krausser, Jasper van der Gucht, Alessio Zaccone, Joris Sprakel We directly observe and quantify the connectivity dynamics in liquids of charged colloids undergoing vitrification using confocal microscopy and use these data to extend Dyre's model to account for particle-level structural 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 - January 5, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ruben Higler Source Type: research