Mediating the Slow Dynamics of Polyacrylates by Small Molecule-bridged Hydrogen Bonds
This report studied changes in slow dynamics of polyacrylate by adding a hindered phenol (CA) capable of forming three intermolecular hydrogen bonds (inter-HBs) per molecule with the polymer chain. 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 19, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yuanbiao Liu Source Type: research

Controlled nucleation in evaporative crystallization using a confined-vapor driven solutal Marangoni effect
Soft Matter, 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00380E, PaperJeongsu Pyeon, Soon Mo Park, Dong Ki Yoon, Hyoungsoo Kim A confined boundary condition changes the crystallized pattern from a coffee-ring-like crystal stain to a large and pervasive crystal stain. 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, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jeongsu Pyeon Source Type: research

Improved mechanical properties of antimicrobial poly(N-[3-(dimethylaminopropyl)] methacrylamide) hydrogels prepared by free radical polymerization in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a lyotropic liquid crystal template
In this study, the effect of liquid crystal templates on improving the mechanical and antibacterial properties of poly(N-[3-(dimethylaminopropyl)] methacrylamide) hydrogels was 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 18, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cansu Kozbekci Sabah Source Type: research

Formation of topological defects in nematic shells with a dumbbell-like shape
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00378C, PaperCatharina B. da Ara újo, Ellena J. L. Oliveira, Marcelo L. Lyra, Leonid V Mirantsev, Italo N de Oliveira The present study investigates dumbbell-shaped nematic liquid crystal shells. Using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we consider the effects of an external electric field on nematic ordering by computing the average... 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, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Catharina B. da Ara újo Source Type: research

Collective motion of self-propelled chemical garden tubes
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00395C, PaperPawan Kumar, Qingpu Wang, Dezso Horvath, Agota Toth, Oliver Steinbock In H2O2 solutions, manganese-containing chemical garden tubes can self-propel due to the catalytic production and ejection of oxygen bubbles. Here, we investigate the collective behavior of these self-assembled precipitate tubes.... 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, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Pawan Kumar Source Type: research

Rheological Scaling of Ionic-Liquid-Based Polyelectrolytes in Ionic Liquid Solutions: The Effect of the Ion Diameter of Ionic Liquids
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Atsushi Matsumoto, Amy Q Shen We investigate the effect of the ion diametera of ionic liquids (ILs) on the shear viscosity of polymerized ionic liquids (PILs) in IL solutions. When both PIL and IL... 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, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Atsushi Matsumoto Source Type: research

Focal conic flowers, dislocation rings, and undulation textures in smectic liquid crystal Janus droplets
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01623G, PaperWei-Shao Wei, Joonwoo Jeong, Peter J. Collings, Arjun G Yodh Liquid crystalline phases of matter often exhibit visually stunning patterns or textures. Mostly, these liquid crystal (LC) configurations are uniquely determined by bulk LC elasticity, surface anchoring conditions, and confinement... 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Wei-Shao Wei Source Type: research

Bijel rheology reveals a 2D colloidal glass wrapped in 3D
We present rheological evidence demonstrating the glass-like nature of bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gels (bijels). Under small amplitude oscillatory shear, bijels exhibited rheological signatures akin to α and β relaxation... 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Herman Ching Source Type: research

Influence of the pre-impact shape of an oil droplet on the post-impact flow dynamics at air –water interface
Soft Matter, 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00219A, PaperJoydip Chaudhuri, Tapas Kumar Mandal, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay The pre-impact shape of an oil-droplet influences the spatiotemporal dynamics after the droplet impacts an air –water interface. 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Joydip Chaudhuri Source Type: research

Cell adhesion strength and tractions are mechano-diagnostic features of cellular invasiveness
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00015F, PaperNeha Paddillaya, Kalyani Ingale, Chaitanya Gaikwad, Deepak Saini, Pramod A. Pullarkat, Paturu Kondaiah, Gautam Menon, Namrata Gundiah The adhesion of cells to substrates occurs via integrin clustering and binding to the actin cytoskeleton. Oncogenes modify anchorage-dependent mechanisms in cells during cancer progression. Fluid shear devices provide 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 - May 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Neha Paddillaya Source Type: research

The Effect of Hydration and Dehydration on the Conformation, Assembling Behavior and Photoluminescence of PBLG
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00344A, PaperZhen Liu, Xinjie Shi, Wenchao Shu, Shuo Qi, Xiaosong Wang, Xiaohua He Hydration and dehydration play crucial roles in hydrophobic effects (HE) and are yet to be understood. Poly( γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) (PBLG) homopolymers in THF/water with various water content was investigated. We discovered that... 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zhen Liu Source Type: research

Solvent-Assisted Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Thin Films
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00439A, Review ArticlePrzemyslaw Pula, Arkadiusz A. Leniart, Pawel W. Majewski Solvent-assisted block copolymer self-assembly is a compelling method for processing and advancing practical applications of these materials due to the exceptional level of the control of BCP morphology and significant... 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Przemyslaw Pula Source Type: research

Understanding the different cross-membrane transport kinetics of two charged molecules on DOPG lipid surface with second harmonic generation and MD simulation
In this study, 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 - May 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yi Hou Source Type: research

Linking Cavitation and Fracture to Molecular Scale Structural Damage of Model Networks
Soft Matter, 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00400C, PaperChristopher Wade Barney, Ipek Sacligil, Gregory N. Tew, Alfred J. Crosby Rapid expansion of soft solids subjected to a negative hydrostatic stress can occur through cavitation or fracture. Understanding how these two mechanisms relate to a material ’s molecular structure is important... 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 17, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Christopher Wade Barney Source Type: research

Geometric percolation of hard-sphere dispersions in shear flow
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Ilian Pihlajamaa, Ren é de Bruijn, Paul van der Schoot We combine a heuristic theory of geometric percolation and the Smoluchowski theory of colloid dynamics to predict the impact of shear flow on the percolation threshold of hard spherical colloidal... 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 16, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ilian Pihlajamaa Source Type: research