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Negative normal stress differences N1-N2 in a low concentration capillary suspension
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00305J, PaperIrene Natalia, Nicole Zeiler, Moritz Wei[German sz ligature}, Erin Koos Negative normal stress differences are reported in capillary suspensions,i.e. particle suspensions in a two-fluid system that creates strong capillary attraction, at a solid concentration of 25%. This volume fraction has heretofore been too low to show such normal stress differences. 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 - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Irene Natalia Source Type: research

Probing the nanoparticle-AGO2 interaction for enhanced gene knockdown
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00534F, PaperSonal Deshpande, Neetu Singh RNA interference is a promising technology for treatment of various diseases. Here, we systematically probe the effect of steric hindrance of nanoparticles on the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC) interaction, by modulating two parameters, the nanoparticle size and hardness. 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 - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sonal Deshpande Source Type: research

A novel pillar[5]arene-based supramolecular organic framework gel to achieve an ultrasensitive response by introducing the competition of cation[three dots, centered][small pi] and [small pi][three dots, centered][small pi] interactions
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00426A, PaperYou-Ming Zhang, Yong-Fu Li, Kai-Peng Zhong, Wen-Juan Qu, Xiao-Peng Chen, Hong Yao, Tai-Bao Wei, Qi Lin A novel pillar[5]arene-based SOF gel (SOF-AMP-G) show ultrasensitive response for ions through the competition of cation[three dots, centered][small pi] and [small pi][three dots, centered][small pi] interactions. 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 - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: You-Ming Zhang Source Type: research

Nanoparticle Adsorption Dynamics at Fluid Interfaces
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00273H, PaperXiaoqing Hua, Joelle Frechette, Michael A. Bevan Understanding the dynamic adsorption of nanoparticles (NPs) at fluid interfaces is important for stabilizing emulsions and for the preparation of 2D NPs-based materials. Here we show that the Ward-Tordai equations... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Xiaoqing Hua Source Type: research

Electrostatic Interactions in Soft Particle Systems: Mesoscale Simulations of Ionic Liquids
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Yonglei Wang, Youliang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen Computer simulations provide a unique insight into microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamical behavior, responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids. Due to the sluggish and heterogeneous dynamics... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yonglei Wang Source Type: research

Capillary-driven binding of thin triangular prisms at fluid interfaces
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00271A, PaperJoseph A Ferrar, Desphreet S Bedi, Shangnan Zhou, Peijun Zhu, Xiaoming Mao, Michael J Solomon We observe capillary-driven binding between thin, equilateral triangular prisms at a flat air-water interface. The edge length of the equilateral triangle face is 120 [small mu ]m, and the thickness of the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Joseph A Ferrar Source Type: research

Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Sponge-Reinforced Hydrogel Composites under Compression
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00678D, PaperLei Wu, Guoyong Mao, Guodong Nian, Yuhai Xiang, Jin Qian, Shaoxing Qu Loading-bearing applications of hydrogels call for materials with excellent mechanical properties. Despite the considerable progress in developing tough hydrogels, high-performance hydrogels are still required to be prepared using simple strategies.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 24, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lei Wu Source Type: research

An interplay of electrostatic and excluded volume interactions in the conformational behavior of a dipolar chain: theory and computer simulations
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00346G, CommunicationYu. D. Gordievskaya, Yu. A. Budkov, E. Yu. Kramarenko The effect of an interplay between electrostatic and excluded volume interactions on the conformational behavior of a dipolar chain has been studied theoretically and by means of molecular dynamics simulations. 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 - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yu. D. Gordievskaya Source Type: research

Electric Field Mediated Elastic Contact Lithography of Thin Viscoelastic Films for Miniaturized and Multiscale Patterns
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00428E, PaperAbir Ghosh, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ashutosh Sharma Elastic contact lithography (ECL) and electric field lithography (EFL) both have shown significant potential to develop large-area micropatterns on the polymeric surfaces. Presently, the major challenges associated with these processes... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Abir Ghosh Source Type: research

Foam Flow in a Model Porous Medium : II. The Effect of Trapped Gas
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02458D, PaperSian Jones, Nicole Getrouw, Sebastien Vincent-Bonnieu Gas trapping is an important mechanism in both Water or Surfactant Alternating Gas (WAG/SAG) and foam injection processes in porous media. Foams for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) can increase sweep... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sian Jones Source Type: research

Nematic colloidal knots in topological environments
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00539G, PaperS. Masoomeh Hashemi, Miha Ravnik The role of environment in shaping the material properties is of great significance, but less is known about how nontrivial topology of the environment couple to the material states which... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: S. Masoomeh Hashemi Source Type: research

Convection inside a condensing and evaporating droplet of aqueous solution
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00205C, PaperTapan Kumar Pradhan, Pradipta Kumar Panigrahi We experimentally study the fluid convection inside a condensing droplet of aqueous NaCl solution and compare with that of an evaporating droplet. The droplets are sandwiched between two horizontal hydrophobic... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tapan Kumar Pradhan Source Type: research

Anatomy of triply-periodic network assemblies: characterizing skeletal and inter-domain surface geometry of block copolymer gyroids
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00078F, PaperIshan Prasad, Hiroshi Jinnai, Rong-Ming Ho, Edwin L. Thomas, Gregory M. Grason Mesogeometric anatomy - 2D inter-material surfaces and 1D skeletons - extracted from triply-periodic, double-gyroid network assembled from triblock copolymers. 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 - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ishan Prasad Source Type: research

Phase behaviour and applications of a binary liquid mixture of methanol and a thermotropic liquid crystal
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Luis Antonio Serrano Gonzalez, Maximiliano Jesus Jesus Jara Fornerod, Ye Yang, Simon Gaisford, Francesco Stellacci, Stefan Guldin Herein, we report on the phase behaviour of a binary liquid mixture composed of methanol (MeOH) and the thermotropic liquid crystal 4-Cyano-4'-pentylbiphenyl (5CB). The corresponding phase diagram combines features of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Luis Antonio Serrano Gonzalez Source Type: research

Determining electrospun morphology from the properties of protein-polymer solutions
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02203D, PaperHao Zhang, Shixia Xi, Yingchun Han, Lunyang Liu, Bo Dong, Zhijie Zhang, Quan Chen, Weihong Min, Qingrong Huang, Yunqi Li, Jingsheng Liu Integrating natural macromolecules,e.g. proteins, is a progressive trend in the fabrication of biocompatible sub-micrometer fibers with tunable diameters using the electrospinning technique. 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 - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Hao Zhang Source Type: research

Effects of surface roughness on the self-diffusion dynamics of a single polymer
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02505J, PaperJiaxiang Li, Mingming Ding, Ran Zhang, Tongfei Shi We employ molecular dynamics simulations to simulate the diffusion dynamics of a single polymer adsorbed on surfaces with different roughnesses, which are characterized by the separation distance between obstacles and the height of obstacles. 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 - April 23, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jiaxiang Li Source Type: research

Molecular dynamics simulation of charged colloids confined between hard walls: Pre-melting and pre-freezing across the BCC-fluid coexistence
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00398J, PaperMojtaba Eshraghi, Juergen Horbach Molecular Dynamics (MD) computer simulations are used to study the structure of hard-core Yukawa systems confined between two parallel hard walls. States around the coexistence between a fluid and a... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 20, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mojtaba Eshraghi Source Type: research

Improved tunable range of the field-induced storage modulus by using flower-like particles as the active phase of magnetorheological elastomers
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00359A, PaperYu Tong, Xufeng Dong, Min Qi The interfacial bond strength and field-induced storage modulus of magnetorheological elastomers can be enhanced by using flower-like active particles. 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 - April 19, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yu Tong Source Type: research

Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Nanorods on a Microsphere via Electrostatic Interactions
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00062J, PaperLiuyang Zhang, Lu Zhu, Steven R. Larson, Yiping Zhao, Xianqiao Wang Combining coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and experiments, a systematic study on both the dynamics and equilibrium behavior of the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of charged nanorods (NRs) onto a charged microsphere... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 19, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Liuyang Zhang Source Type: research

Single particle states of colloidal particles in 2D periodical potentials
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00326B, CommunicationErick Sarmiento-Gomez, Alejandro Rivera-Moran, Jose Luis Arauz-Lara Colloidal particles when subjected to a periodic array of potential wells are observed to adopt discrete stable configurations depending on the ratio particles size/array wavelength. Experimentally, the configuration states are... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 19, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Erick Sarmiento-Gomez Source Type: research

Harmonic analysis of surface instability patterns on colloidal particles
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00383A, PaperTero Kamarainen, Mariko Ago, Jani Seitsonen, Janne Raula, Esko I. Kauppinen, Janne Ruokolainen, Orlando J. Rojas Spectral topographical analysis of wrinkled and crumpled colloidal particle surfaces utilizing cryo-electron tomography and spherical harmonic models. 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 - April 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tero Kamarainen Source Type: research

Study on the thixotropic behaviors of ferrofluids
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00478A, PaperZhenkun Li, Decai Li, Yibiao Chen, Hongchao Cui The thixotropic behaviors of ferrofluid samples of different particle concentration were studied through different measuring method, including three interval thixotropic test and hysteresis loop test. The experimental results demonstrated that... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zhenkun Li Source Type: research

Ionic liquid mediated micelle to vesicle transition of a cationic gemini surfactant: a spectroscopic investigation
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02241G, PaperSoumen Ghosh, Sonali Mondal, Animesh Pan, Animesh Patra, Rajib Kumar Mitra In this contribution, we have examined a composition dependent self aggregated structural modification of a catanionic mixture of surface active ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumoctylsulphate and a cationic gemini surfactant (14-5-14)... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Soumen Ghosh Source Type: research

Study on influencing factors of Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydroxyapatite nanoparticles with nonionic surfactants
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00241J, PaperNa Song, Ai-juan Wang, Jun-ming Li, Zhuo Zhu, Huijun Shi, Xiao-long Ma, Dejun Sun Emulsions were prepared using hydroxyapatite nanoparicles and nonionic surfactants sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) as emulsifiers. Effects of Span 80 concentration, emulsification time, emulsification rate, poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) concentration and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Na Song Source Type: research

Overcharging and reentrant condensation of thermoresponsive ionic microgels
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Domenico Truzzolillo, Simona Sennato, Stefano Sarti, Stefano Casciardi, Chiara Bazzoni, Federico Bordi We investigated the complexation of thermoresponsive anionic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNiPAM) microgels and cationic ε-polylysine chains. We show that the volume phase transition of the microgels triggers polyion adsorption and gives rise to a thermosensitive microgel overcharging and reentrant condensation. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c)...
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Domenico Truzzolillo Source Type: research

Probing nano-scale viscoelastic response in air and in liquid with dynamic atomic force microscopy
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Federica Crippa, Per-Anders Thoren, Daniel Forchheimer, Riccardo Borgani, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Alke Susanne Fink, David B. Haviland We perform a comparative study of dynamic force measurements with the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) on the same soft polymer-blend sample in both air and liquid environments. Our quantitative analysis... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Federica Crippa Source Type: research

Free-standing three-dimensional hollow bacterial cellulose structures with controlled geometry via patterned superhydrophobic-hydrophilic surfaces
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00112J, PaperAnna Laromaine, Tina Tronser, Ivana Pni, Sebastia Parets, Pavel A. Levkin, Anna Roig Bacteria can produce cellulose, one of the most abundant biopolymer on earth, and it emerges as an interesting candidate to fabricate advanced materials. Cellulose produced by Komagataeibacter Xylinus a bacterial... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Anna Laromaine Source Type: research

Newtonian to non-Newtonian fluid transition of a model transient network
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00373D, PaperGiovanni Nava, Yang Tie, Valerio Vitali, Paolo Minzioni, Ilaria Cristiani, Francesca Bragheri, Roberto Osellame, Lucas Bethge, Sven Klussmann, Elvezia Maria Paraboschi, Rosanna Asselta, Tommaso Bellini The viscosity of gel-forming fluids is notoriously complex and its study can benefit from new model systems that enable a detailed control of the network features. Here we use 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 - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Giovanni Nava Source Type: research

Anomalous toluene transport in model segmented polyurethane-urea/clay nanocomposites
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02202F, PaperSangram Rath, Jitendra Bahadur, Himanshu Sekhar Panda, Debasis Sen, T. Umasankar Patro, Praveen S, Manoranjan Patri, Devang V. Khakhar The kinetics of liquid solvent sorption in polymeric systems and their nanocomposites often deviate from normal Fickian behaviour. This needs to be understood and interpreted, in terms of their underlying... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sangram Rath Source Type: research

A three-dimensional transient mixed hybrid finite element model for superabsorbent polymers with strain-dependent permeability
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01587A, PaperCong Yu, Kamyar Malakpoor, Jacques M. R. Huyghe A hydrogel is a cross-linked polymer network with water as solvent. Industrially widely used superabsorbent polymers (SAP) are partially neutralized sodium polyacrylate hygrogel. Extremely large degree of swelling is one... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cong Yu Source Type: research

Structure formation in soft nanocolloids: liquid-drop model
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.A.-K. Doukas, C. N. Likos, P. Ziherl Using a model where soft nanocolloids such as spherical polymer brushes and star polymers are viewed as compressible liquid drops, we theoretically explore interactions between such particles and the ordered structures that they form. 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 - April 17, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: A.-K. Doukas Source Type: research

Gelation of patchy ligand shell nanoparticles decorated by liquid-crystalline ligands: computer simulation study
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00356D, PaperJaroslav Ilnytskyi, Arsen Slyusarchuk, Stefan Sokolowski We consider coarse-grained modelling of patchy ligand shell nanoparticles with liquid crystalline ligands. The cases of two, three, four and six symmetrically arranged patches of ligands are discussed, as well... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jaroslav Ilnytskyi Source Type: research

Liquid marble coalescence via vertical collision
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00121A, PaperJing Jin, Chin Hong Ooi, Dzung Dao, Nam-Trung Nguyen The coalescence process of liquid marbles is vital to their promising roles as reactors or mixers in digital microfluidics. However, the underlying mechanisms and critical conditions of liquid marble coalescence... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jing Jin Source Type: research

Percolation of functionalized colloids on patterned substrates
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00406D, PaperLucas L. L. Treffenstadt, Nuno A. M. Araujo, Daniel de las Heras We study the percolation properties for a system of functionalized colloids on patterned substrates via Monte Carlo simulations. The colloidal particles are modeled as hard disks with three equally-distributed attractive... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lucas L. L. Treffenstadt Source Type: research

Processing of PVDF-based Electroactive/Ferroelectric Films: Importance of PMMA and Cooling Rate From the Melt State on the Crystallization of PVDF Beta-Crystals
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00268A, PaperAlexandre De Neef, Cedric Samuel, Gregory Stoclet, Mohamed Rguiti, Christian Courtois, Philippe Dubois, Jeremie Soulestin, Jean-Marie Raquez Poly(vinylidene difluoride) (PVDF) displays attractive ferroelectric/piezoelectric properties and its polar [small beta]-crystals are specifically targeted for achieving electroactive applications. However, their direct crystallization from the melt state represents a challenging task... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexandre De Neef Source Type: research

Engineered Interaction Between Short Elastin-Like Peptides and Perfluorinated Sulfonic-acid Ionomer
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00351C, PaperZihang Su, Nuttanit Pramounmat, Skylar Watson, Julie Renner Control of ionomer thin films on metal surfaces is important for a range of electrodes used in electrochemical applications. Engineered peptides have emerged as powerful tools in electrode assembly because... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zihang Su Source Type: research

Rheological behavior and mechanism of pH-responsive wormlike micelles variation induced by isomer of phthalic acid
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00467F, PaperWanli Kang, Yilu Zhao, Pengxiang Wang, Zhe Li, Xiaoyu Hou, Zitong Huang, Hongbin Yang Responsive wormlike micelles (WLMs) constructed by different carboxylic acids are fascinating. Among them, it is unknown that how the position of carboxylic groups alters the stimuli-response in wormlike micellar systems.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Wanli Kang Source Type: research

Many-body Interactions between Charged particles in a Polymer Solution: the Protein Regime
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00471D, PaperHaiqiang Wang, Jan Forsman, Clifford Edwin Woodward We study the phase behavior of charged particles in electrolyte solutions wherein non-adsorbing polymers are added to provide an attractive depletion interaction. The polymer has a radius of gyration similar... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Haiqiang Wang Source Type: research

Liquid Interfaces with pH-switchable Nanoparticle Arrays
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00583D, PaperSunita Srivastava, Masafumi Fukuto, Oleg Gang Stimuli-responsive 2D nanoscale systems offer intriguing opportunities for creating switchable interfaces. At liquid interfaces, such systems can provide a control over interfacial energies, surface structure, rheological and transport characteristics, 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 - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sunita Srivastava Source Type: research

Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00255J, PaperRafael Schulman, John F Niven, Michiel A Hack, Christian DiMaria, Kari Dalnoki-Veress We study the dewetting of liquid films capped by a thin elastomeric layer. When the tension in the elastomer is isotropic, circular holes grow at a rate which decreases with... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rafael Schulman Source Type: research

Fatigue fracture of nearly elastic hydrogels
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00460A, PaperEnrui Zhang, Ruobing Bai, Xavier Pierre Morelle, Zhigang Suo Polyacrylamide hydrogels are highly stretchable and nearly elastic. Their stress-stretch curves exhibit small hysteresis, and change negligibly after many loading cycles. Polyacrylamide is used extensively in applications, and is 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 - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Enrui Zhang Source Type: research

Rotation of a floating hydrophobic disk: influence of the line tension.
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00309B, PaperJanine Emile, Herve Tabuteau, Olivier Emile The rotation of a sub-millimeter size disk over a water bath is reported. The origin of the rotation arises from the transfer of angular momentum from a plane wave diffracted... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 16, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Janine Emile Source Type: research

Highly deformable hydrogels constructed by pH-triggered polyacid nanoparticle disassembly in aqueous dispersions
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00325D, PaperWenkai Wang, Dongdong Lu, Mingning Zhu, Jennifer M Saunders, Amir H Milani, Steven P Armes, Brian R Saunders Most hydrogels are prepared using small-molecule monomers but unfortunately this approach may not be feasible for certain biomaterial applications. Consequently, alternative gel construction strategies have been established, which include using... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Wenkai Wang Source Type: research

A study of polymer chain diffusion by surface enhanced Raman: effects of plasmonic substrate topology
We report on a new methodology to track chain interdiffusion between polymer slabs based on Raman enhanced by plasmonic substrates. 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 - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Carla D. Mana Source Type: research

Outstanding Reviewers for Soft Matter in 2017
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM90060D, Editorial We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers forSoft Matter in 2017, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal. 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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A novel pillar[5]arene-based supramolecular organic framework gel to achieve ultrasensitive response by introducing the competition of cation ∙∙∙[small pi] and [small pi]∙∙∙[small pi] interactions
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00426A, PaperYou-Ming Zhang, Yong-Fu Li, Kai-Peng Zhong, Wen-Juan Qu, Xiao-Peng Chen, Hong Yao, Tai-Bao Wei, Qi Lin Ultrasensitive response property is an intriguing issue for stimuli-responsive materials. Herein, we report a novel method for achieve ultrasensitive response by introducing the competition of cation ∙∙∙[small pi] and [small pi]∙∙∙[small pi] interactions into... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: You-Ming Zhang Source Type: research

Highly porous layers of silica nano-spheres sintered by drying: Scaling up of the elastic properties from the beads to the macroscopic mechanical properties
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02443F, PaperArnaud Lesaine, Daniel Bonamy, Georges Gauthier, Cindy Rountree, Veronique Lazarus Layers obtained by drying a colloidal dispersion of silica spheres are found to be a good benchmark to test the elastic behaviour of porous media, in the challenging case 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 - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Arnaud Lesaine Source Type: research

Nanoparticle packing within block copolymer micelles prepared by the interfacial instability method
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00425K, PaperGauri M. Nabar, Jessica O. Winter, Barbara E. Wyslouzil Nanoparticle loading changes both internal and overall micelle structure. 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 - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Gauri M. Nabar Source Type: research

Negative normal stress difference N1-N2 in a low concentration capillary suspension
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00305J, PaperIrene Natalia, Nicole Zeiler, Moritz Wei[German sz ligature}, Erin Koos Negative normal stress differences are reported here in capillary suspensions, i.e. particle suspensions in a two-fluid system that creates strong capillary attractions, at a solid concentration of 25%, a volume... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Irene Natalia Source Type: research

Probing the nanoparticles-AGO2 interaction for enhanced gene knockdown
Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00534F, PaperSonal Deshpande, Neetu Singh RNAi is emerging as a promising technology for treatment of various diseases due to its ability to silence specific target genes. Till date, a number of nanoparticle based formulations have... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles)
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - April 13, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sonal Deshpande Source Type: research