Subscribe: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles
http://www.rsc.org/publishing/journals/rssfeed.asp?FeedType=LatestArticles&JournalCode=SM
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
chemistry  content feed  content  feed royal  feed  matter  royal society  royal  society chemistry  soft matter  soft 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles

RSC - Soft Matter latest articles



RSC - Soft Matter latest articles



Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:51:05 Z

Copyright: Copyright (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
 



Geometric frustration and compatibility conditions for two dimensional director fields
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01672G, Paper
Idan Niv, Efi Efrati
Bent core (or banana shaped) liquid-crystal-forming-molecules locally favor an ordered state of zero splay and constant bend. Such a state, however, cannot be realized in the plane \cite{Mey76} and the...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Liposomal internal viscosity affects the fate of membrane deformation induced by hypertonic treatment
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01421J, Paper
Kei Fujiwara, Miho Yanagisawa
Artificial lipid membranes have been utilized to understand the physical mechanisms of the deformation patterns of live cells. However, typical artificial membrane systems contain only dilute components compared to those...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Complex coacervation of Mg(II) phospho-polymethacrylate, a synthetic analog of sandcastle worm adhesive phosphoproteins

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01654A, Paper
In 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.
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
(image)



Van't Hoff's law for active suspensions: the role of the solvent chemical potential

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01432E, Paper
Jeroen Rodenburg, Marjolein Dijkstra, Rene van Roij
We extend Van't Hoff's law for the osmotic pressure to active suspensions, and show that the osmotic pressure increases with activity as a result of an increase in the chemical potential of the solvent.
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
(image)



A biocompatible betaine-functionalized polycation for coacervation

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01763D, Paper
Mintai 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 excellent in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility and is also assessed for its effect on angiogenesis, anti-bacterial activity, and complex coacervation.
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
(image)



Stabilized electrically induced Helfrich deformation and enhanced color tuning in cholesteric liquid crystals

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01997A, Paper
Meina Yu, Huai Yang, Deng-Ke Yang
When subjected to an AC electric field perpendicular to its layers, the cholesteric planar state may undergo a periodic layer undulation, known as the Helfrich deformation, which generates a color change of the reflected light.
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
(image)



Using evaporation to control capillary instabilities in micro-systems

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01426K, Paper
Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gianluca Laghezza, Julia M. Yeomans, Dominic Vella
We show that instabilities of liquids in microscopic channels may be controlled using the rate of evaporation to mitigate the effect of tapering and gradients in wettability.
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
(image)



Simple peptide coacervates adapted for rapid pressure-sensitive wet adhesion
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01915G, Paper
Ilia Kaminker, Wei Wei, Alex M Schrader, Yeshayahu Talmon, Megan Valentine, Jacob N. Israelachvili, Herbert John Waite, Songi Han
We report here that a dense liquid formed by spontaneous condensation, also known as simple coacervation, of a single-component mussel foot protein-3S-mimicking peptide exhibits properties critical for underwater adhesion. A...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Non-Gaussian elasticity and charge density-dependent swelling of strong polyelectrolyte poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) hydrogels
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01866E, Paper
Nermin Orakdogen, Talin Boyaci
The mechanical properties and charge density-dependent swelling of strong polyelectrolyte poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) P(NIPA-co-NaA) hydrogels prepared at a fixed total monomer concentration and the crosslinker ratio, but at various charge densities,...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



A New Class of Dual Responsive Self-healable Hydrogels Based on Core Crosslinked Ionic Block Copolymer Micelle Prepared via RAFT Polymerization and Diels-Alder "click" chemistry
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01906H, Paper
SOVAN LAL BANERJEE, Nikhil K Singha
Amphiphilic diblock copolymers of poly(furfuryl methacrylate) (PFMA) with cationic poly(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride) (PFMA-b-PMTAC) and anionic poly(Sodium 4-vinylbenzenesulfonate) (PFMA-b-PSS) were prepared via reversible addition fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization by using PFMA...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Frame, metric and geodesic evolution in shape-changing nematic shells

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01596H, Paper
Cyrus Mostajeran, Mark Warner, Carl D. Modes
Light and heat-induced, non-uniform deformations in nematic shells lead to Gaussian curvature, unusual geodesics and ultimately strong actuation.
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
(image)



Adsorption parameters and phase behaviour of non-ionic surfactants at liquid interfaces

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01370A, Paper
Radomir Iliev Slavchov, Ivan Boyanov Ivanov
A reasonable adsorption model is one that allows all adsorption parameters (adsorption constant, hard-disc area [small alpha], attraction parameter [small beta]) of a surfactant at a liquid interface to be predicted accurately as a function of the molecular structure and medium conditions.
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
(image)



Shaping membrane vesicles by adsorption of a semiflexible polymer

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01751K, Paper
Bing Li, Steven M. Abel
The adsorption of polymers onto fluid membranes is a problem of fundamental interest in biology and soft materials, in part because the flexibility of membranes can lead to nontrivial coupling between polymer and membrane configurations.
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
(image)



Large stretchability and failure mechanism of graphene kirigami under tension

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01574G, Paper
Zhujiang Hua, Yang Zhao, Shuhong Dong, Peishi Yu, Yu Liu, Ning Wei, Junhua Zhao
From the macro- to the nanoscale, kirigami structures show novel and tunable properties by tailoring the original two-dimensional sheets.
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
(image)



Gramicidin ion channels in a lipid bilayer supported on polyelectrolyte multilayer films: an electrochemical impedance study

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01539A, Paper
Eleftheria Diamanti, Eduart Gutierrez-Pineda, Nikolaos Politakos, Patrizia Andreozzi, Maria Jose Rodriguez-Presa, Wolfgang Knoll, Omar Azzaroni, Claudio A. Gervasi, Sergio E. Moya
Selective ion transport through gramicidin channels integrated in a lipid bilayer assembled on polyelectrolyte multilayer 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
(image)



Measurement of long range attractive forces between hydrophobic surfaces produced by vapor phase adsorption of palmitic acid

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01563A, Paper
Namsoon Eom, Drew F. Parsons, Vincent S. J. Craig
The electrostatic interaction between a patch of bilayer and the bare surface gives rise to the attraction between these hydrophobic surfaces.
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
(image)



Driving dynamic colloidal assembly using eccentric self-propelled colloids

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01730H, Paper
Zhan Ma, Qun-li Lei, Ran Ni
Designing protocols to dynamically direct the self-assembly of colloidal particles has become an important direction in soft matter physics because of promising applications in the fabrication of dynamic responsive functional materials.
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
(image)



Tunable synthetic control of soft polymeric nanoparticle morphology

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01533J, Paper
Halie J. Martin, B. Tyler White, Christopher J. Scanlon, Tomonori Saito, Mark D. Dadmun
Synthetic control of soft nanoparticles provides a conduit to thoroughly investigate the correlation of nanoscale structure to particle and nanocomposite 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
(image)



Shape-dependent effective diffusivity in packings of hard cubes and cuboids compared with spheres and ellipsoids

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01910F, Paper
Magnus Roding
We performed computational screening of effective diffusivity in cube and cuboid systems, elucidating the impact of shape on the granular material design.
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
(image)



Strain-stiffening gels based on latent crosslinking
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01888F, Paper
Yen H. Tran, Matthew J Rasmuson, Todd Emrick, John Klier, Shelly R Peyton
Gels represent an increasingly important class of soft materials with applications ranging from regenerative medicine to commodity materials. However, gels typically exhibit relative mechanical weakness, which worsens under repeated strain....
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



A novel thermo-responsive supramolecular organogel based on dual acylhydrazone : fluorescent detection for Al3+ ions
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02141K, Communication
Xinxian Ma, Shiwei Liu, Zhifeng Zhang, Yanbing Niu, Jincai Wu
A new dual acylhydrazone-functionalized gelator (L) has been synthesized, which behaves as a thermal-responsive supramolecular organogel (L-gel) in DMSO. This L-gel exhibites very weak fluorescence based on the photoinduced electron...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Assembly of small molecule surfactants at highly dynamic air-water interfaces

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01914A, Paper
Omar T. Mansour, Beatrice Cattoz, Manon Beaube, Morganne Montagnon, Richard K. Heenan, Ralf Schweins, Marie-Sousai Appavou, Peter C. Griffiths
Small-angle neutron scattering has been used to probe the interfacial structure of foams stabilised by small molecule surfactants at concentrations well below their critical micelle concentration.
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
(image)



When droplets become stars: charged dielectric droplets beyond the Rayleigh limit

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02017A, Paper
Myong In Oh, Anatoly Malevanets, Maxim Paliy, Daan Frenkel, Styliani Consta
When a nano-drop comprising a single spherical central ion and dielectric solvent is charged above a well-defined threshold, it acquires a stable star morphology. These shapes are found by atomistic molecular dynamics and are compared with continuum modelling.
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
(image)



Microstructural metrology of tobacco mosaic virus nanorods during radial compression and heating

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01332A, Paper
C. Riekel, M. Burghammer, I. Snigirev, M. Rosenthal
We determined stress-induced deformations and the thermal stability of nanorod-shaped tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) capsids in coffee-ring structures by X-ray nanodiffraction.
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
(image)



Electroconvection of pure nematic liquid crystals without free charge carriers

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02055D, Paper
Kuang-Wu Lee, Thorsten Poschel
Extraordinary electroconvection is found in pure NLCs, sharing similar features such as climb/glide defect motions in dye-doped electroconvection.
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
(image)



Correction: Negative stiffness and modulated states in active nematics
Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8337-8337
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM90180A, Correction
(image) Open Access
Pragya Srivastava, Prashant Mishra, M. Cristina Marchetti
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



3D-TEM study on the novel bicontinuous microdomain structure

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01688C, Paper
Yi-Chin Wang, Midori Wakabayashi, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Mikihito Takenaka
An ordered bicontinuous double-diamond (OBDD) morphology was found in polystyrene-block-(poly-4-vinylphenyldimethylvinylsilane-graft-polyisoprene), PS-b-(PVS-g-PI), block-graft copolymer.
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
(image)



Active Brownian equation of state: metastability and phase coexistence

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8113-8119
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01504F, Paper
(image) Open Access
Demian Levis, Joan Codina, Ignacio Pagonabarraga
As a result of the competition between self-propulsion and excluded volume interactions, purely repulsive self-propelled spherical particles undergo a motility-induced phase separation (MIPS).
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



A thermo-responsive supramolecular gel and its luminescence enhancement induced by rare earth Y3+

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8027-8030
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01726J, Communication
Xinxian Ma, Yaqin Cui, Shiwei Liu, Jincai Wu
A new thermal-responsive supramolecular organogel based on a dual benzimidazole type gelator was prepared. When RE (rare earth) Y3+ is employed and implanted in this gel above, it can be assembled into an enhanced blue-light-emitting supramolecular RE metallogel (Y@gel) in DMF-water mixtures.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Visualization of periodic electric polarizability of helical nanofibers formed by self-assembly of nucleotide-bearing bolaamphiphiles and natural-source DNA as a template

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8293-8299
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01420A, Paper
(image) Open Access
Rika Iwaura
Periodically polarizable nanofibers, produced by self-assembly of nucleotide-bearing bolaamphiphiles and natural-source DNA as a template, were visualized by electrostatic force microscopy at nanoscale resolution.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Efficient target capture and transport by fuel-free micromotors in a multichannel microchip

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8064-8069
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01905J, Paper
Caijin Zhou, Jiabin Yin, Cai Wu, Le Du, Yujun Wang
A multichannel microchip integrated with confined space and oscillating Au/Ni/Au micromotors has been developed to enhance biological target capture.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Self-spreading of the wetting ridge during stick-slip on a viscoelastic surface

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8331-8336
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01408B, Paper
(image) Open Access
S. J. Park, J. B. Bostwick, V. De Andrade, J. H. Je
Synchrotron X-ray nano-imaging reveals the dynamics of viscoelastic wetting ridges, directly visualizing the ridge-height "lowering" and the ridge-base "broadening" in real-time.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Determination of the local density of polydisperse nanoparticle assemblies

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8144-8155
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01640A, Paper
Anne-Caroline Genix, Julian Oberdisse
We propose a simple tool based on numerical simulations to extract the local density of nanoparticle assemblies from a scattering experiment.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Exploring the potential of ionic bipolar diodes for chemical neural interfaces

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8171-8177
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01732D, Paper
K. Tybrandt
Ionic bipolar diodes can suppress passive leakage and provide fast delivery, making them ideal for chemically specific neural interfaces.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Ergodicity breaking of iron displacement in heme proteins

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8188-8201
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01561E, Paper
Salman Seyedi, Dmitry V. Matyushov
Ergodicity breaking leads to the dynamical transition of atomic displacements in proteins.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Co-encapsulation of CdSe/ZnS and CeO2 nanoparticles in waterborne polymer dispersions: enhancement of fluorescence emission under sunlight

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8039-8047
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01747B, Paper
Alicia De San Luis, Maria Paulis, Jose Ramon Leiza
Fluorescence emission enhancement of latexes and films exposed to sunlight was achieved by the co-encapsulation of QDs and CeO2 nanoparticles in polymer particles.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Molecular rigidity and enthalpy-entropy compensation in DNA melting

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8309-8330
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01220A, Paper
Fernando Vargas-Lara, Francis W. Starr, Jack F. Douglas
Enthalpy-entropy compensation is observed in diverse molecular binding processes of importance to living systems and manufacturing applications. We suggest that variations in molecular rigidity might provide a common origin of this phenomenon in the binding of complex molecules such as DNA.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Humidity-responsive actuators from integrating liquid crystal networks in an orienting scaffold

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8070-8075
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01505D, Paper
Alexander Ryabchun, Federico Lancia, Anne-Deborah Nguindjel, Nathalie Katsonis
Integrating liquid crystal networks in an anisotropic porous scaffold allows enhancing their mechanical performance and promotes their alignment. By combining this approach with humidity-responsive liquid crystals and gradients in cross-linking density, we demonstrate soft yet tough actuators that curl, wind or twist in response to humidity.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Biological plywood film formation from para-nematic liquid crystalline organization

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8076-8088
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01865G, Paper
Oscar F. Aguilar Gutierrez, Alejandro D. Rey
The coupling of mass transfer and chiral phase ordering present in non-equilibrium in vitro drying of biomacromolecules leading to different microstructures depending on the relative speed of both processes.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Off-center motion of a trapped elastic capsule in a microfluidic channel with a narrow constriction

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8281-8292
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01425B, Paper
Zheng Yuan Luo, Bo Feng Bai
Compared with centered capsules, off-centerline capsules are easier to get stuck, with their membranes presenting a tank-treading rotation at the constriction inlet.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Phase transfer of TiO2 nanoparticles from water to ionic liquid triggered by phosphonic acid grafting

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8023-8026
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01424D, Communication
R. Bhandary, J. G. Alauzun, P. Hesemann, A. Stocco, M. In, P. H. Mutin
Hydroxylated TiO2 nanoparticles can be transferred from water to [Emim][NTf2] ionic liquid by reaction with a phosphonic acid bearing a cationic group; this phase transfer involves both grafting and anion exchange.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Real-space imaging of translational and rotational dynamics of hard spheres from the fluid to the crystal

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8240-8249
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01400G, Paper
Stefan Schutter, Jorg Roller, Andrea Kick, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Andreas Zumbusch
Using real-space imaging of single particles, we investigate the interplay between translational and rotational motion of tracer particles in suspensions of colloidal particles over a wide range of volume fractions from dilute fluid to densely packed crystal.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



An inverted supramolecular amphiphile and its step-wise self-assembly into vesicular networks

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8108-8112
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01641G, Paper
Krishnananda Samanta, Elio Zellermann, Manfred Zahres, Christian Mayer, Carsten Schmuck
An inverted supramolecular amphiphile self-assembles into 3D networks in a time-dependent process.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Smectic monolayer confined on a sphere: topology at the particle scale

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8120-8135
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01704A, Paper
Elshad Allahyarov, Axel Voigt, Hartmut Lowen
High packing fraction smectic layer of hard spherocylinders with isotropic caps on a spherical surface. This structure is stable and free from topological defects.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Ultra-long lifetime water bubbles stabilized by negative pressure generated between microparticles

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8202-8208
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01684K, Paper
Jin Yang, Ao Wang, Quanshui Zheng
Negative pressure generated between microparticles can help water bubbles last over months and balance out evaporation water loss.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Microstructures and mechanics in the colloidal film drying process

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8156-8170
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01585B, Paper
Mu Wang, John F. Brady
Brownian dynamics simulations and continuum models reveal the rich structural and mechanical features of the colloidal film drying processes with constant velocity and constant normal stress interface movements.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Altering surface fluctuations by blending tethered and untethered chains

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8264-8270
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01616F, Paper
J. K. Lee, B. Akgun, Z. Jiang, S. Narayanan, M. D. Foster
Covalently tethering chains comprising a small volume fraction of a blend strongly slows surface fluctuations of a thin film.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Crystal polymorphism in polydiacetylene-embedded electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8178-8187
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01252G, Paper
Najmeh Moazeni, Masoud Latifi, Ali Akbar Merati, Shohre Rouhani
In this study, polydiacetylene (PDA) is embedded in electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers for the preparation of mats with dual colorimetric and piezoelectric responses.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



A model of cell-wall dynamics during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8089-8095
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00818J, Paper
Li-Wei Yap, Robert G. Endres
We provide a mechanistic model of engulfment during sporulation in bacteria based on physical principles of cell-wall remodeling.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Ground state instabilities of protein shells are eliminated by buckling

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8300-8308
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01184A, Paper
Amit R. Singh, Luigi E. Perotti, Robijn F. Bruinsma, Joseph Rudnick, William S. Klug
Protein shell icosahedral symmetry breaking is investigated with a continuum-discrete hybrid model. Stable structures can form only at low bending modulus.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Smart biomimetic micro/nanostructures based on liquid crystal elastomers and networks

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8006-8022
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01466J, Review Article
Hamed Shahsavan, Li Yu, Antal Jakli, Boxin Zhao
Liquid crystal elastomers and networks have become the materials of choice for the fabrication of bio-inspired micro/nanostructured surfaces.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



N-Cadherin modified lipid bilayers promote neural network formation and circuitry

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8096-8107
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01214D, Paper
K. Zobel, S. E. Choi, R. Minakova, M. Gocyla, A. Offenhausser
Biomimetic supported lipid bilayers serve as a new compatible platform for investigating the function of synaptic adhesion proteins in neural network formation, synaptic connectivity and maturation.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Energy efficiency of mobile soft robots

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8223-8233
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01617D, Paper
Langquan Shui, Liangliang Zhu, Zhe Yang, Yilun Liu, Xi Chen
The article presents a systematic framework to evaluate and improve the energy efficiency of mobile soft robots.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Hyperbranched polyglycerol derivatives exhibiting normal or abnormal thermoresponsive behaviours in water: facile preparation and investigation by turbidimetry and fluorescence techniques

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8136-8143
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01862B, Paper
Yao Zhang, Rui-Cong Wang, Hua-Ji Liu, Yu Chen
Hyperbranched polyglycerol derivatives exhibiting normal or abnormal thermoresponsive behaviours in water were prepared and investigated in detail.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Thermodynamic signatures and cluster properties of self-assembly in systems with competing interactions

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8055-8063
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01721A, Paper
Andrew P. Santos, Jakub Pȩkalski, Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Colloidal clustering driven by isotropic competing interactions can resemble surfactant micellization or exhibit novel, non-pressure-affecting clustering, depending on conditions.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Does Flory-Rehner theory quantitatively describe the swelling of thermoresponsive microgels?

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8271-8280
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01274H, Paper
Carlos G. Lopez, Walter Richtering
The polymer volume fraction of PNIPAM microgels in the collapsed state is estimated to be [similar, equals]0.44, independent of cross linking or molar mass. The Flory-Rehner model can accurately describe microgel swelling, but the accuracy of the obtained fit parameters is significantly poorer.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Understanding chain folding morphology of semicrystalline polymers based on a rod-coil multiblock model

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8250-8263
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01892D, Paper
Faqiang Liu, Tongjie Sun, Ping Tang, Hongdong Zhang, Feng Qiu
We employ a rod-coil multiblock molecular chain model to investigate chain folding behavior, which is a significant characteristic in semicrystalline polymers, by using the method of self-consistent field theory (SCFT).
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Deformation of the contact line around spherical particles bound at anisotropic fluid interfaces

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8234-8239
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01548H, Paper
Nesrin Senbil, Anthony D. Dinsmore
A fluid interface with anisotropic curvature creates a measurable deformation of the contact line around a spherical particle.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Modelling of Dictyostelium discoideum movement in a linear gradient of chemoattractant

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8209-8222
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01568B, Paper
(image) Open Access
Zahra Eidi, Farshid Mohammad-Rafiee, Mohammad Khorrami, Azam Gholami
We present a position-dependent advection-diffusion model that quantitatively describes the statistical features of the chemotactic motion of D. discoideum.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Spontaneous symmetry breaking induced unidirectional rotation of a chain-grafted colloidal particle in the active bath

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8031-8038
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01772C, Paper
Hui-shu Li, Chao Wang, Wen-de Tian, Yu-qiang Ma, Cheng Xu, Ning Zheng, Kang Chen
Unidirectional rotation of a hairy colloidal particle in the active bath of high "activity".
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Chemical mediated elasto-capillarity of elastic sheets

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,8048-8054
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01575E, Paper
Jianlin Liu, Yulong Gong, Gaofeng Cao
Capillary forces can cause outstanding deformation of slender structures, and this behavior holds great potential in a plethora of areas.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Drying kinetics of water droplets stabilized by surfactant molecules or solid particles in a thin non-volatile oil layer
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01989K, Paper
Hayato Miyazaki, Susumu Inasawa
We have investigated drying of water droplets stabilized by solid particles or surfactant molecules in a thin oil layer. The surfactant-stabilized droplets isotropically shrink, whereas the droplets stabilized by spherical...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Switchable bumps of a bead-embedded elastomer surface with variable adhesion

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02048A, Communication
T. Ohzono, K. Teraoka
A composite material composed of an elastomer sheet and hard beads embedded at the surface realizing a shape-tunable surface.
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
(image)



Shrinking microbubbles with microfluidics: mathematical modelling to control microbubble sizes

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01418J, Paper
A. Salari, V. Gnyawali, I. M. Griffiths, R. Karshafian, M. C. Kolios, S. S. H. Tsai
A mathematical model is developed to predict the size of microbubbles generated in a microfluidic bubble shrinkage platform.
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
(image)



Growth and relaxation of a ridge on a soft poroelastic substrate

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01757J, Paper
Menghua Zhao, Francois Lequeux, Tetsuharu Narita, Matthieu Roche, Laurent Limat, Julien Dervaux
Capillary forces at the triple line of sessile liquid drops deform soft porous gels and leave long-lived footprints following drop removal.
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
(image)



Rubber contact mechanics: adhesion, friction and leakage of seals
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02038D, Paper
Avinash Tiwari, Leonid Dorogin, Muhammed Tahir, Klaus Werner Stockelhuber, Gert Heinrich, N. Espallargas, Bo N. J. Persson
We study adhesion, friction and leak rate of seals for four different elastomers: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), Ethylene Propylene Diene (EPDM), Polyepichlorohydrin (GECO) and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Adhesion between smooth clean...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Noise and Diffusion of a Vibrated Self-propelled Granular Particle
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01206C, Paper
Lee Walsh, Caleb G. Wagner, Sarah Schlossberg, Christopher Olson, Aparna Baskaran, Narayanan Menon
Granular materials are an important physical realization of active matter. In vibration-fluidized granular matter, both diffusion and self-propulsion derive from the same collisional forcing, unlike many other active systems where...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Irregular model DNA particles self-assemble into a regular structure

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01627A, Paper
Zdenek Preisler, Barbara Sacca, Stephen Whitelam
DNA nanoparticles with three-fold coordination have been observed to self-assemble in experiment into a network equivalent to the hexagonal (6.6.6) tiling, and a network equivalent to the 4.8.8 Archimedean tiling.
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
(image)



An efficient supramolecular adsorbent for co-adsorption of dyes and metal ions from wastewater and its application in self-healing materials

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01977G, Paper
Liwei Yan, Mingqian Lv, Chunjiao Su, Leihao Zheng, Jialing Li, Zhongbin Ye
An efficient adsorbent was prepared for the adsorption of dyes, metals, and dye mixture or binary mixtures of dyes and metals, which could also be used as a self-healing material.
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
(image)



Arrested and temporarily arrested states in a protein-polymer mixture studied by USAXS and VSANS

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01434A, Paper
Stefano Da Vela, Christian Exner, Richard Santiago Schaufele, Johannes Moller, Zhendong Fu, Fajun Zhang, Frank Schreiber
A three-stage coarsening kinetics is revealed by USAXS in a protein-polymer mixture approaching arrested liquid-liquid phase separation.
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
(image)



Universal behaviour of the glass and the jamming transitions in finite dimensions for hard spheres

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01481C, Paper
Antonio Coniglio, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Tomaso Aste
We investigate the glass and the jamming transitions of hard spheres in finite dimensions d, through a revised cell theory, that combines the free volume and the Random First Order Theory (RFOT).
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
(image)



Structuring polymer gels via catalytic reactions

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01814B, Paper
Virginie Hugouvieux, Walter Kob
Due to the catalytically-induced increase in attractive monomers, the polymer sol turns into a structured gel at low temperature.
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
(image)



Charge regulation of nonpolar colloids
Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01825H, Paper
James Hallett, David Gillespie, Robert M. Richardson, Paul Bartlett
Individual colloids often carry a charge as a result of the dissociation (or adsorption) of weakly-ionized surface groups. The magnitude depends on the precise chemical environment surrounding a particle, which...
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Bubble propagation on a rail: a concept for sorting bubbles by size

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01478C, Paper
Andres Franco-Gomez, Alice B. Thompson, Andrew L. Hazel, Anne Juel
We propose a novel method to sort bubbles according to size, which relies on a subtle interaction between viscous and surface tension forces acting on a geometrically confined bubble.
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
(image)



Self-assembly of cubic colloidal particles at fluid-fluid interfaces by hexapolar capillary interactions

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01946G, Paper
Giuseppe Soligno, Marjolein Dijkstra, Rene van Roij
Colloidal particles adsorbed at fluid-fluid interfaces can self-assemble, thanks to capillary interactions, into 2D ordered 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
(image)



Poly(acrylic acid) interpolymer complexes

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01787A, Paper
Thomas Swift, Colin C. Seaton, Stephen Rimmer
Interpolymer complexation of poly(acrylic acid) with other systems via hydrogen bonding only occurs below a critical pH dependent on solvation 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
(image)



Polymer conformation during flow in porous media

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00817A, Paper
(image) Open Access
Durgesh Kawale, Gelmer Bouwman, Shaurya Sachdev, Pacelli L. J. Zitha, Michiel T. Kreutzer, William R. Rossen, Pouyan E. Boukany
Molecular conformations of individual polymers during flow through porous media are directly observed by single-DNA imaging in microfluidics.
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
(image)



Interfacial arrangement and phase transitions of PNiPAm microgels with different crosslinking densities

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01558E, Paper
Marcel Rey, Xunan Hou, Jo Sing Julia Tang, Nicolas Vogel
We study the phase behavior of microgels at the air/water interface as a function of their crosslinking density.
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
(image)



Nanoscale considerations responsible for diverse macroscopic phase behavior in monosubstituted isobutyl-POSS/poly(ethylene oxide) blends

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01788J, Communication
Yavuz Caydamli, Erol Yildirim, Jialong Shen, Xiaomeng Fang, Melissa A. Pasquinelli, Richard J. Spontak, Alan E. Tonelli
Nanocomposites prepared by incorporating polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) into polymer matrices afford versatile hybrid materials but are exquisitely sensitive to even POSS monofunctionalization.
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
(image)



The effect of hydrodynamic interactions on nanoparticle diffusion in polymer solutions: a multiparticle collision dynamics study

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01854A, Paper
Anpu Chen, Nanrong Zhao, Zhonghuai Hou
The diffusion of nanoparticles (NPs) in polymer solutions is studied by a combination of a mesoscale simulation method, multiparticle collision dynamics (MPCD), and molecular dynamics (MD) 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
(image)



Macroscopic chiral symmetry breaking in monolayers of achiral nonconvex platelets

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01840A, Paper
Nikoletta Pakalidou, David L. Cheung, Andrew J. Masters, Carlos Avendano
The fabrication of chiral structures using achiral building blocks is a fundamental problem that remains a challenge in materials science. Pictured are local chiral configurations formed by non-convex (achiral) platelets with 6- and 4-fold symmetries.
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
(image)



Effect of short-chain branching on interfacial polymer structure and dynamics under shear flow

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01644A, Paper
Sohdam Jeong, Jun Mo Kim, Soowon Cho, Chunggi Baig
Schematic illustration of the characteristic molecular mechanism of interfacial chains in high flow fields during a tumbling cycle for linear and SCB polyethylene melts.
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
(image)



A pure magnetite hydrogel: synthesis, properties and possible applications

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01702B, Paper
Elizaveta I. Anastasova, Vladimir Ivanovski, Anna F. Fakhardo, Artem I. Lepeshkin, Suheir Omar, Andrey S. Drozdov, Vladimir V. Vinogradov
A magnetite-only hydrogel was prepared for the first time by weak base mediated gelation of stable magnetite hydrosols at room temperature.
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
(image)



Interfacial rheological behaviors of inclusion complexes of cyclodextrin and alkanes

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02025B, Paper
Ce Wang, Xulong Cao, Yangwen Zhu, Zhicheng Xu, Qingtao Gong, Lei Zhang, Lu Zhang, Sui Zhao
The transformation of cyclodextrins (CDs) and alkanes from separated monomers to inclusion complexes at the interface is illustrated by analyzing the evolution of interfacial tension along with the variation of interfacial area for an oscillating drop.
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
(image)



Statistical description of co-nonsolvency suppression at high pressures

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01637A, Communication
Yu. A. Budkov, A. L. Kolesnikov
We present an application of a Flory-type theory of a flexible polymer chain dissolved in a binary mixture of solvents to theoretical description of co-nonsolvency suppression at high pressures.
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
(image)



Auxeticity enhancement due to size polydispersity in fcc crystals of hard-core repulsive Yukawa particles

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7916-7921
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01231D, Paper
Pawel M. Piglowski, Jakub W. Narojczyk, Krzysztof W. Wojciechowski, Konstantin V. Tretiakov
In this work we present results of Monte Carlo simulations of the elastic properties of Yukawa crystals with the polydispersity of size of particles. The results of our studies reveal an enhancement of negative Poisson's ratio (further referred to as auxeticity) due to size polydispersity in the system. We introduce a measure of auxeticity to estimate quantitatively an enhancement of auxetic properties which can be used to assess those changes in various systems.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



One step fabrication of mesh-reinforced hierarchic perforated microporous honeycomb films with tunable filtering property

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7834-7839
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01411B, Paper
Jun Kamei, Hiroshi Yabu
A stretchable and tunable mesh-reinforced hierarchic perforated honeycomb filter with highly ordered micron sized pores was fabricated by using the breath figure method.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Effects of multifunctional cross-linkers on rheology and adhesion of soft nanostructured materials

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7979-7990
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01304C, Paper
X. Callies, C. Vechambre, C. Fonteneau, F. Herbst, J.-M. Chenal, S. Pensec, L. Chazeau, W. H. Binder, L. Bouteiller, C. Creton
We investigate the nanostructure, the rheology and the adhesion of soft supramolecular materials elaborated by blending monofunctional and multifunctional poly(isobutene) (PIB) chains.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Insights into the interfacial structure-function of poly(ethylene glycol)-decorated peptide-stabilised nanoscale emulsions

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7953-7961
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01614J, Paper
Hossam H. Tayeb, Stefania Piantavigna, Christopher B. Howard, Amanda Nouwens, Stephen M. Mahler, Anton P. J. Middelberg, Lizhong He, Stephen A. Holt, Frank Sainsbury
This work provides describes the presentation and accessibility of functional moieties, such as targeting ligands, on peptide-stabilised nanocarrier emulsions.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Hybrid particle-continuum simulations coupling Brownian dynamics and local dynamic density functional theory

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7938-7947
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01749A, Paper
Shuanhu Qi, Friederike Schmid
A hybrid particle-continuum representation of a polymer solution with implicit solvent, which is controlled by a predefined tuning function.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Buckling patterns in biaxially pre-stretched bilayer shells: wrinkles, creases, folds and fracture-like ridges

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7969-7978
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01828B, Paper
Rashed Al-Rashed, Francisco Lopez Jimenez, Joel Marthelot, Pedro M. Reis
We introduce a new experimental system to study the effects of pre-stretch on the buckling patterns that emerge from the biaxial compression of elastomeric bilayer shells.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Wrinkling-to-delamination transition in thin polymer films on compliant substrates

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7930-7937
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01472D, Paper
Adam J. Nolte, Jun Young Chung, Chelsea S. Davis, Christopher M. Stafford
Compressing a thin, stiff film attached to a thick, compliant substrate can lead to a number of different modes of mechanical deformation depending upon the material properties of the system. We examine the wrinkle-to-delamination transition both analytically and experimentally.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Isostaticity and the solidification of semiflexible polymer melts

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7948-7952
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01442B, Paper
Christian O. Plaza-Rivera, Hong T. Nguyen, Robert S. Hoy
Using molecular dynamics simulations of a tangent-soft-sphere bead-spring polymer model, we examine the degree to which semiflexible polymer melts solidify at isostaticity.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Residual stresses in colloidal gels

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7824-7833
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01655G, Paper
Esmaeel Moghimi, Alan R. Jacob, George Petekidis
A combination of experiments and Brownian Dynamics (BD) simulations is utilized to examine internal stresses in colloidal gels brought to rest from steady shear at different shear rates.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Quantifying the dispersion quality of partially aggregated colloidal dispersions by high frequency rheology

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7897-7906
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01690E, Paper
Bram Schroyen, James W. Swan, Peter Van Puyvelde, Jan Vermant
The dispersion quality of colloidal dispersions is quantified by analysing the hydrodynamic stress contributions in the high frequency limit.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Coupled swelling and nematic reordering in liquid crystal gels

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7907-7915
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01659J, Paper
Alessandro Lucantonio, Antonio DeSimone
Nematic-isotropic phase transition and swelling occur on separate time scales. A nematic microswimmer exploits this concept to change shape non-reciprocally.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Free energy calculations for rings and chains formed by dipolar hard spheres

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7870-7878
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01692A, Paper
(image) Open Access
Michela Ronti, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Jose M. Tavares, Alexey O. Ivanov, Sofia S. Kantorovich, Francesco Sciortino
A numerical approach to calculate the free energies of DHS particles in chains and rings, exploring the unknown low-T region of the phase diagram of DHS.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Synthesis of anatase TiO2 with exposed (100) facets and enhanced electrorheological activity

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7879-7889
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01422H, Paper
Kai He, Qingkun Wen, Chengwei Wang, Baoxiang Wang, Shoushan Yu, Chuncheng Hao, Kezheng Chen
Tetragonal-facet-rod anatase TiO2 with (100) facets was synthesized via a solvothermal method, which exhibits smart electrorheological behavior under an external electric field.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



The behavior of hydroxide and hydronium ions at the hexadecane-water interface studied with second harmonic generation and zeta potential measurements

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7962-7968
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00813A, Paper
Wei Gan, Wei Wu, Fangyuan Yang, Deping Hu, Hui Fang, Zhenggang Lan, Qunhui Yuan
It was shown that hydronium ions don't have a specific affinity to the oil-water interface although hydroxide ions do.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)



Chain dynamics and nanoparticle motion in attractive polymer nanocomposites subjected to large deformations

(image)

Soft Matter, 2017, 13,7922-7929
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01009E, Paper
Erkan Senses, Madhusudan Tyagi, Bharath Natarajan, Suresh Narayanan, Antonio Faraone
A neutron scattering investigation on polymer nanocomposites reveals shear-induced changes in segmental dynamics.
The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
(image)