A Hot Review from Tagliazucchi and Szleifer discussing macromolecular layers on nano-curved surfaces. Topics include the fast-growing field of polymer- and polyelectrolyte-modified nanopores and nanochannels, and the practical implications of introducing soft materials into nanofluidic devices.
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Stimuli-responsive polymers grafted to nanopores and other nano-curved surfaces: structure, chemical equilibrium and transport
Mario Tagliazucchi and Igal Szleifer
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25777G