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Hot articles for April!

Tunable interactions between paramagnetic colloidal particles driven in a modulated ratchet potential
Arthur V. Straube and Pietro Tierno


Phase behavior of Janus colloids determined by sedimentation equilibrium
Daniel J. Beltran-Villegas, Benjamin A. Schultz, Nguyen H. P. Nguyen, Sharon C. Glotzer and Ronald G. Larson

These papers are free to access until 23rd May 2014



The effect of drop volume and micropillar shape on the apparent contact angle of ordered microstructured surfaces
Luciano Afferrante and Giuseppe Carbone


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Hot Articles for March!

 

 


Rheology dynamics of aggregating colloidal suspensions
Mikael Mohtaschemi, Antti Puisto, Xavier Illa and Mikko J. Alava 
 
 

 These papers are free to access until 28th April 2014
 


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February’s Hot Articles!

Ruijuan Wang, Maozhang Tian and Yilin Wang

This paper is free to access until 21st March


Erik Edlund, Oskar Lindgren and Martin Nilsson Jacobi
This paper is free to access until 21st March


Directed colloidal self-assembly in toggled magnetic fields

James W. Swan, Jonathan L. Bauer, Yifei Liu and Eric M. Furst

This paper is free to access until 21st March


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January’s Hot Papers!


Gong Guangming, Wu Juntao, Zhao Yong, Liu Jingang, Jin Xu and Jiang Lei

Free to read until 28th February


Microgel film dynamics modulate cell adhesion behavior

Shalini Saxena, Mark W. Spears Jr, Hiroaki Yoshida, Jeffrey C. Gaulding, Andrés J. García and L. Andrew Lyon

Free to read until 28th February


Robust hybrid raspberry-like hollow particles with complex structures: a facile method of swelling polymerization towards composite spheres

Xu Zhang, Xiaohui Yao, Xiaomei Wang, Lei Feng, Jiayan Qu and Pange Liu

Free to read until 28th February


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Soft Matter paper featured in ‘Product Design & Development’

A Soft Matter article by Rafael Verduzco and coworkers at Rice University has been featured in the design engineering publication Product Design & Development. In their paper Shape-responsive liquid crystal elastomer bilayers, the group demonstrate that complex surface patterns and shape changes, including patterned wrinkles, helical twisting, and reversible folding, can be achieved in liquid crystal elastomer–polystyrene bilayers. 

 

Read the Product Design & Development article here: Morphing Material Has Mighty Potential

Shape-responsive liquid crystal elastomer bilayers
Aditya Agrawal, TaeHyun Yun, Stacy L. Pesek, Walter G. Chapman and Rafael Verduzco  
Soft Matter, 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51654G

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December’s Hot Papers!

Thermoresponsive polymer-based magneto-rheological (MR) composites as a bridge between MR fluids and MR elastomers
Keshvad Shahrivar and Juan de Vicente



The cage elasticity and under-field structure of concentrated magnetic colloids probed by small angle X-ray scattering
E. Wandersman, A. Cēbers, E. Dubois, G. Mériguet, A. Robert and R. Perzynski



Topological defects of tetratic liquid-crystal order on a soft spherical surface
Yao Li, Han Miao, Hongru Ma and Jeff Z. Y. Chen

These papers are free to access until 17th January 2014

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November’s Hot Papers!

Charged membranes under confinement induced by polymer-, salt-, or ionic liquid solutions
Tom Dvir, Lea Fink, Roi Asor, Yael Schilt, Ariel Steinar and Uri Raviv

Versatile tuning of supramolecular hydrogels through metal complexation of oxidation-resistant catechol-inspired ligands
Matthew S. Menyo, Craig J. Hawker and J. Herbert Waite

Orientational order in a glass of charged platelets with a concentration gradient
Elisabeth Lindbo Hansen, Sara Jabbari-Farouji, Henrik Mauroy, Tomás S. Plivelic, Daniel Bonn and Jon Otto Fossum

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Soft Matter under Confinement Themed Issue has been published!

The Soft Matter themed issue on Soft Matter under Confinement is now available to read online! This issue brings together studies which explore the effect of confinement, whether spatial, topological, configurational or at interfaces, on the properties and behaviour of soft matter.

Find out more about the issue in the Editorial, written by Guest Editors Professor Jacob Klein (Weizmann Institute, Israel) and Dr Susan Perkin (Oxford University, UK).

The issue contains reviews

Physical modelling of the nuclear pore complex
Dino Osmanović, Ariberto Fassati, Ian J. Ford and Bart W. Hoogenboom  

communications
Super-compressible DNA nanoparticle lattices 
Sunita Srivastava, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, Mathew M. Maye, Alexei V. Tkachenko and Oleg Gang

 … and a number of previous Hot Papers!

Frustrated crystallisation and melting in two-dimensional pentagonal confinement
Thomas O. E. Skinner, Henry M. Martin, Dirk G. A. L. Aarts and Roel P. A. Dullens

Semi-flexible polymer chains in quasi-one-dimensional confinement: a Monte Carlo study on the square lattice
Hsiao-Ping Hsu and Kurt Binder

Self-organization of the bacterial cell-division protein FtsZ in confined environments
Sonia Mellouli, Begoña Monterroso, Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, Esra te Brinke, Venkatachalam Chokkalingam, Germán Rivas and Wilhelm T. S. Huck

Oligo(aniline) nanofilms: from molecular architecture to microstructure
Thomas G. Dane, Philip T. Cresswell, Georgia A. Pilkington, Samuele Lilliu, John E. Macdonald, Stuart W. Prescott, Oier Bikondoa, Charl F. J. Faul and Wuge H. Briscoe

Find the full collection here.

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October’s hot papers

Neighbor-induced bubble pinch-off: novel mechanisms of in situ foam generation in microfluidic channels
Rachel Liontas, Kun Ma, George J. Hirasaki and Sibani Lisa Biswal


Reversing the course of the competitive adsorption between a phospholipid and albumin at an air–water interface
Phuc Nghia Nguyen, Gilles Waton, Thierry Vandamme and Marie Pierre Krafft


Electrostatic precursor films
Seyed Reza Mahmoudi, Kazimierz Adamiak, G. S. Peter Castle and Kripa K. Varanasi 

These articles are free to access upon registration until 22nd November


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September’s hot papers

Mesoscale phenomena in solutions of 3-methylpyridine, heavy water, and an antagonistic salt
Jan Leys, Deepa Subramanian, Eva Rodezno, Boualem Hammouda and Mikhail A. Anisimov  

 


Dynamics of vibrated granular suspensions probed by mechanical spectroscopy and diffusing wave spectroscopy measurements
Caroline Hanotin, Philippe Marchal, Laurent J. Michot, Christophe Baravian and Sébastien Kiesgen de Richter


Reconfigurable and actuating structures from soft materials
Ren Geryak and Vladimir V. Tsukruk, Review Article

These papers are free to access until 23rd October


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