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Top 10 most-read of 2012 Soft Matter articles

Below are the ten most-read Soft Matter articles of 2012 that were published in 2012:

Extreme wettability and tunable adhesion: biomimicking beyond nature?
Xinjie Liu, Yongmin Liang, Feng Zhou and Weimin Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2070-2086,
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM07003G

Mechanics of morphological instabilities and surface wrinkling in soft materials: a review
Bo Li, Yan-Ping Cao,  Xi-Qiao Feng and Huajian Gao
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5728-5745,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00011C

Design and properties of supramolecular polymer gels
Atsushi Noro,  Mikihiro Hayashi and Yushu Matsushita
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6416-6429,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25144B

Gel-nanocomposites: materials with promising applications
Dibyendu Das, Tanmoy Kar and Prasanta Kumar Das
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2348-2365,
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06639K

Nanoemulsions versus microemulsions: terminology, differences, and similarities
David Julian McClements
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1719-1729,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06903B

Self-assembly of biodegradable polyurethanes for controlled delivery applications
Mingming Ding, Jiehua Li, Hong Tan and Qiang Fu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5414-5428, DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07402H

Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels: from a natural polysaccharide to complex networks
Xian Xu, Amit K. Jha, Daniel A. Harrington, Mary C. Farach-Carson and Xinqiao Jia
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3280-3294,

DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06463D

Tunable plasmonic nanostructures from noble metal nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymers
Ihor Tokarev and Sergiy Minko
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5980-5987,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25069A

Nanostructure-templated control of drug release from peptide amphiphile nanofiber gels
John B. Matson, Christina J. Newcomb, Ronit Bitton and Samuel I. Stupp
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3586-3595,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07420F

Self-assembled architectures with multiple aqueous compartments
Hans-Peter M. de Hoog,  Madhavan Nallani and Nikodem Tomczak
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4552-4561,
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06934B

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in January

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for January:

Solvent-assisted poly(vinyl alcohol) gelated crystalline colloidal array photonic crystals 
Cheng Chen ,  Yihua Zhu ,  Hua Bao ,  Peng Zhao ,  Hongliang Jiang ,  Liming Peng ,  Xiaoling Yang and Chunzhong Li  
Soft Matter, 2011,7, 915-921 
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00923G 

Self-healing hydrogels formed in catanionic surfactant solutions 
Gizem Akay ,  Azadeh Hassan-Raeisi ,  Deniz C. Tuncaboylu ,  Nermin Orakdogen ,  Suzan Abdurrahmanoglu ,  Wilhelm Oppermann and Oguz Okay 
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2254-2261 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27515E 

Droplet mobility on lubricant-impregnated surfaces 
J. David Smith ,  Rajeev Dhiman ,  Sushant Anand ,  Ernesto Reza-Garduno ,  Robert E. Cohen ,  Gareth H. McKinley and Kripa K. Varanasi  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 1772-1780 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27032C 

Self-assembly of diblock copolymers under confinement 
An-Chang Shi and Baohui Li 
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 1398-1413 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27031E 

Supramolecular hydrogels for creating gold and silver nanoparticles in situ 
Jiang-Shan Shen ,  Yi-Lin Chen ,  Jia-Le Huang ,  Jin-Dun Chen ,  Cong Zhao ,  Yang-Qing Zheng ,  Tao Yu ,  Yi Yang and Hong-Wu Zhang  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2017-2023 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26878G 

Stimuli-responsive surfactants 
Paul Brown ,  Craig P. Butts and Julian Eastoe  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2365-2374 
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27716J 

Fluid–solid transitions in soft-repulsive colloids 
Divya Paloli ,  Priti S. Mohanty ,  Jérôme J. Crassous ,  Emanuela Zaccarelli and Peter Schurtenberger  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 3000-3004 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27654B 

Rolling particle lithography by soft polymer microparticles 
Francesca Di Benedetto ,  Vito Fasano ,  Luana Persano ,  Claudio Maruccio ,  Elisa Mele ,  Giovanni Potente ,  David A. Weitz ,  Laura De Lorenzis and Dario Pisignano  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2206-2211 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27327F 

Comment on “Innovation through imitation: biomimetic, bioinspired and biokleptic research”  
Manfred Drack and Ille C. Gebeshuber  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2338-2340 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26722E 

Disulfide crosslinked PEGylated starch micelles as efficient intracellular drug delivery platforms 
Aiping Zhang ,  Zhe Zhang ,  Fenghua Shi ,  Jianxun Ding ,  Chunsheng Xiao ,  Xiuli Zhuang ,  Chaoliang He ,  Li Chen and Xuesi Chen  
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2224-2233 
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27189C 

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in September

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for September:

Printed photonic arrays from self-organized chiral nematic liquid crystals
D. J. Gardiner ,  W.-K. Hsiao ,  S. M. Morris ,  P. J. W. Hands ,  T. D. Wilkinson ,  I. M. Hutchings and H. J. Coles
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9977-9980
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26479j

Recovery from applied strain in interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels with ionic and covalent cross-links
Shannon E. Bakarich ,  Geoffrey C. Pidcock ,  Paul Balding ,  Leo Stevens ,  Paul Calvert and Marc in het Panhuis
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9985-9988
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26745d 

Absence of an evaporation-driven wetting transition on omniphobic surfaces
A. Susarrey-Arce ,  Á. G. Marín ,  H. Nair ,  L. Lefferts ,  J. G. E. Gardeniers ,  D. Lohse and A. van Houselt
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9765-9770
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm25746g 

The special behaviours of responsive core–shell nanogels
Walter Richtering and Andrij Pich
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26424b 

Extreme wettability and tunable adhesion: biomimicking beyond nature?
Xinjie Liu ,  Yongmin Liang ,  Feng Zhou and Weimin Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2070-2086
DOI: 10.1039/c1sm07003g 

Bioinspired rice leaf and butterfly wing surface structures combining shark skin and lotus effects
Gregory D. Bixler and Bharat Bhushan
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11271-11284
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26655e 

Mechano-responsive hydrogels crosslinked by block copolymer micelles
Longxi Xiao ,  Jiahua Zhu ,  J. David Londono ,  Darrin J. Pochan and Xinqiao Jia
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10233-10237
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26566d 

Polymer nanocomposites: polymer and particle dynamics
Daniel Kim ,  Samanvaya Srivastava ,  Suresh Narayanan and Lynden A. Archer
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10813-10818
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26325d 

Doubly crosslinked microgel–polyelectrolyte complexes: three simple methods to tune and improve gel mechanical properties
Ruixue Liu ,  Jennifer M. Saunders ,  Tony J. Freemont and Brian R. Saunders
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10932-10940
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26522b 

Electrospun smart fabrics that display pH-responsive tunable wettability
Chang Hwan Lee ,  Sung Kyung Kang ,  Jung Ah Lim ,  Ho Sun Lim and Jeong Ho Cho
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10238-10240
DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26625c 

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in July

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for July:

Mechanics and physics of hydrogels
Jian Ping Gong, Wei Hong
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8006-8007
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM90083A  

Self-assembly scenarios of patchy colloidal particles
Günther Doppelbauer, Eva G. Noya, Emanuela Bianchi and Gerhard Kahl
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7768-7772
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26043C  

Super-tough double-network hydrogels reinforced by covalently compositing with silica-nanoparticles
Qiang Wang, Ruixia Hou, Yajun Cheng and Jun Fu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6048-6056
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07233E  

Colloidal gelation of oppositely charged particles
Emily R. Russell, Joris Sprakel, Thomas E. Kodger and David A. Weitz
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8697-8703
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25901J 

Colloidal particles at the interface between an isotropic liquid and a chiral liquid crystal
Anne C. Pawsey, Juho S. Lintuvuori, Tiffany A. Wood, Job H. J. Thijssen, Davide Marenduzzo and Paul S. Clegg
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8422-8428
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25434D 

Microfluidic systems for single DNA dynamics
Danielle J. Mai, Christopher Brockman and Charles M. Schroeder
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10560-10572
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26036K  

Reversible adhesion between a hydrogel and a polymer brush
Guillaume Sudre, Ludovic Olanier, Yvette Tran, Dominique Hourdet and Costantino Creton
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8184-8193
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25868D  

Robust superomniphobic surfaces with mushroom-like micropillar arrays
Seong Min Kang, Sang Moon Kim, Hong Nam Kim, Moon Kyu Kwak, Dong Ha Tahk and Kahp Y. Suh
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8563-8568
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25879J  

Statistical mechanics for static granular media: open questions
Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Patrick Richard, Matthias Schröter and Brian P. Tighe
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9731-9737
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06898B  

Controlling the self-assembly pathways of amphiphilic block copolymers into vesicles
Mengying Xiao, Guangjie Xia, Rong Wang and Daiqian Xie
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7865-7874
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25281C  

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in June

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for June:

Magnetic emulsions with responsive surfactants
Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Jing Cheng, Julian Eastoe, Christopher A. Russell and Gregory N. Smith
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7545-7546
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26077H 

Chemical approaches to synthetic polymer surface biofunctionalization for targeted cell adhesion using small binding motifs
Guillaume Delaittre, Alexandra M. Greiner, Thomas Pauloehrl, Martin Bastmeyer and Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7323-7347
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07407A 

Design and properties of supramolecular polymer gels
Atsushi Noro, Mikihiro Hayashi and Yushu Matsushita
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6416-6429
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25144B 

Static wetting on deformable substrates, from liquids to soft solids
Robert W. Style and Eric R. Dufresne
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7177-7184
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25540E 

Mechanics of morphological instabilities and surface wrinkling in soft materials: a review
Bo Li, Yan-Ping Cao, Xi-Qiao Feng and Huajian Gao
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5728-5745
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00011C 

Model, self-assembly structures, and phase diagram of soft Janus particles
Zhan-Wei Li, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Zhao-Yan Sun and Li-Jia An
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6693-6697
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25397F 

The conundrum of gel formation by molecular nanofibers, wormlike micelles, and filamentous proteins: gelation without cross-links?
Srinivasa R. Raghavan and Jack F. Douglas
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8539-8546
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25107H 

Biocompatible and biodegradable polymersomes as delivery vehicles in biomedical applications
Gong-Yan Liu, Chao-Jian Chen and Jian Ji
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25721A 

A novel technique for micro-patterning proteins and cells on polyacrylamide gels
Xin Tang, M. Yakut Ali and M. Taher A. Saif
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7197-7206
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25533B 

Wet granular matter: a truly complex fluid
Stefanie Strauch and Stephan Herminghaus
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 8271-8280
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25883H 

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in May

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for May:

Design of patchy particles using ternary self-assembled monolayers
Inés C. Pons-Siepermann and Sharon C. Glotzer
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6226-6231
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00014H 

Mechanics of morphological instabilities and surface wrinkling in soft materials: a review
Bo Li, Yan-Ping Cao, Xi-Qiao Feng and Huajian Gao
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5728-5745
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00011C 

Self-assembled hierarchical structure evolution of azobenzene-containing linear-dendritic liquid crystalline block copolymers
Zehua Shi, Dongzhong Chen, Huanjun Lu, Bin Wu, Jie Ma, Rongshi Cheng, Jianglin Fang and Xiaofang Chen
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6174-6184
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07249A 

Tunable plasmonic nanostructures from noble metal nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymers
Ihor Tokarev and Sergiy Minko
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5980-5987
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25069A 

Self-assembly of biodegradable polyurethanes for controlled delivery applications
Mingming Ding, Jiehua Li, Hong Tan and Qiang Fu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5414-5428
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07402H 

Thermoresponsive supramolecular dendronized copolymers with tunable phase transition temperatures
Jiatao Yan, Xiaoqian Zhang, Wen Li, Xiuqiang Zhang, Kun Liu, Peiyi Wu and Afang Zhang
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6371-6377
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25285F 

Dual pH-triggered physical gels prepared from mixed dispersions of oppositely charged pH-responsive microgels
James McParlane, Damien Dupin, Jennifer M. Saunders, Sarah Lally, Steven P. Armes and Brian R. Saunders
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6239-6247
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25581B 

Design and properties of supramolecular polymer gels
Atsushi Noro, Mikihiro Hayashi and Yushu Matsushita
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2416-2429
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25144B 

Membrane properties of swollen vesicles: growth, rupture, and fusion
Chun-Min Lin, David T. Wu, Heng-Kwong Tsao and Yu-Jane Sheng
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 6139-6150
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25518A 

Non-affine deformations in polymer hydrogels
Qi Wen, Anindita Basu, Paul A. Janmey and Arjun G. Yodh
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25364J 

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in April

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for April:

Beyond the lipid-bilayer: interaction of polymers and nanoparticles with membranes
Matthias Schulz, Adekunle Olubummo and Wolfgang H. Binder
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4849-4864
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06999G  

Multilayer vesicles, tubes, various porous structures and organo gels through the solvent-assisted self-assembly of two modified tripeptides and their different applications
Pradyot Koley and Animesh Pramanik
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5364-5374
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25205H 

Design and properties of supramolecular polymer gels

Atsushi Noro, Mikihiro Hayashi and Yushu Matsushita
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2416-2429
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25144B  

Can Janus particles give thermodynamically stable Pickering emulsions?
Robert Aveyard
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5233-5240
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07230K  

Sonication induced peptide-appended bolaamphiphile hydrogels for in situ generation and catalytic activity of Pt nanoparticles
Indrajit Maity, Dnyaneshwar B. Rasale and Apurba K. Das
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5301-5308
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25126D 

Acid-responsive organogel mediated by arene–perfluoroarene and hydrogen bonding interactions
Huixian Wu, Ben-Bo Ni, Chong Wang, Feng Zhai and Yuguo Ma
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5486-5492
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07281E  

Tunable plasmonic nanostructures from noble metal nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymers
Ihor Tokarev and Sergiy Minko
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5980-5987
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25069A 

Extreme wettability and tunable adhesion: biomimicking beyond nature?
Xinjie Liu, Yongmin Liang, Feng Zhou and Weimin Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2070-2086
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM07003G 

Alignment of perpendicular lamellae in block copolymer thin films by shearing
Saswati Pujari, Michael A. Keaton, Paul M. Chaikin and Richard A. Register
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5358-5363
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25270H  

Facile preparation of coating fluorescent hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles with pH-sensitive amphiphilic diblock copolymer for controlled drug release and cell imaging
Xiao Mei, Dongyun Chen, Najun Li, Qingfeng Xu, Jianfeng Ge, Hua Li, Baixia Yang, Yujie Xu and Jianmei Lu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5309-5316
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07320J  

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in March

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for March:

Extreme wettability and tunable adhesion: biomimicking beyond nature?
Xinjie Liu, Yongmin Liang, Feng Zhou and Weimin Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2070-2086
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM07003G 

Mechanics of morphological instabilities and surface wrinkling in soft materials: a review
Bo Li, Yan-Ping Cao, Xi-Qiao Feng and Huajian Gao
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00011C 

Bridging the gap between hard and soft colloids 
Dimitris Vlassopoulos and Michel Cloitre
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4010-4013
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM90031A 

Self-assembly of biodegradable polyurethanes for controlled delivery applications
Mingming Ding, Jiehua Li, Hong Tan and Qiang Fu
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07402H 

Beyond the lipid-bilayer: interaction of polymers and nanoparticles with membranes
Matthias Schulz, Adekunle Olubummo and Wolfgang H. Binder
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4849-4864
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06999G 

3D-characterization of three-phase systems using X-ray tomography: tracking the microstructural evolution in ice cream
B. R. Pinzer, A. Medebach, H. J. Limbach, C. Dubois, M. Stampanoni and M. Schneebeli
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4584-4594
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00034B 

pH-responsive colloidosomes and their use for controlling release
Olivier J. Cayre, James Hitchcock, Mohamed S. Manga, Sam Fincham, Amandine Simoes, Richard A. Williams and Simon Biggs
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4717-4724
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM00002D 

Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels: from a natural polysaccharide to complex networks
Xian Xu, Amit K. Jha, Daniel A. Harrington, Mary C. Farach-Carson and Xinqiao Jia
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3280-3294
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06463D 

Morphological transformation between three-dimensional gel network and spherical vesicles via sonication
Mingming Zhang, Luyan Meng, Xinhua Cao, Meijuan Jiang and Tao Yi
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4494-4498
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25164G 

Light-controlled quick switch of adhesion on a micro-arrayed liquid crystal polymer superhydrophobic film
Chao Li, Futao Cheng, Jiu-an Lv, Yong Zhao, Mingjie Liu, Lei Jiang and Yanlei Yu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3730-3733
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07471K

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in February

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for February:

Morphologies of Block Copolymers Composed of Charged and Neutral Blocks
Xiaojun Wang, Monojoy Goswami, Rajeev Kumar, Bobby G. Sumpter and Jimmy Mays
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3036-3052
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07223H 

Gel-Nanocomposites: Materials with Promising Applications
Dibyendu Das, Tanmoy Kar and Prasanta Kumar Das
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2348-2365
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06639K 

Reversible vesicles of supramolecularly hybrid nanoparticles
Kongchang Wei, Jun Li, Jianghua Liu, Guosong Chen and Ming Jiang
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3300-3303
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25178G

Preparation and characterization of pH- and temperature-responsive hydrogels with surface-functionalized graphene oxide as the crosslinker
Zhiqiang Li, Jianfeng Shen, Hongwei Ma, Xin Lu, Min Shi, Na Li and Mingxin Ye
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3139-3145
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07012J

The anatomy of a crease, from folding to ironing
Adrien Benusiglio, Vincent Mansard, Anne-Laure Biance and Lydéric Bocquet
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3342-3347
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07151G 

Nanostructure-templated control of drug release from peptide amphiphile nanofiber gels
John B. Matson, Christina J. Newcomb, Ronit Bitton and Samuel I. Stupp
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3586-3595
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07420F

High-Fidelity Fabrication of Au-Polymer Janus Nanoparticles using a Solution Template Approach
Tingling Rao, Xue-Hui Dong, Byran C. Katzenmeyer, Chrys Wesdemiotis, Stephen Z. D. Cheng and Matthew L. Becker
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2965-2971
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07002B 

Novel supramolecular hydrogel / micelle composite for co-delivery of anticancer drug and growth factor
Dong Ma, Hong-Bin Zhang, Kai Tu and Li-Ming Zhang
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3665-3672
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25060H

Self-Assembly and Photo-Responsive Behavior of Novel ABC2-Type Block Copolymers Containing Azobenzene Moieties
Yingying Wang, Shaoliang Lin, Minghui Zang, Yaohui Xing, Xiaohua He, Jiaping Lin and Tao Chen
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3131-3138
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07100B

Preparation and Characterization of Ellipsoidal-Shaped Thermosensitive Microgel Colloids with Tailored Aspect Ratios
Jérôme J. Crassous, Hervé Dietsch, Patrick Pfleiderer, Vikash Malik, Ana Diaz, Liliane Ackermann Hirshi, Markus Drechsler and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3538-3548
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07257B 

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Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in January

This month sees the following articles in Soft Matter that are in the top ten most accessed for January:

Nanoemulsions versus microemulsions: terminology, differences, and similarities
David Julian McClements
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1719-1729
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06903B 

Morphological transition of triblock copolymer cylindrical micelles responding to solvent change
Dehui Han ,  Xiaoyu Li ,  Song Hong ,  Hiroshi Jinnai and Guojun Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2144-2151
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07020K 

Effects of component molecular weight on the viscoelastic properties of thermoreversible supramolecular ion gels via hydrogen bonding
Yu Lei and Timothy P. Lodge
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2110-2120
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06652A 

The mobilities of micro- and nano-particles at interfaces of nematic liquid crystals
Daniel Abras ,  Gaurav Pranami and Nicholas L. Abbott
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2026-2035
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06794J 

How properties of interacting depletant particles control aggregation of hard-sphere colloids
Nicoletta Gnan ,  Emanuela Zaccarelli ,  Piero Tartaglia and Francesco Sciortino
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1991-1996
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06566A 

Self-folding of polymer sheets using local light absorption
Ying Liu ,  Julie K. Boyles ,  Jan Genzer and Michael D. Dickey
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1764-1769
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06564E 

A simple approach to characterizing block copolymer assemblies: graphene oxide supports for high contrast multi-technique imaging
Joseph P. Patterson ,  Ana M. Sanchez ,  Nikos Petzetakis ,  Thomas P. Smart ,  Thomas H. Epps, III ,  Ian Portman ,  Neil R. Wilson and Rachel K. O’Reilly
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07040E 

Structure and rheology of nanoparticle-polymer suspensions
Samanvaya Srivastava ,  Jung Hwan Shin and Lynden A. Archer
Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06889C 

Extreme wettability and tunable adhesion: biomimicking beyond nature?
Xinjie Liu ,  Yongmin Liang ,  Feng Zhou and Weimin Liu
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2070-2086
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM07003G

Gel-nanocomposites: materials with promising applications

Dibyendu Das ,  Tanmoy Kar and Prasanta Kumar Das
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2348-2365
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06639K

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