Journal Club

Nanoparticles in a Capillary Trap: Dynamic Self-Assembly at Fluid Interfaces - 11/12/2013

This paper presents the 2D dynamic self-assembly of gold nanoparticles at the liquid-gas interface, in response to a surface tension gradient imposed by the addition (removal) of organic solvent to (from) the interface. Reference : ACS Nano 2013, 7, 8833-8839 Authors : Volodymyr...

Light-Governed Capillary Flow in Microfluidic Systems - 06/04/2013

This paper describes a light-operated method to drive flow in a microfluidic system, based on temperature-controlled wettability changes of poly (N -isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm). Reference : small  2013, 9, 107-114 Authors : Li Jiang and David Erickson

DNA/Polymeric Micelle Self-Assembly Mimicking Chromatin Compaction. - 10/30/2012

A recent communication published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition is shortly explained and analyzed.

Formation of giant unilamellar vesicles from spin-coated lipid films by localized IR heating - 10/11/2012

A recent article published in "Soft Matter" is shortly explained. Reference: Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10823-10826. Title: Formation of giant unilamellar vesicles from spin-coated lipid films by localized IR heating Authors: Celine Billerit, Gavin D. M. Jeffries, Owe Orwar and...

Formation of Spherical and Non-Spherical Eutectic Gallium-Indium Liquid-Metal Microdroplets in Microfluidic Channels at Room Temperature - 08/30/2012

A recent article published in "Advanced Functional Materials" is shortly explained Reference: Adv. Funct. Mater., 2012, 22(12), 2624–2631. Title: Formation of Spherical and Non-Spherical Eutectic Gallium-Indium Liquid-Metal Microdroplets in Microfluidic Channels at Room...

Programmable One-Pot Multistep Organic Synthesis Using DNA Junctions - 01/30/2012

A recent article published in JACS is shortly explained Reference: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (3),1446–1449 Title: Programmable One-Pot Multistep Organic Synthesis Using DNA Junctions Authors: M.L. McKee, P.J. Milnes, J.Bath, E. Stulz, R.K. O’Reilly, and A. J. Turberfield...

A sensing array of radically coupled genetic 'biopixels' - 01/18/2012

A recent article published in Nature is shortly explained. Reference: Nature, 2012,vol 481, p.39 Title: A sensing array of radically coupled genetic 'biopixels' Authors: A. Prindle, P. Samayoa, I. Razinkov, T. Danino, L. S. Tsimring, J. Hasty Review by: Anna Venancio-Marques

Dendrimer-induced DNA bending - 09/28/2011

A recent article published in Soft Matter is shortly explained and analyzed.

Self-reproduction of supramolecular giant vesicles combined with the amplification of encapsulated DNA. - 09/21/2011

A recent article published in Nature Chemistry is shortly explained and analyzed.
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