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Protein mutation probed by the Coffee-Ring Effect and published in JACS! - 08/26/2016

26 August 2016. Our manuscript entitled "Protein adsorption and reorganization on nanoparticles probed by the coffee-ring effect: application to single point mutation detection" has just been accepted for publication in JACS. Abstract: The coffee-ring effect denotes the accumulation of particles at...

The Slide Effect hits Angewandte Cover! - 07/28/2016

Our paper "Light-Driven Transport of a Liquid Marble with and against Surface Flows" has just been selected to be illustrated as the inside back cover of Angewandte Chemie. In this paper, floating liquid marbles are optically transported on a photosensitive surfactant-laden solution by...

Liquid marbles move upstream and hit Angewandte! - 06/09/2016

08 June 2016. Our paper "Light-Driven Transport of a Liquid Marble with and against Surface Flows" has just been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. It has been selected as a "hot paper". Abstract: Liquid marbles, liquid drops coated by a hydrophobic powder, have...

Award from Del Duca Foundation (Institut de France / French Academy of Science) - 06/09/2016

27 April 2016. Damien has been awarded a prize from the Institut de France, located in the beautiful building (see picture) facing the famous "Pont des arts". Created in 1795, Institut de France gathers the 5 French Academies : Academie des sciences (French Academy of sciences), Académie Française,...

2016 Soft Matter Lectureship award! - 03/15/2016

15 March 2016. Damien has just been awarded the 2016 Soft Matter Lectureship award. The Soft Matter Lectureship, delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry is now in its seventh year. It is an annual award that honours an early-stage career researcher for their significant contribution to the soft...

Photocontrol of DNA melting/hybridization at constant temperature accepted in Nano Letters! - 12/17/2015

17 Dec 2015. Our paper "Photodependent melting of unmodified DNA using a photosensitive intercalator: a new and generic tool for photoreversible assembly of DNA nanostructures at constant temperature" has just been accepted in Nano Letters. Abstract External control of DNA melting and...

Coffee (Nano)Letters! - 12/04/2015

02Dec 2015. Our paper "Light-directed particle patterning by evaporative optical Marangoni assembly" has just been accepted in Nano Letters! Abstract Controlled particle deposition on surfaces is crucial for both exploiting collective properties of particles and their integration into devices. Most...

Optical drop generation, fusion and mixing! - 07/07/2015

07 July 2015. Our paper "High-throughput photocontrol of water drop generation, fusion, and mixing in a dual flow-focusing microfluidic device" has just been accepted for publication in Comptes Rendus Chimie (Elsevier journal published by the French Academy of Science) We describe the first method...

The Coffee-Ring Effect reviewed and accepted in ChemPhysChem! - 06/29/2015

29 June 2015. Our concept paper "Manipulating the Coffee-Ring Effect: Interactions at Work" has just been accepted for publication in ChemPhysChem The evaporation of a colloidal suspension drop pinned on a substrate usually results in a ring of particles accumulated at the initial drop periphery....

Our general method to control coffee rings with surfactants accepted in Langmuir! - 03/24/2015

23 March 2015. Our paper "Modulation of the coffee-ring effect in particle/surfactant mixtures: the importance of particle-interface interactions" has just been accepted for publication in Langmuir Abstract: We study the effect of surfactants on the deposits formed after the evaporation of...
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