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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...

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...

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...

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),...
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