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Themed collection Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies

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Synthesis and mechanical response of disordered colloidal micropillars

A method for synthesizing and uniaxially compressing free-standing colloidal micropillars is presented. The mechanical response of the micropillars is strongly dependent upon their initial defect population and water content.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and mechanical response of disordered colloidal micropillars
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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Silver nanoparticle aided self-healing of polyelectrolyte multilayers

Weak polyelectrolyte multilayer films containing silver nanoparticles are shown to have enhanced ability to self-heal when exposed to water when compared to the films assembled without particles.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanoparticle aided self-healing of polyelectrolyte multilayers
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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Strain localization in glassy polymers under cylindrical confinement

Glassy polymeric pillars show strain localization during tensile deformation which is absent in pillars cooled two orders of magnitude faster.

Graphical abstract: Strain localization in glassy polymers under cylindrical confinement
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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Stretching of assembled nanoparticle helical springs

Assembled nanoparticle helical ribbons have impressive mechanical properties that are predictable through surface and elastic energies.

Graphical abstract: Stretching of assembled nanoparticle helical springs
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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Mechanotunable monatomic metal structures at graphene edges

Graphene edge is an efficient one-dimensional template for low-dimensional, mechanotunable metal structures such as chains, rings and helices.

Graphical abstract: Mechanotunable monatomic metal structures at graphene edges
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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Conformational interchange of a carbohydrate by mechanical compression at the air–water interface

Conformational interchange of a fluorescent-labelled carbohydrate by macroscopic mechanical force.

Graphical abstract: Conformational interchange of a carbohydrate by mechanical compression at the air–water interface
From the themed collection: Mechanical properties of nanoassemblies
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A collection of articles relating to understanding, controlling and enhancing the mechanical properties of nanoassemblies and nanosystems, guest edited by Daeyeon Lee, University of Pennsylvania.

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