Guest Editors Katsuhiko Ariga and Omar Azzaroni introduce this themed collection on soft materials nanoarchitectonics.
Photonic nanoarchitectonics with stimuli-responsive 2D materials
The emerging field of photonic nanoarchitectonics based on stimuli responsive 2D materials is highlighted with a focus on applications in colorimetric sensing.
Design of solvent-free functional fluids via molecular nanoarchitectonics approaches
This minireview highlights the recent achievements in the development of solvent-free functional fluids based on molecular/polymeric design approaches.
Layer-by-layer assembly for photoelectrochemical nanoarchitectonics
Full device model implemented with LbL-PEC nanoarchitectonics.
Flexible films enabled by coordination polymer nanoarchitectonics
Nanoarchitectonics help coordination polymer to overcome their intrinsic brittleness and become flexible films which can be used in wide applications.
Soft material nanoarchitectonics at interfaces: molecular assembly, nanomaterial synthesis, and life control
Nanoarchitectonics would be a breakthrough paradigm for preparation of functional materials with soft material components from nanoscale units.
Cellulose nanocrystals in nanoarchitectonics – towards photonic functional materials
This review summarizes the recent achievements in the development of photonic functional materials based on cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and CNC templating. The unique self-assembly of CNCs into chiral nematic structures introduces photonic properties for the development of functional materials with application potential in photonic sensing, tunable reflectors or optoelectronics.
Nanoarchitectonics through supramolecular gelation: formation and switching of diverse nanostructures
The formation and switching in gel systems provide supramolecular gelation many possibilities to obtain diverse nanoarchitectures.
Layer-by-layer integration of conducting polymers and metal organic frameworks onto electrode surfaces: enhancement of the oxygen reduction reaction through electrocatalytic nanoarchitectonics
Nanoarchitectonics can lead to electrode materials with enhanced electrocatalytic properties.
Design of multifunctional supercapacitor electrodes using an informatics approach
Multifunctional energy storage devices can greatly impact public safety and flexible electronics.
The influence of 2D nanomaterials on electron transfer across molecular thin films
Design and formation of electron transfer pathways across self-assembled monolayers by the hydrophobic attachment of BN-NH2 and MoS2 nanosheets.
Strontium confinement in polyacrylic acid brushes: a soft nanoarchitectonics approach for the design of titania coatings with enhanced osseointegration
Polyacrylic acid (PAA) brushes synthesized by reversible addition fragment chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization on titania (TiO2) surfaces were applied for the surface confinement and slow delivery of strontium (Sr2+) ions during the osseointegration process on TiO2 surfaces.
An Ising transition of chessboard tilings in a honeycomb liquid crystal
Rod-like molecules with two disparate side-chains self-assemble as square honeycomb undergoing a demixing Ising-type transition from single-coloured to two-coloured tiling.
PEG-based cross-linked films with aligned channels: combining cryogenic processing and photopolymerization for the design of micro-patterned oriented platforms
Liquid flow along single channels occurs on micro-patterned polymeric platforms prepared by directional freezing and photopolymerization.
Composition and property tunable ternary coacervate: branched polyethylenimine and a binary mixture of a strong and weak polyelectrolyte
The formation of a composition- and property-tunable complex ternary coacervate was achieved by combining branched polyethylenimine (BPEI) and a binary mixture of polyacrylic acid (PAA) and poly(4-styrenesulfonic acid) (SPS).
Self-assembly of spheroidal triblock Janus nanoparticle solutions in nanotubes
We have performed coarse-grained molecular simulations to investigate the morphologies and phase diagrams of self-assembled spheroidal triblock Janus nanoparticles (JNPs) confined in nanotubes.
Tipping the polaron–bipolaron balance: concentration and spin effects in doped oligo(aniline)s observed by UV-vis-NIR and TD-DFT
Computational and experimental study of UV-vis-NIR spectra, highlighting that doped oligo(aniline)s form mixtures of polaronic and bipolaronic spin isomers in solution.
Sticky ends in a self-assembling ABA triblock copolymer: the role of ureas in stimuli-responsive hydrogels
Directed self-assembly in polymeric hydrogels allows tunability of thermal response and viscoelastic properties.
About this collection
Guest Editors: Professor Omar Azzaroni (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) and Professor Katsuhiko Ariga (University of Tokyo)
In view of the rapidly growing interest of the scientific community in "nanoarchitectonics" this themed collection aims to present a stimulating overview of this burgeoning field as well as the emerging applications of the materials involved.