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Themed collection Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics

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Editorial

Nanoarchitectonics, now

Guest Editors Katsuhiko Ariga and Omar Azzaroni introduce this themed collection on soft materials nanoarchitectonics.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics, now
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photonic nanoarchitectonics with stimuli-responsive 2D materials
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Design of solvent-free functional fluids via molecular nanoarchitectonics approaches
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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Layer-by-layer assembly for photoelectrochemical nanoarchitectonics

Full device model implemented with LbL-PEC nanoarchitectonics.

Graphical abstract: Layer-by-layer assembly for photoelectrochemical nanoarchitectonics
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Soft material nanoarchitectonics at interfaces: molecular assembly, nanomaterial synthesis, and life control
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose nanocrystals in nanoarchitectonics – towards photonic functional materials
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics through supramolecular gelation: formation and switching of diverse nanostructures
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: The influence of 2D nanomaterials on electron transfer across molecular thin films
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Strontium confinement in polyacrylic acid brushes: a soft nanoarchitectonics approach for the design of titania coatings with enhanced osseointegration
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: PEG-based cross-linked films with aligned channels: combining cryogenic processing and photopolymerization for the design of micro-patterned oriented platforms
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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).

Graphical abstract: Composition and property tunable ternary coacervate: branched polyethylenimine and a binary mixture of a strong and weak polyelectrolyte
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of spheroidal triblock Janus nanoparticle solutions in nanotubes
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Tipping the polaron–bipolaron balance: concentration and spin effects in doped oligo(aniline)s observed by UV-vis-NIR and TD-DFT
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sticky ends in a self-assembling ABA triblock copolymer: the role of ureas in stimuli-responsive hydrogels
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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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.

Graphical abstract: An Ising transition of chessboard tilings in a honeycomb liquid crystal
From the themed collection: Soft Materials Nanoarchitectonics
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About this collection

From MSDE

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.

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