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This page lists most of our publications starting from 2014.

Total: ca. 150 Publications

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Social Self-Sorting of Colloidal Families in Co-Assembling Microgel Systems

Read the full paper here: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, doi: DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612196 Colloids are valuable model systems to understand the structure and dynamics of matter, explore new self-assembly concepts, and realize advanced materials. Herein, we demonstrate social self-sorting of co-assembled families of colloids by orthogonal host/guest recognition using cyclodextrins. We show that mixtures of four partners self-sort into their respective families without mutual interference. Additionally, the self-assemblies and their interactions are switchable using orthogonal triggers. This study goes beyond previous features of molecular self-sorting, and opens the design space for future self-

Large-scale, thick, self-assembled, nacre-mimetic brick-walls as fire barrier coatings on textiles

Get the full paper here: Scientific Reports 7, 39910 (2017) Highly loaded polymer/clay nanocomposites with layered structures are emerging as robust fire retardant surface coatings. However, time-intensive sequential deposition processes, e.g. layer-by-layer strategies, hinders obtaining large coating thicknesses and complicates an implementation into existing technologies. Here, we demonstrate a single-step, water-borne approach to prepare thick, self-assembling, hybrid fire barrier coatings of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)/montmorillonite (MTM) with well-defined, bioinspired brick-wall nanostructure, and showcase their application on textile. The coating thickness on the textile is

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