Read the full articles here: Adv. Mater. DOI:10.1002/adma.201905111 (2019) Soft matter systems and materials are moving toward adaptive and interactive behavior, which holds outstanding promise to make the next generation of intelligent soft materials systems inspired from the dynamics and behavior of living systems. But what is an adaptive material? What is an interactive material? How should classical responsiveness or smart materials be delineated? At present, the literatu
Read the full article here: Nanoscale DOI:10.1039/C9NR06835J (2019). Recently the role of protein absorption in nanoparticle drug delivery has gathered significant attention as the protein corona can significantly decide on the fate of nanoparticles in the body. Although it is known that the surface chemistry will significantly influence the amount and type of bound protein, there is little known about the effect of surface roughness and surface topography on the interaction.
Read the full article here: ACS Appl. Polym. Mater, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00774 Cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) are attractive, renewable building blocks for high-performance and lightweight nanocomposites of high sustainability. Following bioinspired design principles, meaning the organization of large fractions of reinforcing CNFs in a minority matrix of suitably designed polymers, promises the best mechanical performance. However, thus far, truly synergetic mechanical b