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Morphologies of Polyisoprene-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles in Model Elastomers

Bonnevide, Marine; Jimenez, Andrew M.; Dhara, Deboleena; Phan, Trang N.T.; Malicki, Nicolas; Abbas, Zaid M.; Benicewicz, Brian; Kumar, Sanat K.; Couty, Marc; Gigmes, Didier; Jestin, Jacques

We control nanoparticle (NP) dispersion by leveraging the entropic and enthalpic effects associated with mixing silica NPs grafted with polyisoprene (PI) chains into matrices of varying degrees of chemical dissimilarity. Previous work in this area has primarily focused on entropic factors alone, and hence, this work represents a significant advance…
27 January 2020
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Typical experiment vs. in-cell like conditions in magnetic hyperthermia: Effects of media viscosity and agglomeration

Bruvera, I. J.; Actis, D. G.; Calatayud, M. P.; Mendoza Zélis, P.

Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) can be used to transform electromagnetic energy into heat in hyperthermic treatment of cancer and other thermally activated therapies. The MNPs heating efficiency depends strongly on the combination of the MNPs’ structural properties and environmental conditions. MNPs hyperthermic yield is usually studied in diluted suspensions, although, in…
25 November 2019
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Translation of nanomedicines from lab to industrial scale synthesis: The case of squalene-adenosine nanoparticles

Dormont, Flavio; Rouquette, Marie; Mahatsekake, Clement; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Peramo, Arnaud; Brusini, Romain; Calet, Serge; Testard, Fabienne; Lepetre-Mouelhi, Sinda; Desmaële, Didier; Varna, Mariana; Couvreur, Patrick

A large variety of nanoparticle-based delivery systems have become increasingly important for diagnostic and/or therapeutic applications. Yet, the numerous physical and chemical parameters that influence both the biological and colloidal properties of nanoparticles remain poorly understood. This complicates the ability to reliably produce and deliver well-defined nanocarriers which often leads…
25 November 2019
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Colloidal Solubility and Agglomeration of Apolar Nanoparticles in Different Solvents

Doblas, David; Kister, Thomas; Cano-Bonilla, Marina; González-García, Lola; Kraus, Tobias

We studied the concentration-dependent agglomeration of apolar nanoparticles in different solvents. Octanethiol-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in evaporating liquid droplets were observed in situ using small-angle X-ray scattering. Concurrent analysis of liquid volume and particle agglomeration provided time-dependent absolute concentrations of free and agglomerated particles. All…
25 November 2019
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Core-crystalline nanoribbons of controlled length via diffusion-limited colloid aggregation

Schmarsow, Ruth N.; Ceolín, Marcelo; Zucchi, Ileana A.; Schroeder, Walter F.

It has been previously reported that poly(ethylene) (PE)-based block copolymers self-assemble in certain thermosetting matrices to form a dispersion of one-dimensional (1D) nanoribbons. Such materials exhibit exceptional properties that originate from the high aspect ratio of the elongated nano-objects. However, the ability to prepare 1D assemblies with well-controlled dimensions is…
25 November 2019
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Thermoreversible crystallization-driven aggregation of diblock copolymer nanoparticles in mineral oil

Derry, Matthew J.; Mykhaylyk, Oleksandr O.; Ryan, Anthony J.; Armes, Steven P.

A poly(behenyl methacrylate)37 (PBeMA37) macromolecular chain transfer agent is utilized for the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) dispersion polymerization of benzyl methacrylate (BzMA) directly in mineral oil at 90 °C. Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) occurs under these conditions, yielding a series of sterically-stabilized PBeMA37-PBzMA …
25 November 2019
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Precise Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles into Ordered Nanoarchitectures Directed by Tobacco Mosaic Virus Coat Protein

Zhang, Jianting; Zhou, Kun; Zhang, Yejun; Du, Mingming; Wang, Qiangbin

Self-assembly guided by biological molecules is a promising approach for fabricating predesigned nanostructures. Protein is one such biomolecule possessing deterministic 3D crystal structure and peptide information, which acts as a good candidate for templating functional nanoparticles (fNPs). However, inadequate coordination efficacy during the establishment of interfacial interactions with fNPs…
25 November 2019
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Hierarchical self-assembly of 3D lattices from polydisperse anisometric colloids

Luo, Binbin; Kim, Ahyoung; Smith, John W.; Ou, Zihao; Wu, Zixuan; Kim, Juyeong; Chen, Qian

Anisometric colloids—which have both nanometer and micrometer dimensions—combine features of their two constituent length scales. Here, using optical microscopy and modeling, the authors find that highly polydisperse anisometric colloids self-assemble into 3D, periodic lattices in a manner hardly inaccessible to nano- or micron-scale…
25 November 2019
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Using the singular value decomposition to extract 2D correlation functions from scattering patterns

Bender, Philipp; Zákutná, Dominika; Disch, Sabrina; Marcano, Lourdes; Venero, Diego Alba; Honecker, Dirk

We apply the truncated singular value decomposition (SVD) to extract the underlying 2D correlation functions from small-angle scattering patterns. We test the approach by transforming the simulated data of ellipsoidal particles and show that also in case of anisotropic patterns (i.e. aligned ellipsoids) the derived correlation functions correspond to the…
25 November 2019