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Mytnyk, S. (author)
Growing importance of hydrogels in various areas of human life has led to increasing need in controlling their properties, which is generally achieved by adjusting hydrogels shape and microstructure. Even though standard microfabrication and microstructuring techniques can be currently applied in hydrogel research, the variety of properties of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Trausel, F. (author)
Cells react to the environment by changing the activity of enzymes. Catalysts, such as enzymes, speed up reaction rates by lowering the activation energy of the reaction. Changing reaction rates by altering enzyme activity is used to temporarily increase the production of, for instance, a hormone or to change the mechanical properties of a cell....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhang, K. (author)
Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solution provides a versatile tool to create complex and functional micelles with various nanostructures, such as spherical, cylindrical and bilayer structures. As an important class in these structures, nanofibrillar micelles have attracted growing interest due to their unique properties...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Lovrak, M. (author)
Nature is full of life, which is driven by the numerous biochemical processes that occur in living organisms. Many motifs are universal regardless of species, such as enzymatic networks, self-assembly and reaction-diffusion. This work examines the development of novel soft functional materials via self-assembly and reaction-diffusion approaches....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Poolman, J.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Hendriksen, W.E. (author)
Living creatures exists for an important part out of soft material, such as skin, organs and cells, that are out-of-equilibrium formed by the self-assembly of molecular building blocks. Natural materials are continuously active with dynamic processes occurring, such as growth, shrinkage and transport mechanisms under the consumption of energy....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Latsuzbaia, R. (author)
In this thesis, I discuss a novel idea of fuel cell catalyst regeneration to increase lifetime of the PEM fuel cell electrode/catalyst operation and, therefore, reduce the catalyst costs. As many of the catalyst degradation mechanisms are difficult to avoid, the regeneration is alternative option to prolong catalyst lifetime. In the thesis, I...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Negro, E. (author)
Graphitic materials have attracted a great interest in the field of sustainable energy production and storage because of their excellent electrical, mechanical and chemical properties. This thesis modestly contributes to this global research by investigating new interconnected carbon nanostructures, here called Carbon Nano-Networks (CNNs). The...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Janeliunas, D. (author)
Organized ?-conjugated oligothiophene structures in water are highly promising building blocks to create a vast variety of smart and functional electronic systems. Such materials already found application in biological and chemical sensors, organic light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices. The high level of molecular order in such devices...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Dobrowolska, M.E. (author)
The research described in this thesis has been performed with the goal to understand and develop a method for stabilizer-free emulsion polymerization. In order to develop rules for this method, three main issues had to be understood: colloidal stability, emulsification method and polymerization procedure. By definition, emulsion polymerization...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ziemecka, I. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Minkenberg, C.B. (author)
In this thesis the development of surfactant aggregates with fast exchange dynamics between the aggregated and non-aggregated state is described. Dynamic surfactant exchange plays an important role in natural systems, for instance in cell signaling, cell division, and uptake and release of cargo. Remarkably, dynamic surfactant exchange in...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Boekhoven, J. (author)
The use of self-assembly has proven to be a powerful approach to create smart and functional materials and has led to a vast variety of successful examples. However, the full potential of self-assembly has not been reached. Despite the number of successful artificial materials based on self-assembly, the corresponding structures do not compete...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Van Rijn, P. (author)
We have designed and synthesised a new class of molecules which self-assemble based on hydrophobic interactions with an additional driving force for influencing the overall aggregate morphology, namely, molecular curvature. The structure is build from subunits which are substituted with either hydrophilic or hydrophobic substituents. In water,...
doctoral thesis 2010
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