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Schyck, S.N. (author)
Colloidal particles, essential building blocks known since the 1800s, continue to captivate researchers. This thesis delves into their significance by investigating anisotropic particle design, shape-driven self-assembly, and enhancing magnetic colloids' role as active swimmers. It also introduces innovative methods for crafting anisotropic...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Schyck, S.N. (author), Meijer, Janne Mieke (author), Schelling, Max P. (author), Petukhov, Andrei V. (author), Rossi, L. (author)
The self-assembly of materials driven by the inherent directionality of the constituent particles is of both practical and fundamental interest because it enables the fabrication of complex and hierarchical structures with tailored functionalities. By employing evaporation assisted self-assembly, we form opal-like structures with micro-sized...
journal article 2023
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Han, Fei (author), Zhang, Mengru (author), Li, Zhe (author), Liu, Zhe (author), Han, Yufei (author), Li, L. (author), Zhou, Weizhi (author)
Marine microorganisms have an inherent advantage in the treatment of saline wastewater due to their halophilic properties. Ammonium assimilation is the most important and common nitrogen conversion pathway in the ocean, which means that it may be a suitable nitrogen removal strategy under high salinity conditions. However, the targeted...
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Zhou, Jianle (author), Hollmann, F. (author), He, Qi (author), Chen, Wen (author), Ma, Yunjian (author), Wang, Yonghua (author)
The realm of photobiocatalytic alkane biofuel synthesis has burgeoned recently; however, the current dearth of well-established and scalable production methodologies in this domain remains conspicuous. In this investigation, we engineered a modified form of membrane-associated fatty acid photodecarboxylase sourced from Micractinium conductrix...
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Mai, Zhijian (author), Cao, Nengjie (author), Cheng, Erzhuo (author), Zeng, Zhiwen (author), Feng, Yancong (author), Wang, Yao (author), French, P.J. (author), Lee, Yi Kuen (author), Yang, Haihong (author)
To develop multifunctional small-molecule prodrugs is highly desirable for cancer treatment but remains challenging in intrinsic traceability. As an acid-cleavable linkage, a Schiff bases benefiting from its distinctive fluorescence quenching ability was selected to prepare a small-molecule prodrug with cancer-targeted and self-indicating. In...
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Li, G. (author), Lewis, R.W. (author), Eelkema, R. (author)
The field of supramolecular chemistry is rapidly progressing, transitioning from the creation of thermodynamically stable systems found in local or global minima on the free energy landscape to the development of out-of-equilibrium systems that rely on chemical reactions to establish and maintain their structures. Over the past decade,...
review 2023
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Gioldasis, Christos (author), Gkamas, Apostolos (author), Moultos, O. (author), Vlahos, Costas Hristos (author)
The chemical feedback between building blocks in templated polymerization of diblock copolymers and their consecutive micellization was studied for the first time by means of coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations. Using a stochastic polymerization model, we were able to reproduce the experimental findings on the effect of chemical...
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Wang, Hucheng (author), Fu, Xiaoming (author), Gu, Guanyao (author), Bai, Shengyu (author), Li, Runlai (author), Zhong, Weimin (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Cao, Zhixing (author), Wang, Yiming (author)
Living organisms are capable of dynamically changing their structures for adaptive functions through sophisticated reaction-diffusion processes. Here we show how active supramolecular hydrogels with programmable lifetimes and macroscopic structures can be created by relying on a simple reaction-diffusion strategy. Two hydrogel precursors ...
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Piergentili, I. (author), Cai, Mao (author), Klemm, B. (author), Xu, B. (author), Luo, Sanzhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author)
The redox balance in tumor and diseased cells often leads to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Many ROS-responsive materials based on sulfur oxidation have been reported with the goal of achieving controlled delivery at the tumor. However, these materials often lack responsiveness to low ROS concentrations present in the tumor...
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van Manen, T. (author)
An important goal of bone tissue engineering is the development of synthetic bio-scaffolds that would eliminate the need for bone transplantation, also known as bone grafting. Bone grafting is associated with some serious limitations such, as morbidity at the donor-site and shortage of donor tissue. Therefore, scientist have been trying to...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Horsthuis, Jan (author)
Capillary self-alignment shows the potential to keep small components aligned using soft liquid contact when disturbed by external forces. Whilst this concept has been promising, mostly static situations have been investigated, making it unclear how a receptor-droplet-chip (RDC) configuration behaves dynamically and where its stability limits...
master thesis 2022
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de Lange, Milou (author)
Nano-carriers have the potential to be an enormous game-changer in medicinal drug delivery systems. The polymeric nano-carriers used in this study are a product of the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers, a complicated process which must be understood completely to finely tune the desired morphology for drug delivery. The goal of this...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Chen, Jing (author), Liu, X. (author), Zeng, Xiao Liang (author), Ye, Huai Yu (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
Hexagonal boron nitride (BN) is often used as filler to improve the thermal conductivity of polymer matrix due to its high thermal conductivity. However, previously reported BN-based composites always have a high in-plane thermal conductivity, which is not beneficial for vertical heat dissipation. In addition, high BN content results in the...
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Donaldson, J.G. (author), Schall, Peter (author), Rossi, L. (author)
Manipulating the way in which colloidal particles self-organize is a central challenge in the design of functional soft materials. Meeting this challenge requires the use of building blocks that interact with one another in a highly specific manner. Their fabrication, however, is limited by the complexity of the available synthesis procedures...
journal article 2021
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Culha, Utku (author), Davidson, Zoey (author), Mastrangeli, Massimo (author), Sitti, Metin (author)
Self-assembly is a ubiquitous process that can generate complex and functional structures via local interactions among a large set of simpler components. The ability to program the self-assembly pathway of component sets elucidates fundamental physics and enables alternative competitive fabrication technologies. Reprogrammability offers further...
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Abelmann, Leon (author), Hageman, Tijmen (author), Löthman, Per (author), Mastrangeli, Massimo (author), Elwenspoek, Miko (author)
Interaction between dipolar forces, such as permanent magnets, generally leads to the formation of one-dimensional chains and rings. We investigated whether it was possible to let dipoles self-assemble into three-dimensional structures by encapsulating them in a shell with a specific shape. We found that the condition for self-assembly of a...
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Löthman, Per A. (author), Hageman, Tijmen A.G. (author), Elwenspoek, Miko C. (author), Krijnen, Gijs J.M. (author), Mastrangeli, Massimo (author), Manz, Andreas (author), Abelmann, Leon (author)
The extent to which one can use a thermodynamic description of turbulent flow as a source of stochastic kinetic energy for 3D self‐assembly of magnetically interacting macroscopic particles is investigated. It is confirmed that the speed of the objects in the flow field generated in this system obeys the Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution, and their...
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Yu, K. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Pahlavani, H. (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Natural materials, such as nacre and silk, exhibit both high strength and toughness due to their hierarchical structures highly organized at the nano-, micro-, and macroscales. Bacterial cellulose (BC) presents a hierarchical fibril structure at the nanoscale. At the microscale, however, BC nanofibers are distributed randomly. Here, BC self...
journal article 2020
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Yu, K. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Bioinspired bacterial cellulose (BC) composites are next-generation renewable materials that exhibit promising industrial applications. However, large-scale production of inorganic/organic BC composites by in situ fermentation remains difficult. The methods based on BC mechanical disintegration impair the mechanical property of dried BC films...
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Wang, Yiming (author), Piskorz, T.K. (author), Lovrak, M. (author), Mendes, E. (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Here, transient supramolecular hydrogels that are formed through simple aging-induced seeded self-assembly of molecular gelators are reported. In the involved molecular self-assembly system, multicomponent gelators are formed from a mixture of precursor molecules and, typically, can spontaneously self-assemble into thermodynamically more...
journal article 2020
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