Functional soft (nano)materials

Programming self-assembly

  • Linker-mediated phase behavior of DNA-coated colloids”: J. Lowensohn, B. Oyarzún, G. N. Paliza, B. M. Mognetti, W. B. Rogers Phys. Rev. X, 9, 041054 (2019) (preprint)

  • Surface-triggered cascade reactions between DNA linkers direct the self-assembly of colloidal crystals of controllable thickness”: P. K. Jana, B. M. Mognetti Nanoscale, 11, 5450 (2019) (preprint) video1 video2 video3

  • Adaptable DNA interactions regulate surface triggered self assembly”: R. Lanfranco, P. K. Jana, G. Bruylants, P. Cicuta, B. M. Mognetti, L. Di Michele Nanoscale, accepted (2020) (preprint)

  • Self-assembly of finite-sized colloidal aggregates”: P. K. Jana, B. M. Mognetti Soft Matter, 16, 5915 (2020) (preprint)

Kinetics of multivalent interactions

  • Translational and Rotational Dynamics of Colloidal Particles Interacting through Reacting Linkers”: P. K. Jana, B. M. Mognetti Phys. Rev. E, 100, 060601(R) (2019) (preprint)

  • Kinetics of Nanoparticle-Membrane Adhesion Mediated by Multivalent Intaractions”: R. Lanfranco, P. K. Jana, L. Tunesi, P. Cicuta, B. M. Mognetti, L. Di Michele, G. Bruylants Langmuir, to appear (2019)

  • Bond formation kinetics affects self-assembly directed by ligand–receptor interactions”: S. J. Bachmann*, M. Petitzon*, B. M. Mognetti, Soft Matter 12, 9585 (2016)

  • Controlling Self-Assembly Kinetics of DNA-Functionalized Liposomes Using Toehold Exchange Mechanism”: L. Parolini, J. Kotar, L. Di Michele*, B. M. Mognetti*, ACS Nano 10, 2392-2398 (2016)

Passive endocytosis

  • Steric interactions between mobile ligands facilitate complete wrapping in passive endocytosis”: L. Di Michele, P. K. Jana, B. M. Mognetti Phys. Rev. E, 98, 032406 (2018) (preprint)

Functionalized polymers

Single-chain polymeric nanoparticles

  • Programming configurational changes in systems of functionalized polymers using reversible intra-molecular linkages”: B. Oyarzún, B. M. Mognetti, Mol. Phys., 116, 2927 (2018)

  • Efficient sampling of reversible cross-linking polymers: Self-assembly of single-chain polymeric nanoparticles”: B. Oyarzún, B. M. Mognetti, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 114110 (2018) (preprint)

Multivalent free-energies

  • Communication: Free energy of ligand-receptor systems forming multimeric complexes”: L. Di Michele, S. J. Bachmann, L. Parolini, B. M. Mognetti, J. Chem. Phys. 144, 161104 (2016)

  • Steric interactions between mobile ligands facilitate complete wrapping in passive endocytosis”: L. Di Michele, P. K. Jana, B. M. Mognetti Phys. Rev. E, 98, 032406 (2018) (preprint)

Self-assembly of functionalised liposomes

  • Melting transition in lipid vesicles functionalised by mobile DNA linkers”: S. J. Bachmann*, J. Kotar*, L. Parolini, A. Šarić, P. Cicuta, L. Di Michele*, B. M. Mognetti*, Soft Matter 12, 7804 (2016)