We compare in this study the mechanical properties at the nanoscale of three different nanospherical materials. We could observe by AFM-QNM interesting mechanical properties inherited from their different synthetic procedures. Congratulation Ernesto for this nice study!!
In the frame of our shared Royal Society Grant, I had the opportunity to visit our collaborator Paco Fernandez-Trillo labs and get to know the amazing research that this great team does. Moreover, I delivered a talk about our last findings in thermoresponsive materials for biomedical applications.
The 5th joint Call of the European Group of Interest (EIG) CONCERT-Japan on Functional Porous Materials will finance our idea in close collaboration with the groups of Prof. Aida in Tokyo, Prof. Parak in Hamburg and Dr. Orentas in Vilnius.
The combination of an anisotropic thermoresponsive hydrogel with gold nanoparticles as phototransdures is conveniently employed in our recent report to control worm like peristaltic crawling. Read more about this concept here: DOI:10.1002/anie.201810052
We were glad to have Prof. Maeda as invited Speaker within the frame of Focus Area NanoScale. His outstanding talk entitled “Function of Chirality-Responsive Dynamic Helical Polymers” thrilled us showing all the possible applications of chiral dynamic polymers!