Entropic Interactions in Soft Nanomaterials

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We review the forces that rule interactions between phospholipid membranes and other soft nanomaterials such as polymers and colloids. Contrary to traditional nanostructures, soft materials display a high susceptibility to the fluctuations of the thermal environment, leading to new forces of an essentially entropic nature.

Keywords: NANOPARTICLES; SOFT MATERIALS; STEALTH LIPOSOMES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.523

Publication date: August 1, 2006

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