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A new look at effective interactions between microgel particles – Nature Communications

Maxime J. Bergman, Nicoletta Gnan, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Emanuela Zaccarelli & Peter Schurtenberger
Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 5039 (2018)

Thermoresponsive microgels find widespread use as colloidal model systems, because their temperature-dependent size allows facile … Read the rest

Protein-like dynamical transition in concentrated microgels

Letizia Tavagnacco, Emanuela Zaccarelli and others published Evidence of a low-temperature dynamical transition in concentrated microgels in Science Advances.

A low-temperature dynamical transition has been reported in several proteins. We provide the first observation of a “protein-like” dynamical transition in … Read the rest

GELARTE

Microgel e arte: una nuova tecnologia per la conservazione dei beni cartacei

Totale sovvenzione: € 149.989,33
Progetto di Ricerca, finanziato ai sensi della L.R. 13/08
Funding Body: Lazioinnova – Regione Lazio
Coordinatore: Emanuela Zaccarelli
Altri membri del gruppo di Ricerca … Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli awarded a MIUR FARE grant

Emanuela Zaccarelli awarded a MIUR FARE grant with the project SOFTART: Enhancing microgels potentialities: ultrasoftness and cultural heritage applications.

The project builds on the ERC Consolidator project MIMIC and combines theoretical/numerical expertise of the MIMIC team led by Emanuela … Read the rest

SOFTART

Enhancing microgels potentialities: ultrasoftness and cultural heritage applications

Funding Body: MIUR (2018-2021)
Emanuela Zaccarelli
The SOFTART project aims to explore the growing potentialities of microgels by focusing on two different aspects that are relevant for both fundamental and applied science. … Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

Congratulations to Emanuela Zaccarelli for having been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant.
Modeling microgels: from microscopic design to macroscopic description (MIMIC)
Soft matter provides the ideal playground for exploring physical phenomena that have no counterpart in atomic and molecular systems. … Read the rest

MIMIC

Modeling microgels: from microscopic design to macroscopic description

Funding Body: European Research Council – ERC Consolidator Grant
(2016-2021) EUR 1.3 M
Emanuela Zaccarelli
Soft matter provides the ideal playground for exploring physical phenomena that have no counterpart in atomic and … Read the rest

SMART

New “smart” gels in soft matter

Funding Body: MIUR PRIN Progetti di ricerca di interesse nazionale
(2014-2017) EUR 83 k
Emanuela Zaccarelli
Il comportamento inusuale della materia soffice ha spesso sorpreso gli scienziati. Grazie alla loro deformabilità e alla possibilità … Read the rest

ANISOFT

Anisotropies and non equilibrium in soft matter: routes to the self assembly of advanced material

Funding Body: MIUR FIRB (2013-2017) EUR 670k (ISC 240k)
Emanuela Zaccarelli
This research project is a joint experimental, theoretical and computational effort in the field … Read the rest

Empty Liquids and Equilibrium Gels in a Colloidal Clay

CNR researchers (CNR-ISC and CNR-IPCF) in collaboration with University La Sapienza and ESRF (Grenoble) have observed a new kind of extremely light and stable gel in a suspension of colloidal clay. The so-called equilibrium gel, predicted 4 years ago by … Read the rest

Soft matter

The term “soft matter” refers to a very large class of materials, whose common characteristic is that they are composed of mesoscopic particles, i.e. particles with typical sizes ranging from 1 nm to a few microns. These particles are normally … Read the rest