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Special Issue Advanced Materials Interfaces: Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

The first issue 2017 in Advanced Materials Interfaces highlights “Perspectives in Interface Research”.

A New Special Issue in Advanced Materials Interfaces is dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces: “Perspectives in Interface Research”

The first issue 2017 in Advanced Materials Interfaces highlights “Perspectives in Interface Research”. Guest edited by Helmuth Möhwald, this issue demonstrates the leading role of the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, not only during the last 25 years but also today, in the field of interface science. This special issue includes twelve review-style articles, seven Communications, and twelve Full Papers covering a wide range of topics such as planar interfaces, micro- and nanocapsules, multilayers, nanoparticles, and composite materials. These articles reflect the full breadth and diversity of recent interfaces research.

For more information see also the Video Abstract for this special issue:


Find the comprehensive collection of articles below:


Editorial by Helmuth Möhwald


Advanced Colloidal Lithography Beyond Surface Patterning

Bin Ai, Helmuth Möhwald, Dayang Wang, and Gang Zhang


The Interaction between Soft Interfaces: Forces and Structural Aspects

Emanuel Schneck


Molecular Force Sensors: From Fundamental Concepts toward Applications in Cell Biology

Melis Goktas and Kerstin G. Blank


Dual Responsive Surfaces Based on Host–Guest Interaction for Dynamic Mediation of Cell–Substrate Interaction and Cell Migration

Tanchen Ren, Yelin Ni, Wang Du, Shan Yu, Zhengwei Mao, and Changyou Gao


Radial Growth in 2D Revisited: The Effect of Finite Density, Binding Affinity, Reaction Rates, and Diffusion

Timo Bihr, Fabrizio-Zagros Sadafi, Udo Seifert, Robin Klupp Taylor, and Ana-Sunčana Smith


Mixed Protein/Hexane Adsorption Layers Formed at the Surface of Protein Solution Drops Surrounded by Hexane Vapor

Reinhard Miller, Eugene V. Aksenenko, Volodymyr I. Kovalchuk, Dmytro V. Trukhin, Yuri I. Tarasevich, and Valentin B. Fainerman


How Can One Controllably Use of Natural ΔpH in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers?

Ekaterina V. Skorb, Helmuth Möhwald, and Daria V. Andreeva


Thermal Annealing of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: An Effective Approach for the Enhancement of Cell Adhesion

Nicolás E. Muzzio, Danijela Gregurec, Eleftheria Diamanti, Joseba Irigoyen, Miguel A. Pasquale, Omar Azzaroni, and Sergio E. Moya


Growth and Differentiation of Myoblastic Precursor Cells on Thin Films of Metallo-Supramolecular Coordination Polyelectrolyte (MEPE)

Janina Belka, Tobias Weigel, Ann-Kathrin Berninger, Dirk G. Kurth, and Joachim Nickel


pH-Dependent Growth Laws and Viscoelastic Parameters of Poly-l-Lysine/Hyaluronic Acid Multilayers

Dörte Bütergerds, Cornelia Cramer, and Monika Schönhoff


Interfacial Assembly of Photosystem II with Conducting Polymer Films toward Enhanced Photo-Bioelectrochemical Cells

Guangle Li, Xiyun Feng, Jinbo Fei, Peng Cai, Jiao Li, Jianguo Huang, and Junbai Li


Functional Colloidal Stabilization

Ann-Christin Bijlard, Sarah Wald, Daniel Crespy, Andreas Taden, Frederik R. Wurm, and Katharina Landfester


Nanocontainers for Self-Healing Coatings

Dmitry Grigoriev, Elena Shchukina, and Dmitry G. Shchukin


Inorganic/Organic Multilayer Capsule Composition for Improved Functionality and External Triggering

Alexander S. Timin, Hui Gao, Denis V. Voronin, Dmitry A. Gorin, and Gleb B. Sukhorukov


Release from Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Capsules in Solution and on Polymeric Surfaces

Bogdan V. Parakhonskiy, Alexey M. Yashchenok, Helmuth Möhwald, Dmitry Volodkin, and Andre G. Skirtach


Giant Vesicles Exposed to Aqueous Two-Phase Systems: Membrane Wetting, Budding Processes, and Spontaneous Tubulation

Rumiana Dimova and Reinhard Lipowsky


Polymeric Micelles and Vesicles in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Introducing Hierarchy and Compartmentalization

Inna Dewald and Andreas Fery


Halloysites Stabilized Emulsions for Hydroformylation of Long Chain Olefins

Regine von Klitzing, Dimitrij Stehl, Tobias Pogrzeba, Reinhard Schomäcker, Renata Minullina, Abhishek Panchal, Svetlana Konnova, Rawil Fakhrullin, Joachim Koetz, Helmuth Möhwald, and Yuri Lvov


Tailoring Calcium Carbonate to Serve as Optical Functional Material: Examples from Biology and Materials Science

Ingo Schmidt and Wolfgang Wagermaier


On the Phase Diagram of Calcium Carbonate Solutions

Zhaoyong Zou, Wouter J. E. M. Habraken, Luca Bertinetti, Yael Politi, Assaf Gal, Stephen Weiner, Lia Addadi, and Peter Fratzl


Toward Efficient Carbon Nitride Photoelectrochemical Cells: Understanding Charge Transfer Processes

Josep Albero, Eva M. Barea, Jingsan Xu, Iván Mora-Seró, Hermenegildo Garcia, and Menny Shalom


Tunable Aggregation-Induced Emission of Tetraphenylethylene via Short Peptide-Directed Self-Assembly

Kai Liu, Ruiyun Zhang, Yongxin Li, Tifeng Jiao, Dan Ding, and Xuehai Yan


Peptide–Polymer Conjugates for Bioinspired Compatibilization of Internal Composite Interfaces: via Specific Interactions toward Stiffer and Tougher Materials

Valeria Samsoninkova, Britta Seidt, Felix Hanßke, Wolfgang Wagermaier, and Hans G. Börner


Programmable Actuation of Porous Poly(Ionic Liquid) Membranes by Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Huijuan Lin, Jiang Gong, Michaela Eder, Roman Schuetz, Huisheng Peng, John W. C. Dunlop, and Jiayin Yuan


Self-Assembled Magnetite Mesocrystalline Films: Toward Structural Evolution from 2D to 3D Superlattices

J. Brunner, I. A. Baburin, S. Sturm, K. Kvashnina, A. Rossberg, T. Pietsch, S. Andreev, E. Sturm (née Rosseeva), and H. Cölfen


Membrane Tubulation by Elongated and Patchy Nanoparticles

Michael Raatz and Thomas R. Weikl


Anisotropic Lattice Distortions in Biogenic Minerals Originated from Strong Atomic Interactions at Organic/Inorganic Interfaces

Emil Zolotoyabko

Bio-Inspired Superhydrophobic and Omniphobic Wood Surfaces

Huizhang Guo, Peter Fuchs, Kirstin Casdorff, Benjamin Michen, Munish Chanana, Harald Hagendorfer, Yaroslav E. Romanyuk, and Ingo Burgert


pH-Responsive Self-Organization of Metal-Binding Protein Motifs from Biomolecular Junctions in Mussel Byssus

Antje Reinecke, Gerald Brezesinski, and Matthew J. Harrington


Genetically Engineered Organization: Protein Template, Biological Recognition Sites, and Nanoparticles

Franziska Jehle, Carmen Valverde-Tercedor, Victoria Reichel, Maria A. Carillo, Mathieu Bennet, Erika Günther, Richard Wirth, Frank Mickoleit, Raz Zarivach, Dirk Schüler, Kerstin G. Blank, and Damien Faivre


Impregnation and Swelling of Wood with Salts: Ion Specific Kinetics and Thermodynamics Effects

Aurelio Barbetta, Peter Fratzl, Thomas Zemb, and Luca Bertinetti

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