Polymers and Soft Matter

Experimental and theoretical description of the structural and dynamic properties of polymer based materials

Polymers and soft matter

This research line addresses the experimental study and theoretical simulation by molecular dynamics methods of polymer based materials and soft matter at different length and time scales (micro, nano, meso, macro). An important part of the activity is dedicated to the study of the structural and dielectric properties of these polymeric systems using both dielectric relaxation techniques and neutron techniques.

Specific topics

  • Structure, dynamics, and self-assembly of complex single chain polymers.
  • Dielectric properties of polymer materials.
  • Synthesis of topological polymers and construction of hybrid organic nanostructures.
  • Inelastic and quasileastic neutron scattering in soft materials.

Related publications

  1. Scientific article 1 Size-dependent vitrification in metallic glasses
    V. Di Lisio, I. Gallino, S. S. Riegler, M. Frey, N. Neuber, G. Kumar, J. Schroers, R. Busch, and D. Cangialosi
    Nat. Commun. 14, 1 (2023).
  2. Scientific article 2 Light-driven self-oscillation of thermoplasmonic nanocolloids
    S. A. Mezzasalma, J. Kruse, S. Merkens, E. Lopez, A. Seifert, R. Morandotti, and M. Grzelczak
    Adv. Mater. 35, (2023).
  3. Scientific article 3 An in situ approach to entrap ultra-small iron oxide nanoparticlesinside hydrophilic electrospun nanofibers with high arsenic adsorption
    N. Torasso, A. Vergara-Rubio, R. Pereira, J. Martinez-Sabando, J. R. V. Baudrit, S. Cerveny, and S. Goyanes
    Chem. Eng. J. 454, 4 (2023).
  4. Scientific article 4 Neat Protein Single-Chain Nanoparticles from Partially Denatured BSA
    P. M. de Molina, T. P. Le, A. Iturrospe, U. Gasser, A. Arbe, J. Colmenero, and J. A. Pomposo
    ACS Omega 7, 42163 (2022).
  5. Scientific article 5 Macrocyclic polymers: Synthesis, purification, properties andapplications
    J. Ochs, C. A. Pagnacco, and F. Barroso-Bujans
    Prog. Polym. Sci. 134, (2022).
  6. Scientific article 6 Gold nanoparticles endowed with low-temperature colloidal stability bycyclic polyethylene glycol in ethanol
    M. A. Aboudzadeh, J. Kruse, M. Sanroman Iglesias, D. Cangialosi, A. Alegria, M. Grzelczak, and F. Barroso-Bujans
    Soft Matter 17, 7792 (2021).
  7. Scientific article 7 Reaching the Ideal Glass in Polymer Spheres: Thermodynamics andVibrational Density of States
    X. Monnier, J. Colmenero, M. Wolf, and D. Cangialosi
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 11 (2021).
  8. Scientific article 8 Polymorphism in Non-Fullerene Acceptors Based onIndacenodithienothiophene
    S. Marina, A. D. Scaccabarozzi, E. Gutierrez-Fernandez, E. Solano, A. Khirbat, L. Ciammaruchi, A. Iturrospe, A. Balzer, L. Yu, E. Gabirondo, X. Monnier, H. Sardon, T. D. Anthopoulos, M. Caironi, M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Muller, D. Cangialosi, N. Stingelin, and J. Martin
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 29 (2021).
  9. Scientific article 9 Direct observation of desorption of a melt of long polymer chains
    X. Monnier, S. Napolitano, and D. Cangialosi
    Nat. Commun. 11, 1 (2020).
  10. Scientific article 10 Single-chain nanoparticles: opportunities provided by internal andexternal confinement
    E. Verde-Sesto, A. Arbe, A. J. Moreno, D. Cangialosi, A. Alegria, J. Colmenero, and J. A. Pomposo
    Mater. Horizons 7, 2292 (2020).