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Two-dimensional self-assembled materials at liquid interfaces: basics, shear and patches

English title Two-dimensional self-assembled materials at liquid interfaces: basics, shear and patches
Applicant Isa Lucio
Number 144646
Funding scheme SNSF Professorships
Research institution Departement Materialwissenschaft ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Other disciplines of Physics
Start/End 01.09.2013 - 31.08.2017
Approved amount 1'636'688.00
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Other disciplines of Physics
Physical Chemistry
Material Sciences

Keywords (10)

shear; wetting; dip-pen nanolithograpy; self-assembly; micro- and nanoparticles; microscopy; capillary interactions; patchy particles; liquid interfaces; two-dimensional materials

Lay Summary (Italian)

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Nel corrente panorama tecnologico esiste una forte domanda di materiali con struttura e proprietà controllate alla nanoscala. L’organizzazione spontanea di micro e nanoparticelle (MP/NP) offre ampie possibilità di soddisfare tale domanda. In particolare, il confinamento di MP/NP all’interfaccia fra due liquidi permette di ottenere materiali bi-dimensionali di grande importanza applicativa, ma sono ancora molte le incognite che impediscono di sfruttare appieno il potenziale di tale processo.
Lay summary

Soggetto e obiettivo

L’obiettivo principale del progetto è di colmare le mancaze nella conoscenza dei meccanismi di organizzazione spontanea di MP/NP all’interfaccia fra due liquidi e di utilizzare tali informazioni per dirigere le fabbricazione di materiali bi-dimensionali con struttura e proprietà controllate. Piu’ precisamente, (i) applicheremo una nuova tecnica di microscopia elettronica che permette di caratterizzare le proprietà di MP/NP all’interfaccia fra due liquidi con estrema precisione e studieremo l’impatto di alcuni paramteri fondamentali (dimensioni, forma, chimica di superficie) utilizzando sistemi modello (MP/NP di silica, di polistirene e metalliche). Inoltre (ii) studieremo la risposta meccanica di tali sistemi interfacciali in seguito a deformazioni controllate dell’interfaccia. Infine (iii) produrremo una nuova classe di MP che presentano una superficie con un’eterogeneità controllata che permetterà di assemblare strutture complesse.  

Contesto socio-scientifico

Il nostro lavoro contribuirà ad ampliare le conoscenze scientifiche di base su un problema topico e di particolare interesse applicativo. I nostri risultati costituiranno un punto di riferimento per la caratterizzazione e la fabbricazione di nuovi materiali che in futuro potranno avere un impatto diretto su prodotti di alta tecnologia.  

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Indenting polymer brushes of varying grafting density in a viscous fluid: A gradient approach to understanding fluid confinement
Mathis Christian H., Simič Rok, Kang Chengjun, Ramakrishna Shivaprakash N., Isa Lucio, Spencer Nicholas D. (2019), Indenting polymer brushes of varying grafting density in a viscous fluid: A gradient approach to understanding fluid confinement, in Polymer, 169, 115-123.
Stable in Bulk and Aggregating at the Interface: Comparing Core-Shell Nanoparticles in Suspension and at Fluid Interfaces.
Vasudevan Siddarth A, Rauh Astrid, Barbera Lorenzo, Karg Matthias, Isa Lucio (2018), Stable in Bulk and Aggregating at the Interface: Comparing Core-Shell Nanoparticles in Suspension and at Fluid Interfaces., in Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(3), 886-895.
Fabrication of rough colloids by heteroaggregation
Zanini Michele, Hsu Chiao-Peng, Magrini Tommaso, Marini Emanuele, Isa Lucio (2017), Fabrication of rough colloids by heteroaggregation, in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 532, 116-124.
Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation from Sequential Capillarity-Assisted Particle Assembly of Hybrid Nanodimers
Timpu Flavia, Hendricks Nicholas R., Petrov Mihail, Ni Songbo, Renaut Claude, Wolf Heiko, Isa Lucio, Kivshar Yuri, Grange Rachel (2017), Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation from Sequential Capillarity-Assisted Particle Assembly of Hybrid Nanodimers, in Nano Letters, 17(9), 5381-5388.
Two-dimensional assemblies of soft repulsive colloids confined at fluid interfaces
Isa L., Buttinoni I., Fernandez-Rodriguez M. A., Vasudevan S. A. (2017), Two-dimensional assemblies of soft repulsive colloids confined at fluid interfaces, in EPL (Europhysics Letters), 119(2), 26001-26001.
Hybrid Colloids Produced by Sequential Capillarity-assisted Particle Assembly: A New Path for Complex Microparticles
Ni Songbo, Buttinoni Ivo, Wolf Heiko, Isa Lucio (2017), Hybrid Colloids Produced by Sequential Capillarity-assisted Particle Assembly: A New Path for Complex Microparticles, in CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 71(6), 349-353.
Universal emulsion stabilization from the arrested adsorption of rough particles at liquid-liquid interfaces
Zanini Michele, Marschelke Claudia, Anachkov Svetoslav E., Marini Emanuele, Synytska Alla, Isa Lucio (2017), Universal emulsion stabilization from the arrested adsorption of rough particles at liquid-liquid interfaces, in Nature Communications, 8, 15701-15701.
Two-dimensional nature of the active Brownian motion of catalytic microswimmers at solid and liquid interfaces
Dietrich Kilian, Renggli Damian, Zanini Michele, Volpe Giovanni, Buttinoni Ivo, Isa Lucio (2017), Two-dimensional nature of the active Brownian motion of catalytic microswimmers at solid and liquid interfaces, in New Journal of Physics, 19(6), 065008-065008.
Adsorption of Ellipsoidal Particles at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces
Coertjens Stijn, De Dier Raf, Moldenaers Paula, Isa Lucio, Vermant Jan (2017), Adsorption of Ellipsoidal Particles at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces, in Langmuir, 33(11), 2689-2697.
Colloidal polycrystalline monolayers under oscillatory shear
Buttinoni Ivo, Steinacher Mathias, Spanke Hendrik Th., Pokki Juho, Bahmann Severin, Nelson Bradley, Foffi Giuseppe, Isa Lucio (2017), Colloidal polycrystalline monolayers under oscillatory shear, in Physical Review E, 95(1), 012610-012610.
Compression and deposition of microgel monolayers from fluid interfaces: particle size effects on interface microstructure and nanolithography
Scheidegger Laura, Fernández-Rodríguez Miguel Ángel, Geisel Karen, Zanini Michele, Elnathan Roey, Richtering Walter, Isa Lucio (2017), Compression and deposition of microgel monolayers from fluid interfaces: particle size effects on interface microstructure and nanolithography, in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19(13), 8671-8680.
Hybrid colloidal microswimmers through sequential capillary assembly
Ni Songbo, Marini Emanuele, Buttinoni Ivo, Wolf Heiko, Isa Lucio (2017), Hybrid colloidal microswimmers through sequential capillary assembly, in Soft Matter, 13(23), 4252-4259.
Impact propagation in colloidal monolayers
ButtinoniIvo, Cha Jinwoong, Wei_HsunLin, JobStéphane, DaraioChiara, IsaLucio (2017), Impact propagation in colloidal monolayers, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(46), 12150-12155.
Pickering and Network Stabilization of Biocompatible Emulsions Using Chitosan-Modified Silica Nanoparticles
Alison Lauriane, Rühs Patrick A., Tervoort Elena, Teleki Alexandra, Zanini Michele, Isa Lucio, Studart André R. (2016), Pickering and Network Stabilization of Biocompatible Emulsions Using Chitosan-Modified Silica Nanoparticles, in Langmuir, 32(50), 13446-13457.
ATR-IR investigation of solvent interactions with surface-bound polymers
Mathis Christian, Divandari Mohammad, Simic Rok, Naik Vikrant V., Benetti Edmondo M., Isa Lucio, Spencer Nicholas D. (2016), ATR-IR investigation of solvent interactions with surface-bound polymers, in Langmuir, 32(30), 7588-7595.
Compression of hard core-soft shell nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces: influence of the shell thickness
Rauh Astrid, Rey Marcel, Barbera Lorenzo, Zanini Michele, Karg Matthias, Isa Lucio (2016), Compression of hard core-soft shell nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces: influence of the shell thickness, in Soft Matter, 0.
Fully Tunable Silicon Nanowire Arrays Fabricated by Soft Nanoparticle Templating
Rey Marcel, Elnathan Roey, Ditcovski Ran, Geisel Karen, Zanini Michele, Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel, Naik Vikrant V., Frutiger Andreas, Richtering Walter, Ellenbogen Tal, Voelcker Nicolas H. (2016), Fully Tunable Silicon Nanowire Arrays Fabricated by Soft Nanoparticle Templating, in Isa, Lucio, 16(1), 157-163.
Immobilization of colloidal monolayers at fluid-fluid interfaces
Bähler Peter T., Zanini Michele, Morgese Giulia, Benetti Edmondo M., Isa Lucio (2016), Immobilization of colloidal monolayers at fluid-fluid interfaces, in Gels, 2(3), 19.
Isostructural solid-solid phase transition in monolayers of soft core-shell particles at fluid interfaces: structure and mechanics
Rey Marcel, Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel, Steinacher Mathias, Scheidegger Laura, Geisel Karen, Richtering Walter, Squires Todd M., Isa Lucio (2016), Isostructural solid-solid phase transition in monolayers of soft core-shell particles at fluid interfaces: structure and mechanics, in Soft Matter, 12, 3545-3557.
Particle contact angles at fluid interfaces: pushing the boundary beyond hard uniform spherical colloids
Zanini Michele, Isa Lucio (2016), Particle contact angles at fluid interfaces: pushing the boundary beyond hard uniform spherical colloids, in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28(31), 313002.
Particle detachment from fluid interfaces: Theory vs. Experiments
Anachkov Svetoslav E., Lesov Ivan, Zanini Michele, Kralchevsky Peter A., Denkov Nikolai D., Isa Lucio (2016), Particle detachment from fluid interfaces: Theory vs. Experiments, in Soft Matter, 12, 7632-7643.
Programmable colloidal molecules from sequential capillarity-assisted particle assembly
Ni Songbo, Leemann Jessica, Buttinoni Ivo, Isa Lucio, Wolf Heiko (2016), Programmable colloidal molecules from sequential capillarity-assisted particle assembly, in Science Advances, 2(4), e1501779.
A multiscale approach to the adsorption of core-shell nanoparticles at fluid interfaces
Nelson Adrienne, Wang Dapeng, Koynov Kaloian, Isa Lucio (2015), A multiscale approach to the adsorption of core-shell nanoparticles at fluid interfaces, in SOFT MATTER, 11(1), 118-129.
Adsorption of soft particles at fluid interfaces
Style Robert W., Isa Lucio, Dufresne Eric R. (2015), Adsorption of soft particles at fluid interfaces, in Soft Matter, 11, 7412-7419.
After stress comes relax(ation)
Isa Lucio (2015), After stress comes relax(ation), in New Journal of Physics, 17, 111003.
Colloidal binary mixtures at fluid-fluid interfaces under steady shear: structural, dynamical and mechanical response
Buttinoni Ivo, Zell Zachary A., Squires Todd M., Isa Lucio (2015), Colloidal binary mixtures at fluid-fluid interfaces under steady shear: structural, dynamical and mechanical response, in Soft Matter, C5SM01693B.
Direct, Robust Technique for the Measurement of Friction between Microspheres
Fernandez Nicolas, Cayer-Barrioz Juliette, Isa Lucio, Spencer Nicholas D. (2015), Direct, Robust Technique for the Measurement of Friction between Microspheres, in LANGMUIR, 31(32), 8809-8817.
Field-assisted self-assembly process: general discussion
Sun Yugang, Scarabelli Leonardo, Kotov Nicholas, Tebbe Moritz, Lin Xiao-Min, Brullot Ward, Isa Lucio, Schurtenberger Peter, Moehwald Helmuth, Fedin Igor, Velev Orlin, Faivre Damien, Sorensen Christopher, Perzynski Regine, Chanana Munish, Li Zhihai, Bresme Fernando, Kral Petr, Firlar Emre, Schiffrin David, Souza Junior Joao Batista, Fery Andreas, Shevchenko Elena, Tarhan Ozgur, Alivisatos Armand Paul (2015), Field-assisted self-assembly process: general discussion, in Faraday Discussions, 181, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.
Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly
Ni Songbo, Leemann Jessica, Wolf Heiko, Isa Lucio (2015), Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly, in FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 181, 225-242.
Interfacial Activity and Contact Angle of Homogeneous, Functionalized, and Janus Nanoparticles at the Water/Decane Interface
Angel Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel, Ramos Jose, Isa Lucio, Angel Rodriguez-Valverde Miguel, Angel Cabrerizo-Vilchez Miguel, Hidalgo-Alvarez Roque (2015), Interfacial Activity and Contact Angle of Homogeneous, Functionalized, and Janus Nanoparticles at the Water/Decane Interface, in LANGMUIR, 31(32), 8818-8823.
Isolation and characterization of monodisperse core-shell nanoparticle fractions
Sanchez-Ferrer Antoni, Carney Randy P, Stellacci Francesco, Mezzenga Raffaele, Isa Lucio (2015), Isolation and characterization of monodisperse core-shell nanoparticle fractions, in Langmuir, 31(41), 11179-11185.
Maximizing Transfection Efficiency of Vertically Aligned Silicon Nanowire Arrays
Elnathan R., Delalat B., Brodceanu D., Alhmoud H., Harding F., Buehler K., Nelson A., Isa L., Kraus T., Voelcker N. (2015), Maximizing Transfection Efficiency of Vertically Aligned Silicon Nanowire Arrays, in Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 7215-7225.
Nanoscale surface chemistry directs the tunable assembly of silver octahedra into three two-dimensional plasmonic superlattices
Lee Yih Hong, Shi Wenxiong, Lee Hiang Kwee, Jiang Ruibin, Phang In Yee, Cui Yan, Isa Lucio, Yang Yijie, Wang Jianfang, Li Shuzhou, Ling Xing Yi (2015), Nanoscale surface chemistry directs the tunable assembly of silver octahedra into three two-dimensional plasmonic superlattices, in NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6, 6990.
New routes to control nanoparticle synthesis: general discussion
Reguera Javier, Scarabelli Leonardo, Petit Christophe, Siramdas Raghavender, Wolf Heiko, Chanana Munish, Liu Xiaoying, Martin Matthew, Tebbe Moritz, Lin Xiao-Min, Isa Lucio, Moehwald Helmuth, Schurtenberger Peter, Velev Orlin, Liu Yangwei, Fattah Abdel Rahman Abdel, Bumajdad Ali, Ganeshan Dhanavel, Faivre Damien, Bresme Fernando, Sorensen Christopher, Coll Pablo Guimera, Ghosh Suvojit, Fery Andreas, El Haddassi Fadwa (2015), New routes to control nanoparticle synthesis: general discussion, in Faraday Discussions, , 181, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.
Orthogonal Morphological Feature Size and Density Gradients for Exploring Synergistic Effects in Biology
Cremmel Clement V. M., Zink Christian, Maniura-Weber Katharina, Isa Lucio, Spencer Nicholas D. (2015), Orthogonal Morphological Feature Size and Density Gradients for Exploring Synergistic Effects in Biology, in LANGMUIR, 31(30), 8446-8452.
Properties of self-assembled nanostructures: general discussion
Reguera Javier, Malachosky Edward, Martin Matthew, Tebbe Moritz, Law Bruce, Isa Lucio, Moehwald Helmuth, Liu Yangwei, Bresme Fernando, Ganeshan Dhanavel, Sorensen Christopher, Ghosh Suvojit, Fery Andreas, Kral Petr, Widmer-Cooper Asaph, Graf Christina, Gallego Almudena, Schiffrin David, Korgel Brian, Okram Gunadhor, Sankaranarayanan Subramanian, Wang Yifan, Teranishi Toshiharu, Salerno K. Michael, McBride Sean (2015), Properties of self-assembled nanostructures: general discussion, in Faraday Discussions, ,181, Royal Socitey of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.
Robust Microcompartments with Hydrophobically Gated Shells
Sander Jonathan S., Steinacher Mathias, Loiseau Eve, Demiroers Ahmet F., Zanini Michele, Isa Lucio, Studart Andre R. (2015), Robust Microcompartments with Hydrophobically Gated Shells, in LANGMUIR, 31(25), 6965-6970.
Selective (Bio)Functionalization of Solid-State Nanopores
Pla-Roca Mateu, Isa Lucio, Kumar Karthik, Reimhult Erik (2015), Selective (Bio)Functionalization of Solid-State Nanopores, in ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 7(11), 6030-6035.
Self-assembly processes: general discussion
Reguera Javier, Petit Christophe, Scarabelli Leonardo, Liu Xiaoying, Malachosky Edward, Martin Matthew, Law Bruce, Lin Xiao-Min, Moehwald Helmuth, Schurtenberger Peter, Wolf Heiko, Meli Vicki, Faivre Damien, Akinoglu Eser Metin, Ganeshan Dhanavel, Bresme Fernando, Liu Yangwei, Kunstmann-Olsen Casper, Sorensen Christopher, Ghosh Suvojit, Yapa Asanka, Widmer-Cooper Asaph, Cardinal M. Fernanda, Gallego Almudena, Tarhan Ozgur (2015), Self-assembly processes: general discussion, in Faraday Discussions, 181, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.
Ultrathin, freestanding, stimuli-responsive, porous membranes from polymer hydrogel-brushes
Kang Chengjun, Ramakrishna Shivaprakash N., Nelson Adrienne, Cremmel Clement V. M., Stein Helena vom, Spencer Nicholas D., Isa Lucio, Benetti Edmondo M. (2015), Ultrathin, freestanding, stimuli-responsive, porous membranes from polymer hydrogel-brushes, in NANOSCALE, 7(30), 13017-13025.
Versatile Particle-Based Route to Engineer Vertically Aligned Silicon Nanowire Arrays and Nanoscale Pores
Elnathan Roey, Isa Lucio, Brodoceanu Daniel, Nelson Adrienne, Harding Frances J., Delalat Bahman, Kraus Tobias, Voelcker Nicolas H. (2015), Versatile Particle-Based Route to Engineer Vertically Aligned Silicon Nanowire Arrays and Nanoscale Pores, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 23717-23724.
Adsorption at Liquid Interfaces Induces Amyloid Fibril Bending and Ring Formation
Jordens Sophia, Riley Emily E., Usov Ivan, Isa Lucio, Olmsted Peter D., Mezzenga Raffaele (2014), Adsorption at Liquid Interfaces Induces Amyloid Fibril Bending and Ring Formation, in ACS NANO, 8(11), 11071-11079.
Adsorption Energies of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Based Surfactants and Nanoparticles on an Air-Water Surface
Zell Zachary A., Isa Lucio, Ilg Patrick, Leal L. Gary, Squires Todd M. (2014), Adsorption Energies of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Based Surfactants and Nanoparticles on an Air-Water Surface, in LANGMUIR, 30(1), 110-119.
Adsorption of microgels at an oil-water interface: correlation between packing and 2D elasticity
Pinaud Florent, Geisel Karen, Masse Pascal, Catargi Bogdan, Isa Lucio, Richtering Walter, Ravaine Valerie, Schmitt Veronique (2014), Adsorption of microgels at an oil-water interface: correlation between packing and 2D elasticity, in SOFT MATTER, 10(36), 6963-6974.
Adsorption of Sub-Micron Amphiphilic Dumbbells to Fluid Interfaces
Isa Lucio, Samudrala Niveditha, Dufresne Eric R. (2014), Adsorption of Sub-Micron Amphiphilic Dumbbells to Fluid Interfaces, in LANGMUIR, 30(18), 5057-5063.
Assembly of Nanoparticles at Liquid Interfaces: Crowding and Ordering
Schwenke Konrad, Isa Lucio, Del Gado Emanuela (2014), Assembly of Nanoparticles at Liquid Interfaces: Crowding and Ordering, in LANGMUIR, 30(11), 3069-3074.
Bridging the Gap between the Nanostructural Organization and Macroscopic Interfacial Rheology of Amyloid Fibrils at Liquid Interfaces
Jordens Sophia, Ruehs Patrick A., Sieber Christine, Isa Lucio, Fischer Peter, Mezzenga Raffaele (2014), Bridging the Gap between the Nanostructural Organization and Macroscopic Interfacial Rheology of Amyloid Fibrils at Liquid Interfaces, in LANGMUIR, 30(33), 10090-10097.
Conformations and effective interactions of polymer coated nanoparticles at liquid interfaces
Schwenke Konrad, Isa Lucio, Cheung David L, Del Gado Emanuela (2014), Conformations and effective interactions of polymer coated nanoparticles at liquid interfaces, in Langmuir, 42, 12578-12586.
Contact Angles of Microellipsoids at Fluid Interfaces
Coertjens Stijn, Moldenaers Paula, Vermant Jan, Isa Lucio (2014), Contact Angles of Microellipsoids at Fluid Interfaces, in LANGMUIR, 30(15), 4289-4300.
Highly Ordered 2D Microgel Arrays: Compression versus Self-Assembly
Geisel Karen, Richtering Walter, Isa Lucio (2014), Highly Ordered 2D Microgel Arrays: Compression versus Self-Assembly, in Soft Matter, 10, 7968-7976.
Synthesis and Contact Angle Measurements of Janus Particles
Synytska Alla, Kirillova M. Sc. Alina, Isa Lucio (2014), Synthesis and Contact Angle Measurements of Janus Particles, in CHEMPLUSCHEM, 79(5), 656-661.
The Compressibility of pH- Sensitive Microgels at the Oil- Water Interface: Higher Charge Leads to Less Repulsion
Geisel Karen, Isa Lucio, Richtering Walter (2014), The Compressibility of pH- Sensitive Microgels at the Oil- Water Interface: Higher Charge Leads to Less Repulsion, in ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 53(19), 4905-4909.
Embedded Plasmonic Nanomenhirs as Location-Specific Biosensors
Kumar Karthik, Dahlin Andreas B., Sannomiya Takumi, Kaufmann Stefan, Isa Lucio, Reimhult Erik (2013), Embedded Plasmonic Nanomenhirs as Location-Specific Biosensors, in NANO LETTERS, 13(12), 6122-6129.

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Department, of Physical Electronics, Tel-Aviv University Israel (Asia)
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Insitute for Polymer Research, Dresden Germany (Europe)
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Mechanics and Materials, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Physics Department, Gothenburg University Sweden (Europe)
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Laboratory for Soft Materials, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (Asia)
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Department of Physics, Georgetown University United States of America (North America)
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Laboratory for Surface Scince and Technology, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Biocolloid and Fluid Physics Group, University of Granada Spain (Europe)
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Mawson Institute, University of South Australia Australia (Oceania)
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Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Squires group/ University of California Santa Barbara United States of America (North America)
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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, Caltech United States of America (North America)
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Physical Chemitry, University of Bayreuth Germany (Europe)
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INM–Leibniz Institute for New Materials Germany (Europe)
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Yale University United States of America (North America)
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IBM Research Center Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Laboratory for Food and Soft Materials, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Institut für Physikalische Chemie RWTH Aachen University Germany (Europe)
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Laboratory for Complex Materials, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
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Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
CECAM Workshop: Addressing metastability in interfacial phenomena across multiple time and length scales Talk given at a conference Rough particles at liquid-liquid interfaces: arrested adsorption and “universal” emulsion stabilization 29.09.2017 Lausanne, Switzerland Isa Lucio;
21st Swiss Soft Days Talk given at a conference Microgel monolayers for soft-colloidal templating: particle size effects on nanolitography 08.09.2017 Genf, Switzerland Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel; Isa Lucio;
Industry Day 2017, ETH Zürich Poster Wetting of rough particles at flat liquid-liquid interfaces 29.08.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Zanini Michele;
Industry Day 2017, ETH Zürich Talk given at a conference Nanoparticles as emulsion stabilizers 29.08.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Isa Lucio;
1st International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering Poster Programmable assembly of hybrid colloidal microswimmers 27.08.2017 Basel, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel;
10th Liquid Matter Conference Talk given at a conference Confined and complex: when shape and interfaces modify active trajectories 17.07.2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia Buttinoni Ivo; Isa Lucio;
Liquids 2017: 10th Liquid Matter Conference Individual talk Rough particles at liquid-liquid interfaces: arrested adsorption and “universal” emulsion stabilization 17.07.2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia Isa Lucio;
91st ACS-CSSS Meeting Talk given at a conference Rough particles at liquid interfaces: arrested adsorption and “universal” emulsion stabilization 09.07.2017 New York, United States of America Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
MaP Graduate Symposium 2017, Materials and Processes (MaP) Talk given at a conference Rough particles at liquid interfaces: arrested adsorption and “universal” emulsion stabilization 22.06.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
7th International Colloids Conference Talk given at a conference 2D microgel softcolloidal alloys for nanotemplating 18.06.2017 Sitges, Spain Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel; Isa Lucio;
Vortrag an der University of Gothenburg Talk given at a conference Breaking the symmetry: Designing colloidal motors and swimming at oil-water interfaces 23.05.2017 Göteborg, Sweden Isa Lucio;
Vortrag an der École normale supérieure de Lyon Talk given at a conference Breaking the symmetry: Designing colloidal motors and swimming at oil-water interfaces 20.03.2017 Lyon, France Isa Lucio;
20th Swiss Soft Days Poster Programmable assembly of hybrid colloidal microswimmers 10.02.2017 Lausanne, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Fernandez-Rodriguez Miguel Angel;
SAOG 2017 - 33rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Working Group for Surface and Interface Science Talk given at a conference Programmable assembly of hybrid colloidal molecules 27.01.2017 Fribourg, Switzerland Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
Structured Soft Interfaces: Caught Between Multi-Scale Simulation and Application Poster Wetting of rough particles at flat liquid-liquid interfaces 23.01.2017 Leiden, Netherlands Isa Lucio; Zanini Michele;
Structured Soft Interfaces: Caught Between Multi-Scale Simulation and Application Talk given at a conference Soft core-shell particles at fluid interfaces: from adsorption to monolayer microstructure 23.01.2017 Leiden, Netherlands Isa Lucio;
Vortrag an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Talk given at a conference Breaking the symmetry: Designing colloidal motors and swimming at oil-water interfaces 19.01.2017 Nürnberg, Germany Isa Lucio;
Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces Seminar Series Talk given at a conference Particles and interfaces: a tool box for soft matter 01.11.2016 Oxford, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio;
Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2016 Poster Wetting of rough particles at flat liquid-liquid interfaces 15.09.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Zanini Michele;
The 4th International Soft Mater Conference (ISMC2016) Poster Colloidal monolayers under shear 12.09.2016 Grenoble, France Isa Lucio;
THE 4th INTERNATIONAL SOFT MATTER CONFERENCE (ISMC2016) Poster Programmable Assembly of Hybrid Colloidal Molecules 12.09.2016 Grenoble, France Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
The 4th International Soft Mater Conference (ISMC2016) Talk given at a conference Synthesis of fully programmable colloidal molecules via sequential capillarity-assisted particle assembly 12.09.2016 Grenoble, France Isa Lucio;
ECIS 2016 - 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society Talk given at a conference Wetting of rough particles at flat liquid-liquid interfaces 04.09.2016 Rom, Italy Isa Lucio; Zanini Michele;
ECIS 2016 - 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society Poster Colloidal monolayers under steady and oscillatory shear 04.09.2016 Rom, Italy Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy: Faraday Discussion Poster Programmable Assembly of Hybrid Colloidal Molecules 04.07.2016 Glasgow, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio; Ni Songbo;
Swiss NanoConvention 2016 Poster Programmable Assembly of Hybrid Colloidal Molecules 30.06.2016 Basel, Switzerland Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
STATPHYS satellite meeting: Out-of-Equilibrium & Active Soft Matter Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under shear 27.06.2016 Roscoff, France Isa Lucio;
STATPHYS Satellite meeting - Out-of-Equilibrium & Active Soft Matter Talk given at a conference Direct observation of shock propagation in aqueous colloidal monolayers 27.06.2016 Roscoff, France Buttinoni Ivo; Isa Lucio;
Italian Soft Days Talk given at a conference Soft core-shell particles at fluid interfaces: from adsorption and monolayer microstructure to the fabrication of photonic crystals 23.06.2016 Mailand, Italy Isa Lucio;
MaP Graduate Symposium Zürich 2016 Poster Particle detachment from liquid-liquid interfaces: from smooth towards model rough particles 09.06.2016 ETH Zürich, Switzerland Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
MaP Graduate Symposium Zürich 2016 Talk given at a conference Programmable Assembly of Hybrid Colloidal Molecules 09.06.2016 ETH Zürich, Switzerland Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
Talk at Paul Scherrer Institute Individual talk Particles and Interfaces: a toolbox for material fabrication 09.05.2016 Villigen, Switzerland Isa Lucio;
IOP Conference - The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter Talk given at a conference Direct observation of shock propagation in aqueous colloidal monolayers 06.04.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter Talk given at a conference Soft particle monolayers at fluid interfaces: structure, rheology and applications 06.04.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio;
Swiss Soft Day 2016 Talk given at a conference Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly 30.03.2016 ETH Zürich, Switzerland Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
March Meeting 2016 of the American Physical Society, Focus Session: “Soft Matter at Interfaces” Talk given at a conference Soft particles at fluid interfaces: wetting, structure, and dynamics 14.03.2016 Baltimore, United States of America Isa Lucio;
5th Annual Complex Fluids Symposium 2015 Talk given at a conference Characterization of complex interfaces 03.12.2015 Stockholm, Sweden Isa Lucio;
SGI-FunD 2015 Symposium Talk given at a conference 2D phase diagram of soft core-shell particles at fluid interfaces 29.10.2015 Sofia, Bulgaria Isa Lucio;
Gordon Research Conference, Self-Assembly and Active Matter Poster Colloidal monolayers under stready and oscillatory shear at the liquid-liquid interface 08.08.2015 New London , United States of America Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”: Soft matter self-assembly Poster Static and Dynamic Wetting of Rough Particles 29.06.2015 Varenna, Italy Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”: Soft matter self-assembly Poster Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly 29.06.2015 Varenna, Italy Isa Lucio; Ni Songbo;
SoftComp Topical Workshop - Dense Suspension Flows Talk given at a conference Friction and shear thickening: interplay of tribology and rheology in complex flows 01.06.2015 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio;
International Workshop on Dynamics in Viscous Liquids Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under steady shear at the liquid-liquid interface 04.05.2015 Montpellier, France Isa Lucio;
COST Action "Flowing Matter" Workshop Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under steady shear at the liquid-liquid interface 23.04.2015 Ankara, Turkey Buttinoni Ivo; Isa Lucio;
Faraday Discussion " Nanoparticle synthesis and assembly" Poster Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly 20.04.2015 Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America Ni Songbo; Isa Lucio;
Faraday Discussion: Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly Talk given at a conference Insights into the mechanisms of capillary assembly 20.04.2015 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, United States of America Isa Lucio;
10th Annual European Rheology Conference Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under steady shear at the liquid-liquid interface 14.04.2015 Nantes, France Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
Soft Matter at Interfaces 2015 Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers at fluid interfaces under shear 29.03.2015 Schloss Ringberg, Germany Isa Lucio;
Seminar at University of Bayreuth Individual talk Soft Particles at Fluid Interfaces 19.01.2015 Bayreuth, Germany Isa Lucio;
Winterschool: “Practical Course in advanced 3D Microscopy” Oral presentation Talk given at a conference A structural Model for Integrin-mediated Platelet Adhesion based on high-resolution Cryo-Electron Tomography (CET 18.01.2015 Zurich, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Zanini Michele;
British society of Rheology Winter Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under stready and oscillatory shear at the liquid-liquid interface 17.12.2014 Durham, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
Seminar at EMPA St. Gallen Individual talk Electron microscopy as a unique tool to characterize the wetting properties of individual micro and nanoparticles at fluid interfaces 04.11.2014 EMPA St. Gallen, Switzerland Isa Lucio;
Swiss Soft Days 15 Poster In-situ characterization of the wetting behaviour of individual particles at liquid-liquid interfaces 02.10.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
20th Ostwald Colloquium: Particles at Interfaces Poster Capillary assembly of complex particle gradients and clusters 17.09.2014 Mainz, Germany Isa Lucio; Ni Songbo;
20th Ostwald-Colloquium: Particles @ Interfaces Poster Freeze-fracture Shadow-Casting (FreSCa) cryo-SEM 17.09.2014 Mainz, Germany Zanini Michele; Isa Lucio;
20th Ostwald-Kolloquium - Particles @ Interfaces Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under steady shear at the liquid-liquid interface 17.09.2014 Mainz, Germany Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
20th Ostwald Colloquium: Particles at Interfaces Talk given at a conference Adding Softness to Particles at Fluid Interfaces 05.09.2014 Mainz, Germany Isa Lucio;
5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress Talk given at a conference Electron microscopy as a unique tool to investigate wetting at the nanoscale 31.08.2014 Istanbul, Turkey Isa Lucio;
Liquids 2014, 9th Liquid Matter Conference Talk given at a conference Electron microscopy as a unique tool to characterize the wetting properties of individual micro and nanoparticles at fluid interfaces 21.07.2014 Lisbon, Portugal Isa Lucio;
ACS 2014 Colloid & Surface Science Symposium Talk given at a conference Colloidal monolayers under steady shear at the liquid-liquid interface 22.06.2014 Philadelphia, United States of America Buttinoni Ivo; Isa Lucio;
Swiss Soft Days 14 Talk given at a conference Self-propelled particles driven by light 06.06.2014 Basel, Switzerland Isa Lucio; Buttinoni Ivo;
VSS/Swiss Tribology Meeting Talk given at a conference Importance of tribology in complex flows 30.04.2014 EMPA Dübendorf, Switzerland Isa Lucio;
International Soft Matter Conference 2013 Poster In-situ measurements of the wetting properties of individual micro and nanopartciles at liquid-liquid interfaces 15.09.2013 Rom, Italy Isa Lucio;
International Soft Matter Conference 2013 Poster Structure-flow coupling in sheared two-dimensional monodisperse and binary colloidal monolayers at liquid interfaces 15.09.2013 Rom, Italy Isa Lucio;
FisMat 2013 Talk given at a conference In-situ measurements of the wetting properties of individual micro and nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces 09.09.2013 Politecnico di Milano, Italy Isa Lucio;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Talks/events/exhibitions High-school visit at ETH zurich from the "KRISTEN VIDEREGÅENDE SKOLE TRØNDELAG” (Trondheim, Norway) German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Talks/events/exhibitions TecDay Liceo di Bellinzona Italian-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions TecDay Liceo Scientifico Lugano 2 Italian-speaking Switzerland 2015

Awards

Title Year
Poster Prize "1st International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering" 2017
Poster prize at the conference "Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy: Faraday Discussion" 4 July 2016 - 6 July 2016, Glasgow, United Kingdom 2016
2105 Soft Matter Lectureship 2015
Dr. Ivo Buttinoni ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship FEL-02 14-1"Colloidal monolayers under shear" 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
133837 Interfacial rheometer 01.03.2011 R'EQUIP
142532 Self-assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles at liquid interfaces: unraveling the basics and designing new functional materials 01.09.2012 Ambizione
171156 Maximising Gene Delivery Technology by Engineering Silicon Nanowire Architectures 01.06.2017 International short research visits
142110 Shear-induced crystallization of colloidal binary mixtures at oil-water interfaces using a microdisk interfacial rheometer 01.05.2012 International short research visits
172913 Complex colloids assembled using capillary interactions: a new route towards active materials 01.09.2017 SNSF Professorships

Abstract

New materials obtained by the self-assembly of micro- and nanoparticles (MPs and NPs) hold the potential to revolutionize a vast range of technological applications due to the extraordinary properties of their nano(micro)-constituents and to the possibility of accurate nano(micro)structural control. Despite the huge development in the synthesis of complex MPs and NPs, the quest for a general way to control the properties of the final material starting from the properties of the building blocks still faces outstanding open challenges. True progress is hindered by the lack of control and characterization of the basic particle properties and of the way they interact. In particular, adequate tools to access in situ the structure and dynamics during the assembly process are currently absent. I will shed light on this missing link for a specific class of systems and an assembly strategy which bear great fundamental interest and high applied potential: two-dimensional (2D) materials obtained by MP and NP-self-assembly at liquid interfaces (SALI). Self-assembled 2D materials are indeed highly relevant in physics, electronics and biology and find use in many applications, including solar cells, thin films and coatings, sensing, membranes and capsules for separation and drug delivery. I will use specifically designed model systems and innovative experimental tools to seek answers for open fundamental questions which lay at the basis of the core mechanisms behind MP/NP-SALI and demonstrate that such knowledge can be used towards the fabrication of such 2D functional materials. The project is divided into three highly interconnected subprojects, each of which makes use of non-conventional experimental approaches to study several aspects of MP/NP-SALI.The first subproject revolves around a new method, which I have recently devised based on cryo-SEM and which gives unprecedented quantitative access to the properties of MPs and NPs at liquid interfaces, to investigate the effect that key parameters such as size, shape and surface topography have on interfacial assembly. This will be combined with direct measurements of the forces on colloidal particles at liquid interfaces by AFM to yield an exhaustive picture that relates the single-particle surface properties to the resulting interfacial assembly. Such knowledge will be finally used to attempt the deposition of aligned nanostructures from model anisotropic NPs on templates, where directional capillary interactions at the liquid interface provide the microscopic alignment and the template provides macroscopic anisotropy. The second subproject aims at using binary mixtures of charged MPs at liquid interfaces to obtain complex 2D crystalline lattices through the application of controlled shear, and monitoring their response to deformation. When mixtures of charged MPs are spread at interfaces, they rapidly form a disordered monolayer; long-range repulsion and polydispersity freezes the structure into a 2D glass. By using controlled shear applied via a novel type of interfacial microrheometer and particle tracking, I propose to study the structural evolution of the 2D glass towards the equilibrium, minimum-energy crystalline structure that can be theoretically calculated. Additionally, I envisage using a combined AFM/fluorescence microscope to apply controlled normal deformations at the interface and visualize the response. This subproject will shed light on fundamental aspects of the dynamical response of disordered/ordered 2D model systems but will also yield a strategy to produce controlled binary 2D crystals for particle lithography.Finally, I will also produce a novel class of MPs which display directional interactions through “patches” on their surface. Patchy particles have attracted vast theoretical interest due to the complexity of achievable structures and their relevance as models for biological objects. I propose to overcome the current experimental limitations in particle fabrication by directly writing the patches (hydrophobic, charge) onto the MPs by means of Dip Pen Nanolithography. The wetting properties of such patchy particles will be studied in situ by FreSCa cryo-SEM and through the creation of a library of particles with prescribed structure and properties, I will be able to specifically design their SALI into 2D structures which may find application in the growth of optical materials. The proposed research is expected to have a large impact on the rapidly developing field of self-assembled materials through a rigorous approach aimed at disclosing fundamental knowledge on a highly relevant self-assembly process and class of materials.
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