Interface Focus Volume “Animal, Vegetal, Mineral”

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The Interface Focus themed issue ‘Growth and function of complex form in biological tissue and synthetic self-assembly‘ was published today by the Royal Society, as volume 7, issue 4 of that journal. Thanks to all contributors, and to Publishing Editor Tim Holt for a great job. The issue is dedicated to the themes of the 2016 Boden Research Conference “Animal, Vegetal, Mineral” that was held in Yallingup/WA in 2016. Check  below or online for the 20 articles that are part of this issue.

yallingup_interface_focus_coverThe issue is organised by Stephen Hyde, Gerd Schröder-Turk, Myfanwy Evans and Bodo Wilts.
  • Emergence and function of complex form in self-assembly and biological cells

    Stephen T. Hyde, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Myfanwy E. Evans, Bodo D. Wilts
  • On the colour of wing scales in butterflies: iridescence and preferred orientation of single gyroid photonic crystals

    Robert W. Corkery, Eric C. Tyrode
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    Research article:

    Evaluation of radical scavenging system in amoeba Chaos carolinense during nutrient deprivation

    Yuru Deng, Edlyn Li-Hui Lee, Ketpin Chong, Zakaria A. Almsherqi
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    Non-lamellar lipid assembly at interfaces: controlling layer structure by responsive nanogel particles

    Aleksandra P. Dabkowska, Maria Valldeperas, Christopher Hirst, Costanza Montis, Gunnar K. Pálsson, Meina Wang, Sofi Nöjd, Luigi Gentile, Justas Barauskas, Nina-Juliane Steinke, Gerd E. Schroeder-Turk, Sebastian George, Maximilian W. A. Skoda, Tommy Nylander
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    Universal structure motifs in biominerals: a lesson from nature for the efficient design of bioinspired functional materials

    Joe Harris, Corinna F. Böhm, Stephan E. Wolf
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    Competition brings out the best: modelling the frustration between curvature energy and chain stretching energy of lyotropic liquid crystals in bicontinuous cubic phases

    Hao Chen, Chenyu Jin
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    Optimal packings of three-arm star polyphiles: from tricontinuous to quasi-uniformly striped bicontinuous forms

    Liliana de Campo, Toen Castle, Stephen T. Hyde
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    How geometric frustration shapes twisted fibres, inside and out: competing morphologies of chiral filament assembly

    Douglas M. Hall, Gregory M. Grason
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    Straight round the twist: frustration and chirality in smectics-A

    Elisabetta A. Matsumoto, Randall D. Kamien, Gareth P. Alexander
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    Curvature driven motion of a bubble in a toroidal Hele-Shaw cell

    A. Mughal, S. J. Cox, G. E. Schröder-Turk
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    Cation effects on haemoglobin aggregation: balance of chemisorption against physisorption of ions

    Drew F. Parsons, Timothy T. Duignan, Andrea Salis
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    Molecular interactions of amyloid nanofibrils with biological aggregation modifiers: implications for cytotoxicity mechanisms and biomaterial design

    Durga Dharmadana, Nicholas P. Reynolds, Charlotte E. Conn, Céline Valéry
  • Purely entropic self-assembly of the bicontinuous Ia3̅d gyroid phase in equilibrium hard-pear systems

    Philipp W. A. Schönhöfer, Laurence J. Ellison, Matthieu Marechal, Douglas J. Cleaver, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk
  • Scaling properties of ageing orientation fluctuations in stripe phases

    Christian Riesch, Günter Radons, Robert Magerle
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    BslA-stabilized emulsion droplets with designed microstructure

    Keith M. Bromley, Cait E. MacPhee
  • Imaging optical scattering of butterfly wing scales with a microscope

    Jinxin Fu, Beom-Jin Yoon, Jung Ok Park, Mohan Srinivasarao
  • Circularly polarized reflection from the scarab beetle Chalcothea smaragdina: light scattering by a dual photonic structure

    Luke T. McDonald, Ewan D. Finlayson, Bodo D. Wilts, Pete Vukusic

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