Interfaces, Soft matter and Assembly

Interfaces, Soft matter and Assembly

News & Events



  • New Publication in Langmuir

A Sanchez-Ferrer, RP Carney, F Stellacci, R Mezzenga and L Isa
"Preparation and characterization of monodisperse core-shell nanoparticle fractions",
Langmuir, DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01811, 2015

  • New Publication in Soft Matter

I Buttinoni, ZA Zell, TM Squires and L Isa
"Interfacial colloidal monolayers under steady shear: structure and flow profiles",
Soft Matter, DOI:10.1039/c5sm01693b, 2015

  • New Publication in Soft Matter

R W Style, L Isa and E R Dufresne
"Adsorption of soft particles at fluid interfaces",
Soft Matter
, DOI:10.1039/c5sm01743b, 2015

  • New Publication in Langmuir

MA Fernandez-Rodriguez, J Ramos, L Isa, MA Rodriguez-Valverde, M Caberizo-Vilchez and R Hidalgo-Alvarez
"Interfacial activity and contact angle of homogeneous, functionalized and Janus nanoparticles at the water/decane interface",
Langmuir, Just Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02137, 2015

  • New Publication in Langmuir

CVM Cremmel, C Zink, K Maniura-Weber, L Isa and ND Spencer
"Orthogonal Morphological Feature-Size and –Density Gradients for High-Throughput Applications in Biology",
Langmuir, Just Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01089 , 2015

  • New Publication in Langmuir

N Fernandez, J Cayer-Barrioz, L Isa and ND Spencer
"A Direct, Robust Technique for Measurement of Friction between Microspheres",
Langmuir, Just Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01086 , 2015

  • New Publication in Langmuir

JS Sander, M Steinacher, E Loiseau, AF Demirörs, M Zanini, L Isa and AR Studart
"Robust Microcompartments with Hydrophobically-Gated Shells",
Langmuir, 31 (25), pp. 6965–6970 , 2015

  • New Publication in Nanoscale

C Kang, SN Ramakrishna, A Nelson, C Cremmel, H vom Stein, ND Spencer, L Isa and EM Benetti
"Ultrathin, Freestanding, Stimuli-Responsive, Porous Membranes from Polymer-Hydrogel Brushes",
Nanoscale, 7, pp. 13017 - 13025 , 2015

Welcome to the Laboratory for Interfaces, Soft matter and Assembly (ISA) in the Department of Materials at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

The ISA Lab is active in a number of research and teaching activities in the general area of soft matter systems, with a specific focus on understanding and harnessing the behavior of micro and nanoparticles at liquid interfaces, on the imaging and rheology of complex fluids and interfaces and on two-dimensional patterning and fabrication. 

The group, headed by Prof. Lucio Isa, was founded on September 1st 2013 following an Assistant Professorship grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Link between shear thickening and friction of dense granular suspensions. a) Sediment height of quartz suspensions coated by different polymers. B) Flow curves as a function of solid fraction showing shear thickening. C) Flow curves showing the link between onset of shear thickening and friction coefficient between grains. »»



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