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Directed assembly of yeast cells into living yeastosomes by microbubble templating (2010)
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Brandy, M., Cayre, O. J., Fakhrullin, R. F., Velev, O. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2010). Directed assembly of yeast cells into living yeastosomes by microbubble templating. Soft matter, 6(15), 3494-3498. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0sm00003e

We report the fabrication of yeastosomes—novel multicellular assemblies, which consist of a spherical monolayer of living yeast cells held together by colloid interactions. Our method is based on templating of microbubbles with cells coated wit... Read More about Directed assembly of yeast cells into living yeastosomes by microbubble templating.

Rapid and direct magnetization of GFP-reporter yeast for micro-screening systems (2009)
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García-Alonso, J., Fakhrullin, R. F., & Paunov, V. N. (2010). Rapid and direct magnetization of GFP-reporter yeast for micro-screening systems. Biosensors & bioelectronics, 25(7), 1816-1819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2009.11.016

Saccharomyces cerevisiae containing fluorescent markers are ideal candidates for applications in microfluidic screening systems as fluorescence signal is emitted without the need of additional reagents. Here we develop a method for magnetic functiona... Read More about Rapid and direct magnetization of GFP-reporter yeast for micro-screening systems.

A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised living yeast cells (2009)
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Fakhrullin, R. F., García-Alonso, J., & Paunov, V. N. (2010). A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised living yeast cells. Soft matter, 6(2), 391-397. https://doi.org/10.1039/b914065d

A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised yeast cells by using polyelectrolyte mediated deposition of magnetite nanoparticles is reported. We demonstrate that the cells preserve their viability after the magnetite deposition a... Read More about A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised living yeast cells.

Strained arrays of colloidal nanoparticles: Conductance and magnetoresistance enhancement (2009)
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Rybchenko, S. I., Dyab, A. K. F., Haywood, S. K., Itskevich, I. E., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). Strained arrays of colloidal nanoparticles: Conductance and magnetoresistance enhancement. Nanotechnology, 20(42), https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/20/42/425607

Colloidal nanoparticles are very popular as building blocks of functional arrays for electronic and optical applications. However, there is a problem in achieving electrical conductivity in such nanoarrays due to their molecular shells. These shells,... Read More about Strained arrays of colloidal nanoparticles: Conductance and magnetoresistance enhancement.

UV polymerisation of surfactants adsorbed at the nematic liquid crystal-water interface produces an optical response (2009)
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Fletcher, P. D. I., Kang, N., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). UV polymerisation of surfactants adsorbed at the nematic liquid crystal-water interface produces an optical response. Chemphyschem, 10(17), 3046-3053. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200900405

We have investigated the changes in crossed polariser optical textures produced by adsorption and UV polymerisation of a range of polymerisable surfactants at the interface between a nematic liquid crystal and water. Similar to non-polymerisable surf... Read More about UV polymerisation of surfactants adsorbed at the nematic liquid crystal-water interface produces an optical response.

Novel multifunctional micro-ampoules for structuring and encapsulation (2009)
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Campbell, A. L., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). Novel multifunctional micro-ampoules for structuring and encapsulation. Chemphyschem, 10(15), 2599-2602. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200900317

Micro-ampoules: A novel method for the scalable fabrication of micro-rodcapsules made from edible materials is described. The capsules closely resemble ampoules by having multiple compartments loaded with oils (see picture). Such novel micro-ampoules... Read More about Novel multifunctional micro-ampoules for structuring and encapsulation.

Fabrication of novel anisotropic magnetic microparticles (2009)
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Dyab, A. K. F., Ozmen, M., Ersoz, M., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). Fabrication of novel anisotropic magnetic microparticles. Journal of materials chemistry, 19(21), 3475-3481. https://doi.org/10.1039/b814971m

We report a novel technique for fabrication of magnetically anisotropic microparticles based on “arresting” of the alignment of oleic acid coated magnetite nanoparticles (OCMNs) dispersed within the oil drops of a polymerisable oil-in-water emulsion.... Read More about Fabrication of novel anisotropic magnetic microparticles.

Fabrication of living cellosomes of rod-like and rhombohedral morphologies based on magnetically responsive templates (2009)
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Fakhrullin, R. F., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). Fabrication of living cellosomes of rod-like and rhombohedral morphologies based on magnetically responsive templates. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2511-2513. https://doi.org/10.1039/b902260k

We have developed hollow multicellular structures by polyelectrolyte-mediated self-assembly of yeast cells around magnetically responsive inorganic templates and have demonstrated the cells' viability in the produced

Fabrication of functional anisotropic food-grade micro-rods with micro-particle inclusions with potential application for enhanced stability of food foams (2009)
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Campbell, A. L., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2009). Fabrication of functional anisotropic food-grade micro-rods with micro-particle inclusions with potential application for enhanced stability of food foams. Soft matter, 5(5), 1019-1023. https://doi.org/10.1039/b812706a

We have fabricated novel, food-grade anisotropic 'lumpy' micro-rods with micro-particle inclusions using an in-shear flow solvent attrition technique. Various micro-particle inclusions have been used in shellac and ethyl cellulose micro-rods which in... Read More about Fabrication of functional anisotropic food-grade micro-rods with micro-particle inclusions with potential application for enhanced stability of food foams.

Long-term stabilization of foams and emulsions with in-situ formed microparticles from hydrophobic cellulose (2008)
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Wege, H. A., Kim, S., Paunov, V. N., Zhong, Q., & Velev, O. D. (2008). Long-term stabilization of foams and emulsions with in-situ formed microparticles from hydrophobic cellulose. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(17), 9245-9253. https://doi.org/10.1021/la801634j

We report a simple method to produce foams and emulsions of extraordinary stability by using hydrophobic cellulose microparticles, which are formed in situ by a liquid-liquid dispersion technique. The hydrophobic cellulose derivative, hypromellose ph... Read More about Long-term stabilization of foams and emulsions with in-situ formed microparticles from hydrophobic cellulose.

Scalable fabrication of anisotropic micro-rods from food-grade materials using an in shear flow dispersion–solvent attrition technique (2008)
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Campbell, A. L., Holt, B. L., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2008). Scalable fabrication of anisotropic micro-rods from food-grade materials using an in shear flow dispersion–solvent attrition technique. Journal of materials chemistry, 18(34), 4074-4078. https://doi.org/10.1039/b807738j

We report a scalable fabrication of novel, food-grade anisotropic micro-rods from shellac and ethyl cellulose with controllable morphology which was studied using scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy. The aqueous suspensions of these a... Read More about Scalable fabrication of anisotropic micro-rods from food-grade materials using an in shear flow dispersion–solvent attrition technique.

Fabrication of electrically anisotropic agarose gels by dielectrophoretic assembly and encapsulation of silver nanowires (2008)
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Small, W. R., & Paunov, V. N. (2008). Fabrication of electrically anisotropic agarose gels by dielectrophoretic assembly and encapsulation of silver nanowires. Journal of materials chemistry, 18(18), 2082-2084. https://doi.org/10.1039/b802272k

A novel method for the fabrication of electrically anisotropic agarose gel has been developed by dielectrophoretic assembly and aligning of silver nanowires into bundles of microwires in a gel solution above the gelling point, and cooling to give a c... Read More about Fabrication of electrically anisotropic agarose gels by dielectrophoretic assembly and encapsulation of silver nanowires.