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# Entropic Interactions in Soft Nanomaterials

Bickel, T.; Marques, C.

Thursday 17 July 2008,

We review the forces that rule interactions between phospholipid membranes and other soft nanomaterials such as polymers and colloids. Contrary to traditional nanostructures, soft materials display a high susceptibility to the fluctuations of the thermal environment, leading to new forces of an essentially entropic nature.