Nanogels and microgels: From model colloids to applications, recent developments and future trends
Cover image by Matthias Karg. The cover image illustrates different research directions associated with nanogels and microgels that were recently discussed in an Invited Feature Article: strategies for the synthesis of (multi)functional nano- and microgels; their use in biological applications, for example, as carrier systems for the controlled release of active species; the structure and properties of nano- and microgels in dense packings including crystallization; nano- and microgels at air/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces; and the theory and computer simulation of nano- and microgels.
DOI of the associated paper by Karg et al.: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b04304