Fargo, N.D. – A scientific article by North Dakota State University researchers has been recognized by the scientific journal Soft Matter, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom. The journal promotes outstanding work by naming hot scientific articles that are featured on the journal’s web site. Editors highlighted work by NDSU researchers Ananiy Kohut, Xuliang Dai, Danielle Pinnick, Douglas Schulz and Andriy Voronov.
The article, titled “Host-Guest” Interaction between Cyclohexasilane and Amphiphilic Invertible Macromolecules,” examines the extent of the interaction between liquid cyclohexasilane (Si6H12) and candidate oxygen-containing polymers. The work is associated with ongoing research involving a system to allow targeted delivery of (Si6H12) for localized deposition of silicon-based electronic materials. Such research could result in advances in electronics and energy.
Kohut is a postdoctoral research fellow in the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials and Voronov is an assistant professor in the department. Schulz is a senior research scientist in the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). Dai is a CNSE research scientist and Pinnick is an NDSU graduate in chemistry who served as an apprentice at CNSE.
The research by the NDSU team was supported by grants from the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research/National Science Foundation (EPS-0447679) and the Department of Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) under agreement number H94003-09-2-0905. More information about the research is found at http://pubs.rsc.org | doi:10.1039/C0SM01337D
The scientific journal Soft Matter has a global circulation and interdisciplinary audience with a particular focus on the interface between physics, materials science, biology, chemical engineering and chemistry.