Sylvain Prévost

Research Scientist


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Co-chair of the DPP (Data Policy and Protection)




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Nanoscale fluctuations in fluids

Collaboration with the groups of Thomas Zemb (ICSM), Werner Kunz and Dominik Horinek (Uni. Regensburg)

All molecules have their own interaction potential, hence upon mixing different compounds one should rarely if ever expect achieving a homogeneous mixture down to the molecular level. Indeed density fluctuations are observed by Small Angle Scattering in many liquids resulting from combining two or more components. While the self-assembly of surfactants has been extensively studied over the last century, the weak association of molecules resulting in nanometer-scale clusters has mostly been ignored. Yet the existence of these clusters can be linked to non-ideality in solutions and has major applications throughout everyday products. Such behavior is illustrated with the ternary water/ethanol/octanol, where octanol clusters can be used to dissolve highly hydrophobic molecules such as squalene. Due to the existence of two domains of different composition, with no molecular interfacial film and a curvature energy that is practically zero, we dubbed these solutions Ultra Flexible MicroEmulsions (UFME).

Interaction of Prohibitins with m-AAA proteases at the inner mitochondrial membrane

Collaboration with Anja Winter and Trevor Forsyth (Uni. Keele, UK and Life Sciences, ILL)

This PhD thesis has been funded by ILL and Keele University. The position is still opened.

Project description:
Protein quality control is an essential mechanism by which the cell ensures its viability and growth. Defects in protein quality control lead to the accumulation of damaged proteins, which plays a role in many diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, various neurodegenerative diseases) and ageing. This PhD studentship will be part of a larger project that aims to elucidate prohibitins’ role in premature cellular ageing by investigating how prohibitins interact with m-AAA proteases at a molecular level, and thus help to maintain healthy mitochondrial morphology and cellular metabolic capacity. Interactions between the proteins as well as their assembly in the membrane will be investigated using in-solution and soft matter techniques such as Small Angle Neutron and X-ray Scattering, lipid monolayer techniques, as well as biochemical assays. Data analysis with different pieces of software will be an important part of the PhD work. 

Colloidal complexes between polyelectrolytes and oppositely charged nanoparticles

PhD thesis of Oonagh mannix (ESRF), collaboration with Theyencheri Narayanan (ESRF)

Cluster formation of colloids has historical, practical, fundamental and forecasted relevance. Historically, colloids (‘glue’ in greek) were invented to explain sedimentation due to aggregation of ‘amicroscopic’ particles. Practically, many phenomena from cheese making to wastewater treatment are based on coagulation and flocculation of particles (often negatively charged), typically via adjunction of a polycation. Fundamentally, cluster formation occurs due to a complex balance between interaction potentials, repulsive and attractive, at short and long range, resulting in cluster growth of different fractal dimension and branching, and at various time and space scales – including aggregates sufficiently small or dynamic to be long-term stable. One expects that the tuning of these forces will lead to self-organized complex structures, allowing large-scale production of specifically designed hierarchical colloids at and beyond equilibrium, such as highly anisometric (1D) nanorods.

The PhD thesis of Oonagh Mannix uses (Ultra-) Small Angle X-ray Scattering on ID02@ESRF to study the entire process covering the relevant spatial scales from nm to µm and time scales from ms to months, in order to elucidate the formation pathway and long-term equilibrium of structures. This work focusses on technical-grade materials: nanoparticles (silica) and a bio-sourced polycation (chitosan), as it aims at uncovering general mechanisms relevant for practical applications; it must therefore accounts for the lack of ideality of components. A comparison to finely controlled laboratory-grade colloids helps generalizing our findings and deepening our analysis of the experimental observations.

Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation of proteins in membraneless organelles.

PhD thesis of Fella Bouchama (ILL), collaboration with Marc Jamin (IBS, UGA) and Gabriel Cuello (ILL)

Aqueous ferrofluids and ferrogels: synergism from nanoparticle / network interactions

DFG-funded PhD thesis of Sarah Schatte-Metzke (TU Berlin). Collaboration with Michael Gradzielski (TU Berlin).

Biomimetic synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles: well-defined magnetite NPs with poly-arginine and synthetic polycations

PhD thesis of Lucas Kuhrts (MPI-Golm, Potsdam), collaboration with Damien Faivre (CEA Cadarache) and Emanuel Schneck (MPI-Golm, Potsdam)

  • simSAS 2019, "Perspectives and Challenges in Modeling of Small Angle Scattering data in Soft Matter and Life Sciences"
    8-12 April 2019 at ILL. Bridging the gap between Small-Angle Scattering users and experts in simulations of Soft Matter and Life Sciences.
  • PolySolvat-12, "12th conference on polymer-solvent complexes and intercalates"
    4-7 Septembre 2018 at ILL. Formation mechanisms, the morphology, the molecular structure, and the properties of compounds formed between solvent molecules and/or small molecules with synthetic polymers, biopolymers, proteins, and supramolecular polymers.
  • ChemWood, "Chemical Engineering and Mechanics in Wood: X-ray and neutron scattering, microscopy and modeling"
    23-24 March 2017 at ILL. Experimental possibilities to follow adsorption of water, salts or reactives in wood and cellulose-based materials in link with open questions from theory to current applications.

Journal Publications

  1. Geisler, R; Pedersen, MC; Preisig, N; Hannappel, Y; Prévost, S; Dattani, R; Arleth, L; Hellweg, T; Aescin–a natural soap for the formation of lipid nanodiscs with tunable size, Soft Matter, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0SM02043E
  2. Hyatt, JG; Prévost, S; Devos, JM; Mycroft-West, CJ; Skidmore, MA; Winter, A; Molecular Changes in Dengue Envelope Protein Domain III upon Interaction with Glycosaminoglycans, Pathogens, 2020, 9 (11), 935, DOI: 10.3390/pathogens9110935
  3. Zhang, J; Farias‐Mancilla, B; Kulai, I; Hoeppener, S; Lonetti, B; Prévost, S; Ulbrich, J; Destarac, M; Colombani, O; Schubert, US; Effect of hydrophilic monomer distribution on selfassembly of a pHresponsive copolymer: Spheres, worms and vesicles from a single copolymer composition, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202010501
  4. Pabois, O; Ziolek, RM; Lorenz, CD; Prévost, S; Mahmoudi, N; Skoda, MWA; Welbourn, RJL; Valero, M; Harvey, RD; Grundy, MML; Morphology of bile salts micelles and mixed micelles with lipolysis products, from scattering techniques and atomistic simulations, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.10.101
  5. Törnquist, E; Gentile, L; Prévost, S; Diaz, A; Olsson, U; Isaksson, H; Comparison of small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering for studying cortical bone nanostructure, Scientific reports, 2020, 10, 14552, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71190-9
  6. Malo de Molina, P; Alegría, A; Allgaier, J; Kruteva, M; Hoffmann, I; Prévost, S; Monkenbusch, M; Richter, D; Arbe, A; Colmenero, J; Tube Dilation in Isofrictional Polymer Blends Based on Polyisoprene with Different Topologies: Combination of Dielectric and Rheological Spectroscopy, Pulsed-Field-Gradient NMR, and Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Techniques, Macromolecules, 2020, 53 (14), 5919, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00045
  7. Carl, N; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Huber, K; Contrast variation of micelles composed of Ca2+ and block copolymers of two negatively charged polyelectrolytes, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2020, 298 (7), 663, DOI: 10.1007/s00396-019-04596-1
  8. Ballard, D; Qiao, P; Cattoz, B; Dowding, PJ; Prevost, S; Alshamsi, M; Charpentier, TVJ; Roberts, KJ; Xu, Z; Harbottle, D; Aggregation Behavior of E-SARA Asphaltene Fractions Studied by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, Energy & Fuels, 21020, 34 (6), 6894, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00596
  9. Geisler, R; Prévost, S; Dattani, R; Hellweg, T; Effect of Cholesterol and Ibuprofen on DMPC-β-Aescin Bicelles: A Temperature-Dependent Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering Study, Crystals, 2020, 10 (5), 401, DOI: 10.3390/cryst10050401
  10. Timaeva, O; Pashkin, I; Mulakov, S; Kuzmicheva, G; Konarev, P; Terekhova, R; Sadovskaya, N; Czakkel, O; Prévost, S Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone)-based hydrogels with titania nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Science, 2020, 55(7), 3005-3021, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-019-04230-z
  11. Kabelka, I; Pachler, M; Prévost, S; Letofsky-Papst, I; Lohner, K; Pabst, G; Vácha, R, Magainin 2 and PGLa in Bacterial Membrane Mimics II: Membrane Fusion and Sponge Phase Formation, Biophysical Journal, 2020, 118(3), 612-623, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2019.12.019
  12. Arbe, A; Rubio, J; Malo de Molina, P; Maiz, J; Pomposo, J A; Fouquet, P; Prevost, S; Juranyi, F; Khaneft, M; Colmenero, J, Melts of single-chain nanoparticles: A neutron scattering investigation, Journal of Applied Physics, 2020, 127(4), 044305, DOI: 10.1063/1.5140705
  13. Del Sorbo, G R; Prévost, S F; Schneck, E; Gradzielski, M; Hoffmann, I, On the Mechanism of Shear Thinning in Viscous Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Complexes (PESCs), The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2020, 124(5), 909-913, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b10467
  14. Nielsen, JE; Prevost, S; Lund, R; Impact of Antimicrobial Peptides on E. coli-mimicking Lipid Model Membranes: correlating structural and dynamic effects using scattering methods, Faraday Discussions, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0FD00046A
  15. Dieterich, S; Prévost, S; Dargel, C; Sottmann, T; Giesselmann, F; Synergistic structures in lyotropic lamellar gels, Soft matter, 2020, 16 (45), 10268, DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01473G
  16. Sanchez-Fernandez, A; Diehl, C; Houston, JE; Leung, AE; Tellam, JP; Rogers, SE; Prevost, S; Ulvenlund, S; Sjögren, H; Wahlgren, M; An integrative toolbox to unlock the structure and dynamics of protein–surfactant complexes, Nanoscale Advances, 2020, 2 (9), 4011, DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00194E
  17. Seydel, T; Koza, MM; Matsarskaia, O; André, A; Maiti, S; Weber, M; Schweins, R; Prévost, S; Schreiber, F; Scheele, M; A neutron scattering perspective on the structure, softness and dynamics of the ligand shell of PbS nanocrystals in solution, Chemical Science, 2020, 11 (33), 8875, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC02636K
  18. Messaoud, G; Le Griel, P; Prevost, S; Hermida-Merino, D; Soetaert, W; Roelants, S; Stevens, C; Baccile, N, Single-Molecule Lamellar Hydrogels from Bolaform Microbial Glucolipids, Soft Matter, 2020, 16 (10), DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02158B
  19. Timaeva, O I; Kuz’micheva, G M; Pashkin, I I; Czakkel, O; Prévost, S Structure and dynamics of titania – poly(N-vinyl caprolactam) composite hydrogels, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 219-228, DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01619H
  20. Carl, N; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Houston, J E; Morfin, I; Huber, K Invertible Micelles Based on Ion-Specific Interactions of Sr2+ and Ba2+ with Double Anionic Block Copolyelectrolytes, Macromolecules, 2019, 52(22), 8759-8770 DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01924
  21. Malo de Molina, P; Alegría, A; Allgaier, J; Kruteva, M; Hoffmann, I; Prévost, S; Monkenbusch, M; Richter, D; Arbe, A; Colmenero, J Direct Observation of Dynamic Tube Dilation in Entangled Polymer Blends: A Combination of Neutron Scattering and Dielectric Techniques, Physical Review Letters, 2019, 123, 187802 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.187802
  22. Geisler, R; Pedersen, M C; Hannappel, Y; Schweins, R; Prévost, S; Dattani, R; Arleth, L; Hellweg, T, Aescin-Induced Conversion of Gel-Phase Lipid Membranes into Bicelle-like Lipid Nanoparticles, Langmuir, 2019, 35(49), 16244-16255 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02077
  23. Burg, S L; Washington, A; Coles, D M; Bianco, A; McLoughlin, D; Mykhaylyk, O O; Villanova, J; Dennison, A JC; Hill, Ch J; Vukusic, P, Liquid–liquid phase separation morphologies in ultra-white beetle scales and a synthetic equivalent, Communications Chemistry, 2019, 2(1), 1-10, DOI: 10.1038/s42004-019-0202-8
  24. Smith, G N; Derry, M J; Hallett, J E; Lovett, J R; Mykhaylyk, O O; Neal, Th J; Prévost, S; Armes, S P, Refractive index matched, nearly hard polymer colloids, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2019, 475, 2226, 20180763, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0763
  25. Kanwar, R; Gradzielski, M; Prevost, S; Appavou, MS; Mehta, SK, Experimental Validation of Biocompatible Nanostructured Lipid Carriers of Sophorolipid: Optimization, Characterization and In-vitro Evaluation, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.06.036
  26. Buchecker, Th; Schmid, Ph; Grillo, I; Prévost, S; Drechsler, M; Diat, O; Pfitzner, A; Bauduin, P, Self-Assembly of Short Chain Poly-N-isopropylacrylamid Induced by Superchaotropic Keggin Polyoxometalates: From Globules to Sheets, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141(17), 6890-6899, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b12181
  27. Zákutná, D; Falke, Y; Dresen, D; Prévost, S; Bender, Ph; Honecker, D; Disch, S, Morphological and crystallographic orientation of hematite spindles in an applied magnetic field, Nanoscale, 2019, 11(15), 7149-7156, DOI: 10.1039/C8NR09583C
  28. Sreij, R; Dargel, C; Schweins, R; Prévost, S; Dattani, R; Hellweg, Th, Aescin-Cholesterol Complexes in DMPC Model Membranes: A DSC and Temperature-Dependent Scattering Study, Scientific reports, 2019, 9(1), 5542, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41865-z
  29. Russo, D; De Angelis, A; Garvey, Ch J; Wurm, F R; Appavou, MS; Prevost, S, Effect of Polymer Chain Density on Protein–Polymer Conjugate Conformation, Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20(5), 1944-1955, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00184
  30. Sreij, R; Dargel, C; Hannappel, Y; Jestin, J; Prevost, S; Dattani, R; Wrede, O; Hellweg, Th, Temperature dependent self-organization of DMPC membranes promoted by intermediate amounts of the saponin aescin, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes, 2019, 1861(5), 897-906, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2019.01.015
  31. Schöttl, S; Lopian, T; Prévost, S; Touraud, D; Grillo, I; Diat, O; Zemb, Th; Horinek, D, Combined molecular dynamics (MD) and small angle scattering (SAS) analysis of organization on a nanometer-scale in ternary solvent solutions containing a hydrotrope, Journal of colloid and interface science, 2019, 540, 623-633, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.01.037
  32. Kanwar, R; Gradzielski, M; Prevost, S; Kaur, G; Clemens, D; Appavou, MS; Mehta, SK, Effect of lipid chain length on nanostructured lipid carriers: Comprehensive structural evaluation by scattering techniques, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 534, 95, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.08.066
  33. Hayward, D W; Chiappisi, L; Teo, J H; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Gradzielski, M, Neutralisation rate controls the self-assembly of pH-sensitive surfactants, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 8611-8620, DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00950G
  34. Carl, N; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Huber, K, Ion-selective binding as a new trigger for micellization of block copolyelectrolytes with two anionic blocks,Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 8266-8271, DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01138B
  35. Kanwar, R; Gradzielski, M; Prevost, S; Kaur, G; Appavou, M S; Mehta, S K, Physicochemical stimuli as tuning parameters to modulate the structure and stability of nanostructured lipid carriers and release kinetics of encapsulated antileprosy drugs, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2019, 7, 6539-6555, DOI: 10.1039/C9TB01330J
  36. Korolkovas, A; Prévost, S; Kawecki, M; Devishvili, A; Adlmann, FA; Gutfreund, P, Wolff, M, The viscoelastic signature underpinning polymer deformation under shear flow, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 371-380, DOI: 10.1039/C8SM02255K
  37.  Schmutzler, T; Schindler, T; Goetz, K; Appavou, MS; Lindner, P; Prevost, S; Unruh, T, Concentration dependent morphology and composition of n-alcohol modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide micelles,Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2018, 30 (49), 495001, DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/aae9c3
  38. Grillo, I; Morfin, I; Prevost, S, Structural characterization of Pluronic micelles swollen with perfume molecules, Langmuir, 2018, 34(44), 13395-13408, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03050
  39. Sreij, R; Prévost, S; Dargel, C; Dattani, R; Hertle, Y; Wrede, O; Hellweg, T, Interaction of the Saponin Aescin with Ibuprofen in DMPC Model Membranes, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (10), 4446, DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.8b00421
  40. Sokolowski, M; Bartsch, C; Spiering, VJ; Prévost, S; Appavou, MS; Schweins, R; Gradzielski, M, Preparation of Polymer Brush Grafted Anionic or Cationic Silica Nanoparticles: Systematic Variation of the Polymer Shell, Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (17), 6936, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01019
  41. Josts, I; Nitsche, J; Maric, S; Mertens, HD; Moulin, M; Haertlein, M; Prevost, S; Svergun, DI; Busch, S; Forsyth, VT; Tidow H, Conformational States of ABC Transporter MsbA in a Lipid Environment Investigated by Small-Angle Scattering Using Stealth Carrier Nanodiscs, Structure, 2018, 26 (8), 1072 DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2018.05.007
  42. Zhu, R; Regeni, I; Holstein, JJ; Dittrich, B; Simon, M; Prévost, S; Gradzielski, M; Clever, GH, Catenation and Aggregation of MultiCavity Coordination Cages, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 13652, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806047
  43. Landman, J; Ouhajji, S; Prévost, S; Narayanan, T; Groenewold, J; Philipse, AP; Kegel, WK; Petukhov, AV, Inward growth by nucleation: Multiscale self-assembly of ordered membranes, Science Advances, 2018, 4 (6), eaat1817, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat1817
  44. Hayward, DW; Chiappisi, L; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Gradzielski, M, A small-angle neutron scattering environment for in-situ observation of chemical processes, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8 (1), 7299, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24718-z
  45. Hoffmann, I; Hoffmann, C; Farago, B; Prévost, S; Gradzielski, M, Dynamics of small unilamellar vesicles, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 148 (10), 104901, DOI: 10.1063/1.5009424
  46. Hansch, M; Hämisch, B; Schweins, R; Prévost, S & Huber, K, Liquid-liquid phase separation in dilute solutions of poly (styrene sulfonate) with multivalent cations: Phase diagrams, chain morphology, and impact of temperature, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 148 (1), 014901, DOI: 10.1063/1.5006618
  47. Dhasaiyan, P; Prevost, S; Baccile, N & Prasad BLV, pH-and time-resolved in-situ SAXS study of self-assembled twisted ribbons formed by elaidic acid sophorolipids, Langmuir, 2017,  DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03164
  48. Riemer S; Prévost, S; Dzionara, M; Gasser, U & Gradzielski M, Hydrophobically modified polyacrylates (hmPAAs) with long alkyl chains – Self-assembly in aqueous solution, Polymer, 2017, 128, 78-86, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.09.005
  49. Arriaga, LR; Rodríguez-García, R; Moleiro, LH; Prévost, S; López-Montero, I; Hellweg, Th & Monroy, F, Dissipative dynamics of fluid lipid membranes enriched in cholesterol, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 247, 514-520, DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.007
  50. Prévost, S; Gradzielski, M & Zemb, Th, Self-assembly, phase behaviour and structural behaviour as observed by scattering for classical and non-classical microemulsions, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 247, 374-396, DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.022
  51. Baccile, N; Le Griel, P; Prévost, S; Everaert, B; Van Bogaert, INA; Roelants, S & Soetaert, W, Glucosomes: Glycosylated VesicleinVesicle Aggregates in Water from pHResponsive Microbial Glycolipid, ChemistryOpen, 2017, 6(4), 526-533, DOI: 10.1002/open.201700101
  52. Dhasaiyan, T; Le Griel, P; Roelants, S; Redant, E; Van Bogaert, INA; Prevost, S; Prasad, BLV & Baccile, N, Micelles versus Ribbons: How Congeners Drive the SelfAssembly of Acidic Sophorolipid Biosurfactants, ChemPhysChem, 2017, 18(6), 643-652, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601323
  53. Guénet, H; Davranche, M; Vantelon, D; Gigault, J; Prévost, S; Taché, P; Jaksch, S; Pédrot, M; Dorcet, V; Boutier, A & Jestin, J, Environmental Science Characterization of iron–organic matter nano-aggregate networks through a combination of SAXS/SANS and XAS analyses: impact on As binding, Environmental Science: Nano, 2017, 4, 938-954, DOI : 10.1039/c6en00589f
  54. Carl, NO; Prévost, S; Fitzgerald, JPS & Karg M, Salt-induced cluster formation of gold nanoparticles followed by stopped-flow SAXS, DLS and extinction spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19, 16348-16357, DOI: 10.1039/C7CP01807J
  55. Ouhajji, S; Landman, J; Prévost, S; Jiang, L; Philipse, AP & Petukhov, AV, In situ observation of self-assembly of sugars and surfactants from nanometres to microns, Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 2421-2425, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00109F
  56. Prevost, S; Lopian, T; Pleines, M; Diat, O & Zemb, Th, Small-angle scattering and morphologies of ultra-flexible microemulsions, Journal of applied crystallography, 2016, 49, 2063-2072, DOI: 10.1107/S1600576716016150
  57. Baccile, N; Cuvier, AS; Prévost, S; Stevens, CV; Delbeke, E; Berton, J; Soetaert, W; Van Bogaert, INA & Roelants, S, Self-Assembly Mechanism of pH-Responsive Glycolipids: Micelles, Fibers, Vesicles, and Bilayers, Langmuir, 2016, 32 (42), 10881–10894, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02337
  58. Mo, J; Prévost, SF; Blowes, LM; Egertová, M; Terrill, NJ; Wang, W; Elphick, MR & Gupta, HS, Interfibrillar stiffening of echinoderm mutable collagenous tissue demonstrated at the nanoscale, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016, 113(42), E6362–E6371, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609341113
  59. Muthig, M; Prévost, S; Orglmeister, R & Gradzielski, M, Indirect Fourier Transform in the context of statistical inference, Acta Crystallographica A, 2016, 72(5), DOI: 10.1107/S2053273316009657
  60. Nguyen-Kim, V; Prévost, S; Seidel, K; Maier, W; Marguerre, A-K; Oetter, G; Tadros, T & Gradzielski, M Solubilization of active ingredients of different polarity in Pluronic® micellar solutions–Correlations between solubilizate polarity and solubilization site, Journal of colloid and interface science, 2016, 477, 94-102, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.05.017
  61. van der Stam, W; Rabouw, F T; Geuchies, J J; Berends, A C; Hinterding, S O M; Geitenbeek, R G; van der Lit, J; Prévost, S; Petukhov, A V & de Mello Donegá, C In-situ Probing of Stack-Templated Growth of Ultrathin Cu2-xS Nanosheets, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02787
  62. Lopian, T; Schöttl, S; Prévost, S; Pellet-Rostaing, S; Horinek, D; Kunz, W & Zemb, T; Morphologies Observed in Ultraflexible Microemulsions with and without the Presence of a Strong Acid, ACS Central Science, 2016, 2(7), 467-475, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00116
  63. Möller, J; Chushkin, Y; Prevost, S & Narayanan, T Multi-speckle X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy in the ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering range, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2016, 23(4), DOI: 10.1107/S1600577516008092
  64. Baccile, N; Selmane, M; Le Griel, P; Prévost, S; Perez, J; Stevens, C V; Delbeke, E; Zibek, S; Guenther, M & Soetaert, W pH-Driven Self-Assembly of Acidic Microbial Glycolipids, Langmuir, 2016, 32(25) 6343-6359, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00488
  65. Zemb, T; Klossek, M; Lopian, T; Marcus, J; Schöttl, S; Horinek, D; Prevost, S; Touraud, D; Diat, O; Marcelja, S & Kunz, W How to explain microemulsions formed by solvent mixtures without conventional surfactants, Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences, 2016, 113(16), pp 4260-4265, DOI:101073/pnas1515708113
  66. Uhlig, M; Fall, A B; Wellert, S; Lehmann, M; Prévost, S; Wagberg, L; von Klitzing, R; Nyström, G, Two-Dimensional Aggregation and Semi-Dilute Ordering in Cellulose Nanocrystals, Langmuir, 2016, 32(2), 442-450, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04008
  67. Parnell, S: R; Washington, A L; Parnell, A; Walsh, A; Dalgliesh, R M; Li, F; Hamilton, WA; Prévost, S; Fairclough, P; Pynn, R, Porosity of silica Stöber particles determined by spin-echo small angle neutron scattering, Soft Matter, 2016, 12(21), 4709-4714, DOI: 101039/C5SM02772A
  68. Cuvier, A‐S; Babonneau, F; Berton, J; Stevens, C V; Fadda, G C; Péhau‐Arnaudet, G; Le Griel, P; Prévost, S; Perez, J; Baccile, N, Nanoscale Platelet Formation by Monounsaturated and Saturated Sophorolipids under Basic pH Conditions, Chemistry–A European Journal, 2015, 21(52), 19265-19277, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502933
  69. Mable, C J; Gibson, R R; Prevost, S; McKenzie, B E; Mykhaylyk, O O; Armes, S P, Loading of Silica Nanoparticles in Block Copolymer Vesicles during Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly: Encapsulation Efficiency and Thermally Triggered Release, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(51), 16098-16108, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10415
  70. Hoffmann, I; Farago, B; Schweins, R; Flaus, P; Sharp, M; Prévost, S & Gradzielski, M On the mesoscopic origins of high viscosities in some polyelectrolyte-surfactant mixtures,The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015, 143(7) 074902 DOI:101063/14928583
  71. Riemer, S; Prévost, S; Dzionara, M; Appavou, MS; Schweins R & Gradzielski M Aggregation behaviour of hydrophobically modified polyacrylate–Variation of alkyl chain lengthPolymer, 2015, 70, 194-206 DOI:101016/jpolymer201506010
  72. Malo de Molina, P; Uhlefeldt, FS; Prévost, S; Herfurth, Ch; Appavou, MS; Laschewsky, A & Gradzielski, M Phase Behavior of Nonionic Microemulsions with Multi-end-capped Polymers and Its Relation to the Mesoscopic StructureLangmuir, 2015, 31(18) 5198-5209 DOI: 101021/acslangmuir5b00817
  73. Klee, A; Prévost, S; Gasser, U & Gradzielski, M Understanding and Optimizing Microemulsions with Magnetic Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (MRTILs),The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119(10), 4133-4142 DOI:101021/jp512545c
  74. Parnell, A J; Washington, A L; Mykhaylyk, O O; Hill, C J; Bianco, A; Burg, S L; Dennison, A J C; Snape, M; Cadby, A J; Smith, A; Prevost, S; Whittaker, D M; Jones, R A L; Fairclough, J P A; Parker, A R, Spatially modulated structural colour in bird feathers, Scientific reports, 5, 18317, 2015, DOI: 10.1038/srep18317
  75. Marcus, J; Touraud, D; Prévost, S; Diat, O; Zemb, T; Kunz, W, Influence of additives on the structure of surfactant-free microemulsions, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 48, 32528-32538, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06364G
  76. Klee, A; Prévost, S & Gradzielski, M SelfAssembly of ImidazoliumBased Surfactants in Magnetic RoomTemperature Ionic Liquids: Binary Mixtures,ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15(18) 4032-4041 DOI: 101002/cphc201402548
  77. Law-Hine, D; Sahoo, A K; Bailleux, V; Zeghal, M; Prevost, S; Maiti, P K; Bressanelli, S; Constantin, D; Tresset, G, Reconstruction of the Disassembly Pathway of an Icosahedral Viral Capsid and Shape Determination of Two Successive Intermediates, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (17), 3471-3476, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01478
  78. Wei, Q; Schlaich, Ch; Prévost, S; Schulz, A; Böttcher, Ch; Gradzielski, M; Qi, Zhenhui; Haag, R & Schalley, Ch A Supramolecular Polymers as Surface Coatings: Rapid Fabrication of Healable Superhydrophobic and Slippery Surfaces,Advanced Materials, 2014, 26(43), 7358-7364 DOI: 101002/adma201401366
  79. Brüning, BA; Prévost, S; Stehle, R; Steitz, R; Falus, P; Farago, B & Hellweg, Th Bilayer undulation dynamics in unilamellar phospholipid vesicles: Effect of temperature, cholesterol and trehalose,Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes, 2014, 1838(10), 2412-2419 DOI: 101016/jbbamem201406006
  80. McDaniel, JR; Weitzhandler, I; Prévost, S; Vargo, KB; Appavou, MS ; Hammer, DA; Gradzielski, M & Chilkoti, A Noncanonical Self-Assembly of Highly Asymmetric Genetically Encoded Polypeptide Amphiphiles into Cylindrical Micelles,Nano letters, 2014, 14(11), 6590-6598 DOI:101021/nl503221p
  81. Chiappisi, L; Prévost, S; Grillo, I & Gradzielski, M From Crab Shells to Smart Systems: Chitosan–Alkylethoxy Carboxylate Complexes,Langmuir, 2014, 30(35) 10608-10616 DOI:101021/la502569p
  82. Elgammal, M; Prévost, S; Schweins, R; Schneider, R & Gradzielski, M Nanosized latexes for textile printing applications obtained by miniemulsion polymerizationColloid and Polymer Science, 2014, 292(7), 1487-1500 DOI:101007/s00396-014-3192-1
  83. Schwarze, M; Chiappisi, L; Prévost, S & Gradzielski, M Oleylethoxycarboxylate–An efficient surfactant for copper extraction and surfactant recycling via micellar enhanced ultrafiltrationJournal of colloid and interface science, 2014, 421, 184-190 DOI:101016/jjcis201401037
  84. Chiappisi, L; Prévost, S & Gradzielski, M Form factor of cylindrical superstructures composed of globular particlesJournal of Applied Crystallography, 2014, 47(3), 827-834 DOI: 101107/S1600576714005524
  85. Gutiérrez-Becerra, A; Martínez-Martínez, F; Bárcena-Soto, M; Casillas, N; Ceja, I; Prévost, S; Gradzielski, M & Escalante, JI Direct synthesis of different metal hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles in reverse microemulsions by using a ferrocyanide functionalized surfactantColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, 444, 63-68 DOI:101016/jcolsurfa201312038
  86. Chiappisi, L; Prévost, S; Grillo, I & Gradzielski, M Chitosan/alkylethoxy carboxylates: a surprising variety of structuresLangmuir, 2014, 30(7), 1778-1787 DOI:101021/la404718e
  87. Muthig, M; Prevost, S; Orglmeister, R & Gradzielski, M SASET: a program for series analysis of small-angle scattering dataJournal of Applied Crystallography, 2013, 46(4), 1187-1195 DOI:101107/S0021889813016658
  88. Jocksimovic, R; Prevost, S; Schweins, R; Appavou, MS & Gradzielski, M Interactions of silica nanoparticles with poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(acrylic acid): Effect of the polymer molecular weight and of the surface chargeJournal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 394, 85-93 DOI:101016/jjcis201211073
  89. Aubery, C; Solans, C; Prevost, S; Gradzielski, M & Sanchez-Dominguez, M Gradzielski, M Microemulsions as Reaction Media for the Synthesis of Mixed Oxide Nanoparticles: Relationships between Microemulsion Structure, Reactivity, and Nanoparticle CharacteristicsLangmuir, 2013, 29(6), 1779-1789 DOI:101021/la303817w
  90. Karg, M; Prévost, S; Brandt, A; Wallacher, D; von Klitzing, R; Hellweg, T, Poly-NIPAM Microgels with Different Cross-Linker Densities, Intelligent Hydrogels, in Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, 2013, 140, 63-76DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01683-2_6
  91. Klee, A; Prevost, S; Kunz, W; Schweins, R; Kiefer, K & Gradzielski, M Magnetic microemulsions based on magnetic ionic liquidsPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, 14, 15355-15360 DOI:101039/c2cp43048g
  92. Uchman, M; Štěpánek, M; Prévost, S; Angelov, B; Bednár, J; Appavou, MS; Gradzielski, M & Procházka, K Co-assembly of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(methacrylic acid) and N-dodecylpyridinium chloride in aqueous solutions leading to ordered micellar assemblies within copolymer aggregates Macromolecules, 2012, 45 (16), 6471-6480 DOI:101021/ma301510j
  93. Kaur, G; Chiappisi, L; Prevost, S; Schweins, R; Gradzielski, M & Mehta, SK Probing the microstructure of nonionic microemulsions with ethyl oleate by viscosity, ROESY, DLS, SANS, and cyclic voltammetryLangmuir, 2012, 28 (29), 10640-10652 DOI:101021/la300540d
  94. Bressel, K; Muthig, M; Prevost, S; Gummel, J; Narayanan, T & Gradzielski, M Shaping Vesicles-Controlling Size and Stability by Admixture of Amphiphilic CopolymerACS Nano, 2012, 6 (7) 5858-5865 DOI:101021/nn300359q
  95. Liu, H-Y; Prevost, S & Gradzielski, M Solubilisation of Oils of Different Polarity in Aqueous Solutions of Pluronic Triblock CopolymersZeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie 2012, 226 (7-8) SI, 675-694 DOI:101524/zpch20120292
  96. Altin, B; Barth, A; Bressel, K; Chiappisi, L; Duerr, M; Dzionara, M; Elgammal, M; Fliegner, D; Ganas, C; Gupta, S; Hedicke, G; Heunemann, P; Hoffmann, I; Joksimovic, R; Kaur, R; Klee, A; Liu, H-Y; Lutzki, J; Malo de Molina, P; Medebach, M; Michel, R; Muthig, M; Viet N-K; Oppel, C; Prevost, S; Popig, J; Riemer, S; Sperling, M; Strassnick, R; Zhang, L & Gradzielski, M Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 2012, 49 (3), 256-265 TS110191
  97. Hoffmann, I; Oppel, C; Prévost, S; Gernert, U; Barreleiro, P; von Rybinski, W & Gradzielski, M The Influence of Polymers, Surfactants and Salt on the Structure of Cotton revealed by SANSColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2012, 91, 175-180 DOI:101016/jcolsurfb201110054
  98. Zhang, F; Roosen-Runge, F; Skoda, M W A; Jacobs, R M J; Wolf, M; Callow, P; Frielinghaus, H; Pipich, V; Prevost, S & Schreiber, F Hydration and Protein-Protein Interactions in Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions Studied by Small-Angle Neutron ScatteringPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, 14 (7), 2483-2493 DOI:101039/c2cp23460b
  99. Gutierrez-Becerra, A; Barcena-Soto, M; Soto, V; Arellano-Ceja, J; Casillas, N; Prevost, S; Noirez, L; Gradzielski, M & Escalante, J I Structure of reverse microemulsion-templated metal hexacyanoferrate nanoparticlesNanoscale research letters, 2012, 7 (83) DOI:101186/1556-276X-7-83
  100. Prevost, S; Riemer, S; Fischer, W; Haag, R; Böttcher, C; Gummel, J; Grillo, I; Appavou, MS & Gradzielski, M Colloidal Structure and Stability of DNA/Polycations Polyplexes investigated by Small Angle ScatteringBiomacromolecules, 2011, 12 (129), 4272-4282 DOI:101021/bm201184w
  101. Wiedenmann, A; Gähler, R; Dewhurst, C D; Keiderling, U; Prévost, S & Kohlbrecher, J Relaxation Mechanisms in Magnetic Colloids Studied by Stroboscopic Spin Polarised SANSPhysical Review B, 2011, 84 (21), 214303 DOI:101103/PhysRevB84214303
  102. Barth, A; Prevost, S; Popig, J; Dzionara, M; Hedicke, G & Gradzielski, M Solubilisation of Different Medium Chain Esters in Zwitterionic Surfactant Solutions – Effects on Phase Behavior and Structure Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2011, 364 (1), 148-156 DOI:101016/jjcis201106082
  103. Hoffmann, I; Prevost, S; Medebach, M; Rogers, S; Wagner, N J & Gradzielski, M Control of Rheological Behaviour with Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte Surfactant MixturesTenside Surfactants Detergents, 2011, 48 (6), 488-494 TS110157
  104. Oppel, C; Prévost, S; Noirez, L & Gradzielski, M The Use of Highly Ordered Vesicle Gels as Template in the Formation of Silica GelsLangmuir, 2011, 27 (14), 8885–8897 DOI:101021/la104972r
  105. Bauduin, P; Prevost, S; Farràs, P; Teixidor, F; Diat, O & Zemb, Th A Theta-Shaped Amphiphilic Cobaltabisdicarbollide Anion: Transition From Monolayer Vesicles to Micelles Angewandte Chemie Intl Ed, 2011, 50 (23), 5298-5300 + inside cover pictureDOI:101002/anie201100410
  106. Hoffmann, I; Heunemann, P; Prevost, S; Schweins, R; Wagner, N J & Gradzielski, M Self-Aggregation of Mixtures of Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolytes and Surfactants Studied by Rheology, Dynamic Light Scattering and Small-Angle Neutron ScatteringLangmuir, 2011, 27 (8), 4386-4396 DOI:101021/la104588b
  107. Karg, M; Wellert, S; Prevost, S; Schweins, R; Dewhurst, C; Liz-Marzán, L M & Hellweg, T Well defined hybrid PNIPAM core-shell microgels: size variation of the silica nanoparticle coreColloid & Polymer Science, 2011, 289 (5-6), 699-709 DOI:101007/s00396-010-2327-2
  108. Prevost, S; Wattebled, L; Laschewsky, A & Gradzielski, M Formation of Monodisperse Charged Vesicles in Mixtures of Cationic Gemini Surfactants and Anionic SDSLangmuir, 2011, 27, 582-591 DOI:101021/la103976p
  109. Bressel K; Prevost, S; Appavou, M S; Tiersch, B; Koetz, J & Gradzielski, M Phase Behaviour and Structure of Zwitanionic Mixtures of Perfluorocarboxylates and Tetradecyldimethylamine oxide – Dependence on Chain Length of the Perfluoro SurfactantSoft Matter, 2011, 23 (7), 11232-11242 DOI:101039/C1SM05618B
  110. Lazzara, G; Prevost, S & Gradzielski, M Selectivity of Cyclodextrins as a Parameter to Tune the Formation of Pseudorotaxanes and Micelles Supramolecular Assemblies A Systematic SANS Study Soft Matter, 2011, 7 (13), 6082-6091 DOI:101039/C1SM05376K
  111. Heunemann, P; Prévost, S; Grillo, I; Marino, C M; Meyer, J & Gradzielski, M Formation and structure of slightly anionically charged nanoemulsions obtained by the phase inversion concentration (PIC) methodSoft Matter, 2011, 7 (12), 5697-5710 DOI:101039/c0sm01556c
  112. Zehm, D; Laschewsky, A; Heunemann, P; Gradzielski, M; Prevost, S; Liang, H; Rabe, J P & Lutz, J F Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic semi-brush and dual brush block copolymers in solution and on surfacesPolymer Chemistry, 2011, 2, 137-147 DOI:101039/c0py00200c
  113. Wiedenmann, A; Gähler, R; May, R P; Keiderling, U; Habicht, K; Prévost, S; Klokkenburg, M; Erné, B & Kohlbrecher, J; Eckold, G; Schober, H & Nagler, S E (Eds) Stroboscopic Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigations of Microsecond Dynamics in Magnetic NanomaterialsSpringer Series in Solid-State Sciences, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010, 161, 241-263 DOI:101007/978-3-642-03309-4_9
  114. Fischer, W; Brissault, B; Prevost, S; Kopaczynska, M; Andreou, I; Janosch, A; Gradzielski, M & Haag, R Synthesis of Linear Polyamines with Different Amine Spacings and their Ability to Form dsDNA/siRNA Complexes Suitable for TransfectionMacromolecular Bioscience, 2010, 10, 1073-1083 DOI:101002/mabi201000082
  115. Bressel, K; Muthig, M; Prevost, S; Grillo, I & Gradzielski, M Mesodynamics: watching vesicle formation in situ by small-angle neutron scatteringColloid and Polymer Science, 2010, 288, 827-840 DOI:101007/s00396-010-2212-z
  116. Ianeselli, L; Zhang, F J; Skoda, M W A; Jacobs, R M J; Martin, R A; Callow, S; Prevost, S & Schreiber, F Protein-Protein Interactions in Ovalbumin Solutions Studied by Small-Angle Scattering: Effect of Ionic Strength and the Chemical Nature of CationsJournal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 3776-3783 DOI:101021/jp9112156
  117. Zehm, D; Laschewsky, A; Gradzielski, M; Prevost, S; Liang, H; Rabe, J P; Schweins, R & Gummel, J Amphiphilic Dual Brush Block Copolymers as "Giant Surfactants" and Their Aqueous Self-AssemblyLangmuir, 2010, 26, 3145-3155 DOI:101021/la903087p
  118. Orts Gil, G; Prevost, S; Losik, M; Hermes, F; Schlaad, H & Hellweg, T Polypeptide hybrid copolymers as selective micellar nanocarriers in nonaqueous mediaColloid and Polymer Science, 2009, 287 (11), 1295-1304 DOI:101007/s00396-009-2096-y
  119. Prevost, S & Gradzielski, M SANS investigation of the microstructures in catanionic mixtures of SDS/DTAC and the effect of various added saltsJournal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, 337 (2), 472-484 DOI:101016/jjcis200905039
  120. Lazzara, G; Milioto, S; Gradzielski, M & Prevost, S Small Angle Neutron Scattering, X-ray Diffraction, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and Thermogravimetry Studies to Characterize the Properties of Clay NanocompositesJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113 (28), 12213-12219 DOI:101021/jp901909w
  121. Prevost, S; Coulombeau, H; Baczko, K; Berthon, L; Zorz, N; Desvaux, H; Testard, F; Zemb, T & Larpent, C Thermo-responsive Metal-chelating Surfactants: Properties and Use in Cloud Point Extraction of Uranyl NitrateTenside Surfactants Detergents, 2009, 46 (2), 100-104 TS110012
  122. Li, F; Prevost, S; Schweins, R; Marcelis, A T M; Leermakers, F A M; Cohen Stuart, M A & Sudholter, E J R Small monodisperse unilamellar vesicles from binary copolymer mixturesSoft Matter, 2009, 5 (21), 4169-4172 DOI:101039/b904522h
  123. Milano-Brusco, J; Prevost, S; Lugo, D; Gradzielski, M & Schomacker, R Catalytic hydrogenation of dimethyl itaconate in non-ionic microemulsions: influence of the size of micelleNew Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 33, 1726-1735 DOI:101039/b905063a
  124. De Lisi, R; Gradzielski, M; Lazzara, G; Milioto, S; Muratore, N & Prévost, S Aqueous Laponite Clay Dispersions in the Presence of Poly(ethylene oxide) or Poly(propylene oxide) Oligomers and their Triblock CopolymersThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112, 9328-9336 DOI:101021/jp8024073
  125. Wiedenmann, A; Keiderling, U; Meissner, M; Wallacher, D; Gahler, R; May, R P; Prevost, S; Klokkenburg, A; Erne, B H & Kohlbrecher, J Low-temperature dynamics of magnetic colloids studied by time-resolved small-angle neutron scattering Physical Review B, 2008, 77 DOI:101103/PhysRevB77184417
  126. Biehl, R; Hoffmann, B; Monkenbusch, M; Falus, P; Preost [sic, Prévost], S; Merkel, R & Richter, D Direct observation of correlated interdomain motion in alcohol dehydrogenasePhysical Review Letters, 2008, 101, 138102 DOI:101103/PhysRevLett101138102
  127. Larpent, C; Prevost, S; Berthon, L; Zemb, T & Testard, F Nonionic metal-chelating surfactants mediated solvent-free thermo-induced separation of uranyl New Journal of Chemistry, 2007, 31, 1424-1428 DOI:101039/b707016k
  128. De Lisi, R; Gradzielski, M; Lazzara, G; Milioto, S; Muratore, N & Prevost, S Aqueous block copolymer-surfactant mixtures and their ability in solubilizing chlorinated organic compounds A thermodynamic and SANS studyJournal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110, 25883-25894 DOI:101021/jp0650351