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Porosity of Stöber silica observed by spin-echo small angle neutron scattering. S. R. Parnell, A. L. Washington, R. Pynn, A. Walsh, A. J. Parnell and R. M. Dalgliesh. (accepted in Soft Matter). DOI 10.1039/C5SM02772A (advance article) (2016).

An anti-inflammatory, self-assembled peptide/polysaccharide scaffold that induces apoptosis in epithelial cancer cells. R. Li, S. Pavuluri, K. Bruggeman, B. Long, A. J. Parnell, A. Martel, S. R. Parnell, F. Pfeffer A. J. C. Dennison, K. Nicholas, C. Barrow, D. Nisbet (Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 12, p1397-1407 (2016).

Extrinsic wrinkling and single exfoliated sheets of graphene oxide in polymer composites. M. P. Weir, D. W. Johnson, S. Boothroyd, R. Savage, R. L. Thompson, S. R. Parnell, A. J. Parnell, S. M. King, S. E. Rogers, K. S. Coleman N. Clarke. Chemistry of Materials, 28, p1698-1704 (2016).

A Neutron Reflectometry Study of the Interaction of Partially Denatured Insulin with a DSPC Floating Lipid Bilayer. A. J. C. Dennison, R. A. L. Jones. R. A. Staniforth, A. J. Parnell. Soft Matter, 12, p824-829 (2016).

Physical mechanisms responsible for the water induced degradation of PC61BM P3HT photovoltaic thin film films. A. J. Parnell, A. J. Cadby, A. D. F. Dunbar, G. Roberts, A. Plumridge, R. M. Dalgliesh, M. W. A. Skoda, and R. A. L. Jones. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 54, p141-146 (2016).


Spatially modulated structural colour in bird feathers.

A. J. Parnell, A. L. Washington, O. O. Mykhaylyk, C. J. Hill, A. Bianco, S. L. Burg, A. J C Dennison, M. Snape, A. J. Cadby, A. J. Smith, S. Prevost, D. M. Whittaker, R. A. L. Jones, A. R. Parker and J. P. A. Fairclough. Nature Scientific Reports, art. No. 18317 (2015).

Spin Echo Small Angle Neutron Scattering using a continuously pumped 3He neutron polarisation analyser.

S. R. Parnell, A. L. Washington , K. Li , H. Yan , P. Stonaha , F. Li , T. Wang , A. Walsh , W. C. Chen , A. J Parnell , J. P. A. Fairclough , D. V. Baxter , W. Snow , R. Pynn. Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 023902 (2015).


The hydration and ordering of lamellar block copolymer films prior to formation of polymer vesicles. Y. Kamata, A. J. Parnell, P. Gutfreund, M. Skoda, A. Dennison, R. Barker, S. Mai, A. J. Ryan, N. Torikai, M. Kawaguchi and R. A. L. Jones. Macromolecules, 47, p8682-8690 (2014).

Molecular weight dependent vertical composition profiles of PCDTBT:PC71BM blends for organic photovoltaics.

J. W. Kingsley, P. P. Marchisio, H. Yi, A. Iraqi, C. J. Kinane, S. Langridge, R. L. Thompson, A. J. Cadby, A. J. Pearson†, D. G. Lidzey, R. A. L. Jones, A. J. Parnell. Nature Scientific Reports, art. No. 5286 (2014).

Using Neutron Spin Echo Resolved Grazing Incidence Scattering to Investigate Organic Solar Cell Materials

A. J. Parnell, A. Hobson, R. Dalgliesh, R. A. L. Jones, A. D. F. Dunbar, Journal of Visualized of Experiments (JOVE), e51129, doi:10.3791/51129 (2014).


(Front cover) Morphology of polyfluorene donor acceptor triblock copolymer for solar cells.

C. Yan, A. J. Cadby, A. J. Parnell, W. Tang, M. W. A. Skoda, D. Mohamad, S. P. King, L. X. Reynolds, S. A. Haque, T. Wang, S. R. Parnell, A. B. Holmes, R. A. L. Jones and D. Jones. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 51, p1705-1718 (2013)

Directed phase separation of PFO:PS blends during spin-coating using feedback controlled in situ stroboscopic fluorescence microscopy.

D. T. W. Toolan, A. J. Parnell, P. D. Topham, and J. R. Howse. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1, p3587-3592 (2013).

A neutron spin echo resolved grazing incidence scattering study of crystallites in organic photovoltaic thin films.

A. J. Parnell, R. M. Dalgliesh, R. A. L. Jones, and A. D. F. Dunbar. Applied Physics Letters, 102, 073111 (2013).

Direct imaging of the orientational dynamics of block copolymer lamellar phase subjected to shear flow.

O. Mykhaylyk, A. J. Parnell, A. Pryke and J. P. A. Fairclough. Macromolecules, 45, p5260-5272 (2013).


Macroscopic expansion of tetraphenylporphyrin Langmuir layers stimulated by protonation.

S. A. Brittle, A. Flores, A. Hobson, A. J. Parnell, A. D. F. Dunbar, C. A. Hunter, T. H. Richardson. Soft Matter, 8, p2807-2811 (2012).


In Situ Imaging and Height Reconstruction of Phase Separation Processes in Polymer Blends during Spin Coating

S. Ebbens, R. Hodgkinson, A. J. Parnell, A. Dunbar, S. J. Martin, P. D. Topham, N. Clarke, and J. R. Howse

ACS Nano 5, 5124-5131 (2011)

The Nanoscale Phase Separation of P3HT PCBM Thick Films as measured by Small Angle X-ray Scattering

A. J. Parnell, A. J. Cadby, O. O. Mykhaylyk, A. D. F. Dunbar, P. E. Hopkinson. A. M. Donald, R. A. L. Jones

Macromolecules 44, 6503-6508 (2011)

The Nanoscale Morphology of a PCDTBT:PCBM Photovoltaic Blend

P. A. Staniec, A. J. Parnell, A. D. F. Dunbar, H. Yi, A. J. Pearson, T. Wang, P. E. Hopkinson, C. Kinane, R. M. Dalgliesh, A. M. Donald, A. J. Ryan, A. Iraqi, R. A. L. Jones and D. G. Lidzey

Advanced Energy Materials 1, 499-504 (2011)

A review on Block Copolymer Solar Cells

P. D. Topham, A.J. Parnell, R. C. Hiorns

Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 49, 1131-1156 (2011)

Voltage-induced swelling and de-swelling of weak polybase brushes

M. P. Weir, S. Y. Heriot, A. J Parnell, S. A. Holt, J. R. P. Webster and R. A. L. Jones

Langmuir 27, 11000-11007 (2011)

Water Soluble Responsive Polymer Brushes

M. P. Weir and A. J. Parnell

Polymers (2011)

Structure of films of poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene)-poly(styrene sulfonate) crosslinked with glycerol

A. B. Rodríguez, M. M. Voigt, S. J. Martin, T. J. Whittle, R. M. Dalgliesh, R. L. Thompson, D. G. Lidzey, and M. Geoghegan

J. Mater. Chem. 21 19324-30 (2011)

Optimization of the bulk heterojunction composition for enhanced photovoltaic properties: Correlation between the molecular weight of the semi-conducting polymer and device performance

C. Nicolet, D. Deribew, C. Renaud, G. Fleury, C. Brochon, E. Cloutet, L. Vignau, G. Wantz, H. Cramail, M. Geoghegan, and G. Hadziioannou

J. Phys. Chem. B 115 12717-27 (2011)

Surface architecture of endospores of the Bacillus cereus/anthracis/thuringiensis family at the subnanometer scale

L. Kailas, C. Terry, N. Abbott, R. Taylor, N. Mullin, S. B. Tzokov, S. J. Todd, B. A. Wallace, J. K. Hobbs, A. Moir, and P. A. Bullough

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 16014-19 (2011)

Single macromolecule diffusion in confined environments

M. Mears, D. S. Tarmey, and M. Geoghegan

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32 1411-8 (2011)

The influence of directed π-π interactions in solution on thin film organic semiconductor devices properties of small molecule polymer blends

M.-B. Madec, S. Butterworth, P. Taboada, R. Heenan, M. Geoghegan, and S. G. Yeates

Soft Matter 7 7065-70 (2011)

Contact mechanics of nanometer-scale molecular contacts: Correlation between adhesion, friction and hydrogen bond thermodynamics

K. Busuttil, M. Geoghegan, C. A. Hunter, and G. J. Leggett

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 8625-32 (2011)

Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends

A. J. Parnell, A. Pryke, O. O. Mykhaylyk, J. R. Howse, A. M. Adawi, N. J. Terrill and J. P. A. Fairclough,

Soft Matter 7 3721-3725 (2011)

Magnetic field dependence of the diffusion of single dextran molecules within a hydrogel containing magnetite nanoparticles

A. M. AL-Baradi, O. O. Mykhaylyk, H. J. Blythe, and M. Geoghegan

J. Chem. Phys. 134 094901 (2011)

Effect of brush thickness and solvent composition on the friction force response of poly(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethylphosphorylcholine) brushes

Z. Zhang, A. J. Morse, S. P. Armes, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan, and G. J. Leggett

Langmuir 27 2514-21 (2011)

Development of a new underwater adhesive

R. La Spina, A. Chiche, M. R. Tomlinson, and M. Geoghegan

Eur. Coat. J. 22-8 (2011)

Shear ordered diblock copolymers with tuneable optical properties

A. J. Parnell, N. Tzokova, A. Pryke, J. R. Howse, O. O. Mykhaylyk, A. J. Ryan, P Panine and J. P. A. Fairclough

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 3179-3186 (2011)


Quantitative evaluation of evaporation rate during spin-coating of polymer blend films: Control of film structure through defined-atmosphere solvent-casting

P. Mokarian-Tabari, M. Geoghegan, J. R. Howse, S. Y. Heriot, R. L. Thompson, and R. A. L. Jones

Eur. Phys. J. E 33 283-9 (2010)

Effect of the heterogeneity of metamaterials on the Casimir-Lifshitz interaction

A. Azari, M.F. Miri, and R. Golestanian

Phys. Rev. A 82, 032512 (2010)

Coherent Hydrodynamic Coupling for Stochastic Swimmers

A. Najafi and R. Golestanian

Europhys. Lett. 90, 68003 (2010)

Synthetic Mechanochemical Molecular Swimmer

R. Golestanian

Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 018103 (2010)

The chirality of DNA: elasticity cross-terms at base pair level including A-tracts and the influence of ionic strength

A. Noy and R. Golestanian

J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 8022 (2010)

Synchronization and Collective Dynamics in A Carpet of Microfluidic Rotors

N. Uchida and R. Golestanian

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 178103 (2010)

Synchronization in A Carpet of Hydrodynamically Coupled Rotors with Random Intrinsic Frequency

N. Uchida and R. Golestanian,

Europhys. Lett. 89, 50011 (2010)

Nonlinear dynamics of a rack-pinion-rack device powered by the Casimir force

M.F. Miri, V. Nekouie, and R. Golestanian

Phys. Rev. E 81, 016104 (2010)

Controlled propulsion in viscous fluids of magnetically actuated colloidal doublets

P. Tierno, O. Guel, F. Sagues, R. Golestanian, and I. Pagonabarraga,

Phys. Rev. E 81, 011402 (2010)

Transmission Properties of Plasmonic Metamaterial Quantum Cascade Lasers

D. Austin, N. Mullin, A. Bismuto, I. Luxmoore, A. M. Adawi, D. G. Revin, M. Soulby, J. W. Cockburn, Q. Jiang, A. B. Krysa, A. G Cullis, J. Faist, J. K. Hobbs, and L. R. Wilson


X-shaped plasmonic antenna on a quantum cascade laser

D. Austin, N. Mullin, I. Luxmoore, I. C. Sandall, A. G. Cullis, A. Bismuto, J. Faist, J. K. Hobbs and L. R. Wilson

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 96, Article Number: 151105 (2010)

Variation of Lattice Parameters with Fold State in the Ultralong n-Alkanes

T. D. Lord TD, J. K. Hobbs, A. E. Terry, A. Kvick, and S. Hanna

MACROMOLECULES 43, 3365-3375 (2010)

Peptidoglycan architecture can specify division planes in Staphylococcus aureus

R. D. Turner, E. C. Ratcliffe, R. Wheeler, R. Golestanian, J. K. Hobbs and S. J. Foster

Nature Communications 1, (15 June 2010) doi:10.1038/ncomms1025

Body-centered cubic phase in 3-arm star mesogens: a torsional tapping AFM and GISAXS study

C. H. M. Weber, L. Feng, X-B. Zeng, G. Ungar, N. Mullin, J. K. Hobbs, M. Jahr, and M. Lehmann

SOFT MATTER 6, 5390-5396 (2010)

The development of nanoscale morphology in polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends during solvent casting

T. Wang, A. D. F. Dunbar, P. A. Staniec, A. J Pearson, P. E. Hopkinson, J. E. MacDonald, S. Lilliu, C. Pizzey, N. J. Terrill, A. M. Donald, A. J. Ryan, R. A. L. Jones, and D. G. Lidzey

SOFT MATTER 6, 4128-4134 (2010)

Self-assembled autonomous runners and tumblers

S. Ebbens, R. A. L. Jones, A. J. Ryan, R. Golestanian and J. R. Howse

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 82, article number 015304 (2010)

Producing High-Density High-Molecular-Weight Polymer Brushes by a "Grafting to" Method from a Concentrated Homopolymer Solution

W. Taylor and R. A. L. Jones

LANGMUIR, 26, 13954-13958 (2010)

A solution concentration dependent transition from self-stratification to lateral phase separation in spin-cast PS:d-PMMA thin films

A. D. F. Dunbar, P. Mokarian-Tabari, A. J. Parnell, S. J. Martin, M. W. A. Skoda and R. A. L. Jones


Depletion of PCBM at the Cathode Interface in P3HT/PCBM Thin Films as Quantified via Neutron Reflectivity Measurements

A. J. Parnell, A. D. F. Dunbar, A. J. Pearson, P. A. Staniec, A. J. C. Dennison, H. Hamamatsu, M. W. A. Skoda, D. G. Lidzey and R. A. L. Jones

ADVANCED MATERIALS 22, 2444-2447 (2010)

Macroscopic manifestation of a vapour-induced molecular switching phenomenon

T. H. Richardson, S. Brittle, A. J. Parnell, A. Fryer, T. McCaig, A. Hobson, A. D. F. Dunbar, J. Hutchinson and C. A. Hunter

SOFT MATTER 6, 3157-3159 (2010)

Adhesive and conformational behaviour of mycolic acid monolayers

Z. Zhang, Y. Pen, R. G. Edyvean, S. A. Banwart, R. M. Dalgliesh, and M. Geoghegan



Small Molecule Segregation at Polymer Interfaces

E. Sivaniah, R. A. L. Jones, D. Higgins

MACROMOLECULES 42, 8844-8850 (2009)

Directed single molecule diffusion triggered by surface energy gradients

P. Burgos, Z. Zhang, R. Golestanian, G. J. Leggett, and M. Geoghegan

ACS Nano 3, 3235-43 (2009)

Organic semiconductor-polymer insulator blends: a morphological study of the guest-host interaction

M.-B. Madec, D. J. Crouch, G. Rincon-Llorente, T. J. Whittle, M. Geoghegan, and S. G. Yeates


Templated formation of giant polymer vesicles with controlled size distributions

J. R. Howse, R. A. L. Jones, G. Battaglia, R. E. Ducker, G. J. Leggett and A. J. Ryan

NATURE MATERIALS 8 (6), 507-511 (2009)

Challenges in soft nanotechnology

R. A. L. Jones

FARADAY DISCUSSIONS 143, 9-14 (2009)

The efficiency of encapsulation within surface rehydrated polymersomes

A. J. Parnell, N. Tzokova, P. D. Topham, D. J. Adams, S. Adams, C. M. Fernyhough, A. J. Ryan and R. A. L. Jones,

FARADAY DISCUSSIONS 143, 29-46 (2009)

Polymer crystallization under nano confinement of droplets studied by molecular simulations

W. Hu, T. Cai, Y. Ma, J. K. Hobbs, O. E. Farrance and Günter Reiter

FARADAY DISCUSSIONS 143, 129-141 (2009)

‘Watching’ processes in soft matter with SPM

J. K. Hobbs, N. Mullin, C. H. M. Weber, O. E. Farrance and C. Vasilev

MATERIALS TODAY 12 (7-8), 26-33 (2009)

"Torsional tapping" atomic force microscopy using T-shaped cantilevers

N. Mullin, C. Vasilev, J. D. Tucker, C. N. Hunter, C. H. M. Weber and J. K. Hobbs


Large scan area high-speed atomic force microscopy using a resonant scanner

B. Zhao, J. P. Howard-Knight, A. D. L. Humphris, L. Kailas, E. C. Ratcliffe, S. J. Foster and J. K. Hobbs


Creation of dense polymer brush layers by the controlled deposition of an amphiphilic responsive comb polymer

M. R. Tomlinson, F. Cousin, and M. Geoghegan

POLYMER 50, 4829-36 (2009)

How atomic force microscopy has contributed to our understanding of polymer crystallization

J. K. Hobbs, O. E. Farrance and L. Kailas

POLYMER 50, 4281–92 (2009)

The observation of rapid surface growth during the crystallization of polyhydroxybutyrate

O. E. Farrance, R. A. L. Jones and J. K. Hobbs

POLYMER 50, 3730-38 (2009)

Observation of the complete rupture of a buried polymer layer by off-specular neutron reflectometry

J. P. de Silva, S. J. Martin, R. Cubitt, and M. Geoghegan

EPL 86, 36005 (2009)

Immobilizing live bacteria for AFM imaging of cellular processes

L. Kailas, E. C. Ratcliffe, E. J. Hayhurst, M. G. Walker, S. J. Foster and J. K. Hobbs

ULTRAMICROSCOPY 109 (7), 775-780 (2009)

Composition depth profiling of polystyrene/poly(vinyl ethyl ether) blend thin films by angle resolved XPS

G. Beamson, P. Mokarian-Tabari, and M. Geoghegan


Micrometer- and nanometer- scale photopatterning using 2-nitrophenylpropyloxycarbonyl-protected aminosiloxane monolayers

S. A. Alang Ahmad, L. S. Wong, E. U. Haq, J. K. Hobbs, G. J. Leggett, and J. Micklefield


Synthesis, characterization and swelling behaviour of poly(methacrylic acid) brushes synthesized using atom transfer radical polymerization

A. J. Parnell, S. J. Martin, C. C. Dang, M. Geoghegan, R. A. L. Jones, C. J. Crook, J. R. Howse, and A. J. Ryan

POLYMER 50, 1005-14 (2009)

Direct visualization of the real time swelling and collapse of a poly(methacrylic acid) brush using atomic force microscopy

A. J. Parnell, S. J. Martin, R. A. L. Jones, C. Vasilev, C. J. Crook and A. J. Ryan

SOFT MATTER 5, 296 - 299 (2009)

The impact of interfacial mixing on Förster transfer at conjugated polymer heterojunctions

A. M. Higgins, A. Cadby, D. G. Lidzey, R. M. Dalgliesh, M. Geoghegan, R. A. L. Jones, S. J. Martin, and S. Y. Heriot



Floating lipid bilayers deposited on chemically grafted phosphatidylcholine surfaces

A. V. Hughes, J. R. Howse, A. Dabkowska, R. A. L. Jones, M. J. Lawrence, S. J. Roser

LANGMUIR 24 (5), 1989-1999 (2008)

Polymers: the quest for motility

A. J. Ryan, R. A. L. Jones

MATERIALS TODAY 11 (7-8), 20-23 (2008)

Magnetically actuated colloidal microswimmers

P. Tierno, R. Golestanian, I. Pagonabarraga, and F. Sagues

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 112 (51), 16525-16528 (2008)

Effect of Bending Anisotropy on the 3D Conformation of Short DNA Loops

D. Norouzi, F. Mohammad-Rafiee, and R. Golestanian

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 101, 168103 (2008)

Self-organized gels in DNA/F-actin mixtures without crosslinkers: Entangled networks of nematic domains with tunable density

J. C. Butler, O. V. Zribi, I. I. Smalyukh, G. H. Lai, T. E. Angelini, K. Purdy, R. Golestanian, and G. C. L. Wong

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 101, 218303 (2008)

Controlled swimming in confined fluids of magnetically actuated colloidal rotors

P. Tierno, R. Golestanian, I. Pagonabarraga, and F. Sagues

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 101, 218304 (2008)

Control of roughness at interfaces and the impact on charge mobility in all-polymer field-effect transistors

S. S. Chang, A. B. Rodríguez, A. M. Higgins, C. Liu, M. Geoghegan, H. Sirringhaus, F. Cousin, R. M. Dalgliesh, and Y. Deng

SOFT MATTER 4, 2220-4 (2008)

Video rate atomic force microscopy using low stiffness, low resonant frequency cantilevers

J. P. Howard-Knight and J. K. Hobbs


The polymer physics and chemistry of microbial cell attachment and adhesion

M. Geoghegan, J. S. Andrews, C. A. Biggs, K. E. Eboigbodin, D. R. Elliott, S. Rolfe, J. Scholes, J. J. Ojeda, M. E. Romero-González, R. G. J. Edyvean, L. Swanson, R. Rutkaite, R. Fernando, Y. Pen, Z. Zhang, and S. A. Banwart

FARADAY DISCUSSIONS 139, 85-103 (2008)

Cell wall peptidoglycan architecture in Bacillus subtilis

E. J. Hayhurst, L. Kailas, J. K. Hobbs, and S. J. Foster


Soret Motion of a Charged Spherical Colloid

S. N. Rasuli and R. Golestanian

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 101, 108301 (2008)

Torsional resonance atomic force microscopy in water

N. Mullin and J. Hobbs


A frustrated nanomechanical device powered by the lateral Casimir force

M. F. Miri and R. Golestanian


Analytic results for the three-sphere swimmer at low Reynolds number

R. Golestanian and A. Ajdari

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 77, 036308 (2008)

Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Polyelectrolyte Macroinitiators for Enhanced Initiator Density in Surface-Initiated ATRP

S. Edmondson, C.-D. Vo, S. P. Armes, G.-F. Unali and M. P. Weir

LANGMUIR 24, 7208-7215 (2008)

Three-Sphere Low Reynolds Number Swimmer with a Cargo Container

R. Golestanian


Understanding crystal orientation in quasi-one-dimensional polymer systems

Y. Ma, W. Hu, J. Hobbs, and G. Reiter

SOFT MATTER 4, 540 (2008)

Mechanical Response of a Small Swimmer Driven by Conformational Transitions

R. Golestanian and A. Ajdari

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 100, 038101 (2008)

Organic field effect transistors from ambient solution processed low molar mass semiconductor–insulator blends

M.-B. Madec, D. Crouch, G. Rincon Llorente, T. J. Whittle, M. Geoghegan, and S. G. Yeates


The conformation of poly(methacrylic acid) chains in dilute aqueous solution

L. Ruiz-Pérez, A. Pryke, M. Sommer, G. Battaglia, I. Soutar, L. Swanson, and M. Geoghegan

MACROMOLECULES 41, 2203-11 (2008)

Organic thin film transistors with polymer brush gate dielectrics synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization

J. C. Pinto, G. L. Whiting, S. Khodabakhsh, L. Torre, A. B. Rodríguez, R. M. Dalgliesh, A. M. Higgins, J. W. Andreasen, M. M. Nielsen, M. Geoghegan, W. T. S. Huck, and H. Sirringhaus


The interfacial behaviour of single poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) chains as a function of pH

Z. Zhang, M. R. Tomlinson, R. Golestanian, and M. Geoghegan

NANOTECHNOLOGY 19, 035505 (2008)


Casimir Rack and Pinion

A. Ashourvan, M. F. Miri, and R. Golestanian


Generation of molecular-scale compositional gradients in self-assembled monolayers

P. Burgos, M. Geoghegan, and G. J. Leggett

NANO LETTERS 7, 3747-52 (2007)

Aggregation kinetics of stiff polyelectrolytes in the presence of multivalent salt

H. Fazli and R. Golestanian

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 76, 041801 (2007)

On the Landau-Levich Transition

M. Maleki, E. Reyssat, D. Quéré, and R. Golestanian

LANGMUIR 23, 10116-10122 (2007)

Self-motile colloidal particles: from directed propulsion to random walk

J. R. Howse, R. A. L. Jones, A. J. Ryan, T. Gough, R. Vafabakhsh, and R. Golestanian


Evolution of growth modes for polyelectrolyte bundles

G. H. Lai, R. Coridan, O. V. Zribi, R. Golestanian, and G. C. L. Wong


Controlling network-brush interactions to achieve switchable adhesion

R. La Spina, M. R. Tomlinson, L. Ruiz-Pérez, A. Chiche, S. Langridge, and M. Geoghegan


A real-time study of homogeneous nucleation, growth and phase transformations in nanodroplets of low molecular weight isotactic polypropylene using AFM

L. Kailas, C. Vasilev, J.-N. Audinot, H.-N. Migeon, and J. K. Hobbs

MACROMOLECULES 40 (20), 7223-7230 (2007)

Switching layer stability in a polymer bilayer by thickness variation

J. P. de Silva, M. Geoghegan, A. M. Higgins, G. Krausch, M.-O. David, and G. Reiter


Antagonistic Triblock Polymer Gels Powered by pH Oscillations

P. D. Topham, J. R. Howse, C. J. Crook, S. P. Armes, R. A. L. Jones, and A. J. Ryan

MACROMOLECULES 40 (13), 4393-4395 (2007)

Avantages de la réflectométrie des neutrons pour l’étude des polymères en couches minces

G. Reiter and M. Geoghegan

Surfaces, Interfaces, Milieux Confinés par Diffusion de Neutrons ed. A. Brûlet and G. Chaboussant (Collection de la Société Française de la Neutronique 8, EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, 2007) pp 103-13.

Designing phoretic micro- and nano-swimmers

R. Golestanian, T. B. Liverpool, and A. Ajdari

NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 9, Art. No. 126 (2007)

Rectification of the lateral Casimir force in a vibrating noncontact rack and pinion

A. Ashourvan, M. Miri, and R. Golestanian

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 75 (4), Art. No. 040103 Part 1 APR (2007)

Noncontact rack and pinion powered by the lateral Casimir force

A. Ashourvan, M. Miri, and R. Golestanian

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 98 (14), Art. No. 140801 (2007)

Thermally responsive polymeric hydrogel brushes: synthesis, physical properties and use for the culture of chondrocytes

J. Collett, A. Crawford, P. V. Hatton, M. Geoghegan, and S. Rimmer


Imaging the fluorescence decay lifetime of a conjugated-polymer blend by using a scanning near-field optical microscope

A. J. Cadby, R. Dean, C. Elliott, R. A. L. Jones, A. M. Fox, and D. G. Lidzey

ADVANCED MATERIALS 19 (1), 107 (2007)


Dynamics of liquid rope coiling

Habibi M, Maleki M, Golestanian R, Ribe NM, Bonn D

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 74 (6): Art. No. 066306 Part 2 DEC (2006)

The pH-induced swelling and collapse of a polybase brush synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization

Geoghegan M, Ruiz-Perez L, Dang CC, Parnell AJ, Martin SJ, Howse JR, Jones RAL, Golestanian R, Topham PD, Crook CJ, Ryan AJ, Sivia DS, Webster JRP, Menelle A

SOFT MATTER 2 (12): 1076-1080 DEC 7 (2006)

Neutron reflectivity studies of confined polymer/polymer interfaces approaching criticality

Sferrazza M, Carelli C, Jones RAL, Young RN

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER 385: 706-708 Part 1 Sp. Iss. SI, NOV 15 (2006)

Suppression of energy-transfer between conjugated polymers in a ternary blend identified using scanning near-field optical microscopy

Cadby A, Dean R, Jones RAL, Lidzey DG

ADVANCED MATERIALS 18 (20): 2713 OCT 17 (2006)

Interfacial structure in conjugated polymers: Characterization and control of the interface between poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) and poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole)

Higgins AM, Martin SJ, Geoghegan M, Heriot SY, Thompson RL, Cubitt R, Dalgliesh RM, Grizzi I, Jones RAL

MACROMOLECULES 39 (19): 6699-6707 SEP 19 (2006)

Improving the light extraction efficiency of polymeric light emitting diodes using two-dimensional photonic crystals

Adawi AM, Kullock R, Turner JL, Vasilev C, Lidzey DG, Tahraoui A, Fry PW, Gibson D, Smith E, Foden C, Roberts M, Qureshi F, Athanassopoulou N

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS 7 (4): 222-228 AUG (2006)

Synthesis and solid state properties of a poly(methyl methacrylate)-block-poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) triblock copolymer

Topham PD, Howse JR, Mykhaylyk OO, Armes SP, Jones RAL, Ryan AJ

MACROMOLECULES 39 (16): 5573-5576 AUG 8 (2006)

The contrast match neutron reflectivity technique for the study of broad polymer/polymer interfaces

Carelli C, Young RN, Jones RAL, Sferrazza M


Controlled growth of poly (2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) brushes via atom transfer radical polymerisation on planar silicon surfaces

Topham PD, Howse JR, Crook CJ, Parnell AJ, Geoghegan M, Jones RAL, Ryan AJ

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL 55 (7): 808-815 JUL (2006)

Chain length effects on confined polymer/polymer interfaces

Carelli C, Young RN, Jones RAL, Sferrazza M

EUROPHYSICS LETTERS 75 (2): 274-280 JUL (2006)

In situ atomic force microscopy of the melting of melt-crystallized polyethylene

Hobbs JK

POLYMER 47 (15): 5566-5573 JUL 12 (2006)

Early-stage roughening of the polymer-polymer interface approaching the glass transition temperature by real-time neutron reflection

Carelli C, Higgins AM, Jones RAL, Sferrazza M

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 73 (6): Art. No. 061804 Part 1 JUN (2006)

Counterions between charged polymers exhibit liquid-like organization and dynamics

Angelini TE, Golestanian R, Coridan RH, Butler JC, Beraud A, Krisch M, Sinn H, Schweizer KS, Wong GCL


Structural and optical properties of Er, Yb co-doped Y2O3 thin films

Dikovska AO, Atanasov PA, Dimitrov IG, Vasilev C, Kocourek T, Jelinek M

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 252 (13): 4569-4572 APR 30 (2006)

Measurement of adhesion energies and Young's modulus in thin polymer films using a novel axi-symmetric peel test geometry

Raegen AN, Dalnoki-Veress K, Wan KT, Jones RAL

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL E 19 (4): 453-459 APR (2006)

The dance of molecules: How nanotechnology is changing our lives

Jones RAL

NATURE 440 (7087): 995-995 APR 20 (2006)

Fabrication and study of periodically structured Y2O3 waveguides

Dikovska AO, Tonche SH, Vasilev C, Atanasov PA

PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS 3 (2): 201-204 FEB 17 (2006)

Imaging block copolymer crystallization in real time with the atomic force microscope

Hobbs JK, Register RA

MACROMOLECULES 39 (2): 703-710 JAN 24 (2006)

Reciprocating power generation in a chemically driven synthetic muscle

Howse JR, Topham P, Crook CJ, Gleeson AJ, Bras W, Jones RAL, Ryan AJ

NANO LETTERS 6 (1): 73-77 JAN (2006)

A toolbox approach to adhesive design

Crook CJ, Fairclough PA, Jones RAL, Ryan AJ


VideoAFM - a new tool for high speed surface analysis

Hobbs JK, Vasilev C, Humphris ADL

ANALYST 131 (2): 251-256 (2006)

“Block copolymers at interfaces” in Block Copolymers in Nanoscience

M. Geoghegan and R. A. L. Jones

ed. M. Lazzari, G. Liu, and S. Lecommandoux (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2006) pp 275-90

Noncovalent Cross-Linking of Casein by Epigallocatechin Gallate Characterized by Single Molecule Force Microscopy

Elisabeth Jöbstl, Jonathan R. Howse, J. Patrick A. Fairclough, and Mike P. Williamson