Publications

2017

60.Qi, ShamsiJazeyi, Ruan, Mann, Lin, Song, Ma, Wang, Tour, Hirasaki, and Verduzco. “Segregation of Amphiphilic Polymer-Coated Nanoparticles to Bicontinuous Oil/Water Microemulsion Phases,” Energy and Fuels, in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02687

59. Zhu, Kim, Yu, Ardebili and Verduzco. “Molecular Engineering of Step-Growth Liquid Crystal Elastomers,” 2017, Sensor. Actuat. B: Chem.,  in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2016.12.141

2016

58. Agrawal, Chen, Zhu, Kim, Adetiba, Miranda, Chipara, Ajayan, Jacot, and Verduzco. “Electromechanically Responsive Liquid Crystal Elastomer Nanocomposites for Active Cell Culture,” ACS Macro Letters, 2016 5, 1386 – 1390. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00554

57. Ponniah, Chen, Adetiba, Verduzco, and Jacot. “Mechanoactive Materials in Cardiac Science,” J. Mater. Chem. B., 2016 4, 7350 – 7362. 10.1039/C6TB00069J.

56. An, Li, Chalker, Strake, Verduzco, and Lutkenhaus. “Conducting Block Copolymer Additives Enhance the Performance of Carbon-Free Hybrid Vanadium Pentoxide Cathodes,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interf, 2016 8, 28585 – 28591. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b08028.

55. Pesek, Xiang, Hammouda, and Verduzco. “Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Analysis of PLA Bottlebrush Polymers,” J. Polym. Sci. B, Polym. Phys., 2017 55, 104 – 111. DOI: 10.1002/polb.24251

54. Kipp, Ganesan, and Verduzco. “Block copolymer compatablizers for ternary blend polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells — An opportunity for computation aided molecular design,Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2016, 1, 353 – 369. DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00060F

53. Mok, Kipp, Hasbun, Dolocan, Strzalka, Ganesan, and Verduzco. “Parallel bulk heterojunction photovoltaics based on all-conjugated block copolymer additives,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 14804 – 14813 DOI: 10.1039/c6ta06502c

52.Guo, Lee, Lin, Strzalka, Wang, Hexemer, Jaye, Fischer, Verduzco, Wang, Gomez. “Photovoltaic Performance of Block Copolymer Devices Is Independent of the Crystalline Texture in the Active Layer,” Macromolecules, 2016 49, 4599 – 4608. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00370

51. Lin, Nie, Tsai, Li, Mohite, Gupta, and Verduzco. “Supramolecular Block Copolymer Photovoltaics through Ureido-Pyrimidinone Hydrogen Bonding Interactions,” RSC Advances, 2016 6, 51562 – 51568. DOI: 10.1039/c6ra09041a

50. Tsai, Nie, Blancon, Stoumpos, Asadpour, Harutyunyan, Verduzco, Crochet, Tretiak, Pedesseau, Evan, Alam, Gupta, Gou, Ajayan, Bedzyk, Kanatzidis, and Mohite. “High-efficiency two-dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper perovskite solar cells,Nature, 2016 536, 312 – 316

49. Kipp, Verduzco, and Ganesan. “Design of bicontinous donor/acceptor morphologies for use as organic solar cell active layers,” J. Polym. Sci. A, Polym. Phys. 2016 54, 884-895. DOI: 10.1002/polb.23988

49. Kim, Zhu, Chen, Adetiba, Agrawal, Ajayan, Jacot, and Verduzco. “Preparation of Monodomain Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Liquid Crystal Elastomer Nanocomposites,” JoVE, 2016. DOI: 10.3791/53688

48. Pesek, Lin, Kasper, Chen, Rhode, Robertson, Stein, and Verduzco. “Synthesis of bottlebrush copolymers based on poly(dimethylsiloxane) for surface active additives,” Polymer,2016 98, 495-504. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.01.057, 5-minute Audioslide PresentationTOCgraphicrevised

2015

47. Smith, Lin, Yager, Mohite, Nie, Darling, Verduzco. “Molecular Origin of Photovoltaic Performance in All-Conjugated Block Copolymers,” Macromolecules.DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01383.

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46. An, Smith, Lin, Swank, Pesek,Verduzco, and Lutkenhaus. “Flexible Self-Assembled V2O5 Cathodes Enabled by Conducting Diblock Copolymers,” Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep14166. Featured in C&EN News

45. Kipp, Mok. Darling, Strzalka, Ganesan, and Verduzco. “Rational Design of Thermally Stable, Bicontinuous Donor/Acceptor Morphologies with Conjugated Block Copolymer Additives,” ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 867-871.

44. Mok, Lin, Yager, Mohite, Ni, Lee, Gomez, Darling, Gosztola, Schaller, Verduzco. “Linking group influences charge separation and recombination in all-conjugated block copolymer photovoltaics,” Adv. Funct. Mater 2015, 25, 5578-5585.

43. Verduzco. “Shape-Shifting Liquid Crystals,” Science 2015, 347, 949-950. Full Text. PDF Reprint.

42. Verduzco, Li, Pesek, and Stein. “Structure, Function, Self-Assembly, and Applications of Bottlebrush Copolymers,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015 44, 2405-2420.

41. Agrawal, Adetiba, Kim, Chen, Jacot, and Verduzco. “Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Dynamic Cell Culture,J. Mater. Res. 2015 30, 453-462.

2014

40. Mitra, Li, Pesek, Lokitz, Uhrig, Ankner, Verduzco, Stein. “Thin film phase behavior of bottlebrush/linear polymer blends,Macromolecules 2014 47, 5269-5276.

39. Smith, Stewart, Yager, Strzalka, and Verduzco. “Control of all-conjugated block copolymer crystallization via thermal and solvent annealing,” J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 2014 52, 900-906.

38. Lin, Stewart, Yager, and Verduzco. “Lamellar and Liquid Crystal Ordering in Solvent-Annealed All-Conjugated Block Copolymer Thin Films,” Soft Matter 2014 10, 3817-3825. (OPEN ACCESS)

37. ShamsiJazeyi, Miller, Wong, Tour, Verduzco. “Polymer-Coated Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery,” J. Appl. PAPP-131-15_C4olym. Sci. 2014 131, 40576. (COVER IMAGE)

36. Lin, Verduzco. “Synthesis and Process-Dependent Film Structure of All-Conjugated Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaics,” in Polymer Composites for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage, 2014, Chapter 3, 49-70.

35. Shamsijazeyi, Verduzco, and Hirasaki, “Reducing Adsorption of Anionic Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery: Part II. Applied Aspects,” in press Colloid. Surf. A .

34. Li, ShamsiJazeyi, Pesek, Agrawal, Hammouda, Verduzco. “Thermoresponsive PNIPAAM Bottlebrush Polymers with Tailored Side-Chain Length and Side-Chain Endgroup Structure,Soft Matter 2014 10, 2008-2015. (OPEN ACCESS)

33. Mor, Jones, Le, Shang, Weathers, Woltermann, Vakhshouri, Saito, Verduzco, Salleo, Hickner, and Gomez. “Contact Doping with Sub-Monolayers of Strong Polyelectrolytes for Organic Photovoltaics,Soft Matter 2014 4, 13. (OPEN ACCESS)

32. Shamsijazeyi, Verduzco, and Hirasaki, “Reducing Adsorption of Anionic Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery: Part I. Competitive Adsorption Mechanism,” in press, Colloid. Surf. A 

31. Agrawal, Yun, Pesek, Chapman, and Verduzco, “Shape-responsive liquid crystal elastomer bilayers,” Soft Matter. 2014 10, 1411-1415. (See news release in Rice News and Futurity.org)

2013

30. Smith, Yager, Pickel, Kissinger and Verduzco, “Conjugated Block Copolymers via Functionalized Initiators and Click Chemistry,” Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry 2013 52, 154-163.Lin-Polym-Chem-2013-v4-p229

29. Pesek, Li, Hong, Hammouda, and Verduzco, “Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Analysis of Bottlebrush Polymers made by Grafting-Through Polymerization,”Macromolecules, 2013 46, 6998-7005. pdf

28. Guo, Lin, Witma, Smith, Wang, Hexemer, Strzalka, Gomez, and Verduzco, “Conjugated Block Copolymer Photovoltaics with near 3% efficiencies through microphase separation,” Nano Letters, 2013 13, 2957-2963. pdf (featured in Materials Today, Solar Novus, AIChE’s CEP Magazine, and Futurity.org)

27. Smith, Lin, Dement, Strzalka, Darling, Verduzco. “Synthesis and Crystallinity of All-Conjugated Block Copoly-mers prepared by Click Chemistry,” Macromolecules, 2013 46, 2636-2645. DOI: 10.1021/ma3026223 pdf 

26. Agrawal, Chipara, Shamoo, Patra, Ajayan, Chapman, and Verduzco. “Dynamic Self-Stiffening in Liquid Crystal Elastomers,”  Nature Communications, 2013 4, 1739. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2772 pdf (Featured in Futurity.org, Liquid Crystals Today, AIChE’s CEP Magazine, and WAMC The Academic Minute)

25. Kempf, Smith, Pesek, Li, Verduzco. “Amphiphilic poly(alkylthiophene) block copolymers prepared via externally initiated GRIM and click coupling,”Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2158-2163. pdf

24. Lin, Smith, Kempf, Verduzco. “Synthesis and Crystallinity of All-Conjugated Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) Block Copolymers,” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 229-232. pdf

2012

23. Li, Prukop, Biswal, and Verduzco, “Surface Properties of Bottlebrush Polymer Thin Films,” Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7118-7127.   pdf

22. Lin, Verduzco, “Supramolecular Conjugated Block Copolymers,” Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 6571-6579.  pdf

21. Zhu, Sun, Li, Cai, Verduzco, and Tour, “Quantitative observation of structure and band gap change on graphene oxide nanoribbon during thermal annealing,” JACS, 2012, 134, 11774-11780. pdf

20. Agrawal, Luchette, Palffy-Muhoray, Chapman, Biswal, Verduzco, “Surface Wrinkling in Liquid Crystal Elastomers,” Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7138-7142.pdf

2011

19. Dong, Pint, Hainey, Mirri, Zhan, Zhang, Pasquali, Hauge, Verduzco, Jiang, Lin, Lou. “Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Low-cost and High Electrocatalytic Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 061702. pdf

18. Hong, Verduzco, Gleeson, Sprunt, Jákli. “Nanostructures of liquid crystal phases in mixtures of bent-core and rod-shaped molecules, Phys. Rev. E, 2011, 83, 3157.

17. Botiz, Schaller, Verduzco, Darling. “Optoelectronic Properties and Charge Transfer in Donor–Acceptor All-Conjugated Diblock Copolymers, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2011, 115, 9260-9266. pdf

16. Verduzco, Botiz, Pickel, Kilbey, Hong, Dimasi, Darling. “Polythiophene-block-Polyfluorene and Polythiophene-block-Poly(fluorene-co-benzothiadiazole): insights into the self-assembly of all-conjugated block copolymers” Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 530-539. 

2010

15. Verduzco, Luchette, Hong, Harden, Sprunt, DiMasi, Muhoray, Kilbey, Sprunt, Gleeson, Jákli. “Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Elastomers” J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 8488-8495

14. Hong, Verduzco, Williams, Twieg, DiMasi, Pindak, Jakli, Gleeson, and Sprunt. “Short range smectic order in bent-core nematic liquid crystals” Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 4819-4827

13. Harden, Chambers, Verduzco, Luchette, Gleeson, Sprunt, Jakli. “Giant flexoelectricity in bent-core nematic liquid crystal elastomers,” Appl. Phys. Lett 96, 102907, 2010.

2009

12. Bailey, Fodor-Csorba, Verduzco, Sprunt, Gleeson, Jakli. “Large flow-birefringence of nematogenic bent-core liquid crystals,” Phys Rev Lett 103, 237803, 2009 

11. Lokitz, Messman, Hinestrosa, Alonzo, Verduzco, Brown, Osa, Ankner, Kilbey. “Dilute Solution Properties and Surface Attachment of RAFT Polymerized 2-Vinyl-4,4-dimethyl Azlactone (VDMA),” Macromolecules 42, 9018, 2009. link

10. Chambers, Verduzco, Sprunt, Gleeson, Jakli. “Flexoelectricity of a calamitic liquid crystal elastomer swollen with a bent-core liquid crystal,” J Mater Chem 19, 7909-7913, 2009. 

9. Chambers, Verduzco, Sprunt, Gleeson, Jakli. “Calamitic Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers Swollen in Bent-Core Liquid-Crystal Solvents,” Advanced Materials 21 1-5, 2009. 

8. Scruggs, Verduzco, Uhrig, Khan, Park, Lal, Kornfield. “Self-Assembly of Coil/Liquid-Crystalline Diblock Copolymers in a Liquid Crystal Solvent,” Macromolecules 42 (1) 299-307, 2009. 

2008 and earlier

7. Porcar, Liu, Verduzco, Hong, Butler, Magid, Smith, and Chen. “Structural Investigation of PAMAM Dendrimers in Aqueous Solutions Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering: Effect of Generation,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112 (47) 14772-14778, 2008. link

6. Li, Hong, Porcar, Verduzco, Butler, Smith, Liu, and Chen. “Assess the Intramolecular Cavity of a PAMAM Dendrimer in Aqueous Solution by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering,” Macromolecules 41 (22) 8916-8920, 2008. link

5. Xia, Verduzco, Grubbs, Konrfield. “Well-Defined Liquid Crystal Gels from Telechelic Polymers,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (5) 1735-1740, 2008. 

4. Verduzco, Scruggs, Sprunt, Palffy-Muhoray, Kornfield. “Director dynamics in liquid-crystal physical gels,” Soft Matter 3 (8) 993-1002, 2007. 

3. Kempe, Verduzco, Scruggs, Kornfield. “Rheological study of structural transitions in triblock copolymers in a liquid crystal solvent,” Soft Matter 2 (5) 422-431, 2006. 

2. Verduzco, Meng, Kornfield, Meyer. “Buckling Instability in Liquid Crystalline Physical Gels,” Physical Review Letters 96 (14) 147802, 2006. 

1. Kempe, Scruggs, Verduzco, Lal, Kornfield. “Self-assembled liquid-crystalline gels designed from the bottom up,” Nature Materials 3 (3) 177-182, 2004. 

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