Publications

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62.   Pathway for insertion of amphiphilic nanoparticles into defect-free lipid bilayers from atomistic molecular dynamics simulations
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter Accepted, (2015).
61.   Artificial tribotactic microscopic walkers: walking based on friction gradients
J.P. Steimel, J.L. Aragones, and A. Alexander-Katz
Physical Review Letters 113, 178101 (2014).
60.   Membrane-embedded nanoparticles induce lipid rearrangements similar to those exhibited by biological membrane proteins
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118, 12586 (2014).
59.   Lipid tail protrusions mediate the insertion of nanoparticles into model cell membranes
R. C. Van Lehn*, M. Ricci*, P. H. J. Silva, P. Andreozzi, J. Reguera, K. Voitchovsky, F. Stellacci, and A. Alexander-Katz
Nature Communications 5, (2014).
58.   Fusion of ligand-coated nanoparticles with lipid bilayers: Effect of ligand flexibility
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118, 5848 (2014).
57.   Unfolding of collapsed polymers in shear flow: Effects of colloid banding structures in confining channels
H. Chen and A. Alexander-Katz
Physical Review E 89, (2014).
56.   Design rules for self-assembled block copolymer patterns using tiled templates
J-B. Chang, H.K. Choi, A.F. Hannon, A. Alexander-Katz, C.A. Ross, and K.K. Berggren
Nature Communications 5, (2014).
55.   Toward novel polymer-based materials inspired in blood clotting
A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 5, (2014).
54.   Free energy landscape and localization of nanoparticles at block copolymer model defects
Y.J. Kim, H. Chen, and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter 10, (2014).
53.   Optimizing topological templates for directed self-assembly of block copolymers via inverse design simulations
A. F. Hannon, Y. Ding, W. Bai, C. A. Ross, and A. Alexander-Katz
Nano Lett. 14, 318-325 (2014).
52.   Hematocrit and flow rate regulate the adhesion of platelets to von Willebrand factor
H. Chen, J. I. Angerer, M. Napoleone, A. J. Reininger, S. W. Schneider, A. Wixforth, M. F. Schneider, and A. Alexander-Katz
Biomicrofluidics 7, (2013).
51.   Host-guest self-assembly in block copolymer blends
W. I. Park, Y. J. Kim, J. W. Jeong, K. Kim, J-K. Yoo, Y. H. Hur, J. M. Kim, E. L. Thomas, A. Alexander-Katz, and Y. S. Jung
Sci. Rep. 3, (2013).
50.   Cell membranes open 'doors' for cationic nanoparticles/biomolecules: Insights into uptake kinetics
J. Lin and A. Alexander-Katz
ACS Nano 7, (2013).
49.   Free energy change for insertion of charged, monolayer-protected nanoparticles into lipid bilayers
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter 10, 648-658 (2013).
48.   Structure and dynamics of blood-clotting-inspired polymer-colloid composites
H. Chen and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter 9, 10381-10390 (2013).
47.   Von Willebrand adhesion to surfaces at high shear rates is controlled by long-lived bonds
C.E. Sing, J. G. Selvidge, and A. Alexander-Katz
Biophys. J. 105, (2013).
46.   Structure of mixed-monolayer-protected nanoparticles in aqueous salt solution from atomistic molecular dynamics simulations
R.C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
J. Phys. Chem. C. 117 (39), 20104-20115 (2013).
45.   Effect of particle diameter and surface composition on the spontaneous fusion of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles with lipid bilayers
R. C. Van Lehn, P. U. Atukorale, R. P. Carney, Y-S. Yang, F. Stellacci, D. J. Irvine, and A. Alexander-Katz
Nano Letters 13 (9), 4060-4067 (2013).
44.   Ligand-mediated short-range attraction drives aggregation of charged monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Langmuir 29, 8788-8798 (2013).
43.   Inverse design of topographical templates for directed self-assembly of block copolymers
A. F. Hannon, K. W. Gotrik, C. A. Ross, and A. Alexander-Katz
ACS Macro Letters 2 (3), 251-255 (2013).
42.   Lattice Boltzmann method for multiscale self-consistent field theory simulations of block copolymers
H. Chen, Y. Kim, and A. Alexander-Katz
Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 104123 (2013).
41.   Blood-clotting-inspired reversible polymer-colloid composite assembly in flow
H. Chen, M.A. Fallah, V. Huck, J. I. Angerer, A. J. Reininger, S. W. Schneider, M. F. Schneider, and A. Alexander-Katz
Nature Communications 4, 1333 (2013).
40.   Designed molecular mechanics using self-associating polymers
C.E. Sing and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter 8, 11871-11879 (2012).
39.   Morphology control in block copolymer films using mixed solvent vapors
K. W. Gotrik, A. F. Hannon, J. G. Son, B. Keller, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross
ACS Nano 6 (9), 8052-8059 (2012).
38.   Rectangular symmetry morphologies in a topographically templated block copolymer
A. Tavakkoli K.G., A. F. Hannon, K. W. Gotrik, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross, K. K. Berggren
Advanced Materials 24 (31), 4249-4254 (2012).
37.   Force spectroscopy of self-associating homopolymers
C.E. Sing and A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 45 (16), 6704-6718 (2012).
36.   Templating three-dimensional self-assembled structures in bilayer block copolymer films
A. Tavakkoli K. G., K. W. Gotrik, A. F. Hannon, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross, K. K. Berggren
Science 336, 1294-1298 (2012).
35.   Diffusion of entangled rod-coil block copolymers
M. Wang, A. Alexander-Katz, B. D. Olsen
ACS Macro Lett. 1, 676-680 (2012).
34.   Aligned sub-10-nm block copolymer patterns templated by post arrays
J.B. Chang, J.G. Son, A.F. Hannon, A. Alexander-Katz, C.A. Ross, K. Berggren
ACS Nano 6(3), 2071-2077 (2012).
33.   Conformational dynamics and internal friction in homo-polymer globules: equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium simulations.
T.R. Einert, C.E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz, R.R. Netz
Eur. Phys. J. E. 34, 130 (2011).
32.   Giant non-monotonic stretching response of a self-associating polymer in shear flow
C.E. Sing and A. Alexander-Katz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 198302 (2011).
31.   Theory of tethered polymers in shear flow: the strong stretching limit
C.E. Sing and A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 44(22), 9020-9028 (2011).
30.   Penetration of lipid bilayers by nanoparticles with environmentally-responsive surfaces: simulations and theory
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
Soft Matter 7, 11392-11404 (2011).
29.   Lateral phase separation of mixed polymer brushes physisorbed on planar substrates
R. C. Van Lehn and A. Alexander-Katz
J. Chem. Phys. 135, 141106 (2011).
28.   Dynamics of polymers in flowing colloidal suspensions
H. Chen and A. Alexander-Katz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 128301 (2011).
27.   Phase behavior of disk-coil macromolecules
Y. Kim, E. Ha, A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 44(17), 7016-7025 (2011).
26.   Equilibrium structure and dynamics of self-associating single polymers
C.E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 44(17), 6962-6971 (2011).
25.   Phase behavior of symmetric disk-coil macromolecules with stacking interactions
Y. Kim, A. Alexander-Katz
J. Chem. Phys. 135, 024902 (2011).
24.   Non-monotonic hydrodynamic lift force on highly-extended polymers near surfaces
C.E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz
Europhys. Lett. 95, 48001 (2011).
23.   Dynamics of collapsed polymers under the simultaneous influence of elongational and shear flows
C.E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz
J. Chem. Phys. 135, 014902 (2011).
22.   Probing structural and dynamical transitions in polymer globules by force
C.E. Sing, T.R. Einert, R.R. Netz, and A. Alexander-Katz
Phys. Rev. E 83(4), 040801(R) (2011).
21.   Hierarchical nanostructures by sequential self-assembly of styrene-dimethylsiloxane block copolymers of different periods
J.G. Son, A.F. Hannon, K.W. Gotrik, A. Alexander-Katz, C.A. Ross
Adv. Materials 23(5), 634 (2011).
20.   Polymer-based catch-bonds
H. Chen and A. Alexander-Katz
Biophys. J. 100(1), 174-182 (2011).
19.   Enhancing the potential of block copolymer lithography with polymer self-consistent field theory simulations
R.A. Mickiewicz, J.K.W. Yang, A.F. Hannon, Y.S. Jung, A. Alexander-Katz, K.K. Berggren, C.A. Ross
Macromolecules 43, 8290-8295 (2010).
18.   Phase behavior of symmetric disk-coil molecules
Y. Kim, A. Alexander-Katz
J. Chem. Phys. 132, 174901 (2010).
17.   Multidimensional targeting: using physical and chemical forces in unison
R. C. Van Lehn, C. E. Sing, H. Chen and A. Alexander-Katz
Curr. Pharm. Biotechnol. 11, 320-332 (2010).
16.   Complex self-assembled patterns using sparse commensurate templates with locally varying motifs
J. K. W. Yang, Y. S. Jung, J. Chang, R. A. Mickiewicz, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross, K. K. Berggren
Nature Nanotech. 5, 256-260 (2010).
15.   Globule-Stretch Transitions of Collapsed Polymers in Elongational Flow Fields
C. E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz
Macromolecules 43(7), 3532-3541 (2010).
14.   Elongational flow induces the unfolding of von Willebrand factor at physiological flow rates
C. E. Sing, A. Alexander-Katz
Biophys. J. 98(9), L35-L37 (2010).
13.   Controlled surface-induced flows from the motion of self-assembled colloidal walkers
C. E. Sing, L. Schmid, M. F. Schneider, T. Franke, A. Alexander-Katz
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107(2), 535-540 (2010).
12.   Internal friction and non-equilibrium unfolding of polymeric globules
A. Alexander-Katz, H. Wada, and R. R. Netz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 028102 (2009).
11.   Controlling polyelectrolyte equilibria and structure via counterion-solvent interactions
A. Alexander-Katz and L. Leibler
Soft Matter 5, 2198 (2009).
10.   Motion-reversal in a simple microscopic swimmer
A. Alexander-Katz
arXiv:0705.2669v1 (2008).
9.   Dynamics and instabilities of collapsed polymers in shear flow
A. Alexander-Katz and R. R. Netz
Macromolecules 41, 3363 (2008).
8.   Relaxation of ultralarge von Willebrand factor bundles in a microfluidic-AFM hybrid reactor
D. Steppich, J. Opfer, J. Angerer, A. Griesser, S.W. Schneider, S. Nuschele, A. Wixforth, A. Alexander-Katz, and M. F. Schneider
*Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 369, 507 (2008).
7.   Diblock copolymer thin films: a field-theoretic simulation study
A. Alexander-Katz, and G.H. Fredrickson
Macromolecules 40, 4075 (2007).
6.   Shear-flow induced stretching of collapsed polymers near surfaces
A. Alexander-Katz and R. R. Netz
Europhysics Lett 80, 18001 (2007).
5.   Shear-induced unfolding triggers adhesion of von Willebrand factor fibers
S.W. Schneider, S. Nuschele, A. Wixforth, C. Gorzelanny, A. Alexander-Katz, R.R. Netz, and M.F. Schneider
PNAS 104, 7899 (2007).
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4.   Shear-flow-induced unfolding of polymeric globules
A. Alexander-Katz, M. F. Schneider, S.W. Schneider, A. Wixforth, and R. R. Netz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 138101 (2006).
3.   Field-theoretic simulations of polymer solutions: finite size and discretization effects
A. Alexander-Katz, A.G. Moreira, S.W. Sides, and G.H. Fredrickson
J. Chem. Phys. 122, 014904 (2005).
2.   Simulations of Polymer Solutions: a field-theoretic approach
A. Alexander-Katz, A.G. Moreira, and G.H. Fredrickson
Mesoscale Phenomena in Fluids Systems Ed. F. Case and P. Alexandridis (2004).
1.   Field-theoretic simulations of confined polymer solutions
A. Alexander-Katz, A.G. Moreira, and G.H. Fredrickson
J. Chem. Phys. 118, 9030 (2003).
Department of Materials Science and Engineering MIT