Dr. Arnout Imhof

Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratory, room 0.63
Princetonplein 1, 3584 CC Utrecht
P.O. Box 80 000, 3508 TA Utrecht
The Netherlands
phone: +31 (0)30 253 2423
secretariat: +31 (0)30 253 2952
e-mail: a.imhof@uu.nl




  1. Photo-stability of lutein in surfactant-free lutein-zein composite colloidal particles
    F.Y. de Boer, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Food Chemistry: X 5, 100071 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.fochx.2019.100071. Supporting information: DOCX.
  2. Smectic liquid crystalline titanium dioxide nanorods: reducing attractions by optimizing ligand density
    S.N. Hosseini, A. Grau-Carbonell, A.G. Nikolaenkova, X. Xie, X. Chen, A. Imhof, A. van Blaaderen and P.J. Baesjou, Advanced Functional Materials, 2005491 (2020). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202005491.
  3. Compartmentalization of gold nanoparticle clusters in hollow silica spheres and their assembly induced by an external electric field
    K. Watanabe, T.A.J. Welling, S.  Sadighikia, H. Ishii, A. Imhof, M.A. van Huis and D. Nagao, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 566, 202–210 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.01.094. Supplemental information: DOCX, MP4.


  1. Characterization of the scattering and absorption of colored zein colloids in optically dense dispersions
    F.Y. de Boer, R.J.A. van Dijk-Moes, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Langmuir 35 (37), 12091-12099 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01357. Supporting information: PDF.
  2. Encapsulation of colorants by natural polymers for food applications
    F.Y. de Boer, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Coloration Technology 135 (1), (2019). DOI:10.1111/cote.12393.
  3. Color-tunable particles through affinity interactions between water-insoluble protein and soluble dyes
    F.Y. de Boer, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Colloids and Surfaces A 562, 154-160 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.11.021. Supporting information: DOCX.
  4. Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework microrods
    F. Cheng, A.J. Young, J-S.G. Bouillard, N.T. Kemp, R. Guillet-Nicolas, C.H. Hall, D. Roberts, A.H. Jaafar, A.M. Adawi, F. Kleitz, A. Imhof, M.R. Reithofer and J.M. Chin, Journal American Chemical Society 141, 12989-12993 (2019). DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b06320. Supporting information: PDF, MP4 1, MP4 2.
  5. Shaping silica rods by tuning hydrolysis and condensation of silica precursors
    F. Hagemans, R. Kumar Pujala, D.S. Hotie, D.M.E. Thies-Weesie, D.A.M. de Winter, J.D. Meeldijk, A.van Blaaderen and A. Imhof, Chemistry of Materials 31 (2), 521-531 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04607. Supporting information: PDF.
  6. Seeded-growth of silica rods from silica-coated particles
    D.R. Hayden, C.L. Kennedy, K.P. Velikov, A. van Blaaderen and A. Imhof, Langmuir 35, 14913-14919 (2019). DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02847. Supporting information: PDF.
  7. Fully biobased highly transparent nanopaper with UV-blocking functionality
    D.R. Hayden, S. Mohan, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Applied Polymer Materials 1 (4), 641-646 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00192. Supporting information: PDF.


  1. Impact of the electron beam on the thermal stability of gold nanorods studied by environmental transmission electron microscopy
    W. Albrecht, A. van de Glind, H. Yoshida, Y. Isozakic, A. Imhof, A. van Blaaderen, P.E. de Jongh, K.P. de Jong, J. Zečević and S. Takeda, Ultramicroscopy 193, 97-103 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2018.05.006. Supporting information: PDF, MOV.
  2. White zein colloidal particles: synthesis and characterization of their optical properties on the single particle level and in concentrated suspensions
    F.Y. de Boer, R.N.U. Kok, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Soft Matter 14, 2870-2878 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/c7sm02415k. Supporting information: PDF.
  3. Size and Optically Tunable Ethyl Cellulose Nanoparticles as Carriers for Organic UV Filters
    D.R. Hayden, H.V.M. Kibbelaar, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, Chemistry of Nanomaterials 4 (1), 301-308 (2018). DOI:10.1002/cnma.201700332. Supporting information: PDF.
  4. Fully-biobased UV-absorbing nanoparticles from ethyl cellulose and zein for environmentally friendly photoprotection
    D.R. Hayden, H.V.M. Kibbelaar, A. Imhof and K.P. Velikov, RSC Advances 8, 25104-25111 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/c8ra02674b. Supporting information: PDF.


  1. Microelectrophoresis of Silica Rods Using Confocal Microscopy
    H.E. Bakker, T.H. Besseling, J.E.G.J. Wijnhoven, P.H. Helfferich, A. van Blaaderen and A. Imhof, Langmuir 33, 881-890 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03863. Supporting information: PDFAVI 1AVI 2AVI 3.
  2. Sculpting Silica Colloids by Etching Particles with Nonuniform Compositions
    F. Hagemans, W.l Vlug, C. Raffaelli, A. van Blaaderen and A. Imhof, Chemistry of Materials 29, 3304-3313 (2017). DOI: 101021/acs.chemmater.7b00687. Supporting information: PDF.
  3. Regiospecific Nucleation and Growth of Silane Coupling Agent Droplets onto Colloidal Particles 
    M. Kamp, G. Soligno, F. Hagemans, B. Peng, A. Imhof, R. van Roij and A. van Blaaderen, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (36), 19989-19998 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04188. Supporting information: PDF.


  1. Phase diagram of binary colloidal rod-sphere mixtures from a 3D real-space analysis of sedimentation–diffusion equilibria
    Henriëtte E. Bakker, Simone Dussi, Barbera L. Droste, Thijs H. Besseling, Chris L. Kennedy, Evert I. Wiegant, Bing Liu, Arnout Imhof, Marjolein Dijkstra and Alfons van Blaaderen, Soft Matter 12, 9238, DOI: 10.1039/c6sm02162j (2016).
  2. Synthesis of Cone-Shaped Colloids from Rod-Like Silica Colloids with a Gradient in the Etching Rate
    Fabian Hagemans, Ernest B. van der Wee, Alfons van Blaaderen, and Arnout Imhof, Langmuir 32, 3970-3976, DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00678, (2016).
  3. Biobased Nanoparticles for Broadband UV Protection with Photostabilized UV Filters
    Douglas R. Hayden, Arnout Imhof, and Krassimir P. Velikov, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, pp. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12933, 22 Nov 2016 (2016).
  4. Random three-dimensional jammed packings of elastic shells acting as force sensors
    Jissy Jose, Alfons van Blaaderen, and Arnout Imhof, Phys.Rev.E 93, 062901, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062901 (2016).
  5. Electric-Field-Induced Lock-and-Key Interactions between Colloidal Spheres and Bowls
    Marlous Kamp, Nina A. Elbers, Thomas Troppenz, Arnout Imhof, Marjolein Dijkstra, René van Roij, and Alfons van Blaaderen, ChemMater 28, 1040−1048, (2016).
  6. Yolk/Shell Colloidal Crystals Incorporating Movable Cores with Their Motion Controlled by an External Electric Field
    Kanako Watanabe, Haruyuki Ishii, Mikio Konno, Arnout Imhof, Alfons van Blaaderen,
    and Daisuke Nagao, Langmuir 33, 296−302
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03116, (2017)


  1. Elbers, Nina, Jose, Jissy, Imhof, Arnout & van Blaaderen, Alfons (19-02-2015). Bulk Scale Synthesis of Monodisperse PDMS Droplets above 3 µm and Their Encapsulation by Elastic Shells. Chemistry of Materials, 27, (pp. 1709-1717) (9 p.).
  2. Besseling, T. H., Hermes, M., Kuijk, A., De Nijs, B., Deng, T. S., Dijkstra, M., Imhof, A. & Van Blaaderen, A. (20-05-2015). Determination of the positions and orientations of concentrated rod-like colloids from 3D microscopy data, Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 27 (19).
  3. de Nijs, Bart, Dussi, Simone, Smallenburg, Frank, Meeldijk, Johannes D., Groenendijk, Dirk J., Filion, Laura, Imhof, Arnout, van Blaaderen, Alfons & Dijkstra, Marjolein (2015), Entropy-driven formation of large icosahedral colloidal clusters by spherical confinement, Nature materials, 14 (1), (pp. 56-60) (5 p.)
  4. Jose, Jissy, Blab, Gerhard A., Van Blaaderen, Alfons & Imhof, Arnout (07-03-2015). Jammed elastic shells-a 3D experimental soft frictionless granular system, Soft matter, 11 (9), (pp. 1800-1813) (14 p.).
  5. Demirörs, Ahmet Faik, Stiefelhagen, Johan C. P., Vissers, Teun, Smallenburg, Frank, Dijkstra, Marjolein, Imhof, Arnout & van Blaaderen, Alfons (29-04-2015), Long-Ranged Oppositely Charged Interactions for Designing New Types of Colloidal Clusters, Physical Review X, 5 (2) (12 p.).
  6. De Folter, Julius W J, Liu, Ping, Jiang, Lingxiang, Kuijk, Anke, Bakker, Henriëtte E., Imhof, Arnout, Van Blaaderen, Alfons, Huang, Jianbin, Kegel, Willem K., Philipse, Albert P. & Petukhov, Andrei V. (01-01-2015), Self-organization of anisotropic and binary colloids in thermo-switchable 1D microconfinement, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 32 (3), (pp. 313-320) (8 p.).
  7. Confinement induced plastic crystal-to-crystal transitions in rodlike particles with long-ranged repulsion
    B. Liu, T.H. Besseling, A. van Blaaderen, and A. Imhof, Physical Review Letters 115, 078301 (2015).
  8. Surface morphology control of cross-linked polymer particles via dispersion polymerization,
    B. Peng and A. Imhof, Soft Matter 11, 3589-3598 (2015).
  9. Pores with longitudinal irregularities distinguish objects by shape,
    Y. Qiu, P. Hinkle, C. Yang, H.E. Bakker, M. Schiel, H. Wang, D. Melnikov, M. Gracheva, M.E. Toimil-Molares, A. Imhof, and Z.S. Siwy, ACS Nano 9, 4390–4397 (2015).
  10. Nematic ordering of polarizable colloidal rods in an external electric field: theory and experiment,
    T. Troppenz, A. Kuijk, A. Imhof, A. van Blaaderen, M. Dijkstra, and R. van Roij, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 22423 (2015), DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01478F.
  11. Directed Self-Assembly of Micron-Sized Gold Nanoplatelets into Oriented Flexible Stacks with Tunable Interplate Distance,
    Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, Stéphane Badaire, D.A. Matthijs de Winter, Arnout Imhof, and Alfons van Blaaderen, NanoLetters 15 (8), pp 5617–5623, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02384 (2015)


  1. Vutukuri, Hanumantha Rao, Smallenburg, Frank, Badaire, Stéphane, Imhof, Arnout, Dijkstra, Marjolein & Van Blaaderen, Alfons (07-12-2014), An experimental and simulation study on the self-assembly of colloidal cubes in external electric fields, Soft matter, 10 (45), (pp. 9110-9119) (10 p.).
  2. Kuijk, A., Imhof, A., Verkuijlen, M.H.W., Besseling, T, van Eck, E.R.H. & van Blaaderen, A. , Colloidal Silica Rods: Material Properties and Fluorescent Labeling, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (2014)
  3. Kuijk, Anke, Troppenz, Thomas, Filion, Laura, Imhof, Arnout, Van Roij, René, Dijkstra, Marjolein & Van Blaaderen, Alfons (07-09-2014). Effect of external electric fields on the phase behavior of colloidal silica rods, Soft matter, 10 (33), (pp. 6249-6255) (7 p.).
  4. Vutukuri, Hanumantha Rao, Imhof, Arnout & Van Blaaderen, Alfons (03-11-2014). Fabrication of polyhedral particles from spherical colloids and their self-assembly into rotator phases,
    Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 53 (50), (pp. 13830-13834) (5 p.).
  5. Kwaadgras, Bas W., Besseling, Thijs H., Coopmans, Tim J., Kuijk, Anke, Imhof, Arnout, Blaaderen, Alfons Van, Dijkstra, Marjolein & Roij, René Van (07-11-2014). Orientation of a dielectric rod near a planar electrode. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (41), (pp. 22575-22582) (8 p.).
  6. Peng, Bo, Soligno, Giuseppe, Kamp, Marlous, De Nijs, Bart, De Graaf, Joost, Dijkstra, Marjolein, Van Roij, René, Van Blaaderen, Alfons & Imhof, Arnout (28-12-2014). Site-specific growth of polymers on silica rods. Soft matter, 10 (48), (pp. 9644-9650) (7 p.).
  7. Liu, B., Besseling, T, Hermes, M., Demirors, A.F., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. (2014). Switching plastic crystals of colloidal rods with electric fields. Nature Communications [E], 5, (pp. 1-8) (8 p.).
  8. Jose, J., Kamp, M., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. (2014). Unloading and Reloading Colloidal Microcapsules with Apolar Solutions by Controlled and Reversible Buckling. Langmuir, 30 (9), (pp. 2385-2393) (9 p.).


  1. Peng, B., Smallenburg, F., Imhof, A., Dijkstra, M. & van Blaaderen, A. (2013). Colloidal Clusters by Using Emulsions and Dumbbell-Shaped Particles: Experiments and Simulations. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52 (26), (pp. 6709-6712) (4 p.).
  2. Peng, B., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. (2013). Direct Observation of the Formation of Liquid Protrusions on Polymer Colloids and their Coalescence, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5, (pp. 4277-4284) (8 p.).
  3. van Dinther, A.M.C., Schroën, C. G. P. H., Imhof, A., Vollebregt, H. M. & Boom, R. M. (2013), Flow-induced particle migration in microchannels for improved microfiltration processes. Microfluidics and nanofluidics, (pp. 1-15) (15 p.).
  4. Byelov, D., Meijer, J.M., Snigireva, I., Snigirev, A., Rossi, L., van den Pol, E., Kuijk, A., Philipse, A.P., Imhof, A., van Blaaderen, A., Vroege, G.J. & Petukhov, A.V. (2013). In situ hard X-ray microscopy of self-assembly in colloidal suspensions. RSC Advances, 3, (pp. 15670-15677) (8 p.).
  5. van Blaaderen, A., Dijkstra, M., van Roij, R.H.H.G., Imhof, A., Kamp, M, Kwaadgras, B.W., Vissers, T. & Liu, B (2013), Manipulating the self assembly of colloids in electric fields, European Physical Journal Special Topics, 222, (pp. 2895-2909) (15 p.).
  6. Zhang, Q., Karadimitriou, N.K., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Kleingeld, P.J. & Imhof, A. (2013). Study of colloids transport during two-phase flow using a novel polydimethylsiloxane micro-model, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 401, (pp. 141-147) (7 p.).
  7. Retention and remobilization of colloids during steady-state and transient two-phase flow,
    Q. Zhang, S. M. Hassanizadeh, N. K. Karadimitriou, A. Raoof, B. Liu, P. J. Kleingeld, and A. Imhof, Water Resources Research 49, 8005-8016 (2013).


  1. el Masri, D., Vissers, T., Badaire, S, Stiefelhagen, J.C.P., Vutukuri, H.R., Helfferich, P.H., Zhang, T., Kegel, W.K., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. (2012). A qualitative confocal microscopy study on a range of colloidal processes by simulating microgravity conditions through slow rotations. Soft Matter, 8 (26), (pp. 6979-6990) (13 p.).
  2. Vutukuri, H.R., Stiefelhagen, J.C.P., Vissers, T, Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. (2012). Bonding assembled colloids without loss of colloidal stability. Advanced materials, 24 (3), (pp. 412-416) (5 p.).
  3. Vutukuri, H.R., Demirors, A.F., Peng, B., van Oostrum, P.D.J., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. Colloidal Analogues of Charged and Uncharged Polymer Chains with Tunable Stiffness. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51, (pp. 11249-11253) (6 p.) (2012).
  4. Nagao, D., Sugimoto, M., Okada, A., Ishii, H., Konno, M., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. (2012).Directed Orientation of Asymmetric Composite Dumbbells by Electric Field Induced Assembly.Langmuir, 28 (16), (pp. 6546-6550) (5 p.).
  5. Nagao, D., Ohta, T., Ishii, H., Imhof, A. & Konno, M. Novel mini-reactor of silicone oil droplets for synthesis of morphology-controlled polymer particles. Langmuir, 28, (pp. 17642-17646) (5 p.) (2012).
  6. Besseling, T, Hermes, M., Fortini, A., Dijkstra, M., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. Oscillatory shear-induced 3D crystalline order in colloidal hard-sphere fluids, Soft matter, 8 (26), (pp. 6931-6939) (9 p.) (2012).
  7. Kuijk, A., Byelov, D., Petukhov, A.V., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. Phase behavior of colloidal silica rods, Faraday discussions, 159, (pp. 181-199) (19 p.) (2012).
  8. Smallenburg, F., Vutukuri, H.R., Imhof, A., van Blaaderen, A. & Dijkstra, M. (2012). Self-assembly of colloidal particles into strings in a homogeneous external electric or magnetic field Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 24 (46), (pp. 464113/1-464113/10) (10 p.) (2012).
  9. Peng, B., Vutukuri, H.R., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Synthesis of fluorescent monodisperse non-spherical dumbbell-like model colloids. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (41), (pp. 21893-21900) (8 p.) (2012).
  10. Peng, Bo, Van Der Wee, Ernest, Imhof, Arnout & Van Blaaderen, Alfons
    Synthesis of Monodisperse, Highly Cross-Linked, Fluorescent PMMA Particles by Dispersion Polerization.Langmuir, 28 (17), (pp. 6776-6785) (10 p.) (2012).


  1. Vissers, T., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. Band Formation in Mixtures of Oppositely Charged Colloids Driven by an ac Electric Field. Physical review letters, 106 (22), (pp. 228303/1-228303/4) (4 p.) (2011).
  2. Vissers, T., Imhof, A., Carrique, F., Delgado, A.V. & van Blaaderen, A. (2011). Electrophoresis of concentrated colloidal dispersions in low-polar solvents
    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 361, (pp. 443-455) (14 p.) (2011).
  3. Vissers, T., Wysocki, Adam, Rex, M., Löwen, H., Royall, C.P., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A.
    Lane formation in driven mixtures of oppositely charged colloids, Soft matter, 7, (pp. 2352-2356) (5 p.) (2011).
  4. D. El Masri, J.H.M., van Oostrum, P.D.J., Smallenburg, F., Vissers, T., Imhof, A., Dijkstra, M. & van Blaaderen, A.
    Measuring colloidal forces from particle position deviations inside an optical trap. Soft matter, 7, (pp. 3462-3466) (5 p.) (2011).
  5. Demirörs, A.F., Jannasch, A., van Oostrum, P.D.J., Schäffer, E., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A. Seeded Growth of Titania Colloids with Refractive Index Tunability and Fluorophore-Free Luminescence Langmuir, 27 (5), (pp. 1626-1634) (12 p.) (2011).
  6. Kuijk, A., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Synthesis of Monodisperse, Rodlike Silica Colloids with Tunable Aspect Ratio Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (8), (pp. 2346-2349) (11 p.) (2011).


  1. Demirörs, A.F., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    A general method to coat colloidal particles with titiana. Langmuir, 26 (12), (pp. 9297-9303) (7 p.) (2010).
  2. Demirörs, A.F., Johnson, P.M., van Kats, C.M., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Directed self-assembly of colloidal dumbbells with an electric field Langmuir, 26 (18), (pp. 14466-14471) (6 p.) (2010).
  3. Quilliet, C., Zoldesi, C., Riera, C., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Erratum to: Anisotropic colloids through non-trivial buckling. European physical journal. E, Soft Matter, 32 (4), (pp. 419-420) (2 p.) (2010).
  4. Marechal, M.A.T., Kortschot, R.J., Demirörs, A.F., Imhof, A. & Dijkstra, M. (2010). Phase behavior and structure of a new colloidal model system of bowl-shaped particles Nano letters, 10, (pp. 1907-1911) (5 p.) (2010).
  5. Nagao, D., van Kats, C.M., Hayasaka, K., Sugimoto, M., Konno, M., Imhof, A. & van Blaaderen, A.
    Synthesis of hollow asymmetrical silica dumbbells with a movable inner core Langmuir, 26 (7), (pp. 5208-5212) (5 p.) (2010).
  6. Zhang, L., D’Acunzi, M., Kappl, M., Imhof, A., van Blaaderen, A., Butt, H. -J, Graf, R. & Vollmer, D.
    Tuning the mechanical properties of silica microcapsules. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (47), (pp. 15392-15398) (7 p.) (2010).


  1. Demirörs, A.F. & Imhof, A. A general approach for monodisperse colloidal perovskites, Chemistry of Materials. Chemistry of Materials, 21, (pp. 3002-3007) (6 p.) (2009).
  2. Derks, D., Wu, Y.L., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. (2009). Dynamics of colloidal crystals in shear flow. Soft matter, 5, (pp. 1060-1065) (6 p.).
  3. Wu, Y.L., Derks, D., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Melting and crystallization of colloidal hard-sphere suspensions under shear. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106 (26), (pp. 10564-10569) (6 p.) (2009).
  4. Kraft, D.J., Vlug, W.S., van Kats, C.M., van Blaaderen, A., Imhof, A. & Kegel, W.K.
    Self-assembly of colloids with liquid protrusions, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, (pp. 1182-1186) (5 p.) (2009).
  5. Demirörs, A.F., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Synthesis of eccentric titania-silica core-shell and composite particles, Chemistry of Materials, 21, (pp. 979-984) (6 p.).


  1. Quilliet, C., Zoldesi, C., Riera, C., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A.
    Anisotropic colloids through non-trivial buckling, and Erratum to in 2010, European physical journal. E, Soft Matter, 32 (4), (pp. 419-420) (2 p.) (2008).
  2. Zoldesi, C., Ivanovska, I.L., Quilliet, C., Wuite, G.J.L. & Imhof, A.
    Elastic properties of hollow colloidal particles. Physical Review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 78 (5), (pp. 051401) (8 p.) (2008).
  3. Derks, D., Aarts, D., Bonn, D. & Imhof, A.
    Phase separating colloid polymer mixtures in shear flow. Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 20 (8 p.) (2008).


  1. Wu, Yu Ling, Brand, Joost, van Gemert, Jos, Verkerk, Jaap, Wisman, H., van Blaaderen, Alfons & Imhof, Arnout
    A new parallel plate shear cell for in situ real-space measurements of complex fluids under shear flow. Review of scientific instruments, 78.
  2. Zoldesi, C., Steegstra, Patrick & Imhof, Arnout (01-04-2007)
    Encapsulation of emulsion droplets by organo–silica shells. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 308 (1), (pp. 121-129) (9 p.) (2007).


  1. Thijssen, J.H.J., Petukhov, A.V., ’t Hart, D.C., Imhof, A., van der Werf, C.H.M., Schropp, R.E.I. & van Blaaderen, A. (2006). Characterization of photonic colloidal single crystals by microradian X-ray diffraction. Advanced materials, 18, (pp. 1662-1666) (5 p.).
  2. Nematic-isotropic spinodal decomposition kinetics of rodlike viruses,
    M. P. Lettinga, K. Kang, P. Holmqvist, A. Imhof, D. Derks, and J. K. G. Dhont, Physical Review E 73, 011412 (2006).
  3. Zoldesi – Borsa, C.I., van Walree, C.A. & Imhof, A. (2006). Deformable Hollow Hybrid Silica/Siloxane Colloids by Emulsion Templating. Langmuir, 22, (pp. 4343-4352) (10 p.).
  4. Petukhov, A.V., Thijssen, J.H.J., ’t Hart, D.C., Imhof, A., van Blaaderen, A., Dolbnya, I.P., Snigirev, A., Moussaïd, A. & Snigireva, I. (2006). Microradian X-ray diffraction in colloidal photonic crystals.Journal of Applied Crystallography, 39, (pp. 137-144) (8 p.).
  5. Derks, D., Aarts, D.G.A.L., Bonn, D., Lekkerkerker, H.N.W. & Imhof, A. (2006). Suppression of thermally excited capillary waves by shear flow. Physical review letters, 97 (3), (pp. 038301) (4 p.).


  1. Leunissen, M.E., Christova, C.G., Hynninen, a.-p, Royall, C.P., Campbell, A.I., Imhof, A., Dijkstra, M., van Roij, R.H.H.G. & van Blaaderen, A.
    Ionic colloidal crystals of oppositely charged particles. Nature, 437, (pp. 235-240) (6 p.) (2005).
  2. Lettinga, M.P., Kang, K, Imhof, A., Derks, D. & Dhont, J.K.G. Kinetic pathways of the nematic-isotropic phase transition as studied by confocal microscopy on rod-like viruses, Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 17, (pp. S3609-S3618) (10 p.) (2005).
  3. Zoldesi – Borsa, C.I. & Imhof, A. (2005). Synthesis of monodisperse colloidal spheres, capsules, and microballoons by emulsion templating, Advanced materials, 17, (pp. 924-928) (5 p.) (2005).


  1. Derks, D., Wisman, H., van Blaaderen, A. & Imhof, A. Confocal microscopy of colloidal dispersions in shear flow using a counter-rotating cone-plate shear cell. Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 16, (pp. S3917-S3927) (11 p.) (2004).


  1. Petukhov, A.V., Thijssen, J.H.J., Imhof, A., van Blaaderen, A., Dolbnya, I.P., Snigirev, A., Snigireva, I. & Drakopoulos, M.
    3D structure and (dis-)order in photonic crystals by microradian synchrotron x-ray diffraction. ESRF Newsletter, 38, (pp. 19-20) (2 p.) (2003).
  2. Imhof, Arnout (2003). Three-dimensional photonic crystals made from colloids. In Luis Liz-Marzan & Prashant Kamat (Eds.), Nanoscale Materials (pp. 423-454) (32 p.) (2003).
  3. Experimental determination of the effective refractive index in strongly scattering media
    J. Gómez Rivas, D. H. Dau, A. Imhof, R. Sprik, B. P. J. Bret, P. M. Johnson, T. W. Hijmans and A. Lagendijk, Optics Communications 220, 17-21 (2003).
  4. A general method to coat colloidal particles with silica
    C. Graf, D. L. J. Vossen, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Langmuir 19, 6693-6700 (2003).
  5. Johnson, P.M., Imhof, A., Bret, B.P.J., Gomez Rivas, J. & Lagendijk, A. (2003). Timeresolved pulse propagation in a strongly scattering material. Physical Review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 68 (016604 (2003).


  1. Vos, W.L., van Driel, H.M., Megens, M., Koenderink, A. Femius & Imhof, Arnout, Experimental probes of the optical properties of photonic crystals. In C.M. Soukoulis (Eds.),Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century (pp. 191-218). Kluwer Academic (2001).
  2. Manoharan, Vinothan, Imhof, A., Thorne, James & Pine, D.J.
    Photonic crystals from emulsion templates. Advanced materials, 13, (pp. 447-450) (4 p.) (2001).
  3. Imhof, A. (2001)
    Preparation and characterization of titania-coated polystyrene spheres and hollow titania shells. Langmuir, 17, (pp. 3579-3585) (7 p.).
  4. Lagendijk, A., Gomez Rivas, J., Imhof, Arnout, Schuurmans, F.J.P. & Sprik, R. (2001). Propagation of light in disordered semiconductor materials. In C.M. Soukoulis (Eds.), Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century (pp. 447-473). Kluwer Academic.


  1. Ordered macroporous rutile titanium dioxide by emulsion templating
    V. N. Manoharan, A. Imhof, J. D. Thorne and D. J. Pine, in Micro- and Nano-photonic Materials and Devices, edited by J. W. Perry and A. Scherer (SPIE, San Jose, California, 2000), Vol. 3937, pp. 44-50.


  1. Imhof, Arnout, Vos, W.L., Sprik, R. & Lagendijk, A. (1999). Large dispersive effects near the band edges of photonic crystals. Physical review letters, 83 (15), (pp. 2942-2945).
  2. Imhof, Arnout & Pine, D.J. (1999). Preparation of titania foams. Advanced materials, 11 (4), (pp. 311-314).
  3. Imhof, A., Megens, M., Engelberts, J.J., de Lang, D.T.N., Sprik, R. & Vos, W.L. (1999). Spectroscopy of fluorescein (FITC) dyed colloidal silica spheres. Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, 103 (9), (pp. 1408-1415) (8 p.).