Publications 2012

  1. Depletion-induced biaxial nematic states of boardlike particles
    S. Belli, M. Dijkstra, and R. van Roij, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 284128 (2012). DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/28/284128.
  2. Free minimization of the fundamental measure theory functional: Freezing of parallel hard squares and cubes
    S. Belli, M. Dijkstra, and R. van Roij, Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 124506 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4754836.
  3. Oscillatory shear-induced 3D crystalline order in colloidal hard-sphere fluids
    T. H. Besseling, M. Hermes, A. Fortini, M. Dijkstra, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Soft Matter 8, 6931-6939 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07156H.
  4. Predicting patchy particle crystals: variable box shape simulations and evolutionary algorithms, 
    E. Bianchi, G. Doppelbauer, L. Filion, M. Dijkstra, and G. Kahl, Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 214102 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4722477.
  5. Phase diagram of hard snowman-shaped particles
    M. Dennison, K. Milinković, and M. Dijkstra, Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 044507 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4737621.
  6. Spiers Memorial Lecture: Effect of interaction specificity on the phase behaviour of patchy particles
    N. Dorsaz, L. Filion, F. Smallenburg, and D. Frenkel, Faraday Discussions159, 9-21 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20070H.
  7. Orde uit Wanorde, Van plantensex via Einstein naar zelfassemblage van nanodeeltjes
    Marjolein Dijkstra, Joost de Graaf, Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, and René van Roij, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, juli (2012)
  8. A qualitative confocal microscopy study on a range of colloidal processes by simulating microgravity conditions through slow rotations
    D. El Masri, T. Vissers, S. Badaire, J. C. P. Stiefelhagen, H. R. Vutukuri, P. Helfferich, T. H. Zhang, W. K. Kegel, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Soft Matter 8, 6979-6990 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07217C.
  9. The Polyphenol EGCG Inhibits Amyloid Formation Less Efficiently at Phospholipid Interfaces than in Bulk Solution
    M. F. M. Engel, C. C. van den Akker, M. Schleeger, K. P. Velikov, G. H. Koenderink, and M. Bonn, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 14781-14788 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja3031664. Supporting Info: Pdf.
  10. Structural and magnetic properties of NiCx and NiNx (x = 0 to 1/3) solid solutions from first-principles calculations
    C. M. Fang, M. H. F. Sluiter, M. A. van Huis, H. W. Zandbergen, Physical Review B 86, 134114 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.134114. Supporting Info: PdfDoc.
  11. Oil-in-water Pickering emulsions stabilized by colloidal particles from the water-insoluble protein zein
    J. W. J. de Folter, M. W. M. van Ruijven, and K. P. Velikov, Soft Matter 8, 6807-6815 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2SM07417F. Supporting Info: Pdf.
  12. Electrostatic interactions between Janus particles
    J. de Graaf, N. Boon, M. Dijkstra and R. van Roij, Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 104910 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4751482.
  13. Crystal-structure prediction via the Floppy-Box Monte Carlo algorithm: Method and application to hard (non)convex particles
    J. de Graaf, L. Filion, M. Marechal, R. van Roij, and M. Dijkstra, Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 214101 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4767529. Supporting Info: PdfZip.
  14. Nanonewton optical force trap employing anti-reflection coated, high-refractive-index titania microspheres
    A. Jannasch, A. F. Demirörs, P. D. J. van Oostrum, A. van Blaaderen, and E. Schäffer, Nature Photonics 6, 469-473 (2012). DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2012.140.
  15. Surface roughness directed self-assembly of patchy particles into colloidal micelles
    D. J. Kraft, R. Ni, F. Smallenburg, M. Hermes, K. Yoon, D. A. Weitz, A. van Blaaderen, J. Groenewold, M. Dijkstra, and Willem K. Kegel, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 10787 (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1116820109. Supporting Info: PdfMov 1Mov 2Mov 3.
  16. Phase behavior of colloidal silica rods
    A. Kuijk, D. V. Byelov, A. V. Petukhov, A. van Blaaderen, and A. Imhof, Faraday Discussions 159, 181-199 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20084H.
  17. Communication: Bulkiness versus anisotropy: The optimal shape of polarizable Brownian nanoparticles for alignment in electric fields
    B.W. Kwaadgras, M. Dijkstra, and R. van Roij, Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 131102 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.3701615.
  18. Stabilization through precipitation in a system of colloidal iron(III) pyrophosphate salts
    Y. M. van Leeuwen, K. P. Velikov, and W. K. Kegel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 381, 43-47 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.05.018. Supporting Info: Doc.
  19. Sheet-like assemblies of spherical particles with point-symmetrical patches
    E. Mani, E. Sanz, S. Roy, M. Dijkstra, J. Groenewold, and W. K. Kegel, Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 144706 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.3702203. Supporting Info: Docx.
  20. Frustration of the isotropic-columnar phase transition of colloidal hard platelets by a transient cubatic phase
    M. Marechal, A. Patti, M. Dennison, and M. Dijkstra, Physical Review Letters 108, 206101 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.206101. Supporting Info: Pdfnucl_phi0.56,  nucl_phi0.57Avi.
  21. A parameter-free, solid-angle based, nearest-neighbor algorithm
    J. A. van Meel, L. Filion, C. Valeriani, D. Frenkel, Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 234107 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4729313. Supporting Info: PdfSann.c TXT , Sann.f TXT.
  22. Directed Orientation of Asymmetric Composite Dumbbells by Electric Field Induced Assembly
    D. Nagao, M. Sugimoto, A. Okada, H. Ishii, M. Konno, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Langmuir 28, 6546-6550 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la204493m. Supporting Info: PdfMpg 1Mpg 2Mpg 3Mpg 4.
  23. Novel mini-reactor of silicone oil droplets for synthesis of morphology-controlled polymer particles
    D. Nagao, T. Ohta, H. Ishii, A. Imhof, and M. Konno, Langmuir 28, 17642-17646 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la304348g. Supporting Info: Pdf.
  24. Phase diagram of colloidal hard superballs: from cubes via spheres to octahedra
    R. Ni, A. Prasad Gantapara, J. de Graaf, R. van Roij and M. Dijkstra, Soft Matter 8, 8826-8834 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25813G. Supporting Info: HTMAvi.
  25. Synthesis of Monodisperse, Highly Cross-Linked, Fluorescent PMMA Particles by Dispersion Polymerization
    B. Peng, E. van der Wee, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Langmuir 28, 6776-6785 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la301288r.
  26. Synthesis of Fluorescent Monodisperse Non-Spherical Dumbbell-Like Model Colloids
    B. Peng, H. R. Vutukuri, A. van Blaaderen, and A. Imhof, Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 21893-21900 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35229J. Supporting Info: PdfAvi 1Avi 2Avi 3.
  27. Orientational order of carbon nanotube guests in a nematic host suspension of colloidal viral rods
    N. Puech, M. Dennison, C. Blanc, P. van der Schoot, M. Dijkstra, R. van Roij, P. Poulin, and E. Grelet, Physical Review Letters 108, 247801 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.247801. Supporting Info: PdfPs
  28. Ordered Two-Dimensional Superstructures of Colloidal Octapod-Shaped Nanocrystals on Flat Substrates
    W. Qi, J. de Graaf, F. Qiao, S. Marras, L. Manna, and M. Dijkstra, Nano Letters 12, 5299-5303 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/nl302620j. Supporting Info: Pdf.
  29. Self-assembly of colloidal particles into strings in a homogeneous external electric or magnetic field
    F. Smallenburg, H. R. Vutukuri, A. Imhof, A. van Blaaderen, and M. Dijkstra, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 464113 (2012). DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/46/464113.
  30. Vacancy-stabilized crystalline order in hard cubes
    F. Smallenburg, L. Filion, M. Marechal, and M. Dijkstra, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 17886 (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1211784109. Supporting Info: Pdf.
  31. Novel ultrafine Fe(C) precipitates strengthen transformation induced plasticity steel
    G. K. Tirumalasetty, C. M. Fang, Q. Xu, J. Jansen, J. Sietsma, M. A. van Huis, H. W. Zandbergen, Acta Materialia 60, 7160-7168 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.09.025. Supporting Info: Doc.
  32. Colloidal Analogues of Charged and Uncharged Polymer Chains with Tunable Stiffness
    H. R. Vutukuri, A. F. Demirörs, B. Peng, P. D. J. van Oostrum, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51, 11249-11253 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/ange.201202592. Supporting Info: Pdf, Mov 1Mov 2Mov 3Mov 4Mov 5Mov 6Mov 7.
  33. Bonding assembled colloids without loss of colloidal stability
    H. R. Vutukuri, J. Stiefelhagen, T. Vissers, A. Imhof, and A. van Blaaderen, Advanced Materials 24, 412-416 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201104010. Supporting Info: PdfWmf.