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, The 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, The 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, The 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
    M. Dijkstra, J. de Graaf, D. Vanmaekelbergh and R. 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 information: 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 and H.W. Zandbergen, Physical Review B 86, 134114 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.134114. Supporting information: 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 information: PDF.
  12. Electrostatic interactions between Janus particles
    J. de Graaf, N. Boon, M. Dijkstra and R. van Roij, The 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, The Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 214101 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4767529. Supporting information: 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 W.K. Kegel, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 10787 (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1116820109. Supporting information: 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, The 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 information: 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, The Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 144706 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.3702203. Supporting information: 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 information: PDFAVI 1, AVI 2AVI 3.
  21. A parameter-free, solid-angle based, nearest-neighbor algorithm
    J.A. van Meel, L. Filion, C. Valeriani and D. Frenkel, The Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 234107 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4729313. Supporting information: PDFTXT 1 , TXT 2.
  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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 and H.W. Zandbergen, Acta Materialia 60, 7160-7168 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.09.025. Supporting information: 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 information: 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 information: PDFWMV.