Dinsmore Research Group
UMass-Amherst Physics

Publications & Patents

    on the Physics of Colloids, Emulsions and Membranes, Statistical Mechanics, and Self Assembly

  1. Wei Hong, Jing Zhou, Mandakini Kanungo, Nancy Jia, Anthony D. Dinsmore, "Wax spreading in paper under controlled pressure and temperature," submitted (2016).
  2. Jaime B. Hutchison, Aruni P.K. K. Karunanayake Mudiyanselage, Robert M. Weis, A. D. Dinsmore, "Osmotically-Induced Tension and the Binding of N-BAR Protein to Lipid Vesicles," Soft Matter 12, 2465-2472 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02496J.
  3. Austin M. Barnes, A. D. Dinsmore, "Heterogeneity of Surface Potential in Contact Electrification under Ambient Conditions: a comparison of pre- and post-contact states," J. Electrostatics 81, 76-81 (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.elstat.2016.04.002
  4. Wei He, Nesrin Senbil, A. D. Dinsmore, "Measured Capillary Forces on Spheres at Particle-Laden Interfaces," Soft Matter 11, 5087-5094 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00245A.
  5. Nesrin Senbil, Wei He, Vincent Demery, Anthony D. Dinsmore, "Effect of Interface Shape on Advancing and Receding Fluid-Contact Angles around Spherical Particles," Soft Matter (Communication) 11, 4999-5003 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00466G.
  6. Kathleen McEnnis, Anthony D. Dinsmore, and Thomas P. Russell, "Solid Particles Adsorbed on Capillary-Bridge-Shaped Fluid Polystyrene Surfaces," Langmuir 31, 5299-5305 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00372.
  7. Mina Baghgar, Austin Barnes, Emily Pentzer, Adam Wise, Brent Hammer, Todd Emrick, Anthony D. Dinsmore, Michael Barnes, "Morphology-Dependent Electronic Properties in Cross-Linked (P3HT-b-P3MT) Block Copolymer Nanostructures," ACS Nano 8, 8344-8349 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nn502806d
  8. Kan Du, Elizabeth Glogowski, M. T. Tuominen, T. Emrick, T. P. Russell, A. D. Dinsmore, "Self-assembly of Gold Nanoparticles on Gallium Droplets: Controlling Charge Transport through Microscopic Devices," Langmuir 29(44), 13640-13646 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/la403263z.
  9. Derek A. Wood, C. D. Santangelo, A. D. Dinsmore, "Self-Assembly on a Cylinder: A Model System for Understanding the Constraint of Commensurability," Soft Matter 9, 10016-10024 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51735G.
  10. Ebru Kizilay, A. D. Dinsmore, D. Hoagland, L. Sun, P. Dubin, "Evolution of Hierarchical Structures in Polyelectrolyte-Micelle Coacervates," Soft Matter 9,7320-7332 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50591J.
  11. Chuan Zeng, Fabian Brau, Benny Davidovitch, A. D. Dinsmore, "Capillary Interactions among Spherical Particles at Curved Liquid Interfaces," Soft Matter 8, 8582 (2012).
  12. Jaime B. Hutchison, R. M. Weis, A. D. Dinsmore, "Change of Line Tension in Phase-Separated Vesicles upon Protein Binding," Langmuir 28, 5176 (2012).
  13. Xiaotao Peng and A. D. Dinsmore, "High Refractive-index Tin Sulfide Core-shell Spheres for Photonic Applications," J. Mater. Res. 27, 1251 (2012).
  14. John R. Savage, L. Pei, A. D. Dinsmore, "Experimental Studies of Two-Step Nucleation during Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Colloidal Particles with Short-Range Attraction," Advances in Chemical Physics 151, 111-135 (2012). (Preprint available here.)
  15. Joelle A. Labastide, M. Baghgar, I. Dujovne, Y. Yang, A. D. Dinsmore, B. Sumpter, D. Venkataraman, M. D. Barnes, "Polymer Nanoparticle Superlattices for Organic Photovoltaic Applications," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 3085 (2011). Cover, Dec. 15, 2011
  16. A. D. Dinsmore, P. L. Dubin, G. M. Grason, "Clustering in Complex Fluids," J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7173 (2011). (Front matter for the Special Issue on "Clusters in Complex Fluids.") Cover: Clustering issue
  17. Ebru Kizilay, S. Maccarrone, E. Foun, A. D. Dinsmore, P.L. Dubin, "Clustering in Polyelectrolyte-Micelle Complex Coacervation," J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7256 (2011).
  18. Kan Du, E. Glogowski, T. Emrick, T. P. Russell, and A. D. Dinsmore, "Adsorption Energy of Nano- and Microparticles at Liquid-liquid Interfaces," Langmuir 26, 12518 (2010).
  19. J. R. Savage and A. D. Dinsmore, "Experimental Evidence for Two-Step Nucleation in Colloidal Crystallization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 198302 (2009). Here are Supplementary materials.
  20. K. Du, C. R. Knutson, E. Glogowski, K. D. McCarthy, R. Shenhar, V. M. Rotello, M. T. Tuominen, T. Emrick, T. P. Russell, and A. D. Dinsmore, "Self-Assembled Electrical Contact to Nanoparticles Using Metallic Droplets," Small 5, 1974 (2009). See also the "News and Views" article in Nature Nanotechnology, by D. Vanmaekelbergh [Nature Nano 4, 475 (2009)]. Also listed in the "Research Highlights" section of Nature Nano in July 2009 [Nature Nano 4, 200 (2009)] .
  21. J. Zhou and A. D. Dinsmore, "Statistical Model of Contacts and Forces in Random Granular Media,"JSTAT 5, L05001 (2009). (Request pdf file.)
  22. M. L. Henle, R. McGorty, A. B. Schofield, A. D. Dinsmore and A. J. Levine, "The Effect of Cuvature and Topology on Membrane Hydrodynamics," Europhysics Letters 84, 48001 (2008).
  23. A.D. Dinsmore, News and Views -- Colloids: A Useful Boundary", Nature Materials 6, 921 (2007).
  24. X. T. Peng and A. D. Dinsmore, "Light Propagation in Strongly Scattering, Random Colloidal Films: The Role of the Packing Geometry," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143902 (2007).
  25. D. B. Lawrence, T. Cai, Z. Hu, M. Marquez, A. D. Dinsmore, "Temperature-Responsive, Semi-Permeable Capsules Composed of Colloidal Microgel Spheres," Langmuir 23, 395 (2007).
  26. C. R. Knutson, K. V. Edmond, M. T. Tuominen, A. D. Dinsmore,"Shuttling of Charge by a Metallic Sphere in Viscous Oil," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 013706 (2007).
  27. J. R. Savage, D. W. Blair, A. J. Levine, R. A. Guyer, A. D. Dinsmore, "Imaging the Sublimation Dynamics of Colloidal Crystallites," Science 314, 795 (2006). (Request pdf file.) See also the Perspective article by Daan Frenkel.
  28. K. V. Edmond, A. B. Schofield, M. Marquez, J. P. Rothstein, A. D. Dinsmore, "Stable Jets of Viscoelastic Fluids and Self-Assembled Cylindrical Capsules by Hydrodynamic Focusing" Langmuir 22, 9052 (2006).
  29. J. Zhou, S. Long, Q. Wang, A. D. Dinsmore, "Measurement of Forces inside a Three-Dimensional Pile of Frictionless Droplets,"Science 312, 1631 (2006). Supporting online material. Full text is also available here.
  30. C. Zeng, H. Bissig, A. D. Dinsmore, "Particles on Droplets: from Fundamental Physics to Novel Materials," Solid State Communications 139, 547 (2006). (Request pdf file.)
  31. A. D. Dinsmore, V. Prasad, I. Y. Wong, D. A. Weitz, "Microscopic Structure and Elasticity of Weakly Aggregated Colloidal Gels," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 185502 (2006). Online Supplementary material. (Request pdf file.)
  32. M. F. Hsu, M. G. Nikolaides, A. D. Dinsmore, A. R. Bausch, V. D. Gordon, X. Chen, J. W. Hutchinson, D. A. Weitz, "Self-Assembled Shells Composed of Colloidal Particles: Fabrication and Characterization," Langmuir 21, 2963 (2005).
  33. Y. Lin, A. Boeker, H. Skaff, D. Cookson, A. D. Dinsmore, T. Emrick, T. P. Russell, "Nanoparticle Assembly at Fluid Interfaces: Structure and Dynamics," Langmuir 21, 191 (2005).
  34. A. Boeker, Y. Lin, K. Chiapperini, R. Horowitz, M. Thompson, V. Carreon, T. Xu, C. Abetz, H. Skaff, A. D. Dinsmore, T. Emrick, and T. P. Russell, "Hierarchical Nanoparticle Assemblies formed by Decorating Breath Figures," Nature Materials 3, 302 (2004).
  35. E. R. Dufresne, E. I. Corwin, N. A. Greenblatt, J. Ashmore, D. Y. Wang, A. D. Dinsmore, J. X. Cheng, X. S. Xie, J. W. Hutchinson, D. A. Weitz, "Flow and Fracture in Drying Nanoparticle Suspensions," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 224501 (2003). (Request pdf file.)
  36. M.G. Nikolaides, A.R. Bausch, M.F. Hsu, A.D. Dinsmore, M.P. Brenner, C. Gay, and D.A. Weitz, "Reply to 'Communications arising from Like-charged particles at liquid interfaces'," Nature 424, 1014 (2003).
  37. Y. Lin, H. Skaff, A. Boeker, A. D. Dinsmore, T. Emrick, T. P. Russell, "Ultrathin Cross-Linked Nanoparticle Membranes," J. Amer. Chem. Soc. Communications 125, 12690-12691 (2003).
  38. A. R. Bausch, M. J. Bowick, A. Cacciuto, A. D. Dinsmore, M. F. Hsu, D. R. Nelson, M. G. Nikolaides, A. Travesset, D. A. Weitz, "Grain Boundary Scars and Spherical Crystallography," Science 299, 1716 (2003). (See also the perspective by R. Kamien and NSF Highlights page, the Scientific American News of the Day (3/14/2003), and Scientific American magazine, May 2003, p. 33 (News Scan))
  39. Y. Lin, H. Skaff , T. S. Emrick , A. D. Dinsmore , T. P. Russell, "Nanoparticle Assembly and Transport at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces" Science 299, 226-229 (2003). (See also journalist's reviews in NanotechWeb and Innovations Reports.)
  40. A. D. Dinsmore, M. F. Hsu, M. G. Nikolaides, Manuel Marquez, A. R. Bausch, D. A. Weitz, "Colloidosomes: Self-Assembled, Selectively-Permeable Capsules Composed of Colloidal Particles," Science 298, 1006 (2002). See also supplementary information and journalists' reviews in Nature Medicine and Nature Biotechnology.
  41. M.G. Nikolaides, A.R. Bausch, M.F. Hsu, A.D. Dinsmore, M.P. Brenner, C. Gay, and D.A. Weitz, "Electric-Field-Induced Capillary Attractions between Like-Charged Particles at Liquid Interfaces," Nature 420, 299-301 (2002). See also supplementary figures and captions.
  42. V. Prasad, V. Trappe, A. D. Dinsmore, P. N. Segre, L. Cipelletti, D.A. Weitz, "Universal Features of the Fluid to Solid Transition for Attractive Colloidal Particles" Faraday Discussions 123,1-12 (2003). (Request pdf file.)
  43. A. D. Dinsmore and D. A. Weitz, "Direct Imaging of Three-Dimensional Structure and Topology of Colloidal Gels," J. Phys.- Condens. Matt. 14, 7581-7597 (2002).
  44. A. D. Dinsmore, Eric R. Weeks, V. Prasad, Andrew C. Levitt, D. A. Weitz, "Three-Dimensional Confocal Microscopy of Colloids," Applied Optics 40, 4152 and cover hologram, (2001). Cover: Applied Optics
  45. A. G. Yodh, Keng-hui Lin, J. C. Crocker, A. D. Dinsmore, Ritu Verma, and P. D. Kaplan, "Entropically Driven Self-Assembly and Interaction in Suspension," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London A 359, 921 (2001).
  46. S. B. Qadri, E. F. Skelton, A. D. Dinsmore, J. Z. Hu, W. J. Kim, C. Nelson, B. R. Ratna, "The Effect of Particle Size on the Structural Transitions in Zinc Sulfide," J. Appl. Phys. 89, 115 (2001).
  47. M. L. Breen, A. D. Dinsmore, R. H. Pink, S. B. Qadri, B. R. Ratna, "Sonochemically Produced ZnS-Coated Polystyrene Core-Shell Particles for Use in Photonic Crystals," Langmuir 17, 903 (2000).
  48. A.D. Dinsmore, D.S. Hsu, S.B. Qadri, J.O. Cross, T.A. Kennedy, H.F. Gray, B.R. Ratna, "Structure and Luminescence of Annealed Nanoparticles of ZnS:Mn," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4985 (2000).
  49. A.D. Dinsmore, D.S. Hsu, H.F. Gray, S.B. Qadri, Y. Tian, B.R. Ratna, "Mn-Doped ZnS Nanoparticles as Efficient Low-Voltage Cathodoluminescent Phosphors," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 802 (1999).
  50. S.B. Qadri, E.F. Skelton, D. Hsu, A.D. Dinsmore, J. Yang, H.F. Gray, B.R. Ratna, "Size-Induced Temperature Reduction in Nanoparticles of Zinc Sulfide," Phys. Rev. B 60, 9191 (1999). (Request pdf file.)
  51. A.D. Dinsmore, A.G. Yodh, "Entropic Confinement of Colloidal Spheres in Corners on Silicon Substrates," Langmuir 15, 314 (1999).
  52. J.C. Crocker, J.A. Matteo, A.D. Dinsmore, A.G. Yodh, "Entropic Attraction and Repulsion in Binary Colloids Probed with a Line Optical Tweezer," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4352 (1999). (Request pdf file.)
  53. A.D. Dinsmore, D.T. Wong, Philip Nelson, A.G. Yodh, "Hard Spheres in Vesicles: Curvature-Induced Forces and Particle-Induced Curvature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 409 (1998). (Request pdf file.)
    (see also a brief review of this work by David Kestenbaum, "Gentle Force of Entropy Bridges Disciplines", Science 279, 1849 (1998)).
  54. A. D. Dinsmore, J. C. Crocker, A. G. Yodh, "Self-Assembly of Colloidal Crystals," Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Sci. 3, 5 (1998).
  55. A.D. Dinsmore, A.G. Yodh, D.J. Pine, "Entropic Control of Particle Motion Using Passive Surface Microstructures," Nature 383, 239, Sept. 19, 1996.
  56. A.D. Dinsmore, P.B. Warren, W.C.K. Poon, A.G. Yodh, "Fluid-Solid Transitions on Walls in Binary Hard-Sphere Mixtures," Europhys. Lett. 40(3), 337 (Nov. 1, 1997).
  57. A.D. Dinsmore, A.G. Yodh, D.J. Pine, "Phase Diagrams of Nearly Hard-Sphere Binary Colloids," Phys. Rev. E 52, 4045 (1995). (Request pdf file.)
  58. P.D. Kaplan, A.D. Dinsmore, A.G. Yodh, and D.J. Pine, "Diffuse Transmission Spectroscopy -- A Structural Probe of Opaque Colloidal Mixtures," Phys. Rev. E 50, 4827 (1994). (Request pdf file.)


  59. T.S. Emrick, T. P. Russell, A. D. Dinsmore, H. Skaff, and Y. Lin, "Liquid-liquid Interfacial Nanoparticle Assemblies," US Patent No. 7,470,840 Dec. 30, 2008).
  60. A. D. Dinsmore, M. F. Hsu, M. G. Nikolaides, A. R. Bausch, M. Marquez, D. A. Weitz, "International Patent Application No. PCT/US01/46181: Methods and Compositions for Encapsulating Active Agents."
  61. Y. Tian, A. D. Dinsmore, S. B. Qadri, and B. R. Ratna, "Phosphors with Nanoscale Grain Sizes and Methods for Preparing the Same," (Patent Application, Navy Case # 79,586 (1999)).

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