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CHE 596 I - Colloid Science and Nanoscale Engineering

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Discussion 1: Wetting, capillarity and surface engineering

Contact Angle Measurement and Contact Angle Interpretation
- Kwok and Neumann          PDF

Wetting: Theory and Experiment
- Binks  PDF

Molecule-Mimetic Chemistry and Mesoscale Self-Assembly
- Bowden, Weck, Choi and Whitesides          PDF

Super-Water-Repellent Fractal Surfaces
Onda, Shibuichi, Satoh and Tsujii          PDF

Capillary Interactions Between Particles Bound to Interfaces, Liquid Films and Biomembranes
-  Kralchevsky, Kuniaki And Nagayamaa          PDF

Capillary Forces and Structuring in Layers of Colloid Particles
-  Kralchevsky, Denkov          PDF

Fast Drop Movements Resulting from the Phase Change on a Gradient Surface
- Daniel, Chaudhury and Chen          PDF

Super Hydrophobic Surfaces: from Natural to Artificial
Fing, et. al.          PDF

On water repellency
-  Mathilde Callies and David Quere            PDF

Superspreading: Aqueous Surfactant Drops Spreading on Hydrophobic Surfaces
Rafai, Sarker, Bergeron, Meunier and Bonn          PDF

Superspreading Driven by Marangoni Flow
Nikolov, Wasana, Chengaraa, Koczo, Policellob, Kolossvary          PDF

Size-Dependent Lens Angles for Small Oil Lenses on Water
Aveyard, Clint, Nees and Paunov          PDF

Surface Patterning and its Application in Wetting/Dewetting Studies
Xiaa, Qinb and Yinc          PDF

Soft contact: measurement and interpretation of contact angles
-  Abraham Marmur            PDF

Motion of Liquids on Surfaces
- Colin D. Bain          PDF

Meniscus-climbing insects
-  David L. Hu & John W. M. Bush            PDF

Walking on Water: Biolocomotion at the Interface
-  Bush and Hu       PDF

Designing Superoleophobic Surfaces
-  Tuteja, Choi, Ma, Mabry, Mazzella, Rutledge, McKinley and Cohen            PDF

Diet Coke and Mentos: What is really behind this physical reaction?
-  Coffey            PDF

Surface-Bound Soft Matter Gradients
-  Genzer and Bhat            PDF

Biological and Synthetic Self-Cleaning Surfaces
-  Genzer and Marmur            PDF

Superhydrophobicity and Contact-Line Issues
-  Gao, Fadeev and McCarthy            PDF

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Discussion 2: Self-assembly, gels and soft matter

Experimental Determination of Micelle Shape and Size in Aqueous Solutions of Dodecyl Ethoxy Sulfates
Zoeller and Blankschtein          PDF

Applications of Functional Surfactants
Luk and Abbott          PDF

Structure, Dynamics and Transport Properties of Microemulsions
Moulika and Paulb          PDF

Phase Structures of Microemulsions
- Thomas Hellweg          PDF

Properties and Applications of Microemulsions
Klier, Tucker, Kalantar and Green          PDF

Adsorption aggregation of Surfactants and their Mixtures at Solid Liquid Interfaces
Somasundaran and Huang          PDF

Surfactant Self-Assembly Objects as Novel Drug Delivery Vehicles
- Drummond and Fong          PDF

Assembled Materials: Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Complexes
- Zhou and Chu          PDF

Dynamic Light Scattering and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies on the Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate/Polystyrene Latex System
- Mears, Cosgrove, Obey, Thompson and Howell          PDF

SDS Micelles at High Ionic Strength. A Light Scattering, Neutron Scattering, Fluorescence Quenching, and Cryotem Investigation
Almgren, Gimel, Wang, Karlsson, Edwards, Brown and Kortensen          PDF             

Short-range interactions between non-ionic surfactant layers
- Claesson, Kjellin, Rojas and Stubenrauchd           PDF

Dynamic Film and Interfacial Tensions in Emulsion and Foam Systems
 - Kim, Koczo and Wasan          PDF

Measurement of Forces and Structure between Fluid Interfaces
 - Bergeron          PDF

Langmuir and Self-Assembled Monolayers
 - Knobler and Schwartz          PDF

Modern Physicochemical Research on Langmuir Monolayers
 - Dynarowicz, Dhanabalan and Oliveira          PDF

Insights into Phase Transition Kinetics from Colloid Science
- Anderson and Lekkerkerker          PDF

Understanding foods as soft materials
-  Raffaele Mezzenga, Peter Schurtenberger, Adam Burbridge and Martin Michel            PDF

Colloidal delivery systems for micronutrients and nutraceuticals
-  Krassimir P. Velikov and Eddie Pelan            PDF

Foam Superstabilization by Polymer Microrods
-  Rossitza G. Alargova, Devdutta S. Warhadpande, Vesselin N. Paunov, and Orlin D. Velev            PDF

Dynamic control of the photonic smectic order of membranes
-  Yamamoto and Tanaka            PDF

Phase inversion of particle-stabilize materials fromfoams to dry water
-  Binks and Murakami            PDF

Bicontinuous emulsions stabilized solely by colloidal particles
-  Herzig, White, Schofield, Poon and Clegg            PDF

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Discussion 3: Microparticles, nanoparticles, nanowires, quantum dots and carbon nanotubes

Monodispersed Colloidal Spheres: Old Materials With New Applications
Xia, Gates, Yin and Lu          PDF

Nanotubes from Carbon
- P. M. Ajayan          PDF

Nanoengineering of Particle Surfaces
- Frank Caruso          PDF

Nanoparticle Engineering of Complex Fluid Behavior
Tohver, Chan, Sakurada and Lewis          PDF

Nanoparticle Arrays on Surfaces for Electronic, Optical and Sensor Applications
- Shipway, Katz And Willner          PDF

Luminescent quantum dots for multiplexed biological detection and imaging
-  Chan, Maxweell, Gao, Bailey, Han and Nie            PDF

Controlling the Aspect Ratio of Inorganic Nanorods and Nanowires
- Murphy and Jana          PDF

Synthesis and Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Nanoparticles Quantum Dots
- Grieve, Mulvaney and Grieser          PDF

Chemistry and Physics in One Dimension: Synthesis and Properties of Nanowires and Nanotubes
Hu, Wang, Odom and Lieber          PDF

Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles
- Sun and Xia          PDF

Colloidal nanocrystal heterostructures with linear and branched topology
-  Milliron, Hughes, Cui, Liberato, Li, Wang & Alivisatos            PDF

Colloidal dispersion of gold nanorods: Historical background, optical properties, seed-mediated synthesis, shape separation and self-assembly
-  Vivek Sharma, Kyoungweon Park and Mohan Srinivasarao            PDF

Continuous Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles in a Microreactor
-  J. Wagner and J. M. Ko1hler            PDF

Virus-Based Toolkit for the Directed Synthesis of Magnetic and Semiconducting Nanowires
-  Mao, Solis, Reiss, Kottmann, Sweeney, Hayhurst, Georgiou, Iverson and Belcher            PDF

On-Wire Lithography
-  Qin, Park, Huang and Mirkin            PDF

Synthesis of Flexible Magnetic Nanowires of Permanently Linked Core-Shell Magnetic Beads Tethered to a Glass Surface Patterned by Microcontact Printing
-  Singh, Laibinis and Hatton            PDF

Anisotropic particle synthesis in dielectrophoretically controlled microdroplet reactors
-  Millman, Bhatt, Prevo and Velev            PDF

Gold nanoparticles for the development of clinical diagnosis methods
-  Baptista, Pereira, Eaton, Doria, Miranda, Gomes, Quaresma and Franco            PDF

Making polymeric micro- and nanoparticles of complex shapes
-  Champion, Katare and Mitragotri            PDF

Nanoparticle printing with single-particle resolution
-  Kraus, Malaquin, Schmid, Riess, Spencer and Wolf            PDF

Polymers: the quest of motility
-  Ryan and Jones            PDF

Biphasic Janus particles with nanoscale anisotropy
-  Roh, Martin and Lahann            PDF

Silver-nanoparticle-embedded antimicrobial paints based on vegetable oil
-  Kumar, Vemula, Ajayan and John            PDF

Fabrication, Assembly, and Application of Patchy Particles
- Pawar and Kretzschmar          PDF

Janus Particle Synthesis and Assembly
-  Jiang,Chen,Tripathy, Luijten, Schweizer, and Steve Granick            PDF

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Discussion 4: Non-DLVO and biomolecular interactions in nanostructure fabrication

Assembly of Binary Colloidal Structures via Specific Biological Adhesion
- Hiddessen, Rodgers, Weitz, And Hammer           PDF

Biologically Programmed Nanoparticle Assembly
- Mann, Shenton, Li, Connolly, And Fitzmaurice          PDF

Programmed Materials Synthesis With DNA
Storhoff and Mirkin          PDF

Measuring the Forces that Control Protein Interactions
Leckband          PDF

Why is the Osmotic Second Virial Coefficient Related to Protein Crystallization?
- Neal, Asthagiri, Velev, Lenho and Kaler          PDF

Protein Adhesion at Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Modified Surfaces
Snellings, Vansteenkiste, Corneillie, Davies, and Schacht          PDF

Disjoining Pressure vs Thickness Isotherms of Thin Emulsion Films Stabilized by Proteins
Dimitrova, Leal-Calderon, Gurkov and Campbell          PDF

Conducting nanowires built by controlled self-assembly of amyloid fibers and selective metal deposition
- Scheibel, Parthasarathy, Sawicki, Lin, Jaeger and Susan L. Lindquist           PDF

Liposome Application: Problems and Prospects
Yechezkel Barenholz          PDF

Entropic Confinement of Colloidal Spheres in Corners on Silicon Substrates
- A. D. Dinsmore          PDF

Patterning Proteins and Cells Using Soft Lithography
- Kane, Takayama, Ostuni, Ingber, Whitesides          PDF

Depletion Attraction Caused by Unadsorbed Polyelectrolytes
 - Pagac, Tilton, and Prieve          PDF

Simple Colloids in Simple Environments Explored in the Past, Complex Nanoids in Dynamic Systems to be Conquered Next: Some Enigmas, Challenges, and Strategies
- P. Somasundaran          PDF

Charging and Aggregation Properties of Carboxyl Latex Particles:
Experiments Versus DLVO Theory
- Behrens, Christl, Emmerzael, Schurtenberger and Borkovec          PDF

Measurement of Colloidal Forces with TIRM
- Dennis C. Prieve          PDF

Energy of Interaction in Colloids and its Implications in Rheological Modeling
- Quemada and Berli          PDF

Oscillatory Forces from Polyelectrolyte Solutions Confined in Thin Liquid Films
- Theodoly, Tan, Ober, Williams and Bergeron          PDF

Interfaces and the driving force of hydrophobic assembly
-  David Chandler            PDF

Protein Stabilization of Emulsions and Foams
-  Srinivasam Damodaran            PDF

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Discussion 5: Use of external fields in nanostructure characterization and manipulation

An Electrophoretic Ink for All-Printed Reflective Electronic Displays
Comiskey, Albert, Yoshizawa, and Jacobsin          PDF

Trapping of Micrometre and Sub-Micrometre Particles by High-Frequency Electric Fields and Hydrodynamic Forces
MÜllery, Gerardinoz, Schnelley, Shirleyy, Bordoniz, Gasperisz, Leonix and Gunter Fuhr           PDF

Electrorheological Suspensions
Tian Hao          PDF

Dielectrophoretic Sorting of Particles and Cells in a Microsystem
- Fiedler, Shirley, Schnelle, and Fuhr         

Strategies for dielectrophoretic separation in laboratory-on-a-chip systems
-  Hughes            PDF

Electrically Functional Nanostructures
-  Velev and Lumsdon            PDF

A revolution in optical manipulation
-  Grier            PDF

Optical Trapping for the Manipulation of Colloidal Particles
- Mio and Marr          PDF

Massively parallel manipulation of single cells and microparticles using optical images
-  Pei Yu Chiou, Aaron T. Ohta & Ming C. Wu            PDF

Dielectrophoresis-Based Sample Handling in General-Purpose Programmable Diagnostic Instrument
-  Gascoyne and Vykoukal            PDF

Water, electricity, and between . . . On electrowetting and its applications
-  Shamai, Andelman, Berge and Hayes            PDF

Ultra-Large-Scale Directed Assembly of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Devices
-  Vijayaraghavan, Blatt, Weissenberger, Oron-Carl, Hennrich, Gerthsen, Hahn and Krupke            PDF

Laser-direct-write creation of three-dimensional OREST microcages for contact-free trapping, handling and transfer of small polarizable neutral objects in solution
-  M. Stuke, K. Mueller, T. Mueller, R. Hagedorn, M. Jaeger, and G. Fuhr            PDF

Electrokinetic Energy Conversion Efficiency in Nanofluidic Channels
-  van der Heyden, Bonthuis, Stein, Meyer and Dekker            PDF

Remotely powered self-propelling particles and micropumps based on miniature diodes
-  Chang, Paunov, Petsev and Velev            PDF

On-chip micromanipulation and assembly of colloidal particles by electric fields
-  Velev and Bhatt            PDF

Programmed assembly of metallodielectric patchy particles in external AC electric fields
-  Sumit Gangwal, Amar Pawar, Ilona Kretzschmar and Orlin D. Velev            PDF

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Discussion 6: Lab-on-a-chip devices and bioarrays

Electrokinetically Controlled Microfluidic Analysis Systems
Bousse, Cohen, Nikiforov, Chow, Kopf-Sill, Dubrow and Parce          PDF

Use of Microtechnology for DNA Chips Implementation
Souteyrand, Cloarec, Martin, Cabrera, Bras, Chauvet, Dugas and Bessueille          PDF

DNA Microarrays
- Niemeyer and Blohm          PDF

Separation of Long DNA Molecules in Microfabricated Entropic Trap Array
- Han and Craighead          PDF

Chip-Based Microsystems for Genomic and Proteomic Analysis
- Sanders and Manz          PDF

Current Developments in Electrophoretic and Chromatographic Separation Methods on Microfabricated Devices
Joîrg and Kutter          PDF

Microarrays and Microfluidic Devices: Miniaturized Systems for Biological Analysis
Vinet, Chaton and Fouillet          PDF

Microfluidic Large-Scale Integration
Thorsen, Maerkl and Quake          PDF

Surface-Directed Liquid Flow Inside Microchannels
- Zhao, Moore and Beebe          PDF

Microreaction Engineering is Small Better?
- Jensen          PDF

Physics and Applications of Microfluidics in Biology
-  David J. Beebe, Glennys A.Mensing, and Glenn M.Walker            PDF

Microfluidic Device for Single-Cell Analysis
-  Wheeler,Throndset,Whelan,Leach, Zare, Manger and Daridon            PDF

Urine-activated paper batteries for biosystems
-  Ki Bang Lee            PDF

Microfabricated Centrifugal Microfluidic Systems: Characterization and Multiple Enzymatic Assays
-  David C. Duffy, Heather L. Gillis, Joe Lin, Norman F. Sheppard, Jr., and Gregory J. Kellogg            PDF

A review of micropumps
-  D J Laser and J G Santiago            PDF

Engineering Flows in Small Devices: Microfluidics Toward a Lab-on-a-Chip
-  H.A. Stone, A.D. Stroock, and A. Ajdari            PDF

Microfluidic devices fabricated in poly(dimethylsiloxane) for biological studies
-  Samuel K. Sia and George M. Whitesides            PDF

DNA Microarray Technology: Devices, Systems, and Applications
-  Michael J. Heller            PDF

Surface-Tension-Confined Microfluidics
-  Lam, Wynne and Wnek            PDF

A Low-Threshold, High-Efficiency Microfluidic Waveguide Laser
-  Vezenov, Mayers, Conroy, Whitesides, Snee, Chan, Nocera, and Bawend            PDF

Diagnostics for the Developing World: Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices
-  Martinez, Phillips and Whitesides            PDF

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Discussion 7: Nanoscale technologies - perspectives and entrepreneurial case studies

Growth of Large Colloidal Crystals with their (100) Planes Oriented Parallel to the Surface of Supporting Substrates
- Yin and Xia          PDF

Patterned Colloidal Deposition Controlled by Electrostatic and Capillary Forces
Aizenberg, Braun and Wiltzius          PDF

Unconventional Methods for Fabricating and Patterning Nanostructures
Xia, Rogers, Paul and Whitesides          PDF

Microoxen: Microorganisms to move microscale loads
-  Douglas B. Weibel, Piotr Garstecki, Declan Ryan, Willow R. DiLuzio, Michael Mayer, Jennifer E. Seto,and George M. Whitesides            PDF

Colloidal Crystals as Templates for Porous Materials
- Velev and Lenhoff          PDF

Dip-Pen Nanolithography: Controlling Surface Architecture on the Sub-100 Nanometer Length Scale
Mirkin, Seunghun Hong and Demers          PDF

Chemical Self-Assembly for Electronic Applications
Fendler          PDF

Surface-Modulation-Controlled Three-Dimensional Colloidal Crystals
- Yi, Seo and Kima          PDF

Entropically Driven Colloidal Crystallization on Patterned Surfaces
- Lin, Crocker, Lubensky and Yodh    PDF

Control of Light Emission by 3D Photonic Crystals
-  Shinpei Ogawa, Masahiro Imada, Susumu Yoshimoto,Makoto Okano, Susumu Noda            PDF

Five-dimensional optical recording mediated by surface plasmons in gold nanorods
-  Peter Zijlstra, James W. M. Chon and Min Gu            PDF

In Situ Assembly of Colloidal Particles into Miniaturized Biosensors
- Velev and Kaler          PDF

Controlled assembly of SERS substrates templated by colloidal crystal films
-  Kuncicky, Prevo and Velev            PDF

Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Microspheres by a Coplanar AC Electric Field
-  Simon O. Lumsdon, Eric W. Kaler, and Orlin D. Velev            PDF

Soft Lithography
Xia and Whitesides          PDF

Nanotech: The Tiny Revolution
- Paul Holister          PDF

Advances in Self-Ordering Macromolecules and Nanostructure Design
Spontak and Alexandridisb          PDF

Molecules and Electronic Materials
Cahen and Hodes          PDF

Molecular Lubricants and Glues for Micro- and Nanodevices
- Vladimir V. Tsukruk          PDF

Reversibly Erasable Nanoporous Anti-Reflection Coatings from Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
- Hiller, Mendelsohn and Rubner          PDF

Assembly of Latex Particles by using Emulsion Droplets as Templates. Microstructured Hollow Spheres
 - Velev, Furusawa and Nagayama          PDF

Selective Self-Organization of Colloids on Patterned Polyelectrolyte Templates
- Chen, Jiang, Kimerling and Hammond          PDF

Interactions, Structural Ordering and Phase Transitions in Colloidal Dispersions
Arora and Tata          PDF

Langmuir Blodgett Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanostructures
- Yang and Kim          PDF

Self-Assembled Monolayer Transistors
Schon, Meng and Bao          PDF

Self-Assembled Monolayers: A Versatile Tool for the Formulation of Bio-Surfaces
Ferretti, Paynter, Russell and Sapsford          PDF

Self-healing materials with microvascular networks
Toohey, Sottos, Lewis, Moore and White          PDF

Materials from foams and emulsions stabilized by colloidal particles
Studart, Gonzenbach, Akartuna, Tervoort and Gauckler          PDF

Folding DNA to create nanoscale shapes and patterns
Rothemund          PDF

Emerging Implications of Nanotechnology on Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Alex G. Cuenca, Huabei Jiang, Steven N. Hochwald, Matthew Delano, William G. Cance, Stephen R. Grobmyer          PDF

Can High-Speed Tests Sort Out Which Nanomaterials Are Safe?
Service          PDF

Film formation of latex
Keddie          PDF

Anisotropy of building blocks and their assembly into complex structures
Glotzer and Solomon          PDF

Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Binary Nanoparticle Crystals with a Diamond-Like Lattice
Kalsin, Fialkowski, Paszewski, Smoukov, Bishop and Grzybowski          PDF

The role of interparticle and external forces in nanoparticle assembly
Min, Akbulut, Kristiansen, Golan and Israelachvili          PDF

Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties
The Royal Society & The Royal Academy of Engineering          PDF

Nanostructured Composite Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Electrostatic Layer-by-Layer Deposition
Agrios, Cesar, Comte, Nazeeruddin, and Gratzel          PDF

Superwetting nanowire membranes for selective absorption
Yuan, Liu, Akbulut, Hu, Suib, Kong and Stellacci          PDF

Applications of Nanoparticles in Biology
De, Ghosh and Rotello          PDF

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Other topics - Microscopy

Video Microscopy of Colloidal Suspensions and Colloidal Crystals
Habdas and Weeks          PDF

Conventional Optical Microscopy of Colloidal Suspensions
- Elliot and Poon          PDF

Optical Microscopy
- Davidson and Abramowitz          PDF

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Other examples of final term paper topics

Wetting, capillarity and surface engineering

Ultra-hydrophobic surfaces: making and properties.

Driving of droplets by surface tension gradients.


Ultra-slick surfaces: making and properties.

Assembly of nanostructures and electrical microdevices via capillary forces.

Engineering of wetting properties by surface micropatterning.


Non-DLVO and biomolecular interactions in nanostructure fabrication

DNA computing - a feasible alternative?

DNA arrays and 3D topological structures.

DNA-based assembly of electrical microcircuits.

Proteins as building blocks of artificial nanostructures.

Virus-based nanostructures.

Edible nano: colloidal structures in foods.


Use of external fields in nanostructure characterization and manipulation

Manipulation and sorting of living cells by dielectrophoresis.

Separation of biological molecules by dielectrophoresis.

Fabrication of colloidal crystals by electrophoresis.

Fabrication of colloidal structures by optical trapping.

What's inside the tunable windows of expensive cars? 

Electronic ink and e-paper.


Nanoparticles, nanowires, quantum dots and carbon nanotubes

Synthesis of metallic and semiconductor particles of defined special shape.

Dispersing carbon nanotubes in liquids - colloidal problems and solutions.

Carbon buckyball-based colloidal structures.

Colloidal techniques for assembly of quantum dots into electrical devices.

Bright future for the fluorescent quantum dots.

Present industrial applications of nanoparticles.


Nanoscale engineering

Nanobots - future technology or futuristic nonsense?

Nanoengineered surfaces and devices for biomedical applications.

Microfluidics on CD and by alternative fluid-driving techniques.

Strategies for making 3D structures by semiconductor technologies.

Biological applications of MEMS - perspectives and challenges.

Templated assembly of complex functional microparticles and nanostructures.



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