Recent Publications

“Chiral edge fluctuations of colloidal membranes,”   (with L. J. Zia, M. J. Zakhary, Z. Dogic and T. R. Powers), Phys. Rev. E95, 060701 (Rapid Communication) (2017).

"Wrinkling of a thin film on a nematic liquid-crystal elastomer," (with H. Soni and T. R. Powers), Phys. Rev. E 94, 012701 (2016).

"Interaction of chiral rafts in self-assembled colloidal membranes," (with S. Xie and M. F. Hagan), Phys. Rev. E 93,  032706 (2016).

“Probing a self-assembled fd virus membrane with a microtubule,” (with S. Xie and M. F. Hagan), Phys. Rev. E 93, 062608 (2016).

"Creating arbitrary arrays of two dimensional topological defects,"  (with B. S. Murray and C. Rosenblatt), Phys. Rev. E 90, 052501 (2014).

"Instability of flat disks with respect to the formation of twisted ribbons in smectic-A monolayers," (with H. Tu), Phys. Rev. E 87, 042505 (2013).

"Theory of self-assembled smectic A crenellated disks: Membranes with cusped edges," (with H. Tu), Phys. Rev. E 87, 032504 (2013).

“Theory of depletion-induced phase transition from chiral smectic-A twisted ribbons to semi-infinite flat membranes,”(with C. N. Kaplan, H. Tu and R. B. Meyer), Phys. Rev. E 82, 021701 (2010).

"Twist penetration in single-layer smectic A discs of colloidal virus particles", (with R. B. Meyer), Liq. Cryst. 36, 1157 (2009).

"Nematic cells with quasicrystalline-patterned alignment layers", (with  M. H. Schwarz), Phys. Rev. E 79, 022701 (2009).

"Direct measurement of the twist penetration length in a single smectic C layer of colloidal virus particles", (with E. Barry, Z. Dogic, R. B. Meyer and R. Oldenbourg), J. Phys. Chem B 113, 3910 (2009).

"Nematic cells with defect-patterned alignment layers", (with A. S. Backer and A. C. Callan-Jones), Phys. Rev. E 77,021701 (2008).

"Vesicle shape, molecular tilt, and the suppression of necks," (with H. Jiang, G. Huber and T. R. Powers), Phys. Rev. E.76, 031908 (2007).

"Dynamics of the molecular orientation field coupled to ions in two-dimensional liquid crystals," (with J-B. Lee and R. B. Meyer), Phys. Rev. E 76, 021704 (2007).

"Role of electrostatics in the texture of islands in free-standing ferroelectric liquid crystal films," (with J-B. Lee and R. B. Meyer), Phys. Rev. E 75, 051701 (2007).

"Untwisting of a strained cholesteric elastomer by disclination loop nucleation," (with A. Callan-Jones, R. B. Meyer, and A. F. Bower), Phys. Rev. E. 75, 011701 (2007).