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Publications

1. Yao, Y.; Waters, J. T.; Shneidman, A. V.; Cui, J.; Wang, X.; Mandsberg, N. K.; Li, S.; Balazs, A. C.; Aizenberg, J. Multiresponsive Polymeric Microstructures With Encoded Predetermined and Self-Regulated Deformability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Accepted.

2. Kim, Y.-K.; Wang, X.; Mondkar, P.; Bukusoglu, E.; Abbott, N. L. Self-Reporting and Self-Regulating Liquid Crystals. Nature 557, 539-544, 2018.

3. Bukusoglu, E.; Martinez-Gonzalez, J. A.; Wang, X.; Zhou, Y.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Strain-Induced Alignment and Phase Behavior of Blue Phase Liquid Crystals Confined to Thin Films. Soft Matter 13, 8999-9006, 2017.

4. Wang, C.; Ma, C. D.; Yeon, H.; Wang, X.; Gellman, S. H.; Abbott, N. L. Non-Additive Interactions Mediated by Water at Chemically Heterogeneous Surfaces: Non-ionic Polar Groups and Hydrophobic Interactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, 18536-18544, 2017.

5. Wang, X.;* Zhou, Y.;* Kim, Y.-K.; Miller, D. S.; Zhang, R.; Martinez-Gonzalez, J. A.; Bukusoglu, E.; Zhang, B.; Brown, T. M.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Patterned Surface Anchoring of Nematic Droplets at Miscible Liquid—Liquid Interfaces. Soft Matter 13, 5714-5723, 2017.

6. Wang, X.; Bukusoglu, E.; Abbott, N. L. A Practical Guide to the Preparation of Liquid Crystal-Templated Microparticles. Chemistry of Materials 29, 53-61, 2017.

  • Co-corresponding author.

7. Wang, X.; Kim, Y.-K.; Bukusoglu, E.; Zhang, B.; Miller, D. S.; Abbott, N. L. Experimental Insights into the Nanostructure of the Cores of Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals. Physical Review Letters 116, 147801, 2016.

  • Selected as "Editors' Suggestion".

8. Bukusoglu, E.;* Wang, X.;* Zhou, Y.; Martinez-Gonzalez, J. A.; Rahimi, M.; Wang, Q.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Positioning Colloids at the Surfaces of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Droplets. Soft Matter 12, 8781-8789, 2016.

9. Wang, X.; Miller, D. S.; Bukusoglu, E.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals as Templates for Molecular Self-Assembly. Nature Materials 15, 106-112, 2016.

  • Front cover of Nature Materials.
  • Featured in Nature Materials News and Views (DOI: 10.1038/nmat4517).
  • Highlighted on UW homepage, EurekAlert, Science Daily, R&D magazine, Phys.org, etc.

10. Wang, X.; Bukusoglu, E.; Miller, D. S.; Pantoja, M. A. B.; Xiang, J.; Lavrentovich, O. D.; Abbott, N. L. Synthesis of Optically Complex, Porous and Anisometric Polymeric Microparticles by Templating from Liquid Crystalline Droplets. Advanced Functional Materials 26, 7343-7351, 2016.

11. Zhou, Y.; Bukusoglu, E.; Martinez-Gonzalez, J. A.; Rahimi, M.; Roberts, T.; Zhang, R.; Wang, X.; Abbott, N. L.; de Pablo, J. J. Structural Transitions in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Droplets. ACS Nano 10, 6484-6490, 2016.

12. Bukusoglu, E.; Pantoja, M. A. B.; Mushenheim, P. C.; Wang, X.; Abbott, N. L. Design of Responsive and Active (Soft) Materials using Liquid Crystals. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 7, 163-196, 2016.

13. Eimura, H.; Miller, D. S.; Wang, X.; Abbott, N. L.; Kato, T. Self-Assembly of Bioconjugated Amphiphilic Mesogens Having Specific Binding Moieties at Aqueous—Liquid Crystal Interfaces. Chemistry of Materials 28, 1170-1178, 2016.

14. Wang, X.;* Yang, P.;* Mondiot, F.; Li, Y.; Miller, D. S.; Chen, Z.; Abbott, N. L. Interfacial Ordering of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals Triggered by the Secondary Structures of Oligopeptides. Chemical Communications 51, 16844-16847, 2015.

15. Rahimi, M.; Roberts, T. F.; Armas-Perez, J. C.; Wang, X.; Bukusoglu, E.; Abbott, N. L.; de Pablo, J. J. Nanoparticle Self-Assembly at the Interface of Liquid Crystal Droplets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, 5297-5302, 2015.

16. Bukusoglu, E.; Wang, X.; Martinez-Gonzalez, J. A.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Stimuli- Responsive Cubosomes Formed from Blue Phase Liquid Crystals. Advanced Materials 27, 6892-6898, 2015.

17. Carter, M. C. D.;* Miller, D. S.;* Jennings, J.; Wang, X.; Mahanthappa M. K.; Abbott, N. L.; Lynn, D. M. Synthetic Mimics of Bacterial Lipid A Trigger Optical Transitions in Liquid Crystal Droplets at Pictogram-per-Milliliter Concentrations. Langmuir 31, 12850-12855, 2015.

18. Ma, C. D.;* Adamiak, L.;* Miller, D. S.; Wang, X.; Gianneschi, N. C.; Abbott N. L. Liquid Crystal Interfaces Programmed with Enzyme-Responsive Polymers and Surfactants. Small 11, 5747-5751, 2015.

  • Inside front cover of Small.

19. Wang, X.; Miller, D. S.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Organized Assemblies of Colloids Formed at the Poles of Micrometer-Sized Droplets of Liquid Crystal. Soft Matter 10, 8821-8828, 2014.

20. Wang, X.; Miller, D. S.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Reversible Switching of Liquid Crystalline Order Permits Synthesis of Homogeneous Populations of Dipolar Patchy Microparticles. Advanced Functional Materials 24, 6219-6226, 2014.

21. Miller, D. S.; Wang, X.; Abbott, N. L. Design of Functional Materials Based on Liquid Crystalline Droplets. Chemistry of Materials 26, 496-506, 2014.

22. Whitmer, J. K.; Wang, X.; Mondiot, F.; Miller, D. S.; Abbott, N. L.; de Pablo, J. J. Nematic-Field-Driven Positioning of Particles in Liquid Crystal Droplets. Physical Review Letters 111, 227801, 2013.

  • Front cover of Physical Review Letters.
  • Selected as "Editors' Suggestion".

23. Miller, D. S.; Wang, X.; Buchen, J.; Lavrentovich, O. D.; Abbott, N. L. Analysis of the Internal Configurations of Droplets of Liquid Crystal Using Flow Cytometry. Analytical Chemistry 85, 10296-10303, 2013.

24. Mondiot, F.; Wang, X.; de Pablo, J. J.; Abbott, N. L. Liquid Crystal-Based Emulsions for Synthesis of Spherical and Non-Spherical Particles with Chemical Patches. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 9972-9975, 2013.

  • Front cover of Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  • Featured in Journal of the American Chemical Society Spotlights (DOI: 10.1021/ja406272c).

25. Luo, Y.; Wang, X.; Li, B.; Zhu S. Toward Well-Controlled ab Initio RAFT Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Mediated by 2-(((Dodecylsulfanyl)Carbonothioyl) Sulfanyl)Propanoic Acid. Macromolecules 44, 221-229, 2010.

26. Luo, Y.; Wang, X.; Zhu, Y.; Li, B.; Zhu S. Polystyrene-Block-Poly(n-Butyl Acrylate)-Block-Polystyrene Triblock Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomer Synthesized via RAFT Emulsion Polymerization. Macromolecules 43, 7472-7481, 2010.

27. Wang, X.; Luo, Y.; Li, B.; Zhu S. Ab Initio Batch Emulsion RAFT Polymerization of Styrene Mediated by Poly(Acrylic Acid-b-Styrene) Trithiocarbonate. Macromolecules 42, 6414-6421, 2009.