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  1. Yanitza Trosel, Liam Patrick Gregory, Valerie Booth, Anand Yethiraj, “Diffusion NMR and rheology of a model polymer in bacterial cell lysate crowders”, Biomacromolecules (2023). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.2c01534
  2. Saswati Ganguly, Sofi Nojd, Anand Yethiraj, Peter Schurtenberger, Priti S. Mohanty, “Crystal to crystal transformation in soft ionic microgels: Kinetics and the role of local mechanical susceptibilities”, submitted to Phys. Rev. Mater. (2023).
  3. Marco Graziano, Swomitra Palit, Anand Yethiraj, Simone Immler, Matthew J.G. Gage, Craig F. Purchase, “Non-Newtonian viscoelastic properties of salmon ovarian fluid have biophysical implications for sperm-egg interactions”, J. Exp. Biol., 226, jeb244712 (2023). [pdf]
  4. Tatsuo Izawa paper “Stability of saline surfactant foams”, submitted to Physical Review E (2022).
  5. Venketesh Thrithamara Ranganathan, Saman Bazmi, Stefan Wallin, Yun Liu, and Anand Yethiraj, “Is Ficoll Colloid or Polymer? A Multitechnique Study of a Prototypical Excluded-Volume Macromolecular Crowder”, Macromolecules 55, 9103−9112 (2022). [pdf]
  6. Shivani Semwal, Cassandra Clowe-Coish, Ivan Saika-Voivod and Anand Yethiraj, “Tunable Colloids with Dipolar and Depletion Interactions: Toward Field-Switchable Crystals and Gels”, Physical Review X 12, 041021 (2022). [pdf]
  7. Suhad Sbeih, Priti S. Mohanty, Anand Yethiraj, Michael R. Morrow, “2H NMR Study of Polymer Segmental Dynamics at Varying Cross-Linking in Poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Microgels”, Langmuir 37, 13664-13675 (2021). [] [pdf]
  8. Swomitra Palit, Lilin He, William A. Hamilton, Arun Yethiraj, Anand Yethiraj, “Palit et al. reply”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 239803 (2019). [pdf] Reply to a Comment by Le Coeur et al. [pdf]
  9. Suhad Sbeih, Priti S. Mohanty, Michael R. Morrow, Anand Yethiraj, “Structural parameters of soft PNIPAM microgel particles as a function of crosslink density”, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 552, 781 – 793 (2019). [pdf]
  10. Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, Anand Yethiraj, “Anomalous dynamics in tracer-particle motions in an electrohydrodynamically driven oil-in-oil system”, Phys. Rev. E 98, 022602 (2018). arXiv:1805.03242. [pdf]
  11. Swomitra Palit, Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, Anand Yethiraj, “Realization of a stable, monodisperse water-in-oil droplet system with micro-scale and nano-scale confinement for tandem microscopy and diffusion NMR studies”, Soft Matter 14, 448-459 (2018). doi: 10.1039/C7SM01508A [pdf]
  12. Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, Anand Yethiraj, “Tunable hydrodynamics: A field-frequency phase diagram of a non-equilibrium order-to-disorder transition”, Soft Matter 13, 7412 (2017). doi: 10.1039/C7SM01145H [pdf]
  13. Swomitra Palit, Lilin He, William A. Hamilton, Arun Yethiraj, Anand Yethiraj, “The effect of crowder charge in a model polymer–colloid system for macromolecular crowding: polymer structure and dynamics”, J. Chem. Phys. 147, 114902 (2017). [pdf]
  14. Swomitra Palit, Anand Yethiraj, ” Dynamics and cluster formation in charged and uncharged Ficoll70 solutions”, J. Chem. Phys. 147, 074901 (2017). doi: 10.1063/1.4986366 [pdf]
  15. Saswati Ganguly, Priti Mohanty, Peter Schurtenberger, Surajit Sengupta, Anand Yethiraj, “Contrasting the dynamics of elastic and non-elastic deformations across an experimental colloidal martensitic transition”, Soft Matter 13, 4689 – 4697 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00623C [pdf]
  16. Edward Hayden, Zena Aljabal, Anand Yethiraj, “Frequency-dependent solvent impedance and colloid micro-electrophoresis measurements in partially polar solvents”, Langmuir 33, 4781 – 4788 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00816 [pdf]
  17. Raheema Aslam, Sergio Ardanza-Trevijano, Kristin M. Poduska, Anand Yethiraj, Wenceslao González-Viñas, “Quantifying disorder in colloidal films spin-coated onto patterned substrates”, Phys. Rev. E 95, 032607 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.032607 [pdf]
  18. Swomitra Palit, Lilin He, William A. Hamilton, Arun Yethiraj, Anand Yethiraj, “Combining diffusion NMR and SANS enables precise measurements of polymer chain compression in a crowded environment”, Phys. Rev. Lett, 118, 097801 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.097801 [pdf], [Supplemental]
  19. Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, James R. Munroe, Anand Yethiraj, “The effect of confinement on the electrohydrodynamic behavior of droplets in a microfluidic oil-in-oil emulsion”, Soft Matter, 12, 9246-9255 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01648K [pdf]
  20. Suliman Barhoum, Swomitra Palit, Anand Yethiraj, “Diffusion NMR studies of macromolecular complex formation, crowding and confinement in soft materials”, Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 94-95, 1-10 (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.pnmrs.2016.01.004 [pdf]
  21. Atul Varshney, Smita Gohil, Mayur Sathe, Sheshagiri Rao, J. B. Joshi, S. Bhattacharya, Anand Yethiraj, Shankar Ghosh, “Multiscale flow in a microscale oil-in-oil emulsion”, Soft Matter, 12, 1759-1764 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02316E [pdf]
  22. Payam Bagheri, Ahmad Almudallal, Anand Yethiraj, Kristin Poduska “Quantitative metrics for assessing positional and orientational order in colloidal crystals”, Langmuir 31, 8251 (2015). [pdf]
  23. Hugh D. Newman and Anand Yethiraj, “Clusters in sedimentation equilibrium for an experimental hard-sphere-plus-dipolar Brownian colloidal system ” Scientific Reports 5, 13572 (2015). DOI:10.1038/srep13572. [pdf]
  24. Priti Mohanty, Payam Bagheri, Sofi Nöjd, Anand Yethiraj, Peter Schurtenberger ” Multiple path-dependent routes for phase transition kinetics in thermo-responsive and field-responsive ultra-soft colloids ” Phys. Rev. X, 5, 011030 (2015). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.011030. [pdf]
  25. E. Elliott Burnell, Ronald Y. Dong, Adrian C. J.Weber, Anand Yethiraj, ” NMR of solutes in nematic and smectic A liquid crystals: the anisotropic intermolecular potential ” Mag. Reson. Chem. , 52, 570-580 (2014). [pdf]
  26. Atul Varshney, Smita Gohil, Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, Anand Yethiraj, S. Bhattacharya, Shankar Ghosh, “Large scale arrays of tunable microlenses”, Lab on a Chip, 14, 1330-1335 (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51170G. [pdf]
  27. S. Nöjd, P. S. Mohanty, P. Bagheri, A. Yethiraj, P. Schurtenberger, “Electric field driven self-assembly of ionic microgels”, Soft Matter 9, 9199-9207 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51226F. [pdf]
  28. M. Seymour, I. Wilding, B. Xu, Jason I. Mercer, M. L. Plumer, K. M. Poduska, A. Yethiraj, J. van Lierop, “Micromagnetic modeling of experimental hysteresis loops for heterogeneous electrodeposited cobalt films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 , 072403 (2013), DOI: 10.1063/1.4793209. [pdf]
  29. M. Pichumani, P. Bagheri, W. González-Viñas, K.M. Poduska, A. Yethiraj, “Dynamics, crystallization & structures in colloid spincoating”, Soft Matter 9, 3220-3229 (2013), arXiv:1210.6662, review article. [pdf]
  30. J. Dobnikar, A. Snezhko, A. Yethiraj, “Emergent colloidal dynamics in electromagnetic fields,” Soft Matter, 9, 3693-3704 (2013), DOI: 10.1039/c3sm27363fi, invited review article [pdf]
  31. S. Barhoum, V. Booth, A. Yethiraj, “Diffusion NMR of complex formation in membrane-associated peptides.” Eur. Biophys. J. (2013), advance article; arXiv:1210.6643, DOI: 10.1007/s00249-013-0890-4. [pdf]
  32. A. Varshney, S. Ghosh, S. Bhattacharya, A. Yethiraj, “Self organization of exotic oil-in-oil phases driven by tunable electrohydrodynamics” Scientific Reports 2, 738, doi:10.1038/srep00738 (2012); See also supplementary information (including movies). [pdf]
  33. J. S. Kim, Z. Wu, A. R. Morrow, Anand Yethiraj, Arun Yethiraj, “Self-diffusion and viscosity in electrolyte solutions” J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 12007 (2012); doi:10.1021/jp306847t. [pdf]
  34. P. S. Mohanty, A. Yethiraj, P. Schurtenberger, “Deformable particles with anisotropic interactions: unusual field-induced structural transitions in ultrasoft ionic microgel colloids”, Soft Matter 8, 10819 (2012), article, [pdf], [back cover highlight]
  35. S. Barhoum, R. Castillo, A. Yethiraj, “Characterization of Dynamics and Internal Structure of a Mixed-Surfactant Wormlike Micellar System Using NMR and Rheometry”, Soft Matter 8, 6950-6957 (2012) [pdf].
  36. M. J. McDonald, A. Yethiraj, L.Y. Beaulieu, “A method to characterize structure and symmetry in low-resolution images of colloidal thin films”, Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 045606 (2012). [pdf]
  37. A. P. Bartlett, M. Pichumani, M. Giuliani, W. González-Viñas, A. Yethiraj, “A modified spincoating technique to achieve directional colloidal crystallization”, Langmuir (Letter) 28 , 3067 (2012). [pdf].
  38. A. Flynn, M. Ducey, A. Yethiraj, M. R. Morrow, ” Dynamic Properties of Bicellar Lipid Mixtures Observed by Rheometry and Quadrupole Echo Decay “, Langmuir 28, 2782 – 2790 (2012) DOI: 10.1021/la204111z. [pdf]
  39. A. P. Bartlett, A. K. Agarwal, A. Yethiraj, “Dynamic Templating of Colloidal Patterns in Three Dimensions with Nonuniform Electric Fields”, Langmuir (Letter) 27, 4313 (2011) [pdf], la200179 . Supplementary Information manuscript and movies 1, 2 and 3.
  40. E.E. Burnell, R.Y. Dong, A.C.J. Weber, X. Yang, A. Yethiraj, “Separation of nematic and smectic-A potential effects on solute ordering in a series of binary 6OCB/8OCB mixtures”, Can. J. Chem. 89, 900-908 (2011) Special Issue dedicated to Professor Roderick E. Wasylishen . [pdf].
  41. S. Barhoum, A. Yethiraj, “NMR Detection of an Equilibrium Phase Consisting of Monomers and Clusters in Concentrated Lysozyme Solutions “, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 17062-17067 (2010) [pdf].
  42. M. Giuliani, W. González-Viñas, K.M. Poduska, A. Yethiraj, “Dynamics of Crystal Structure Formation in Spin-Coated Colloidal Films “, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1481 (2010). [pdf].
  43. S. Barhoum, A. Yethiraj, “An NMR Study of Macromolecular Aggregation in a Model Polymer-Surfactant Solution”, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 024909 (2010). [pdf].
  44. N. Li, H. Newman, M. Valera, I. Saika-Voivod, A. Yethiraj, “Colloids with a Tunable Dipolar Interaction: Equations of State and Order Parameters via Confocal Microscopy”, Soft Matter 6 , 876 (2010). [pdf].
  45. A.K. Agarwal, A. Yethiraj, “Low-Density Ordered Phase in Brownian Dipolar Colloidal Suspensions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 198301 (2009). [pdf]
  46. C. Arcos, K. Kumar, W. González-Viñas, R. Sirera, K.M. Poduska, A. Yethiraj, “Orientationally correlated colloidal polycrystals without long-range positional order”, Phys. Rev. E 77, 050402(R) (2008). [pdf]
  47. S. Palit, A. Yethiraj, ” A New Model System for Diffusion NMR Studies of Concentrated Mono-disperse and Bi-disperse Colloids “, Langmuir 24, 3747 (2008). [pdf].
  48. A. Yethiraj, ” Tunable colloids: control of colloidal phase transitions with tunable interactions “, Soft Matter 3, 1099 (2007). [pdf].
  49. A. Yethiraj, R.Y. Dong, E.E. Burnell. ” The smectic potential in a liquid crystal with a reentrant nematic phase: NMR of solutes “, Chem. Phys. Lett. 441, 245 (2007). [pdf].
  50. D. Capitani, A. Yethiraj, E.E. Burnell. ” Memory Effects Across Surfactant Mesophases “, Langmuir 23, 3036 (2007). [pdf] .
  51. A. Yethiraj, A.C.J. Weber, R.Y. Dong, E.E. Burnell. ” NMR Determination of Smectic Ordering of Probe Molecules “, J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 1632 (2007). [pdf].
  52. A.S. Taggar, C.J. Campbell, A. Yethiraj, E.E. Burnell, “Testing assumptions about solute concentration dependence in liquid crystal NMR “, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 1363 (2006). [pdf].
  53. A. Yethiraj, D. Capitani, N. E. Burlinson, E. E. Burnell, “An NMR study of Translational Diffusion and Structural Anisotropy in Magnetically Alignable Nonionic Surfactant Mesophases”, Langmuir, 21, 3311 (2005). [pdf].
  54. A. Yethiraj, Z. Sun, R. Y. Dong, E. E. Burnell, “NMR measurement of smectic ordering and nematic-smectic-A coupling in a liquid crystal”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 398, 517 (2004) [pdf].
  55. A. Yethiraj, J. Thijssen, A. Wouterse and A. van Blaaderen, “Large Electric-Field-Induced Colloidal Single Crystals for Photonic Applications”, Adv. Mater. 16, 596 (2004). [pdf].
  56. A. Yethiraj, A. Wouterse, B. Groh and A. van Blaaderen, “The nature of an electric-field-induced colloidal martensitic transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 058301 (2004). [pdf].
  57. A. Yethiraj and A. van Blaaderen, “A colloidal model system with an interaction tunable from hard sphere to soft and dipolar”, Nature 421, 513 (2003). [pdf].
  58. A. van Blaaderen, J. P. Hoogenboom, D. L. J. Vossen, A. Yethiraj, A. van der Horst, K. Visscher, M. Dogterom, “Colloidal epitaxy: playing with the boundary conditions of colloidal crystallization”, Faraday Discussions 123, 107 (2003). [pdf].
  59. J. P. Hoogenboom, A. Yethiraj, A. K. van Langen, J. Romijn and A. van Blaaderen, “Epitaxial crystal growth of charged colloids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 256104 (2002). [pdf].
  60. A. Yethiraj and A. Van Blaaderen, “Colloidal suspensions as model electrorheological fluids: a real-space analysis of structure formation”, ERMR 2001 Conference Proceedings (refereed), Int. J. Mod. Phys. 16, 2328 (2002). [pdf].
  61. A. Yethiraj, R. Mukhopadhyay and J. Bechhoefer, “Two experimental tests of a fluctuation-induced first-order phase transition: Intensity Fluctuation Microscopy at the nematic-smectic-A transition”, Phys. Rev. E 65, 021702 (2002). [pdf].
  62. A. van Blaaderen, K. Velikov, J. Hoogenboom, D. Vossen, A. Yethiraj, R. Dullens, T. van Dillen, A. Polman, “Manipulating colloidal crystallization for photonic applications: from self-organization to do-it-yourself organization”, in NATO ASI: Photonic Crystals and Light Localization, C. M. Soukoulis, ed. (2001). [pdf].
  63. A. Yethiraj and J. Bechhoefer, “High-resolution study of fluctuation effects at the nematic-smectic-A phase transition”, Liq. Cryst. Today 10, 1 (2001), invited article. [pdf].
  64. I. Herbut, A. Yethiraj and J. Bechhoefer, “Effect of order-parameter fluctuations on the Halperin-Lubensky-Ma first-order transition in superconductors and liquid crystals”, Europhys. Lett. 55, 317 (2001). [pdf].
  65. A. Yethiraj and J. Bechhoefer, “Two experimental tests of the Halperin-Lubensky-Ma effect at the nematic-smectic-A phase transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3642 (2000). [pdf].
  66. R. Mukhopadhyay, A. Yethiraj and J. Bechhoefer, ” External-field-induced tricritical point in a fluctuation-driven nematic-smectic-A transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4796, (1999). [pdf].
  67. A. Yethiraj and J. Bechhoefer, “Using nematic director fluctuations as a sensitive probe of the nematic-smectic-A phase transition in liquid crystals”, conference proceedings, 16th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 304, 301 (1997). [pdf].
  68. A. Sonin, A. Yethiraj, J. Bechhoefer, B. J. Frisken, “Temperature-induced orientational phase transitions in freely-suspended nematic films”, Phys. Rev. E. 52 6 (1995). [pdf].

Book Chapters

  • S. Barhoum, A. K. Agarwal, A. Yethiraj, “Cluster phases in colloids and proteins”, New Challenges in Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter, ed. D. Dean, J. Dobnikar, A. Naji, R. Podgornik, Pan Stanford 2013.
  • A. Yethiraj, “Recent Experimental Developments at the Nematic to Smectic-A Liquid Crystal Phase Transition”, Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: Recent Advances, ed. A. Ramamoorthy, Springer 2007, chapter 8. [pdf], see the book’s Table of Contents.

News & Reviews

  • “From Stretchable Electronics to Active Plasmonics “, Section on Shifting Structures in Research Notes, Nature Materials 3, 202 (2002). [pdf].
  • W. B. Russel, “Tunable Colloidal Crystals” (News and Views), Nature 421, 490 (2003). [pdf].
  • T. Palberg, “Exotische Kristallphasen”, Physik Journal (The Journal of the German Physical Society) 2, 18 (2003). [pdf].
  • S. Maier, “Forscher züchten Designer-Kristalle in elektrischen Feldern”, bild der Wissenschaft,, 04.02.2003. [pdf].
  • M. van Calmthout,”Turen naar een slap kristal”, de Volkskrant, 01.02.2003.

Student Theses

My PhD thesis

is here. I did my Ph.D. with John Bechhoefer at Simon Fraser University.

Selected Talks

University of Winnipeg CAP colloquium

Cecam Toulouse 2012: pdf: if you use it, cite Book Chapter 1

ACS Colloids 2015: pdf : if you use it, cite the relevant publications (Phys. Rev. X, 5, 011030 (2015), Lab on a Chip, 14, 1330-1335 (2014), Scientific Reports 2, 738 (2012), Soft Matter, 9, 3693-3704 (2013))