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Zvonimir Dogic


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  1. Z. Dogic and S. Fraden, “Ordered phases of filamentous viruses”, (to be published in Current opinion in Colloid and Interface Science)

  2. E. Barry, Z. Hensel, M. Shribak, R. Oldenbourg and Z. Dogic, “Entropy driven formation of a chiral liquid crystalline phase of helical filaments”, Physical Review Letters, 96, 018305 (2006).

  3. M. P. Lettinga, Z. Dogic, H. Wang and J. Vermant, Flow behavior of colloidal rod-like viruses in the namatic phase”, Langmuir, 21, 8048 (2005).

  4. M. P. Lettinga, E. Barry and Z. Dogic, “Self-diffusion of rod-like viruses in the nematic phase”, Europhysics Letters, 71, 692, (2005).

  5. Z. Dogic and S. Fraden, “Phase behavior of rod-like viruses and virus-sphere mixtures”, Soft Matter: Complex Colloidal Suspensions, v. 2, Gompper G., Schick, M. eds., Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2005. [PDF]

  6. A. M. Alsayed, Z. Dogic, and A. G. Yodh, “Melting of lamellar phases in temperature sensitive colloid-polymer mixture”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 057801 (2004).

  7. Z. Dogic, K. R. Purdy, E. Grelet, M. Adams and S. Fraden, “Isotropic-nematic phase transition in suspension of filamentous virus and dextran”, Phys. Rev. E., 69, 051702 (2004).

  8. Z. Dogic, J. Zhang, A. W. C. Lau, P. Dalhaimer, H. Aranda-Espinoza, D. Disher, P. Janmey, R. D. Kamien, T. C Lubensky and A. G. Yodh, “Elongation and fluctuations of semi-flexibile polymers in a nematic solvent”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 125503 (2004).

  9. M. F. Islam, A. M. Alsayed, Z. Dogic, J. Zhang, T. C. Lubensky, and A. G. Yodh, “Nematic Nanotube Gels”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 088303, (2004).

  10. Z. Dogic, “Surface freezing and a two-step pathway of the isotropic-smectic phase transitions in colloidal rods”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, 165701, (2003).

  11. K. R. Purdy, Z. Dogic, S. Fraden, A. Rühm, L. Lurio, S. G. J. Mochrie, “Measuring the nematic order parameter of colloidal fd virus by x-ray diffraction”, Phys. Rev. E., 67, 031708 (2003).

  12. J. K. G. Dhont, M. P. Letting, Z. Dogic, T. A. J. Lenstra, H. Wang, S. Rathgeber, P. Carletto, L. Willner, H. Frielinghaus and P. Lindner, “ Shear-banding and Microstructure of Colloids in Shear Flow”, Faraday Discussions, 123, 157 (2003).

  13. T. A. J. Lenstra, Z. Dogic and J. K. G. Dhont, “Shear induced displacement of the isotropic-nematic spinodals”, J. Chem. Phys., 114, 10151 (2001).

  14. Dogic, Z. and S. Fraden, “ Development of model colloidal liquid crystals and the kinetics of the isotropic - smectic transition” , Phil. Tran. R. Soc. Lond. A. , 359, 997 (2001).

  15. Dogic, Z. and S. Fraden, “Cholesteric phase in virus suspensions”, Langmuir 16, 7820 (2000).

  16. Dogic, Z., A.P. Philipse, S. Fraden, and J.K.G. Dhont, “Concentration dependent sedimentation of colloidal rods”, J. Chem. Phys. 113, 8368 (2000).

  17. Dogic, Z., D. Frenkel, and S. Fraden, “ Enhanced stability of layered phases in parallel hard-spherocylinders due to the addition of hard spheres” , Phys. Rev. E 62, 3925 (2000).

  18. Adams, M., Z. Dogic, S.L. Keller, and S. Fraden, “Entropically driven microphase transitions in mixtures of colloidal rods and spheres”, Nature 393, 349 (1998).

  19. Dogic, Z. and S. Fraden, “Smectic phase in a colloidal suspension of semiflexible virus particles”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 78, 2417 (1997).