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    • Modeling micelle formation and interfacial properties with iSAFT classical density functional theory 

      Wang, Le; Haghmoradi, Amin; Liu, Jinlu; Xi, Shun; Hirasaki, George J.; Miller, Clarence A.; Chapman, Walter G. (2017)
      Surfactants reduce the interfacial tension between phases, making them an important additive in a number of industrial and commercial applications from enhanced oil recovery to personal care products (e.g., shampoo and ...
    • Role of Gas Type on Foam Transport in Porous Media 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Eftekhari, Ali Akbar; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Rossen, William R.; Hirasaki, George J.; Biswal, Sibani L. (2016)
      We present the results of an experimental investigation of the effect of gas type and composition on foam transport in porous media. Steady-state foam strengths with respect to three cases of distinct gases and two cases ...
    • Examining Asphaltene Solubility on Deposition in Model Porous Media 

      Lin, Yu-Jiun; He, Peng; Tavakkoli, Mohammad; Mathew, Nevin Thunduvila; Fatt, Yap Yit; Chai, John C.; Goharzadeh, Afshin; Vargas, Francisco M.; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      Asphaltenes are known to cause severe flow assurance problems in the near-wellbore region of oil reservoirs. Understanding the mechanism of asphaltene deposition in porous media is of great significance for the development ...
    • Tumor microenvironment derived exosomes pleiotropically modulate cancer cell metabolism 

      Zhao, Hongyun; Yang, Lifeng; Baddour, Joelle; Achreja, Abhinav; Bernard, Vincent; Moss, Tyler; Marini, Juan C.; Tudawe, Thavisha; Seviour, Elena G.; San Lucas, F. Anthony; Alvarez, Hector; Gupta, Sonal; Maiti, Sourindra N.; Cooper, Laurence; Peehl, Donna; Ram, Prahlad T.; Maitra, Anirban; Nagrath, Deepak (2016)
      Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are a major cellular component of tumor microenvironment in most solid cancers. Altered cellular metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, and much of the published literature has focused on ...
    • Amplification of USP13 drives ovarian cancer metabolism 

      Han, Cecil; Yang, Lifeng; Choi, Hyun Ho; Baddour, Joelle; Achreja, Abhinav; Liu, Yunhua; Li, Yujing; Li, Jiada; Wan, Guohui; Huang, Cheng; Ji, Guang; Zhang, Xinna; Nagrath, Deepak; Lu, Xiongbin (2016)
      Dysregulated energetic metabolism has been recently identified as a hallmark of cancer. Although mutations in metabolic enzymes hardwire metabolism to tumourigenesis, they are relatively infrequent in ovarian cancer. More ...
    • Insights on Foam Transport from a Texture-Implicit Local-Equilibrium Model with an Improved Parameter Estimation Algorithm 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Ma, Kun; Wang, Le; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Puerto, Maura; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Akbar Eftekhari, Ali; Wang, Ying; Da, Chang; Joyce, Jeffrey C.; Biswal, Sibani L.; Hirasaki, George J. (2016)
      We present an insightful discussion on the implications of foam transport inside porous media based on an improved algorithm for the estimation of model parameters. A widely used texture-implicit local-equilibrium foam ...
    • Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation 

      Vidonish, Julia E.; Zygourakis, Kyriacos; Masiello, Caroline A.; Sabadell, Gabriel; Alvarez, Pedro J.J. (2016)
      Thermal treatment technologies hold an important niche in the remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and sediments due to their ability to quickly and reliably meet cleanup standards. However, sustained high temperature ...
    • Parallel bulk heterojunction photovoltaics based on all-conjugated block copolymer additives 

      Mok, Jorge W.; Kipp, Dylan; Hasbun, Luis R.; Dolocan, Andrei; Strzalka, Joseph; Ganesan, Venkat; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      In recent studies, we demonstrated that the addition of block copolymers to binary donorヨacceptor blends represents an effective approach to target equilibrium, co-continuous morphologies of interpenetrating donors and ...
    • Carbon nanotube fiber terahertz polarizer 

      Zubair, Ahmed; Tsentalovich, Dmitri E.; Young, Colin C.; Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.; Pasquali, Matteo; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      Conventional, commercially available terahertz (THz) polarizers are made of uniformly and precisely spaced metallic wires. They are fragile and expensive, with performance characteristics highly reliant on wire diameters ...
    • Supramolecular block copolymer photovoltaics through ureido-pyrimidinone hydrogen bonding interactions 

      Lin, Yen-Hao; Nie, Wanyi; Tsai, Hsinhan; Li, Xiaoyi; Gupta, Gautam; Mohite, Aditya D.; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      A challenge in the development of bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics (BHJ OPVs) is achieving a desirable nanoscale morphology. This is particularly true for polymer blend OPVs in which large-scale phase separation ...
    • Dynamics of paramagnetic squares in uniform magnetic fields 

      Du, Di; He, Peng; Zeng, Yongchao; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The magnetic forces between paramagnetic squares cannot be calculated using a classic dipolar model because the magnetic field distribution is not uniform within square particles. Here, we present the calculation of magnetic ...
    • Modified Mason number for charged paramagnetic colloidal suspensions 

      Du, Di; Hilou, Elaa; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The dynamics of magnetorheological fluids have typically been described by the Mason number, a governing parameter defined as the ratio between viscous and magnetic forces in the fluid. For most experimental suspensions ...
    • Ring-locking enables selective anhydrosugar synthesis from carbohydrate pyrolysis 

      Chen, Li; Zhao, Jinmo; Pradhan, Sivaram; Brinson, Bruce E.; Scuseria, Gustavo E.; Zhang, Z. Conrad; Wong, Michael S. (2016)
      The selective production of platform chemicals from thermal conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates is challenging. As precursors to natural products and drug molecules, anhydrosugars are difficult to synthesize from ...
    • Effect of Surfactant Partitioning Between Gaseous Phase and Aqueous Phase onᅠCO2ᅠFoam Transport for Enhanced Oil Recovery 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Ma, Kun; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Puerto, Maura; Biswal, Sibani L.; Hirasaki, George J. (2016)
      CO2 flood is one of the most successful and promising enhanced oil recovery technologies. However the displacement is limited by viscous fingering, gravity segregation and reservoir heterogeneity. Foaming the CO2 and brine ...
    • Injectable dual-gelling cell-laden composite hydrogels for bone tissue engineering 

      Vo, T.N.; Shah, S.R.; Lu, S.; Tatara, A.M.; Lee, E.J.; Roh, T.T.; Tabata, Y.; Mikos, A.G. (2016)
      The present work investigated the osteogenic potential of injectable, dual thermally and chemically gelable composite hydrogels for mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) delivery in vitro and in vivo. Composite hydrogels comprising ...
    • Lattice model of oligonucleotide hybridization in solution. II. Specificity and cooperativity 

      Araque, J.C.; Robert, M.A. (2016)
      Because oligonucleotides are short sequences of nucleic acid bases, their association in solution with complementary strands (hybridization) is often seen to conform to a simple two-state model. However, experimental ...
    • Strain-driven criticality underlies nonlinear mechanics of fibrous networks 

      Sharma, A.; Licup, A.J.; Rens, R.; Vahabi, M.; Jansen, K.A.; Koenderink, G.H.; MacKintosh, F.C. (2016)
      Networks with only central force interactions are floppy when their average connectivity is below an isostatic threshold. Although such networks are mechanically unstable, they can become rigid when strained. It was recently ...
    • Two distinctive energy migration pathways of monolayer molecules on metal nanoparticle surfaces 

      Li, Jiebo; Qian, Huifeng; Chen, Hailong; Zhao, Zhun; Yuan, Kaijun; Chen, Guangxu; Miranda, Andrea; Guo, Xunmin; Chen, Yajing; Zheng, Nanfeng; Wong, Michael S.; Zheng, Junrong (2016)
      Energy migrations at metal nanomaterial surfaces are fundamentally important to heterogeneous reactions. Here we report two distinctive energy migration pathways of monolayer adsorbate molecules on differently sized metal ...
    • Preparation of Monodomain Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Liquid Crystal Elastomer Nanocomposites 

      Kim, Hojin; Zhu, Bohan; Chen, Huiying; Adetiba, Oluwatomiyin; Agrawal, Aditya; Ajayan, Pulickel; Jacot, Jeffrey G.; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      LCEs are shape-responsive materials with fully reversible shape change and potential applications in medicine, tissue engineering, artificial muscles, and as soft robots. Here, we demonstrate the preparation of shape-responsive ...
    • Structure and thermodynamics of a mixture of patchy and spherical colloids: A multi-body association theory with complete reference fluid information 

      Bansal, Artee; Asthagiri, D.; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G. (2016)
      A mixture of solvent particles with short-range, directional interactions and solute particles with short-range, isotropic interactions that can bond multiple times is of fundamental interest in understanding liquids ...