Granick Research Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Selected Publications

  1. Jing Yan, Ming Han, Jie Zhang, Cong Xu, Erik Luijten, Steve Granick, "Reconfiguring active particles by electrostatic imbalance," Nature Materials 15, 1095 (2016) [PDF; Movies & Supplementary Information]. Highlighted:  Nature Materials 15, 1057 (2016) [PDF]. [In the news].

  2. John King, Steve Granick, "Operating organic light-emitting diodes imaged by super-resolution spectroscopy," Nature Communications 7, 11691 (2016). [PDF]

  3. Kejia Chen, Bo Wang, Steve Granick, "Memoryless self-reinforcing directionality in endosomal active transport within living cells," Nature Materials 14, 589 (2015). [PDF]

  4. John King, Changqian Yu, William Wilson, Steve Granick, "Super-Resolution Study of Polymer Mobility Fluctuations near c*," ACS Nano 8, 8802 (2014).  [PDF]

  5. Melinda Sindoro, Nobuhiro Yanai, Ah-Young Jee, Steve Granick, "Colloidal-Sized MOFS (Metal-Organic Frameworks):  Synthesis and Applications," Accounts of Chemical Research 47, 459 (2014). [PDF]

  6. Bo Wang, James Kuo, Steve Granick, "Bursts of Active Transport in Living Cells," Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 208102 (2013). [PDF]

  7. Xiaoming Mao, Qian Chen, Steve Granick, "Entropy Favors Open Colloidal Lattices," Nature Materials 12, 217 (2013). [PDF].  HighlightedNature Materials 12, 179 (2013).

  8. Jing Yan, Moses Bloom, Sung Chul Bae, Erik Luijten, and Steve Granick, "Linking Synchronization to Self-Assembly Using Magnetic Janus Colloids," Nature 491, 578 (2012) [PDFMovies & Supplementary Information].  Highlighted:  Nature 491, 530 (2012) [PDF].  [In the news].

  9. Bo Wang, James Kuo, Sung Chul Bae, Steve Granick, "When Brownian Diffusion is not Gaussian," Nature Materials 11, 481 (2012) [PDF].

  10. Qian Chen, Sung Chul Bae, and Steve Granick,"Directed self-assembly of a colloidal kagome lattice," Nature 469, 381 (2011). [PDF; Supporting Information; movie 1; movie 2; movie 3]. [In the news] Highlighted: Nature Materials 10, 171 (2011) [PDF]. [In the news].

  11. Qian Chen, Jonathan Whitmer, Shan Jiang, Sung Chul Bae, Erik Luijten, and Steve Granick, "Supracolloidal Reaction Kinetics of Janus Spheres," Science 331, 199 (2011) [PDF ; supporting information; movie 1; movie 2; movie 3; movie 4; movie 5; movie 6]. [In the news].

  12. Bo Wang, Juan Guan, Stephen M. Anthony, Sung Chul Bae, Kenneth S. Schweizer, and Steve Granick, "Confining Potential When a Biopolymer Filament Reptates," Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 118301 (2010) [PDF]. [In the news].

  13. Yan Yu, Julie A. Vroman, Sung Chul Bae, and Steve Granick, "Vesicle Budding Induced by Pore-Forming Peptide," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 195 (2010). [PDF] Highlighted: Nature 463, 439 (2010) [PDF].

  14. Yan Yu and Steve Granick, "Pearling of Lipid Vesicles Induced by Nanoparticles," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 31, 14158 (2009). [PDF]

  15. Bo Wang, Stephen M. Anthony, Sung Chul Bae, and Steve Granick, "Anomalous Yet Brownian," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 106, 15160 (2009).
    [PDF ; supporting information]. [In the news].

  16. Steve Granick and Sung Chul Bae, "A Curious Antipathy for Water," Science 322, 1477 (2008). [PDF]

  17. Bo Wang, Liangfang Zhang, Sung Chul Bae, and Steve Granick, "Nanoparticle-Induced Surface Reconstruction of Phospholipid Membranes," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 105, 18171 (2008). [PDF] [In the news]. Highlighted: Nature Nanotechnology [PDF].

  18. A. Poynor, L. Hong, I. K. Robinson, S. Granick, Z. Zhang, P. A. Fenter, "How Water Meets a Hydrophobic Surface", Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 266101 (2006) [PDF]. Highlighted: Nature 445, 129 (2007) [PDF]. [In the news]. Highlighted: Nature 445, 831 (2007) [PDF].

  19. S. Anthony, L. Hong, M. Kim, and S. Granick, "Single-particle colloid tracking in four dimensions," Langmuir 22, 9812 (2006) . [PDF] [In the news]

  20. L. Zhang, S. Granick, "How to Stabilize Phospholipid Liposomes (Using Nanoparticles)", Nano Lett. 6, 694 (2006). [PDF] Highlighted: Science 311, 1347 (2006) [PDF]; Nature Materials 5, 249 (2006) [PDF].

  21. L. Zhang, S. Granick, "Slaved diffusion in phospholipid bilayers", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 9118 (2005). [PDF]

  22. A. Mukhophadyay, S. C. Bae, J. Zhao, and S. Granick, "How Confined Lubricants Diffuse During Shear," Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 236105 (2004). [PDF]

  23. S. Granick, H. Lee, and Y. Zhu, "Slippery Questions of Stick When Fluid Flows Past Surfaces,"Nature Materials 2, 221 (2003). [PDF].

  24. X. Zhang, Y. Zhu, and S. Granick, "Hydrophobicity at a Janus Interface," Science 295, 663 (2002). [PDF]

  25. Y. Zhu and S. Granick, "Viscosity of Interfacial Water," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 096104 (2001). [PDF]. Highlighted: Nature News (2001) [PDF].

  26. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, "Layered, Erasable Ultrathin Polymer Films," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 9550 (2000). [PDF]

  27. S. A. Sukhishvili, Y. Chen, J. Müller, K. Schweizer, E. Gratton, and S. Granick, "Diffusion of a Polymer 'Pancake'," Nature 406, 146 (2000). [PDF]

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