Yunker Lab

PI: Peter Yunker



  • Cristóvão Dias, Peter Yunker, Arjun Yodh, Nuno A. M. Araújo and Margarida Maria Telo da Gama, Interaction anisotropy and the KPZ to KPZQ transition in particle deposition at the edges of drying drops. Soft Matter (2018).
  • Arben Kalziqi, David Yanni, Jacob Thomas, Siu Lung Ng, Skanda Vivek, Brian Hammer, Peter J. Yunker, Immotile active matter: activity from death and reproduction. Physical Review Letters (2018).
  • Shane Jacobeen, Jennifer T. Pentz, Elyes Graba, Colin Brandys, William C. Ratcliff, Peter J. Yunker, Origin of multicellularity: evolution of increased size via reduced cellular volume fraction. Nature Physics (2017).
  • Luke McNally, Eryn Bernardy, Jacob Thomas, Arben Kalziqi, Jennifer Pentz, Sam P. Brown, Brian Hammer, Peter J. Yunker* & William Ratcliff*, Killing by Type VI secretion drives genetic phase separation and correlates with increased cooperation, Nature Communications, (2017). *Denotes co- corresponding authors
  • Dominic M. Robe, Stefan Boettcher, Paolo Sibani and Peter Yunker, Record dynamics: Direct experimental evidence from jammed colloids. EPL, 116 3 (2016) .
  • Cornelia Rosu, Shane Jacobeen, Katherine Park, Elsa Reichmanis, Peter Yunker, and Paul S. Russo, Domed Silica Microcylinders Coated with Oleophilic Polypeptides and Their Behavior in Lyotropic Cholesteric Liquid Crystals of the Same Polypeptide. Langmuir, Article ASAP, (2016).
  • Peter J Yunker, Haruichi Asahara, Kuo-Chan Hung, Corey Landry, Laura R Arriaga, Ilke Akartuna, John Heyman, Shaorong Chong, David A Weitz, One-pot system for synthesis, assembly, and display of functional single-span membrane proteins on oil–water interfaces. PNAS, 113:3, 608-613, (2016).
  • Tim Still, Peter J Yunker, Kasey Hanson, Zoey S Davidson, Matthew A Lohr, Kevin B Aptowicz, AG Yodh, Temperature‐Sensitive Hydrogel‐Particle Films from Evaporating Drops. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2:16 (2015).
  • Chris Edwards, Amir Arbabi, Basanta Bhaduri, Xiaozhen Wang, Raman Ganti, Peter J Yunker, Arjun G Yodh, Gabriel Popescu, Lynford L Goddard, Measuring the Nonuniform Evaporation Dynamics of Sprayed Sessile Microdroplets with Quantitative Phase Imaging. Langmuir, 31:40, 11020:11032, (2015).
  • Peter J. Yunker, K. Chen, T. Still, M.A. Lohr, M. Gratale, and A.G. Yodh, Physics in ordered and disordered colloidal matter with poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) microgel particles. Reports on Progress in Physics, (2014).
  • Still, T., Goodrich. C.P., Chen, K., Yunker, P.J., Schoenholz, S., Liu, A.J., and Yodh, A.G., Phonon dispersion and elastic moduli of two-dimensional disordered colloidal packings of soft particles with frictional interactions. Physical Review E 89, 012301 (2014).
  • Edwards, C., Zhou, R.J., Hwang, S.W., McKeown, S.J., Wang, K.Y., Bhaduri, B, Ganti, R., Yunker, P.J., Yodh, A.G., Rogers, J.A., Goddard, L.L., and Popescu, G., Diffraction phase microscopy: monitoring nanoscale dynamics in materials science.Applied Optics 53, (2014).
  • P. J. Yunker, D. Durian, and A.G. Yodh, Coffee rings and coffee disks: Physics on the edge. Physics Today 66, 8 (2013).
  • P. J. Yunker, D. Durian, and A.G. Yodh, Coffee rings and coffee disks: Physics on the edge. Physics Today 66, 8 (2013).
  • P. J. Yunker, M.A. Lohr, T. Still, A. Borodin, D.J. Durian, and A.G. Yodh, The effect of colloid shape on surface growth dynamics in evaporating drops. Physical Review Letters 110, 035501 (2013).
  • P. J. Yunker, Z.X. Zhang, M. Gratale, K. Chen, and A.G. Yodh, Relationship between neighbor number and vibrational spectra in disordered colloidal clusters with attractive interactions. Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 12A525 (2013).
  • P. J. Yunker, T. Still, A.G. Yodh, Colloidal shape effects in evaporating drops. Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” CourseCLXXXIV “Physics of Complex Colloids,” (2013).
  • M.D. Gratale, P.J. Yunker, K. Chen, T. Still, K.B. Aptowicz, A.G. Yodh, Phonons in two-dimensional colloidal crystals with bond-strength disorder. Physical Review E 87, 052301 (2013).
  • P. J. Yunker, M. Gratale, M.A. Lohr, T. Still, T.C. Lubensky, and A.G. Yodh, Influence of particle shape on bending rigidity of colloidal monolayer membranes and particle deposition during droplet evaporation in confined geometries. Physical Review Letters 108, 228303 (2012).
  • Still, P.J. Yunker, and A.G. Yodh, Influence of different kind of surfactants on evaporating drops of colloidal suspensions: Suppressing the coffee-ring effect. Langmuir 28, 4984-4988 (2012).
  • P. J. Yunker, T. Still, M.A. Lohr, and A.G. Yodh, Suppression of the coffee-ring effect by shape-dependent capillary interactions. Nature 476, 308-311 (2011).
  • P. J. Yunker, K. Chen, Z. Zhang, and A.G. Yodh, Phonon spectra, nearest neighbors, and mechanical stability of disordered colloidal clusters with attractive interactions. Physical Review Letters106, 225503 (2011).
  • P. J. Yunker, K. Chen, Z.X. Zhang, W.G. Ellenbroek, A.J. Liu, and A.G. Yodh, Rotational and translational phonon modes in glasses composed of ellipsoidal particles. Physical Review E 83, 011403 (2011).
  • Z. Zhang, P. J. Yunker, P. Habdas, and A.G. Yodh, Cooperative rearrangement regions and dynamical heterogeneities in attractive versus repulsive colloidal glasses. Physical Review Letters 107, 208303 (2011).
  • K. Chen, M. L. Manning, P.J. Yunker, W.G. Ellenbroek, Z. Zhang, A.J. Liu, A.G. Yodh, Measurement of correlations between low-frequency vibrational modes and particle rearrangements in quasi-two-dimensional colloidal glasses. Physical Review Letters107, 108301 (2011).
  • P. Yunker, Z.X. Zhang, and A.G. Yodh, Observation of the disorder-induced crystal-to-glass transition. Physical Review Letters 104, 015701 (2010).
  • Chen, W.G. Ellenbroek, Z.X. Zhang, D.T.N. Chen, P.J. Yunker, S. Henkes, C. Brito, O. Dauchot, W. van Saarloos, A.J. Liu, and A.G. Yodh, Low-frequency vibrations of soft colloidal glasses. Physical Review Letters 105, 025501 (2010).
  • P. Yunker, Z. Zhang, K.A. Aptowicz, and A.G. Yodh, Irreversible rearrangements, correlated domains, and local structure in aging glasses. Physical Review Letters 103, 115701 (2009).
  • Zhang, N. Xu, D.T.N. Chen, P. Yunker, A. Alsayed, K.B. Aptowicz, P. Habdas, A.J. Liu, S. Nagel, and A.G. Yodh, Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition. Nature 459, 230-233 (2009).
  • Y. Han, Y. Shokef, A.M. Alsayed, P. Yunker, T.C. Lubensky, and A.G. Yodh, Geometric frustration in buckled colloidal monolayers. Nature 456, 898-903 (2008).

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