Polymer Nanocomposites:

Edge Electrospinning:

Q.-Q. Wang, C. K. Curtis, N. M. Thoppey, J. R. Bochinski, R. E. Gorga, and L. I. Clarke, "Unconfined, melt edge electrospinning from multiple, spontaneous, self-organized polymer jets," Materials Research Express 1, 045304 (2014).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/045304]











N. M. Thoppey, R. E. Gorga, L. I. Clarke, and J. R. Bochinski, "Control of the electric field - polymer solution interaction by utilizing ultra-conductive fluids," Polymer 55, 6390 (2014). (journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.10.007]







M. P. Roman, N. M. Thoppey, R. E. Gorga, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Maximizing spontaneous jet density and nanofiber quality in unconfined electrospinning: the role of inter-jet interactions," Macromolecules 46, 7352 (2013).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1021/ma4013253]




N. M. Thoppey, R. E. Gorga, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "The effect of solution parameters on spontaneous jet formation and throughput in edge electrospinning from a fluid-filled bowl," Macromolecules 45, 6527 (2012).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1021/ma301207t]






N. M. Thoppey, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga, "Edge electrospinning for high throughput production of quality nanofibers," Nanotechnology 22, 345301 (2011).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/34/345301]






Nagarajan Muthuraman Thoppey, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga, "Unconfined fluid electrospun into high quality nanofibers from a plate edge," Polymer 51, 4928 (2010). (journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.07.046]







Photothermal Heating of Metal Nanoparticles:

G. Firestone, J. R. Bochinski, J. S. Meth, and L. I. Clarke, "Facile Measurement of Surface Heat Loss from Polymer Thin Films via Fluorescence Thermometry," J. Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 56, 643 (2018). (journal)
[DOI: 10.1002/polb.24571]




S. Maity, Wei-Chen Wu, J. B. Tracy, L. I. Clarke, and J. R. Bochinski, "Nanoscale Steady-state Temperature Gradients within Polymer Nanocomposites Undergoing Continuous-Wave Photothermal Heating from Gold Nanorods," Nanoscale 9, 11605 (2017). (journal) [DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04613H]










Ju Dong, G. Firestone, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga, "In-situ curing of liquid epoxy via gold-nanoparticle mediated photothermal heating,"
Nanotechnology 28, 065601 (2017).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa521b]


V. Viswanath, S. Maity, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga, "Enhanced crystallinity of polymer nanofibers without loss of nanofibrous morphology via heterogeneous photothermal annealing," Macromolecules 49, 9484 (2016).
(journal) [paper]
[DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01655]








S. Maity, Wei-Chen Wu, C. Xu, J. B. Tracy, K. Gundogdu, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Spatial Temperature Mapping within Polymer Nanocomposites Undergoing Ultrafast Photothermal Heating via Gold Nanorods," Nanoscale 6, 15236 (2014).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05179C]














D. B. Abbott, S. Maity, M. T. Burkey, R. E. Gorga, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Blending with Non-Responsive Polymers to Incorporate Nanoparticles into Shape Memory Materials and Enable Photothermal Heating: The Effects of Heterogeneous Temperature Distribution," Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 215, 2345 (2014).
(journal) [paper]. [DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400386]






V. Viswanath, S. Maity, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga, "Thermal annealing of polymer nanocomposites via photothermal heating: effects on crystallinity and spherulite morphology," Macromolecules 46, 8596 (2013).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1021/ma401855v]




S. Maity, K. A. Kozek, Wei-Chen Wu, J. B. Tracy, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Anisotropic Thermal Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites via the Photothermal Effect of Gold Nanorods," Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. 30, 193 (2013). (journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201200084]


S. Maity, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Metal nanoparticles acting as light-activated heating elements within composite materials," Advanced Functional Materials 22, 5259 (2012).
(journal) [paper] [DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201051]






S. Maity, L. N. Downen, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Embedded metal nanoparticles as localized heat sources: an alternative processing approach for complex polymeric materials," Polymer 52, 1674 (2011). (journal) [paper]
[DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.01.062]