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Refereed Publications:

30. Croll, A.B., Willenbring, P., and Wagner, A. (2019) Phase Separation on the Surface of a Lamellar-Forming Diblock Copolymer Melt. in prep.

29. Twohig, T., Croll, A.B. (2021) Adhesion Directed Capillary Origami. Soft Matter, in prep.

28. Liao, Y., Li, Z., Ghazanfari, S., Fatima, Croll, A.B., and Xia, W. (2021) Understanding the Role of Self-Adhesion in Crumpling Behaviors of Sheet MacromoleculesLangmuir, 37, 8627–8637.

27. Elder, T., Twohig, T., Singh, H., and Croll, A.B. (2020) Adhesion of a tape loopSoft Matter, 16, 10611-10619.

Note: featured on the back journal cover.

26. Croll, A.B., Hosseini, N., and Bartlett, M.D. (2019) Switchable Adhesives for Multifunctional Interfaces. Advanced Materials Technologies, 4, 1900193.

25. Croll, A.B., Twohig, T., and Elder, T. (2019) The Compressive Strength of Crumpled Matter.  Nature Communications, 10, 1502.

24. Elder, T., Rozairo, D., and Croll, A.B. (2019) Origami Inspired Mechanics: Measuring Modulus and Force Recovery with Bent Polymer Films.  Macromolecules, 52, 690-699.

23. Twohig, T., May, S., and Croll, A.B. (2018)  Microscopic details of a fluid/thin film triple line.  Soft Matter, 14, 7492-7499.

22. Croll, A.B., Twohig, T., and Elder, T. (2018) The role of adhesion in the mechanics of crumpled polymer films. arXiv.

21. Jahani, B., Jazi, M.S., Azarmi, F. and Croll, A.B. (2017) Effect of volume fraction of reinforcement phase on mechanical behavior of ultra-high-temperature composite consisting of iron matrix and TiB2 particulates. J. Comp. Mater., 52, 609-620.

20. Gurmessa, B. and Croll, A.B. (2017) Localization in an Idealized Heterogeneous Elastic Sheet. Soft Matter, 13, 1764-1772.

Note: featured on the journal cover.

19. Rozairo, D. and Croll, A.B. (2016) The Influence of Viscosity on the Static and Dynamic Properties of PS-PEO Covered Emulsion Drops. processes, 4, 47.

18. Rozairo, D. and Croll, A.B. (2016) Late stage drainage of block copolymer stabilized emulsion drops. Soft Matter, 12, 9616-9621.

Note: featured on the back journal cover.

17. Gurmessa, B. and Croll, A.B. (2015) The Influence of Thin Film Confinement on Surface Plasticity in Polystyrene and Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Homopolymer and Block Copolymer Films.  Macromolecules, 48, 5670-5676.

16. Rozairo, D. and Croll, A.B. (2015) Using the Sessile Drop Geometry to Measure Fluid and Elastic Block Copolymer Interfaces.  Langmuir, 31, 1303-1311.

15. Risan, J., Croll, A.B. and Azarmi, F. (2015) Compliance Switching for Adhesion Control.  J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 53, 48-57.

Note: featured on the journal cover.

14. Tordesillas, A., Covey, D., Croll, A.B., Shi, J. and Gurmessa, B. (2014) Micromechanics of elastic buckling of a colloidal polymer layer on a soft substrate: experiment and theory.  Granular Matter, 16, 249-258.

13. Semler, M.R., Harris J.M., Croll, A.B. and Hobbie, E.K. (2013) Localization and length-scale doubling in disordered films on soft substrates.  Phys. Rev. E, 88, 032409.

12. Croll, A.B., Tordesillas, A., Carey, D., and Gurmessa, B. (2013) Experimental evidence and structural mechanics analysis of force chain buckling at the microscale in a 2D polymeric granular layer.  AIP Conf. Proc., 1542, 409-412.

11. Gurmessa, B., and  Croll, A.B.  (2013) Onset of Plasticity in Thin Polystyrene Films.  Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 074301.

10. Bartlett, M.D., Croll, A.B., and Crosby, A.J. (2012) Desigining Bio-Inspired Adhesives for Shear Loading: From Simple Structures to Complex Patterns.  Adv. Funct. Mater., 22, 4985-4992.

9.   Ebata, Y., Croll, A.B. and Crosby, A.J. (2012) Wrinkling and strain localization in polymer thin films.  Soft Matter, 8, 9086-9091.

8.   Croll, A.B. and Crosby, A.J. (2012) Pattern driven localization in thin diblock copolymer films.  Macromolecules, 45, 4001-4006.

7.   Bartlett, M.D., Croll, A.B., Paret, B.M., King, D.R., Irschick, D.J. and Crosby, A.J. (2012)  Looking beyond fibrillar features to scale gecko like adhesion. Adv. Mater., 24, 1078-1083.

Note: this work appeared on the inside cover of Advanced Materials and was covered by the scientific media including Science Daily, Technology Review, Daily Tech and Mass High Tech.

6.   Croll, A.B., and Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2010) Hole nucleation in free-standing polymer membranes: the effects of varying molecular architecture.  Soft Matter, 6, 5547-5553.

5.   Miquelard-Garnier, G., Croll, A.B., Davis, C.S. and Crosby, A.J. (2010) Contact-line mechanics for pattern control.  Soft Matter, 6, 5789-5794.

4.   Croll, A.B., and Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2009) Spreading of Diblock copolymer droplets: a probe of polymer micro-rheology. Euro. Phys. J. E., 29, 239.

3.   Croll, A.B., Shi, A-C., and Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2009) Ordering of a lamella forming fluid near an interface. Phys. Rev. E., 80, 051803.

2.   Croll, A.B., Matsen, M.W., Shi, A-C., and Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2008) Kinetics of Layer-Hopping in a diblock copolymer Lamellar Phase. Euro. Phys. J. E., 27, 407

1.   Croll, A.B., Massa, M.V., Matsen, M.W., and Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2006) Droplet Shape of an Anisotropic Fluid. Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, 204502.

Note: this work appeared on the cover of Phys. Rev. Lett., and since then been picked up by the scientific media including a review in Nature Nanotechnology's 'News and Views' (January 2007), Science Magazine's 'ScienceShots' (December 2006), and Nature Magazine's year end Photo Spread (December 2007).

Non-Refereed Contributions:

Croll, A.B., Shi, A-C, Dalnoki-Veress, K., and Matsen, M.W. (2008) Block Copolymer Lamella: Simple Experiments and Complex Physics. Physics in Canada – Physic au Canada. 64, 126.


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