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Alan R. Denton

and Graduate Coordinator
Office:South Engineering, Room 214B
Phone:(701) 231 - 7036
Web:Alan Denton's Personal Website



Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1991.
M.Sc., Physics, University of Toronto, 1984.
B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 1983.

Recent Publications:

Matthew Urich and Alan R. Denton, "Swelling, structure, and phase stability of compressible microgels," Soft Matter 12, 9086-9094 (2016).

Alan R. Denton and Qiyun Tang, "Counterion-induced swelling of ionic microgels," J. Chem. Phys. 145, 164901-1-10 (2016).

Wei Kang Lim and Alan R. Denton, "Depletion-induced forces and crowding in polymer-nanoparticle mixtures: Role of polymer shape fluctuations and penetrability," J. Chem. Phys. 144, 024904-1-10 (2016).

Wei Kang Lim and Alan R. Denton, "Influence of polymer shape on depletion potentials and crowding in colloid-polymer mixtures," Soft Matter 12, 2247-2252 (2016). 

Qiyun Tang and Alan R. Denton, "Ion density deviations in semipermeable ionic microcapsules," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 11070-11076 (2015).

Mary M. Hedrick, Jun Kyung Chung, and Alan R. Denton, "Structure and Osmotic Pressure of Ionic Microgel Dispersions," J. Chem. Phys. 142, 034904-1-12 (2015).

Qiyun Tang and Alan R. Denton, "Ion density deviations in polyelectrolyte microcapsules: influence on biosensors," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 20924-20931 (2014).

Wei Kang Lim and Alan R. Denton, "Polymer Crowding and Shape Distributions in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures," J. Chem. Phys. 141, 114909-1-10 (2014).

A. R. Denton, "Crowding in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures," in New Models of the Cell Nucleus: Crowding, Entropic Forces, Phase Separation, and Fractals, R. Hancock and K. W. Jeon, Eds., International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology 307, pp. 27-72 (UK: Academic Press, 2014). Elsevier's copyright policy prevents me from posting this article online.

A. R. Denton, "Coarse-Grained Modeling of Charged Colloidal Suspensions: From Poisson-Boltzmann Theory to Effective Interactions," in Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter, D. S. Dean, J. Dobnikar, A. Naji, and R. Podgornik, Eds., Proceedings of the CECAM Workshop "New Challenges in Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter," pp. 201-215 (Pan Stanford, Singapore, 2014).   

J. B. Miller, A. C. P. Usselman, R. J. Anthony, U. R. Kortshagen, A. J. Wagner, A. R. Denton, and E. K. Hobbie, "Phase separation and the 'coffee-ring' effect in polymer-nanocrystal mixtures," Soft Matter 10, 1665-1675 (2014).

Recent Teaching:
Fall 2016 PHYS 462/662 -- Thermal and Statistical Physics
Spring 2016PHYS 758 -- Statistical Physics
Fall 2015 PHYS 752 -- Mathematical Methods I
Spring 2015 PHYS 463/663 -- Statistical Mechanics



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