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Alan R. Denton

Associate Professor
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:

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).

J. K. Chung and A. R. Denton, "Effective electrostatic interactions in mixtures of charged colloids," Phys. Rev. E 88, 022306-1-9 (2013). 

A. R. Denton and M. P. Schmidt, "Exploring Fluctuations and Phase Equilibria in Fluid Mixtures via Monte Carlo Simulation," Eur. J. Phys. 34, 475-487 (2013).

Recent Teaching:
Spring 2015 PHYS 463/663 -- Statistical Mechanics
Fall 2014PHYS 252 -- University Physics II
Spring 2014PHYS 758 -- Statistical Physics
Fall 2013PHYS 752 -- Mathematical Methods I




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