Publications

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Preprints

  1. Guillaume Duclos, Raymond Adkins, Debarghya Banerjee, Matthew S. E. Peterson, Minu Varghese, Itamar Kolvin, Arvind Baskaran, Robert A. Pelcovits, Thomas R. Powers, Aparna Baskaran, Federico Toschi, Michael F. Hagan, Sebastian J. Streichan, Vincenzo Vitelli, Daniel A. Beller, and Zvonimir Dogic. “Topological structure and dynamics of three dimensional active nematics”, arXiv:1909.01381.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. D.M. Sussman and D.A. Beller. “Fast, scalable, and interactive software for Landau-de Gennes numerical modeling of nematic topological defects.” Frontiers in Physics, 7 (2019) 204 [arXiv]
  2. Y. Luo, T. Yao, D.A. Beller, F. Serra, and K.J. Stebe. “Deck the walls with anisotropic colloids in nematic liquid crystals”, Langmuir, 35 (2019) 9274 [arXiv].
  3. S. Chu, M. Kardar, D. R. Nelson, and D. A. Beller. “Evolution in range expansions with competition at rough boundaries”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 478 (2019) 153. [arXiv]
  4. A. Suh, M.-J. Gim, D. Beller, and D.K. Yoon. “Topological defects and geometric memory across the nematicsmectic A liquid crystal phase transition”, Soft Matter, 15 (2019) 5835. [arXiv]
  5. G. Boniello, Y. Luo, D.A. Beller, F. Serra, and K.J. Stebe. “Colloids in confined liquid crystals: a plot twist in the lock-and-key mechanism”, Soft Matter, 15 (2019) 5220 (2019).
  6. D.A. Beller, K.M.J. Alards, F. Tesser, R.A. Mosna, F. Toschi, and W. Möbius. “Evolution of populations expanding on curved surfaces”, Europhysics Letters 123 (2018) 58005. [arXiv] [bioRxiv]
  7. Y. Luo, D.A. Beller, G. Boniello, F. Serra, and K.J. Stebe. “Tunable colloidal trajectories in nematic liquid crystals near wavy walls”, Nature Communications 9 (2018) 3841.
    Popular press coverage: medium.com
  8. M.A. Gharbi, D.A. Beller, N.S. Mood, R. Gupta, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. “Elastocapillary driven assembly of particles at free-standing smectic-A films”, Langmuir 34 (2018) 2006.
  9. M.-J. Gim*, D.A. Beller*, and D.K. Yoon. “Morphogenesis of liquid crystal topological defects of during the nematic-smectic A phase transition”, Nature Communications 8 (2017) 15453.
  10. D.A. Beller and D.R. Nelson. “Plastic deformation of tubular crystals by dislocation glide”, Physical Review E 94 (2016) 033004.
  11. L. Tran, M.O. Lavrentovich, D.A. Beller, N. Li, K.J. Stebe, and R.D. Kamien. “Lassoing saddle splay and the geometrical control of topological defects”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (2016) 7106–7111.
  12. Y. Xia, E. Lee, H. Hu, M.A. Gharbi, D.A. Beller, E.-K. Fleischmann, R.D. Kamien, R. Zentel, and S. Yang. “Better actuation through chemistry: Using surface coatings to create uniform director fields in nematic liquid crystal elastomers”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 12466–12472.
  13. Y. Luo, F. Serra, D.A. Beller, M.A. Gharbi, N. Li, S. Yang, R.D. Kamien, and K.J. Stebe. “Around the corner: Colloidal assembly and wiring in groovy nematic cells”, Physical Review E 93 (2016) 032705.
  14. A. Honglawan, D.S. Kim, D.A. Beller, D.K. Yoon, M.A. Gharbi, K.J. Stebe, R.D. Kamien, and S. Yang. “Synergistic assembly of nanoparticles in smectic liquid crystals”, Soft Matter 11 (2015) 7367–7375.
  15. D.A. Beller, M.A. Gharbi, and I.B. Liu. “Shape-controlled orientation and assembly of colloids with sharp edges in nematic liquid crystals”, Soft Matter 11 (2015) 1078–1086.
  16. D.A. Beller, T. Machon, S. Čopar, D.M. Sussman, G.P. Alexander, R.D. Kamien, and R.A. Mosna. “Geometry of the cholesteric phase”, Physical Review X 4 (2014) 031050.
  17. M.A. Lohr, M. Cavallaro Jr., D.A. Beller, K.J. Stebe, R.D. Kamien, P.J. Collings, and A.G. Yodh. “Elasticity-dependent self-assembly of micro-templated chromonic liquid crystal films”, Soft Matter 10 (2014) 3477-3484.
  18. D.A. Beller*, M.A. Gharbi*, A. Honglawan*, K.J. Stebe, S. Yang, and R.D. Kamien. “Focal conic flower textures at curved interfaces”, Physical Review X 3 (2013) 041026. Popular press coverage: Scientific American, NSF News, Materials Views, discovery.com, phys.org.
  19. M. Cavallaro*, M.A. Gharbi*, D.A. Beller*, S. Čopar, Z. Shi, T. Baumgart, S. Yang, R.D. Kamien, and K.J. Stebe. “Exploiting imperfections: Assembling surface colloids via bulk topological defects”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (2013) 18804–18808.M. Cavallaro∗, M.A. Gharbi∗, D.A. Beller∗, S. Čopar, Z. Shi, T. Baumgart, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. “Ring around the colloid”, Soft Matter 9 (2013) 9099–9102.
  20. M. Cavallaro*, M.A. Gharbi*, D.A. Beller*, S. Čopar, Z. Shi, T. Baumgart, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. “Ring around the colloid”, Soft Matter 9 (2013) 9099–9102.
  21. M.A. Gharbi, M. Cavallaro, G. Wu, D.A. Beller, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. “Microbullet assembly: interactions of oriented dipoles in confined nematic liquid crystal”, Liquid Crystals 40 (2013) 1619–1627.
  22. A. Honglawan*, D.A. Beller*, M. Cavallaro, R.D. Kamien, K.J. Stebe, and S. Yang. “Topographically induced hierarchical assembly and geometrical transformation of focal conic domain arrays in smectic liquid crystals”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (2013) 34–39.
  23. R.A. Mosna, D.A. Beller, and R.D. Kamien. “Breaking the rules for topological defects: Smectic order on conical substrates”, Physical Review E 86 (2012) 011707.
  24. A. Honglawan, D.A. Beller, M. Cavallaro, R.D. Kamien, K.J. Stebe, and S. Yang. “Pillar-assisted epitaxial assembly of toric focal conic domains of smectic-A liquid crystals”, Advanced Materials 23 (2011) 5519– 5523.
  25. E. Barry, D. Beller, and Z. Dogic. “A model liquid crystalline system based on rodlike viruses with variable chirality and persistence length”, Soft Matter 5 (2009) 2563–2570.

Invited Commentaries

  1. M.A. Gharbi, D.A. Beller, A. Honglawan, K.J. Stebe, S. Yang, and R.D. Kamien. “Controlling liquid crystal defects”, SPIE Newsroom (2014) 10.1117/2.1201402.005369.

(* denotes shared first-author contribution)