Publications

  1. Y. Chai, T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, M. Benzaquen, K. Dalnoki-Veress, E. Raphaël, and J. A. Forrest, A Direct Quantitative Measure of Surface Mobility in a Glassy Polymer, Science, 343 (6174), 994-999, 2014

  2. Y. Chai, A. Lukito, Y. Jiang, P. D. Ashby, T. P. Russell, Fine-tuning the packing density of nanoparticles through ionic strength, Nano Letters, 17 (10), 6453-6457, 2017

  3. Y. Chai, A. N. Raegen, S. Zhu, J. A. Forrest, Crystallization of low molecular weight atactic polystyrene, Soft Matter, 14 (33), 6883-6891, 2018

  4. Y. Chai, J. A. Forrest, Using Atomic Force Microscopy to probe crystallization in atactic polystyrenes, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 219 (3), 1700466, 2018

  5. P. Gu#, Y. Chai#, H. Hou, G. Xie, Y. Jiang, Q. Xu, F. Liu, P. D. Ashby, J. Lu, T. P. Russell, Stabilizing Liquids Using Interfacial Supramolecular Polymerization. Angew. Chemie. 131, 12240–12244, 2019.

  6. Y. Chai, T. Salez, J. A. Forrest, Using Mw dependence of surface dynamics of glassy polymers to probe the length scale of free surface mobility,  Macromolecules 53 (3), 1084-1089, 2020

  7. Y. Chai, J. Hasnain, K. Bahl, D. L, P. Geissler, P. Y. Kim, Y. Jiang, P. Gu, S. Li, D. Lei, B. A. Helms, T. P. Russell, P. D. Ashby. Science Advances, 6(48) eabb8675, 2020

  8. T. P. Russell and Y. Chai, Putting the Squeeze on Polymers: A Perspective on Polymer Thin Films and Interfaces, Macromolecules, 50 (12), 4597–4609, 2017

  9. X. Liu, N. Kent, A. Ceballos, R. Streubel, Y. Jiang, Y. Chai, P. Y. Kim, J. Forth, F. Hellman, S. Shi, D. Wang, B. A. Helms, P. D. Ashby, P. Fischer, T. P. Russell, Reconfigurable ferromagnetic liquid droplets, Science, 365 (6450), 264-267, 2019

  10. G. Xie, J. Forth, Y. Chai, P. D. Ashby, B. A. Helms, T. P. Russell, Compartmentalized, All-Aqueous Flow-Through-Coordinated Reaction Systems, Chem, 2019

  11. W. Feng, Y. Chai, J. Forth, P. D. Ashby, T. P. Russell, B. A. Helms, Harnessing liquid-in-liquid printing and micropatterned substrates to fabricate 3-dimensional all-liquid fluidic devices, Nature Communications, 10 (1), 1095, 2019

  12. P. Y. Kim, Y. Gao, Y. Chai, P. D. Ashby, A. E. Ribbe, D. A. Hoagland, T. P. Russell, Assessing Pair Interaction Potentials of Nanoparticles on Liquid Interfaces, ACS Nano, 13 (3), 3075-3082, 2019

  13. Z. Zhang, Y. Jiang, C. Huang, Y. Chai, E. Goldfine, F. Liu, W. Feng, J. Forth, T. E. Williams, P. D. Ashby, T. P. Russell, B. A. Helms, Guiding kinetic trajectories between jammed and unjammed states in 2D colloidal nanocrystal-polymer assemblies with zwitterionic ligands, Science Advances, 4(8), eaap8045, 2018

  14. C. Huang, Y. Chai, Y. Jiang, J. Forth, P. D. Ashby, M. M. Arras, K. Hong, G. S. Smith, P. Yin, T. P. Russell, The Interfacial Assembly of Polyoxometalate Nanoparticle Surfactants, Nano Letters, 18(4), 2525-2529, 2018

  15. I. McKenzie, Y. Chai, D. L. Cortie, J. A. Forrest, D. Fujimoto, V. L. Karner, R. F. Kiefl, C. P. Levy, W. A. MacFarlane, R. M. McFadden, G. D. Morris, M. R. Pearson, S. Zhu, Direct measurements of the temperature, depth and processing dependence of phenyl ring dynamics in polystyrene thin films by β-detected NMR, Soft Matter, 14, 7324-7334, 2018

  16. R. Li, Y. Chai, Y. Jiang, P. D Ashby, A. Toor, T. P. Russell, Carboxylated Fullerene at the Oil/Water Interface, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9 (39), 34389-34395, 2017

  17. S. Zhu, Y. Chai, J. A. Forrest, Evaporative purification to produce highly monodisperse polymers: Application to polystyrene for n= 3–13 and quantification of Tg from oligomer to polymer, Physical Review Materials, 1 (2), 025605, 2017

  18. F. -Y. Lin, W. S. R. Forrest, C. R. Daley, Y. Chai, J. A. Forrest, Measuring the solubility of solids in non-solvents: case of polystyrene in alkanes, European Physical Journal E, 39 (10), 99, 2016.

  19. F. -Y. Lin, C. Daley, J. Flannery, S. Zhang, Y. Chai, J. A. Forrest, Nanoporous polystyrene prepared via the selective removal of the low Mw component in polystyrene blends, Polymer Journal, 48, 983-990, 2016. 

  20. D. Qi, C. R. Daley, Y. Chai, J. A. Forrest, Molecular weight dependence of near surface dynamical mechanical properties of polymers, Soft Matter, 9 (37), 8958-8964, 2013.

Soft Matter Lab @ CityU