Scientific Articles

Layering, freezing and re-entrant melting of hard spheres in soft confinement

T. Curk, A. de Hoogh, F.J. Martinez-Veracoechea, E. Eiser, D. Frenkel, J. Dobnikar, M.E. Leunissen
Accepted (2012), Phys. Rev. E

Predicting DNA-mediated colloidal pair interactions (
PDF)
B.M. Mognetti, P. Varilly, S. Angioletti-Uberti, F.J. Martinez-Veracoechea, J. Dobnikar, M.E. Leunissen, D. Frenkel
PNAS Letter (2012), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1119991109

Controlling the temperature sensitivity of DNA-mediated colloidal interactions through competing linkages (
PDF)
B.M. Mognetti, M.E. Leunissen, D. Frenkel
Soft Matter 8, 2213 (2012)

Self-replication of information-bearing nanoscale patterns (
link)
T. Wang, R. Sha, R. Dreyfus, M.E. Leunissen, C. Maass, D.J. Pine, P.M. Chaikin, N.C. Seeman
Nature 478, 225 (2011)
Press release (Dutch)

Numerical study of DNA-functionalized micro- and nano-particles: explicit pair potentials and their implications for phase behavior (
PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, D. Frenkel
J. Chem. Phys. 134, 084702 (2011)
Download tar archive with the code to calculate the pair potentials (0.5 Mb)

Nucleation of colloidal crystals on configurable seed structures (PDF)
M. Hermes, E.C.M. Vermolen, M.E. Leunissen, D.L.J. Vossen, P.D.J. van Oostrum, M. Dijkstra, A. van Blaaderen
Soft Matter 7, 4623 (2011)

Aggregation-disaggregation transition of DNA-coated colloids: Experiments and theory (PDF)
R. Dreyfus, M.E. Leunissen, R. Sha, A.V. Tkachenko, N.C. Seeman, D.J. Pine, P.M. Chaikin
Phys. Rev. E 81, 041404 (2010)

Quantitative study of the association thermodynamics and kinetics of DNA-coated particles for different functionalization schemes (
PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, R. Dreyfus, R. Sha, N.C. Seeman, P.M. Chaikin
Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, 1903 (2010)

Switchable self-protected attractions in DNA-functionalized colloids (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, R. Dreyfus, F.C. Cheong, D.G. Grier, R. Sha, N.C. Seeman, P.M. Chaikin
Nature Materials 8, 590 (2009)
Supplementary information (PDF) (movies can be found on the Nature Materials website)

This article was awarded the Minerva prize 2010
Accompanying 'News & Views': Nature Materials 8, 539 (2009) (
PDF)
News items in: English (
1 & 2), Dutch, Russian and Italian
Dutch
radio and newspaper

Towards self-replicating materials of DNA-functionalized colloids (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, R. Dreyfus, R. Sha, T. Wang, N.C. Seeman, D.J. Pine, P.M. Chaikin
Soft Matter 5, 2422 (2009)

Editorial (PDF), Emerging Investigators (PDF)

Towards self-replicating materials of DNA-functionalized colloidal particles (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, R. Dreyfus, R. Sha, T. Wang, N.C. Seeman, D.J. Pine, P.M. Chaikin
Foundations of NanoScience Conference Proceedings (2009), 172

Directing colloidal self-assembly with biaxial electric fields (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, H.R. Vutukuri, A. van Blaaderen
Adv. Mater. 21, 3116 (2009)

Structure, stability, and formation pathways of colloidal gels in systems with
short-range attraction and long-range repulsion (
PDF)
M.M. van Schooneveld, V.W.A. de Villeneuve, R.P.A. Dullens, D.G.A.L. Aarts,
M.E. Leunissen, W.K. Kegel
J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 4560 (2009)

Simple quantitative model for the reversible association of DNA coated colloids (PDF)
R. Dreyfus, M.E. Leunissen, R. Sha, A.V. Tkachenko, N.C. Seeman, D.J. Pine, P.M. Chaikin
Physical Review Letters 102, 048301 (2009)

Out-of-equilibrium processes in suspensions of oppositely charged colloids:
liquid-to-crystal nucleation and gel formation (
PDF)
E. Sanz, C. Valeriani, T. Vissers, A. Fortini, M.E. Leunissen, A. van Blaaderen,
D. Frenkel, M. Dijkstra
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 20, 494247 (2008)

Gel formation in suspensions of oppositely charged colloids:
Mechanism and relation to the equilibrium phase diagram (
PDF)
E. Sanz, M.E. Leunissen, A. Fortini, A. van Blaaderen, M. Dijkstra
J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 10861 (2008)

Concentrating colloids with electric field gradients (PDF)
I. Particle transport and growth mechanism of hard-sphere-like crystals in an electric bottle

M.E. Leunissen, M.T. Sullivan, P.M. Chaikin, A. van Blaaderen
J. Chem. Phys. 128, 164508 (2008)

Concentrating colloids with electric field gradients (PDF)
II. Phase transitions & crystal buckling of long-ranged repulsive charged spheres in an electric bottle

M.E. Leunissen, A. van Blaaderen
J. Chem. Phys. 128, 164509 (2008)

Ion partitioning at the oil-water interface as a source of tunable electrostatic effects in emulsions with colloids (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, J. Zwanikken, R. van Roij, P.M. Chaikin, A. van Blaaderen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 6405 (2007)

Electrostatics at the oil-water interface: stability and order in emulsions and colloids (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, A. van Blaaderen, A.D. Hollingsworth, M.T. Sullivan, P.M. Chaikin
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104, 2585 (2007)

CuAu structure in the restricted primitive model and oppositely charged colloids (PDF)
A.P. Hynninen, M.E. Leunissen, A. van Blaaderen, M. Dijkstra
Physical Review Letters 96, 018303 (2006)

Reentrant melting and freezing in a model system of charged colloids (PDF)
C.P. Royall, M.E. Leunissen, A.P. Hynninen, M. Dijkstra, A. van Blaaderen
Journal of Chemical Physics 124, 244706 (2006)

Ionic colloidal crystals of oppositely charged particles (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, C.G. Christova, A.P. Hynninen, C.P. Royall, A.I. Campbell, A. Imhof,
M. Dijkstra, R. van Roij, A. van Blaaderen
Nature 437, 235 (2005)

Epitaxial nucleation and growth of n-alkane crystals on graphite (0001) (PDF)
M.E. Leunissen, W.S. Graswinckel, W.J.P. van Enckevort, E. Vlieg
Crystal Growth & Design 4, 361 (2004)

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A new colloidal model system to study long-range interactions quantitatively in real space (PDF)
C.P. Royall, M.E. Leunissen, A. van Blaaderen
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 15, S3581 (2003)


PhD Thesis


Manipulating Colloids with Charges & Electric Fields (PDF - 37 Mb)
M.E. Leunissen, Utrecht University, 2007

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Master's Theses


Epitaxial nucleation and growth of organic crystals on inorganic substrates (PDF - 7 Mb)
M.E. Leunissen, Nijmegen University, 2001
This ppt-presentation summarizes the main results (4 Mb)

Protein crystallization (literature study with over a 100 useful references) (
PDF - 2.5 Mb)
M.E. Leunissen, Nijmegen University, 2001


Popular Scientific Articles (in Dutch)


Olie-watermengsels ontrafeld (PDF)
NTvN July 2008

Bouwen met een microscopische blokkendoos (PDF)
NTvN prijsvraag 2008

A (very) limited selection of the articles I wrote for the Dutch popular scientific magazine Natuurwetenschap & Techniek (N&T):

Eiwitten rollen van de lopende band (PDF)
N&T 7/8 (2002)

Biotech stelt patentrecht voor ethische dilemma's (PDF)
N&T 7/8 (2002)

Een laag waarop diamant kan gedijen (PDF)
N&T 3 (2003)