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44. J. -H. Im, H. Kim, W. -S. Kim, and Y.-K. Kim*, “Liquid Crystals as Templates for Molecular and Colloidal Self-Assemblies“, In Preparation (2020). : Equal Contribution.

43. W. -S. Kim, H. Kim, J. -H. Im, E. Cho, and Y.-K. Kim*, “Recent Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Materials based on Liquid Crystals“, In Preparation (2020). : Equal Contribution.

42. I. Kim, W. -S. Kim, K. Kim, M. A. Ansari, M. Q. Mehmood, T. Badloe, J. Gwak, H. Lee, Y.-K. Kim*, and J. Rho*, “Holographic Metasurface Gas Sensors for Instantaneous Visual Alarm“, Science Advances, In Press (2021). : Equal Contribution.

41. I. Kim, M. A. Ansari, M. Q. Mehmood, W. -S. Kim, J. Jang, M. Zubair, Y.-K. Kim*, and J Rho*, “Stimuli-responsive dynamic meta-holographic displays with designer liquid crystal modulator“, Advanced Materials, 32, 2004664 (2020). : Equal Contribution. LINK
*News Articles : 조선비즈, 동아사이언스, 연합뉴스, 뉴시스, 뉴스1, 세계일보, 파이낸셜뉴스, 해럴드경제, 아시아경제, 머니투데이, 이데일리, 디지털타임스
*Selected for Cover Page

40. Y. Yang, Y.-K. Kim, X. Wang, M. Tsuei, and N. L. Abbott*, “Structural and optical response of polymerstabilized blue phase liquid crystal films to volatile organic compounds“, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 42099 (2020). LINK

39. D. G. Ryu, J. -H. Hug, Y.-K. Kim*, and J. S. Gwag*, “Characterization of surface anchoring energy of nematic liquid crystals via electrohydrodynamic instability“, Physical Review E, 101, 062703 (2020). LINK

38. M. Tsuei, M. Shivrayan, Y.-K. Kim, S. Thayumanavan*, and N.L. Abbott*, “Optical Blinking Triggered by Collisions of Single Supramolecular Assemblies of Amphiphilic Molecules with Interfaces of Liquid Crystals“, Journal of The American Chemical Society, 142, 6139 (2020). : Equal Contribution. LINK

37. C. S. Park, K. Iwabata, U. Sridhar, M. Tsuei, K. Singh, Y.-K. Kim, S. Tahyumanavan*, and N.L. Abbott*, “A New Strategy for Reporting Specific Protein Binding Events at Aqueous-Liquid Crystal Interfaces in the Presence of Non-Specific Proteins“, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 7869 (2020). : Equal Contribution.

36. D. Golovaty, Y.-K. Kim, O.D. Lavrentovich, M. Novack, and P. Sternberg*, “Phase Transition in Nematics: Textures with Tactoids and Disclinations“, Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, 15, 8 (2020). LINK

35. X.W. Shields, Y.-K. Kim† (Co-1st Author), K. Han, A.C. Murphy, A.J. Scott, N.L. Abbott*, and O.D. Velev*, “Control of the Folding Dynamics of Self-Reconfiguring Magnetic Microbots Using Liquid Crystallinity“, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 1900114 (2020). : Equal Contribution. LINK
Selected for Editor’s Choice


34. X. Wang, Y. Zhou, V. P. Betancur, Y. -K. Kim, L. Delalande, M. Tsuei, Y. Yang, J. J. de Pablo, and N.L. Abbott*, “Reconfigurable Multicompartment Emulsion Drops Formed by Nematic Liquid Crystals and Immiscible Perfluorocarbon Oils“, Langmuir, 35, 16312 (2019). : Equal Contribution. LINK

33. Y.-K. Kim, J. Noh, K. Nayani, N.L. Abbott*, “Soft Matter from Liquid Crystals“, Soft Matter, 5, 6913 (2019). LINK
* Invited Paper for Soft Matter 15th Anniversary Perspectives


32. X Wang, Y. Zhou, Y.-K. Kim, M. Tsuei, Y. Yang, J.J. de Pablo*, and N.L. Abbott*, “Thermally Reconfigurable Janus Droplets with Nematic Liquid Crystalline and Isotropic Perfluorocarbon Oil Compartments“, Soft Matter, 15, 2580 (2019).   LINK


31. K. Cheng†, M. Pantoja†, Y.-K. Kim† (Co-1st Author), J.V. Gregory, F. Xie, A. de France, C. Hussal, K. Sun, N.L. Abbott*, and J. Lahann*, “Templated Nanofiber Synthesis via Chemical Vapor Polymerization into Liquid Crystalline Films“, SCIENCE, 362, 804 (2018).  : Equal Contribution.  LINK
* US Patent application was filed

30. H.R. Dakhel, M. Rahimi, J. Pendery, Y.-K. Kim, B. Roux, N.L. Abbott*, and J.J. de Pablo*, “Amphiphile Induced Phase Transition of Liquid Crystals at Aqueous Interfaces“, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 37618 (2018).  LINK

29. Y.-K. Kim, K.R. Raghupathi, J.S. Pendery, P. Khomein, U. Sridhar, J.J. de Pablo*, S. Thayumanavan*, and N.L. Abbott*, “Oligomers as Triggers for Responsive Liquid Crystals“, Langmuir, 34, 10092 (2018).  LINK

28. Y.-K. Kim, X Wang, P. Mondkar, E. Bukusoglu, and N.L. Abbott*, “Self-Reporting and Self-Regulating Liquid Crystals“, NATURE, 557, 539 (2018).  LINK
  * Two US Patent applications were filed
  * Highlighted in NATURE Podcast

27. Y.-K. Kim, Y. Huang, M. Tsuei, X. Wang, N. Gianneschi*, and N.L. Abbott*, “Multi-Scale Responses of Liquid Crystals Triggered by Interfacial Assemblies of Cleavable Homopolymers“, ChemPhysChem, 18, 2037 (2018).  LINK
  * Invited Paper for special issue, Smart Materials

26. K. Nayani, Y.-K. Kim, and N.L. Abbott*, “Colloids: Chiral Interactions in Liquid Crystals“, NATURE MATERIALS, 17, 14 (2018).  LINK


25. R. Mangal, K. Nayani, Y.-K. Kim, E. Bukusoglu, U.M. Cordova-Figueroa, and N.L. Abbott*, “Active Janus Particles at Interfaces of Liquid Crystals“, Langmuir, 33, 10917 (2017).  LINK

24. X. Wang, Y. Zhou, Y.-K. Kim, D.S. Miller, R. Zhang, J.A.M. Gonzalez, E. Bukusoglu, B. Zhang, T.M. Brown, J.J. de Pablo, and N.L. Abbott*, “Patterned Surface Anchoring of Nematic Droplets at Miscible Liquid-Liquid Interfaces“, Soft Matter, 13, 5714 (2017).  LINK


23. D.A. Paterson, M. Gao, Y.-K. Kim, A. Jamali, K. Finley, B. Robles-Hernandez, S. Diez-Berart, J. Salud, M.R. de la Fuente, B.A. Timimi, H. Zimmermann, C. Greco, A. Ferrarini, J.M.D. Storey, D. O. Lopez, O.D. Lavrentovich, G.R. Luckhurst, and C.T. Imrie*, “Understanding the Twist-Bend Nematic Phase: the Characterisation of  1-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4′-yloxy)-6-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4′-yl)hexane (CB6OCB) and Comparison with CB7CB“, Soft Matter, 12, 6827 (2016).   LINK

22. Y.-K. Kim, G. Cukrov, F. Vita, E. Scharrer, E.T. Samulski, O. Francescangeli, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Search for Microscopic and Macroscopic Biaxiality in the Cybotactic Nematic Phase of New Oxadiazole Bent-Core Mesogens“, Physical Review E, 93, 062701 (2016).   LINK

21. X. Wang, Y.-K. Kim, E. Bukusoglu, B. Zhang, D.S. Miller, and N.L. Abbott*, “Experimental Insights into the Nanostructure of the Cores of Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals“, Physical Review Letters, 116, 147801 (2016).   LINK
  * Selected for Editor’s Choice


20. J.S. Gwag, Y.–K. Kim, C.H. Lee, and J.–H. Kim*, “Realization of Multi-Stable Ground States in a Nematic Liquid Crystal by Surface and Electric Field Modification”, Scientific Report, 5, 11368 (2015). LINK

19. Y.–K. Kim, G. Cukrov, J. Xiang, S.–T. Shin, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Domain Walls and Anchoring Transitions Mimicking Nematic Biaxiality in the Oxadiazole Bent-Core Liquid Crystal C7”, Soft Matter, 11, 3963 (2015). LINK
* Selected for Front Cover Page
* Selected for 2015 Hot Article.


18. M. Gao, Y.–K. Kim, C. Zhang, V. Borshch, S. Zhou, H.–S. Park, A. Jákli, O.D. Lavrentovich, M.–G. Tamba, A. Kohlmeier, G.H. Mehl, W. Weissflog, D. Studer, B. Zuber, H. Gnagi, and F. Lin*, “Direct Observation of Liquid Crystals using Cryo‐TEM: Specimen Preparation and Low‐Dose Imaging”, Microscopy Research and Technique, 77, 754 (2014). LINK
* Selected for Featured Article.

17. Y.–K. Kim, R. Breckon, S. Chakraborty, M. Gao, S.N. Sprunt, J.T. Gleeson, R.J. Twieg, A. Jákli, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Properties of the Broad-Range Nematic Phase of a Laterally Linked H-Shaped Liquid Crystal Dimer”, Liquid Crystals, 41, 1345 (2014). LINK
* Selected for Front Cover Page.


16. Y. –K. Kim, B. Senyuk, S. –T. Shin, G. H. Mehl, and O. D. Lavrentovich*, “Surface Alignment, Anchoring Transitions, Optical Properties and Topological Defects in the Thermotropic Nematic Phase of an Organo-Siloxane Tetrapodes”, Soft Matter, 10, 500 (2013). LINK
* 2014 Hot Article.

15. V. Borshch, Y.–K. Kim, J. Xiang, M. Gao, A. Jákli, V.P. Panov, J.K. Vij, C.T. Imrie, M.G. Tamba, G.H. Mehl, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Nematic Twist-Bend Phase with Nanoscale Modulation of Molecular Orientation”, Nature Communications, 4, 2635 (2013). LINK

14. Y.–K. Kim, S.V. Shiyanovskii, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Morphogenesis of Defects and Tactoids during Isotropic–Nematic Phase Transition in Self-Assembled Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals”, Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter, 25, 404202 (2013). LINK
* Invited Paper for Special Issue
* Selected for Featured Article.


13. Y.–K. Kim, B. Senyuk, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Molecular Reorientation of a Nematic Liquid Crystal by Thermal Expansion”, Nature Communications, 3, 1133 (2012). LINK

12. O.D. Lavrentovich*, Y.–K. Kim, and B. Senyuk, “Optical Manifestation of Thermal Expansion of a Nematic Liquid Crystal”, Proceeding of SPIE, 8475, 8475G-1 (2012). LINK

11. Y.–K. Kim, M. Majumdar, B.I. Senyuk, L. Tortora, J. Seltmann, M. Lehmann, A. Jákli, J.T. Gleeson, O.D. Lavrentovich*, and S. Sprunt*, “Search for Biaxiality in a Shape-Persistent Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal”, Soft Matter, 8, 8880-8890 (2012). LINK

10. J.S. Gwag, Y.–K. Kim, Y.–J. Lee, J.–H. Baek, and J.–H. Kim*, “Anchoring Competition on Nanosurface Boundaries with Conflicting Mixed Nematic Anchoring Properties”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51, 034102 (2012). LINK


9. B. Senyuk, Y.–K. Kim, L. Tortora, S.–T. Shin, S.V. Shiyanovskii, and O.D. Lavrentovich*, “Surface Alignment, Anchoring Transitions, Optical Properties and Topological Defects in Nematic Bent-Core Materials C7 and C12”, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 540, 20-41 (2011). LINK

8. Y.–J. Lee, Y.W. Kim, Y.–K. Kim, C.–J. Yu, J.S. Gwag, and J.–H. Kim*, “Microlens Array Fabricated using Electrohydrodynamic Instability and Surface Properties”, Optics Express, 19, 10673-10678 (2011). LINK

7. S.I. Jo, Y.–K. Kim, S.W. Choi, Y.–J. Lee, J.–H. Kim, and C.–J. Yu*, “Advanced Surface Treatment Technology for Improving the Performance of the Liquid Crystal Display”, Proceeding of SPIE, 7956, 79560L-1 (2011). LINK

6. Y.–J. Lee, C.–J. Yu, Y.–K. Kim, S.I. Jo, and J.-H. Kim*, “Direct Image of a Molecular Orientation of a Liquid Crystal using Directional Polymerization of Photoreactive Mesogen”, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 033106 (2011). LINK


5. Y.–J. Lee, Y.-K. Kim, S.I. Jo, K.-S. Bae, B.-D. Choi, J.-H. Kim, and C.-J. Yu*, “Fast Vertical Alignment Mode with Continuous Multi-Domains for a Liquid Crystal Display”, Optics Express, 17, 23417 (2009). LINK

4. Y.-K. Kim, J.S. Gwag, J. Park, Y.–J. Lee, and J.–H. Kim*, “Scaling of Defect Domain by Reverse Twist in Chiral Hybrid In-Plane Switching LC Mode”, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 508, 236 (2009). LINK

3. Y.-J. Lee, Y.-K. Kim, S.I. Jo, J.S. Gwag, C.–J. Yu, and J.–H. Kim*, “Surface-Controlled Patterned Vertical Alignment Mode with Reactive Mesogen”, Optics Express, 17, 10298 (2009). LINK

2. Y.–J. Lee, J.S. Gwag, Y.-K. Kim, S.I. Jo, S.-G. Kang, Y.R. Park, and J.-H. Kim*, “Control of Liquid Crystal Pretilt Angle by Anchoring Competition of the Stacked Alignment Layers”, Applied Physics Letters, 94, 041113 (2009). LINK


1. J.S. Gwag, K. Sohn, Y.–K. Kim, and J.–H. Kim*, “Electro-Optical Characteristics of a Chiral Hybrid In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Mode for High Brightness”, Optics Express, 16, 12220 (2008). LINK