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Joshua D. McGraw — Nanofluidics and Interfacial Dynamics

The general interests in the Nanofluidics and Interfacial Dynamics JRC lab fall under the categories of soft condensed matter physics, nano- and micro-fluidic flows and pattern formation. Up to now in our research, investigations have related to polymer physics and fluid dynamics in confined environments. The topics range from the dependence of thin film properties on preparation conditions, to the effects of interfaces on polymer entanglement networks. Investigations also include the dependence of the slip boundary condition on the physical character of the solid-liquid interface, the effects of slip on micro- and nano-fluidic flows, and the effects of geometry and confinement on nanofluidic flows.

Current status: Junior Reserach Chair at the Département de Physique, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Address: Département de Physique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France
Email: joshua.mcgraw --AT--
Phone: +33(0)1 44 32 35 50
Office: L057b

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  1. S.M. Sabsevari, JDM, P. Wood-Adams,
    Short Chains Enhance Slip of Highly Entangled Polystyrenes during Thin Film Dewetting
  2. JDM, T.S. Chan, S. Maurer, T. Salez, M. Benzaquen, E. Raphaël, M. Brinkmann, Karin Jacobs,
    Slip mediated dewetting of polymer microdroplets
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 1168 (2016).
  3. S.M. Sabsevari, JDM, Karin Jacobs, P. Wood-Adams
    Sacrificial mica substrates influence the slip boundary condition of dewetting polymer films
    Polymer, in press (2015).
  4. S. Haefner, M. Benzaquen, O. Bäumchen, Thomas Salez, Robert Peters, JDM, Karin Jacobs, Elie Raphaël, Kari Dalnoki-Veress (KDV)
    Influence of slip on the Plateau-Rayleigh instability on a fibre
    Nature Communications, 6, 7409 (2015).
  5. JDM, O. Bäumchen, M. Klos, S. Haefner, M. Lessel, S. Backes and K. Jacobs
    Nanofluidics of thin polymer films: Linking the slip boundary condition at solid-liquid interfaces
    to macroscopic pattern formation and microscopic interfacial properties

    Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 210, 13 (2014).
  6. [Highlighted in ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, and many others]
    Y. Chai, T. Salez, JDM, M. Benzaquen, KDV, E. Raphaël and J.A. Forrest
    A direct quantitative measure of surface mobility in a glassy polymer
    Science, 343, 994 (2014).
  7. Steps times
  8. O. Bäumchen, M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, JDM, M. Backholm, P. Fowler, E. Raphaël and K. Dalnoki-Veress
    Relaxation and intermediate asymptotics of a rectangular trench in a viscous film
    Physical Review E, 88, 035001 (2013).
  9. JDM, T. Salez, O. Bäumchen, E. Raphaël and KDV
    Capillary leveling of stepped films with inhomogeneous molecular mobility
    Soft Matter, 9, 8297 (2013).
  10. JDM, P.D. Fowler, M.L. Ferrari, and KDV
    Relaxation of non-equilibrium entanglement networks in thin polymer films
    European Physical Journal E, 36, 7 (2013).
  11. P. Stasiak, JDM, KDV and M.W. Matsen
    Step edges in thin films of lamellar-forming diblock copolymer
    Macromolecules, 45, 9531 (2012).
  12. Steps times
  13. T. Salez, JDM, S. Cormier, O. Bäumchen, KDV, and E. Raphaël
    Numerical solutions of thin film equations for polymer flows
    European Physical Journal E, 35, 114 (2012); 36, 110 (2013).
  14. [Research Highlight selection, November, 2012]
    T. Salez, JDM, S. Cormier, O. Bäumchen, KDV, and E. Raphaël
    Capillary-driven flow induced by a stepped perturbation atop a viscous film
    Physics of Fluids, 24, 102111 (2012).
  15. S. Cormier, JDM, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and KDV
    Beyond Tanner's Law: Crossover Between Spreading Regimes of a Viscous Droplet on an Identical Film
    Physical Review Letters, 109, 154501 (2012).
  16. JDM, T. Salez, O. Bäumchen, E. Raphaël, and KDV
    Self-similarity and energy dissipation in stepped polymer films
    Physical Review Letters, 109, 128303 (2012).
  17. O. Bäumchen, JDM, J.A. Forrest, and KDV
    Reduced glass transition temperatures in thin polymer films: Surface effect or artifact?
    Physical Review Letters, 109, 055701 (2012).
  18. [Cover][Highlighted in ScienceDaily, PhysOrg and others]
    JDM, I.D.W. Rowe, M.W. Matsen and KDV
    Dynamics of interacting edge defects in copolymer lamellae
    European Physical Journal E, 34, 131 (2011).
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  20. JDM, N.M. Jago and KDV
    Capillary levelling as a probe of thin film polymer rheology
    Soft Matter, 7, 7832--7838 (2011).
  21. JDM, and KDV
    Swelling molecular entanglement networks in polymer glasses
    Physical Review E, 82, 021802 (2010).
  22. JDM, J. Li, D.L. Tran, A.-C. Shi and KDV
    Plateau-Rayleigh instability in a torus: formation and breakup of a polymer ring
    Soft Matter, 6, 1258 (2010).
  23. R.A. Dunlap and JDM
    A Mössbauer effect study of Fe environments in impact glasses
    Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 353, 2201 (2007).
  24. R.A. Dunlap, JDM and S.P. Farrell
    A Mössbauer effect study of rapidly quenched Fe-Ga alloys
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 305, 315 (2006).
  25. JDM, M.D. Fleischauer, J.R. Dahn and R.A. Dunlap
    Mössbauer effect and x-ray diffraction investigation of SiFe thin films
    Philosophical Magazine, 86, 5017 (2006).
  26. M.D. Fleischauer, M.N. Obrovac, JDM, R.A. Dunlap, J.M. Topple, and J.R. Dahn
    Al-M (M = Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni) thin-film negative electrode materials
    Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153, A484 (2006).

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