Selected Publications


Roohnikan, M.; Toader, V.; Rey, A.; Reven, L. "Hydrogen bonded liquid crystal nanocomposites" (2016) Langmuir, PDF


Gharbi, M.A.; Manet, S.; Lhermitte, J.; Brown, S.; Milette, J.; Toader, V.; Sutton, M; Reven. L. " Reversible nanoparticle cubic lattices in blue phase liquid crystals" (2016) ACS Nano, 10 (3), 3410-3415. PDF


Leonardi, A.B.; Puig, J.; Antonacci, J.; Arenas, G.F.; Zucchi, I.A.; Hoppe, C.E.; Reven, L.; Zhu, L.; Toader, V.; Williams, R.J. " Remote activation by green-light irradiation of shape memory epoxies containing gold nanoparticles" (2015) European Polymer Journal, 71, 451-560. PDF


Hang, H.; Reven, L.; Rey. A. " DFT study of gold surfaces-ligand interactions: alkanethiols versus halides" (2015) Journal of .Physical Chemistry, C 119 (21), 11909-11913 . PDF


Fortier-McGill, B.; Toader, V.; Reven, L. " 13C MAS NMR sudy of poly(methacrylic acid)-polyether complexes and multilayers" (2014) Macromolecules, 47 (13), 4298-4307. PDF


Gurevich, S.; Soule, E.; Rey, A.; Reven, L.; Provatas, N. " Self-assembly via branching morphologies in nematic liquid-crystal nanocomposites" (2014) Physical Review E, 90 (2), 020501. PDF


Ostwald, P.; Milette, J.; Relaix, S.; Reven, L.; Dequidt, A.; Lejcek, L. " Alloy hardening of a smectic A liquid crystal doped with gold nanoparticles" (2013) EPL (Europhysisc Letters), 103 (4), 46004. PDF


Hu, H.; Reven, L.; Rey, A.D. " First-principles Density Functional Theory (DFT) study of gold nanorod and its interaction with alkanethiol ligands" (2013) Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117 (41), 12625-12631. PDF


Hu, H.; Reven, L.; Rey, A.D. "Ab initio DFT Study of 6-mercapto-hexane SAMs: effect of Au surface defects on the monolayer assembly" (2013) Molecular Simulation, 39 (4), 292-298. PDF


Fortier-McGill, B.; Toader, V.; Reven, L. “1H Solid State NMR Study of Poly(methacrylic acid) Hydrogen-Bonded Complexes.” (2012) Macromolecules,45, 6015-6026. PDF


Milette, J.; Relaix, S.; Lavigne, C.; Toader, V.; Cowling, S.; Saez, I.M. ; Lennox, R.B.; Goodby, J.W.; Reven, L. “Reversible Long-Range Patterning of Gold Nanoparticles by Smectic Liquid Crystals” (2012) Soft Matter, 8, 2593-2598. PDF


Soulé, E.R., Milette, J., Reven, L., Rey, A. "Phase equilibrium and structure formation in gold nanoparticles – Nematic liquid crystals composites: experiments and theory" (2012) Soft Matter, 8, 2860-2866. PDF


Soulé, E.R., Reven, L., Rey, A.D. "Thermodynamic modelling of phase equilibrium in nanoparticles-nematic liquid crystals composites" (2012) Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 553, 118-126. PDF


Milette, J., Cowling, S.J., Toader, V., Lavigne, C., Saez, I.M., Bruce Lennox, R., Goodby, J.W., Reven, L. "Reversible long-range network formation in gold nanoparticle - Nematic liquid crystal composites" (2012) Soft Matter, 8 (1), 173-179. PDF


Relaix, S., Leheny, R.L., Reven, L., Sutton, M. "Memory effect in composites of liquid crystal and silica aerosil" (2011) Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 84 (6), art. no. 061705. PDF


Roche, P.J.R., Cheung, M.C.-K., Filion-Côté, S., Milette, J., Gonzalez, T., Gopalakrishnan, G., Andrews, M.P., Lennox, B.R., Reven, L., Kirk, A.G. "Characterisation of a Gold Nanorod Sol-Gel Utilising Inter-particle Coupling to Yield High Refractive Index Sensitivity" (2011) Plasmonics, 1-9. PDF


Phillips, P.M., Mei, N., Soulé, E.R., Reven, L., Rey, A.D. "Textures in polygonal arrangements of square nanoparticles in nematic liquid crystal matrices" (2011) Langmuir, 27 (21), 13335-13341. PDF


Phillips, P.M., Mei, N., Reven, L., Rey, A. "Faceted particles embedded in a nematic liquid crystal matrix: Textures, stability and filament formation" (2011) Soft Matter, 7 (18), 8592-8604. PDF


Milette, J., Toader, V., Reven, L., Lennox, R.B. "Tuning the miscibility of gold nanoparticles dispersed in liquid crystals via the thiol-for-DMAP reaction" (2011) Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (25), 9043-9050. PDF


Fortier-Mcgill, B., Toader, V., Reven, L. "Chain dynamics of water-saturated hydrogen-bonded polymer complexes and multilayers" (2011) Macromolecules, 44 (8), 2755-2765. PDF


Fortier-McGill, B., Reven, L. "2H NMR studies of polymer multilayer capsules, films, and complexes" (2009) Macromolecules, 42 (1), 247-254. PDF


Fortier-McGill, B., Reven, L. "2H NMR studies of polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules, films and complexes" (2008) American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 49 (1), 676-677. PDF


Milette, J., Yim, C.T., Reven, L. "DNMR study of hydrophilic and hydrophobic silica dispersions in EBBA liquid crystals" (2008) Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112 (11), 3322-3327. PDF


O'Donnell, A., Yach, K., Reven, L. "Particle-particle interactions and chain dynamics of fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon functionalized ZrO2 nanoparticles" (2008) Langmuir, 24 (6), 2465-2471. PDF


Dorris, A., Rucareanu, S., Reven, L., Barrett, C.J., Bruce Lennox, R. "Preparation and characterization of polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanoparticles" (2008) Langmuir, 24 (6), 2532-2538. PDF


Fiurasek, P., Reven, L. "Phosphonic and sulfonic acid-functionalized gold nanoparticles: A solid-state NMR study" (2007) Langmuir, 23 (5), 2857-2866. PDF


Pawsey, S., Reven, L. "19F fast magic-angle spinning NMR studies of perfluoroalkanoic acid self-assembled monolayers" (2006) Langmuir, 22 (3), 1055-1062. PDF


McAlduff, M., Reven, L. "Chain conformation of adsorbed ethylene random copolymers" (2005) Macromolecules, 38 (9), 3745-3753. PDF


Smith, R.N., McCormick, M., Barrett, C.J., Reven, L., Spiess, H.W. "NMR studies of PAH/PSS polyelectrolyte multilayers adsorbed onto silica" (2004) Macromolecules, 37 (13), 4830-4838. PDF


Yim, C.T., O'Donnell, A., Yach, K., Morin, F.G., Reven, L. "Deuterium NMR study of the dynamics of self-assembled hexadecanoate monolayers on zirconium oxide" (2004) Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108 (4), 1344-1350. PDF


McCormick, M., Smith, R.N., Graf, R., Barrett, C.J., Reven, L., Spiess, H.W. "NMR studies of the effect of adsorbed water on polyelectrolyte multilayer films in the solid state" (2003) Macromolecules, 36 (10), 3616-3625. PDF


Pawsey, S., McCormick, M., De Paul, S., Graf, R., Lee, Y.S., Reven, L., Spiess, H.W. "1H Fast MAS NMR studies of hydrogen-bonding interactions in self-assembled monolayers" (2003) Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125 (14), 4174-4184. PDF


Smith, R.N., Reven, L., Barrett, C.J. "13C solid-state NMR study of polyelectrolyte multilayers" (2003) Macromolecules, 36 (6), 1876-1881. PDF


Pawsey, S., Yach, K., Reven, L. "Self-assembly of carboxyalkylphosphonic acids on metal oxide powders" (2002) Langmuir, 18 (13), 5205-5212. PDF


Yim, C.T., Pawsey, S., Morin, F.G., Reven, L. "Dynamics of octadecylphosphonate monolayers self-assembled on zirconium oxide: A deuterium NMR study" (2002) Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106 (7), 1728-1733. PDF


Nasreddine, V., Halla, J., Reven, L. "Conformation of adsorbed random copolymers: A solid-state NMR and FTIR-PAS study" (2001) Macromolecules, 34 (21), 7403-7410. PDF


Rodriguez, L.N.J., De Paul, S.M., Barrett, C.J., Reven, L., Spiess, H.W. "Fast magic-angle spinning and double-quantum 1H solid-state NMR spectroscopy of polyelectrolyte multilayers" (2000) Advanced Materials, 12 (24), 1934-1938. PDF


Badia, A., Lennox, R.B., Reven, L. "A dynamic view of self-assembled monolayers" (2000) Accounts of Chemical Research, 33 (7), 475-481. PDF


Pawsey, S., Yach, K., Halla, J., Reven, L. "Self-assembled monolayers of alkanoic acids: A solid-state NMR study" (2000) Langmuir, 16 (7), 3294-3303. PDF


Schmitt, H., Badia, A., Dickinson, L., Reven, L., Lennox, R.B. "The effect of terminal hydrogen bonding on the structure and dynamics of nanoparticle self-assembled monolayers (SAMs): An NMR dynamics study" (1998) Advanced Materials, 10 (6), 475-480. PDF


Badia, A., Demers, L., Dickinson, L., Morin, F.G., Lennox, R.B., Reven, L. "Gold-sulfur interactions in alkylthiol self-assembled monolayers formed on gold nanoparticles studied by solid-state NMR" (1997) Journal of the American Chemical Society, 119 (45), 11104-11105. PDF


Gao, W., Dickinson, L., Morin, F.G., Reven, L. "Phase Transitions in Lamellar Alkylphosphonate Salts" (1997) Chemistry of Materials, 9 (12), 3113-3120. PDF


Gao, W., Dickinson, L., Grozinger, C., Morin, F.G., Reven, L. "Order-disorder transitions in self-assembled monolayers: A 13C solid-state NMR study" (1997) Langmuir, 13 (2), 115-118. PDF


Gao, W., Dickinson, L., Grozinger, C., Morin, F.G., Reven, L. "Self-assembled monolayers of alkylphosphonic acids on metal oxides" (1996) Langmuir, 12 (26), 6429-6435. PDF


Gao, W., Reven, L." Solid-state NMR studies of self-assembled monolayers" (1995) Langmuir, 11 (6), 1860-1863. PDF