1. High Nematic Ordering in a Bent-core Smectogen Showing a Biaxial Nematic Phase: a 13C NMR Study, R. Y. Dong, S. Kumar, V. Prasad, and Zhang, Chem Phys Lett 448, 54 (2007).

2. Obituary: Professor Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, S. Kumar, Liquid Crystals Today 16 (2007)

3. PierreGilles deGennes (Obituary), S. Kumar, Chemistry World, 4 (2007)

4. Magnetic Field Assisted Liquid Crystal Alignment: Anchoring Energy and Angular Disribution of the Adsorbed Liqid Crystal Molecules, R. Guo, K. Slyusarenko, Y. Reznikov, and S. Kumar, Liquid Crystals 34, 955-961 (2007).

5. Micro-focused X-ray Diffraction Study of the Columnar Phase of Porphyrin-based Mesogens, S.-W. Kang, Q. Li, B.D. Champman, R. Pindak, J.O. Cross, L. Li, M. Nakata, and S. Kumar, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 5657 (2007).

6. Glycine crystallization in frozen and freeze-dried systems: effect of pH and buffer concentration, S.-W. Kang, L.A. Gatlin and R. Suryanarayanan, Pharmaceutical Research, 24, 593 (2007).

7. Flexible Plastic Displays Fabricated Using Phase-Separated Composite Films of Liquid Crystals, Q.Wang, R. Guo, M.R. Daj, S.-W. Kang and S. Kumar, Jpn.J.Appl.Phys. 46, 299 (2007).



1. Light scattering study of uniaxial and biaxial ordering in a liquid crystal tetrapode, K. Neupane, S.W. Kang, S. Sharma, G. Mehl, S. Kumar, and S. Sprunt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 207802 (2006).

2. Shape-persistent V-Shaped Mesongens: Formation of Nematic Phases with Biaxial Order, M. Lehmann, s.-W.Kang, s. Kumar, J. Mater. Chem. 16, 4326 (2006).

3. Solute Crystallization in Frozen Systems:Use of  Synchrotron Radiation to Improve Sensitivity, D.B. Varshney, S. Kumar, E.Y. Shalaev, S.-W. Kang, L.A. Gatlin and R. Suryanarayanan, Pharmaceutical Research, 23, 2368 (2006).

4. Stereocomplex PMMA Fibers, M. Crane, J.O. Park, S.-W. Kang, S. Kumar, and M. Srinivasarao, in Smart Nanotextiles, edited by D. Diamond, X. Tao, G. Tröster (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 920, 0920-S03-01(2006).

5. Liquid Crystalline Perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) Aryl Ether Containing Ologophenylene Mesogens, J. Jin, D. W. Smith, S. Glasser, D. Perahia, S. H. Foulger, J. Ballato, S.-W. Kang, and S. Kumar,  Macromolecules, 39, 4646 (2006).

6. Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids: viologen bis[tetrakis(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borate] salts, P. K. Bhowmik, H. HAN, I. K. Ndedeltchev and J. J. Cebe, S.-W. Kang, and S. Kumar, Liquid Crystals, 33, 891 (2006).

7. Shape-Persistent Bent Mesogens: Biaxial Molecules forming Biaxial Nematic Phases, M Lehmann, C. Köhn, S. Kumar, S.-W. Kang, U. Kolb, T. Gorelik, D. Schollmeyer, Proceedings of the German Liq. Cryst., Frieburg, Germany, (2006).

8. Method for fabrication of liquid crystal cells with narrow gap, fast switching, and flexible plastic substrates, Q. Wang, R. Guo and S. Kumar, Invited Article, J. Soc. Information Display, 14, 545 (2006).

9. Langmuir Blodgett films of octadecanethiol properties and potential applications, R.K. Gupta, K.A. Suresh, R. Guo, and S. Kumar, Analytica Chimica Acta., 568, 109-118 (2006).

Publications: 2006-2007