Zhen-Gang Wang Publication List (2000-present)

  1. A. K. Omar, Y. Wu, Z.-G. Wang and J. F. Brady, “Swimming to Stability: Structural and Dynamical Control via Active Doping”, DOI:10.1021/acsnano.8b07421 (2018).
  2. P. B. Rapp, A. K. Omar, B. R. Silverman, Z.-G. Wang, and D. A. Tirrell, “Mechanisms of diffusion in associative polymer networks: evidence for chain hopping“, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 14185 (2018).
  3. B. Zhuang and Z.-G. Wang, “Statistical field theory for dipolar fluids“, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 124108 (2018).
  4. P.-F. Zhang, K. Shen, Nayef M. Alsaifi, and Z.-G. Wang, “Salt partitioning in complex coacervation of symmetric polyelectrolytes“, Macromolecules 51, 5586-5593 (2018).
  5. P.-F. Zhang, Nayef M. Alsaifi, J. Wu, and Z.-G. Wang, “Polyelectrolyte complex coacervation: effects of concentration asymmetry“, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 143303 (2018).
  6. J. Jiang, V. V. Ginzburg, and Z.-G. Wang, “Density functional theory for charged fluids“, Soft Matter 14, 5878-5887 (2018).
  7. M. A. Webb, U. Yamamoto, B. M. Savoie, Z.-G. Wang, and T. F. Miller III, “Globally suppressed dynamics in ion-doped polymers“, ACS Macro Lett 7, 734-738 (2018).
  8. J. Jiang and Z.-G. Wang, “Improved local lattice Monte Carlo simulation for charged systems“, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 114105 (2018) (Editor’s choice as featured article).
  9. K. Shen and Z.-G. Wang, “Polyelectrolyte chain structure and solution phase behavior“, Macromolecules 51, 1706-1717 (2018).
  10. Z.-G. Wang, “Polymer conformation – a pedagogical review“, Macromolecules 50, 9073-9114 (2017) (invited perspective for the 50th anniversary of Macromolecules)
  11. A. K. Omar and Z.-G. Wang, “Shear-induced heterogeneity in associating polymer gels: Role of network structure and dilatancy“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 117801 (2017).
  12. P. P. Lin, J. N. Liu, Z. C. Zhao, Z.-G. Wang, and S.-Q. Wang” Origin of mechanical stress and rising internal energy during fast uniaxial extension of SBR melts“, Polymer 124, 68-77 (2017).
  13. M. Li, B. Zhuang, Y. Lu, Z.-G. Wang and L. An, “Accurate determination of ion polarizabilities in aqueous solutions“, J. Phys. Chem. B 121, 6416-6424 (2017).
  14. P. B. Rapp, A. K. Omar, J. J. Shen, M. E. Buck, Z.-G. Wang, and D. A. Tirrell, “Analysis and control of chain mobility in protein hydrogels“, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 3796-3804 (2017).
  15. K. Shen and Z.-G. Wang, “Electrostatic correlations and the polyelectrolyte self-energy“, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 084901 (2017).
  16. T. F. Miller, Z.-G. Wang, G. W. Coates, and N. P. Balsara, “Designing polymer electrolytes for safe and high capacity rechargeable lithium batteries“, Acc. Chem. Res. 50, 590-593 (2017) (invited article for the special issue on “Holy Grails in Chemistry).
  17. Nayef M. Alsaifi, I. A. Aslani, H. Binous, and Z.-G. Wang, “A priori determination of the region of the three physical volume root loci in the Perturbed-Chain SAFT EOS“, Fluid Phase Equilib. 434, 152-166 (2017).
  18. P.-F. Zhang, Nayef M. Alsaifi, J. Wu, and Z.-G. Wang, “Salting-out and salting-in of polyelectrolyte solutions: a liquid-state theory study“, Macromolecules 49, 9720-9730 (2016).
  19. B. Zhuang and Z.-G. Wang, “Molecularly based theory for electron transfer in solvent mixtures“, J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 6373-6382 (2016).
  20. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Inhomogeneous screening near the dielectric interface“, J. Chem. Phys. 144, 134902 (2016).
  21. B. Zhuang and Z.-G. Wang, “A molecularly based theory for electron transfer reorganization energy“, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 224502 (2016).
  22. B. Li, Z.-Y. Sun, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “The scaling behavior of the second virial coefficient of linear and ring polymers“, Science China Chemistry 59, 619-623 (2016).
  23. C.-L. Ren, I. Nakamura, and Z.-G. Wang, “Effects of crosslinking on the phase behavior in salt-doped polymer blends“, Macromolecules 49, 425-431 (2016).
  24. B. Li, Z.-Y. Sun, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “Influence of topology on the free energy and metric properties of an ideal ring polymer confined between a slit“, Macromolecules 48, 8675-8680 (2015).
  25. N. An, B. Zhuang, M. Li, Y. Lu and Z.-G. Wang, “Combined theoretical and experimental study of refractive indices of water–acetonitrile–salt systems“, J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 10701-10709 (2015).
  26. M. A. Webb, B. M. Savoie, Z.-G. Wang, and T. F. Miller III, “Chemically specific dynamic bond percolation model for ion transport in polymer electrolytes“, Macromolecules 48, 7346-7358 (2015).
  27. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Density-functional theory for mixtures of AB random copolymer and CO2“, Macromolecules 48, 6035-6046 (2015).
  28. M. A. Webb, Y. Jung, D. M. Pesko, B. M. Savoie, U. Yamamoto, G. W. Coates, N. P. Balsara, Z.-G. Wang, and T. F. Miller III, “Systematic computational and experimental investigation of lithium-ion transport mechanisms in polyester-based polymer electrolytes“, ACS Cent. Sci. 1, 198-205 (2015).
  29. M. K. Sing, Z.-G. Wang, G. H. McKinley, B. D. Olsen, “Chain configuration and rate-dependent mechanical properties in transient networks“, Soft Matter 11, 2085-2096 (2015).
  30. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “On the theoretical description of weakly charged surfaces“, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 104705 (2015).
  31. S. Medina, J.J. Zhou, Z.-G. Wang, and F. Schmid, “An efficient dissipative particle dynamics-based algorithm for simulating electrolyte solutions“, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 024103 (2015).
  32. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Nanoparticle solvation in polymer-CO2 mixtures“, J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 8002-8007 (2014).
  33. X. Wang, J. L. Thielen, A. A. Teran, M. Chintapalli, I. Nakamura, Z.-G. Wang, M. C. Newstein, N. P. Balsara, and B. A. Garetz, “Evolution of grain structure during disorder-to-order transitions in a block copolymer/salt mixture studied by depolarized light scattering“, Macromolecules 47, 5784-5792 (2014).
  34. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Theory of polymer chains in poor solvent: single-chain structure, solution thermodynamics and Θ point“, Macromolecules 47, 4094-4012 (2014).
  35. J. L. Thelen, A. A. Teran, X. Wang, B. A. Garetz, I. Nakamura, Z.-G. Wang and N. P. Balsara, “Phase behavior of a block copolymer/salt mixture through the order-to-disorder transition“, Macromolecules 47, 2666-2673 (2014).
  36. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Continuous self energy of ions at the dielectric interface“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 136101 (2014).
  37. X. Xu, C. L. Ting, I. Kusaka, and Z.-G. Wang, “Nucleation in polymers and soft matter“, Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 65, 449-475 (2014).
  38. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Effects of image charges on double layer structure and forces“, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 124702 (2013).
  39. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Bubble nucleation in polymer-CO2 mixtures“, Soft Matter 9, 9675-9683 (2013).
  40. Y.-Y. Lu, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “Intrinsic viscosity of polymers: general theory on the basis of the partially permeable sphere model“, Macromolecules 46, 5731-5740 (2013).
  41. I. Nakamura, N. P. Balsara and Z.-G. Wang, “First order disorder-to-lamellar phase transition in lithium salt-doped block copolymers“, ACS Macro Lett. 2, 478-481 (2013).
  42. I. Nakamura and Z.-G. Wang, “Effects of dielectric inhomogeneity in polyelectrolyte solutions“, Soft Matter (Communication) 9, 5686-5690 (2013).
  43. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Discontinuous bubble nucleation in polymer-CO2 mixtures“, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 1639-1643 (2013).
  44. I. Nakamura, A.-C. Shi and Z.-G. Wang, “Ion solvation in liquid mixtures: Effects of solvent reorganization“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 257802 (2012).
  45. B. Zhuang and Z.-G. Wang, “Anomalous concentration effects on phase behavior and nematic order in mixtures of side-chain liquid crystal polymers and low-molecular-weight liquid crystals “, Macromolecules 45, 6220-6229 (2012).
  46. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Theory of polymers in poor solvent: phase equilibrium and nucleation behavior“, Macromolecules 45, 6266-6271 (2012).
  47. C. L. Ting and Z.-G. Wang, “Minimum free energy paths for a nanoparticle crossing the lipid membrane“, Soft Matter 8, 12066-12071 (2012).
  48. I. Nakamura and Z.-G. Wang, “Salt-doped block copolymers: ion distribution, domain spacing and effective chi parameter“, Soft Matter 8, 9356-9367 (2012).
  49. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Density-functional theory for polymer-carbon dioxide mixtures: A perturbed-chain SAFT approach“, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 054902 (2012).
  50. X. Xu, D. E. Cristancho, S. Costeaux, and Z.-G. Wang, “Density-functional theory for polymer carbon dioxide mixture“, Eng. Ind. Chem. Res. 51, 3832-2840 (2012).
  51. Y.-Y. Lu, T.-F. Shi, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “Intrinsic viscosity of polymers: From linear chains to dendrimers“, Europhys. Lett. 97, 64003 (2012).
  52. C. L. Ting, J. Wu, and Z.-G. Wang, “Thermodynamic basis for the genome to capsid charge relationship in viral encapsidation“, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 108, 16985 (2011).
  53. C. L. Ting, D. Appelö, and Z.-G. Wang, “The minimum energy path to membrane pore formation and rupture“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 168101 (2011).
  54. C. L. Ting and Z.-G. Wang, “Interactions of a charged nanoparticle with a lipid membrane: implications for gene delivery”, Biophys. J. 100, 1288-1297 (2011).
  55. I. Nakamura, N. P. Balsara and Z.-G. Wang, “Thermodynamics of ion-containing polymers“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 198301 (2011).
  56. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Theory of side-chain liquid crystal polymers: bulk behavior and chain conformation“, Macromolecules 43, 10096-10106 (2011).
  57. R. Wang and Z.-G. Wang, “Effects of ion solvation on phase equilibrium and interfacial tension of liquid mixtures“, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 014707 (2011).
  58. J.-Y. Guo, H.-J. Liang, and Z.-G. Wang, “Coil-to-globule transition by dissipative particle dynamics simulation“, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 244904 (2011).
  59. Y.-Y. Lu, T.-F. Shi, L.-J. An, L.-P. Jin and Z.-G. Wang, “A simple model for the anomalous viscosity of dendrimers“, Soft Matter Communication 6, 2619 (2010).
  60. N. S. Wanakule, J. M. Virgili, A. A. Teran, Z.-G. Wang and N. P. Balsara, “Thermodynamic properties of block copolymer electrolytes containing imidazolium and lithium salts“, Macromolecules 43, 8282 (2010).
  61. Z.-G. Wang, “Fluctuation in electrolyte solutions: the self energy“, Phys. Rev. E. 81, 021501 (2010).
  62. J.-F. Wang, K.-K. Guo, L.-J. An, M. Mueller, and Z.-G. Wang, “Micelles of coil-comb block copolymers in selective solvents: competition of length scales“, Macromolecules 43, 2037 (2010).
  63. Y.-B. Yang, Z.-Y. Sun, C.-L. Fu, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “Monte Carlo simulation of a single ring among linear chains: structural and dynamic heterogeneity“, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 064901 (2010).
  64. J. Wang, M. Mueller, and Z.-G. Wang, “Nucleation in A/B/AB blends: interplay between microphase assembly and macrophase separation“, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 154902 (2009).
  65. T. Jiang, Z.-G. Wang, and J. Wu, “Electrostatic regulation of genome packaging in human hepatitis B virus“, Biophys. J. 96, 3065 (2009).
  66. C. L. Ting, D. Makarov, and Z.-G. Wang, “A kinetic model for the enzymatic action of cellulase“, J. Phys. Chem. B. 113, 4970 (2009).
  67. Z. Li, J. Wu and Z.-G. Wang, “Osmotic pressure and structure of caged DNA“, Biophys. J. 94, 737-746 (2008).
  68. Z.-Q. Li, Z.-Y. Sun, L.-J. An, and Z.-G. Wang, “Heterogeneity in structurally arrested hard spheres“, Euro. Phys. Lett. 84, 26005 (2008).
  69. Z.-G. Wang, “Effects of ion solvation on the miscibility of binary polymer blends“, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 16205 (2008).
  70. Z.-G. Wang, “Variational electrostatics for charge solvation“, J. Theor. Comp. Chem. 7, 397 (2008).
  71. C.-Z. Zhang and Z.-G. Wang, “Nucleation of membrane adhesions“, Phys. Rev. E. 77, art. no. 021906 (2008).
  72. C.-Z. Zhang and Z.-G. Wang, “Polymer tethered ligand-receptor interaction between surfaces. II“, Langmuir 23, 13024-13039 (2007).
  73. S. B. Hutchens and Z.-G. Wang, “Metastable cluster intermediates in the condensation of charged macromolecular solutions“, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 084912 (2007).
  74. J. E. Witman and Z.-G. Wang, “A lattice model of vitrification and gelation“, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 6312-6324 (2006).
  75. J. I. Martin, C.-Z. Zhang, and Z.-G. Wang, “Polymer tethered ligand-receptor interaction between surfaces“, J. Poly. Sci. B.- Poly. Phys. 44, 2621 (2006).
  76. C. Z. Zhang and Z.-G. Wang, “Random isotropic structures and possible glass transition in block copolymers“, Phys. Rev. E 73, art. no. 031804 (2006).
  77. J. Cho and Z.-G. Wang, “A simple field theoretic simulation method for compressible block copolymer systems“, Macromolecules 39, 4576 (2006).
  78. Z.-G. Wang, “Area expansion and adsorption isotherm in protein binding to mixed lipid membranes“, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res. 45, 5538 (2006).
  79. Z.-G. Wang, “Challenges and opportunities in polymer theory“, invited viewpoint article for the APS Special Issue of the J. Poly. Sci. B- Poly. Phys. 44, 3445 (2006).
  80. J. F. Wang, Z.-G. Wang and Y. L. Yang, “The nature of disordered micelles in sphere-forming block copolymer melts“, Macromolecule 38, 1979-1988 (2005).
  81. J. S. Bois, S. Venkataraman, H. M. T. Choi, A. J. Spakowitz, Z.-G. Wang and N. A. Pierce, “Topological constraints in nucleic acid hybridization kinetics“, Nucleic Acid Res. 33, 4090-4095 (2005).
  82. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “DNA packaging in bacterophage: Is twist important?“, Biophys. J. 88, 3912-3923 (2005).
  83. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “End-to-end distance vector distribution with fixed end orientations for the wormlike chain model“, Phys. Rev. E. 72, 015510 (2005).
  84. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “Exact results for a semiflexible polymer in an aligning field“, Macromolecules 37, 5814-5823 (2004).
  85. J. B. Endelman, J. J. Silberg, Z.-G. Wang and F. H. Arnold, “Site-directed protein recombination as a shortest-path problem“, Protein Eng., Design & Selection 17, 589 (2004).
  86. Y. Bohbot-Raviv, T. M. Snyder, Z.-G. Wang, “Reversible association of telechelic molecules: An application of the graph theory“, Langmuir 20, 7860-7870 (2004).
  87. J. Wang, Z.-G. Wang, Y. Yang, “Nucleation in binary polymer blends: Effects of mesoscopic spherical particles“, J. Chem. Phys. 121, 1105 (2004).
  88. J. Wang, H. Zhang, F. Qiu, Z.-G. Wang and Y. Yang, “Nucleation in binary polymer blends: effects of adding diblock copolymers“, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 8997 (2003).
  89. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “Semiflexible polymer solutions. I. Phase behavior and single-chain statistics“, J. Chem. Phys. 119, 13113 (2003).
  90. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “Semiflexible polymer confined to a spherical surface“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 8712 (2003).
  91. S. M. Bhattacharyya, Z.-G. Wang, A. H. Zewail, “Dynamics of water near a protein surface“, J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 13218 (2003).
  92. M. M. Meyer, J. J. Silberg, C. A. Voigt, J. B. Endelman, S. L. Mayo, Z.-G. Wang, F. H. Arnold, “Library analysis of SCHEMA-guided protein recombination“, Protein Sci. 12, 1686 (2003).
  93. R. A. Wickham, A.-C. Shi and Z.-G. Wang, “Nucleation of stable cylinders from a metastable lamellar phase in a diblock copolymer melt“, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 10293 (2003).
  94. Z.-G. Wang, “Concentration fluctuation in binary polymer blends: Χ parameter, spinodal and Ginzburg criterion“, J. Chem. Phys. 117, 481-500 (2002).
  95. S. M. Wood and Z.-G. Wang, “Nucleation in binary polymer blends: a self-consistent field study“, J. Chem. Phys. 116, 2289 (2002).
  96. C. A. Voigt, C. Martinez, Z.-G. Wang, S. L. Mayo, and F. H. Arnold, “Protein building blocks preserved by recombination“, Nature Struc. Biol. 9, 553-558 (2002).
  97. H. H. Lee, W.Y. Jeong, J. K. Kim, K. J. Ihn, J. A. Kornfield, Z.-G. Wang, and S. Qi, “Orientational proliferation and successive twinning from thermoreversible HEX-BCC transitions“, Macromolecules 35, 785 (2002).
  98. Z.-G. Wang, “Morphology, fluctuation, metastability and kinetics in ordered block copolymer phases“, Molecular Modeling and Theory in Chemical Engineering, Edited by A. Chakraborty (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001), pp 439-463.
  99. P. Dimitrakopoulos, J. F. Brady, Z.-G. Wang, “Short- and intermediate-time behavior of the linear stress relaxation in semiflexible polymers“, Phys. Rev .E (Rapid Communication) 64, 050803R (2001).
  100. I. Kusaka, D. W. Oxtoby, Z.-G. Wang, “On the direct evaluation of the equilibrium distribution of clusters by simulation. II“, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 6898 (2001).
  101. A. J. Spakowitz and Z.-G. Wang, “Free expansion of elastic filaments“, Phys. Rev. E. 64, 061862 (2001).
  102. C. A. Voigt, S. L. Mayo, F. H. Arnold, and Z.-G. Wang, “Computationally focusing the directed evolution of proteins“, J. Cell. Biochem., 84 S37, 58-63 (2001).
  103. C. A. Voigt, F.H. Arnold, S. Mayo, Z.-G. Wang, “Computational method to reduce the search space for directed protein evolution“, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98, 3778 (2001).
  104. C. A. Voigt, S. Kaufmann, and Z.-G. Wang, “Rational evolutionary design: the theory of in vitro protein evolution“, Adv. Protein Chem. 55, 79 (2000).
  105. Y. Bohbot-Raviv and Z.-G. Wang, “Discovering new ordered phases of block copolymers“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3428 (2000).