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35.  Autonomous alignment and healing in multilayer soft electronics using immiscible dynamic polymers

C. B. Cooper*; S. E. Root*; L. Michalek; S. Wu; J.-C. Lai; M. Khatib; R. Zhao; J. Qin; Z. Bao;

Science, 2023

34. Effect of Molecular Weight on the Morphology of a Polymer Semiconductor–Thermoplastic Elastomer Blend

Peña-Alcántara, A.; Nikzad, S.; Michalek, L.; Prine, N.; Wang, Y.; Gong, H.; Ponte, E.;Schneider, S.; Wu, Y.; Root, S. E.; He, M.;Tok, J B.-H.,Gu, X. & Bao, Z.

Advanced Electronic Materials,2023

33. A substrate-less nanomesh receptor with meta-learning for rapid hand task recognition

Kim, K. K.*; Kim, M.*; Pyun, K.; Kim, J.; Min, J.; Koh, S.; Root, S. E.; Kim, J.; Nguyen, B. N. T.; Nishio, Y.; Han, S.; Choi, J.; Kim, C.Y.; Tok, J. B.-H.; Jo, S.; Ko, S. H.; Bao, Z.

Nature Electronics, 2023


32. Charge Transport Measured Using the EGaIn Junction Through Self-Assembled Monolayers Immersed in Organic Solvents

Li, Y.*; Root, S. E.*; Belding, L.; Park, J.; Yoon, H. J.; Huang, C.; Baghbanzadeh, M.; Whitesides, G. M.,

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2022

31. Generating Oscillatory Behavior by Applying a Magnetic Field during Electrocatalytic Oxidation of  Glycerol

Gao, R.; Kodaimati, M. O.; Handy, K.; Root, S. E.; Whitesides, G. M.

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2022

30. Programmable Soft Valves for Digital and Analog Control

Decker, C. J.; Jiang, H. J.; Nemitz, M. P.; Root, S. E.; Rajappan, A.; Alvarez, J . T.; Tracz, J., Wille, L.; Preston, D.J.; Whitesides, G. M.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022

29. Tube-Balloon Logic for the Exploration of Fluidic Control Elements

Tracz, J. A.; Wille, L.; Pathiraja, D.; Kendre, S. V.; Pfisterer, R.; Turett, E.; Abrahamsson, C. K.; Root, S. E.; Lee, W. K.; Preston, D. J.; Jiang, H. J.; Whitesides, G. M.; Nemitz, M. P.

IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters,  2022

28. An Expanding Foam-Fabric Orthopedic Cast

Root, S. E.*; Sanchez, V.;* Tracz, J. A.*; Preston, D. J.; Zvi, Y. S.; Wang, K.; Homer-Vanniasinkam, S.; Whitesides, G. M.; 

Advanced Materials Technologies, 2022

27. Controlled Hysteresis of Conductance in Molecular Tunneling Junctions


Park, J.; Kodaimati, M. S.; Belding, L.; Root, S. E.; Schatz, G. C.; Whitesides, G. M.; 

ACS Nano, 2022

26. Magnetic Fields Enhance Mass Transport During Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2

Kodaimati, M. S.*; Gao, R.*; Root, S. E.; Whitesides, G. M.

Chem Catalysis, 2022, 2, 1-19. 


25. Storing and Reading Information in Mixtures of Fluorescent Molecules

Nagarkar, A.; Root, S. E.; Fink, M. J.; Ten, A. S.; Cafferty, B. J.; Richardson, D. S.; Mrksich, M.; Whitesides, G. M. 

ACS Central Science, 7, 10, 1728–1735

24. Bio-Inspired Design of Soft Mechanisms Using a Toroidal Hydrostat

Root, S. E.; Preston, D. J.; Feifke, G. O.; Wallace, H.; Alcoran, R. M.; Nemitz, M. P.; Tracz, J. A.; Whitesides, G. M.

Cell Reports Physical Science, 2, 100572, 1-12

23. Estimating the Density of Thin Polymeric Films Using Magnetic Levitation

Root, S. E.*; Gao, R.*; Abrahamsson, C. K.; Kodaimati, M. S.; Ge, S.; Whitesides, G. M.

ACS Nano, 15, 10, 15676–15686

22. Characterizing Chelation at Surfaces by Charge Tunneling

Li, Y.*; Root, S.  E.*; Belding, L.; Park, J.; Rawson, J.; Yoon, H.J.; Baghbanzadeh, M.; Rothemund, P. Cafferty, B. J.; Whitesides, G. M.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 15, 5967–5977

21. Conformation, and Charge Tunneling Through Molecules in SAMs

Belding, L.*; Root, S. E.*; Li, Y.; Park, J.; Baghbanzadeh, M.; Rojas, E.; Pieters, P.; Whitesides, G. M.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 9, 3481-3493


20. Rectification in Molecular Tunneling Junctions Based on Alkanethiolates with Bipyridine–Metal Complexes

Park, J.; Belding, L.; Li, Y.; Mousavi, M. P. S.; Root, S. E.; Yoon, H. J.; Whitesides, G. M.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 4, 2156-2163 


19. Electropneumotactile Stimulation: Multimodal Haptic Actuators Enabled by a Stretchable Conductive Polymer on Inflatable Pockets

Carpenter, C. W.; Malinao, M. G.; Rafeedi, T. A.; Rodriquez, D.; Tan, S. T. M.;  Root, N. B.; Skelil, K; Ramírez, J.; Polat, B.; Root, S. E.; Ramachandran, V. S.; Lipomi, D. J.

Advanced Materials Technologies, 5, 6, 1901119


18. Interfacial Drawing: Roll-to-Roll Coating of Semiconducting Polymer and Barrier Films onto Plastic Foils and Textiles

Runser, R.*; Root, S. E.*; Ober, D. E.; Choudhary, K.; Chen, A. X.; Dhong,  C.; Urbina, A. D.; Lipomi, D. J.

Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 31, 9078-9086

17. Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymers 

Alkhadra, M. A.; Kleinschmidt, A. T.; Root, S. E.; Rodriquez, D.; Printz, A. D.; Savagatrup, S.; Lipomi, D. J.

Conjugated Polymers: Properties, Processing, and Applications 2019 CRC Press  


16. Measurement of Cohesion and Adhesion of Semiconducting Polymers by Scratch Testing: Effect of Side-Chain Length and Degree of Polymerization

Rodriquez, D.; Kohl, G.; Morel, P.; Burrows, K.; Favaro, G.; Root, S. E.; Ramirez, J.; Alkhadra, M.A.; Carpenter, C. W.; Fei, Z.; Boufflet, P.; Heeney, M.; Lipomi, D. J.

Macroletters20187, 1003-1009 

15. Stretchable and Degradable Semiconducting Block Copolymers

Sugiyama, F.; Kleinschmidt, Kayser, L.V.; Alkhadra, M. A.; Wan, J. M. H.; Chiang, A. S. C.; Rodriquez, D.; Root, S. E.; Lipomi, D. J.


14. Effects of Flexibility and  Branching of Side Chains on the Mechanical Properties of Low-Bandgap Copolymers

Sugiyama, F.; Kleinschmidt, A. T.; Kayser, L.V.; Rodriquez, D.; Fin, M. F.; Alkhadra, M. A.;  Wan, J. M. H.; Chiang, A. S. C..; Ramirez, J.; Root, S. E.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Polymer Chemistry20189, 4354-5363

13. Ionotactile Stimulation: Ionic Gels for Haptic Human-Machine Interfaces

Root, S. E.; Carpenter, C.W.; Kayser, L. V.; Rodriquez, D.;  Davies, D. M.; Wang, S.; Tan, S. T. M.; Meng, Y. S.; Lipomi, D. J.

ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 662-666


12. Quantifying the Fracture Behavior of Brittle and Ductile Thin Films of Semiconducting Polymers

Alkhadra, M. A.*Root, S. E.*; Hilby, K. M.; Rodriquez, D.; Sugiyama, F.; Lipomi, D. J.

Chemistry of Materials 201729, 10139–10149. ( Best Paper Award)

11. Metallic Nanoislands on Graphene: A Metamaterial for Chemical, Mechanical, Optical, and Biological Applications.

Marin, B. C.; Ramirez, J.; Root, S. E., Aklile, E.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Nanoscale Horizons 2017, 2, 311-318

10. The Language of Glove: Wireless gesture decoder with low-power and stretchable hybrid electronics

O’Connor, T. F.; Fach, M. E.; Miller, R.; Root, S. E.; Mercier, P. P.; Lipomi, D. J.  

PloS one 2017, 12, 1-11

9. Mechanical Properties of Organic Semiconductors for Stretchable, Highly Flexible, and Mechanically Robust Electronics.

Root, S. E.; Savagatrup, S.; Printz, A. D.; Rodriquez, D.; Lipomi, D. J.

Chemical Reviews, 2017


8. Measuring the Glass Transition Temperature of Conjugated Polymer Films with Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy.

Root, S. E.*; Alkhadra, M. A.*; Rodriquez, D.; Printz, A. D.; Lipomi, D. J.

Chemistry of Materials, 2017


7. Modelling the Morphology and Mechanical Behaviour of Low-Bandgap Conjugated Polymers and Bulk Heterojunction Films.

Root, S. E.; Jackson, N. E.; Savagatrup, S.; Arya, G.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10, 558-569


6. Graphene-Metal Composites with Near-Zero Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

Marin, B. C.; Root, S. E.; Urbina, A. D.; Alklile, E.; Miller, R.; Zaretski, A. V.; Lipomi, D. J. ACS Omega 2017, 2, 626-630.


5. Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): Fruit Fly or Outlier in Organic Solar Cell Research?

Kleinschmidt, A. T.; Root, S. E.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017


4. Comparison of Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymer Films for Stretchable Electronics.

Rodriquez, D.; Kim, J.H.; Root, S. E.; Fei, Z.; Boufflet, P.; Heeney, M.; Kim, T. S.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 8855-8862.


3. Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Organic Semiconductors Using Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

Root, S. E.; Savagatrup, S.; Pais, C. J.; Arya, G.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2886-2894

2. Metallic Nanoislands on Graphene as Highly Sensitive Transducers of Mechanical, Biological, and Optical Signals.

Zaretski, A. V.; Root, S. E.; Savchenko, A.; Molokanova, E.; Printz, A. D.; Jibril, L.; Arya, G.; Mercola, M.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Nano Letters 2016,16, 1375-1380


1. Mechanical Degradation and Stability of Organic Solar Cells: Molecular and Microstructural Determinants.

Savagatrup, S.; Printz, A. D.; O’Connor, T. F.; Zaretski, A. V.; Rodriquez, D.; Sawyer, E. J.; Rajan, K. M.; Acosta, R. I.; Root, S. E.; Lipomi, D. J.  

Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, 55–80.