Benjamin A. Schultz

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GEOCHEM-EZ is a multi-functional chemical speciation program, designed to replace GEOCHEM-PC, which can only be used on DOS consoles. Chemical speciation programs, such as GEOCHEM and GEOCHEM-PC, have been excellent tools for scientists designing appropriate solutions for their experiments. GEOCHEM-PC is widely used in plant nutrition and soil and(More)
The mtDNA haplogroups of 185 individuals from Native American tribes in Northeast North America were determined. A subset of these individuals was analyzed by sequencing hypervariable segments I and II of the control region. The haplogroup frequency distributions of populations in the Northeast exhibit regional continuity that predates European contact. A(More)
The known distributions of two mutational variants of the albumin gene that are restricted to Mexico and/or North America, Albumin Mexico (AL*Mexico) and Albumin Naskapi (AL*Naskapi), were expanded by the electrophoretic analysis of sera collected from more than 3, 500 Native Americans representing several dozen tribal groups. With a few exceptions that(More)
Many natural micrometre-scale assemblies can be actuated to control their optical, transport and mechanical properties, yet such functionality is lacking in colloidal structures synthesized thus far. Here, we show with experiments and computer simulations that Janus ellipsoids can self-assemble into self-limiting one-dimensional fibres with shape-memory(More)
We report a method to synthesize and image Janus spheroid and "kayak" shaped patchy particles that combine both shape and interaction anisotropy. These particles are fabricated by sequentially combining evaporative deposition of chrome and gold with the uniaxial deformation of the colloidal particles into spheroids. We introduce combined reflection and(More)
We investigate the phase behavior of short-range interacting isotropic particles and single-patch Janus particles via simulations of sedimentation equilibrium, which allows for a rapid assessment of the equation of state and phase behavior directly from simulation. The methodology is tested against results by traditional methods and is found to yield good(More)
Self-limited, or terminal, supraparticles have long received great interest because of their abundance in biological systems (DNA bundles and virus capsids) and their potential use in a host of applications ranging from photonics and catalysis to encapsulation for drug delivery. Moreover, soft, uniform colloidal aggregates are a promising candidate for(More)
Colloidal crystal structures with complexity and diversity rivaling atomic and molecular crystals have been predicted and obtained for hard particles by entropy maximization. However, thus far homochiral colloidal crystals, which are candidates for photonic metamaterials, are absent. Using Monte Carlo simulations we show that chiral polyhedra exhibiting(More)
The interplay between phase separation and kinetic arrest is important in supramolecular self-assembly, but their effects on emergent orientational order are not well understood when anisotropic building blocks are used. Contrary to the typical progression from disorder to order in isotropic systems, here we report that colloidal oblate discoids initially(More)
The relationship between colloidal building blocks and their assemblies is an active field of research. As a strategy for targeting novel crystal structures, we examine the use of Voronoi particles, which are hard, space-filling particles in the shape of Voronoi cells of a target structure. Although Voronoi particles stabilize their target structure in the(More)
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