Timothy M. Swager

Trisha L Andrew7
Jason R Cox3
Joseph M Azzarelli2
Ellen M. Sletten2
Jose M Lobez2
7Trisha L Andrew
3Jason R Cox
2Joseph M Azzarelli
2Ellen M. Sletten
2Jose M Lobez
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  • Lauren D Zarzar, Vishnu Sresht, Ellen M Sletten, Julia A Kalow, Daniel Blankschtein, Timothy M Swager
  • 2015
Emulsification is a powerful, well-known technique for mixing and dispersing immiscible components within a continuous liquid phase. Consequently, emulsions are central components of medicine, food and performance materials. Complex emulsions, including Janus droplets (that is, droplets with faces of differing chemistries) and multiple emulsions, are of(More)
Societal needs for greater security require dramatic improvements in the sensitivity of chemical and biological sensors. To meet this challenge, increasing emphasis in analytical science has been directed towards materials and devices having highly nonlinear characteristics; semiconducting organic polymers (SOPs), with their facile excited state (exciton)(More)
Several fluorescent macrocycles based on 1,3-butadiyne-bridged dibenz[a,j]anthracene subunits have been synthesized via a multistep route. The synthetic strategy involved the initial construction of a functionalized dibenz[a,j]anthracene building block, subsequent installation of free alkyne groups on one side of the polycyclic aromatic framework, and a(More)
—Chemical vapors originating from the explosive charge within landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) form a chemical " signature " unique to these devices. The fact that canines can detect this signature was a primary motivation for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Dog's Nose Program. One goal of this program was to develop(More)
Conducting polymers are known to mechanically respond to electrochemical stimuli and have been utilized as linear actuators. To date, the most successful mechanism for actuation is ionic ingress and egress, though mechanisms based on conformational changes and molecular interactions have also been proposed. In the pursuit of new conducting polymer actuators(More)
Chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising materials for sensing of gases and volatile organic compounds. However, the poor solubility of carbon nanotubes hinders their chemical functionalization and the subsequent integration of these materials into devices. This manuscript describes a solvent-free procedure for rapid prototyping of(More)
Detecting hidden explosive devices in war zones and transportation hubs is a pressing concern. Current efforts have focused on sensing three commonly used powerful explosives: 2,4,6-trinitro-toluene (TNT), 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazinane (RDX) and pen-taerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) (Chart 1). The need for ultratrace detection of these low-volatility(More)
Current methods for myelin staining in tissue sections include both histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Fluorescence immunohistochemistry, which uses antibodies against myelin components such as myelin basic protein, is often used because of the convenience for multiple labeling. To facilitate studies on myelin, this paper describes a quick and(More)