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Research ID: C-8754-2013

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Submitted/Accepted

199. Harn, Y. W.; Wang, Z.; Liu, S.; Yan, Y.; Jun, J.; Li, Q.; He, Y.; Zhu, L.*; Cheng, H.-P.*; Lin, Z.* Tailoring electrocatalytic activity of in-situ crafted perovskite oxide nanocrystals via precise size and dopant control. 2020, submitted.

198. Harn, Y. W.; He, Y.; Wang, Z.; Chen, Y.; Liang, S.; Li, Z.; Li, Q.; Zhu, L.; Lin, Z.* Synthesis of amphiphilic and double hydrophilic star-like block copolymers and the duan pH-responsiveness of unimolecular micelle. Macromolecules 2020, submitted.

197. Wang, J.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Lin, Q.; Zhang, X.; Zhu, L. Hollow mesoporous silica with hierarchical shell from in-situ synergetic solft-hard double templates. 2020, revision submitted.

196. Wen, J.; Jia, Z.; Zhang, X.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Zhu, L. Disulfide linkage motivated fast self-healing polyurethane hydrogel with superior mechanical strength, thermo-responsiveness and biodegradability. 2020, submitted.

195. Wang, X.*; Zhou, X.; Yang, K.; Li, Q.; Wan, R.; Hu, G.; Ye, J.; Zhang, Y.; He, J.; Gu, H.; Yang, Y.*; Zhu, L. Peroxidase and UV-triggered oxidase mimetic activities of UiO-66-NH2/chitosan composite membrane for antibacterial property. 2019, submitted.

194. Chen, X.; Langhe, D.; Ponting, M.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Baer, E.; Zhu, L.* Achieving flat-on primary crystals by nanoconfined crystallization in high temperature polycarbonate/poly(vinylidene fluoride) multilayer films and its effect on dielectric insulation. 2020, under revision.

Published

193. Wei, J.*; Zhu, L.* Intrinsic polymer dielectrics for high energy density and low loss electric energy storage. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101254.

192. Li, Y.; Makita, Y.; Zhang, G.; Li, Z.-M.; Zhong, G.-J.; Miyoshi, T.; Huang, H.-D.*; Zhu, L.* Effects of rigid amorphous fraction and lamellar crystal orientation on electrical insulation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) films. Macromolecules 2019, 53, 3967-3977.

191. Kwok, M.-H.; Bohannon, C. A.; Crooks, J. L.; Li, R.; Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.* Grafting density-induced smectic A to hexagonal columnar transition in mesogen-free isotactic liquid crystalline polyethers with n-dodecylsulfonyl side groups. Giant 2020, 1, DOI: 10.1016/j.giant.2020.100003.

190. Ge, K.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, D.; Li, Z.; He, J.; Fu, C.; Yang, Y.*; Pan, M.*; Zhu, L.* Highly stable reduced graphene oxide wrapped black phosphorus heterostructure with superior photocatalytic performance under visable light. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 17, 20035-20043.

189. Bohannon, C. A.; Kwok, M.-H.*; Li, R.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B.* Effects of tacticity and chiral center-to-dipole distance on mesogen-free liquid crystalline self-assembly of sulfonyl-containing comb-like polymers. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 3018-3031.

188. Chen, X.; Allahyarov, E.; Langhe, D.; Ponting, M.; Schuele, D. E.; Baer, E.; Zhu, L.* Reducing dielectric loss and enhancing electrical insulation for multilayer polymer films by nanoconfined ion transport under high poling electric fields. J. Mater. Chem. C 2020, 8, 6102-6117.

187. Zhang, C.*; Li, Z.; Nian, H.; Zhu, L.; Olah, A.; Baer, E. Electro-mechanical deformation of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymeric films. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2020, DOI:10.1002/app.49229.

186. Lin, Q.; Wang, J.; Yuan, J.; Jiang, Y.; Zhu, L.; Pan, M.* A novel approach towards snowman-like polymer/SiO2 hybrid nanoparticles via gas-driving. Chem. Comm. 2020, 56, 3277-3280.

185. Chen, X.; Allahyarov, E.; Langhe, D.; Ponting, M.; Schuele, D. E.; Baer, E.; Zhu, L.* Reducing dielectric loss by nanoconfined impurity ion transport in multilayer films under low electric fields. Compos. B Eng. 2020, 190, 107908.

184. Zhang, X.; Wen, J.; Hu, B.; Yuan, J.; Wang, J.; Zhu, L.; Pan, M.* Dispersity control and anti-corrosive performance of graphene oxide modified by functionalized nanosilica in waterborne polyurethane. Nanotechnology 2020, 31, 205708.

183. Wen, J.; Zhang, X.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Jia, Z.; Zhu, L. A robust, tough and multifunctional chemical-physical crosslinking single network polyurethane/tannic acid composite hydrogel fabricated by a facile impregnation process. Polymers 2020, 12, 239.

182. Zhang, Z.; Zheng, J.; Premasiri, K.; Kwok, M.-H.; Li, Q.; Li, R.; Zhang, S.; Litt, M. H.; Gao, X. P. A.; Zhu, L.* High-κ polymers of intrinsic microporosity: A new class of high temperature and low loss dielectric for printed electronics. Mater. Horiz. 2020, 7, 592-597.

181. Wen, J.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Wang, J.; Zhu, L.; Jia, Z.; Song, S. Facile fabrication of dual-crosslinked single network heterostructural polyurethane hydrogels with superior mechanical and fluorescent performance. React. Funct. Polym. 2020, 146, 104433.

180. Zhao, D.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Liu, H.; Song, S.; Zhu, L.* A waterborne coating for robust superamphiphobic surfaces. Prog. Org. Coatings 2020, 138, 105368.

179. Zhang, C.; Li, Z.*; Zhu, L.; Olah, A.; Baer, E. Electrically induced pre-breakdown mechanical deformation of a monolithic polycarbonate film. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2020, 137, 48341.

178. Wang, C.; Wei, P.; Ngai, J. H. L.; Rheingold, A. L.; Li, Y.; Pentzer, E.; Li, R.; Zhu, L.; Sauve, G.* A zinc(II) complex of di(naphthylethynyl)azadipyrromethene with low synthetic complexity leads to OPV with high industrial accessibility. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 24614-24625.

177. Wei, J.*; Ju, T.; Huang, W.; Song, J.; Yan, N.; Wang, F.; Shen, A.; Li, Z.; Zhu, L. High dielectric constant dipolar glass polymer based on sulfonylated poly(ether ether ketone). Polymer 2019, 178, 121688.

176. Wongwirat, T.; Wang, M.; Huang, Y.; Treufeld, I.; Li, R.; Laoratanakul, P.; Manuspiya, H.*; Zhu, L.* Mesophase structure enabled electrostrictive property in nylon-12-based poly(ether-block-Amide) copolymers. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2019, 304, 1900330.

175. Wang, J.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Wang, Y.; Liu, G.; Zhu, L. Revisiting the classical emulsion polymerization: An intriguing occurrence of monodispersed bowlshaped particles. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 14154-14160.

174. Kwok, M.-H.; Seymour, B. T.; Li, R.; Litt, M. H.; Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.* Tacticity effect on mesogen-free liquid crystalline self-assembly induced by strong dipole-dipole interactions. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 3601-3611.

173. Zheng, H.; Pan, M.; Wen, J.; Yuan, J.; Zhu, L.; Yu, H. Robust, Transparent and superhydrophobic coating fabricated with waterborne polyurethane and inorganic nanoparticle composites. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 8050-8060.

172. Tseng, J.-K.; Yin, K.; Zhang, Z.; Mackey, M.; Baer, E.; Zhu, L.* Morphological effects on dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) blends and multilayer films. Polymer 2019, 172, 221-230.

171. Li, Z.; Chen, X.; Zhang, C.; Baer, E.; Langhe, D.; Ponting, M.; Brubaker, M.; Hosking, T.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Zhu, L.* High dielectric constant polycarbonate/nylon multilayer films capacitors with self-healing capability. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 867-875.

170. Yin, K.; Zhang, J.; Li, Z.; Feng, J.; Zhang, C.; Chen, X.; Olah, A.; Schuele, D. E.; Zhu, L.*; Baer, E. Polymer multilayer films for high temperature capacitor application. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2019, 136, 47535.

169. Wang, C.; Zhang, Z.; Pejic, S.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Zhu, L.*; Sauve, G.* High dielectric constant semiconducting poly(3-alkylthiophene)s from side chain modification with polar sulfinyl and sulfonyl groups. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 9368-9381.

168. Wei, J.*; Meng, X.; Chen, X.; Zhu, L.; Shen, A. Facile synthesis of fluorinated poly(arylene ether nitrile) and its dielectric properties. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2018, 135, 46837.

167. Ren, J.-Y.; Zhang, G.; Li, Y.; Lei, J.; Zhu, L.*; Zhong, G.-J.*; Li, Z.-M. Effect of ion-dipole interaction on the formation of polar extended-chain crystals in high pressure-crystallized poly(vinylidene fluoride). Polymer 2018, 158, 204-212.

166. Han, Y.; Pan, M.; Yuan, J.; Mei, S.; Zhu, L.; Liu, G.; Yu, H. Facile fabrication, morphology control and modification of polymeric yolk-shell microspheres. Nanotechnology 2018, 29, 455602.

165. Zhu, Y.-F.; Zhang, Z.*; Litt, M. H.; Zhu, L.* High dielectric constant sulfonyl-containing dipolar glass polymers with enhanced orientational polarization. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 6257-6266.

164. Huang, Y.; Xu, J.-Z.; Soulestin, T.; Domingues Dos Santos, F.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Lei, J.; Zhong, G.-J.; Li, Z.-M.; Li, Y.*; Zhu, L.* Can relaxor ferroelectric behavior be realized for poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-CTFE)] random copolymers by inclusion of CTFE units in PVDF crystals? Macromolecules 2018, 51, 5460-5472.

163. Wang, Z.-G.; Huang, Y.-F.; Zhang, G.-Q.; Wang, H.-Q.; Xu, J.-Z.; Lei, J.; Zhu, L.; Gong, F.; Li, Z.-M. Enhanced thermal conductivity of segregated poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites via forming hybrid conductive network of boron nitride and carbon nanotubes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 10391-10397.

162. Huang, Y.-F.; Wang, Z.-G.; Yin, H.-M.; Xu, J.-Z.; Chen, Y.; Lei, J.; Zhu, L.; Gong, F.; Li, Z.-M. Highly anisotropic, thermally conductive, and mechanically strong polymer composites with Nacre-like structure for thermal management applications. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2018, 1, 3312-3320.

161. Huang, H.; Chen, X.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Schuele, D. E.; Ponting, M.; Langhe, D.*; Baer, E.; Zhu, L.* Flat-on secondary crystals as effective blocks to reduce ionic conduction loss in polysulfone/poly(vinylidene fluoride) multilayer dielectric films. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 5019-5026.

160. Wang, Y.; Song, S.; Yuan, J.; Zhu, L.; Pan, M.*; Liu, G. Architecture and performance of raspberry-like colloidal particle clusters via self-assembly of in-situ generated Janus particles. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 8907-8917.

159. Liu, L.; Huang, Y.; Allahyarov, E.*; Zhang, Z.; Lv, F.; Zhang, Y.*; Zhu, L.* Understanding reversible Maxwellian electroactuation in a 3M VHB dielectric elastomer with prestrain. Polymer 2018, 144, 150-158.

158. Wang, Z.-G.; Gong, F.; Yu, W.-C.; Huang, Y.-F.; Zhu, L.; Xu, J.-Z.*; Li, Z.-M. Synergetic enhancement of thermal conductivity by constructing hybrid conductive network in the segregated polymer composites. Comp. Sci. Tech. 2018, 162, 7-13.

157. Zhang, Z.; Litt, M. H.; Zhu, L.* Nature of ferroelectric behavior in main-chain dipolar glass nylons: Cooperative segmental motion induced by high poling electric field. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 1967-1977.

156. Huang, H.; Chen, X.; Yin, K.; Treufeld, I.; Schuele, D. E.; Ponting, M.; Langhe, D.*; Baer, E.*; Zhu, L.* Reduction of ionic conduction loss in multilayer dielectric films by immobilizing impurity ions in high glass transition temperature polymer layers. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2018, 1, 775-782.

155. Yang, S.-Y.; Huang, Y.-F.; Zhu, L.; Li, Z.-M.; Lei, J.* Enhanced thermal conductivity of polyethylene/boron nitride multilayer sheets through annealing. Compos. Part A: Appl. Sci. Manuf. 2018, 107, 135-143.

154. Zhang, Z.; Wang, D. H.; Litt, M. H.; Tan, L.-S.*; Zhu, L.* High temperature and high energy density dipolar glass polymers based on sulfonylated poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1528-1531.

153. Zhang, Z.; Litt, M. H.; Zhu, L.* Achieving relaxor ferroelectric-like behavior in nylon random copolymers and terpolymers. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 9360-9372.

152. Li, Y.; Soulestin, T.; Ladmiral, V.; Ameduri, B.; Lannuzel, T.; Domingues Dos Santos, F.; Zhong, G.; Li, Z.-M.; Zhu, L.* Stretching-induced relaxor ferroelectric behavior in a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene) random terpolymer. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 7646-7656.

151. Chen, X.; Tseng, J.-K.; Treufeld, I.; Mackey, M.; Schuele, D. E.; Li, R.; Fukuto, M.; Baer, E.*; Zhu, L.* Enhanced dielectric properties from space charge-induced interfacial polarization in multilayer polymer films. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 10417-10426.

150. Zhang, Z., Litt, M.; Zhu, L.* Understanding the paraelectric double hysteresis loop behavior in mesomorphic even-numbered nylons at high temperatures. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 5816-5829.

149. Yan, W.; Pan, M.*; Yuan, J.; Liu, G.; Cui, L.; Zhang, G., Zhu, L.* Raspberry-like patchy particles achieved by decorating carboxylated polystyrene cores with snowman-like poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(4-vinylpyridiene) Janus particles. Polymer 2017, 122, 139-147.

148. Zhang, G.; Tang, S.; Li, A.; Zhu, L.*, Thermally stable metallic nanoparticles prepared via core-crosslinked block copolymer micellar nanoreactors. Langmuir 2017, 33, 6353-6362.

147. Zhao, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Pejic, S.; Zhang, G.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, H.*; Litt, M.; Sauve, G.*; Zhu, L.*, Synergistic dielectric and semiconducting properties in fluorescein monopotassium salt random copolymers. Polymer 2017, 114, 189-198.

146. Zhang, G.; Li, Y.; Tang, S.; Thompson, R. D.; Zhu, L.*, The role of field electron emission in polypropylene/aluminum nanodielectrics under high electric fields. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 10106-10119.

Macromolecules145. Baer, E.; Zhu, L.*, Dielectric phenomena in polymers and multilayered dielectric films. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 2239-2256 (perspective).

144. Liu, Z.; Zhang, G.; Tang, S.; Zhang, Z.; Zhu, H.*; Zhu, L.* Effects of internal and external electronic conduction in sodium titanate nanotubes on dielectric loss mechanisms in relaxor ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites. Polymer 2016, 103, 73-82.

143. Guo, J.; Fu, K.; Zhang, Z.; Yang, L.; Huang, Y.-C.; Huang, C.-I.; Zhu, L.*; Chen, D.* Reversible thermochromism via hydrogen-bonded cocrystals of polydiacetylene and melamine. Polymer 2016, 105, 440-448.

142. Wang, L.; Pan, M.*; Song, S.; Yuan, J.; Liu, G.; Zhu, L. Intriguing morphology evolution from the non-crosslinked seed with polar functional groups in soap-free emulsion polymerization. Langmuir 2016, 32, 7829-7840.

141. Fox, T. L.; Tang, S..; Horton, J. M..; Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.*; Stewart, P. L.* Loading and delivery characteristics of binary mixed polymer brush-grafted silica nanoparticles. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2016, 217, 16, 1767-1776.

140. Zhang, G.; Brannum, D.; Dong, D.; Tang, L.; Allahyarov, E.; Tang, S.; Kodweis, K.; Lee, J.-K.; Zhu, L.* Interfacial polarization-induced loss mechanisms in polypropylene/BaTiO3 nanocomposite dielectrics. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 4646-4660.

139. Allahyarov, E.*; Löwen, H.; Zhu, L. Dipole correlation effects on local field and effective dielectric constant in composite dielectrics containing high-k inclusions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 19103-19117.

MRC_cover138. Yuan, J.; Zhao, W.; Pan, M.*; Zhu, L.* Self-assembled colloidal particle clusters from in-situ Pickering emulsion polymerization via single electron transfer mechanism. Macrmol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 1282-1287.

137. Yin, K.; Zhou, Z.; Schuele, D. E.; Wolak, M.; Zhu, L.*; Baer, E.* Effects of interphase modification and biaxial orientation on dielectric properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate)/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) multilayer films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 13555-13566.

136. Chen, C.; Zhang, T.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B.; Tang, P.*; Qiu, F.* Hierarchical superstructures assembled by binary hairy nanoparticles. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 718-723.

135. Zhang, Z.; Litt, M. H.*; Zhu, L.* Unified understanding of ferroelectricity in n-nylons: Is the polar crystalline structure a prerequisite? Macromolecules 2016,49, 3070-3082.

134. Zhu, L.; Jiang, M. Unprecedented self-assembly of precise molecular particles. Natl. Sci. Rev. 2016, 3, 3-4.

133. Tang, S.; Horton, J. M.; Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.* Self-organization of homopolymer brush- and mixed homopolymer brush-grafted silica nanoparticles in block copolymers and polymer blends. Polymer 2016, 90, 9-17.

132. Casalini, R.*; Zhu, L.; Baer, E.; Roland, C. M. Segmental dynamics and the correlation length in nanoconfined PMMA. Polymer 2016, 88, 133-136.

131. Li, Y.; Ho, J.; Wang, J.*; Li, Z.-M.; Zhong, G.-J.; Zhu, L.* Understanding nonlinear dielectric properties in a biaxially oriented poly(vinylidene fluoride) film at both low and high electric fields. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 455-465.

130. Allahyarov, E.*; Löwen, H.; Zhu, L. A simulation study of the electrostriction effects in dielectric elastomer composites containing polarizable inclusions with different spatial distributions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 32479-32497.

129. Li, Y.; Tang, S.; Huang, Y.-H.; Pan, M.-W.; Zhu, L.*; Zhong, G.-J.*; Li, Z.-M.* Polymorphic extended-chain and folded-chain crystals in poly(vinylidene fluoride) achieved by combination of high pressure and ion-dipole interaction. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 8565-8573.

128. Zhao, J.; Millians, W.; Tang, S.; Wu, T.; Zhu, L.; Ming, W.* Self-stratified antimicrobial acrylic coatings via one-step UV curing. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 18467-18472.

127. Fox, T. L.; Tang, S.; Holdaway, H. A.; Horton, J. M.; Zhao, B.*; Stewart, P. L.*; Zhu, L.* In-situ characterization of binary mixed polymer brush-grafted silica nanoparticles in aqueous and organic solvents by cryo-electron tomography. Langmuir 2015, 31, 8680-8688.

126. Yang, L.; Ho, J.; Allahyarov, E.; Mu, R.; Zhu, L.* Semicrystalline structure - dielectric property relationship and electrical conduction in a biaxially oriented poly(vinylidene fluoride) film under high electric fields and high temperatures. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 19894-19905.

125. Lee, S.; Zhu, L.; Maia, J.* The effect of strain-hardening on the morphology and mechanical and dielectric properties of multi-layered PP foam/PP film. Polymer 2015, 70, 173-182.

124. Tang, S.; Fox, T. L.; Lo, T.-Y.; Horton, J. M.; Ho, R.-M.; Zhao, B.*; Stewart, P. L.*; Zhu, L.* Environmentally responsive self-assembly of mixed poly(tert-butyl acrylate)/polystyrene brush-grafted silica nanoparticles in selective polymer matrices. Soft Matter 2015, 11, 5501-5512.

123. Li, A.*; Zhang, G.; Zhu, L.; Chen, D.; Li, Q.; Lyu, Z.; Jiang, Y.; Chen, F. Facile synthesis of crosslinked core/shell silver nanoparticles with significantly improved thermal stability. Eur. Polym. J. 2015, 68, 379-384.

122. Yuan, J.; Wang, L.; Zhu, L.; Pan, M.*; Wang, W.; Liu, Y.; Liu, G. Nonspherical nanoparticles with controlled morphologies via seeded surface-initiated single electron transfer radical polymerization in soap-free emulsion. Langmuir 2015, 31, 4087-4095.

121. Wei, J.; Zhang, Z.; Tseng, J.-K.; Treufeld, I.; Liu, X.; Litt, M. H.*; Zhu, L.* Achieving high dielectric constant and low loss property in a dipolar glass polymer containing strongly dipolar and small-sized sulfone groups. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 5248-5257.

120. Allahyarov, E.*; Löwen, H.; Zhu, L. Analysis of actuation properties of charged multilayer films. J. Appl. Phys. 2015, 117, 034504.

119. Wang, D. H.; Kurish, B. A.; Treufeld, I.; Zhu, L.*; Tan, S.-L.* Synthesis and characterization of high nitrile content polyimides as dielectric films for electrical energy storage. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 422-436.

JPSB-cover118. Wang, J.; Guan, F.; Pan, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Achieving high electric energy storage in a polymer nanocomposite at low filling ratios using a highly polarizable phthalocyanine interphase. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2014, 52, 1669-1680.

In special issue: Polymer Hairy Particles:

Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.; Zhu, L. Hairy particles: Theory, synthesis, behavior, and applications. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2014, 52, 1581-1582.

117. Treufeld, I.; Wang, D. H.; Kurish, B. A.; Tan, L.-S.*; Zhu, L.* Enhancing electrical energy storage using polar polyimides with nitrile groups directly attached to the main chain. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20683-20696.

116. Yang, L.; Tyburski, B. A.; Domingues Dos Santos, F.; Endoh, M. K.; Tadanori, K.; Huang, D.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, L.* Relaxor ferroelectric behavior from strong physical pinning in a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) random terpolymer. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 8119-8125.

115. Zhu, L.* Exploring strategies for high dielectric constant and low loss polymer dielectrics. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 3677-3687 (Perspective).

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114. Allahyarov, E.*; Menzel, A. M.; Zhu, L.; Löwen, H. Magnetomechanical response of bilayered magnetic elastomers. Smart Mater. Struct. 2014, 23, 115004.

113. Bao, C.; Wright, R. A. E.; Tang, P.; Qiu, F.; Zhu, L.*; Zhao, B.* Effect of molecular weight on nanopattern formed from lateral microphase separation of mixed homopolymer brushes grafted on 172 nm silica particles. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 6824-6835.

112. Li, Y.; Xu, J.-Z.; Zhu, L.; Xu, H.; Pan, M.-W.; Zhong, G.-J.*; Li, Z.-M.* Multiple stage crystallization of gamma phase poly(vinylidene fluoride) induced by ion-dipole interaction as revealed by time-resolved FTIR and two-dimensional correlation analysis. Polymer 2014, 55, 4765-4775.

111. Pan, M.*; Yang, L.; Wang, J.; Tang, S.; Zhong, G.; Su, R.; Sen, M. K.; Endoh, M. K.; Koga, T.; Zhu, L.* Composite poly(vinylidene fluoride)/polystyrene latex particles for confined crystallization in 180 nm nanospheres via emulsifier-free batch seeded emulsion polymerization. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2632-2644.

110. Yao, B.; Yan, X.; Ding, Y.; Lu, Z.*; Dong, D.; Ishida, H.; Litt, M.; Zhu, L.* Synthesis of sulfonic acid-containing polybenzoxazine for proton exchange membrane in direct methanol fuel cells. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1039-1045.

109. Zhou, Z.; Mackey, M.; Yin, Y.; Zhu, L.; Schuele, D.; Flandin, L.; Baer, E.* Fracture phenomena in micro- and nano-layered polycarbonate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) films under electric field for high energy density capacitors. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 39877/1-9.

108. Tseng, J.-K.; Tang, S.; Zhou, Z.; Mackey, M.; Carr, J. M.; Mu, R.; Flandin, L.; Schuele, D. E.; Baer, E.*; Zhu, L.* Interfacial polarization and layer thickness effect on electrical insulation in multilayered polysulfone/poly(vinylidene fluoride) films. Polymer 2014, 55, 8-14.

107. Yang, L.; Allahyarov, E.; Guan, F.; Zhu, L.* Crystal orientation and temperature effects on double hysteresis loop behavior in a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-polystyrene graft copolymer. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 9698-9711.

106. Ma, X.; Yang, Y.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B.; Tang, P.*; Qiu, F.* Binary mixed homopolymer brushes grafted on nanorod particles: A self-consistent field theory study. J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 139, 214902.

105. Tang, S.; Lo, T.-Y.; Horton, J.; Bao, C.; Tang, P.; Qiu, F.; Ho, R.-M.*; Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.* Direct visualization of three-dimensional morphology in hierarchically self-assembled mixed poly(tert-butyl acrylate)/polystyrene brush-grafted silica nanoparticles. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 6575–6584.

104. Jones, J.; Zhu, L.; Tolk, N.; Mu, R. Investigation of ferroelectric properties and structural relaxation dynamics of polyvinylidene fluoride thin film via second harmonic generation. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2013, 103, 072901.

103. Li, B.; Han, W.; Byun, M.; Zhu, L.; Zou, Q.; Lin, Z.* Macroscopic highly aligned DNA nanowires created by controlled evaporative self-assembly. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 4326–4333.

102. Zhou, Z.; Carr, J. M.; Mackey, M.; Yin, K.; Schuele, D. E.; Zhu, L.; Baer, E.* Interphase/interface modification on the dielectric properties of PC/P(VDF-HFP) multilayer films for high energy density capacitors. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2013, 51, 978-991.

101. Carr, J. M.; Mackey, M.; Flandin, L.; Schuele, D. E.; Zhu, L.; Baer, E.* Effect of biaxial orientation on dielectric and breakdown properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate)/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-tetrafluoroethylene) multilayer films. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2013, 51, 882-896.

PolymerFeatureArticle100. Yang, L.; Li, X,; Allahyarov, E.; Taylor, P. L.; Zhang, Q. M.*; Zhu, L.* Novel polymer ferroelectric behavior via crystal isomorphism and the nanoconfinement effect. Polymer 2013, 54, 1709-1728 (Feature article).

99. Guo, J.; Yang, L.; Zhu, L.*; Chen, D.* Selective detection of metal ions based on nanocrystalline ionochromic polydiacetylene. Polymer 2013, 54, 743-749.

98. Li, Y.; Xu, J.-Z.; Zhu, L.; Zhong, G. J.; Li, Z.-M. Role of ion-dipole interactions in nucleation of gamma poly(vinylidene fluoride) in the presence of graphene oxide during melt crystallization. J. Phys. Chem. B., 2012, 116, 14951-14960.

97. Bao, C.; Tang, S.; Horton, J. M.; Jiang, X.; Tang, P.; Qiu, F.; Zhu, L.*; Zhao, B.* Effect of overall grafting density on microphase separation of mixed homopolymer brushes synthesized from Y-initiator-functionalized silica particles. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 8027-8036.

96. Gao, L.; Tang, S.; Zhu, L.; Sauve, G.* Synthesis and characterization of azadipyrromethene-alt-p-phenylene ethynylene conjugated polymers and their chelates. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 7404-7412.

95. Zhong, G.; Su, R.; Zhang, L.; Wang, K.; Li, Z.; Fong, H.*; Zhu, L.* Evolution of nanodroplets and fractionated crystallization in thermally annealed electrospun blend fibers of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and polysulfone. Polymer 2012, 53, 4472-4480.

94. Horton, J. M.; Tang, S.; Bao, C.; Tang, P.; Qiu, F.; Zhu, L.*; Zhao, B.* Truncated wedge-shaped nanostructures formed from lateral microphase separation of mixed homopolymer brushes grafted on 67 nm silica nanoparticles: Evidence of the effect of substrate curvature. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 1061-1065.

93. Zhou, Z.; Mackey, M.; Carr, J.; Zhu, L.; Flandin, L.; Baer, E.* Muiltilayered polycarbonate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) for high energy density capacitors with enhanced lifetime. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2012, 50, 993-1003.

92. Mackey, M.; Schuele, D. E.*; Zhu, L.; Baer, E.* Layer confinement effect on charge migration in polycarbonate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) multilayered films. J. Appl. Phys. 2012, 111, 113702.

91. Su, R.; Zhong, G.; Fu, Q.; Zhang, L.; Fong, H.*; Zhu, L.* Polarity-induced ferroelectric crystalline phase in electrospun fibers of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/polyacrylonitrile blends. J. Mater. Res. 2012, 27, 1389-1398.

In JMR Focus Issue: Crystallization Processes in Polymer-Based Materials. The Editorial Introduction can be found: Chipara, M.; Ajayan, P. M.; Meyer, H.; Kumar, S. K.; Zhu, L. Crystallization processes in polymer-based materials: Introduction. J. Mater. Res. 2012, 27, 1325.

90. Zhu, L.*; Wang, Q.* Novel ferroelectric polymers for high energy density and low loss dielectrics. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 2937–2954 (Perspective).

89. Mackey, M.; Flandin, L.; Schulele, D.; Zhu, L.*; Wolak, M.; Shirk, J.; Hiltner, A.; Baer, E.* Reduction of dielectric hysteresis in multilayered film via nanoconfinement. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 1954-1962.

88. Su, R.; Tseng, J.-K.; Lu, M.-S.; Lin, M.; Fu, Q.; Zhu, L.* Ferroelectric behavior in the high temperature paraelectric phase in a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) random copolymer. Polymer 2012, 53, 728-739.

87. Zhong, G.; Wang, K.; Zhang, L.; Li, Z.-M.; Fong, H.*; Zhu, L.* Nanodroplet formation and exclusive homogenously nucleated crystallization in confined electrospun immiscible polymer blend fibers of polystyrene and poly(ethylene oxide). Polymer 2011, 52, 5397-5402.

86. Pan, M.*; Yang, L.; Guan, B.*; Lu, M.-S.; Zhong, G.; Zhu, L.* Surface nucleation-induced fluoropolymer Janus nanoparticles via emulsifier-free batch-seeded emulsion polymerization. Soft Matter 2011, 7, 11187-11193.

85. Wu, S.; Lin, M.; Lu. S. G.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, Q. M.* Polar-fluoropolymer blends with tailored nanostructures for high energy density low loss capacitor applications. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011, 99, 132901.

84. Wang, Q.; Zhu, L. Polymer nanocomposites for electric energy storage. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2011, 49, 1421-1429.

83. Guan, F.; Wang, J.; Pan, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Effects of film processing conditions on electric energy storage for pulsed power applications. IEEE Dielectr. Electr. Insul. 2011, 18, 1293-1300.

82. Guan, F.; Wang, J.; Yang, L.; Guan, B.; Han, K.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Confined ferroelectric properties in poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-polystyrene graft copolymers for electric energy storage applications. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 3176-3188.

81. Cao, W.; Zhou, J.; Mann, A.; Wang, Y.*; Zhu, L.* Folate-functionalized unimolecular micelles based on a degradable amphiphilic dendrimer-like star polymer for cancer cell-targeted drug delivery. Biomacromolecules 2011, 12, 2697-2707.

80. Guo, J.; Zhu, L.; Jiang, M.; Chen, D.* Deliberately designed processes to physically tether the carboxyl groups of poly(pentacosadiynoic acid) to poly (vinyl alcohol) glassy matrix to make poly(pentacosadiynoic acid) thermochromically reversible in the matrix. Langmuir 2011, 27, 6651-6660.

79. Wang, Y.; Yang, G.; Tang, P.*; Qiu, F.; Yang, Y.; Zhu, L. Mixed homopolymer brushes grafted onto a sphere. J. Chem. Phys. 2011, 134, 134903.

78. Zhong, G.; Zhang, L.; Su, R.; Wang, K.; Fong, H.*; Zhu, L.* Understanding polymorphism formation in electrospun fibers of immiscible poly(vinylidene fluoride) blends. Polymer 2011, 52, 2228-2237.

77. Guan, F.; Wang, J.; Yang, L.; Tseng, J.-K.; Han, K.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Confinement-induced high field antiferroelectric-like behavior in a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-polystyrene graft copolymer. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 2190-2199.

76. Cao, W.; Zhu, L.* Synthesis and unimolecular micelles of amphiphilic dendrimer-like star polymer with various functional surface groups. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 1500-1512.

75. Lai, C.; Zhong, G.; Yue, Z.; Chen, G.; Zhang, L.; Vakili, A.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, L.*; Liu, J.*; Fong, H.* Investigation of post-spinning stretching process on morphological, structural, and mechanical properties of electrospun polyacrylonitrile copolymer nanofibers. Polymer 2011, 52, 519-528.

74. Guan, F.; Wang, J.; Pan, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Time and poling history dependent energy storage and discharge behaviors in poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) random copolymers. Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2011, 29, 65-80.

73. Cao, W.; Zhou, J.; Wang, Y.*; Zhu, L.* Synthesis and in-vitro cancer cell targeting of folate-functionalized biodegradable amphiphilic dendrimer-like star polymers. Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 3680-3687.

72. Jiang, X.; Zhao, B.*; Zhong, G.; Jin, N.; Horton, J. M.; Zhu, L.; Hafner, R. S.; Lodge, T. P. Microphase separation of high grafting density asymmetric mixed homopolymer brushes on silica particles. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8209–8217.

71. Guan, F.; Wang, J.; Pan, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Effects of polymorphism and crystallite size on dipole reorientation in poly(vinylidene fluoride) and its random copolymers. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 6739-6748.

70. Jiang, X.; Zhong, G.; Horton, J. M.; Jin, N.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B.* Evolution of phase morphology of mixed poly(t-butyl acrylate)/polystyrene brushes grafted on silica particles with the change of chain length disparity. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 5387–5395.

69. Miao, J.; Zhu, L.* Hydrogen bonding induced supramolecular self-Assembly of linear doubly discotic triad supermolecules. Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 1634-1641.

68. Miao, J.; Zhu, L.* Columnar liquid crystalline assembly of doubly discotic supermolecules based on tetra-triphenylene-substituted phthalocyanine. Soft Matter 2010, 6, 2072-2079.

67. Miao, J.; Zhu, L.* Topology controlled supramolecular self-assembly of octa triphenylene-substituted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) hybrid supermolecules. J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 1879–1887.

66. Miao, J.; Zhu, L.* Hydrogen bond-assisted supramolecular assembly of doubly discotic supermolecules based on porphyrin and triphenylene. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 197-206.

65. Guan, F.; Pan, J.; Wang, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhu, L.* Crystal orientation effect on electric energy storage in poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) copolymers. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 384-392.

64. Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L. Mixed polymer brush-grafted particles: A new class of environmentally responsive nanostructured materials. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 9369-9383 (persective article).

63. Cheng, F.; Zhang, K.; Chen, D.*; Zhu, L.*; Jiang, M. Self-assembly of heteroarm core-shell polymeric nanoparticles (HCPNs) and templated synthesis of gold nanoparticle clusters within HCPNS and the Superparticles. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 7108-7113.

62. Guan, F.; Yuan, Z.; Shu, E. W.; Zhu, L.* Fast discharge speed in poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft copolymer dielectric films achieved by confined ferroelectricity. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2009, 94, 052907.

61. Cheng, L.; Zhang, G.; Zhu, L.*; Chen, D.*; Jiang, M. Nanoscale tubular and sheet-like superstructures from hierarchical self-assembly of polymeric Janus particles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 10171-10174.

60. Cheng, L.; Hou, G.; Miao, J.; Chen, D.*; Jiang, M.; Zhu, L.* Efficient synthesis of unimolecular polymeric Janus nanoparticles and their unique self-assembly behavior in a common solvent. Macromoelcules 2008, 41, 8159-8166.

59. Zhu, L.*; Zhao, B.* Transmission electron microscopy study of solvent-induced phase morphologies of environmentally responsive mixed homopolymer brushes on silica particles. J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 11529-11536.

58. Cui, L.; Chen, D.*; Zhu, L.* Conformation transformation determined by different self-assembled phases in DNA complexes with a cationic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane lipid. ACS Nano 2008, 2, 921-927.

57. Gu, Y.; Cao. W.; Zhu, L.*; Chen, D.*; Jiang, M. Polymer mortar assisted self-assembly of nanocrystalline polydiacetylene bricks showing reversible thermochromism. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 2299-2303.

56. Byun, M.; Hong, S. W.; Zhu, L.; Lin, Z.* Self-assembling semicrystalline polymer into highly ordered, microscopic concentric rings by evaporation. Langmuir 2008, 24, 3525 -3531.

55. Liu, Y.; Cui, L.; Guan, F.; Gao, Y.; Hedin, N. E.; Zhu, L.*; Fong, H.* Crystalline morphology and polymorphic phase transitions in electrospun nylon 6 nanofibers. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6283-6290.

54. Miao, J.; Cui, L.; Lau, H. P.; Mather, P. T.; Zhu, L.* Self-assembly and chain-folding in hybrid coil-coil-cube triblock oligomers of polyethylene-b-poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 5460-5470.

53. Hou, G.; Zhu, L.; Chen, D.*; Jiang, M. Core-shell reversion of hybrid polymeric micelles containing gold nanoparticles in the core. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 2134-2140.

52. Sun, L.; Ginorio, J. E.; Zhu, L.*; Rong, L.; Sics I.; Hsiao, B. S. Phase transitions and honeycomb morphology in an incompatible blend of enantiomeric polylactide block copolymers. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8203-8206.

51. Ginorio, J. E.; Sun, L.; Zhu, L.* Synthesis and characterization of well-defined immiscible polylactide block copolymers and their stereocomplexes. J. Young Investigators 2006, 15(5), online issue.

50. Sun, L.; Zhu, L.*; Rong, L.; Hsiao, B. S. Tailor-made onion-like stereocomplex crystals in incompatible enantiomeric polylactide containing block copolymer blends. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 7373-7376.

49. Xue, C.; Meador, M. A. B.; Zhu, L.; Ge, J. J.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Putthanarat, S.; Eby, R. K.*; Khalfan, A.; Bennett, G. D.; Greenbaum, S. G. Morphology of PI-PEO block copolymers for lithium batteries. Polymer 2006, 47, 6149-6155.

48. Cui, L.; Zhu, L.* Ionic interaction induced highly ordered lamello-columnar phases in asymmetric discotic triphenylene salts. Liq. Cryst. 2006, 33, 811-818.

47. Cui, L.; Collet, J. P.; Xu, G.; Zhu, L.* Supramolecular self-assembly in a disk-cube dyad molecule based on triphenylene and polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS). Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 3503-3512.

46. Cui, L.; Zhu, L.* Lamellar to inverted hexagonal mesophase transition in DNA complexes with calamitic, discotic, and cubic cationic lipids. Langmuir 2006, 22, 5982-5985.

45. Zhao, B.*; Zhu, L.* Nanoscale phase separation in mixed poly(t-butyl acrylate)/polystyrene brushes on silica nanoparticles under equilibrium melt conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 4574-4575.

44. Cui, L.; Miao, J.; Zhu, L.* Spacer length controlled oblique-columnar to lamello-columnar mesophase transition in liquid crystalline DNA-discotic cationic lipid complexes. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2536-2545.

43. Lee, H.-S.; Zhu, L.; Weiss, R. A.* Formation of nanoparticles during melt mixing a thermotropic liquid crystalline polyester and sulfonated polystyrene ionomers: Morphology and origin of formation. Polymer 2005, 46, 10841-10853.

42. Somani, R. H.; Yang, L.; Zhu, L.; Hsiao, B. S.* Flow-induced shish-kebab precursor structures in entangled polymer melts. Polymer 2005, 46, 8587-8623.

41. Miao, J.; Xu, G.; Zhu, L.*; Tian, L.; Uhrich, K. E.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Hsiao, B. S.; Utz, M. Chain-folding and overall molecular conformation in a novel amphiphilic star-like macromolecule. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 7074-7082.

40. Sun, L.; Ertel, E. A.; Zhu, L.*; Hsiao, B. S.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Sics, I. Reversible de-intercalation and intercalation induced by polymer crystallization and melting in poly(ethylene oxide)/organoclay nanocomposites. Langmuir 2005, 21, 5672-5676.

39. Cui, L.; Miao, J.; Zhu, L.*; Sics, I.; Hsiao, B. S. Confined discotic liquid crystalline self-assembly in a novel coil-coil-disk triblock oligomer. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 3386-3394.

38. Yang, L.; Somani, R. H.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Zhu, L.; Hsiao, B. S.* Unexpected shish-kebab structure with multiple shish in shear-induced polyethylene melt. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2005, 94, 117802/1-117802/4.

37. Cui, L.; Dahmane, S.; Tong, X.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, Y.* Using self-assembly to prepare multifunctional diblock copolymers containing azopyridine moiety. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 2076-2084.

36. Zhu, L.*; Sun, L.; Miao, J.; Cui, L.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Xue, C.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Hsiao, B. S.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Sics, I.; Cantino, M. E. Epitaxial phase transformation between cylindrical and double gyroid mesophases. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2005, 856E, BB2.3.1-BB2.3.6.

35. Fukukawa, K.; Zhu, L.; Gopalan, P.; Ueda, M.; Yang, S.* Synthesis and characterization of silicon-containing block copolymers from nitroxide-mediated living free radical polymerization. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 263-270.

34. Sun, L.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, L.*; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Hsiao, B. S. Self-assembly and Crystallization Behavior of a Low Molecular Weight Double Crystalline Polyethylene-block-Poly(ethylene oxide) Diblock Copolymer. Polymer 2004, 45, 8181-8193.

33. Chen, W. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Xiong, H.; Ge, Q.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L. Onset of tethered chain overcrowding. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93, 028301.

32. Chen, W. Y.; Li, C. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Chemically shielded’ poly(ethylene oxide) single crystal growth and construction of channel-wire arrays with chemical and geometric recognitions on a submicrometer scale. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 5292-5299.

31. Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Guo, Y.; Ge, Q.; Jing, A. J.; Chen, W. Y.; Quirk, R. Q.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Sics, I. Confinement size effect on crystal orientation changes of poly(ethylene oxide) blocks in poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 3689-3698.

30. Sun, L.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, L.*; Hsiao, B. S.; Avila-Orta, C. A. Path-dependent melting in a low molecular weight polyethylene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) diblock copolymers. Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2004, 25, 853-857.

29. Sun, L.; Zhu, L.*; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Xue, C.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Hsiao, B. S.; Avila-Orta, C. A.; Sics, I.; Cantino, M. E. Comparison of crystallization kinetics in various nanoconfined geometries. Polymer 2004, 45, 2931-2939.

28. Xue, C.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Ge, J. J.; Shen, Z.; Shen, H.; Graham, M. J.; Jeong, K.-U.; Wang, H.; Zhang, D.; Guo, M.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Self-assembled supramolecular structures via hydrogen bonding and aromatic/aliphatic microphase separation on different length scales in symmetric-tapered bisamides. Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 1014-1025.

27. Zhu, L.*; Huang, P.; Chen, W. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Senador, T.; Shaw, M. T.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Plastic deformation’ mechanism and phase transformation in a shear-induced metastable hexagonally perforated layer phase of a polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) diblock copolymer. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 3180-3188.

26. Quirk, R. P.; You, F. X.; Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D. Anionic polymerization of cyclohexa-1,3-diene in cyclohexane with high stereoregularity and the formation of crystalline poly(cyclohexa-1,3-diene). Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2003, 204, 755-761.

25. Liu, Z.; Zhu, L.; Percec, V.; Ungar, G.; Cheng, S. Z. D. Interrelationships of nanometer and subnanometer structures in a polynorbornene containing second generation liquid-crystalline monodendrons as side groups. Macromolecules 2002, 35, 9426.

24. Liu, Z.; Zhu, L.; Zhou, W. S.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Percec, V.; Ungar, G. Phase behaviors and molecular and supramolecular structural identifications of a liquid crystalline second generation monodendron. Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 2384.

23. Zhu, L.; Huang, P.; Chen, W. Y.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Nanotailored crystalline morphology in hexagonally perforated layers of a self-assembled PS-b-PEO diblock copolymer. Macromolecules 2002, 35, 3553.

22. Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Huang, P.; Calhoun, B. H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Nanoconfined polymer crystallization in the hexagonal perforated layers of a self-assembled PS-b-PEO diblock copolymer. Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 31.

21. Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Crystal orientation changes in two-dimensionally confined nano-cylinders in a poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene/polystyrene blend. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 6649.

20. Zhu, L.; Mimnaugh, B.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Hard and soft confinement effects on polymer crystallization in microphase separated cylinder-forming PEO-b-PS/PS blends. Polymer 2001, 42, 9121.

19. Zhu, L.; Huang, P.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Thomas, E. L.; Lotz, B.; Wittmann, J.-C.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L. Dislocation-controlled perforated layer phase in a PEO-b-PS diblock copolymer. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2001, 86, 6030.

18. Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Calhoun, B. H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Thomas, E. L.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Lotz, B. Phase structures and morphologies determined by self-organization, vitrification, and crystallization: Confined crystallization in an ordered lamellar phase of PEO-b-PS diblock copolymer. Polymer 2001, 42, 5829.

17. Zhu, L.; Calhoun, B. H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Thomas, E. L.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L.; Lotz, B. Initial-stage growth controlled crystal orientations in nanoconfined lamellae of a self-assembled crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymer. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 1244.

16. Zhang, G.; Jiang, M.; Zhu, L.; Wu, C. Intermacromolecular complexation because of specific interactions 11. Ionic interaction complexation and its comparison with hydrogen-bonding complexation. Polymer 2001, 42, 151.

15. Cheng, S. Z. D.; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Commentary on polymer crystallization: Selection rules in different length scales of a nucleation process. Eur. Phys. J. E. 2000, 3, 195.

14. Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Calhoun, B. H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F. Molecular and supermolecular ordering in confined environments. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 2000, 18, 287.

13. Cheng, S. Z. D.; Li, C. Y.; Calhoun, B. H.; Zhu, L.; Zhou, W. W. Thermal Analysis: the next two decades. Thermochimica Acta 2000, 355, 59.

12. Zhu, L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Calhoun, B. H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Thomas, E. L.; Hsiao, B. S.; Yeh, F.; Lotz, B. Crystallization temperature-dependent crystal orientations within nano-confined lamellae of a self-assembled crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymer. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 5957.

11. Zhu, L.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, A.; Calhoun, B. H.; Chun, M.; Quirk, R. P.; Cheng, S. Z. D. Phase structures and morphologies determined by self-organization, crystallization, and vitrification in a disordered poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene diblock copolymer. Phys. Rev. B. 1999, 60, 10022.

10. Cheng, S. Z. D.; Zhu, L.; Li, C. Y. Size effect of metastable states on semicrystalline polymer structures and morphologies. Gaofenzi Tongbao 1999, (3), 28-33, 46.

9. Xu, S. A.; Zhu, L.; Xie, J. W.; Jiang, M. Melt rheology of compatibilized polystyrene/low density polyethylene blends. Polym. Int. 1999, 48, 1113.

8. Cheng, S. Z. D.; Zhu, L.; Li, C. Y.; Honigfort, P. S.; Keller, A. Size effect of metastable states on semicrystalline polymer structures and morphologies. Thermochimica Acta 1999, 332, 105.

7. Kim, Y.; Guo, M. M.; Zhu, L.; Kim, D. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D. Transimidization in the thermoplastic polyimides. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 1999, 17, 171.

6. Zhu, L.; Jiang, M.; Liu, L.; Zhou, H.; Fan, L.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wu, C. Intermacromolecular complexation due to specific interactions. 6. Miscibility and complexation between poly{styrene-co-[p-2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)styrene]} and poly(n-butyl methacrylate-co-4-vinylpyridine). J. Macromol. Sci., -Phys. 1998, B37, 805.

5. Zhu, L.; Jiang, M.; Liu, L.; Zhou, H.; Fan, L.; Zhang, Y. Intermacromolecular complexation due to specific interactions. 7. Miscibility and complexation between poly(styrene-co-4-vinyl benzoic acid) and poly(n-butyl methacrylate-co-4-vinylpyridine). J. Macromol. Sci., -Phys. 1998, B37, 827.

4. Li, M.; Zhang, Y. B.; Jiang, M.; Zhu, L.; Wu, C. Studies on novel surfactant-free polystyrene nanoparticles formed in microphase inversion. Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6841.

3. Jiang, M.; Li, M.; Liu, L.; Xiang, M.; Zhu, L. Macromoleuclar aggregation: Complexation due to hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic association. Macromol. Symp. 1997, 124, 135.

2. Li, M.; Jiang, M.; Zhu, L.; Wu, C. Novel Surfactant-free stable colloidal nanoparticles made of randomly carboxylated polystyrene ionomers. Macromolecules 1997, 30, 2201.

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BOOK CHAPTERS
5. Zhong, G.; Zhu, L.; Fong, H. "Nanodroplet formations in electrospun fibers of immiscible polymer blends and their effects on fractionated crystallization" in Wang, Z. M. eds., Nanodroplets, in Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology, Vol. 18; Springer: New York, 2014.

4. Guan, F.; Yuan, Z.; Wang, J.; Zhu, L.  “Achieving fast discharge and low loss in poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-polystyrene films by confined ferroelectricity” in Wang, Q. and Zhu, L. eds., Functional Polymer Nanocomposites for Energy Storage and Conversion, ACS Symposium Series, ACS Publications, 2010, Chapter 3, pp 23-36.

3. Zhu, X.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, L. Polymer Composites for High Temperature Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, in S. M. J. Zaidi and T. Matsuura eds., Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells, Springer: New York, 2008.

2. Zhu, L. Polymer Ordering in Nanoconfined Spaces, in H. S. Nalwa (ed.) Polymeric Nanostructures and Their Applications, American Scientific Publishers, 2007, Chapter 10 (cover for vol. 2).

1. Zhu, L.; Chiu, F. C.; Fu, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Cheng, S. Z. D. "Physical Constants of Poly(ethylene)," in Brandrup, J.; Immergut, E. H., (eds.) Polymer Handbook (4th ed.), Wiley : New York, 1999, pp. V1-V19