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  • DNA under Force: Mechanics, Electrostatics, and Hydration, J. Li, S. S. Wijeratne, X. Qiu, and C.-H. Kiang, special issue in Nanomaterials, 5, 246-267 (2015) (PDF).
  • Reconstructing Multiple Free Energy Pathways of DNA Stretching from Single Molecule Experiments, E. W. Frey, J. Li, S. S. Wijeratne, and C.-H. Kiang, J. Phys. Chem. 119, 5132-5135 (2015) (PDF).
  • Mechanical Activation of a Multimeric Adhesive Protein Through Domain Conformational Change,S. S. Wijeratne, E. Botello, H.-C. Yeh, Z. Zhou, A. Bergeron, E. W. Frey, J. M. Patel, L. Nolasco, N. Turner, J. Moake, J.-f. Dong, and C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 108102 (2013) (PDF).
  • Multiscale Mechanobiology : Mechanics at the Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue LevelsC. Guo, N. C. Harris, S. S. Wijeratne, E. W. Frey, and C.-H. Kiang, Cell & Bioscience, 3, 25 (2013) (reprint).
  • Principles of Single-Molecule Manipulation and Its Application in Biological Physics, W.-H. Chen, J. D. Wilson, S. S. Wijeratne, S. A. Southmayd, K.-J. Lin, and C.-H. Kiang, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 26, 1230006 (2012) (PDF).
  • Melting Transitions of DNA-Capped Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies, S. S. Wijeratne, J. M. Patel, and C.-H. Kiang, invited review chapter, Rev. Plasmonics 2010, 2010, 269 (2012) (PDF).
  • Direct Observation of Multiple Pathways of Single-Stranded DNA Stretching, W.-S. Chen, W.-H. Chen, Z. Chen, A. A. Gooding, K.-J. Lin, and C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 218104 (2010) (PDF).
  • Global and Regional Helicity Distributions of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Its Implication on the Growth Mechanism, S. S. Wijeratne, N. C. Harris, and C.-H. Kiang, Materials 3, 2725-2734 (2010) (PDF).
  • Analyzing Single-Molecule Manipulation Experiments, C. P. Calderon, N. C. Harris, C.-H. Kiang, and D. D. Cox, J. Mol. Recognit. 22, 356 (2009) (PDF).
  • Temperature and Chemical Denaturant Dependence of Forced-Unfolding of Titin I27, N. C. Harris, E. Botello, J. Sargent, W.-H. Chen, K.-J. Lin, and C.-H. Kiang, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 10549 (2009) (PDF).
  • Velocity Convergence of Free Energy Surfaces From Single-Molecule Measurements Using Jarzynski's Equality, N. C. Harris and C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. E 79, 041912 (2009) (PDF).
  • Quantifying Multiscale Noise Sources in Single-Molecule Time Series, C. P. Calderon, N. C. Harris, C.-H. Kiang, and D. D. Cox, J. Phys. Chem.B 113, 138-148 (2009) (PDF).
  • Quantifying DNA Melting Transitions using Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy, C. P. Calderon, W.-H. Chen, K.-J. Lin, N. C. Harris, and C.-H. Kiang J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 034114 (2009) (PDF).
  • Reply to Comment on "Experimental Free Energy Surface Reconstruction From Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Using Jarzynski's Equality,"N. C. Harris, Y. Song, and C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 019802 (2008).
  • Phase Transition and Optical Properties of DNA-Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies, Y. Sun, N. C. Harris, and C.-H. Kiang, invited review article, Plasmonics, 2, 193-199 (2007) (PDF).
  • Experimental Free Energy Surface Reconstruction From Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Using Jarzynski's Equality, N. C. Harris, Y. Song, and C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 068101 (2007) (PDF). Links to press release (APS March 2007 newsletter Mapping Protein Folding) (Science News Pulling Strings: Stretching proteins can reveal how they fold) (Rice News & Media Relations press release Protein pulling: Learning how proteins fold by pulling them apart) (PhysicsWorld Microscope unravels the intricacies of protein folding)
  • Defects Can Increase the Melting Temperature of DNA-Nanoparticle Assemblies, N. C. Harris and C.-H. Kiang, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 16393-16396 (2006) (PDF).
  • Disorder in DNA-Linked Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies, N. C. Harris and C.- H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 046101-4 (2005) (PDF).
  • The Reversible Phase Transition of DNA-Linked Colloidal Gold Assemblies, Y. Sun, N. C. Harris and C.-H. Kiang, Physica A 354, 1-9 (2005) (PDF).
  • Melting Transition of Directly-Linked Gold Nanoparticle DNA Assembly, Y. Sun, N. C. Harris and C.-H. Kiang, Physica A 350, 89-94 (2005) (PDF).
  • DNA-Based Artificial Nanostructures: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications, Young Sun and Ching-Hwa Kiang, in Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and Their Applications, edited by H. S. Nalwa (American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, CA, 2005) (PDF).
  • Phase Transition of DNA-Linked Gold Nanoparticles, Ching-Hwa Kiang, Physica A 321, 164-169 (2003). (PDF).
  • Single Particle Study of Protein Assembly, C.-H. Kiang, Phys. Rev. E 64, 041911-1-3 (2001) (PDF).
  • Rapid Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by Solid-State Metathesis Reactions, J. L. O'Loughlin, C. H. Wallace, T. K. Reynolds, C.-H. Kiang, and R. B. Kaner, J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 1921-1924 (2001) (PDF).
  • Carbon rings and cages in the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes, C.-H. Kiang, J. Chem. Phys. 113, 4763-4776 (2000) (PDF).
  • Electron Irradiation Induced Dimensional Change in Bismuth Filled Carbon Nanotubes, C.-H. Kiang, Carbon, 38 (2000) 1699-1701 (PDF).
  • The Structure of Near-Spherical Carbon Nano-Shells, J. M. Cowley and C.-H. Kiang, Carbon, 38 (2000) 1437-1444 (PDF).
  • Growth of Large Diameter Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, C.-H. Kiang, J. Phys. Chem. A, 104 (2000) 2454-2456 (PDF).
  • Molecular Nanowires of 1 nm Diameter from Capillary Filling of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, C.-H. Kiang, J.-S. Choi, T. Tran, and A. D. Bacher, J. Phys. Chem. B, 103, 7449-7451 (1999) (PDF).
  • Size Effects in Carbon Nanotubes. C.-H. Kiang, M. Endo, P. M. Ajayan, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1869-1872 (1998) (PDF).
  • La2@C72: Metal-Mediated Stabilization of a Carbon Cage. S. Stevenson, P. Burbank, K. Harich, Z. Sun, H. C. Dorn, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, M. S. de Vries, J. R. Salem, R. D. Johnson, C.-H. Kiang, and D. S. Bethune, J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 2833-2837 (1998) (PDF).
  • Stacking Nature of Graphene Layers in Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibres. M. Endo, K. Takeuchi, T. Hiraoka, T. Furuta, T. Kasai, X. Sun, C.-H. Kiang, and M. S. Dresselhaus, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 58, 1707-1712 (1997) (PDF).
  • Storage of Hydrogen in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes. A. C. Dillon, K. M. Jones, T. A. Bekkedahl, C,-H. Kiang, D. S. Bethune, and M. J. Heben, Nature 386, 377-379 (1997) (PDF).
  • Stacking Characteristics of Graphene Shells in Carbon Nanotubes. X. Sun, C.-H. Kiang, M. Endo, K. Takeuchi, T. Furuta, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus, Phys. Rev. B 54, 12629-12632 (1996) (PDF).
  • Vapor Phase Self-Assembly of Carbon Nanomaterials. C.-H. Kiang, M. S. Dresselhaus, D. S. Bethune, and W. A. Goddard III, Chem. Phys. Lett. 259, 41-47 (1996) (PDF).
  • Novel Structures from Arc-Vaporized Carbon and Metals: Single-Layer Carbon Nanotubes and Metallofullerenes. C.-H. Kiang, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, R. Beyers, J. R. Salem, D. S. Bethune, W. A. Goddard III, H. C. Dorn, P. Burbank, and S. Stevenson, Surf. Rev. Lett. 3, 765-769 (1996)
  • Polyyne Ring Nucleus Growth Model for Single-Layer Carbon Nanotubes. C.-H. Kiang and W. A. Goddard III, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2515-2518 (1996) (PDF).
  • Structural Modification of Single-Layer Carbon Nanotubes with an Electron Beam. C.-H. Kiang, W. A. Goddard III, R. Beyers, and D. S. Bethune, J. Phys. Chem. B 100, 3749-3752 (1996) (PDF).
  • Catalytic Effects of Heavy Metals on the Growth of Single-Layer Carbon Nanotubes and nanoparticles. C.-H. Kiang, W. A. Goddard III, R. Beyers, J. R. Salem, and D. S. Bethune, J. Phys. Chem. Solids. 57, 35-39 (1996) (PDF).
  • Polarization Effects in the AgBr Interaction Potential. C.-H. Kiang and W. A. Goddard III, J. Phys. Chem. 99, 14334-14339 (1995).
  • Carbon Nanotubes with Single-Layer Walls. C.-H. Kiang, W. A. Goddard III, R. Beyers, and D. S. Bethune, invited review article in Carbon 33, 903-914 (1995) (PDF).
  • Orientational Dynamics of the Sc3 Trimer in Sc3@C82: An EPR Study. P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, R. D. Johnson, M. S de Vries, C.-H. Kiang, D. S. Bethune, H. C. Dorn, P. Burbank, and S. Stevenson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 (1994) 3415-3418 (PDF).
  • Preparation and Structure of Crystals of The Metallofullerene Sc2@C84. R. Beyers, C.-H. Kiang, R. D. Johnson, J. R. Salem, M. S. de Vries, C. S. Yannoni, D. S. Bethune, H. C. Dorn, P. Burbank, K. Harich, and S. Stevenson, Nature 370, 196-199 (1994) (PDF).
  • Automated HPLC Separation of Endohedral Metallofullerene Sc@C2n and Y@C2n Fractions. S. Stevenson, H. C. Dorn, P. Burbank, K. Harich, Z. Sun, C.-H. Kiang, J. R. Salem, M. S. de Vries, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, R. D. Johnson, C. S. Yannoni, and D. S. Bethune, Anal. Chem. 66, 2680-2685 (1994).
  • Isolation and Monitoring of the Endohedral Metallofullerene Y@C82: On-Line Chromatographic Separation with EPR Detection (HPLC-EPR, S. Stevenson, H. C. Dorn, P. Burbank, K. Harich, J. Haynes, C.-H. Kiang, J. R. Salem, M. S. de Vries, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, R. D. Johnson, C. S. Yannoni, and D. S. Bethune Anal. Chem. 66, 2675-2679 (1994).
  • Catalytic Synthesis of Single-layer Carbon Nanotubes with a Wide Range of Diameters. C.-H. Kiang, W. A. Goddard III, R. Beyers, J. R. Salem, and D. S. Bethune, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 6612-6618 (1994).
  • Cobalt-Catalyzed Growth of Carbon Nanotubes with Single-Atomic-Layer Walls. D. S. Bethune, C.-H. Kiang, M. S. de Vries, G. Gorman, R. Savoy, J. Vazquez, and R. Beyers, Nature 363, 605-607 (1993) (PDF).
  • Effective Hamiltonians for Motions with Disparate Time Scales: Application to Quantum Shell Model and Classical Statistical Shell Model. C.-H. Kiang and W. A. Goddard III, J. Chem. Phys. 98, 1451-1457 (1993).