Paul Chaikin

Silver Professor; Professor of Physics

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Ph.D. 1971 (Physics), Univsersity of Pennsylvania
B.S. 1966 (Physics), California Institute of Technology

Office Address: Room 877
726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-998-7694

Fax: 212-995-4016

Lab Homepage:

Condensed Matter Physics
Center for Soft Matter Research


"An Electric Bottle for Colloids", M. T. Sullivan, K. Zhao, A. D. Hollingsworth, R. H. Austin, W. B. Russel, and P. M. Chaikin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 015703 (2006).

"Two-Dimensional Melting Transition Observed in a Block Copolymer", D. E. Angelescu, C. K. Harrison, M. L. Trawick, R. A. Register, and P. M. Chaikin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 025702 (2005)

"Experiments on Random Packings of Ellipsoids", Man WN, Donev A, Stillinger FH, Sullivan MT, Russel WB, Heeger D, Inati S, Torquato S, Chaikin PM, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 198001 (2005)

"Coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism probed by simultaneous nuclear magnetic resonance and electrical transport in (TMTSF)(2)PF6 system", Lee IJ, Brown SE, Yu W, Naughton MJ, Chaikin PM, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 197001 (2005)

"77Se NMR Probe of Magnetic Excitations of the Magic Angle Effect in (TMTSF)2PF6" W. Wu, P. M. Chaikin, W. Kang, J. Shinagawa, W. Yu, and S. E. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 097004 (2005)

"Experimental measurement of the photonic properties of icosahedral quasicrystals", Weining Man, Mischa Megens, Paul J. Steinhardt, P. M. Chaikin, Nature 436, 993-996 (18 Aug 2005)

"Reversible self-assembly and directed assembly of DNA-linked micrometer-sized colloids", Valignat MP, Theodoly O, Crocker JC, Russel WB, Chaikin PM, PNAS 102, 4225 (2005)

"Shear-Induced Alignment in Thin Films of Spherical Nanodomains" D. E. Angelescu, J. H. Waller, R. A. Register, P. M. Chaikin, Advanced Materials 17, 1878 (2005)

"Shear Ordering in Thin Films of Spherical Block Copolymer", Gaurav Arya,, Jorg Rottler, Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos, David J. Srolovitz, and Paul M. Chaikin, Langmuir 21, 11518, (2005)

"The Earliest Use of Corundum and Diamond in Prehistoric China", P. J. Lu, N. Yao, J. F. So, G. E. Harlow, J. F. Lu, G. F. Wang and P. M. Chaikin, Archeometry, 47, 1 (2005)

"A Laterally Modulated 2D Electron System in the Extreme Quantum Limit" S. Melinte, Mona Berciu, Chenggang Zhou, E. Tutuc, S. J. Papadakis, C. Harrison, E. P. De Poortere, Mingshaw Wu, P. M. Chaikin, M. Shayegan, R. N. Bhatt, and R. A. Register, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 036802-1, (2004)

"Pattern coarsening in a 2D hexagonal system", Harrison C, Angelescu DE, Trawick M, Cheng ZD, Huse DA, Chaikin PM, Vega DA, Sebastian JM, Register RA, Adamson DH, Europhys. Lett. 67, 800-806 (2004)

"Phase coherence and the Nernst effect at magic angles in organic conductors", Ong NP, Wu WD, Chaikin PM, Anderson PW, Europhys. Lett. 66 579-584 (2004)

"Macroscopic Orientation of Block Copolymer Cylinders in Single-Layer Films by Shearing", D. E. Angelescu, J. H. Waller, D. H. Adamson, P. Deshpande, S. Y. Chou, R. A. Register, P. M. Chaikin, Advanced Materials 16, 1736-1740, 2004

"Unusually dense Crystal Packings of Ellipsoids",Aleksandar Donev, Frank H. Stillinger, P. M. Chaikin, and Salvatore Torquato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 255506-1 (2004)

"Improving the Density of Jammed Disordered Packings Using Ellipsoids" Aleksandar Donev, Ibrahim Cisse, David Sachs, Evan A. Variano, Frank H. Stillinger, Robert Connelly, Salvatore Torquato, and P. M. Chaikin, Science 303, 990-993 (2004)

"Giant Nernst Effect and Lock-In Currents at Magic Angles in (TMTSF)2PF6", W. Wu, I. J. Lee, and P. M. Chaikin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 056601 (2003)

"Intrinsic electronic transport properties of organic field-effect transistors based on single crystalline tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene", Nam MS, Ardavan A, Cava RJ, Chaikin PM, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4782-4784 (2003)

"Light Streak Tracking of Optically Thin Microdisks", Z. Cheng, P. M. Chaikin, and T. G. Mason, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 108303, (2002)

"Critical Field Enhancement near a Superconductor-Insulator Transition", I. J. Lee, P. M. Chaikin, and M. J. Naughton,Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207002 (2002)

"Triplet Superconductivity in an Organic Superconductor Probed by NMR Knight Shift", I. J. Lee, S. E. Brown, W. G. Clark, M. J. Strouse, M. J. Naughton, W. Kang, and P. M. Chaikin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 017004 (2002)

"Crystallization Kinetics of Hard Spheres in Microgravity in the Coexistence Regime: Interactions between Growing Crystallites", Zhengdong Cheng, P. M. Chaikin, Jixiang Zhu, W. B. Russel, and W. V. Meyer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 015501 (2002)

"Colloidal hard-sphere crystallization kinetics in microgravity and normal gravity", ZD Cheng ,JX Zhu ,WB Russel ,WV Meyer ,PM Chaikin, Appl. Optics 40, 4146-4151 (2001).

"Large area dense nanoscale patterning of arbitrary surfaces", Park M, Chaikin PM, Register RA, Adamson DH, Appl. Phys. Lett., 79, 257-259 (2001)

"Measurement of the elasticity of the actin tail of Listeria monocytogenes", Fabien Gerbal , Valerie Laurent , Albrecht Ott , Marie-France Carlier , Paul Chaikin , Jacques Prost, European Biophysics Journal, 29, 0134-0140, (2000)

"Phonons in an Entropic Crystal", Zhengdong Cheng, Jixiang Zhu, William B. Russel, P. M. Chaikin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1460 (2000)

"Mechanisms of Ordering in Striped Patterns", C. Harrison, D.H. Adamson, Z. Cheng, J.M. Sebastian, S. Sethuraman, D.A. Huse, R.A. Register, and P.M. Chaikin, Science, 290, 1558-1560 (2000).

"Dense Arrays of Ordered GaAs Nanostructures by Selective Area Growth on Substrates Patterned by Block Copolymer Lithography", R. R. Li, P. D. Dapkus, M. E. Thompson, W. G. Jeong C. Harrison, P. M. Chaikin, R. A. Register,D. H. Adamson, , APPL PHYS LETT 76, 1689-1691 (2000)

"An elastic analysis of Listeria monocytogenes propulsion." Gerbal F, Chaikin P, Rabin Y, Prost J, BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 79 (5): 2259-2275 2000.

Updated on 03/22/2017