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L. R. Dalton, S J. Benight, L. E. Johnson, D. B Knorr, Jr., I. Kosilkin, B. E. Eichinger, B. H. Robinson, A. K.-Y. Jen, R. M. Overney, Systematic Nanoengineering of Soft Matter Organic Electro-Optic Materials, Chem. Mat., 23, 430-445 (2011).

S. Sills, R.M. Overney, Molecular  Mobility,  Interfacial  Dynamics and  Motion  in  Polymeric  Systems, J. Adh. Sci. Techn., 24 2641-2667 (2010).

S. Sills, K. Vorvolakos, M.K. Chaudhury, R.M. Overney, Molecular Origin of Elastomeric Friction in “Nanotribology: Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale”, E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (eds), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 659-676 (2007).

S. Sills, R.M. Overney, Probing Macromolecular Dynamics and Finite Size Effects in “Applied Scanning Probe Methods III”, eds. B. Bhushan, H. Fuchs, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 83-130 (2006).

R.M. Overney, S. Sills, Molecular Mobility and Confined Plasticity in NEMS Applications in “Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology III”, K. Wahl, N. Huber, A. B. Mann, D. F. Bahr, Y.-T. Cheng (eds), MRS Symposium Proceedings Series 841, Mat. Res. Soc, Warrendale, PA, R.5.1.1-13 (2005).

R.M. Overney, G. Tindall, J. Frommer, Kinetics and Energetics in Nanolubrication, in "Handbook of Nanotechnolgy", 2nd edition, B. Bhushan (ed.), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 1439-1453 (2006).

R.M. Overney, S.E. Sills, Constrained Systems: Caught between Dimensions in "Interfacial Properties on the Submicron Scale", eds. J. Frommer, R.M. Overney, ACS Symposium Series 781, Oxford University Press, 2-23 (2001).

NanoScience, Friction and Rheology on the Nanometer Scale (E. Meyer, R.Overney, K. Dransfeld, T. Gyalog, World Scientific Publ.,
Singapore, (1998), ISBN 981-02-2562-8
REVIEW by Manoj K. Chaudhury, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 2(1): 113-113, March 2000.

R.M. Overney, Nanotribological Studies on Polymers, TRIP, 3, 359-364 (1995).

R.M. Overney, E. Meyer, Tribological Investigations Using Friction Force Microscopy, MRS Bulletin, May, 26-34 (1993).


Selected Publications

Brad A. Krajina, B. L. S. Kocherlakota, R. M. Overney, Direct Determination of the Local Hamaker Constant of Inorganic Surfaces based on Scanning Force Microscopy, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 164707 (2014).

L. S. Kocherlakota, Tiep Pham,  R. M. Overney,  Transport and Stability Enhancement in Interfacially and dimensionally Constrained CO2 Selective Polymers Embedded in Nanoporous Sieve Membranes, Polymer 54 5986-5992 (2013).

D. B. Knorr, S. J. Benight, B. Krajina, C. Zhang, L. R. Dalton, .R.M. Overney, Nanoscale Phase Analysis of Molecular Cooperativity and Thermal Transitions in Dendritic Non-Linear Optical Glasses, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116 (46), 13793–13805 (2012).

L. S. Kocherlakota, D.B. Knorr, Jr., R.M. Overney, Enhanced Gas Transport Properties And Molecular Mobilities In Nano-Constrained Poly[1-(Trimethylsilyl)-1-Propyne] Membranes, Polymer, 53, 2394-2401 (2012).

S. Benight, D.B. Knorr, Jr., L.E. Johnson, P.A. Sullivan, D. Lao, J. Sun, L.S. Kocherlakota, A. Elangovan, B.H. Robinson, R.M. Overney, L.R. Dalton, Nano-Engineering Lattice Dimensionality for a Soft Matter Organic Functional Material  Advanced Materials, 24, 3263-3268 (2012).

X. Gu, D.B. Knorr, Jr., G. Wang, R.M. Overney, Layered and interfacially blended polyelectrolyte multi-walled carbon nanotube composites for enhanced ionic conductivity, Thin Solid Films, 520, 1872–1879 (2012).

D.B. Knorr, P. Widjaja, O. Acton, R.M. Overney, Molecular Friction Dissipation and Mode Coupling in Organic Monolayers and Polymer Films, J. Chem. Phys., 134, 104502 (2011).

X. Gu, D.B. Knorr, Jr., G. Wang, R.M. Overney, Local Thermal-Mechanical Analysis of Ultrathin Interfacially Mixed Poly(ethylene oxide)/Poly(acrylic acid) Layer-by-Layer Electrolyte Assemblies, Thin Solid Films 519 5955–5961 (2011).

D.B. Knorr, Jr., L. S. Kocherlakota, J. P. Killgore, and  R. M. Overney, Insight into Reverse Selectivity and Relaxation Behavior of Poly[1-(trimethylsilyl)-1-propyne] by Flux-Lateral Force and Intrinsic Friction Microscopy, J. Membrane Sci., 346, 302-309 (2010).

D.B. Knorr, Jr, X. Zhou, Z. Shi, J. Luo, S.-H. Jang, A. K.-Y. Jen, R.M. Overney, Molecular Mobility in Self-Assembled Dendritic Chromophore Glasses, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 14180-14188 (2009).

J.P. Killgore, L.S. Kocherlakota, R.M. Overney, Enhanced Mobility and Increased Gas Sorption Capacity in Thin Film and Nanoconduit Confined Polymers, Polymer Physics, Part B, 48, 434-441 (2010).

D.B. Knorr, Jr., T. Gray, R.M. Overney, Intrinsic Friction Analysis - Novel Nanoscopic Access to Molecular Mobility in Constrained Organic Systems, Ultramicroscopy, 109, 991–1000 (2009).

D.B. Knorr, Jr., T.O. Gray, R.M. Overney, Cooperative and submolecular dissipation mechanisms of sliding friction in complex organic systems, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 074504 (2008).

T. Gray, T.-D. Kim, D.B. Knorr, Jr., J. Luo, A. K.-Y. Jen, R.M. Overney, Mesoscale dynamics and cooperativity of networking dendronized nonlinear optical molecular glasses, Nano Lett. 8, 754-759 (2008).

T.-D. Kim, J.-W. Kang, J. Luo, S.-H. Jang, J.-W. Ka, N. Tucker, J. B. Benedict, L. R. Dalton, T. Gray, R. M. Overney, D. H. Park, W. N. Herman, A. K.-Y. Jen, Ultralarge and thermally stable electro-optic activities from supramolecular self-assembled molecular glasses, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  129, 488-489 (2007).

T. Gray, J. Killgore, J. Luo, A. K.Y. Jen, R. M Overney, Molecular mobility and transitions in complex organic systems studied by shear force microscopy, Nanotechnology 18, 044009 (2007).

Tomoko Gray, René M. Overney, Marnie Haller, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K.-Y. Jen, Low Temperature Relaxations and Effects on Poling Efficiencies of Dendronized Non-linear Optical Side-Chain Polymers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 211908 (2005).

J. H. Wei, M. He, R.M. Overney, Direct measurement of nanofluxes and structural relaxations of perfluorinated ionomer membranes by scanning probe microscopy, J. Membr. Sci. 279, 608-614 (2006).

S.E. Sills, T. Gray, R.M. Overney, Molecular dissipation phenomena of nanoscopic friction in the heterogeneous relaxation regime of a glass former, Chem. Phys. Lett. 123, 134902, (2005).

Scott Sills, Hanson Fong, Cynthia Buenviaje, Mehmet Sarikaya, and René M. Overney, Thermal  transition  measurements  of  polymer  thin  films  by  modulated nano-indentation, J. Appl. Phys. (2005) 98 014302 (2005).

Scott Sills, René M. Overney, Bernd Gotsman,  Jane Frommer, Strain shielding and confined plasticity in thin polymer films:  Impacts on thermomechanical data storage, Tribology Letters 19, 9-15 (2005).

S. Sills, J. Frommer, Wilson Chau,  Victor Lee,  Bob Miller,  Craig Hawker, R.M. Overney, Interfacial Glass Transition Profiles in Ultrathin Spin Cast Homopolymer and Crosslinked Polystyrene Films, J. Chem. Phys., 120, 5334-5338  (2004).

T. Gray, C. Buenviaje, R.M. Overney, S. Jenekhe, L. Zheng, A.K.Y. Jen, Nanorheological Approach for Characterization of Electroluminescent Polymer Thin Films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 2563-2565 (2003).

S.E. Sills, R.M. Overney, Creeping friction dynamics and molecular dissipation mechanisms in glassy polymers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 art. no. 095501 (1-4) (2003)

M. He, A. Szuchmacher Blum, G. Overney, R.M. Overney, Effect of Interfacial Liquid Structuring on the Coherence Length in Nanolubrication, Phys. Rev. Lett., 88 art. no. 154302 (1-4) (2002).

S.R. Ge, L.T. Guo, M.H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, R.M. Overney, C. Buenviaje, D.G. Pfeiffer, S.A. Schwartz, Wetting Behavior of Graft Copolymer Substrates with Chemically Identical Homopolymer Films, Langmuir, 17, 1687-1692 (2001).

B. Pittenger, S.C. Fain, Jr., M.J. Cochran, J.M.K. Donev, B.E. Robertson, A. Szuchmacher, and R.M. Overney, Premelting at ice-solid interfaces studied via velocity-dependent indentation with force microscope tips, Phys. Rev. B. 63, 134102 (2001)

M. He, Amy Szuchmacher, E. Aston, C. Buenviaje, R. Luginbuehl, R.M. Overney, Critical Phenomena of Water Bridges in Nanoasperity Contacts, J. Chem. Phys. 114, 1355-1360 (2001).

S.Ge, Y. Pu. W. Zhang, M. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, C. Buenviaje, R. Buckmaster, R.M. Overney, Shear Modulation Force Microscopy Study of Near Surface Glass Transition Temperatures, Phys. Rev. Lett., 85, 2340-2343 (2000).

R.M. Overney, C. Buenviaje, R. Luginbuehl, F. Dinelli, Glass and Structural Transitions measured at Polymer Surfaces on the Nanoscale, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 59, 205-225 (2000).

C. Buenviaje, F. Dinelli, R.M. Overney, Investigations of Heterogeneous Ultrathin Blends Using Lateral Force Microscopy, in "Scanning Probe Microscopy of Polymers: The Next Generation", eds.V. Tsukruk, N. Spencer, submitted to ACS Symposium in Washington D.C. Aug. 20-25 (2000).

F. Dinelli, C. Buenviaje, R.M. Overney, Glass Transition of Thin Polymeric Films: Speed and Load Dependence of Detection by Lateral Force Microscopy, J. Chem. Phys. 113, 2043-2048 (2000).

C. Buenviaje, F. Dinelli, R.M. Overney, Glass Transition Measurements of Ultrathin Polystyrene Films in "Interfacial Properties on the Submicron Scale", eds. J. Frommer, R.M. Overney, ACS Symposium Series 781, Oxford University Press, Washington, DC; 2000. p. 76-92.

R. Luginbühl, Amy Szuchmacher, M.D. Garrison, J-B. Lhoest, R.M. Overney, B. D. Ratner, Comprehensive surface analysis of hydrophobically functionalized SFM tips, Ultramicroscopy, 82 171-179 (2000).

M.D. Garrison, R. Luginbuhl, R.M. Overney, and B.D. Ratner, Glow discharge plasma deposited hexafluoropropylene films:  surface chemistry  and interfacial materials properties, Thin Solid Films 54, 3521-3531 (1999).

G. Xomeritakis, A. Gouzinis, S. Nair, T. Okubo, M. He, R.M. Overney, M. Tsapatsis, Growth, Microstructure, and Permeation Properties of Supported Zeolite (MFI) Films Membranes Prepared by Secondary Growth, Chem. Eng. Sci., 54, 3521-3531 (1999).

C. Buenviaje, S. Ge, M. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, J. M. Drake, R. M. Overney, Confined Flow in Polymer Films at Interfaces, Langmuir, 19, 6446-6450 (1999).

C. K. Buenviaje, S. Ge, M. Rafailovich, R.M. Overney, Atomic force microscopy calibration methods for lateral force, elasticity, and viscosity, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc  522, 187-192 (1998).

A. Karim, T.M. Slawecki, S.K. Kumar, J.F. Douglas, S.K. Satija, C.C. Han, T.P. Russell, R. Overney, O. Sokolov, M.H. Rafailovich, Phase-separation induced surface patterns in thin polymer blend films, Macromolecules 31, 857-862 (1998).

R.M. Overney, D.P. Leta, C.F. Pictroski, M. Rafailovich, Y. Liu, J. Quinn, J. Sokolov, A. Eisenberg, G. Overney, Viscoelastic compliance measurements of confined liquid polystyrene by atomic force microscopy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1272-1275 (1996).

R.M. Overney, H. Takano, M. Fujihira, W. Paulus, H. Ringsdorf, Anisotropy in friction and molecular stick-slip motion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 3546-3549 (1994).

R.M. Overney, E. Meyer, J. Frommer, D. Brodbeck, R. Lüthi, L. Howald, H.-J. Güntherodt, M. Fujihira, H. Takano, Y. Gotoh. Friction measurements on phase-separated domains in thin organic film with a modified atomic force microscope. Nature 359,  133-135 (1992).

S. Blunier, H. Zogg, A. N. Tiwari, R. M. Overney, H. Haefke, P. Buffat, G. Kostorz. Lattice and thermal misfit dislocations in epitaxial CaF2/Si(111) and BaF2/CaF2/Si(111) structures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3599-3602 (1992).

E. Meyer,  R. Overney, D. Brodbeck, L. Howald, R. Lüthi, J. Frommer and H.-J. Güntherodt. Friction and wear of Langmuir-Blodgett films observed by friction force microscopy. Phys. Rev. Lett. 69,  1777-1781(1992).


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