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Lotz, B. (2023), Fold Surfaces of Polymer Crystals Are Nucleation Sites: The Link between Polymer Decoration, Secondary Crystallization, and the Rigid Amorphous Fraction (RAF),Macromolecules,56(11) : 4135-4152 link


Lotz, B. (2022), The structural language of crystalline polymers,Polymer Engineering And Science,62(2) : 304-308 link

Lotz, B. (2022), Rippled Sheets: The Early Polyglycine Days and Recent Developments in Nylons,Chembiochem,23(5) : link


Lai, Z.; Zheng, N.; Liang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Niu, H.; Ji, M.-S.; Ni, B.; Huang, X.; Ouyang, X.; Li, X.; Lotz, B.; Cao, Y. (2021), Structural Ensemble of Molecular Chains in Isotactic Polypropylene under Cylindrical Confinement,Macromolecules,54(5) : 2325-2333 link

Lotz, B. (2021), Original Crystal Structures of Even-Even Polyamides Made of Pleated and Rippled Sheets,Macromolecules,54(2) : 551-564 link

Lotz, B. (2021), Brill Transition in Nylons: The Structural Scenario((#)),Macromolecules,54(2) : 565-583 link

Lotz, B. (2021), A Fresh Look at the Structures of Nylons and the Brill Transition,Advanced Fiber Materials,3(4) : 203-209 link


Wen, T.; Sun, H.-J.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2020), Scrolled/Cylindrical Solution-Grown Single Crystals in Form III of Isotactic Poly(1-butene),Macromolecules,53(17) : 7570-7579 link


Petit, B.E.; Lotz, B.; Lutz, J.-F. (2019), About the Crystallization of Abiotic Coded Matter,Acs Macro Letters,8(7) : 779-782 link

Yu, S.; Lai, Z.; Jinnai, H.; Zeng, X.; Ageishi, M.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Zheng, N.; Zhang, S.; Feng, X.; Cao, Y. (2019), Adding Symmetry: Cylindrically Confined Crystallization of Nylon-6,Macromolecules,52(9) : 3298-3305 link

Zeng, X.; Zhang, S.; Zheng, N.; Yu, S.; Li, X.; Ageishi, M.; Lotz, B.; Liu, G.; Cao, Y. (2019), Diversified alpha-phase nanostructure of isotactic polypropylene under cylindrical confinement via cross diffraction analysis,Polymer,179() : link


Guan, G.; Zhang, J.; Sun, X.; Li, H.; Yan, S.; Lotz, B. (2018), Oriented Overgrowths of Poly(l-Lactide) on Oriented Isotactic Polypropylene: A Sequence of Soft and Hard Epitaxies,Macromolecular Rapid Communications,39(20, Si) : link

Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Li, C.Y. (2018), Structure of Negative Spherulites of Even-Even Polyamides. Introducing a Complex Multicomponent Spherulite Architecture,Macromolecules,51(14) : 5138-5156 link

Wang, X.; Wang, Z.; Liang, S.; Jin, Y.; Lotz, B.; Yang, S. (2018), Surface nano-structure of polyamide 6 film by hydrothermal treatment,Applied Surface Science,442() : 595-601 link

Yue, K.; Liu, G.; Feng, X.; Li, L.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2018), A few rediscovered and challenging topics in polymer crystals and crystallization,Polymer Crystallization,1(4, Si) : link


Lotz, B.; Miyoshi, T.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2017), 50th Anniversary Perspective: Polymer Crystals and Crystallization: Personal Journeys in a Challenging Research Field,Macromolecules,50(16) : 5995 link

Wang, H.-F.; Chiang, C.-H.; Hsu, W.-C.; Wen, T.; Chuang, W.-T.; Lotz, B.; Li, M.-C.; Ho, R.-M. (2017), Handedness of Twisted Lamella in Banded Spherulite of Chiral Polylactides and Their Blends,Macromolecules,50(14) : 5466-5475 link

Lotz, B.; Li, G.; Chen, X.; Puiggali, J. (2017), Crystal polymorphism of polylactides and poly(Pro-alt-CO): The metastable beta and gamma phases. Formation of homochiral PLLA phases in the PLLA/PDLA blends,Polymer,115() : 204-210 link


Wang, J.; Liu, X.-Q.; Ren, X.-K.; Zhang, B.; Yang, S.; Cao, Y.; Liu, F.; Lotz, B.; Chen, E.-Q. (2016), Helical Polyacetylene-Based Switchable Chiral Columnar Phases: Frustrated Chain Packing and Two-Way Shape Actuator,Chemistry-An Asian Journal,11(17) : 2387-2391 link

De Rosa, C.; Di Girolamo, R.; Auriemma, F.; D’Avino, M.; Talarico, G.; Cioce, C.; Scoti, M.; Coates, G.W.; Lotz, B. (2016), Oriented Microstructures of Crystalline Crystalline Block Copolymers Induced by Epitaxy and Competitive and Confined Crystallization,Macromolecules,49(15) : 5576-5586 link

Liu, H.; Luo, J.; Shan, W.; Guo, D.; Wang, J.; Hsu, C.-H.; Huang, M.; Zhang, W.; Lotz, B.; Zhang, W.-B.; Liu, T.; Yue, K.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2016), Manipulation of Self-Assembled Nanostructure Dimensions in Molecular Janus Particles,Acs Nano,10(7) : 6585-6596 link

Zhang, W.; Huang, M.; Su, H.; Zhang, S.; Yue, K.; Dong, X.-H.; Li, X.; Liu, H.; Zhang, S.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Lotz, B.; Zhang, W.-B.; Li, Y.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2016), Toward Controlled Hierarchical Heterogeneities in Giant Molecules with Precisely Arranged Nano Building Blocks,Acs Central Science,2(1) : 48-54 link


Lotz, B.A. (2015), Single Crystals of the Frustrated beta-Phase and Genesis of the Disordered alpha ‘-Phase of Poly(L-lactic acid),Acs Macro Letters,4(5) : 602-605 link

Lotz, B. (2015), An intrinsic crystallographic disorder in the frustrated alpha ‘’ phase of syndiotactic polystyrene,Polymer,56(Si) : 245-251 link


Lotz, B. (2014), A New epsilon Crystal Modification Found in Stereodefective lsotactic Polypropylene Samples,Macromolecules,47(21) : 7612-7624 link

Liu, H.; Hsu, C.-H.; Lin, Z.; Shan, W.; Wang, J.; Jiang, J.; Huang, M.; Lotz, B.; Yu, X.; Zhang, W.-B.; Yue, K.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2014), Two-Dimensional Nanocrystals of Molecular Janus Particles,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,136(30) : 10691-10699 link

Srichan, S.; Kayunkid, N.; Oswald, L.; Lotz, B.; Lutz, J.-F. (2014), Synthesis and Characterization of Sequence-Controlled Semicrystalline Comb Copolymers: Influence of Primary Structure on Materials Properties,Macromolecules,47(5) : 1570-1577 link


Dong, X.-H.; Van Horn, R.; Chen, Z.; Ni, B.; Yu, X.; Wurm, A.; Schick, C.; Lotz, B.; Zhang, W.-B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2013), Exactly Defined Half-Stemmed Polymer Lamellar Crystals with Precisely Controlled Defects’ Locations,Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters,4(14) : 2356-2360 link

Buono, A.; Talarico, G.; de Rosa, C.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2013), Crystal Polymorphism and Crystal Transformations of Isotactic Poly(5-methylhexene-1),Macromolecules,46(12) : 4872-4881 link


Wang, C.-L.; Zhang, W.-B.; Sun, H.-J.; Van Horn, R.M.; Kulkarni, R.R.; Tsai, C.-C.; Hsu, C.-S.; Lotz, B.; Gong, X.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2012), A Supramolecular "Double-Cable" Structure with a 129(44) Helix in a Columnar Porphyrin-C-60 Dyad and its Application in Polymer Solar Cells,Advanced Energy Materials,2(11) : 1375-1382 link

Lotz, B. (2012), Frustration and Frustrated Crystal Structures of Polymers and Biopolymers,Macromolecules,45(5) : 2175-2189 link

Hsieh, I.-F.; Sun, H.-J.; Fu, Q.; Lotz, B.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2012), Phase structural formation and oscillation in polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane thin films,Soft Matter,8(30) : 7937-7944 link

Sun, H.-J.; Wang, C.-L.; Hsieh, I.-F.; Hsu, C.-H.; Van Horn, R.M.; Tsai, C.-C.; Jeong, K.-U.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2012), Phase behaviour and Janus hierarchical supramolecular structures based on asymmetric tapered bisamide,Soft Matter,8(17) : 4767-4779 link

Zhang, G.; Zhai, X.; Ma, Z.; Jin, L.; Zheng, P.; Wang, W.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Lotz, B. (2012), Morphology Diagram of Single-Layer Crystal Patterns in Supercooled Poly(ethylene oxide) Ultrathin Films: Understanding Macromolecular Effect of Crystal Pattern Formation and Selection,Acs Macro Letters,1(1) : 217-221 link


Xiong, H.; Chen, C.-K.; Lee, K.; Van Horn, R.M.; Liu, Z.; Ren, B.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Ho, R.-M.; Zhang, W.-B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2011), Scrolled Polymer Single Crystals Driven by Unbalanced Surface Stresses: Rational Design and Experimental Evidence,Macromolecules,44(19) : 7758-7766 link

Li, Y.; Zhang, W.-B.; Hsieh, I.-F.; Zhang, G.; Cao, Y.; Li, X.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Lotz, B.; Xiong, H.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2011), Breaking Symmetry toward Nonspherical Janus Particles Based on Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes: Molecular Design, “Click” Synthesis, and Hierarchical Structure,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,133(28) : 10712-10715 link

Cao, Y.; Van Horn, R.M.; Sun, H.-J.; Zhang, G.; Wang, C.-L.; Jeong, K.-U.; Auriemma, F.; De Rosa, C.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2011), Stem Tilt in alpha-Form Single Crystals of Isotactic Polypropylene: A Manifestation of Conformational Constraints Set by Stereochemistry and Minimized Fold Encumbrance,Macromolecules,44(10) : 3916-3923 link

Zhang, G.; Cao, Y.; Jin, L.; Zheng, P.; Van Horn, R.M.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Wang, W. (2011), Crystal growth pattern changes in low molecular weight poly(ethylene oxide) ultrathin films,Polymer,52(4) : 1133-1140 link

Sun, H.-J.; Tu, Y.; Wang, C.-L.; Van Horn, R.M.; Tsai, C.-C.; Graham, M.J.; Sun, B.; Lotz, B.; Zhang, W.-B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2011), Hierarchical structure and polymorphism of a sphere-cubic shape amphiphile based on a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-[60]fullerene conjugate,Journal Of Materials Chemistry,21(37) : 14240-14247 link


Wang, J.; Li, C.Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Van Horn, R.M.; Graham, M.J.; Zhang, W.-B.; Jeong, K.-U.; Harris, F.W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2010), Helical Crystal Assemblies in Nonracemic Chiral Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Where Chemistry and Physics Meet,Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,49(23) : 11936-11947 link

Tsai, C.-C.; Leng, S.; Jeong, K.-U.; Van Horn, R.M.; Wang, C.-L.; Zhang, W.-B.; Graham, M.J.; Huang, J.; Ho, R.-M.; Chen, Y.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2010), Supramolecular Structure of beta-Cyclodextrin and Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) Inclusion Complexes,Macromolecules,43(22) : 9454-9461 link

Chen, C.-K.; Lin, S.-C.; Ho, R.-M.; Chiang, Y.-W.; Lotz, B. (2010), Kinetically Controlled Self-Assembled Superstructures from Semicrystalline Chiral Block Copolymers,Macromolecules,43(18) : 7752-7758 link

Van Horn, R.M.; Zheng, J.X.; Sun, H.-J.; Hsiao, M.-S.; Zhang, W.-B.; Dong, X.-H.; Xu, J.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2010), Solution Crystallization Behavior of Crystalline-Crystalline Dibloek Copolymers of Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(epsilon-caprolactone),Macromolecules,43(14) : 6113-6119 link

Cheng, Y.-W.; Lu, H.-A.; Wang, Y.-C.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Wang, C. (2010), Syndiotactic Polystyrene Nanofibers Obtained from High-Temperature Solution Electrospinning Process,Macromolecules,43(5) : 2371-2376 link

Ruan, J.; Huang, H.-Y.; Huang, Y.-F.; Lin, C.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Su, A.-C. (2010), Thickening-Induced Faceting Habit Change in Solution-Grown Poly(L-lactic acid) Crystals,Macromolecules,43(5) : 2382-2388 link


Hsiao, M.-S.; Zheng, J.X.; Horn, R.M.V.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Chen, H.-L.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2009), Poly(ethylene oxide) Crystal Orientation Change under 1D Nanoscale Confinement using Polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymers: Confined Dimension and Reduced Tethering, Density Effects,Macromolecules,42(21) : 8343-8352 link

Cao, Y.; Van Horn, R.M.; Tsai, C.-C.; Graham, M.J.; Jeong, K.-U.; Wang, B.; Auriemma, F.; De Rosa, C.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2009), Epitaxially Dominated Crystalline Morphologies of the gamma-Phase in Isotactic Polypropylene,Macromolecules,42(13) : 4758-4768 link

Jung, H.J.; Chang, J.; Park, Y.J.; Kang, S.J.; Lotz, B.; Huh, J.; Park, C. (2009), Shear-Induced Ordering of Ferroelectric Crystals in Spin-Coated Thin Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) Films,Macromolecules,42(12) : 4148-4154 link


Hsiao, M.-S.; Chen, W.Y.; Zheng, J.X.; Van Horn, R.M.; Quirk, R.P.; Ivanov, D.A.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2008), Poly(ethylene oxide) crystallization within a one-dimensional defect-free confinement on the nanoscale,Macromolecules,41(13) : 4794-4801 link

Hsiao, M.-S.; Zheng, J.X.; Leng, S.; Van Horn, R.M.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Chen, H.-L.; Hsiao, B.S.; Rong, L.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2008), Crystal Orientation Change and Its Origin in One-Dimensional Nanoconfinement Constructed by Polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) Single Crystal Mats,Macromolecules,41(21) : 8114-8123 link

Park, Y.J.; Kang, S.J.; Lotz, B.; Brinkmann, M.; Thierry, A.; Kim, K.J.; Park, C. (2008), Ordered Ferroelectric PVDF-TrFE Thin Films by High Throughput Epitaxy for Nonvolatile Polymer Memory,Macromolecules,41(22) : 8648-8654 link


Gesti, S.; Lotz, B.; Casas, M.T.; Aleman, C.; Puiggali, J. (2007), Morphology and structure of poly(p-dioxanone),European Polymer Journal,43(11) : 4662-4674 link

Xiong, H.; Zheng, J.X.; Van Horn, R.A.; Jeong, K.-U.; Quirk, R.P.; Lotz, B.; Thomas, E.L.; Brittain, W.J.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2007), A new approach in the study of tethered diblock copolymer surface morphology and its tethering density dependence,Polymer,48(13) : 3732-3738 link

Huang, P.; Zheng, J.X.; Leng, S.; Van Horn, R.M.; Jeong, K.-U.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R.P.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Lotz, B.; Thomas, E.L.; Hsiao, B.S. (2007), Poly(ethylene oxide) crystal orientation changes in an inverse hexagonal cylindrical phase morphology constructed by a poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polystyrene diblock copolymer,Macromolecules,40(3) : 526-534 link


Alcazar, D.; Thierry, A.; Schultz, P.; Kawaguchi, A.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Lotz, B. (2006), Determination of the extent of lateral spread and density of secondary nucleation in polymer single crystal growth,Macromolecules,39(26) : 9120-9131 link

Tseng, W.-H.; Hsieh, P.-Y.; Ho, R.-M.; Huang, B.-H.; Lin, C.-C.; Lotz, B. (2006), Oriented microstructures of polystyrene-b-poly(L-lactide) thin films induced by crystallizable solvents,Macromolecules,39(20) : 7071-7077 link

Lotz, B.; Ruan, J.; Thierry, A.; Alfonso, G.C.; Hiltner, A.; Baer, E.; Piorkowska, E.; Galeski, A. (2006), A structure of copolymers of propene and hexene isomorphous to isotactic poly(1-butene) form I,Macromolecules,39(17) : 5777-5781 link

Sun, Y.-S.; Chung, T.-M.; Li, Y.-J.; Ho, R.-M.; Ko, B.-T.; Jeng, U.-S.; Lotz, B. (2006), Crystalline polymers in nanoscale 1D spatial confinement,Macromolecules,39(17) : 5782-5788 link

Huang, P.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R.P.; Ruan, J.; Lotz, B.; Thomas, E.L.; Hsiao, B.S.; Avila-Orta, C.A.; Sics, I.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2006), Comparison of poly(ethylene oxide) crystal orientations and crystallization behaviors in nano-confined cylinders constructed by a poly (ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene diblock copolymer and a blend of poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene and polystyrene,Polymer,47(15) : 5457-5466 link

Ruan, J.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2006), A low symmetry structure of isotactic poly(4-methyl-pentene-1), Form II. An illustration of the impact of chain folding on polymer crystal structure and unit-cell symmetry,Polymer,47(15) : 5478-5493 link

Ruan, J.-J.; Jin, S.; Ge, J.J.; Jeong, K.-U.; Graham, M.J.; Zhang, D.; Harris, F.W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2006), Side chain length dependence on supra-molecular structures in a series of aromatic polyimides having terminal 4-cyanobiphenyl liquid crystalline side chains,Polymer,47(11) : 4182-4193 link

Alcazar, D.; Ruan, J.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2006), Structural matching between the polymeric nucleating agent isotactic poly (vinylcyclohexane) and isotactic polypropylene,Macromolecules,39(8) : 2832-2840 link

Campione, M.; Sassella, A.; Moret, M.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2006), Structural characterisation of ultra-high vacuum sublimated polycrystalline thin films of hexathiophene,Thin Solid Films,500(1-2) : 169-173 link

Shen, H.; Jeong, K.-U.; Graham, M.J.; Leng, S.; Huang, H.; Lotz, B.; Hou, H.; Harris, F.W.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2006), Alkyl tail length dependence of structures in a ser ies of symmetrically tapered bisamides exhibiting self-assembled supramolecular columnar phases,Journal Of Macromolecular Science Part B-Physics,45(2) : 215-229 link

Gearba, R.I.; Dubreuil, N.; Anokhin, D.V.; Godovsky, Y.K.; Ruan, J.J.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Ivanov, D.A. (2006), Role of columnar mesophase in the morphological evolution of polymer single crystals upon heating: A combined atomic force microscopy and electron diffraction study,Macromolecules,39(3) : 978-987 link

Alcazar, D.; Ruan, J.R.; Thierry, A.; Kawaguchi, A.; Lotz, B. (2006), Polysynthetic twinning in poly (vinylcyclohexane) single crystals and “Fractional” secondary nucleation in polymer crystal growth,Macromolecules,39(3) : 1008-1019 link

Ruan, J.; Alcazar, D.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2006), An unusual branching in single crystals of isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene),Polymer,47(3) : 836-840 link

Zheng, J.X.; Xiong, H.M.; Chen, W.Y.; Lee, K.M.; Van Horn, R.M.; Quirk, R.P.; Lotz, B.; Thomas, E.L.; Shi, A.C.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2006), Onsets of tethered chain overcrowding and highly stretched brush regime via crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymers,Macromolecules,39(2) : 641-650 link

Thierry, A.; Straupe, C.; Wittmann, J.-C.; Lotz, B. (2006), Organogelators and polymer crystallisation,Macromolecular Symposia,241() : 103-110 link


Cheng, S.Z.D.; Lotz, B. (2005), Enthalpic and entropic origins of nucleation barriers during polymer crystallization: the Hoffman-Lauritzen theory and beyond,Polymer,46(20) : 8662-8681 link

Buono, A.; Ruan, J.; Thierry, A.; Neuenschwander, P.; Lotz, B. (2005), Unusual crystallization and melting processes of an optically active polyolefin: Isotactic poly((S)-4-methyl-hexene-1),Chinese Journal Of Polymer Science,23(2) : 165-170 link

Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2005), A critical assessment of unbalanced surface stresses as the mechanical origin of twisting and scrolling of polymer crystals,Polymer,46(3) : 577-610 link

Lotz, B. (2005), Analysis and observation of polymer crystal structures at the individual stem level,Interphases And Mesophases In Polymer Crystallization I,() : 17-44 link

Moret, M.; Campione, M.; Borghesi, A.; Miozzo, L.; Sassella, A.; Trabattoni, S.; Lotz, B.; Thierry, A. (2005), Structural characterisation of single crystals and thin films of alpha,omega-dihexylquaterthiophene,Journal Of Materials Chemistry,15(25) : 2444-2449 link


Campione, M.; Borghesi, A.; Moret, M.; Sassella, A.; Lotz, B.; Thierry, A. (2004), Structural characterisation of polycrystalline alpha,omega-dihexyl quaterthiophene thin films by transmission electron microscopy,Organic Electronics,5(1-3) : 141-145 link

Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B.; da Costa, V.; Le Moigne, J.; Campione, M.; Borghesi, A.; Sassella, A.; Plank, H.; Resel, R. (2004), Organisation, structure and morphology of organic thin films via electron microscopy,Organic Electronics,5(1-3) : 7-22 link

Cai, W.W.; Li, C.Y.; Li, L.Y.; Lotz, B.; Keating, M.N.; Marks, D. (2004), Submicrometer scroll/tubular lamellar crystals of Nylon 6,6,Advanced Materials,16(7) : 600 link

Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Guo, Y.; Ge, Q.; Jing, A.J.; Chen, W.Y.; Quirk, R.P.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B.S.; Avila-Orta, C.A.; Sics, I. (2004), Confinement size effect on crystal orientation changes of poly(ethylene oxide) blocks in poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene diblock copolymers,Macromolecules,37(10) : 3689-3698 link

Chen, W.Y.; Zheng, J.X.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Li, C.Y.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Xiong, H.M.; Ge, Q.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R.P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L.F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E.L. (2004), Onset of tethered chain overcrowding,Physical Review Letters,93(2) : link

Chen, W.Y.; Li, C.Y.; Zheng, J.X.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L.F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E.L.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2004), “Chemically shielded” poly(ethylene oxide) single crystal growth and construction of channel-wire arrays with chemical and geometric recognitions on a submicrometer scale,Macromolecules,37(14) : 5292-5299 link


Park, C.; De Rosa, C.; Lotz, B.; Fetters, L.J.; Thomas, E.L. (2003), Molecular and microdomain orientation in semicrystalline block copolymer thin films by directional crystallization of the solvent and epitaxy,Macromolecular Chemistry And Physics,204(12) : 1514-1523 link

Haubruge, H.G.; Daussin, R.; Jonas, A.M.; Legras, R.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2003), Epitaxial nucleation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) by talc: Structure at the lattice and lamellar scales,Macromolecules,36(12) : 4452-4456 link

Sassella, A.; Besana, D.; Borghesi, A.; Campione, M.; Tavazzi, S.; Lotz, B.; Thierry, A. (2003), Crystal structure of polycrystalline films of quaterthiophene grown by organic molecular beam deposition,Synthetic Metals,138(1-2) : 125-130 link

Zhu, L.; Huang, P.; Chen, W.Y.; Weng, X.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Senador, T.; Shaw, M.T.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.J.; Liu, L.Z. (2003), “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,36(9) : 3180-3188 link

Cheng, S.Z.D.; Lotz, B. (2003), Nucleation control in polymer crystallization: structural and morphological probes in different length- and time-scales for selection processes,Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences,361(1804) : 517-536 link

Lotz, B.; Thierry, A. (2003), Spherulite morphology of form III isotactic poly(1-butene),Macromolecules,36(2) : 286-290 link

Aichele, M.; Gebremichael, Y.; Starr, F.W.; Baschnagel, J.; Glotzer, S.C. (2003), Polymer-specific effects of bulk relaxation and stringlike correlated motion in the dynamics of a supercooled polymer melt,Journal Of Chemical Physics,119(10) : 5290-5304 link

Plank, H.; Resel, R.; Sitter, H.; Andreev, A.; Sariciftci, N.S.; Hlawacek, G.; Teichert, C.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2003), Molecular alignments in sexiphenyl thin films epitaxially grown on muscovite,Thin Solid Films,443(1-2) : 108-114 link

Hocquet, S.; Dosiere, M.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Koch, M.H.J.; Dubreuil, N.; Ivanov, D.A. (2003), Morphology and melting of truncated single crystals of linear polyethylene,Macromolecules,36(22) : 8376-8384 link

Ho, R.M.; Hsieh, P.Y.; Tseng, W.H.; Lin, C.C.; Huang, B.H.; Lotz, B. (2003), Crystallization-induced orientation for microstructures of poly(L-lactide)-b-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) diblock copolymers,Macromolecules,36(24) : 9085-9092 link

Zhou, W.S.; Weng, X.; Jin, S.; Rastogi, S.; Lovinger, A.J.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2003), Chain orientation and defects in lamellar single crystals of syndiotactic polypropylene fractions,Macromolecules,36(25) : 9485-9491 link


Lotz, B. (2002), Molecular aspects of structure and morphology of isotactic polypropylene,Journal Of Macromolecular Science-Physics,B41(4-6) : 685-709 link

Zhu, L.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Huang, P.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L.Z. (2002), Nanoconfined polymer crystallization in the hexagonally perforated layers of a self-assembled PS-b-PEO diblock copolymer,Advanced Materials,14(1) : 31-343.0.CO;2-3> link

Andreev, A.; Sitter, H.; Sariciftci, N.S.; Brabec, C.J.; Springholz, G.; Hinterdorfer, P.; Plank, H.; Resel, R.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B. (2002), Highly ordered anisotropic nano-needles in para-sexiphenyl films,Thin Solid Films,403() : 444-448 link

Mathieu, C.; Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2002), Specificity and versatility of nucleating agents toward isotactic polypropylene crystal phases,Journal Of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics,40(22) : 2504-2515 link

Li, C.Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Ge, J.J.; Zhang, D.; Bai, F.; Harris, F.W.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Yan, D.H.; He, T.B.; Lotz, B.; Chien, L.C. (2002), Liquid crystalline phases, microtwinning in crystals and helical chirality transformations in a main-chain chiral liquid crystalline polyester,Macromolecules,35(14) : 5475-5482 link

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.J.; Liu, L.Z. (2002), Nanotailored crystalline morphology in hexagonally perforated layers of a self-assembled PS-b-PEO diblock copolymer,Macromolecules,35(9) : 3553-3562 link

Acierno, D.; Concilio, S.; Di Maio, L.; Iannelli, P.; Lotz, B.; Scarfato, P. (2002), Supramolecular structure of liquid-crystalline polyesters in triclinic cell,Macromolecules,35(6) : 2288-2295 link


Park, C.; De Rosa, C.; Fetters, L.J.; Lotz, B.; Thomas, E.L. (2001), Alteration of classical microdomain patterns of block copolymers by degenerate epitaxy,Advanced Materials,13(10) : 724-7283.0.CO;2-Z> link

Li, C.Y.; Ge, J.J.; Bai, F.; Calhoun, B.H.; Harris, F.W.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Chien, L.C.; Lotz, B.; Keith, H.D. (2001), Early-stage formation of helical single crystals and their confined growth in thin film,Macromolecules,34(11) : 3634-3641 link

Zhu, L.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Calhoun, B.H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.; Lotz, B. (2001), 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,42(13) : 5829-5839 link

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.J.; Liu, L.Z. (2001), Dislocation-controlled perforated layer phase in a PEO-b-PS diblock copolymer,Physical Review Letters,86(26) : 6030-6033 link

Mathieu, C.; Stocker, W.; Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2001), Epitaxy of isotactic poly(1-butene): new substrates, impact and attempt at recognition of helix orientation in form I ‘ by AFM,Polymer,42(16) : 7033-7047 link

Aleman, C.; Lotz, B.; Puiggali, J. (2001), Crystal structure of the alpha-form of poly(L-lactide),Macromolecules,34(14) : 4795-4801 link

Zhang, J.; Yang, D.; Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2001), Isochiral form II of syndiotactic polypropylene produced by epitaxial crystallization,Macromolecules,34(18) : 6261-6267 link

Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B.S.; Liu, L.Z.; Yeh, F.J. (2001), Crystal orientation changes in two-dimensionally confined nanocylinders in a poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polystyrene/polystyrene blend,Macromolecules,34(19) : 6649-6657 link

Schneider, S.; Drujon, X.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2001), Impact of nucleating agents of PVDF on the crystallization of PVDF/PMMA blends,Polymer,42(21) : 8799-8806 link

Zhu, L.; Mimnaugh, B.R.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Thomas, E.L.; Lotz, B.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.J.; Liu, L.Z. (2001), Hard and soft confinement effects on polymer crystallization in microphase separated cylinder-forming PEO-b-PS/PS blends,Polymer,42(21) : 9121-9131 link

Schneider, S.; Drujon, X.; Lotz, B.; Wittmann, J.C. (2001), Self-nucleation and enhanced nucleation of polyvinylidene fluoride (alpha-phase),Polymer,42(21) : 8787-8798 link

Plank, H.; Resel, R.; Purger, S.; Keckes, J.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Andreev, A.; Sariciftci, N.S.; Sitter, H. (2001), Heteroepitaxial growth of self-assembled highly ordered para-sexiphenyl films: A crystallographic study,Physical Review B,64(23) : link

Tanaka, T.; Magoshi, J.; Magoshi, Y.; Lotz, B.; Inoue, S.I.; Kobayashi, M.; Tsuda, H.; Becker, M.A.; Han, Z.; Nakamura, S. (2001), Spherulites of Tussah silk fibroin. Structure, thermal properties and growth rates,Journal Of Thermal Analysis And Calorimetry,64(2) : 645-650 link

Zhu, L.; Calhoun, B.H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Thomas, E.L.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.; Liu, L.Z.; Lotz, B. (2001), Initial-stage growth controlled crystal orientations in nanoconfined lamellae of a self-assembled crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymer,Macromolecules,34(5) : 1244-1251 link

Thierry, A.; Mathieu, C.; Straupe, C.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2001), Polymer and organic molecules ordered via epitaxy: Geometrical and molecular interactions,Macromolecular Symposia,166() : 43-583.0.CO;2-\#> link

Li, C.Y.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Weng, X.; Ge, J.J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J.Z.; Calhoun, B.H.; Harris, F.W.; Chien, L.C.; Lotz, B. (2001), Left or right, it is a matter of one methylene unit,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,123(10) : 2462-2463 link


Mathieu, C.; Thierry, A.; Wittman, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2000), Epitaxial crystallization of isotactic poly(4-methyl-pentene-1),Journal Of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics,38(23) : 3088-30973.0.CO;2-G> link

Cartier, L.; Okihara, T.; Ikada, Y.; Tsuji, H.; Puiggali, J.; Lotz, B. (2000), Epitaxial crystallization and crystalline polymorphism of polylactides,Polymer,41(25) : 8909-8919 link

Puiggali, J.; Ikada, Y.; Tsuji, H.; Cartier, L.; Okihara, T.; Lotz, B. (2000), The frustrated structure of poly(L-lactide),Polymer,41(25) : 8921-8930 link

Li, C.Y.; Ge, J.J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J.Z.; Calhoun, B.H.; Chien, L.C.; Harris, F.W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S.Z.D. (2000), Phase transformations in a chiral main-chain liquid crystalline polyester involving double-twist helical crystals,Polymer,41(25) : 8953-8960 link

Lotz, B. (2000), What can polymer crystal structure tell about polymer crystallization processes?,European Physical Journal E,3(2) : 185-194 link

Zhou, W.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Putthanarat, S.; Eby, R.K.; Reneker, D.H.; Lotz, B.; Magonov, S.; Hsieh, E.T.; Geerts, R.G.; Palackal, S.J.; Hawley, G.R.; Welch, R.B. (2000), Crystallization, melting and morphology of syndiotactic polypropylene fractions. 4. In situ lamellar single crystal growth and melting in different sectors,Macromolecules,33(18) : 6861-6868 link

Resel, R.; Erlacher, K.; Muller, B.; Thierry, A.; Lotz, B.; Kuhlmann, T.; Lischka, K.; Leising, G. (2000), Molecular beam epitaxy of p-hexaphenyl on GaAs(111),Surface And Interface Analysis,30(1) : 518-5213.0.CO;2-Q> link

Zhu, L.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Calhoun, B.H.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R.P.; Thomas, E.L.; Hsiao, B.S.; Yeh, F.J.; Lotz, B. (2000), Crystallization temperature-dependent crystal orientations within nanoscale confined lamellae of a self-assembled crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymer,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,122(25) : 5957-5967 link

De Rosa, C.; Park, C.; Lotz, B.; Wittmann, J.C.; Fetters, L.J.; Thomas, E.L. (2000), Control of molecular and microdomain orientation in a semicrystalline block copolymer thin film by epitaxy,Macromolecules,33(13) : 4871-4876 link

Mathieu, C.; Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2000), “Multiple” nucleation of the (010) contact face of isotactic polypropylene, alpha phase,Polymer,41(19) : 7241-7253 link

Rizzo, P.; de Ballesteros, O.R.; De Rosa, C.; Auriemma, F.; La Camera, D.; Petraccone, V.; Lotz, B. (2000), Structural and morphological aspects of some polymorphs of syndiotactic poly(p-methylstyrene),Polymer,41(10) : 3745-3749 link

Yan, S.; Katzenberg, F.; Petermann, J.; Yang, D.; Shen, Y.; Straupe, C.; Wittmann, J.C.; Lotz, B. (2000), A novel epitaxy of isotactic polypropylene (alpha phase) on PTFE and organic substrates,Polymer,41(7) : 2613-2625 link

Li, C.Y.; Cheng, S.Z.D.; Ge, J.J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J.Z.; Mann, I.K.; Chien, L.C.; Harris, F.W.; Lotz, B. (2000), Molecular orientations in flat-elongated and helical lamellar crystals of a main-chain nonracemic chiral polyester,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,122(1) : 72-79 link