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    Balsara, Nitash

    TitleChemical Sr Faculty Engineer
    SchoolLawrence Berkeley National Lab
    DepartmentMaterials Sciences
    Address1 Cyclotron Road
    Berkeley CA 94720
    Phone510/642-8973
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      1. Chintapalli M, Timachova K, Olson KR, Banaszak M, Thelen JL, Mecham SJ, DeSimone JM, Balsara N. Incipient microphase separation in short chain perfluoropolyether-block-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers. Soft Matter. 2017 May 18. PMID: 28517013.
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      2. Pascal TA, Villaluenga I, Wujcik KH, Devaux D, Jiang X, Wang DR, Balsara N, Prendergast D. Liquid Sulfur Impregnation of Microporous Carbon Accelerated by Nanoscale Interfacial Effects. Nano Lett. 2017 Mar 17. PMID: 28290694.
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      3. Pascal TA, Wujcik KH, Wang DR, Balsara N, Prendergast D. Thermodynamic origins of the solvent-dependent stability of lithium polysulfides from first principles. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2017 Jan 04; 19(2):1441-1448. PMID: 27982155.
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      4. Chen XC, Oh HJ, Yu JF, Yang JK, Petzetakis N, Patel AS, Hetts SW, Balsara N. Block Copolymer Membranes for Efficient Capture of a Chemotherapy Drug. ACS Macro Lett. 2016 Aug 16; 5(8):936-941. PMID: 27547493.
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      5. Panova O, Chen XC, Bustillo KC, Ophus C, Bhatt MP, Balsara N, Minor AM. Orientation mapping of semicrystalline polymers using scanning electron nanobeam diffraction. Micron. 2016 Sep; 88:30-6. PMID: 27323282.
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      6. Sun J, Jiang X, Siegmund A, Connolly MD, Downing KH, Balsara N, Zuckermann RN. Morphology and Proton Transport in Humidified Phosphonated Peptoid Block Copolymers. Macromolecules. 2016 Apr 26; 49(8):3083-3090. PMID: 27134312.
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      7. Sun J, Jiang X, Lund R, Downing KH, Balsara N, Zuckermann RN. Self-assembly of crystalline nanotubes from monodisperse amphiphilic diblock copolypeptoid tiles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 12; 113(15):3954-9. PMID: 27035944.
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      8. Villaluenga I, Wujcik KH, Tong W, Devaux D, Wong DH, DeSimone JM, Balsara N. Compliant glass-polymer hybrid single ion-conducting electrolytes for lithium batteries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 5; 113(1):52-7. PMID: 26699512.
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      9. Harry KJ, Parkinson DY, Balsara N. Failure Analysis of Batteries Using Synchrotron-based Hard X-ray Microtomography. J Vis Exp. 2015; (102). PMID: 26382323.
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      10. Webb MA, Jung Y, Pesko DM, Savoie BM, Yamamoto U, Coates GW, Balsara N, Wang ZG, Miller TF. Systematic Computational and Experimental Investigation of Lithium-Ion Transport Mechanisms in Polyester-Based Polymer Electrolytes. ACS Cent Sci. 2015 Jul 22; 1(4):198-205. PMID: 27162971.
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      11. Petzetakis N, Doherty CM, Thornton AW, Chen XC, Cotanda P, Hill AJ, Balsara N. Membranes with artificial free-volume for biofuel production. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:7529. PMID: 26104672.
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      12. Jiang Y, Freyer JL, Cotanda P, Brucks SD, Killops KL, Bandar JS, Torsitano C, Balsara N, Lambert TH, Campos LM. The evolution of cyclopropenium ions into functional polyelectrolytes. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:5950. PMID: 25575214.
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      13. Sun J, Liao X, Minor AM, Balsara N, Zuckermann RN. Morphology-conductivity relationship in crystalline and amorphous sequence-defined peptoid block copolymer electrolytes. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Oct 22; 136(42):14990-7. PMID: 25251756.
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      14. Patel AS, Saeed M, Yee EJ, Yang J, Lam GJ, Losey AD, Lillaney PV, Thorne B, Chin AK, Malik S, Wilson MW, Chen XC, Balsara N, Hetts SW. Development and Validation of Endovascular Chemotherapy Filter Device for Removing High-Dose Doxorubicin: Preclinical Study. J Med Device. 2014 Dec; 8(4):0410081-410088. PMID: 25653735.
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      15. Beers KM, Yakovlev S, Jackson A, Wang X, Hexemer A, Downing KH, Balsara N. Absence of Schroeder's Paradox in a Nanostructured Block Copolymer Electrolyte Membrane. J Phys Chem B. 2014 Jun 19; 118(24):6785-91. PMID: 24842682.
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      16. Chen XC, Wong DT, Yakovlev S, Beers KM, Downing KH, Balsara N. Effect of morphology of nanoscale hydrated channels on proton conductivity in block copolymer electrolyte membranes. Nano Lett. 2014 Jul 9; 14(7):4058-64. PMID: 24854241.
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      17. Pascal TA, Wujcik KH, Velasco-Velez J, Wu C, Teran AA, Kapilashrami M, Cabana J, Guo J, Salmeron M, Balsara N, Prendergast D. X-ray Absorption Spectra of Dissolved Polysulfides in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries from First-Principles. J Phys Chem Lett. 2014 May 1; 5(9):1547-51. PMID: 26270094.
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      18. Wong DH, Thelen JL, Fu Y, Devaux D, Pandya AA, Battaglia VS, Balsara N, Desimone JM. Nonflammable perfluoropolyether-based electrolytes for lithium batteries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 4; 111(9):3327-31. PMID: 24516123.
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      19. Sun J, Teran AA, Liao X, Balsara N, Zuckermann RN. Crystallization in sequence-defined peptoid diblock copolymers induced by microphase separation. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Feb 5; 136(5):2070-7. PMID: 24422712.
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      20. Yakovlev S, Balsara N, Downing KH. Insights on the study of nafion nanoscale morphology by transmission electron microscopy. Membranes (Basel). 2013; 3(4):424-39. PMID: 24957067.
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      21. Teran AA, Balsara N. Thermodynamics of Block Copolymers with and without Salt. J Phys Chem B. 2014 Jan 9; 118(1):4-17. PMID: 24229067.
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      22. Harry KJ, Hallinan DT, Parkinson DY, Macdowell AA, Balsara N. Detection of subsurface structures underneath dendrites formed on cycled lithium metal electrodes. Nat Mater. 2014 Jan; 13(1):69-73. PMID: 24270584.
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      23. Sun J, Teran AA, Liao X, Balsara N, Zuckermann RN. Nanoscale phase separation in sequence-defined peptoid diblock copolymers. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Sep 25; 135(38):14119-24. PMID: 24001200.
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      24. Jackson A, Beers KM, Chen XC, Hexemer A, Pople JA, Kerr JB, Balsara N. Design of a humidity controlled sample stage for simultaneous conductivity and synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements. Rev Sci Instrum. 2013 Jul; 84(7):075114. PMID: 23902113.
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      25. Patel SN, Javier AE, Balsara N. Electrochemically oxidized electronic and ionic conducting nanostructured block copolymers for lithium battery electrodes. ACS Nano. 2013 Jul 23; 7(7):6056-68. PMID: 23789816.
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      26. Ameloot R, Aubrey M, Wiers BM, Gómora-Figueroa AP, Patel SN, Balsara N, Long JR. Ionic conductivity in the metal-organic framework UiO-66 by dehydration and insertion of lithium tert-butoxide. Chemistry. 2013 Apr 26; 19(18):5533-6. PMID: 23495187.
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      27. Allen FI, Ercius P, Modestino MA, Segalman RA, Balsara N, Minor AM. Deciphering the three-dimensional morphology of free-standing block copolymer thin films by transmission electron microscopy. Micron. 2013 Jan; 44:442-50. PMID: 23092928.
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      28. Patel SN, Javier AE, Beers KM, Pople JA, Ho V, Segalman RA, Balsara N. Morphology and thermodynamic properties of a copolymer with an electronically conducting block: poly(3-ethylhexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethylene oxide). Nano Lett. 2012 Sep 12; 12(9):4901-6. PMID: 22839306.
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      29. Patel SN, Javier AE, Stone GM, Mullin SA, Balsara N. Simultaneous conduction of electronic charge and lithium ions in block copolymers. ACS Nano. 2012 Feb 28; 6(2):1589-600. PMID: 22324447.
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      30. Mullin SA, Stone GM, Teran AA, Hallinan DT, Hexemer A, Balsara N. Current-induced formation of gradient crystals in block copolymer electrolytes. Nano Lett. 2012 Jan 11; 12(1):464-8. PMID: 22191995.
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      31. Yakovlev S, Wang X, Ercius P, Balsara N, Downing KH. Direct imaging of nanoscale acidic clusters in a polymer electrolyte membrane. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Dec 28; 133(51):20700-3. PMID: 22107080.
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      32. Nakamura I, Balsara N, Wang ZG. Thermodynamics of ion-containing polymer blends and block copolymers. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Nov 4; 107(19):198301. PMID: 22181649.
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      33. Javier AE, Patel SN, Hallinan DT, Srinivasan V, Balsara N. Simultaneous electronic and ionic conduction in a block copolymer: application in lithium battery electrodes. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011 Oct 10; 50(42):9848-51. PMID: 21901803.
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      34. Wiers BM, Foo ML, Balsara N, Long JR. A solid lithium electrolyte via addition of lithium isopropoxide to a metal-organic framework with open metal sites. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Sep 21; 133(37):14522-5. PMID: 21877685.
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      35. Patel AJ, Rappl TJ, Balsara N. Similarity of the signatures of the initial stages of phase separation in metastable and unstable polymer blends. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Jan 21; 106(3):035702. PMID: 21405281.
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      36. Kim S, Jeong Park M, Balsara N, Liu G, Minor AM. Minimization of focused ion beam damage in nanostructured polymer thin films. Ultramicroscopy. 2011 Feb; 111(3):191-9. PMID: 21333856.
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      37. Allen FI, Watanabe M, Lee Z, Balsara N, Minor AM. Chemical mapping of a block copolymer electrolyte by low-loss EFTEM spectrum-imaging and principal component analysis. Ultramicroscopy. 2011 Feb; 111(3):239-44. PMID: 21333861.
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      38. Gomez ED, Panday A, Feng EH, Chen V, Stone GM, Minor AM, Kisielowski C, Downing KH, Borodin O, Smith GD, Balsara N. Effect of ion distribution on conductivity of block copolymer electrolytes. Nano Lett. 2009 Mar; 9(3):1212-6. PMID: 19193125.
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      39. Park MJ, Downing KH, Jackson A, Gomez ED, Minor AM, Cookson D, Weber AZ, Balsara N. Increased water retention in polymer electrolyte membranes at elevated temperatures assisted by capillary condensation. Nano Lett. 2007 Nov; 7(11):3547-52. PMID: 17960948.
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      40. Culkin DA, Jeong W, Csihony S, Gomez ED, Balsara N, Hedrick JL, Waymouth RM. Zwitterionic polymerization of lactide to cyclic poly(lactide) by using N-heterocyclic carbene organocatalysts. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2007; 46(15):2627-30. PMID: 17330912.
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      41. Eitouni HB, Balsara N. Electrochemically controlled self-assembly of an organometallic block copolymer. J Am Chem Soc. 2006 Dec 20; 128(50):16248-52. PMID: 17165778.
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      42. Reynolds BJ, Ruegg ML, Mates TE, Radke CJ, Balsara N. Diblock copolymer surfactant transport across the interface between two homopolymers. Langmuir. 2006 Oct 24; 22(22):9192-200. PMID: 17042529.
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      43. Reynolds BJ, Ruegg ML, Balsara N, Radke CJ. Relationship between macroscopic and microscopic models of surfactant adsorption dynamics at fluid interfaces. Langmuir. 2006 Oct 24; 22(22):9201-7. PMID: 17042530.
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      44. Patel AJ, Narayanan S, Sandy A, Mochrie SG, Garetz BA, Watanabe H, Balsara N. Relationship between structural and stress relaxation in a block-copolymer melt. Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Jun 30; 96(25):257801. PMID: 16907344.
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      45. Pan AC, Rappl TJ, Chandler D, Balsara N. Neutron scattering and monte carlo determination of the variation of the critical nucleus size with quench depth. J Phys Chem B. 2006 Mar 2; 110(8):3692-6. PMID: 16494425.
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      46. Rappl TJ, Balsara N. Does coarsening begin during the initial stages of spinodal decomposition? J Chem Phys. 2005 Jun 1; 122(21):214903. PMID: 15974786.
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      47. Eitouni HB, Balsara N. Effect of chemical oxidation on the self-assembly of organometallic block copolymers. J Am Chem Soc. 2004 Jun 23; 126(24):7446-7. PMID: 15198584.
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      48. Hahn H, Eitouni HB, Balsara N, Pople JA. Responsive solids from cross-linked block copolymers. Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Apr 18; 90(15):155505. PMID: 12732048.
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      49. Balsara N, Marques CM, Garetz BA, Newstein MC, Gido SP. Anisotropy of lamellar block copolymer grains. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Nov; 66(5 Pt 1):052802. PMID: 12513539.
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