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Alex Smolyanitsky

Materials Scientist

 

Research interests:

I use theory and simulation, including particle-based and density functional theory methods, to perform interdisciplinary studies of nanoscale phenomena. My interests range from the frictional properties of two-dimensional materials to the design of nanoscale/biomimetic devices for molecular sensing, separation, and energy storage. 

If you are a postdoctoral candidate, we have openings that are immediately available to all US Citizens through the NRC Research Associateship Program (see below). If you have any questions, please email me.

Postdoctoral openings:

Theory and Simulation for New-Generation Biomolecular Sensing and Nanotribology

Data-driven model development for property prediction in alloys and composites

Selected publications:

A. Fang and A. Smolyanitsky, Large Variations in the Composition of Ionic Liquid-Solvent Mixtures in Nanoscale Confinement. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11(30), 27243-27250.

A. Fang, K. Kroenlein, D. Riccardi, and A. Smolyanitsky, Highly mechanosensitive ion channels from graphene-embedded crown ethers. Nature Materials 2019, 18(1), 76-81. 

A. Smolyanitsky, E. Paulechka, and K. Kroenlein, Aqueous Ion Trapping and Transport in Graphene-Embedded 18-crown-6 Ether Pores. ACS Nano 2018, 12(7), 6677-6684. 

A. Smolyanitsky, B. I. Yakobson, T. A. Wassenaar, E. Paulechka, K. Kroenlein, A MoS2-Based Capacitive Displacement Sensor for DNA Sequencing. ACS Nano 2016, 10(9), 9009-9016.

E. Paulechka, T. A. Wassenaar, K. Kroenlein, A. Kazakov, and A. Smolyanitsky, Nucleobase-functionalized graphene nanoribbons for accurate high-speed DNA sequencing. Nanoscale 20168 (4), 1861-1867.

Z. Deng, A. Smolyanitsky, Q. Li, X.-Q. Feng, R. J. Cannara, Adhesion-dependent negative friction coefficient on chemically modified graphite at the nanoscale. Nature Materials 201211 (12), 1032-1037.

A. Smolyanitsky, J. P. Killgore, V. K. Tewary, Effect of elastic deformation on frictional properties of few-layer graphene. Phys. Rev. B 201285 (3), 035412.

A. Smolyanitsky, J. P. Killgore, Anomalous friction in suspended graphene. Phys. Rev. B 201286 (12).

Publications

ThermoData Engine (TDE) Version 10.2 (Pure Compounds, Binary Mixtures, Ternary Mixtures, and Chemical Reactions): NIST Standard Reference Database 103b

Author(s)
Vladimir Diky, Chris D. Muzny, Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky, Ala Bazyleva, Robert D. Chirico, Joe W. Magee, Yauheni Paulechka, Andrei F. Kazakov, Scott A. Townsend, Eric W. Lemmon, Michael D. Frenkel, Kenneth G. Kroenlein
The ThermoData Engine is a software expert system implementing the concept of dynamic data evaluation for thermophysical and thermochemical properties of

ThermoData Engine (TDE) Version 10.1 (Pure Compounds, Binary Mixtures, Ternary Mixtures, and Chemical Reactions): NIST Standard Reference Database 103b

Author(s)
Vladimir Diky, Chris D. Muzny, Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky, Ala Bazyleva, Robert D. Chirico, Joe W. Magee, Yauheni Paulechka, Andrei F. Kazakov, Scott A. Townsend, Eric W. Lemmon, Michael D. Frenkel, Kenneth G. Kroenlein
The ThermoData Engine is a software expert system implementing the concept of dynamic data evaluation for thermophysical and thermochemical properties of
Created June 18, 2019, Updated December 13, 2019