Publications

Influence of Homopolymer Addition in Templated Assembly of Cylindrical Block Copolymers

Published in ACS nano, 2019

My contributions to this paper were using Monte Carlo simulations of block copolymer self-assembly to build phase diagrams of block copolymers confined in elliptical templates. I helped demonstrate that there is a certain window of concentration of homopolymers that stabilize well-separated double cylinder structures in such confinements. My simulations also helped verify that the homopolymer preferentially segregates to certain regions of the film, lending credence to the experimental hypothesis of the mechanism of the homopolymer stabilization of a doublet structure.

Recommended citation: Doise, J., Bezik, C., Hori, M., de Pablo, J. J., & Gronheid, R. (2019). Influence of Homopolymer Addition in Templated Assembly of Cylindrical Block Copolymers. ACS Nano, acsnano.8b08382. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b08382 http://cbezik.github.io/codybezik.github.io/files/doise.pdf

Mechanisms of Directed Self-Assembly in Cylindrical Hole Confinements

Published in Macromolecules, 2018

This paper uses the string method to investigate the mechanism of the formation of through film cylindrical morphologies in cylindrical confinements during block copolymer directed self-assembly. We find that the assembly process most critically depends on the interaction between the polymer and the confinement sidewall.

Recommended citation: Bezik, C. T., Garner, G. P., & de Pablo, J. J. (2018). Mechanisms of Directed Self-Assembly in Cylindrical Hole Confinements. Macromolecules, 51(7), 24182427. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02639 http://cbezik.github.io/codybezik.github.io/files/bezik.pdf

Studying the effects of chemistry and geometry on DSA hole-shrink process in three dimensions

Published in Emerging Patterning Technologies 2018, 2018

My contributions to this paper include simulations of block copolymer directed self-assembly in the "hole-shrink" process, demonstrating that our coarse-grained simulations predict the same morphologies observed through direct imaging of 3D structures from experiments.

Recommended citation: Zhou, C., Kurosawa, T., Dazai, T., Doise, J., Ren, J., Bezik, C., … Nealey, P. F. (2018). Studying the effects of chemistry and geometry on DSA hole-shrink process in three dimensions. In E. M. Panning & M. I. Sanchez (Eds.), Emerging Patterning Technologies 2018 (p. 19). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2297461 http://cbezik.github.io/codybezik.github.io/files/zhou.pdf

SSAGES: Software Suite for Advanced General Ensemble Simulations

Published in The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018

This paper introduces a free energy sampling package implemented in C++ which integrates with any molecular dynamics engine to provide easy access to advanced methods to any user familiar with molecular simulations. More information is available at the MICCOM codes site.

Recommended citation: Sidky, H., Colón, Y. J., Helfferich, J., Sikora, B. J., Bezik, C., Chu, W., … de Pablo, J. J. (2018). SSAGES: Software Suite for Advanced General Ensemble Simulations. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 148(4), 044104. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5008853 http://cbezik.github.io/codybezik.github.io/files/sidky.pdf

Method for the production of high internal phase emulsion foams

Published in US Patent, 2017

In this patent we describe the production of poly-(high internal phase emulsion) foams in the form of fibers, which may be applied to the design of highly absortent fibrous materials.

Recommended citation: Foudazi, R., Bezik, C., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., Merrigan, S. R., & Rowan, S. J. (2017). METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH INTERNAL PHASE EMULSION FOAMS. http://cbezik.github.io/codybezik.github.io/files/patent.pdf