Publications

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Molecular simulation of hierarchical structures in the nematic phases of bent-core mesogens
S. D. Peroukidis, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. E., (2011).

Liquid Crystalline Mixtures and Demixing in Binary Mixtures of Shape Anisometric Colloids(INVITED)
S. D. Peroukidis, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, J. Mat. Chem. 20(46), 10495-10502, (2010). DOI:10.1039/c0jm01692f.

Extending the Maier-Saupe theory to cybotactic nematics” (INVITED)
S. Droulias, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Liq. Cryst., 37(6-7), 969-976 (2010). DOI:10.1080/02678292.2010.488819

Two dimensional ordered porous patterns by molecular design
G. Tritsaris and A. G. Vanakaras, Langmuir, 26(11), 7808-7812 (2010). (supporting information)

Symmetries and Alignment of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals
P.K. Karahaliou, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys., 131 124516 (2009).

Biaxial nematics: symmetries, order domains and field-induced phase transitions (Invited)
S.D. Peroukidis, P.K. Karahaliou, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Liq. Cryst. 36 (6), 727-737 (2009).

Polymer Brushes on Periodically Nanopatterned Surfaces
A. Koutsioubas and A. G. Vanakaras, Langmuir, 24 (23), 13717–13722 (2008). (times cited:5)

Molecular Modeling of Liquid Crystalline Self-Organisation of Fullerodendrimers: Columnar to Lamellar Phase Transitions Driven by Temperature and/or Concentration Changes
S. D. Peroukidis, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 12761-12767 (2008).

Thermotropic Biaxial Liquid Crystals: Spontaneous or Field Stabilized?
A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 154512 (2008).

Self-Organisation of Fullerene-Containing Conical Supermesogens
S. D. Peroukidis, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Soft Matter, 4, 493-499 (2008).

Helix Formation in Linear Achiral Dendronized Polymers. A Computer Simulation Study
D.K. Christopoulos, A.F. Terzis, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys, 125, 204907 (2006).

Self Organization and Pattern Formation of Janus Particles in Two Dimensions by Computer Simulations
A.G. Vanakaras, Langmuir, 22, 88-93 (2006).

A Simple Theory of Molecular Organization in Fullerene Containing Liquid Crystals
S. D. Peroukidis, A.G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys., 123, 164904 (2005).
(Selected for the November 7, 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.)

Molecular Theory of Dendritic Liquid Crystals: Self-Organization And Phase Transitions
A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. of Mater. Chem., 15, 2002-2012 (2005).

On the Molecular Theory of Dimer Liquid Crystals
P. K. Karahaliou, A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Liquid Crystals, 32, 1397-1407 (2005).

Structure and Nanomechanics of Linear Dendronised Polymers: A Molecular Simulation Study” (Invited).
D. K. Christopoulos, D. J. Photinos, L. M. Stimson, A. F. Terzis and A. G. Vanakaras,. J. Mater. Chem., 13, 2756-2764 (2003).

The Phase Behaviour of a Binary Mixture of Rod-Like and Disc-Like Mesogens: Monte Carlo Simulation, Theory and Experiment
A. Galindo, A. J. Haslam, S. Varga, G. Jackson, A. G. Vanakaras, D. J. Photinos and D. A. Dunmur, J. Chem. Phys., 119(10), 5216 (2003).

Theory and Simulation of Biaxial Nematic and Orthogonal Smectic Phases Formed by Mixtures of Board-Like Molecules
A. G. Vanakaras, M.A. Bates and D. J. Photinos, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 5, 3700 – 3706 (2003).

Polar Molecular Organisation in Liquid Crystals” (Invited).
A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Molec.Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 395, 213-231 (2003).

Dipole Strength Effects on the Polymorphism in Smectic-A Mesophases,
R. Berardi, S. Orlandi, D. J. Photinos, A. G. Vanakaras and C. Zannoni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 4(5), 770 (2002). (times cited: 13)

Tilt Order Parameters, Polarity and Inversion Phenomena in Smectic Liquid Crystals”,
P. K. Karahaliou, A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Phys. Rev. E, 65, 031712 (2002).

Ordered Fluids of Globular Supermolecules” (Invited).
A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. Mater. Chem., 11, 2832 (2001).

The Smectic Phase of Spherical-Fan Shaped Molecules. A Computer Simulation Study
A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Chem. Phys. Lett., 341, 129 (2001).

On the Molecular Requirements for the Stabilization of Thermotropic Biaxial Ordering in Rod-Plate Nematics” (Invited).
A. G. Vanakaras, A. F. Terzis and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 362, 67 (2001).

Conformational Phase Transitions and Re-Entrance Phenomena in Dendromesogens
A. F. Terzis, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molec.Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 352, 265 (2000).

Theory of Molecular Deformations and Mesomorphic Behaviour of Dendrimers
A. F. Terzis, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 330, 1761 (1999).

Tilt, Polarity and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Liquid Crystals
A.G. Vanakaras, D.J. Photinos and E.T. Samulski, Phys. Rev E, 57, R4875 (1998).

Hydrogen Bonding and Phase Biaxiality in Nematic Rod-Plate Mixtures”,
A. G. Vanakaras, S. C. McGrother, G. Jackson and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 323, 199 (1998).

Theory of Biaxial Nematic Ordering in Rod-Disc Mixtures Revisited”,
A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 299, 65 (1997).

Electric Dipoles and Phase Stability in Nematic Liquid Crystals”,
A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Phys., 85, 1089 (1995).

The Interactions of Small Chain Solutes in Nematic Solvents”,
A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molec. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 262, 463 (1995).

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