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Long, T. R.; Elder, R. M.; Bain, E. D.; Masser, K. A.; Sirk, T. W.; Yu, J.; Knorr, D. B., Jr.*; Lenhart, J. L.* Influence of Molecular Weight between Crosslinks on the Mechanical Properties of Polymers formed via Ring-Opening Metathesis. Soft Matter. 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02407J.

O'Connor, T. C.*; Elder, R. M.; Sliozberg, Y. R.; Sirk, T. W; Andzelm, J. A.; Robbins, M. O.* Molecular origins of anisotropic shock propagation in crystalline and amorphous polyethylene. Phys. Rev. Materials. 2018, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.035601.


Elder, R. M.; Sirk, T. W.*, Topological Structure and Mechanics of Glassy Polymer Networks. Soft Matter. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01695F. (download)

Elder, R. M.*; O’Connor, T. C.; Chantawansri, T. L.; Sliozberg, Y. R.; Sirk, T. W.; Yeh, I. C.; Robbins, M. R.; Andzelm, J. W.* Shock-wave Propagation and Reflection in Semicrystalline Polyethylene: A Molecular-level Investigation. Phys. Rev. Materials. 2017, 1 (4), 043606. (download)

Ness, C.; Palyulin, V. V.; Milkus, R.; Elder, R. M.; Sirk, T. W.; Zaccone, A.*, Nonmonotonic Dependence of Polymer-glass Mechanical Response on Chain Bending Stiffness. Phys. Rev. E. 2017, 96, 030501(R).

Chowdhury, S. C.; Elder, R. M.; Sirk, T. W.; van Duin, A. C. T.; Gillespie, J. W.*, Modeling of Glycidoxypropyltrimethoxy Silane Compositions Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Comput. Mater. Sci. 2017, 140, 82-88.


Elder, R. M.; Knorr, D. B., Jr.; Andzelm, J. W.; Lenhart, J. L.; Sirk, T. W.*, Nanovoid Formation and Mechanics: A Comparison of poly(dicyclopentadiene) and Epoxy Networks from Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Soft Matter. 2016, 12, 4418-4434. (download)


Elder, R. M.; Andzelm, J. W.; Sirk, T. W.*, A Molecular Simulation Study of the Glass Transition of Cross-linked Poly(dicyclopentadiene) Networks. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2015, 637, 103-9. (download)

Elder, R. M.*; Neupane, M. R.*; Chantawansri, T. L., Stacking Order Dependent Mechanical Properties of Graphene/MoS2 Bilayer and Trilayer Heterostructures. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 107 (7), 073101. (download)

Knorr, D. B., Jr.; Masser, K. A.; Elder, R. M.; Sirk, T. W.; Hindenlang, M. D.; Yu, J. H.; Richardson, A. D.; Boyd, S. E.; Spurgeon, W. A.; Lenhart, J. L.*, Overcoming the Structural versus Energy Dissipation Trade-off in Highly Crosslinked Polymer Networks: Ultrahigh Strain Rate Response in Poly(dicyclopentadiene). Comp. Sci. Tech. 2015, 114, 17-25.

Elder, R. M.*; Pfaendtner, J.; Jayaraman, A.*, Effect of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces on the Stability of Double-stranded DNA. Biomacromolecules. 2015, 16 (6), 1862-9. (download)


Elder, R. M.; Sirk, T. W.; Andzelm, J. W.*, Constructing Cross-linked Polymer Networks Using Monte Carlo Simulated Annealing Technique for Atomistic Molecular Simulations. ARL Technical Reports, 2014, ARL-TR-7127.

Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Simulation Study of the Effects of Surface Chemistry and Temperature on the Conformations of ssDNA Oligomers near Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surfaces. J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140 (15), 155103. (download)

Roberts, J. J.; Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.; Bryant, S. J.*, Interaction of Hyaluronan Binding Peptides with Glycosaminoglycans in Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules. 2014, 15 (4), 1132-41.


Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Structure and Thermodynamics of ssDNA Oligomers near Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces. Soft Matter. 2013, 9 (48), 11521-33. (download)

Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Molecular Simulations of Polycation-DNA Binding Exploring the Effect of Peptide Chemistry and Sequence in Nuclear Localization Sequence Based Polycations. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2013, 117 (40), 11988–99. (download)


Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Coarse-grained Simulation Studies of Effects of Polycation Architecture on Structure of the Polycation and Polycation-Polyanion Complexes. Macromolecules. 2012, 45 (19), 8083-96. (download)

Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Sequence-Specific Recognition of Cancer Drug-DNA Adducts by HMGB1a Repair Protein. Biophys. J. 2012, 102 (10), 2331-8. (download)

Elder, R. M.; Jayaraman, A.*, Role of Structure and Dynamics of DNA with Cisplatin and Oxaliplatin Adducts in Various Sequence Contexts on Binding of HMGB1a. Mol. Sim. 2012, 38 (10), 793-808.(download)


Elder, R. M.; Emrick, T.; Jayaraman, A.*, Understanding the Effect of Polylysine Architecture on DNA Binding Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biomacromolecules. 2011, 12 (11), 3870-9. (download)

*corresponding author, not peer-reviewed