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Preprints:

Motor-free contractility in active gels
S Chen, T Markovich, FC MacKintosh
arXiv:2002.11200

Self-assembly of carbon nanotubes into a columnar phase at low concentrations revealed by small angle X-ray scattering
V Jamali, F Mirri, EG Biggers, RA Pinnick, L Liberman, Y Talmon, FC MacKintosh, P van der Schoot, M Pasquali
arXiv:1910.03795.

2020:

Compression stiffening of fibrous networks with stiff inclusions
JL Shivers, J Feng, ASG van Oosten, H Levine, PA Janmey, FC MacKintosh
Accepted, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2020) and arXiv:2002.07220.

Finite size effects in critical fiber networks
S Arzash, JL Shivers, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 16: 6784-6793 (2020) and arXiv:2004.09582.

Nonlinear Poisson effect governed by a mechanical critical transition
JL Shivers, S Arzash, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 124: 038002 (2020) and arXiv:1905.09844.

2019:

Stress relaxation in F-actin solutions by severing
S Arzash, PM McCall, J Feng, ML Gardel, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 15 6300-6307 (2019) and arXiv:1905.08346.

Cofilin drives rapid turnover and fluidization of entangled F-actin
PM McCall, FC MacKintosh, DR Kovar, ML Gardel
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019) and bioRxiv:156224.

Origin of slow stress relaxation in the cytoskeleton
Yuval Mulla, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Physical Review Letters, 122: 218102 (2019) and arXiv:1810.08165.

Scaling theory for mechanical critical behavior in fiber networks
JL Shivers, S Arzash, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 122: 188003 (2019) and arXiv:1807.01205.

Stress-stabilized subisostatic fiber networks in a ropelike limit
S Arzash, JL Shivers, AJ Licup, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 99: 042412 (2019) and arXiv:1812.08907.

Normal stress anisotropy and marginal stability in athermal elastic networks
JL Shivers, J Feng, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 15: 1666-1675 (2019) and arXiv:1711.00522.

2018:

The role of network architecture in collagen mechanics
KA Jansen, AJ Licup, A Sharma, R Rens, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Biophysical Journal, 114: 2665-2678 (2018).

Self-organized stress patterns drive state transitions in actin cortices
TH Tan, M Malik-Garbi, E Abu-Shah, J Li, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh, K Keren, CF Schmidt, N Fahkri
Science Advances, 4: eaar2847 (2018).

A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology
K Nishi, ML Kilfoil, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 14: 3716-3723 (2018).

Reply to the ‘Comment on “A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology”’ by M. Tassieri, Soft Matter, 2018, 14
K Nishi, ML Kilfoil, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 14: 8671-8672 (2018).

Normal stresses in semiflexible polymer hydrogels
M Vahabi, BE Vos, HCG De Cagny, D Bonn, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 97: 032418 (2018).

2017:

Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate
M Guo, AF Pegoraro, A Mao, EH Zhou, PR Arany, Y Han, DT Burnette, MH Jensen, KE Kasza, JR Moore, FC MacKintosh, JJ Fredberg, DJ Mooney, J Lippincott-Schwartz, DA Weitz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114: E8618-E8627 (2017).

Competition between bending and internal pressure governs the mechanics of fluid nanovesicles
D Vorselen, FC MacKintosh, WH Roos, GJL Wuite
ACS Nano, 11: 2628-2636 (2017).

Programming the mechanics of cohesive fiber networks by compression
BE Vos, LC Liebrand, M Vahabi, A Biebricher, GJL Wuite, EJG Peterman, NA Kurniawan, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Soft Matter, 13: 8886-8893 (2017).

Force percolation of contractile active gels
J Alvarado, M Sheinman, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Soft Matter, 13: 5624-5644 (2017).

2016:

Porosity governs normal stresses in polymer gels
HCG de Cagny, BE Vos, M Vahabi, NA Kurniawan, M Doi, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh, D Bonn
Physical Review Letters, 117: 217802 (2016) and arXiv:1605.04139.

Strain-driven criticality underlies nonlinear mechanics of fibrous networks
A Sharma, AJ Licup, R Rens, M Vahabi, KA Jansen, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 94: 042407 (2016) and arxiv:1606.08218.

Nonlinear mechanics of athermal branched biopolymer networks
R Rens, M Vahabi, AJ Licup, FC MacKintosh, A Sharma
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120: 5831 (2016).

Broken detailed balance of filament dynamics in active networks
J Gladrow, N Fakhri, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt, CP Broedersz
Physical Review Letters, 116: 248301 (2016) and arXiv:1603.04783

Strain-controlled criticality governs the nonlinear mechanics of fiber networks
A Sharma, AJ Licup, KA Jansen, R Rens, M Sheinman, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh
Nature Physics, 12: 584 (2016) and arXiv:1506.07792.

Anomalous discontinuity at percolation critical point in active gels - Reply
M Sheinman, A Sharma and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 116: 189802 (2016) and arxiv:1605.02998.

Broken detailed balance at mesoscopic scales in active biological systems
C Battle, CP Broedersz, N Fakhri, VF Geyer, J Howard, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh
Science, 352: 604 (2016).

Elastic regimes of sub-isostatic athermal fiber networks
AJ Licup, A Sharma and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 93: 012407 (2016) and arXiv:1509.09212.

Uncoupling shear and uniaxial elastic moduli of semiflexible biopolymer networks: compression-softening and stretch-stiffening
ASG van Oosten, M Vahabi, AJ Licup, A Sharma, PA Galie, FC MacKintosh, PA Janmey
Scientific Reports, 6: 19270 (2016).

On-site residence time in a driven diffusive system: violation and recovery of a mean-field description
JJB Messelink, R Rens, M Vahabi, FC MacKintosh, A Sharma
Physical Review E, 93: 012119 (2016) and arXiv:1509.05335

Critical behaviour in the elastic response of hydrogels
M Dennison, M Jaspers, PH. Kouwer, C Storm, AE Rowan, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 12: 6995 (2016).

Elasticity of fibrous networks under axial prestress
M Vahabi, A Sharma, AJ Licup, ASG van Oosten, PA Galie, PA Janmey, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 12: 5050-5060 (2016) and arXiv:1603.03239

Multi-scale strain-stiffening of semiflexible bundle networks
IK Piechocka, KA Jansen, CP Broedersz, NA Kurniawan, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Soft Matter, 12: 2145 (2016) and arXiv:1206.3894

2015:

Stability and entropic elasticity of subisostatic random-bond networks
MC Wigbers, FC MacKintosh, M Dennison
Physical Review E, 92: 042145 (2015).

Stress controls the mechanics of collagen networks
AJ Licup, S Muenster, A Sharma, M Sheinman, LM Jawerth, B Fabry, DA Weitz and FC MacKintosh
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112: 9573 (2015).

Inherently unstable networks collapse to a critical point
M Sheinman, A Sharma, J Alvarado, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 92: 012710 (2015).

Nonthermal fluctuations of the mitotic spindle
K Smith, B Griffin, H Byrd, FC MacKintosh, ML Kilfoil
Soft Matter, 11: 4396 (2015).

Driven diffusive systems with mutually interactive Langmuir kinetics
HD Vuijk, R Rens, M Vahabi, FC MacKintosh, A Sharma
Physical Review E, 91: 032143 (2015).

Anomalous discontinuity at the percolation critical point of active gels
M Sheinman, A Sharma, J Alvarado, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 114: 098104 (2015).

2014:

Ultra-responsive soft matter from strain-stiffening hydrogels
M Jaspers, M Dennison, MFJ Mabesoone, FC MacKintosh, AE Rowan and PHJ Kouwer
Nature Communications, 5: 5808 (2014).

Probing the Stochastic, Motor-Driven Properties of the Cytoplasm Using Force Spectrum Microscopy
M Guo, AJ Ehrlicher, MH Jensen, M Renz, JR Moore, RD Goldman, J Lippincott-Schwartz, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Cell, 158: 822 (2014).

High resolution mapping of intracellular fluctuations using carbon nanotubes
N Fakhri, AD Wessel, C Willms, M Pasquali, DR Klopfenstein, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt
Science, 344: 1031 (2014).

Modeling semiflexible polymer networks
CP Broedersz and FC MacKintosh
Reviews of Modern Physics, 86: 995 (2014).

Cytoplasmic transport: bacteria turn to glass unless kicked
PA Janmey and FC MacKintosh
Current Biology, 24: R226 (2014).

The role of the cytoskeleton in sensing changes in gravity by non-specialized cells
D Vorselen, WH Roos, FC MacKintosh, GJL Wuite and JJWA van Loon
FASEB Journal, 28: 534 (2014).

Scale-dependent nonaffine elasticity of semiflexible polymer networks
M Atakhorrami, GH Koenderink, JF Palierne, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt
Physical Review Letters, 112: 088101 (2014).

2013:

Elastic response of filamentous networks with compliant crosslinks
A Sharma, M Sheinman, K Heidemann, F C MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 88: 052705.

Fluctuation-stabilized marginal networks and anomalous entropic elasticity
M Dennison, M Sheinman, C Storm, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 111: 095503 (2013).

Molecular motors robustly drive active gels to a critically connected state
J Alvarado, M Sheinman, A Sharma, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Nature Physics, 9: 591 (2013).

Nonlinear elasticity: from single chain to networks and gels
JMY Carrillo, FC MacKintosh, AV Dobrynin
Macromolecules, 46: 3679 (2013).

Stress-enhanced gelation: A dynamic nonlinearity of elasticity
NY Yao, CP Broedersz, M Depken, DJ Becker, MR Pollak, FC MacKintosh and DA Weitz
Physical Review Letters, 110: 018103 (2013).

2012:

Actively stressed marginal networks
M Sheinman, CP Broedersz and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 109: 238101 (2012).

Nonequilibrium fluctuations of a remodeling in vitro cytoskeleton
B Stuhrmann, M Soares e Silva, M Depken, FC MacKintosh, and GH Koenderink
Physical Review E, 86: 020901(R) (2012).

Active diffusion: The erratic dance of chromosomal loci
FC MacKintosh
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109: 7138 (2012).

Nonlinear effective medium theory of disordered spring networks
M Sheinman, CP Broedersz and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 85: 021801 (2012).

Length-controlled elasticity in 3D fiber networks
CP Broedersz, M Sheinman and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 108: 078102 (2012).

2011:

Mechanics of soft composites of rods in elastic gels
M Das and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 84: 061906 (2011).

Criticality and isostaticity in fiber networks
CP Broedersz, X Mao, TC Lubensky, FC MacKintosh
Nature Physics, 7: 983 (2011).

Nonlinear Viscoelasticity of Actin Transiently Cross-linked with Mutant α-Actinin-4
NY Yao, D Becker, CP Broedersz, M Depken, FC MacKintosh, MR Pollak, DA Weitz
Journal of Molecular Biology, 411: 1062 (2011).

Active gels: Motors keep dynamics steady
FC MacKintosh
Nature Materials, 10: 414 (2011).

Active multistage coarsening of actin networks driven by myosin motors
M Soares e Silva, M Depken, B Stuhrmann, M Korsten, FC MacKintosh, and GH Koenderink
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108: 9408 (2011).

Active soft matter
ME Cates and FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 7: 3050 (2011).

Molecular motors stiffen non-affine semiflexible polymer networks
CP Broedersz and FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 7: 3186 (2011).

Control of non-linear elasticity in F-actin networks with microtubules
YC Lin, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Soft Matter, 7: 902 (2011).

2010:

Brownian motion of stiff filaments in a crowded environment
N Fakhri, FC MacKintosh, B Lounis, L Cognet, Matteo Pasquali
Science, 330: 1804 (2010).

Cross-link governed dynamics of biopolymer networks
CP Broedersz, M Depken, NY Yao, MR Pollak, DA Weitz, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 105: 238101 (2010).

Poisson's ratio in composite elastic media with rigid rods
M Das and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 105: 138102 (2010).

Actin length tunes elasticity of flexibly cross-linked actin networks
KE Kasza, CP Broedersz, GH Koenderink, YC Lin, W Messner, EA Millman, F Nakamura, TP Stossel, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Biophysical Journal, 99: 1091 (2010).

Measurement of nonlinear rheology of cross-linked biopolymer gels
CP Broedersz, KE Kasza, LM Jawerth, S Muenster, DA Weitz, FC MacKintosh
Soft Matter, 6: 4120 (2010).

Divalent cations crosslink vimentin intermediate filament tail domains to regulate network mechanics
YC Lin, CP Broedersz, AC Rowat, T Wedig, H Herrmann, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Journal of Molecular Biology, 399: 637 (2010).

Structural hierarchy governs fibrin gel mechanics
IK Piechocka, M Bacabac, M Potters, FC MacKintosh, GH Koenderink
Biophysical Journal, 98: 2281 (2010).

Elasticity in ionically cross-linked neurofilament networks
NY Yao, CP Broedersz, YC Lin, KE Kasza, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Biophysical Journal, 98: 2147 (2010).

Visualizing the formation and collapse of DNA toroids
B van den Broek, MC Noom, J van Mameren, C Battle, FC MacKintosh, GJL Wuite
Biophysical Journal, 98: 1902 (2010).

Actieve materialeigenschappen van de levende cel
GH Koenderik and FC MacKintosh
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, 76: (5) 146 (2010).

Mixed microtubules steer dynein-driven cargo transport into dendrites
LC Kapitein, MA Schlager, M Kuijpers, PS Wulf, M van Spronsen, FC MacKintosh, CC Hogenraad
Current Biology, 20: 290 (2010).

Active cellular materials
FC MacKintosh and CF Schmidt
Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 22: 29 (2010).

Origins of elasticity in intermediate filament networks
YC Lin, NY Yao, C Broedersz, H Herrmann, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Physical Review Letters, 104: 058101 (2010).

Microtubule elasticity: connecting all-atom simulations with continuum mechanics
D Sept and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 104: 018101 (2010).

2009:

Unraveling DNA tori under tension
C Battle, B van den Broek, MC Noom, J van Mameren, GJL Wuite, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 80: 031917 (2009).

Intracellular transport by active diffusion
CP Brangwynne, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Trends in Cell Biology, 19: 423 (2009).

An active biopolymer network controlled by molecular motors
GH Koenderink, Z Dogic, F Nakamura, PM Bendix, FC MacKintosh, JH Hartwig, TP Stossel, DA Weitz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 15192 (2009).

Effective medium approach for stiff polymer networks with flexible cross-links
CP Broedersz, C Storm, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 79: 061914 (2009).

Nonlinear elasticity of stiff biopolymers connected by flexible linkers
KE Kasza, GH Koenderink, YC Lin, CP Broedersz, W Messner, F Nakamura, TP Stossel, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz,
Physical Review E, 79: 041928 (2009).

Crosslinked networks of stiff polymers exhibit negative normal stress
E Conti and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 102: 088102 (2009).

Non-linear elasticity of stiff filament networks: strain stiffening, negative normal stress, and filament alignment in fibrin gels
H Kang, Q Wen, PA Janmey, JX Tang, E Conti and FC MacKintosh
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113: 3799 (2009).

The mechanics and fluctuation spectrum of active gels
AJ Levine and FC MacKintosh
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113: 3820 (2009).

2008:

High-bandwidth viscoelastic properties of aging colloidal glasses and gels
S Jabbari-Farouji, M Atakhorram, D Mizuno, E Eiser, GH Wegdam, FC MacKintosh, D Bonn, CF Schmidt
Physical Review E, 78: 061402 (2008).

Cytoplasmic diffusion: molecular motors mix it up
CP Brangwynne, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Journal of Cell Biology, 183: 583-587 (2008).

Active and passive microrheology in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems
D Mizuno, DA Head, FC MacKintosh and CF Schmidt
Macromolecules, 41: 7194 (2008).

Effective temperatures from the fluctuation-dissipation measurements in soft glassy materials
S Jabbari-Farouji, D Mizuno, D Derks, GH Wegdam, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt, D Bonn
Europhysics Letters, 84: 20006 (2008).

Buckling and force propagation along intracellular microtubules
M Das, AJ Levine, FC MacKintosh
Europhysics Letters, 84: 18003 (2008)

Nonlinear elasticity of composite networks of stiff biopolymers with flexible linkers
CP Broedersz, C Storm, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 101: 118103 (2008).

Round versus flat: Bone cell morphology, elasticity, and mechanosensing
RG Bacabac, D Mizuno, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh, JJWA van Loon, J Klein-Nulend, TH Smit
Journal of Biomechanics, 41: 1590 (2008).

Short-time inertial response of viscoelastic fluids measured with Brownian motion and with active probes
M Atakhorram, D Mizuno, GH Koenderink, TB Liverpool, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt
Physical Review E, 77: 061508 (2008).

Non-equilibrium microtubule fluctuations in a model cytoskeleton
CP Brangwynne, GH Koenderink, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Physical Review Letters, 100: 118104 (2008).

Non-equilibrium mechanics and dynamics of motor-activated gels
FC MacKintosh and AJ Levine
Physical Review Letters, 100: 018104 (2008).

2007:

Force fluctuations and polymerization dynamics of intracellular microtubules
CP Brangwynne, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104: 16128 (2007).

Viscoelastic properties of microtubule networks
Y.-C. Lin, G.H. Koenderink, F.C. MacKintosh, D.A. Weitz
Macromolecules, 40: 7714 (2007).

Effective medium theory of semiflexible filamentous networks
M Das, FC MacKintosh, and AJ Levine
Physical Review Letters, 99: 038101 (2007).

Visualizing the strain field in semiflexible polymer networks: strain fluctuations and nonlinear rheology of F-actin gels
J Liu, GH Koenderink, KE Kasza, FC MacKintosh, DA Weitz
Physical Review Letters, 98: 198304 (2007).

Bending dynamics of fluctuating biopolymers probed by automated high-resolution filament tracking
CP Brangwynne, GH Koenderink, E Barry, Z Dogic, FC MacKintosh and DA Weitz
Biophysical Journal, 93: 346 (2007).

Nonequilibrium mechanics of active cytoskeletal networks
D Mizuno, C Tardin, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh
Science, 315: 370 (2007).

Negative normal stress in semiflexible biopolymer gels
PA Janmey, ME McCormick, S Rammensee, JL Leight, PC Georges, and FC MacKintosh
Nature Materials, 6: 48 (2007).

Fluctuation-dissipation theorem in an aging colloidal glass
S Jabbari-Farouji, D Mizuno, M Atakhorrami, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt, E Eiser, GH Wegdam, D Bonn
Physical Review Letters, 98: 108302 (2007).

2006:

Bio imaging of intracellular nitric oxide production in single bone cells after mechanical stimulation
A Vatsa, D Mizuno, TH Smit, CF Schmidt, FC MacKintosh, J Klein-Nulend
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 21: 1722 (2006).

Lipid organization and the morphology of solid-like domains in phase-separating binary lipid membranes
VD Gordon, PA Beales, Z Zhao, C Blake, FC MacKintosh, PD Olmsted, ME Cates, SU Egelhaaf, and WCK Poon
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 18: L415 (2006).

Elastic response, buckling, and instability of microtubules under radial indentation
IAT Schaap, C Carrasco, PJ de Pablo, FC MacKintosh and CF Schmidt
Biophysical Journal, 91: 1521 (2006).

Compressive buckling of reinforced microtubules and the composite network behavior of living cells
CP Brangwynne, FC MacKintosh, S Kumar, L Mahadevan, N Geisse, KK Parker, DE Ingber, DA Weitz
Journal of Cell Biology 173: 733-741 (2006).

Correlated fluctuations of microparticles in viscoelastic solutions: quantitative measurement of material properties by microrheology in the presence of optical traps
M Atakhorrami, JI Sulkowska, KM Addas, GH Koenderink, JX Tang, AJ Levine, FC MacKintosh, and CF Schmidt
Physical Review E, 73: 061501 (2006).

High-frequency stress relaxation in semiflexible polymer solutions and networks
GH Koenderink, M Atakhorrami, FC MacKintosh, and CF Schmidt
Physical Review Letters, 96: 138307 (2006).

2005:

The mechanical response of semiflexible networks to localized perturbations
DA Head, AJ Levine, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 72: 061914 (2005).

Short-time inertial response of viscoelastic fluids: observation of vortex propagation
M. Atakhorrami, G.H. Koenderink, C.F. Schmidt, and F.C. MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 95: 208302 (2005).

Inertial effects in the response of viscous and viscoelastic fluids
TB Liverpool and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 95: 208303 (2005).

Velocity distributions in dilute granular systems
JS van Zon and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 72: 051301 (2005).

Nonlinear elasticity in biological gels
C Storm, J Pastore, FC MacKintosh, TC Lubensky and PA Janmey
Nature, 435: 191 (2005).

Budding and domain shape transformations in mixed lipid films and bilayer membranes
JL Harden, FC MacKintosh, and PD Olmsted
Physical Review E, 72: 011903 (2005).

High-frequency microrheology of wormlike micelles
M. Buchanan, M. Atakhorrami, J. F. Palierne, F. C. MacKintosh, and C. F. Schmidt
Physical Review E, 72: 011504 (2005).

Stress strain relations in semiflexible networks
AJ Levine, DA Head, FC MacKintosh
Proc. XIVth Int. Congr. on Rheology

2004:

Scaling of F-actin network rheology to probe single filament elasticity and dynamics
ML Gardel, JH Shin, FC MacKintosh, L Mahadevan, PA Matsudaira, DA Weitz
Physical Review Letters, 93: 188102 (2004).

Elastic behavior of crosslinked and bundled actin networks
ML Gardel, JH Shin, FC MacKintosh, L Mahadevan, P Matsudaira, DA Weitz
Science, 304: 1301 (2004).

Velocity distributions in dissipative granular gases
JS van Zon and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 93: 038001 (2004).

Dynamics of rigid and flexible extended bodies in viscous films and membranes
AJ Levine, TB Liverpool, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 93: 038102 (2004).

Bacteriophage capsids: tough nano-shells with complex elastic properties
IL Ivanovska, PJ de Pablo, B Ibarra, G Sgalari, FC MacKintosh, JL Carrascosa, CF Schmidt and GJL Wuite
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101: 7600 (2004).

Deformation field in semiflexible networks
AJ Levine, DA Head, FC MacKintosh
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 16: S2079 (2004).

Mobility of extended bodies in viscous films and membranes
AJ Levine, TB Liverpool, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 69: 021503 (2004).

Collapse of a semiflexible polymer in poor solvent
A Montesi, M Pasquali, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 69: 021916 (2004).

2003:

Distinct regimes of elastic response and deformation modes of cross-linked cytoskeletal and semiflexible polymer networks
DA Head, AJ Levine, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 68: 061907 (2003).

Deformation and buckling of microtubules on the nanometer scale
PJ de Pablo, IAT Schaap, FC MacKintosh, CF Schmidt
Physical Review Letters, 91: 098101 (2003).

Non-universality of elastic exponents in random bond-bending networks
DA Head, FC MacKintosh, AJ Levine
Physical Review E, 68: 025101(R) (2003).

Deformation of crosslinked semiflexible polymer networks
DA Head, AJ Levine, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 91: 108102 (2003).

2002:

Dynamics of viscoelastic membranes
AJ Levine and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 66: 061606 (2002).

Metastable intermediates in the condensation of semiflexible polymers
B Schnurr, F Gittes, FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 65: 061904 (2002).

2001:

Instability of myelin tubes under dehydration: Deswelling of layered cylindrical structures
C-M Chen, CF Schmidt, PD Olmsted, and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 64: 050903(R) (2001).

Buckling of actin-coated membranes under application of a local force
E Helfer, S Harlepp, L Bourdieu, J Robert, FC MacKintosh, and D Chatenay
Physical Review Letters, 87: 088103 (2001).

Viscoelastic properties of actin coated membranes
E Helfer, S Harlepp, L Bourdieu, J Robert, FC MacKintosh, and D Chatenay
Physical Review E, 63: 021904 (2001).

2000:

Dynamical intermediates in the collapse of semiflexible polymers in poor solvents
B Schnurr, FC MacKintosh, and DRM Williams
Europhysics Letters, 51: 279-285 (2000).

Scanning Probe-Based Frequency-Dependent Microrheology of Polymer Gels and Biological Cells
RE Mahaffy, CK Shih, FC MacKintosh, and J Kas
Physical Review Letters, 85: 880 (2000).

Microrheology of Biopolymer-Membrane Complexes
E Helfer, S Harlepp, L Bourdieu, J Robert, FC MacKintosh, and D Chatenay
Physical Review Letters, 85: 457 (2000).

1984-1999:

Microrheology
FC MacKintosh and CF Schmidt
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 4: 300-307 (1999).

Tuning bilayer twist using chiral counterions
R Oda, I Huc, M Schmutz, SJ Candau, and FC MacKintosh
Nature, 399: 566 (1999).

Dynamic shear modulus of a semiflexible polymer network
F Gittes and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 58: R1241 (1998).

Determining microscopic viscoelasticity in flexible and semiflexible polymer networks from thermal fluctuations
B. Schnurr, F Gittes, FC MacKintosh, and CF Schmidt,
Macromolecules, 30: 7781-7792 (1997).

Microscopic Viscoelasticity: Shear Moduli of Soft Materials Determined from Thermal Flucuations
F. Gittes, B Schnurr, PD Olmsted, FC MacKintosh, and CF Schmidt
Physical Review Letters, 79: 3286 (1997).

Theory of fission for two-component lipid vesicles
C-M Chen, P Higgs, and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 79: 1579 (1997).

Internal structures in membranes: ripples, hats, saddles, and egg cartons
FC MacKintosh
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2: 382 (1997).

Actin Gels
FC MacKintosh and PA Janmey
Current Opinion in Solid State & Material Science, 2: 350 (1997).

Instability and Front Propagation in Lipid Bilayer Tubules
PD Olmsted and FC MacKintosh
Journal de Physique II, 7: 139 (1997).

Driven granular media in one dimension: Correlations and equation of state
DRM Williams and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 54: R9 (1996).

Theory of modulated phases in lipid bilayers and liquid crystal films.
C-M Chen and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 53: 4933 (1996).

Theory of cylindrical tubules and helical ribbons of chiral lipid membranes
JV Selinger, FC MacKintosh, and JM Schnur
Physical Review E, 53: 5804 (1996).

Elasticity of Semiflexible Biopolymer Networks
FC MacKintosh, J Kas, and P Janmey
Physical Review Letters., 75: 4425 (1995).

Polymer Mushrooms Compressed Under Curved Surfaces
DRM Williams and FC MacKintosh
Journal de Physique II, 5: 1407 (1995).

Swelling Kinetics of Layered Structures: Triblock Copolymer Mesogels
C-M Chen, FC MacKintosh, and DRM Williams
Langmuir, 11: 2471 (1995).

Structural phase transitions in liquid crystal films induced by an applied electric field
C-M Chen and FC MacKintosh
Europhysics Letters, 30: 215 (1995).

Phase transitions and modulated phases in lipid bilayers
C-M Chen, TC Lubensky, and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review E, 51: 504 (1995).

Shape Transformations of Domains in Mixed Fluid Films and Bilayer Membranes
JL Harden and FC MacKintosh
Europhysics Letters, 28: 495 (1994).

Shear of Diblock Copolymer Lamellae: Width Changes and Undulational Instabilities
DRM Williams and FC MacKintosh
Macromolecules, 27: 7677 (1994).

Mixed fluid bilayers: effects of confinement
FC MacKintosh,
Physical Review E, 50: 2891 (1994).

Theory of "Ripple" Phases of Lipid Bilayers
TC Lubensky and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 71: 1565 (1993).

Phase-separation and curvature of bilayer membranes
FC MacKintosh and SA Safran
Physical Review E, 47: 1180 (1993).

n-Atic Order and Continuous Shape Changes of Deformable Surfaces of Genus Zero
J Park, TC Lubensky, and FC MacKintosh
Europhysics Letters, 20: 279 (1992).

Stability and phase-behavior of mixed surfactant vesicles
SA Safran, PA Pincus, D Andelman, and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review A, 43: 1071 (1991).

Spontaneous vesicle formation by mixed surfactants
SA Safran, FC MacKintosh, PA Pincus, and DA Andelman
Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, 84: 3 (1991).

Orientational order, topology, and vesicle shapes
FC MacKintosh and TC Lubensky
Physical Review Letters, 67: 1169 (1991).

Growth of charged micelles
SA Safran, PA Pincus, ME Cates, and FC MacKintosh
Journal De Physique, 51: 503 (1990).

Self-assembly of linear aggregates: the effect of electrostatics on growth
FC MacKintosh, SA Safran, and PA Pincus
Europhysics Letters, 12: 697 (1990).

Equilibrium size distribution of charged living polymers
FC MacKintosh, SA Safran, and PA Pincus
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 3: SA359 (1990).

Polarization memory of multiply scattered-light
FC MacKintosh, JX Zhu, DJ Pine, and DA Weitz
Physical Review B, 40: 9342 (1989).

Diffusing-wave spectroscopy and multiple-scattering of light in correlated random-media
FC MacKintosh and S John
Physical Review B, 40: 2383 (1989).

Coherent backscattering of light in the presence of time-reversal-noninvariant and parity-nonconserving media
FC MacKintosh and S John
Physical Review B, 37: 1884 (1988).

Weak localization of photons: termination of coherent random-walks by absorption and confined geometry
S Etemad, R Thompson, MJ Andrejco, S John, and FC MacKintosh
Physical Review Letters, 59: 1420 (1987).

A measurement of the spin rotation coupling in NaXe molecules
FC MacKintosh, Z Wu, and W Happer
Physics Letters A, 112: 435 (1985).

Cylindrical penning traps with orthogonalized anharmonicity compensation
G Gabrielse and FC MacKintosh
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, 57: 1 (1984).


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