Articles and Preprints
Transmembrane transport in inorganic colloidal cell-mimics [Link]

Zhe Xu, Theodore Hueckel, William T. M. Irvine, Stefano Sacanna
Nature 597, 220–224 (2021)

Real-space origin of topological band gaps, localization, and reentrant phase transitions in gyroscopic metamaterials [Link]

Noah P. Mitchell, Ari M. Turner, William T. M. Irvine
Phys. Rev. E 104, 025007 (2021)

Rectification in Nonequilibrium Parity Violating Metamaterials [PDF] [Link]

Zhenghan Liao, William T. M. Irvine, and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
Phys. Rev. X 10, 021036 (2020)

Odd elasticity [PDF] [Link]

Colin Scheibner, Anton Souslov, Debarghya Banerjee, Piotr Surowka, William T. M. Irvine, Vincenzo Vitelli
Nature Physics 16, 475–480 (2020)

The odd free surface flows of a colloidal chiral fluid [PDF] [Link]

Vishal Soni, Ephraim S. Bililign, Sofia Magkiriadou, Stefano Sacanna, Denis Bartolo, Michael J. Shelley, and William T.M. Irvine
Nature Physics 15, 11, 1188-1194 (2019)

Starting Flow Past an Airfoil and its Acquired Lift in a Superfluid [PDF] [Link]

Seth Musser, Davide Proment, Miguel Oronato, and William T.M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 123, 154502 (2019)

Tunable Band Topology in Gyroscopic Lattices [PDF] [Link]

Noah P. Mitchell, Lisa M. Nash, William T. M. Irvine
Physical Review B, 98, 174301 (2018)

Helicity in superfluids: Existence and the classical limit [PDF] [Link]

Hridesh Kedia, Dustin Kleckner, Martin W. Scheeler, William T. M. Irvine
Phys. Rev. Fluids 3, 104702 (2018)

Realization of a Topological Phase Transition in a Gyroscopic Lattice [PDF] [Link]

Noah P. Mitchell, Lisa M. Nash, William T. M. Irvine
Physical Review B Rapid 97, 100302(R) (2018)

Emergent Geometry of Inhomogeneous Planar Crystals [PDF] [Link]

Vishal Soni, Leopoldo R. Gómez, and William T. M. Irvine
Phys. Rev. X 8, 011039 (2018)

Amorphous topological insulators constructed from random point sets [PDF] [Link]

Noah P. Mitchell, Lisa M. Nash, Daniel Hexner, Ari Turner, William T. M. Irvine
Nature Physics, 14, 380–385 (2018)

When do knots in light stay knotted? [PDF] [Link]

Hridesh Kedia, Daniel Peralta-Salas, William T. M. Irvine
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 50, 49, 48LT01-485401 (2017)

Complete measurement of helicity and its dynamics in vortex tubes [PDF] [Link]

Martin W. Scheeler, Wim M. van Rees, Hridesh Kedia, Dustin Kleckner, William T. M. Irvine
Science, 357, 6350, 487-491 (2017)

Fracture in Sheets Draped on Curved Surfaces [PDF] [Link]

Noah P. Mitchell, Vinzenz Koning, Vincenzo Vitelli, and W.T.M. Irvine
Nature Materials 16, 89–93 (2017)

Weaving knotted vector fields with tunable helicity [PDF] [Link]

Hridesh Kedia, David Foster, Mark R. Dennis, William T. M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 117, 274501 (2016)

How superfluid vortex knots untie [PDF] [Link]

Dustin Kleckner, Louis H. Kauffman, and W.T.M. Irvine
Nature Physics 12, 7, 650-655 (2016)

Topological mechanics of gyroscopic metamaterials [PDF] [Link]

Lisa M. Nash, Dustin Kleckner, Alismari Read, Vincenzo Vitelli, Ari M. Turner, and W.T.M. Irvine
PNAS 112 47, 14495-15000 (2015)

Shape-sensitive crystallization in colloidal superball fluids [PDF] [Link]

Laura Rossi, Vishal Soni, Douglas J. Ashton, David J. Pine, Albert P.Philipse, Paul M. Chaikin, Marjolein Dijkstra, Stefano Sacanna, and W.T. M. Irvine
PNAS 112 17, 5286-5290 (2015)

Helicity conservation by flow across scales in reconnecting vortex links and knots [PDF] [Link]

Martin W. Scheeler, Dustin Kleckner, Davide Proment, Gordon L. Kindlmann, and W.T.M. Irvine
PNAS 111 43, 15356-15361 (2014)
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The life of a vortex knot [PDF] [Link]

Dustin Kleckner, Martin W. Scheeler, and W.T.M. Irvine
Phys. Fluids 26, 091105 (2014)

Soft Epitaxy of Nanocrystal Superlattices [PDF] [Link]

Sara Rupich, Fernando Castro, W.T.M. Irvine, and Dmitri Talapin
Nature Communications, 5, 5054 (2014)

Liquid crystals: Tangled loops and knots [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine and Dustin Kleckner
Nature Materials 13, 229-231 (2014)

Orientation-dependent Handedness and Chiral Design [PDF] [Link]

Efi Efrati and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review X 4, 011003 (2014)

The Life of a Vortex Knot [MP4]

Dustin Kleckner, Martin Scheeler and W.T.M. Irvine
APS DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion, (2013)
Winner of the Milton van Dyke Award for outstanding artistic value and scientific content

Tying knots in light fields [PDF] [Link]

Hridesh Kedia, Iwo Byalinizky-Birula, Daniel Peralta-Salas and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 111, 150404 (2013)
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The geometry and topology of soft materials [PDF] [Link]

Vincenzo Vitelli and W.T.M. Irvine
Soft Matter 9, 8086 (2013)

Dislocation reactions, grain boundaries and irreversibility in two dimensional lattices using topological tweezers [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine, Andrew D. Hollingsworth, David G. Grier and Paul M. Chaikin
PNAS 110, 39 15544-15548 (2013)

Creation and dynamics of knotted vortices [PDF] [Link]

Dustin Kleckner and W.T.M. Irvine
Nature Physics 9, 253-258 (2013)
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Geometric background charge: dislocations on capillary bridges [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine and Vincenzo Vitelli
Soft Matter 8, 10123 (2012)

Fractionalization of interstitials in curved colloidal crystals [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine, M. Bowick and P.M. Chaikin
Nature Materials 11, 948951 (2012)

Linked and knotted beams of light, conservation of helicity and the flow of null electromagnetic fields [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 43, 385203 (2010)

By the PI, pre-IrvineLab
Cubic crystals from cubic colloids [PDF] [Link]

Laura Rossi, Stefano Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, Paul M. Chaikin, David J. Pine, and Albert Philipse
Soft Matter 7, 4139 (2011)
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Lock and key colloids through polymerization-induced buckling of monodispersed silicon oil droplets [PDF] [Link]

S. Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, L. Rossi, P.M. Chaikin, and D.J. Pine
Soft Matter 7, 1631 (2011)
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Pleats in crystals on curved surfaces [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine V.Vitelli and P.M. Chaikin
Nature 468, 947-951 (2010)

Lock and key colloids [PDF] [Link]

S. Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, P.M. Chaikin and D.J. Pine
Nature 464, 575-578 (2010)
Lock and Key Colloids and Method of Manufacture, Patent Pending

Polychromatic photonic quasicrystal cavities [PDF] [Link]

S.M. Thon, W.T.M. Irvine, Dustin Kleckner and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 104, 243901 (2010)

Diffraction-limited high-finesse optical cavities [PDF] [Link]

D. Kleckner, W.T.M. Irvine, S. Oemrawsingh and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review A 81, 043814 (2010)

Strong coupling through optical positioning of a quantum dot in a photonic crystal cavity [PDF] [Link]

S.M. Thon, M.T. Rakher, H. Kim, J. Gudat, W.T.M. Irvine , P.M. Petroff and D. Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 94, 111115 (2009).

Linked and knotted beams of light [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M.Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Nature Physics 4, 716-720 (2008)
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High Finesse Opto-Mechanical Cavity with a Movable Thirty-Micron-Size Mirror [PDF] [Link]

D. Kleckner, W. Marshall, M.J.A. de Dood, N. Dinyari B. Pors, W.T.M. Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 96, 173901 (2006)

Strong coupling between single photons in semiconductor micro-cavities [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine, K. Hennesey and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 96, 057405 (2006)

Bloch theory of entangled photon generation in non-linear photonic crystals [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine, M.J.A. de Dood and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review A 72, 043815 (2005)

Realisation of Hardy's thought experiment [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. IrvineJ.H. Hodelin, C. Simon and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 95, 030401 (2005)

Nonlinear Photonic Crystals as a Source of Entangled Photons [PDF] [Link]

M.J.A. de Dood, W.T.M. Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 93, 040504 (2003)

Optimal Quantum Cloning on a Beam-splitter [PDF] [Link]

W.T.M. Irvine, Antia Lamas Linares, M.J.A. de Dood and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 92, 047902 (2003)

Robust Long-Distance Entanglement and a Loophole-Free Bell Test with Ions and Photons [PDF] [Link]

C.Simon and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 91, 110405 (2003)

Generalised Bell Inequalities With Parametric Down-Conversion

Antia Lamas Linares, W.T.M. Irvine, John C. Howell and D. Bouwmeester
Quantum Information and Computation on line 3, Special pp 471-479 (2003)

Quantum jumps in singly ionized magnesium

H.F. Powell, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, W.T.M. Irvine, D.M. Segal and R.C. Thompson,
Journal of Physics B 34, 1-12 (2001)

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