Kyle J. Alvine

(former) Graduate Student DEAS
Current Contact Information

kalvine AT

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bldg. 224/ Room B320
MS 8541
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8541
Research Profile:

To study the solvent-mediated self-assembly of nanoparticles in confined geometries and the evolution of nano-thick wetting liquids on nano-structured surfaces, in-situ, with synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques.


  1. "Liquids on Topologically Nanopatterned Surfaces" O. Gang, K. J. Alvine, M. Fukuto, P. S. Pershan, C. T. Black, and B. Ocko. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 217801 (2005).
  2. "A Long Wavelength Neutron Monochromator for Superthermal Production of Ultracold Neutrons" C. E. H. Mattoni, C. P. Adams, K. J. Alvine, J M. Doyle, S. N. Dzhosyuk, R. Golub, E. Korobkina, D. N. McKinsey, A. K. Thompson, L. Yang, H. Zabel, and P. R. Huffman. Physica B 344, 343-357 (2003).
  3. "Solvent Mediated Assembly of Nanoparticles Confined in Mesoporous Alumina" K. J. Alvine, D. Pontoni, O. Shpyrko, P. S. Pershan, K. Shin, T. P Russell, M. Brunnbauer, F. Stellacci, D. Cookson, and O. Gang.
    Accepted Phys. Rev. B, to appear March 15th, 73, 12XXX, (2006).
  4. "Controlled Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle Monolayers" D. Pontoni, K. J. Alvine, O. Gang, P. S. Pershan, F. Stellacci, and T. Russell.
    (In preparation) (2006).
  5. "Capillary Wave Fluctuations and Microscopic Structures at Coupled Fluid/Fluid Interfaces: An X-ray Scattering Study of a Wetting Film on Bulk Liquid" M. Fukuto, O. Gang, K. J. Alvine, P. S. Pershan
    (In preparation) (2006).
  6. "Capillary Filling in Anodized Alumina" K. J. Alvine, O. Shpyrko, P. S. Pershan, K. Shin, and T. Russell.
    (in preparation) (2006).


  1. APS March Meeting, March 21-25 2005, Los Angeles, CA -- talk abstract: In situ Studies of Capillary Filling in Nanoporous Alumina.
  2. DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers workshop, February 27-28 2003, Washington D.C. -- Poster Presentation: Wetting on Nano-Patterned Surfaces.
  3. Harvard IOP Frontiers in Materials & Nanoscience, May 20-21, 2004, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA -- Poster Presentation: Nanoparticle Interactions in a Confining Liquid; Evolution of Wetting Liquids on Nanostructured Surfaces.
  4. DOE NanoSummit, June 23-24 2004, Washington D.C. -- Poster Presentation: Wetting on Nano-Patterned Surfaces.


Current Projects

  • Nano-Wetting
  • Nanoporous Alumina
  • Nanoparticles

    X-ray and Other Links
  • NSLS X22
  • APS ChemMatCARS 15-ID

  • Research Links

  • Pershan Group
  • Doyle Group
  • Harvard University Library
  • Division of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Center for Imaging and Mesoscale Structures
  • Fultz Group (Caltech)
  • NIST Neutron Scattering
  • CMS at LLNL