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V A Raghunathan
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Current Research Interests: Organization of sterols in membranes, structure and phase behavior of lipid membranes, diffusion in membranes, polyelectrolyte adsorption on charged substrates, structure of lipid-DNA complexes, self-assembled structures of amphiphiles.
Selected publications
1 Tuning DNA-amphiphile condensate architecture with strongly binding counterions
A. V. Radhakrishnan, S. Ghosh, G. Pabst, V. A. Raghunathan and  A. K. Sood, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 6394 (2012)
2 Defect-mediated lamellar-isotropic transition of amphiphile bilayers
Antara Pal, Georg Pabst and V. A. Raghunathan, Soft Matter, 8, 9069 (2012)
3 Phase behavior of two-component lipid membranes: Theory and experiments
Md. Arif Kamal, Antara Pal, V.A. Raghunathan and Madan Rao, Phys. Rev. E 85, 051701 (2012)
4 Reentrant phase transitions of DNA-surfactant complexes
Rema Krishnaswamy, V. A. Raghunathan and A. K. Sood, Phys. Rev. E 69, 031905 (2004)
5 Cholesterol-induced modulated phase in phospholipid membranes
Sanat Karmakar and V. A. Raghunathan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 098102 (2003)
6 Role of tilt order in the asymmetric ripple phase of phospholipid bilayers
Kheya Sengupta, V. A. Raghunathan and Yashodhan Hatwalne, Phys. Rev. Lett., 87, 055705, (2001)
7 Power-law forces between particles in a nematic
S. Ramaswamy, R. Nityananda, V. A. Raghunathan and J. Prost, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 288, 175 (1996)
8 Dispersion of latex particles in a nematic solution
V. A. Raghunathan, P. Richetti and D. Roux, Langmuir, 12, 3789 (1996)
9 Molecular chirality and the ripple phase of phosphatidylcholine multibilayers
J. Katsaras and V. A. Raghunathan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2022 (1995)
10 Influence of flexoelectricity on electrohydrodynamic instabilities in nematics
N. V. Madhusudana and V. A. Raghunathan, Liquid Crystals, 5, 1789 (1989)