Pollack Laboratory

Uncovering nature's deeply held secrets

Publications (selected from > 250)


Pollack, GH. Comment on “A Theory of Macromolecular Chemotaxis” and “Phenomena Associated with Gel–Water Interfaces. Analyses and Alternatives to the Long-Range Ordered Water Hypothesis”2013.  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp312686x,

Chai B, Mahtani AG and Pollack GH. Influence of electrical connection between metal electrodes on contiguous solute-free zones. Contemporary Materials IV-I – 1-8, 2013.

Das R and Pollack GH. Charge-based forces at the Nafion-water interface. Langmuir 29(8):2651-8 (2013) PMID 23311934.

Yu, A, Carlson P, and Pollack GH. Unexpected axial flow through hydrophilic tubes: Implication for energetics of water. Eur. Physical J. Special Topics  2013 DOI 10.1140/epjst/e2013-01837-8.

Rohani M and Pollack GH. Flow through horizontal tubes submerged in water in the absence of a pressure gradient: Mechanistic considerations. Langmuir 2013 29(22):6556-61. doi: 10.1021/la4001945.


So E, Stahlberg R, and Pollack GH. Exclusion zone as an intermediate between ice and water. in: Water and Society, ed. DW Pepper and CA Brebbia, WIT Press, pp 3-11, 2012.

Musumeci F and Pollack GH: Influence of water on the work function of certain metals. Chem Phys Lett. 536: 65-67. 2012.

Ienna F, Yoo H, and Pollack GH. Spatially Resolved Evaporative Patterns from Water. 2012 

Chai B, Mahtani AG and Pollack GH. Unexpected Presence of Solute-Free Zones at Metal-Water Interfaces. Contemporary Materials, 2012 in press.

Figueroa X, and Pollack GH. Exclusion-Zone Formation From Discontinuous Nafion Surfaces. Design and Nature, 2012 in press.

Trevors JT, Pollack GH, Saier MH Jr, Masson L. Transformative research: definitions, approaches and consequences. Theory Biosci 131(2):117-23 (Jun 2012). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22628127

Musumeci F, Pollack GH. Influence of water on the work function of certain metals. Chem Phys Lett 536:65-67 (May 2012). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22639466

Trevors JT, Pollack GH. Origin of microbial life hypothesis: a gel cytoplasm lacking a bilayer membrane, with infrared radiation producing exclusion zone (EZ) water, hydrogen as an energy source and thermosynthesis for bioenergetics. Biochimie 94(1):258-262 (Jan 2012). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22030900




Nhan DT, Pollack GH. Effect of particle diameter on exclusion-zone size. Int J Des Nat Ecodyn 6(2):139-144 (Jun 2011). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22389653

O'Rourke C, Klyuzhin I, Park JS, Pollack GH. Unexpected water flow through Nafion-tube punctures. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 83(5 Pt 2):056305 (May 2011). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21728645

Bhalerao AS, Pollack GH. Light-induced effects on Brownian displacements. J Biophotonics 4(3):172-177 (Mar 2011). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21287689

Yoo H, Paranji R, Pollack GH. Impact of Hydrophilic Surfaces on Interfacial Water Dynamics Probed with NMR Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem Lett 2(6):532-536 (Feb 2011). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22003430

Shkliar TF, Toropova OA, Safronov AP, Pollack GH, Bliakhman FA. Mechanical characteristics of synthetic polyelectrolyte gel as a physical model of the cytoskeleton. Biofizika 56(1):78-84 (Jan 2011). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21442888




Klyuzhin IS, Ienna F, Roeder B, Wexler A, Pollack GH. Persisting water droplets on water surfaces. J Phys Chem B 114(44):14020-14027 (Nov 2010). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20961076

Chai B, Pollack GH. Solute-free interfacial zones in polar liquids. J Phys Chem B 114(16):5371-5375 (Apr 2010). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20369860

Zhao Q, Coult J, Pollack GH. Long-range attraction in aqueous colloidal suspensions. Proc SPIE 7376:73761C1-73761C13 (2010). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22065648




Chai B, Yoo H, Pollack GH. Effect of radiant energy on near-surface water. J Phys Chem B 113(42):13953-13958 (Oct 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19827846

Ovchinnikova K, Pollack GH. Reply to comment on "Can water store charge?". Langmuir 25(18):11202 (Sep 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19735161

Zhao Q, Ovchinnikova K, Chai B, Yoo H, Magula J, Pollack GH. Role of proton gradients in the mechanism of osmosis. J Phys Chem B 113(31):10708-10714 (Aug 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19719272

Zheng JM, Wexler A, Pollack GH. Effect of buffers on aqueous solute-exclusion zones around ion-exchange resins. J Colloid Interface Sci 332(2):511-514 (Apr 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19185312

Pollack GH, Figueroa X, Zhao Q. Molecules, water, and radiant energy: new clues for the origin of life. Int J Mol Sci 10(4):1419-1429 (Mar 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19468316

Ovchinnikova K, Pollack GH. Cylindrical phase separation in colloidal suspensions. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 79(3 Pt 2):036117 (Mar 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19392028

Ovchinnikova K, Pollack GH. Can water store charge? Langmuir 25(1):542-547 (Jan 2009). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19053655




Wang C, Nagornyak E, Das R, Pollack GH. Automatic step-detection algorithm for analysis of sarcomere dynamics. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin 11(6):609-614 (Dec 2008). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18649193

Shkliar TF, Safronov AP, Kliuzhin IS, Pollack GH, Bliakhman FA. The relationship between the mechanical and electrical properties of a synthetic hydrogel chosen as an experimental model of cytoskeleton. Biofizika 53(6):1000-1007 (Nov 2008). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19137684

Klyuzhin I, Symonds A, Magula J, Pollack GH. New method of water purification based on the particle-exclusion phenomenon. Environ Sci Technol 42(16):6160-6166 (Aug 2008). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18767681

Chai BH, Zheng JM, Zhao Q, Pollack GH. Spectroscopic studies of solutes in aqueous solution. J Phys Chem A 112(11):2242-2247 (Mar 2008). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18298105

Zhao Q, Zheng J, Chai B, Pollack GH. Unexpected effect of light on colloidal crystal spacing. Langmuir 24(5):1750-1755 (Mar 2008). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18220437




Klimov A, Pollack GH. Visualization of charge-carrier propagation in water. Langmuir 23(23):11890-11895 (Nov 2007). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17939693




Hao Y, Miller MS, Swank DM, Liu H, Bernstein SI, Maughan DW, Pollack GH. Passive stiffness in Drosophila indirect flight muscle reduced by disrupting paramyosin phosphorylation, but not by embryonic myosin S2 hinge substitution. Biophys J 91(12):4500-4506 (Dec 2006). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17012313

Zheng JM, Chin WC, Khijniak E, Khijniak E Jr, Pollack GH. Surfaces and interfacial water: evidence that hydrophilic surfaces have long-range impact. Adv Colloid Interface Sci 127(1):19-27 (Nov 2006). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16952332




Pollack GH. Revitalizing science in a risk-averse culture: reflections on the syndrome and prescriptions for its cure. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 51(8):815-820 (Nov 2005). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16359631

Nagornyak EM, Blyakhman FA, Pollack GH. Stepwise length changes in single invertebrate thick filaments. Biophys J 89(5):3269-3276 (Nov 2005). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16113114

Trevors JT, Pollack GH. Hypothesis: the origin of life in a hydrogel environment. Prog Biophys Mol Biol 89(1):1-8 (Sep 2005). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15826671

Pollack GH, Blyakhman FA, Liu X, Nagomyak E. Sarcomere dynamics, stepwise shortening and the nature of contraction. Adv Exp Med Biol 565:113-25 (2005). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16106970

Nagornyak E, Pollack GH. Connecting filament mechanics in the relaxed sarcomere. J Muscle Res Cell Motil 26(6-8):303-306 (2005). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16453159




Liu X, Pollack GH. Stepwise sliding of single actin and Myosin filaments. Biophys J 86(1 Pt 1):353-358 (Jan 2004). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14695277

Hao Y, Bernstein SI, Pollack GH. Passive stiffness of Drosophila IFM myofibrils: a novel, high accuracy measurement method. J Muscle Res Cell Motil 25(4-5):359-366 (2004). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15548865

Nagornyak E, Blyakhman F, Pollack GH. Effect of sarcomere length on step size in relaxed rabbit psoas muscle. J Muscle Res Cell Motil 25(1):37-43 (2004). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15160486




Sokolov SY, Grinko AA, Tourovskaia AV, Reitz FB, Yakovenko O, Pollack GH, Blyakhman FA. 'Minimum average risk' as a new peak-detection algorithm applied to myofibrillar dynamics. Comput Methods Programs Biomed 72(1):21-26 (Sep 2003). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12850294

Zheng JM, Pollack GH. Long-range forces extending from polymer-gel surfaces. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 68(3 Pt 1):031408 (Sep 2003). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14524770