Rock Physics Research Group

Porous Media

Journal and Conference Publications:

Acoustic monitoring of water-sediment interaction, 
Li, X. and L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 25, no. 20, pages 3899-3902, 1998

Detecting sub-wavelength layers and interfaces in synthetic sediments using seismic wave transmission, 
Pyrak-Nolte, L. J.,  B. L. Mullenbach, X. Li, D. D. Nolte, and A. S. Grader, Geophys. Res. Lett. 26, 127-130, 1999

The physics of partially saturated porous media:  residual saturation and seismic wave propagation, 
Li, X., Zhong, L. and L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Volume 29, 2001

Holographic 3-D Laser Imaging into Sandstone
P. Yu, M. Mustata, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte and D. D. Nolte, Geophysical Research Letters, vol 29, no. 20, p1988-1991, doi:10.1029/2002GL015108,  2002

Linking Pressure and Saturation through Interfacial Areas in Porous Media  
J.-T. Cheng, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, D. D. Nolte and N. J. Giordano, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 31, L08502, doi:10.1029/2003GL019282, 2004
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Measurement of interfacial area per volume for drainage and imbibition  
D. Chen, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, Jessica Griffin and N. J. Giordano, Geophysical Research Letters, 2007, Water Resour. Res., 43, W12504, doi:10.1029/2007WR006434.
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Relating Capillary Pressure to Interfacial Areas
Pyrak-Nolte, L. J., Nolte, D. D., Chen, D., and N. J. Giordano, Water Resources Research, 44, W06408, 2008, doi:10.1029/2007WR006434).
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Simulating drainage and imbibition experiments in a high-porosity micromodel using an unstructured pore network model 
V. Joekar Niasar, S. M. Hassanizadeh, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte and C. Berebtseb, Water Resources Research, 45, W02430, 2009, doi:10.1029/2007WR006641.
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Large-format fabrication by two-photon polymerization in SU-8
Yihong Liu, David D. Nolte  and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, Applied Physics A, Materials Science & Processing, 22 May 2010, DOI 10.1007/s00339-010-5735-8 .

Hysteresis and Interfacial Energies in Smooth-Walled Micro-Fluidic Channels
Yihong Liu, David D. Nolte  and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, Water Resources Research, VOL. 47, W01504, 9 PP., 2011, 
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Pinned films and capillary hysteresis in microfluidic channels
Yihong Liu, David D. Nolte  and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, Lab on a Chip, vol 12, 2858-2864, 2012 

A novel deep reactive ion etched (DRIE) glass micromodel for two phase flow experiments
Karadimitriou, N.K., Joekar-Niasar, V., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Kleingeld, P.J. and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, Lab on a Chip, vol 12, 3413-3418, 2012 

On the dynamics and kinematics of two-fluid-phase flow in porous media
Gray, W.G., Dye, A.L., McClure, J.E., Pyrak-Nolte, L.J. and C.T. Miller, 2015, Water Resources Research, 51, 5365-5381, doi:10.1002/2015WR016921, 2015

Shales at All Scales:  Exploring Coupled Processes in Mudrock
Ilgen, A.G., Heath, J.E., Akkulutlu, I.Y., Bryndzia, L.T., Cole, D., Kharaka, Y., Kneasfey, T., Milliken, K., Pyrak-Nolte, L. and R. Suarez-Rivera, 2017, Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 166, March 2017, 132-152,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.12.013