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 .

Geophysics at the Interface: Response of Geophysical Properties to Solid-Fluid, Fluid-Fluid, and Solid-Solid Interfaces

R. Knight, L. J. PyrakNolte, L. Slater, E. Atekwana, A. Endres, J. Geller, D. Lesmes, S. Nakagawa, A. Revil, M. M. Sharma and C. Straley, Reviews of Geophysics, 48, RG4002, 30 pages

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, 

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,