• A. Nir, E. Sela, R. Beck, Y. Bar-Sinai, Machine-learning Iterative Calculation of Entropy for Physical Systems, Under review (2020). Arxiv: 2008.05921

  • B. Gutman, M. Mrejen, G. Shabat, R. Avinery, Y. Shkolniskya, R. Beck, Angular Super-Resolution Retrieval in Small-Angle X-ray Scattering, Scientific Reports 10(1), 16038 (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-73030-2. Arxiv:2002.12665

  • M. Segal, L. Ozery, G. Slor, S. Wagle, T. Ehm, R. Beck, R. Amir, The architectural change of the shell-forming block from linear to V-shaped accelerates micellar disassembly but slows the complete enzymatic degradation of the amphiphiles, Biomacromolecules (2020). Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00882

  • S. Bera, B. Xue, P. Rehak, G. Jacoby, W. Ji, L. Shimon, R. Beck, P.  Král, Y. Cao, E. Gazit, Self-Assembly of Aromatic Amino Acid Enantiomers into Supramolecular Materials of High Rigidity, ACS Nano 14(2), 1694-1706 (2020). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b07307​

  • S. Mondal, V. Basavalingapp, G. Jacoby, L. Shimon, R. Beck, E. Gazit, Functional Coiled-coil like Assembly by Knob-into-Hole Packing of Single Heptad Repeat. ACS Nano 13(11), 12630-12637​ (2019).

  • I. Chakraborty, G. Rahamim, R. Avinery, Y. Roichman, R. Beck. Nanoparticle Mobility over a Surface as a Probe for Weak Transient Disordered Peptide-Peptide Interactions. Nano Letters 19(9), 96524-6534 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02764

  • S. Bera, S. Mondal, Y. Tang, G. Jacoby, E. Arad, T. Guterman, R. Jelinek, R. Beck, G. Wei, E. Gazit, Deciphering the Rules for Amino Acid Co-Assembly Based on Interlayer Distances, ACS Nano 13(2), 1703-1712 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b0777510


  • S. Mondal, G. Jacoby, M. Sawaya, Z. Arnon, L. Adler-Abramovich, P. Rehak, L. Vuković, L. Shimon, Linda; P. Král, R. Beck, E. Gazit, Transition of metastable cross-α crystals into cross-β fibrils by β-turn flipping, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141(1), 363-369 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10289

  • H. Greener, A. Vigder, S. Beck, R. Beck, Experiences in improving introductory physics labs, Physics Today 71, 12 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.3960

  • Y. Messica, A. Laser-Azogui, T. Volberg, Y. Elisha, K. Lysakovskaia, R. Eils, E. Gladilin, B. Geiger, R. Beck, The role of vimentin in regulating cell-invasive migration in dense cultures of breast carcinoma cells, Nano Letters 17(11), 6941-6948 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03358. ArXiv: 1710.02684

  • I. Rosenbaum, R. Avinery, A.Harnoy, G. Slor, E. Tirosh, R. Beck, R. Amir, Reversible dimerization of polymeric amphiphiles acts as a molecular switch of enzymatic degradability, Biomacromolecules 18(10), 3457-3468 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01150

  • G. Abramov, R. Shaharabani, O. Morag, R. Avinery, A. Haimovich, I. Oz, Inbal, R. Beck, A. Goldbourt, Structural effects of single mutations in a filamentous viral capsid across multiple length scales, Biomacromolecules 18(8), 2258–2266 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00125


  • A. Harnoy, M. Buzhor, E. Tirosh, R. Shaharabani, R. Beck, R. Amir, A modular synthetic approach for adjusting the disassembly rates of enzyme-responsive polymeric micelles, Biomacromolecules 18(4), 1218-1228 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b01906

  • M. Segal, R. Avinery, M. Buzhor, R. Shaharabani, A. Harnoy, E. Tirosh, R. Beck, R. Amir, Molecular precision and enzymatic degradation: from readily to undegradable polymeric micelles by minor structural changes, Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(2), 803-810 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10624

  • S. Mondal, M. Varenik, D. Bloch, Y. Atsmon-Raz, G. Jacoby, L. Adler-Abramovich, L. Shimon, R. Beck, Y. Miller, O. Regev, E. Gazit, A minimal length rigid helical peptide motif allows rational design of modular surfactants, Nature Communication 8, 14018 (2017). DOI:10.1038/ncomms14018



  • T. Guterman, M. Kornreich, A. Stern, L. Adler-Abramovich, D. Porath, R. Beck, L. Shimon, E. Gazit, Formation of Bacterial Pilus-Like Nanofibers by Designed Minimalistic Self-Assembling Peptides, Nature Communication 7, 13482 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13482

  • I. M. Storm, M. Kornreich, I. K. Voets, R. Beck, R. de Vries, M. A. Cohen Stuart, F. Leermakers, Loss of Bottlebrush Stiffness due to Free Polymers, Soft Matter 12, 8004-8014 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01227B 

  • M. Kornreich, E. Malka Gibor, B. Zuker, A. Laser Azogui, R. Beck, Neurofilaments function as shock absorbers: compression response arising from disordered proteins, Physical Review Letters 117, 148101 (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.148101. ArXiv:1609.01142. Editor’s Suggestions. Featured in Physics. 



  • M. Kornreich, E. Malka-Gibor, A. Laser-Azogui, O. Doron, H. Herrmann, R. Beck, Composite bottlebrush mechanics: α-Internexin fine-tunes neurofilament network properties. Soft Matter 11, 5839-5849 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00662G

  • S. Pregent, A. Lichtenstein, R. Avinery, A. Laser-Azogui, F. Patolsky, R. Beck, Probing the interactions of intrinsically disordered proteins using nanoparticle tags. Nano Letters 15(5), 3080–3087(2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00073.

  • M. Pellach, Y. Atsmon-Raz, E. Simonovsky, H. Gottlieb, G. Jacoby, R. Beck, L. Adler-Abramovich, Y. Miller, E. Gazit, Spontaneous structural transition in phospholipid-inspired aromatic phosphopeptide nanostructures, ACS Nano 9(14), 4085-4095 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00133

  • G. Jacoby, K. Cohen, K. Barkan, Y. Talmon, D. Peer, R. Beck, Metastability in lipid based particles exhibits temporally deterministic and controllable behavior. Scientific Reports 5, 9481 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep09481 

  • I. Rosenbaum, A. Harnoy, E. Tirosh, M. Buzhor, M. Segal, L. Frid, R. Shaharabani, R. Avinery, R. Beck, R. Amir, Encapsulation and covalent binding of molecular payload in enzymatically activated micellar nanocarriers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137(6), 2276-2284 (2015), DOI: 10.1021/ja510085s


  • A.J. Harnoy, I. Rosenbaum ,E. Tirosh, Y. Ebenstein ,R. Shaharabani , R. Beck ,R. J. Amir, Enzyme-Responsive Amphiphilic PEG-dendron Hybrids and their Assembly into Smart Micellar Nanocarriers, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(16), 5872-5875 (2014), DOI: 10.1021/ja413036q Spotlighted on recent JACS publication 



  • R. Beck, J. Deek, C.R. Safinya, Structures and interactions in 'bottlebrush' Neurofilaments: the role of charged disordered proteins in forming hydrogel networks, Biochemical Society Transactions 40(5), 1027-1031 (2012), PMID: 22988859

  • R. Beck, M.C. Choi, J. Deek, T. Ikawa, O. Watanabe, E. Frey, P. Pincus, C.R. Safinya, Unconventional Salt  Trend from Soft to Stiff in Single Neurofilament Biopolymers, Langmuir 26, 18595-18599 (2010), PMID: 21082794

  • R. Beck, J. Deek, J.B. Jones, C.R. Safinya, Gel Expanded to Gel Condensed Transition in Neurofilament Networks revealed by Direct Force Measurements, Nature Materials 9, 40-46 (2010), PMID:19915555


  • H. Hesse, R. Beck, C. Ding,  J.B. Jones, J. Deek,  N.C. MacDonald, Y. Li, C.R. Safinya, Direct imaging of aligned neurofilament networks assembled using in-situ dialysis in microchannels, Langmuir 24, 8397-8401 (2008), PMID: 18336050

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