Highlights Archive

Highlights Archive

2014-2015

High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells
High performance and mechanically-robust crystalline perovskite solar cells were fabricated on flexible substrates by ultrasonic spray-coating (USC) and pulsed photonic curing processes. “High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells by Using a Combination of Ultrasonic Spray-Coating and Low Thermal Budget Photonic Curing” (highlight slide) Das et al., ACS Photonics(2015) | DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00119 
A layered, environmentally friendly material (CuInP2S6) demonstrated to be polar at room temperature
Scanning probe techniques provide the first direct evidence for built-in electric fields in the 2D material, CuInP2S6. “CuInP2S6 - Room Temperature Layered Ferroelectric” (highlight slide) Belianinov et al., Nano Lett. (2015) | DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00491 
Quadrupling the Activity of Core-Shell Catalyst Particles 
Electron microscopy reveals that lattice distortions in Pd-Pt core-shell catalyst particles lead to four- to eight-fold enhancements in activity for oxygen reduction. “Palladium-platinum core-shell icosahedra with substantially enhanced activity and durability toward oxygen reduction” (highlight slide) Wang et al., Nat. Commun. (2015) | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8594
Calculations Reveal the Nature of Exotic Electron Pairing States in an Iron-based Superconductor
Microscopic calculations of an iron-based superconductor demonstrate that exotic eta-pairs with finite center of mass momentum contribute to the superconducting condensate with even parity and time reversal symmetry. “Glide-Plane Symmetry and Superconducting Gap Structure of Iron-Based Superconductors” (highlight slide) Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015) | DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.107002 
Control of composition and strain leads to useful properties in an environmentally friendly silicide
Metastable α-FeSi2, a phase with useful ferromagnetic and transport properties, was epitaxially stabilized as a thin film on silicon.  Density functional calculations describe the unusual electronic structure. “Ferromagnetism and Nonmetallic Transport of Thin-Film α-FeSi2: A Stabilized Metastable Material” (highlight slide) Cao et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015) | DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.147202 
Tiny changes have huge impact – switching a material’s magnetic strength with a voltage
By applying a tiny electric field at room temperature to an oxide crystal, the magnetic properties of a coating (FeRh film) on this crystal can be switched, demonstrating a new, giant electro-resistance effect. “Large resistivity modulation in mixed-phase metallic systems” (highlight slide) Lee, et al., Nat. Commun. (2015) | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6959
In-situ Environment Shines Light and Neutrons on Structure–Function Evolution of Polymers
A unique environmental chamber enables a new level of manipulation of polymers in solution and in thin films, and used it to explore structure and function of materials while they were being made (“in situ”). “Controlling Molecular Ordering in Solution-State Conjugated Polymers” Zhu et. al., Nanoscale (2015) | DOI: 10.1039/c5nr02037a and “Peculiarity of Two Thermodynamically-Stable Morphologies and Their Impact on the Efficiency of Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells” (highlight slide) Herath, et al., Scientific Reports (2015) |DOI:10.1038/srep13407 
Nanotextured Micropillars Accelerate Ice/Water Removal from Surfaces for Heat Exchangers
Superhydrophobic surfaces consisting of nano-textured micropillars induce sideways jumping of water droplets, which can rapidly remove water condensate from the surface in a “chain reaction”. “Self-Propelled Sweeping Removal of Dropwise Condensate” (highlight slide) Qu, et al., App. Phys. Lett. (2015) | DOI: 10.1063/1.4921923 
New chemistry for graphene 
Theoretical simulations identify a tunable and new type of chemical bonding in graphene-based materials. “Nitrogen-Doping Enables Covalent-Like π−π Bonding between Graphenes” (highlight slide) Tian, et al., Nano Lett. (2015) | DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01940 
Exquisite Control During Growth to Create Complex Oxide Microstructures
A robust solution-phase process to synthesize complex silica and silica–titania hybrid microstructures was developed to build complex hybrid structures. "Step-by-Step Growth of Complex Oxide Microstructures" (highlight slide) Datskos, et al.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2015)DOI: 10.1002/anie.201503777 
Activating Grain Boundaries in Perovskite Solar Cells 
A new morphology for perovskite solar cells was realized that activates vertical grain boundaries between single-crystalline grains to enhance the collection and transport of photogenerated charges. “Perovskite Solar Cells with Near 100% Internal Quantum Efficiency Based on Large Single Crystalline Grains and Vertical Bulk Heterojunctions” (highlight slide) B. Yang et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2015) | DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03144

 

Computations Shine Light on a Single-Layer Sheet of Zinc Selenide
Computer simulations identify a unique sheet of zinc selenide (ZnSe) composed of a three atom thick single-layer that has a large enhancement of the electronic band gap.
“A Novel and Functional Single-Layer Sheet of ZnSe” (highlight slide)
J. Zhou et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2015) | DOI:10.1021/am505655m
Heat flow between a tip and a surface depends on atomic scale properties of the surface
Tuning the electronic properties of a surface increases the thermally induced voltage between a sharp tip and a clean surface ten-fold.
“Surface-State Enhancement of Tunneling Thermopower on the Ag(111) Surface” (highlight slide)
P. Maksymovych et al., ACS Nano (2015) | DOI:10.1021/nn506123g
Tuning friction at the nanoscale
Electrically-induced condensation of lubricant (water) from air controls friction of surfaces.
“Nanoscale Lubrication of Ionic Surfaces Controlled via Strong Electric Field” (highlight slide)
E. Stelcov et al., Scientific Reports (2015) | DOI: 10.1038/srep08049
Untangling How Crystals Stack
Bilayers of GaSe were grown directly onto transmission electron microscopy grids. This made it possible to study how two layers stack, such as to understand the importance and consequences of van der Waals interactions.
"Revealing the Preferred Interlayer Orientations and Stackings of Two-Dimensional Bilayer Gallium Selenide Crystals" (highlight slide)
X. Li et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2015) | DOI:10.1002/anie.201409743 
“Googling” the Wealth of Information Available from Microscopy
A “general mode” of atomic force microscopy is introduced, in which all of the data describing the motion of the tip is collected. This enables a more un-biased, thorough analysis of the data after it has been collected. The use of a supercomputer (Titan) make such analysis possible in real time.
"Complete information acquisition in dynamic force microscopy" (highlight slide)
A. Belianinov et al., Nat. Commun. (2015) | DOI:10.1038/ncomms7550
Watching what happens in an operating battery, at the nanoscale
A new microscopy technique (in situ electrochemical scanning transmission electron microscopy, or in situ ec-S/TEM) allows scientists to observe how the components of a Li-ion battery change while the battery is used.
"Nanoscale Imaging of Fundamental Li Battery Chemistry: Solid-Electrolyte Interphase Formation and Preferential Growth of Lithium Metal Nanoclusters" (highlight slide)
R. L. Sacci et al., Nano Lett(2015)  | DOI: 10.1021/nl5048626
Controlling Leidenfrost Droplets Directionality by Tuning the Height of the Surface Features  
Directionality of a Leidenfrost droplet can be controlled by varying the height and the length scale of the surface features. 
“Length Scale of Leidenfrost Ratchet Switches Droplet Directionality” (highlight slide)
R.L. Agapov et al., Nanoscale (2014) | DOI: 10.1039/C4NR02362E
Big-Data Approach to Surface Diffraction Data for Film Growth 
Multivariate statistical analysis is applied to surface electron diffraction data to unravel hidden epitaxial film growth processes.
“Big-data Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction Analysis for Understanding Epitaxial Film Growth Processes” (highlight slide)
R. K. Vasudevan et al.ACS Nano (2014) | DOI: 10.1021/nn504730n
Ion Transport and Softening in a Polymerized Ionic Liquid 
The Dissociation of ions resulting from the presence of an applied electric field leads to novel engagement between conductivity and structural properties for polymerized ionic liquids.
“Ion transport and softening in a polymerized ionic liquid” (highlight slide)
R. Kumar et al.Nanoscale (2014) | DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05491a
A Glimpse into the Formation of a Molecular Bottlebrush During Polymerization Reactions
Chemical building blocks are joined together as part of a complicated chemical synthesis while experimentally and computationally observing the process that underwent three conformational changes to produce a complex “bottlebrush” shape.
“Structural Evolution of Poly(lactide) Molecular Bottlebrushes” (highlight slide)
S-K. Ahn et al., ACS Macro Letters (2014) | DOI: 10.1021/mz5003454
Super Stable Ceramic Opens New Horizons for High-Energy Lithium Batteries
An excellent stability of the lithium ion conducting ceramic electrolyte Li7La3Zr2O12 in neutral and strong basic aqueous solutions is observed. The identification of such electrolyte materials with excellent stability across a wide pH range speeds the advent of batteries that exceed conventional lithium-ion technology in both energy density and operating life.
“Excellent Stability of a Li-Ion-Conducting Solid Electrolyte upon Reversible Li+/H+ Exchange in Aqueous Solutions” (highlight slide
C. Ma et al., Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2014) | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408124
Arbitrary Rotation of Bits Creates New Options for Data Storage
The presence of small nanoscale domains makes it possible to rotate the ferroelectric polarization of a thin film in an arbitrary, but deterministic, direction. Controlled manipulation of polarization to any angle allows increased information densities for ferroelectric memory devices.
“Deterministic arbitrary switching of polarization in a ferroelectric thin film” (highlight slide)
R.K. Vasudevan et al.Nat. Commun. (2014) | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5971

 

Confined Nanoparticle Evaporation: Creating Patterned 2D Metal Chalcogenides
The confined evaporation of laser-deposited nanoparticles enables the synthesis of large-area 2D metal chalcogenide crystals in pre-patterned locations. This approach overcomes processing roadblocks that have hindered the scalable growth and pattering of such materials for optoelectronic and energy related applications.
“Digital Transfer Growth of Patterned 2D Metal Chalcogenides by Confined Nanoparticle Evaporation” (highlight slide)
M. Mahjouri-Samani et al.ACS Nano (2014) | DOI: 10.1021/nn5048124

 

Little Chemical Additive Makes Big Difference to Efficiency of Plastic Solar Cells 
A common additive helps organize molecules during drying to self-assemble thin films for organic solar cells and improve their power-conversion efficiency. The ability to control ordering of molecules and segregation of chemical phases in solar materials may increase production of electricity from sunlight and lower solar-energy costs.
“Understanding how processing additives tune the nanoscale morphology of high efficiency  organic photovoltaic blends: From casting solution to spun-cast thin film” (highlight slide)
M. Shao et al., Advanced Functional Materials (2014) | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401547
Understanding Chemical and Electronic Distortions on Manganite Surfaces
Scientists mapped chemical and electronic structure at the surface of a manganite thin film and identified deviations from ideal structure. Atomic-resolution mapping will aid investigations of materials promising for energy applications, such as solid-oxide fuel cells.
“Chemically induced Jahn-Teller ordering on manganite surfaces” (highlight slide)
Z. Gai et al.Nat. Commun. (2014) | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5528

2003-2014

 

Title Authors Journal Publication Date  
         
Complex interplay yields a novel data-storage approach Anton V. Ievlev, Anna N. Morozovska, Eugene A. Eliseev, Vladimir Ya Shur, Sergei V. Kalinin

Nature Communications

DOI:10.1038/ncomms5545

July 2014

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Deep Data Analysis of Conductive Phenomena on Complex Oxide Interfaces: Physics from Data Mining Evgheni Strelcov, Alexei Belianinov, Ying-Hui Hsieh, Stephen Jesse, Arthur P. Baddorf, Ying-Hao Chu, and Sergei V. Kalinin ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/nn502029b

May 2014

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In-situ Fabrication of Ultrathin Metallic Nanowires from 
Semiconducting Monolayers
J. Lin, O. Cretu, W. Zhou,  K. Suenaga, D. Prasai, K. I. Bolotin, N. Thanh Cuong, M. Otani, S. Okada, A. R. Lupini, J-C. Idrobo, D. Caudel, A. Burger, N.l J. Ghimire, J. Yan, D. G. Mandrus,  S. J. Pennycook, S. T. Pantelides  Nature Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.201481
September 2014
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In-situ Fabrication of Ultrathin Metallic Nanowires from Semiconducting Monolayers
Conformational Electroresistance and Hysteresis in Nanoclusters X.-G. Li, X.-G. Zhang, and H.-P. Cheng Nano Lett.
DOI: 10.1021/nl5014458
September 2014
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Conformational Electroresistance and Hysteresis in Nanoclusters
Microscopic Origin of Enhanced Short Circuit Current and Open-Circuit Voltage in CdTe Solar Cells J. Poplawsky, N. Paudel, C. Li, C. Parish, D. Leonard, Y. Yan, and S. Pennycook Advanced Energy Materials  
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400454
September 2014
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Microscopic Origin of Enhanced Short Circuit Current and Open-Circuit Voltage in CdTe Solar Cells
Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers on Oil-Infused Surfaces J.B. Boreyko, G. Polizos, P. Datskos, S.A. Sarles, C.P. Collier Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400381111
June 2014
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Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers on Oil-Infused Surfaces
Ozonated Graphene Oxide Film as a Proton-Exchange Membrane W. Gao, G. Wu, M.T. Janicke, D.A. Cullen, R, Mukundan, J.K. Baldwin, E.L. Brosha, C. Galande, P.M. Ajayan, K.L. More, A.M. Dattelbaum, P. Zelenay Angewandte Chemie 
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201310908
June 2014
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Ozonated Graphene Oxide Film as a Proton-Exchange Membrane
Selective Ionic Transport through Tunable Subnanometer Pores in Single-Layer Graphene Membranes S. C. O’Hern, M. S. H. Boutilier, J-C. Idrobo, Y. Song, J. Kong, T. Laoui, M. Atieh, R. Karnik Nano Lett.
DOI: 10.1021/nl404118f
May 2014
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Selective Ionic Transport through Tunable Subnanometer Pores in Single-Layer Graphene Membranes
A Bi-functional Electrolyte Design for Long Lasting Batteries E. Rangasamy, J. Li, G. Sahu, N. J.  Dudney,  and C. Liang J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 
DOI: 10.1021/ja5026358
May 2014
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A Bi-functional Electrolyte Design for Long Lasting Batteries
Revealing the Atomistic Origin of Grain-boundary Resistance in Li-ion-conducting Solid Electrolytes C. Ma, K. Chen, C. Liang, C-W Nan, R. Ishikawa, K. More, M. Chi Energy & Environmental Science 
DOI: 10.1039/c4ee00382a 
April 2014
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Revealing the Atomistic Origin of Grain-boundary Resistance in Li-ion-conducting Solid Electrolytes
Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Patch Size Affects Growth Factor Expression E. Vargis, C.B. Peterson, J.L. Morrell-Falvey, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier Biomaterials March 2014
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Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Patch Size Affects Growth Factor Expression
The surface assembly of metal nanoparticles using non-linear interactions in nanofabricated fluids J. D. Fowlkes,  N. A. Roberts, Y. Wu, J. A. Diez, A. G. Gonzalez, C. Hartnett, K. Mahady, S. Afkhami, L. Kondic, P. D. Rack Nano Lett. 
DOI: 10.1021/n404128d
March 2014
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The surface assembly of metal nanoparticles using non-linear interactions in nanofabricated fluids
Energy Gap Induced by Friedel Oscillations Manifested as Transport Asymmetry at Monolayer-Bilayer Graphene Boundaries K. W. Clark, X.-G. Zhang, G. Gu, J. Park, G. He, R. M. Feenstra, A.-P. Li Phys. Rev. X
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.4.011021
March 2014
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Energy Gap Induced by Friedel Oscillations Manifested as Transport Asymmetry at Monolayer-Bilayer Graphene Boundaries
Understanding the origin of high-rate intercalation pseudocapacitance in Nb2O5crystals A. Lubimtsev, P. R. C. Kent, B. G. Sumpter, P. Ganesh J. Mater. Chem. A 
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA13316H
March 2014
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Understanding the origin of high-rate intercalation pseudocapacitance in Nb2O5 crystals
Asymmetric Wettability of Nanostructures Directs Leidenfrost Droplets R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, N.V. Lavrik ACS Nano 
DOI: 10.1021/nn405585m
March 2014
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Asymmetric Wettability of Nanostructures Directs Leidenfrost Droplets
Heteroepitaxial Growth of Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Templated by Graphene Edges

 

L. Liu, J. Park, D. A. Siegel, K. F. McCarty, K. C. Clark, W. Deng, L. Basile, J. C. Idrobo, A.-P. Li, G. Gu  Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1246137
March 2014
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Heteroepitaxial Growth of Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Templated by Graphene Edges
Isotopic effects of deuteration on the optoelectronic properties of conducting polymers M. Shao, J. Keum, J. Chen, Y. He, W. Chen, J. F. Browning, J. Jakowski, B. G. Sumpter, I. N. Ivanov, Y.-Z. Ma, C. M. Rouleau, S. C. Smith, D. B. Geohegan, K. Hong,  K. Xiao Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4180
March 2014
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Isotopic effects of deuteration on the optoelectronic properties of conducting polymers
New imaging-based chemical analysis of atomic layers Y. Gong, Z. Liu, A. R. Lupini, G. Shi, J. Lin, S. Najmaei, Z. Lin, A. L. Elías, Ay. Berkdemir, G. You, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, R. Vajtai, S. T. Pantelides, S. J. Pennycook, J. Lou, W. Zhou, P. M. Ajayan Nano Letters

February 2014
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New imaging-based chemical analysis of atomic layers
Direct Imaging of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Growth with In Situ Electrochemical TEM

 

R.L. Sacci, N.J. Dudney, K.L. More, L.R. Parent, I. Arslan, N.D. Browning, R.R. Unocic Chemical Communications 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49029G

February 2014
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Direct Imaging of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Growth with In Situ Electrochemical TEM
Thermotropic Phase Boundaries in Classic Ferroelectrics T. T. A. Lummen, Y. Gu, J. Wang, S. Lei, F. Xue, A. Kumar, A. T. Barnes, E. Barnes, S. Denev, A. Belianinov, M. V. Holt, A. N. Morozovska, S. V. Kalinin, L.-Q. Chen, V. Gopalan Nature Communications 
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4172

January 2014
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Thermotropic Phase Boundaries in Classic Ferroelectrics
Solvent-type-dependent polymorphism and charge transport in a long fused-ring organic semiconductor J. Chen, M. Shao, K. Xiao, A. J. Rondinone, Y-L. Loo, P. R. C. Kent, B. G. Sumpter, D. Li, J. K. Keum, P. J. Diemer, J. E. Anthony, O. D. Jurchescu, J. Huang Nanoscale 
DOI: 10.1039/c3nr04341j

October 2013
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Solvent-type-dependent polymorphism and charge transport in a long fused-ring organic semiconductor
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing A.V. Ievlev, S. Jesse, A.N. Morozovska, E. Strelcov, E. A. Eliseev, Y. V. Pershin, A. Kumar, V. Ya. Shur, S. V. Kalinin Nature Physics 
DOI: 10.1038/nphys2796

November 2013
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Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
Pd Nanowires with Unique “Wavy” Morphology Leads to Enhanced Activity for Formic Acid Oxidation Y. Wang, S. Choi, X. Zhao, S. Xie, H.-C. Peng, M. Chi, C. Z. Huang, and Y. Xia Advanced Functional Materials 
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201302339

November 2013
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Pd Nanowires with Unique “Wavy” Morphology Leads to Enhanced Activity for Formic Acid Oxidation
Realization of an All-Dielectric Zero-Index Optical Metamaterial P. Moitra, Y. Yang,   Z. Anderson, I. Kravchenko, D. B.Briggs, J. Valentine Nature Photonics

November 2013
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Realization of an All-Dielectric Zero-Index Optical Metamaterial
Casimir Forces On A Silicon Micromechanical Chip J. Zou, Z. Marcet, A. W. Rodriguez, M. T. H. Reid, A. P. McCauley, I. I. Kravchenko, T. Lu, Y. Bao, S. G. Johnson, H. B. Chan Nature Communications 4, 1845 

November 2013
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Casimir Forces On A Silicon Micromechanical Chip
Spin-Resolved Self-Doping Tunes the Intrinsic Half-Metallicity of AlN Nanoribbons A. Lopez-Bezanilla, P. Ganesh, P. R. C Kent, B. G. Sumpter Nano Res.
DOI: 10.1007/s12274-013-0371-1

November 2013
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Spin-Resolved Self-Doping Tunes the Intrinsic Half-Metallicity of AlN Nanoribbons
Polaronic transport and current blockades in epitaxial silicide nanowires and nanowire arrays V. Iancu, X.-G. Zhang, T.-H. Kim, L. D. Menard, P. R. C. Kent, M. E. Woodson, J. M. Ramsey, A.-P. Li, H. H. Weitering Nano Lett.
DOI: 10.1021/nl401574c

November 2013
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Polaronic transport and current blockades in epitaxial silicide nanowires and nanowire arrays
Persistent Surface Metal-Insulator Transition on a Nonstoichiometric Manganite Film Paul C. Snijders, Min Gao, Hangwen Guo, Guixin Cao, Wolter Siemons, Hongjun Gao, Thomas Z. Ward, Jian Shen, and Zheng Gai Nanoscale
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02343E

November 2013
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Persistent Surface Metal-Insulator Transition on a Nonstoichiometric Manganite Film
Probing Nanoscale Ionic Dynamics in Functional Oxides E. Strelcov, Y. Kim, S. Jesse, Y. Cao, I. N. Ivanov, I. I. Kravchenko, C.-H. Wang, Y.-C. Teng, L.-Q. Chen, Y. H. Chu, S. V. Kalinin Nano Lett.
DOI:10.1021/nl400780d

November 2013
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Probing Nanoscale Ionic Dynamics in Functional Oxides
Space- and Time-Resolved Mapping of Ion Dynamics E. Strelcov, S. Jesse, Y.-L. Huang, Y.-C. Teng, I. I. Kravchenko, Y.-H. Chu, S. V. Kalinin ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/nn4017873

November 2013
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Space- and Time-Resolved Mapping of Ion Dynamics

Investigation of Oxygen ing-TiAl Phases by Laser-Pulsed Atom Probe Tomography

CNMS Industrial Highlight

 

October 2013
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Investigation of Oxygen in g-TiAl Phases by Laser-Pulsed Atom Probe Tomography

Ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride coatings impart exceptional oxidation-resistance at temperatures up to 1100°C

Z. Liu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, L. Ma, J. Yu, J. C. Idrobo, J. Jung, A. H. MacDonald, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, and P. M. Ajayan

Nature Communications 
DOI: 10:1038/ncomms3541

 

October 2013
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Ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride coatings impart exceptional oxidation-resistance at temperatures up to 1100°C

Ferroelectric Switching of BaTiO3 Without Bottom Electrodes

C.  Dubourdieu, J. Bruley, T.M. Arruda, A. Posadas, J. Jordan-Sweet, M. M. Frank, E. Cartier, D. J.  Frank, S. V. Kalinin, A. Demdov, V. Narayanan

Nature Nanotech.  8, 748

 

October 2013
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Ferroelectric Switching of BaTiO3 Without Bottom Electrodes

CNMS Operations/ESH Highlights

October 2013
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Spatially Resolved Mapping of Electrical Conductivity across Individual Domain (Grain) Boundaries in Graphene

Kendal W. Clark, X.-G. Zhang, Ivan V. Vlassiouk, Guowei He, Randall M. Feenstra, and An-Ping Li

ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/nn403056k

August 2013
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Spatially Resolved Mapping of Electrical Conductivity across Individual Domain (Grain) Boundaries in Graphene

Real-Time Optical Diagnostics of Rapid Graphene Growth

A. A. Puretzky, D. B. Geohegan, S. Pannala, C. M. Rouleau, M. Regmi, N. Thonnard, and G. Eres

Nanoscale 
DOI:10.1039/c3nr01436c

July 2013
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Real-Time Optical Diagnostics of Rapid Graphene Growth

Atomic-Scale Mapping of Thermoeletric Power on Graphene: Role of defects and Boundaries

J. Park, G. He, R. M. Feenstra, and A.-P Li

Nano Lett
DOI: 10.1021/nl401473j Highlighted in Nature Nanotech. DOI:10.1038/nnano.2013.138

July 2013
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 Role of defects and Boundaries

Sulfur-Rich Cathode Materials for High-Energy Batteries

Zhan Lin, Zengcai Liu, Wujun Fu, Nancy J. Dudney, and Chengdu Liang

Chemie-International Edition 
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201300680

July 2013
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Sulfur-Rich Cathode Materials for High-Energy Batteries

Room Temperature Tunneling Behaviors of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Functionalized with Gold Quantum Dots

C. H. Lee, S. Y. Qin, M. A. Savaikar, J. Wang, B. Hao, D. Zhang, D. Banyai, J. A. Jaszczak, K. W. Clark, J.-C. Idrobo, A.-P, Li, and Y. K. Yap

Adv. Mater.
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201301339

July 2013
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Room Temperature Tunneling Behaviors of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Functionalized with Gold Quantum Dots

Self-Organized and Cu-Coordinated surface Linear Polymerization

Qing Li, Jonathan R. Owens, Chengbo Han, Bobby G. Sumpter, Wenchang Lu, Jerzy Bernholc, V. Meunier, Peter Maksymovych, Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera, and Minghu Pan

Nature Sci. Rep. 
DOI:10.1038/srep02102

July 2013
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Self-Organized and Cu-Coordinated surface Linear Polymerization

Highly Responsive Ultrathin GaS Nanosheet Photodetectors on Rigid and Flexible Substrates

P. A. Hu, L. Wang, M. Yoon, J. Zhang, W. Feng, X. Wang, Z. Wen, J. C. Idrobo, Y. Miyamoto, D. B. Geohegan, and K. Xiao

Nano Letters 
DOI: 10.1021/nl400107k

June 2013
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Highly Responsive Ultrathin GaS Nanosheet Photodetectors on Rigid and Flexible Substrates

Evaporation-Induced Buckling and Fission of Microscale Droplet Interface Bilayers

J. B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatom, S. A. Saries, S. T. Retterer, C. P. Collier

J. Am. Chem. Soc.
DOI:10.1021/ja4019435

June 2013
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Evaporation-Induced Buckling and Fission of Microscale Droplet Interface Bilayers

Surface-Induced Orientation Control of CuPc Molecules for the Epitaxial Growth of Highly Ordered Organic Crystals on Graphene

K. Xiao, W. Deng, J. K. Keum, M. Yoon, I. V. Vlassiouk, K. W. Clark, A. P. Li, I. I. Kravchenko, G. Gu, E. A. Payzant, B. G. Sumpter, S. C. Smith, J. F. Browning, D. B. Geohegan

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 
DOI: 10.1021/ja3125096

April 2013
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Surface-Induced Orientation Control of CuPc Molecules for the Epitaxial Growth of Highly Ordered Organic Crystals on Graphene

Nanometer-Scale Mapping of Irreversible Processes on Solid Li-Ion Electrolytes

A. Kumar, T. M. Arruda, A. Tselev, I. N. Ivanov, J. S. Lawton, T. A. Zawodzinski, O. Butyaev, S. Zayats, S. Jesse, and S. V. Kalinin

Nature Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep01621

April 2013
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Nanometer-Scale Mapping of Irreversible Processes on Solid Li-Ion Electrolytes

Spontaneous Wrinkling in Functional Polymer Thin Films

M. Ramanathan, B. S. Lokitz, J. M. Messman, C. M. Stafford, S. M. Kilbey

J. Mater. Chem. C,1, 2097

April 2013
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Spontaneous Wrinkling in Functional Polymer Thin Films

On-Demand Generation of Aqueous Two-Phase Microdroplets with Reversible Phase Transitions

J. B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatom, S. T. Retterer, and C. P. Collier

Lab Chip
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April 2013
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On-Demand Generation of Aqueous Two-Phase Microdroplets with Reversible Phase Transitions

Controlled Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Nanostructures via a “Silica-Assisted” Strategy

Z.-A. Qiao, B. Guo, A. J. Binder, J. Chen, G. M. Veith, and S. Dai

Nano Lett 13, 207-212

April 2013
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Controlled Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Nanostructures via a “Silica-Assisted” Strategy

Manipulating Interfaces through Surface Confinement of Poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-block-poly(vinyldimethylazlactone) (PGMA-b-PVDMA), a Dually Reactive Block Copolymer

B. S. Lokitz, J. Wei, J. P. Hinestrosa, I. Ivanov, J. F. Browning, J. F. Ankner, S. M. Kilbey II, and J. M. Messman

Macromolecules 45, 6438 (2012)

April 2013
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Manipulating Interfaces through Surface Confinement of Poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-block-poly(vinyldimethylazlactone) (PGMA-<em>b</em>-PVDMA), 
	        a Dually Reactive Block Copolymer

High Performance Solid Lithium Electrolyte

Z. Liu, W. Fu, A. Payzant, X. Yu, Z. Wu, N. Dudney, J. Kiggans, K. Hong, A. Rondinone, and C. Liang

JACS135, 975

April 2013
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High Performance Solid Lithium Electrolyte

A Core-Shell Nanostructure for High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Zhan Lin, Zengcai Liu, Nancy J. Dudney, and Chengdu Liang

ACS Nano
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March 2013
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A Core-Shell Nanostructure for High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

12th International Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM)

March 2013
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12th International Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM)

Functionalized Few-Layer Graphene as a Metal-Free Catalyst

V. Schwartz, W. Fu, Y. Tsai, H. M. Meyer III, A. J. Rondinone, J. Chen, Z. Wu, S. H. Overbury, and C. Liang

ChemSusChem (2012)

March 2013
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Functionalized Few-Layer Graphene as a Metal-Free Catalyst

Delayed Frost Growth on Jumping-Drop Superhydrophobic Surfaces

J.B. Boreyko, and C.P. Collier

ACS Nano.
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February 2013
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Delayed Frost Growth on Jumping-Drop Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Doping-Based Stabilization of the M2 Phase in Free-Standing VO2Nanostructures at Room Temperature

E. Strelcov, A. Tselev, I. Ivanov, J. D. Budai, J. Zhang, J. Z. Tischler, I. Kravchenko, S. V. Kalinin, and A. Kolmakov

Nano Letters 2012 12 (12), 6198-6205

February 2013
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Doping-Based Stabilization of the M2 Phase in Free-Standing VO<sub>2</sub> Nanostructures at Room Temperature

Single-Molecule Mobility in Confined and Crowded Chambers

J.D. Fowlkes, and C.P. Collier

Lab Chip.
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January 2013
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Single-Molecule Mobility in Confined and Crowded Chambers

High Purity Direct-Write Nanoscale Fabrication

J.D. Fowlkes, N.A. Roberts and P.D. Rack

Nanoscale 5, 408

January 2013
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High Purity Direct-Write Nanoscale Fabrication

A Water-Soluble Polythiophene for ‘Green’ Organic Electronics

M. Shao, Y. He, K. Hong, C. M. Rouleau, D. B. Geohegan, and K. Xiao

Polym. Chem.,
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January 2013
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A Water-Soluble Polythiophene for ‘Green’ Organic Electronics

High-Temperature Transformation of Fe-Decorated Single-Wall Carbon Nanohorns to Nanooysters: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study

K. R. S. Chandrakumar, J. D. Readle, C. Rouleau, A. Puretzky, D. B. Geohegan, K. More, V. Krishnan, M. Tian, G. Duscher, B. G. Sumpter, S. Irle, and K. Morokuma

Nanoscale.
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January 2013
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 A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study

An Endogenous Accelerator for Viral Gene Expression Confers a Fitness Advantage

M. W. Teng, C. Bolovan-Fritts, R. D. Dar, A. Womack, M. L. Simpson, T. Shenk, and L. S. Weinberger

Cell 151,1569 (2012)

December, 2012
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An Endogenous Accelerator for Viral Gene Expression Confers a Fitness Advantage

Spatiotemporal Parallel Assembly of Metallic Wires and Particles

J.D. Fowlkes, L. Kondic, J.A. Diez, A. G. Gonzalez, Y. Wu, N.A. Roberts, C.E. McCold, and P.D. Rack

Nanoscale
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December, 2012
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Spatiotemporal Parallel Assembly of Metallic Wires and Particles

N-doped Graphene: Beyond Single Substitution for Enhanced Molecular Sensing

R. Lv, Q. Li, A. R. Botello-Méndez, T. Hayashi, B. Wang, A. Berkdemir, Q. Hao, A. L. Elías1, R. Cruz-Silva, H. R. Gutiérrez, Y. A. Kim, H. Muramatsu, J. Zhu, M. Endo, H. Terrones, J. Charlier, M. Pan, and M. Terrones

Nature Scientific Reports2,586(2012)

November, 2012
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 Beyond Single Substitution for Enhanced Molecular Sensing

In Situ Formation of Pyridyl-Functionalized Poly(3-hexylthiophene)s via Quenching of the Grignard Methathesis Polymerization: Toward Ligands for Semiconductor Quantum Dots

W. Michael Kochemba, Deanna L. Pickel, Bobby G. Sumpter, Jihua Chen, and S. Michael Kilbey

Chem. Mater.
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November, 2012
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 Toward Ligands for Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Noisy Gene Expression Allows Many Genes to Share Few Resources in Cells

R. D. Dar, B. S. Razooky, A. Singh, T. V. Trimeloni, J. M. McCollum, C. D. Cox, M. L. Simpson, and L. S. Weinberger.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.
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November, 2012
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Noisy Gene Expression Allows Many Genes to Share Few Resources in Cells

Electronic Control Over Attachment and Self-Assembly of Alkyne Groups on Gold

Q. Li, C. Han, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, H. Terrones, B. G. Sumpter, W. Lu, J. Bernholc, J. Yi, Z. Gai, A. P. Baddorf, P. Maksymovych, and M. Pan

ACS NANO.
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November, 2012
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Electronic Control Over Attachment and Self-Assembly of Alkyne Groups on Gold

Nanoscale Insight Into Lead-Free Piezoceramics

Robert Dittmer, Wook Jo, Jürgen Rödel, Sergei Kalinin, and Nina Balke

Adv. Funct. Mater.
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September, 2012
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Nanoscale Insight Into Lead-Free Piezoceramics

Theory of Space Charge Limited Currents

Xiaoguang Zhang, and Sokrates T. Pantelides

Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 266602 (2012)

August, 2012
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Theory of Space Charge Limited Currents

A Route to Improving Electron Mobility in Oxide Materials

W. Siemons, M. A. McGuire, V. R. Cooper, M. D. Biegalski, I. N. Ivanov, G. E. Jellison, L. A. Boatner, B. C. Sales, and H. M. Christen

Advanced Materials.
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August, 2012
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A Route to Improving Electron Mobility in Oxide Materials

Imaging of Electromechanical Phenomena in Liquid Environment

N. Balke, S. Jesse, Y. Chu, and S. V. Kalinin

ACS Nano 109,
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August, 2012
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Imaging of Electromechanical Phenomena in Liquid Environment

High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Z. Lin, Z. Liu, W. Fu, N. J. Dudney, and C. Liang

Adv. Funct. Mater.
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June, 2012
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High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Local Detection of Activation Energy for Ionic Transport in Lithium Cobalt Oxide

N. Balke, S. Kalnaus, N. J. Dudney, C. Daniel, S. Jesse, and S. V. Kalinin

Nano Lett.
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June, 2012
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Local Detection of Activation Energy for Ionic Transport in Lithium Cobalt Oxide

Nanostructured Polymers for Bone Repair

L. Cai , J. Chen, A. J. Rondinone, and S. Wang

Advanced Functional Materials, Early View, 
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April, 2012
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Nanostructured Polymers for Bone Repair

Understanding Metal-Directed Growth of Single-Crystal M-TCNQF4 Organic Nanowires

K. Xiao, M. Yoon, A. J. Rondinone, E. A. Payzant, and D. B. Geohegan

Journal of the American Chemical Society
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April, 2012
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Understanding Metal-Directed Growth of Single-Crystal M-TCNQF<sub>4</sub> Organic Nanowires

Covalently Bonded Three-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Solids via Boron-Induced Nanojunctions

D.P. Hashim, N.T. Narayanan, J.M. Romo-Herrera, D.A. Cullen, M.G. Hahm, P. Lezzi, J. R. Suttle, D. Kelkhoff, E. Munoz-Sandoval, S. Ganguli, A.K. Roy, D.J. Smith, R. Vajtai, B.G. Sumpter, V. Meunier, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, and P.M. Ajayan

Nature Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep00363 (2012)

April, 2012
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Covalently Bonded Three-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Solids via Boron-Induced Nanojunctions

Nanoscale Ferroelectricity in Crystalline ϒ Glycine

Alejandro Heredia, Vincent Meunier, Igor K. Bdikin, José Gracio, Nina Balke, Stephen Jesse, Alexander Tselev, Pratul Agarwal, Bobby G. Sumpter, Sergei V. Kalinin, and Andrei L. Kholkin

Adv. Func. Mater.,
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April, 2012
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Nanoscale Ferroelectricity in Crystalline ϒ Glycine

Topographic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Electronic Edge States in CVD Grown Graphene Nanoribbons

Minghu Pan, E. Costa Girão, Xiaoting Jia, Sreekar Bhaviripudi, Qing Li, Jing Kong, V. Meunier, and Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Nano Letters 
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February, 2012
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Topographic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Electronic Edge States in CVD Grown Graphene Nanoribbons

Correlating Electronic Transport to Atomic Structures in Self-Assembled Quantum Wires

Shengyong Qin, Tae-Hwan Kim, Yanning Zhang, Wenjie Ouyang, Hanno H. Weitering, Chih-Kang Shih, Arthur P. Baddorf, Ruqian Wu, and An-Ping Li

Nano Letters
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January, 2012
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Correlating Electronic Transport to Atomic Structures in Self-Assembled Quantum Wires

Expression Optimization and Synthetic Gene Networks in Cell-free Systems

David K. Karig, Sukanya Iyer, Michael L. Simpson, and Mitchel J. Doktycz

Nucleic Acids Research
DOI: 10.1093/nar/GKR1191

December, 2011
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Expression Optimization and Synthetic Gene Networks in Cell-free Systems

Tunable Metallic Conductance in Ferroelectric Nanodomains

Peter Maksymovych, Anna N. Morozovska, Pu Yu, Eugene A. Eliseev, Ying-Hao Chu, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Arthur P. Baddorf, and Sergei V. Kalinin

Nano Letters,
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December, 2011
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Tunable Metallic Conductance in Ferroelectric Nanodomains

Supramolecular Self-Assembly of ∏-conjugated Hydrocarbons via 2D Cooperative CH/∏ Interaction

Qing Li, Chengbo Han, Scott R. Horton, Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera, Bobby G. Sumpter, Wenchang Lu, Jerry Bernholc, Petro Maksymovych, and Minghu Pan

ACS Nano 
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December, 2011
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Supramolecular Self-Assembly of ∏-conjugated Hydrocarbons via 2D Cooperative CH/∏ Interaction

PS-b-P3HT Copolymers as P3HT/PCBM Interfacial Compatibilizers for High Efficiency Photovoltaics

Zhenzhong Sun, Kai Xiao, Jong Keum, Xiang Yu, Kunlun Hong, Jim Browning, Ilia Ivanov, Jihua Chen, Jose Alonzo, Dawen Li, Bobby Sumpter, Andrew Payzant, Christopher Rouleau, and David Geohegan

Advanced Materials,
DOI:10.1002/adma.201103361

November, 2011
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PS-<em>b</em>-P3HT Copolymers as P3HT/PCBM Interfacial Compatibilizers for High Efficiency Photovoltaics

Enhanced Electric Conductivity at Ferroelectric Vortex Cores in BiFeO3

Nina Balke, Benjamin Winchester, Wei Ren, Ying Hao Chu, Anna N. Morozovska, Eugene A. Eliseev, Mark Huijben, Rama K. Vasudevan, Petro Maksymovych, Jason Britson, Stephen Jesse, Igor Kornev, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Laurent Bellaiche, Long Qing Chen, and Sergei V. Kalinin

Nature Physics (2011), AOP

November, 2011
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Enhanced Electric Conductivity at Ferroelectric Vortex Cores in BiFeO<sub>3</sub>

Antioxidant Deactivation on Graphenic Nanocarbon Surfaces

Xinyuan Liu, Sujat Sen, Jingyu Liu, Indrek Kulaots, David Geohegan, Agnes Kane, Alex A. Puretzky, Christopher M. Rouleau, Karren L. More, G. Tayhas R. Palmore, and Robert H. Hurt

Small,
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August, 2011
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Antioxidant Deactivation on Graphenic Nanocarbon Surfaces

Electromechanical Actuation and Current-Induced Metastable States in Suspended Single-Crystalline VO2Nanoplatelets

Alexander Tselev, John D. Budai, Evgheni Strelcov, Jonathan Z. Tischler, Andrei Kolmakov, and Sergei V. Kalinin

Nano Lett.
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August, 2011
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Electromechanical Actuation and Current-Induced Metastable States in Suspended Single-Crystalline VO<sub>2</sub> Nanoplatelets

Measuring oxygen reduction/evolution reactions on the nanoscale

Amit Kumar, Francesco Ciucci, Anna N. Morozokvska, Sergei V. Kalinin, and Stephen Jesse

Nature Chemistry
DOI:10.1038/nchem.1112

August, 2011
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Measuring oxygen reduction/evolution reactions on the nanoscale

Enhanced Performance Consistency in Nanoparticle/TIPS Pentacene-Based Organic Thin Film Transistors

Zhengran He, Kai Xiao, William Durant, Dale K. Hensley, John E. Anthony, Kunlun Hong, S. Michael Kilbey II, Jihua Chen, and Dawen Li

Advanced Functional Materials 
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201002656

July, 2011
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Enhanced Performance Consistency in Nanoparticle/TIPS Pentacene-Based Organic Thin Film Transistors

Micro/nanofabricated environments for synthetic biology

C. Patrick Collier and Michael L. Simpson

Current Opinion in Biotechnology
DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2011.05.002

June, 2011
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Micro/nanofabricated environments for synthetic biology

Low-temperature Exfoliation of Multilayer-Graphene Material from FeCl3 and CH3NO2 Co-intercalated Graphite Compound

Wujun Fu, Jim Kiggans, Steven H. Overbury, Viviane Schwartz, and Chengdu Liang

Chemical Communications 
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10508F

May, 2011
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Low-temperature Exfoliation of Multilayer-Graphene Material from FeCl<sub>3</sub> and CH<sub>3</sub>NO<sub>2</sub> Co-intercalated Graphite Compound

Direct Imprinting of Porous Substrates: A Rapid and Low-Cost Approach for Patterning Porous Nanomaterials

Judson D. Ryckman, Marco Liscidini, J. E. Sipe, and S. M. Weiss

Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/ma102324r

May, 2011
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 A Rapid and Low-Cost Approach for Patterning Porous Nanomaterials

Low-Voltage, Low-Power Organic Light-Emitting Transistors for AMOLED Displays

M. A. McCarthy, B. Liu, E. P. Donoghue, I. Kravchenko, D. Y. Kim, F. So, and A. G. Rinzler

Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.120305

April, 2011
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Low-Voltage, Low-Power Organic Light-Emitting Transistors for AMOLED Displays

Surface domain structures and mesoscopic phase transition in relaxor ferroelectrics

A.L. Kholkin, A. N. Morozovska, D. A. Kiselev, I.K. Bdikin, B.J. Rodriguez, P. Wu, A.A. Bokov, Z.-G. Ye, B. Dkhil, L.-Q. Chen, M. Kosec, S. V. Kalinin

Advanced Functional Materials
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201002582

April, 2011
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Surface domain structures and mesoscopic phase transition in relaxor ferroelectrics

Fluctuations and Correlations in Physical and Biological Nanosystemss

Michael L. Simpson and Peter T. Cummings

ACS Nano
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April, 2011
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Surface domain structures and mesoscopic phase transition in relaxor ferroelectrics

Dynamic Conductivity of Ferroelectric Domain Walls in BiFeO3

Peter Maksymovych, Jan Seidel, Ying Hao Chu, Pingping Wu, Arthur P. Baddorf, Long-Qing Chen, Sergei V. Kalinin, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Nano Letters
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April, 2011
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Dynamic Conductivity of Ferroelectric Domain Walls in BiFeO<sub>3 </sub>

Characterization and Carbonization of Highly-Oriented Poly(diiododiacetylene) Nanofibers

L. Luo, C. Wilhelm, C. N. Young, C. P. Grey, G. P. Halada, K. Xiao, I. N. Ivanov, D. B. Geohegan, and N. S. Goroff

Macromolecules
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March, 2011
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Characterization and Carbonization of Highly-Oriented Poly(diiododiacetylene) Nanofibers

Phonon softening and metallization of a narrow-gap semiconductor by thermal disorder

O. Delaire1 K. Marty, M. B. Stone, P. R. C. Kent, M. S. Lucas2 D. L. Abernathy1 D. Mandrus1 B. C. Sales

National Academy of Sciences
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March, 2011
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Phonon softening and metallization of a narrow-gap semiconductor by thermal disorder

Direct Imprinting of Porous Substrates: A Rapid and Low-Cost Approach for Patterning Porous Nanomaterials

Judson D. Ryckman, Marco Liscidini, J. E. Sipe, and S. M. Weiss

Nano Lett.
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September, 2010
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 A Rapid and Low-Cost Approach for Patterning Porous Nanomaterials

Large Discrete Resistance Jump at Grain Boundary in Copper Nanowire

T-H. Kim, X.-G. Zhang, D. M. Nicholson, B. M. Evans, N. S. Kulkarni, B. Radhakrishnan, E. A. Kenrik, and A-P. Li

Nano Letters, 2010, 10 (8), pp 3096–3100

August, 2010
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Large Discrete Resistance Jump at Grain Boundary in Copper Nanowire

Controlling the Edge Morphology in Graphene Layers using Electron Irradiation: From Sharp Atomic Edges to Coalesced Layers Forming Loops

Eduardo Cruz-Silva, Andrés R. Botello-Méndez, Zachary Barnett, X. Jia, M.S. Dresselhaus, Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones, Bobby G. Sumpter, Vincent Meunier

The American Physical Society
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July, 2010
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 From Sharp Atomic Edges to Coalesced Layers Forming Loops

Surface and Interface Reconstruction in Functional Oxides

Junsoo Shin, Albina Y. Borisevich, Vincent Meunier, Jing Zhou, E. Ward Plummer, Sergei V. Kalinin, and Arthur P. Baddorf

ACS Nano 4, 4190 (2010), 
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June, 2010
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Surface and Interface Reconstruction in Functional Oxides

Step-by-step growth of epitaxially aligned polythiophene by surface-confined oligomerization

J. A. Lipton-Duffin, J. A. Miwa, M. Kondratenko, F. Cicoira, B. G. Sumpter, V. Meunier, D. F. Perepichka, F. Rosei

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (2010). 
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June, 2010
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Step-by-step growth of epitaxially aligned polythiophene by surface-confined oligomerization

Systematic Reduction of Sign Errors in Many-Body Calculations of Atoms and Molecules

M. Bajdich, M. L.Tiago, R. Q. Hood, P. R. C. Kent, and F.A. Reboredo

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 193001 (2010), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.193001

May, 2010
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Systematic Reduction of Sign Errors in Many-Body Calculations of Atoms and Molecules

A Scalable Method for Ab Initio Computation of Free Energies in Nanoscale Systems

M. Eisenbach, C.-G. Zhou, D. M. Nicholson, G. Brown, J. Larkin, and T. C. Schulthess

Proceedings of the Conference on High Performance Computing Networking, Storage and Analysis Article No. 64

May, 2010
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A Scalable Method for Ab Initio Computation of Free Energies in Nanoscale Systems

Tailored Silicon Nanopost Arrays for Resonant Nanophotonic Ion Production

Bennett N. Walker, Jessica A. Stolee, Deanna L. Pickel, Scott T. Retterer and Akos Vertes

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

March, 2010
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Tailored Silicon Nanopost Arrays for Resonant Nanophotonic Ion Production

Imaging and manipulation of the competing electronic phases near the Mott metal-insulator transition

Tae-Hwan Kim, M. Angst, B. Hu, R. Jin, X. G. Zhang, J. F. Wendelken, E. W. Plummer, and An-Ping Li

National Academy of Sciences 107, 5272. DOI: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1000655107

March, 2010
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Imaging and manipulation of the competing electronic phases near the Mott   metal-insulator transition

An optimized nanoparticle separator enabled by electron beam induced deposition

J. D. Fowlkes, M. J. Doktycz and P. D. Rack1

Nanotechnology 21 165303, (2010) doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/16/165303

March, 2010
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An optimized nanoparticle separator enabled by electron beam induced deposition

Polarization Control of Electron Tunneling into Ferroelectric Surfaces

Peter Maksymovych, Stephen Jesse, Pu Yu, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Arthur P. Baddorf, and Sergei V. Kalinin

Science
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June, 2009
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Polarization Control of Electron Tunneling into Ferroelectric Surfaces

Deterministic Control of Ferroelastic Switching in Multiferroic Materials

N. Balke, S. Choudhury, S. Jesse, M. Huijben, Y.H. Chu, A.P. Baddorf, L.Q. Chen, R. Ramesh, and S.V. Kalinin

Nature Nanotechnology
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October, 2009
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Deterministic Control of Ferroelastic Switching in Multiferroic Materials

Gordon Bell Prize Emerges From Ongoing Computational Nanoscience Endstation Effort

February, 2009
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Gordon Bell Prize Emerges From Ongoing Computational Nanoscience Endstation Effort

A New Class of Supramolecular Wires

M.P. Nikiforov, S. Jesse, L.T. Germinario (CNMS user, Eastman Chemical Co.), and S.V. Kalinin

Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 073104, (2008)

January, 2009
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A New Class of Supramolecular Wires

Directed Assembly of Patterned Thin Films into Nanoparticle Ensembles

P. D. Rack, Y. Guan, J. D. Fowlkes, A.i V. Melechko, and M. L. Simpson

Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 223108 (2008)

December, 2008
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Directed Assembly of Patterned Thin Films into Nanoparticle Ensembles

Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Conformation of Oligo(ethylene glycol)-Grafted Polystyrene in Dilute Solutions: Effect of the Backbone Length

Gang Cheng, Yuri B. Melnichenko, George D. Wignall, Fengjun Hua, Kunlun Hong, and Jimmy W. Mays

Macromolecules2008, 41, 9831

November, 2008
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Intrinsic Nucleation Mechanism of Polarization Switching on Ferroelectric Surfaces

Peter Maksymovych, Stephen Jesse, Mark Huijben, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Anna Morozovska, Samrat Choudhury, Long-Qing Chen, Arthur P. Baddorf, and Sergei V. Kalinin

Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 017601 (2009)

November, 2008
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Intrinsic Nucleation Mechanism of Polarization Switching on Ferroelectric Surfaces

Novel Method to Reversibly and Uniformly Strain Epitaxial Oxide Thin Films Using a Piezoelectric Substrate

October, 2008
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Novel Method to Reversibly and Uniformly Strain Epitaxial Oxide Thin Films Using a Piezoelectric Substrate

User Project Brings New Understanding to Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Yan Wang, X.-F. Han, and X.-G. Zhang

Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 172501 (2008)

October, 2008
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User Project Brings New Understanding to Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Temperature-Dependent Mechanical Properties in Polymers

S. Jesse, M. P. Nikiforov, L. T. Germinario, and S. V. Kalinin

Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 073104, (2008)

September, 2008
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Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Temperature-Dependent Mechanical Properties in Polymers

Charge Order Fluctuations in One-Dimensional Silicides

Changgan Zeng, P. R.C. Kent, Tae-Hwan Kim, An-Ping Li, and Hanno H. Weitering

Nature Materials 7, 539 (2008)

September, 2008
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Charge Order Fluctuations in One-Dimensional Silicides

Environment-Dependent Oxygen Adsorption on Transition Metal Surfaces and Its Implications for Surface Reactivity

Ye Xu, Rachel Getman, and William F. Schneider

J. Phys. Chem. C112 (2008) 9559

August, 2008
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Environment-Dependent Oxygen Adsorption on Transition Metal Surfaces and Its Implications for Surface Reactivity

In Situ Phase Separation of NiAu Alloy Nanoparticles for Preparing Highly Active Au/NiO CO Oxidation Catalysts

Shenghu Zhou, Hongfeng Yin, Viviane Schwartz, Zili Wu, David Mullins, Bryan Eichhorn, Steven H. Overbury, and Sheng Dai

ChemPhysChem Volume 9, Issue 17, pages 2475–2479, December 1, 2008

August, 2008
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In Situ Phase Separation of NiAu Alloy Nanoparticles for Preparing Highly Active Au/NiO CO Oxidation Catalysts

Theory of Nonspecular Tunneling in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

X.-G. Zhang, Yan Wang, and X. F. Han

Physical Review B

July, 2008
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Theory of Nonspecular Tunneling in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Standing Friedel Waves, Standing Spin Waves, and Indirect Bandgap Optical Transition in Nanostructures

Jun-Qiang Lu, X.-G. Zhang, and Sokrates T. Pantelides

Phys. Rev. Lett99, 226804 (2007)

July, 2008
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Standing Friedel Waves, Standing Spin Waves, and Indirect Bandgap Optical Transition in Nanostructures

Synthesis of Well-defined Poly(amino acids): Polytyrosine Derivatives

July, 2008
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 Polytyrosine Derivatives

Actuatable Membranes Based on Polypyrrole-Coated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers

B. L. Fletcher1, S. T. Retterer, T. E. McKnight, A. V. Melechko1, J. D. Fowlkes, M. L. Simpson1, and M. J. Doktycz

ACS Nano 2, 247-254 (2008)

Apri, 2008
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Actuatable Membranes Based on Polypyrrole-Coated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers

Atomistic Branching Mechanism for Carbon Nanotubes: Sulfur as the Triggering Agent

Jose M. Romo-Herrera, Bobby G. Sumpter, David A. Cullen, Humberto Terrones, Eduardo Cruz-Silva, David J. Smith, Vincent Meunier, and Mauricio Terrones

Angewandte Chemie47(16), 2948-2953 (2008); and Nano Lett. 7, 57 (2007)

April, 2008
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 Sulfur as the Triggering Agent

Rapid Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Pulsed Laser CVD

Z. Liu, D. J. Styers-Barnett, A. A. Puretzky, C. M. Rouleau, I. N. Ivanov, K. Xiao, and D. B. Geohegan, D. Yuan and J. Liu

Applied Physics A

April, 2008
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Rapid Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Pulsed Laser CVD

Journal Cover - Journal of Applied Physics

Journal of Applied Physics
March 15, 2008 issue

March, 2008
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Journal Cover - Journal of Applied Physics

Transient-Mediated Fate Determination in a Transcriptional Circuit of HIV

Leor S. Weinberger, Roy D. Dar, and Michael L. Simpson

Nature Genetics 40, 466 - 470 (2008)

March, 2008
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Transient-Mediated Fate Determination in a Transcriptional Circuit of HIV

Spin Injection in Conjugated Polymer for Enhanced Solid-State Lighting Efficiency

Y Wu, B. Hu, J. Howe, A.P. Li, and J. Shen

Phys. Rev. B 75, 075413 (2007)

January, 2008
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Spin Injection in Conjugated Polymer for Enhanced Solid-State Lighting Efficiency

Molecular Simulations of Stretching Gold Nanowires in Solvents

Qing Pu, Yongsheng Leng, Xiongce Zhao, and Peter T. Cummings

Nanotechnology 18, 424007 (2007)

September, 2007
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Molecular Simulations of Stretching Gold Nanowires in Solvents

Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers Arrays Record Electrophysiological Signals

Z. Yu, T. E. McKnight, M. N. Ericson, An. V. Melechko, M. L .Simpson, and B. Morrison III

Nano Lett. 7, 2188-2195 (2007)

July, 2007
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Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers Arrays Record Electrophysiological Signals

Role of Sub-stoichiometric Defects in the Formation of Nano-particles

June, 2007
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Role of Sub-stoichiometric Defects in the Formation of Nano-particles

Direct Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Microwires and Nanowires

M. Steinhart, C. Liang, G. W. Lynn, U. Gosele, and S. Dai

S. Chem. Mater.19(10), 2383-2385 (2007)

May, 2007
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Direct Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Microwires and Nanowires

Formation of Single-Crystalline ZnO Nanotubes without Catalysts or Templates

Samuel L. Mensah, Vijaya K. Kayastha, Ilia N. Ivanov, David B. Geohegan, and Yoke Khin Yap

Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 113108 (2007)

April, 2007
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Formation of Single-Crystalline ZnO Nanotubes without Catalysts or Templates

Using Neutron Reflectometry to Investigate Interactions across Polymer Thin Films

March, 2007
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Using Neutron Reflectometry to Investigate Interactions across Polymer Thin Films

Designing New Materials with Nanostructures as Building Blocks

Vincent Meunier, Sefa Dag, Jose Manuel Romo Herrera, Mauricio Terrones and Humberto Terrones

Nano Letters

February, 2007
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Designing New Materials with Nanostructures as Building Blocks

Nanoscale Control of Silica Morphology During Diatom Cell Wall Formation

M. Hildebrand, E. York, J. I. Kelz, A. K. Davis, and L. G. Frigeri), D. P. Allison, M. J. Doktycz

J. Mater. Res. 21(10), 2689 (2006)

October, 2006
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Nanoscale Control of Silica Morphology During Diatom Cell Wall Formation

Nature of the Pairing Interaction in the Hubbard Model of High-Temperature Superconductor

Thomas A. Maier,; Douglas J. Scalapino, and Mark Jarrell

Phys. Rev. Lett.

September, 2006
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Nature of the Pairing Interaction in the Hubbard Model of High-Temperature Superconductor

Probing Spin Flip Scattering in Ballistic Nanosystems

Z. M. Zeng, J. F. Feng, Y. Wang, X. F. Han, W. S. Zhan, X.-G. Zhang, and Z. Zhang

Phys. Rev.Lett. 97, 106605 (2006)

September, 2006
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Probing Spin Flip Scattering in Ballistic Nanosystems

Synthesis and Directed Growth of Single-Crystal TCNQ-Cu Organic Nanowires

Xiao, K., I. I. Ivanov, A. A. Puretzky, Z. Liu, and D. B. Geohegan

Adv. Mater. 18, 2184 (2006)

July, 2006
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Synthesis and Directed Growth of Single-Crystal TCNQ-Cu Organic Nanowires

An Atomic Level Understanding of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (I): Structure and Defects

K. T. Park, M. H. Pan, V. Meunier, and E. W. Plummer

Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 226105 (2006)

June, 2006
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Gene Network Shaping of Inherent Noise Spectra

Michael L. Simpson, Nagiza Samatova, Derek W. Austin, Michael S. Allen, James M. McCollum, John R. Wilgus, Gary S. Sayler, and Chris D. Cox.

Nature 439, 608 (2006)

February, 2006
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Gene Network Shaping of Inherent Noise Spectra

Understanding the Interaction Between Nanoscale Building Blocks and Biologically Relevant Molecules

X. Zhao, A. Striolo, and P. T. Cummings

Biophysical Journal 89, 3856 (2005)

September, 2005
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Understanding the Interaction Between Nanoscale Building Blocks and Biologically Relevant Molecules

Well-Defined Deuterated Polymers for Neutron Scattering

2004
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Well-Defined Deuterated Polymers for Neutron Scattering

Novel Self-Assembled Nanostructures from Well-defined Amphiphilic Block Copolymers

2003
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Novel Self-Assembled Nanostructures from Well-defined Amphiphilic Block Copolymers

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