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    • Methods of producing graphene quantum dots from coal and coke 

      Tour, James M.; Ye, Ruquan; Xiang, Changsheng; Lin, Jian; Peng, Zhiwei; Ceriotti, Gabriel (2018-03-20)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of making graphene quantum dots from a carbon source (e.g., coal, coke, and combinations thereof) by exposing the carbon source to an oxidant. In some ...
    • Systems and methods for magnetic guidance and patterning of materials 

      Souza, Glauco R.; Pasqualini, Renata; Arap, Wadih; Killian, Thomas Charles; Raphael, Robert M.; Stark, Daniel Joshua (2018-03-06)
      Systems and methods generally useful in medicine, cellular biology, nanotechnology, and cell culturing are discussed. In particular, at least in some embodiments, systems and methods for magnetic guidance and patterning ...
    • Method and device for real-time differentiation of analog and digital signals 

      Celik, Ozkan; Chawda, Vinay; O'malley, Marcia K. (2018-03-06)
      The controller includes a differentiating engine configured to receive an input signal value (ISV), wherein the ISV corresponds to state information for one selected from a group consisting of a controlled process and a ...
    • Donna and Allan Dieter oral history interview 

      Dieter, Donna; Dieter, Allan (2018-02-24)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • Rebar hybrid materials and methods of making the same 

      Tour, James M.; Yan, Zheng; Peng, Zhiwei; Hauge, Robert H.; Li, Yilun (2018-02-20)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of forming a reinforcing material by: (1) depositing a first material onto a catalyst surface; and (2) forming a second material on the catalyst surface, where ...
    • Atul Kothari oral history interview and transcript 

      Kothari, Atul (2018-02-08)
      Mr. Atul Kothari left India for New York in 1974 and finally ended up in Houston in 1976 where he has lived ever since. He holds an MBA as well as a B. Tech. and MS in Chemical Engineering. He has owned his own public ...
    • Flexible and transparent supercapacitors and fabrication using thin film carbon electrodes with controlled morphologies 

      Jung, Yung Joon; Jung, Hyun Young; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2018-01-30)
      Mechanically flexible and optically transparent thin film solid state supercapacitors are fabricated by assembling nano-engineered carbon electrodes in porous templates. The electrodes have textured graphitic surface films ...
    • Who Me, a Journal Editor? A Ten Year Journey 

      Weimer, Katherine Hart (2018-01-22)
      An essay reflecting on ten years serving as a journal co-editor.
    • Generating a heated fluid using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex 

      Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter; Neumann, Oara (2018-01-09)
      A vessel including a concentrator configured to concentrate electromagnetic (EM) radiation received from an EM radiation source and a complex configured to absorb EM radiation to generate heat. The vessel is configured to ...
    • Electron spin resonance for medical imaging 

      Yang, Xuebei; Chen, Charles; Seifi, Payam; Babakhani, Aydin (2018-01-02)
      A method includes generating, from an integrated oscillator circuit, an oscillating output signal and generating, by an integrated power amplifier (PA) circuit, an amplified oscillating output signal based on the oscillating ...
    • Long chain organic acid bioproduction 

      Bennett, George N.; Cai, Xianpeng (2018-01-02)
      Method of cell culture, comprising adding a redox active compound with a redox potential of between −0.116 to −0.253 to a culture capable of forming hydrogen via a hydrogenase so that the redox potential is diverted from ...
    • Ultra-low-tension compositions and their use in enhanced oil recovery 

      Puerto, Maura; Salinas, José Luis López; Miller, Clarence A.; Hirasaki, George (2018-01-02)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to compositions for enhanced oil recovery. In some embodiments, such compositions include: (1) a first agent, wherein the first agent acts as a foam booster; (2) a second ...
    • ‘Unzipping’ of twin lamella in nanotwinned nickel nanowires under flexural bending 

      Wang, Binjun; Zhang, Hongti; Lou, Jun; Lu, Yang (2018)
      We report the fabrication of nickel nanowires with parallel growth-twin structures (‘twin lamella’ along the wire axis) by electrochemical deposition, and demonstrate an interesting twin ‘unzipping’ phenomenon in such ...
    • Isotope effects in aqueous solvation of simple halides 

      Videla, Pablo E.; Rossky, Peter J.; Laria, D. (2018)
      We present a path-integral-molecular-dynamics study of the thermodynamic stabilities of DOH⋯ X− and HOD⋯ X− (X = F, Cl, Br, I) coordination in aqueous solutions at ambient conditions. In agreement with experimental evidence, ...
    • Physical-chemical mechanisms of pattern formation during gastrulation 

      Bozorgui, Behnaz; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B.; Teimouri, Hamid (2018)
      Gastrulation is a fundamental phase during the biological development of most animals when a single layer of identical embryo cells is transformed into a three-layer structure, from which the organs start to develop. Despite ...
    • Low-loss and single-mode tapered hollow-core waveguides optically coupled with interband and quantum cascade lasers 

      Giglio, Marilena; Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Kriesel, Jason M.; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2018)
      We report single-mode midinfrared laser beam delivery through a 50-cm-long tapered hollow-core waveguide (HCW) having bore diameter linearly increasing from 200 to 260  μm. We performed theoretical calculations to identify ...
    • Clarifying competencies: A qualitative synthesis of cross-cultural training objectives 

      Dinh, Julie (2018)
      Today’s workplace is becoming more multinational and culturally diverse than ever, both in terms of U.S. organizational employment and the greater global economy. While interest in cross-cultural training has grown as a ...
    • "I See How You Got In": African American Women on Rice University Women's Sports Teams 

      Godard, Rebecca (2018)
      African American female athletes are a unique and often understudied group within the realm of intercollegiate athletics. Their race, gender, and athletic status interact to impact their academic and social experiences in ...
    • Is there “something to save”?: Death and Hope in Afro-Pessimism, Queer Negativity, and the late Baldwin 

      Clark, Crystal Brooke (2018)
      This paper explores the connections and dissensions between two fields of thought, which scholars rarely discuss alongside each other: Afro-Pessimism and Queer Negativity. Through interweaving Baldwin’s late nonfiction and ...
    • Does Public News Alleviate The Market’s Underreaction to Liquidity Shocks? 

      Dong, Mengming Michael (2018)
      There is evidence that equity markets underreact to liquidity shocks. In this paper, I examine whether the presence of public news mitigates such underreaction. I use comprehensive news data and find that when there is ...