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    • Improved Tuning Fork for Terahertz Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy 

      Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Giglio, Marilena; Vitiello, Miriam S.; Beere, Harvey E.; Ritchie, David A.; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
      We report on a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) sensor for methanol (CH₃OH) detection employing a novel quartz tuning fork (QTF), specifically designed to enhance the QEPAS sensing performance in the terahertz (THz) ...
    • High Chromaticity Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels for Active Liquid Crystal Displays 

      Olson, Jana; Manjavacas, Alejandro; Basu, Tiyash; Huang, Da; Schlather, Andrea E.; Zheng, Bob; Halas, Naomi; Nordlander, Peter; Link, Stephan (2016)
      Chromatic devices such as flat panel displays could, in principle, be substantially improved by incorporating aluminum plasmonic nanostructures instead of conventional chromophores that are susceptible to photobleaching. ...
    • Analysis of overtone flexural modes operation in quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy 

      Tittel, Frank K.; Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Dong, Lei; Geras, Antonina; Starecki, Tomasz; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
      A detailed investigation of a set of custom quartz tuning forks (QTFs), operating in the fundamental and first overtone flexural modes is reported. Support losses are the dominant energy dissipation processes when the QTFs ...
    • Adsorption and Unfolding of a Single Protein Triggers Nanoparticle Aggregation 

      Dominguez-Medina, Sergio; Kisley, Lydia; Tauzin, Lawrence J.; Hoggard, Anneli; Shuang, Bo; Indrasekara, A. Swarnapali D.S.; Chen, Sishan; Wang, Lin-Yung; Derry, Paul J.; Liopo, Anton; Zubarev, Eugene R.; Landes, Christy F.; Link, Stephan (2016)
      The response of living systems to nanoparticles is thought to depend on the protein corona, which forms shortly after exposure to physiological fluids and which is linked to a wide array of pathophysiologies. A mechanistic ...
    • Impact of Environmental Variables on the Reduction of Nitric Acid by Proxies for Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted by Motor Vehicles 

      Leong, Y. J.; Rutter, A.P.; Wong, H.Y.; Gutierrez, C.V.; Junaid, M.; Scheuer, E.; Gong, L.; Lewicki, R.; Dibb, J.E.; Tittel, F.K.; Griffin, R.J. (2016)
      Recent work has identified nitric acid (HNO3) as a potential precursor of nitrous acid (HONO), which is an important source of oxidants that regulate ozone and particulate pollution. Recent work in our laboratory has ...
    • Performance Analysis and Optimization of a Hybrid Seismic Imaging Application 

      Paul, Sri Raj; Araya-Polo, Mauricio; Mellor-Crummey, John; Hohl, Detlef (2016)
      Applications to process seismic data are computationally expensive and, therefore, employ scalable parallel systems to produce timely results. Here we describe our experiences of using performance analysis tools to gain ...
    • Ultrathin AAO Membrane as a Generic Template for Sub-100 nm Nanostructure Fabrication 

      Robatjazi, Hossein; Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Macfarlan, Luke H.; Fu, Sidan; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
      Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates are emerging as a platform for simple, cost-effective, high-throughput top-down nanofabrication of regular arrays of nanostructures. Thus far, however, AAO pattern transfer has largely ...
    • CW EC-QCL-based sensor for simultaneous detection of H2O, HDO, N2O and CH4ᅠusing multi-pass absorption spectroscopy 

      Yu, Yajun; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Griffin, Robert J.; Tittel, Frank K. (2016)
      A sensor system based on a continuous wave, external-cavity quantum-cascade laser (CW EC-QCL) was demonstrated for simultaneous detection of atmospheric H2O, HDO, N2O and CH4using a compact, dense pattern multi-pass gas ...
    • Compact TDLAS based sensor design using interband cascade lasers for mid-IR trace gas sensing 

      Dong, Lei; Tittel, Frank K.; Li, Chunguang; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Wu, Hongpeng; Zheng, Chuantao; Yu, Yajun; Sampaolo, Angelo; Griffin, Robert J. (2016)
      Two compact TDLAS sensor systems based on different structural optical cores were developed. The two optical cores combine two recent developments, gallium antimonide (GaSb)-based ICL and a compact multipass gas cell (MPGC) ...
    • Broadband Absorption Engineering to Enhance Light Absorption in Monolayer MoS2 

      Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Robatjazi, Hossein; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
      Here we take a first step toward tackling the challenge of incomplete optical absorption in monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides for conversion of photon energy, including solar, into other forms of energy. We ...
    • Low-Loss Coupling of Quantum Cascade Lasers into Hollow-Core Waveguides with Single-Mode Output in the 3.7–7.6 μm Spectral Range 

      Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Mihai, Laura; Giglio, Marilena; Kriesel, Jason; Sporea, Dan; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
      We demonstrated low-loss and single-mode laser beam delivery through hollow-core waveguides (HCWs) operating in the 3.7–7.6 μm spectral range. The employed HCWs have a circular cross section with a bore diameter of 200 μm ...
    • Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties 

      Smith, Kyle W.; Zhao, Hangqi; Zhang, Hui; Sánchez -Iglesias, Ana; Grzelczak, Marek; Wang, Yumin; Chang, Wei-Shun; Nordlander, Peter; Liz-Marzán, Luis; Link, Stephan (2016)
      Metal nanoparticles with a dumbbell-like geometry have plasmonic properties similar to those of their nanorod counterparts, but the unique steric constraints induced by their enlarged tips result in distinct geometries ...
    • Dicke superradiance in solids [Invited] 

      Cong, Kankan; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yongrui; Noe, G. Timothy; Belyanin, Alexey; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      Recent advances in optical studies of condensed matter systems have led to the emergence of a variety of phenomena that have conventionally been studied in the realm of quantum optics. These studies have not only deepened ...
    • Carbon nanotube fiber terahertz polarizer 

      Zubair, Ahmed; Tsentalovich, Dmitri E.; Young, Colin C.; Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.; Pasquali, Matteo; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      Conventional, commercially available terahertz (THz) polarizers are made of uniformly and precisely spaced metallic wires. They are fragile and expensive, with performance characteristics highly reliant on wire diameters ...
    • Wafer-scale monodomain films of spontaneously aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes 

      He, Xiaowei; Gao, Weilu; Xie, Lijuan; Li, Bo; Zhang, Qi; Lei, Sidong; Robinson, John M.; Hároz, Erik H.; Doorn, Stephen K.; Wang, Weipeng; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Adams, W. Wade; Hauge, Robert H.; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      The one-dimensional character of electrons, phonons and excitons in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes leads to extremely anisotropic electronic, thermal and optical properties. However, despite significant efforts ...
    • Investigating irregularly patterned deep brain stimulation signal design using biophysical models 

      Summerson, Samantha R.; Aazhang, Behnaam; Kemere, Caleb (2015-06)
      Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder which follows from cell loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc), a nucleus in the basal ganglia (BG). Deep brain stimulation (DBS) ...
    • Circular Differential Scattering of Single Chiral Self-Assembled Gold Nanorod Dimers 

      Wang, Lin-Yung; Smith, Kyle W.; Dominiquez-Medina, Sergio; Moody, Nicole; Olson, Jana M.; Zhang, Huanan; Chang, Wei-Shun; Kotov, Nicholas; Link, Stephan (2015)
      Circular dichroism spectroscopy is essential for structural characterization of proteins and chiral nanomaterials. Chiral structures from plasmonic materials have extraordinary strong circular dichroism effects compared ...
    • THz Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic sensor for H2S trace gas detection 

      Spagnolo, Vincenzo; Patimisco, Pietro; Pennetta, Riccardo; Sampaolo, Angelo; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Vitiello, Miriam S.; Tittel, Frank K. (2015)
      We report on a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) gas sensing system for hydrogen sulphide (H2S) detection. The system architecture is based on a custom quartz tuning fork (QTF) optoacoustic transducer with a novel ...
    • Simultaneous atmospheric nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor detection with a single continuous wave quantum cascade laser 

      Cao, Yingchun; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Jiang, Wenzhe; Griffin, Robert J.; Xie, Feng; Hughes, Lawrence C.; Zah, Chung-en; Tittel, Frank K. (2015)
      A continuous wave (CW) quantum cascade laser (QCL) based absorption sensor system was demonstrated and developed for simultaneous detection of atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), and water vapor (H2O). A 7.73-µm ...
    • Clinical utility of breath ammonia for evaluation of ammonia physiology in healthy and cirrhotic adults 

      Spacek, Lisa A.; Mudalel, Matthew; Tittel, Frank; Risby, Terence H.; Solga, Steven F. (2015)
      Blood ammonia is routinely used in clinical settings to assess systemic ammonia in hepatic encephalopathy and urea cycle disorders. Despite its drawbacks, blood measurement is often used as a comparator in breath studies ...