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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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) ...
    • New approaches in quartz-enhanced photoacoustic sensing 

      Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Pennetta, Riccardo; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K. (2015)
      We report on the design and realization of custom quartz tuning forks with different geometries and sizes aimed to improve the photoacoustic effect in quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) sensor systems. A detailed analysis ...
    • Charge Transfer Plasmons: Optical Frequency Conductances and Tunable Infrared Resonances 

      Wen, Fangfang; Zhang, Yue; Gottheim, Samuel; King, Nicholas S.; Zhang, Yu; Nordlander, Peter; Halas, Naomi J. (2015)
      A charge transfer plasmon (CTP) appears when an optical-frequency conductive pathway between two metallic nanoparticles is established, enabling the transfer of charge between nanoparticles when the plasmon is excited. ...
    • Photoluminescence of a Plasmonic Molecule 

      Huang, Da; Byers, Chad P.; Wang, Lin-Yung; Hoggard, Anneli; Hoener, Ben; Chang, Wei-Shun; Landes, Christy F.; Link, Stephan (2015)
      Photoluminescent Au nanoparticles are appealing for biosensing and bioimaging applications because of their non-photobleaching and non-photoblinking emission. The mechanism of one-photon photoluminescence from plasmonic ...
    • Non-intrusive Persistence with a Backend NVM Controller 

      Pu, Libei; Doshi, Kshitij; Giles, Ellis; Varman, Peter (2015)
      By providing instruction-grained access to vast amounts of persistent data with ordinary loads and stores, byte-addressable storage class memory (SCM) has the potential to revolutionize system architecture. We describe a ...
    • Transaction local aliasing in storage class memory 

      Giles, Ellis; Doshi, Kshitij; Varman, Peter (2015)
      This paper describes a lightweight software library to solve the challenges [6], [3], [1], [5], [2] of programming storage class memory (SCM). It provides primitives to demarcate failure-atomic code regions. SCM loads and ...
    • Ppb-level formaldehyde detection using a CW room-temperature interband cascade laser and a miniature dense pattern multipass gas cell 

      Dong, Lei; Yu, Yajun; Li, Chunguang; So, Stephen; Tittel, Frank K. (2015)
      A ppb-level formaldehyde (H2CO) sensor was developed using a thermoelectrically cooled (TEC), continuous-wave (CW) room temperature interband cascade laser (ICL) emitting at 3.59 μm and a miniature dense pattern multipass ...
    • Single-Particle Absorption Spectroscopy by Photothermal Contrast 

      Yorulmaz, Mustafa; Nizzero, Sara; Hoggard, Anneli; Wang, Lin-Yung; Cai, Yiyu; Su, Man-Nung; Chang, Wei-Shun; Link, Stephan (2015)
      Removing effects of sample heterogeneity through single-molecule and single-particle techniques has advanced many fields. While background free luminescence and scattering spectroscopy is widely used, recording the absorption ...
    • NeuroPG: open source software for optical pattern generation and data acquisition 

      Avants, Benjamin W.; Murphy, Daniel B.; Dapello, Joel A.; Robinson, Jacob T. (2015)
      Patterned illumination using a digital micromirror device (DMD) is a powerful tool for optogenetics. Compared to a scanning laser, DMDs are inexpensive and can easily create complex illumination patterns. Combining these ...
    • Direct Plasmon-Driven Photoelectrocatalysis 

      Robatjazi, Hossein; Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Doiron, Chloe; Thomann, Isabell (2015)
      Harnessing the energy from hot charge carriers is an emerging research area with the potential to improve energy conversion technologies. Here we present a novel plasmonic photoelectrode architecture carefully designed to ...
    • WATCH: WiFi in Active TV Channels 

      Zhang, Xu; Knightly, Edward W. (2015)
      Today's "white space" model of spectrum sharing applied in the UHF TV band allows channels that are not being used regionally by a TV broadcaster to be re-purposed for unlicensed-style secondary access in 24 hour increments. ...
    • Distinguishing between plasmon-induced and photoexcited carriers in a device geometry 

      Zheng, Bob Y.; Zhao, Hangqi; Manjavacas, Alejandro; McClain, Michael; Nordlander, Peter (2015)
      The use of surface plasmons, charge density oscillations of conduction electrons of metallic nanostructures, to boost the efficiency of light-harvesting devices through increased light-matter interactions could drastically ...
    • Aluminum Nanocrystals 

      McClain, Michael J.; Schlather, Andrea E.; Ringe, Emilie; King, Nicholas S.; Liu, Lifei; Manjavacas, Alejandro; Knight, Mark W.; Kumar, Ish; Whitmire, Kenton; Everitt, Henry O.; Nordlander, Peter; Halas, Naomi J. (2015)
      We demonstrate the facile synthesis of high purity aluminum nanocrystals over a range of controlled sizes from 70 to 220 nm diameter with size control achieved through a simple modification of solvent ratios in the reaction ...
    • Tuning the acoustic frequency of a gold nanodisk through its adhesion layer 

      Chang, Wei-Shun; Wen, Fangfang; Chakraborty, Debadi; Su, Man-Nung; Zhang, Yue; Shuang, Bo; Nordlander, Peter; Sader, John E.; Halas, Naomi J.; Link, Stephan (2015)
      To fabricate robust metallic nanostructures with top-down patterning methods such as electron-beam lithography, an initial nanometer-scale layer of a second metal is deposited to promote adhesion of the metal of interest. ...
    • Asymmetric excitation profiles in the resonance Raman response of armchair carbon nanotubes 

      Hároz, Erik H.; Duque, Juan G.; Barros, Eduardo B.; Telg, Hagen; Simpson, Jeffrey R.; Walker, Angela R. Hight; Khripin, Constantine Y.; Fagan, Jeffrey A.; Tu, Xiaomin; Zheng, Ming; Kono, Junichiro; Doorn, Stephen K. (2015)
      We performed tunable resonance Raman spectroscopy on samples highly enriched in the (5,5), (6,6), (7,7), and (8,8) armchair structures of metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes. We present Raman excitation profiles (REPs) ...