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  • Atomic H-Induced Mo2C Hybrid as an Active and Stable Bifunctional Electrocatalyst 

    Fan, Xiujun; Liu, Yuanyue; Peng, Zhiwei; Zhang, Zhenhua; Zhou, Haiqing; Zhang, Xianming; Yakobson, Boris I.; Goddard, William A. III; Guo, Xia; Hauge, Robert H.; Tour, James M. (2017)
    Mo2C nanocrystals (NCs) anchored on vertically aligned graphene nanoribbons (VA-GNR) as hybrid nanoelectrocatalysts (Mo2C–GNR) are synthesized through the direct carbonization of metallic Mo with atomic H treatment. The ...
  • Ultra-High Surface Area Activated Porous Asphalt for CO2 Capture through Competitive Adsorption at High Pressures 

    Jalilov, Almaz S.; Li, Yilun; Tian, Jian; Tour, James M. (2017)
    This study reports an improved method for activating asphalt to produce ultra-high surface area porous carbons. Pretreatment of asphalt (untreated Gilsonite, uGil) at 400 °C for 3 h removes the more volatile organic compounds ...
  • High Performance Electrocatalytic Reaction of Hydrogen and Oxygen on Ruthenium Nanoclusters 

    Ye, Ruquan; Liu, Yuanyue; Peng, Zhiwei; Wang, Tuo; Jalilov, Almaz S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Wei, Su-Huai; Tour, James M. (2017)
    The development of catalytic materials for the hydrogen oxidation, hydrogen evolution, oxygen reduction or oxygen evolution reactions with high reaction rates and low overpotentials are key goals for the development of ...
  • Rivet Graphene 

    Li, Xinlu; Sha, Junwei; Lee, Seoung-Ki; Li, Yilun; Ji, Yongsung; Zhao, Yujie; Tour, James M. (2016)
    Large-area graphene has emerged as a promising material for use in flexible and transparent electronics due to its flexibility and optical and electronic properties. The anchoring of transition metal nanoparticles on ...
  • Destabilization of Surfactant-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes by Anions 

    Hirano, Atsushi; Gao, Weilu; He, Xiaowei; Kono, Junichiro (2017)
    The colloidal stability of surfactant-dispersed single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is determined by microscopic physicochemical processes, such as association, partitioning, and adsorption propensities. These processes ...
  • Assessing Inhomogeneity in Sorted Samples of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes through Fluorescence and Variance Spectroscopy 

    Kadria-Vili, Yara; Sanchez, Stephen R.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Weisman, R. Bruce (2017)
    Detailed spectroscopic analysis has been used to study the homogeneity of single-walled carbon nanotube fractions carefully prepared by nonlinear density gradient ultracentrifugation sorting. Two distinct colored bands ...
  • Communicating Science Concepts to Individuals with Visual Impairments Using Short Learning Modules 

    Stender, Anthony S.; Newell, Ryan; Villarreal, Eduardo; Swearer, Dayne F.; Bianco, Elisabeth; Ringe, Emilie (2016)
    Of the 6.7 million individuals in the United States who are visually impaired, 63% are unemployed, and 59% have not attained an education beyond a high school diploma. Providing a basic science education to children and ...
  • Reversible Shape and Plasmon Tuning in Hollow AgAu Nanorods 

    Yazdi, Sadegh; Daniel, Josée R.; Large, Nicolas; Schatz, George C.; Boudreau, Denis; Ringe, Emilie (2016)
    The internal structure of hollow AgAu nanorods created by partial galvanic replacement was manipulated reversibly, and its effect on optical properties was mapped with nanometer resolution. Using the electron beam in a ...
  • A 3D inᅠvitro model of patient-derived prostate cancer xenograft for controlled interrogation of inᅠvivo tumor-stromal interactions 

    Fong, Eliza L.S.; Wan, Xinhai; Yang, Jun; Morgado, Micaela; Mikos, Antonios G.; Harrington, Daniel A.; Navone, Nora M.; Farach-Carson, Mary C. (2016)
    Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models better represent human cancer than traditional cell lines. However, the complex in vivo environment makes it challenging to employ PDX models to investigate tumor-stromal interactions, ...
  • Assessment of the Tao-Mo nonempirical semilocal density functional in applications to solids and surfaces 

    Mo, Yuxiang; Car, Roberto; Staroverov, Viktor N.; Scuseria, Gustavo E.; Tao, Jianmin (2017)
    Recently, Tao and Mo developed a semilocal exchange-correlation density functional. The exchange part of this functional is derived from a density-matrix expansion corrected to reproduce the fourth-order gradient expansion ...
  • Absorption Spectroscopy of an Individual Fano Cluster 

    Yorulmaz, Mustafa; Hoggard, Anneli; Zhao, Hangqi; Wen, Fangfang; Chang, Wei-Shun; Halas, Naomi J.; Nordlander, Peter; Link, Stephan (2016)
    Plasmonic clusters can exhibit Fano resonances with unique and tunable asymmetric line shapes, which arise due to the coupling of bright and dark plasmon modes within each multiparticle structure. These structures are ...
  • Giant Terahertz-Wave Absorption by Monolayer Graphene in a Total Internal Reflection Geometry 

    Harada, Yoichi; Ukhtary, Muhammad Shoufie; Wang, Minjie; Srinivasan, Sanjay K.; Hasdeo, Eddwi H.; Nugraha, Ahmad R.T.; Noe, G. Timothy II; Sakai, Yuji; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Saito, Riichiro; Kono, Junichiro (2017)
    We experimentally demonstrated significant enhancement of terahertz-wave absorption in monolayer graphene by simply sandwiching monolayer graphene between two dielectric media in a total internal reflection geometry. In ...
  • Artificial topological models based on a one-dimensional spin-dependent optical lattice 

    Zheng, Zhen; Pu, Han; Zou, Xubo; Guo, Guangcan (2017)
    Topological matter is a popular topic in both condensed matter and cold-atom research. In the past decades, a variety of models have been identified with fascinating topological features. Some, but not all, of the models ...
  • Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation 

    Vidonish, Julia E.; Zygourakis, Kyriacos; Masiello, Caroline A.; Sabadell, Gabriel; Alvarez, Pedro J.J. (2016)
    Thermal treatment technologies hold an important niche in the remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and sediments due to their ability to quickly and reliably meet cleanup standards. However, sustained high temperature ...
  • Active quantum plasmonics 

    Marinica, Dana Codruta; Zapata, Mario; Nordlander, Peter; Kazansky, Andrey K.; Echenique, Pedro M.; Aizpurua, Javier; Borisov, Andrei G. (2015)
    The ability of localized surface plasmons to squeeze light and engineer nanoscale electromagnetic fields through electron-photon coupling at dimensions below the wavelength has turned plasmonics into a driving tool in a ...
  • Large-scale tectonic cycles in Europe revealed by distinct Pb isotope provinces 

    Blichert-Toft, Janne; Delile, Hugo; Lee, Cin-Ty; Stos-Gale, Zofia; Billstrӧm, Kjell; Andersen, Tom; Hannu, Huhma; Albarède, Francis (2016)
    Lead isotopic systematics of U-poor minerals, such as sulfides and feldspars, can provide unique insights into the origin and evolution of continents because these minerals “freeze in” the Pb isotopic composition of the ...
  • Ringed Structures of the HD 163296 Protoplanetary Disk Revealed by ALMA 

    Isella, Andrea; Guidi, Greta; Testi, Leonardo; Liu, Shangfei; Li, Hui; Li, Shengtai; Weaver, Erik; Boehler, Yann; Carperter, John M.; De Gregorio-Monsalvo, Itziar; Manara, Carlo F.; Natta, Antonella; Pérez, Laura M.; Ricci, Luca; Sargent, Anneila; Tazzari, Marco; Turner, Neal (2016)
    We present Atacama Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array observations of the protoplanetary disk around the Herbig Ae star HD 163296 that trace the spatial distribution of millimeter-sized particles and cold molecular ...
  • T Cell Repertoire Diversity Is Decreased in Type 1 Diabetes Patients 

    Tong, Yin; Li, Zhoufang; Zhang, Hua; Xia, Ligang; Zhang, Meng; Xu, Ying; Wang, Zhanhui; Deem, Michael W.; Sun, Xiaojuan; He, Jiankui (2016)
    Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) is an immune-mediated disease. The autoreactive T cells in T1D patients attack and destroy their own pancreatic cells. In order to systematically investigate the potential autoreactive T cell ...
  • Individual and combined effects of two types of phenological shifts on predator–prey interactions 

    Rasmussen, Nick L.; Rudolf, Volker H.W. (2016)
    Timing of phenological events varies among years with natural variation in environmental conditions and is also shifting in response to climate change. These phenological shifts likely have many effects on species interactions. ...
  • CO2 Adsorption by para-Nitroaniline Sulfuric Acid-Derived Porous Carbon Foam 

    Andreoli, Enrico; Barron, Andrew R. (2016)
    The expansion product from the sulfuric acid dehydration of para-nitroaniline has been characterized and studied for CO2 adsorption. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterization of the foam indicates that ...

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