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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Anionic Bismuth-Oxido Carboxylate Clusters with Transition Metal Countercations 

    Fernandez, Ismael I. Loera; Donaldson, Samantha L.; Schipper, Desmond E.; Andleeb, Sohaila; Whitmire, Kenton H. (2016)
    Six new anionic bismuth-oxido clusters containing trifluoroacetate ligands were prepared. These include two new Bi6O8 clusters: [M(NCMe)2(H2O)4]3[Bi6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4(CF3CO2)12] with an octahedral Bi6O4(OH)4 core (M = Ni, ...
  • Mechanisms of the formation of biological signaling profiles 

    Teimouri, Hamid; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B. (2016)
    The formation and growth of multi-cellular organisms and tissues from several genetically identical embryo cells is one of the most fundamental natural phenomena. These processes are stimulated and governed by multiple ...
  • Rapid heteroatom transfer to arylmetals utilizing multifunctional reagent scaffolds 

    Gao, Hongyin; Zhou, Zhe; Kwon, Doo-Hyun; Coombs, James; Jones, Steven; Behnke, Nicole Erin; Ess, Daniel H.; Kürti, László (2016)
    Arylmetals are highly valuable carbon nucleophiles that are readily and inexpensively prepared from aryl halides or arenes and widely used on both laboratory and industrial scales to react directly with a wide range of ...
  • Thin Films of (Fe1–xCox)3P and Fe3(P1–xTex) from the Co-Decomposition of Organometallic Precursors by MOCVD 

    Leitner, Andrew P.; Chen, Jing-Han; Schipper, Desmond E.; Whitmire, Kenton H. (2016)
    A new method for preparing thin films of ternary transition metal phosphides has been developed. The ferromagnetic compound Fe3P has been doped with cobalt and tellurium by decomposing H2Fe3(CO)9PtBu with either Co3(CO)9PtBu ...
  • The Role of DNA Looping in the Search for Specific Targets on DNA by Multisite Proteins 

    Shvets, Alexey A.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B. (2016)
    Many cellular processes involve simultaneous interactions between DNA and protein molecules at several locations. They are regulated and controlled by special protein–DNA complexes, which are known as synaptic complexes ...
  • Non-Deprotonative Primary and Secondary Amination of (Hetero)Arylmetals 

    Zhou, Zhe; Ma, Zhiwei; Behnke, Nicole Erin; Gao, Hongyin; Kürti, László (2017)
    Herein we disclose a novel method for the facile transfer of primary (−NH2) and secondary amino groups (−NHR) to heteroaryl- as well as arylcuprates at low temperature without the need for precious metal catalysts, ligands, ...
  • Preferential uptake of antioxidant carbon nanoparticles by T lymphocytes for immunomodulation 

    Huq, Redwan; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Sikkema, William K.A.; Nilewski, Lizanne G.; Lee, Thomas; Tanner, Mark R.; Khan, Fatima S.; Porter, Paul C.; Tajhya, Rajeev B.; Patel, Rutvik S.; Inoue, Taeko; Pautler, Robia G.; Corry, David B.; Tour, James M.; Beeton, Christine (2016)
    Autoimmune diseases mediated by a type of white blood cell—T lymphocytes—are currently treated using mainly broad-spectrum immunosuppressants that can lead to adverse side effects. Antioxidants represent an alternative ...
  • Spinal cord fusion with PEG-GNRs (TexasPEG): Neurophysiological recovery in 24 hours in rats 

    Kim, C-Yoon; Sikkema, William K. A.; Hwang, In-Kyu; Oh, Hanseul; Kim, Un Jeng; Lee, Bae Hwan; Tour, James M. (2016)
    Background: The GEMINI spinal cord fusion protocol has been developed to achieve a successful cephalosomatic anastomosis. Here, for the first time, we report the effects of locally applied water-soluble, conductive ...
  • Biocompatibility of reduced graphene oxide nanoscaffolds following acute spinal cord injury in rats 

    Palejwala, Ali H.; Fridley, Jared S.; Mata, Javier A.; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Luerssen, Thomas G.; Perlaky, Laszlo; Kent, Thomas A.; Tour, James M.; Jea, Andrew (2016)
    Background: Graphene has unique electrical, physical, and chemical properties that may have great potential as a bioscaffold for neuronal regeneration after spinal cord injury. These nanoscaffolds have previously been shown ...
  • Bi-Phasic photocatalytic particles prepared by sequential layer depositions for water cleaning and purification 

    Gomez, Virginia; Rome, Bertrand; Barron, Andrew R.; Dunnill, Charles W. (2016)
    Bi-phasic photocatalyic particles have been prepared in the form of Janus-like structures (bi-phasic materials with two distinct properties on opposing sides of the particle) using a new synthetic procedure consisting of ...

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