In Fall 2013, the Materials Science faculty separated from the MEMS Department and formed the new department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering.

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  • Self assembled, sulfonated pentablock copolymer cation exchange coatings for membrane capacitive deionization 

    Jain, Amit; Weathers, Cierra; Kim, Jun; Meyer, Matthew D.; Walker, W. Shane; Li, Qilin; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) is a simple and low-cost method for brackish water desalination involving reversible electrosorption using high surface area, porous electrodes paired with ion-exchange membranes. ...
  • Direct shape programming of liquid crystal elastomers 

    Barnes, Morgan; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are shape morphing materials promising for many applications including soft robotics, actuators, and biomedical devices, but current LCE synthesis techniques lack a simple method to program ...
  • Entropic and Enthalpic Effects in Thin Film Blends of Homopolymers and Bottlebrush Polymers 

    Mah, Adeline Huizhen; Laws, Travis; Li, Wei; Mei, Hao; Brown, Chance C.; Ievlev, Anton; Kumar, Rajeev; Verduzco, Rafael; Stein, Gila E. (2019)
    We present a combined experimental and computational study of surface segregation in thin films of nearly athermal blends of linear and bottlebrush polymers. The lengths of bottlebrush backbone (Nb), bottlebrush side chain ...
  • Impact of chemical interface damping on surface plasmon dephasing 

    Therrien, Andrew J.; Kale, Matthew J.; Yuan, Lin; Zhang, Chao; Halas, Naomi J.; Christopher, Phillip (2019)
    The excellent light harvesting ability of plasmonic nanoparticles makes them promising materials for a variety of technologies that rely on the conversion of photons to energetic charge carriers. In such applications, ...
  • Spatially-Resolved Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 under Controlled Environment for Ambient Optoelectronic Applications 

    Birmingham, Blake; Yuan, Jiangtan; Filez, Matthias; Fu, Donglong; Hu, Jonathan; Lou, Jun; Scully, Marlan O.; Weckhuysen, Bert M.; Zhang, Zhenrong (2018)
    Monolayer (ML) MoS2 has become a very promising two-dimensional material for photorelated applications, potentially serving as the basis for an ultrathin photodetector, switching device, or transistors because of its strong ...
  • Surfactant-assisted individualization and dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes 

    McWilliams, Ashleigh D. Smith; Reyes, Carlos A. de los; Liberman, Lucy; Ergülen, Selin; Talmon, Yeshayahu; Pasquali, Matteo; A. Martí, Angel (2019)
    Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) belong to a novel class of material with useful thermal, electronic and optical properties. However, the study and the development of applications of this material requires the formation of ...
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Related Nanomaterials: Critical Advances and Challenges for Synthesis toward Mainstream Commercial Applications 

    Rao, Rahul; Pint, Cary L.; Islam, Ahmad E.; Weatherup, Robert S.; Hofmann, Stephan; Meshot, Eric R.; Wu, Fanqi; Zhou, Chongwu; Dee, Nicholas; Amama, Placidus B.; Carpena-Nuñez, Jennifer; Shi, Wenbo; Plata, Desiree L.; Penev, Evgeni S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Balbuena, Perla B.; Bichara, Christophe; Futaba, Don N.; Noda, Suguru; Shin, Homin; Kim, Keun Su; Simard, Benoit; Mirri, Francesca; Pasquali, Matteo; Fornasiero, Francesco; Kauppinen, Esko I.; Arnold, Michael; Cola, Baratunde A.; Nikolaev, Pavel; Arepalli, Sivaram; Cheng, Hui-Ming; Zakharov, Dmitri N.; Stach, Eric A.; Zhang, Jin; Wei, Fei; Terrones, Mauricio; Geohegan, David B.; Maruyama, Benji; Maruyama, Shigeo; Li, Yan; Adams, W. Wade; Hart, A. John (2018)
    Advances in the synthesis and scalable manufacturing of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) remain critical to realizing many important commercial applications. Here we review recent breakthroughs in the synthesis of ...
  • High photoresponse of individual WS2 nanowire-nanoflake hybrid materials 

    Asres, Georgies Alene; Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Mohl, Melinda; Pitkänen, Olli; Dombovari, Aron; Tóth, Geza; Spetz, Anita Lloyd; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lei, Sidong; Talapatra, Saikat; Kordas, Krisztian (2018)
    van der Waals solids have been recognized as highly photosensitive materials that compete conventional Si and compound semiconductor based devices. While 2-dimensional nanosheets of single and multiple layers and 1-dimensional ...
  • Isotropic Seebeck coefficient of aligned single-wall carbon nanotube films 

    Fukuhara, Kengo; Ichinose, Yota; Nishidome, Hiroyuki; Yomogida, Yohei; Katsutani, Fumiya; Komatsu, Natsumi; Gao, Weilu; Kono, Junichiro; Yanagi, Kazuhiro (2018)
    How the morphology of a macroscopic assembly of nanoobjects affects its properties is a long-standing question in nanomaterials science and engineering. Here, we examine how the thermoelectric properties of a flexible thin ...
  • Molecular Simulation of MoS2 Exfoliation 

    Zhou, Guoqing; Rajak, Pankaj; Susarla, Sandhya; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kalia, Rajiv K.; Nakano, Aiichiro; Vashishta, Priya (2018)
    A wide variety of two-dimensional layered materials are synthesized by liquid-phase exfoliation. Here we examine exfoliation of MoS2 into nanosheets in a mixture of water and isopropanol (IPA) containing cavitation bubbles. ...
  • Magnetotransport in type-enriched single-wall carbon nanotube networks 

    Wang, X.; Gao, W.; Li, X.; Zhang, Q.; Nanot, S.; Hároz, E.H.; Kono, J.; Rice, W.D. (2018)
    Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) exhibit a wide range of physical phenomena depending on their chirality. Nanotube networks typically contain a broad mixture of chiralities, which prevents an in-depth understanding ...
  • Surface enhanced resonant Raman scattering in hybrid MoSe2@Au nanostructures 

    Abid, Inès; Chen, Weibing; Yuan, Jiangtan; Najmaei, Sina; Peñafiel, Emil C.; Péchou, Renaud; Large, Nicolas; Lou, Jun; Mlayah, Adnen (2018)
    We report on the surface enhanced resonant Raman scattering (SERRS) in hybrid MoSe2@Au plasmonic-excitonic nanostructures, focusing on the situation where the localized surface plasmon resonance of Au nanodisks is finely ...
  • Efficacy of Novel Carbon Nanoparticle Antioxidant Therapy in a Severe Model of Reversible Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke in Acutely Hyperglycemic Rats 

    Fabian, Roderic H.; Derry, Paul J.; Rea, Harriett Charmaine; Dalmeida, William V.; Nilewski, Lizanne G.; Sikkema, William K.A.; Mandava, Pitchaiah; Tsai, Ah-Lim; Mendoza, Kimberly; Berka, Vladimir; Tour, James M.; Kent, Thomas A. (2018)
    INTRODUCTION: While oxidative stress can be measured during transient cerebral ischemia, antioxidant therapies for ischemic stroke have been clinically unsuccessful. Many antioxidants are limited in their range and/or ...
  • Investigation of the Reduction of a Molybdenum/Iron Molecular Nanocluster Single Source Precursor 

    Esquenazi, Gibran L.; Barron, Andrew R. (2018)
    The thermolysis of the polyoxometalate cluster [HxPMo12O40⊂H4Mo72Fe30(O2CMe)15O254(H2O)90−y(EtOH)y] (1) under air, argon, and reducing conditions (5%, 10%, 50% H2 with Ar balance) has been investigated. The resulting ...
  • A room-temperature mid-infrared photodetector for on-chip molecular vibrational spectroscopy 

    Zheng, Bob; Zhao, Hangqi; Cerjan, Ben; Yazdi, Sadegh; Ringe, Emilie; Nordlander, Peter; Halas, Naomi J. (2018)
    Infrared (IR) photodetection is of major scientific and technical interest since virtually all molecules exhibit characteristic vibrational modes in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum, giving rise to molecular ...
  • Quantum plasmonic hot-electron injection in lateral WSe2/MoSe2heterostructures 

    Tang, Chenwei; He, Zhe; Chen, Weibing; Jia, Shuai; Lou, Jun; Voronine, Dmitri V. (2018)
    Lateral two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) heterostructures have recently attracted wide attention as promising materials for optoelectronic nanodevices. Due to the nanoscale width of lateral ...
  • Micro-Extinction Spectroscopy (MExS): a versatile optical characterization technique 

    Kumar, Anjli; Villarreal, Eduardo; Zhang, Xiang; Ringe, Emilie (2018)
    Micro-Extinction Spectroscopy (MExS), a flexible, optical, and spatial-scanning hyperspectral technique, has been developed and is described with examples. Software and hardware capabilities are described in detail, including ...
  • An experimental and computational study of donor–linker–acceptor block copolymers for organic photovoltaics 

    Hu, Zhiqi; Jakowski, Jacek; Zheng, Chenyu; Collison, Christopher J.; Strzalka, Joseph; Sumpter, Bobby G.; Verduzco, Rafael (2018)
    Block copolymers with donor and acceptor conjugated polymer blocks provide an approach to dictating the donor–accepter interfacial structure and understanding its relationship to charge separation and photovoltaic performance. ...
  • Treating Water by Degrading Oxyanions Using Metallic Nanostructures 

    Yin, Yiyuan B.; Guo, Sujin; Heck, Kimberly N.; Clark, Chelsea A.; Coonrod, Christian L.; Wong, Michael S. (2018)
    Consideration of the water–energy–food nexus is critical to sustainable development, as demand continues to grow along with global population growth. Cost-effective, sustainable technologies to clean water of toxic ...
  • Enantiomers of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Show Distinct Coating Displacement Kinetics 

    Zheng, Yu; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Weisman, R. Bruce (2018)
    It is known that specific oligomers of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) can show remarkable selectivity when coating different structural species of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). We report that (ATT)4ᅠssDNA coatings ...

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