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  • Revealing the former bed of Thwaites Glacier using sea-floor bathymetry: implications for warm-water routing and bed controls on ice flow and buttressing 

    Hogan, Kelly A.; Larter, Robert D.; Graham, Alastair G.C.; Arthern, Robert; Kirkham, James D.; Totten Minzoni, Rebecca; Jordan, Tom A.; Clark, Rachel; Fitzgerald, Victoria; Wåhlin, Anna K.; Anderson, John B.; Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter; Nitsche, Frank O.; Simkins, Lauren; Smith, James A.; Gohl, Karsten; Arndt, Jan Erik; Hong, Jongkuk; Wellner, Julia (2020)
    The geometry of the sea floor immediately beyond Antarctica's marine-terminating glaciers is a fundamental control on warm-water routing, but it also describes former topographic pinning points that have been important for ...
  • Episodes of fast crystal growth in pegmatites 

    Phelps, Patrick R.; Lee, Cin-Ty A.; Morton, Douglas M. (2020)
    Pegmatites are shallow, coarse-grained magmatic intrusions with crystals occasionally approaching meters in length. Compared to their plutonic hosts, pegmatites are thought to have cooled rapidly, suggesting that these ...
  • Thermodynamic Origin of Reaction Non-Uniformity in Battery Porous Electrodes and Its Mitigation 

    Wang, Fan; Tang, Ming (2020)
    The development of non-uniform reaction current distribution within porous electrodes is a ubiquitous phenomenon during battery charging/discharging and frequently controls the rate performance of battery cells. Reaction ...
  • Data-driven predictions of a multiscale Lorenz 96 chaotic system using machine-learning methods: reservoir computing, artificial neural network, and long short-term memory network 

    Chattopadhyay, Ashesh; Hassanzadeh, Pedram; Subramanian, Devika (2020)
    In this paper, the performance of three machine-learning methods for predicting short-term evolution and for reproducing the long-term statistics of a multiscale spatiotemporal Lorenz 96 system is examined. The methods are ...
  • Effects of climate change on the movement of future landfalling Texas tropical cyclones 

    Hassanzadeh, Pedram; Lee, Chia-Ying; Nabizadeh, Ebrahim; Camargo, Suzana J.; Ma, Ding; Yeung, Laurence Y. (2020)
    The movement of tropical cyclones (TCs), particularly around the time of landfall, can substantially affect the resulting damage. Recently, trends in TC translation speed and the likelihood of stalled TCs such as Harvey ...
  • Partial melting of a depleted peridotite metasomatized by a MORB-derived hydrous silicate melt – Implications for subduction zone magmatism 

    Lara, Michael; Dasgupta, Rajdeep (2020)
    Recent geodynamic models and geothermometers suggest that slabs in intermediate to hot subduction zone cross the water-saturated basalt solidus, indicating that hydrous silicate melts are important agents of mass transfer ...
  • Dye Quenching of Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence Reveals Structure-Selective Coating Coverage 

    Zheng, Yu; Alizadehmojarad, Ali A.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B.; Weisman, R. Bruce (2020)
    Many properties and applications of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) depend strongly on the coatings that allow their suspension in aqueous media. We report that SWCNT fluorescence is quenched by reversible physisorption ...
  • Thermodynamic Origin of Reaction Non-Uniformity in Battery Porous Electrodes and Its Mitigation 

    Wang, Fan; Tang, Ming (2020)
    The development of non-uniform reaction current distribution within porous electrodes is a ubiquitous phenomenon during battery charging/discharging and frequently controls the rate performance of battery cells. Reaction ...
  • Tannic Acid as a Small-Molecule Binder for Silicon Anodes 

    Sarang, Kasturi T.; Li, Xiaoyi; Miranda, Andrea; Terlier, Tanguy; Oh, Eun-Suok; Verduzco, Rafael; Lutkenhaus, Jodie L. (2020)
    Increasing demand for portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and grid scale energy storage has spurred interest in developing high-capacity rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Silicon is an abundantly ...
  • Room-Temperature Catalytic Treatment of High-Salinity Produced Water at Neutral pH 

    Yin, Y. Ben; Coonrod, Christian L.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Said, Ibrahim A.; Powell, Camilah D.; Guo, Sujin; Reynolds, Michael A.; Wong, Michael S. (2020)
    Produced waters from hydraulic fracturing (HFPW) operations greatly challenge traditional water treatment technologies due to the high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS), highly complex and variable water ...
  • Structural determination of Enzyme-Graphene Nanocomposite Sensor Material 

    Rai, Durgesh K.; Gurusaran, Manickam; Urban, Volker; Aran, Kiana; Ma, Lulu Li, Pingzuo; Qian, Shuo; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Liepmann, Dorian; Sekar, Kanagaraj; Álvarez-Cao, María-Efigenia; Escuder-Rodríguez, Juan-José; Cerdán, María-Esperanza; González-Siso, María-Isabel; Viswanathan, Sowmya; Paulmurugan, Ramasamy; Renugopalakrishnan, Venkatesan (2019)
    State-of-the-art ultra-sensitive blood glucose-monitoring biosensors, based on glucose oxidase (GOx) covalently linked to a single layer graphene (SLG), will be a valuable next generation diagnostic tool for personal ...
  • Enteral Activation of WR-2721 Mediates Radioprotection and Improved Survival from Lethal Fractionated Radiation 

    Molkentine, Jessica M.; Fujimoto, Tara N.; Horvath, Thomas D.; Grossberg, Aaron J.; Garcia, Carolina J. Garcia; Deorukhkar, Amit; de la Cruz Bonilla, Marimar; Lin, Daniel; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Chan, Wai Kin; Lorenzi, Philip L.; Piwnica-Worms, Helen; Dantzer, Robert; Tour, James M.; Mason, Kathryn A.; Taniguchi, Cullen M. (2019)
    Unresectable pancreatic cancer is almost universally lethal because chemotherapy and radiation cannot completely stop the growth of the cancer. The major problem with using radiation to approximate surgery in unresectable ...
  • A mechanism of defect-enhanced phase transformation kinetics in lithium iron phosphate olivine 

    Hong, Liang; Yang, Kaiqi; Tang, Ming (2019)
    Antisite defects are a type of point defect ubiquitously present in intercalation compounds for energy storage applications. While they are often considered a deleterious feature, here we elucidate a mechanism of antisite ...
  • How to control single-molecule rotation 

    Simpson, Grant J.; García-López, Víctor; Daniel Boese, A.; Tour, James M.; Grill, Leonhard (2019)
    The orientation of molecules is crucial in many chemical processes. Here, we report how single dipolar molecules can be oriented with maximum precision using the electric field of a scanning tunneling microscope. Rotation ...
  • Geometric imaging of borophene polymorphs with functionalized probes 

    Liu, Xiaolong; Wang, Luqing; Li, Shaowei; Rahn, Matthew S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Hersam, Mark C. (2019)
    A common characteristic of borophene polymorphs is the presence of hollow hexagons (HHs) in an otherwise triangular lattice. The vast number of possible HH arrangements underlies the polymorphic nature of borophene, and ...
  • Development of Functionalized Carbon Nano-Onions Reinforced Zein Protein Hydrogel Interfaces for Controlled Drug Release 

    Mamidi, Narsimha; González-Ortiz, Aldo; Lopez Romo, Irasema; Barrera, Enrique V. (2019)
    In the current study, poly 4-mercaptophenyl methacrylate-carbon nano-onions (PMPMA-CNOs = f-CNOs) reinforced natural protein (zein) composites (zein/f-CNOs) are fabricated using the acoustic cavitation technique. The ...
  • Tunneling noise and defects in exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride 

    Zhao, Xuanhan; Zhou, Panpan; Chen, Liyang; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Natelson, Douglas (2019)
    Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) has become a mainstay as an insulating barrier in stackable nanoelectronics because of its large bandgap and chemical stability. At mono- and bilayer thicknesses, hBN can function as a tunnel ...
  • Quantum plasmonic control of trions in a picocavity with monolayer WS2 

    He, Zhe; Han, Zehua; Yuan, Jiangtan; Sinyukov, Alexander M.; Eleuch, Hichem; Niu, Chao; Zhang, Zhenrong; Lou, Jun; Hu, Jonathan; Voronine, Dmitri V.; Scully, Marlan O. (2019)
    Monitoring and controlling the neutral and charged excitons (trions) in two-dimensional (2D) materials are essential for the development of high-performance devices. However, nanoscale control is challenging because of ...
  • Carbon nanotube micropillars trigger guided growth of complex human neural stem cells networks 

    Lorite, Gabriela S.; Ylä-Outinen, Laura; Janssen, Lauriane; Pitkänen, Olli; Joki, Tiina; Koivisto, Janne T.; Kellomäki, Minna; Vajtai, Robert; Narkilahti, Susanna; Kordas, Krisztian (2019)
    New strategies for spatially controlled growth of human neurons may provide viable solutions to treat and recover peripheral or spinal cord injuries. While topography cues are known to promote attachment and direct ...
  • Enteral Activation of WR-2721 Mediates Radioprotection and Improved Survival from Lethal Fractionated Radiation 

    Molkentine, Jessica M.; Fujimoto, Tara N.; Horvath, Thomas D.; Grossberg, Aaron J.; Garcia, Carolina J. Garcia; Deorukhkar, Amit; de la Cruz Bonilla, Marimar; Lin, Daniel; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Chan, Wai Kin; Lorenzi, Philip L.; Piwnica-Worms, Helen; Dantzer, Robert; Tour, James M.; Mason, Kathryn A.; Taniguchi, Cullen M. (2019)
    Unresectable pancreatic cancer is almost universally lethal because chemotherapy and radiation cannot completely stop the growth of the cancer. The major problem with using radiation to approximate surgery in unresectable ...

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