Recent Submissions

  • Direct triplet sensitization of oligothiophene by quantum dots 

    Xu, Zihao; Jin, Tao; Huang, Yiming; Mulla, Karimulla; Evangelista, Francesco A.; Egap, Eilaf; Lian, Tianquan (2019)
    Effective sensitization of triplet states is essential to many applications, including triplet–triplet annihilation based photon upconversion schemes. This work demonstrates successful triplet sensitization of a CdSe quantum ...
  • Highly Defective UiO-66 Materials for the Adsorptive Removal of Perfluorooctanesulfonate 

    Clark, Chelsea A.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Powell, Camilah D.; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) is a persistent organic pollutant that is bioaccumulative and toxic. While its use in most countries has been restricted to certain industrial applications due to environmental and health ...
  • Catalytic Converters for Water Treatment 

    Heck, Kimberly N.; Garcia-Segura, Sergi; Westerhoff, Paul; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Fresh water demand is driven by human consumption, agricultural irrigation, and industrial usage and continues to increase along with the global population. Improved methods to inexpensively and sustainably clean water ...
  • Microencapsulated Photoluminescent Gold for ppb-Level Chromium(VI) Sensing 

    Yin, Yiyuan B.; Coonrod, Christian L.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Lejarza, Fernando; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Luminescent gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) are a promising probe material for selective chemical sensing. However, low luminescent intensity and an incomplete understanding of the mechanistic origin of the luminescence limit ...
  • Hydrogen-generating behavior of Pd-decorated gold nanoparticles via formic acid decomposition 

    Zhao, Zhun; Heck, Kimberly N.; Limpornpipat, Pongsak; Qian, Huifeng; Miller, Jeffrey T.; Wong, Michael S. (2019)
    Formic acid is a promising hydrogen storage material where hydrogen is generated via metal-catalyzed decomposition. Bimetallic catalysts are active for this reaction, but the mechanism has not been fully proven. Palladium ...
  • Tailoring the Attraction of Polymers toward Surfaces 

    Stein, Gila E.; Laws, Travis S.; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    In polymer blends and block copolymers, one constituent (or segment type) is often enriched at the surface. This enrichment has important consequences for a variety of surface functions, including wettability, adhesive ...
  • Creating fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes using hypochlorite and light 

    Lin, Ching-Wei; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Zheng, Yu; Tsedev, Uyanga; Huang, Shengnan; Weisman, R. Bruce; Belcher, Angela M. (2019)
    Covalent doping of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) can modify their optical properties, enabling applications as single-photon emitters and bio-imaging agents. We report here a simple, quick, and controllable method ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...

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