Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Science and applications of wafer-scale crystalline carbon nanotube films prepared through controlled vacuum filtration 

    Gao, Weilu; Kono, Junichiro (2019)
    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make an ideal one-dimensional (1D) material platform for the exploration of novel physical phenomena under extremely strong quantum confinement. The 1D character of electrons, phonons and excitons ...
  • Self-Doped Conjugated Polymeric Binders Improve the Capacity and Mechanical Properties of V2O5 Cathodes 

    Li, Xiaoyi; An, Hyosung; Strzalka, Joseph; Lutkenhaus, Jodie; Verduzco, Rafael (2019)
    Polymeric binders serve to stabilize the morphology of electrodes by providing adhesion and binding between the various components. Successful binders must serve multiple functions simultaneously, including providing strong ...
  • Manganese deception on graphene and implications in catalysis 

    Ye, Ruquan; Dong, Juncai; Wang, Luqing; Mendoza-Cruz, Rubén; Li, Yilun; An, Peng-Fei; Yacamán, Miguel José; Yakobson, Boris I.; Chen, Dongliang; Tour, James M. (2018)
    Heteroatom-doped metal-free graphene has been widely studied as the catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Depending on the preparation method and the dopants, the ORR activity varies ranging from a two-electron ...
  • Super-elasticity of three-dimensionally cross-linked graphene materials all the way to deep cryogenic temperatures 

    Zhao, Kai; Zhang, Tengfei; Chang, Huicong; Yang, Yang; Xiao, Peishuang; Zhang, Hongtao; Li, Chenxi; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Chen, Yongsheng (2019)
    Until now, materials with high elasticity at deep cryogenic temperatures have not been observed. Previous reports indicated that graphene and carbon nanotube–based porous materials can exhibit reversible mechano-elastic ...
  • Metal-organic frameworks tailor the properties of aluminum nanocrystals 

    Robatjazi, Hossein; Weinberg, Daniel; Swearer, Dayne F.; Jacobson, Christian; Zhang, Ming; Tian, Shu; Zhou, Linan; Nordlander, Peter; Halas, Naomi J. (2019)
    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and metal nanoparticles are two classes of materials that have received considerable recent attention, each for controlling chemical reactivities, albeit in very different ways. Here, we ...
  • High-K dielectric sulfur-selenium alloys 

    Susarla, Sandhya; Tsafack, Thierry; Owuor, Peter Samora; Puthirath, Anand B.; Hachtel, Jordan A.; Babu, Ganguli; Apte, Amey; Jawdat, BenMaan I.; Hilario, Martin S.; Lerma, Albert; Calderon, Hector A.; Hernandez, Francisco C. Robles; Tam, David W.; Li, Tong; Lupini, Andrew R.; Idrobo, Juan Carlos; Lou, Jun; Wei, Bingqing; Dai, Pengcheng; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2019)
    Upcoming advancements in flexible technology require mechanically compliant dielectric materials. Current dielectrics have either high dielectric constant, K (e.g., metal oxides) or good flexibility (e.g., polymers). Here, ...
  • Boron nitride nanochannels encapsulating a water/heavy water layer for energy applications 

    Shayeganfar, Farzaneh; Beheshtian, Javad; Shahsavari, Rouzbeh (2019)
    Water interaction and transport through nanochannels of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials hold great promises in several applications including separation, energy harvesting and drug delivery. However, the fundamental ...
  • The safe handling of bulk low-density nanomaterials 

    Gangoli, Varun Shenoy; Raja, Pavan M.V.; Esquenazi, Gibran Liezer; Barron, Andrew R. (2019)
    Nanomaterials, and in particular carbon nanotubes, possess a high surface area coupled with low density. This combination of properties renders a challenge in handling them safely, as they are susceptible to static charges, ...
  • Adverse Effect of PTFE Stir Bars on the Covalent Functionalization of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes Using Billups–Birch Reduction Conditions 

    de los Reyes, Carlos A.; Smith McWilliams, Ashleigh D.; Hernández, Katharyn; Walz-Mitra, Kendahl L.; Ergülen, Selin; Pasquali, Matteo; Martí, Angel A. (2019)
    The functionalization of nanomaterials has long been studied as a way to manipulate and tailor their properties to a desired application. Of the various methods available, the Billups–Birch reduction has become an important ...

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