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    • Supramolecular block copolymer photovoltaics through ureido-pyrimidinone hydrogen bonding interactions 

      Lin, Yen-Hao; Nie, Wanyi; Tsai, Hsinhan; Li, Xiaoyi; Gupta, Gautam; Mohite, Aditya D.; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      A challenge in the development of bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics (BHJ OPVs) is achieving a desirable nanoscale morphology. This is particularly true for polymer blend OPVs in which large-scale phase separation ...
    • Composition and Sources of Particulate Matter Measured near Houston, TX: Anthropogenic-Biogenic Interactions 

      Bean, Jeffrey K.; Faxon, Cameron B.; Leong, Yu Jun; Wallace, Henry William; Cevik, Basak Karakurt; Ortiz, Stephanie; Canagaratna, Manjula R.; Usenko, Sascha; Sheesley, Rebecca J.; Griffin, Robert J.; Ruiz, Lea Hildebrandt (2016)
      Particulate matter was measured in Conroe, Texas (~60 km north of downtown Houston, Texas) during the September 2013 DISCOVER-AQ campaign to determine the sources of particulate matter in the region. The measurement site ...
    • A Topological Model of the Hippocampal Cell Assembly Network 

      Babichev, Andrey; Ji, Daoyun; Mémoli, Facundo; Dabaghian, Yuri A. (2016)
      It is widely accepted that the hippocampal place cells' spiking activity produces a cognitive map of space. However, many details of this representation's physiological mechanism remain unknown. For example, it is believed ...
    • Modified Mason number for charged paramagnetic colloidal suspensions 

      Du, Di; Hilou, Elaa; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The dynamics of magnetorheological fluids have typically been described by the Mason number, a governing parameter defined as the ratio between viscous and magnetic forces in the fluid. For most experimental suspensions ...
    • Low-Loss Coupling of Quantum Cascade Lasers into Hollow-Core Waveguides with Single-Mode Output in the 3.7–7.6 μm Spectral Range 

      Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Mihai, Laura; Giglio, Marilena; Kriesel, Jason; Sporea, Dan; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
      We demonstrated low-loss and single-mode laser beam delivery through hollow-core waveguides (HCWs) operating in the 3.7–7.6 μm spectral range. The employed HCWs have a circular cross section with a bore diameter of 200 μm ...
    • Improving gold catalysis of nitroarene reduction with surface Pd 

      Pretzer, Lori A.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Kim, Sean S.; Fang, Yu-Lun; Zhao, Zhun; Guo, Neng; Wu, Tianpin; Miller, Jeffrey T.; Wong, Michael S. (2016)
      Nitroarene reduction reactions are commercialized catalytic processes that play a key role in the synthesis of many products including medicines, rubbers, dyes, and herbicides. Whereas bimetallic compositions have been ...
    • Systematic Calibration of Model Parameters Based on Large-Scale Experiments on Hybrid Masonry Walls 

      Gao, Zhenjia; Stanciulescu, Ilinca (2016)
      Hybrid masonry is a relatively new type of structural system that benefits from the ductility and ease of construction of steel frames and from the in-plane strength and stiffness of reinforced masonry panels. Finite element ...
    • Dicke superradiance in solids [Invited] 

      Cong, Kankan; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yongrui; Noe, G. Timothy; Belyanin, Alexey; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
      Recent advances in optical studies of condensed matter systems have led to the emergence of a variety of phenomena that have conventionally been studied in the realm of quantum optics. These studies have not only deepened ...
    • Thermomechanical analysis of two-dimensional boron monolayers 

      Tsafack, Thierry; Yakobson, Boris I. (2016)
      Using density functional theory calculations (both perturbed and unperturbed) as well as thermodynamic and ballistic transport equations, what follows investigates thermal and mechanical properties of two-dimensional boron ...
    • High Chromaticity Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels for Active Liquid Crystal Displays 

      Olson, Jana; Manjavacas, Alejandro; Basu, Tiyash; Huang, Da; Schlather, Andrea E.; Zheng, Bob; Halas, Naomi; Nordlander, Peter; Link, Stephan (2016)
      Chromatic devices such as flat panel displays could, in principle, be substantially improved by incorporating aluminum plasmonic nanostructures instead of conventional chromophores that are susceptible to photobleaching. ...
    • Single-molecule force measurements of the polymerizing dimeric subunit of von Willebrand factor 

      Wijeratne, Sithara S.; Li, Jingqiang; Yeh, Hui-Chun; Nolasco, Leticia; Zhou, Zhou; Bergeron, Angela; Frey, Eric W.; Moake, Joel L.; Dong, Jing-fei; Kiang, Ching-Hwa (2016)
      Von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers are large adhesive proteins that are essential to the initiation of hemostatic plugs at sites of vascular injury. The binding of VWF multimers to platelets, as well as VWF proteolysis, ...
    • Critical Uncertainties and Gaps in the Environmental- and Social-Impact Assessment of the Proposed Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua 

      Huete-Pérez, Jorge A.; Ortega-Hegg, Manuel; Urquhart, Gerald R.; Covich, Alan P.; Vammen, Katherine; Rittmann, Bruce E.; Miranda, Julio C.; Espinoza-Corriols, Sergio; Acevedo, Adolfo; Acosta, María L.; Gómez, Juan P.; Brett, Michael T.; Hanemann, Michael; Härer, Andreas; Incer-Barquero, Jaime; Joyce, Frank J.; Lauer, J. Wesley; Maes, Jean Michel; Tomson, Mason B.; Meyer, Axel; Montenegro-Guillén, Salvador; Whitlow, W. Lindsay; Schnoor, Jerald L.; Alvarez, Pedro J.J. (2016)
      The proposed interoceanic canal will connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the major freshwater reservoir in Central America. If completed, the canal would be the largest infrastruc ...
    • Excitonic Resonant Emission–Absorption of Surface Plasmons in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Chip-Level Electronic–Photonic Integrated Circuits 

      Zhu, Zhuan; Yuan, Jiangtan; Zhou, Haiqing; Hu, Jonathan; Zhang, Jing; Wei, Chengli; Yu, Fang; Chen, Shuo; Lan, Yucheng; Yang, Yao; Wang, Yanan; Niu, Chao; Ren, Zhifeng; Lou, Jun; Wang, Zhiming; Bao, Jiming (2016)
      The monolithic integration of electronics and photonics has attracted enormous attention due to its potential applications. A major challenge to this integration is the identification of suitable materials that can emit ...
    • Structural and Optical Properties of Discrete Dendritic Pt Nanoparticles on Colloidal Au Nanoprisms 

      Leary, Rowan K.; Kumar, Anjli; Straney, Patrick J.; Collins, Sean M.; Yazdi, Sadegh; Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.; Midgley, Paul A.; Millstone, Jill E.; Ringe, Emilie (2016)
      Catalytic and optical properties can be coupled by combining different metals into nanoscale architectures where both the shape and composition provide fine-tuning of functionality. Here, discrete, small Pt nanoparticles ...
    • Analysis of overtone flexural modes operation in quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy 

      Tittel, Frank K.; Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Dong, Lei; Geras, Antonina; Starecki, Tomasz; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
      A detailed investigation of a set of custom quartz tuning forks (QTFs), operating in the fundamental and first overtone flexural modes is reported. Support losses are the dominant energy dissipation processes when the QTFs ...
    • Reconstruction of Tissue-Specific Metabolic Networks Using CORDA 

      Schultz, André; Qutub, Amina A. (2016)
      Human metabolism involves thousands of reactions and metabolites. To interpret this complexity, computational modeling becomes an essential experimental tool. One of the most popular techniques to study human metabolism ...
    • Native characterization of nucleic acid motif thermodynamics via non-covalent catalysis 

      Wang, Chunyan; Bae, Jin H.; Zhang, David Yu (2016)
      DNA hybridization thermodynamics is critical for accurate design of oligonucleotides for biotechnology and nanotechnology applications, but parameters currently in use are inaccurately extrapolated based on limited ...
    • Stability of the hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype 

      Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Tripathi, Satyendra C.; Jia, Dongya; Mooney, Steven M.; Celiktas, Muge; Hanash, Samir M.; Mani, Sendurai A.; Pienta, Kenneth J.; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Levine, Herbert (2016)
      Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and its reverse - Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition (MET) - are hallmarks of cellular plasticity during embryonic development and cancer metastasis. During EMT, epithelial cells ...
    • Synthesis and Photostability of Unimolecular Submersible Nanomachines: Toward Single-Molecule Tracking in Solution 

      García-López, Víctor; Jeffet, Jonathan; Kuwahara, Shunsuke; Martí, Angel A.; Ebenstein, Yuval; Tour, James M. (2016)
      The synthesis and photophysical properties of a series of photostable unimolecular submersible nanomachines (USNs) are reported as a first step toward the analysis of their trajectories in solution. The USNs have a ...
    • Tumor Budding: The Name is EMT. Partial EMT. 

      Grigore, Alexandru Dan; Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Jia, Dongya; Farach-Carson, Mary C.; Levine, Herbert (2016)
      Tumor budding is a histological phenomenon encountered in various cancers, whereby individual malignant cells and/or small clusters of malignant cells are seen in the tumor stroma. Postulated to be mirror epithelial-mesenchymal ...