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    • 2D material integrated macroporous electrodes for Li-ion batteries 

      Gullapalli, Hemtej; Kalaga, Kaushik; Vinod, Soumya; Rodrigues, Marco-Tulio F.; George, Antony; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2017)
      Three-dimensionally structured architectures are known to improve the performance of electrodes used in Li ion battery systems. In addition, integration of select 2D materials into 3D structures, for enhancing both electrical ...
    • 3D Macroporous Solids from Chemically Cross-linked Carbon Nanotubes 

      Ozden, Sehmus; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Tiwary, Chandra S.; Dong, Pei; Hart, Amelia H.C.; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2014)
      Suzuki reaction for covalently interconnected 3D carbon nanotube (CNT) architectures is reported. The synthesis of 3D macroscopic solids made of CNTs covalently connected via Suzuki cross-coupling, a well-known carbon-carbon ...
    • Ambient solid-state mechano-chemical reactions between functionalized carbon nanotubes 

      Kabbani, Mohamad A.; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Autreto, Pedro A.S.; Brunetto, Gustavo; Som, Anirban; Krishnadas, K.R.; Ozden, Sehmus; Hackenberg, Ken P.; Gong, Yongi; Galvao, Douglas S.; Vajtai, Robert; Kabbani, Ahmad T.; Pradeep, Thalappil; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2015)
      Carbon nanotubes can be chemically modified by attaching various functionalities to their surfaces, although harsh chemical treatments can lead to their break-up into graphene nanostructures. On the other hand, direct ...
    • Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene for hydrogen generation 

      Fei, Huilong; Dong, Juncai; Arellano-Jiménez, M. Josefina; Ye, Gonglan; Kim, Nam Dong; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Peng, Zhiwei; Zhu, Zhuan; Qin, Fan; Bao, Jiming; Yacaman, Miguel Jose; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Chen, Dongliang; Tour, James M. (2015)
      Reduction of water to hydrogen through electrocatalysis holds great promise for clean energy, but its large-scale application relies on the development of inexpensive and efficient catalysts to replace precious platinum ...
    • Bacteria as Bio-Template for 3D Carbon Nanotube Architectures 

      Ozden, Sehmus; Macwan, Isaac G.; Owuor, Peter S.; Kosolwattana, Suppanat; Autreto, Pedro A.S.; Silwal, Sushila; Vajtai, Robert; Tiwary, Chandra S.; Mohite, Aditya D.; Patra, Prabir K.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2017)
      It is one of the most important needs to develop renewable, scalable and multifunctional methods for the fabrication of 3D carbon architectures. Even though a lot of methods have been developed to create porous and ...
    • Bifunctional Luminomagnetic Rare-Earth Nanorods for High-Contrast Bioimaging Nanoprobes 

      Gupta, Bipin Kumar; Singh, Satbir; Kumar, Pawan; Lee, Yean; Kedawat, Garima; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Vithayathil, Sajna Antony; Ge, Liehui; Zhan, Xiaobo; Gupta, Sarika; Martí, Angel A.; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kaipparettu, Benny Abraham (2016)
      Nanoparticles exhibiting both magnetic and luminescent properties are need of the hour for many biological applications. A single compound exhibiting this combination of properties is uncommon. Herein, we report a strategy ...
    • Blueshift of the A-exciton peak in folded monolayer 1H-MoS2 

      Crowne, Frank J.; Amani, Matin; Birdwell, A. Glen; Chin, Matthew L.; OメRegan, Terrance P.; Najmaei, Sina; Liu, Zheng; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Dubey, Madan (2013)
    • Charge-transfer-based Gas Sensing Using Atomic-layer MoS2 

      Cho, Byungjin; Hahm, Myung Gwan; Choi, Minseok; Yoon, Jongwon; Kim, Ah Ra; Lee, Young-Joo; Park, Sung-Gyu; Kwon, Jung-Dae; Kim, Chang Su; Song, Myungkwan; Jeong, Yongsoo; Nam, Kee-Seok; Lee, Sangchul; Yoo, Tae Jin; Kang, Chang Goo; Lee, Byoung Hun; Ko, Heung Cho; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kim, Dong-Ho (2015)
      Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) atomic layers have a strong potential to be used as 2D electronic sensor components. However, intrinsic synthesis challenges have made this task difficult. In addition, the ...
    • CVD-grown monolayered MoS2 as an effective photosensor operating at low-voltage 

      Perea-López, Néstor; Lin, Zhong; Pradhan, Nihar R.; Iñiguez-Rábago, Agustín; Elías, Ana Laura; McCreary, Amber; Lou, Jun; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Terrones, Humberto; Balicas, Luis; Terrones, Mauricio (2014)
      We report the fabrication of a photosensor based on as-grown single crystal monolayers of MoS2synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The measurements were performed using Au/Ti leads in a two terminal configuration ...
    • Designing artificial 2D crystals with site and size controlled quantum dots 

      Xie, Xuejun; Kang, Jiahao; Cao, Wei; Chu, Jae Hwan; Gong, Yongji; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Banerjee, Kaustav (2017)
      Ordered arrays of quantum dots in two-dimensional (2D) materials would make promising optical materials, but their assembly could prove challenging. Here we demonstrate a scalable, site and size controlled fabrication of ...
    • Dynamic Self-Stiffening in Liquid Crystal Elastomers 

      Agrawal, Aditya; Chipara, Alin C.; Shamoo, Yousif; Patra, Prabir K.; Carey, Brent J.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Chapman, Walter G.; Verduzco, Rafael (2013)
      Biological tissues have the remarkable ability to remodel and repair in response to disease, injury and mechanical stresses. Synthetic materials lack the complexity of biological tissues, and man-made materials that respond ...
    • Efficient Modulation of 1.55 μm Radiation with Gated Graphene on a Silicon Microring Resonator 

      Qiu, Ciyuan; Gao, Weilu; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kono, Junichiro; Xu, Qianfan (2014)
      The gate-controllability of the Fermi-edge onset of interband absorption in graphene can be utilized to modulate near-infrared radiation in the telecommunication band. However, a high modulation efficiency has not been ...
    • Electrical performance of monolayer MoS2 field-effect transistors prepared by chemical vapor deposition 

      Amani, Matin; Chin, Matthew L.; Birdwell, A. Glen; OメRegan, Terrance P.; Najmaei, Sina; Liu, Zheng; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Dubey, Madan (2013)
      Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) field effect transistors (FET) were fabricated on atomically smooth large-area single layers grown by chemical vapor deposition. The layer qualities and physical properties were characterized ...
    • Electrically tunable hot-silicon terahertz attenuator 

      Wang, Minjie; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kono, Junichiro (2014)
      We have developed a continuously tunable, broadband terahertz attenuator with a transmission tuning range greater than 103. Attenuation tuning is achieved electrically, by simply changing the DC voltage applied to a heating ...
    • Enabling Ultrasensitive Photo-detection Through Control of Interface Properties in Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers 

      Najmaei, Sina; Lei, Sidong; Burke, Robert A.; Nichols, Barbara M.; George, Antony; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Franklin, Aaron D.; Lou, Jun; Dubey, Madan (2016)
      The interfaces in devices made of two-dimensional materials such as MoS2 can effectively control their optoelectronic performance. However, the extent and nature of these deterministic interactions are not fully understood. ...
    • Fluorinated Graphene Oxide: a New Multimodal Material for Biological Applications 

      Romero-Aburto, Rebeca; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Nagaoka, Yutaka; Hasumura, Takashi; Mitcham, Trevor M.; Fukuda, Takahiro; Cox, Paris J.; Bouchard, Richard R.; Maekawa, Toru; Kumar, Sakthi; Torti, Suzy V.; Mani, Sendurai A.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2013)
      Fluorinated graphene oxide (FGO) is reported for the first time as a magnetically responsive drug carrier that can serve as a MRI and photoacoustic contrast agent, under pre-clinical settings, as well as a photothermal ...
    • Fluorinated h-BN as a magnetic semiconductor 

      Radhakrishnan, Sruthi; Das, Deya; Samanta, Atanu; de los Reyes, Carlos A.; Deng, Liangzi; Alemany, Lawrence B.; Weldeghiorghis, Thomas K.; Khabashesku, Valery N.; Kochat, Vidya; Jin, Zehua; Sudeep, Parambath M.; Martí, Angel A.; Chu, Ching-Wu; Roy, Ajit; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Singh, Abhishek K.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2017)
      We report the fluorination of electrically insulating hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and the subsequent modification of its electronic band structure to a wide bandgap semiconductor via introduction of defect levels. The ...
    • Giant Terahertz-Wave Absorption by Monolayer Graphene in a Total Internal Reflection Geometry 

      Harada, Yoichi; Ukhtary, Muhammad Shoufie; Wang, Minjie; Srinivasan, Sanjay K.; Hasdeo, Eddwi H.; Nugraha, Ahmad R.T.; Noe, G. Timothy II; Sakai, Yuji; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Saito, Riichiro; Kono, Junichiro (2017)
      We experimentally demonstrated significant enhancement of terahertz-wave absorption in monolayer graphene by simply sandwiching monolayer graphene between two dielectric media in a total internal reflection geometry. In ...
    • Graphene as an atomically thin interface for growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes 

      Rao, Rahul; Chen, Gugang; Arava, Leela Mohana Reddy; Kalaga, Kaushik; Ishigami, Masahiro; Heinz, Tony F.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Harutyunyan, Avetik R. (2013)
      Growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) forests is highly sensitive to the nature of the substrate. This constraint narrows the range of available materials to just a few oxide-based dielectrics and presents a ...
    • Graphene–protein field effect biosensors: glucose sensing 

      Viswanathan, Sowmya; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Aran, Kiana; Fink, Kathryn D.; Paredes, Jacobo; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Filipek, Slawomir; Miszta, Przemyslaw; Tekin, H. Cumhur; Inci, Fatih; Demirci, Utkan; Li, Pingzuo; Bolotin, Kirill I.; Liepmann, Dorian; Renugopalakrishanan, V. (2015)
      Chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent, and the complexities of managing patients continue to escalate, since their care must be balanced between the home and clinical settings. Diabetes is the most advanced example, ...