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Thermal Analysis of Nanoparticles: Methods, Kinetics, and Recent Advances

October 13, 2021
Elisabeth Mansfield, Mark Banash
This chapter provides an overview of the thermal techniques available to study nanoparticles, with particular attention to thermogravimetric analysis, calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry. The advantages of thermal analysis for nanoparticle

Microwave characterization of graphene inks

October 11, 2021
Jan Obrzut, Ana C. M. Moraes
Systematic charge transport characterization of solution-processed graphene inks using ethyl cellulose polymer as a binder/stabilizer, showed graphene patterns with high mobility ( 160 cm2 V-1 s-1), low energy gap, thermally activated charge transport and

Parametric optimization of an air-liquid interface system for flow through inhalation exposure to nanoparticles: assessing dosimetry and intracellular uptake of CeO2 nanoparticles

September 29, 2021
Lars Leibrock, Harald Jungnickel, Jutta Tentschert, Aaron Katz, Blaza Toman, Elijah Petersen, Frank Bierkandt, Ajay V. Singh, Peter Laux, Andreas Luch
Air-liquid interface (ALI) systems have been widely used in recent years to investigate the inhalation toxicity of many gaseous compounds, chemicals, and nanomaterials and represent an emerging and promising in vitro method to supplement or ultimately

Alternatives to aluminum gates for silicon quantum devices: Defects and strain

September 15, 2021
Ryan Stein, Zachary Barcikowski, Sujitra Pookpanratana, Joshua M. Pomeroy, Michael Stewart
Gate-defined quantum dots (QD) benefit from the use of small grain size metals for gates materials because it aids in shrinking the device dimensions. However, it is not clear what differences arise with respect to process-induced defect densities and

Single-photon detection in the mid-infrared up to 10 micron wavelength using tungsten silicide superconducting nanowire detectors

September 14, 2021
Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Yao Zhai, Heli C. Vora, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Boris Korzh, Alex Walter, Ryan Briggs, Marco Colangelo, Emma Wollman, Andrew Beyer, Jason Allmaras, D. Zhu, Ekkehart Schmidt, A. G. Kozorezov, Matthew Shaw
We developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) based on tungsten silicide (WSi) that show saturated internal detection efficiency up to a wavelength of 10 um. These detectors are promising for applications in the mid-infrared

Nanopore sensing: a physical-chemical approach

September 1, 2021
Joseph W. Robertson, Madhav Ghimire, Joseph Reiner
Protein nanopores have emerged as an important class of sensor, for the understanding of biophysical processes, such as molecular transport across membranes, and detection and characterization of biopolymers. We trace the development of these sensors from

Mutual control of stochastic switching for two electrically coupled superparamagnetic tunnel junctions

August 19, 2021
Philippe Talatchian, Matthew Daniels, Advait Madhavan, Matthew Pufall, Emilie Jue, William Rippard, Jabez J. McClelland, Mark D. Stiles
Superparamagnetic tunnel junctions (SMTJs) are promising sources for the randomness required by some compact and energy-efficient computing schemes. Coupling them gives rise to collective behavior that could be useful for cognitive computing. We use a

Near-Infrared Emitting Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Carbon Dots from Endogenous Bile Pigments

August 12, 2021
Parinaz Fathi, Parikshit Moitra, Madeleine M. McDonald, Mandy Esch, Dipanjan Pan
Careful selection of carbon dot precursors and surface modification techniques has allowed for the development of carbon dots with strong near-infrared fluorescence emission. However, the rational selection of tetrapyrrolic carbon dot precursors to obtain

Quantifying Mechanical Abrasion of MWCNT Nanocomposites used in 3D Printing: Influence of CNT content on abrasion products and rate of microplastic production

July 15, 2021
Nathan Bossa, Sipe M. Joana, Alan Kennedy, Treye Thomas, Christine O. Hendren, Mark R. Wiesner, Keana Scott, William Berger
Manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) are incorporated as "nanofillers" into consumer products to enhance properties of interest. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are known for their unique properties and have many applications in polymers. However, the

Spatially Resolved Photoconductivity in WS2/MoS2 lateral heterostructures

April 27, 2021
Samuel Berweger, Hanyu Zhang, Prasana Sahoo, Benjamin Kupp, Jeffrey Blackburn, Elisa Miller, Thomas Mitchell (Mitch) Wallis, Dmitri Voronine, Pavel Kabos, Sanjini Nanayakkara
The optical and electronic properties of 2D semiconductors are intrinsically linked via the strong interactions between optically excited bound species and free carriers. Here we use near-field scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) to image spatial

Broadband generation of perfect Poincare beams via dielectric spin-multiplexed metasurface

April 13, 2021
Mingze Liu, Pengcheng Huo, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Si Zhang, Maowen Song, Song Zhang, Qianwei Zhou, Lu Chen, Henri Lezec, Amit Agrawal, Yanqing Lu, Ting Xu
Poincaré beam, which describes the space-variant polarization of a light beam carrying spin angular momentum (SAM) and orbital angular momentum (OAM), plays an important role in various optical applications. Since the radius of a Poincaré beam depends on

Facile fabrication and characterization of kraft lignin@Fe3O4 nanocomposites using pH driven precipitation: effects on increasing lignin content

April 1, 2021
Frankie A. Petrie, Justin Gorham, Robert T. Busch, Serhiy O. Leontsev, Esteban E. Urena-Benavides, Erick S. Vasquez
Kraft lignin@Fe3O4 multicore nanocomposites fabrication proceeded using a simple pH-driven precipitation technique. An alkaline solution for kraft lignin (pH 12) was rapidly injected into an aqueous-based magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle colloidal suspension

From single-particle-like to interaction-mediated plasmonic resonances in graphene nanoantennas

March 4, 2021
Marvin M. Muller, Miriam Kosik, Marta Pelc, Garnett W. Bryant, Andres Ayuela, Carsten Rockstuhl, Karolina Slowik
Plasmonic nanostructures attract tremendous attention as they confine electromagnetic fields well below the diffraction limit while simultaneously sustaining extreme local field enhancements. To fully exploit these properties, the identification and

Comparative study of multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposites by Raman, SEM, and XPS measurement techniques

March 3, 2021
Yanmei Piao, Vipin Tondare, Chelsea S. Davis, Justin Gorham, Elijah Petersen, Jeffrey W. Gilman, Keana Scott, Andras Vladar, Angela R. Hight Walker
Substantial ongoing research efforts are investigating the production of novel composite material enhanced by the incorporation of nanomaterial fillers such as multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). While the addition of MWCNTs have been shown to improve the

National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan 2020

February 9, 2021
Heather Evans, Kristen K. Greene, William M. Healy, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kate Rimmer, Anna V. Sberegaeva, Neil M. Zimmerman
The 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan provides an analysis of key external factors that could impact NIST and the fulfillment of its mission in coming years. The analyses were conducted through four separate lenses

Graphene Quantum Hall Effect Parallel Resistance Arrays

February 2, 2021
Alireza Panna, I Fan Hu, Mattias Kruskopf, Dinesh K. Patel, Dean G. Jarrett, Chieh-I Liu, Shamith Payagala, Dipanjan Saha, David B. Newell, Chi-Te Liang, Randolph Elmquist, Albert Rigosi
As first recognized in 2010, epitaxial graphene on SiC(0001) provides a platform for quantized Hall resistance (QHR) metrology unmatched by other 2D structures and materials. Here we report graphene parallel QHR arrays, with metrologically precise

Microscale Photopatterning of Through-thickness Modulus in a Monolithic and Functionally Graded 3D Printed Part

December 24, 2020
Asais C. Uzcategui, Callie I. Higgins, John Hergert, Andrew Tomaschke, Victor Crespo-Cuevas, Virginia L. Ferguson, Stephanie Bryant, Robert R. McLeod, Jason Killgore
3D printing is transforming traditional processing methods in applications ranging from tissue engineering to optics. To fulfill its maximum potential, 3D printing requires a robust technique for producing structures with precise three-dimensional (x, y

Microscopic Origin of Inhomogeneous Transport in Four-Terminal Tellurene Devices

December 22, 2020
Benjamin Kupp, Gang Qiu, Yixiu Wang, Clayton Caspeer, Thomas Mitchell (Mitch) Wallis, Joanna Atkin, Wenzhuo Wu, Peide Ye, Pavel Kabos, Samuel Berweger
Tellurene—the 2D form of elemental tellurium—provides an attractive alternative to conventional 2D semiconductors due to its high bipolar mobilities, facile solution processing, and the possibility of dopant intercalation into its 1D van der Waals lattice
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