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Effect of Tribologically-Induced Changes in Surface Termination of Silicon-Containing Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings on the Resistance to Biomolecule Adsorption

August 1, 2022
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Zixuan Li, Jennings Z. Ye, Jieming Yan, Nicolas Molina, Hsu-Ming Lien, Robert Chrostowksi, Jianliang Lin, Mangolini Mangolini
Silicon-containing diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a class of thin-film materials with excellent mechanical properties, high thermal stability, and good tribological performance over a wide range of environmental conditions. While non-alloyed/non-doped DLCs

Evidence that gecko setae are coated with an ordered nanometer-thin lipid film

June 9, 2022
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Mette Rasmussen, Katinka Holler, Joe Baio, Stanislav Gorb, Tobias Weidner
Motivated by the fascination of gecko adhesion based on the fibrous setae at the tips of their toe pads and their potential for biomimetic applications, the adhesion mechanism has been studied in detail. While the mechanism has been shown to be based on

Multimodal X-ray Probing of the Capacity Fade Mechanisms of Nickel Rich NMC - Progress and Outlook

April 22, 2022
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Calvin Quilty, Patrick West, Wenzao Li, Mikaela Dunkin, Garrett Wheeler, Steven Ehrlich, Lu Ma, Esther Takeuchi, Kenneth Takeuchi, David Bock, Amy Marschilok
NMC is a commercially successful Li-ion battery cathode due to its high energy density; however, its delivered capacity must be intentionally limited to achieve capacity retention over extended cycling. To design next-generation NMC batteries with longer

Improved capacity and reversibility of solid-state Li-O2 battery through water-vapour-assisted cathode reaction

April 8, 2022
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Mokwon Kim, Hyunpyo Lee, Hyuk Jae Kwon, Seong-Min Bak, Gabin Lee, Jung O. Park, Dong-Hwa Seo, Song Bok Ma, Dongmin Im
The development of a cathode for solid-state lithium-oxygen batteries has been hindered in practice by a low capacity and limited cycle life despite their potential for high energy density. Here, a previously unexplored strategy is proposed wherein the

The Structure of Lipids and Keratin in Adhesive Gecko Setae Determined by NEXAFS Imaging

March 1, 2022
Daniel A. Fischer, Cherno Jaye, Katinka R. Holler, Mette H. Rasmussen, Joe E. Baio, Stanislav N. Gorb, Tobias Weidner
Geckos have the astonishing ability to climb on vertical surfaces due to the adhesive properties of fibrous setae at the tips of their toe pads. While the adhesion mechanism principle, based on van-der-Waals interactions of myriads of spatula located at

Elucidating Cathode Degradation Mechanisms in NMC811/Graphite Cells Under Fast Charge Rates Using Operando Synchrotron Characterization

February 17, 2022
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Calvin Quilty, Patrick West, Garrett Wheeler, Lisa Housel, Christoph Kern, Killian Tallman, Lu Ma, Steven Ehrlich, Kenneth Takeuchi, David Bock, Amy Marschilok, Esther Takeuchi
Li-ion batteries capable of extreme fast charging (XFC) are in demand to facilitate widespread EV adoption. While the impact of fast charge on the negative electrode has been studied, degradation of state-of-the-art LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 (NMC811) under XFC

Lessons learned from FeSb2O4 on stereoactive lone pairs as a design principle for anion insertion

October 20, 2021
Wasif Zaheer, George Agbeworvi, Saul Perez-Beltran, Justin Andrews, Yierpan Aierken, Conan Weiland, Cherno Jaye, Young-Sang Yu, David Shapiro, Sirine Fakra, Daniel A. Fischer, Jinghua Guo, David Prendergrast, Sarbajit Banerjee
Fluoride-ion batteries are an attractive energy storage concept analogous to lithium-ion batteries but feature an inverted paradigm where anions (fluoride-ion), and not cations, are the principal charge carriers. Insertion hosts that can reversibly insert

Chemical Analysis of HfO 2 / Si (100) Film Systems Exposed to NH 3 Thermal Processing

October 12, 2021
Patrick S. Lysaght, Joseph Woicik, Daniel A. Fischer, Gennadi Bersuker, Joel Barnett, Brendan Foran, Hsing-Huang Tseng, Raj Jammy
Nitrogen incorporation in HfO2/SiO2 films utilized as high-k gate dielectric layers in advanced metal-oxide field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) has been investigated. Thin HfO2 blanket films deposited by atomic layer deposition on either SiO2 or NH3 treated

Functional Oligothiophenes for Use in Self-Assembled Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors

October 12, 2021
A R. Murphy, Clayton Mauldin, J M. Frechet, Paul C. Chang, Kanan Putambekar, Kin-Yip Phoa, V Subramanian, Dean DeLongchamp, Daniel A. Fischer, Eric K. Lin
Asymmetric, end-functionalized thiophene oligomers capable of self-assembly and covalent bonding to silicon surfaces have been synthesized. Monolayer films were made using solution or Langmuir-Blodgett deposition techniques. Characterization of the films

Imperfect Surface Order and Functionalization in Vertical Carbon Nanotube Arrays Probed by Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscoy (NEXAFS)

October 12, 2021
T Hemraj-Benny, S Banerjee, S Sambasivan, Daniel A. Fischer, G Eres, Alexander Puretzky, David B. Geohegan, D H. Lowndes, J A. Misewich, S S. Wong
Probing surface order in nanotube systems is of fundamental importance for incorporation of these materials into practical electronic devices. The current study pertains to analysis of the surface orientation of vertically aligned single-walled and multi

NEXAFS Characterization of Poly(amino acids)

October 12, 2021
N T. Samuel, Daniel A. Fischer, David G. Castner
The near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectra of poly(amino acids) at the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen k-edges are investigated in this study. The poly(amino acid) NEXAFS spectra at the k-edges closely resemble the spectra of the

Quantitative Evaluation of Perfluorinated Alkylthiol Molecular Order on Gold Surfaces

October 12, 2021
L Gamble, D Radford, Daniel A. Fischer, D W. Grainger, David G. Castner
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of perfluoroalkylthiols [CF3(CF2)xCH2CH2SH (x=3, 5, 7, and 9)] on gold were examined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS), and static time of flight secondary ion

Synchrotron Based Surface Science to Probe Polymeric Interfacial Regions

October 12, 2021
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Synchrotron based X-ray absorption spectroscopy was utilized to probe the chemistry and structure of polymers in interfacial regions, including the interfacial regions, including the interfacial composition of filled epoxy composites, and the surface

Understanding Deviations in Lithographic Patterns Near Interfaces: Characterization of Antireflective Coatings (ARC) and the ARC/Resist Interface

October 12, 2021
Joseph~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined Lenhart, Daniel A. Fischer, S Sambasivan, Eric K. Lin, Wen-Li Wu, Douglas Guerrero, Yijun Wang, R Puligadda
Interactions between a bottom anti-reflective coating (BARC) and a photo-resist can critically impact lithographic patterns. For example, a lithographic pattern can shrink or spread near a BARC interface, a process called undercutting or footing

Charge-transfer satellites in the photoemission and x-ray absorption spectra of SrTiO3 and TiO2: Experiment and first-principles theory

March 10, 2021
Eric L. Shirley, Joseph Woicik, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Abdul K. Rumaiz, Joshua J. Kas, John J. Rehr, Conan Weiland
Complete ab initio real-time cumulant and Bethe-Salpeter-equation calculations accurately capture the detailed satellite structure observed in both the photoemission and x-ray absorption spectra of the transition-metal compounds SrTiO3 and TiO2. Real-space

A NIST facility for Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering measuring nano-scale soft matter structure at NSLS-II

January 26, 2021
Eliot Gann, Glenn Holland, R Joseph Kline, Peter Beaucage, Dean DeLongchamp, Daniel A. Fischer, Brian Collins, Terry McAfee, Christopher McNeill, Thomas Crofts
We present the design and performance of a Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering (RSoXS) station designed for soft matter characterization built by the National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II)

Semiconducting to Metallic Electronic Landscapes in Defects Controlled Two-Dimensional ?-d Conjugated Coordination Polymer Thin Films

October 16, 2020
Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Jonathan Ogle, Nabajit Lahiri, Christopher Tassone, Janis Louie, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks
Two-dimensional coordination polymers (2D CPs) are of significant interest due to their intriguing structural, optical, and electrical properties which can be tuned through the selective coordination of different metals and organic linkers. Although, 2D

Reversible Room-Temperature Fluoride-Ion Insertion in a Tunnel-Structured Transition Metal Oxide Host

July 6, 2020
Cherno Jaye, Wasif Zaheer, Justin L. Andrews, Forrest P. Hyler, Conan Weiland, David A. Shapiro, Jinghua Guo, Jesus M. Velazquez, Sarbajit Banerjee, Abhishek Parija, Daniel A. Fischer
An energy storage paradigm orthogonal to conventional Li-ion battery chemistries can be conceptualized by employing anions as the primary charge carriers. F-ion conversion chemistries show promise but have limited cyclability as a result of the significant

Blade Coating Aligned, High-Performance, Semiconducting-Polymer Transistors

February 22, 2018
Lee J. Richter, Hyun W. Ro, Regis J. Kline, Daniel A. Fischer, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Lars Thomsen, Christopher McNeil, Dawei Wu, Maria Kaplan, Eliot H. Gann
Recent demonstration of mobilities in excess of 10 cm2V-1s-1 have energized research in solution deposition of polymers for thin film transistor applications. Due to the lamella motif of most soluble, semiconducting polymers, the local mobility is