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Kimberly A. Briggman (Fed)

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Polydimethylsiloxane tissue-mimicking phantoms with tunable optical properties

July 1, 2022
Aaron Goldfain, Paul Lemaillet, David W. Allen, Kimberly Briggman, Jeeseong C. Hwang
We report on techniques to manufacture and characterize solid tissue-mimicking phantoms of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymers. Tunability of the absorption (a()) and reduced scattering spectra (s'()) in the wavelength range of 500 nm to 850 nm is

Development and Evaluation of Bluetooth Low-Energy Device for Electronic Encounter Metrics

January 20, 2022
Katy Keenan, Joe Aumentado, Harold Booth, Kimberly Briggman, Mikail Kraft-Molleda, Michele Martin, Rene Peralta, Angela Robinson, Krister Shalm, Michelle Stephens, Emily Townsend, Sae Woo Nam
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to the need for tracking of physical contacts and potential exposure to disease. Traditional contact tracing can be augmented by electronic tools called "electronic contact tracing" or "exposure

Dual-comb photoacoustic spectroscopy

June 19, 2020
Jacob T. Friedlein, Esther Baumann, Kimberly Briggman, Gabriel M. Colacion, Fabrizio R. Giorgetta, Daniel I. Herman, Nathan R. Newbury, Jeeseong Hwang, Ian R. Coddington, Kevin C. Cossel, Gabriel Ycas, Christopher Yung, Eli V. Hoenig, Edgar F. Perez, Aaron Goldfain
Spectrally-resolved photoacoustic imaging is a promising technique for label-free imaging in optically scattering materials. However, this technique often requires acquisition of a separate image at each wavelength of interest. This reduces imaging speeds

Nonlinear Silicon waveguides produce tunable frequency combs spanning 2.0-8.5 ?m

September 25, 2019
Nima Nader, Abijith S. Kowligy, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Eric J. Stanton, Henry R. Timmers, Alexander J. Lind, Kimberly Briggman, Scott Diddams, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Daniel M. Lesko
We present fully air clad suspended-silicon waveguides for efficient nonlinear interactions limited only by the silicon transparency. Novel fork-shaped couplers provide efficient input (

Polydimethylsiloxane tissue-mimicking phantoms for quantitative optical medical imaging standards

March 24, 2017
Jeeseong Hwang, Hyun J. Kim, Paul Lemaillet, Dirk Grosenick, Thomas Gladytz, David McClatchy III, Kimberly A. Briggman, Brian Pogue
We report on a procedure to build and characterize solid tissue-mimicking phantoms of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymers. Controlled inclusion of light scattering titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles enables the creation of phantoms having tunable light

Immobilization of Proteins on Carboxylic Acid-Functionalized Nanopatterns

November 28, 2012
John Peter Ngunjiri, Daniel J. Stark, Tian Tian, Kimberly Briggman, Jayne C. Garno
The immobilization of proteins on nanopatterned surfaces was investigated using in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) and ex situ infrared reflectance-absorption spectroscopy (IRAS). The AFM-based lithography technique of nanografting provided control of

Trapping and Release of Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles

August 1, 2011
Darwin R. Reyes-Hernandez, Geraldine I. Mijares, Brian J. Nablo, Kimberly A. Briggman, Michael Gaitan
An electrical method to trap and release charged gold nanoparticles on and from the surface of alkanethiol self-assembled-monolayer (SAM) modified gold electrodes is presented. Gold nanoparticle (GNP) coated electrodes were formed by immersing amine

Electrical Manipulation of Gold Nanoparticles for Microfluidic Applications

October 16, 2008
Darwin R. Reyes-Hernandez, Geraldine I. Mijares, Kimberly A. Briggman, Jon C. Geist, Michael Gaitan
An electrical method to trap and release gold nanoparticles to and from the surface of alkanethiol-modified gold electrodes is presented. When a positive bias versus a Ag/AgCl reference electrode was applied to gold electrodes, negatively-charged gold

Cholesterol/Phospholipid Interactions in Hybrid Bilayer Membranes

May 25, 2007
Dustin Levy, Kimberly Briggman
The interactions between cholesterol and saturated phospholipids in hybrid bilayer membranes (HBMs) were investigated using the interface-sensitive technique of vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS). The unique sensitivity of VSFS to order/disorder

Characterization and Control of Lipid Layer Fluidity in Hybrid Bilayer Membranes

January 31, 2007
Neil A. Anderson, Lee J. Richter, John C. Stephenson, Kimberly A. Briggman
The main gel-to-liquid-crystal (LC) phase transition temperature, Tm, of the distal lipid layer in hybrid bilayer membranes (HBMs) under water was investigated using vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS). VSFS has unique sensitivity to order

Fluorescence Intermittency and Spectral Shifts of Single Bio-Conjugated Nanocrystals Studied by Single Molecule Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy and Spectroscopy

January 21, 2007
Hyeong G. Kang, Mathew Maye, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, Matthew L. Clarke, Peter Yim, J R. Krogmeier, Kimberly A. Briggman, Oleg Gang, Jeeseong Hwang
We have fabricated a combined measurement system capable of confocal microscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy to simultaneously evaluate multiple optical characteristics of single fluorescent nanocrystals. The single particle detection sensitivity is

Determination of Lipid Phase Transition Temperatures in Hybrid Bilayer Membranes

September 9, 2006
Neil A. Anderson, Lee J. Richter, John C. Stephenson, Kimberly A. Briggman
The main gel to liquid crystal (LC) phase transition temperature, Tm, of the lipid monolayers in hybrid bilayer membranes (HBMs) was investigated using vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS). The unique sensitivity of VSFS to probe order/disorder

Effects of Surface Functionality and Humidity on The Adhesion Force and Chemical Contrast Measured With AFM

January 1, 2005
Tinh Nguyen, Xiaohong Gu, lijiang chen, Michael J. Fasolka, Kimberly Briggman, Jeeseong C. Hwang, Jonathan W. Martin
The ability to probe chemical heterogeneity with nanometer scale resolution is essential for developing a molecular level understanding of a variety of phenomena occurring at surfaces of materials. One area that could benefit greatly from nanoscale

Correlation of Molecular Orientation with Adhesion at Polystyrene/Soild Interfaces

September 1, 2002
P T. Wilson, Lee J. Richter, William E. Wallace, Kimberly A. Briggman, John C. Stephenson
Vibrationally resonant sum-frequency generation (VR-SFG) has been used to characterize the molecular orientation of the phenyl groups at the interface between polystyrene (PS) films and surface-modified glass substrates. Both the interface structure and

Absolute Molecular Orientational Distribution of the Polystyrene Surface

April 1, 2001
Kimberly A. Briggman, John C. Stephenson, William E. Wallace, Lee J. Richter
Vibrationally-resonant sum frequency generation (VR-SFG) has been used to study the absolute molecular orientational distribution of the pendant phenyl groups at the free surface of polystyrene (PS) thin films on oxidized Si substrates. Characterization of