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Search Publications by: Antonio Faraone (Fed)

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Dynamics of the Extended and Intermediate Range Order in Model Polymer Electrolyte Poly(Ethylene Oxide) and Lithium Bis(Trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide

April 17, 2023
Peter Falus, Antonio Faraone, Stephan Forster, Kunlun Hong, Michael Ohl
The dynamics of lithium ions and polymer chains were investigated at the molecular scale in the model polymer electrolyte Poly (Ethylene Oxide) (PEO)/Lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide as a function of temperature. This system is known to present

All-Temperature Zinc Batteries with High-Entropy Aqueous Electrolyte

January 9, 2023
Chongyin Yang, Jiale Xia, Chunyu Cui, Travis P. Pollard, Jenel Vatamanu, Antonio Faraone, Joseph Dura, Madhu Sudan N. Tyagi, Alex Kattan, Elijah Thimsen, Jijian Xu, Wentao Song, Enyuan Hu, Xiao Ji, Singyuk Hou, Xiyue Zhang, Michael S. Ding, Sooyeon Hwang, Dong Su, Yang Ren, Xiao-Qing Yang, Howard Wang, Oleg Borodin, Chunsheng Wang
Solvent-in-salt electrolytes have revolutionized both aqueous and non-aqueous batteries by extending the electrochemical stability window 1,2,3 and enabling new battery chemisties 4-6. However, the presence of both anions and solvent in the cation

Electrostatic Repulsion Slows Relaxations of Polyelectrolytes in Semidilute Solutions

July 19, 2022
Ali Slim, Winnie Shi, Farshad S. Samghabadi, Antonio Faraone, Amanda Marciel, Ryan Poling-Skutvik, Jacinta Conrad
We investigate the structure and dynamics of unentangled semidilute solutions of sodium polystyrene sulfonate (NaPSS) using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron spin-echo (NSE) spectroscopy. The effects of electrostatic interactions and chain

EXPANSE: A time-of-flight EXPanded Angle Neutron Spin Echo spectrometer at the Second Target Station of the Spallation Neutron Source

July 1, 2022
Changwoo Do, Rana Ashkar, Cristina Boone, Wei-Ren Chen, Georg Ehlers, Peter Falus, Antonio Faraone, Jason Gardner, Van Graves, Thomas Huegle, Reika Katsumata, Darian Kent, Jiao Lin, Bill Mchargue, Bradley D. Olsen, Yangyang Wang, Danielle Wilson, Y. Z.
EXPANSE, an EXPanded Angle Neutron Spin Echo instrument, has been proposed and selected as one of the first suite of instruments to be built at the Second Target Station of the Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This instrument

Q-Dependent Collective Relaxation Dynamics of Glass-Forming Liquid Ca 0.4 K 0.6 (NO 3 ) 1.4 Investigated by Wide-Angle Neutron Spin-Echo

April 19, 2022
Peng Luo, Yanqin Zhai, Peter Falus, Victoria Garcia Sakai, Monika Hartl, Maiko Kofu, Kenji Nakajima, Antonio Faraone, Y. Z
Employing high-intensity wide-angle neutron spin-echo spectroscopy, we measured the coherent intermediate scattering function of the prototypical ionic glass former Ca 0.4K 0.6(NO 3) 1.4 in the equilibrium and supercooled liquid state from 383 to 519 K

Dynamics of Molecular Associates in Methanol/Water Mixtures

January 26, 2022
Yanqin Zhai, Peng Luo, Jackson Waller, Jeffrey L. Self, Leland Harriger, Y. Z., Antonio Faraone
The dynamics of molecular associates in methanol/water mixtures was investigated using quasielastic neutron scattering. By measuring the signal from four methanol/water samples differing only by their isotopic composition, the relative motion of the water

Colloid-Like Solution Behavior of Computationally Designed Coiled Coil Bundlemers

January 15, 2022
Nairiti J. Sinha, Rui Guo, Rajkumar Misra, Jeffrey Fagan, Antonio Faraone, Christopher J. Kloxin, Jeffery G. Saven, Grethe V. Jensen, Darrin J. Pochan
The use of colloidal theory for describing protein-protein interactions is a topic of ongoing debate in the biophysical community. This contention stems from the unavailability of synthetic protein-like model particles that are amenable to systematic

Quantifying and Suppressing Proton Intercalation to Enable High-Voltage Zn-Ion Batteries

November 4, 2021
Fei Wang, Lauren E. Blanc, Qin Li, Antonio Faraone, Xiao Ji, Huaiyu H. Chen-Mayer, Rick L. Paul, Joseph Dura, Enyuan Hu, Kang Xu, Linda F. Nazar, Chunsheng Wang
We explore the Zn-ion intercalation mechanisms/interfacial dynamics of VPO 4F and quantify the water dynamics in water-in-salt (WISE) and hybrid aqueous-non aqueous electrolytes (HANEs). We demonstrate that H + intercalation dominates electrochemical

Intramolecular Structure and Dynamics in Computationally Designed Peptide-Based Polymers Displaying Tunable Chain Stiffness

September 7, 2021
Nairiti Sinha, Yi Shi, Christopher J. Kloxin, Jeffery G. Saven, Antonio Faraone, Grethe V. Jensen, Darrin J. Pochan
Polymers constructed via hybrid physical-covalent assembly of computationally designed peptide coiled coils, or bundlemers, display tunable chain stiffness via control of inter-bundlemer connectivity. Neutron spin echo spectroscopy reveals that rigid rod

Relationship between Viscosity and Acyl Tail Dynamics in Lipid Bilayers

August 12, 2021
Michihiro Nagao, Elizabeth Kelley, Antonio Faraone, Makina Saito, Yoshitaka Yoda, Masayuki Kurokuzu, Shinichi Takata, Makoto Seto, Paul Butler
Membrane viscosity is a fundamental property that controls molecular transport and structural rearrangements in lipid membranes. Given its importance in many cell processes, various experimental and computational methods have been developed to measure the

Atomic Dynamics of Metallic Glass Melts La 50 Ni 15 Al 35 and Ce 70 Cu 19 Al 11 Studied by Quasielastic Neutron Scattering

June 23, 2021
Peng Luo, Abhishek Jaiswal, Yanqin Zhai, Zhikun Cai, Nathan P. Walter, Long Zhou, Dawei Ding, Ming Liu, Rebecca Mills, Andrey Podlesnyak, Georg Ehlers, Antonio Faraone, Haiyang Bai, Weihua Wang, Y. Z.
By employing quasi-elastic neutron scattering, we studied the atomic-scale relaxation dynamics and transport mechanism of La 50Ni 15Al 35 and Ce 69Cu 20Al 10Nb 1 Studied by Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering metallic glass melts in the temperature range of

Entangled Polymer Dynamics in Attractive Nanocomposite Melts

June 23, 2020
Erkan Senses, Saeid Darvishi, Madhu Sudan Tyagi, Antonio Faraone
We investigate single chain dynamics of an entangled linear poly (ethylene oxide) melt in presence of well-dispersed attractive nanoparticles using high resolution neutron spectroscopy at particle volume fractions as high as 0.53. The short time dynamics

Polymer Dynamics in Block Copolymer Electrolytes Detected by Neutron Spin Echo

May 19, 2020
Whitney S. Loo, Antonio Faraone, Lorena S. Grundy, Kevin W. Gao, Nitash P. Balsara
Polymer chain dynamics of a nanostructured block copolymer electrolyte are investigated by neutron spin-echo spectroscopy. Monomeric friction, determined by fitting the short-time data to the Rouse model, increases with increasing salt concentration. Tube

Dynamic Equivalence between Soft Star Polymers and Hard Spheres

November 19, 2019
Zhe Wang, Antonio Faraone, Panchao Yin, Lionel Porcar, Yun Liu, Changwoo Do, Kunlun Hong, Wei-Ren Chen
We measure a series of star polymer dispersions to study the dynamics of soft colloidal liquids. We find that as the concentration increases, the slowing of the long-time self-diffusivity of the star polymer, normalized by the short-time self-diffusivity

Disentangling Polymer Network and Hydration Water Dynamics in Polyhydroxyethyl Methacrylate Physical and Chemical Hydrogels

August 8, 2019
Daria Noferini, Antonio Faraone, Marta Rossi, Eugene Mamontov, Emiliano Fratini, Piero Baglioni
Cross-linker nature and water content may impact the microscopic dynamics of hydrogels components, and thus their properties in applications such as drug-delivery. To investigate this aspect, we used quasi-elastic neutron scattering with contrast variation

Low-Temperature Rotational Tunneling of Tetrahydroborate Anions in Lithium Benzimidazolate-Borohydride Li 2 (blm)BH 4

August 7, 2019
Alexander V. Skripov, Mirjana NMN Dimitrievska, Olga A. Babanova, R. V. Skoryunov, Alexei V. Soloninin, Fabrice Morelle, Y. Filinchuk, Antonio Faraone, Hui Wu, Wei Zhou, Terrence J. Udovic
To investigate the dynamical properties of the novel hybrid compound, lithium benzimidazolate-borohydride Li 2(bIm)BH 4 (where bIm denotes a benzimidazolate anion, C 7N 2H 5u-^), we have used a set of complementary techniques: neutron powder diffraction

Wide-Angle Polarization Analysis on the Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer for the Study of Collective and Single Particle Dynamics of Methanol at its Prepeak

July 1, 2019
Wangchun Chen, Shannon M. Watson, Yiming Qiu, Jose Rodriguez Rivera, Antonio Faraone
Neutron polarization analysis capability with a large scattering angle and momentum transfer coverage has not been widely implemented for the separation of coherent and incoherent quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) spectra. A feasibility test for soft

Nanoscale Particle Motion Reveals Polymer Mobility Gradient in Nanocomposites

May 21, 2019
Erkan Senses, Suresh Narayanan, Antonio Faraone
Polymer mobility near nanoparticle surfaces has been extensively discussed, however, direct experimental observation in the nanocomposite melts has been a difficult task. Here, by taking advantage of large dynamical asymmetry between miscible matrix and