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Search Publications by: Jacob LaManna (Fed)

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A portable triaxial cell for beamline imaging of rocks under triaxial state of stress

April 21, 2021
Amer Syed, Yukie Tanino, Jacob LaManna, David L. Jacobson, Daniel S. Hussey, Eli Baltic, Genoveva Burca
With recent developments in direct imaging techniques using x-ray and neutron imaging, there is an increasing need for an efficient design of a test setup to study mechanical and/or the transport behaviour of porous rocks. Bespoke design from commercial

Demonstration of focusing Wolter mirrors for neutron phase and magnetic imaging

April 21, 2021
Daniel S. Hussey, Han Wen, Huarui Wu, Thomas R. Gentile, Wangchun Chen, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, B. Khaykovich
Image-forming focusing mirrors were employed to demonstrate two different modalities of neutron imaging, phase imaging with a far-field interferometer, and magnetic-field imaging through the manipulation of the neutron beam polarization. For the phase

Design of a neutron microscope based on Wolter mirrors

April 21, 2021
Daniel S. Hussey, B. Khaykovich, Jeremy C. Cook, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Brian Ramsey, M. V. Gubarev
The predominate geometry for a neutron imaging experiment is that of a pinhole camera. This is primarily due to the difficulty in focusing neutrons due to the weak refractive index, which is also strongly chromatic. Proof of concept experiments

Far-field interference of a neutron white beam and the applications to noninvasive phase-contrast imaging

April 21, 2021
Michael G. Huber, Daniel S. Hussey, Muhammad D. Arif, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Wakana Ueno, Han Wen, Dmitry Pushin, Dusan Sarenac, David Cory, Houxun Miao, Takenao Shinohara, Joseph Parker
The phenomenon of interference plays a crucial role in the field of precision measurement science. Waveparticle duality has expanded the well-known interference effects of electromagnetic waves to massive particles. The majority of the wave-particle

Thick Sintered Electrode Lithium-Ion Battery Discharge Simulations: Incorporating Lithiation-Dependent Electronic Conductivity and Lithiation Gradient due to Charge Cycle

April 21, 2021
Daniel S. Hussey, Jacob LaManna, David L. Jacobson, Gary Koenig
In efforts to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, researchers have attempted to both increase the thickness of battery electrodes and increase the relative fractions of active material. One system that has both of these attributes are

Three Phase-Grating Moire Neutron Interferometer for Large InterferometerArea Applications

April 21, 2021
Michael G. Huber, D. Sarenac, D. A. Pushin, Houxun Miao, Daniel S. Hussey, D G. Cory, Muhammad D. Arif, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Ben Heacock
We demonstrate a three phase-grating neutron interferometer as a robust candidate for large area interferometry applications and characterization of materials. This novel far- eld moire technique allows for broad wavelength acceptance and relaxed

Water Migration and Swelling in Engineered Barrier Materials for Radioactive Waste Disposal

January 25, 2021
Joanna McFarlane, Lawrence M Anovitz, Michael C. Cheshire, Victoria H. DiStefano, Hassina Z. Bilheux, Jean-Christophe Bilheux, Luke L. Daemen, Richard E. Hale, Ronald L. Howard, A. J. Ramirez-Cuesta, Louis J. Santodonato, Markus Bleuel, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Edmund Perfect, Logan Qualls
Deep underground repositories are needed to isolate radioactive waste from the biosphere. Bentonite is an integral component of many multibarrier repository systems. Information on the hydraulic behavior of bentonite is needed for modeling the long-term

The interactive effect of heat and mass transport on water condensation in the gas diffusion layer of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

December 31, 2020
Po-Ya A. Chuang, Md A. Rahman, Felipe Mojica, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna
Despite recent advancement in fuel cell technology, significant challenges remain in achieving high power density operation to meet the stringent targets of performance, durability and cost. This is due to the lack of fundamental understanding in

Spatially graded porous transport layers for gas evolving electrochemical energy conversion: High performance polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzers

December 15, 2020
Jason K. Lee, ChungHyuk Lee, Kieran F. Fahy, Pascal J. Kim, Jacob LaManna, Eli Baltic, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, A Gago, S Kolb, K Friedrich, Aimy Bazylak
Decarbonizing society's energy infrastructure is foundational for a sustainable future and can be realized by harnessing renewable energy for clean hydrogen and on-demand power with fuel cells. Here, we elucidate how graded porous transport layers (PTLs)

Boosting Membrane Hydration for High Current Densities in Membrane Electrode Assembly CO2 Electrolysis

November 25, 2020
Hisan W. Shafaque, ChungHyuk Lee, Kieran F. Fahy, Jason K. Lee, Jacob LaManna, Eli Baltic, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Aimy Bazylak
Despite the advantages of CO2 electrolyzers, efficiency losses due to mass and ionic transport across the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) are critical bottlenecks for commercial-scale implementation. In this study, more efficient electrolysis of CO2 was

NIST NeXT: a system for truly simultaneous neutron and X-ray tomography

September 14, 2020
Jacob LaManna, Daniel S. Hussey, Victoria H. DiStefano, Eli Baltic, David L. Jacobson
Neutrons and X-rays provide excellent complementary, nondestructive probes to understand internal structure of systems across engineering and material science. With its sensitivity to hydrogen, neutrons excel at separating fluids, such as water or oil

Accelerating Bubble Detachment in Porous Transport Layers with Patterned Through-Pores

September 9, 2020
Jason K. Lee, ChungHyuk Lee, Kieran F. Fahy, Pascal J. Kim, Kevin Krause, Jacob LaManna, Eli Baltic, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Aimy Bazylak
Mass transport losses ultimately suppress gas evolving electrochemical energy conversion technologies, such as fuel cells and carbon dioxide electrolyzers, from reaching the high current densities needed to realize commercial success. In this work, we

Critical Current Density as a Performance Indicator for Gas-Evolving Electrochemical Devices

August 26, 2020
Jason K. Lee, ChungHyuk Lee, Benzhong Zhao, Jacob LaManna, Eli Baltic, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Aimy Bazylak
Reaching high current densities is absolutely imperative for electrochemical energy conversion, from fuel cells to CO2 reduction. Here, we identify the existence of a performance indicator for gas-evolving electrochemical energy conversion devices: the

Using Operando Techniques to Understand and Design Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells with Excellent Performance and Long Operational Stability

July 16, 2020
Xiong Peng, Devashish Kulkarni, Ying Huang, Travis J. Omasta, Benjamin Ng, Yiwei Zheng, Lianqin Wang, Jacob LaManna, Daniel S. Hussey, John R. Varcoe, Iryna V. Zenyuk, William E. Mustain
Operando neutron imaging and operando micro X-ray computed tomography were used to understand the water dynamics of AEMFCs under various operating conditions, and this new fundamental information was used to create electrodes that not only enabled high

Reconciling temperature-dependent factors affecting mass transport losses in polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzers

June 1, 2020
Jacob LaManna, Aimy Bazylak, ChungHyuk Lee, Jason K. Lee, Kieran F. Fahy, Eli Baltic, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson
In this work, we investigated the impact of temperature on two-phase transport in low temperature (LT)-polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer anode flow channels via in operando neutron imaging and observed a decrease in mass transport

Simultaneous Neutron and X-Ray Imaging of 3D Structure of Organic Matter and Fracture in Shales

April 1, 2018
Wei-Shan NMN Chiang, Jacob M LaManna, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Yun Liu, Jilin Zhang, Daniel T. Georgi, Jordan R. Kone, Jin-hong Chen
Hydrocarbon production from shales using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has been the key development in the US energy industry in the past decade and has now become more important globally. Nevertheless, many fundamental problems related to

Neutron Interferometry Detection of Early Crack Formation in Fatigued Additively Manufactured SS316 Dogbones

February 15, 2018
Daniel S. Hussey, Hong Yao, Adam J. Brooks, Ali Haghshenas, Jumao Yuan, Caroline G. Lowery, Jacob M. LaManna, David L. Jacobson, Nikolay Kardjilov, Shengmin Guo, Michael M. Khonsari, Leslie G. Butler
Fatigue in selective laser melted (SLM) and conventional SS316 dogbones was studied with neutron imaging methods for attenuation, scattering, and diffraction. To detect the microcrack evolution in fatigued samples,two methods of grating-based neutron

Beyond Catalysis and Membranes: Visualizing and Solving the Electrode Water Challenge in AEMFCs

February 8, 2018
Daniel S. Hussey, Travis J. Omasta, Andrew M. Park, Jacob M. LaManna, Yufeng Zheng, Xiong Peng, Lianqin Wang, David L. Jacobson, John R. Varcoe, Bryan S. Pivovar, William E. Mustain
A majority of anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) reported in the literature have been unable to achieve high current or power. A recently proposed theory is that the achievable current is largely limited by poorly balanced water during cell