Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Research Publications

Recent Research Publications with EM Lab Staff Members

“Toward Structurally Defined Carbon Dots as Ultra-Compact Fluorescent Probes”
Gregory Ethan LeCroy , Sumit Kumar Sonkar , Fan Yang , L. Monica Veca , Ping Wang , Kenneth N Tackett , Jing-Jiang Yu , Eugeniu Vasile , Haijun Qian , Yamin Liu , Pengju (George) Luo , and Ya-Ping Sun
ACS Nano (2014) DOI: 10.1021/nn406628s, Online publication: April 7, 2014

“Large Thermoelectric Power Factor in Pr-Doped SrTiO3-? Ceramics via Grain-Boundary-Induced Mobility Enhancement” (Also selected for the Journal Issue Cover)
Arash Mehdizadeh Dehkordi, Sriparna Bhattacharya, Taghi Darroudi, Jennifer W. Graff, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Husam N. Alshareef, and Terry M. Tritt
Chemistry of Materials, (2014), 26 (7), pp 2478–2485, DOI: 10.1021/cm4040853

“Manipulating surface reactions in lithium–sulphur batteries using hybrid anode structures”
Cheng Huang, Jie Xiao, Yuyan Shao, Jianming Zheng, Wendy D. Bennett, Dongping Lu, Laxmikant V. Saraf, Mark Engelhard, Liwen Ji, Jiguang Zhang, Xiaolin Li, Gordon L. Graff & Jun Liu
Nature Communications, (2014), 5, Article number: 3015 doi:10.1038/ncomms4015

“Evidence for Edge-State Photoluminescence in Graphene Quantum Dots”,
Kiran Lingam, Ramakrishna Podila, Haijun Qian, Steven Serkiz, Apparao M. Rao
Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203441

“Efficient Fluorescence Quenching in Carbon Dots by Surface-Doped Metals - Disruption of Excited State Redox Processes and Mechanistic Implications”,
Juan Xu, Sushant Sahu, Li Cao, Christopher E. Bunker, Ge Peng, Yamin Liu, K. A. Shiral Fernando, Ping Wang, Elena A. Guliants, Mohammed J. Meziani, Haijun Qian, Ya-Ping Sun
Langmuir, 2012, 28 (46), pp 16141–16147

“Polymeric nanocomposites with graphene sheets – Materials and device for superior thermal transport properties”,
Wei-Li Song, L. Monica Veca, Chang Yi Kong, Sayata Ghoseb, John W. Connell, Ping Wang, Li Cao, Yi Lina, Mohammed J. Meziania, Haijun Qian, Gregory E. LeCroy, Ya-Ping Sun,
Polymer, 2012, 53(18), pp3910–3916

“Polymer/carbon nanocomposites for enhanced thermal transport properties – carbon nanotubes versus graphene sheets as nanoscale fillers”,
Wei-Li Song, Wei Wang, L. Monica Veca, Chang Yi Kong, Mao-Sheng Cao, Ping Wang,  Mohammed J. Meziani, Haijun Qian, Gregory E. LeCroy, Li Caoa and Ya-Ping Sun 
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, pp17133-17139

“Surface-Driven Sodium Ion Energy Storage in Nanocellular Carbon Foams”
Yuyan Shao, Jie Xiao , Wei Wang , Mark Engelhard , Xilin Chen , Zimin Nie , Meng Gu , Laxmikant V. Saraf , Gregory Exarhos , Ji-Guang Zhang , and Jun Liu
Nano Letters, 2013, 13 (8), pp 3909–3914 DOI: 10.1021/nl401995a

“Molecular structures of polymer/sulfur composites for lithium–sulfur batteries with long cycle life”
Lifen Xiao, Yuliang Cao, Jie Xiao, Birgit Schwenzer, Mark H. Engelhard, Laxmikant V. Saraf, Zimin Nie, Gregory J. Exarhos and Jun Liu
Journal of Material Chemistry. A , 2013, 1, 9517-9526

“In situ SEM and ToF-SIMS analysis of IgG conjugated gold nanoparticles at aqueous surfaces”
Li Yang, Zihua Zhu, Xiao-Ying Yu, Eugene Rodek, Lax Saraf, Theva Thevuthasan, J. P. Cowin
Surface and Interface Analysis, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/sia.5252

“Chemical imaging analysis of environmental particles using the focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy technique: microanalysis insights into atmospheric chemistry of fly ash”
Haihan Chen, Vicki H. Grassian, Laxmikant V. Saraf and Alexander Laskin
Analyst , 2013, 138, 451-460
Evaluation of nanostructured vanadium(V) oxide in catalytic oxidations in Nanostructured V2O5
Eric T. Drew, Yang Yang, Samuel A. Rackley, Julia A. Russo, JoAn Hudson, McKenzie L. Campbell, Patrik Schmuki and Daniel C. Whitehead
Catalysis Science & Technology, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/c3cy00183k

Recent Research Publications using EM Lab Capabilities

“Effect of Sliding Contact on the Structure of Cu-X Nanolaminates”
D.R. Economy, E. Jimenez, B.Ranijbaran, B.M. Schultz, M.S. Kennedy
Poster presented at the Inaugural Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, Clemson, SC

“Perfluorinated polymer colloids: Controlling the size, shape, and surface charge”
Stephen M. Budy, S. Suresh, Stephen H. Foulger, Dennis W. Smith Jr
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 371, Issue 1,

“Applying Chaotic Advection to Rheology: an In Situ Structuring Rheometer”
Ramaswami Subrahmanian

“Composite Carbon Nanotube and Titania Caatalyst Supports for Enhanced Activity and Durability”
William A. Rigdon, Diana D. D. Larrabee, Xinyu Huang
ECS Transactions, Volume 58, Issue 1, Pages 1809-1821

“Accelerated Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Degradation Mediated by Polyester Encapsulation within Cellular Spheroids”
Brandon Mattix, Timothy R. Olsen, Thomas Moore1, Megan Casco, Dan Simionescu,  Richard P. Visconti, Frank Alexis
Advanced Functional Materials

“Development of Luminescent pH Sensor Films for Monitoring Bacterial Growth Through Tissue”
Fenglin Wang, Yash Raval, Hongyu Chen, Tzuen-Rong J. Tzeng, John D. DesJardins, Jeffrey N. Anker1,
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201300101

“Synthesis of Brightly PEGylated Luminescent Magnetic Upconversion Nanophosphors for Deep Tissue and Dual MRI Imaging”
Hongyu Chen, Bin Qi, Thomas Moore, Daniel C. Colvin, Thomas Crawford, John C. Gore, Frank Alexis, O. Thompson Mefford, Jeffrey N. Anker
Small, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201300828

“Optimized statically non-wetting hydrophobic electrospun surface of perfluorocyclobutyl aryl ether polymer”
Rajneesh Verma, Stephen Creager, John Ballato, Dennis W Smith Jr
Polymer International, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/pi.4529

“Examination of the effect of alpha radiolysis on plutonium(V) sorption to quartz using multiple plutonium isotopes”
Amy E. Hixon, Yuji Arai, Brian A. Powell,
Journal of colloid and interface science, Volume 403, 1 August 2013, Pages 105–112

“Multifunctional Polymer-Coated Carbon Nanotubes for Safe Drug Delivery” 
Thomas L. Moore, Joshua E. Pitzer, Ramakrishna Podila, Xiaojia Wang, Robert L. Lewis, Stuart W. Grimes, James R. Wilson, Even Skjervold ,  Jared M. Brown, Apparao     Rao and Frank Alexis
Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2013, 30, 365–373

“Monitoring pH-Triggered Drug Release from Radioluminescent Nanocapsules with X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence”
Hongyu Chen, Thomas Moore, Bin Qi, Daniel C. Colvin, Erika K. Jelen, Dale A. Hitchcock, Jian He , O. Thompson Mefford, John C. Gore, Frank Alexis, and Jeffrey N. Anker
ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (2), pp 1178–1187

“Altered Host Cell–Bacteria Interaction due to Nanoparticle Interaction with a Bacterial Biofilm”
Tara D. Raftery & Heidi Lindler & Tamara L. McNealy
Microb Ecol (2013) 65:496–503

“Pockels’ coefficients of alumina in aluminosilicate optical fiber”
Peter D. Dragic, John Ballato, Stephanie Morris, Thomas Hawkins
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 2013, 30, 2, 244-250.

 “All-glass optical fibers derived from sapphire "
Peter D. Dragic ; Thomas Hawkins ; Paul Foy ; Stephanie Morris and John Ballato
2013, Proc. SPIE 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 86010I; doi:10.1117/12.999361 http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.999361

“Carbon black modification of mesophase pitch-based carbon fibers”
Rebecca M. Alway-Coopera, David P. Andersonb,  Amod A. Ogale
Carbon, 2013 Volume 59, August 2013, Pages 40–48

“Comparison of solid-state and submerged-state fermentation for the bioprocessing of switchgrass to ethanol and acetate by Clostridium phytofermentans”
Abhiney Jain,  Charles K. Morlok,  J. Michael Henson
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2013) 97:905–917

“Silver nanoparticle toxicity to Daphnia magna is a function of dissolved silver concentration”
Kim M. Newton, Hema L. Puppala, Christopher L. Kitchens, Vicki L. Colvin, Stephen J. Klaine
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/etc.2300

“Metastable nanostructured metallized fluoropolymer composites for energetics”
Hannah A. Miller, Bradley S. Kusel, Seth T. Danielson, James W. Neat, Eryn K. Avjian, Scott N. Pierson, Stephen M. Budy, David W. Ball, Scott T. Iacono and Sharon C. Kettwich
J. Mater. Chem. A , 2013, 1, 7050-7058