Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Research Publications

Recent Research Publications with EM Lab Staff Members

“Continuous synthesis of iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles via thermal decomposition”
William Glasgow, Ben Fellows, Bin Qi, Taghi Darroudi, Christopher Kitchens, Longfei Ye, Thomas M. Crawford and O. Thompson Mefford
PARTICUOLOGY, DOI: 10.1016/j.partic.2015.09.011, Published, January, 2016.

“Bed Agglomeration during the Steam Gasification of a High-Lignin Corn Stover Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (SSF) Digester Residue”
Howe, D; Taasevigen, D; Gerber, M; Gray, M; Fernandez, C; Saraf, LV; Garcia-Perez, M; Wolcott, M
ENERGY & FUELS, Volume: 29, Issue: 12, Pages: 8035-8046 DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01808 Published: DEC 2015

“Fluorescent carbon 'quantum' dots from thermochemical functionalization of carbon nanoparticles”
Rednic, MI; Lu, ZM; Wang, P; LeCroy, GE; Yang, F; Liu, Y; Qian, HJ; Terec, A; Veca, LM; Lu, FS and Sun YP
CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, Volume: 639, Pages: 109-113, DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2015.08.069, Published: OCT 16 2015

“Direct Deposition of Crystalline Aragonite in the Controlled Biomineralization of the Calcareous Tubeworm”
Vera B. S. Chan, Takashi Toyofuku, George Wetzel, Laxmikant Saraf, Vengatesen Thiyagarajan and Andrew S. Mount
Frontiers in Marine Science, 18 November 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00097 JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH, Volume: 34, Issue: 2, Pages: 617-617 Published: AUG 2015

“Synthesis of Non-uniformly Pr-doped SrTiO3 Ceramics and Their Thermoelectric Properties”
Dehkordi, AM; Bhattacharya, S; Darroudi, T; Zeng, XY; Alshareef, HN and Tritt, TM
JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, Issue: 102, Article Number: e52869, DOI: 10.3791/52869 Published: AUG 2015

“Host-Guest Carbon Dots for Enhanced Optical Properties and Beyond”
Sun, YP; Wang, P; Lu, ZM; Yang, F; Meziani, MJ; LeCroy, GE; Liu, Y and Qian, HJ
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Volume: 5, Article Number: 12354, DOI: 10.1038/srep12354, Published: JUL 21 2015

“Effects of low ion dose on SE imaging and orientation dependent Ga-ion channeling”
Laxmikant V Saraf
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 349, Pages 193-200, April 2015

“New insights on the synthesis and electronic transport in bulk polycrystalline Pr-doped SrTiO3-delta”
Dehkordi, AM; Bhattacharya, S; Darroudi, T; Alshareef, HN; Tritt, TM
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Volume: 117, Issue: 5, Article Number: 055102, DOI: 10.1063/1.4905417 Published: FEB 7 2015

“Role of phonon scattering by elastic strain field in thermoelectric Sr1-xYxTiO3-delta”
Bhattacharya, S; Dehkordi, AM; Tennakoon, S; Adebisi, R; Gladden, JR; Darroudi, T; Alshareef, HN; Tritt, TM
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Volume: 115, Issue: 22, Article Number: 223712, DOI: 10.1063/1.4882377, Published: JUN 14 2014

“Flexible Graphene-Graphene Composites of Superior Thermal and Electrical Transport Properties”
Hou, ZL; Song, WL; Wang, P; Meziani, MJ; Kong, CY; Anderson, A; Maimaiti, H; LeCroy, GE; Qian, HJ; Sun, YP
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, Volume: 6, Issue: 17, Pages: 15026-15032, DOI: 10.1021/am502986j, Published: SEP 10 2014

“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

“High porosity scintillating polymer resins for ionizing radiation sensor applications”
V.N. Bliznyuk, C.E. Duval, O.G. Apula, A.F. Seliman, S.M. Husson, T.A. DeVol
Polymer (Guilford) Vol: 56 Issue: SI p.271-279 January 15th 2015

“Formation of a Protein Corona on Silver Nanoparticles Mediates Cellular Toxicity via Scavenger Receptors”
Shannahan, Jonathan H; Podila, Ramakrishna; Aldossari, Abdullah A; Emerson, Hilary; Powell, Brian A; Ke, Pu Chun; Rao, Apparao M; Brown, Jared M.
Toxicological Sciences Vol: 12 Issue: 1 January 2015

“Electrochemical Behavior of Platinum Nanoparticles on a Carbon Xerogel Support Modified with a [(Trifluoromethyl)-benzenesulfonyl]imide Electrolyte”
Bing Liu,† Hua Mei,‡ Darryl DesMarteau, and Stephen E. Creager
Journal of Physical Chemistry Vol: 118 Issue: 49 December 11 2014

“Synthesis and thermoelectric performance of a p-type Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3 material developed via mechanical alloying”
Jimenez, S (Jimenez, Sandra)[ 1 ] ; Perez, JG (Perez, Jose G.)[ 1 ] ; Tritt, TM (Tritt, Terry M.)[ 2 ] ; Zhu, S (Zhu, Song)[ 2 ] ; Sosa-Sanchez, JL (Sosa-Sanchez, Jose L.)[ 1 ] ; Martinez-Juarez, J (Martinez-Juarez, Javier)[ 1 ] ; Lopez, O (Lopez, Osvaldo)[ 3 ]
Energy Conversion and Management Vol: 87 p.868-873 November 2014

“Quantitative Measurement of Ligand Exchange on Iron Oxides via Radiolabeled Oleic Acidg”
Kathleen Davis †‡, Bin Qi †‡, Michael Witmer ∥, Christopher L. Kitchens §, Brian A. Powell ∥, and O. Thompson Mefford *†‡
Langmuir August 19 2014

“Continuously Extruded Micro-Textured Polypropylene Films”
Byron S. Villacorta1, Sarah Hulseman2, Andrew H. Cannon2, Ralph Hulsemanand Amod A. Ogale1
Polymer Engineering and Science Vol: 54 Issue: 9 September 2014

“Carbon fibers derived from UV-assisted stabilization of wet-spun polyacrylonitrile fibers”
Marlon S. Morales1,2, Amod A. Ogale1,2*
Journal for Applied Polymer Science Vol: 131 Issue: 16 August 15th 2014

“Mechanical Resonances of Helically Coiled Carbon Nanowires”
D. Saini, H. Behlow, R. Podila, D. Dickel, B. Pillai, M. J. Skove, S. M. Serkiz, and A. M. Rao
Scientific Reports July 2nd 2014

“Flexible Chains of Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles”
James Townsend, Ruslan Burtovyy *, Yuriy Galabura , and Igor Luzinov *
ACS Nano Vol: 8 Issue: 7 July 2014

“Multilayered Polymer-Coated Carbon Nanotubes To Deliver Dasatinib”
Thomas L. Moore , Stuart W. Grimes , Robert L. Lewis , and Frank Alexis *
Molecular Pharmaceutics Vol: 11 Issue: 1 p.276-282 January 2014

“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