Publications

Huey, D.
The MRS AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM strives to acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and to recognize their accomplishments. At the Fall Meeting, MRS recognized JERRY D. TERSOFF, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, with the Von Hippel Award for advancing the understanding...
Mandemaker, LDB., Rivera-Torrente, M., Delen, G., Hofmann, JP., Lorenz, M., Belianinov, A., Weckhuysen, BM.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a promising class of materials for many applications, due to their high chemical tunability and superb porosity. By growing MOFs as (thin-)films, additional properties and potential applications become available. Here, copper (II) 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate (Cu-BTC) metal-organic framework (MOF) thin-films are reported, which...
Sunday, DF., Chen, X., Albrecht, TR., Nowak, D., Delgadillo, PR., Dazai, T., Miyagi, K., Maehashi, T., Yamazaki, A., Nealey, PF., Kline, RJ.
The challenges of patterning next generation integrated circuits have driven the semiconductor industry to look outside of traditional lithographic methods in order to continue cost effective size scaling. The directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCPs) is a nanofabrication technique used to reduce the periodicity...
Bu, F., Shen, W., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Belfiore, LA., Tang, J.
Polymer solar cells (PSCs) have shown excellent photovoltaic performance, however, extending the spectral response range to the ultraviolet (UV) region and enhancing the UV light stability remain two challenges to overcome in the development of PSCs. Lanthanide down-conversion materials can absorb the UV light and...
Li, J., Pang, J., Yan, Z., Jahng, J., Li, J., Morrison, W.
Tip enhanced IR spectra and imaging have been widely used in cutting-edge studies for the in-depth understanding of the composition, structure and function of interfaces at the nanoscale. However, molecular monolayer sensitivity has only been demonstrated on solid/gas interfaces. In aqueous environment, the reduced sensitivity...
Chen, Q., van der Slot, S., Kreisig, S., Tian, M., Peters, R., Loos, J.
The surface chemical composition of water-based coatings prepared from urethane–acrylic hybrids or blends is investigated using infrared photo-induced force microscopy. By monitoring the interaction between the optically driven molecular dipole and its mirror image in a metal-coated tip, detailed information of the chemical composition at...
Li, J., Yan, Z., Li, J., Wang, Z., Morrison, W., Xia, XH.
Attenuated total reflection surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy (ATR-SEIRAS) is a powerful technique that provides structural and functional information during dynamic reactions in aqueous solutions. One existing limitation is the sensitivity to extract the signals of trace-level analytes from the background water in situ and in...
Ji, B., Kenaan, A., Gao, S., Cheng, J., Cui, D., Yang, H., Wang, J., Song, J.
There is an increasing urge to investigate facile solutions for monitoring biotoxins, which are a major concern in both the food safety and the anti-terrorism fields. Current techniques, such as immunochromatographic tests (ICT), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and mass spectrometry, are still insufficient to satisfy...