Publications

Sha, Y., Liu, W., Li, Y. et al.
Although it has been half a century since polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fibers were first developed, the exact formation mechanism of skin-core structure of PAN-based carbon fibers, especially the stabilized PAN fibers, was still not well clarified from the viewpoint of the chemical structure. In order...
Balapanuru, J., Manga, K., Fu, W., Abdelwahab, I., Zhou, G., Li, M., Lu, H., Loh, K.
Multi-stacked graphene oxide (GO) sheets containing intricate networks of microcapillary water channels are attractive as filtration membranes displaying both ultrahigh water permeation and ion exclusion properties. However, their practical utilization as desalination membranes is hampered by multiple issues, which include scalability, swelling of interlayer space,...
Wang, R., Yao, Y., Zhang, C., Zhang, Y., Bin, H., Xue, L., Zhang, ZG., Xie, X., Ma, H., Wang, X., Li, Y., Xiao, M.
The charge separation yield at a bulk heterojunction sets the upper efficiency limit of an organic solar cell. Ultrafast charge transfer processes in polymer/fullerene blends have been intensively studied but much less is known about these processes in all-polymer systems. Here, we show that interfacial...
Zeng, J., Darvishzadeh-Varcheie, M., Albooyeh, M., Rajaei, M., Kamandi, M., Veysi, M., Potma, EO., Capolino, F., Wickramasinghe, HK.
Recent work has shown that optical magnetism, generally considered a challenging light-matter interaction, can be significant at the nanoscale. In particular, the dielectric nanostructures that support magnetic Mie resonances are low-loss and versatile optical magnetic elements that can effectively manipulate the magnetic field of light....
Tamma, VA., Beecher, LM., Shumaker-Parry, JS., Wickramasinghe, HK.
We demonstrate the stimulated Raman nanoscopy of a small number of molecules in a plasmonic gap, excited without resonant electronic enhancement, measured using near-field photon-induced forces, eliminating the need for far-field optical detection. We imaged 30 nm diameter gold nanoparticles functionalized with a self-assembled monolayer...
Huang, Y., Legrand, D., Vincent, R., Dogbe Foli, E., Nowak, D., Lerondel, G., Bachelot, R., Taliercio, T., Barho, F., Cerutti, L., Gonzalez-Posada, F., Tay, B., Bruyant, A.
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Jahng, J., Yang, H., Lee, ES.
The opto-mechanical force response from light-illuminated nanoscale materials has been exploited in many tip-based imaging applications to characterize various heterogeneous nanostructures. Such a force can have two origins: thermal expansion and induced dipoles. The thermal expansion reflects the absorption of the material, which enables one...
Zhang, C., Tumkur, T., Yang, J., Lou, M., Dong, L., Zhou, L., Nordlander, P., Halas, NJ.
The optical reshaping of metallic nanostructures typically requires intense laser pulses to first approach or achieve melting, followed by surface-tension-dominated reshaping, transforming the original nanostructures into more spherical morphologies. Here, we report the directional optical reshaping of the Au nanodisk of an Al-Au heterodimer in...
Rajaei, M., Almajhadi, MA., Zeng, J., Wickramasinghe, HK.
We propose using a Si tip-Au nanoparticle (NP) combination system in photoinduced force microscopy (PiFM) to fundamentally improve its accuracy in the nanoscale characterization of light-matter interaction. Compared to conventional PiFM with Au-coated tips, such Si tip and Au NP combination enables superior photo-induced force...
Jahng, J., Potma, EO., Lee, ES.
We investigate the tip-enhanced thermal expansion force for nanoscale chemical imaging and spectroscopy in the tip-sample junction. It is found, both theoretically and experimentally, that the tip-enhanced absorption of the near-field at the tip followed by sample expansion shows characteristic behaviors with respect to the...
Liu, J., Park, S., Nowak, D., Tian, M., Wu, Y., Long, H., Wang, K., Wang, B., Lu, P.
The near‐field features of graphene plasmons (GPs) using a recently developed photo‐induced force microscopy (PiFM) technique are characterized here. The GPs are excited by a mid‐infrared laser beam obliquely incident on graphene suspended over a metallic grating with a dielectric spacer. The PiFM records the...
Eichmann, S., Nowak, D., Jacobi, D., Burnham, N.
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Ambrosio, A., Tamagnone, M., Chaudhary, K., Jauregui, LA., Kim, P., Wilson, WL., Capasso, F.
We selectively excite and study two new types of phonon-polariton guided modes that are found in hexagonal boron nitride thin flakes on a gold substrate. Such modes show substantially improved confinement and a group velocity that is hundreds of times slower than the speed of...
Wang, D., Qiu, JT., Yu, CT., Luo, XJ., Gao, W., Wu, JL., Zhang, L.
Objective: To investigate theperiodic changes in onset of aortic dissection. Methods: The clinical data of 1 121 patients with acute aortic dissection from Hebei province, treated at Fuwai hospital from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2016, were collected and analyzed retrospectively. The regularity for...
Kong, J., Giridharagopal, R., Harrison, JS., Ginger, DS.
Correlating nanoscale chemical specificity with operational physics is a long-standing goal of functional scanning probe microscopy (SPM). We employ a data analytic approach combining multiple microscopy modes using compositional information in infrared vibrational excitation maps acquired via photoinduced force microscopy (PiFM) with electrical information from...
Cao, F., Wu, L., Ruan, Y., Bai, J., Jiang, X.
Midinfrared plasmons in patterned graphene could advance the development of surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy (SEIRAS). However, limitation in measuring the extinction spectra with transmission and external reflection configurations greatly restricts the analyses of aqueous samples. In addition, complicated, time- and cost-consuming preparation of patterned graphene...
Tamagnone, M., Ambrosio, A., Chaudhary, K., Jauregui, LA., Kim, P., Wilson, WL., Capasso, F.
Hexagonal boron nitride has been proposed as an excellent candidate to achieve subwavelength infrared light manipulation owing to its polar lattice structure, enabling excitation of low-loss phonon polaritons with hyperbolic dispersion. We show that strongly subwavelength hexagonal boron nitride planar nanostructures can exhibit ultra-confined resonances...