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publications for current MRSEC award DMR-2011401

Publications resulting from primary MRSEC support

Shen, Z.; Sun, Y.; Lodge, T.P.; Siepmann, J.I. Development of a PointNet for Detecting Morphologies of Self-Assembled Block Oligomers in Atomistic Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c02389

Hamill, A.; Heischmidt, B.; Sohn, E.; Shaffer, D.; Tsai, K.; Zhang, X.; Xi, X.; Suslov, A.; Berger, H.; Forró, L.; Burnell, F.J.; Shan, J.; Mak, K.F.; Fernandes, R.M.; Wang, K.; Pribiag, V.S. Two-fold symmetric superconductivity in few-layer NbSe2. Nature Physics, 2021.
DOI: 10.1038/s41567-021-01219-x

Liberman, L.; Schmidt, P.W.; Coughlin, M.L.; Ya’akobi, A.M.; Davidovich, I.; Edmund, J.; Ertem, S.P.; Morozova, S.; Talmon, Y.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P. Salt-Dependent Structure in Methylcellulose Fibrillar Gels. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (5), 2090-2100.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02429

Metaxas, A.E.; Panwar, V.; Olson, R.L.; Dutcher, C.S. Ionic strength and polyelectrolyte molecular weight effects on floc formation and growth in Taylor-Couette flows. Soft Matter, 2021, 17 (5), 1246-1257.
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm01517b

Rajapitamahuni, A.K.; Thoutam, L.R.; Ranga, P.; Krishnamoorthy, S.; Jalan, B. Impurity band conduction in Si-doped β-Ga2O3 films. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2021, 118, 072105.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0031481

Li, S.; Birol, T. Suppressing the ferroelectric switching barrier in hybrid improper ferroelectrics. npj Comput. Mater., 2020, 6, 168.
DOI: 10.1038/s41524-020-00436-x
Primary data available here

Shen, Z.; Chen, Q.P.; Xie, S.; Lodge, T.P.; Siepmann, J.I. Effects of Electrolytes on Thermodynamics and Structure of Oligo(ethylene oxide)/Salt Solutions and Liquid–Liquid Equilibria of a Squalane/Tetraethylene Glycol Dimethyl Ether Blend. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (3), 1120–1136.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02270
Primary data available here

Metaxas, A.E.; Coughlin, M.L.; Hansen, C.K.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P.; Dutcher, C.S. Microfluidic filament thinning of aqueous, fibrillar methylcellulose solutions. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2020, 5 (11), 113302.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.113302

Coughlin, M.L.; Liberman, L.; Ertem, S.P.; Edmund, J.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P. Methyl cellulose solutions and gels: fibril formation and gelation properties. Progress in Polymer Science, 2021, 112, 101324.
DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101324

Huang, Y.; Shklovskii, B.I. Spectral rigidity of non-Hermitian symmetric random matrices near the Anderson transition. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 102, 064212.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.064212
Primary data available here

Sethuraman, V.; Dorfman, K. Origins of the suppression of fibril formation in grafted methylcellulose solutions. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 085601.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.085601
Primary data available here

Wu, X.W.; Greenburg, B.L.; Zhang, Y.Y.; Held, J.T.; Huang, D.B.; Barriocanal, J.G.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Aydil, E.S.; Kortshagen, U.; Wang, X.J. Thermal transport in ZnO nanocrystal networks synthesized by nonthermal plasma. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 086001.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.086001

Publications resulting from partial MRSEC support

Dai, C.; Cho, J-H. Electron Beam Maneuvering of a Single Polymer Layer for Reversible 3D Self-Assembly. Nano Lett., 2021, 21 (5).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04723

Sun, Y.; Kim, J.; Chatterjee, N.; Swisher, S.L. Investigation of the Determining Factors for the “Mobility Boost” in High‐k‐Gated Transparent Oxide Semiconductor Thin‐Film Transistors. Adv. Electron. Mater., 2021.
DOI: 10.1002/aelm.202001037

Dai, C.; Agarwal, K.; Bechtel, H.A.; Liu, C.; Joung, D.; Nemilentsau, A.; Su, Q.; Low, T.; Koester, S.J.; Cho, J-H. Hybridized Radial and Edge Coupled 3D Plasmon Modes in Self‐Assembled Graphene Nanocylinders. Small, 2021, 17 (14).
DOI: 10.1002/smll.202100079

Neal, S.N.; Li, S.; Birol, T.; Musfeldt, J.L. Chemical bonding and Born charge in 1T-HfS2. npj 2D Mater Appl, 2021, 5 (45).
DOI: 10.1038/s41699-021-00226-z

Ohnsorg, M.L.; Prendergast, P.C.; Robinson, L.L.; Bockman, M.R.; Bates, F.S.; Reineke, T.M. Bottlebrush Polymer Excipients Enhance Drug Solubility: Influence of End-Group Hydrophilicity and Thermoresponsiveness. ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10 (3), 375–381.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00890

Postiglione, W.M.; Ganguly, K.; Yun, H.; Jeong, J.S.; Jacobson, A.; Borgeson, L.; Jalan, B.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Leighton, C. Structure-property relationships and mobility optimization in sputtered La-doped BaSnO3 films: Toward 100cm2V−1s−1 mobility. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2021, 5, 044604.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.044604

Saran Kumar Chaganti, V.R.; Golani, P.; Truttmann, T.K.; Liu,F.; Jalan, B.; Koester, S.J. Optimizing Ohmic contacts to Nd-doped n-type SrSnO3. Appl. Phys. Lett, 2021, 118, 142104.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0027470

Voigt, B.; Das, B.; Carr, D.M.; Ray, D.; Maiti, M.;Moore, W.; Manno, M.; Walter, J.; Aydil, E.S.; Leighton, C. Mitigation of the internal p-n junction in CoS2-contacted FeS2 single crystals: Accessing bulk semiconducting transport. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2021, 47 (4), 025405.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.025405

Trevino De Leo, C.; Dannangoda, G.C.; Hobosyan, M.A.; Held, J.T.; Safi Samghabadi, F.; Khodadadi, M.; Litvinov, D.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Martirosyan, K.S. Carbon combustion synthesis of Janus-like particles of magnetoelectric cobalt ferrite and barium titanate. Ceramics International, 2021, 47 (4), 5415-5422.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.10.123

Chavez, R.O.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. Recent developments in centrifugally spun composite fibers and their performance as anode materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2021, 266, 115024.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2020.115024

Huang, D.; Lattery, D.; Wang, X.J. Materials Engineering Enabled by Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect for Spintronic Applications. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 2021, 3 (1), 119–127.
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00961

Yun, H.; Topsakal, M.; Prakash, A.; Jalan, B.; Jeong, J.S.; Birol, T.; Mkhoyan, K.A. Metallic line defect in wide-bandgap transparent perovskite BaSnO3. Science Advances, 2021, 7 (3), eabd4449.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd4449
Primary data available here

Fu, X.; Huang, Y.; Shi, Q.; Shklovskii, B.I.; Zudov, M.A.; Gardner, G.C.; Manfra, M.J. Hidden Quantum Hall Stripes in AlxGa1−xAs/Al0.24Ga0.76As Quantum Wells. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2020, 125, 236803.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.236803

Wang, Z.; Schmalbach, K.M.; Combs, R.L.; Chen, Y.; Penn, R.L.; Mara, N.A.; Stein, A. Effects of Phase Purity and Pore Reinforcement on Mechanical Behavior of NU-1000 and Silica-Infiltrated NU-1000 Metal–Organic Frameworks. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12 (44), 49971–49981.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c12877

Styles M.J.; Rodriguez, R.S.; Szlag, V.M.; Bryson, S.; Gao, Z.; Jung, S.; Reineke, T.M.; Haynes, C.L. Optimization of film over nanosphere substrate fabrication for SERS sensing of the allergen soybean agglutinin. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2020, 52 (2).
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.6019

Saran Kumar Chaganti, V.R.; Truttmann, T.K.; Liu, F.; Jalan, B.; Koester, S.J. SrSnO3 Field-Effect Transistors With Recessed Gate Electrodes. in IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2020, 41 (9), 1428-1431.
DOI: 10.1109/LED.2020.3011058

Narayan, S.; Metaxas, A.E.; Bachnak, R.; Neumiller, T.; Dutcher, C.S. Zooming in on the role of surfactants in droplet coalescence at the macroscale and microscale. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2020, 50, 101385.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cocis.2020.08.010

Wen, J.; Saran Kumar Chaganti, V.R.; Truttmann, T.K.; Liu, F.; Jalan, B.; Koester, S.J. SrSnO3 Metal-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor With GHz Operation. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2021, 42 (1).
DOI: 10.1109/LED.2020.3040417

Kumar, R.; Le, N.; Tan, Z.; Brown, M.E.; Jiang, S.; Reineke, T.M. Efficient Polymer-Mediated Delivery of Gene-Editing Ribonucleoprotein Payloads through Combinatorial Design, Parallelized Experimentation, and Machine Learning. ACS Nano, 2020, 14 (12), 17626–17639.
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08549

Prakash, A.; Wang, T.; Bucsek, A.; Truttmann, T.K.; Fali, A.; Cotrufo, M.; Yun, H.; Kim, J-W.; Ryan, P.J.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Alù, A.; Abate, Y.; James, R.D.; Jalan, B. Self-Assembled Periodic Nanostructures Using Martensitic Phase Transformations. Nano Lett., 2020, 21 (3), 1246-1252.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c03708

Yoo, Y.; Jeong, J.S.; Ma, R.; Koester, S.J.; Johns, J.E. Ultrathin One-Dimensional Molybdenum Telluride Quantum Wires Synthesized by Chemical Vapor Deposition. Chem. Mater., 2020, 32 (22), 9650–9655.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03264

Luo, R.; Chen, Y.; Lee, S. Particle-induced miscible fingering: Continuum limit. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2020, 5, 094301.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.094301

Dai, C.; Lin, Z.; Agarwal, K.; Mikhael, C.; Aich, A.; Gupta, K.; Cho, J.H. Self-Assembled 3D Nanosplit Rings for Plasmon-Enhanced Optofluidic Sensing. Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 6697–6705.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02575

Publications resulting from use of Shared Facilities

Namgung, S.; Koester, S.J.; Oh, S-H. Ultraflat Sub-10 Nanometer Gap Electrodes for Two-Dimensional Optoelectronic Devices. ACS Nano, 2021, 15 (3), 5276–5283.
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c10759

Mueller, A.J.; Lindsay, A.P.; Jayaraman, A.; Lodge, T.P.; Mahanthappa, M.K.; Bates, F.S. Quasicrystals and Their Approximants in a Crystalline–Amorphous Diblock Copolymer. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (6), 2647–2660.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02871

Kang, H.; Elmer, W.; Shen, Y.; Zuverza-Mena, N.; Ma, C.; Botella, P.; White, J.C.; Haynes, C.L. Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution Rate Controls the Suppression of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, XX (XX), XXXX–XXXX.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07126

Truttmann, T.K.; Liu, F.; Garcia-Barriocanal, J.; James, R.D.; Jalan, B. Strain Relaxation via Phase Transformation in High-Mobility SrSnO3 Films. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 2021, 3 (3), 1127–1132.
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00997

Nguyen, Q.V.; Xie, Z.; Frisbie, C.D. Quantifying Molecular Structure-Tunneling Conductance Relationships: Oligophenylene Dimethanethiol vs Oligophenylene Dithiol Molecular Junctions. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125 (7), 4292–4298.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11514

Cai, X.; Yue, J.; Xu, P.; Jalan, B.; Pribiag, V.S. From weak antilocalization to Kondo scattering in a magnetic complex oxide interface. Phys. Rev. B, 2021, 103, 115434.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.115434

Nguyen, Q.V.; Frisbie, C.D. Hopping Conductance in Molecular Wires Exhibits a Large Heavy-Atom Kinetic Isotope Effect. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143 (7), 2638–2643.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c12244

McCutcheon, C.J.; Zhao, B.; Jin, K.; Bates, F.S.; Ellison, C.J. Crazing Mechanism and Physical Aging of Poly(lactide) Toughened with Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(butylene oxide) Diblock Copolymers. Macromolecules, 2020, 53 (22), 10163–10178.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01759

VandenBussche, E.J.; Flannigan, D.J. High-resolution analogue of time-domain phonon spectroscopy in the transmission electron microscope. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 2020, 378, 20190598.
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0598
Primary data available here

Su, Q.; Zhen, X.V.; Nelson, J.T.; Li, R.; Bühlmann, P.; Sherwood, G.; Koester, S.J. Ultraclean Graphene Transfer Using a Sacrificial Fluoropolymer Nanolayer: Implications for Sensor and Electronic Applications. ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2020, 3 (12), 11998–12007.
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02482

Zhang, B.; Xie, S.; Lodge, T.P.; Bates, F.S. Phase Behavior of Diblock Copolymer–Homopolymer Ternary Blends with a Compositionally Asymmetric Diblock Copolymer. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (1), 460–472.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01745

Van Bruggen, C.; Punihaole, D.; Keith, A.R.; Schmitz, A.J.; Tolar, J.; Frontiera, R.R.; Reineke, T.M. Quinine copolymer reporters promote efficient intracellular DNA delivery and illuminate a protein-induced unpackaging mechanism. PNAS, 2020, 117 (52), 32919-32928.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2016860117

VandenBussche, E.J.; Clark, C.P.; Holmes, R.J.; Flannigan, D.J. Mitigating Damage to Hybrid Perovskites Using Pulsed-Beam TEM. ACS Omega, 2020, 5 (49), 31867-31871.
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c04711
Primary data available here

Prakash, A.; Wang, T.; Choudhary, R.; Haugstad, G. D.; Gladfelter, W.L.; Jalan, B. Precursor selection in hybrid molecular beam epitaxy of alkaline-earth stannates. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 2020, 38, 063410.
DOI: 10.1116/6.0000590

Valentire, C.S.; Jayaraman, A.; Mahanthappa, M.K.; Walker, L.M. Shear-Modulated Rates of Phase Transitions in Sphere-Forming Diblock Oligomer Lyotropic Liquid Crystals. ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10, 538–544.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00154

Publications resulting from the Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN) support or other use of Shared Facilities

Thakral, S.; Kim, K. Small-angle scattering for characterization of pharmaceutical materials. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 134, 116144.
DOI: 10.1016/j.trac.2020.116144

UMN Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Science (PREM): University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) award DMR-1523577

Publications resulting from primary NSF PREM support

Trevino De Leo, C.; Dannangoda, G.C.; Hobosyan, M.A.; Held, J.T.; Safi Samghabadi, F.; Khodadadi, M.; Litvinov, D.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Martirosyan, K.S. Carbon combustion synthesis of Janus-like particles of magnetoelectric cobalt ferrite and barium titanate. Ceramics International, 2021, 47 (4), 5415-5422.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.10.123

Chavez, R.O.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. Recent developments in centrifugally spun composite fibers and their performance as anode materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2021, 266, 115024.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2020.115024

Lopez, J.; Gonzalez, R.; Ayala, J.; Cantu, J.; Castillo, A.; Parsons, J.; Myers, J.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. Centrifugally spun TiO2/C composite fibers prepared from TiS2/PAN precursor fibers as binder-free anodes for LIBS. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2021, 149, 109795.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2020.109795

Chavez, R.O.; Lodge, T.P.; Huitron, J.; Chipara, M.; Alcoutlabi, M. Centrifugally spun carbon fibers prepared from aqueous poly(vinylpyrrolidone) solutions as binder‐free anodes in lithium‐ion batteries. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2020.
DOI: 10.1002/app.50396

Villarreal, J.; Chavez, R.O.; Chopade, S.A.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. The use of succinonitrile as an electrolyte additive for composite-fiber membranes in lithium-ion batteries. Membranes, 2020, 10 (3) 45.
DOI: 10.3390/membranes10030045

Zuniga, L.; Gonzalez, G.; Orrostieta Chavez, R.; Myers, J.C.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. Centrifugally Spun α-Fe2O3/TiO2/Carbon Composite Fibers as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4032.
DOI: 10.3390/app9194032

Akia, M.; Mkhoyan, A.; Lozano, K. Synthesis of multiwall α-Fe2O3 hollow fibers via a centrifugal spinning technique. Materials Science and Engineering C, 2019, 102, 552-557.
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.04.085

Boyle, W.S.; Chen, W.; Rodriguez, A.; Linn, S.; Tolar, J.; Lozano, K.; Reineke, T.M. Ternary Composite Nanofibers Containing Chondroitin Sulfate Scavenge Inflammatory Chemokines from Solution and Prohibit Squamous Cell Carcinoma Migration. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2019, 2 (2), 619-624.
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00690

Akia, M.; Cremar, L.; Chipara, M.; Edgar Muñoz, E.; Cortez, H.; de Santiago, H.; Rodríguez-Macías, F.J.; Vega-Cantú, Y.I.; Arandiyan, H.; Sun, H.; Lodge, T.P.; Mao, Y.; Lozano, In Situ Production of Graphene−Fiber Hybrid Structures.Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 25474-25480.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07509

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET): award DMR-1852044

all REU/RET publications

Ohnsorg, M.L.; Prendergast, P.C.; Robinson, L.L.; Bockman, M.R.; Bates, F.S.; Reineke, T.M. Bottlebrush Polymer Excipients Enhance Drug Solubility: Influence of End-Group Hydrophilicity and Thermoresponsiveness. ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10 (3), 375–381.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00890

Metaxas, A.E.; Panwar, V.; Olson, R.L.; Dutcher, C.S. Ionic strength and polyelectrolyte molecular weight effects on floc formation and growth in Taylor–Couette flows. Soft Matter, 2021, 17, 1246-1257.
DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01517B

Lam, T.; Moy, A.; Lee, H.R.; Shao, Q.; Bischof, J.C.; Azarin, S.M. Iron oxide‐loaded polymer scaffolds for non‐invasive hyperthermic treatment of infiltrated cells. AIChe Journal, 2020, 66 (12), e17001.
DOI: 10.1002/aic.17001

publications for past MRSEC award DMR-1420013

Publications resulting from primary MRSEC support

IRG-1: Electrostatic Control of Materials

Zhang, Y.Y.; Su, Q.; Zhu, J.; Koirala, S.; Koester, S.J.; Wang, X.J. Thickness-dependent thermal conductivity of mechanically exfoliated β-Ga2O3 thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2020, 116, 202101.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0004984

Day-Roberts, E.; Birol, T.; Fernandes, R.M. Contrasting ferromagnetism in pyrite FeS2 induced by chemical doping versus electrostatic gating. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 054405.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.054405

Yu, B.Q.; Yu, G.C.; Walter, J.; Chaturvedi, V.; Gotchnik, J.; Hameed, S.; Freeland, J.W.; Leighton, C.; Greven, M. Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy and magnetic circular dichroism as operando probes of complex oxide electrolyte gate transistors. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2020, 116, 201905c.
DOI: 10.1063/1.5138645

Wang, H.L.; Prakash, A.; Reich, K.; Ganguly, K.; Jalan, B.; Leighton, C. Scattering mechanisms and mobility enhancement in epitaxial BaSnO3 thin films probed via electrolyte gating. APL Materials, 2020, 8, 071113.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0017227
Primary data available here

Walter, J; Voigt, B.; Day-Roberts, E.; Heltemes, K.; Fernandes, R.M.; Birol, T.; Leighton, C. Voltage-induced ferromagnetism in a diamagnet. Science Advances, 2020, 6, eabb7721.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb7721

Beaudette, C.A.; Held, J.T.; Greenberg, B.L.; Nguyen, P.H.; Concannon, N.M.; Holmes, R.J.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Aydil, E.S.; Kortshagen, U.R. Plasmonic nanocomposites of zinc oxide and titanium nitride. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 2020, 38, 042404.
DOI: 10.1116/1.5142858

Day-Roberts, E.; Fernandes, R.M.; Kamenev, A. Nature of protected zero-energy states in Penrose quasicrystals. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 102, 064210.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.064210

Ayino, Y.; Yue, J.; Wang, T.Q.; Jalan, B.; Pribiag, V.S. Effects of paramagnetic pair-breaking and spin-orbital coupling on multi-band superconductivity. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2020, 32, 38LT02.
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab940c

IRG-2: Sustainable Nanocrystal Materials

Liberman, L.; Schmidt, P.W.; Coughlin, M.L.; Ya’akobi, A.M.; Davidovich, I.; Edmund, J.; Ertem, S.P.; Morozova, S.; Talmon, Y.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P. Salt-Dependent Structure in Methylcellulose Fibrillar Gels. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (5), 2090-2100.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02429

Huang, Y.; Shklovskii, B.I. Spectral rigidity of non-Hermitian symmetric random matrices near the Anderson transition. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 102, 064212.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.064212
Primary data available here

Zhang, Y.Y.; Su, Q.; Zhu, J.; Koirala, S.; Koester, S.J.; Wang, X.J. Thickness-dependent thermal conductivity of mechanically exfoliated β-Ga2O3 thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2020, 116, 202101.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0004984

Beaudette, C.A.; Held, J.T.; Greenberg, B.L.; Nguyen, P.H.; Concannon, N.M.; Holmes, R.J.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Aydil, E.S.; Kortshagen, U.R. Plasmonic nanocomposites of zinc oxide and titanium nitride. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 2020, 38, 042404.
DOI: 10.1116/1.5142858

Chen, X.S.; Seto, T.; Kortshagen, U.R.; Hogan, C.J. Size and structural characterization of Si nanocrystal aggregates from a low pressure nonthermal plasma reactor. Powder Technology, 2020, 373, 164-173.
DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2020.06.026

Chen, X.; Hogan, C.J.; Nanoparticle dynamics in the spatial afterglows of nonthermal plasma synthesis reactors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 411, 128383.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.128383

Beaudette, C.A.; Held, J.T.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Kortshagen, U.R. Nonthermal Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide. ACS Omega, 2020, 5 (34), 21853–21861.
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c02947

IRG-3: Hierarchical Multifunctional Macromolecular Materials

Lopez, J.; Gonzalez, R.; Ayala, J.; Cantu, J.; Castillo, A.; Parsons, J.; Myers, J.; Lodge, T.P.; Alcoutlabi, M. Centrifugally spun TiO2/C composite fibers prepared from TiS2/PAN precursor fibers as binder-free anodes for LIBS. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2021, 149, 109795.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2020.109795

Metaxas, A.E.; Panwar, V.; Olson, R.L.; Dutcher, C.S. Ionic strength and polyelectrolyte molecular weight effects on floc formation and growth in Taylor-Couette flows. Soft Matter, 2021, 17 (5), 1246-1257.
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm01517b

Coughlin, M.L.; Liberman, L.; Ertem, S.P.; Edmund, J.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P. Methyl cellulose solutions and gels: fibril formation and gelation properties. Progress in Polymer Science, 2021, 112, 101324.
DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101324

Micklavzina, B.L.; Metaxas, A.E.; Dutcher, C.S. Microfluidic rheology of methylcellulose solutions in hyperbolic contractions and the effect of salt in shear and extensional flows. Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 5273-5281.
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm00371a

Metaxas, A.E.; Coughlin, M.L.; Hansen, C.K.; Bates, F.S.; Lodge, T.P.; Dutcher, C.S. Microfluidic filament thinning of aqueous, fibrillar methylcellulose solutions. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2020, 5 (11), 113302.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.113302

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Ayino, Y.; Yue, J.; Wang, T.Q.; Jalan, B.; Pribiag, V.S. Effects of paramagnetic pair-breaking and spin-orbital coupling on multi-band superconductivity. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2020, 32, 38LT02.
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab940c

Su, R.; Park, S-H.; Li, Z.; McAlpine, M.C. 13 - 3D printed electronic materials and devices. Advances in Materials and Manufacturing, 2019, 309-334.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102260-3.00013-5
Primary data available here

Shaffer, D.; Kang, J.; Burnell, F.J.; Fernandes, R.M. Crystalline nodal topological superconductivity and Bogolyubov Fermi surfaces in monolayer NbSe2. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 101, 224503.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.224503

Schmalbach, K.M.; Wang, Z.; Penn, L.R.; Poerschke, D.; Antoniou, A.; Stein, A.; Mara, N.A. Temperature-dependent mechanical behavior of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous tungsten. Journal of Materials Research, 2020, 1-11.
DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2020.130

Clark, C.P.; Mann, J.E.; Bangsund, J.S.; Hsu, W-J.; Aydil, E.S.; Holmes, R.J. Formation of Stable Metal Halide Perovskite/Perovskite Heterojunctions. ACS Energy Lett., 2020, 5, 3443–3451.
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01609

Hamill, A.; Heischmidt, B.; Sohn, E.; Shaffer, D.; Tsai, K.; Zhang, X.; Xi, X.; Suslov, A.; Berger, H.; Forró, L.; Burnell, F.J.; Shan, J.; Mak, K.F.; Fernandes, R.M.; Wang, K.; Pribiag, V.S. Two-fold symmetric superconductivity in few-layer NbSe2. Nature Physics, 2021.
DOI: 10.1038/s41567-021-01219-x

Publications resulting from partial MRSEC support

IRG-1: Electrostatic Control of Materials

Postiglione, W.M.; Ganguly, K.; Yun, H.; Jeong, J.S.; Jacobson, A.; Borgeson, L.; Jalan, B.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Leighton, C. Structure-property relationships and mobility optimization in sputtered La-doped BaSnO3 films: Toward 100cm2V−1s−1 mobility. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2021, 5, 044604.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.044604

Voigt, B.; Moore, W.; Maiti, M.; Walter, J.; Das, B.; Manno, M.; Leighton, C.; Aydil, E.S. Observation of an Internal p–n Junction in Pyrite FeS2 Single Crystals: Potential Origin of the Low Open Circuit Voltage in Pyrite Solar Cells. ACS Materials Lett., 2020, 2, 861–868.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00207

Golani, P.; Yun, H.H.; Ghosh, S.; Wen, J.X.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Koester, S.J. Ambipolar transport in van der Waals black arsenic field effect transistors. Nanotechnology, 2020, 31, 405203.
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab9d40

Yun, H.; Topsakal, M.; Prakash, A.; Jalan, B.; Jeong, J.S.; Birol, T.; Mkhoyan, K.A. Metallic line defect in wide-bandgap transparent perovskite BaSnO3. Science Advances, 2021, 7 (3), eabd4449.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd4449
Primary data available here

IRG-2: Sustainable Nanocrystal Materials

Hang, X.; Matsuda, M.; Held, J.T.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Wang, J-P. Magnetic structure of Fe16N2 determined by polarized neutron diffraction on thin-film samples. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 102, 104402.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.104402

Voigt, B.; Moore, W.; Maiti, M.; Walter, J.; Das, B.; Manno, M.; Leighton, C.; Aydil, E.S. Observation of an Internal p–n Junction in Pyrite FeS2 Single Crystals: Potential Origin of the Low Open Circuit Voltage in Pyrite Solar Cells. ACS Materials Lett., 2020, 2, 861–868.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00207

Fu, X.; Huang, Y.; Shi, Q.; Shklovskii, B.I.; Zudov, M.A.; Gardner, G.C.; Manfra, M.J. Hidden Quantum Hall Stripes in AlxGa1−xAs/Al0.24Ga0.76As Quantum Wells. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2020, 125, 236803.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.236803

IRG-3: Hierarchical Multifunctional Macromolecular Materials

Styles M.J.; Rodriguez, R.S.; Szlag, V.M.; Bryson, S.; Gao, Z.; Jung, S.; Reineke, T.M.; Haynes, C.L. Optimization of film over nanosphere substrate fabrication for SERS sensing of the allergen soybean agglutinin. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2020, 52 (2).
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.6019

Narayan, S.; Metaxas, A.E.; Bachnak, R.; Neumiller, T.; Dutcher, C.S. Zooming in on the role of surfactants in droplet coalescence at the macroscale and microscale. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2020, 50, 101385.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cocis.2020.08.010

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Wang, Z.; Schmalbach, K.M.; Combs, R.L.; Chen, Y.; Penn, R.L.; Mara, N.A.; Stein, A. Effects of Phase Purity and Pore Reinforcement on Mechanical Behavior of NU-1000 and Silica-Infiltrated NU-1000 Metal–Organic Frameworks. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12 (44), 49971–49981.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c12877

Dai, C.; Li, L.; Wratkowski, D.; Cho, J. Electron Irradiation Driven Nanohands for Sequential Origami. Nano Lett., 2020, 20 (7), 4975–4984.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01075

Zhang, Y.; Flannigan, D.J. Strain Patterning via Spontaneous Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation in Few-Layer MoS2. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2020, 26 (S2), 2368-2370.
DOI: 10.1017/S1431927620021352

Flannigan, D.J.; Gnabasik, R.; Zhang, Y. Femtosecond TEM: Imaging Nanoscale Materials Dynamics at Temporal Extremes. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2020, 26 (S2), 1126-1127.
DOI: 10.1017/S143192762001702X

Du, D.; Cremons, D.; Flannigan, D.J. Quantifying Transient Strain and Energy of Coherent Acoustic Phonons with UEM Imaging. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2020, 26 (S2), 212-214.
DOI: 10.1017/S1431927620013823

Gray, J.T.; Agarwal, K.; Cho, J-H.; Yang, J-I.; Ha, S. Estimating surface electric fields using reactive formic acid probes and SEM image brightness analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 402, 125640.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.125640

Publications resulting from use of Shared Facilities

IRG-1: Electrostatic Control of Materials

Walter, J.; Bose, S.; Cabero, M.; Varela, M.; Leighton, C. Giant anisotropic magnetoresistance in oxygen-vacancy-ordered epitaxial La0.5Sr0.5CoO3−δ films. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 091401(R).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.091401

Mason, S.J.; Wesenberg, D.J.; Hojem, A.; Manno, M.; Leighton, C.; Zink, B.L. Violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law through reduction of thermal conductivity in gold thin films. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 065003.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.065003

Batley, J.T.; Nguyen, M.; Kamboj, I.; Korostynski, C.; Aydil, E.S.; Leighton, C. Quantitative Understanding of Superparamagnetic Blocking in Thoroughly Characterized Ni Nanoparticle Assemblies. Flex. Print. Electron., 2020, 32 (15), 6494–6506.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01758

Zhang, Z.; Yu, G.; Garcia-Barriocanal, J.; Xie, Z.; Frisbie, C.D. Strain–Work Function Relationship in Single-Crystal Tetracene. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12 (36), 40607–40612.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c11566

Yue, J.; Quackenbush, N.F.; Laraib, I.; Carfagno, H.; Hameed, S.; Prakash, A.; Thoutam, L.R.; Ablett, J.M.; Lee, T-L.; Greven, M.; Doty, M.F.; Janotti, A.; Jalan, B. Electronic structure and small-hole polarons in YTiO3. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2020, 4, 112001.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.112001

Jochem, K.S.; Kolliopoulos, P.; Bidoky, F.Z.; Wang, Y.; Kumar, S.; Frisbie, C.D.; Francis, L.F. Self-Aligned Capillarity-Assisted Printing of High Aspect Ratio Flexible Metal Conductors: Optimizing Ink Flow, Plating, and Mechanical Adhesion. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2020, 59 (51), 22107–22122.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03081

IRG-2: Sustainable Nanocrystal Materials

Mueller, A.J.; Lindsay, A.P.; Jayaraman, A.; Lodge, T.P.; Mahanthappa, M.K.; Bates, F.S. Quasicrystals and Their Approximants in a Crystalline–Amorphous Diblock Copolymer. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (6), 2647–2660.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02871

Fan, B.; Zhao, W.; Ghosh, S.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Tsapatsis, M.; Stein, A. Diffusive Formation of Hollow Mesoporous Silica Shells from Core–Shell Composites: Insights from the Hydrogen Sulfide Capture Cycle of CuO@mSiO2 Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 2020, 36, 6540–6549.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00958

Jochem, K.S.; Kolliopoulos, P.; Bidoky, F.Z.; Wang, Y.; Kumar, S.; Frisbie, C.D.; Francis, L.F. Self-Aligned Capillarity-Assisted Printing of High Aspect Ratio Flexible Metal Conductors: Optimizing Ink Flow, Plating, and Mechanical Adhesion. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2020, 59 (51), 22107–22122.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03081

Frank, B.P.; Sigmon, L.R.; Deline, A.R.; Lankone, R.S.; Gallagher, M.J.; Zhi, B.; Haynes, C.L.; Fairbrother, D.H. Photochemical Transformations of Carbon Dots in Aqueous Environments. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2020, 54 (7), 4160–4170.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b07437

Zhang, Y.; Hudson-Smith, N.V.; Frand, S.D.; Cahill, M.S.; Davis, L.S.; Feng, Z.V.; Haynes, C.L.; Hamers, R.J. Influence of the Spatial Distribution of Cationic Functional Groups at Nanoparticle Surfaces on Bacterial Viability and Membrane Interactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142 (24), 10814–10823.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02737

IRG-3: Hierarchical Multifunctional Macromolecular Materials

Early, J.T.; Yager, K.G.; Lodge, T.P. Direct Observation of Micelle Fragmentation via In Situ Liquid-Phase Transmission Electron Microscopy. ACS Macro Lett., 2020, 9 (5), 756–761.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00273

Klimovica, K.; Pan, S.; Lin, T-W.; Peng, X.; Ellison, C.J.; LaPointe, A.M.; Bates, F.S.; Coates, G.W. Compatibilization of iPP/HDPE Blends with PE-g-iPP Graft Copolymers. ACS Macro Lett., 2020, 9 (8), 1161–1166.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00339

Radlauer, M.R.; Arora, A.; Matta, M.E.; Bates, F.S.; Dorfman, K.D.; Hillmyer, M.A. Order and Disorder in ABCA′ Tetrablock Terpolymers. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2020, 124 (45), 10266–10275.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c07543

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Kang, H.; Elmer, W.; Shen, Y.; Zuverza-Mena, N.; Ma, C.; Botella, P.; White, J.C.; Haynes, C.L. Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution Rate Controls the Suppression of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, XX (XX), XXXX–XXXX.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07126

Godbole, E.; Karthikeyan, N.; Poerschke, D. Garnet stability in the Al–Ca–Mg–Si–Y–O system with implications for reactions between TBCs, EBCs, and silicate deposits. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2020, 103 (9), 5270-5282.
DOI: 10.1111/jace.17176

Frank, B.P.; Sigmon, L.R.; Deline, A.R.; Lankone, R.S.; Gallagher, M.J.; Zhi, B.; Haynes, C.L.; Fairbrother, D.H. Photochemical Transformations of Carbon Dots in Aqueous Environments. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2020, 54 (7), 4160–4170.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b07437

Buchman, J.T.; Bennett, E.A.; Wang, C.; Tamijani, A.A.; Bennett, J.W.; Hudson, B.G.; Green, C.M.; Clement, P.L.; Zhi, B.; Henke, A.H.; Laudadio, E.D.; Mason, S.E.; Hamers, R.J.; Klaper, R.D.; Haynes, C.L. Nickel enrichment of next-generation NMC nanomaterials alters material stability, causing unexpected dissolution behavior and observed toxicity to S. oneidensis MR-1 and D. magna. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2020, 7, 571-587.
DOI: 10.1039/C9EN01074B

Chen, H.; Wang, C. ; Kang, H.; Zhi, B.; Haynes, C.L.; Aburub, A.; Sun, C.C. Microstructures and pharmaceutical properties of ferulic acid agglomerates prepared by different spherical crystallization methods. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2020, 574, 118914.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118914

Fan, B.; Zhao, W.; Ghosh, S.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Tsapatsis, M.; Stein, A. Diffusive Formation of Hollow Mesoporous Silica Shells from Core–Shell Composites: Insights from the Hydrogen Sulfide Capture Cycle of CuO@mSiO2 Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 2020, 36, 6540–6549.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00958

Webber, T.E.; Desai, S.P.; Combs, R.L.; Bingham, S.; Lu, C.C.; Penn, R.L. Size Control of the MOF NU-1000 through Manipulation of the Modulator/Linker Competition. Cryst. Growth Des., 2020, 20, 2965–2972.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01590

Yang, Z.; Heischmidt, B.; Gazibegovic, S.; Badawy, G.; Car,D.; Crowell, P.A.; Bakkers,E.P.A.M.; Pribiag, V.S. Spin Transport in Ferromagnet-InSb Nanowire Quantum Devices. Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 3232–3239.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b05331

Slauch, I.M.; Deceglie, M.G.; Silverman, T. J.; Ferry, V.E. Outdoor Testing of c-Si Photovoltaic Modules with Spectrally-Selective Mirrors for Operating Temperature Reduction. IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2019, 0112-0117.
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8981160

VandenBussche, E.J.; Flannigan, D.J. Using UEM to Probe Buried Structures in Real Space: An Analog to Phonon Spectroscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2020, 26 (S2), 216-217.
DOI: 10.1017/S1431927620013835

VandenBussche, E.J.; Flannigan, D.J. High-resolution analogue of time-domain phonon spectroscopy in the transmission electron microscope. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2020, 378, 20190598.
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0598

Pachidis, P.; Cote, B.M.; Ferry, V.E. Tuning the Polarization and Directionality of Photoluminescence of Achiral Quantum Dot Films with Chiral Nanorod Dimer Arrays: Implications for Luminescent Applications. ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2019, 2 5681–5687.
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01198

Publications resulting from the Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN) support or other use of Shared Facilities

Werber, J.R.; Peterson, C.; Van Zee, N.J.; Hillmyer, M.A. Functionalized Polymersomes from a Polyisoprene-Activated Polyacrylamide Precursor. Langmuir, 2021, 37 (1), 490–498.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03157

Hampu, N.; Hillmyer, M.A. Nanostructural Rearrangement of Lamellar Block Polymers Cured in the Vicinity of the Order–Disorder Transition. Macromolecules, 2020, 53 (18), 7691–7704.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01424

Bangsund, J.S.; Van Sambeek, J.R.; Concannon, N.M.; Holmes, R.J. Sub–turn-on exciton quenching due to molecular orientation and polarization in organic light-emitting devices. Science Advances, 2020, 6 (32), eabb2659.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb2659

Peria, W.K.; Peterson, T.A.; McFadden, A.P.; Qu, T.; Liu, C.; Palmstrøm, C.J.; Crowell, P. A. Interplay of large two-magnon ferromagnetic resonance linewidths and low Gilbert damping in Heusler thin films. Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 101, 134430.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.134430

Xie, Y.; Hillmyer, M.A. Nanostructured Polymer Monoliths for Biomedical Delivery Applications. ACS Appl. Bio Mater., 2020, 3, 3236–3247.
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00228

Peria, W.K.; Yu, H.; Lee, S.; Takeuchi, I.; Crowell, P.A. Two-magnon frequency-pulling effect in ferromagnetic resonance. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2020, 117, 172401.
DOI: 10.1063/5.0024576

Goldfeld, D.J.; Silver, E.S.; Valdez, J.M.; Hillmyer, M.A. Bicontinuous Ion-Exchange Materials through Polymerization-Induced Microphase Separation. ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10 (1), 60–64.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00684

Archived Publications

For older publications, see the annual reports (pdf format) below:

MRSEC Award DMR-1420013 (November 1, 2014 – March 31, 2020)

MRSEC Award DMR-0819885 (September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2014)

MRSEC Award DMR-0212302 (September 1, 2002 – August 31, 2008)

MRSEC Award DMR-9809364 (September 1, 1998 – August 31, 2002)

National Science Foundation

Funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award Number DMR-2011401


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