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Self-assembly of nanocomposite materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of making a nanocomposite self-assembly is provided where at least one hydrophilic compound, at least one hydrophobic compound, and at least one amphiphilic surfactant are mixed in an aqueous solvent with the solvent subsequently evaporated to form a self-assembled liquid crystalline mesophase material. Upon polymerization of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic compounds, a robust nanocomposite self-assembled material is formed. Importantly, in the reaction mixture, the amphiphilic surfactant has an initial concentration below the critical micelle concentration to allow formation of the liquid-phase micellar mesophase material. A variety of nanocomposite structures can be formed, depending upon the solvent evaporazation process, including layered mesophases, tubular mesophases, and a hierarchical composite coating composed of an isotropic worm-like micellar overlayer bonded to an oriented, nanolaminated underlayer.

Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM); Sellinger, Alan (Palo Alto, CA); Lu, Yunfeng (New Orleans, LA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using the "Capillary Bond"  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using examines self-assembly in a quasi-two-dimensional, mesoscale system. The system studied here involves and hydrophilic faces on the hexagonal plates led to three outcomes: (i) the extension of the strategies of self-assembly

Prentiss, Mara

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Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli Responsive Block Copolymers, Self-Assembly Behavior and Applications  

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The central theme of this thesis work is to develop new block copolymer materials for biomedical applications. While there are many reports of stimuli-responsive amphiphilic [19-21] and crosslinked hydrogel materials [22], the development of an in situ gel forming, pH responsive pentablock copolymer is a novel contribution to the field, Figure 1.1 is a sketch of an ABCBA pentablock copolymer. The A blocks are cationic tertiary amine methacrylates blocked to a central Pluronic F127 triblock copolymer. In addition to the prerequisite synthetic and macromolecular characterization of these new materials, the self-assembled supramolecular structures formed by the pentablock were experimentally evaluated. This synthesis and characterization process serves to elucidate the important structure property relationships of these novel materials, The pH and temperature responsive behavior of the pentablock copolymer were explored especially with consideration towards injectable drug delivery applications. Future synthesis work will focus on enhancing and tuning the cell specific targeting of DNA/pentablock copolymer polyplexes. The specific goals of this research are: (1) Develop a synthetic route for gel forming pentablock block copolymers with pH and temperature sensitive properties. Synthesis of these novel copolymers is accomplished with ATRP, yielding low polydispersity and control of the block copolymer architecture. Well defined macromolecular characteristics are required to tailor the phase behavior of these materials. (2) Characterize relationship between the size and shape of pentablock copolymer micelles and gel structure and the pH and temperature of the copolymer solutions with SAXS, SANS and CryoTEM. (3) Evaluate the temperature and pH induced phase separation and macroscopic self-assembly phenomenon of the pentablock copolymer. (4) Utilize the knowledge gained from first three goals to design and formulate drug delivery formulations based on the multi-responsive properties of the pentablock copolymer. Demonstrate potential biomedical applications of these materials with in vitro drug release studies from pentablock copolymer hydrogels. The intent of this work is to contribute to the knowledge necessary for further tailoring of these, and other functional block copolymer materials for biomedical applications.

Michael Duane Determan

2005-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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RPM-2: A recyclable porous material with unusual adsorption capability: self assembly via structural transformations  

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-assembly of molecular electronics and smart materials will bring a new era in the field of material science.1 HoweverRPM-2: A recyclable porous material with unusual adsorption capability: self assembly via, fully recyclable porous material (RPM-2) with a very high sorption capability. Self

Li, Jing

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Synthesis and characterization of self-assembling water-soluble polymers  

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The synthesis is proposed of water-soluble vinyl and other polymers capable of self-assembly through hydrophobic bonding of pendent fluorocarbon and other hydrophobic groups. The self-assembly process will be studied by viscometry and dynamic viscoelasticity, and by static and dynamic light scattering. These investigations are aimed at identifying the structural features of polymers that are important in enhancing the viscosity of aqueous polymer solutions at very low polymer concentrations (< 1,000 ppm). The authors also initiate small angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements aimed at the determination of the size of the fluorocarbon-containing hydrophobic aggregates. They will be interested in the degree of self assembly as a function of the type and length of the hydrophobic groups and of the type and length of the flexible spacer group linking the hydrophobic to the polymer backbone. The nature of the hydrophilic chain will also be of interest. Thus, they investigate a number of hydrophilic comonomers such as acrylamide, N-vinylpyrrolidone and anionic or cationic vinyl monomers. Surface interactions of these interesting copolymers will be studied by adsorption onto appropriate modified latex spheres. Finally, they propose to explore the synthesis of water-soluble polymers capable of self assembly through interactions of pendent polyanions and polycations.

Hogen-Esch, T.E.; Amis, E.J.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Synthesis of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous...  

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and natural sources. The need exists for an efficient separation technology to remove heavy metal and radionuclide contamination from water. Surfactant templated synthesis of...

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MATERIAL PROCESSING FOR SELF-ASSEMBLING MACHINE SYSTEMS  

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We are developing an important aspect of a new technology based on self-reproducing machine systems. Such systems could overcome resource limitations and control the deleterious side effects of human activities on the environment. Machine systems capable of building themselves promise an increase in industrial productivity as dramatic as that of the industrial revolution. To operate successfully, such systems must procure necessary raw materials from their surroundings. Therefore, next to automation, most critical for this new technology is the ability to extract important chemicals from readily available soils. In contrast to conventional metallurgical practice, these extraction processes cannot make substantial use of rare elements. We have designed a thermodynamically viable process and experimentally demonstrated most steps that differ from common practice. To this end we had to develop a small, disposable vacuum furnace system. Our work points to a viable extraction process.

K. LACKNER; D. BUTT; C. WENDT

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled photosynthesis-inspired light harvesting material and solar cells containing the same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar cell is described that comprises: (a) a semiconductor charge separation material; (b) at least one electrode connected to the charge separation material; and (c) a light-harvesting film on the charge separation material, the light-harvesting film comprising non-covalently coupled, self-assembled units of porphyrinic macrocycles. The porphyrinic macrocycles preferably comprise: (i) an intramolecularly coordinated metal; (ii) a first coordinating substituent; and (iii) a second coordinating substituent opposite the first coordinating substituent. The porphyrinic macrocycles can be assembled by repeating intermolecular coordination complexes of the metal, the first coordinating substituent and the second coordinating substituent.

Lindsey, Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC); Chinnasamy, Muthiah (Raleigh, NC); Fan, Dazhong (Raleigh, NC)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Polar self-assembled thin films for non-linear optical materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The design and synthesis of a family of calix[4]arene-based nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores are discussed. The calixarene chromophores are macrocyclic compounds consisting of four simple D-.pi.-A units bridged by methylene groups. These molecules were synthesized such that four D-.pi.-A units of the calix[4]arene were aligned along the same direction with the calixarene in a cone conformation. These nonlinear optical super-chromophores were subsequently fabricated into covalently bound self-assembled monolayers on the surfaces of fused silica and silicon. Spectroscopic second harmonic generation (SHG) measurements were carried out to determine the absolute value of the dominant element of the second-order nonlinear susceptibility, d.sub.33, and the average molecular alignment, .PSI.. A value of d.sub.33 =60 pm/V at a fundamental wavelength of 890 nm, and .PSI..about.36.degree. was found with respect to the surface normal.

Yang, XiaoGuang (Los Alamos, NM); Swanson, Basil I. (Los Alamos, NM); Li, DeQuan (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled Self Assembly of Conjugated Polymer Containing Block Copolymers  

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B. D. ; Segalman, R. A. , Self-assembly of rod-coil blockF. , Synthesis and Self- Assembly of Poly(diethylhexyloxy-p-I. , Three-dimensional self- assembly of rodcoil copolymer

McCulloch, Bryan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synergistic self-assembly of scaffolds and building blocks for directed synthesis of organic nanomaterials  

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Surfactants and hydrophobic monomers spontaneously assemble into vesicles containing monomers within the bilayer. The joint action of monomers and surfactants is essential in this synergistic self-assembly. Polymerization in the bilayer formed hollow polymer nanocapsules.

Dergunov, Sergey [ORNL] [ORNL; Richter, Andrew G [ORNL] [ORNL; Kim, Mariya D. [Saint Louis University] [Saint Louis University; Pingali, Sai Venkatesh [ORNL] [ORNL; Urban, Volker S [ORNL] [ORNL; Pinkhassik, Eugene [University of Memphis] [University of Memphis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and solution state self-assembly of linear-dendritic block copolymers  

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Linear-dendritic block copolymers consisting of a poly(styrene) linear block and poly(amidoamine) dendrimer block were synthesized and examined for their ability to self-assemble in both aqueous environments and organic/aqueous ...

Stokes, Kristoffer Keith

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembling magnetic tiles  

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Self assembly is an emerging technology in the field of manufacturing. Inspired by nature's ability to self assembly proteins from amino acids, this thesis attempts to demonstrate self assembly on the macro-scale. The ...

Rabl, Jessica A. (Jessica Ann)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602914  

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Self-Assembly DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602914 Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Polystyrene Microspheres--that directs the self- assembly of chemically modified polystyrene microspheres to form three materials for electrostatic self-assembly. We control the contact electrifi- cation of these microspheres

Prentiss, Mara

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Fluorine-Containing ABC Linear Triblock Terpolymers: Synthesis and Self-assembly in Solution  

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In this paper a fluorine-containing monomer, 2-fluroroethyl methacrylate (2FEMA) was used to synthesize the linear triblock terpolymer poly(n-butyl methacrylate)-poly(methyl methacrylate)-poly(2-fluoroethyl methacrylate) (PnBMA-PMMA-P2FEMA). A kinetic study of the homopolymerization of 2FEMA by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization showed that it demonstrates living character and produces well defined polymers with reasonably narrow polydispersities (~1.30). Triblock terpolymers were prepared sequentially using a purified Macro-CTA at 70 oC, resulting in final terpolymers with high Dp for each block (>150) and with polydispersities between 1.6 and 2.1. The structure and molecular weights of the resultant PnBMA-PMMA-P2FEMA triblock terpolymers were characterized via 1H NMR, 19F NMR, and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Self-assembly of these polymers was carried out in a selective solvent and the micellar aggregates (MAs) thereby formed were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). It was confirmed from SEM that these copolymers could directly self-organize into large compound micelles in tetrahydrofuran/methanol with different diameters, depending on polymer composition.

He, Lihong [ORNL; Hinestrosa Salazar, Juan P [ORNL; Pickel, Joseph M [ORNL; Kilbey, II, S Michael [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Zhang, Shanju [Georgia Institute of Technology; Bucknall, David G. [Georgia Institute of Technology; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of block copolypeptide synthesis, self-assembly, and structure-directing ability  

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(Porosimetry) .............................................................31 2.6. Circular Dichroism (CD) ..............................................................37 III BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF INORGANIC NANOSPHERES .........40 3... diameter as measured by DLS...................................................................................................55 3.3 Hydrodynamic diameter of AgBr and AgBr/silica core-shell nanospheres measured by DLS...

Jan, Jeng-Shiung

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Self-Assembly of Particles with Isotropic Interactions.  

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??In recent years there has been much interest in the self-assembly of materials. Much of this research has been focused on the self-assembly of particles… (more)

Kier, von Konigslow

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembling Circuits Plasticity in Self-Assembly: Templating  

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Self-Assembling Circuits Plasticity in Self-Assembly: Templating Generates Functionally Different on a combination of self-assembly and external guidance. We demonstrate the self-assembly of mm-sized components of a template--that is, by the geometry of the volume in which the self-assembly proceeds. The components carry

Prentiss, Mara

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Palladium catalyzed reactions executed on solid-phase peptide synthesis supports for the production of self-assembling peptides embedded with complex organic electronic subunits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods to synthesize self-assembling peptides embedded with complex organic electronic subunits are provided.

Tovar, John D; Sanders, Allix M

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembled molecular monolayers on high surface area materials as molecular getters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a gettering material that may be used as a filtration medium to remove pollutants from the environment. The gettering material comprises a high surface area material having a metal surface that chemically bonds n-alkanethiols in an organized manner thereby forming a molecular monolayer over the metal surface. The n-alkanethiols have a free functional group that interacts with the environment thereby binding specific pollutants that may be present. The gettering material may be exposed to streams of air in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems or streams of water to remove specific pollutants from either medium. 9 figs.

King, D.E.; Herdt, G.C.; Czanderna, A.W.

1997-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembled molecular monolayers on high surface area materials as molecular getters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a gettering material that may be used as a filtration medium to remove pollutants from the environment. The gettering material comprises a high surface area material having a metal surface that chemically bonds n-alkanethiols in an organized manner thereby forming a molecular monolayer over the metal surface. The n-alkanethiols have a free functional group that interacts with the environment thereby binding specific pollutants that may be present. The gettering material may be exposed to streams of air in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems or streams of water to remove specific pollutants from either medium.

King, David E. (Lakewood, CO); Herdt, Gregory C. (Denver, CO); Czanderna, Alvin W. (Denver, CO)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.

Liu, Jun; Aksay, Ilhan A; Choi, Daiwon; Kou, Rong; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Donghai; Yang, Zhenguo

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials  

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Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.

Liu, Jun; Choi, Daiwon; Kou, Rong; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Donghai; Yang, Zhenguo

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Ordered porous mesostructured materials from nanoparticle-block copolymer self-assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides mesostructured materials and methods of preparing mesostructured materials including metal-rich mesostructured nanoparticle-block copolymer hybrids, porous metal-nonmetal nanocomposite mesostructures, and ordered metal mesostructures with uniform pores. The nanoparticles can be metal, metal alloy, metal mixture, intermetallic, metal-carbon, metal-ceramic, semiconductor-carbon, semiconductor-ceramic, insulator-carbon or insulator-ceramic nanoparticles, or combinations thereof. A block copolymer/ligand-stabilized nanoparticle solution is cast, resulting in the formation of a metal-rich (or semiconductor-rich or insulator-rich) mesostructured nanoparticle-block copolymer hybrid. The hybrid is heated to an elevated temperature, resulting in the formation of an ordered porous nanocomposite mesostructure. A nonmetal component (e.g., carbon or ceramic) is then removed to produce an ordered mesostructure with ordered and large uniform pores.

Warren, Scott; Wiesner, Ulrich; DiSalvo, Jr., Francis J

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of colloid-cholesteric composites: A route to switchable optical materials  

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Colloidal particles dispersed in liquid crystals can form new materials with tunable elastic and electro-optic properties. In a host comprising a periodic `blue phase' chiral liquid crystal, the particles should template into colloidal crystals with potential uses in photonics, metamaterials, and transformational optics. Here we show by computer simulation that colloid/cholesteric mixtures can give rise to a much wider range of soft-solid composites than previously anticipated. These include regular crystals, glasses, percolating gels, isolated clusters, twisted rings and undulating colloidal ropes. The final structure can be tuned via the particle concentration, and by varying the surface interactions of the cholesteric host with both the colloids and any confining walls. Remarkably, we find that many of these new materials are metastable: two or more structures can arise under identical thermodynamic conditions. The observed structure depends not only on the formulation protocol, but also on the history of an applied electric field. This new class of soft materials should thus be relevant to the design of switchable, multistable devices for optical technologies including, for example, smart glass and e-paper.

K. Stratford; O. Henrich; J. S. Lintuvuori; M. E. Cates; D. Marenduzzo

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of Polystyrene-Polylactide Bottlebrush Block Copolymers and Their Melt Self-Assembly into Large Domain Nanostructures  

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High molecular weight polystyrene-polylactide (PS-PLA) bottlebrush block copolymers have been shown to self-assemble into highly ordered lamellae structures with domain spacings as large as 163 nm, as identified by ultrasmall-angle X-ray scattering. Bottlebrush block copolymers were synthesized by a combination of living radical and ring-opening polymerizations. The backbone was prepared by RAFT block copolymerization of solketal methacrylate (SM) and 2-(bromoisobutyryl)ethyl methacrylate (BIEM). Polystyrene branches were grafted by ATRP from poly(BIEM) block, and PLA branches were grafted from the poly(SM) block after the removal of ketal groups. The investigation into the self-assembly of PS-PLA bottlebrush block copolymers with varying lengths of branches and backbones revealed a number of unusual trends, which were attributed to their dynamic, three-dimensional structure. The results suggest that in phase-separated melts the bottlebrush block copolymer backbone, while extended, still possesses a certain degree of flexibility to accommodate for different interfacial areas necessary to pack into lamellae microstructures.

Rzayev, J.; (SUNYB)

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Directed Self-Assembly of Nanodispersions  

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Directed self-assembly promises to be the technologically and economically optimal approach to industrial-scale nanotechnology, and will enable the realization of inexpensive, reproducible and active nanostructured materials with tailored photonic, transport and mechanical properties. These new nanomaterials will play a critical role in meeting the 21st century grand challenges of the US, including energy diversity and sustainability, national security and economic competitiveness. The goal of this work was to develop and fundamentally validate methods of directed selfassembly of nanomaterials and nanodispersion processing. The specific aims were: 1. Nanocolloid self-assembly and interactions in AC electric fields. In an effort to reduce the particle sizes used in AC electric field self-assembly to lengthscales, we propose detailed characterizations of field-driven structures and studies of the fundamental underlying particle interactions. We will utilize microscopy and light scattering to assess order-disorder transitions and self-assembled structures under a variety of field and physicochemical conditions. Optical trapping will be used to measure particle interactions. These experiments will be synergetic with calculations of the particle polarizability, enabling us to both validate interactions and predict the order-disorder transition for nanocolloids. 2. Assembly of anisotropic nanocolloids. Particle shape has profound effects on structure and flow behavior of dispersions, and greatly complicates their processing and self-assembly. The methods developed to study the self-assembled structures and underlying particle interactions for dispersions of isotropic nanocolloids will be extended to systems composed of anisotropic particles. This report reviews several key advances that have been made during this project, including, (1) advances in the measurement of particle polarization mechanisms underlying field-directed self-assembly, and (2) progress in the directed self-assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles and their unique physical properties.

Furst, Eric M [University of Delaware] [University of Delaware

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Catalytic Asymmetric Cope Rearrangement and the Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Metal-Coordinated Hosts  

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A: Synthesis of dipyrromethanes To a solution of pyrrole (Synthesis of Bis(indolyl)Alkanes and Bis(pyrrolyl)Alkanes by Cu(OTf) 2 -Catalyzed Addition of Indole and Pyrroleonto pyrrole. Scheme 4.3: Synthesis of dipyrromethane 76.

Moehlig, Melissa Padilla

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search methods for tile sets in patterned DNA self-assembly$  

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Search methods for tile sets in patterned DNA self-assembly$ Mika G¨o¨os1 , Tuomo Lempi¨ainen1 for Information Technology HIIT Aalto University, Finland Abstract The Pattern self-Assembly Tile set Synthesis (PATS) problem, which arises in the theory of structured DNA self-assembly, is to determine a set

Orponen, Pekka

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Dynamics, self-assembly, and function of multicomponent coordination supramolecular systems.  

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??Self-assembly allows for the preparation of highly complex molecular and supramolecular systems from relatively simple starting materials. Self-assembled supramolecules are typically constructed by combining complementary… (more)

Zheng, Yaorong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembly of complex structures.  

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??The state of the art in artificial micro self assembly concepts are reviewed. The history of assembly is presented with a comparison to macro assembly,… (more)

Nellis, Michael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly and Disassembly of Regioregular, Water Soluble Polythiophenes: Chemoselective  

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Self-Assembly and Disassembly of Regioregular, Water Soluble Polythiophenes: Chemoselective% head-to-tail (HT) couplings1,2 has led to the discovery of materials that self-assemble both aggregation is precursive to a microcrystalline, self-assembled structure which has been characterized by X

McCullough, Richard D.

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Self-assembled monolayers from a designed combinatorial library of de novo  

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Self-assembled monolayers from a designed combinatorial library of de novo -sheet proteins Guofeng-dimensional protein layers, we studied the self-assembly properties of de novo proteins from a designed combinatorial. Proteins play key roles in controlling the self-assembly of biological materials (1­5). In recent years

Hecht, Michael H.

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Functionalized Methionine Polypeptides And Their Self Assembly  

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1.1: Schematic showing the self-assembly of M Ox (rac-L) yas well as their self-assembly into micelles. Both poly((Polypeptides And Their Self Assembly A thesis submitted in

Higgins, Robin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal-directed protein self-assembly  

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Metal-Directed Protein Self- Assembly. Acc. Chem. Res. 43,Metal-directed protein self-assembly. Acc. Chem. Res. 43,Metal- mediated self-assembly of protein superstructures:

Salgado. Eric N.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled nanolaminate coatings (SV)  

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Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM Aero) are collaborating to develop affordable, self-assembled, nanocomposite coatings and associated fabrication processes that will be tailored to Lockheed Martin product requirements. The purpose of this project is to develop a family of self-assembled coatings with properties tailored to specific performance requirements, such as antireflective (AR) optics, using Sandia-developed self-assembled techniques. The project met its objectives by development of a simple and economic self-assembly processes to fabricate multifunctional coatings. Specifically, materials, functionalization methods, and associated coating processes for single layer and multiple layers coatings have been developed to accomplish high reflective coatings, hydrophobic coatings, and anti-reflective coatings. Associated modeling and simulations have been developed to guide the coating designs for optimum optical performance. The accomplishments result in significant advantages of reduced costs, increased manufacturing freedom/producibility, improved logistics, and the incorporation of new technology solutions not possible with conventional technologies. These self-assembled coatings with tailored properties will significantly address LMC's needs and give LMC a significant competitive lead in new engineered materials. This work complements SNL's LDRD and BES programs aimed at developing multifunctional nanomaterials for microelectronics and optics as well as structure/property investigations of self-assembled nanomaterials. In addition, this project will provide SNL with new opportunities to develop and apply self-assembled nanocomposite optical coatings for use in the wavelength ranges of 3-5 and 8-12 micrometers, ranges of vital importance to military-based sensors and weapons. The SANC technologies will be applied to multiple programs within the LM Company including the F-35, F-22, ADP (Future Strike Bomber, UAV, UCAV, etc.). The SANC technologies will establish LMA and related US manufacturing capability for commercial and military applications therefore reducing reliance on off-shore development and production of related critical technologies. If these technologies are successfully licensed, production of these coatings in manufactory will create significant technical employment opportunities.

Fan, H.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a goldnanoparticles...  

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Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a gold nanoparticles–graphene nanosheet hybrid for organophosphate pesticide Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a gold...

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Self-assembly of colloidal lattices at pickering emulsion interfaces.  

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??Self-assembly of colloidal lattices has been of tremendous interest due to their potential applications in advanced materials, sensors, and electro-optical devices. However, most research has… (more)

Guttula, Shashidhar M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of linear-dendritic diblock copolymers  

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Linear-dendritic diblock copolymers combine the properties of dendritic macromolecules with the morphology of block copolymers, making it possible to create nanostructured materials which self assemble in the bulk state ...

Johnson, Mark Alan, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of colloidal self-assembly for photonic crystal  

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A suspension of monodisperse colloids has an interesting property of self-assembling into a three-dimensional ordered structure. This crystalline material has attracted significant interest on the implementation of photonic ...

Yip, Chan Hoe

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 Self Assembly  

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Self Assembly Nearly all complex biological systems are self-assembled to some degree: from these systems came the inspiration for directed self-assembly; that, by manipulating the same forces governing natural self-assembly, researchers would be able to decide at a basic level what

Braun, Paul

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Molecular Computing with DNA Self-Assembly  

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Molecular Computing with DNA Self-Assembly Urmi Majumder #12;Self-Assembly in Nature #12;Key to DNA for Molecular Computing with DNA Self-Assembly Compact: Small library of assembly primitives Complex: Capable in Tiling Assembly: vitroation tural DNA self-assembly has powerful echanisms for error correction

Reif, John H.

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Semiconductor nanocrystals covalently bound to solid inorganic surfaces using self-assembled monolayers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods are described for attaching semiconductor nanocrystals to solid inorganic surfaces, using self-assembled bifunctional organic monolayers as bridge compounds. Two different techniques are presented. One relies on the formation of self-assembled monolayers on these surfaces. When exposed to solutions of nanocrystals, these bridge compounds bind the crystals and anchor them to the surface. The second technique attaches nanocrystals already coated with bridge compounds to the surfaces. Analyses indicate the presence of quantum confined clusters on the surfaces at the nanolayer level. These materials allow electron spectroscopies to be completed on condensed phase clusters, and represent a first step towards synthesis of an organized assembly of clusters. These new products are also disclosed. 10 figs.

Alivisatos, A.P.; Colvin, V.L.

1998-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor nanocrystals covalently bound to solid inorganic surfaces using self-assembled monolayers  

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Methods are described for attaching semiconductor nanocrystals to solid inorganic surfaces, using self-assembled bifunctional organic monolayers as bridge compounds. Two different techniques are presented. One relies on the formation of self-assembled monolayers on these surfaces. When exposed to solutions of nanocrystals, these bridge compounds bind the crystals and anchor them to the surface. The second technique attaches nanocrystals already coated with bridge compounds to the surfaces. Analyses indicate the presence of quantum confined clusters on the surfaces at the nanolayer level. These materials allow electron spectroscopies to be completed on condensed phase clusters, and represent a first step towards synthesis of an organized assembly of clusters. These new products are also disclosed.

Alivisatos, A. Paul (Berkeley, CA); Colvin, Vicki L. (Berkeley, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the mathematics of self-assembly.  

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??Self-assembly is the ubiquitous process by which simple objects come together under simple rules to form more complex objects. Self-assembly occurs in nature to produce… (more)

Reishus, Dustin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the mathematics of self-assembly.  

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?? Self-assembly is the ubiquitous process by which simple objects come together under simple rules to form more complex objects. Self-assembly occurs in nature to… (more)

Reishus, Dustin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solder self-assembly for MEMS fabrication  

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This thesis examines and demonstrates self-assembly of MEMS components on the 25 micron scale onto substrates using the capillary force of solder. This is an order of magnitude smaller than current solder self-assembly in ...

Au, Hin Meng, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Coordination of Hierarchical Self-Assembly  

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Molecular Coordination of Hierarchical Self-Assembly Technical Report UT-CS-10-662 Bruce J. Mac to self-assemble into multiscale complex hierarchical systems. Keywords: algorithmic assembly, embodied, nano communication, nanofabrication, nanotechnology, Moore's Law, self-assembly, self-organization. 1

MacLennan, Bruce

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Self-assembled DNA Structures for Nanoconstruction  

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Self-assembled DNA Structures for Nanoconstruction Hao Yan, Peng Yin, Sung Ha Park, Hanying Li methods based on DNA self-assembly. Here we review our recent experimental progress to utilize novel DNA nanostructures for self-assembly as well as for templates in the fabrication of functional nano

Yin, Peng

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SELF-ASSEMBLING AUTOMATA: A MODEL OF CONFORMATIONAL SELF-ASSEMBLY  

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SELF-ASSEMBLING AUTOMATA: A MODEL OF CONFORMATIONAL SELF-ASSEMBLY KAZUHIRO SAITOU Department An abstract model of self-assembling systems is presented where assembly instruc- tions are written as conformational switches ­ local rules that specify conforma- tional changes of a component. The model, the self-assembling

Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

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Triangular and Hexagonal Tile Self-Assembly Systems Triangular and Hexagonal Tile Self-Assembly Systems  

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Triangular and Hexagonal Tile Self-Assembly Systems Triangular and Hexagonal Tile Self-Assembly theoretical aspects of the self-assembly of triangular tiles, in particular, right triangular tiles and equilateral triangular tiles, and the self-assembly of hexagonal tiles. We show that triangular tile assembly

Kari, Lila

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Composition and method for self-assembly and mineralization of peptide-amphiphiles  

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The present invention is directed to a composition useful for making homogeneously mineralized self assembled peptide-amphiphile nanofibers and nanofiber gels. The composition is generally a solution comprised of a positively or negatively charged peptide-amphiphile and a like signed ion from the mineral. Mixing this solution with a second solution containing a dissolved counter-ion of the mineral and/or a second oppositely charged peptide amphiphile, results in the rapid self assembly of the peptide-amphiphiles into a nanofiber gel and templated mineralization of the ions. Templated mineralization of the initially dissolved mineral cations and anions in the mixture occurs with preferential orientation of the mineral crystals along the fiber surfaces within the nanofiber gel. One advantage of the present invention is that it results in homogenous growth of the mineral throughout the nanofiber gel. Another advantage of the present invention is that the nanofiber gel formation and mineralization reactions occur in a single mixing step and under substantially neutral or physiological pH conditions. These homogeneous nanostructured composite materials are useful for medical applications especially the regeneration of damaged bone in mammals. This invention is directed to the synthesis of peptide-amphiphiles with more than one amphiphilic moment and to supramolecular compositions comprised of such multi-dimensional peptide-amphiphiles. Supramolecular compositions can be formed by self assembly of multi-dimensional peptide-amphiphiles by mixing them with a solution comprising a monovalent cation.

Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Beniash, Elia (Newton, MA); Hartgerink, Jeffrey D. (Pearland, TX)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-engineering by optically directed self-assembly.  

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Lack of robust manufacturing capabilities have limited our ability to make tailored materials with useful optical and thermal properties. For example, traditional methods such as spontaneous self-assembly of spheres cannot generate the complex structures required to produce a full bandgap photonic crystals. The goal of this work was to develop and demonstrate novel methods of directed self-assembly of nanomaterials using optical and electric fields. To achieve this aim, our work employed laser tweezers, a technology that enables non-invasive optical manipulation of particles, from glass microspheres to gold nanoparticles. Laser tweezers were used to create ordered materials with either complex crystal structures or using aspherical building blocks.

Furst, Eric (University of Delaware, Newark, DE); Dunn, Elissa (Yale University, New Haven, CT); Park, Jin-Gyu (Yale University, New Haven, CT); Brinker, C. Jeffrey; Sainis, Sunil (Yale University, New Haven, CT); Merrill, Jason (Yale University, New Haven, CT); Dufresne, Eric (Yale University, New Haven, CT); Reichert, Matthew D.; Brotherton, Christopher M.; Bogart, Katherine Huderle Andersen; Molecke, Ryan A.; Koehler, Timothy P.; Bell, Nelson Simmons; Grillet, Anne Mary; Gorby, Allen D.; Singh, John (University of Delaware, Newark, DE); Lele, Pushkar (University of Delaware, Newark, DE); Mittal, Manish (University of Delaware, Newark, DE)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Design Path for Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Patchy Colloids  

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Patchy colloids are promising candidates for building blocks in directed self-assembly. To be successful the surface patterns need to both be simple enough to be synthesized, while feature-rich enough to cause the colloids to self-assemble into desired structures. Achieving this is a challenge for traditional synthesis methods. Recently it has been suggested that the surface pattern themselves can be made to self-assemble. In this paper we show that a wide range of functional structures can be made to self-assemble using this approach. More generally we present a design path for hierarchical targeted self-assembly of patchy colloids. At the level of the surface structure, we use a predictive method utilizing universality of patterns of stripes and spots, coupled with stoichiometric constraints, to cause highly specific and functional patterns to self-assemble on spherical surfaces. We use a minimalistic model of an alkanethiol on gold as a model system and demonstrate that, even with limited control over the interaction between surface constituents, we can obtain patterns that causes the colloids themselves to self-assemble into various complex geometric structures. We demonstrate how variations of the same design path cause in-silico self-assembly of strings, membranes, cubic and spherical aggregates, as well as various crystalline patterns.

Erik Edlund; Oskar Lindgren; Martin Nilsson Jacobi

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires  

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NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires 21 S elf incompatible materials can be combined into advanced ­ in some cases unprecedented ­ nanostructures and charge transport in self-assembled structures as well as Josephson coupling in devices combining

Abbondandolo, Alberto

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Synthesis of self-assembled layered double hydroxides/carbon composites by in situ solvothermal method and their application in capacitors  

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Nickel-aluminum layered double hydroxides/carbon (Ni-Al LDHs/C) composites have been successfully fabricated via a facile in situ water-ethanol system. LDHs nanosheets could highly disperse on the surface of colloidal carbonaceous spheres through the interfacial electrostatic force. Ni-Al LDHs/C composite electrode prepared at 50% ethanol system exhibits the highest capacitance of 1064 F g{sup -1} at a current of 2.5 A g{sup -1}, leading to a significant improvement in relation to each individual counterpart (3.5 and 463 F g{sup -1} for carbon and Ni-Al LDHs at 2.5 A g{sup -1}, respectively). And a possible mechanism was proposed for the formation of the composites. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni-Al LDHs/C composites have been self-assembled by an in situ solvothermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A possible growth mechanism to explain the composite is proposed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni-Al LDHs/C composites display better electrochemical performance.

Wei, Jinbo [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Wang, Jun, E-mail: junwangzhqw1888@sohu.com [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Song, Yanchao; Li, Zhanshuang; Gao, Zan; Mann, Tom; Zhang, Milin [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated self-assembly programming paradigm.  

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??Self-assembly is a ubiquitous process in nature in which a disordered set of components autonomously assemble into a complex and more ordered structure. Components interact… (more)

Li, Lin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of the residual stress-induced self-assembly of MEMS structures during deposition  

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The possibility of using residual stresses favorably as a means of self-assembling MEMS during material deposition is experimentally investigated. Two atomic force microscope cantilevers are placed in contact at their free ends. Material...

Kim, Sang-Hyun

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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and L. Kavan (2009). "Self-Assemblies of Cationic PorphyrinsLi and Y. Ji (2005). "Self- assembly of base-functionalizedH. Bock (2008). "Directed Self-Assembly of Surfactants in

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Septin Self-Assembly: Plasticity and Protein Scaffolding  

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Septin Self-Assembly: Plasticity and Protein Scaffolding BySpring 2012 Septin Self-Assembly: Plasticity and ProteinIII Abstract Septin Self-Assembly: Plasticity and Protein

Garcia, III, Galo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solution Self-Assembly of Sequence Specific Biomimetic Polymers  

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J. D. , In vitro self- assembly from a simple protein ofR. N. , Hierarchical Self-Assembly of a Biomimetic DiblockC. R. , Hierarchical self-assembly of F-actin and cationic

Murnen, Hannah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Acetylcholinesterase on Carbon...  

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Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Acetylcholinesterase on Carbon Nanotubes for Flow injectionAmperometric Detection of Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Acetylcholinesterase on...

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Amperometric Glucose Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Glucose...  

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Glucose Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Glucose Oxidase on Carbon Nanotubes. Amperometric Glucose Biosensor Based on Self-Assembling Glucose Oxidase on Carbon Nanotubes....

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Green approach for self-assembly of platinum nanoparticles into...  

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Green approach for self-assembly of platinum nanoparticles into nanowires in aqueous glucose solutions. Green approach for self-assembly of platinum nanoparticles into nanowires in...

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Substrate Changes Associated with the Chemistry of Self-Assembled...  

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Substrate Changes Associated with the Chemistry of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Silicon. Substrate Changes Associated with the Chemistry of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Silicon....

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Self-Assembled, Nanostructured Carbon for Energy Storage and...  

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Self-Assembled, Nanostructured Carbon for Energy Storage and Water Treatment Self-Assembled, Nanostructured Carbon for Energy Storage and Water Treatment nanostructuredcarbon.pdf...

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Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria...  

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Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria Building Blocks to Fractal Super-octahedra. Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria Building...

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire  

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire Print Self-assembly of polymers promises to vastly improve the properties and manufacturing processes of nanostructured...

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Universality in algorithmic self-assembly.  

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??Tile-based self-assembly is a model of "algorithmic crystal growth" in which square "tiles" represent molecules that bind to each other via specific and variable-strength bonds… (more)

Summers, Scott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Organic Nanostructures  

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This dissertation focuses on investigating the morphologies, optical and photoluminescence properties of porphyrin nanostructures prepared by the self-assembly method. The study is divided into three main parts. In the first part, a large variety...

Wan, Albert

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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One-dimensional staged self-assembly  

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We introduce the problem of staged self-assembly of one-dimensional nanostructures, which becomes interesting when the elements are labeled (e.g., representing functional units that must be placed at specific locations). ...

Demaine, Erik D.

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Hypergraph Automata: A Theoretical Model for Patterned Self-assembly  

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Hypergraph Automata: A Theoretical Model for Patterned Self-assembly Lila Kari, Steffen Kopecki Abstract. Patterned self-assembly is a process whereby coloured tiles self-assemble to build a rectangular coloured pattern. We propose self- assembly (SA) hypergraph automata as an automata-theoretic model

Kari, Lila

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Self-Assembled Computer Architecture: Design and Fabrication Theory  

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Self-Assembled Computer Architecture: Design and Fabrication Theory by Christopher L. Dwyer CHRISTOPHER L. DWYER: Self-Assembled Computer Architecture: Design and Fabrication Theory (under the direction using self-assembling electronic circuitry. A DNA-guided self-assembly method, inspired by discoveries

Whitton, Mary C.

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Confined Self-Assembly of Block An-Chang Shi  

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Confined Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers An-Chang Shi Department of Physics & Astronomy Mc block copolymer self-assembly to produce and control nanostructures ·Phases and phase transitions, electric fields, confinements Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers #12;Confined Self-Assembly of Block

Maryland at College Park, University of

75

Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two  

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Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two Qi Cheng University of Oklahoma Ashish Goel time of irreversible self-assemblies. 1 Introduction Self-assembly is the ubiquitous process by which been suggested that self-assembly will ultimately become an important technology, enabling

Goel, Ashish

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Synthesis and characterization of covalently-linked dendrimer bioconjugates and the non-covalent self-assembly of streptavidin-based megamers  

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,114 25 Scheme 2-1* *a) 1 eq. NH2CH2(CH2OCH2)3CH2NH2, 1 eq. dansyl chloride, DIPEA, dioxane, RT, 14 h.; b) C3N3Cl3, DIPEA, THF, -6 ?C; c) BocNHCH2(CH2OCH2)3CH2NH2, DIPEA, THF, RT, 14 h.; d) Piperazine, DIPEA, THF, 70 ?C, 14 h.; e) C3N3Cl3, DIPEA...;1#0;1 26 Synthesis of 1. Dansyl chloride (1.306 g, 4.84 mmol) was added to a solution of NH2CH2(CH2OCH2)3CH2NH2 (5.58 g , 29.0 mmol) and DIPEA (1.7 mL, 5.03 mmol) in THF (100 mL). The resulting mixture was dried by centrifugal evaporation (in vacuo...

McLean, Megan Elizabeth

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of the Ionic Peptide EAK16: The Effect of Charge Distributions on Self-Assembly  

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Self-Assembly of the Ionic Peptide EAK16: The Effect of Charge Distributions on Self-Assembly S understanding of self-assembly phenomena of naturally occurring peptides/proteins. Here, we study the influence of molecular architecture and interactions on the self-assembly of model peptides (EAK16s), using both

Bechhoefer, John

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Graph Grammars for Self Assembling Robotic Systems  

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Graph Grammars for Self Assembling Robotic Systems Eric Klavins Electrical Engineering University numbers of objects so that they perform some global task. Nevertheless, there are examples of sophisticated machines, such as the ribosome or the mechanical motor in the bacterial flagellum, that seem

Ghrist, Robert W.

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A design for self-assembling robots in a system  

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This thesis presents the design, construction, control, and application for a novel concept of self-assembling robots in a system. The system is composed of multiple cooperative robots that are designed to self-assemble ...

Kim, Myunghee, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly and Properties of Functionalized Molecular  

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Self-Assembly and Properties of Functionalized Molecular Prakash P. Neelakandan University architectures were synthesized and their photophysical and self-assembly properties studied. Preliminary results architectures were synthesized and their photophysical and self studied. Preliminary results indicate

Shyamasundar, R.K.

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Toward a molecular programming language for algorithmic self-assembly.  

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?? Self-assembly is the process whereby relatively simple components autonomously combine to form more complex objects. Nature exhibits self-assembly to form everything from microscopic crystals… (more)

Patitz, Matthew John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a molecular programming language for algorithmic self-assembly.  

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??Self-assembly is the process whereby relatively simple components autonomously combine to form more complex objects. Nature exhibits self-assembly to form everything from microscopic crystals to… (more)

Patitz, Matthew John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Templated self-assembly of sub-10 nm quantum dots  

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Patterned templates can guide the self-assembly of nanoparticles into ordered arrays. Our motivation in pursuing templated self-assembly is to develop a robust method for the creation of ordered structures at length scales ...

Leu, Joshua C. (Joshua Chung)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films  

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films Print Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:18 Nanoparticles-man-made atoms with unique optical,...

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A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly  

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A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly Print Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:00 If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will...

86

Self-assembled lipid and membrane protein polyhedral nanoparticles  

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Self-assembled lipid and membrane protein polyhedral nanoparticles Tamara Bastaa,1 , Hsin-Jui Wub,1 for review January 28, 2012) We demonstrate that membrane proteins and phospholipids can self-assemble for the self-assembly of lipids and membrane proteins into closed polyhedral structures that can potentially

Stowell, Michael

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Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: A Particle Swarm Realization  

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Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: A Particle Swarm Realization Lin Li, Natalio Automated Self-Assembly Programming Para- digm (ASAP2 ). We investigated how external environment settings affect population diversity and software self-assembly efficiency. In this paper, we introduce

Aickelin, Uwe

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Self-Organization and the Self-Assembling Process in  

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Self-Organization and the Self-Assembling Process in Tissue Engineering Kyriacos A. Athanasiou. Keywords tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, scaffoldless, self-organization, self-assembling to include a new and growing subfield of scaffoldless techniques that generate self-organizing and self-assembling

Athanasiou, Kyriacos

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Reducing Facet Nucleation during Algorithmic Self-Assembly  

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Reducing Facet Nucleation during Algorithmic Self-Assembly Ho-Lin Chen,, Rebecca Schulman,,§ Ashish; Revised Manuscript Received July 3, 2007 ABSTRACT Algorithmic self-assembly, a generalization of crystal. Molecular self-assembly is an emerging technology that will ultimately enable the fabrication of great

Goel, Ashish

90

Molecule-Mimetic Chemistry and Mesoscale Self-Assembly  

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Molecule-Mimetic Chemistry and Mesoscale Self-Assembly NED B. BOWDEN, MARCUS WECK, INSUNG S. CHOI systems. We suggest that it will be possible to develop complex structures composed of "objects" that self-assemble, shape recognition, and size exclusion can be used to guide the self-assembly of these objects

Prentiss, Mara

91

Self-Assembly-Driven Nematization Khanh Thuy Nguyen,  

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Self-Assembly-Driven Nematization Khanh Thuy Nguyen, Francesco Sciortino,, and Cristiano De Michele: The anisotropy of attractive interactions between particles can favor, through a self-assembly process benchmark for recent theoretical approaches and to assess their ability to capture the coupling between self-assembly

Sciortino, Francesco

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Robust Self-assembly of Graphs Stanislav Angelov1  

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Robust Self-assembly of Graphs Stanislav Angelov1 , Sanjeev Khanna2 , and Mirk´o Visontai3 1 Google, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA mirko@math.upenn.edu Abstract. Self-assembly studied model of self-assembly is the Accretive Graph Assembly Model whereby an edge-weighted graph

Pennsylvania, University of

93

Self-Assembly of Dendron Rodcoil Molecules into Nanoribbons  

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Self-Assembly of Dendron Rodcoil Molecules into Nanoribbons Eugene R. Zubarev, Martin U. Pralle on designed molecules that self-order or fold. The focus on self-assembly throughout the 90s has generated to control the dimensionality and shape of self- assembled structures through molecular design remains a chal

Zubarev, Eugene

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Self-assembling DNA templates for programmed artificial biomineralization  

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Self-assembling DNA templates for programmed artificial biomineralization Enrique C. Samano created via engineered DNA self-assembly represent an important new class of soft matter. These assemblies nanostructures Our current ability to create complex DNA nanostructures via designed self- assembly owes much

Finkelstein, Gleb

95

Fabrication of a Molecular Self-Assembled Monolayer Diode Using  

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techniques are often incompatible with the conditions necessary to self-assemble single molecules. HenceFabrication of a Molecular Self-Assembled Monolayer Diode Using Nanoimprint Lithography Michael D the conductance characteristics of a molecular self-assembled monolayer (SAM) using nanoimprint lithography (NIL

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Electrostatically Self-assembled Amphiplexes  

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This research will focus on characterizing the phase behavior of polyelectrolyte-surfactant microemulsions (PSM) that were recently discovered in our lab and indentifing possible uses of their long-range ordered nanostructures towards bioseparation, oil-recovery and drug delivery systems. In addition, we are proposing strategies for synthesizing solid and long-range ordered materials with unit cells on the nanometer scale using polymerization and/or cross-linking to solidify the soft template.

Helmut H. Strey

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Templated Self Assemble of Nano-Structures  

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This project will identify and model mechanisms that template the self-assembly of nanostructures. We focus on a class of systems involving a two-phase monolayer of molecules adsorbed on a solid surface. At a suitably elevated temperature, the molecules diffuse on the surface to reduce the combined free energy of mixing, phase boundary, elastic field, and electrostatic field. With no template, the phases may form a pattern of stripes or disks. The feature size is on the order of 1-100 nm, selected to compromise the phase boundary energy and the long-range elastic or electrostatic interaction. Both experimental observations and our theoretical simulations have shown that the pattern resembles a periodic lattice, but has abundant imperfections. To form a perfect periodic pattern, or a designed aperiodic pattern, one must introduce a template to guide the assembly. For example, a coarse-scale pattern, lithographically defined on the substrate, will guide the assembly of the nanoscale pattern. As another example, if the molecules on the substrate surface carry strong electric dipoles, a charged object, placed in the space above the monolayer, will guide the assembly of the molecular dipoles. In particular, the charged object can be a mask with a designed nanoscale topographic pattern. A serial process (e.g., e-beam lithography) is necessary to make the mask, but the pattern transfer to the molecules on the substrate is a parallel process. The technique is potentially a high throughput, low cost process to pattern a monolayer. The monolayer pattern itself may serve as a template to fabricate a functional structure. This project will model fundamental aspects of these processes, including thermodynamics and kinetics of self-assembly, templated self-assembly, and self-assembly on unconventional substrates. It is envisioned that the theory will not only explain the available experimental observations, but also motivate new experiments.

Suo, Zhigang [Harvard University

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Synthesis from Atoms to Systems | ORNL  

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Porous Materials Thin Film Deposition Single Crystal Growth Texture Control Additive Manufacturing Nanomaterials Synthesis Designer Organic Molecules Related Research Materials...

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Self-Assembly and Crystallization of Hairy (f-Star) and DNA-Grafted Nanocubes  

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Nanoparticle superlattices are key to realizing many of the materials that will solve current technological challenges. Particularly important for their optical, mechanical or catalytic properties are superlattices of anisotropic (nonspherical) nanoparticles. The key challenge is how to program anisotropic nanoparticles to self-assemble into the relevant structures. In this Article, using numerical simulations, we show that “hairy” (f-star) or DNA grafted on nanocubes provides a general framework to direct the self-assembly into phases with crystalline, liquid crystalline, rotator, or noncrystalline phases with both long-range positional and orientational order. We discuss the relevance of these phases for engineering nanomaterials or micromaterials displaying precise orientational order, realization of dry superlattices as well as for the field of programmed self-assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles in general.

Knorowski, Christopher [Ames Laboratory; Travesset, Alex [Ames Laboratory

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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This journal is c The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010 Chem. Commun. Self-assembled Ni/TiO2 nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless  

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nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless plating and atomic layer deposition on biological scaffoldsw in electroless plating reactions. As a result, self-assembled metallic nanorods can be fabricated, which have advantage of the proposed structure lies in the self-assembly of the viral materials. Nickel- coated TMV can

Rubloff, Gary W.

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Shattering of Peptide Ions on Self-Assembled Monolayer Surfaces...  

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fluorinated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) surface was studied using a novel Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FT-ICR MS) specially equipped to perform...

102

Self-assembled software and method of overriding software execution  

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A computer-implemented software self-assembled system and method for providing an external override and monitoring capability to dynamically self-assembling software containing machines that self-assemble execution sequences and data structures. The method provides an external override machine that can be introduced into a system of self-assembling machines while the machines are executing such that the functionality of the executing software can be changed or paused without stopping the code execution and modifying the existing code. Additionally, a monitoring machine can be introduced without stopping code execution that can monitor specified code execution functions by designated machines and communicate the status to an output device.

Bouchard, Ann M.; Osbourn, Gordon C.

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of capillary forces in electrowetting and precision self assembly.  

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??Developments in micro and nano technology have great potential in many applications. Two applications that will be addressed in this work are self assembly of… (more)

Ramadoss, Vivek

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microfluidic self-assembly of quantum dot compound micelles.  

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??This thesis is devoted to the development of microfluidic processes for the controlled self-assembly of quantum dot compound micelles (QDCMs). Microfluidic processes are developed to… (more)

Schabas, Greg

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A solution NMR investigation into the impaired self-assembly...  

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solution NMR investigation into the impaired self-assembly properties of two murine amelogenins containing the point mutations A solution NMR investigation into the impaired...

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Fast Generation of Potentials for Self-Assembly of Particles  

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May 12, 2009 ... Fast Generation of Potentials for Self-Assembly of Particles. Philip du Toit(pdutoit ***at*** cds.caltech.edu) Katalin Grubits(katalin ***at*** ...

Philip du Toit

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Electronic and Optical Devices via Additive Driven Self-Assembly  

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POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Electronic and Optical Devices via Additive Driven Self) technologies offer the potential for continuous and cost-efficient production of materials and devices for nanoscale device fabrication that includes nanoparticle driven self-assembly to produce well-ordered polymer

Alpay, S. Pamir

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Dynamic self-assembly in living systems as computation.  

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Biochemical reactions taking place in living systems that map different inputs to specific outputs are intuitively recognized as performing information processing. Conventional wisdom distinguishes such proteins, whose primary function is to transfer and process information, from proteins that perform the vast majority of the construction, maintenance, and actuation tasks of the cell (assembling and disassembling macromolecular structures, producing movement, and synthesizing and degrading molecules). In this paper, we examine the computing capabilities of biological processes in the context of the formal model of computing known as the random access machine (RAM) [Dewdney AK (1993) The New Turing Omnibus. Computer Science Press, New York], which is equivalent to a Turing machine [Minsky ML (1967) Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ]. When viewed from the RAM perspective, we observe that many of these dynamic self-assembly processes - synthesis, degradation, assembly, movement - do carry out computational operations. We also show that the same computing model is applicable at other hierarchical levels of biological systems (e.g., cellular or organism networks as well as molecular networks). We present stochastic simulations of idealized protein networks designed explicitly to carry out a numeric calculation. We explore the reliability of such computations and discuss error-correction strategies (algorithms) employed by living systems. Finally, we discuss some real examples of dynamic self-assembly processes that occur in living systems, and describe the RAM computer programs they implement. Thus, by viewing the processes of living systems from the RAM perspective, a far greater fraction of these processes can be understood as computing than has been previously recognized.

Bouchard, Ann Marie; Osbourn, Gordon Cecil

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Programmable Self-Assembly Control of Concurrent Systems From the Bottom Up  

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Programmable Self-Assembly Control of Concurrent Systems From the Bottom Up Eric Klavins Self-assembly. Self-assembly is ubiquitous in nature. For example, virus capsids, cell membranes, and tissues are all self-assembled from smaller com- ponents in a completely distributed fashion. Self-assembly

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Combinatorial synthesis of novel materials  

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Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Schultz, Peter G. (Oakland, CA); Xiang, Xiaodong (Alameda, CA); Goldwasser, Isy (Menlo Park, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Combinatorial synthesis of novel materials  

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Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Schultz, Peter G. (Oakland, CA); Xiang, Xiaodong (Alameda, CA); Goldwasser, Isy (Alameda, CA)

2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

112

Combinatorial synthesis of novel materials  

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Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Schultz, Peter G. (Oakland, CA); Xiang, Xiaodong (Alameda, CA); Goldwasser, Isy (Menlo Park, CA)

1999-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Ferrocene-Based Catecholamide Ligand: the Consequences of Ligand Swivel for Directed Supramolecular Self-Assembly  

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Directed Supramolecular Self-Assembly Jeffrey S. Mugridge,rational design and directed self-assembly of supramolecularcomplexes. Keywords: Self-assembly; Supramolecular;

Mugridge, Jeffrey

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steering the Self-Assembly of Octadecylamine Monolayers on Mica by Controlled Mechanical Energy Transfer from the AFM Tip  

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Steering the self-assembly of octadecylamine monolayers onon the dynamics of self-assembly of monolayer films ofoctadecylamine monolayers, self-assembly, AFM, packing

Benitez, J.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs  

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The invention is directed to constructs and compositions containing multimeric forms of nucleic acid. Multimeric nucleic acids comprise single-stranded nucleic acids attached via biotin to streptavidin and bound with a functional group. These constructs can be utilized in vivo to treat or identify diseased tissue or cells. Repeated administrations of multimeric nucleic acid compositions produce a rapid and specific amplification of nucleic acid constructs and their attached functional groups. For treatment purposes, functional groups may be toxins, radioisotopes, genes or enzymes. Diagnostically, labeled multimeric constructs may be used to identify specific targets in vivo or in vitro. Multimeric nucleic acids may also be used in nanotechnology and to create self-assembling polymeric aggregates such as membranes of defined porosity, microcircuits and many other products. 5 figs.

Cantor, C.R.; Niemeyer, C.M.; Smith, C.L.; Sano, Takeshi; Hnatowich, D.J.; Rusckowski, M.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs  

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The invention is directed to constructs and compositions containing multimeric forms of nucleic acid. Multimeric nucleic acids comprise single-stranded nucleic acids attached via biotin to streptavidin and bound with a functional group. These constructs can be utilized in vivo to treat or identify diseased tissue or cells. Repeated administrations of multimeric nucleic acid compositions produce a rapid and specific amplification of nucleic acid constructs and their attached functional groups. For treatment purposes, functional groups may be toxins, radioisotopes, genes or enzymes. Diagnostically, labeled multimeric constructs may be used to identify specific targets in vivo or in vitro. Multimeric nucleic acids may also be used in nanotechnology and to create self-assembling polymeric aggregates such as membranes of defined porosity, microcircuits and many other products.

Cantor, Charles R. (Boston, MA); Niemeyer, Christof M. (Bremen, DE); Smith, Cassandra L. (Boston, MA); Sano, Takeshi (Boston, MA); Hnatowich, Donald J. (Brookline, MA); Rusckowski, Mary (Southborough, MA)

1999-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs  

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The invention is directed to constructs and compositions containing multimeric forms of nucleic acid. Multimeric nucleic acids comprise single-stranded nucleic acids attached via biotin to streptavidin and bound with a functional group. These constructs can be utilized in vivo to treat or identify diseased tissue or cells. Repeated administrations of multimeric nucleic acid compositions produce a rapid and specific amplification of nucleic acid constructs and their attached functional groups. For treatment purposes, functional groups may be toxins, radioisotopes, genes or enzymes. Diagnostically, labeled multimeric constructs may be used to identify specific targets in vivo or in vitro. Multimeric nucleic acids may also be used in nanotechnology and to create self-assembling polymeric aggregates such as membranes of defined porosity, microcircuits and many other products.

Cantor, Charles R. (Boston, MA); Niemeyer, Christof M. (Bremen, DE); Smith, Cassandra L. (Boston, MA); Sano, Takeshi (Boston, MA); Hnatowich, Donald J. (Brookline, MA); Rusckowski, Mary (Southborough, MA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Synthesis of refractory materials  

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Refractory metal nitrides are synthesized during a self-propagating combustion process utilizing a solid source of nitrogren. For this purpose, a metal azide is employed, preferably NaN.sub.3. The azide is combusted with Mg or Ca, and a metal oxide is selected from Groups III-A, IV-A, III-B, IV-B, or a rare earth metal oxide. The mixture of azide, Ca or Mg and metal oxide is heated to the mixture's ignition temperature. At that temperature the mixture is ignited and undergoes self-sustaining combustion until the starter materials are exhausted, producing the metal nitride.

Holt, Joseph B. (San Jose, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of refractory materials  

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Refractory metal nitrides are synthesized during a self-propagating combustion process utilizing a solid source of nitrogen. For this purpose, a metal azide is employed, preferably NaN/sub 3/. The azide is combusted with Mg or Ca, and a metal oxide is selected from Groups III-A, IV-A, III-B, IV-B, or a rare earth metal oxide. The mixture of azide, Ca or Mg and metal oxide is heated to the mixture's ignition temperature. At that temperature the mixture is ignited and undergoes self-sustaining combustion until the starter materials are exhausted, producing the metal nitride.

Holt, J.B.

1983-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe quantum dots  

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High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe 20 October 2008 We demonstrate high-performance photodetectors from multilayers of CdTe quantum dots. The synthesis of CdTe QDs in aqueous solution using cadmium perchlorate hydrate and Al2Te3 was previously re

Lin, Lih Y.

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Exploring Self-Assembly and Photomechanical Switching Properties of Molecules at Surfaces  

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11.4 Self-Assembly Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.512.2 Self-Assembly of TTB-AB on GaAs(110) . . . . . . . 12.3at Surfaces 4 Self-Assembly Properties of Azobenzene on Au(

Cho, Jongweon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly and Mass Transport in Membranes for Artificial Photosynthesis  

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45 CHAPTER 3. SELF-ASSEMBLY AND TRANSPORT LIMITATIONS IN7371. CHAPTER 3. SELF-ASSEMBLY AND TRANSPORT LIMITATIONS IN2. CONTROLLING NANOROD SELF-ASSEMBLY IN POLYMER THIN-FILMS

Modestino, Miguel Antonio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In vitro studies of single-stranded RNA virus self-assembly  

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M. and Gelbart. 2012. Self-assembly of viral capsid proteinBancroft, J. B. 1970. The self-assembly of spherical plantR. 1967. A study of the self-assembly process in a small

Comas Garcia, Mauricio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Self-assembly of uniform polyhedral silver nanocrystals into densest packings and exotic superlattices"  

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E. Drying-mediated self- assembly of nanoparticles. Natureforces and their uses in self-assembly. Small 5, 1600–30 (Figure legends Figure 1. Self-assembly of dense polyhedra

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2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enzymatic Ligation Creates Discrete Multi-Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Self-Assembly  

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Building Blocks for Self-Assembly Shelley A. Claridge,blocks for nanoscale self-assembly; second to develop aLCR, BIOCONJUGATE, SELF-ASSEMBLY, SAXS. MANUSCRIPT TEXT

Claridge, Shelley A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Nanocomponents into Composite Structures: Derivation and Simulation of Langevin Equations  

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The kinetics of the self-assembly of nanocomponents into a virus, nanocapsule, or other composite structure is analyzed via a multiscale approach. The objective is to achieve predictability and to preserve key atomic-scale features that underlie the formation and stability of the composite structures. We start with an all-atom description, the Liouville equation, and the order parameters characterizing nanoscale features of the system. An equation of Smoluchowski type for the stochastic dynamics of the order parameters is derived from the Liouville equation via a multiscale perturbation technique. The self-assembly of composite structures from nanocomponents with internal atomic structure is analyzed and growth rates are derived. Applications include the assembly of a viral capsid from capsomers, a ribosome from its major subunits, and composite materials from fibers and nanoparticles. Our approach overcomes errors in other coarse-graining methods which neglect the influence of the nanoscale configuration on the atomistic fluctuations. We account for the effect of order parameters on the statistics of the atomistic fluctuations which contribute to the entropic and average forces driving order parameter evolution. This approach enables an efficient algorithm for computer simulation of self-assembly, whereas other methods severely limit the timestep due to the separation of diffusional and complexing characteristic times. Given that our approach does not require recalibration with each new application, it provides a way to estimate assembly rates and thereby facilitate the discovery of self-assembly pathways and kinetic dead-end structures.

Stephen Pankavich; Zeina Shreif; Yinglong Miao; Peter Ortoleva

2010-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomimetic self-assembly of a functional asymmetrical electronic device  

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Biomimetic self-assembly of a functional asymmetrical electronic device Mila Boncheva, David H a biomimetic strategy for the fabrication of asymmetrical, three-dimensional electronic devices modeled distinct microelectronic elements into a multidomain electronic device with asymmet- rical structure

Prentiss, Mara

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Self-assembly of globular protein-polymer diblock copolymers  

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Self-assembly of protein-polymer block copolymers provides a simple bottom-up approach towards protein nanopatteming for the fabrication of more effective and efficient bioelectronic and biocatalytic devices. Changes in ...

Thomas, Carla S. (Carla Stephanie)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric field directed self assembly of nanoparticle structures  

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and Heller, M.J. (2007) Electric-field-directed assembly ofOF THE DISSERTATION Electric Field Directed Self Assembly ofof colloidal particles by electric fields. Soft Matter, 2,

Dehlinger, Dietrich Alexander

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical behavior and microstructure of self-assembling oligopeptide gels  

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Hydrogels have become widely used in the fields of tissue engineering and drug delivery. One class of hydrogel is formed from synthetic oligopeptides that self-assemble into a solution of beta-sheet filaments. These filaments ...

Hammond, Nathan Allen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Host-Guest Self-assembly in Block Copolymer Blends  

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Ultrafine, uniform nanostructures with excellent functionalities can be formed by self-assembly of block copolymer (BCP) thin films. However, extension of their geometric variability is not straightforward due to their ...

Park, Woon Ik

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Self-assembly and hydrogelation of Fmoc-phenylalanine derivatives.  

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??The ability of peptides and small molecules to spontaneously self-assemble into amyloid-like fibrils has been exploited in the development of noncovalent hydrogels. Noncovalent hydrogels have… (more)

Ryan, Derek M. (1985 - )

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SELF-ASSEMBLY AND CONTROLLED ASSEMBLY OF NANOPARTICLES.  

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??This thesis describes an exploration of interactions between metal nanoparticles and new techniques for their assembly. In Chapter 2, the self-assembly of 300-nm diameter Au,… (more)

Dillenback, Lisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of helical ribbons from chiral amphiphiles  

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The study of the self-assembly of helical structures has been motivated by their newly found biological and technological importance. In many systems, helical ribbons are precursors to the formation of tubules, which may ...

Zastavker, Yevgeniya Vladimirovna, 1971-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly  

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A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly Print If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will have to be able to make something of themselves. An important...

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Self-assembly of amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles  

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We use computer simulation to investigate the self-assembly of Janus-like amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles, finding phases of clusters, bilayers and micelles in accord with ideas of packing familiar from the study of molecular surfactants. However, packing arguments do not explain the hierarchical self-assembly dynamics that we observe, nor the coexistence of bilayers and faceted polyhedra. This coexistence suggests that experimental realizations of our model can achieve multipotent assembly of either of two competing ordered structures.

Stephen Whitelam; Stefan A. F. Bon

2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Arbitrary Shapes Using RNAse Enzymes: Meeting the Kolmogorov Bound with  

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Self-Assembly of Arbitrary Shapes Using RNAse Enzymes: Meeting the Kolmogorov Bound with Small@uwplatt.edu Abstract We consider a model of algorithmic self-assembly of geometric shapes out of square Wang tiles Biomolecular computation, RNAse enzyme self-assembly, algorithmic self-assembly, Komogorov complexity Digital

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Self-Assembly Using Hydrogen Bonds to Direct the Assembly of  

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Self-Assembly Using Hydrogen Bonds to Direct the Assembly of Crowded Aromatics Mark L. Bushey, Thuc · molecular recognition · nanotechnology · self-assembly 1. Introduction Self-assembly is a powerful tool such self-assembled system.[2] This relatively new class of liquid crystalline compounds, discovered in 1977

Hone, James

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Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: The Impact of Network Topology  

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Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: The Impact of Network Topology Lin Li, Jonathan M automated self-assembly programming paradigm (ASAP2 ) using unguided self- assembly and swarm-inspired methodologies. We investigated how external environment settings affect software self-assembly speed

Aickelin, Uwe

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Self-Assembly of Arbitrary Shapes Using RNAse Enzymes: Meeting the Kolmogorov Bound with  

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Self-Assembly of Arbitrary Shapes Using RNAse Enzymes: Meeting the Kolmogorov Bound with Small@uwplatt.edu This research was supported in part by NSF grant CDI-0941538 Abstract We consider a model of algorithmic self-assembly Biomolecular computation, RNAse enzyme self-assembly, algorithmic self-assembly, Komogorov complexity Digital

Demaine, Erik

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Self-Assembly of 10-m-Sized Objects into Ordered Three-Dimensional Arrays  

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Self-Assembly of 10-µm-Sized Objects into Ordered Three-Dimensional Arrays Thomas D. Clark, JoeVed March 9, 2001 Abstract: This paper describes the self-assembly of small objectsspolyhedral metal plates functionalized to be hydrophobic or hydrophilic using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Self-assembly occurs

Tien, Joe

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Nanostructured self-assembly materials from neat and aqueous solutions of C18 lipid pro-drug analogues of Capecitabine?a chemotherapy agent. Focus on nanoparticulate cubosomes? of the oleyl analogue  

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A series of prodrug analogues based on the established chemotherapy agent, 5-fluorouracil, have been prepared and characterized. C18 alkyl and alkenyl chains with increasing degree of unsaturation were attached to the N{sup 4} position of the 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) base via a carbamate bond. Physicochemical characterization of the prodrug analogues was carried out using a combination of differential scanning calorimetry, cross-polarized optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction and small-angle X-ray scattering. The presence of a monounsaturated oleyl chain was found to promote lyotropic liquid crystalline phase formation in excess water with a fluid lamellar phase observed at room temperature and one or more bicontinuous cubic phases at 37 C. The bulk phase was successfully dispersed into liposomes or cubosomes at room and physiological temperature respectively. In vitro toxicity of the nanoparticulate 5-FCOle dispersions was evaluated against several normal and cancer cell types over a 48 h period and exhibited an IC{sub 50} of 100 {micro}M against all cell types. The in vivo efficacy of 5-FCOle cubosomes was assessed against the highly aggressive mouse 4T1 breast cancer model and compared to Capecitabine (a water-soluble commercially available 5-FU prodrug) delivered at the same dosages. After 21 days of treatment, the 0.5 mmol 5-FCOle treatment group exhibited a significantly smaller average tumour volume than all other treatment groups including Capecitabine at similar dosage. These results exemplify the potential of self-assembled amphiphile prodrugs for delivery of bioactives in vivo.

Gong, Xiaojuan; Moghaddam, Minoo J.; Sagnella, Sharon M.; Conn, Charlotte E.; Mulet, Xavier; Danon, Stephen J.; Waddington, Lynne J.; Drummond, Calum J.

2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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This journal is c The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010 Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 73497351 7349 Self-assembled Ni/TiO2 nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless  

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-assembled Ni/TiO2 nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless plating and atomic layer deposition-binding affinity in electroless plating reactions. As a result, self-assembled metallic nanorods can be fabricated advantage of the proposed structure lies in the self-assembly of the viral materials. Nickel- coated TMV can

Larson-Prior, Linda

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Producibility in hierarchical self-assembly Three results are shown on producibility in the hierarchical model of tile self-assembly.  

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Producibility in hierarchical self-assembly David Doty Abstract Three results are shown on producibility in the hierarchical model of tile self-assembly. It is shown that a simple greedy polynomial, an assembly is considered terminal if nothing can attach to it; viewing self-assembly as a computation

Doty, David

145

Self-assembled monolayer and method of making  

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According to the present invention, the previously known functional material having a self-assembled monolayer on a substrate has a plurality of assembly molecules each with an assembly atom with a plurality of bonding sites (four sites when silicon is the assembly molecule) wherein a bonding fraction (or fraction) of fully bonded assembly atoms (the plurality of bonding sites bonded to an oxygen atom) has a maximum when made by liquid solution deposition, for example a maximum of 40% when silicon is the assembly molecule, and maximum surface density of assembly molecules was 5 silanes per square nanometer. Note that bonding fraction and surface population are independent parameters. The method of the present invention is an improvement to the known method for making a siloxane layer on a substrate, wherein instead of a liquid phase solution chemistry, the improvement is a supercritical phase chemistry. The present invention has the advantages of greater fraction of oxygen bonds, greater surface density of assembly molecules and reduced time for reaction of about 5 minutes to about 24 hours.

Fryxell, Glen E.; Zemanian, Thomas S.; Liu, Jun; Shin, Yongsoon

2004-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

146

Self-Assembled Monolayer And Method Of Making  

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According to the present invention, the previously known functional material having a self-assembled monolayer on a substrate has a plurality of assembly molecules each with an assembly atom with a plurality of bonding sites (four sites when silicon is the assembly molecule) wherein a bonding fraction (or fraction) of fully bonded assembly atoms (the plurality of bonding sites bonded to an oxygen atom) has a maximum when made by liquid solution deposition, for example a maximum of 40% when silicon is the assembly molecule, and maximum surface density of assembly molecules was 5 silanes per square nanometer. Note that bonding fraction and surface population are independent parameters. The method of the present invention is an improvement to the known method for making a siloxane layer on a substrate, wherein instead of a liquid phase solution chemistry, the improvement is a supercritical phase chemistry. The present invention has the advantages of greater fraction of oxygen bonds, greater surface density of assembly molecules and reduced time for reaction of about 5 minutes to about 24 hours.

Fryxell, Glen E. (Kennewick, WA); Zemanian, Thomas S. (Richland, WA); Liu, Jun (West Richland, WA); Shin, Yongsoon (Richland, WA)

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

147

Self-Assembled Monolayer And Method Of Making  

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According to the present invention, the previously known functional material having a self-assembled monolayer on a substrate has a plurality of assembly molecules each with an assembly atom with a plurality of bonding sites (four sites when silicon is the assembly molecule) wherein a bonding fraction (or fraction) of fully bonded assembly atoms (the plurality of bonding sites bonded to an oxygen atom) has a maximum when made by liquid solution deposition, for example a maximum of 40% when silicon is the assembly molecule, and maximum surface density of assembly molecules was 5 silanes per square nanometer. Note that bonding fraction and surface population are independent parameters. The method of the present invention is an improvement to the known method for making a siloxane layer on a substrate, wherein instead of a liquid phase solution chemistry, the improvement is a supercritical phase chemistry. The present invention has the advantages of greater fraction of oxygen bonds, greater surface density of assembly molecules and reduced time for reaction of about 5 minutes to about 24 hours.

Fryxell, Glen E. (Kennewick, WA); Zemanian, Thomas S. (Richland, WA); Liu, Jun (West Richland, WA); Shin, Yongsoon (Richland, WA)

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

148

Self-assembled monolayer and method of making  

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According to the present invention, the previously known functional material having a self-assembled monolayer on a substrate has a plurality of assembly molecules each with an assembly atom with a plurality of bonding sites (four sites when silicon is the assembly molecule) wherein a bonding fraction (or fraction) of fully bonded assembly atoms (the plurality of bonding sites bonded to an oxygen atom) has a maximum when made by liquid solution deposition, for example a maximum of 40% when silicon is the assembly molecule, and maximum surface density of assembly molecules was 5 silanes per square nanometer. Note that bonding fraction and surface population are independent parameters. The method of the present invention is an improvement to the known method for making a siloxane layer on a substrate, wherein instead of a liquid phase solution chemistry, the improvement is a supercritical phase chemistry. The present invention has the advantages of greater fraction of oxygen bonds, greater surface density of assembly molecules and reduced time for reaction of about 5 minutes to about 24 hours.

Fryxell, Glen E [Kennewick, WA; Zemanian, Thomas S [Richland, WA; Liu, Jun [West Richland, WA; Shin, Yongsoon [Richland, WA

2003-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of self-assembly and self-assembled materials P. V. Braun  

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of the microscope. Thus real time imaging is possible. The multiphoton imaging is performed using a mode locked Ti, is used to control the growth of a hard, inorganic phase, in this case CdS. The growth process in some. Space between spheres filled with 1x10-4 molar Rhodamine-6G in DMF, Excitation wavelength: 488nm

Braun, Paul

150

Inverted List Kinetic Monte Carlo with Rejection ap-plied to Directed Self-Assembly of Epitaxial Growth  

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Inverted List Kinetic Monte Carlo with Rejection ap- plied to Directed Self-Assembly of Epitaxial of subsequently deposited material using a kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm that combines the use of inverted lists finding is that the relative performance of the inverted list algorithm improves with increasing system

Schulze, Tim

151

Self-Assembly of Arbitrary Shapes Using RNAse Enzymes: Meeting the Kolmogorov Bound with Small Scale Factor (extended abstract)  

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We consider a model of algorithmic self-assembly of geometric shapes out of square Wang tiles studied in SODA 2010, in which there are two types of tiles (e.g., constructed out of DNA and RNA material) and one operation ...

Demaine, Erik D.

152

Structural simulations of nanomaterials self-assembled from ionic macrocycles.  

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Recent research at Sandia has discovered a new class of organic binary ionic solids with tunable optical, electronic, and photochemical properties. These nanomaterials, consisting of a novel class of organic binary ionic solids, are currently being developed at Sandia for applications in batteries, supercapacitors, and solar energy technologies. They are composed of self-assembled oligomeric arrays of very large anions and large cations, but their crucial internal arrangement is thus far unknown. This report describes (a) the development of a relevant model of nonconvex particles decorated with ions interacting through short-ranged Yukawa potentials, and (b) the results of initial Monte Carlo simulations of the self-assembly binary ionic solids.

van Swol, Frank B.; Medforth, Craig John (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Nanotechnology and Quasicrystals: From self assembly to photonic applications  

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After providing a concise overview on quasicrystals and their discovery more than a quarter of a century ago, I consider the unexpected interplay between nanotechnology and quasiperiodic crystals. Of particular relevance are efforts to fabricate artificial functional micro- or nanostructures, as well as efforts to control the self-assembly of nanostructures, where current knowledge about the possibility of having long-range order without periodicity can provide significant advantages. I discuss examples of systems ranging from artificial metamaterials for photonic applications, through self-assembled soft matter, to surface waves and optically-induced nonlinear photonic quasicrystals.

Ron Lifshitz

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

154

Photo-Definable Self Assembled Maerials  

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The present invention provides a mesoporous material comprising at least one region of mesoporous material patterned at a lithographic scale. The present invention also provides a a method for forming a patterned mesoporous material comprising: coating a sol on a substrate to form a film, the sol comprising: a templating molecule, a photoactivator generator, a material capable of being sol-gel processed, water, and a solvent; and exposing the film to light to form a patterned mesoporous material.

DOSHI, DHAVAL; [et al

2004-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

155

High-pressure synthesis of electronic materials   

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High-pressure techniques have become increasingly important in the synthesis of ceramic and metallic solids allowing the discovery of new materials with interesting properties. In this research dense solid oxides have ...

Penny, George B. S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Phenotypic Characterization of Self- Assembling Protein Fragments Using Negative Dominance  

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nonredundant E. coli protein fragments that could self-assemble when fused to the DNA-binding domain of the lambda cI repressor (Marino-Ramirez et al., 2004). The majority of these fragments contain the oligomerization domain of the protein, but lack...

Zweifel, Adrienne Elizabeth

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

157

An STM Study of Molecular Self-Assemblies on Cu(111): Structure, Interaction, and Effects of Confinement  

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mechanism for molecular self?assembly  on metal substrates: Heim, D.  et al.  Self?Assembly of Flexible One?Dimensional coordination chemistry and self?assembly.   Dalton T, 2794?

Luo, Miaomiao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Nanostructured gene and drug delivery systems based on molecular self-assembly  

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Molecular self-assembly describes the assembly of molecular components into complex, supramolecular structures governed by weak, non-covalent interactions. In recent years, molecular self-assembly has been used extensively ...

Wood, Kris Cameron

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Pt-around-Au Nanocomposite with...  

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Self-Assembly of Pt-around-Au Nanocomposite with High Activity towards Formic Acid Oxidation. Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Pt-around-Au Nanocomposite with High Activity towards...

160

Construction of multifunctional supramolecular architecture via coordination-driven self-assembly.  

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??Research conducted in the area of design and self-assembly of self-assembled supramolecular structures has made much progress over the last three decades. In this broad… (more)

Ghosh, Koushik

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Self-assembly of Self-similar Structures by Active Tiles.  

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??The natural capacity of DNA for molecular self-assembly has already been exploited to create DNA based tiles which can self-assemble into nano-scale arrays and carry… (more)

Karpenko, Daria

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Self-Assembly by Design: From Structure and Function to Nanoscale Construction.  

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??This thesis is devoted to the discovery and application of fundamental design principles for molecular self-assembly. Self-assembled monolayer (SAMs) of organic thiols on Au{111} are… (more)

Hohman , James

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Role of hydrophobicity, aromaticity, and turn nucleation in peptide self-assembly.  

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??Peptide self-assembly into cross-? amyloid is the hallmark of several amyloid pathologies and the inspiration for biomaterials. Peptide self-assembly is governed by noncovalent interactions such… (more)

Doran, Todd M. (1983 - )

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Charge Injection and Transport...  

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Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Charge Injection and Transport in Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-Based Field-Effect Transistors Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Charge...

165

E-Print Network 3.0 - amelogenin nanosphere self-assembly Sample...  

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as a means to self-assemble ordered structures.11-31 Tethered... and methods 2.1 Simulation model and method In the DTNS system, self-assembly is driven by immiscibility Source:...

166

Heirarchical Self Assembly: Self Organized nano-structures in a nematically ordered matrix of self assembled polymeric chains  

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We report many different nano-structures which are formed when model nano-particles of different sizes (diameter {\\sigma} n ) are allowed to aggregate in a background matrix of semi-flexible self assembled polymeric worm like micellar chains. The different nano-structures are formed by the dynamical arrest of phase-separating mixtures of micellar monomers and nano-particles. The different mor- phologies obtained are the result of an interplay of the available free volume, the elastic energy of deformation of polymers, the density (chemical potential) of the nano-particles in the polymer ma- trix and, of course, the ratio of the size of self assembling nano-particles and self avoidance diameter of polymeric chains. We have used a hybrid semi-grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation scheme to obtain the (non-equilibrium) phase diagram of the self-assembled nano-structures. We observe rod-like structures of nano-particles which get self assembled in the gaps between the nematically ordered chains as well as percolating gel-like network of conjoined nanotubes. We also find a totally unexpected interlocked crystalline phase of nano-particles and monomers, in which each crytal plane of nanoparticles is separated by planes of perfectly organized polymer chains. We identified the con- dition which leads to such interlocked crystal structure. We suggest experimental possibilities of how the results presented in this paper could be used to obtain different nano-structures in the lab.

Shaikh Mubeena; Apratim Chatterji

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

167

Self-Assembly in Chains, Rings, and Branches: A Single Component System with Two Critical Points  

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Self-Assembly in Chains, Rings, and Branches: A Single Component System with Two Critical Points October 2013) We study the interplay between phase separation and self-assembly in chains, rings. The emergence of the lower critical point is caused by the self-assembly of rings taking place in the vapor

Sciortino, Francesco

168

Biomimetic self-assembly of helical electrical circuits using orthogonal capillary interactions  

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Biomimetic self-assembly of helical electrical circuits using orthogonal capillary interactions for publication 17 February 2002 This letter describes the biomimetic self-assembly of mm-sized polyhedra. The design of the self-assembly process, and of the resulting structures, was modeled on the formation

Prentiss, Mara

169

Grammatical Self Assembly for Planar Tiles Robert Ghrist and David Lipsky  

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Grammatical Self Assembly for Planar Tiles Robert Ghrist and David Lipsky Department of Mathematics grammatical process for planar self-assembling systems with conformal switching which in- stantiates are particularly concerned with `programmable' self-assembly of mechanical devices at small scales. A re- cent NASA

Ghrist, Robert W.

170

Dimension Augmentation and Combinatorial Criteria for Efficient Error-resistant DNA Self-assembly  

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Dimension Augmentation and Combinatorial Criteria for Efficient Error-resistant DNA Self-assembly Abstract DNA self-assembly has emerged as a rich and promising primitive for nano-technology. Experimental-correction mech- anisms have been proposed for the tile model of self- assembly. These error-correction mechanisms

Goel, Ashish

171

Self-Assembling Tile Systems that Heal from Small Fragments Stanford University  

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Self-Assembling Tile Systems that Heal from Small Fragments Holin Chen Stanford University holin systems have proved to be a useful model for understanding self-assembly at the nano scale. Self-healing tile systems, introduced by Winfree, have the property that the self-assembled shape can recover from

Goel, Ashish

172

Supplementary Information for: Integrating DNA Strand Displacement Circuitry with DNA Tile Self-assembly  

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Supplementary Information for: Integrating DNA Strand Displacement Circuitry with DNA Tile Self-assembly of Contents: · Supplementary Figures 1. Native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of DNA tile self-assembly 2. UV absorbance annealing and melting curves of DNA tile self-assembly 3. Characterization

Zhang, David Yu

173

MODELING OF CAPILLARY FORCES AND BINDING SITES FOR FLUIDIC SELF-ASSEMBLY  

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MODELING OF CAPILLARY FORCES AND BINDING SITES FOR FLUIDIC SELF-ASSEMBLY Karl F. Böhringer 1-1774 ABSTRACT Massively parallel self-assembly is emerging as an efficient, low-cost alternative to conventional pick-and-place assembly of microfabricated components. The fluidic self-assembly technique we have

174

Self-Assembly in Mixtures of Polymers and Small Associating Molecules Haim Diamant and David Andelman*  

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Self-Assembly in Mixtures of Polymers and Small Associating Molecules Haim Diamant and David of the interaction, compete with intrachain repulsion and eventually drive a joint self-assembly of the two species with experiments on the onset of self-assembly in diverse polymer- surfactant systems. The threshold concentration

Andelman, David

175

Peptide self-assembly as a model of proteins in the pre-genomic world  

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Peptide self-assembly as a model of proteins in the pre-genomic world Indraneel Ghosh1 and Jean-based biopolymers have been designed to self assemble. Addresses 1 Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona a range of catalytic activities [3,4]. However, there has also been great interest in exploring other self-assembling

Ghosh, Indraneel

176

Self-Assembly of Microscale Objects at a Liquid/Liquid Interface through Lateral Capillary Forces  

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Self-Assembly of Microscale Objects at a Liquid/Liquid Interface through Lateral Capillary Forces allowed to self-assemble at the perfluorodecalin/water interface. These plates were fabricated from, the designs of hydrophobic edges necessary to generate menisci useful in self-assembly were different for 100

Prentiss, Mara

177

Invadable Self-Assembly: Combining Robustness with Efficiency Ho-Lin Chen  

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Invadable Self-Assembly: Combining Robustness with Efficiency Ho-Lin Chen Stanford University Qi California Pablo Moisset de Espan´es ¶ University of Southern California Abstract DNA self-assembly. In nature, DNA self-assembly is often equipped with explicit mechanisms for both error prevention and error

Goel, Ashish

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DOI: 10.1002/chem.200802337 Cyclic PeptidePolymer Complexes and Their Self-Assembly  

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DOI: 10.1002/chem.200802337 Cyclic Peptide­Polymer Complexes and Their Self-Assembly Dominique Rationally designed cyclic peptides with flat conformations can self-assemble into tubular nanostructures. In a recent study,[5] our groups found that the medium in which the self-assembly of cyclic peptides takes

Zhao, Yue

179

The self-assembly of paths and squares at temperature 1 Pierre-Etienne Meunier  

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The self-assembly of paths and squares at temperature 1 Pierre-´Etienne Meunier Abstract We prove known upper bound. Non-cooperative self-assembly, also known as "temperature 1", is where tiles bind in algorithmic self-assembly, published by Rothe- mund and Winfree in STOC 2000, in the case where growth starts

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

180

Self-Assembly Techniques for Massively Parallel Packaging of MEMS Devices  

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Self-Assembly Techniques for Massively Parallel Packaging of MEMS Devices Jiandong Fang-1346, or to the author. Signature Date July 31, 2006 #12;#12;University of Washington Abstract Self-Assembly Techniques. B¨ohringer Electrical Engineering This dissertation investigates applications of self-assembly

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181

Self-Assembly of Peptide Porphyrin Complexes: Toward the Development of Smart Biomaterials  

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Self-Assembly of Peptide Porphyrin Complexes: Toward the Development of Smart Biomaterials Brian C by synthetic chemical methods and their ability to fold and self- assemble into well-defined three For example, peptides have been engineered to self- assemble into nanofilaments with structures that respond

Fairman, Robert

182

Parallel Molecular Computations of Pairwise Exclusive-Or (XOR) Using DNA "String Tile" Self-Assembly  

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Parallel Molecular Computations of Pairwise Exclusive-Or (XOR) Using DNA "String Tile" Self-Assembly of the satisfiability problems. Self-assembly of DNA nanostructures is theoretically an efficient method of executing parallel computation where information is encoded in DNA tiles and a large number of tiles can be self-assembled

Reif, John H.

183

Self-assembling DNA Nanostructures for Patterned Molecular Assembly Thomas H. LaBeana  

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1 Self-assembling DNA Nanostructures for Patterned Molecular Assembly Thomas H. LaBeana , Kurt V@cs.duke.edu; Tel: (919)660-65685 Abstract The Chapter describes the use of DNA for molecular-scale self-assembly with a discussion of DNA-nanostructures, starting with the self-assembly of various building-blocks known as DNA

Reif, John H.

184

Self-Assembly of Regioregular, Amphiphilic Polythiophenes into Highly Ordered -Stacked  

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Self-Assembly of Regioregular, Amphiphilic Polythiophenes into Highly Ordered -Stacked Conjugated of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon UniVersity Pittsburgh, PennsylVania 15213 ReceiVed March 31, 1998 Molecular self-assembly of supramolecular structure. In the area of conjugated (or conducting) organic polymers, self-assembly has been used

McCullough, Richard D.

185

Self-Assembly of Flat Micro Components by Capillary Forces and Shape Recognition  

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Self-Assembly of Flat Micro Components by Capillary Forces and Shape Recognition J. Fang, S. Liang, K. Wang, X. Xiong, K. F. Böhringer* This paper summarizes our recent reports on self-assembly of flat micro components based on two major mechanisms: capillary-driven self-assembly and feature

186

Rational Design of a Reversible pH-Responsive Switch for Peptide Self-Assembly  

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Rational Design of a Reversible pH-Responsive Switch for Peptide Self-Assembly Yuri Zimenkov interwound R-helices, has inspired the design of synthetic peptide systems that self-assemble be coupled to supramolecular structure to re-create the self-assembly behavior that is characteristic

Breedveld, Victor

187

Self-assembly of polyhedral shells: A molecular dynamics study D. C. Rapaport*  

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Self-assembly of polyhedral shells: A molecular dynamics study D. C. Rapaport* Physics Department) The use of reduced models for investigating the self-assembly dynamics underlying protein shell formation in spherical viruses is described. The spontaneous self-assembly of these polyhedral, supramolecular structures

Rapaport, Dennis C.

188

Guided Self-Assembly of Au Nanocluster Arrays Electronically Coupled to Semiconductor Device Layers  

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Guided Self-Assembly of Au Nanocluster Arrays Electronically Coupled to Semiconductor Device Layers diameter Au clusters within patterned regions on GaAs device layers, thus demonstrating guided self-assembly ordering of the clusters is achieved by a chemical self- assembly process, while micron scale patterning

189

Self-assembly, modularity and physical complexity S. E. Ahnert,1  

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Self-assembly, modularity and physical complexity S. E. Ahnert,1 I. Johnston,2 T. M. A. Fink,3, 4 structure through self-assembly. Our procedure can be adapted to any given geometry, and thus to any given type of physical system. We illustrate our approach using self-assembling polyominoes, and demonstrate

Halligan, Daniel

190

Self-assembly of oxide-supported metal clusters into ring-like Kristoffer Meinander,  

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Self-assembly of oxide-supported metal clusters into ring-like structures Kristoffer Meinander, Kai, Finland Abstract Self-assembly is a phenomenon that continuously occurs at the nanoscale, as atoms form of these organized systems, but the precise mechanism, with which this self-assembly progresses, is seldom known

Nordlund, Kai

191

Self-Assembly for Maximum Yields Under Constraints Michael J. Fox and Jeff S. Shamma  

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Self-Assembly for Maximum Yields Under Constraints Michael J. Fox and Jeff S. Shamma Abstract-- We present an algorithm that, given any target tree, synthesizes reversible self-assembly rules that provide states that cannot be recovered from the unlabeled graph. I. INTRODUCTION Self-assembly is the phenomenon

Shamma, Jeff S.

192

Prediction of Ultra-High Aspect Ratio Nanowires from Self-Assembly  

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Prediction of Ultra-High Aspect Ratio Nanowires from Self-Assembly Zhigang Wu and Jeffrey C to investigate the possible self-assembly of nanoscale objects into ultrahigh aspect ratio chains and wires. Self-assembly17,18 from nanosize building blocks is regarded as one of the most promising methods

Wu, Zhigang

193

Randomized Self-Assembly for Exact Shapes Department of Computer Science  

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Randomized Self-Assembly for Exact Shapes David Doty Department of Computer Science Iowa State question of Kao and Schweller (Randomized Self-Assembly for Approximate Shapes, ICALP 2008), who showed how the approximation could be made exact with high probability. 1. INTRODUCTION Self-assembly is a term used

Doty, David

194

Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy DNA-Mediated Self-Assembly  

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Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy DNA-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanostructures Theory Sundsvall, Sweden 2007 #12;DNA-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanostructures { Theory and Experiments Bj¨orn H Kopiering Sundsvall, Sweden 2007 #12;Till Joel och Ragnar #12;#12;DNA-Mediated Self-Assembly

Högberg, Björn

195

Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: Initial Investigations Lin Li, Natalio Krasnogor, Jon Garibaldi  

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Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: Initial Investigations Lin Li, Natalio Krasnogor, Jon This paper presents a model that simulates a self- assembly process for software components. Initial inves- tigations on the Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm (ASAP2 ) is presented whereby software compo

Aickelin, Uwe

196

SELF-ASSEMBLY OF MICRO PUMPS WITH HIGH UNIFORMITY IN PERFORMANCE  

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SELF-ASSEMBLY OF MICRO PUMPS WITH HIGH UNIFORMITY IN PERFORMANCE Jiandong Fang, Kerwin Wang, Karl F In this paper we report a novel capillary-force-driven self- assembly technique which proceeds in an air environment. We demonstrate this technique for the self-assembly of piezoelectric driving elements (PZT

197

Randomized Self-Assembly for Exact Shapes University of Western Ontario  

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Randomized Self-Assembly for Exact Shapes David Doty University of Western Ontario Department. This answers an open question of Kao and Schweller (Randomized Self-Assembly for Approximate Shapes, ICALP 2008 that are arbitrarily close to uniform. 1 Introduction Self-assembly is a term used to describe systems in which a small

Doty, David

198

Active Self-Assembly Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha  

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Active Self-Assembly Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha Laboratory for Molecular Robotics University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA darbuckl@usc.edu requicha@usc.edu Abstract--Self-assembly. Traditional, or passive, self-assembly techniques have great difficulty in producing the asymmetric structures

Southern California, University of

199

Using Self-Assembly To Prepare Multifunctional Diblock Copolymers Containing Azopyridine Moiety  

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Using Self-Assembly To Prepare Multifunctional Diblock Copolymers Containing Azopyridine Moiety Li, the azopyridine moiety made possible the easy use of self-assembly to add new functionalities to the PAzPy block transformed the amorphous PAzPy block into a liquid crystalline (LC) block. Self-assembly-induced LC phases

Zhao, Yue

200

Self-Assembly of Mesoscale Isomers: The Role of Pathways and Degrees of Freedom  

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Self-Assembly of Mesoscale Isomers: The Role of Pathways and Degrees of Freedom Shivendra Pandey1 geometric path sampling and a mesoscale experimental model to investigate the self-assembly of a model. Citation: Pandey S, Johnson D, Kaplan R, Klobusicky J, Menon G, et al. (2014) Self-Assembly of Mesoscale

Menon, Govind

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201

Self-assembly of 1-D organic semiconductor nanostructures Thuc-Quyen Nguyen,*a  

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Self-assembly of 1-D organic semiconductor nanostructures Thuc-Quyen Nguyen,*a Richard Martel: 10.1039/b609956d This review focuses on the molecular design and self-assembly of a new class have a permanent dipole moment that sums as the subunits self assemble into molecular stacks

Hone, James

202

Self-assembly of three-dimensional prestressed tensegrity structures from DNA  

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Self-assembly of three-dimensional prestressed tensegrity structures from DNA Tim Liedl1,2,3 , Bjo DNA that act as tension-bearing cables. Our DNA ten- segrity structures can self-assemble against of oligodeoxyribonucleotide `staple strands' that self-assemble into tensed structures despite kinetic barriers imposed

Högberg, Björn

203

Post-Self-Assembly Cross-Linking to Integrate Molecular Nanofibers with Copolymers in Oscillatory Hydrogels  

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Post-Self-Assembly Cross-Linking to Integrate Molecular Nanofibers with Copolymers in Oscillatory Information ABSTRACT: We study the use of post-self-assembly cross- linking to combine molecular nanofibers. The combination of supramolecular self-assembly with copolymerization offers a versatile and facile approach

Epstein, Irving R.

204

Pictures worth a thousand tiles, a geometrical programming language for self-assembly  

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Pictures worth a thousand tiles, a geometrical programming language for self-assembly Florent.becker@ens-lyon.fr February 14, 2008 Abstract We present a novel way to design self-assembling systems using a notion of signals for a given set of shapes, and how to transform these signals into a set of tiles which self-assemble

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

205

Two-dimensional 1,3,5-Tris(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene self-assembly at  

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Two-dimensional 1,3,5-Tris(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene self-assembly at the 1-phenyloctane and published work see http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/tc. Two-dimensional (2D) self-assembly storage, selective ion exchange, high den- sity data storage, etc. Molecular self-assembly offers unique

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

206

Staged Self-Assembly: Nanomanufacture of Arbitrary Shapes with O(1) Glues  

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Staged Self-Assembly: Nanomanufacture of Arbitrary Shapes with O(1) Glues Erik D. Demaine Martin L We introduce staged self-assembly of Wang tiles, where tiles can be added dynamically in sequence- neering. Staging allows us to break through the traditional lower bounds in tile self-assembly by encoding

Demaine, Erik

207

Staged Self-Assembly: Nanomanufacture of Arbitrary Shapes with O(1) Glues  

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Staged Self-Assembly: Nanomanufacture of Arbitrary Shapes with O(1) Glues Erik D. Demaine Martin L We introduce staged self-assembly of Wang tiles, where tiles can be added dynamically in sequence-based bioengineering. Staging allows us to break through the traditional lower bounds in tile self-assembly by encoding

Demaine, Erik

208

HIGH YIELD BATCH PACKAGING OF MICRO DEVICES WITH UNIQUELY ORIENTING SELF-ASSEMBLY  

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HIGH YIELD BATCH PACKAGING OF MICRO DEVICES WITH UNIQUELY ORIENTING SELF-ASSEMBLY Jiandong Fang of uniquely orienting self-assembly with 2mm square diced silicon parts. Each silicon part has one hydrophobic shape-directed self-assembly assigns parts to complementary trenches in parallel [2]; (3) capillary

209

Self-repairing Self-assembled Structures Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha  

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1 Self-repairing Self-assembled Structures Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha Department.arbuckle@usc.edu, requicha@usc.edu Abstract-- This paper introduces a method by which structures can be self-assembled from by a process analogous to mitosis. I. INTRODUCTION Self-assembly agents have the potential to become an im

Southern California, University of

210

A Geometrical Approach to the Incompatible Substructure Problem in Parallel Self-Assembly  

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A Geometrical Approach to the Incompatible Substructure Problem in Parallel Self-Assembly Navneet. One chal- lenge in parallel self-assembly is to reduce the number of incompatible substructures a simple approach to component design led components to self-assemble into incompatible substructures

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

211

Robust, self-assembled, biocompatible films  

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The present invention provides a composite material including a substrate having an oxide surface, and, a continuous monolayer on the oxide surface, the monolayer including a silicon atom from a trifunctional alkyl/alkenyl/alkynyl silane group that attaches to the oxide surface, an alkyl/alkenyl/alkynyl portion of at least three carbon atoms, a polyalkylene glycol spacer group, and either a reactive site (e.g., a recognition ligand) or a site resistant to non-specific binding (e.g., a methoxy or the like) at the terminus of each modified SAM. The present invention further provides a sensor element, a sensor array and a method of sensing, each employing the composite material. Patterning is also provided together with backfilling to minimize non-specific binding.

Swanson, Basil I; Anderson, Aaron S.; Dattelbaum, Andrew M.; Schmidt, Jurgen G.

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Combinatorial synthesis of ceramic materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A combinatorial library includes a gelcast substrate defining a plurality of cavities in at least one surface thereof; and a plurality of gelcast test materials in the cavities, at least two of the test materials differing from the substrate in at least one compositional characteristic, the two test materials differing from each other in at least one compositional characteristic.

Lauf, Robert J.; Walls, Claudia A.; Boatner, Lynn A.

2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Combinatorial synthesis of ceramic materials  

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A combinatorial library includes a gelcast substrate defining a plurality of cavities in at least one surface thereof; and a plurality of gelcast test materials in the cavities, at least two of the test materials differing from the substrate in at least one compositional characteristic, the two test materials differing from each other in at least one compositional characteristic.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Walls, Claudia A. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Boatner, Lynn A. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN

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Spatially resolved mineral deposition on patterned self-assembled monolayers  

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Electron and ion beam lithographic techniques were used to pattern self-assembled monolayers with organic functional groups. Nucleation and growth of minerals from aqueous solution were confined to the patterned regions. A vinyl-terminated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) was selectively deposited in ion and electron beam etched regions of a methyl-terminated SAM. Sulfonation of the vinyl groups produced a surface patterned in either hydrophobic methyl groups or hydrophilic sulfonate groups. Subsequent growth of FeOOH films was confined to the sulfonated regions. Condensation images were used to image each step in the lithographic scheme. Resolution of the SAM patterning step was 1-3 [mu]m, while resolution of the mineral deposition step was 10-15 [mu]m. 15 refs., 3 figs.

Rieke, P.C.; Tarasevich, B.J.; Wood, L.L.; Engelhard, M.H.; Baer, D.R.; Fryxell, G.E. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); John, C.M. (Charles Evans Associates, Redwood City, CA (United States)); Laken, D.A.; Jaehnig, M.C. (FEI Corp., Beaverton, OR (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled porous media from particle-stabilized emulsions  

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We propose a new mechanism to create self-assembled porous media with highly tunable geometrical properties and permeabilities: We first allow a particle-stabilized emulsion to form from a mixture of two fluids and colloidal particles. Then, either one fluid phase or the particle layer is solidified, which can be achieved by techniques such as polymerization or freezing. Based on computer simulations we demonstrate that modifying only the particle wettability or concentration results in porous structures with a wide range of pore sizes and a permeability that can be varied by up to three orders of magnitude. We then discuss optimization of these properties for self-assembled filters or reactors and conclude that structures based on so-called "bijels" are most suitable candidates.

Stefan Frijters; Jens Harting

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation via dynamic self-assembly of idealized protein networks.  

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We describe stochastic agent-based simulations of protein-emulating agents to perform computation via dynamic self-assembly. The binding and actuation properties of the types of agents required to construct a RAM machine (equivalent to a Turing machine) are described. We present an example computation and describe the molecular biology and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and information science properties of this system.

Bouchard, Ann Marie; Osbourn, Gordon Cecil

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally and Photochemically Triggered Self-Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels  

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2. FTIR spectroscopy of FEK16 (30 mg/ mL) in D2O and CaCl2/D2O revealed strong amide I absorption the antiparallel conformation.4c The IR spectra of self-assembled FEK16 induced by CaCl2 addition was nearly the peptide adopted an R-helical conformation. At low peptide concentrations (CaCl2

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Received 3 Oct 2013 | Accepted 19 Mar 2014 | Published 22 Apr 2014 Quantifying quality in DNA self-assembly  

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in DNA self-assembly Klaus F. Wagenbauer1,*, Christian H. Wachauf1,* & Hendrik Dietz1 Molecular self-assembly relies on measuring the content of unpaired DNA bases in self-assembled DNA objects using a fluorescent of nanoscale devices and machines that can accomplish custom tasks. Molecular self-assembly with DNA

Dietz, Hendrik

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A Self-assembly Model of Time-Dependent Glue Sudheer Sahu, Peng Yin, and John H. Reif  

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A Self-assembly Model of Time-Dependent Glue Strength Sudheer Sahu, Peng Yin, and John H. Reif Abstract Self-assembly is a ubiquitous process in which small objects self- organize into larger model for theoretical studies of self-assembly. We propose a refined self-assembly model in which

Reif, John H.

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Guided self-assembly of molecular dipoles on a substrate surface Y. F. Gao and Z. Suoa)  

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Guided self-assembly of molecular dipoles on a substrate surface Y. F. Gao and Z. Suoa) Department can self-assemble into a monolayer. This article models the process of self-assembly guided on the substrate surface, interact with one another through the intermolecular force, and self-assemble

Suo, Zhigang

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Combinatorial synthesis of inorganic or composite materials  

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Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials or, alternatively, allowing the components to interact to form at least two different materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, nonbiological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Goldwasser, Isy (Palo Alto, CA); Ross, Debra A. (Mountain Ranch, CA); Schultz, Peter G. (La Jolla, CA); Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Danville, CA); Briceno, Gabriel (Baldwin Park, CA); Sun, Xian-Dong (Fremont, CA); Wang, Kai-An (Cupertino, CA)

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Unifying Interfacial Self-Assembly and Surface Freezing  

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X-ray investigations reveal that the monolayers formed at the bulk alkanol-sapphire interface are densely packed with the surface-normal molecules hydrogen bound to the sapphire. About 30-35 C above the bulk, these monolayers both melt reversibly and partially desorb. This system exhibits balanced intermolecular and molecule-substrate interactions which are intermediate between self-assembled and surface-frozen monolayers, each dominated by one interaction. The phase behavior is rationalized within a thermodynamic model comprising interfacial interactions, elasticity, and entropic effects. Separating the substrate from the melt leaves the monolayer structurally intact.

Ocko, B.M.; Hlaing, H.; Jepsen, P.N.; Kewalramani, S.; Tkachenko, A.; Pontoni, D.; Reichert, H.; Deutsch, M.

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Unifying Interfacial Self-Assembly and Surface Freezing  

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X-ray investigations reveal that the monolayers formed at the bulk alkanol-sapphire interface are densely packed with the surface-normal molecules hydrogen bound to the sapphire. About 30-35 C above the bulk, these monolayers both melt reversibly and partially desorb. This system exhibits balanced intermolecular and molecule-substrate interactions which are intermediate between self-assembled and surface-frozen monolayers, each dominated by one interaction. The phase behavior is rationalized within a thermodynamic model comprising interfacial interactions, elasticity, and entropic effects. Separating the substrate from the melt leaves the monolayer structurally intact.

B Ocko; H Hlaing; P Jepsen; S Kewalramani; A Tkachenko; D Pontoni; H Reichert; M Deutsch

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Customizing mesoscale self-assembly with 3D printing  

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Self-assembly due to capillary forces is a common method for generating 2D mesoscale structures from identical floating particles at the liquid-air interface. Designing building blocks to obtain a desired mesoscopic structure is a scientific challenge. We show herein that it is possible to shape the particles with a low cost 3D printer, for composing specific mesoscopic structures. Our method is based on the creation of capillary multipoles inducing either attractive or repulsive forces. Since capillary interactions can be downscaled, our method opens new ways to low cost microfabrication.

M. Poty; G. Lumay; N. Vandewalle

2013-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films  

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films  

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire  

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire  

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Self-Assembly of Polymer Nano-Elements on Sapphire  

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films  

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films  

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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 139, 121918 (2013) Combinatoric analysis of heterogeneous stochastic self-assembly  

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stochastic self-assembly Maria R. D'Orsogna,1,2 Bingyu Zhao,3 Bijan Berenji,1,2 and Tom Chou2,4 1 Department of heterogeneous nucleation and self-assembly in a closed sys- tem with a fixed total particle number M. INTRODUCTION The self-assembly of molecules and macroscopic parti- cles into larger units is a common process

Levine, Alex J.

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Real time monitoring of superparamagnetic nanoparticle self-assembly on surfaces of magnetic recording media  

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Nanoparticle self-assembly dynamics are monitored in real-time by detecting optical diffraction from an all-nanoparticle grating as it self-assembles on a grating pattern recorded on a magnetic medium. The diffraction efficiency strongly depends on concentration, pH, and colloidal stability of nanoparticle suspensions, demonstrating the nanoparticle self-assembly process is highly tunable. This metrology could provide an alternative for detecting nanoparticle properties such as colloidal stability.

Ye, L.; Pearson, T.; Crawford, T. M., E-mail: crawftm@mailbox.sc.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, 712 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208 (United States); Qi, B.; Cordeau, Y.; Mefford, O. T. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, 161 Sirrine Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (United States); Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), 91 Technology Dr., Anderson, South Carolina 29625 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activated ester self-assembled Sample Search...  

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ester) Summary: behavior of DNA with the polymer to form self-assembled PHP esterDNA complexes was characterized... 3 and 4). Condensation of Polyanion by...

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Developing novel polymer architectures for applications In magnetic resonance imaging and self-assembly  

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Macromolecular scaffolds for drug delivery, self-assembly, and imaging applications have attracted significant attention over the last several decades. As polymerization techniques become more sophisticated, it becomes ...

McCombs, Jessica R. (Jessica Rose)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkylsilane self-assembled monolayers Sample...  

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of the surface coatings is based on previous work on self-assembled monolayers 5, 61. Hydrothermal processing... . Addition of an organic monolayer to the surface of an...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkanethiol-based self-assembled monolayers...  

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properties, molecular aggregates, composed of the Summary: to the substrate), whereas self-assembly is used in physisorbed monolayers (vide supra). The residual part... the...

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Oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) amphiphiles and methods for self-assembly  

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Amphiphilic oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) compounds and methods of use en route to self-assembled composites and device fabrication.

Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Hulvat, James F. (Chicago, IL); Sofos, Marina (Evanston, IL); Tajima, Keisuke (Evanston, IL)

2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly scenarios of patchy colloidal particles  

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The rapid progress in precisely designing the surface decoration of patchy colloidal particles offers a new, yet unexperienced freedom to create building entities for larger, more complex structures in soft matter systems. However, it is extremely difficult to predict the large variety of ordered equilibrium structures that these particles are able to undergo under the variation of external parameters, such as temperature or pressure. Here we show that, by a novel combination of two theoretical tools, it is indeed possible to predict the self-assembly scenario of patchy colloidal particles: on one hand, a reliable and efficient optimization tool based on ideas of evolutionary algorithms helps to identify the ordered equilibrium structures to be expected at T = 0; on the other hand, suitable simulation techniques allow to estimate via free energy calculations the phase diagram at finite temperature. With these powerful approaches we are able to identify the broad variety of emerging self-assembly scenarios for spherical colloids decorated by four patches and we investigate and discuss the stability of the crystal structures on modifying in a controlled way the tetrahedral arrangement of the patches.

G. Doppelbauer; E. G. Noya; E. Bianchi; G. Kahl

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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On Irregular Interconnect Fabrics for Self-Assembled Nanoscale Electronics  

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Nanoscale electronics and novel fabrication technologies bear unique opportunities for self-assembling multi-billion component systems in a largely random manner, which would likely lower fabrication costs significantly compared to a definite ad hoc assembly. It has been shown that communication networks with the small-world property have major advantages in terms of transport characteristics and robustness over regularly connected systems. In this paper we pragmatically investigate the properties of an irregular, abstract, yet physically plausible small-world interconnect fabric that is inspired by modern network-on-chip paradigms. We vary the framework's key parameters, such as the connectivity, the number of switch blocks, the number of virtual channels, the routing strategy, the distribution of long- and short-range connections, and measure the network's transport characteristics and robustness against failures. We further explore the ability and efficiency to solve two simple toy problems, the synchronization and the density classification task. The results confirm that (1) computation in irregular assemblies is a promising new computing paradigm for nanoscale electronics and (2) that small-world interconnect fabrics have major advantages over local CA-like topologies. Finally, the results will help to make important design decisions for building self-assembled electronics in a largely random manner.

Christof Teuscher

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock compression synthesis of hard materials  

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The purpose of this research was to adapt the high explosives technology that was developed in conjunction with nuclear weapons programs to subjecting materials to ultra-high pressures and to explore the utility of this technique for the synthesis of hard materials. The research was conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas, Texas Tech University and Pantex (Mason and Hanger Corp.). The group designed, modeled, built, and tested a new device that allows quantitative recovery of grams of material that have been subjected to unprecedented pressures. The modeling work was done at Texas Tech and Pantex. The metal parts and material samples were made at the University of Texas, and Pantex machined the explosives, assembled the devices and conducted the detonations. Sample characterization was carried out at the University of Texas and Texas Tech.

Willson, C.G. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Binding Site Design for Surface-Tension Driven Self-Assembly  

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Geometric Binding Site Design for Surface-Tension Driven Self-Assembly Xiaorong Xiong, Sheng 98195-2500 Email: xrxiong@u.washington.edu Abstract-- Surface-tension driven self-assembly techniques-assembly, micro assembly, MEMS, hy- drophobic, hydrophilic, surface energy, surface tension force, binding site

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Self-Assembling Cyclic Peptides: Molecular Dynamics Studies of Dimers in Polar and Nonpolar Solvents  

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bilayers and spontaneously self-assemble into ion-transport-competent membrane channel structures. These nanotubes then display good channel-mediated ion-transport activity with rates exceed- ing 107 ions per membrane-active sequence space.1 Such self-assembling peptide nanotubes have been studied experimentally

Nielsen, Steven O.

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Polymer Photonic Crystals by Self-Assembly From the Resnick Sustainability Institute  

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Polymer Photonic Crystals by Self-Assembly From the Resnick Sustainability Crystals by Self-Assembly Raymond Weitekamp THE RESNICK SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE AT THE CALIFORNIA potential impact. · The unique polymer architecture enables paintable photonic crystals · Blending of two

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Polyvalent surface modification of hydrocarbon polymers via covalent layer-by-layer self-assembly  

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convenient and simple method leading to highly functionalized product that contains 6-8 % by weight PEI. Superhydrophobic PE films can be formed either from ionic LbL self-assembly of MWNT-NH-PEIs and poly(acrylic acid) or from covalent LbL self-assembly...

Liao, Kang-Shyang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Guided self-assembly of Au nanocluster arrays electronically coupled to semiconductor device layers  

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Guided self-assembly of Au nanocluster arrays electronically coupled to semiconductor device layers clusters within patterned regions on GaAs device layers, thus demonstrating guided self-assembly on a substrate which can provide interesting semiconductor device characteristics. Uniform nanometer scale

Woodall, Jerry M.

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DNA nanotubes and helical nanotapes via self-assembly of ssDNA-amphiphiles  

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DNA nanotubes and helical nanotapes via self- assembly of ssDNA-amphiphiles Timothy R. Pearcea and Efrosini Kokkoli*b DNA nanotubes were created using molecular self-assembly of single-stranded DNA (ss. The nanotube structures were formed by bilayers of amphiphiles, with the hydrophobic components forming

Kokkoli, Efie

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DNA nanotubes self-assembled from triple-crossover tiles as templates for conductive nanowires  

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DNA nanotubes self-assembled from triple-crossover tiles as templates for conductive nanowires Dage on the construction and characterization of DNA nanotubes, a self-assembling superstructure composed of DNA tiles plane were used as the basic building blocks. Triple-crossover nanotubes display a constant diameter

Reif, John H.

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Hierarchical Nanoparticle Ensembles Synthesized by Liquid Phase Directed Self-Assembly  

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Hierarchical Nanoparticle Ensembles Synthesized by Liquid Phase Directed Self-Assembly J. D, nanoparticle radius control is demonstrated using a micrometer scale switch. KEYWORDS: Self-assembly, directed especially useful for triggering the self and directed assembly18 of patterned nanostructures.19 Presented

Kondic, Lou

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From self-assembly to engines: Simulating the nanoscale D. C. Rapaport, Bar-Ilan University  

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From self-assembly to engines: Simulating the nanoscale D. C. Rapaport, Bar-Ilan University Two self-assembly, namely, the formation of the exquisitely designed protein capsids of spherical viruses. New insights into the assembly mechanisms have emerged from simulations carried out using simplified

Adler, Joan

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A Self-Assembly Model of Time-Dependent Glue Sudheer Sahu  

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A Self-Assembly Model of Time-Dependent Glue Strength Sudheer Sahu ¡ , Peng Yin ¡ , and John H,py,reif£ @cs.duke.edu Abstract. We propose a self-assembly model in which the glue strength between two and study cataly- sis and self-replication in the tile assembly. We then study the tile complexity

Reif, John H.

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Biopolymerization-driven self-assembly of nanofiber air-bridges Santosh Pabba,a  

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Biopolymerization-driven self-assembly of nanofiber air-bridges Santosh Pabba,a Mehdi M by biopolymerization suggested that air-bridges might also be formed during initiated polymerization of organic are interested in using biopolymerization-driven self-assembly for the bottom-up fabrication of well organized

Tew, Gregory N.

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Absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy on a single self-assembled charge-tunable quantum dot  

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Absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy on a single self-assembled charge-tunable quantum dot PL and absorption spectroscopy on the same single self- assembled quantum dot in a charge the corresponding transition in absorption. We have developed a model of the Coulomb blockade to account

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

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Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Cells  

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1 Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Cells Kehang nanotubes (SWNTs) into a self-assembled micro-honeycomb network (-HN) for the application to SWNT- Si solar-assembled, micro- honeycomb network, water vapor treatment #12;3 Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) feature

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Self-assembly of surfactants in a supercritical solvent from lattice Monte Carlo simulations  

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Self-assembly of surfactants in a supercritical solvent from lattice Monte Carlo simulations Martin self-assembly of surfactants in a supercritical solvent by large-scale Monte Carlo simulations. CarbonCO2.3 Surfactant molecules used in scCO2 have two mutually incompatible components: a CO2-philic tail

Lisal, Martin

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Polymer Nanocomposites through Controlled Self-Assembly of Cubic Silsesquioxane Scaffolds  

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Polymer Nanocomposites through Controlled Self-Assembly of Cubic Silsesquioxane Scaffolds Lei Zheng that are able to harness the fundamental forces of self-assembly to direct the generation of higher ordered is driven by reducing surface energy between chemically linked, yet incompatible, blocks.4,5 A limitation

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P-56 / A. Murauski P-56: Aligning Liquid Crystals Using Self-Assembled Monolayers  

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P-56 / A. Murauski P-56: Aligning Liquid Crystals Using Self-Assembled Monolayers Anatoli Murauski, this method is incompatible with localized control over LC alignment. Recently, anchoring of LC was demonstrated using low energy surfaces from self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) deposited from a liquid phase

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Self-assembly of carbon nanohelices: Characteristics and field electron emission properties  

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Self-assembly of carbon nanohelices: Characteristics and field electron emission properties Guangyu. Their field-emission properties were investigated. Carbon nanohelices were fabricated using microwave- plasma of self-assembled carbon nanohelices on iron needles using microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor

Zhang, Guangyu

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2012 BIOINSPIRED MATERIALS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JUNE 24-29, 2012  

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The emerging, interdisciplinary field of Bioinspired Materials focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the synthesis, directed self-assembly and hierarchical organization of natural occurring materials, and uses this understanding to engineer new bioinspired artificial materials for diverse applications. The inaugural 2012 Gordon Conference on Bioinspired Materials seeks to capture the excitement of this burgeoning field by a cutting-edge scientific program and roster of distinguished invited speakers and discussion leaders who will address the key issues in the field. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as materials and devices from DNA, reprogramming the genetic code for design of new materials, peptide, protein and carbohydrate based materials, biomimetic systems, complexity in self-assembly, and biomedical applications of bioinspired materials.

Chilkoti, Ashutosh

2013-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2005 Special Issue Paper Toward a Better Understanding of Synthesis and Processing of  

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Understanding of Synthesis and Processing of Ceramic/Self-Assembled Monolayer Bilayer Coatings T.O. SALAMI,1 Q-based deposition tech- niques, namely, an in-situ solution method (biomimetic) and a hydrothermal method, have been coverage, high-temperature processing and postannealing steps result in crack formation and film

Cho, Junghyun

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Capillary Forces in Micro-Fluidic Self-Assembly Andreas Greiner, Jan Lienemann, Jan G. Korvink, Xiaorong Xiong*, Yael Hanein*,  

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Capillary Forces in Micro-Fluidic Self-Assembly Andreas Greiner, Jan Lienemann, Jan G. Korvink are coated with a hydro- phobic alkanethiol layer (a self-assembled monolayer, or SAM), and a lubricant

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arXiv:1002.4996v1[cs.DM]26Feb2010 Triangular Self-Assembly  

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arXiv:1002.4996v1[cs.DM]26Feb2010 Triangular Self-Assembly Lila Kari Shinnosuke Seki Zhi Xu 5B7 {lila, sseki, zhi_xu}@csd.uwo.ca February 27, 2010 Abstract We discuss the self-assembly system in their laboratory by the method of self-assembly. One systematic study on this topic is the self-assembly of squares

Kari, Lila

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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 137, 244107 (2012) First passage times in homogeneous nucleation and self-assembly  

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and self-assembly Romain Yvinec,1 Maria R. D'Orsogna,2 and Tom Chou3 1 Université de Lyon, CNRS UMR 5208 of stochastic self-assembly of a fixed number of identical particles in a finite volume. We derive the backward configuration. In the limits of slow and fast self-assembly, we develop analytical approaches to calculate

D'Orsogna, Maria Rita

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Surface Ligand Effects on Metal-Affinity Coordination to Quantum Dots: Implications for Nanoprobe Self-Assembly  

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Self-Assembly Allison M. Dennis,|, David C. Sotto, Bing C. Mei,, Igor L. Medintz,§ Hedi Mattoussi,1 is the self-assembly of biomolecules on a QD surface via polyhistidine coordination. This approach has been to evaluate the self-assembly of fluorescent proteins on the surface of QDs with eight distinct coatings

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Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Polymeric Rods Based on the Cyanuric Acid,Melamine Lattice  

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Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Polymeric Rods Based on the Cyanuric Acid,Melamine Lattice Insung Received July 29, 1998. Revised Manuscript Received December 28, 1998 This paper describes the self-assembly) are interpreted as indicating that the self-assembly of a bisisocyanuric acid (bisCA) and a bismelamine (bis

Prentiss, Mara

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Self-assembly of short DNA duplexes: from a coarse-grained model to experiments through a theoretical link  

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Self-assembly of short DNA duplexes: from a coarse-grained model to experiments through comprising 6 to 20 base pairs self-assemble into polydisperse semi- flexible chains due to hydrophobic on temperature and duplex length, such chains order into liquid crystal phases. Here, we investigate the self-assembly

Sciortino, Francesco

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly: Capillary Bonds and Negative Menisci Ned Bowden, Scott R. J. Oliver, and George M. Whitesides*  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly: Capillary Bonds and Negative Menisci Ned Bowden, Scott R. J. Oliver., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ReceiVed: September 2, 1999 This paper describes the self-assembly) that examined the self-assembly of hexagonal plates of PDMS (F ) 1.05 g/cm3) that had a density close

Prentiss, Mara

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Self-Assembly of Collagen on Flat Surfaces: The Interplay of Collagen-Collagen and Collagen-Substrate Interactions  

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Self-Assembly of Collagen on Flat Surfaces: The Interplay of Collagen-Collagen and Collagen also self-assemble in vitro from solution. While previous in vitro studies showed that the p such control could be exerted are still elusive. To address this issue and to be able to simulate self-assembly

Ciobanu, Cristian

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Self-Assembly of Bifunctional Patchy Particles with Anisotropic Shape into Polymers Chains: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments  

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Self-Assembly of Bifunctional Patchy Particles with Anisotropic Shape into Polymers Chains: Theory into the nematic liquid crystal phases. This self-assembly is due to the stacking interactions between duplex. Comparison of numerical and theoretical results with experimental findings confirm that the DNA duplex self-assembly

Sciortino, Francesco

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Phase and self-assembly transition induced by glycerolborax interaction in an aqueous surfactant two-phase system  

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Phase and self-assembly transition induced by glycerol­borax interaction in an aqueous surfactant 2009 DOI: 10.1039/b911564a We report that the phase and self-assembly transition in an aqueous in surfactant systems containing pH-sensitive components. Introduction The influence of glycerol on the self-assembly

Huang, Jianbin

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Self-assembly of two-dimensional nanoclusters observed with STM: From surface molecules to surface superstructure  

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Self-assembly of two-dimensional nanoclusters observed with STM: From surface molecules to surface on the Si 111 - 3 3-Ag surface at submonolayer Au coverage. Self-assembly of these Au nanoclusters leads nanoclus- ter are discussed in terms of a substrate-mediated interaction among the Au adatoms, and the self-assembling

Hasegawa, Shuji

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Self-assembly of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular strands from complementary melamine and barbiturate components with chiral  

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Self-assembly of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular strands from complementary melamine and barbiturate barbiturate 7 result in molecular recognition directed self-assembly in solution and in the solid state containing a dierent triazine enantiomer. Self-assembly takes place in biological systems with a high level

Rusell, K.C.

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Molecular Self-Assembly of Functionalized Fullerenes on a Metal Surface Bogdan Diaconescu,1,* Teng Yang,2  

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Molecular Self-Assembly of Functionalized Fullerenes on a Metal Surface Bogdan Diaconescu,1,* Teng and theoretical study of the self-assembly of C60 molecules functionalized with long alkane chains on the (111(111) and that the unit cell size in the self-assembled monolayer is determined by the interactions

Pohl, Karsten

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Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods B. Nikoobakht, Z. L. Wang, and M. A. El-Sayed*,  

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ARTICLES Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods B. Nikoobakht, Z. L. Wang, and M. A. El-Sayed*, Laser 27, 2000 Self-assembly of gold nanorods (NRs) with aspect ratio of 4.6 (12 nm in diameter and 50 and orientation symmetries of the self-assembled structures are determined. The factors affecting the formation

Wang, Zhong L.

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DNA-based self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices is an emerging technology that has the potential to enable tera-  

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1 Abstract DNA-based self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices is an emerging technology that has the potential to enable tera- to peta-scale device integration. However, self-assembly cur- rently is limited examine the tradeoff between node complexity and control required during self- assembly to maximize

Lebeck, Alvin R.

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Anandamide and analogous endocannabinoids: a lipid self-assembly study  

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Anandamide, the endogenous agonist of the cannabinoid receptors, has been widely studied for its interesting biological and medicinal properties and is recognized as a highly significant lipid signaling molecule within the nervous system. Few studies have, however, examined the effect of the physical conformation of anandamide on its function. The study presented herein has focused on characterizing the self-assembly behaviour of anandamide and four other endocannabinoid analogues of anandamide, viz., 2-arachidonyl glycerol, arachidonyl dopamine, 2-arachidonyl glycerol ether (noladin ether), and o-arachidonyl ethanolamide (virodhamine). Molecular modeling of the five endocannabinoid lipids indicates that the highly unsaturated arachidonyl chain has a preference for a U or J shaped conformation. Thermal phase studies of the neat amphiphiles showed that a glass transition was observed for all of the endocannabinoids at {approx} -110 C with the exception of anandamide, with a second glass transition occurring for 2-arachidonyl glycerol, 2-arachidonyl glycerol ether, and virodhamine (-86 C, -95 C, -46 C respectively). Both anandamide and arachidonyl dopamine displayed a crystal-isotropic melting point (-4.8 and -20.4 C respectively), while a liquid crystal-isotropic melting transition was seen for 2-arachidonyl glycerol (-40.7 C) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol ether (-71.2 C). No additional transitions were observed for virodhamine. Small angle X-ray scattering and cross polarized optical microscopy studies as a function of temperature indicated that in the presence of excess water, both 2-arachidonyl glycerol and anandamide form co-existing Q{sub II}{sup G} (gyroid) and Q{sub II}{sup D} (diamond) bicontinuous cubic phases from 0 C to 20 C, which are kinetically stable over a period of weeks but may not represent true thermodynamic equilibrium. Similarly, 2-arachidonyl glycerol ether acquired an inverse hexagonal (HII) phase in excess water from 0 C to 40 C, while virodhamine and arachidonyl dopamine exist as an isotropic L{sub 2} phase, even at very low temperatures. Due to their preferential conformation and lipid self-assembly behaviour, all five endocannabinoids constitute high curvature lipids that can impart membrane stress within a cell membrane which has been linked to a number of membrane and membrane protein associated processes.

Sagnella, Sharon M.; Conn, Charlotte E.; Krodkiewska, Irena; Mulet, Xavier; Drummond, Calum J.

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Self-Assembly by Instruction: Designing Nanoscale Systems Using DNA-Based Approaches (474th Brookhaven Lecture)  

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In the field of nanoscience, if you can control how nanoparticles self-assemble in particular structures — joining each other, for example, as molecules can form, atom-by-atom — you can design new materials that have unique properties that industry needs. Nature already uses the DNA genetic code to instruct the building of specific proteins and whole organisms in both plants and people. Taking a cue from nature, scientists at BNL devised a way of using strands of synthetic DNA attached to the surface of nanoparticles to instruct them to self-assemble into specific nanoscale structures, clusters, and three-dimensional organizations. Novel materials designed and fabricated this way promise use in photovoltaics, energy storage, catalysis, cell-targeted systems for more effective medical treatments, and biomolecular sensing for environmental monitoring and medical applications. To find out more about the rapid evolution of this nanoassembly method and its applications, join Physicist Oleg Gang of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) as he gives the 474th Brookhaven Lecture, titled “Self-Assembly by Instruction: Designing Nanoscale Systems Using DNA-Based Approaches." Gang, who has led this work at the CFN, will explain the rapid evolution of this nanoassembly method, and discuss its present and future applications in highly specific biosensors, optically active nano-materials, and new ways to fabricate complex architectures in a rational manner via self-assembly. Gang and his colleagues used the CFN and the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) facilities to perform their groundbreaking research. At the CFN, the scientists used electron microscopes and optical methods to visualize the clusters that they fabricated. At the NSLS, they applied x-rays to study a particles-assembly process in solution, DNA’s natural environment. Gang earned a Ph.D. in soft matter physics from Bar-Ilan University in 2000, and he was a Rothschild Fellow at Harvard University from 1999 to 2002. After joining BNL as a Goldhaber Fellow in 2002, he became an assistant scientist at the CFN in 2004. He became the CFN’s leader for Soft and Biological Nanomaterials Theme Group in 2006, and earned the title of scientist in 2009. Gang has received numerous honors and recognitions, including the 2010 Gordon Battelle Prize for Scientific Discovery.

Gang, Oleg (Center for Functional Nanomaterials) [Center for Functional Nanomaterials

2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Self Assembled Clusters of Spheres Related to Spherical Codes  

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We consider the thermodynamically driven self-assembly of spheres onto the surface of a central sphere. This assembly process forms self-limiting, or terminal, anisotropic clusters (N-clusters) with well defined structures. We use Brownian dynamics to model the assembly of N-clusters varying in size from two to twelve outer spheres, and free energy calculations to predict the expected cluster sizes and shapes as a function of temperature and inner particle diameter. We show that the arrangements of outer spheres at finite temperatures are related to spherical codes, an ideal mathematical sequence of points corresponding to densest possible sphere packings. We demonstrate that temperature and the ratio of the diameters of the inner and outer spheres dictate cluster morphology and dynamics. We find that some N-clusters exhibit collective particle rearrangements, and these collective modes are unique to a given cluster size N. We present a surprising result for the equilibrium structure of a 5-cluster, which prefers an asymmetric square pyramid arrangement over a more symmetric arrangement. Our results suggest a promising way to assemble anisotropic building blocks from constituent colloidal spheres.

Carolyn L. Phillips; Eric Jankowski; Michelle Marval; Sharon C. Glotzer

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Development of Advanced Nanomanufacturing: 3D Integration and High Speed Directed Self-assembly  

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the self-assembly process of nanomaterials, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). By introducing the surface functionalization, electric field and ultrasonic agitation into the process, we develop a rapid and robust approach for effective...

Li, Huifeng

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication and characterization of nanostructures from self-assembled block copolymers  

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Nanoscale magnetic dot arrays have attracted considerable interest, both for fundamental studies of micromagnetism and for possible applications in high-density magnetic data storage. Self-assembled block copolymers provide ...

Cheng, Joy, 1974-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature study of Zero Bias Features using self-assembling tunnel junctions  

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The significant reduction in the conductance of a tunneling system near zero bias voltage is termed the Zero Bias Feature (ZBF). A łHe cryostat has been modified to incorporate a Self-Assembling Tunnel Junction (SATJ), capable of performing...

Savitski, Stephen Ronald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigating Wear on Surfaces Utilizing Self-Assembled Wear Passivating Films  

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interfaces, yet the vast majority of past research has focused predominately on nanotribological studies of thin films on flat silicon substrates to model the behavior of these self-assembled wear-reducing coatings. New model surfaces have been manufactured...

Jones, Ryan Lane

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling peptide hydrogels modulate in vitro chondrogenesis of bovine bone marrow stromal cells  

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Our objective was to test the hypothesis that self-assembling peptide hydrogel scaffolds provide cues that enhance the chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). BMSCs were encapsulated within two ...

Kopesky, Paul Wayne

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Sacrificial-Post Templating Method for Block Copolymer Self-Assembly  

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A sacrificial-post templating method is presented for directing block copolymer self-assembly to form nanostructures consisting of monolayers and bilayers of microdomains. In this approach, the topographical post template ...

Alexander-Katz, Alfredo

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Expanding the Solvent Chemical Space for Self-Assembly of Dipeptide Nanostructures  

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Expanding the Solvent Chemical Space for Self-Assembly of Dipeptide Nanostructures Thomas O. Mason,† Dimitri Y. Chirgadze,‡ Aviad Levin,¶ Lihi Adler-Abramovich,¶ Ehud Gazit,¶ Tuomas P. J. Knowles,?,† and Alexander K. Buell?,† Department of Chemistry...

Mason, Thomas O.; Chirgadze, Dimitri Y.; Levin, Aviad; Adler-Abramovich, Lihi; Gazit, Ehud; Knowles, Tuomas P. J.; Buell, Alexander K.

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Optimal self assembly of modular manipulators with active and passive modules  

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In this thesis, we describe algorithms to build self-assembling robot systems composed of active modular robots and passive bars. The robotic module is the Shady3D robot and the passive component is a rigid bar with embedded ...

Yun, Seung-kook

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Azulenic Monolayer Films on Metallic Gold Surfaces  

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the influence of the junction group's nature on the formation, stability, reactivity, and physicochemical characteristics of azulenic self-assembled monolayer (SAM) films on the Au(111) surface. Both isocyanide and thiolate "alligator clips" in these SAMs were...

Neal, Brad

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Organized Translational Wheeling Motion in Stochastic Self-Assembling Modules  

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Self-organization is a phenomenon found in biomolecular self-assembly by which proteins are spontaneously driven to assemble and attain various functionalities. This study reports on self-organized behavior in which ...

Miyashita, Shuhei

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Denaturation and Renaturation of Self-Assembled Yeast Iso-1-cytochrome c on Au  

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Denaturation and Renaturation of Self-Assembled Yeast Iso-1-cytochrome c on Au Soonwoo Chah, Challa 06269-4060 We have made surface plasmon resonance (SPR) mea- surements of yeast iso-1-cytochrome c (Cyt

Zare, Richard N.

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Geometric and elastic properties and mechanical phase separation phenomena in self-assembling mesoscopic helical springs  

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Helical ribbons with pitch angles of either 11? or 54? self-assemble in a wide variety of quaternary surfactant-phospholipid/fatty acid-sterol-water systems. In all of the systems studied, the thermodynamically stable state ...

Smith, Brice Christopher, 1976-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Amphiphilic Self-Assembling Peptide EAK16-I as a Potential Hydrophobic Drug Carrier  

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It is crucial for hydrophobic drugs to be dissolved and stabilized by carriers in aqueous systems and then to be delivered into target cells. An amphiphilic self-assembling peptide EAK16-I (Ac-AEAKAEAKAEAKAEAK-NH2) is ...

Wang, Jing

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled TiO2-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced...  

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TiO2-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced Li-ion Insertion . Self-assembled TiO2-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures for Enhanced Li-ion Insertion . Abstract: We used anionic...

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self-assembly is the au-tonomous organization of components  

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Micromachined cylinders using » SU-8 photoresist (slightly hydro- phobic) SA mediated by hydrophobic Models,'' ``Towards Multi-Level Modeling of Self-Assembling Intelligent Micro-Systems,'' Proc

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Applications of Self-assembly for Molecular Electronics, Plasmon Coupling, and Ion Sensing  

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phenomenon without recognition of its potential, and was not widely investigated. Early work was initiated by Kuhn, in which a layer of chlorosilane derivative was adsorbed onto the hydrophilic glass, and the name self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) has been...

Chan, Yang-Hsiang

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular design of conjugated polymers for the control of conformation, electronics and self-assembly  

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The design, synthesis and characterization of organic electronic materials, in particular luminescent conjugated polymers, with structural motifs that allow for the controlled modulation of their photophysical properties ...

Bouffard, Jean, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers and Their Application in Electroluminescent Devices  

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The formation of alternating electron transporting and hole transporting 15 nm lamellae within the active layer of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is demonstrated to improve device performance. A new multifunctional bipolar rod-coil block copolymer containing a poly(alkoxy phenylenevinylene) (PPV) rod-shaped block as the hole transporting and emitting material and a poly(vinyloxadiazole) coil-shaped electron transporting block is synthesized. This new block copolymer is the active material of a self-assembling multicomponent electroluminescent device that can be deposited in a single step. In the thin film, grazing incidence X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy demonstrate that the layers form grains which are oriented bimodally: parallel and perpendicular from the anode. In this mixed orientation, the device demonstrates better performance than those with either pure PPV or a blend of the two analogous homopolymers as the active materials, i.e., higher external quantum efficiency (EQE) and brightness. This improved device performance is mainly attributed to the bipolar functionality and microphase separation of the block copolymer, which provide highly efficient hole and electron recombination at the nanodomain interfaces.

Tao, Yuefei; Ma, Biwu; Segalman, Rachel A. (UCB); (LBNL)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers And Their Application in Electroluminescent Devices  

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The formation of alternating electron transporting and hole transporting 15 nm lamellae within the active layer of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is demonstrated to improve device performance. A new multifunctional bipolar rod-coil block copolymer containing a poly(alkoxy phenylenevinylene) (PPV) rod-shaped block as the hole transporting and emitting material and a poly(vinyloxadiazole) coil-shaped electron transporting block is synthesized. This new block copolymer is the active material of a self-assembling multicomponent electroluminescent device that can be deposited in a single step. In the thin film, grazing incidence X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy demonstrate that the layers form grains which are oriented bimodally: parallel and perpendicular from the anode. In this mixed orientation, the device demonstrates better performance than those with either pure PPV or a blend of the two analogous homopolymers as the active materials, i.e., higher external quantum efficiency (EQE) and brightness. This improved device performance is mainly attributed to the bipolar functionality and microphase separation of the block copolymer, which provide highly efficient hole and electron recombination at the nanodomain interfaces.

Tao, Y.; Ma, B.; Segalman, R.A.

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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BE.442 Molecular Structure of Biological Materials, Fall 2005  

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Basic molecular structural principles of biological materials. Molecular structures of various materials of biological origin, including collagen, silk, bone, protein adhesives, GFP, self-assembling peptides. Molecular ...

Zhang, Shuguang, Dr.

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),of single- wall carbon nanotubes. Process, product, and

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) arescale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of new energetic materials. Final report  

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Work on the synthesis of new hydrocarbon fuel systems involved: (a) a study of the synthesis and acid-promoted rearrangement of PCU-derived pinacols; (b) synthesis of an HCTD-derived pinacol; (c) a study of the generation and trapping of a PCU-derived vinylidenecarbene; (d) synthesis of `homosecohexaprismane- 10,13-dione`; (e) synthesis and thermal rearrangement of pentacyclo6.5.0.0 (4,12).0(5,10).0 (9,13)trideca-2,6-diene; (f) a study of the acid and base promoted reararrangements of hexacyclo11.2.1.0 (2,12).0(5,10).0 (5,15).0(10,14)hexadeca- 6,8-diene-4,11-dione. The results of studies that were performed in collaboration with investigators in four external laboratories are described. In addition, two new syntheses of TNAZ were developed, both of which proceed by way of an intermediate 1-azabicyclo1.1.0butane. Finally, X-ray crystal structures have been determined for a variety of cage hydrocarbons.

Marchand, A.P.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of reversibility in viral capsid growth: A paradigm for self-assembly  

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Self-assembly at submicroscopic scales is an important but little understood phenomenon. A prominent example is virus capsid growth, whose underlying behavior can be modeled using simple particles that assemble into polyhedral shells. Molecular dynamics simulation of shell formation in the presence of an atomistic solvent provides new insight into the self-assembly mechanism, notably that growth proceeds via a cascade of strongly reversible steps and, despite the large variety of possible intermediates, only a small fraction of highly bonded forms appear on the pathway.

D. C. Rapaport

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Joining and Scission in the Self-Assembly of Nanotubes from DNATiles Axel Ekani-Nkodo,1,2  

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, with an energy barrier Esc 180kBT. DNA nanotubes are thus uniquely accessible equilibrium polymers that enableJoining and Scission in the Self-Assembly of Nanotubes from DNATiles Axel Ekani-Nkodo,1,2 Ashish observations of tile-based DNA self-assembly in solution using fluorescent nanotubes composed of a single tile

Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

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Self-Assembly of Nanostructured, Complex, Multi-cation Films via Spontaneous Phase Separation and Strain-driven Ordering  

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Spontaneous self-assembly of a multi-cation nanophase in another multi-cation matrix phase is a promising bottom-up approach to fabricate novel, nanocomposite structures for a range of applications. In an effort to understand the mechanisms for such self-assembly, we report on complimentary experimental and theoretical studies to first understand and then control or guide the self-assembly of insulating BaZrO3 (BZO) nanodots within REBa2Cu3O7- (RE=rare earth elements including Y, REBCO) superconducting films. It was determined that the strain field developed around BZO nanodots embedded in REBCO matrix is a key driving force dictating the self-assembly of BZO nanodots along REBCO c-axis. The size selection and spatial ordering of BZO self-assembly were simulated using thermodynamic and kinetic models. The BZO self-assembly was controllable by tuning the interphase strain field. REBCO superconducting films with BZO defects arrays self-assembled to align in both vertical (REBCO c-axis) and horizontal (REBCO ab-planes) directions, resulted in the maximized pinning and Jc performance for all field angles with smaller angular Jc anisotropy. The work has broad implications for fabrication of controlled self-assembled nanostructures for a range of applications via strain-tuning.

Goyal, Amit [ORNL; Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Stocks, George Malcolm [ORNL; Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Meng, Jianyong [ORNL; Zhong, Jianxin [ORNL

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arXiv:cond-mat/0607317v113Jul2006 Programmable control of nucleation for algorithmic self-assembly  

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a significant reduction in assembly speed. I. INTRODUCTION Molecular self-assembly is an emerging low-cost alter-up fabrication of complex nanostruc- tures. A `program' for growing a desired structure consists of a set toward understanding how algorithmic self-assembly can be performed with low error rates without

Winfree, Erik

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Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Heterojunction Solar Cells  

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Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Heterojunction Solar@photon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp Keywords: Self-assembly, micro-honeycomb network, single-walled carbon nanotubes, heterojunction solar cell-assembled micro-honeycomb network (-HN) of SWNTs obtained by water or ethanol vapor treatment of as

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Self-Assembly of CdTe Tetrapods into Network Monolayers at the Air/Water  

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Self-Assembly of CdTe Tetrapods into Network Monolayers at the Air/Water Interface Matthew D present a versatile method for cadmium telluride (CdTe) tetrapod syn- thesis by utilizing multiple Te the tetrapod shape. CdTe tetra- pods are a promising inorganic semicon- ductor for photovoltaic cells due

Lin, Zhiqun

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Using Self-Assembled Monolayers to Pattern ECM Proteins and Cells on Substrates  

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Using Self-Assembled Monolayers to Pattern ECM Proteins and Cells on Substrates Christopher S. Chen, investigations of cellular responses to various adhesive envi- ronments were limited by a lack of control over (or more properly, to proteins adsorbed on the metals), but not the pHEMA; however, the edge reso

Prentiss, Mara

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Atomistic Simulation Approach to a Continuum Description of Self-Assembled b-Sheet Filaments  

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be applicable to developing continuum elastic ribbon models of other b-sheet filaments and amyloid fibrils promise as a three-dimensional cell culture matrix or as a tissue engi- neering scaffold. Due to the short). Another important aspect of b-sheet peptide self-assembly is its similarity to amyloid fibrils found

Kamm, Roger D.

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Infiltrating Semiconducting Polymers into Self-Assembled Mesoporous Titania Films for Photovoltaic Applications**  

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Infiltrating Semiconducting Polymers into Self-Assembled Mesoporous Titania Films for Photovoltaic. Introduction A promising approach for making inexpensive photovoltaic cells is to fill nanoporous titania films there have been several reports on photovoltaic cells made in this way, there have been no studies that show

McGehee, Michael

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Solid-State Electrochromic Devices via Ionic Self-Assembled Multilayers  

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Solid-State Electrochromic Devices via Ionic Self-Assembled Multilayers (ISAM) of a Polyviologena-Galva´n, Harry W. Gibson, James R. Heflin* Introduction Electrochromic (EC) devices undergo reversible absorbance/ transmittance change on application of external voltage.[1] Since the first major report on electrochromism

Heflin, Randy

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Self-assembly of silicide quantum dot arrays on stepped silicon surfaces by reactive epitaxy  

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investigated on the epitaxy and self- organization of laterally nanostructured transition metal TM silicideSelf-assembly of silicide quantum dot arrays on stepped silicon surfaces by reactive epitaxy L to be a flexible and a convenient method for the preparation of dense arrays of Co silicide quantum dots

Ortega, Enrique

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Ternary Oil-Water-Amphiphile Systems: Self-Assembly and Phase Equilibria  

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Ternary Oil-Water-Amphiphile Systems: Self-Assembly and Phase Equilibria Seung-Yeon Kim surfactant - oil - water systems were studied by grand-canonical Monte Carlo simulations assisted H represents hydrophilic and T hydrophobic groups. In contrast to earlier studies, we studied oil

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Self-Assembled Metal/Molecule/Semiconductor Nanostructures for Electronic Device  

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565 Self-Assembled Metal/Molecule/Semiconductor Nanostructures for Electronic Device and Contact attracted interest for electronic device and ma- terials applications. The first class involves the for-assembled semiconductor structures, the electronic device functionality has been limited by the difficulty in achieving

Woodall, Jerry M.

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Optoelectronic Properties of Self-Assembled InAs/InGaAs Quantum SANJAY KRISHNA  

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CHAPTER 10 Optoelectronic Properties of Self-Assembled InAs/InGaAs Quantum Dots SANJAY KRISHNA that exists in zero-dimensional systems but also for their application in electronic and optoelectronic-speed- and opto-electronics". In particular, with the advent of optical fibers and the ever increasing need

Krishna, Sanjay

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Electric-Field Assisted Growth and Self-Assembly of Intrinsic Silicon  

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Electric-Field Assisted Growth and Self-Assembly of Intrinsic Silicon Nanowires Ongi Englander 94720 Received January 18, 2005; Revised Manuscript Received February 8, 2005 ABSTRACT Electric are seen to respond to the presence of a localized DC electric field set up between adjacent MEMS

Lin, Liwei

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How to calculate structure factors of self-assembling anisotropic particles  

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that the particle shape anisotropy exerts a crucial influence on the behaviour of the structure factors. 1How to calculate structure factors of self-assembling anisotropic particles Sofia Kantorovich,*abc Elena Pyanzina,a Cristiano De Micheleb and Francesco Sciortinob We put forward a theoretical approach

Sciortino, Francesco

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DOI: 10.1002/adem.201400414 Self-Assembled Recyclable Hierarchical Bucky Aerogels**  

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DOI: 10.1002/adem.201400414 Self-Assembled Recyclable Hierarchical Bucky Aerogels** By Mehmet, and recyclable multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) based light weight (density aerogels (BAGs than the energy dissipated by commercial foams with similar densities. 1. Introduction Aerogels

Daraio, Chiara

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Self-assembly of triangular quantum dots on (111)A substrates by droplet epitaxy  

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We report the self-assembly of triangular GaAs quantum dots (QDs) on (111)A substrates using droplet epitaxy. Shape transition from hexagonal to triangular QDs is observed with increasing crystallizing temperature. The mechanism of the morphological change is discussed in terms of different growth rates of step edges on a (111)A substrate.

Jo, M.; Mano, T.; Abbarchi, M.; Kuroda, T. [Advanced Photonics Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Sakoda, K. [Advanced Photonics Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan and Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 (Japan)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoinduced electron transfer from rail to rung within a self-assembled oligomeric porphyrin ladder  

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Photoinduced electron transfer in a self-assembled supramolecular ladder structure comprising oligomeric porphyrin rails and ligated dipyridyltetrazine rungs was characterized by transient absorption spectroscopy and transient direct current photoconductivity to be mainly from an oligomer (rail) to the center of a terminal tetrazine (rung), with the remaining hole being delocalized on the oligomer and subsequent charge recombination in 0.19 ns.

She, Chunxing; Lee, Suk Joong; McGarrah, James E.; Vura-Weis, Josh; Wasielewski, Michael; Chen, Hanning; Schatz, George C.; Ratner, Mark A.; Hupp, Joseph T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly on Demand in a Group of Physical Autonomous Mobile Robots  

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robotics addresses the design, implementation and study of multi- robotic systems. Swarm robotics' and 'cold' zones in a simple simulation environment. Over the last decade, much of the research involving incapable of self-assembly. Yim et al.'s system [16] can climb near vertical walls. Individual modules

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

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Infrared and photoluminescence spectroscopy of p-doped self-assembled Ge dots on Si  

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Infrared and photoluminescence spectroscopy of p-doped self-assembled Ge dots on Si L. P Received 14 June 1999; accepted for publication 17 August 1999 We report infrared photocurrent PC-8 Quantum well infrared photodetector QWIP technol- ogy has matured rapidly in the last several years.1

Rokhinson, Leonid

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NT13 Wednesday Posters 3 Self-assembled micro-honeycomb network of single-walled  

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121 P139 NT13 Wednesday ­ Posters 3 P140 Self-assembled micro-honeycomb network of single-assembled micro- honeycomb network ( -HN) of SWNTs obtained by water or ethanol vapor treatment of as of micro-honeycomb network. A PCE beyond 10% is achieved in the dry state after dilute nitric acid

Maruyama, Shigeo

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DNA Guided Self-Assembly of Nanocrystals for Optoelectronic Devices /  

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3D nanocrystal superlattices 68 4.1 Introduction 68 4.2 Materials and Methods .68 4.2.1 Dual subtraction printing ..

Noh, Hyunwoo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled Self Assembly of Conjugated Polymer Containing Block Copolymers  

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in dye/polymer blend photovoltaic cells. Advanced MaterialsA. J. , Polymer Photovoltaic Cells - Enhanced Efficiencies2-Layer Organic Photovoltaic Cell. Applied Physics Letters

McCulloch, Bryan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-step self-assembly route to three-dimensional block copolymer-semiconducting nanoparticle photonic arrays with structural hierarchy.  

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??A new multi-step self-assembly route to polymer-semiconducting nanoparticle photonic structures is described. The multi-step self-assembly strategy targets complex hierarchical structures in which organization of cadmium… (more)

Yusuf, Huda

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Self-assembly of water-soluble nanocrystals  

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A method for forming an ordered array of nanocrystals where a hydrophobic precursor solution with a hydrophobic core material in an organic solvent is added to a solution of a surfactant in water, followed by removal of a least a portion of the organic solvent to form a micellar solution of nanocrystals. A precursor co-assembling material, generally water-soluble, that can co-assemble with individual micelles formed in the micellar solution of nanocrystals can be added to this micellar solution under specified reaction conditions (for example, pH conditions) to form an ordered-array mesophase material. For example, basic conditions are used to precipitate an ordered nanocrystal/silica array material in bulk form and acidic conditions are used to form an ordered nanocrystal/silica array material as a thin film.

Fan, Hongyou (Albuquerque, NM); Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM); Lopez, Gabriel P. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Methane-assisted combustion synthesis of nanocomposite tin dioxide materials  

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Methane-assisted combustion synthesis of nanocomposite tin dioxide materials S.D. Bakrania *, C and flow conditions using methane as a supplemental fuel. The experiments were carried out at atmospheric-phase precursor for metal additives. In the methane-assisted (MA) system, the inert carrier gas was replaced

Wooldridge, Margaret S.

329

Synthesis and design of silicide intermetallic materials  

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The overall objective of this program is to develop structural silicide-based materials with optimum combinations of elevated temperature strength/creep resistance, low temperature fracture toughness, and high temperature oxidation and corrosion resistance for applications of importance to the U.S. processing industry. A further objective is to develop silicide-based prototype industrial components. The ultimate aim of the program is to work with industry to transfer the structural silicide materials technology to the private sector in order to promote international competitiveness in the area of advanced high temperature materials and important applications in major energy-intensive U.S. processing industries.

Petrovic, J.J.; Castro, R.G.; Butt, D.P.; Park, Y.; Hollis, K.J.; Kung, H.H.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of thin films and materials utilizing a gaseous catalyst  

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A method for the fabrication of nanostructured semiconducting, photoconductive, photovoltaic, optoelectronic and electrical battery thin films and materials at low temperature, with no molecular template and no organic contaminants. High-quality metal oxide semiconductor, photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials can be fabricated with nanometer-scale dimensions and high dopant densities through the use of low-temperature biologically inspired synthesis routes, without the use of any biological or biochemical templates.

Morse, Daniel E; Schwenzer, Birgit; Gomm, John R; Roth, Kristian M; Heiken, Brandon; Brutchey, Richard

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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BrickandMortar SelfAssembly Approach to Graphitic Mesoporous...  

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to the improved KJS method 21 a using statistical fi lm thickness for nonporous carbon reference material. 21 b Adsorption iso- therms of CO-10, CO-05 and OMC-R in (a)...

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Synthesis of High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials - Energy...  

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or subjected to spark-plasma sintering for a matter of minutes. The end result is a thermoelectric material with ZT about 20% to 50% higher than the bulk value. Benefits...

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Secondary battery material and synthesis method  

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A composite Li.sub.1+xMn.sub.2-x-yM.sub.yO.sub.4 cathode material stabilized by treatment with a second transition metal oxide phase that is highly suitable for use in high power and energy density Li-ion cells and batteries. A method for treating a Li.sub.1+xMn.sub.2-x-yM.sub.yO.sub.4 cathode material utilizing a dry mixing and firing process.

Liu, Hongjian; Kepler, Keith Douglas; Wang, Yu

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Template Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material...  

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Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material for High-Rate Secondary Lithium Batteries . Template Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material for...

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Self-Assembly of Spherical Particles on an Evaporating Sessile Droplet Michael Schnall-Levin, Eric Lauga, and Michael P. Brenner*  

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Self-Assembly of Spherical Particles on an Evaporating Sessile Droplet Michael Schnall-Levin, Eric for self-assembly is to design an energy landscape so that the desired outcome is the energy minimum.1 together. The extreme nonuniqueness of the self-assembly of three- dimensional particle clusters

Lauga, Eric

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Self-Assembly of Gears at a Fluid/Air Interface Jessamine M. K. Ng, Michael J. Fuerstman, Bartosz A. Grzybowski,  

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Self-Assembly of Gears at a Fluid/Air Interface Jessamine M. K. Ng, Michael J. Fuerstman, Bartosz A that develops order only when dissipating energyscomprising millimeter to centimeter scale gears that self-assemble of self-assembly has expanded from molecules to functional devices.1-3 Most research in self

Prentiss, Mara

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Modeling capsid self-assembly: design and analysis This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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Modeling capsid self-assembly: design and analysis This article has been downloaded from IOPscience capsid self-assembly: design and analysis D C Rapaport Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat of simulations aimed at elucidating the self-assembly dynamics of spherical virus capsids is described

Rapaport, Dennis C.

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Self-assembly of patchy particles into polymer chains: A parameter-free comparison between Wertheim theory and Monte Carlo simulation  

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Self-assembly of patchy particles into polymer chains: A parameter-free comparison between Wertheim theory. This comparison offers a unique framework for the analytic prediction of the properties of self-assembling this basic form of self-assembly energy per particle, order parameter or average fraction of particles

Sciortino, Francesco

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Aqueous self-assembly of SDS@2b-CD complexes: lamellae and vesicles Lingxiang Jiang, Yu Peng, Yun Yan and Jianbin Huang*  

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Aqueous self-assembly of SDS@2b-CD complexes: lamellae and vesicles Lingxiang Jiang, Yu Peng, Yun to be able to self-assemble into well-defined lamellar structures in concentrated aqueous solution membrane. Moreover, since the outer surface of SDS@2b-CD is hydrophilic, its self-assembly behavior, unlike

Huang, Jianbin

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Self-Assembly and Selective Guest Binding of Three-Dimensional Open-Framework Solids from a Macrocyclic Complex as a Trifunctional Metal  

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Self-Assembly and Selective Guest Binding of Three-Dimensional Open- Framework Solids from by the one-pot template condensation re- action of amine and formaldehyde. From the self-assembly of 1-organic coordination networks having specific network topologies and potentially interesting prop- erties.[1±12] Self-assembly

Paik Suh, Myunghyun

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Self-Assembly of Luminescent Molecular Squares Featuring Octahedral Rhenium Corners Robert V. Slone, Joseph T. Hupp,* Charlotte L. Stern, and Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt  

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Self-Assembly of Luminescent Molecular Squares Featuring Octahedral Rhenium Corners Robert V. Slone University, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113 ReceiVed April 26, 1996 The self-assembly of rigid inorganic self-assembly which enables components to arrange themselves into square host cavities, chemists have

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Robot Self-Assembly by Folding: A Printed Inchworm Robot Samuel M. Felton, Michael T. Tolley, Cagdas D. Onal, Daniela Rus, and Robert J. Wood  

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Robot Self-Assembly by Folding: A Printed Inchworm Robot Samuel M. Felton, Michael T. Tolley methods for prototyping complex machines. Self-assembly of the folding step would expand the possibilities- and nano-scale structures have been designed to self-assemble under uniform environmental cues due

Wood, Robert

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Materials Synthesis from Atoms to Systems | ORNL  

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Polymer arrays from the combinatorial synthesis of novel materials  

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Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Schultz, Peter G.; Xiang, Xiao-Dong; Goldwasser, Isy; Briceno, Gabriel; Sun, Xiao-Dong

2004-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, processing and properties of materials for SOFCs  

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The synthesis and processing methods of complex oxide materials can significantly influence use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). This paper discusses (1) effects of powder synthesis and conditioning on fabrication, i.e., sintering, where close, reproducible control of composition and structure are required, and (2) influences on electrical, mechanical, structural and electrochemical properties that can influence SOFC performance. Examples are given for chromites, manganites and related oxides used as interconnections and electrodes in SOFCs. Materials, from source to incorporation into the fuel cell and generator, is a major issue in the development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). An integral part of this is the synthesis from chemicals and other virgin materials, generally as an oxide or metal powder, which can become a SOFC component. In some instances, such as with electrochemical vapor deposition, the component is formed directly from the chemicals. The synthesized materials are then conditioned and processes prior to fabrication into the fuel cell component, either separately or in conjunction with other material components.

Bates, J.L.; Armstrong, T.A.; Kingsley, J.J.; Pederson, L.R.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic spectroscopy and microscopy of functional materials  

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in the classical Heusler material Co 2 FeSi (Appendix B).plated self-assembly. Nature Materials, 3:823–828, 2004.1 Concepts Functional materials are those with an industrial

Jenkins, C.A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: thermochemical conversion material synthesis  

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348

Lower pressure synthesis of diamond material  

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Methods of synthesizing a diamond material, particularly nanocrystalline diamond, diamond-like carbon and bucky diamond are provided. In particular embodiments, a composition including a carbon source, such as coal, is subjected to addition of energy, such as high energy reactive milling, producing a milling product enriched in hydrogenated tetrahedral amorphous diamond-like carbon compared to the coal. A milling product is treated with heat, acid and/or base to produce nanocrystalline diamond and/or crystalline diamond-like carbon. Energy is added to produced crystalline diamond-like carbon in particular embodiments to produce bucky diamonds.

Lueking, Angela (State College, PA); Gutierrez, Humberto (State College, PA); Narayanan, Deepa (Redmond, WA); Burgess Clifford, Caroline E. (State College, PA); Jain, Puja (King Of Prussia, PA)

2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Microtubule Patterning and Manipulation Using Electrophoresis and Self-Assembled Monolayers  

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-ethylmaleimide PEG poly(ethylene glycol) PIPES piperazine-N,N?-bis(2-ethanesulfonic acid) PMMA poly(methyl methacrylate) SAM self-assembled monolayer XPS x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Overview This project was initiated... from EMD Chemicals. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA, MW 950K) was obtained from Brewer Scientific. Methylisobutylketone (MIBK, ACS grade) was obtained from Fisher Scientific. No.1 borosilicate glass coverslips (22 X 50 mm) were purchased from VWR...

Noel, John

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Exfoliation of self-assembled 2D organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors  

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Exfoliation of self-assembled 2D organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors Wendy Niu,1,a) Anna-inorganic perovskite (C6H9C2H4NH3)2PbI4 are produced using micromechanical exfoliation. Mono- and few-layer areas microme- chanical exfoliation of 2D PbI perovskites and explore the few-layer behaviour of such systems

Steiner, Ullrich

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Quantum Tunneling Enabled Self-Assembly of Hydrogen Atoms on Cu(111)  

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Atomic and molecular self-assembly are key phenomena that underpin many important technologies. Typically, thermally enabled diffusion allows a system to sample many areas of configurational space, and ordered assemblies evolve that optimize interactions between species. Herein we describe a system in which the diffusion is quantum tunneling in nature and report the self-assembly of H atoms on a Cu(111) surface into complex arrays based on local clustering followed by larger scale islanding of these clusters. By scanning tunneling microscope tip-induced scrambling of H atom assemblies, we are able to watch the atomic scale details of H atom self-assembly in real time. The ordered arrangements we observe are complex and very different from those formed by H on other metals that occur in much simpler geometries. We contrast the diffusion and assembly of H with D, which has a much slower tunneling rate and is not able to form the large islands observed with H over equivalent time scales. Using density functional theory, we examine the interaction of H atoms on Cu(111) by calculating the differential binding energy as a function of H coverage. At the temperature of the experiments (5 K), H(D) diffusion by quantum tunneling dominates. The quantum-tunneling-enabled H and D diffusion is studied using a semiclassically corrected transition state theory coupled with density functional theory. This system constitutes the first example of quantum-tunneling-enabled self-assembly, while simultaneously demonstrating the complex ordering of H on Cu(111), a catalytically relevant surface.

Jewell, April D.; Peng, Guowen; Mattera, Michael F.; Lewis, Emily A.; Murphy, Colin J.; Kyriakou, Georgios; Mavrikakis, Manos; Sykes, E. Charles H.

2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetrical Self-assembly From Fluorinated and Sulfonated Block Copolymers in Aqueous Media  

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Block copolymers of fluorinated isoprene and partially sulfonated styrene form novel tapered rods and ribbon-like micelles in aqueous media due to a distribution of sulfonation sites and a large Flory-Huggins interaction parameter. A combination of microscopy, light scattering, and simulation demonstrates the presence of these unique nanostructures. This study sheds light on the micellization behavior of amphiphilic block polymers by revealing a new mechanism of self-assembly.

Wang, Xiaojun [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Baskaran, Durairaj [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-additive simple potentials for pre-programmed self-assembly  

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A major goal in nanoscience and nanotechnology is the self-assembly of any desired complex structure with a system of particles interacting through simple potentials. To achieve this objective, intense experimental and theoretical efforts are currently concentrated in the development of the so called "patchy" particles. Here we follow a completely different approach and introduce a very accessible model to produce a large variety of pre-programmed two-dimensional (2D) complex structures. Our model consists of a binary mixture of particles that interact through isotropic in plane interactions that is able to self-assemble into targeted lattices by the appropriate choice of a small number of geometrical parameters and interaction strengths. We study the system using Monte Carlo computer simulations and, despite its simplicity, we are able to self assemble potentially useful structures such as chains, stripes, Kagome, twisted Kagome, honeycomb, square, Archimedean and quasicrystaline tilings. Our model is designed such that it may be imediately implemented in experiments using existing techniques to build particles with different shapes and interactions. Thus, it represents a promising strategy for bottom-up nano-fabrication.

Daniel Salgado-Blanco; Carlos I. Mendoza

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical evidence for nucleated self-assembly of DNA brick structures  

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The observation by Ke et al. [Science 338, 1177 (2012)] that large numbers of short, pre-designed DNA strands can assemble into three-dimensional target structures came as a great surprise, as no colloidal self-assembling system has ever achieved the same degree of complexity. That failure seemed easy to rationalise: the larger the number of distinct building blocks, the higher the expected error rate for self-assembly. The experiments of Ke et al. have disproved this argument. Here, we report Monte Carlo simulations of the self-assembly of a DNA brick cube, comprising approximately 1000 types of DNA strand, using a simple model. We model the DNA strands as lattice tetrahedra with attractive patches, the interaction strengths of which are computed using a standard thermodynamic model. We find that, within a narrow temperature window, the target structure assembles with high probability. Our simulations suggest that mis-assembly is disfavoured because of a slow nucleation step. As our model incorporates no aspect of DNA other than its binding properties, these simulations suggest that, with proper design of the building blocks, other systems, such as colloids, may also assemble into truly complex structures.

Aleks Reinhardt; Daan Frenkel

2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropic self-assembly of freely rotating polyhedral particles confined to a flat interface  

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The self-assembly of hard polyhedral particles confined to a flat interface is studied using Monte Carlo simulations. The particles are pinned to the interface by restricting their movement in the direction perpendicular to it while allowing their free rotations. The six different polyhedral shapes studied in this work are selected from a family of truncated cubes defined by a truncation parameter, s, which varies from cubes (s = 0) via cuboctahedra (s = 0.5) to octahedra (s = 1). Our results suggest that shapes with small values of s show square-like behavior whereas shapes with large values of s tend to show more disc-like behavior. At an intermediate value of s = 0.4, the phase behavior of the system shows both square-like and disc-like features. The results are also compared with the phase behavior of 3D bulk polyhedra and of 2D rounded hard squares. Both comparisons reveal key similarities in the number and sequence of mesophases and solid phases observed. These insights on 2D entropic self-assembly of polyhedral particles is a first step toward understanding the self-assembly of particles at fluid-fluid interfaces, which is driven by a complex interplay of entropic and enthalpic forces.

V. Thapar; T. Hanrath; F. A. Escobedo

2014-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Rational design of self-assembly pathways for complex multicomponent structures  

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The field of complex self-assembly is moving toward the design of multi-particle structures consisting of thousands of distinct building blocks. To exploit the potential benefits of structures with such `addressable complexity,' we need to understand the factors that optimize the yield and the kinetics of self-assembly. Here we use a simple theoretical method to explain the key features responsible for the unexpected success of DNA-brick experiments, which are currently the only demonstration of reliable self-assembly with such a large number of components. Simulations confirm that our theory accurately predicts the narrow temperature window in which error-free assembly can occur. Even more strikingly, our theory predicts that correct assembly of the complete structure may require a time-dependent experimental protocol. Furthermore, we predict that low coordination numbers result in non-classical nucleation behavior, which we find to be essential for achieving optimal nucleation kinetics under mild growth conditions. We also show that, rather surprisingly, the use of heterogeneous bond energies improves the nucleation kinetics and in fact appears to be necessary for assembling certain intricate three-dimensional structures. This observation makes it possible to sculpt nucleation pathways by tuning the distribution of interaction strengths. These insights not only suggest how to improve the design of structures based on DNA bricks, but also point the way toward the creation of a much wider class of chemical or colloidal structures with addressable complexity.

William M. Jacobs; Aleks Reinhardt; Daan Frenkel

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

357

Grained composite materials prepared by combustion synthesis under mechanical pressure  

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Dense, finely grained composite materials comprising one or more ceramic phase or phase and one or more metallic and/or intermetallic phase or phases are produced by combustion synthesis. Spherical ceramic grains are homogeneously dispersed within the matrix. Methods are provided, which include the step of applying mechanical pressure during or immediately after ignition, by which the microstructures in the resulting composites can be controllably selected.

Dunmead, Stephen D. (Davis, CA); Holt, Joseph B. (San Jose, CA); Kingman, Donald D. (Danville, CA); Munir, Zuhair A. (Davis, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cermet materials prepared by combustion synthesis and metal infiltration  

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Ceramic-metal composites (cermets) are made by a combination of self-propagating high temperature combustion synthesis and molten metal infiltration. Solid-gas, solid-solid and solid-liquid reactions of a powder compact produce a porous ceramic body which is infiltrated by molten metal to produce a composite body of higher density. AlN-Al and many other materials can be produced.

Holt, Joseph B. (San Jose, CA); Dunmead, Stephen D. (Davis, CA); Halverson, Danny C. (Modesto, CA); Landingham, Richard L. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cermet materials prepared by combustion synthesis and metal infiltration  

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Ceramic-metal composites (cermets) are made by a combination of self-propagating high temperature combustion synthesis and molten metal infiltration. Solid-gas, solid-solid and solid-liquid reactions of a powder compact produce a porous ceramic body which is infiltrated by molten metal to produce a composite body of higher density. AlN-Al and many other materials can be produced. 6 figures.

Holt, J.B.; Dunmead, S.D.; Halverson, D.C.; Landingham, R.L.

1991-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of high-index-contrast self-assembled texture for light extraction enhancement in LEDs  

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We developed a high-index-contrast photonic structure for improving the light extraction efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by a self-assembly approach. In this approach, a two-dimensional grating can be ...

Sheng, Xing

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Computational study of self-assembly in block copolymer/superparamagnetic nanoparticle composites under external magnetic fields  

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This computational and theoretical study investigates the self-assembly of superparamagnetic nanoparticles and block copolymers under external magnetic fields. A variety of morphological transitions are observed based on ...

Raman, Vinay

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacial Properties and Design of Functional Energy Materials  

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The vital importance of energy to society continues to demand a relentless pursuit of energy responsive materials that can bridge fundamental chemical structures at the molecular level and achieve improved functionality, such as efficient energy conversion/storage/transmission, over multiple length scales. This demand can potentially be realized by harnessing the power of self-assembly a spontaneous process where molecules or much larger entities form ordered aggregates as a consequence of predominately non-covalent (weak) interactions. Self-assembly is the key to bottom-up design of molecular devices, because the nearly atomic-level control is very difficult to realize in a top-down, e.g., lithographic approach. However, while function (e.g., charge mobility) in simple systems such as single crystals can often be predicted, predicting the function of the great variety of self-assembled molecular architectures is complicated by the lack of understanding and control over nanoscale interactions, mesoscale architectures, and macroscale (long-range) order. To establish a foundation toward delivering practical solutions, it is critical to develop an understanding of the chemical and physical mechanisms responsible for the self-assembly of molecular and hybrid materials on various substrates. Typically molecular self-assembly involves poorly understood non-covalent intermolecular and substrate-molecule interactions compounded by local and/or collective influences from the substrate atomic lattice (symmetry and/or topological features) and electronic structure. Thus, progress towards unraveling the underlying physicochemical processes that control the structure and macroscopic physical, mechanical, electrical, and transport properties of materials increasingly requires tight integration of theory, modeling and simulation with precision synthesis, advanced experimental characterization, and device measurements. In this mode, theory and simulation can greatly accelerate the process of materials discovery by providing atomic level understanding of physicochemical phenomena and for making predictions of trends. In particular, this approach can provide understanding, prediction and exploration of new materials and conditions before they are realized in the lab, to illuminate connections between experimental observations, and help identify new materials for targeted synthesis. Toward this end, Density Functional Theory (DFT) can provide a suitable computational framework for investigating the inter- and intramolecular bonding, molecular conformation, charge and spin configurations that are intrinsic to self-assembly of molecules on substrates. This Account highlights recent advances in using an integrated approach based on DFT and scanning probe microscopy [STM(s), AFM] to study/develop electronic materials formed from the self-assembly of molecules into supramolecular or polymeric architectures on substrates. Here it is the interplay between molecular interactions and surface electrons that is used to control the final architecture and subsequent bulk properties of the two-dimensional patterns/assemblies. Indeed a rich variety of functional energy materials become possible.

Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL] [ORNL; Liang, Liangbo [ORNL] [ORNL; Nicolai, Adrien [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)] [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Meunier, V. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)] [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Solar synthesis of advanced materials: A solar industrial program initiative  

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This is an initiative for accelerating the use of solar energy in the advanced materials manufacturing industry in the United States. The initiative will be based on government-industry collaborations that will develop the technology and help US industry compete in the rapidly expanding global advanced materials marketplace. Breakthroughs in solar technology over the last 5 years have created exceptional new tools for developing advanced materials. Concentrated sunlight from solar furnaces can produce intensities that approach those on the surface of the sun and can generate temperatures well over 2000{degrees}C. Very thin layers of illuminated surfaces can be driven to remarkably high temperatures in a fraction of a second. Concentrated solar energy can be delivered over large areas, allowing for rapid processing and high production rates. By using this technology, researchers are transforming low-cost raw materials into high-performance products. Solar synthesis of advanced materials uses bulk materials and energy more efficiently, lowers processing costs, and reduces the need for strategic materials -- all with a technology that does not harm the environment. The Solar Industrial Program has built a unique, world class solar furnace at NREL to help meet the growing need for applied research in advanced materials. Many new advanced materials processes have been successfully demonstrated in this facility, including the following: Metalorganic deposition, ceramic powders, diamond-like carbon materials, rapid heat treating, and cladding (hard coating).

Lewandowski, A.

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Self-assembled three-dimensional conducting network of single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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- resolution printing of devices over large areas while provid- ing a low-cost path toward the early American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.1776619] There is considerable interest in the fabrication path for the fabrication of wires for nano- electronics. The synthesis of a material satisfying

Hone, James

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SHORT PROGRAMS Materials By Design  

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techniques including 3D printing, self-assembly, microfluidics and other technologies. We will distribute and analyze material samples designed based on multiscale simulations and manufactured using 3D printing

Entekhabi, Dara

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MULTISCALE PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS  

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This project developed and supported a technology base in nonequilibrium phenomena underpinning fundamental issues in condensed matter and materials science, and applied this technology to selected problems. In this way the increasingly sophisticated synthesis and characterization available for classes of complex electronic and structural materials provided a testbed for nonlinear science, while nonlinear and nonequilibrium techniques helped advance our understanding of the scientific principles underlying the control of material microstructure, their evolution, fundamental to macroscopic functionalities. The project focused on overlapping areas of emerging thrusts and programs in the Los Alamos materials community for which nonlinear and nonequilibrium approaches will have decisive roles and where productive teamwork among elements of modeling, simulations, synthesis, characterization and applications could be anticipated--particularly multiscale and nonequilibrium phenomena, and complex matter in and between fields of soft, hard and biomimetic materials. Principal topics were: (i) Complex organic and inorganic electronic materials, including hard, soft and biomimetic materials, self-assembly processes and photophysics; (ii) Microstructure and evolution in multiscale and hierarchical materials, including dynamic fracture and friction, dislocation and large-scale deformation, metastability, and inhomogeneity; and (iii) Equilibrium and nonequilibrium phases and phase transformations, emphasizing competing interactions, frustration, landscapes, glassy and stochastic dynamics, and energy focusing.

A. BISHOP

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic dynamics of virus capsid formation: direct versus hierarchical self-assembly  

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In order to replicate within their cellular host, many viruses have developed self-assembly strategies for their capsids which are sufficiently robust as to be reconstituted in vitro. Mathematical models for virus self-assembly usually assume that the bonds leading to cluster formation have constant reactivity over the time course of assembly (direct assembly). In some cases, however, binding sites between the capsomers have been reported to be activated during the self-assembly process (hierarchical assembly). In order to study possible advantages of such hierarchical schemes for icosahedral virus capsid assembly, we use Brownian dynamics simulations of a patchy particle model that allows us to switch binding sites on and off during assembly. For T1 viruses, we implement a hierarchical assembly scheme where inter-capsomer bonds become active only if a complete pentamer has been assembled. We find direct assembly to be favorable for reversible bonds allowing for repeated structural reorganizations, while hierarchical assembly is favorable for strong bonds with small dissociation rate, as this situation is less prone to kinetic trapping. However, at the same time it is more vulnerable to monomer starvation during the final phase. Increasing the number of initial monomers does have only a weak effect on these general features. The differences between the two assembly schemes become more pronounced for more complex virus geometries, as shown here for T3 viruses, which assemble through homogeneous pentamers and heterogeneous hexamers in the hierarchical scheme. In order to complement the simulations for this more complicated case, we introduce a master equation approach that agrees well with the simulation results.

Johanna E. Baschek; Heinrich C. R. Klein; Ulrich S. Schwarz

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From Self-Assembly to Controlled-Assembly, From Optical Manipulation to AFM Manipulation  

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Moving nanoparticles/atoms to study the nearfield interaction between them is one of the many approaches to explore the optical and electrical properties of these assemblies. Traditional approach included the self assembly by spinning or drying nanoparticles in aqua on the substrate is well practiced. Lithography technique is another popular approach to deposit limited nano/micro patterns on substrates. Later optical and mechanical manipulations were used to have more control over moving individual elements of nano and microstructures and even atoms. Optical tweezers, optical trapping and AFM manipulation are examples of these precise approaches.

Shafiei, Farbod

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Self-Assembly of Molecular Brick Wall and Molecular Honeycomb from Nickel(II) Macrocycle and 1,3,5-Benzenetricarboxylate  

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Self-Assembly of Molecular Brick Wall and Molecular Honeycomb from Nickel(II) Macrocycle and 130N6O2)]3[C6H3(COO)3]2,14H2O,2C5H5N (2), respec- tively, have been constructed by the self-assembly anti-ferromagnetic interactions between the S ) 1 Ni(II) paramagnetic centers. Introduction Self-assembled

Paik Suh, Myunghyun

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Near-Infrared Electrochromic and Chiroptical Switching Materials: Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Chiral Organogels  

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Near-Infrared Electrochromic and Chiroptical Switching Materials: Design, Synthesis regions have been realized using a low molecular weight gel as a chiral scaffold and electrochromic

Wan, Xin-hua

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Shock-induced synthesis of high temperature superconducting materials  

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It has now been determined that the unique features of the high pressure shock method, especially the shock-induced chemical synthesis technique, are fully applicable to high temperature superconducting materials. Extraordinarily high yields are achievable in accordance with this invention, e.g., generally in the range from about 20% to about 99%, often in the range from about 50% to about 90%, lower and higher yields, of course, also being possible. The method of this invention involves the application of a controlled high pressure shock compression pulse which can be produced in any conventional manner, e.g., by detonation of a high explosive material, the impact of a high speed projectile or the effect of intense pulsed radiation sources such as lasers or electron beams. Examples and a discussion are presented.

Ginley, D.S.; Graham, R.A.; Morosin, B.; Venturini, E.L.

1987-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Self assembled nano-structures of Pb on Si(111) studied by SPA-LEED: Quantum Size Effect driven Pb islands and the "Devil's Staircase".  

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??An important goal in present day surface science is to grow uniform sized self-assembled nanostructures. One system which has displayed a number of interesting surface… (more)

Yakes, Michael Keith

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Matching field effects at tesla-level magnetic fields in critical current density in high-Tc superconductors containing self-assembled columnar defects  

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We have investigated the superconductive transport properties of YBa2Cu3O7 films containing self-assembled columnar arrays of second phase SrZrO3 or BaSnO3 precipitates. A matching condition between columnar pinning sites (aligned at or near the c axis) and external magnetic flux, tilted with respect to them, is identified in the critical current JC.H/ data. The results for the material containing SrZrO3-based pins are analyzed within a simple intuitive model. At matching, the critical current is enhanced above the model prediction. In complementary contact-free investigations of BaSnO3-doped material, matching effects are observed over a wide range of temperatures in the field dependence of JC.H/. The deduced matching fields agree reasonably well with the densities of columnar pins directly observed by scanning electron microscopy.

Sinclair, J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Varanasi, C. V. [University of Dayton Research Institute; Thompson, James R [ORNL; Christen, David K [ORNL

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Chemical Functionalization, Self-Assembly, and Applications of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites  

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This special issue addresses the research studies on chemical functionalization, self-assembly, and applications of nanomaterials and nanocomposites. It contains twentyfour articles including two reviews and twenty-two research articles. It is used to create new functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites with a variety of sizes and morphologies such as Zn/Al layered double hydroxide, tin oxide nanowires, FeOOH-modified anion resin, Au nanoclusters silica composite nanospheres, Ti-doped ZnO sol-composite films, TiO2/ZnO composite, graphene oxide nanocomposites, LiFePO4/C nanocomposites, and chitosan nanoparticles. These nanomaterials and nanocomposites have widespread applications in tissue engineering, antitumor, sensors, photoluminescence, electrochemical, and catalytic properties. In addition, this themed issue includes some research articles about self-assembly systems covering organogels and Langmuir films. Furthermore, B. Blasiak et al. performed a literature survey on the recent advances in production, functionalization, toxicity reduction, and application of nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and treatment monitoring. P. Colson et al. performed a literature survey on the recent advances in nanosphere lithography due to its compatibility with wafer-scale processes as well as its potential to manufacture a wide variety of homogeneous one-, two-, or three-dimensional nanostructures.

Jiao, Tifeng [Yanshan University; Yan, Xingbin [Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Balan, Lavinia [French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse (IS2M), France; Stepanov, Andrey [Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Kazan Physical-Technical Institute, Russia; Chen, Xinqing [Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; Hu, Michael Z. [ORNL

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Electric Field Enhancement in a Self-Assembled 2D Array of Silver Nanospheres  

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We investigate the plasmonic properties of a self-assembled 2D array of Ag nanospheres (average particle diameter/inter-particle separation distance of ~9/~4 nm). The structures of the individual particles and their assemblies are characterized using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The plasmonic response of the nanoparticle network is probed using two-photon photoemission electron microscopy (TP-PEEM). HR-TEM and TP-PEEM statistics reveal the structure and plasmonic response of the network to be homogeneous on average. This translates into a relatively uniform surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) response from biphenyl,4-4’-dithiol (BPDT) molecules adsorbed onto different sites of the network. Bright and background free SERS spectra are recorded, assigned on the basis of density 2 functional theory calculations in which BPDT is chemisorbed onto the vertex of a finitie tetrahedral Ag cluster consisting of 20 Ag atoms. A remarkable agreement between experiment and theory allows us to rigorously account for the observable vibrational states of BPDT in the ~200-2200 cm-1 region of the spectrum. Finite difference time domain simulations further reveal that physical enhancement factors on the order of 106 are attainable at the nanogaps formed between the silver nanospheres in the 2D array. Combined with modest chemical enhancement factors, this study paves the way for reproducible single molecule signals from an easily self-assembled SERS substrate.

El-Khoury, Patrick Z.; Khon, Elena; Gong, Yu; Joly, Alan G.; Abellan, Patricia; Evans, James E.; Browning, Nigel D.; Hu, Dehong; Zamkov, Mikhail; Hess, Wayne P.

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Nano-Structured Mesoporous Silica Wires with Intra-Wire Lamellae via Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly in Space-Confined Channels  

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Evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) of silica sol-gel ethanol-water solution mixtures with block-copolymer were studied inside uniform micro/nano channels. Nano-structured mesoporous silica wires, with various intra-wire self-assembly structures including lamellae, were prepared via EISA process but in space-confined channels with the diameter ranging from 50 nm to 200 nm. Membranes made of anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) and track-etched polycarbonate (EPC) were utilized as the arrays of space-confined channels (i.e., 50, 100, and 200-nm EPC and 200-nm AAO) for infiltration and drying of mixture solutions; these substrate membranes were submerged in mixture solutions consisting of a silica precursor, a structure-directing agent, ethanol, and water. After the substrate channels were filled with the solution under vacuum impregnation, the membrane was removed from the solution and dried in air. The silica precursor used was tetra-ethyl othosilicate (TEOS), and the structure-directing agent employed was triblock copolymer Pluronic-123 (P123). It was found that the formation of the mesoporous nanostructures in silica wires within uniform channels were significantly affected by the synthesis conditions including (1) pre-assemble TEOS aging time, (2) the evaporation rate during the vacuum impregnation, and (3) the air-dry temperature. The obtained intra-wire structures, including 2D-hexagonal rods and lamellae, were studied by scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). A steric hindrance effect seems to explain well the observed polymer-silica mesophase formation tailored by TEOS aging time. The evaporation effect, air-drying effect, and AAO-vs-EPC substrate effect on the mesoporous structure of the formed silica wires were also presented and discussed.

Hu, Michael Z. [ORNL; Shi, Donglu [University of Cincinnati; Blom, Douglas Allen [ORNL

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Self-Assembled Silica Nano-Composite Polymer Electrolytes: Synthesis, Rheology & Electrochemistry  

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The ultimate objectives of this research are to understand the principles underpinning nano-composite polymer electrolytes (CPEs) and facilitate development of novel CPEs that are low-cost, have high conductivities, large Li+ transference numbers, improved electrolyte-electrode interfacial stability, yield long cycle life, exhibit mechanical stability and are easily processable. Our approach is to use nanoparticulate silica fillers to formulate novel composite electrolytes consisting of surface-modified fumed silica nano-particles in polyethylene oxides (PEO) in the presence of lithium salts. We intend to design single-ion conducting silica nanoparticles which provide CPEs with high Li+ transference numbers. We also will develop low-Mw (molecular weight), high-Mw and crosslinked PEO electrolytes with tunable properties in terms of conductivity, transference number, interfacial stability, processability and mechanical strength

Khan, Saad A.: Fedkiw Peter S.; Baker, Gregory L.

2007-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Synthesis of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports  

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The self-assembly of particles with isotropic interactions: Using DNA coated colloids to create designer nanomaterials  

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Self-consistent field theory equations are presented that are suitable for use as a coarse-grained model for DNA coated colloids, polymer-grafted nanoparticles and other systems with approximately isotropic interactions. The equations are generalized for arbitrary numbers of chemically distinct colloids. The advantages and limitations of such a coarse-grained approach for DNA coated colloids are discussed, as are similarities with block copolymer self-assembly. In particular, preliminary results for three species self-assembly are presented that parallel results from a two dimensional ABC triblock copolymer phase. The possibility of incorporating crystallization, dynamics, inverse statistical mechanics and multiscale modelling techniques are discussed.

Thompson, R. B.; Dion, S.; Konigslow, K. von [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)

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Synthesis and characterization of activated carbo-aluminosilicate material from oil shale  

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Synthesis and characterization of activated carbo-aluminosilicate material from oil shale Reyad activated carbo-aluminosilicate materials were prepared from oil shale by chemical activation. The chemical Published by Elsevier Inc. Keywords: Synthesis; Activated carbo-aluminosilicate; Adsorption; Oil shale

Shawabkeh, Reyad A.

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Electron Transport Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Device Performance  

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We report the design, synthesis and characterization, thermal and photophysical properties of two silane based electron transport materials, dibenzo[b,d]thiophen-2-yltriphenylsilane (Si{phi}87) and (dibenzo[b,d]thiophen-2-yl)diphenylsilane (Si{phi}88) and their performance in blue organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). The utility of these materials in blue OLEDs with iridium (III) bis[(4,6-difluorophenyl)-pyridinato-N,C']picolinate (Firpic) as the phosphorescent emitter was demonstrated. Using the silane Si{phi}87 as the electron transport material (ETm) an EQE of 18.2% was obtained, with a power efficiency of 24.3 lm/W (5.8V at 1mA/cm{sup 2}), in a heterostructure. When Si{phi}88 is used, the EQE is 18.5% with a power efficiency of 26.0 lm/W (5.5V at 1mA/cm{sup 2}).

Cosimbescu, Lelia; Wang, Liang; Helm, Monte L.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Swensen, James S.; Padmaperuma, Asanga B.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Atomistic mechanisms of rapid energy transport...  

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(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

383

SciTech Connect: Determination of free polaron lifetime in organic...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

384

SciTech Connect: Interaction potential for aluminum nitride:...  

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(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

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SciTech Connect: Semi-Random Multichromophoric rr-P3HT Analogues...  

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(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

386

SciTech Connect: Wurtzite InP nanowire arrays grown by selective...  

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(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

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SciTech Connect: Growth of aligned single-crystalline rutile...  

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(fuels), solid state lighting, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable...

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Diffusional Nucleation of Nanocrystals and Their Self-Assembly into Uniform Colloids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We review theoretical explanation of mechanisms of control of uniformity in growth of nanosize particles and colloids. The nanoparticles are synthesized as nanocrystals, by burst nucleation from solution. The colloids are self-assembled by aggregation of these nanocrystals. The two kinetic processes are coupled, and both are driven by diffusional transport. The interrelation of the two processes allows for formation of narrow-size-distribution colloid dispersions which are of importance in many applications. We review a mathematical model of cluster growth by capture of diffusing "singlets." Burst nucleation of nanoparticles in solution is then analyzed. Finally, we couple it to the secondary process of aggregation of nanoparticles to form colloids. We address aspects of modeling of particle size distribution, as well as other properties.

Vladimir Privman

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ELEMENTARY APPROACH TO SELF-ASSEMBLY AND ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF RANDOM COPOLYMERS  

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The authors have mapped the physics of a system of random copolymers onto a time-dependent density functional-type field theory using techniques of functional integration. Time in the theory is merely a label for the location of a given monomer along the extent of a flexible chain. We derive heuristically within this approach a non-local constraint which prevents segments on chains in the system from straying too far from each other, and leads to self-assembly. The structure factor is then computed in a straightforward fashion. The long wave-length limit of the structure factor is used to obtain the elastic modulus of the network. It is shown that there is a surprising competition between the degree of micro-phase separation and the elastic moduli of the system.

S. M. CHITANVIS

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled self-assembly of multiferroic core-shell nanoparticles exhibiting strong magneto-electric effects  

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Ferromagnetic-ferroelectric composites show strain mediated coupling between the magnetic and electric sub-systems due to magnetostriction and piezoelectric effects associated with the ferroic phases. We have synthesized core-shell multiferroic nano-composites by functionalizing 10–100?nm barium titanate and nickel ferrite nanoparticles with complementary coupling groups and allowing them to self-assemble in the presence of a catalyst. The core-shell structure was confirmed by electron microscopy and magnetic force microscopy. Evidence for strong strain mediated magneto-electric coupling was obtained by static magnetic field induced variations in the permittivity over 16–18?GHz and polarization and by electric field induced by low-frequency ac magnetic fields.

Sreenivasulu, Gollapudi; Hamilton, Sean L.; Lehto, Piper R.; Srinivasan, Gopalan, E-mail: srinivas@oakland.edu [Physics Department, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401 (United States); Popov, Maksym [Physics Department, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401 (United States); Radiophysics Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv 01601 (Ukraine); Chavez, Ferman A. [Chemistry Department, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401 (United States)

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Infrared spectroscopy of large scale single layer graphene on self assembled organic monolayer  

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We study the effect of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) organic molecule substrate on large scale single layer graphene using infrared transmission measurement on Graphene/SAM/SiO{sub 2}/Si composite samples. From the Drude weight of the chemically inert CH{sub 3}-SAM, the electron-donating NH{sub 2}-SAM, and the SAM-less graphene, we determine the carrier density doped into graphene by the three sources—the SiO{sub 2} substrate, the gas-adsorption, and the functional group of the SAM's—separately. The SAM-treatment leads to the low carrier density N???4?×?10{sup 11}?cm{sup ?2} by blocking the dominant SiO{sub 2}- driven doping. The carrier scattering increases by the SAM-treatment rather than decreases. However, the transport mobility is nevertheless improved due to the reduced carrier doping.

Woo Kim, Nak; Youn Kim, Joo; Lee, Chul; Choi, E. J., E-mail: echoi@uos.ac.kr [Department of Physics, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743 (Korea, Republic of); Jin Kim, Sang; Hee Hong, Byung [Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of self-assembled nano-structured ZnO bulk ceramics  

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In this study, we describe the changes in thermal conductivity behavior of ZnO-Al micro- and nano-two-phase self-assembled composites with varying grain sizes. The reduction in thermal conductivity values of micro-composites was limited to {approx}15% for ZnO-4% Al. However, nano-composites exhibited large reduction, by a factor of about three, due to uniform distribution of nano-precipitates (ZnAl2O4) and large grain boundary area. Interestingly, the micro-composites revealed continuous decrease in thermal conductivity with increase in Al substitution while the nano-composites exhibited the lowest magnitudes for 2% Al concentration. Raman spectra indicated that phonon confinement in ZnO-Al nano-composites causes drastic decrease in the value of thermal conductivity.

Zhao, Yu [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Yan, Yongke [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Kumar, Ashok [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of self-assembled monolayer and PFPE lubricant on wear characteristics of flat silicon tips.  

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The effects of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) and perfluoropolyether (PFPE) lubricant on the wear characteristics of flat silicon tips were investigated. The wear test consisted of sliding the silicon tips fabricated on a flat silicon specimen against SAM and PFPE (Z-tetraol) coated silicon (100) wafer. The tips were slid at a low speed for about 15 km under an applied load of 39.2 {micro}N. The wear volume of the tip was obtained by measuring the tip profile using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). It was found that the coatings were effective in reducing the wear of the tips by an order of magnitude from 10{sup -6} to 10{sup -7}.

Kim, H. J.; Jang, C. E.; Kim, D. E.; Kim, Y. K.; Choa, S. H.; Hong, S.; Materials Science Division; Yonsei Univ.; Samsung Adv. Inst. Science and Technology; Seoul National Univ. of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ self-assembled organic interface layers for the controlled growth of oligothiophene thin films on ferroelectric Pb(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}  

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We introduce an in situ vacuum procedure for the optimal preparation and analysis of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as used in organic molecular electronics on ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) substrates. Excellent ordering of oligothiophene semiconductor layers is heavily promoted through the presence of an interfacial bi-functional SAM layer that binds to both the oxidic PZT surface and the organic semiconductor molecules. The described method can be extended to other material combinations, featuring a variety of substrate materials and molecular functionalities.

Milde, P., E-mail: Peter.Milde@iapp.de; Zerweck-Trogisch, U.; Eng, L. M. [Institute of Applied Photophysics, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)] [Institute of Applied Photophysics, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany); Schönfelder, R.; Koitzsch, A. [Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, DE-01171 Dresden (Germany)] [Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, DE-01171 Dresden (Germany); Haubner, K.; Jaehne, E. [Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)] [Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

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Material synthesis and hydrogen storage of palladium-rhodium alloy.  

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Pd and Pd alloys are candidate material systems for Tr or H storage. We have actively engaged in material synthesis and studied the material science of hydrogen storage for Pd-Rh alloys. In collaboration with UC Davis, we successfully developed/optimized a supersonic gas atomization system, including its processing parameters, for Pd-Rh-based alloy powders. This optimized system and processing enable us to produce {le} 50-{mu}m powders with suitable metallurgical properties for H-storage R&D. In addition, we studied hydrogen absorption-desorption pressure-composition-temperature (PCT) behavior using these gas-atomized Pd-Rh alloy powders. The study shows that the pressure-composition-temperature (PCT) behavior of Pd-Rh alloys is strongly influenced by its metallurgy. The plateau pressure, slope, and H/metal capacity are highly dependent on alloy composition and its chemical distribution. For the gas-atomized Pd-10 wt% Rh, the absorption plateau pressure is relatively high and consistent. However, the absorption-desorption PCT exhibits a significant hysteresis loop that is not seen from the 30-nm nanopowders produced by chemical precipitation. In addition, we observed that the presence of hydrogen introduces strong lattice strain, plastic deformation, and dislocation networking that lead to material hardening, lattice distortions, and volume expansion. The above observations suggest that the H-induced dislocation networking is responsible for the hysteresis loop seen in the current atomized Pd-10 wt% Rh powders. This conclusion is consistent with the hypothesis suggested by Flanagan and others (Ref 1) that plastic deformation or dislocations control the hysteresis loop.

Lavernia, Enrique J. (University of California, Davis); Yang, Nancy Y. C.; Ong, Markus D. (Whithworth University, Spokane, WA)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 12, NO. 4, AUGUST 2003 387 Surface Tension-Powered Self-Assembly of  

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JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 12, NO. 4, AUGUST 2003 387 Surface Tension, IEEE Abstract--Because of the low dimensional power of its force scaling law, surface tension on surface tension powered self-assembly of microstructures. The existing theoretical approaches

Prentiss, Mara

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Interfacial interaction of in situ Cu growth on tetrasulfide self-assembled monolayer on plasma treated parylene surface  

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treated parylene surface S. Pimanpang,a Pei-I Wang, Jasbir S. Juneja, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu Center forms a self-assembled monolayer SAM only on a parylene surface treated with either He plasma or N2 groups on the plasma treated parylene surface facilitate the formation of tetrasulfide SAM

Wang, Gwo-Ching

398

Charge Transport Limitations in Self-Assembled TiO2 Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells  

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Charge Transport Limitations in Self-Assembled TiO2 Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Storage; Energy and Charge Transport The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) has attracted wide- spread. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, United Kingdom *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Solid-state dye-sensitized

Steiner, Ullrich

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Mechanism of UV Photoreactivity of Alkylsiloxane Self-Assembled Monolayers Tao Ye, Eric A. McArthur, and Eric Borguet*  

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is the primary reactive agent for the UV degradation of ODS SAMs. UV degradation, which follows zero chemical functional groups formed by the UV degradation. These groups are intermediates in a proposedMechanism of UV Photoreactivity of Alkylsiloxane Self-Assembled Monolayers Tao Ye, Eric A. Mc

Borguet, Eric

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Coordinative Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase X-ray Structural Characterization of Cavity-Tailored Porphyrin Boxes  

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Coordinative Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase X-ray Structural Characterization of Cavity motifs, often allows for one-pot assembly of supramolecules of predetermined architecture in high or even(II) sites) (Scheme 1). We reasoned that the torsional problem could be most simply overcome by assembling

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Self-Assembly of Viral Capsids via a Hamiltonian Paths Approach: The Case of Bacteriophage MS2  

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Self-Assembly of Viral Capsids via a Hamiltonian Paths Approach: The Case of Bacteriophage MS2 of viruses the assembly of the viral capsids that encapsulate and hence provide protection for the viral genome can be modeled as tile assembly, where tiles represent are schematic representations of suitable

Severini, Simone

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Architectures built using bottom-up self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices will need to tolerate defect rates that  

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in the lithography process, the high energy associated with shorter wavelengths and the accuracy needed to fabricate1 Abstract Architectures built using bottom-up self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices will need isolation. Simulations show that, for a fail-stop model of node failure, the broadcast connects all nodes

Sorin, Daniel J.

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Architectures built using bottom-up self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices will need to tolerate defect rates that  

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in the lithography process, the high energy associated with shorter wavelengths and the accuracy needed to fabricateAbstract Architectures built using bottom-up self-assembly of nanoelectronic devices will need isolation. Simulations show that, for a fail-stop model of node failure, the broadcast connects all nodes

Dwyer, Chris

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Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Heterojunction Solar Cell  

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Self-Assembled Micro-Honeycomb Network of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Heterojunction Solar. Here, we propose a self-organized micro- honeycomb network structure of SWNTs obtained by water@photon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp) Various forms of nano-carbon films such as random network of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs

Maruyama, Shigeo

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AFM/LFM surface studies of a ternary polymer blend cast on substrates covered by a self-assembled monolayer  

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AFM/LFM surface studies of a ternary polymer blend cast on substrates covered by a self force microscopy; Friction; Self-assembly; Surface thermodynamics (including phase transitions); Growth are of utmost current interest. In many practical appli- cations films of incompatible mixtures are pre- pared

Zbigniew, Postawa

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The WaterHydrophobic Interface: Neutral and Charged Solute Adsorption at Fluorocarbon and Hydrocarbon Self-Assembled  

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The Water­Hydrophobic Interface: Neutral and Charged Solute Adsorption at Fluorocarbon on hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon self-assembled monolayers by using vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy molecular-scale interactions of adsorbates with fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon surfaces is of great importance

Richmond, Geraldine L.

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JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 36 (2001) 77 86 Synthesis of yttria-doped strontium-zirconium  

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JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 36 (2001) 77­ 86 Synthesis of yttria-doped strontium-zirconium oxide densification, than co-precipitated powders. C 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers 1. Introduction Strontium

Iglesia, Enrique

408

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials and Their Films with Controlled Microstructure  

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includes film thickness, crystal orientation and grain boundaries. In this respect, we focus to develop novel methods for the synthesis and characterization of nanoporous materials and their films, which are capable of controlling the microstructure...

Lee, In Ho

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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MoS{sub 2} nanotube exfoliation as new synthesis pathway to molybdenum blue  

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Graphical abstract: . Display Omitted Highlights: ? New synthesis approach to obtaining molybdenum blue via exfoliated MoS{sub 2} nanotubes. ? Material is prone to self assembly and is stable in high vacuum. ? Molecules are as small as 2 nm and their clusters are up to tens of nanometers. ? Change in absorption and oxidation states from the precursor MoS{sub 2}. -- Abstract: Molybdenum blue-type materials are usually obtained by partially reducing Mo{sup VI+} in acidic solutions, while in the presented method it is formed in ethanol solution of exfoliated MoS{sub 2} nanotubes, where the MoS{sub 2} flakes are the preferential location for their growth. Material was investigated by means of scanning electron and atomic force microscopy, showing the structure and self assembly, while also confirming that it is stable in high vacuum with molecules as small as 1.6 nm and the agglomerates of few tens of nanometres. The ultraviolet–visible and photoelectron spectrometry show the change in absorption properties and oxidation states from MoS{sub 2} structure to molybdenum blue, while the presence of sulphur suggests that this is a new type of molybdenum blue material.

Visic, B., E-mail: bojana.visic@ijs.si [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Gunde, M. Klanjsek [National Institute of Chemistry, Hajdrihova 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)] [National Institute of Chemistry, Hajdrihova 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Kovac, J.; Iskra, I. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)] [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Jelenc, J.; Remskar, M. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia) [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Centre of Excellence Namaste, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

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Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Block Copolymers for Biomineralization and Biomedical Applications  

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Self-assembly is a powerful tool in forming structures with nanoscale dimensions. Self-assembly of macromolecules provides an efficient and rapid pathway for the formation of structures from the nanometer to micrometer range that are difficult, if not impossible to obtain by conventional lithographic techniques [1]. Depending on the morphologies obtained (size, shape, periodicity, etc.) these self-assembled systems have already been applied or shown to be useful for a number of applications in nanotechnology [2], biomineralization [3, 4], drug delivery [5, 6] and gene therapy [7]. In this respect, amphiphilic block copolymers that self-organize in solution have been found to be very versatile [1]. In recent years, polymer-micellar systems have been designed that are adaptable to their environment and able to respond in a controlled manner to external stimuli. In short, synthesis of 'nanoscale objects' that exhibit 'stimulus-responsive' properties is a topic gathering momentum, because their behavior is reminiscent of that exhibited by proteins [8]. By integrating environmentally sensitive homopolymers into amphiphilic block copolymers, smart block copolymers with self assembled supramolecular structures that exhibit stimuli or environmentally responsive properties can be obtained [1]. Several synthetic polymers are known to have environmentally responsive properties. Changes in the physical, chemical or biochemical environment of these polymers results in modulation of the solubility or chain conformation of the polymer [9]. There are many common schemes of engineering stimuli responsive properties into materials [8, 9]. Polymers exhibiting lower critical solution temperature (LCST) are soluble in solvent below a specific temperature and phase separate from solvent above that temperature while polymers exhibiting upper critical solution temperatures (UCST) phase separate below a certain temperature. The solubility of polymers with ionizable moieties depends on the pH of the solution. Polymers with polyzwitterions, anions and cations have been shown to exhibit pH responsive self assembly. Other stimuli responsive polymers include glucose sensitive polymers, calcium ion-sensitive polymers and so on. Progress in living radical polymerization (LRP) methods [10] has made it possible for the facile synthesis of these block copolymer systems with controlled molecular weights and well defined architectures. The overall theme of this work is to develop novel smart block copolymers for biomineralization and biomedical applications. Synthesis and characterization of self-assembling thermoreversible ionic block copolymers as templates in biomimetic nanocomposite synthesis using a bottom-up approach is a novel contribution in this respect. Further, we have extended these families of copolymers to include block copolymer-peptide conjugates to enhance biological specificity. Future directions on this work will focus on enhancing the polymer templating properties for biomineralization by expanding the family of block copolymers with organic polypeptides and biological polypeptide scaffolds as well as a detailed understanding of the polymer-inorganic nanocomposites at the molecular level using small angle scattering analysis. Glucose responsive polymer hydrogels for drug delivery, polymer-ligand conjugates for non-viral therapy and thermoresponsive injectable photocrosslinkable hydrogels for posttraumatic arthritis cartilage healing are other applications of these novel copolymers synthesized in our work.

Mathumai Kanapathipillai

2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribological Properties of Self-assembled Monolayers on Au, SiOx and Si Surfaces  

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Using interracial force microscopy (IFM), the tribological properties of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on Si surfaces produced by a new chemical strategy are investigated and compared to those of classical SAM systems, which include alkanethiols on Au and alkylsilanes on SiO{sub x}. The new SAM films are prepared by depositing n-alkyl chains with OH-terminations onto Cl-terminated Si substrates. The chemical nature of the actual lubricating molecules, n-dodecyl, is kept constant in all three thin film systems for direct comparison and similarities and differences in tribological properties are observed. The adhesion strength is virtually identical for all three systems; however, frictional properties differ due to differences in film packing. Differences in the chemical bonds that attach the lubricant molecules to the substrate are also discussed as they influence variations in film wear and durability. It is demonstrated that the new SAM films are capable of controlling the friction and adhesion of Si surfaces as well as the classical SAMs in addition to providing a greater potential to be more reproducible and more durable.

KIM,HYUN I.; BOIADJIEV,V.; HOUSTON,JACK E.; ZHU,X.-Y; KIELY,J.D.

2000-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of self-assembly behavior of nanoparticles on the dielectric polymer composites  

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To clearify the influence of the distribution of the conductive nanoparticles on the dielectric properties of the corresponding polymer composites, the microstructure and dielectric character of the composites based on the oleic acid modified ferroferric oxide and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer have been studied experimentally. It is found that these composites exhibit a normal percolative phase transition over the filler content from insulator to conductor, consistent with the classical percolation theory. However, when the percentage of fillers is at a certain value which is below the percolation threshold, these nanoparticles can assemble into a special porous structure in the PVDF matrix, associated with the enhancement of dielectric constant at low frequency. In addition, the controllable dispersion of conducting nanoparticles in a polymer matrix can prevent premature agglomeration at low filling fractions and avoid the appearance of anomalously early percolation. Therefore, the self-assembly behavior of nanoparticles can be beneficial to preparation of the high dielectric constant and low loss composites for the application of electric energy storage.

Lu, Xin; Li, Weiping, E-mail: liweiping@nbu.edu.cn; Wang, Tingting; Jiang, Long; Luo, Laihui; Hua, Dayin; Zhu, Yuejin [Department of Microelectronic Science and Engineering, Facuty of Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211 (China)] [Department of Microelectronic Science and Engineering, Facuty of Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laterally Mobile, Functionalized Self-Assembled Monolayers at the Fluorous?Aqueous Interface in a Plug-Based Microfluidic System: Characterization and Testing with Membrane Protein Crystallization  

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This paper describes a method to generate functionalizable, mobile self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) in plug-based microfluidics. Control of interfaces is advancing studies of biological interfaces, heterogeneous reactions, and nanotechnology. SAMs have been useful for such studies, but they are not laterally mobile. Lipid-based methods, though mobile, are not easily amenable to setting up the hundreds of experiments necessary for crystallization screening. Here we demonstrate a method, complementary to current SAM and lipid methods, for rapidly generating mobile, functionalized SAMs. This method relies on plugs, droplets surrounded by a fluorous carrier fluid, to rapidly explore chemical space. Specifically, we implemented his-tag binding chemistry to design a new fluorinated amphiphile, RfNTA, using an improved one-step synthesis of RfOEG under Mitsunobu conditions. RfNTA introduces specific binding of protein at the fluorous-aqueous interface, which concentrates and orients proteins at the interface, even in the presence of other surfactants. We then applied this approach to the crystallization of a his-tagged membrane protein, Reaction Center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, performed 2400 crystallization trials, and showed that this approach can increase the range of crystal-producing conditions, the success rate at a given condition, the rate of nucleation, and the quality of the crystal formed.

Kreutz, Jason E.; Li, Liang; Roach, L. Spencer; Hatakeyama, Takuji; Ismagilov, Rustem F.; (UC)

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical transport and mechanical properties of alkylsilane self-assembled monolayers on silicon surfaces probed by atomic force microscopy  

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The correlation between molecular conductivity and mechanical properties (molecular deformation and frictional responses) of hexadecylsilane self-assembled monolayers was studied with conductive probe atomic force microscopy/friction force microscopy in ultrahigh vacuum. Current and friction were measured as a function of applied pressure, simultaneously, while imaging the topography of self-assembled monolayer molecule islands and silicon surfaces covered with a thin oxide layer. Friction images reveal lower friction over the molecules forming islands than over the bare silicon surface, indicating the lubricating functionality of alkylsilane molecules. By measuring the tunneling current change due to changing of the height of the molecular islands by tilting the molecules under pressure from the tip, we obtained an effective conductance decay constant ({beta}) of 0.52/{angstrom}.

Park, Jeong Young; Qi, Yabing; Ashby, Paul D.; Hendriksen, Bas L.M.; Salmeron, Miquel

2009-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Steering the Self-Assembly of Octadecylamine Monolayers on Mica by Controlled Mechanical Energy Transfer from the AFM Tip  

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We have studied the effect of mechanical energy transfer from the tip of an Atomic Force Microscope on the dynamics of self-assembly of monolayer films of octadecylamine on mica. The formation of the self-assembled film proceeds in two successive stages, the first being a fast adsorption from solution that follows a Langmuir isotherm. The second is a slower process of island growth by aggregation of the molecules dispersed on the surface. We found that the dynamics of aggregation can be altered substantially by the addition of mechanical energy into the system through controlled tip-surface interactions. This leads to either the creation of pinholes in existing islands as a consequence of vacancy concentration, and to the assembly of residual molecules into more compact islands.

Benitez, J.J.; Heredia-Guerrero, J.A.; Salmeron, M.

2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Supramolecular self-assembled chaos: polyphenolic lignin's barrier to cost-effective lignocellulosic biofuels  

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thereby  cost-­? effective  biofuels  production.   PMID:  effective  lignocellulosic  biofuels.   Achyuthan  KE,  effective   lignocellulosic  biofuels.  Post-­?synthesis  

Achyuthan, Komandoor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Electrochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Chalcogenide Materials  

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Superlattice Thermoelectric Materials and Devices. ScienceCarbon Nanotube Composite Materials. Langmuir 2004, 20, (nanotubes composite materials in solution. Chem. Phys. Lett.

Chang, Chong Hyun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems and methods for creation of conducting networks of magnetic particles through dynamic self-assembly process  

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Self-assembly of magnetic microparticles in AC magnetic fields. Excitation of the system by an AC magnetic field provides a variety of patterns that can be controlled by adjusting the frequency and the amplitude of the field. At low particle densities the low-frequency magnetic excitation favors cluster phase formation, while high frequency excitation favors chains and netlike structures. For denser configurations, an abrupt transition to the network phase was obtained.

Snezhko, Oleksiy (Woodridge, IL); Aronson, Igor (Darien, IL); Kwok, Wai-Kwong (Downers Grove, IL)

2011-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization Of The Local Electrical Environment In An Electrically-guided Protein Patterning System Incorporating Antifouling Self-assembled Monolayer  

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Infrared Spectroscopy GMPCPP Guanosine-5?-[(?,?)-methyleno]triphosphate MIBK Methyl Isobutyl Ketone MPEOPS 2-[methoxypoly-(ethyleneoxy)propyl]-trimethoxysilane MT Microtubule PEG-SAM Poly(ethylene glycol) Self Assembled Monolayer PMMA Poly... in acetone for five minutes, followed by rinsing with acetone and isopropanol and drying with nitrogen gas. After the cleaned silicon wafers were placed on a hot plate at 200 ?C for complete drying, a few drops of electon-beam resist (PMMA (poly...

Park, Jinseon

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Enzyme-free Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide from Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Immobilized on Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Self-Assembled Monolayers  

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A single layer of oxygen-deficient cerium oxide nanoparticles (CNPs) are immobilized on microscopic glass slide using poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PVP) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). A specific colorimetric property of CNPs when reacted with hydrogen peroxide allows for the direct, single-step peroxide detection which can be used in medical diagnosis and explosives detection. Multiple PVP-CNP immobilized layers improve sensitivity of detection and the sensor can be regenerated for reuse.

Gaynor, James D.; Karakoti, Ajay S.; Inerbaev, Talgat; Sanghavi, Shail P.; Nachimuthu, Ponnusamy; Shutthanandan, V.; Seal, Sudipta; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai

2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards rational design of peptides for selective interaction with inorganic materials  

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Utilizing molecular recognition and self-assembly, material-specific biomolecules have shown great promise for engineering and ordering materials at the nanoscale. These molecules, inspired from natural biomineralization ...

Krauland, Eric Mark

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Proton Mediated Chemistry and Catalysis in a Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host  

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Synthetic supramolecular host assemblies can impart unique reactivity to encapsulated guest molecules. Synthetic host molecules have been developed to carry out complex reactions within their cavities, despite the fact that they lack the type of specifically tailored functional groups normally located in the analogous active sites of enzymes. Over the past decade, the Raymond group has developed a series of self-assembled supramolecules and the Bergman group has developed and studied a number of catalytic transformations. In this Account, we detail recent collaborative work between these two groups, focusing on chemical catalysis stemming from the encapsulation of protonated guests and expanding to acid catalysis in basic solution. We initially investigated the ability of a water-soluble, self-assembled supramolecular host molecule to encapsulate protonated guests in its hydrophobic core. Our study of encapsulated protonated amines revealed rich host-guest chemistry. We established that self-exchange (that is, in-out guest movement) rates of protonated amines were dependent on the steric bulk of the amine rather than its basicity. The host molecule has purely rotational tetrahedral (T) symmetry, so guests with geminal N-methyl groups (and their attendant mirror plane) were effectively desymmetrized; this allowed for the observation and quantification of the barriers for nitrogen inversion followed by bond rotation. Furthermore, small nitrogen heterocycles, such as N-alkylaziridines, N-alkylazetidines, and N-alkylpyrrolidines, were found to be encapsulated as proton-bound homodimers or homotrimers. We further investigated the thermodynamic stabilization of protonated amines, showing that encapsulation makes the amines more basic in the cavity. Encapsulation raises the effective basicity of protonated amines by up to 4.5 pK{sub a} units, a difference almost as large as that between the moderate and strong bases carbonate and hydroxide. The thermodynamic stabilization of protonated guests was translated into chemical catalysis by taking advantage of the potential for accelerating reactions that take place via positively charged transition states, which could be potentially stabilized by encapsulation. Orthoformates, generally stable in neutral or basic solution, were found to be suitable substrates for catalytic hydrolysis by the assembly. Orthoformates small enough to undergo encapsulation were readily hydrolyzed by the assembly in basic solution, with rate acceleration factors up to 3900 compared with those of the corresponding uncatalyzed reactions. Furthering the analogy to enzymes that obey Michaelis-Menten kinetics, we observed competitive inhibition with the inhibitor NPr{sub 4}{sup +}, thereby confirming that the interior cavity of the assembly was the active site for catalysis. Mechanistic studies revealed that the assembly is required for catalysis and that the rate-limiting step of the reaction involves proton transfer from hydronium to the encapsulated substrate. Encapsulation in the assembly changes the orthoformate hydrolysis from an A-1 mechanism (in which decomposition of the protonated substrate is the rate-limiting step) to an A-S{sub E}2 mechanism (in which proton transfer is the rate-limiting step). The study of hydrolysis in the assembly was next extended to acetals, which were also catalytically hydrolyzed by the assembly in basic solution. Acetal hydrolysis changed from the A-1 mechanism in solution to an A-2 mechanism inside the assembly, where attack of water on the protonated substrate is rate limiting. This work provides rare examples of assembly-catalyzed reactions that proceed with substantial rate accelerations despite the absence of functional groups in the cavity and with mechanisms fully elucidated by quantitative kinetic studies.

Pluth, Michael; Bergman, Robert; Raymond, Kenneth

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled monolayer cleaning methods: Towards fabrication of clean high-temperature superconductor nanostructures  

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Although extensive amounts of research have been carried out on superconductor-normal metal-superconductor (SNS) electronic devices, the fabrication of superconductor SNS devices still remains difficult. Surface modification of high-temperature superconductors could be a way to control the interface of SNS electronic device fabrication. Here, we developed a cleaning method for thin films of high-temperature superconductor surface based on self-assembled monolayers. High-quality c-axis orientated YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (i.e., YBCO) and Y{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Ba{sub 1.6}La{sub 0.4}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (i.e., TX-YBCO) thin films were deposited by standard laser ablation methods. YBCO/Au/YBCO and TX-YBCO/Au/TX-YBCO planar type junctions were fabricated by photolithography, focused-ion-beam milling, and ex situ sputter depositions. A 40-50 nm nanotrench was ion milled on the thin film by FIB, and a thin gold layer was deposited by an ex situ method on the nanotrench to connect the two separated high-temperature superconductor electrodes. SEM, AFM, and R vs T resistivity measurements were used to compare the corrosion layer formed in the interface of the SNS junctions with the SAM cleaned SNS junction. Evidence here suggests that the SAM cleaning method can be used to remove the degradation layer on the surface of cuprate superconductors. The obtained contact resistivity value (10{sup -8} {omega} cm{sup 2}) for a SNS junction with SAM treatment is comparable with that of SNS junctions fabricated by the in situ methods.

Kim, Sungwook; Chang, In Soon; McDevitt, John T. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1167 (United States)

2005-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

424

Synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous silica materials using sodium silicate and amphiphilic block copolymers  

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Synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous silica materials using sodium silicate and amphiphilic block) structures, using sodium silicate as the silica source and amphiphilic block copolymers as the structure of mesoporous silica material using nonionic surfac- tant and sodium silicate in the pH range 3­10.5. However

Kim, Ji Man

425

Synthesis of Novel Polypeptide-Silica Hybrid Materials through Surface-Initiated N-carboxyanhydride Polymerization  

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synthesis routes derived from sol-gel chemistry .......................... 4 1.3 Polymerization behavior of aqueous silica ............................................................ 11 1.4 Simulated structures from various growth models... are still used; however, the use of sol-gel chemistry for silica matrix construction permits the greatest degree of design flexibility and variety of materials that can be synthesized. Common synthesis techniques derived from sol-gel chemistry have been...

Lunn, Jonathan D.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

426

Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Storage Applications: Design, Synthesis and Mechanism Studies  

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The self-assembly of metal ions and organic linkers could afford 3-dimensional (3D) porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). They are promising materials for clean energy applications including carbon capture, hydrogen storage and methane storage...

Liu, Yangyang

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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DOI: 10.1002/adem.200700076 Novel Method for Synthesis of Nano-Materials: Combustion of Active  

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DOI: 10.1002/adem.200700076 Novel Method for Synthesis of Nano-Materials: Combustion of Active- and combustion synthesis. A combination of combustion and reactive solution approaches leads to so- called solution (aqueous) combustion synthesis (SCS) method.[1­3] Typically SCS involves a self-sustained reaction

Mukasyan, Alexander

428

Synthesis, Characterization and Testing of Novel Anode and Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries  

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During this program we have synthesized and characterized several novel cathode and anode materials for application in Li-ion batteries. Novel synthesis routes like chemical doping, electroless deposition and sol-gel method have been used and techniques like impedance, cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge cycling have been used to characterize these materials. Mathematical models have also been developed to fit the experimental result, thus helping in understanding the mechanisms of these materials.

White, Ralph E.; Popov, Branko N.

2002-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and study of frustrated oxide and mixed anion materials   

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Mixed anion systems, such as oxynitrides and oxyfluorides, are an emerging class of interesting materials. The lower stability of mixed anion systems in comparison to oxide materials has had the consequence that this ...

Clark, Lucy

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

430

Field-structured material media and methods for synthesis thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present application is directed to a new class of composite materials, called field-structured composite (FSC) materials, which comprise a oriented aggregate structure made of magnetic particles suspended in a nonmagnetic medium, and to a new class of processes for their manufacture. FSC materials have much potential for application, including use in chemical, optical, environmental, and mechanical sensors.

Martin, James E. (Tijeras, NM); Hughes, Robert C. (Albuquerque, NM); Anderson, Robert A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ investigation of formation of self-assembled nanodomain structure in lithium niobate after pulse laser irradiation  

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The evolution of the self-assembled quasi-regular micro- and nanodomain structures after pulse infrared laser irradiation was studied by in situ optical observation. The average periods of the structures are much less than the sizes of the laser spots. The polarization reversal occurs through covering of the whole irradiated area by the nets of the spatially separated nanodomain chains and microdomain rays--''hatching effect.'' The main stages of the anisotropic nanodomain kinetics: nucleation, growth, and branching, have been singled out. The observed abnormal domain kinetics was attributed to the action of the pyroelectric field arising during cooling after laser heating.

Shur, V. Ya.; Kuznetsov, D. K.; Mingaliev, E. A.; Yakunina, E. M.; Lobov, A. I.; Ievlev, A. V. [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Ural State University, Lenin Ave. 51, Ekaterinburg 620083 (Russian Federation)

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Dramatically enhanced self-assembly of GeSi quantum dots with superior photoluminescence induced by the substrate misorientation  

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A dramatically enhanced self-assembly of GeSi quantum dots (QDs) is disclosed on slightly miscut Si (001) substrates, leading to extremely dense QDs and even a growth mode transition. The inherent mechanism is addressed in combination of the thermodynamics and the growth kinetics both affected by steps on the vicinal surface. Moreover, temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectra from dense GeSi QDs on the miscut substrate demonstrate a rather strong peak persistent up to 300 K, which is attributed to the well confinement of excitons in the dense GeSi QDs due to the absence of the wetting layer on the miscut substrate.

Zhou, Tong; Zhong, Zhenyang, E-mail: zhenyangz@fudan.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of 4-electrode optical device for application of vector electric fields to self-assembled quantum dot complexes  

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Self-assembled InAs quantum dots (QDs) are of great interest as components of optoelectronic devices that can operate at the quantum limit. The charge configuration, interdot coupling, and symmetry of complexes containing multiple QDs can all be tuned with applied electric fields, but the magnitude and angle of the electric field required to control each of these parameters depend on the orientation of the QD complex. We present a 4-electrode device compatible with optical excitation and emission that allows application of electric fields with arbitrary magnitudes and angles relative to isolated QD complexes. We demonstrate the electric field tunability of this device with numerical simulations.

Zhou, Xinran; Doty, Matthew, E-mail: doty@udel.edu [University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypermodular Self-Assembling Space Solar Power -- Design Option for Mid-Term GEO Utility-Scale Power Plants  

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This paper presents a design for scaleable space solar power systems based on free-flying reflectors and module self-assembly. Lower system cost of utility-scale space solar power is achieved by design independence of yet-to-be-built in-space assembly or transportation infrastructure. Using current and expected near-term technology, this study describe a design for mid-term utility-scale power plants in geosynchronous orbits. High-level economic considerations in the context of current and expected future launch costs are given as well.

Leitgab, Martin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cooperative Sequential Adsorption Model in Two Dimensions with Experimental Applications for Ionic Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles  

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Self-assembly of nanoparticles is an important tool in nanotechnology, with numerous applications including thin films, electronics, and drug delivery. We study the deposition of ionic nanoparticles on a glass substrate both experimentally and theoretically. Our theoretical model consists of a stochastic cooperative adsorption and evaporation process on a two-dimensional lattice. By exploring the relationship between the initial concentration of nanoparticles in the colloidal solution and the density of particles deposited on the substrate, we relate the deposition rate of our theoretical model to the concentration.

L. Jonathan Cook; D. A. Mazilu; I. Mazilu; B. M. Simpson; E. M. Schwen; V. O. Kim; A. M. Seredinski

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface plasmon resonance method for probing interactions in nanostructures: CdS nanoparticles linked to Au and Ag substrates by self-assembled hexanedithiol and aminoethanethiol monolayers  

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Self-assembled hexanedithiol (HDT) and aminoethanethiol (AET) monolayers (SAMs), {approx}0.4--0.8 nm in thickness, are used to link {approx}5 nm diam CdS nanoparticles covalently and electrostatically onto Au and Ag substrates. The resulting nanostructures are probed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements. The CdS nanoparticle--SAM--substrate interactions manifesting themselves in the dielectric functions of the multilayered systems, are detected in the SPR data, and are discussed in terms of a phenomenological six-layer model. The SPR response of the Ag substrate is more sensitive to neighboring interactions than the Au substrate. The SEM images show that the CdS, connected either by HDT or AET onto Ag substrates, forms crystalline structures. The interactions responsible for this crystallization are absent in samples employing Au substrates, in which case only {approx}5 nm diam CdS nanoparticles are detected by SEM. The experimental results of the present article, analyzed in detail using Fresnel and Maxwell equations, demonstrate how the SPR technique can be used to characterize layered nanostructured materials. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

Hutter, E.; Fendler, J. H.; Roy, D.

2001-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The synthesis and characterization of porous, conductive, and ordered materials  

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Two different classes of polymers were pursued as candidates for materials possessing porosity, conductivity, and crystalline order. Attempts were made with hexaazatrinaphthylene- and dibenzotetrathiafulvalene-based ...

Narayan, Tarun Chandru

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Irradiation-Free, Columnar Defects Comprised of Self-Assembled Nanodots and Nanorods Resulting in Strongly Enhanced Flux-Pinning in YBa2Cu307-? Films  

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The development of biaxially textured, second-generation, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wires is expected to enable most large-scale applications of HTS materials, in particular electric-power applications. For many potential applications, high critical currents in applied magnetic fields are required. It is well known that columnar defects generated by irradiating high-temperature superconducting materials with heavy ions significantly enhance the in-field critical current density. Hence, for over a decade scientists world-wide have sought means to produce such columnar defects in HTS materials without the expense and complexity of ionizing radiation. Using a simple and practically scalable technique, we have succeeded in producing long, nearly continuous vortex pins along the c-axis in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO), in the form of self-assembled stacks of BaZrO{sub 3} (BZO) nanodots and nanorods. The nanodots and nanorods have a diameter of {approx}2-3 nm and an areal density ('matching field') of 8-10 T for 2 vol.% incorporation of BaZrO{sub 3}. In addition, four misfit dislocations around each nanodot or nanorod are aligned and act as extended columnar defects. YBCO films with such defects exhibit significantly enhanced pinning with less sensitivity to magnetic fields H. In particular, at intermediate field values, the current density, J{sub c}, varies as J{sub c} {approx}H{sup -{alpha}}, with {alpha} {approx} 0.3 rather than the usual values 0.5-0.65. Similar results were also obtained for CaZrO{sub 3} (CZO) and YSZ incorporation in the form of nanodots and nanorods within YBCO, indicating the broad applicability of the developed process. The process could also be used to incorporate self-assembled nanodots and nanorods within matrices of other materials for different applications, such as magnetic materials.

Goyal, Amit [ORNL; Kang, Sukill [ORNL; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL; Martin, Patrick M [ORNL; Gapud, Albert Agcaoili [ORNL; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Ijaduola, Anota O [ORNL; Specht, Eliot D [ORNL; Thompson, James R [ORNL; Christen, David K [ORNL; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; List III, Frederick Alyious [ORNL

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational study of the transport mechanisms of molecules and ions in solid materials  

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electrolytes is a key element in the development of the solid lithium ion batteries. One promising material is dilithium phthalocyanine (Li2Pc), which upon self-assembly may form conducting channels for fast ion transport. Computational chemistry is employed...

Zhang, Yingchun

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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NEWS & VIEWS nature materials | VOL 5 | APRIL 2006 | www.nature.com/naturematerials 253  

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the mechanical response of surfaces, thin films and bulk materials. In this method, a `sharp' or blunt diamond of monocrystalline6 or polycrystalline soap bubble rafts7 , mesoscale self- assembly of soft polymeric objects8

Suresh, Subra

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Facile synthesis of nanostructured vanadium oxide as cathode materials for efficient Li-ion batteries  

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approximately 100 nm in width and 1­2 mm in length have been fabricated via the hydrothermal process microspheres;10 hydrothermal synthesis of VO2 (B) nanobelts,11,12 nanorods,13 nanoflakes and nanoflowers.14 materials, long fabrication times and complicated processing methods, which in turn result in a high cost

Cao, Guozhong

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Graphene oxide-based materials : synthesis, characterization and applications.  

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??In this study, the properties and applications of graphene oxide-based materials have been explored. Specifically, graphene oxide, i.e. a single layer of graphite oxide, reduced… (more)

Zhou, Xiaozhu.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The DOE Center of Excellence for the Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials: Research briefs  

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This publication is designed to inform present and potential customers and partners of the DOE Center of Excellence for the Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials about significant advances resulting from Center-coordinated research. The format is an easy-to-read, not highly technical, concise presentation of the accomplishments. Selected accomplishments from each of the Center`s seven initial focused projects are presented. The seven projects are: (1) conventional and superplastic forming; (2) materials joining; (3) nanoscale materials for energy applications; (4) microstructural engineering with polymers; (5) tailored microstructures in hard magnets; (6) processing for surface hardness; and (7) mechanically reliable surface oxides for high-temperature corrosion resistance.

NONE

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Block copolymer photonic crystals : towards self-assembled active optical elements  

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Block copolymers have proven to be a unique materials platform for easily fabricated large-area photonic crystals. While the basic concept of block copolymer based photonic band gap materials has been well demonstrated, ...

Yoon, Jongseung

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly and selective swelling in Lamellar block copolymer photonic gels  

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Materials with responsive structural color have broad applications ranging from sensing to smart coating. Nature provides inspirations for the design of such materials. Mimicking the structure of the skin elements responsible ...

Fan, Yin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and charge transport properties of alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers on Au (111) surface: The Role of Molecular Tilt  

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The relationship between charge transport and mechanical properties of alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on Au(111) films has been investigated using an atomic force microscope with a conductive tip. Molecular tilts induced by the pressure applied by the tip cause stepwise increases in film conductivity. A decay constant {beta} = 0.57 {+-} 0.03 {angstrom}{sup -1} was found for the current passing through the film as a function of tip-substrate separation due to this molecular tilt. This is significantly smaller than the value of {approx} 1 {angstrom}{sup -1} found when the separation is changed by changing the length of the alkanethiol molecules. Calculations indicate that for isolated dithiol molecules S-bonded to hollow sites, the junction conductance does not vary significantly as a function of molecular tilt. The impact of S-Au bonding on SAM conductance is discussed.

Mulleregan, Alice; Qi, Yabing; Ratera, Imma; Park, Jeong Y.; Ashby, Paul D.; Quek, Su Ying; Neaton, J. B.; Salmeron, Miquel

2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealing off a carbon nanotube with a self-assembled aqueous valve for the storage of hydrogen in GPa pressure  

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The end section of a carbon nanotube, cut by acid treatment, contains hydrophillic oxygen groups. Water molecules can self-assemble around these groups to seal off a carbon nanotube and form an "aqueous valve". Molecular dynamics simulations on single-wall (12,12) and (15,15) tubes with dangling carboxyl groups show that the formation of aqueous valves can be achieved both in the absence of and in the presence of high pressure hydrogen. Furthermore, significant diffusion barriers through aqueous valves are identified. It indicates that such valves could hold hydrogen inside the tube with GPa pressure. Releasing hydrogen is easily achieved by melting the "aqueous valve". Such a design provides a recyclable and non- destructive way to store hydrogen in GPa pressure. Under the storage conditions dictated by sealing off the container in liquid water, the hydrogen density inside the container is higher than that for solid hydrogen, which promises excellent weight storage efficiency.

Chen, H Y; Gong, X G; Liu, Zhi-Feng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of FCC-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals using the vertical convective self-assemble method  

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In order to determine the optimal conditions for the growth of high-quality 250 nm-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals by the vertical convective self-assemble method, the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology is applied. The influence of the evaporation temperature, the volume fraction, and the pH of the colloidal suspension is studied by means of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) in a 3{sup 3} factorial design. Characteristics of the stacking lattice of the resulting colloidal crystals are determined by scanning electron microscopy and angle-resolved transmittance spectroscopy. Quantitative results from the statistical test show that the temperature is the most critical factor influencing the quality of the colloidal crystal, obtaining highly ordered structures with FCC stacking lattice at a growth temperature of 40°C.

Castańeda-Uribe, O. A.; Salcedo-Reyes, J. C.; Méndez-Pinzón, H. A. [Thin Films Group, Physics Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 53, Lab. 414, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia); Pedroza-Rodríguez, A. M. [Microbiology Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 51, Lab. 101, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Urea-Functionalized M4L6 Cage Receptors: Self-Assembly, Dynamics, and Anion Recognition in Aqueous Solutions  

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We present an extensive study of a novel class of de novo designed tetrahedral M{sub 4}L{sub 6} (M = Ni, Zn) cage receptors, wherein internal decoration of the cage cavities with urea anion-binding groups, via functionalization of the organic components L, led to selective encapsulation of tetrahedral oxoanions EO{sub 4}{sup -} (E = S, Se, Cr, Mo, W, n = 2; E = P, n = 3) from aqueous solutions, based on shape, size, and charge recognition. External functionalization with tBu groups led to enhanced solubility of the cages in aqueous methanol solutions, thereby allowing for their thorough characterization by multinuclear ({sup 1}H, {sup 13}C, {sup 77}Se) and diffusion NMR spectroscopies. Additional experimental characterization by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, UV-vis spectroscopy, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, as well as theoretical calculations, led to a detailed understanding of the cage structures, self-assembly, and anion encapsulation. We found that the cage self-assembly is templated by EO{sub 4}{sup -} oxoanions (n {ge} 2), and upon removal of the templating anion the tetrahedral M{sub 4}L{sub 6} cages rearrange into different coordination assemblies. The exchange selectivity among EO{sub 4}{sup -} oxoanions has been investigated with {sup 77}Se NMR spectroscopy using {sup 77}SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-} as an anionic probe, which found the following selectivity trend: PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} CrO{sub 4}{sup 2-} > SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} > SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-} > MoO{sub 4}{sup 2-} > WO{sub 4}{sup 2-}. In addition to the complementarity and flexibility of the cage receptor, a combination of factors have been found to contribute to the observed anion selectivity, including the anions charge, size, hydration, basicity, and hydrogen-bond acceptor abilities.

Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Bonnesen, Peter V [ORNL; Duncan, Nathan C [ORNL; Van Berkel, Gary J [ORNL; Hay, Benjamin [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of anion-pi interactions between multi-atomic anions and pi-acidic ring systems on the self-assembly of coordination compounds  

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involving large complex anions are controlling elements in self-assembly reactions with cations that involve ?-acidic ring systems. Syntheses performed with the ligand 3-6-bis(2’-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine, or bptz, with M(II) first row transition metal...

Schottel, Brandi Lee

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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1038 2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheimwileyonlinelibrary.com Molecular Self-Assembly on Graphene  

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1038 © 2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheimwileyonlinelibrary.com reviews Graphene Molecular Self-Assembly on Graphene J. M. MacLeod,* and F. Rosei* The formation of ordered arrays with tailored properties. In recent years, graphene has emerged as an appealing substrate for molecular self

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Rational Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Optical Properties of PbS-Au Heterogeneous Nanostructures via Preferential  

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to their narrow size distribution and intrinsic high-symmetry, the resulting PbS-Au4 and PbS-Aun heterogeneous the solution growth of gold tips on hexagonal-phase CdSe nanorods at room temperature.1 This selective growth. (3) Yu, H.; Chen, M.; Rice, P. M.; Wang, S. X.; White, R. L.; Sun, S. Nano Lett. 2005, 5, 379. Li, Y

Wei, Ji

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Simple and rapid synthesis of ultrathin gold nanowires, their self-assembly and application in surface-enhanced Raman scatteringw  

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, Accepted 26th January 2009 First published as an Advance Article on the web 23rd February 2009 DOI: 10 temperature without stirring for 4B5 hours until the color gradually changed to dark red. The final products

Xing, Bengang

454

In vitro studies of single-stranded RNA virus self-assembly.  

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??Viruses are self-replicating nucleoprotein complexes that have the ability to cause diseases and are composed of, at least, a single copy of genetic material (either… (more)

Comas Garcia, Mauricio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attractive electrostatic self-assembly of ordered and disordered heterogeneous colloids  

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Ionic colloidal crystals are here defined as multicomponent ordered colloidal structures stabilized by attractive electrostatic interactions. These crystals are colloidal analogues to ionic materials including zincblende, ...

Maskaly, Garry R. (Garry Russell), 1978-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Metal-oxide-based energetic materials and synthesis thereof  

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A method of preparing energetic metal-oxide-based energetic materials using sol-gel chemistry has been invented. The wet chemical sol-gel processing provides an improvement in both safety and performance. Essentially, a metal-oxide oxidizer skeletal structure is prepared from hydrolyzable metals (metal salts or metal alkoxides) with fuel added to the sol prior to gelation or synthesized within the porosity metal-oxide gel matrix. With metal salt precursors a proton scavenger is used to destabilize the sol and induce gelation. With metal alkoxide precursors standard well-known sol-gel hydrolysis and condensation reactions are used. Drying is done by standard sol-gel practices, either by a slow evaporation of the liquid residing within the pores to produce a high density solid nanocomposite, or by supercritical extraction to produce a lower density, high porous nanocomposite. Other ingredients may be added to this basic nanostructure to change physical and chemical properties, which include organic constituents for binders or gas generators during reactions, burn rate modifiers, or spectral emitters.

Tillotson, Thomas M. (Tracy, CA), Simpson; Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA)

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Organoclay Nanolaminates Synthesized via Simple Self-Assembly  

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transform fully dense solids into ultralow thermal conductivity materials. Here we report a simple self of nanolaminate spacing. A simple series resistance model describes the behavior and gives an interfacial thermal thermal conductance For phonon-mediated heat conduction, a material is generally thought to reach its

Braun, Paul

458

Bridged polysilsesquioxanes: A molecular based approach for the synthesis of functional hybrid materials  

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Bridged polysilsesquioxanes (BPS) are a family of hybrid organic-inorganic materials prepared by sol-gel polymerization of molecular building blocks that contain a variable organic component and at least two trifunctional silyl groups. The resulting xerogels and aerogels have physical and mechanical properties that are strongly influenced by the organic bridging group. This talk focuses on the synthesis of functional bridged polysilsesquioxanes. Incorporation of functional groups that respond to chemical, photochemical, or thermal stimuli can provide handles for modifying bulk morphology and/or provide function. These materials can find use as ion exchange media, chromatographic stationary phases, photoresists and high capacity selective chemical absorbents.

SHEA,KENNETH J.; LOY,DOUGLAS A.

2000-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Investigation of Self-Assembled Peptide Nanostructures for Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications  

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In this dissertation, molecular simulation techniques are used for the theoretical prediction of nanoscale properties for peptide-based materials. This work is focused on two particular systems: peptide nanotubes formed by cyclic-D,L peptide units...

Carvajal Diaz, Jennifer Andrea

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Templated self-assembly of nanoporous alumina : pore formation and ordering mechanisms, methodologies, and applications  

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Porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO), also known as porous alumina, is a self-ordered nanostructured material well-suited for use in electronic, magnetic, optical and biological applications due to its small pore size (4-200nm) ...

Krishnan, Ramkumar, 1975-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of conformal polymer electrolyte film for lithium ion microbatteries  

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I apply the theory of polar and apolar intermolecular interactions to predict the behavior of combinations of common battery materials, specifically the cathode substrate lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) and the polymer separator ...

Bieber, Christalee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Nanostructured electrospun fibers : from superhydrophobicity to block copolymer self-assembly  

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Electrospinning has emerged in recent years as a relatively easy, efficient and robust method to make ultrafine continuous fibers with diameter on the order of -100 nm from a variety of materials. As a result, numerous ...

Ma, Minglin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Neutral radical molecules ordered in self-assembled monolayer systems for quantum information processing  

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Studies (CNLS), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87544, USA d Department of Chemistry and the Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA Received 13

Tretiak, Sergei

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Structural Transformations in self-assembled Semiconductor Quantum Dots as inferred by Transmission Electron Microscopy  

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electronic and optoelectronic devices.1-3 ZnO is a promising material for UV optoelectronics due to its of the results have been widely reproduced or resulted in stable optoelectronic devices. p-type ZnO NWs have also

Moeck, Peter

465

Theory and experiment for one-dimensional directed self-assembly of nanoparticles  

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and Vakhtang Putkaradze Department of Mathematics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 Deying Xia and S. R. J. Bruecka Center for High Technology Materials and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 Received 23 March 2005

New Mexico, University of

466

Poly(methyl methacrylate) as a self-assembled gate dielectric for graphene field-effect transistors  

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We investigate poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as a low thermal budget organic gate dielectric for graphene field effect-transistors (GFETs) based on a simple process flow. We show that high temperature baking steps above the glass transition temperature (?130?°C) can leave a self-assembled, thin PMMA film on graphene, where we get a gate dielectric almost for “free” without additional atomic layer deposition type steps. Electrical characterization of GFETs with PMMA as a gate dielectric yields a dielectric constant of k?=?3.0. GFETs with thinner PMMA dielectrics have a lower dielectric constant due to decreased polarization arising from neutralization of dipoles and charged carriers as baking temperatures increase. The leakage through PMMA gate dielectric increases with decreasing dielectric thickness and increasing electric field. Unlike conventional high-k gate dielectrics, such low-k organic gate dielectrics are potentially attractive for devices such as the proposed Bilayer pseudoSpin Field-Effect Transistor or flexible high speed graphene electronics.

Sanne, A.; Movva, H. C. P.; Kang, S.; McClellan, C.; Corbet, C. M.; Banerjee, S. K. [Microelectronics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78758 (United States)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Encapsulation and Characterization of Proton-Bound Amine Homodimers in a Water Soluble, Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host  

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Cyclic amines can be encapsulated in a water-soluble self-assembled supramolecular host upon protonation. The hydrogen bonding ability of the cyclic amines, as well as the reduced degrees of rotational freedom, allows for the formation of proton-bound homodimers inside of the assembly which are otherwise not observable in aqueous solution. The generality of homodimer formation was explored with small N-alkyl aziridines, azetidines, pyrrolidines and piperidines. Proton-bound homodimer formation is observed for N-alkylaziridines (R = methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl), N-alkylazetidines (R = isopropyl, tertbutyl), and N-methylpyrrolidine. At high concentration, formation of a proton-bound homotrimer is observed in the case of N-methylaziridine. The homodimers stay intact inside the assembly over a large concentration range, thereby suggesting cooperative encapsulation. Both G3(MP2)B3 and G3B3 calculations of the proton-bound homodimers were used to investigate the enthalpy of the hydrogen bond in the proton-bound homodimers and suggest that the enthalpic gain upon formation of the proton-bound homodimers may drive guest encapsulation.

Pluth, Michael; Fiedler, Dorothea; Mugridge, Jeffrey; Bergman, Robert; Raymond, Kenneth

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of graphene oxide coated soft magnetic carbonyl iron particles and their magnetorheology  

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The surface of carbonyl iron (CI) microspheres was modified with graphene oxide (GO) as a coating material using 4-aminobenzoic acid as the grafting agent. The morphology, elemental composition, and magnetic properties of the GO-coated CI (GO/CI) particles were examined by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry, respectively, confirming their composite formation. The magnetorheological (MR) performance of the GO/CI particle-based suspension was examined using a rotational rheometer connected to a magnetic field supply. The GO/CI particles suspension exhibited typical MR properties with increasing shear stress and viscosity depending on the applied magnetic field strength.

Zhang, W. L.; Choi, H. J., E-mail: hjchoi@inha.ac.kr [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach  

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A method for synthesizing composites with architectural control on the nanometer scale is described. A polymerizable lyotropic liquid-crystalline monomer is used to form an inverse hexagonal phase in the presence of a second polymer precursor solution. The monomer system acts as an organic template, providing the underlying matrix and order of the composite system. Polymerization of the template in the presence of an optional cross-linking agent with retention of the liquid-crystalline order is carried out followed by a second polymerization of the second polymer precursor within the channels of the polymer template to provide an ordered nanocomposite material.

Gin, Douglas L. (Moraga, CA); Fischer, Walter M. (Leoben, AT); Gray, David H. (El Cerrito, CA); Smith, Ryan C. (Berkeley, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly ordered nanocomposites via a monomer self-assembly in situ condensation approach  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for synthesizing composites with architectural control on the nanometer scale is described. A polymerizable lyotropic liquid-crystalline monomer is used to form an inverse hexagonal phase in the presence of a second polymer precursor solution. The monomer system acts as an organic template, providing the underlying matrix and order of the composite system. Polymerization of the template in the presence of an optional cross-linking agent with retention of the liquid-crystalline order is carried out followed by a second polymerization of the second polymer precursor within the channels of the polymer template to provide an ordered nanocomposite material. 13 figs.

Gin, D.L.; Fischer, W.M.; Gray, D.H.; Smith, R.C.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Hexanuclear Clusters of 4f and 5f Elements with Cation Specificity  

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Six hexanuclear clusters of 4f and 5f elements were synthesized by room-temperature slow concentration experiments. Cerium(IV), thorium(IV), and plutonium(IV) each form two different hexanuclear clusters, among which the cerium and plutonium clusters are isotypic, whereas the thorium clusters show more diversity. The change in ionic radii of approximately 0.08 Ĺ between these different metal ions tunes the cavity size so that NH{sub 4}{sup +} (1.48 Ĺ) has the right dimensions to assemble the cerium and plutonium clusters, whereas Cs{sup +} (1.69 Ĺ) is necessary to assemble the thorium clusters. If these cations are not used in the reactions, only amorphous material is obtained.

Diwu, J.; Good, Justin J.; DiStefano, Victoria H.; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A solution NMR investigation into the impaired self-assembly properties of two murine amelogenins containing the point mutations T21?I or P41?T  

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Amelogenesis imperfecta describes a group of inherited disorders that results in defective tooth enamel. Two disorders associated with human amelogenesis imperfecta are the point mutations T21?I or P40?T in amelogenin, the dominant protein present during the early stages of enamel biomineralization. The biophysical properties of wildtype murine amelogenin (M180) and two proteins containing the equivalent mutations in murine amelogenin, T21?I (M180-I) and P41?T (M180-T), were probed by NMR spectroscopy. At low protein concentration (0.1 mM), M180, M180-I, and M180-T are predomi- nately monomeric at pH 3.0 in 2% acetic acid and neither mutation produces a major structural change. Chemical shift perturbation studies as a function of protein (0.1–1.8 mM) or NaCl (0–400 mM) concentra- tions show that the mutations affect the self-association properties by causing self-assembly at lower protein or salt concentrations, relative to wildtype amelogenin, with the largest effect observed for M180-I. Under both conditions, the premature self-assembly is initiated near the N-terminus, providing further evidence for the importance of this region in the self-assembly process. The self-association of M180-I and M180-T at lower protein concentrations and lower ionic strengths than wildtype M180 may account for the clinical phenotypes of these mutations, defective enamel formation.

Buchko, Garry W.; Lin, Genyao; Tarasevich, Barbara J.; Shaw, Wendy J.

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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copyrisht@ree2bythen-""i"",,R3il:'J[$H#"",i*tTy"t"*r1"'J?rt;""mission orthecopyrightowner. Toward Orthogonal Self-Assembly of Redox Active  

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Orthogonal Self-Assembly of Redox Active Molecules on Pt and Au: Selective Reaction of Disulfide with Au.; Uphaus,R. A. Microchem.J.1990,42, 44, and referencestherein on viologen monolayer electrochemistry. (5

Prentiss, Mara

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Final report : LDRD project 79824 carbon nanotube sorting via DNA-directed self-assembly.  

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Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have shown great promise in novel applications in molecular electronics, biohazard detection, and composite materials. Commercially synthesized nanotubes exhibit a wide dispersion of geometries and conductivities, and tend to aggregate. Hence the key to using these materials is the ability to solubilize and sort carbon nanotubes according to their geometric/electronic properties. One of the most effective dispersants is single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), but there are many outstanding questions regarding the interaction between nucleic acids and SWNTs. In this work we focus on the interactions of SWNTs with single monomers of nucleic acids, as a first step to answering these outstanding questions. We use atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to calculate the binding energy of six different nucleotide monophosphates (NMPs) to a (6,0) single-wall carbon nanotube in aqueous solution. We find that the binding energies are generally favorable, of the order of a few kcal/mol. The binding energies of the different NMPs were very similar in salt solution, whereas we found a range of binding energies for NMPs in pure water. The binding energies are sensitive to the details of the association of the sodium ions with the phosphate groups and also to the average conformations of the nucleotides. We use electronic structure (Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Moller-Plesset second order perturbation to uncorrelated Hartree Fock theory (MP2)) methods to complement the classical force field study. With judicious choices of DFT exchange correlation functionals, we find that DFT, MP2, and classical force field predictions are in qualitative and even quantitative agreement; all three methods should give reliable and valid predictions. However, in one important case, the interactions between ions and metallic carbon nanotubes--the SWNT polarization-induced affinity for ions, neglected in most classical force field studies, is found to be extremely large (on the order of electron volts) and may have important consequences for various SWNT applications. Finally, the adsorption of NMPs onto single-walled carbon nanotubes were studied experimentally. The nanotubes were sonicated in the presence of the nucleotides at various weight fractions and centrifuged before examining the ultraviolet absorbance of the resulting supernatant. A distinct Langmuir adsorption isotherm was obtained for each nucleotide. All of the nucleotides differ in their saturation value as well as their initial slope, which we attribute to differences both in nucleotide structure and in the binding ability of different types or clusters of tubes. Results from this simple system provide insights toward development of dispersion and separation methods for nanotubes: strongly binding nucleotides are likely to help disperse, whereas weaker ones may provide selectivity that may be beneficial to a separation process.

Robinson, David B; Leung, Kevin; Rempe, Susan B.; Dossa, Paul D.; Frischknecht, Amalie Lucile; Martin, Marcus Gary

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Structural Observations of Self-Assembling, Fibrillar Gels Composed of Two-Directional Bolaform Arborols  

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Arborols are dumbbell shaped molecules (bolaform amphiphiles) in which a hydrophobic spacer separates two hydrophilic end groups. They are a valuable model for naturally occurring fibers, such as actin or amyloid. Applications to materials science can be envisioned. On cooling from warm aqueous or methanolic solutions, arborols spontaneously assemble into long fibers. When the solutions are above a certain concentration that depends on the hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance, this leads to thermally reversible gels stabilized by a mechanism that is poorly understood. With the help of wide angle X-ray scattering, details of the arborol fiber and gel structure were obtained on wet gels. The characteristic dimensions of the fibers vary in a sensible fashion with the molecular specifics. Solvent character appears to affect the average domain length of arborols stacked into fibers. Fluorescently labeled arborols were prepared. The label does not prevent incorporation into the fibrillar structure, rendering fibril bundles visible in wet gels. Bundles are visible in concentrated gels, but not in less concentrated sols. These results are consistent with observations of dried arborols using atomic force microscopy and with previously published freeze-fracture electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering experiments on dried gels.

Sun, J.

2005-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembling Sup-porosity: The Effect On Fluid Flow And Seismic Wave Propagation  

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Fractures and joints in the field often contain debris within the void spaces. Debris originates from many different mechanisms: organic and/or inorganic chemical reactions/mineralization, sediment transport, formation of a fracture, mechanical weathering or combinations of these processes. In many cases, the presence of debris forms a â??sub-porosityâ?ť within the fracture void space. This sub-porosity often is composed of material that differs from the fracture walls in mineralogy and morphology. The â??sub-porosityâ?ť may partially fill voids that are on the order of hundreds of microns and thereby reduce the local porosity to lengths scales on the order of sub-microns to tens of microns. It is quite clear that a sub-porosity affects fracture porosity, permeability and storativity. What is not known is how the existence/formation of a sub-porosity affects seismic wave propagation and consequently our ability to probe changes in the subsurface caused by the formation or alteration of a sub-porosity. If seismic techniques are to be developed to monitor the injection and containment of phases in sequestration reservoirs or the propping of hydraulically induced fracture to enhance oil & gas production, it is important to understand how a sub-porosity within a fracture affects macroscopic seismic and hydraulic measurements. A sub-porosity will directly affect the interrelationship between the seismic and hydraulic properties of a fracture. This reports contains the results of the three main topics of research that were performed (1) to determine the effect of a sub-porosity composed of spherical grains on seismic wave propagation across fractures, (2) to determine the effect of biofilm growth in pores and between grains on seismic wave propagation in sediment, and (3) to determine the effect of the scale of observation (field-of-view) on monitoring alteration the pore space within a fracture caused by reactive flow. A brief summary of the results for each topic is contained in the report and the full details of the research and approach are contained in the publications found in the Attachment section of this report. A list of presentation and publications of all work associated with this grant is also provided.

Pyrak-Nolte, Laura J. [Purdue University

2013-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Composition-tailored synthesis of gradient transition metal precursor particles for lithium-ion battery cathode materials.  

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We report the tailored synthesis of particles with internal gradients in transition metal composition aided by the use of a general process model. Tailored synthesis of transition metal particles was achieved using a coprecipitation reaction with tunable control over the process conditions. Gradients in the internal composition of the particles was monitored and confirmed experimentally by analysis of particles collected during regularly timed intervals. Particles collected from the reactor at the end of the process were used as the precursor material for the solid-state synthesis of Li{sub 1.2}(Mn{sub 0.62}Ni{sub 0.38}){sub 0.8}O{sub 2}, which was electrochemically evaluated as the active cathode material in a lithium battery. The Li{sub 1.2}(Mn{sub 0.62}Ni{sub 0.38}){sub 0.8}O{sub 2} material was the first example of a structurally integrated multiphase material with a tailored internal gradient in relative transition metal composition as the active cathode material in a lithium-ion battery. We believe our general synthesis strategy may be applied to produce a variety of new cathode materials with tunable interior, surface, and overall relative transition metal compositions.

Koenig, G. M.; Belharouak, I.; Deng, H.; Amine, K.; Sun, Y. K. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division)

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of acid-base bifunctional mesoporous materials by oxidation and thermolysis  

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Graphical abstract: A novel and efficient method has been developed for the synthesis of acid-base bifunctional catalyst. The obtained sample of SO{sub 3}H-MCM-41-NH{sub 2} containing amine and sulfonic acids exhibits excellent catalytic activity in aldol condensation reaction. Research highlights: {yields} Synthesize acid-base bifunctional mesoporous materials SO{sub 3}H-MCM-41-NH{sub 2}. {yields} Oxidation and then thermolysis to generate acidic site and basic site. {yields} Exhibit good catalytic performance in aldol condensation reaction between acetone and various aldehydes. -- Abstract: A novel and efficient method has been developed for the synthesis of acid-base bifunctional catalyst SO{sub 3}H-MCM-41-NH{sub 2}. This method was achieved by co-condensation of tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTMS) and (3-triethoxysilylpropyl) carbamicacid-1-methylcyclohexylester (3TAME) in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), followed by oxidation and then thermolysis to generate acidic site and basic site. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron micrographs (TEM) show that the resultant materials keep mesoporous structure. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS), back titration, solid-state {sup 13}C CP/MAS NMR and solid-state {sup 29}Si MAS NMR confirm that the organosiloxanes were condensed as a part of the silica framework. The bifunctional sample (SO{sub 3}H-MCM-41-NH{sub 2}) containing amine and sulfonic acids exhibits excellent acid-basic properties, which make it possess high activity in aldol condensation reaction between acetone and various aldehydes.

Yu, Xiaofang [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China); Zou, Yongcun [State Key Laboratory of Inoranic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistryg, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Inoranic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistryg, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Wu, Shujie; Liu, Heng [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China); Guan, Jingqi, E-mail: guanjq@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China); Kan, Qiubin, E-mail: qkan@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130023 (China)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Hazardous Materials B132 (2006) 244252 Zeolite synthesis from paper sludge ash at low temperature  

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Journal of Hazardous Materials B132 (2006) 244­252 Zeolite synthesis from paper sludge ash at low 2005 Available online 4 November 2005 Abstract Paper sludge ash was partially converted into zeolites by reaction with 3 M NaOH solution at 90 C for 24 h. The paper sludge ash had a low abundance of Si

Downs, Robert T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and characterization of ferrite materials for thermochemical CO2 splitting using concentrated solar energy.  

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The Sunshine to Petrol effort at Sandia aims to convert carbon dioxide and water to precursors for liquid hydrocarbon fuels using concentrated solar power. Significant advances have been made in the field of solar thermochemical CO{sub 2}-splitting technologies utilizing yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)-supported ferrite composites. Conceptually, such materials work via the basic redox reactions: Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} {yields} 3FeO + 0.5O{sub 2} (Thermal reduction, >1350 C) and 3FeO + CO{sub 2} {yields} Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} + CO (CO{sub 2}-splitting oxidation, <1200 C). There has been limited fundamental characterization of the ferrite-based materials at the high temperatures and conditions present in these cycles. A systematic study of these composites is underway in an effort to begin to elucidate microstructure, structure-property relationships, and the role of the support on redox behavior under high-temperature reducing and oxidizing environments. In this paper the synthesis, structural characterization (including scanning electron microscopy and room temperature and in-situ x-ray diffraction), and thermogravimetric analysis of YSZ-supported ferrites will be reported.

Stechel, Ellen Beth; Ambrosini, Andrea; Coker, Eric Nicholas; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew; Miller, James Edward; Evans, Lindsey R.; Livers, Stephanie

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and characterization of metal oxide materials for thermochemical CO2 splitting using concentrated solar energy.  

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The Sunshine to Petrol effort at Sandia aims to convert carbon dioxide and water to precursors for liquid hydrocarbon fuels using concentrated solar power. Significant advances have been made in the field of solar thermochemical CO{sub 2}-splitting technologies utilizing yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)-supported ferrite composites. Conceptually, such materials work via the basic redox reactions: Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} {yields} 3FeO + 0.5O{sub 2} (Thermal reduction, >1350 C) and 3FeO + CO{sub 2} {yields} Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} + CO (CO{sub 2}-splitting oxidation, <1200 C). There has been limited fundamental characterization of the ferrite-based materials at the high temperatures and conditions present in these cycles. A systematic study of these composites is underway in an effort to begin to elucidate microstructure, structure-property relationships, and the role of the support on redox behavior under high-temperature reducing and oxidizing environments. In this paper the synthesis, structural characterization (including scanning electron microscopy and room temperature and in-situ x-ray diffraction), and thermogravimetric analysis of YSZ-supported ferrites will be reported.

Stechel, Ellen Beth; Ambrosini, Andrea; Coker, Eric Nicholas; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew; Miller, James Edward; Evans, Lindsey R.; Livers, Stephanie

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation, characterization and catalytic properties of MCM-48 supported tungstophosphoric acid mesoporous materials for green synthesis of benzoic acid  

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MCM-48 and tungstophosphoric acid (HPW) were prepared and applied for the synthesis of HPW/MCM-48 mesoporous materials. The characterization results showed that HPW/MCM-48 obtained retained the typical mesopore structure of MCM-48, and the textural parameters decreased with the increase loading of HPW. The catalytic oxidation results of benzyl alcohol and benzaldehyde with 30% H{sub 2}O{sub 2} indicated that HPW/MCM-48 was an efficient catalyst for the green synthesis of benzoic acid. Furthermore, 35 wt% HPW/MCM-48 sample showed the highest activity under the reaction conditions. Highlights: • 5–45 wt% HPW/MCM-48 mesoporous catalysts were prepared and characterized. • Their catalytic activities for the green synthesis of benzoic acid were investigated. • HPW/MCM-48 was approved to be an efficient catalyst. • 5 wt% HPW/MCM-48 exhibited the highest catalytic activity.

Wu, Hai-Yan; Zhang, Xiao-Li; Chen, Xi; Chen, Ya; Zheng, Xiu-Cheng, E-mail: zhxch@zzu.edu.cn

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Designed amyloid fibers as materials for selective carbon dioxide capture  

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Designed amyloid fibers as materials for selective carbon dioxide capture Dan Lia,b,c,1 , Hiroyasu demonstrate that amyloids, self-assembling protein fibers, are effective for selective carbon dioxide capture. Solid-state NMR proves that amyloid fibers containing alkylamine groups reversibly bind carbon dioxide

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INVITED REVIEW Self-organized nanotube materials and their  

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toward the multiscale self-assembly of materials from the molecular or nano- structure level upwards with this trend, research on supramolecular nanotube architectures2­8 with a well-defined hollow cylindrical to the function of these hollow cylinders themselves, such as their encapsulation ability.8,27 On the other hand

Cai, Long

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Synthesis and energetic properties of TAGDNAT: a new high-nitrogen material  

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This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of Bis-(triaminoguanidinium)3,3'-dinitro5,5'-azo-1,2,4-triazolate (TAGDNAT), a novel high-nitrogen molecule that derives its energy release from both a high heat of formation and intramolecular oxidation reactions. TAGDNAT shows promise as a propellant or explosive ingredient not only due to its high nitrogen content (66.35 wt%) but additionally due to its high hydrogen content (4.34 wt%). This new molecule has been characterized with respect to its morphology, sensitivity properties, explosive and combustion performance. The heat of formation of TAGDNAT was also experimentally determined. The results of these studies show that TAGDNAT has one of the gastest low-pressure burning rates (at 1000 PSI) we have yet measured, 6.79 cm/s at 100 p.s.i. (39% faster than triaminoguanidinium azotetrazolate (TAGzT), a comparable high-nitrogen/high-hydrogen material). Furthermore, its pressure sensitivity is 0.507, a 33% reduction compared to TAGzT.

Chavez, David E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal synthesis of new rare earth silicate fluorides: A novel class of polar materials  

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Polar crystals provide an interesting avenue for materials research both in the structures they form and the properties they possess. This work describes the hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of three novel silicate fluorides. Compound (1), LiY{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 2} crystallizes in space group C2/c, with a=17.651(4) A, b=4.8868(10) A, c=11.625(2) A and {beta}=131.13(3) Degree-Sign . BaY{sub 2}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})F{sub 2} (2) crystallizes in space group P-1, with a=5.1576(10) A, b=6.8389(14) A, c=11.786(2) A, {alpha}=93.02(3) Degree-Sign , {beta}=102.05(3) Degree-Sign and {gamma}=111.55(3) Degree-Sign . Finally, the structure of Ba{sub 2}Y{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 5} (3) was determined in the polar orthorhombic space group Pba2, having unit cell parameters a=8.8864(18) A, b=12.764(3) A and c=5.0843(10) A. The structures are compared based on their building blocks and long range polarities. Aligned silicate tetrahedra segregated into a single layer in (3) impart the observed polarity. - Graphical abstract: The polar structure of Ba{sub 2}Y{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 5}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Natural yttrium silicate fluoride minerals are briefly reviewed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The synthesis and structures of LiY{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 2}, BaY{sub 2}(Si{sub 2}O{sub 7})F{sub 2} and Ba{sub 2}Y{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 5} are discussed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ba{sub 2}Y{sub 3}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}F{sub 5} crystallizes in the polar space group Pba2. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Polarity occurs primarily through aligned silicate tetrahedra in a segregated layer.

McMillen, Colin D., E-mail: cmcmill@clemson.edu [Department of Chemistry and Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), Clemson University, 485 H.L. Hunter Laboratories, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States); Emirdag-Eanes, Mehtap, E-mail: mehtapemirdag@iyte.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce koyu, Urla, Izmir 35430 (Turkey)] [Department of Chemistry, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce koyu, Urla, Izmir 35430 (Turkey); Stritzinger, Jared T., E-mail: jstritz@clemson.edu [Department of Chemistry and Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), Clemson University, 485 H.L. Hunter Laboratories, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States); Kolis, Joseph W., E-mail: kjoseph@clemson.edu [Department of Chemistry and Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), Clemson University, 485 H.L. Hunter Laboratories, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reusable biocompatible interface for immobilization of materials on a solid support  

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A method is presented for the formation of a biocompatible film composed of a self-assembled bilayer membrane deposited on a planar surface. This bilayer membrane is capable of immobilizing materials to be analyzed in an environment very similar to their native state. Materials so immobilized may be subject to any of a number of analytical techniques. 3 figs.

Salamon, Z.; Schmidt, R.A.; Tollin, G.; Macleod, H.A.

1996-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-dislocation-density epitatial layers grown by defect filtering by self-assembled layers of spheres  

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A method for growing low-dislocation-density material atop a layer of the material with an initially higher dislocation density using a monolayer of spheroidal particles to bend and redirect or directly block vertically propagating threading dislocations, thereby enabling growth and coalescence to form a very-low-dislocation-density surface of the material, and the structures made by this method.

Wang, George T.; Li, Qiming

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of Ni nanocrystals on HfO{sub 2} and N-assisted Ni confinement for nonvolatile memory application  

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We demonstrate memory property using Ni nanocrystals with mean diameter of 9 nm embedded in HfO{sub 2} high-k dielectric that are formed via a self-assembly process by sputtering and rapid thermal annealing. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that Ni penetrates into the 5 nm HfO{sub 2} after high temperature annealing above 800 deg. C in N{sub 2}. However, the diffusion is suppressed by N incorporation into HfO{sub 2} by NH{sub 3} annealing. Metal-oxide-semiconductor structures were fabricated with Ni nanocrystals embedded in HfO{sub 2}. An additional counterclockwise hysteresis of 2.1 V due to the charge trapping properties of the Ni nanocrystals was observed from a {+-}5 V sweep during capacitance-voltage electrical measurement.

Tan, Zerlinda; Samanta, S.K.; Yoo, Won Jong; Lee, Sungjoo [Silicon Nano Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

2005-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated polymers and functional paramagnetic materials for dynamic nuclear polarization  

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The design, synthesis, and characterization of a series of radicals and biradicals for use as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) agents is described. DNP is a method to enhance the S/N-ratio in solid-state nuclear magnetic ...

Dane, Eric Lawrence

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton exchange membrane materials for the advancement of direct methanol fuel-cell technology  

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A new class of hybrid organic-inorganic materials, and methods of synthesis, that can be used as a proton exchange membrane in a direct methanol fuel cell. In contrast with Nafion.RTM. PEM materials, which have random sulfonation, the new class of materials have ordered sulfonation achieved through self-assembly of alternating polyimide segments of different molecular weights comprising, for example, highly sulfonated hydrophilic PDA-DASA polyimide segment alternating with an unsulfonated hydrophobic 6FDA-DAS polyimide segment. An inorganic phase, e.g., 0.5 5 wt % TEOS, can be incorporated in the sulfonated polyimide copolymer to further improve its properties. The new materials exhibit reduced swelling when exposed to water, increased thermal stability, and decreased O.sub.2 and H.sub.2 gas permeability, while retaining proton conductivities similar to Nafion.RTM.. These improved properties may allow direct methanol fuel cells to operate at higher temperatures and with higher efficiencies due to reduced methanol crossover.

Cornelius, Christopher J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential applications of nanostructured materials in nuclear waste management.  

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This report summarizes the results obtained from a Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD) project entitled 'Investigation of Potential Applications of Self-Assembled Nanostructured Materials in Nuclear Waste Management'. The objectives of this project are to (1) provide a mechanistic understanding of the control of nanometer-scale structures on the ion sorption capability of materials and (2) develop appropriate engineering approaches to improving material properties based on such an understanding.

Braterman, Paul S. (The University of North Texas, Denton, TX); Phol, Phillip Isabio; Xu, Zhi-Ping (The University of North Texas, Denton, TX); Brinker, C. Jeffrey; Yang, Yi (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Bryan, Charles R.; Yu, Kui; Xu, Huifang (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Wang, Yifeng; Gao, Huizhen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembled and Field-Induced 2D Structures of Glutaric Acid on Eun Hee Park,  

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, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea Material Characterization Team, Materials & Components R&D Lab, LG Electronics Advanced Research Institute, 38 Baumoe-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-724, Republic of Korea *S catalysis, and electronic devices.1-4 One powerful approach to the preparation of surfaces coated

Kim, Sehun

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Title: Professor University Affiliations  

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Photovoltaics Research Areas of Interest Nanomaterial synthesis and self-assembling Biofuel and biomass focuses on, nanomaterial synthesis and self-assembling; biofuel and biomass materials; hydrogels; drug culture scaffold," Biomacromolecules, Jun. 2014, [Advance article online]. DOI: 10. 1021/bm5003976. N

Das, Suman

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Orthogonal Labeling of M13 Minor Capsid Proteins with DNA to Self-Assemble End-to-End Multiphage Structures  

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M13 bacteriophage has been used as a scaffold to organize materials for various applications. Building more complex multiphage devices requires precise control of interactions between the M13 capsid proteins. Toward this ...

Hess, Gaelen T.

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Synthesis and applications of materials and polymers containing graphenic and/or triptycene moities  

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In this thesis, molecular design is used to synthesize novel materials with specific properties. The materials presented herein are based on two motifs. In part I, new methods of functionalizing graphenic materials and the ...

Sydlik, Stefanie A. (Stefanie Arlene)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Novel Polymeric Materials for Gene Therapy and pH-Sensitive Drug Delivery: Modeling, Synthesis, Characterization, and Analysis  

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The underlying theme of this thesis is the use of polymeric materials in bioapplications. Chapters 2-5 either develop a fundamental understanding of current materials used for bioapplications or establish protocols and procedures used in characterizing and synthesizing novel materials. In chapters 6 and 7 these principles and procedures are applied to the development of materials to be used for gene therapy and drug delivery. Chapter one is an introduction to the ideas that will be necessary to understand the subsequent chapters, as well as a literature review of these topics. Chapter two is a paper that has been published in the ''Journal of Controlled Release'' that examines the mechanism of drug release from a polymer gel, as well as experimental design suggestions for the evaluation of water soluble drug delivery systems. Chapter three is a paper that has been published in the ''Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences'' that discusses the effect ionic salts have on properties of the polymer systems examined in chapter two. Chapter four is a paper published in the Materials Research Society Fall 2000 Symposium Series dealing with the design and synthesis of a pH-sensitive polymeric drug delivery device. Chapter five is a paper that has been published in the journal ''Biomaterials'' proposing a novel polymer/metal composite for use as a biomaterial in hip arthroplasty surgery. Chapter six is a paper that will appear in an upcoming volume of the Journal ''Biomaterials'' dealing with the synthesis of a novel water soluble cationic polymer with possible applications in non-viral gene therapy. Chapter seven is a paper that has been submitted to ''Macromolecules'' discussing several novel block copolymers based on poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(diethylamino ethyl methacrylate) that possess both pH-sensitive and temperature sensitive properties. Chapter eight contains a summary of the research contained in chapters 2-7 and proposes future research for the gene therapy and drug delivery projects.

Brian Curtis Anderson

2002-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma fluorination of carbon-based materials for imprint and molding lithographic applications  

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to a fluorocarbon-based plasma, yielding an ultrathin layer of a fluorocarbon material on the surface which has alkyl silane self-assembled monolayer7­10 SAM with fluorocarbon tails at the outer surface either by im fluorocarbon functional groups provide a low energy to the modified sur- face, with surface energies

Hone, James

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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Next Generation Technologies in Stimulus-Responsive Materials and Organic Electronics  

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materials ensure interconnectivity throughout the activeof decreased active layer interconnectivity and lower device

Unruh, Jr, David Allen

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Self-Assembled Nanometer Lamellae of Thermoelectric PbTe and Sb2Te3 with Epitaxy-like Interfaces  

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coefficient, the electrical conductivity, and the thermal conductivity. Materials investigated and optimized and thermal contact resistances. Such losses could be avoided if nanostructured thermoelectric elements could. Such an approach is justified by the observation that the thermal conductivity reductions responsible for high z