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Morphological Transformations In The Magnetite Biomineralizing Protein Mms6 In Iron Solutions: A Small-Angle X‑Ray Scattering Study, Honghu Zhang, Xunpei Liu, Shuren Feng, Wenjie Wang, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Mufit Akinc, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, David Vaknin, Surya K. Mallapragada Feb 2015

Morphological Transformations In The Magnetite Biomineralizing Protein Mms6 In Iron Solutions: A Small-Angle X‑Ray Scattering Study, Honghu Zhang, Xunpei Liu, Shuren Feng, Wenjie Wang, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Mufit Akinc, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, David Vaknin, Surya K. Mallapragada

Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications

Magnetotactic bacteria that produce magnetic nanocrystals of uniform size and well-defined morphologies have inspired the use of biomineralization protein Mms6 to promote formation of uniform magnetic nanocrystals in vitro. Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies in physiological solutions reveal that Mms6 forms compact globular threedimensional (3D) micelles (approximately 10 nm in diameter) that are, to a large extent, independent of concentration. In the presence of iron ions in the solutions, the general micellar morphology is preserved, however, with associations among micelles that are induced by iron ions. Compared with Mms6, the m2Mms6 mutant (with the sequence of hydroxyl/carboxyl containing ...


Second Order Phase Transition Temperature Of Single Crystals Of Gd5si1.3ge2.7 And Gd5si1.4ge2.6, Ravi L. Hadimani, Yevgen Melikhov, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Kevin W. Dennis, R. William Mccallum, David C. Jiles Jan 2015

Second Order Phase Transition Temperature Of Single Crystals Of Gd5si1.3ge2.7 And Gd5si1.4ge2.6, Ravi L. Hadimani, Yevgen Melikhov, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Kevin W. Dennis, R. William Mccallum, David C. Jiles

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Gd5(Six Ge 1−x)4 has mixed phases in the composition range 0.32 < x < 0.41, which have not been widely studied. In this paper, we have synthesized and indexed single crystal samples of Gd5Si1.3 Ge 2.7 and Gd5Si1.4 Ge 2.6. We have investigated the first order and second orderphase transition temperatures of these samples using magnetic moment vs. temperature andmagnetic moment vs. magnetic field at different temperatures. We have used a modified Arrott plot technique that was developed and reported by us previously to determine the “hidden” second order phase transition temperature of the orthorhombic II phase.


Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Arich menagerie of structures is identified at 5Kfollowing adsorption of lowcoverages (≤0.05 monolayers) of S on Cu(111) at room temperature. This paper emphasizes the reconstructions at the steps. The A-type close-packed step has 1 row of S atoms along its lower edge, where S atoms occupy alternating pseudo-fourfold-hollow (p4fh) sites. Additionally, there are 2 rows of S atoms of equal density on the upper edge, bridging a row of extra Cu atoms, together creating an extended chain. The B-type close-packed step exhibits an even more complex reconstruction, in which triangle-shaped groups of Cu atoms shift out of their ...


Cu2s3 Complex On Cu(111) As A Candidate For Mass Transport Enhancement, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Christine M. Aikens, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Cu2s3 Complex On Cu(111) As A Candidate For Mass Transport Enhancement, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Christine M. Aikens, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Sulfur-metal complexes, containing only a few atoms, can open new, highly efficient pathways for transport of metal atoms on surfaces. For example, they can accelerate changes in the shape and size of morphological features, such as two-dimensional nanoclusters, over time. In this study we perform STM under conditions that are designed to specifically isolate such complexes. We find a new, unexpected S-Cu complex on the Cu(111) surface, which we identify as Cu2S3. We propose that Cu2S3 enhances mass transport in this system, which contradicts a previous proposal based on Cu3S3 ...


Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we observe an adlayer structure that is dominated by short rows of S atoms, on unreconstructed regions of a Au(111) surface. This structure forms upon adsorption of low S coverage (less than 0.1 monolayer) on a fully reconstructed clean surface at 300 K, then cooling to 5 K for observation. The rows adopt one of three orientations that are rotated by 30◦ from the close-packed directions of the Au(111) substrate, and adjacent S atoms in the rows are separated by √ 3 times the surface lattice constant, a. Monte Carlo simulations are performed on ...


Preface: Special Topic On Supramolecular Self-Assembly At Surfaces, Ludwig Bartels, Karl-Heinz Ernst, Hong-Jun Gao, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Preface: Special Topic On Supramolecular Self-Assembly At Surfaces, Ludwig Bartels, Karl-Heinz Ernst, Hong-Jun Gao, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Supramolecular self-assembly at surfaces is one of the most exciting and active fields in Surface Science today. Applications can take advantage of two key properties: (i) versatile pattern formation over a broad length scale and (ii) tunability of electronic structure and transport properties, as well as frontier orbital alignment. It provides a new frontier for Chemical Physics as it uniquely combines the versatility of Organic Synthesis and the Physics of Interfaces. The Journal of Chemical Physics is pleased to publish this Special Topic Issue, showcasing recent advances and new directions.


Nonclassical “Explosive” Nucleation In Pb/Si(111) At Low Temperatures, Matthew T. Hershberger, Myron Hupalo, Patricia A. Thiel, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides Dec 2014

Nonclassical “Explosive” Nucleation In Pb/Si(111) At Low Temperatures, Matthew T. Hershberger, Myron Hupalo, Patricia A. Thiel, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides

Chemistry Publications

Classically, the onset of nucleation is defined in terms of a critical cluster of the condensed phase, which forms from the gradual aggregation of randomly diffusing adatoms. Experiments in Pb/Si(111) at low temperature have discovered a dramatically different type of nucleation, with perfect crystalline islands emerging “explosively” out of the compressed wetting layer after a critical coverage Θc ¼ 1.22 ML is reached. The unexpectedly high island growth rates, the directional correlations in the growth of neighboring islands and the persistence in time of where mass is added in individual islands, suggest that nucleation is a result ...


Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2014

Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Iowa State University Patents

Provided are microlens arrays for use on the substrate of OLEDs to extract more light that is trapped in waveguided modes inside the devices and methods of manufacturing same. Light extraction with microlens arrays is not limited to the light emitting area, but is also efficient in extracting light from the whole microlens patterned area where waveguiding occurs. Large microlens array, compared to the size of the light emitting area, extract more light and result in over 100% enhancement. Such a microlens array is not limited to (O)LEDs of specific emission, configuration, pixel size, or pixel shape. It is ...


Growth And Characterization Of Pt-Protected Gd5si4 Thin Films, Ravi L. Hadimani, Yaroslav Mudryk, Timothy E. Prost, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., David C. Jiles Jan 2014

Growth And Characterization Of Pt-Protected Gd5si4 Thin Films, Ravi L. Hadimani, Yaroslav Mudryk, Timothy E. Prost, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., David C. Jiles

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Successful growth and characterization of thin films of giant magnetocaloric Gd5(SixGe1−x)4were reported in the literature with limited success. The inherent difficulty in producing this complex material makes it difficult to characterize all the phases present in the thin films of this material. Therefore, thin film of binary compound of Gd5Si4 was deposited by pulsed laser deposition. It was then covered with platinum on the top of the film to protect against any oxidation when the film was exposed to ambient conditions. The average film thickness wasmeasured to be approximately 350 nm using a scanning electron microscopy, and ...


Transition Metals On The (0001) Surface Of Graphite: Fundamental Aspects Of Adsorption, Diffusion, And Morphology, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2014

Transition Metals On The (0001) Surface Of Graphite: Fundamental Aspects Of Adsorption, Diffusion, And Morphology, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

In this article, we review basic information about the interaction of transition metal atoms with the (0001) surface of graphite, especially fundamental phenomena related to growth. Those phenomena involve adatom-surface bonding, diffusion, morphology of metal clusters, interactions with steps and sputter-induced defects, condensation, and desorption. General traits emerge which have not been summarized previously. Some of these features are rather surprising when compared with metal-on-metal adsorption and growth. Opportunities for future work are pointed out.


Search For The Structure Of A Sulfur-Induced Reconstruction On Cu(111), Da-Jiang Liu, Holly L. Walen, Junepyo Oh, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2014

Search For The Structure Of A Sulfur-Induced Reconstruction On Cu(111), Da-Jiang Liu, Holly L. Walen, Junepyo Oh, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

We have carried out an extensive DFT-based search for the structure of the (√43 × √43)R ± 7.5° reconstruction of S on Cu(111), which exhibits a honeycombtype structure in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). We apply two criteria in this search: The structure must have a reasonably low chemical potential, and it must provide a good match with STM data, both our own and the data published by Wahlström et al. Phys. Rev. B 1999, 60, 10699. The best model has 12 S adatoms and 9 Cu adatoms per unit cell. Local defects within the Cu9S12 framework, consisting of ...


Multi-Channel Polarized Thermal Emitter, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jul 2013

Multi-Channel Polarized Thermal Emitter, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

Iowa State University Patents

A multi-channel polarized thermal emitter (PTE) is presented. The multi-channelPTE can emit polarized thermal radiation without using a polarizer at normal emergence. The multi-channel PTE consists of two layers of metallic gratings on a monolithic and homogeneous metallic plate. It can be fabricated by a low-cost soft lithography technique called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The spectral positions of the mid-infrared (MIR) radiation peaks can be tuned by changing the periodicity of the gratings and the spectral separation between peaks are tuned by changing the mutual angle between the orientations of the two gratings.


Manufacturing Method Of Photonic Crystal, In Sung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Jin Ho Ahn, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho, Jae-Hwang Lee Jan 2013

Manufacturing Method Of Photonic Crystal, In Sung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Jin Ho Ahn, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho, Jae-Hwang Lee

Iowa State University Patents

A manufacturing method of a photonic crystal is provided. In the method, a high-refractive-index material is conformally deposited on an exposed portion of a periodic template composed of a low-refractive-index material by an atomic layer deposition process so that a difference in refractive indices or dielectric constants between the template and adjacent air becomes greater, which makes it possible to form a three-dimensional photonic crystal having a superior photonic bandgap. Herein, the three-dimensional structure may be prepared by a layer-by-layer method.


Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jan 2013

Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

A novel architecture has been employed to fabricate transparent electrodes with high conductivity and high optical transmittance at high incident angles. Soft lithography is used to fabricate polymer grating patterns onto which thin metallic films are deposited. Etching removes excess metal leaving tall walls of metal. Polymer encapsulation of the structure both protects the metal and minimizes diffraction. Transmission is dependent upon the height of the walls and encapsulation and varies from 60% to 80% for structures with heights of 1400 nm to 300 nm. In encapsulated structures, very little distortion is visible (either parallel to or perpendicular to standing ...


Communication: Structure, Formation, And Equilibration Of Ensembles Of Ag-S Complexes On An Ag Surface, Selena M. Russell, Yousoo Kim, Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2013

Communication: Structure, Formation, And Equilibration Of Ensembles Of Ag-S Complexes On An Ag Surface, Selena M. Russell, Yousoo Kim, Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

We have utilized conditions of very low temperature (4.7 K) and very low sulfur coverage to isolate and identify Ag-S complexes that exist on the Ag(111) surface. The experimental conditions are such that the complexes form at temperatures above the temperature of observation. These complexes can be regarded as polymeric chains of varying length, with an Ag4S pyramid at the core of each monomeric unit. Steps may catalyze the formation of the chains and this mechanism may be reflected in the chain length distribution.


Anisotropic Coarsening: One-Dimensional Decay Of Ag Islands On Ag(110), Yong Han, Selena M. Russell, Anthony R. Layson, Holly L. Walen, Chad D. Yuen, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans Jan 2013

Anisotropic Coarsening: One-Dimensional Decay Of Ag Islands On Ag(110), Yong Han, Selena M. Russell, Anthony R. Layson, Holly L. Walen, Chad D. Yuen, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans

Chemistry Publications

Scanning tunneling microscopy studies show that coarsening of arrays of rectangular single-layer Ag islands on Ag(110) at 220 K and below occurs by one-dimensional (1D) decay of narrower islands, which maintain roughly constant width in the 〈001〉 direction. Adatoms mainly detach from the island ends with 〈001〉 step edges. 1D decay derives from the absence of corner rounding diffusion from 〈001〉 to 〈1̅ 10〉 edges and from inhibited nucleation of new layers on 〈1̅ 10〉 edges. In contrast, rounding from 〈1̅ 10〉 to 〈001〉 edges is active. The island decay rate exhibits an unexpectedly low effective Arrhenius energy due ...


Creating Nanoscale Ag Patterns On The Si(111)–(√3 × √3)R30°-Ag Surface Via Guided Self-Assembly, Alex Belianinov, Barış Ünal, Michael C. Tringides, Patricia A. Thiel Jul 2012

Creating Nanoscale Ag Patterns On The Si(111)–(√3 × √3)R30°-Ag Surface Via Guided Self-Assembly, Alex Belianinov, Barış Ünal, Michael C. Tringides, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Patterns of Ag nanostructures can be created on the Si(111)–(√3 × √3)R30°-Ag surface, using a simple two-step process in ultrahigh vacuum. First, patterns are created using the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope. Second, Ag is deposited at room temperature. The Ag diffuses over long distances on the surface and selectively aggregates at the patterned regions. The size of the Ag features is ∼3–4 nm.


Photonic Crystal: Energy-Related Applications, Zhuo Ye, Joong Mok Park, Kristen P. Constant, Tae Guen Kim, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2012

Photonic Crystal: Energy-Related Applications, Zhuo Ye, Joong Mok Park, Kristen P. Constant, Tae Guen Kim, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We review recent work on photonic-crystal fabrication using soft-lithography techniques. We consider applications of the resulting structures in energy-related areas such as lighting and solar-energy harvesting. In general, our aim is to introduce the reader to the concepts of photonic crystals, describe their history, development, and fabrication techniques and discuss a selection of energy-related applications.


Growth Morphology And Thermal Stability Of Metal Islands On Graphene, Xiaojie Liu, Myron Hupalo, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides Jan 2012

Growth Morphology And Thermal Stability Of Metal Islands On Graphene, Xiaojie Liu, Myron Hupalo, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides

Chemistry Publications

We performed an experiment to study the thermal stability of metal on graphene. We show that Fe, Gd, Dy, and Eu on graphene exhibit island growth morphology. The 3D islands of Fe, Gd, and Dy show a small decrease in island density and an increase in the height/width aspect ratio upon thermal annealing. By contrast, coarsening of Eu islands to a close flat film is observed after annealing to 365 K. By investigating the fundamental interactions (i.e., adsorption energies and diffusion barriers) between the metal adatoms and graphene using ab initio calculations, we predict that most of the ...


High Island Densities And Long Range Repulsive Interactions: Fe On Epitaxial Graphene, Steven Michael Binz, Myron Hupalo, Xiaojie Liu, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, E. H. Conrad, Michael C. Tringides Jan 2012

High Island Densities And Long Range Repulsive Interactions: Fe On Epitaxial Graphene, Steven Michael Binz, Myron Hupalo, Xiaojie Liu, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, E. H. Conrad, Michael C. Tringides

Chemistry Publications

The understanding of metal nucleation on graphene is essential for promising future applications, especially of magnetic metals which can be used in spintronics or computer storage media. A common method to study the grown morphology is to measure the nucleated island density n as a function of growth parameters. Surprisingly, the growth of Fe on graphene is found to be unusual because it does not follow classical nucleation: n is unexpectedtly high, it increases continuously with the deposited amount θ and shows no temperature dependence. These unusual results indicate the presence of long range repulsive interactions. Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations ...


Spatially Resolved Distribution Function And The Medium-Range Order In Metallic Liquid And Glass, X. W. Fang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, S. G. Hao, Matthew J. Kramer, Yongxin Yao, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Z. J. Ding, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho Dec 2011

Spatially Resolved Distribution Function And The Medium-Range Order In Metallic Liquid And Glass, X. W. Fang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, S. G. Hao, Matthew J. Kramer, Yongxin Yao, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Z. J. Ding, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

The structural description of disordered systems has been a longstanding challenge in physical science. We propose an atomic cluster alignment method to reveal the development of three-dimensional topological ordering in a metallic liquid as it undercools to form a glass. By analyzing molecular dynamic (MD) simulation trajectories of a Cu64.5Zr35.5 alloy, we show that medium-range order (MRO) develops in the liquid as it approaches the glass transition. Specifically, around Cu sites, we observe “Bergman triacontahedron” packing (icosahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron) that extends out to the fourth shell, forming an interpenetrating backbone network in the glass. The discovery of ...


Dynamic Arrest And Glass Formation Induced By Self-Aggregation Of Icosahedral Clusters In Zr1−Xcux Alloys, S. G. Hao, Cai-Zhuang Wang, M. Z. Li, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho Aug 2011

Dynamic Arrest And Glass Formation Induced By Self-Aggregation Of Icosahedral Clusters In Zr1−Xcux Alloys, S. G. Hao, Cai-Zhuang Wang, M. Z. Li, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Using ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, we find direct evidence that icosahedral clusters have a strong tendency to aggregate in Zr1−xCux liquids. Remarkably, the dynamic arrest effect is much more significant in aggregated icosahedral clusters than in nonaggregated ones by a factor of 2 or more. Simulations using a lattice model demonstrate that the dynamic arrest effect resulting from the aggregation of icosahedral clusters may be a fundamental characteristic of the glass transition. Our studies provide an atomistic structural mechanism for dynamic arrest and glass formation.


Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho Jul 2011

Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Very uniform 2 μm-pitch square microlens arrays (μLAs), embossed on the blank glass side of an indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated 1.1 mm-thick glass, are used to enhance light extraction from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) by ~100%, significantly higher than enhancements reported previously. The array design and size relative to the OLED pixel size appear to be responsible for this enhancement. The arrays are fabricated by very economical soft lithography imprinting of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold (itself obtained from a Ni master stamp that is generated from holographic interference lithography of a photoresist) on a UV-curable polyurethane drop placed on the ...


Fabrication Of Submicron Metallic Grids With Interference And Phase-Mask Holography, Joong Mok Park, Tae Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Jan 2011

Fabrication Of Submicron Metallic Grids With Interference And Phase-Mask Holography, Joong Mok Park, Tae Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Complex, submicron Cu metallic mesh nanostructures are made by electrochemical deposition using polymer templates made from photoresist. The polymer templates are fabricated with photoresist using two-beam interference holography and phase mask holography with three diffracted beams. Freestanding metallic mesh structures are made in two separate electrodepositions with perpendicular photoresist grating templates. Cu mesh square nanostructures having large (52.6%) open areas are also made by single electrodeposition with a photoresist template made with a phase mask. These structures have potential as electrodes in photonic devices.


Fe-Fe Adatom Interaction And Growth Morphology On Graphene, Xiaojie Liu, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Myron Hupalo, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides Jan 2011

Fe-Fe Adatom Interaction And Growth Morphology On Graphene, Xiaojie Liu, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Myron Hupalo, Wen-Cai Lu, Patricia A. Thiel, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides

Chemistry Publications

The nucleation and growth of Fe on graphene is highly unusual. A constantly increasing island density indicates the presence of strong, predominantly repulsive, adatom interactions. We study these interactions by first-principles calculations to identify their origin. We find that the interactions consist of a short-range attraction and longer-range repulsion. We show that electric dipole-dipole interaction can contribute only part of the repulsive force (∼30%) between Fe adatoms, and the repulsion due to the elastic interaction is small. We suggest that the dominant contribution to the repulsive energy would originate from the indirect (or RKKY) interactions mediated through the delocalized electrons ...


Destabilization Of Ag Nanoislands On Ag(100) By Adsorbed Sulfur, Mingmin Shen, Selena M. Russell, Da-Jiang Liu, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2011

Destabilization Of Ag Nanoislands On Ag(100) By Adsorbed Sulfur, Mingmin Shen, Selena M. Russell, Da-Jiang Liu, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Sulfur accelerates coarsening of Ag nanoislands on Ag(100) at 300 K, and this effect is enhanced with increasing sulfur coverage over a range spanning a few hundredths of a monolayer, to nearly 0.25 monolayers. We propose that acceleration of coarsening in this system is tied to the formation of AgS2 clusters primarily at step edges. These clusters can transport Ag more efficiently than can Ag adatoms (due to a lower diffusion barrier and comparable formation energy). The mobility of isolated sulfur on Ag(100) is very low so that formation of the complex is kinetically limited at ...


In Situ Observation Of Antisite Defect Formation During Crystal Growth, Matthew J. Kramer, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Ralph E. Napolitano Dec 2010

In Situ Observation Of Antisite Defect Formation During Crystal Growth, Matthew J. Kramer, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Ralph E. Napolitano

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

In situ x-ray diffraction (XRD) coupled with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been used to quantify antisite defect trapping during crystallization. Rietveld refinement of the XRD data revealed a marked lattice distortion which involves an a axis expansion and a c axis contraction of the stable C11b phase. The observed lattice response is proportional in magnitude to the growth rate, suggesting that the behavior is associated with the kinetic trapping of lattice defects. MD simulations demonstrate that this lattice response is due to incorporation of 1% to 2% antisite defects during growth.


From Initial To Late Stages Of Epitaxial Thin Film Growth: Stm Analysis And Atomistic Or Coarsegrained Modeling, James W. Evans, Yong Han, Barış Ünal, Maozhi Li, K. J. Caspersen, Dapeng Jing, Anthony R. Layson, C. R. Stoldt, T. Duguet, Patricia A. Thiel Aug 2010

From Initial To Late Stages Of Epitaxial Thin Film Growth: Stm Analysis And Atomistic Or Coarsegrained Modeling, James W. Evans, Yong Han, Barış Ünal, Maozhi Li, K. J. Caspersen, Dapeng Jing, Anthony R. Layson, C. R. Stoldt, T. Duguet, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Epitaxial thin film growth by vapor deposition or molecular beam epitaxy under ultra‐high vacuum conditions generally occurs in two stages: (i) nucleation and growth of well‐separated islands on the substrate; (ii) subsequent formation of a thicker continuous film with possible kinetic roughening. For homoepitaxial growth, two‐dimensional (2D) monolayer islands are formed during submonolayer deposition. Typically, the presence of a step‐edge barrier inhibits downward transport and leads to the formation of mounds (multilayer stacks of 2D islands) during multilayer growth. For heteroepitaxial growth, islands formed in the initial stages of deposition sometimes have a 2D monolayer structure ...


Thermodynamic Limits Of Crystallization And The Prediction Of Glass Formation Tendency, Yongxin Yao, Ralph E. Napolitano, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2010

Thermodynamic Limits Of Crystallization And The Prediction Of Glass Formation Tendency, Yongxin Yao, Ralph E. Napolitano, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We have calculated the T0 curves for several Al-rare-earth binary alloys to assess the importance of the transport-based resistance to crystallization in the overall glass formation process and the general effectiveness of thermodynamic prediction of glass-forming ability. Our results show that the experimentally observed glass-forming compositions for Al-(Ce, Gd, Ho, Nd, Y, Dy) alloys strongly correlate with the composition range bounded by the T0curves associated with the relevant crystalline phases. This indicates that sluggish material transport, together with the tendency for clustering and other types of ordering at medium-range scale, is a key factor governing glass formation in these ...


Semicrystalline Woodpile Photonic Crystals Without Complicated Alignment Via Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Ping Kuang, Wai Y. Leung, Yong-Sung Kim, Joong Mok Park, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Jan 2010

Semicrystalline Woodpile Photonic Crystals Without Complicated Alignment Via Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Ping Kuang, Wai Y. Leung, Yong-Sung Kim, Joong Mok Park, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We report the fabrication and characterization of woodpile photonic crystals with up to 12 layers through titania nanoparticle infiltration of a polymer template made by soft lithography. Because the complicated alignment in the conventional layer-by-layer fabrication associated with diamondlike symmetry is replaced by a simple 90° alignment, the fabricatedphotonic crystal has semicrystalline phase. However, the crystal performs similarly to a perfectly aligned crystal for the light propagation integrated from the surface normal to 30° at the main photonic band gap.