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Recent Publications

28. Rao S. S. Punugupati S., Prater J. T., Hunte F. and Narayan J. “Ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties in BaTiO3 thin films on Si (100).” Journal of Applied Physics, 116, 094103 (2014).
27. ChiuHuang C.-K., Zhou C. and Huang H.-Y. “In situ imaging of Lithium-ion batteries via the secondary ion mass spectrometry.” J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med 5(2), 021002 (2014).
26. Lomenzo, P. D., Takmeel Q., Zhou C., Liu Y., Fancher C. M., Jones J. L., Moghaddam S., and Nishida T. “The effects of layering in ferroelectric Si-doped HfO2 thin films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 072906 (2014).
25. Kajbafvala A., Nachtrab W., Wong T. and Schwartz J. “Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x round wires with Ag/Al oxide dispersion strengthened sheaths” microstructure-properties relationships, enhanced mechanical behavior and reduced Cu depletion.” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27, 095001 (2014).
24. Ishmael S. A., Slomski M., Luo H., White M., Hunt A., Mandzy N., Muth J. F., Nesbit R., Paskova T., Straka W., and Schwartz J. “Thermal conductivity and dielectric properties of a TiO2-based electrical insulator for use with high temperature superconductor-based magnets.” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27, 095018 (2014)
23. Rao S. S., Lee Y. F., Prater J. T., Smirnov A. I. and Narayan J. “Laser Annealing Induced Ferromagnetism in SrTiO3 Single Crystal.” Applied Physics Letters 105, 042403 (2014).
22. Hussey L., White R. M., Kirste R., Mita S., Bryan I., Guo W., Osterman K., Haidet B., Osterman K., Haidet B., Bryan Z., Bobea M., Collazo R. and Sitar Z. “Sapphire decomposition and inversion domains in N-polar aluminum nitride.” Applied Physics Letters 104, 032104 (2014).
21. Cheng G., Chang T.-H., Qin Q., Huang H. and Zhu Y. “Mechanical properties of Silicon carbide nanowires: effect of size-dependent defect density.” Nano Lett.14 (2), pp 754–758 (2014).
20. Temizer N. K., Nori S. and Narayan J. “Ga and Al doped zinc oxide thin films for transparent conducting oxide applications: structure-property correlations.” Journal of Applied Physics 115, 023705 (2014).
19. Naderi G. and Schwartz J. “On the roles of bi2Sr2CuOx Intergrowths in Bi2Sr2CaCuOx/Ag round wires: c-axis transport and magnetic flux pinning.” Applied Physics Letters, 104, 152602 (2014).
18. San X. and Lebeau J. M. “Revolving scanning transmission electron microscopy: Correcting sample drift distortion without prior knowledge”, Ultromicroscopy, 138, 28–35 (2014).
17. Burch, M. J., Li, J., Harris, D. T., Maria, J.-P and Dickey E. C. “Mechanisms for microstructure enhancement in flux-assisted growth of barium titanate on sapphire.” Journal of Materials Research, 29, 843-848 (2014).
16. Niemuth J. N., Sanders C. W., Mooney C. B., Olfenbuttel C., DePerno C. S., and Stoskopf, M. K. “Nephrolithiasis in Free-Ranging North American River Otter (Lontra Candadensis) In North Carolina, USA.” Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45(1), 110-117 (2014).
15. Rasic G. and Schwartz J. “Coercivity Reduction in Nickel Ferrite (NiFe2O4) Thin Films Through Surface Patterning.” IEEE Magnetics Letters, 5, 5000104 (2014).
14. Lee Y. F., Wu F., Narayan J. and Schwartz J. “Oxygen vacancy enhanced room-temperature ferromagnetism in Sr3SnO/c-YSZ/Si(001) heterostructures.” MRS Communications, 4(01), 7-13 (2014).
13. Callaway E. B., Naderi G., Le Q. V. and Schwartz J. “Statistical analysis of relationship between electrical transport and filament microstructure in multifilamentary Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag/Ag-Mg round wires.” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27, 044020 (2014).
12. Zhang Y., Koch C. C. and Schwartz J. “Synthesis of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox superconductors via direct oxidtion of metallic precursors.” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27, 055016 (2014)
11. Seifikar S., Rawdanowicz T., Straka W., Quintero C., Bassiri-Gharb N. and Schwartz J. “Structural and magnetic properties of sol–gel derived NiFe2O4 thin films on silicon substrates.” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 361, 255-261 (2014).
10. King, N., Sahoo, P. P., Fuoco, L., Stuart, S. Dougherty, D., Liu, Y. and Maggard, P. A. “Copper Deficiency in the p-Type Semiconductor Cu1–xNb3O8.” Chem. Mater.  26(6), 2095–2104 (2014).
9. Khanikar P., Liu, Y. and Zikry A. A. ” Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Dynamic Behavior of Al-Cu-Li Alloys.” Materials Science and Engineering: A, 604 (16), 67-77 (2014).
8. Haware R. V., Shivagari R., Johnson P. R., Station S., Stagner W. C. and Gupta M. R. “Application of Multivariate Methods to Evaluate the Functionality of Bovine- and Vegetable-Derived Magnesium Stearate.” Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Technology, 103, 1466-1477 (2014).
7. Boyd D. A., Naciri J., Fontana J., Pacardo D. B., Shields, A. R., Verbarg, J., Spillmann C. M. and Ligler F. S. “Facile Fabrication of Color Tunable Film and Fiber Nanocomposites via Thiol Click Chemistry.” Macromolecules, 47 (2), 695-704 (2014).
6. Rao S. S., Prater J. T., Wu F., Nori S., Kumar D. and Narayan J. “Integration of Epitaxial Permalloy on Si (100) through Domain Matching Epitaxy Paradigm.” Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 18 (1), 1-5 (2014).
5. Rao S. S., Prater J. T., Wu F., Nori S., Kumar D., Yue L., Liou S.-H. and Narayan J. “Positive Exchange Bias in Epitaxial Permalloy/MgO Integrated with Si (100).” Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, In press (2014).
4. Parish C. M., and Miller M. K. “Aberration-Corrected X-Ray Spectrum Imaging and Fresnel Contrast to Differentiate Nanoclusters and Cavities in Helium-Irradiated Alloy 14YWT.” Microsc. Microanal., Artical. 20(2), 613-626 (2014).
3. Rasic G. and Schwartz J. “Nanoimprint Lithographic Surface Patterning of Sol-Gel Fabricated Nickel Ferrite (NiFe2O4).” MRS Communications, 3, 207-211 (2013).
2. Yu Yifei, Huang Sheng-Yang , Li Yanpeng, Steinmann Stephan N.,  Yang Weitao and Cao Linyou. “Layer-Dependent Electrocatalysis of MoS2 for Hydrogen Evolution.” Nano Letter, 14(2), 553-558 (2014).
1. Parish, C. M., White, R. M., LeBeau, J. M. and Miller, M. K. “Response of Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys to High-Dose Heavy Ion Irradiation.”  Journal of Nuclear Materials 445 (1–3): 251-260 (2014).

2013

42. Santeufemio, C., Gorman, B. P., Zhou Chuanzhen, Giannuzzi, L. A., Stevie Fred A., “TOF SIMS Analyses of Stray Ga During FIB Milling.” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 31, 06F108 (2013)
41. Viswanath V., Maity S., Bochinski J. R., Clarke L. I. and Gorga R. E. “Thermal annealing of polymer nanocomposites via photothermal heating: effects on crystallinity an dspherulite morphology.” Macromolecules, 46, 8596−8607 (2013). 
40. Ouyang J., McDonald M. and Zhu Y. “Temperature-dependent material properties of z-shaped MEMS thermal actuators made of single crystalline silicon.” J. Micromech. Microeng. 23, 125036 (10pp) (2013). 
39. Qin Q. and Zhu Y. “Temperature control in thermal microactuators with applications to in-situ nanomechanical testing.” Applied Physics Letters 102, 013101 (2013).  
38. Aykut Y., Parsons G. N., Pourdeyhimi B., and Khan S. A. “Synthesis of mixed ceramic MgxZn1-xO nanofibers via Mg2+ doping using sol-gel electrospinning.” Langmuir, 29, 4159−4166 (2013). 
37. Aykut Y., Pourdeyhimi B., and Khan S. A. “Synthesis and characterization of silver/lithium cobalt oxide (Ag/LiCoO2) nanofibers via sol-gel electrospinning.” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 74, 1538–1545 (2013). 
36. Boltersdorf J., and Maggard P. A. “Silver exchange of layered metal oxides and their photocatalytic activities.” ACS Catal.  3, 2547−2555 (2013). 
35. Casper M. D., Losego M. D. and Maria J.-P. “Optimizing phase and microstructure of chemical solution-deposited bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) thin films to reduce DC leakage.” J Mater Sci 48:1578–1584(2013). 
34. Ernst A. F., Miko I. and Deans A. R. “Morphology and function of the ovipositor mechanism in Ceraphronoidea (Hymea\noptera, Aprocrita).” Journal of Hymenoptera Research 33: 25–61 (2013). 
33. Kalanyan B., Losego M. D., Oldham C. J. and Parsons G. N. “Low-temperature atomic layer deposition of Tungsten using Tungsten hexafluoride and highly-diluted silane in Argon.” Chem. Vap. Deposition, 19, 161–166 (2013). 
32. Kozek K. A., Kozek K. M., Wu W.-C., Mishra S. R. and Tracy J. B. “Large-scale synthesis of gold nanorods through continuous secondary growth.” | Chem. Mater. 25, 4537−4544 (2013). 
31. McClure C. D., Oldham C. J., Walls H. J. and Parsons G. N. “Large effect of titanium precursor on surface reactivity and mechanical strength of electrospun nanofibers coated with TiO2 by atomic layer deposition.” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 31, 061506 (2013). 
30. Brown M. and Jagannadham K. “Interfacial effects in the electrical conductivity and viscous deformation of multiwall carbon nanoube-epoxy composites prepared by sonication.” Journal of Composite Materials, 47: 3413 (2013). 
29.  Wilson, A. R., Sun K., Chi M. White, R. M., LeBeau J. M., Lamb H. H. and Wiley B. J. ” From core-shell to alloys: the preparation and characterization of solution-synthesized AuPd nanoparticle catalysts.” J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 17557−17566 (2013). 
28. Aykut Y. ” Electrospun MgO-loaded carbon nanofibers: Enhanced field electron emission from the fibers in vacuum.” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 74, 328–337 (2013). 
27. Aykut Y., Pourdeyhimi B., and Khan S. A. ” Catalytic graphitization and formation of macroporous-activated carbon nanofibers from salt-induced and H2S-treated polyacrylonitriles.” J. Mater. Sci. 48, 7783–7790 (2013). 
26. Sarac M. F., Anderson B. D., Pearce, R. C. Railsback J. G., Oni, A. A., White, R. M., Hensley, D. K., LeBeau, J. M., Melechko, A. V. and Tracy J. B. “Airbrushed Nickel Nanoparticles for Large-Area Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers on Metal (Al, Cu, Ti) Surfaces.” Applied Materials and Interface, 5, 8955-8960 (2013). 
25. Chang T.-H. and Zhu Y. “A microelectromechanical system for thermomechanical testing of nanostructures.” Applied Physics Letters, 103, 26114 (2013). 
24. Neupane B., Zhao L., and Wang G. “Up-conversion luminescence of gold nanospheres when excited at nonsurface plasmon resonance wavelenth by a continuous wave laser.” Nano Lett. 13, 4087−4092 (2013). 
23. Rao, S. S., Prater, J. T., Wu Fan, Shelton, C. T., Maria, J. P. and Narayan, J., “Interface Magnetism in Epitaxial BiFeO3-La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Heterostructures Intergrated on Si(100).” Nano Letters, 13, 5814-5821 (2013).
22. Samberg, Joshua P. et al. “Interface Properties of Ga(As,P)/(In,Ga)As Strained Multiple Quantum Well Structures.” Applied Physics Letters 103, 071605 (2013).
21. Schmidt, A. C., Wang, X., Zhu, Y. & Sombers, L. A. “Carbon Nanotube Yarn Electrodes for Enhanced Detection of Neurotransmitter Dynamics in Live Brain Tissue,” ACS Nano 7, 7864–7873 (2013).
20. Wu, F. & Narayan, J. “Controlled epitaxial growth of bcc and fcc Cu on MgO for integration on Si,” Crystal Growth & Design 13 (11), 5018-5024 (2013).
19. Fu, K. et al. “Aligned Carbon Nanotube-Silicon Sheets: A Novel Nano-architecture for Flexible Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes,” Advanced Materials 25, 5109–5114 (2013).
18. Xu, W. et al. “In-situ atomic-scale observation of irradiation-induced void formation,” Nature Communications 4, Article number 2288, (2013).
17. Zhang, X. A., Elek, J. & Chang, C.-H. “Three-Dimensional Nanolithography Using Light Scattering from Colloidal Particles,” ACS Nano 7 (7), 6212–6218 (2013).
16. Bagal, A. & Chang, C.-H. “Fabrication of subwavelength periodic nanostructures using liquid immersion Lloyd’s mirror interference lithography,” Optics Letters 38, 2531-2534 (2013).
15. Yang, Q., Zhang, X. A., Bagal, A., Guo, W. & Chang, C.-H. “Antireflection effects at nanostructured material interfaces and the suppression of thin-film interference,” Nanotechnology 24, 235202 (2013).
14. Halbur, J. C., Padbury, R. P. & Jur, J. S. “Induced wetting of polytetrafluoroethylene by atomic layer deposition for application of aqueous-based nanoparticle inks,” Materials Letters 101, 25–28 (2013).
13. Yu, Y. et al. “Controlled Scalable Synthesis of Uniform, High-Quality Monolayer and Few-layer MoS2 Films,” Scientific Reports 3, (2013).
12. Huang, L., Yu, Y., Li, C. & Cao, L. “Substrate Mediation in Vapor Deposition Growth of Layered Chalcogenide Nanoplates: A Case Study of SnSe2,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 6469–6475 (2013).
11. Li, C., Yu, Y., Chi, M. & Cao, L. “Epitaxial Nanosheet–Nanowire Heterostructures,” Nano Letters 13, 948–953 (2013).
10. Guo, W. et al. “Comparative study of etching high crystalline quality AlN and GaN,” Journal of Crystal Growth 366, 20–25 (2013).
9. Qin, Q. & Zhu, Y. “Temperature control in thermal microactuators with applications to in-situ nanomechanical testing,” Applied Physics Letters 102, 013101 (2013).
8. A. Kajbafvala, W. Nachtrab, T. Wong and J. Schwartz, “High strength oxide dispersion strengthened silver aluminum alloys optimized for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x round wire,” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 125012 (2013)
7. Safoura Seifikar, Bridget Calandro, Goran Rasic, Elisabeth Deeb, Jijin Yang, Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, and Justin Schwartz, “Optimized Growth of Heteroepitaxial (111) NiFe2O4 Thin Films on (0001) Sapphire with Two In-Plane Variants via Chemical Solution Deposition,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 1–4 (2013)
6. Golsa Naderi, Xiaotao Liu, William Nachtrab, and Justin Schwartz, “Understanding processing–microstructure–properties relationships in Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag round wires and enhanced transport through saw-tooth processing,” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 105010 (2013)
5. Y. F. Lee, F. Wu, R. Kumar, F. Hunte, J. Schwartz, and J. Narayan, “Epitaxial integration of dilute magnetic semiconductor Sr3SnO with Si (001),” Applied Physics Letters 103, 112101 (2013)
4. Yu, Y. et al. Controlled Scalable Synthesis of Uniform, High-Quality Monolayer and Few-layer MoS2 Films. Sci. Rep. 3, (2013).
3. Wang, H.-N. et al. Molecular sentinel-on-chip for SERS-based biosensing. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 6008–6015 (2013).
2. Houston Dycus, J., White, R. M., Pierce, J. M., Venkatasubramanian, R. & LeBeau, J. M. Atomic scale structure and chemistry of Bi2Te3/GaAs interfaces grown by metallorganic van der Waals epitaxy. Applied Physics Letters 102, 081601–081601–4 (2013).
1. Böröczky, K., Wada-Katsumata, A., Batchelor, D., Zhukovskaya, M. & Schal, C. Insects groom their antennae to enhance olfactory acuity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 3615–3620 (2013).

2012

13. Li, C., Huang, L., Snigdha, G. P., Yu, Y. & Cao, L. “Role of Boundary Layer Diffusion in Vapor Deposition Growth of Chalcogenide Nanosheets: The Case of GeS,” ACS Nano 6, 8868–8877 (2012)
12. Seifikar S. Tabei A. Sachet E. Rawdanowica T. Bassiri-Gharb N. and Schwartz J. “Growth of (111) oriented NiFe2O4 polycrystalline thin films on Pt (111) via sol-gel processing.” Journal of Applied Physics 112, 063908 (2012). 
11. Seifikar S., Calandro B., Deeb E., Sachet E., Yang J., Maria J.-P., Bassiri-Gharb N. and Schwartz J. “Structural and magnetic properties of biaxially textured NiFe2O4 thin films grown on c-plane sapphire.” Journal of Applied Physics 112, 123910 (2012). 
10. Saber M., Kotan H., Koch C. C. and Scattergood R. O. “Thermal stability of nanocrystalline Fe-Cr alloys with Zr additions.” Materials Science & Engineering A 556, 664–670 (2012). 
9. Ouyang, J. & Zhu, Y. “Z-Shaped MEMS Thermal Actuators: Piezoresistive Self-Sensing and Preliminary Results for Feedback Control,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 21, 596–604 (2012).
8. Zhu, Y. et al. “Size effects on elasticity, yielding, and fracture of silver nanowires: In situ experiments,” Physical Review B 85, (2012).
7. Hussey, L. et al. “Lateral epitaxial overgrowth of nitrogen polar GaN on smooth nitrogen polar GaN templates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition,” Journal of Applied Physics 112, 113513 (2012).
6. Seifikar, S. et al. Structural and magnetic properties of biaxially textured NiFe2O4 thin films grown on c-plane sapphire.Journal of Applied Physics 112, 123910–123910–5 (2012).
5. Zhou, C. et al. Time-of-Flight-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Method Development for High-Sensitivity Analysis of Acid Dyes in Nylon Fibers. Analytical Chemistry 84, 10085–10090 (2012).
4. LeCompte, M. A. et al. Independent evaluation of conflicting microspherule results from different investigations of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, E2960–E2969 (2012).
3. Seifikar, S. et al. Growth of (111) oriented NiFe2O4 polycrystalline thin films on Pt (111) via sol-gel processing. Journal of Applied Physics 112, 063908–063908–6 (2012).
2. Clavero, C. et al. Strain Effects on the Crystal Growth and Superconducting Properties of Epitaxial Niobium Ultrathin Films. Crystal Growth & Design 12, 2588–2593 (2012).
1. Penley, C., Stevie, F. A. & Griffis, D. P. Quantification of cesium surface contamination on silicon resulting from SIMS analysis. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 30, 031203 (2012).

2011 and Before

14. Zhou, C., Li, Q., Chiang, V. L., Lucia, L. A. & Griffis, D. P. Chemical and Spatial Differentiation of Syringyl and Guaiacyl Lignins in Poplar Wood via Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 83, 7020–7026 (2011). 
13. Maheshwari, P. et al. Surface analysis of Nb materials for SRF cavities. Surface and Interface Analysis 43, 151–153 (2011).
12. Dhawan, A. et al. Hybrid Top-Down and Bottom-Up Fabrication Approach for Wafer-Scale Plasmonic Nanoplatforms. Small 7, 727–731 (2011).
11. Shi, M., Lane, B., Mooney, C. B., Dow, T. A. & Scattergood, R. O. Diamond tool wear measurement by electron-beam-induced deposition. Precision Engineering 34, 718–721 (2010).
10. Ciovati, G., Myneni, G., Stevie, F., Maheshwari, P. & Griffis, D. High field Q slope and the baking effect: Review of recent experimental results and new data on Nb heat treatments. Physical Reveiw ST Accel. Beams 13, 022002 (2010).
9. Penley, C. et al. Secondary ion mass spectrometry characterization of anomalous behavior for low dose ion implanted phosphorus in silicon. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 28, 511–516 (2010).
8. Bishop, S. M. et al. On the origin of aluminum-related cathodoluminescence emissions from sublimation grown 4H-SiC(). Applied Surface Science 255, 6535–6539 (2009).
7. Stevie, F. A. & Griffis, D. P. Quantification in dynamic SIMS: Current status and future needs. Applied Surface Science 255, 1364–1367 (2008).
6. Bishop, S. M. et al. Sublimation growth of an in-situ-deposited layer in SiC chemical vapor deposition on 4H-SiC(1 1 2¯ 0). Journal of Crystal Growth 311, 72–78 (2008).
5. Zhu, Z., Stevie, F. A. & Griffis, D. P. Model study of electron beam charge compensation for positive secondary ion mass spectrometry using a positive primary ion beam. Applied Surface Science 254, 2708–2711 (2008).
4. Harton, S. E., Zhu, Z., Stevie, F. A., Aoyama, Y. & Ade, H. Carbon-13 Labeling for Quantitative Analysis of Molecular Movement in Heterogeneous Organic Materials Using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 79, 5358–5363 (2007).
3. Zhu, Z., Gu, C., Stevie, F. A. & Griffis, D. P. Improved understanding of an electron beam charge compensation method for magnetic sector secondary ion mass spectrometer analysis of insulators. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology: Part A-Vacuums, Surfaces & Films 25, 769–774 (2007).
2. Harton, S. E., Zhengmao Zhu, Stevie, F. A., Griffis, D. P. & Ade, H. Mass fractionation of carbon and hydrogen secondary ions upon Cs+ and O2+ bombardment of organic materials. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology: Part A-Vacuums, Surfaces & Films 25, 480–484 (2007).
1. Bishop, S. M. et al. Growth evolution and pendeo-epitaxy of non-polar AlN and GaN thin films on 4H–SiC (1 1 2¯ 0). Journal of Crystal Growth 300, 83–89 (2007).