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Publications that include results obtained at AIF should acknowledge the Facility with this statement:

The authors acknowledge the use of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at North Carolina State University, which is supported by the State of North Carolina and the National Science Foundation.

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Recent Publications

66. 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).
65. San X. and Lebeau J. M. “Revolving scanning transmission electron microscopy: Correcting sample drift distortion without prior knowledge”, Ultromicroscopy, 138, 28–35 (2014).
64. 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).
63. 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).
62. Rasic G. and Schwartz J. “Coercivity Reduction in Nickel Ferrite (NiFe2O4) Thin Films Through Surface Patterning.” IEEE Magnetics Letters, 5, 5000104 (2014).
61. 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).
60. 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).
59. Zhang Y., Koch C. C. and Schwartz J. “Synthesis of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox superconductors via direct oxidtion of metallic precursors.” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27, 055016 (2014)
58. 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).
57. 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).
56. 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).
55. 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 (2014) article ASAP.
54. 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).
53. 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).
52. 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).
51. 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 ASAP (2014).
50. Rasic G. and Schwartz J. “Nanoimprint Lithographic Surface Patterning of Sol-Gel Fabricated Nickel Ferrite (NiFe2O4).” MRS Communications, 3, 207-211 (2013).
49. 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, Article ASAP.
48. 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).


47. 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).

46. 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).
45. 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).
44. 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).
43. 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).
42. 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).
41. Xu, W. et al. “In-situ atomic-scale observation of irradiation-induced void formation,” Nature Communications 4, Article number 2288, (2013).
40. Zhang, X. A., Elek, J. & Chang, C.-H. “Three-Dimensional Nanolithography Using Light Scattering from Colloidal Particles,” ACS Nano 7 (7), 6212–6218 (2013).
39. Bagal, A. & Chang, C.-H. “Fabrication of subwavelength periodic nanostructures using liquid immersion Lloyd’s mirror interference lithography,” Optics Letters 38, 2531-2534 (2013).
38. 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).
37. 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).
36. Yu, Y. et al. “Controlled Scalable Synthesis of Uniform, High-Quality Monolayer and Few-layer MoS2 Films,” Scientific Reports 3, (2013).
35. 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).
34. Li, C., Yu, Y., Chi, M. & Cao, L. “Epitaxial Nanosheet–Nanowire Heterostructures,” Nano Letters 13, 948–953 (2013).
33. Guo, W. et al. “Comparative study of etching high crystalline quality AlN and GaN,” Journal of Crystal Growth 366, 20–25 (2013).
32. Qin, Q. & Zhu, Y. “Temperature control in thermal microactuators with applications to in-situ nanomechanical testing,” Applied Physics Letters 102, 013101 (2013).
31. 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)
30. 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)
29. 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)
28. 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)
27. Yu, Y. et al. Controlled Scalable Synthesis of Uniform, High-Quality Monolayer and Few-layer MoS2 Films. Sci. Rep. 3, (2013).
26. Wang, H.-N. et al. Molecular sentinel-on-chip for SERS-based biosensing. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 6008–6015 (2013).
25. 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).
24. 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).


23. 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).

22. 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).
21. Zhu, Y. et al. “Size effects on elasticity, yielding, and fracture of silver nanowires: In situ experiments,” Physical Review B 85, (2012).
20. 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).
19. 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).
18. 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).
17. 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).
16. 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).
15. 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).
14. 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

13. 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).

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).