2021 Publications Utilizing the AIF

Acknowledgement Statement for User Publications

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

This work was performed in part at the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at North Carolina State University, which is supported by the State of North Carolina and the National Science Foundation (award number ECCS-2025064). The AIF is a member of the North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

After your results have been published, please submit bibliographic information to aif-contact@ncsu.edu.

64. Chen, Zijian Dai, Dennis T. Lee,Yi-An Chen, Gregory N. Parsons, Chih-Hao Chang, “Fabrication of Non-Uniform Nanolattices with Spatially Varying Geometry and Material Composition.” Advanced Materials Interfaces, 8 (17):2100690 (2021).
63. Williams, Austin H.; Roh, Sangchul; Jacob, Alan R.; Stoyanov, Simeon D.; Hsiao, Lilian; Velev, Orlin D., “Printable homocomposite hydrogels with synergistically reinforced molecular-colloidal networks.” Nature Communications, 12 (1):2834 (2021). 
62. Li, Zhenhua; Wang, Zhenzhen; Dinh, Phuong-Uyen C.; Zhu, Dashuai; Popowski, Kristen D.; Lutz, Halle; Hu, Shiqi; Lewis, Mark G.; Cook, Anthony; Andersen, Hanne; Greenhouse, Jack; Pessaint, Laurent; Lobo, Leonard J.; Cheng, Ke, “Cell-mimicking nanodecoys neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and mitigate lung injury in a non-human primate model of COVID-19.” Nature Nanotechnology, 16(8):942–951 (2021). 
61. Luiso, Salvatore; Henry, James J.; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam; Fedkiw, Peter S., “Meltblown Polyvinylidene Difluoride as a Li-Ion Battery Separator.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3 (6):3038-3048 (2021).
60. Saeed, Saeed; Boyd, Shelby; Tsai, Wan-Yu; Wang, Ruocun; Balke, Nina; Augustyn, Veronica, “Understanding electrochemical cation insertion into prussian blue from electrode deformation and mass changes.” Chemical Communications, 57:6744-6747 (2021).
59. Miller, Matthew J.; Cabral, Matthew J.; Dickey, Elizabeth C.; LeBeau, James M.; Reich, Brian J., “Accounting for Location Measurement Error in Imaging Data With Application to Atomic Resolution Images of Crystalline Materials.” Technometrics (2021). 
58. Akurati, Sashanka; Jansson, Anton; Jones, Jacob L.; Ghosh, Dipankar, “Deformation mechanisms in ice-templated alumina-epoxy composites for the different directions of uniaxial compressive loading.” Materialia, 16:101054 (2021). 
57. Tyagi, Preeti; Gutierrez, Joseph N.; Nathani, Ved; Lucia, Lucian A.; Rojas, Orlando J.; Hubbe, Martin A.; Pal, Lokendra, “Hydrothermal and mechanically generated hemp hurd nanofibers for sustainable barrier coatings/films.” Industrial Crops And Products, 168:113582 (2021). 
56. Jin, Soo-Ah; Facchine, Emily G.; Rojas, Orlando J.; Khan, Saad A.; Spontak, Richard J., “Cellulose nanofibers and the film-formation dilemma: Drying temperature and tunable optical, mechanical and wetting properties of nanocomposite films composed of waterborne sulfopolyesters.” Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science, 598: 369-378 (2021). 
55. Kim, Inhwan; Ju, Beomjun; Zhou, Ying; Li, Braden M.; Jur, Jesse S., “Microstructures in All-Inkjet-Printed Textile Capacitors with Bilayer Interfaces of Polymer Dielectrics and Metal-Organic Decomposition Silver Electrodes.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13 (20):24081–24094 (2021).
54. Jin, Soo-Ah; Facchine, Emily G.; Khan, Saad A.; Rojas, Orlando J.; Spontak, Richard J., “Mesophase characteristics of cellulose nanocrystal films prepared from electrolyte suspensions.” Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science, 599:207-218 (2021). 
53. Kumar, Vineet; Bhardwaj, Vinay; Kaushik, Ajeet, “Luminescence Behavior of the Ba2HfF8:Dy3+/Sm3+ Nanophosphor for White Light-Emitting Applications.” ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 3 (5): 2261–2267 (2021).
52. Yang, Kai-Hung; Joshi, Pratik; Rodenhausen, Keith B.; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Skoog, Shelby A.; Narayan, “Correlation of zeta potential and contact angle of oxygen and fluorine terminated nitrogen incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond (N UNCD) thin films.” Materials Letters, 295:129823 (2021).
51. Yadav, Prachi R.; Rizvi, Mehedi H.; Kuttich, Bjoern; Mishra, Sumeet R.; Chapman, Brian S.; Lynch, Brian B.; Kraus, Tobias; Oldenburg, Amy L., Tracy, Joseph B., “Plasmon-Coupled Gold Nanoparticles in Stretched Shape-Memory Polymers for Mechanical/Thermal Sensing.” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4 (4):3911–3921 (2021).
50. Qiu, Jie; Macdonald, Digby D.; Schoell, Ryan; Han, Junsoo; Mastromarino, Sara; Scully, John R.; Kaoumi, Djamel; Hosemann, Peter, “Electrochemical study of the dissolution of oxide films grown on type 316L stainless steel in molten fluoride salt.” Corrosion Science, 186:109457 (2021).
49. Mortelliti, Michael J.; Wang, Annie N.; Dempsey, Jillian L., “Interfacial Electron Transfer through Ultrathin ALD TiOx Layers: A Comparative Study of TiO2/TiOx and SnO2/TiOx Core/Shell Nanocrystals.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2021).
48. Liu, Runze; Wong, Chau-Wai, “On Microstructure Estimation Using Flatbed Scanners for Paper Surface-Based Authentication.” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 16 (2021). 
47. Chen, Zhaowei; Li, Hongjun; Bian, Yijie; Wang, Zejun; Chen, Guojun; Zhang, Xudong; Miao, Yimin; Wen, Di; Wang, Jinqiang; Wan, Gang; Zeng, Yi; Abdou, Peter; Fang, Jun; Li, Song; Sun, Cheng-Jun; Gu, Zhen, “Bioorthogonal catalytic patch.” Nature Nanotechnology, (2021). 
46. Davis, Zachary G.; Hussain, Aasim F.; Fisher, Matthew B., “Processing variables of direct-write, near-field electrospinning impact size and morphology of gelatin fibers.” Biomedical Materials, 16 (4):045017 (2021). 
45. Rutkevicius, Marius; Pirzada, Tahira; Geiger, Mackenzie; Khan, Saad A., “Creating superhydrophobic, abrasion-resistant and breathable coatings from water-borne polydimethylsiloxane-polyurethane Co-polymer and fumed silica.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 596:479-492 (2021). 
44. Novotny, Petr; Lamb, H. Henry, “MoO3 films grown on stepped sapphire (0001) by molecular beam epitaxy.” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 39 (4):043406 (2021).
43. Hartley, Carolyn L.; Dempsey, Jillian L., “Revealing the Molecular Identity of Defect Sites on PbS Quantum Dot Surfaces with Redox-Active Chemical Probes.” Chemistry of Materials, 33 (7):2655-2665 (2021). 
42. Farias, Barbara, V; Khan, Saad A., “Probing gels and emulsions using large-amplitude oscillatory shear and frictional studies with soft substrate skin surrogates.” Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 201:111595 (2021). 
41. Wang, Xijun; Krzystowczyk, Emily; Dou, Jian; Li, Fanxing, “Net Electronic Charge as an Effective Electronic Descriptor for Oxygen Release and Transport Properties of SrFeO3-Based Oxygen Sorbents.” Chemistry of Materials, 33 (7):2446-2456 (2021). 
40. Lin, Yuze; Liu, Ye; Chen, Shangshang; Wang, Shen; Ni, Zhenyi; Van Brackle, Charles H.; Yang, Shuang; Zhao, Jingjing; Yu, Zhenhua; Dai, Xuezeng; Wang, Qi; Deng, Yehao; Huang, Jinsong, “Revealing defective nanostructured surfaces and their impact on the intrinsic stability of hybrid perovskites.” Energy & Environmental Science, 14 (3):1563-1572 (2021). 
39. Horgan, Madison, “Biased decision making in materials science: Where does it originate and can it be avoided?” MRS Bulletin (2021). 
38. Seok, Chunkyun; Adelegan, Oluwafemi; Biliroglu, Ali Onder; Yamaner, F. Yalcin; Oralkan, Omer, “A 2D Ultrasonic Transmit Phased Array Based on a 32×32 CMUT Array Flip-Chip Bonded to an ASIC for Neural Stimulation.” Proceedings of The 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS).
37. Zhao, Jianwei; Funni, Stephen D.; Molina, Emily R.; Dickey, Elizabeth C.; Jones, Jacob L., “Orientation-dependent, field-induced phase transitions in soft lead zirconate titanate piezoceramics.” Journal of The European Ceramic Society, 41 (6):3357-3362 (2021). 
36. Ramesh, Srivatsan; Davis, Jack; Roros, Alexandra; Eiben, Justin; Fabiani, Thomas; Smith, Ryan; Reynolds, Lewis; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam; Khan, Saad; Genzer, Jan; Menegatti, Stefano, “Dual-Responsive Microgels for Structural Repair and Recovery of Nonwoven Membranes for Liquid Filtration.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3 (3):1508-1517 (2021). 
35. Aly, Karim; Muhuri, Abir K.; Bradford, Philip D., “Fabrication of scalable, aligned and low density carbon nanotube/silicon carbide hybrid foams by polysilazane infiltration and pyrolysis.” Journal of The European Ceramic Society, 41 (6):3303-3313 (2021). 
34. Zhang, Liwen; Ma, Xiaolong; Zhang, Yongyi; Bradford, Philip D.; Zhu, Yuntian T., “Length-dependent carbon nanotube film structures and mechanical properties.” Nanotechnology, 32 (26):265702 (2021). 
33. Hu, Shiqi; Li, Zhenhua; Shen, Deliang; Zhu, Dashuai; Huang, Ke; Su, Teng; Dinh, Phuong-Uyen; Cores, Jhon; Cheng, Ke, “Exosome-eluting stents for vascular healing after ischaemic injury.” Nature Biomedical Engineering, (2021). 
32. Cheng, Qiwen; Call, Douglas F., “Developing microbial communities containing a high abundance of exoelectrogenic microorganisms using activated carbon granules.” Science of The Total Environment,768:144361 (2021). 
31. Aggarwal, S.; Hakovirta, M., “Supercritical carbon dioxide drying of municipal sewage sludge – Novel waste-to-energy valorization pathway.” Journal of Environmental Management, 285:112148 (2021). 
30. Zhu, Xing; Gao, Yunfei; Wang, Xijun; Haribal, Vasudev; Liu, Junchen; Neal, Luke M.; Bao, Zhenghong; Wu, Zili; Wang, Hua; Li, Fanxing, “A tailored multi-functional catalyst for ultra-efficient styrene production under a cyclic redox scheme.” Nature Communications, 12:1329 (2021).
29. Mittmann, Terence; Szyjka, Thomas; Alex, Hsain; Istrate, Marian Cosmin; Lomenzo, Patrick D.; Baumgarten, Lutz; Müller, Martina; Jones, Jacob L.; Pintilie, Lucian; Mikolajick, Thomas; Schroeder, Uwe, “Impact of Iridium Oxide Electrodes on the Ferroelectric Phase of Thin Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 Films.” Physica Status Solidi-rapid Research Letters, 2100012 (2021). 
28. Padmanabhan Ramesh, Viswanath; Sargolzaeiaval, Yasaman; Neumann, Taylor; Misra, Veena; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Dickey, Michael D.; Ozturk, Mehmet C., “Flexible thermoelectric generator with liquid metal interconnects and low thermal conductivity silicone filler.” NPJ Flexible Electronics, 5:5 (2021).
27. Wan, Haotian; Luo, Chengtao; Chung, Ching-Chang; Yamashita, Yohachi; Jiang, Xiaoning, “Enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties of manganese-doped Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O-3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-PbTiO3 single crystals by alternating current poling.” Applied Physics Letters, 118:102904 (2021).
26. Khachariya, Dolar; Szymanski, Dennis; Breckenridge, M. Hayden; Reddy, Pramod; Kohn, Erhard; Sitar, Zlatko; Collazo, Ramón; Pavlidi, Spyridon, “On the characteristics of N-polar GaN Schottky barrier contacts with LPCVD SiN interlayers.” Applied Physics Letters, 118:122103 (2021).
25. Washiyama, Shun; Mirrielees, Kelsey J.; Bagheri, Pegah; Baker, Jonathon N.; Kim, Ji-Hyun; Guo, Qiang; Kirste, Ronny; Guan, Yan, Breckenridge, M. Hayden; Klump, Andrew J.; Reddy, Pramod; Mita, Seiji; Irving, Douglas L.; Collazo, Ramón; Sitar, Zlatko, “Self-compensation in heavily Ge doped AlGaN: A comparison to Si doping.” Applied Physics Letters, 118:042102 (2021).
24. Baby, Ruksana; Mathur, Kavita; DenHartog, Emiel, “Nondestructive Quantitative Evaluation of Yarns and Fabrics and Determination of Contact Area of Fabrics Using the X-ray Microcomputed Tomography System for Skin-Textile Friction Analysis.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13 (3): 4652–4664 (2021).
23. Koohfar, Sanaz; Ozbek, Yasemin; Bland, Hayden; Zhang, Zhan; Kumah, Divine P., “Interface-driven magnetic anisotropy in relaxed La0.7Sr0.3CrO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructures on MgO.” Journal of Applied Physics, 129:055301 (2021). 
22. Zhang, Zheng; Cao, Da; Huang, Zhengjie; Danilov, Evgeny O.; Chung, Ching-Chang; Sun, Dali; Yang, Ge, “Gamma‐Ray Detection Using Bi‐Poor Cs2AgBiBr6 Double Perovskite Single Crystals.” Advanced Optical Materials, 2001575 (2021). 
21. Nozariasbmarz, Amin; Dycus, J. Houston; Cabral, Matthew J.; Flack, Chloe M.; Krasinski, Jerzy S.; LeBeau, James M.; Vashaee, Daryoosh, “Efficient self-powered wearable electronic systems enabled by microwave processed thermoelectric materials.” Applied Energy, 283:116211 (2021).
20. Abdelhamid, Mostafa; Routh, Evyn L.; Bedair, S. M., “The dependence of the emission from MQWs on the indium content in the underlying InGaN templates: experimental and modeling results.” Semiconductor Science And Technology, 36 (3):035018 (2021). 
19. Peddinti, Bharadwaja S. T.; Morales-Gagnon, Nicolas; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam; Scholle, Frank; Spontak, Richard J.; Ghiladi, Reza A., “Photodynamic Coatings on Polymer Microfibers for Pathogen Inactivation: Effects of Application Method and Composition.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13 (1):155–163 (2021).
18. Hao, Fang; Gao, Yunfei; Liu, Junchen; Dudek, Ryan; Neal, Luke; Wang, Shuang; Liu, Pingle; Li, Fanxing, “Zeolite-assisted core-shell redox catalysts for efficient light olefin production via cyclohexane redox oxidative cracking.” Chemical Engineering Journal, 409:128192 (2021).
17.  Angle, Jonathan W.; Palczewski, Ari D.; Reece, Charles E.; Stevie, Fred A.; Kelley, Michael J., “Advances in secondary ion mass spectrometry for N-doped niobium.” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 39 (2):024004 (2021).
16. Luo, Zhiren; Zhang, Xu A.; Chang, Chih-Hao, “Magnetically responsive polymer nanopillars with nickel cap.” Nanotechnology, 32 (20):205301 (2021).
15. Campbell, Zachary S.; Han, Suyong; Marre, Samuel; Abolhasani, Milad, “Continuous Flow Solar Desorption of CO2 from Aqueous Amines.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 9 (6):2570–2579 (2021). 
14. Grimley, Carolyn A.; Funni, Stephen; Green, Christopher; Dickey, Elizabeth C., “A thermal perspective of flash sintering: The effect of AC current ramp rate on microstructure evolution.” Journal Of The European Ceramic Society, 41 (4): 2807-2817 (2021).
13. Yuan, Yue; Zhang, Yuxuan; Bilheux, Hassina; Salmon, Sonja, “Biocatalytic Yarn for Peroxide Decomposition with Controlled Liquid Transport.” Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2002104 (2021). 
12. Shabani, Elnaz; Yancheshme, Amir Azimi; Ronen, Avner; Gorga, Russell E., “Effect of the Spin-Line Temperature Profile on the Translocation of the Solidification Point and Jet Thinning in Unconfined Melt Electrospinning.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3 (1):268–278 (2021). 
11. Cates, Nichole; Einck, Vincent J.; Micklow, Lauren; Morere, Jacobo; Okoroanyanwu, Uzodinma; Watkins, James J., Furst, Stephen, “Roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography using a seamless cylindrical mold nanopatterned with a high-speed mastering process.” Nanotechnology, 32 (15):155301 (2021). 
10. Duemmler, Kai; Zheng, Ce; Baumier, Cedric; Gentils, Aurelie; Kaoumi, Djamel, “Helium bubble nucleation and growth in alloy HT9 through the use of in situ TEM: Sequential he-implantation and heavy-ion irradiation versus dual-beam irradiation.” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 545:152641 (2021). 
9. Rock, Christopher; Ledford, Christopher; Garcia-Avila, Matias; West, Harvey; Miller, Victoria M.; Pankow, Mark; Dehoff, Ryan; Horn, Tim, “The Influence of Powder Reuse on the Properties of Nickel Super Alloy ATI 718™ in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2021). 
8. Bai, Hongxia; Linder, Keith E.; Muddiman, David C., “Three-dimensional (3D) imaging of lipids in skin tissues with infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization (MALDESI) mass spectrometry.” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2021). 
7. Joshi, Pratik; Haque, Ariful; Gupta, Siddharth; Narayan, Roger J.; Narayan, Jagdish, “Synthesis of multifunctional microdiamonds on stainless steel substrates by chemical vapor deposition.” Carbon, 171:739-749 (2021). 
6. Lee, Younghwan; Hsain, H. Alex; Fields, Shelby S.; Jaszewski, Samantha T.; Horgan, Madison D.; Edgington, Patrick G.; Ihlefeld, Jon F.; Parsons, Gregory N.; Jones, Jacob L., “Unexpectedly large remanent polarization of Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 metal–ferroelectric–metal capacitor fabricated without breaking vacuum.” Applied Physics Letters, 118 (1):012903 (2021). 
5. Ghasemi, Masoud; Balar, Nrup; Peng, Zhengxing; Hu, Huawei; Qin, Yunpeng; Kim, Taesoo; Rech, Jeromy J.; Bidwell, Matthew; Mask, Walker; McCulloch, Iain; You, Wei; Amassian, Aram; Risko, Chad; O’Connor, Brendan T.; Ade, Harald, “A molecular interaction–diffusion framework for predicting organic solar cell stability.” Nature Materials (2021). 
4. Uskokovic, Vuk; Abuna, Gabriel; Ferreira, Paulo; Wu, Victoria M.; Gower, Laurie; Pires-de-Souza, Fernanda Carvalho Panzeri; Murata, Ramiro Mendonca; Sinhoreti, Mario Alexandre Coelho; Geraldeli, Saulo, “Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticulate niobium- and zinc-doped bioglass-ceramic/chitosan hybrids for dental applications.” Journal of Sol-gel Science And Technology (2021). 
3. Alsmadi, Zeinab Y.; Murty, K. L, “High-temperature effects on creep-fatigue interaction of the Alloy 709 austenitic stainless steel.” International Journal Of Fatigue, 143:105987 (2021). 
2. Sun, Xiaohang; Bourham, Mohamed; Barrett, Devin G.; McCord, Marian G.; Pal, Lokendra, “Transparent and high barrier plasma functionalized acrylic coated cellulose triacetate films.” Progress In Organic Coatings, 150:105988 (2021). 
1. Haghayeghi, Reza; Timelli, Giulio, “An investigation on primary Si refinement by Sr and Sb additions in a hypereutectic Al-Si alloy.” Materials Letters, 283:128779 (2021).