ACTIVE USER PROJECTS

Proposal Cycle 2014A: expire January 31, 2015

Proposal Cycle 2013B: expire July 31, 2014

Proposal Cycle 2013A (extended): expire January 31, 2015

Proposal Cycle 2012B (extended): expire July 31, 2014


Proposal Cycle 2014A: expire January 31, 2015

Magnetoelectric effect with strain stimulation at nanoscale using SEMPA
Rui Lopes, National Physical Laboratory, UK [CNMS2014-001]

Solid State NMR Studies of Novel Li Ion Conductors
Steven Greenbaum, Hunter College of the City University of New York [CNMS2014-003]

Effect of Heavy Ion Irradiation on Microstructural Evolution in CF8 Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel
Meimei Li, Argonne National Laboratory [CNMS2014-004]

The cuprate pseudogap and its relation to superconductivity
Doug Scalapino, University of California [CNMS2014-006]

Nanofabricated porous media analogs for screening enhanced oil recovery strategies
Keith Neeves, Colorado School of Mines [CNMS2014-007]

Spatial Confinement of Colloids in Deterministically Paterned Grating Nanostructures  studied by Neutron Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement
Roger Pynn, Indiana University [CNMS2014-010]

Tuning electronic and ionic conductivity of metal sulfides
Chengdu Liang, ORNL [CNMS2014-011]

Structure-processing-properties relationships under heavy-ion and helium irradiation
Chad Parish, ORNL [CNMS2014-012]

Investigation of Oxygen Contents in Various Phases in g-TiAl by atom Probe Tomography
Gopal Das, Pratt & Whitney [CNMS2014-014]

Studies of porous-shell layered pillar arrays capable of capillary action and chemical separations
Michael Sepaniak, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-015]

Effects of porosity and chemically-selective coatings on fields surrounding axially illuminated nanopillars
Michael Sepaniak, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-016]

Nanostructuring of Natural Spidroin-like Protein Based Fibers- Characterization of Structure-Property Relationships
Marian Kennedy, Clemson University [CNMS2014-018]

High-Resolution STEM and Elemental Mapping to study the effects of Mo domain size and dispersion over a family of carbon and MgAl-oxide catalysts for higher alcohol production
Christopher Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-020]

Investigating the relationship between nanoporous structures and mass transport across graphene membranes
Rohit Karnik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-021]

A dual-mode microtensiometer for simultaneous measurement of monolayer and bilayer tensions in droplet interface bilayers
Andy Sarles, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-022]

The Conductivity, Raman, UV Spectra and Morphology of Polymerized Acetonitrile under High Pressure
Haiyan Zheng, Carnegie Institution of Washington [CNMS2014-023]

In situ Study of Nanostructured Pt Catalysts for Methanol Decomposition
Yu Lei, University of Alabama in Huntsville [CNMS2014-024]

Mesoporous nanostructured architectures of boron nitride for the optimized cyclotron generation and capture of carbon-11 radionuclides 
Bruce Wieland, BTI Targetry LLC [CNMS2014-025]

Bio-Inspired Molecular Manganese-Calcium Catalysts for Water Oxidation
Yujie Sun, Utah State University [CNMS2014-026]

Nanofluidic chips fabrication for flow behavior study under nano-scale porous media
Baojun Bai, Missouri University of Science and Technology [CNMS2014-027]

Identification of selective binding motifs in nanoporous metal-organic frameworks
David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-029]

Phase Stability of Vanadium Dioxide on the Nanoscale
Richard Haglund, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2014-030]

DRIE Silicon Micropillars for Transdermal Drug Delivery
Joe DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [CNMS2014-031]

Bottom up meets top down: Organization of colloidal silica nanorods using lithographic patterns
Jaswinder Sharma, ORNL [CNMS2014-032]

Immobilisation of DNA aptamers at DNA origami and the investigation their affinity properties toward detection of proteins and small molecules
Tibor Hianik, Comenius University Bratislava  [CNMS2014-033]

Investigation of Spinel Oxides as the Novel Cathode for New Generation Mutivalent Batteries
Paul Fenter, Argonne National Laboratory [CNMS2014-034]

Nanoscale analysis of transition metal oxide nanoparticles and bi-magnetic core/shell nanoparticles
Manual Roldan Gutierrez, University Complutense Madrid [CNMS2014-035]

Atomic-Scale Characterization of As-Quenched, Devitrified, and Shocked Ce-Al Metallic Glass
Naresh Thadhani, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-036]

Multifrequency Scanning Probe Microscopy Study of Agglomeration in Nanodiamond Particles
Vasudeva Rao Aravind, Clarion University [CNMS2014-037]

Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Zwitterionic Polymer Vesicles
Todd Emrick, University of Massachusetts Amherst [CNMS2014-038]

Emergence of Geometric Multiferroicity in Epitaxially Stabilized Rare-earth Nickelate(111) Thin Films
Chang-Beom Eom, University of Wisconsin-Madison [CNMS2014-039]

The formation mechanism for nano-size precipitates during homogenization in 6000 series Al alloys 
Tongguang Zhai, University of Kentucky [CNMS2014-040]

Direct Imaging of SEI Forming Mechanisms in Lithium Ion Batteries
Raymond Unocic, ORNL [CNMS2014-041]

Thermal Transport through Nanoscale Point Contact between Individual Nanostructures
Deyu Li, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2014-042]

Advanced characterization of novel thermosponsive block polyelectrolytes and their complexes with protein
Stergios Pispas, National Hellenic Research Foundation-NHRF  [CNMS2014-044]

Study of the electronic and the magnetic structure of oxide thin films by aberration-corrected STEM-EELS
Jaume Gazquez Alabart, Materials Science Intitute of Barcelona (ICMAB) [CNMS2014-045]

Variable temperature and atmosphere local electrochemical characterization of Sm doped CeO2 epitaxial thin films
Antonello Tebano, University of Rome Tor Vergata [CNMS2014-046]

BiFeO3 in single ferroelectric polarization and anti-ferromagnetic axis state
Zhiwei Hu, Max-Planck Institut [CNMS2014-047]

Characterization of Atomic Layer Deposited Barrier Films
Samuel Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-050]

Computational and experimental approach to predict and investigate phase behavior in side chain liquid crystalline polymers
Rajeswari M. Kasi, University of Connecticut [CNMS2014-051]

Nanofabrication for DNA nanomotherboards assemblage
Piero Morales, ENEA-NAST Center [CNMS2014-052]

Electrochemical nanowriting of superconducting tracks on La2CuO4+δ epitaxial films and La2CuO4+δ/Ce0.8Sm0.2O2 heterostructures 
Carmela Aruta, National Research Council, CNR-SPIN  [CNMS2014-053]

Neat and nano-filled block copolymer thin films for ultra-high energy density capacitors
Alamgir Karim, University of Akron [CNMS2014-055]

Real Time, In-situ Visualization of the Response of Multifunctional, Nanostructured Membranes to External Stimuli 
William A. Phillip, University of Notre Dame  [CNMS2014-056]

The Photophysics and Photochemistry  of 2D Materials
Linyou Cao, North Carolina State University  [CNMS2014-057]

Atomic scale simulation of peptide adhesion on selected surfaces
Francesco Buonocore, ENEA-NAST Center [CNMS2014-058]

Ionic effects on conductance and peizoresponse of controlled ZnO surfaces
Martyn McLachlan, Imperial College London [CNMS2014-059]

In-Depth Studies on CO2 Chemical Conversion by Metal-Organic Frameworks using Operando FT-IR 
Shengqian Ma, University of South Florida  [CNMS2014-060]

Direct Imaging of Ionic Transport in Porous Carbon Electrodes with in situ ec-STEM
Raymond Unocic, ORNL [CNMS2014-061]

Scanning probe microscopy measurements on size dependent energy level changes in heterostructured nanomaterials 
Joseph M. Luther, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  [CNMS2014-062]

Self-assembled nanocages via ion-pair coordination
Radu Custelcean, ORNL [CNMS2014-063]

Structure & electronic activity correlation of a solid-state nanocrystalline TiO2 nanotube array photovoltaic device
Sandra J. Rosenthal, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2014-064]

PCBM PCBM Crystalllization Dynamics and Surface Enrichment in P3HT:PCBM Thin Films During Annealing Under Soft Confinement
Alamgir Karim, University of Akron [CNMS2014-065]

Microscopic transport study of anisotropic electronic structure in Sr2IrO4 thin films 
S.S.A. Seo, University of Kentucky [CNMS2014-067]

Deposition of gadolinium-doped ceria films for ionically controlled electronic devices
Steven May, Drexel University [CNMS2014-068]

Highly Photoresponse Devices Based on Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials of Layered Metal Chalcogenides
Kai Xiao, ORNL [CNMS2014-069]

Supported single atom catalysis - NO oxidation on single Pt group atoms on theta-alumina
Chaitanya K. Narula, ORNL [CNMS2014-070]

Validation of Novel, Solution-Based Technique for Measuring the Electrical Properties of Nanowires and Nanotubes
Jerry Shan, Rutgers University [CNMS2014-071]

Characterization of Al 5xxx alloy precipitates from long-term, low temperature thermal exposure
Michael L. Free, University of Utah [CNMS2014-072]

Investigating Structure-Property Relationship in Metal Oxide Nanoparticle-based Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Material
Yue Wu, Purdue University [CNMS2014-073]

Spontaneous Dewetting of Condensate Impaled in Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Jonathan Boreyko, ORNL [CNMS2014-074]

Graphene-Based Transistors for Analog Computing: A Novel Application
I. Kravchenko, ORNL [CNMS2014-075]

Continuous Cell-Free Production of Therapeutic Proteins
Mitchel J. Doktycz, ORNL [CNMS2014-079]

Frost formation on polarized nanostructured interfaces
Polyzos Gerogios, ORNL [CNMS2014-080]

Asymmetric Wettability of Nano and Microstructures Directs Leidenfrost Droplets
Rebecca Agapov, ORNL [CNMS2014-081]

Spatial Coordination of Microbial Species via Dry Lift-off and Microfluidic Patterning  
Ryan Hansen, Oak Ridge Associated Universities [CNMS2014-082]

Carbon Nanomaterial Microelectrodes for Neurotransmitter Sensing
B. Jill Venton, University of Virginia [CNMS2014-083]

Probing cell-free gene expression noise as functions of confinement and crowding
Pat Collier, ORNL [CNMS2014-086]

Atomic-scale characterizations of new semiconducting ferroelectric oxide perovskites
Jonathan Spanier, Drexel University [CNMS2014-088]

Transesterification reactions in polylactide/vegetable oil blends
Megan Robertson, University of Houston [CNMS2014-090]

In situ IR study of Rh/Silica catalyst for CO+NO reaction 
Franklin Tao, University of Notre Dame  [CNMS2014-091]

Identification of singly dispersed precious metal of single-atom catalysts
Franklin Tao, University of Notre Dame  [CNMS2014-092]

Simulation of Solar Wind Space Weathering in Lunar Analog Minerals
Kimberly Kuhlman, Planetary Science Institute [CNMS2014-093]

VACNF platform for cell impedance measurements
Nicole McFarlane, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-094]

Studies of domain imaging and dynamics in multiferroic heterostructures and composite thin films
Ram Katiyar, University of Puerto Rico [CNMS2014-095]

Imaging of magnetic domain structure in Multiferroic single phase and composite thin films  with scanning electron microscopy with polarisation analysis  (SEMPA)
Ram Katiyar, University of Puerto Rico [CNMS2014-096]

Investigation of the role of mass-difference interfacial scattering on thermal boundary conductance
Nicholas Roberts, Utah State University [CNMS2014-097]

Conversion of Cellulose I to Cellulose III using ammonia
Riddhi Shah, ORNL [CNMS2014-098]

Microstructural Characterization in Ferritic Superalloys with a Novel Hierarchical Structure Using Atom Probe Tomography and Transmission Electron Microscopy
Peter Liaw, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-099]

Investigating a role of topological solitons in local conductivity of one-dimensional change-density waves
Tae-Hwan Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) [CNMS2014-100]

Structural Evolution of High Capacity Cathode Materials for Li-ion Battery
Jihui Yang, University of Washington  [CNMS2014-102]

Using STEM/EELS to Explore Plasmonic Fano-Resonances: Lithographic Preparation of Periodic Nanoparticle Arrays
Jon Camden, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-103]

Rapid Measurments of Material Properties Using Few-cycle regime AFM (FR-AFM) with Wavelet Transforms
Gabriele Ferrini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  [CNMS2014-104]

Compositional study of reverted austenite in a TRIP assisted carbon steel and a TRIP assisted supermartensitic stainless steel  
Antonio Ramirez, Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory  [CNMS2014-106]

Microstructure Stability of FCC, BCC, and B2 structures in the AlxCoCrFeNi High-Entropy Alloy System
Peter Liaw, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-107]

Cl and Cu Identification in CdTe Grain Boundaries Using Atom Probe Tomography
Jonathan Poplawsky, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-109]

Understanding the Electronic Properties of Grain Boundaries in CdTe Solar Cells
Jonathan Poplawsky, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-110]

Fundamentally Understanding and Quantifying the Demagnetization of Magnetic Nanomaterials by Photoexcitation
Wei David Wei, University of Florida [CNMS2014-111]

Microscopy of sodium anode materials
Gabriel Veith, ORNL [CNMS2014-112]

Ferroelectric characterization of (BaTiO3)(SrTiO3)n SrO Ruddlesden-Popper thin films
Darrell Scholm, Cornell University [CNMS2014-115]

Self-Assembly of Shape-Pesistent 2D Supramolecular Complexes
Alamgir Karim, University of Akron [CNMS2014-116]

Theoretical studies of the self-assembly of phenanthrenequinone  molecules on pristine and defective graphene 
Steve Overbury, ORNL [CNMS2014-117]

Evolution of Grain Boundary Character Distribution of Nickel 200
Jeffrey Evans, University of Alabama in Huntsville [CNMS2014-118]

Selection and Evolution of Crystal Orientation inThree-Phase Al-Ag-Cu Eutectic
Amber Genua, University of Alabama at Birmingham [CNMS2014-120]

Low thermal budget integration of metal oxide thin films for flexible sensor applications
Pooran Joshi, ORNL [CNMS2014-123]

Mechanism of Membrane Sealing by Biomimetic Phosphorylcholine-Containing Polymers
Jiayu Wang, University of Chicago [CNMS2014-124]

Synthesis of block copolymers, their self-assembly and application to PT Symmetric Optical Materials 
Edwin Thomas, Rice University [CNMS2014-125]

Dynamics of Branched Chains in thin Films
Bulent Akgun, National Institute of Standards and Technology [CNMS2014-126]

Synthesis of deuterated star-like block copolymer templated zinc oxide nanoparticles
Vivek Prabhu, National Institute of Standards and Technology [CNMS2014-127]

Nanometer-scale inverstigations of different coal grades by near-filed microwave microsocpy and piezoresponse force microscopy
Alexander Tselev, University of Tennessee [CNMS2014-129]

Effect of Li Content on the Cycling Performance of High Voltage, High Capacity LixMn1.5Ni0.5Oy Cathodes
Parans Paranthaman, ORNL [CNMS2014-130]

Crystal structure and microstructure characterizations of lithium aluminum double hydroxide chloride sorbent materials for lithium extraction
Parans Paranthaman, ORNL [CNMS2014-131]

Exploring the Topological Surface States of Kondo Insulator SmB6
Zhigang Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2014-132]

Correlation and spin-orbit interaction effects at selected SPINTRONICS INTERFACES: electronic structure and transport
Sergey Faleev, University of Alabama [CNMS2014-133]

Proposal Cycle 2013B: expire July 31, 2014

X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques for the study of interfacial phenomena in energy storage materials            
Gabriel Veith, ORNL [CNMS2013-201]

Atomic scale study of the reduction of metal oxides         
Guangwen Zhou, State University of New York at Binghamton [CNMS2013-210]

Local Switching Studies in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (001), (101), and (111) Films         
Lane Martin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [CNMS2013-211]

Direct Observation of Domain Structure and Switching Process in Strained Ferroelectrics Near the Morphotropic Phase Boundary      
Lane Martin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [CNMS2013-212]

Nanoscale Origins of Novel Ferroelectric Response in Compositionally Graded PbZr1-xTixO3 Thin Films
Lane Martin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [CNMS2013-213]

Transparent anti-fogging nanostructured surfaces          
John Simpson, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-214]

Electromechanical response of geometrically-confined dielectric thin films: flexoelectric contributions
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-215]

Epitaxial Oxide – Intermetallic Alloy Heterostructures    
R. Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley [CNMS2013-216]

Understanding the Nanostructure Arrangement Effect on the Catalytic CO Oxidation over ZnO Nano-array based Monolithic Catalysts 
Pu-Xian Gao, University of Connecticut [CNMS2013-217]

Nanscale-Resolution Near-Field Microwave Imaging through Molecular Impermeable Graphene Membranes            
Andrei Kolmakov, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale [CNMS2013-221]

Formation and properties of anion-doped TiO2 nanotubes from first principles         
Annabella Selloni, Princeton University [CNMS2013-222]

Imaging bonding and adsorbate interactions of quinones on model carbon surfaces   
Steve Overbury, ORNL [CNMS2013-226]

In situ Raman spectroelectrochemical study of the redox chemistry of quinones on carbon materials
Zili Wu, ORNL [CNMS2013-227]

SYNTHESIS OF A NOVEL THIO BASED GARNET SOLID ELECTROLYTE FOR Li-S BATTERIES
Chengdu Liang, ORNL [CNMS2013-228]

Nanostructured Assemblies of Organic Semiconductor-Containing Supramolecules   
Ting Xu, University of California, Berkeley [CNMS2013-229]

Experimental and theoretical study on the defrosting of ice on nanostructured superhydrophobic surfaces
Carlos Vega de las Heras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid [CNMS2013-230]

End-group analysis of regioregular poly(3-alkylthiophene)s to enable donor-acceptor conjugated block copolymers    
Enrique Gomez, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2013-232]

ATOMIC-SCALE MODELING OF DEFECT-MEDIATED DEVICE DEGRADATION  
Sok Pantelides, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-233]

Multi-orbital spin-fermion models for Fe-based superconductors          
Elbio Dagotto, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-234]

Mesoscopic Imaging of intrinsic electronic transport Percolation in perovskite manganites    
Ying-Hao Chu, National Chiao Tung University [CNMS2013-235]

Conductivity in nanostructured ceria: space- and time- resolved mapping of ionic dynamics
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-236]

Nanofluidic Transistors for Efficient Water Desalination           
Ivan Vlassiouk, ORNL [CNMS2013-237]

In situ probing of bias-induced structural (mechanical), and ionic transformations in polymerized ionic liquids            
Vera Bocharova, ORNL [CNMS2013-238]

Effect of Polarization on the Evolution of Magnetization in Ultrathin Oxide Films      
Lane Martin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [CNMS2013-239]

Microfluidic Chips for Studies of Self-Organizing Processes in Escherichia coli           
Jaan Mannik, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-240]

Symmetry assignment of Raman active phonon modes of rhombohedral Pb(Zr0.80Ti0.20)O3 single crystal            
Johannes Frantti, Aalto University [CNMS2013-241]

Fabrication of Free Standing Optical Nanoantenna Arrays for SERS and Single Molecule Spectroscopy    
Gyula Eres, ORNL [CNMS2013-245]

Nanoscale patterning of prothrombotic substrates by dry lift-off           
Keith Neeves, Colorado School of Mines [CNMS2013-247]

Nonlinearity in PZT with Varying PbO Defect Concentrations  
Dan Marincel, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2013-249]

Nanoscale polarization reversal in huge strain relaxor-ferroelectric composite ceramics Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 – BaTiO3/ Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 -BaTiO3 – K0.5Na0.5NbO3    
Vladimir Shvartsman, University of Duisburg-Essen [CNMS2013-250]

Microscopic studies of the field induced ferroelectric state in relaxor 0.87PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3-0.13PbTiO3 single crystals
Vladimir Shvartsman, University of Duisburg-Essen [CNMS2013-251]

Misorientation dependence of tunneling in Graphene-Insulator-Graphene Junctions
Randall Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University [CNMS2013-252]

Selective labeling of plasmonic structures for biological imaging            
Christopher Richards, University of Kentucky [CNMS2013-254]

Local crystallization and patterning of ferroelectric 3D nanostructures via thermochemical nanolithography            
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-256]

Determination of molecular weight of new brush copolymers    
Rajeswari Kasi, University of Connecticut [CNMS2013-258]

Temperature-dependence of the crystallographic properties and phase coexistence in strained BiCrO3 thin films   
Hans Christen, ORNL [CNMS2013-259]

Lateral size dependence of the switching properties in highly strained tetragonal-BiFeO3 thin films  
Hans Christen, ORNL [CNMS2013-262]

Selective Deuteration of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate) for Neutron-based Solution and Film Characterization with Ionic Liquids      
Ryan Murphy, Solvay  [CNMS2013-263]

Design of helical conjugated molecules as electrochemical actuators through computation chemistry
Miklos Kertesz, Georgetown University [CNMS2013-264]

Understanding the nanostrecture origins for the dielectric materials of ultra-high energy denisty and low loss            
Qiming Zhang, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2013-266]

Measurement of the elastic strain at an isolated grain boundary in single layer graphene       
Carlo Carraro, University of California, Berkeley [CNMS2013-272]

Quantum effects of proton dynamics on adsorption of hydrogen on graphene            
Sophya Garashchuk, University of South Carolina [CNMS2013-274]

Experimental Studies of Magneto-Optical and Magneto-Electronic Functions on Doped Graphene
Bin Hu, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-276]

Advanced scanning probe microscopy study of all-solid-state lithium ion battery        
Weiqiang Han, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China [CNMS2013-277]

Experimental verification of enhancement of harmonic gereration and Raman processes in metal and semiconductor gratings and eps-near-zero materials  from visible to UV wavelengths 
Michael Scalora, U.S. Army, AMRDEC [CNMS2013-278]

Mapping of the giant electrostriction effct in thin films of doped ceria  
Igor Lubomirsky, Weizmann Institute of Science [CNMS2013-279]

Synthesis, Processing, Characterizations, Electronic and Optoelectronic Studies of Terminal Functionalized and Self-Assembled Conjugated Polymers            
Sam-Shajing Sun, Norfolk State University [CNMS2013-280]

In-situ Analysis of Graphenic Carbon Growth on Porous Silicon          
Cary Pint, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-282]

Elemental and structural characterization of heterogeneous plasmonic nanostructures for ultrastable plasmonics applications
Ramki Kalyanaraman, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-284]

Photogenerated carrier dynamics in plasmon enhanced solar devices probed by transient absorption spectroscopy
Rizia Bardhan, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-287]

Modeling of the depolarization field screening in lithium niobate single-crystal in presence of top water layer            
Anton Ievlev,  Ural Federal University [CNMS2013-288]

In situ characterization and theoretical studies of methanol and ethanol condensation on basic zeolite X     
Juan Bravo-Suarez, University of Kansas [CNMS2013-289]

Hybrid optomechanical system for coherent conversion between microwave and optical photons     
Jie Zou, NIST and University of Maryland [CNMS2013-290]

Factors governing oxygen reduction on epitaxial thin films for low temperature and surface decorated epitaxial thin films for high temperature electrocatalysis
Yang Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-292]

Finite-element modeling of electrochemical strain microscopy of solid electrolytes       
Anna Morozovska, Institute of Physics, NAS of Ukraine [CNMS2013-293]

Controlled Growth of Graphene using a Rapid Thermal Processing Technique         
Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln [CNMS2013-294]

Ultrasound assisted dynamic nanoelectromechanical sensing in various environments            
Oleg Kolosov, Lancaster University [CNMS2013-295]

Elucidating fundamental mechanisms in focused beam induced synthesis for next generation extreme ultraviolet lithography mask editing           
Philip Rack, University of Tennessee  [CNMS2013-296]

Exploring the mechanism of mechanical switching of ferroelectric polarization           
Amit Kumar, Queens University Belfast [CNMS2013-298]

Design of Metal Complexes for the Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
Xuan Zhao, University of Memphis [CNMS2013-300]

Multimodal probing of piezochemical/electrochemical phenomena in transition metal oxides
Yunseok Kim, Sungkyunkwan University [CNMS2013-303]

Ultra-high-surface-area carbon nanostructures and surface-based carbide nanostructures for energy applications: A co-operative experimental and theoretical study            
Aloysius Soon, Yonsei University [CNMS2013-305]

Scanning probe based study of the thickness and dielectric constant dependence of dielectric strength of thin oxide films synthesized using atomic layer deposition       
Sandip Niyogi, Intermolecular, Inc. [CNMS2013-306]

Correlation of Chemical -Mechanical Variability of the Bitumous Coal surfaces         
Ilia Ivanov, ORNL [CNMS2013-307]

Electrical Transport in Complex Oxide Nanowires          
Yayoi Takamura, University of California, Davis [CNMS2013-308]

Laser Desorption Ionization of Biomolecules and Cells from Plasmonic Structures     
Akos Vertes, George Washington University [CNMS2013-309]

Multiscale characterization of phosphate proton conducting electrolytes          
David Mandrus, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-310]

Dynamic transmission electron microscopy to elucidate the role of phase transformations during the liquid phase assembly of multi-component metallic thin films    
Joseph McKeown, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [CNMS2013-311]

NMR measurment of the diffusional coefficient of molecular glass-forming liquid m-Toluidine        
Antonio Faraone, National Institute for Standards and Technology   [CNMS2013-313]

Nanoscale ferroelectric switching dynamics in proton-exchanged lithium niobate        
Katia Gallo, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-314]

Dynamic Rheological Properties of Polydomain Liquid Crystal Elastomers     
Rafael Verduzco, Rice University [CNMS2013-316]

STM investigation of impurity incorporation in graphene          
Philip Cohen, University of Minnesota [CNMS2013-317]

Toward Spohisticated Controls of Flow Boiling at Micro/nano-scale     
Chen Li, University of South Carolina [CNMS2013-319]

Structural analysis of acrylic multigraft copolymers by MALDI-TOF MS       
Jimmy Mays, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-321]

Characterizing Redox Transformations and Complexation of Mercury (Hg) with Organic Thiols    
Benjamin Mann, ORNL [CNMS2013-322]

Integration of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy immunosensing with a digital microfluidics platform            
James Fleming, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-324]

Heteroepitaxial Graphene on Large-Area, Novel, Substrates     
Amit Goyal, ORNL [CNMS2013-326]

Heterogeneous nanostructured spike arrays for rapid transgene-based viral diagnostics        
Timothy McKnight, ORNL [CNMS2013-327]

Low-energy all-silicon compact electro-optic modulator for wavelength division multiplexing on-chip optical interconnections       
Philippe Fauchet, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-328]

Ultra-fast all-optical directed-logic circuits based on nonlinear optical effects in silicon nano-photonics        
Philippe Fauchet, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-329]

Barrier Height Mapping of Molecular Electron States for QSAR Analysis       
Joel Olson, Florida Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-330]

Doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles as antibacterial agents for dental adhesive systems      
Sharukh Khajotia, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center  [CNMS2013-331]

Dynamics of CO2 Capture in Ionic Liquids          
William Schneider, University of Notre Dame [CNMS2013-333]

Atomic Layer Deposition of High k Oxide on Gallium Nitride    
James Edgar, Kansas State University [CNMS2013-334]

Extending the capabilities of direct imprinting of porous substrates (DIPS) for shape-engineered nanoparticle drug delivery vehicles   
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University  [CNMS2013-335]

Development of multidimensional-Kelvin probe force microscopy for probing the time and bias dependence of tip surface interactions in liquid environments     
Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin [CNMS2013-339]

Probing redox reactions of biocatalyst modified electrodes for biofuel cell applications using voltage modulated SPM   
Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin [CNMS2013-340]

Force volume band excitation for probing the distance dependence of long range electrostatic and magnetic forces
Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin [CNMS2013-341]

Nanoscale Electronic Inhomogeneity of PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Films      
Oleksandr Voznyy, University of Toronto [CNMS2013-342]

High-vacuum synthesis of PEGL (Poly(Nε-2-[2-(2-Methoxyethoxy) ethoxy]acetyl-L-Lysine)
Paul Russo, Louisiana State University  [CNMS2013-344]

Towards Ultra-efficient Photodetection Using Fano Resonances and 2D Atomic Crystals      
Jason Valentine, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-345]

Atomic level study of in-plane monolayer graphene-hexagonal boron nitride heterostructures          
Gong Gu, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-346]

Structure and electronic properties of narrow graphene nanoribbons probed by STM/STS  
Alexander Sinitskii, University of Nebraska - Lincoln  [CNMS2013-349]

Investigation of the structure of surfactant-protein (monclonal antibody) complexes via SANS         
Norman Wagner, University of Delaware  [CNMS2013-351]

Fundamental limits of interface width in heteroepitaxial complex oxide film growth   
Gyula Eres, ORNL [CNMS2013-352]

Growth of Spinnable Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes on Stainless Steel Foil and Silicon Wafers       
Anvar Zakhidov, University of Texas at Dallas [CNMS2013-355]

Growth of Zinc Oxide/Titanium Oxide Thin Films on High Aspect Ratio Medical Nanostructures   
Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina/North Carolina State University [CNMS2013-356]

Measuring Local Li+ Diffusion and State of Charge in Li4Ti5O12 and LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-∂ Spinel Materials               
Shirley Meng,  University of California, San Diego [CNMS2013-357]

Influence of stacking order on surface potential of few layer graphene investigated by open loop band excitation Kelvin brobe force microscopy under ultra high vacuum      
Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin [CNMS2013-358]

HCP based XYZ (X,Y=Mn,Fe,Co,Ni, Z=Al,Si, Ga,Ge,Sn): electronic  correlations, magnetic properties (Ms, Keff, Tc, spin polarization)  and  phase stability
Oleg Mryasov, University of Alabama [CNMS2013-359]

The location of PEG in a nanodisc-to-nanovesicle transition       
Mu-Ping Nieh, University of Connecticut [CNMS2013-360]

Establishing controllable N-doping in single anodic TiO2            
Miaofang Chi, ORNL [CNMS2013-364]

Fabrication of microfluidic devices for nanotechnological applications
Peixuan Guo, University of Kentucky [CNMS2013-366]

Investigating Structure/Function Relationships in Bacterial Organelles at the Nanometer Level
David Allison, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-367]

Proposal Cycle 2013A (extended): expire January 31, 2015

Chi Parameters, Chain Stiffness, and Dynamics of 1,3- Cyclohexadiene-Based Polymers
Jimmy Mays, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-004]

Efficient Concentrating Solar Power Receivers by Nanostructures
Mool Gupta, University of Virginia [CNMS2013-005]

Gated Hybrid Single-Wall-Carbon-Nanotube/Silicon-Nanowire Solar Cells
Andrew Rinzler, University of Florida [CNMS2013-009]

Plasmonic nanoantennas for single-receptor imaging in live cells
Christopher Richards, University of Kentucky [CNMS2013-010]

Integrating Vanadium Dioxide into Silicon Based Photonics and Plasmonics: Ultracompact Optical Modulation by Electronic and All-optical Stimuli
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-012]

Computational study of the influence of water on propylene epoxidation on TiO2 (anatase) supported gold nanoparticles
Juergen Eckert, University of South Florida [CNMS2013-013]

Raman scattering study of structural changes in (Ni1-xCox)TiO3 , 0.20<x<0.80, ceramic pellets as a function of temperature
Johannes Frantti, Aalto University [CNMS2013-016]

Structure dependence of surface chemistry of oxygenates on CeO2
Steve Overbury, ORNL [CNMS2013-017]

Probing of polarization dynamics at the nanoscale in uniaxial disordered ferroelectric solid solutions of xCBN28(1-x)SBN61; x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1
Jan Dec, University of Silesia [CNMS2013-018]

Identifying the structural and molecular basis of metal-like transport in microbial nanowires
Nikhil Malvankar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst [CNMS2013-020]

Fabrication of plasmonic nanoholes for optical interrogation
Robert Shaw, ORNL [CNMS2013-022]

Computational Capabilities for Predictions of Grain Boundary Interactions Contributing to Degradation of Cr-based Alloys
Alex Vasenkov, CFD Research Corporation [CNMS2013-023]

Characterization of the Effect of Organic Ligands on the Magnetism of Iron
Todd Monson, Sandia National Labs [CNMS2013-027]

Study the vertical phase separation in organic blend films by TEM cross section image
Jinsong Huang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln [CNMS2013-030]

Nanostructure analysis of block copolymers for proton exchange membranes
Tomoko Fujiwara, University of Memphis [CNMS2013-033]

Tracking ion insertion into porous carbon for electrochemical supercapacitors
Jennifer Black, ORNL [CNMS2013-034] expires July 31, 2014

Pore formation investigation in porous nanocrystalline silicon membrane
Philippe Fauchet, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-038]

First-principles study of spin-dependent transport properties in magnetic tunnel junctions using novel barrier or perpendicular magnetic anisotropy electrode materials
Xiu-Feng Han, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences [CNMS2013-044]

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Catalytic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Steps to Produce Novel Liquid Fuels from Biomass
Vadim Guliants, University of Cincinnati [CNMS2013-046]

Experimental and theoretical studies of the self-assembly of modified DNA bases on substrates
Henderson James Cleaves, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science [CNMS2013-054]

Effect of functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes (fSWCNT) on the crystal structure and mechanical properties of nylon-hybridized Hydroxyapatite
Theodora Leventouri, Florida Atlantic University [CNMS2013-055]

Morphology Engineering for High-Performance Bulk Heterojunction Polymeric Solar Cells
Dawen Li, University of Alabama [CNMS2013-056]

Integration of Microfluidics with Silicon Photonic Structures for Real-Time Biosensing
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2013-058]

Modeling the Interactions of Gold Nanoparticles with DNA for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Giorgia Brancolini, National Research Council, S3 CNR-NANO [CNMS2013-064]

Cation oxidation states analysis in lithium-rich high-voltage lithium-ion battery cathode oxides during elecrochemical lithiation and delithiation process; an EELS investigation
Debasish Mohanty, ORNL [CNMS2013-069]

Characterization of End-Functionalized Polymers used in the Chemistry-Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Micelles
Megan Robertson, University of Houston [CNMS2013-074]

Synthesis of Deuterated Caprolactone for Time-Resolved Neutron Scattering Experiments on Block Copolymer Micelles
Megan Robertson, University of Houston [CNMS2013-075]

Disorder Enhanced Superconductivity in Optical Lattice Hubbard Models
Vito Scarola, Virginia Tech [CNMS2013-076]

Capillary driven transport and dispersion in hierarchically porous phases formed by conformal deposition of petal like carbons on silicon pillar arrays
Michael Sepaniak, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-078]

Synthesis and characterization of helimagnetic MnSi and FeGe nanowires
David Mandrus, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-079] expires July 31, 2014

Nanostructured hydrophobic and hydrophilic model surfaces for detection and characterization of nano- and mesoscopic vapor bubbles using neutron scattering
Yuri Melnichenko, ORNL [CNMS2013-080]

Light Scattering Characterization of Mixed Micellar Systems
Mike Kilbey, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-082]

Quantum light storage via slow light in plasmonic metamaterials
Raphael Pooser, ORNL [CNMS2013-087]

All-solid Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Chengdu Liang, ORNL [CNMS2013-088]

Atomistic understanding of the fluorothiophenol/gold interfaces
John Anthony, University of Kentucky [CNMS2013-090]

Thermally Biased, Low Voltage AC Electrokinetic Pump for Lab-on-a-chip Based Delivery of Biofluids
Jie Wu, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-097]

Layered planewave through molecular and nano-junctions
Hai-Ping Cheng, University of Florida [CNMS2013-103]

Ionic conductivity of nanometer-sized heterostructures
Chengdu Liang, ORNL [CNMS2013-105]

Negative Index Matematerials for Visible and Ultraviolet Applications
Durdu Guney, Michigan Technological University [CNMS2013-117]

Understanding the structural evolution of transition-metal carbides in high-temperature aqueous-phase environments found in catalytic biomass conversion processes
Jae-Soon Choi, ORNL [CNMS2013-121]

Mesoscale microstructural and elastic coupling correlation and their effect on macro- and micro-scopic electromechanical response of relaxor-ferroelectric thin films
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-123]

Piezoelectric Nonlinearity Across Twist Grain Boundaries in PZT-Based Bicrystals
Dan Marincel, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2013-127]

Nanoscale study of degradation in Li-ion battery materials
Andrei Kholkin, University of Aveiro [CNMS2013-130]

Biodegradability of Organic Carbon Stabilized on Mineral Surfaces – Sample preparation and characterization Melanie Mayes, ORNL [CNMS2013-136]

Magnetic Nanoparticles Templated from Metallocene Copolymers
Chuanbing Tang, University of South Carolina [CNMS2013-138]

In-situ atomic resolution STM investigations of surfaces of as-grown SrRuO3 thin films
Alexander Tselev, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-139] expires July 31, 2014

Reduced mesoscale elastic coupling in membrane-like PZT capacitors: effects of active/passive layers' thickness ratio
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology [CNMS2013-143]

Characterization of lignin-based carbon precursors
Amit Naskar, ORNL [CNMS2013-144]

MnSi film with helimagnetic structure
David Mandrus, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-148]

In situ diagnostics of plume generated by resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE): emulsion-based vs. water-soluble polymer targets
Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Duke University [CNMS2013-150]

Reactive classical force-field development to describe reactions at solid-electrolyte interphases in Li-ion battery systems
Adri van Duin, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2013-155]

Nanomanipulation and in-situ SEM/TEM Mechanical testing of Metallic Nanowires
Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University [CNMS2013-158]

Electric field and temperature dependance on domain structures and polarization dynamics in relaxor ferroelectric textured ceramics
Shashank Priya, Virginia Tech [CNMS2013-160]

Effect of SrRuO3 electrode surface structure on ferroelectric properties of ultrathin BaTiO3 films
Alexander Tselev, University of Tennessee [CNMS2013-161] expires July 31, 2014


Proposal Cycle 2012B (extended): expire July 31, 2014

Structrural Characterization of Hexagonal OsB2
Nina Orlovskaya, University of Central Florida [CNMS2012-201]

Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Gel-Supported Lipid Bilayers
Stephen Sarles, University of Tennessee [CNMS2012-208]

Europium-doped sol-gel glass ceramics
Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute [CNMS2012-209]

DMRG++ Simulations of Strongly Correlated Electrons Driven Out of Equilibrium
John Marston, Brown University [CNMS2012-212]

Metallic iron nanoparticles for enhanced thermal conductivity in nanofluids
Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute [CNMS2012-213]

Unraveling the electronic structure puzzle at TTF/TCNQ organic heterostructure interfaces
R. Ramprasad, University of Connecticut [CNMS2012-214]

Interfacial conductivity at polar/nonpolar interface of complex oxide heterojunctions
Liang Qiao, ORNL [CNMS2012-216]

Capillary driven mass transport and dispersion in ordered and disordered nanopillar arrays
Michael Sepaniak, University of Tennessee [CNMS2012-218]

Microelectromagnetic Traps for Modulated Fluorescence Detection
Lane Baker, Indiana University [CNMS2012-219]

Investigation of Surface Electrical Conduction of Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7
Rongying Jin, Louisiana State University [CNMS2012-220]

Electronic properties of hybrid junctions of Ge nanowires and nanotubes
Guowen Meng, Chinese Academy of Sciences [CNMS2012-224]

Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Structures on Conductive Substrates for Energy Device Applications
Cary Pint, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2012-227]

Deciphering Structure Formation Mechanisms in High-Performance Organic Photovoltaics
Wei Chen, Argonne National Laboratory [CNMS2012-229]

Interface mechanism in nanostructured metal oxides used in electrochemical applications
Nagarajan Valanoor, University of New South Wales [CNMS2012-232]

Study of Quantum Dot Nanocrystal-Based Optical Materials to Enable Real-Time Nuclear Detection
Michael Hu, ORNL [CNMS2012-236]

Nanoscale Electrochemistry of Interfacial Phenomena in Superprotonic Solid Acids
Alexander Papandrew, University of Tennessee [CNMS2012-237]

Raman spectroscopy of amorphous and crystalline phase-change chalcogenides
Yongqiang Cheng, ORNL [CNMS2012-238]

Theoretical investigation of propane ammoxidation over complex multicomponent metal oxides
Vadim Guliants, University of Cincinnati [CNMS2012-241]

Probing ferroelectric interactions in hybrid photovoltaic devices
Martyn McLachlan, Imperial College London [CNMS2012-242]

Phase-separated, self-assembled, epitaxial radial p-n junction arrays for advanced photovoltaics
Tolga Aytug, ORNL [CNMS2012-248]

Thermally Stable FePt Anisotropy-Graded Nanopillars by One-Step Postannealing for Bit-Patterned Media
Dawen Li, University of Alabama [CNMS2012-253]

Can epitaxal graphene oxide be an ordered compound?
Elisa Riedo, Georgia Institute of Technolgy [CNMS2012-258]

Development of a Fundamental Framework for CIGS Synthesis Pathways
Tim Anderson, University of Florida [CNMS2012-262]

Piezoelectric Nonlinearity in Patterned PZT-based Thin Films
Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Pennsylvania State University [CNMS2012-263]

Controlling domain orientations in thin films of block copolymers with bottlebrush polymer additives
Rafael Verduzco, Rice University [CNMS2012-264]

Metal-oxide Hybridized Porous Silicon for Memristor Studies
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University [CNMS2012-265]

High-Performance Field-Effect Transistors Based on Two-Dimensional Inorganic Nanomembranes
Kai Xiao, ORNL [CNMS2012-268]

Synthesis and Characterization of Ultrasmall Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles for Bandgap Narrowing
Dave Geohegan, ORNL [CNMS2012-269]

Real-time characterization and control of graphene growth kinetics by pulsed CVD
Alex Puretzky, ORNL [CNMS2012-270]

Thin metamaterial films for enhanced THz absorption and emission
Dragoslav Grbovic, Naval Postgraduate School [CNMS2012-274]

Synthesis and Characterization of CdS Nanorods functionalized with regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) for hybrid photovoltaic device
Mussie Alemseghed, ORNL [CNMS2012-277]

Fracture Properties of Small Diameter (5 to 20 microns) Carbon Fibers Using FEB, FIB,and Nanotensile Testingp>
Dayakar Penumadu, University of Tennessee [CNMS2012-278]

High Performance Simulations of Self-Assembly and Electron Transport
Jerry Bernholc, North Carolina State University [CNMS2012-285]

Finding fundamental parameters for strain-controlled ferroelectric domain processes
Kathrin Dorr, MLU Halle-Wittenberg [CNMS2012-286]

Finger-printing protein secondary structure motifs from first principles: Computational spectroscopy
Volker Blum, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society [CNMS2012-287]

Understanding Ultrasmall Nanoparticle Formation by fs-Laser Irradiation of Thin Films
Chris Rouleau, ORNL [CNMS2012-296]

Symmetry assignment of Raman active phonon modes of Pb(Zr0.40Ti0.60)O3 single crystal
Johannes Frantti, Aalto University [CNMS2012-298]