Journal of Applied Physics
March 15, 2008 issue
team of researchers from the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
(CNMS) has written the cover article in the March 15, 2008, issue
of the Journal of Applied Physics. "Surface characterization
and functionalization of carbon nanofibers" is a comprehensive
review article authored by K. L. Klein, A. V. Melechko, T. E. McKnight,
S. T. Retterer, P. D. Rack, J. D. Fowlkes, D. C. Joy and M. L.
Simpson. This team is widely recognized as a world leader in synthesis
and characterization of carbon nanofibers, as well as their fundamental
properties and applications, having published related papers in
a diverse collection of leading journals, such as Nano Letters,
Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano. They have also built capabilities
for nanofiber synthesis and characterization at the CNMS that are
among the unique nanoscience capabilities the CNMS offers to its
users. The lead author of this review paper, Kate Klein, is a graduate
student working toward her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering
at the University of Tennessee as well as a member of the Nanofabrication
Research Laboratory group at the CNMS. Klein has developed significant
expertise in the use of several characterization techniques for
carbon nanofibers and applies these techniques in support of CNMS-driven
research (including her thesis research) as well as to support
several user projects. She expects to obtain her PhD later this
year based on research conducted at the CNMS under the direction
of her faculty advisor, Mike Simpson (ORNL-UT Joint Faculty and
group leader at CNMS).
at CNMS was supported by the Division of Scientific User Facilities.
The research included in this review
article also includes research supported by the Division of
Materials Sciences and Engineering and by the National Institute
Imaging and Bioengineering.
Journal of Applied Physics 103, 061301 (2008).