Journal of Applied Physics
March 15, 2008 issue
A 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).
Research 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 for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Publication: Journal of Applied Physics 103, 061301 (2008).