Publications

  • Skinner Group
    “OH-Stretch Raman Multivariate Curve Resolution Spectroscopy of HOD/H2O Mixtures,” Alexei A. Kananenka, Nicholas J. Hestand and J. L. Skinner. J. Phys. Chem. B, 123, 5139-5146, 2019

  • Rowan Group
    Preparation of cellulose nanofibers from Miscanthus x. Giganteus by ammonium persulfate oxidation,” Han Yang, Yefei Zhang, Ryo Kato, and Stuart J. Rowan. Carbohydrate Polymers, 212, 30-39, 2019

    Overview

    • Cellulose nanofibers (MxG-CNFA-CO2Hs) are isolated from Miscanthus x. Giganteus.
    • MxG-CNFA-CO2Hs are isolated via a new two-step chemical oxidation.
    • MxG-CNFA-CO2Hs have a high aspect ratio of 230 and length of ca. 880 ± 300 nm.
    • MxG-CNFA-CO2Hs exhibit better thermal stability than MxG cellulose nanocrystals.
    • MxG-CNFA-CO2Hs exhibit better mechanical reinforcement than MxG cellulose nanocrystals.
  • Rowan Group
    Effect of processing conditions on the mechanical properties of bio-inspired mechanical gradient nanocomposites,” Yefei Zhang, Alexandra N. Edelbrock, and Stuart J. Rowan. European Polymer Journal, 115, 107-114, 2019

    Overview

    • Squid beak inspired composite materials have been prepared with tunable wet modulus.
    • Photo-induced crosslinking of the nanofiller allows control of the wet modulus .
    • Processing conditions and film thickness impact the crosslinked modulus .
    • Mechanical contrast (E'stiff/E'soft) > 7 achieved by optimizing conditions.
  • Galli Group
    Spin coherence in two dimensional materials,” Meng Ye, Hosung Seo and Giulia Galli . NPJ Comp. Mat. , 5, 1-6,

  • Galli Group
    “All-electron density functional calculations for electron and nuclear spin interactions in molecules and solids,” Krishnendu Ghosh, He Ma, Vikram Gavini and Giulia Galli . Phys. Rev. Mat. , 3, 043801, 2019

  • Galli Group
    Qresp, A Tool for Curating, Discovering, and Exploring Reproducible Scientific Papers,” Marco Govoni, Milson Munakami, Aditya Tanikanti, Jonathan H. Skone, Hakizumwami B. Runesha, Federico Giberti, Juan de Pablo, Giulia Galli. Scientific Data, 6, 190002, 2019

  • Galli Group
    A Finite-field Approach for GW Calculations Beyond the Random Phase Approximation ,” He Ma, Marco Govoni, Francois Gygi and Giulia Galli. J. Chem. Theory. Comp., 15, 154-164, 2019

  • Galli Group
    Coupling First Principles Calculations of Electron-Electron and Electron-Phonon Scattering, and Applications to Carbon-based Nanostructures,” Ryan L. McAvoy, Marco Govoni, and Giulia Galli . J. Chem. Theory. Comp., 14, 6269-6275, 2018

  • Galli Group
    The role of point defects in enhancing the conductivity of BiVO4 ,” Hosung Seo, Yuan Ping, and Giulia Galli. Chem. Mat., 30, 7793-7802, 2018

  • Galli Group
    The role of defects and excess surface charges at finite temperature for optimizing oxide photoabsorbers,” Matteo Gerosa, Francois Gygi, Marco Govoni and Giulia Galli . Nature Materials, 17, 1122-1127, 2018

  • Galli Group
    Dielectric properties of condensed systems composed of fragments,” Ding Pan, Marco Govoni, Giulia Galli. J. Chem. Phys. , 149, 051101, 2018

  • Galli Group
    Surface chemistry and buried interfaces in all-inorganic nanocrystalline solids,” Emilio Scalise, Vishwas Srivastava, Eric Janke, Dmitri Talapin, Giulia Galli, Stefan Wippermann . Nat. Nanotech., 13, 841–848 , 2018

  • Galli Group
    Ab Initio Spectroscopy and Ionic Conductivity of Water under Earth Mantle Conditions,” Viktor Rozsa, Ding Pan, Federico Giberti, Giulia Galli. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 115, 6952-6957, 2018

  • Awschalom Group, Cleland Group
    “Simple non-galvanic flip-chip integration method for hybrid quantum systems,” K. J. Satzinger, C. R. Conner, A. Bienfait, H.-S. Chang, M.-H. Chou, A. Y., Cleland, E. Dumur, J. Grebel, G. A. Peairs, R. G. Povey, S. J. Whiteley, Y. P. Zhong, D. D. Awschalom, D. I. Schuster, A. N. Cleland. Appl. Phys. Lett., 114, 173501, 2019

  • Rowan Group
    “Polymer nanocomposites with reversible heat stiffening properties,” Shaghayegh Khani, Elvis Cudjoe, Stuart J. Rowan, and Joao Maia. Bulletin of the American Physical Society , 64, 2, 2019

  • Patel Group, Rowan Group
    “Ion-Conducting Polymers as Interfacial Layers in Solid Electrolytes,” Arvin Sookezian, Priyadarshini Mirmira, Shrayesh Patel, and Stuart J. Rowan. Bulletin of the American Physical Society , 64, 2, 2019

  • Esser-Kahn Group
    “Mitigation of Hydrophobicity-Induced Immunotoxicity by Sugar Poly(orthoesters),” Sampa Maiti, Saikat Manna, Jingjing Shen, Aaron P. Esser-Kahn, and Wenjun Du. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019

  • Awschalom Group, Cleland Group, Galli Group
    “Spin-phonon interactions in silicon carbide addressed by Gaussian acoustics,” S. J. Whiteley, G. Wolfowicz, C. P. Anderson, A. Bourassa, H. Ma, M. Ye, G. Koolstra, K. J. Satzinger, M. V. Holt, F. J. Heremans, A. N. Cleland, D. I. Schuster, G. Galli, D. D. Awschalom. Nature Physics, 15, 490–495, 2019

  • Skinner Group
    “Mid-IR spectroscopy of supercritical water: From dilute gas to dense fluid,” Nicholas J. Hestand, Steven E. Strong, Liang Shi, and J. L. Skinner. J. Chem. Phys., 150, 054505, 2019

  • Rowan Group
    “ACS Macro Letters, Moving Forward!,” Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Macro Letters, 8, 77-78, 2019

  • Esser-Kahn Group
    Immune potentiator for increased safety and improved protection of vaccines by NF-kB modulation,” Brittany A Moser, Rachel C Steinhardt, Yoseline Escalante-Buendia, David A Bolt, Kaylynn M Barker, Stan Yoo, Bethany G McGonnigal, Aaron P Esser-Kahn. bioRxiv,

    Overview

    Many modern vaccines include adjuvants that activate the immune system and provide an enhanced humoral or cellular response. Current approved adjuvants are unable to provide desired responses against some pathogens (e.g. HIV or dengue). Many new adjuvants have been developed and demonstrate promising results, but side effects from the inflammatory response induced by these adjuvants have resulted in limited FDA approvals. No adjuvants yet possess the capability to independently modulate inflammation and protection. Here we demonstrate a method to limit inflammation and side effects associated with vaccination while retaining the protective responses using a variety of promising adjuvants. To accomplish this, we combined a selective NF-kB inhibitor with the immune adjuvant. The resulting vaccines reduce systemic inflammation and boost antibody responses. In an influenza challenge model, we demonstrate that this approach enhances protection. This method is generalizable across a broad range of adjuvants and antigens. We anticipate these studies will lead to a novel approach to vaccine formulation design that may prove general across a wide range of adjuvants, enabling their greater use in the public realm.

  • Cleland Group, Awschalom Group
    “Quantum control of surface acoustic-wave phonons,” K. J. Satzinger, Y. P. Zhong, H.-S. Chang, G. A. Peairs, A. Bienfait, M.-H. Chou, A. Y. Cleland, C. R. Conner, E. Dumur, J. Grebel, I. Gutierrez, B. H. November, R. G. Povey, S. J. Whiteley, D. D. Awschalom, D. I. Schuster, A. N. Cleland. Nature, 563, 661-665, 2018

  • Esser-Kahn Group
    Applications of Immunomodulatory Immune Synergies to Adjuvant Discovery and Vaccine Development,” Janine K. Tom, Tyler J. Albin, Saikat Manna, Brittany A. Moser, Rachel C. Steinhardt, Aaron P. Esser-Kahn. Trends in Biotechnology,

    Overview

    Vaccines are some of the most successful therapies available to prevent infection. Immune synergies are being applied as tools for novel adjuvant design to improve vaccine efficacy. Next-generation synergistic adjuvants are being developed because many current adjuvants suffer from systemic toxicity or low potency.

    Novel technologies are being developed that examine synergistic interactions and enhance adjuvanticity to develop more potent and effective adjuvants. New approaches, including high-throughput screening, can provide more rapid analyses, dose sparing, and targeted delivery of vaccines.

    Targeting specific cellular compartments and cell subsets with adjuvants are emerging as ways to provide more directed immune responses. In addition, controlling the kinetic profile and robustness of the immune response has been shown to be an important factor for synergistic vaccine efficacy.

  • Awschalom Group
    “Atomic layer deposition of titanium nitride for quantum circuits,” (Featured on cover) A. Shearrow, G. Koolstra, S. J. Whiteley, N. Earnest, P. S. Barry, F. J. Heremans, D. D. Awschalom, E. Shirokoff, D. I. Schuster. Appl. Phys. Lett., 113, 212601, 2018

  • Skinner Group
    “Perspective: Crossing the Widom line in no man’s land: Experiments, simulations, and the location of the liquid-liquid critical point in supercooled water,” Nicholas J. Hestand and J. L. Skinner. J. Chem. Phys., 149, 140901, 2018

  • Awschalom Group
    “National Science Foundation-Sponsored Workshop Report on Midscale Instrumentation to Accelerate Progress in Quantum Materials,” Collin Broholm, David D. Awschalom, Daniel S. Dessau, and Laura H. Greene, September 2018. Available at

  • Rowan Group
    Strong, Rebondable, Dynamic Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Polymer Nanocomposite Adhesives,” Elvis Cudjoe, Katie M. Herbert, and Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018

    Overview

    Nanocomposite adhesive films have been prepared via the oxidation of a thiol-endcapped semicrystalline oligomer with varying amounts of thiol-functionalized CNCs. Stronger substrate-bonding was achieved at temperatures where the disulfide bonds are dynamic. The 30 wt % nanocomposite adhesive was compared to some common commercially available adhesives and showed significantly stronger shear strengths when bonded to metal.

  • Skinner Group
    “Percolation in supercritical water: Do the Widom and percolation lines coincide?,” S. E. Strong, L. Shi, and J. L. Skinner. J. Chem. Phys., 149 (8), 084504, 2018

  • Awschalom Group
    “Quantum technologies with optically interfaced solid-state spins,” D. D. Awschalom, R. Hanson, J. Wrachtrup, B. B. Zhou. Nat. Photonics, 12, 516-527, 2018

  • Awschalom Group
    “Strain annealing of SiC nanoparticles revealed through Bragg coherent diffraction imaging for quantum technologies,” S. O. Hruszkewycz, S. Maddali, C. P. Anderson, W. Cha, K. C. Miao, M. J. Highland, A. Ulvestad, D. D. Awschalom, F. J. Heremans. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2, 086001, 2018

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