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“Research into alternative forms of energy, of which biofuels is a key component, is one of the major national security imperatives of this century. Energy security is vital to our future national security and the efficient functioning of our market economy.” –LANL Director Charles McMillan
Harshini Mukundan, Hongzhi Xie, Aaron S. Anderson, W. Kevin Grace, John E. Shively, and Basil I. Swanson, “Optimizing a waveguide-based sandwich immunoassay for tumor biomarkers: Evaluating fluorescent labels and functional surfaces,” Bioconjugate Chemistry 20(2), 222–230 (2009).

Aaron S. Anderson, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Harshini Mukundan, Dominique N. Price, W. Kevin Grace, and Basil I. Swanson, “Robust sensing films for pathogen detection and medical diagnostics,” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 7167 (2009). •

Harshini Mukundan, Hongzhi Xie, Aaron Anderson, W. Kevin Grace, Jennifer S. Martinez, and Basil Swanson, “Toward photostable multiplex analyte detection on a single mode planar optical waveguide,” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 7167 (2009).

K.M. Dani, J. Lee; R. Sharma, A.D. Mohite, C.M. Galande, P.M. Ajayan, A.M. Dattelbaum, H. Htoon, A.J. Taylor, and R.P. Prasankumar, “Intraband conductivity response in graphene observed using ultrafast infrared-pump visible-probe spectroscopy,” Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 86(12) (2012).

Steve Gilbertson, Georgi L. Dakovski, Tomasz Durakiewicz, Jian-Xin Zhu, Keshav M. Dani, Aditya D. Mohite, Andrew Dattelbaum, and George Rodriguez, “Tracing ultrafast separation and coalescence of carrier distributions in graphene with time-resolved photoemission,” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(1), 64–68 (2012).

Steve Gilbertson, Georgi L. Dakovski, Tomasz Durakiewicz, Jian-Xin Zhu, Keshav M. Dani, Aditya D. Mohite, Andrew Dattelbaum, and George Rodriguez, “Time resolved separation and recombination of carrier distributions in graphene,” 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO (2012).

Richard L. Sandberg, Quinn McCulloch, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Kyle W. Staggs, and George Rodriguez, “Nondestructive calibration of Chirped Fiber Bragg Grating sensors using a fiber-based ultrafast laser,” 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO (2012).

Oliver K. Johnson, Calvin J. Gardner, Daniel B. Seegmiller, Nathan A. Mara, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Philip J. Rae, George C. Kaschner, Thomas A. Mason, David T. Fullwood, and George Hansen, “Multiscale model for the extreme piezoresistivity in silicone/nickel nanostrand nanocomposites,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 42(13), 3898–3906 (2011).

B.C. Chapler, R.C. Myers; S. Mack, A. Frenzel, B.C. Pursley, K.S. Burch, E.J. Singley, A.M. Dattelbaum, N. Samarth, and D.D. Awschalom, et al., “Infrared probe of the insulator-to-metal transition in Ga 1-xMn xAs and Ga 1-xBe xAs,” Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 84(8) (2011).

Juan G. Duque, Christopher E. Hamilton, Gautam Gupta, Scott A. Crooker, Jared. J. Crochet, Aditya Mohite, Han Htoon, Kimberly A. Defriend Obrey, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, and Stephen K. Doorn, “Fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotube aerogels in surfactant-free environments,” ACS Nano 5(8), 6686–6694 (2011).

Juan G. Duque, Gautam Gupta, Laurent Cognet, Brahim Lounis, Stephen K. Doorn, and Andrew M. Dattelbaum, “New route to fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotube/silica nanocomposites: Balancing fluorescence intensity and environmental sensitivity,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(31), 15147–15153 (2011).

Hsinhan Tsai, Zhihua Xu, Ranjith Krishna Pai, Leeyih Wang, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Andrew P. Shreve, Hsing-Lin Wang, and Mircea Cotlet, “Structural dynamics and charge transfer via complexation with fullerene in large area conjugated polymer honeycomb thin films,” Chemistry of Materials 23(3), 759–761 (2011).

Oliver K. Johnson, Daniel Seegmiller, David T. Fullwood, Andrew Dattelbaum, Nathan A. Mara, George Kaschner, Thomas Mason, and John D. Yeager, “Characterization of electrical properties of polymers for conductive nano-composites,” International SAMPE Technical Conference (2011).

K.M. Dani, J. Lee, R. Sharma, A.D. Mohite, C.C. Galande, P.M. Ajayan, A.M. Dattelbaum, H. Htoon, A.J. Taylor, and R.P. Prasankumar, “Observation of the relativistic response of an electron-hole plasma in graphene on femtosecond timescales,” 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO (2011).

J.D. Yeager, A.M. Dattelbaum, E.B. Orler, D.F. Bahr, and D.M. Dattelbaum, “Adhesive properties of some fluoropolymer binders with the insensitive explosive 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB),” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 352(2), 535–541 (2010).

Joseph B. Tracy, Yuping Bao, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, and Yadong Yin, “Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings: Preface,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1257, xiii (2010).

Gautam Gupta, Juan G. Duque, Stephen K. Doorn, and Andrew M. Dattelbaum, “Stable and responsive fluorescent carbon nanotube silica gels,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1258, 317–321 (2010).

Christopher E. Hamilton, Manuel E. Chavez, Juan G. Duque, Gautam Gupta, Stephen K. Doorn, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, and Kimberly A. DeFriend Obrey, “Carbon nanomaterials in silica aerogel matrices,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1258, 233–238 (2010).

Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Gary A. Baker, John M. Fox, Srinivas Iyer, and Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, “PEGylation of a maltose biosensor promotes enhanced signal response when immobilized in a silica sol-gel,” Bioconjugate Chemistry 20(12), 2381–2384 (2009).

D.M. Dattelbaum, S.A. Sheffield, D.B. Stahl, and A.M. Dattelbaum, “Influence of hot spot features on the shock initiation of heterogeneous nitromethane,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1195, 263–266 (2009).

B.C. Satishkumar, Stephen K. Doom, Gary A. Baker, and Andrew M. Dattelbaum, “Fluorescent single walled carbon nanotube/silica composite materials,” ACS Nano 2(11), 2283–2290 (2008).

A.M. Dattelbaum, R.K. Hicks, J. Shelley, A.T. Koppisch, and S. Iyer, “Surface assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry on patterned nanoporous silica thin films,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 114(1–3), 193–200 (2008).

N.A. Suvorova, I.O. Usov, L. Stan, R.F. Depaula, A.M. Dattelbaum, Q.X. Jia, and A.A. Suvorova, “Structural and optical properties of ZnO thin films by rf magnetron sputtering with rapid thermal annealing,” Applied Physics Letters 92(14) (2008).

S.G. Choi, A.M. Dattelbaum, S.T. Picraux, S.K. Srivastava, and C.J. Palmstrom, “Optical properties and critical-point energies of BaTi O3 (001) from 1.5 to 5.2 eV,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 26(5), 1718–1722 (2008).

Bethany N. Wigington, Michael L. Drummond, Thomas R. Cundari, David L. Thorn, Susan K. Hanson, and Susannah L. Scott, “A biomimetic pathway for vanadium-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of alcohols: Evidence for a base-assisted dehydrogenation mechanism,” Chemistry - A European Journal 18(47), 14981–14988 (2012).

Susan K. Hanson, R. Tom Baker, John C. Gordon, Brian L. Scott, L. A. Pete Silks, and David L. Thorn, “Mechanism of alcohol oxidation by dipicolinate vanadium(V): Unexpected role of pyridine,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(50), 17804–17816 (2010).

Susan K. Hanson, R. Tom Baker, John C. Gordon, Brian L. Scott, and David L. Thorn, “Aerobic oxidation of lignin models using a base metal vanadium catalyst,” Inorganic Chemistry 49(12), 5611–5618 (2010).

Benjamin L. Davis, Andrew D. Sutton, John C. Gordon, Daniel E. Schwarz, Brian L. Scott, and David L. Thorn, “Formation of benzodiazaborolanes from borazine,” Main Group Chemistry 9(1–2), 135–139 (2010).

Susan K. Hanson, R. Tom Baker, John C. Gordon, Brian L. Scott, Andrew D. Sutton, and David L. Thorn, “Aerobic oxidation of pinacol by vanadium(V) dipicolinate complexes: Evidence for reduction to vanadium(III),” Journal of the American Chemical Society 131(2), 428–429 (2009).

Alexander Z. Bradley, David L. Thorn, and Gerald V. Glover, “Efficient synthesis of alkyl β-diketimines,” Journal of Organic Chemistry 73(21), 8673–8674 (2008).

 


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