NMCF Publications

A partial list of scientific research supported by NMCF analytical instrumentation


“Electrodeposition of Fe-Ni alloy on Au(111) substrate: Metastable BCC growth via hydrogen evolution and interactions” Q. Lin, E. Hoglund, G. Zangari, Electrochimica Acta 338: 135876 (2020)

"Effect of a liquid environment on single-pulse generation of laser induced periodic surface structures and nanoparticles," C-Y Shih, Iaroslav Gnilitskyi, M. V. Shugaev, E. Skoulas, E. Stratakis and L. V. Zhigilei, Nanoscale 12, 7674-7687 (2020)

"Minimum bactericidal concentration of ciprofloxacin to Pseudomonas aeruginosa determined rapidly based on pyocyanin secretion," Y. Liu, J. H. Moore, G. L. Kolling, J. S. McGrath, J. A. Papin, and N. S. Swami,
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 312,127936 (2020)

"Electrodeposition of White Bronzes on the Way to CZTS Absorber Films," L. Fabbri et al., J. Electrochem. Soc. 167, 022513 (2020)

"Rational Compositional Control of Electrodeposited Ag–Fe films," Y. Sun and G. Zangari, Inorganic Chemistry (2020)

"Electrodeposition of Ag-Pd Alloy at Ru Substrate from Simple Acidic Nitrate Bath," Y. Sun, A. Chamaani and G. Zangari, J. Electrochem. Soc. 167, 062506 (2020)


"Ultrathin-Body TiO2Thin Film Transistors With Record On-Current Density, ON/OFF Current Ratio, and Subthreshold Swing via O2 Annealing,” J. Zhang, M. G. Sales, G. Lin, P. Cui, P. Pepin, J. M. Vohs, S. Mcdonnell & Y. Zeng, IEEE Electron Device Letters 40, 9, 1463 -1466 (2019)

“High performance anatase-TiO2 thin film transistors with a two-step oxidized TiO2 channel and plasma enhanced atomic layer-deposited ZrO2 gate dielectric,” J. Zhang, P. Cui, G. Lin, Y. Zhang, M. G. Sales, M. Jia, Z. Li, C. Goodwin, T. Beebe, L. Gundlach, C. Ni, S. McDonnell & Y. Zeng, Appl. Phys. Express 12 096502 (2019)

“Tuning the electrical properties of WSe2 via O2 plasma oxidation: towards lateral homojunctions.” A. N. Hoffman, M. G. Stanford, M. G. Sales, C. Zhang, I. N Ivanov, S. J. McDonnell, D. G. Mandrus & P. D. Rack, 2D Mater. 6 045024 (2019)

“Lithographically patterned metallic conduction in single-layer MoS2 via plasma processing,” M. G. Stanford, Y-C. Lin, M. G. Sales, A. N. Hoffman, C. T. Nelson, K. Xiao, S. McDonnell & P. D. Rack, Nature: 2D Materials and Applications 3, 13 (2019)

"MoS2 cleaning by acetone and UV-ozone: Geological and synthetic material," K. M. Freedy, M. G. Sales, P. M. Litwin, S. Krylyuk, P. Mohapatra, A. Ismach, A. V. Davydov, & S. J. McDonnell, Applied Surface Science 478, 183-188. (2019)

"Mechanism of Histamine Oxidation and Electropolymerization at Carbon Electrodes," P. Puthongkham, S.T. Lee, & B.J. Venton, Anal. Chem. 91, 8366-8373. (2019)

"Nanodiamond Coating Improves the Sensitivity and Antifouling Properties of Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes", P. Puthongkham & B.J. Venton, ACS Sens. (2019

"Mechanistic Studies of Single-Step Styrene Production Catalyzed by Rh Complexes with Diimine Ligands: An Evaluation of the Role of Ligands and Induction Period, " W. Zhu, Z. Luo, J. Chen, C. Liu, L. Yang, D. A. Dickie, N. Liu, S. Zhang, R. J. Davis, & T. B. Gunnoe, ACS Catalysis 9, 7457−7475 (2019)

"Ring Size Effects on Multi-Stimuli Responsive Luminescent Properties of Cyclic Amine Substituted ß-Diketones and Difluoroboron Complexes," F. Wang, D. Song, D. A. Dickie, & C.L. Fraser, Chem. Asian J. 14, 1849 –1859 (2019)

"Synthesis of TiO2-based nanocomposites by anodizing and hydrogen annealing for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation," Y. Xu, Q. Lin, R. Ahmed, E.R. Hoglund & G. Zangari, J. Power  Sources 410-411, 59-68 (2019)

"Improving photo-oxidation activity of water by introducing Ti3+ in self-ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays treated with Ar/NH3," Y. Xu, R. Ahmed, D. Klein, S. Cap, K. Freedy, S. McDonnell & G. Zangari, J. Power Sources 414, 242-249 (2019)

"The effect of pit size and density on the fatigue behavior of a precorroded martensitic stainless steel,” M.D. McMurtrey, D.E. Mills, J.T. Burns, Fatigue & Fracture of Eng Mat Struct 42, 3-18 (2019) 

"Corrosion modified fatigue analysis for next-generation damage-tolerant management," N. Brown, B. Clark, P. Kramer, N. Easter C. Co, F. Friedersdorf, & J. Burns, Corrosion Reviews, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2019-0037 (2019)

"Development of new criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of Zn-rich primers in protecting Al-Mg alloys," M.E. McMahon, J.T. Burns, & J.R. Scully, Progress in Organic Coatings 135, 392-409 (2019)

"Examination of focused ion beam-induced damage during platinum deposition in the near-surface region of an aerospace aluminum alloy," A.W. Thompson, Z.D. Harris, and J.T. Burns, Micron 118, 43-49 (2019)

"Low-temperature laser-generated ultrathin aluminum oxide layers for effective c-Si surface passivation," P. Fan, Z. Sun, G. C. Wilkes, & M. C. Gupta, Applied Surface Science 480, 35–42 (2019)

“Studying the Influence of Mg Content on the Microstructure and Associated Localized Corrosion Behaviour of Zn-Mg PVD Coatings using SVET-TLI”, R. Bolton, T. Dunlop, J. Sullivan, J. Searle, H. Heinrich, R. Westerwaal, C. Boelsma, & G. Williams, J. Electrochem. Soc. 166 (11), C3305-C3315 (2019).

“Nano-scale Mapping of the Electron Density at Al Grain Boundaries and Correlation with Grain Boundary Energy”, P. Nandi, R. R. Unocic, X. Sang, D. Molodov and J. M. Howe, Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 053805 (2019)

"Stability of hydrated carbonates on Ceres," C. Bu, G. Rodriguez Lopez, C.A. Dukes, O. Ruesch, L.A. McFadden, & J-Y. Li, Icarus 320, 136-149 (2019)

"Growth, morphology and crystal structure of electrodeposited Bi2Se3 films: Influence of the substrate," R. Ahmed, Q. Lin, Y. Xu, & G. Zangari, Electrochim. Acta 299, 654-662 (2019)

"Examination of focused ion beam-induced damage during platinum deposition in the near-surface region of an aerospace aluminum alloy," A.W. Thompson, Z.D. Harris, & J.T. Burns, Micron 118, 43-49 (2019)


"Atmospheric and Long-term Aging Effects on the Electrical Properties of Variable Thickness WSe2 Transistors," A. N. Hoffman, M. G. Stanford, C. Zhang, I. N. Ivanov, A. D. Oyedele, M. G. Sales, S. J. McDonnell, M. R. Koehler, D. G. Mandrus, L. Liang, B. G. Sumpter, K. Xiao, & P. D. Rack, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (42), 36540-36548 (2018)

"Fatigue crack propagation of aerospace aluminum alloy 7075-T651 in high altitude environments," J. T.  Burns, J.J. Jones, A.D. Thompson, J.S. Warner-Locke, Internat. J. Fatigue 106, 196-207  (2018)

"Data science analysis of the macro-scale features governing the corrosion to crack transition in AA7050-T745,"  N.E. Co, D.E. Brown, & J.T. Burns, JOM-US 70(7), 1168-1174 (2018)

“The effect of crack wake roughness on the environmentally assisted fatigue behavior of aerospace Al-alloy in low moisture environments," J.J. Jones, M.D. McMurtrey, L.B. Brown, J.T. Burns, Eng Fract Mech 199; 343-357 (2018)

“Elucidating the contribution of mobile hydrogen-deformation interactions to hydrogen-induced intergranular cracking in polycrystalline nickel”, Z.D. Harris, Lawrence SK, Medlin DL, Guetard G, Burns JT, & Somerday BP, Acta Mater 158, 180-192 (2018)

"Laser Annealing of TiO2 Electron-Transporting Layer in Perovskite Solar Cells," G. C. Wilkes, X. Deng, J. J. Choi, & M. C. Gupta, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 41312−41317 (2018)

"Search for Sulfates on the Surface of Ceres," C. Bu, G. Rodriguez Lopez, C.A. Dukes, O. Ruesch, L.A. McFadden, & J-Y Li, Meteor. Planet. Sci. 53 (DAWN Ceres issue), 9, 1946-1960 (2018)

"Synthesis and Material Properties of Bi2Se3 Nanostructures Deposited by SILAR," R. Ahmed, Y. Xu, M. G. Sales, Q. Lin, S. McDonnell, & G. Zangari, J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 12052−12060 (2018)

"Synthesis of TiO2-based nanocomposites by anodizing and hydrogen annealing for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation," Y. Xu, Q. Lin, R. Ahmed, E. R. Hoglund, & G. Zangari, J. Power Sources  410-411, 59-68 (2018)

"Growth of SiGe epitaxial quantum dots on patterned Si (001) surfaces by in situ annealing of initially conformal layers," J.M Amatya, H.H. Heinrich, J. Tersoff, & J.A. Floro, J. Applied Phys. 124, 204302 (2018)

“Momentum Resolved EELS of Plasmons at Al Grain Boundaries without a q-Slit Aperture”, E. R. Hoglund and J. M. Howe, Micros. Microanal., 24(S1), 466 (2018).

“Dynamic HRTEM Observation of Metastable Cu Island Formation at a Solid Si - Liquid Al Interface”, M. M. Schneider and J. M. Howe, Acta Mater., 133, 224 (2017).


“The interaction of corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking in a precipitation-hardened martensitic stainless steel”, J.R. Donahue, A.B. Lass, J.T. Burns, Nature: Materials Degradation, Article 11 (2017)

“The effect of heat-to-heat variations in metallurgy and hydrogen-metal interactions on the hydrogen embrittlement of Monel K-500”, B.C. Rincon-Troconis, Z.D. Harris, H. Ha, J.T. Burns, J.r. Scully, Mater Sci Eng A, 703, 533-550 (2017)

“Mitigation of intergranular stress corrosion cracking in Al-Mg by electrochemical potential control," M.E. McMahon, J.R. Scully, & J.T. Burns, JOM-US 69 (8); 1389-1397 (2017)

“Effects of macro-scale corrosion damage feature on fatigue crack initiation and fatigue behavior," N.E. Co & J.T. Burns, Int J Fatigue 103; 234-247 (2017)

“The effect of temper and composition on the stress corrosion cracking of Al-Mg alloys,” M.E. McMahon, P. Steiner, A. Lass, & J.T. Burns, Corrosion 73(4), 347-361 (2017)

“The effect of loading orientation on the stress corrosion cracking of Al-Mg alloys”, M.E. McMahon, P. Steiner, A. Lass, & J.T. Burns, Corrosion 73(6); 713-723 (2017)

“Fracture mechanics modeling of constant- and variable amplitude fatigue behavior of field corroded 7075-T6511 aluminum," M.D. McMurtrey, D. Bae, J.T. Burns, Fat Fract Eng Mater Struct 40, 605-622 (2017)


“Examination of the Electronic Structure of Crystalline and Liquid Al Versus Temperature by In-situ Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)”, P. Palanisamy,M. de Jong, M. Asta and J. M. Howe, Micron, 76, 14 (2015)

"Defect controlled transverse compressive strength of polyethylene fiber laminates," M.R. O'Masta, V.S. Despande, & H.N.G. Wadley, International J. Solids and Structures 52, 130-149 (2015)


“Acoustic Harmonic Generation from Fatigue-Generated Dislocation Substructures in Copper Single Crystals”, T. M. Apple, J. H. Cantrell, W. T. Yost, C. M. Amaro, C. R. Mayer,S. R. Agnew and J. M. Howe,Philos. Mag., 93, 2802 (2013)

“In-Situ Observation of Cu Segregation and Phase Nucleation at a Solid-Liquid Interface in an Al Alloy”, P. Palanisamy and J. M. Howe, Acta Mater., 61, 4339 (2013)


“Reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence of Solid-State Difluoroboron Avobenzone”, Zhang, G.; Lu, J.; Sabat, M.; Fraser C.L .J. Am.Chem. Soc ., (2010) 132, 2160.


"Luminescence of Y2SiO5:Ce Nanocrystalline Thin Films" E. Coetsee, J. J. Terblans, H. C. Swart, J. M. Fitz-Gerald and J. R. Botha. e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology Vol. 7 (2009) pp.369-374

"Laser ablation of energetic polymer solutions: effect of viscosity and fluence on the splashing behavior" Romain Fardel, Lukas Urech, Thomas Lippert, Claude Phipps, James M. Fitz-Gerald, Alexander Wokaun Appl Phys A Materials Science & Engineering (2009) 94, p. 657–665

"Influence of macro segregation on hydrogen environment embrittlement of SUS 316L stainless steel" Thorsten Michler, Yongwon Lee, Richard P. Gangloff, Joerg Naumann. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34 3201–3209 (2009)

"Dendritic Growth and Morphology Selection in Copper Electrodeposition from Acidic Sulfate Solutions Containing Chlorides" Wenbo Shao and Giovanni Zangari. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113 (23), pp 10097–10102

"Fatigue crack formation and growth from localized corrosion in Al–Zn–Mg–Cu" Sangshik Kim, James T. Burns, Richard P. Gangloff. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 76 (2009) 651–667


“Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Fibers and Thermoreversible Gels in Non-Polar Media by a Propargylic Alcohol with Fluorinated and Non-Fluorinated Aromatic Rings.“ Borges, A.R.; Hyacinth, M.A.; Lum, M.; Dingle, C.M.; Hamilton, P.L.; Chruszcz, M.; Pu, L.; Sabat, M.; Caran, K.L. Langmuir 24 (2008) 7421.

"Effect of Ni as a minority alloying element on the corrosion behavior in Al–Cu–Mg–(Ni) metallic glasses" T. Aburada,* N. U¨ nlu¨ , J.M. Fitz-Gerald, G.J. Shiflet and J.R. Scully Scripta Materialia 58 (2008) 623–626

"Generation of surface features in films deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation: the effects of the stress confinement and droplet landing velocity" Aaron Sellinger, Elodie Leveugle, James M. Fitz-Gerald, Leonid V. Zhigilei Appl Phys A Materials Science & Engineering (2008) 92: 821–829

"Synthesis of multimetallic nanoparticles using a solution-based pulsed laser deposition approach" A.T. Sellinger, T. Aburada, and J.M. Fitz-Gerald SPIE Vol. 7005 700516-2 (2008)

"Effect of substrate temperature on poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposite thin films deposited by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation" A.T. Sellinger, A.H. Martin, J.M. Fitz-Gerald. Thin Solid Films 516 (2008) p6033–6040

"Environmental Fatigue-Crack Surface Crystallography for Al-Zn-Cu-Mg-Mn/Zr" YUNJO RO, SEAN R. AGNEW, and RICHARD P. GANGLOFF. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A VOLUME 39A, JUNE 2008—1449

"Aqueous depletion of Mg from olivine surfaces enhanced by ion irradiation" E. D. Cantando, C. A. Dukes, M. J. Loeffler, and R. A. Baragiola JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH VOL. 113, E0901, 2008

"Laboratory simulations of sulfur depletion at Eros" M.J. Loeffler, C.A. Dukes, W.Y. Changa, L.A. McFadden, R.A. Baragiola, Icarus 195 (2008) 622–629

"Grain size effects on the tensile properties and deformation mechanisms of a magnesium alloy, AZ31B sheet 3 4" A. Jain, O. Duygulu, D.W. Brown, C.N. Tom, S.R. Agnew. Materials Science and Engineering: A Volume 486, Issues 1-2, 15 July 2008, Pages 545-555


"Photo-chemical synthesis and deposition of noble metal nanoparticles" C.E. Allmond, A.T. Sellinger, K. Gogick and J.M. Fitz-Gerald. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, Volume 86, Number 4, p477-480 (2007)

"Ejection of matrix-polymer clusters in matrix-assisted laser evaporation: Experimental observations" Aaron T. Sellinger, Elodie Leveugle, Kristy Gogick, Guillaume Peman, Leonid V. Zhigilei, and James M. Fitz-Gerald. IOP Publishing Journal of Physics: Conference Series 59 (2007) 314–317 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/59/1/066 Eighth International Conference on Laser Ablation

"Scanning electron and cathodoluminescence imaging of thin film Lu2SiO5 :Ce scintillating materials" by J.M. Fitz-Gerald and P. D. Rack, J. D. Peak, and C. L. Melcher. Applied Physics Letters 91, 244102 (2007)

"Novel wet SEM imaging of organically modified montmorillonite clay dispersions" J. Li, J.M. Fitz-Gerald, J.P. Oberhauser. Appl. Phys. A Materials Science & Processing, 87, 97–102 (2007)

"Crystallography of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Precipitation Hardened Al-Cu-Mg/Li" YunJo Ro, Sean R. Agnew and Richard P. Gangloff. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 3042—VOLUME 38A, DECEMBER 2007

"Hardening evolution of AZ31B Mg sheet "3 X.Y. Lou, M. Li, R.K. Boger, S.R. Agnew, R.H. Wagoner. International Journal of Plasticity Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 44-86


"Thin film rf magnetron sputtering of gadolinium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet ultraviolet emitting materials" Y. Deng a,*, J.D. Fowlkes a, P.D. Rack a, J.M. Fitz-Gerald b Optical Materials 29 (2006) 183–191

"High-resolution three-dimensional reconstruction: A combined scanning electron microscope and focused ion-beam approach" R. K. Bansal, A. Kubis, R. Hull, and J. M. Fitz-Gerald. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 24, 2 (2006)

"Non-aggregated Pd nanoparticles deposited onto catalytic supports" C.E. Allmond, V.P. Oleshko, J.M. Howe, J.M. Fitz-Gerald Applied Physics A –Materials Science & Processing, 82, p.675–678 (2006)

"Ultraviolet emitting (Y1−xGdx)2O3−δ thin films deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering: Combinatorial modeling, synthesis, and rapid characterization" J.D. Fowlkes, J.M. Fitz-Gerald, P.D. Rack Thin Solid Films 510 (2006) 68–76


"Matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of light emitting polymer thin films" J.M. Fitz-gerald, G. Jennings, R. Johnson, C. Fraser. Applied Physics. A Materials Science & Processing (2005) 80, 5, p.1109

"Laser Surface Modification of a Crystalline Al-Co-Ce Alloy for Enhanced Coroosion Resistance"  J.G. Hoekstra, S. B. Qadri, J.R. Scully, and J. M. Fitz-Gerald. Advanced Engineering Materials (2005), 7, No 9

"Pulsed laser deposition vs. matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation for growth of biodegradable polymer thin films" A.L. Mercado, C.E. Allmond, J.G. Hoekstra, J.M. Fitz-Gerald. Applied Physics A – Materials Science & Processing, 81, 591–599 (2005)

"Laboratory simulations of redeposition of impact ejecta on mineral surfaces" M.J. Loeffler, R.A. Baragiolaa, M. Murayama. Icarus 196 (2008) 285–292

"Cathodoluminescence and its temperature dependence in Tm-doped AlxGa1–xN thin films" D. S. Lee, A. J. Steck, P. D. Rack, and J. M. Fitz-Gerald. Phys. Stat. Sol. 2, No. 7, 2765–2769 (2005)

"Plastic anisotropy and the role of non-basal slip in magnesium alloy AZ31B" Sean R. Agnew, O¨ zgu¨ Duygulu. International Journal of Plasticity 21 (2005) 1161–1193


"Study of slip mechanisms in a magnesium alloy by neutron diffraction and modeling" S.R. Agnew a, C.N. Tom e b, D.W. Brown b, T.M. Holden b, S.C. Vogel b. Scripta Materialia 48 (2003) p 1003–1008