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Li D, Z Xu, and S Ahzi.  2013.  “Dynamic Composition Determination in Heterogeneous Ensembles Using Angular Autocorrelation Functions as Signatures.”  Applied Physics Letters 102(22):Article No. 223701.  doi:10.1063/1.4809667

Genc A, L Kovarik, M Gu, H Cheng, P Plachinda, L Pullan, B Freitag, and C Wang.  2013.  “XEDS STEM Tomography for 3D Chemical Characterization of Nanoscale Particles.”  Ultramicroscopy 131:24-32.  doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2013.03.023

Henderson MA, M Shen, ZT Wang, and I Lyubinetsky.  2013.  “Characterization of the Active Surface Species Responsible for UV-Induced Desorption of O2 from the Rutile TiO2(110) Surface.”  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(11):5774-5784.  doi:10.1021/jp312161y

Polyakov A, C Senft, KF Thompson, J Feng, S Cabrini, PJ Schuck, H Padmore, SJ Peppernick, and WP Hess. 2013. "Plasmon-enhanced photocathode for high brightness and high repetition rate x-ray sources." Physical Review Letters 110(7):Article No. 076802. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.076802

Mcdowell MT, S Lee, JT Harris, BA Korgel, CM Wang, WD Nix, and Y Cui. 2013. "In-situ TEM of Two-Phase Lithiation In Amorphous Silicon Nanospheres." Nano Letters 13(2):758-764. doi:10.1021/nl3044508

Einstein DR, AP Kuprat, X Jiao, JP Carson, DM Einstein, RE Jacob, and RA Corley. 2013. "An Efficient Algorithm for Mapping Imaging Data to 3D Unstructured Grids in Computational Biomechanics." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 29(1):1-16. doi:10.1002/cnm.2489

He W, S VilayurGanapathy, AG Joly, TC Droubay, SA Chambers, JR Maldonado, and WP Hess. 2013. "Comparison of CsBr and KBr coated Cu photocathodes: Effects of laser irradiation and work function changes." Applied Physics Letters 102(7):, doi:10.1063/1.4793214

Devaraj A, RJ Colby, WP Hess, DE Perea, and S Thevuthasan. 2013. "Role of Photoexcitation and Field Ionization in the Measurement of Accurate Oxide Stoichiometry by Laser Assisted Atom Probe Tomography." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4:993-998. doi:10.1021/jz400015h

Gu M, I Belharouak, J Zheng, W Huiming, J Xiao, A Genc, K Amine, S Thevuthasan, DR Baer, J Zhang, ND Browning, J Liu, and CM Wang. 2013. "Formation of The Spinel Phase In The Layered Composite Cathode Used In Li-Ion Batteries." ACS Nano 3(9):760-767. doi:10.1021/nn305065u

Evans JE, and ND Browning. 2013. "Enabling direct nanoscale observations of biological reactions with dynamic TEM." Microscopy 62(1):147-156. doi:10.1093/jmicro/dfs081

Vilayurganapathy S, A Devaraj, RJ Colby, A Pandey, T Varga, V Shutthanandan, S Manandhar, PZ El-Khoury, AN Kayani, WP Hess, and S Thevuthasan. 2013. "Subsurface Synthesis and Characterization of Ag Nanoparticles Embedded in MgO." International Journal of Nanotechnology 24(9):095707. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/24/9/095707

Legrand E, J Bouhattate, X Feaugas, S Touzain, H Garmestani, MA Khaleel, and D Li. 2013. "Numerical analysis of the influence of scale effects and microstructure on hydrogen diffusion in polycrystalline aggregates." Computational Materials Science 71(1):1-9. doi:

Chen H, VH Grassian, LV Saraf, and A Laskin. 2013. "Chemical Imaging Analysis of Environmental Particles Using the Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy Technique: Microanalysis Insights into Atmospheric Chemistry of Fly Ash." Analyst (138):451-460. doi:10.1039/c2an36318f

Laskin J, A Laskin, and S Nizkorodov. 2013. "New Mass Spectrometry Techniques for Studying Physical Chemistry of Atmospheric Heterogeneous Processes." International Reviews in Physical Chemistry 32(1):128-170. doi:10.1080/0144235X.2012.752904

Lanekoff IT, OV Geydebrekht, GE Pinchuk, A Konopka, and J Laskin. 2013. "Spatially-Resolved Analysis of Glycolipids and Metabolites in Living Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization." Analyst 138(7):1971-1978. doi:10.1039/C3AN36716A

Lanekoff IT, M Thomas, JP Carson, JN Smith, C Timchalk, and J Laskin. 2013. "Imaging Nicotine in Rat Brain Tissue by Use of Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 85(2):882-889. doi:10.1021/ac302308p

Kovarik L, A Genc, CM Wang, A Qiu, CHF Peden, J Szanyi, and JH Kwak. 2013. "Tomography and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Study of Surfaces and Porosity in a Plate-like γ-Al2O3." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(1):179-186. doi:10.1021/jp306800h

Xu W, X Sun, D Li, S Ryu, and MA Khaleel. 2013. "Mechanism-based Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) for Predicting Property Degradations in Multiphase Materials." Computational Materials Science 68:152-159. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.10.026


Phillips MC, and BE Bernacki. 2012. "Hyperspectral Microscopy of Explosives Particles Using an External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser." Optical Engineering 52(6):061302.DOI

Benavidez AD, L Kovarik, A Genc, N Agrawal, EM Larsson, TW Hansen, AM Karim, and AK Datye. 2012. "Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of the Origins of Anomalous Particle Size Distributions in Supported Metal Catalysts." ACS Catalysis 2(11):2349-2356. doi:10.1021/cs3005117

Mcdowell MT, I Ryu, S Lee, CM Wang, WD Nix, and Y Cui. 2012. "Studying The Kinetics of Crystalline Silicon Nanoparticle Lithiation With In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy." Advanced Materials 24(45):6034-6041.

Lanekoff IT, BS Heath, AV Liyu, M Thomas, JP Carson, and J Laskin. 2012. "An Automated Platform for High-Resolution Tissue Imaging Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 84(19):8351-8356.

Wang Z, NA Deskins, MA Henderson, and I Lyubinetsky. 2012. "Inhibitive Influence of Oxygen Vacancies for Photoactivity on TiO2(110)." Physical Review Letters 109(26):Article No. 266103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.266103

Smith DF, A Kharchenko, M Konijnenburg, I Klinkert, L Pasa-Tolic, and RM Heeren. 2012. "Advanced Mass Calibration and Visualization for FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Imaging." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 23(11):1865-1872. doi:10.1007/s13361-012-0464-1

Townsend TK, ND Browning, and F Osterloh. 2012. "Overall Photocatalytic Water Splitting with NiOx-SrTiO3 – A Revised Mechanism." Energy & Environmental Science 5(11):9543-9550. doi:10.1039/c2ee22665k

Woehl TJ, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2012. "Direct in Situ Determination of the Mechanisms Controlling Nanoparticle Nucleation and Growth." ACS Nano 6(10):8599-8610. doi:10.1021/nn303371y

Evans JE, KL Jungjohann, PCK Wong, PL Chiu, GH Dutrow, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Visualizing Macromolecular Complexes with In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Micron 43(11):1085-1090. doi:10.1016/j.micron.2012.01.018

Zelenyuk A, D Imre, J Beranek, EH Abramson, JM Wilson, and MKB Shrivastava. 2012. "Synergy between Secondary Organic Aerosols and Long Range Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons." Environmental Science & Technology 46(22):12459-12466. doi:10.1021/es302743z

Aguiar J, QM Ramasse, MD Asta, and ND Browning. 2012. "Investigating the electronic structure of fluorite-structured oxide compounds: comparison of experimental EELS with first principles calculations." Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter 24(29):295503. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/24/29/295503

Townsend TK, ND Browning, and F Osterloh. 2012. "Nanoscale Strontium Titanate Photocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting." ACS Nano 6(8):7420-7426. doi:10.1021/nn302647u

Gu M, Y Li, X Li, SY Hu, X Zhang, W Xu, S Thevuthasan, DR Baer, J Zhang, J Liu, and CM Wang. 2012. "In-Situ TEM Study of Lithiation Behavior of Silicon Nanoparticles Attached To And Embedded In A Carbon Matrix ." ACS Nano 6(9):8439-8447. doi:10.1021/nn303312m

Watrous JD, PJ Roach, T Alexandrov, BS Heath, JY Yang, R Kersten, M vander Voort, K Pogliano, H Gross, JM Raaijmakers, BS Moore, J Laskin, N Bandeira, and PC Dorrestein. 2012. "Mass Spectral Molecular Networking of Living Microbial Colonies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(26):E1743-E1752. doi:10.1073/pnas.1203689109

Gu M, I Belharouak, A Genc, Z Wang, D Wang, K Amine, F Gao, G Zhou, S Thevuthasan, DR Baer, J Zhang, ND Browning, J Liu, and CM Wang. 2012. "Conflicting Roles of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance In Lithium-ion Batteries." Nano Letters 12(10):5186-5191. doi:10.1021/nl302249v

Xu XG, M Rang, IM Craig, and MB Rashcke. 2012. "Pushing The Sample-Size Limit of Infrared Vibrational Nano-Spectroscopy: From Monolayer Towards Single molecule Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(13):1836-1841. doi:10.1021/jz300463d

Liu N, H Wu, MT Mcdowell, Y Yao, CM Wang, and Y Cui. 2012. "A Yolk-Shell Design for Stabilized and Scalable Li-Ion Battery Alloy." Nano Letters 12(6):3315-3321. doi:10.1021/nl3014814

Jungjohann KL, JE Evans, J Aguiar, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Atomic-Scale Imaging and Spectroscopy for In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Microscopy and Microanalysis 18(3):621-627. doi:10.1017/S1431927612000104

Kuchibhatla SVNT, V Shutthanandan, TJ Prosa, P Adusumilli, BW Arey, A Buxbaum, YC Wang, T Tessner, RM Ulfig, CM Wang, and S Thevuthasan. 2012. "Three-dimensional Chemical Imaging of Embedded Nanoparticles using Atom Probe Tomography." Nanotechnology 23(21):Article No. 215704. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/23/21/215704

Mcdowell MT, S Woo Lee, CM Wang, and Y Cui. 2012. "The Effect of Metallic Coatings and Crystallinity on the Volume Expansion of Silicon during Electrochemical Lithiation and Delithiation." Nano Energy 1(3):401-410. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2012.03.004

Wang CM, X Li, Z Wang, W Xu, J Liu, F Gao, L Kovarik, J Zhang, J Howe, DJ Burton, Z Liu, X Xiao, S Thevuthasan, and DR Baer. 2012. "In Situ TEM Investigation of Congruent Phase Transition and Structural Evolution of Nanostructured Silicon/Carbon Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries." Nano Letters 12(3):1624-1632. doi:10.1021/nl204559u

Karakoti AS, P Munusamy, KE Hostetler, VK Kodali, SVNT Kuchibhatla, G Orr, JG Pounds, JG Teeguarden, BD Thrall, and DR Baer. 2012. "Preparation and Characterization Challenges to Understanding Environmental and Biological Impacts of Nanoparticles." Surface and Interface Analysis 44(8):881-889. doi:10.1002/sia.5006

Xie Y, NG Williams, A Tolic, WB Chrisler, JG Teeguarden, BL Maddux, JG Pounds, A Laskin, and G Orr. 2012. "Aerosolized ZnO nanoparticles induce toxicity in alveolar type II epithelial cells at the air-liquid interface." Toxicological Sciences 125(2):450-461. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfr251

Wang B, A Laskin, TR Roedel, MK Gilles, RC Moffet, AV Tivanski, and DA Knopf. 2012. "Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by field-collected atmospheric particles below 273 K." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117:Article No. D00V19. doi:10.1029/2012JD017446

Chen H, A Laskin, J Baltrusaitis, CA Gorski, M Scherer, and VH Grassian. 2012. "Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust." Environmental Science & Technology 46(4):2112-2120. doi:10.1021/es204102f

Shutthanandan V, Z Zhu, ML Stutzman, F Hannon, C Hernandez-Garcia, MI Nandasiri, SVNT Kuchibhatla, S Thevuthasan, and WP Hess. 2012. "Surface Science Analysis of GaAs Photocathodes Following Sustained Electron Beam Delivery." Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beams 15(6):063501. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.15.063501

Li D, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2012. "Materials design of all-cellulose composite using microstructure based finite element analysis." Transactions of the ASME. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 134(1):Article No. 010911. doi:10.1115/1.4005417

Laskin J, BS Heath, PJ Roach, LH Cazares, and OJ Semmes. 2012. "Tissue Imaging Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 84(1):141-148. doi:10.1021/ac2021322

Li D, MA Tschopp, MA Khaleel, and X Sun. 2012. "Comparison of Reconstructed Spatial Microstructure Images Using Different Statistical Descriptors." Computational Materials Science 51(1):437-444. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.07.056


Smith DF, EW Robinson, AV Tolmachev, RM Heeren, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2011. "C60 Secondary Ion Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 83(24):9552-9556. doi:10.1021/ac2023348

Karakoti AS, SP Sanghavi, P Nachimuthu, P Yang, and S Thevuthasan. 2011. "Probing the size and environment induced phase transformation in CdSe quantum dots." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2(22):2925-2929. doi:10.1021/jz201243t

Friedman BJ, GR Kulkarni, J Beranek, A Zelenyuk, JA Thornton, and DJ Cziczo. 2011. "Ice Nucleation and Droplet Formation by Bare and Coated Black Carbon Particles." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116:Article No. D17203. doi:10.1029/2011jd015999

Lea AS, BC Kabius, BW Arey, L Kovarik, CM Wang, G Orr, I Lyubinetsky, and RR Carper. 2011. "Quietly Building Capabilities: New Instruments, Expertise, "Quiet Wing" Available at DOE User Facility." Microscopy Today 19(5):48-53. doi:10.1017/S1551929511000964

Zhang LQ, XH Liu, Y Liu, S Huang, T Zhu, L Gui, SX Mao, ZZ Ye, CM Wang, JP Sullivan, and JY Huang. 2011. "Controlling the Lithiation-Induced Strain and Charging Rate in Nanowire Electrodes by Coating." ACS Nano 5(6):4800-4809. doi:10.1021/nn200770p

Liu Y, B Minofar, Y Desyaterik, EE Dames, Z Zhu, JP Cain, RJ Hopkins, MK Gilles, H Wang, P Jungwirth, and A Laskin. 2011. "Internal Structure, Hygroscopic and Reactive Properties of Mixed Sodium Methanesulfonate-Sodium Chloride Particles." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 13(25):11846-11857. doi:10.1039/c1cp20444k

Ghorai S, A Laskin, and AV Tivanski. 2011. "Spectroscopic Evidence of Keto-enol Tautomerism in Deliquesced Malonic Acid Particles." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115(17):4373-4380. doi:10.1021/jp112360x

Wang CM, W Xu, J Liu, J Zhang, LV Saraf, BW Arey, D Choi, Z Yang, J Xiao, S Thevuthasan, and DR Baer. 2011. "In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of Microstructure and Phase Evolution in a SnO2 Nanowire during Lithium Intercalation." Nano Letters 11(5):1874�1880. doi:10.1021/nl200272n

Orr G, WB Chrisler, KJ Cassens, R Tan, BJ Tarasevich, LM Markillie, RC Zangar, and BD Thrall. 2011. "Cellular Recognition and Trafficking of Amorphous Silica Nanoparticles by Macrophage Scavenger Receptor A." Nanotoxicology 5(3):296-311. doi:10.3109/17435390.2010.513836

Workshop Report


Chemical Imaging Initiative

Talks, Proposals and Publications

Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate


Nigel Browning
Initiative Lead

Lou Terminello
Initiative Advisor

Wayne Hess
Science Theme 1 Co-Lead

Kerstin Kleese van-Dam
Science Theme 1 Co-Lead

Scott E. Baker
Science Theme 2 Co-Lead

Theva Thevuthasan
Science Themes 2 and 3 Co-Lead

Alex Guenther
Science Theme 3 Co-Lead

Edmond Hui
Project Leader


Julie Wiley

Web Publishing

Project Administration


CII Funding