Publications involving SEM data


  1. Z. M. Portman, V. J. Tepedino, “Convergent evolution of pollen transport mode in two distantly related bee genera (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae and Melittidae),” Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-016-0489-8 (2017).
  2. Luo, J.; He, S.; Liu, T. L.* “Tertiary Mg/MgCl2/AlCl3 Inorganic Mg2+ Electrolytes with Unprecedented Electrochemical Performance for Reversible Mg Deposition”, ACS Energy Letters, 2, 1197-1202 (2017).
  3. He, S.; Luo, J. Liu, T. L.* “MgCl2/AlCl3 Electrolytes for Reversible Mg Deposition/Stripping: Electrochemical Conditioning or Not?”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, in press.
  4. You, B.; Liu, X.; Liu, X.; Sun, Y.* “Efficient H2 Evolution Coupled with Oxidative Refining of Alcohols via A Hierarchically Porous Nickel Bifunctional Electrocatalyst” ACS Catal., 7, 4564-4570 (2017).
  5. Jiang, N.; Liu, X.; Dong, J.; You, B.; Liu, X.; Sun, Y.* “Electrocatalysis of furfural oxidation coupled with H2 evolution via nickel-based electrocatalysts in water” ChemNanoMat, DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201700076 (2017).
  6. Liu, X.; You, B.; Sun, Y.* “Facile surface modification of ubiquitous stainless steel led to competent electrocatalysts for overall water splitting” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 5, 4778-4784 (2017).
  7. McDermott, R.G., Ault, A.K.., Evans, J.P., Reiners, P.W. Thermochronometric and textural evidence for seismicity via asperity flash heating on exhumed hematite fault mirrors, Wasatch fault zone, UT, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 471, 85-93 (2017).
  8. Z. Hua, H. Ban, “A new measurement approach for interface thermal resistance using frequency-scan photothermal reflectance technique”, , International Journal of Thermal Sciences”, 117, 59-67 (2017)
  9. Z. Hua, H. Ban, “Thermal diffusivity measurement of focused-ion-beam fabricated sample using photothermal reflectance technique”,  Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 054901 (2017)
  10. Munro, T., Putzeys, T., Copeland, C., Xing, C., Lewis, R., Ban, H., Glorieux, C., and Wubbenhorst, M., “Investigation of synthetic spider silk crystallinity and alignment via electrothermal, pyroelectric, literature XRD, and tensile techniques,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600480 (2017).
  11. Xing, C., Munro, T., Jensen, C., Ban, H., Copeland, C., and Lewis, R., “Thermal Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Spider Silks by Both the 3ω and Transient Electrothermal Methods,” Materials & Design, 119 (2017).
  12. J. Adams, M. Wright, H. Wagner, J. Valiente, D. Britt, A. Anderson, “Cu from dissolution of CuO nanoparticles signals changes in root morphology”, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 110, 108-117 (2017).
  13. Anderson, A., McLean, J., Jacobson, A., Britt, D. “CuO and ZnO nanoparticles modify interkingdom cell signaling processes relevant to crop production”, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, in press.
  14. Farjood F*, E. Vargis+, “Physical Disruption of Cell-Cell Contact Induces VEGF Expression in RPE Cells”, Molecular Vision, in press.


  1. B. You, N. Jiang, X. Liu, Y. Sun, “Simultaneous H2generation and biomass upgrading in water by an efficient noble-metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, 9913-9917 (2016).
  2. N. Jiang, B. You, R. Boonstra, I. M. Terrero Rodriguez, Y. Sun, “Integrating electrocatalytic 5-hydroxymethylfurfural oxidation and hydrogen production via Co-P-derived electrocatalysts,” ACS Energy Letter 1, 386-390 (2016).
  3. X. Liu, J. Dong, B. You, Y. Sun, “Competent overall water-splitting electrocatalysts derived from ZIF-67 grown on carbon cloth,” RSC Advances 6, 73336-73342 (2016).
  4. X. Liu, B. You, X. Yu, J. Chipman, Y. Sun, “Electrochemical oxidation to construct nickel sulfides/oxides heterostructure with improvement of capacitance,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 11611-11615 (2016).
  5. B. You, Y. Sun, “Chalcogenide and phosphide solid-state catalysts for H2 generation,”  ChemPlusChem 81, 1045-1055 (2016).
  6. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, M. Bhushan, Y. Sun, “Hierarchically porous urchin-like Ni2P superstructures supported on nickel foam as efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting,” ACS Catalysis 6, 714-721 (2016).
  7. B. You, Y. Sun, Y, “Hierarchically porous nickel sulfide multifunctional superstructures,” Advanced Energy Materials 6, 1502333 (2016).
  8. N. Jiang, B. You, B., M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Bifunctionality and mechanism of electrodeposited nickel-phosphorous films for efficient overall water splitting,” ChemCatChem 8, 106-112 (2016).
  9. B. You, N. Jiang, Y. Sun, “Morphology-activity correlation in hydrogen evolution catalyzed by cobalt sulfides,” Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 3, 279-285 (2016).
  10. N. Jiang, Q. Tang, M. Sheng, B. You, D. E. Jiang, Y. Sun, “Nickel sulfides for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution under alkaline conditions: a case study of crystalline NiS, NiS2, and Ni3S2nanoparticles,” Catalysis Science & Technology 6, 1077-1084 (2016).
  11. B. You, X. Liu, N. Jiang, Y. Sun, “A general strategy for decoupled hydrogen production from water splitting by integrating oxidative biomass valorization,”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 13639-13646 (2016).
  12. M. C. Rice, J. M. Norton, F. Valois, A. Bollmann, P. J. Bottomley, M. G. Klotz,J. Laanbroek, Y. Suwa, L. Y. Stein, L. Sayavedra-Soto, T. Woyke, N. Shapiro,A. Goodwin, M. Huntemann, A. Clum, M. Pillay, N. Kyrpides, N. Varghese, Mikhailova, V. Markowitz, K. Palaniappan, N. Ivanova, D. Stamatis,B. K. Reddy, C. Yee Ngan, and Chris Daum, “Complete genome of Nitrosospira briensis C-128, an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium from agricultural soil,” Standards in Genomic Sciences 11, 46 (2016).
  13. A. Gade, J. Adams, D. W. Britt , F.-A. Shen, J. E. McLean, A. Jacobson, Y.-C. Kim, A. J. Anderson, “Ag nanoparticles generated using bio-reduction and -coating cause microbial killing without cell lysis,” Biometals 29, 211 (2016).
  14. M. Wright, J. Adams, K-Y. Yang, P. MacManus, A. Jacobson, A. Gade, J. McLean, D. Britt, AJ. Anderson, “A root-colonizing pseudomonad lessens stress responses in wheat imposed by CuO nanoparticles”, PLOS ONE 11(10):e0164635, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164635 (2016).
  15. D. Wood, D. K. Hensley, and N.A. Roberts, “Enhanced thermal conductance of polymer composites through embedding aligned carbon nanofibers,” AIMS Materials Science 3, 851-861 (2016).
  16. A. K. Ault, M. Frenzel, P. W. Reiners, N. H. Woodcock, S. N. Thomson, “Record of paleofluid circulation in faults revealed by hematite (U-Th)/He and apatite fission-track dating: an example from Gower Peninsula fault fissures, Wales,” Lithosphere 8, 379-385 (2016).
  17. Z. M. Portman, J. L. Neff, T. Griswold, T. “Revision of Perdita subgenus Heteroperdita Timberlake (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), with descriptions of two ant-like males,” Zootaxa 4214 1, 1-97 (2016)
  18. J. A. Jones, T. I. Harris, P. F. Oliveira, B. E. Bell, A. Alhabib, and R. V. Lewis, “Importance of Heat and Pressure for Solubilization of Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins in Aqueous Solution,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, 1955 (2016).
  19. T. I. Harris, D. A. Gaztambide, B. A. Day, C. L. Brock, A. L. Ruben, J. A. Jones, and R. V. Lewis, “Sticky Situation: An Investigation of Robust Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Coatings and Adhesives,” ACS Biomacromolecules 17, 3761–3772 (2016).
  20. A. K. Parchur, Q. Li, A. Zhou “Near-infrared photothermal therapy of Prussian-blue-functionalized lanthanide-iondoped inorganic/plasmonic multifunctional nanostructures for the selective targeting of HER2-expressing breast cancer cells,” Biomater. Sci. 4, 1781-1791, (2016).


  1. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, S. Gul, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “High-performance overall water splitting electrocatalysts derived from cobalt-based metal-organic frameworks,” Chemistry of Materials 27, 7636-7642 (2015).
  2. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, W. S. Drisdell, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “Bimetal-organic framework self-adjusted synthesis of support-free nonprecious electrocatalysts for efficient oxygen reduction,” ACS Catalysis 5, 7068-7076 (2015).
  3. N. Jiang, B. You, M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Electrodeposited cobalt-phosphorous-derived films as competent bifunctional catalysts for overall water splitting,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 6251-6254 (2015).
  4. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Microwave vs solvothermal synthesis of hollow cobalt sulfide nanoprisms for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution and supercapacitor,” Chemical Communications 51, 4252-4255 (2015).
  5. A. K. Ault, P. W. Reiners, J. P. Evans, S. N. Thomson, “Linking hematite (U-Th)/He dating with the microtextural record of seismicity in the Wasatch fault damage zone, Utah, Geology 43, 771-774 (2015).
  6. J. A. Jones, T. I. Harris, C. L. Tucker, K. R. Berg, S. Y. Christy, B. A. Day, D. A. Gaztambide, N. J.C. Needham, A. L. Ruben, P. F. Oliveira, R. E. Decker, and R. V. Lewis, “More Than Just Fibers: An Aqueous Method for the Production of Innovative Recombinant Spider Silks Protein Materials,” ACS Biomacromolecules 16, 1418-1425 (2015).
  7. D. Wood, J. S. Dyer, V. A. Thurgood, N. A. Tomlin, J. H. Lehman, and T.-C. Shen, “Optical Reflection and Absorption of Carbon Nanotube Forest Films on Substrates,” Journal of applied physics 118, 013106 (2015).


  1. N. Jiang, L. Bogoev, M. Popova, S. Gul, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “Electrodeposited nickel-sulfide films as competent hydrogen evolution catalysts in neutral water,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2, 19407-19414 (2014).
  2. J. P. Evans, M. R. Prante, S. U. Janecke, A. K. Ault, D. L. Newell, “Hot faults: Iridescent slip surfaces with metallic luster document high-temperature ancient seismicity in the Wasatch fault zone, Geology 42, 623-626 (2014).
  3. C. Xing, T. Munro, B. White, H. Ban, C. G. Copeland, R. V. Lewis, “Thermophysical properties of the dragline silk of Nephila clavipes spider,” Polymer 55, 4226–4231(2014).
  4. C. L. Tucker, J. A. Jones, H. N. Bringhurst, C. G. Copeland, J. B. Addison, W. S. Weber, Q. Mou, J. L. Yarger, and R. V. Lewis, “Mechanical and Physical Properties of Recombinant Spider Silk Films Using Organic and Aqueous Solvents,” ACS Biomacromolecules 15, 3158-3170 (2014).