Inorganic material

ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialNanoparticles & colloidsParticle size and size distributionParticlesSAXSTechnique

Contribution to Accurate Spherical Gold Nanoparticle Size Determination by Single-Particle Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry: A Comparison with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

Geertsen, Valérie; Barruet, Elodie; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Lacour, Jean-Luc; Taché, Olivier

Small-angle X-ray scattering spectroscopy (SAXS) is the method of choice for nanoparticle diameter and concentration determination. On the one hand, it is metrologically traceable for spherical nanoparticle mean diameter determination and does not require any sample preparation or calibration. On the other hand, single-particle inductively coupled mass spectrometry (SPICPMS) is…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialSAXSShapeTechnique

Strengthening mechanisms in Fe-Al based ferritic low-density steels

Pramanik, Sudipta; Koppoju, Suresh; Anupama, A. V.; Sahoo, Balaram; Suwas, Satyam

Low-density steels with different aluminium contents have been investigated with an aim to examine the occurrence of different strengthening mechanisms leading to its higher strength. A composition corresponding to 6.8wt% aluminium has been studied to understand the underlying strengthening mechanisms. Different factors contributing to the strengthening mechanisms have been separately…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCompositesCustomer publicationsGISAXSGIWAXSInorganic materialMaterialPhase analysisPorous materialRenewable energySAXSSelf-assembled materialSurfactantsTechniqueTemperatureThin filmsWAXS

Ordered Mesoporous to Macroporous Oxides with Tunable Isomorphic Architectures: Solution Criteria for Persistent Micelle Templates

Lokupitiya, Hasala N.; Jones, Alexis; Reid, Barry; Guldin, Stefan; Stefik, Morgan

Porous and nanoscale architectures of inorganic materials have become crucial for a range of energy and catalysis applications, where the ability to control the morphology largely determines the transport characteristics and device performance. Despite the availability of a range of block copolymer self-assembly methods, the conditions for tuning the key…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialNanoparticles & colloidsParticlesSAXSShapeTechnique

Conduction Band Fine Structure in Colloidal HgTe Quantum Dots

Hudson, Margaret H.; Chen, Menglu; Kamysbayev, Vladislav; Janke, Eric M.; Lan, Xinzheng; Allan, Guy; Delerue, Christophe; Lee, Byeongdu; Guyot-Sionnest, Philippe; Talapin, Dmitri V.

HgTe colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are of interest because quantum confinement of semimetallic bulk HgTe allows one to synthetically control the bandgap throughout the infrared. Here, we synthesize highly monodisperse HgTe QDs and tune their doping both chemically and electrochemically. The monodispersity of the QDs was evaluated using small-angle X-ray…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialMetalsNanoparticles & colloidsParticle size and size distributionParticlesSAXSShapeTechnique

Quantitative Analysis of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Ensemble Optical Extinction

Staller, Corey M.; Agrawal, Ankit; Gibbs, Stephen L.; Cabezas, Camila A. Saez; Johns, Robert W.; Milliron, Delia J.

The optical extinction coefficients of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) in doped semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) have intensities determined by the free charge carrier concentration and the mechanisms for damping the oscillation of those free carriers. We investigate the dependence of the extinction coefficient of tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) NCs on…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialRenewable energyTechniqueWAXS

Aqueous Polysulfide–Air Battery with a Mediator-Ion Solid Electrolyte and a Copper Sulfide Catalyst for Polysulfide Redox

Gross, Martha M.; Manthiram, Arumugam

Aqueous sodium polysulfide–air batteries are a promising system for enabling low-cost, high energy density, environmentally benign batteries for grid-scale deployment. However, the sluggish redox kinetics of aqueous polysulfide requires the use of a catalyst. Cobalt sulfide is a traditional catalyst with good activity and stability, but it uses expensive and…
12 March 2019