Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
David J. Sellmyer, Director

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Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center
855 N 16th Street, N201 NANO
Lincoln, NE 68588-0298
tel 402-472-7886
email ncmn@unl.edu

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2022

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A modulated structure derived from the XA-type Mn2RuSn Heusler compound, Xingzhong Li, Wen-Yong Zhang, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

2020

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Chiral Magnetism and High-Temperature Skyrmions in B20-Ordered Co-Si, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Priyanka Manchanda, Rabindra Pahari, Zhen Chen, Wenyong Zhang, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Anandakumar Sarella, Lanping Yue, Ahsan Ullah, Pratibha Dev, David A. Muller, Ralph Skomski, George C. Hadjipanayis, and David J. Sellmyer

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Rod-shape theranostic nanoparticles facilitate antiretroviral drug biodistribution and activity in human immunodeficiency virus susceptible cells and tissues, Bhavesh D. Kevadiya, Brendan Ottemann, Insiya Z. Mukadam, Laura Castellanos, Kristen Sikora, James R. Hilaire, Jatin Machhi, Jonathan Herskovitz, Dhruvkumar Soni, Mahmudul Hasan, Wenting Zhang, Anandakumar Sarella, Jered Garrison, JoEllyn McMillan, Benson Edagwa, R. Lee Mosley, Richard W. Vachet, and Howard E. Gendelman

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SVAT4: a computer program for visualization and analysis of crystal structures, Xingzhong Li

2019

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Controlling the magnetocrystalline anisotropy of E-Fe2O3, Imran Ahamed, Ralph Skomski, and Arti Kashyap

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Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pr2-xNdxFe17 ribbons, Bishnu Dahal, Parashu Kharel, Thomas Ott, Wenyong Zhang, Shah R. Valloppilly, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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Medium-Dependent Antibacterial Properties and Bacterial Filtration Ability of Reduced Graphene Oxide, Alexander Gusev, Olga Zakharova, Dmitry S. Muratov, Nataliia S. Vorobeva, Mamun Sarker, Iaroslav Rybkin, Daniil Bratashov, Evgeny Kolesnikov, Aleš Lapanje, Denis V. Kuznetsov, and Alexander Sinitskii

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Quantum phase transition and ferromagnetism in Co1+xSn, Rabindra Pahari, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Rohit Pathak, Manh Coung Nguyen, Shah R. Valloppilly, Ralph Skomski, Arti Kashyap, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, George C. Hadjipanayis, and David J. Sellmyer

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Crystal structure, magnetism and magnetocaloric properties of Mn2−xSn0.5Ga0.5 (x=0, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8) alloys, H. Qian, Rabindra Pahari, K. Schroeder, Shah R. Valloppilly, Y. Huh, Pavel V. Lukashev, J. Hu, Parashu Kharel, and David J. Sellmyer

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Radiation Tolerance in Nano-Structured Crystalline Fe(Cr)/Amorphous SiOC Composite, Qing Su, Tianyao Wang, Lin Shao, and Michael Nastasi

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Structure and Magnetism of Co2Ge Nanoparticles, Onur Tosun, Frank M. Abel, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Ralph Skomski, David J. Sellmyer, and George C. Hadjipanayis

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Boundary conditions and Berry phase in magnetic nanostructures, A. Ullah, B. Balamurugan, W. Zhang, D. J. Sellmyer, and R. Skomski

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Crystal Structure and Dzyaloshinski–Moriya Micromagnetics, Ahsan Ullah, B. Balamurugan, Wuzhang Fang, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Rabindra Pahari, Lanping Yue, Andrei Sokolov, David J. Sellmyer, and Ralph Skomski

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High energy product of MnBi by field annealing and Sn alloying, Wenyong Zhang, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Parashu Kharel, Rabindra Pahari, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Lanping Yue, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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High energy product of MnBi by field annealing and Sn alloying, Wenyong Zhang, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Parashu Kharel, Rabindra Pahari, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Lanping Yue, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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Comparative study of topological Hall effect and skyrmions in NiMnIn and NiMnGa, Wenyong Zhang, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Ahsan Ullah, Rabindra Pahari, Xingzhong Li, Lanping Yue, Shah R. Valloppilly, Andrei Sokolov, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

2018

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Magnetism of new metastable cobalt-nitride compounds, Balamuruga Balamurugan, Xin Zhao, Shah R. Valloppilly, Sumit Beniwal, Ralph Skomski, Anandakumar Sarella, Yunlong Jin, Xingzhong Li, Xiaoshan Xu, Huibo Cao, Haohan Wang, Axel Enders, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, and David J. Sellmyer

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Structure and Magnetism of Mn5Ge3 Nanoparticles, Onur Tosun, Mohammed Salehi-Fashami, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Ralph Skomski, David J. Sellmyer, and George C. Hadjipanayis

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Large T1 contrast enhancement using superparamagnetic nanoparticles in ultra-low field MRI, Xiaolu Yin, Stephen E. Russek, Gary Zabow, Fan Sun, Jeotikatan Mohapatra, Kathryn E. Keenan, Michael A. Boss, Hao Zeng, J. Ping Liu, Alexandrea Viert, Sy-Hwang Liou, and John Moreland

2017

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Magnetocrystalline anisotropy of "-Fe2O3, Imran Ahamed, Rohilt Pathak, and Arti Kashyap

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Effect of disorder on the resistivity of CoFeCrAl films, Y. Jin, R. Skomski, P. Kharel, S.R. Valloppilly, and D. J. Sellmyer

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Effect of Fe substitution on the structural, magnetic and electron-transport properties of half-metallic Co2TiSi, Y. Jin, J. Waybright, P. Kharel, I. Tutic, J. Herran, P. Lukashev, S. Valloppilly, and D. J. Sellmyer

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Simulation of alnico coercivity, Liqin Ke, Ralph Skomski, Todd D. Hoffman, Lin Zhoue, Wei Tang, Duane D. Johnson, Matthew J. Kramer, Iver E. Anderson, and C.Z. Wang

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Controlling the microstructure and associated magnetic properties of Ni0.2Mn3.2Ga0.6 melt-spun ribbons by annealing, Mahmud Khan, Ohud Alshammari, Balamurugan Balamurugan, Bhaskar Das, David J. Sellmyer, Ahmad Us Saleheen, and Shane Stadler

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Effect of disorder on the magnetic and electronic structure of a prospective spin-gapless semiconductor MnCrVAl, P. Kharel, J. Herran, P. Lukashev, Y. Jin, J. Waybright, S. Gilbert, B. Staten, P. Gray, S. Valloppilly, Y. Huh, and D. J. Sellmyer

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Tunneling magnetoresistance sensors with different coupled free layers, Yen-Fu Liu, Xiaolu Yin, Yi Yang, Dan Ewing, Paul J. De Rego, and Sy-Hwang Liou

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First-principle investigation of structural, electronic and magnetic properties of Co2VIn and CoVIn Heusler compounds, Zipporah Muthui, Rohit Pathak, Robinson Musembi, Julius Mwabora, Ralph Skomski, and Arti Kashyap

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Half-metallic magnetism in Ti3Co5-xFexB2, Rohit Pathak, Imran Ahamed, W. Y. Zhang, Shah Vallopilly, D. J. Sellmyer, Ralph Skomski, and Arti Kashyap

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Cooperative and noncooperative magnetization reversal in alnicos, Raplh Skomski, Liqin Ke, Matthew J. Kramer, Iver E. Anderson, C.Z. Wang, W.Y. Zhang, Jeff E. Shield, and D. J. Sellmyer

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Texture development and coercivity enhancement in cast alnico 9 magnets, Wenyong Zhang, Shah Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Lanping Yue, Ralph Skomski, Iver Anderson, Matthew Kramer, Wei Tang, Jeff Shield, and David J. Sellmyer

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Epitaxial strain controlled magnetocrystalline anisotropy in ultrathin FeRh/MgO bilayers, Guohul Zheng; San-Huang Ke; Maosheng Miao; Jinwoong Kim; R, Ramesh; and Nicholas Kioussis

2016

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Low-temperature FCC to L10 phase transformation in CoPt(Bi) nanoparticles, Frank M. Abel, Vasilis Tzitzios, David J. Sellmeyer, and George C. Hadjipanayis

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Structure and magnetism of new rare- earth-free intermetallic compounds: Fe3+xCo3−xTi2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 3), Balamurugan Balamurugan, Bhaskar Das, Manh Cuong Ngyuen, Xiaoshan Xu, Jie Zhang, Xiaozhe Zhang, Yaohua Liu, Ashfia Huq, Shah R. Valloppilly, Yunlong Jin, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, and David J. Sellmyer

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New type of Al-based decagonal quasicrystal in Al60Cr20Fe10Si10 alloy, Zhanbing He, Haikun Ma, Hua Li, Xingzhong Li, and Xiuliang Ma

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SPICA: stereographic projection for interactive crystallographic analysis, Xingzhong Li

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Electron diffraction study of cobalt-rich Hf-Co, Xingzhong Li, Yunlong Jin, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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Modification of the G-phonon mode of graphene by nitrogen doping, Pavel V. Lukashev, Liuyan Zhao, Tula R. Paudel, Theanne Schiros, Noah Hurley, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Aron Pinczuk, Abhay Pasupathy, and Rui He

2015

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The influence of charge and magnetic order on polaron and acoustic phonon dynamics in LuFe2O4, J. Lee, S. A. Trugman, C. L. Zhang, D. Talbayev, Xiaoshan Xu, S.-W. Cheong, D. A. Yarotski, A. J. Taylor, and R. P. Prasankumar

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Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Trigger Loss of Function and Perturbation of Mitochondrial Dynamics in Primary Hepatocytes, Vaishaali Natarajan, Christina L. Wilson, Stephen L. Hayward, and Srivatsan Kidambi

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Magnetic Force Microscopy Study of Zr2Co11-Based Nanocrystalline Materials: Effect of Mo Addition, Lanping Yue, Yunlong Jin, Wenyong Zhang, and David J. Sellmyer

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Effect of strain on ferroelectric field effect in strongly correlated oxide Sm0.5Nd0.5NiO3, Le Zhang, Chen, H. J. Gardner, Mark A. Koten, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Xia Hong

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Effect of Sm content on energy product of rapidly quenched and oriented SmCo5 ribbons, Wenyong Zhang, Xingzhong Li, and Shah R. Valloppilly

2014

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Spin density waves in periodically strained graphene nanoribbons, Nabil M. Al-Aqtash and Renat F. Sabirianov

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Bottom-up solution synthesis of narrow nitrogen-doped graphene nanoribbons, Timonthy H. Vo, Mikhail Shekhirev, Donna A. Kunkel, François Orange, Maxime J. -F. Guinel, Axel Enders, and Alexander Sinitskii

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Large-scale solution synthesis of narrow graphene nanoribbons, Timothy H. Vo, Mikhail Shekhirev, Donna A. Kunkel, Martha D. Morton, Eric Berglund, Lingmei Kong, Peter M. Wilson, Peter A. Dowben, Axel Enders, and Alexander Sinitskii

2012

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QPCED2.0: a computer program for the processing and quantification of polycrystalline electron diffraction patterns, Xingzhong Li

2011

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Specification of Structural Viewer and Analytical Tool (JECP/SVAT), Xingzhong Li

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Synthesis and characterization of highly textured Pt–Bi thin films, Xingzhong Li, Parashu Kharel, Shah R. Valloppilly, and David J. Sellmyer

2010

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Dynamical theory calculations of spin-echo resolved grazing-incidence scattering from a diffraction grating, Rana Ashkar, P. Stonaha, A. L. Washington, V. R. Shah, M. R. Fitzsimmons, B. Maranville, C. F. Majkrzak, W. T. Lee, W. L. Schaich, and Roger Pynn

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Cytocompatible cross-linking of electrospun zein fibers for the development of water-stable tissue engineering scaffolds, Quiran Jiang, Narendra Reddy, and Yiqi Yang

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PCED2.0—A computer program for the simulation of polycrystalline electron diffraction pattern, Xingzhong Li

2009

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Annealing effects on the optical properties of semiconducting boron carbide, R. B. Billa, Tino Hofmann, Mathias Schubert, and Brian W. Robertson

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Free Electron Behavior in InN: On the Role of dislocations and Surface Electron Accumulation, V. Darakchieva, Tino Hofmann, Mathias Schubert, B. E. Sernelius, B. Monemar, P. O. A. Persson, F. Giuliani, E. Alves, H. Lu, and W. J. Schaff

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Hole diffusion profile in a p-p+ silicon homojunction determined by terahertz and midinfrared spectroscopic ellipsometry, Tino Hofmann, C. M. Herzinger, T. E. Tiwald, John A. Woollam, and Mathias Schubert

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Monoclinic Optical Constants, Birefringence, and Dichroism of Slanted Titanium Nanocolumns Determined by Generalized Ellipsometry, Daniel Schmidt, Benjamin Booso, Tino Hofmann, Eva Schubert, Andrew Sarangan, and Mathias Schubert

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Optical, structural, and magnetic properties of cobalt nanostructure thin films, D. Schmidt, A. C. Kjerstad, Tino Hofmann, Ralph Skomski, Eva Schubert, and Mathias Schubert

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Rapidly Solidified Sm–Co–V Nanocomposite Permanent Magnets, R. S. K. Valiveti, A. Ingmire, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Electrical properties of ZnO–BaTiO3–ZnO heterostructures with asymmetric interface charge distribution, V. M. Voora, Tino Hofmann, M. Brandt, M. Lorenz, N. Ashkenov, M. Grundmann, and Mathias Schubert

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Resistive hysteresis and interface charge coupling in BaTiO3-ZnO heterostructures, V. M. Voora, Tino Hofmann, M. Brandt, M. Lorenz, M. Grundmann, N. Ashkenov, and Mathias Schubert

2008

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Enhanced Blocking Temperature and Isothermal Control of Hysteresis Loop Shifts in Co/NiO/[Co/Pt] Heterostructures with Orthogonal Easy Axes, A. Baruth and Shireen Adenwalla

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Role of Covalent Fe-As Bonding in the Magnetic Moment Formation and Exchange Mechanisms in Iron-Pnictide Superconductors, Kirill D. Belashchenko and Vladimir P. Antropov

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Tailoring magnetic anisotropy at the ferromagnetic/ferroelectric interface, Chun-Gang Duan, Julian P. Velev, Renat F. Sabirianov, Wai-Ning Mei, Sitaram Jaswal, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Surface Magnetoelectric Effect in Ferromagnetic Metal Films, Chun-gang Duan, Julian P. Velev, Renat F. Sabirianov, Ziqiang Zhu, Junhao Chu, Sitaram Jaswal, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Structural Nanocomposites, Yuris A. Dzenis

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Magnetism of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 superlattices, Karolina Janicka, Julian P. Velev, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Geometrical Interpretation and Simulation of HOLZ Patterns, Xingzhong Li

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The Quest for Stronger, Tougher Materials: A Letter and a Response, Robert O. Ritchie and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Polaron and Phonon Properties in Proton Intercalated Amorphous Tungsten Oxide Thin Films, M. Saenger, T. Hoing, Brian W. Robertson, R. Billa, Tino Hofmann, Eva Schubert, and Mathias Schubert

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A low-temperature specific heat study of giant dielectric constant materials, C. P. Sun, Jianjun Liu, J.-Y. Lin, Chun-gang Duan, Wao-Ning Mei, and H. D. Yang

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Effects of ferroelectricity and magnetism on electron and spin transport in Fe/BaTiO3 /Fe multiferroic tunnel junctions, Julian P. Velev, Chun-gang Duan, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Sitaram Jaswal, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

2007

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Interface proximity effects in current-perpendicular-to-plane magnetoresistance, R.J. Baxter, David G. Pettifor, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance Driven by Resonant Surface States: First-Principles Calculations on an Fe(001) Surface, Athanasios N. Chantis, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, and Mark van Schilfgaarde

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Anisotropic strain and phonon deformation potentials in GaN, V. Darakchieva, T. Paskova, Mathias Schubert, H. Arwin, P.P. Paskov, B. Monemar, D. Hommel, M. Heuken, J. Off, F. Scholz, B.A. Haskell, P.T. Fini, J.S. Speck, and S. Nakamura

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Measurement of Poisson’s ratio with contact-resonance atomic force microscopy, D.C. Hurley and Joseph A. Turner

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Effects of magnetostatic coupling on stripe domain structures in magnetic multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy, K. Janicka, John D. Burton, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Granular layers on vibrating plates: Effective bending stiffness and particle-size effects, Wonmo Kang, Joseph A. Turner, Florin Bobaru, Liyong Yang, and Kitti Rattanidit

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Creating Micro- and Nanostructures on Tubular and Spherical Surfaces, O. Lima, L. Tan, A. Goel, lMehrdad Negahban, and Z. Li

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Quantitative Analysis of Polycrystalline Electron Diffraction Patterns, Xingzhong Li

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Novel method for mechanical characterization of polymeric nanofibers, Mohammad Naraghi, Loannis Chasiotis, Harold Kahn, Yongkui Wen, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Quantized magnetoresistance in atomic-size contacts, Andrei Sokolov, Chunjuan Zhang, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Jody G. Redepenning, and Bernard Doudin

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Effect of oxygen vacancies on spin-dependent tunneling in Fe/MgO/Fe, Julian P. Velev, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Sitaram S. Jaswal, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Effect of Ferroelectricity on Electron Transport in Pt/BaTiO3/Pt Tunnel Junctions, Julian P. Velev, Chun-gang Duan, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Sitaram Jaswal, and Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

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Elasticity of planar fiber networks, X.-F. Wu and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Guided self-assembly of diblock copolymer thin films on chemically patterned substrates, Xiang-Fa Wu and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Size effect in polymer nanofibers under tension, Xiangfa Wu and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Calculations of spin-disorder resistivity from first principles, Aleksander L. Wysocki, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Julian P. Velev, and Mark van Schilfgaarde

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Ultrasonic characterization of microstructure evolution during processing, Liyong Yang, Joseph A. Turner, and Zheng Li

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Determination of Young’s modulus of individual electrospun nanofibers, Philip A. Yuya, Yongkui Wen, Joseph A. Turner, Yuris A. Dzenis, and Zheng Li

2006

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Highly coercive rapidly solidified Sm–Co alloys, Shampa Aich, V.K. Ravindran, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Effect of Nb and C Additives on the Microstructures and Magnetic Properties of Rapidly Solidified Sm-Co Alloys, S. Aich and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Formation of an anisotropy lattice in Co/Pt multilayers by direct laser interference patterning, Aliekber Aktag, Steven A. Michalski, Lanping Yue, Roger D. Kirby, and Sy_Hwang Liou

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Self-consistent local GW method: Application to 3d and 4d metals, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Vladimir P. Antropov, and N.E. Zein

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Infrared optical properties of Mgx-1Zn1-xO thin films (0≤x≤1): Long-wavelength optical phonons and dielectric constants, C. Bundemann, A. Rahm, M. Lorenz, M. Grundmann, and Mathias Schubert

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Conduction-band electron effective mass in Zn0.87Mn0.13Se measured by terahertz and far-infrared magnetooptic ellipsometry, Tino Hofmann, U. Schade, K.C. Agarwal, B. Daniel, C. Klingshirn, M. Hetterich, C.M. Herzinger, and Mathias Schubert

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Magnetic behavior of rapidly solidified Pr–Co alloys with the TbCu7-type structure, J. Kostogorova and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Nanobiomagnetics, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, V. Labhasetwar, and R. H. Kraus Jr.

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JECP—a Java Electron Crystallography Project, Xingzhong Li

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United States Patent: Nano-Crystalline, Homo-Metallic, Protective Coatings, Fereydoon Namavar

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The electronic structure and band hybridization of Co/Ti doped BaFe12O19, Natalie Palina, H. Modrow, R. Müller, J. Hormes, Peter A. Dowben, and Yaroslav B. Losovyj

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Structural and magnetic properties of Laves compounds Dy1-xPrx(Fe0.35Co0.55B0.1)2 (0≤x≤1), W.J. Ren, D. Li, Yucheng Sui, W. Liu, X.G. Zhao, J.J. Liu, J. Li, and Z.D. Zhang