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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
116 Brace Laboratory
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
402-472-9178
diandra2(at)unl.edu

Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky's research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln studies nanostructured magnetic materials, striving to understand their fundamental properties, as well as potential applications such as MRI contrast agents, drug delivery and hyperthermia for cancer treatment. We use a variety of fabrication techniques, including mechanical attrition (milling or alloying), cluster deposition, and cluster deposition into fluids to produce materials with the appropriate cluster size and size distribution. Our work is funded by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

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2008

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Examining the Cognitive Processes Used by Adolescent Girls and Women Scientists in Identifying Science Role Models: A Feminist Approach, Gayle A. Buck, Vicki L. Plano Clark, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Yun Lu, and Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga

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Examining the cognitive processes used by adolescent girls and women scientists in identifying science role models: A feminist approach, Gayle A. Buck, Vicki L. Plano Clark, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Yun Lu, and Patricia R. Cerda-Lizarraga

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Magnetic behavior of melt-spun gadolinium, P. M. Shand, J. G. Bohnet, Jeffrey E. Shield, D. Schmitter, G. Shelburne, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2007

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Learning How to Make Inquiry into Electricity and Magnetism Discernible to Middle Level Teachers , Gayle A. Buck, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Terms of inquiry, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta, Gayle Buck, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, and Lora Carpenter

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Surface anisotropy and magnetic freezing of MnO nanoparticles, Marco Morales Torres, Ralph Skomski, Shannon Fritz, G. Shelburne, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ming Yin, Stephen O'Brien, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2006

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Self-Definition of Women Experiencing a Nontraditional Graduate Fellowship Program, Gayle A. Buck, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Yun Lu, Vicki L. Plano Clark, and John W. Creswell

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

2005

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The Stability and Oxidation Resistance of Iron- and Cobalt-Based Magnetic Nanoparticle Fluids Fabricated by Inert-Gas Condensation, Nguyen H. Hai, Raymond Lemoine, Shaina Remboldt, Michelle A. Strand, Steve Wignall, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Sustained Delivery of Anticancer Agents, Tapan K. Jain, Marco Morales Torres, Sanjeeb K. Sahoo, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, and Vinod Labhasetwar

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Broadening Middle-School Students’ Images of Science and Scientists, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Gayle A. Buck, and Angela Zabawa

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Magnetic studies of iron oxide nanoparticles coated with oleic acid and Pluronic® block copolymer, Marco Morales Torres, Tapan Kumar Jain, V. Labhasetwar, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Spin glass or random anisotropy?: The origin of magnetically glassy behavior in nanostructured GdAl2, P.M. Shand, C.C. Stark, D. Williams, Marco Morales Torres, T.M. Pekarek, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2004

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Disorder-induced depression of the Curie temperature in mechanically milled GdAl2, Marco Morales Torres, D.S. Williams, P.M. Shand, C. Stark, T.M. Pekarek, Lanping Yue, V. Petkov, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2003

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Curie–Weiss analysis of ferromagnetic and glassy transitions in nanostructured GdAl2, D. Williams, P.M. Shand, C. Stark, T. Pekarek, R. Brown, Lanping Yue, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Magnetic transitions in disordered GdAl2, D. S. Williams, Paul M. Shand, Thomas M. Pekarek, Ralph Skomski, Valeri G. Petkov, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2002

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Bringing female scientists into the elementary classroom: Confronting the strength of elementary students' stereotypical images of scientists, Gayle A. Buck, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, and Susan K. Kirby

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Coexistence of Ferromagnetic and Glassy States in Mechanically Milled GdAl2, C. Stark, P.M. Shand, T.M. Pekarek, D. Williams, R. Brown, Lanping Yue, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2001

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High-temperature magnetic properties of mechanically alloyed SmCo 5 and YCo5 magnets, I.A. Al-Omari, Ralph Skomski, R.A. Thomas, D. Leslie-Pelecky, and David J. Sellmyer

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Cooperative freezing in spin glasses and magnetic nanostructures, Ralph Skomski and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

2000

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Structural and magnetic properties of mechanically milled SmCo5:C, E.M. Kirkpatrick and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Interactive Worksheets in Large Introductory Physics Courses, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Magnetic properties of disordered Ni3C, Lanping Yue, R. Sabiryanov, E.M. Kirkpatrick, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

1999

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Magnetic and structural properties of Mg–Co nanostructures fabricated, E.M. Kirkpatrick, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, S.-H. Kim, and R.D. Rieke

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Effect of disorder on the magnetic properties of SmCo5, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky and R.L. Schalek

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ScienceWorks: a University-Based Science Outreach Group, Rochelle Payne Ondracek and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

1998

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Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Cobalt at Elevated Temperatures, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, M. Bonder, T. Martin, E.M. Kirkpatrick, X.Q. Zhang, S.-H. Kim, and Reuben D. Reike

1996

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Self-stabilized magnetic colloids: Ultrafine Co particles in polymers, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, X.Q. Zhang, and Reuben D. Reike

1995

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Tailoring of the magnetic properties of SmCo5:Nb0.33Cr0.67 nanocomposites using mechanical alloying, Richard L. Schalek, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, John Knight, David J. Sellmyer, and Steven C. Axtell