Daniel Paul Hashim

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Gold and silver nanoparticles and nanostructures exhibit plasmon resonances that result in strong scattering and absorption of light, as well as enhanced optical fi elds near the metal surface. The resonant fi eld enhancement dramatically enhances the weak Raman scattering signals from molecules near the metal surface. [ 1 ] This effect, called surface(More)
Here, we design and develop high-power electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) using carbon-based three dimensional (3-D) hybrid nanostructured electrodes. 3-D hybrid nanostructured electrodes consisting of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on highly porous carbon nanocups (CNCs) were synthesized by a combination of anodization and chemical vapor(More)
The establishment of covalent junctions between carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and the modification of their straight tubular morphology are two strategies needed to successfully synthesize nanotube-based three-dimensional (3D) frameworks exhibiting superior material properties. Engineering such 3D structures in scalable synthetic processes still remains a(More)
We have created stable dispersions of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in water by employing a noncovalent functionalization scheme that allows carboxylic acid moieties to be attached to the SWNT surface by a pi-pi stacking interaction. Pyrenecarboxylic acid (PCA) is noncovalently attached to the surface of SWNTs and affords highly uniform and stable(More)
Although lithium ion batteries have gained commercial success owing to their high energy density, they lack suitable electrodes capable of rapid charging and discharging to enable a high power density critical for broad applications. Here, we demonstrate a simple bottom-up approach toward single crystalline vanadium oxide (VO2) ribbons with graphene layers.(More)
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine (povidone-iodine or PVPI) in water. This solution of SWCNT and PVPI is deposited as a composite film, composed of individual and bundled SWCNTs with a PVPI coating. This material acts as a conductive nanotextured bandage with high flexibility and self contained slow-release(More)
Sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS), Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP, MW 10 kDa), and NaCl were obtained from Sigma Aldrich. Microcalorimetry experiments were performed using a MicorCal ITC-VP at the University of Albany Proteomics Facility in Rensselaer, NY. SDBS was added to de-ionized distilled water, and placed into the injection syringe of the(More)
A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composite film containing hexadecyl-functionalized low-defect graphene nanoribbons (HD-GNRs) was produced by solution casting. The HD-GNRs were well distributed within the polyurethane matrix, leading to phase separation of the TPU. Nitrogen gas effective diffusivity of TPU was decreased by 3 orders of magnitude with only(More)
In an effort to combine group III-V semiconductors with carbon nanotubes, a simple solution-based technique for gallium functionalization of nitrogen-doped multi-wall carbon nanotubes has been developed. With an aqueous solution of a gallium salt (GaI(3)), it was possible to form covalent bonds between the Ga(3+) ion and the nitrogen atoms of the doped(More)
In this work, single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) fibers were produced from SWCNT polyelectrolyte dispersions stabilized by crown ether in dimethyl sulfoxide and coagulated into aqueous solutions. The SWCNT polyelectrolyte dispersions had concentrations up to 52 mg/mL and showed liquid crystalline behavior under polarized optical microscopy. The produced(More)