Douglas B Hausner

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Experiments with dinitrogen-, nitrite-, nitrate-containing solutions were conducted without headspace in Ti reactors (200 degrees C), borosilicate septum bottles (70 degrees C) and HDPE tubes (22 degrees C) in the presence of Fe and Ni metal, awaruite (Ni80Fe20) and tetrataenite (Ni50Fe50). In general, metals used in this investigation were more reactive(More)
BACKGROUND In nature or in the laboratory, the roughly spherical interior of the ferritin protein is well suited for the formation and storage of a variety of nanosized metal oxy-hydroxide compounds which hold promise for a range of applications. However, the linkages between ferritin reactivity and the structure and physicochemical properties of the(More)
The reaction of ferrihydrite with gaseous CO(2) was investigated with attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. ATR-FTIR results show that CO(2) reacts with ferrihydrite resulting in surface adsorbed carbonate species. The carbonate species experimentally observed in view(More)
The interaction of divalent Cd and Pb with the {101 4} cleavage faces of calcite has been investigated with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Analysis of the {101 4} cleavage planes of calcite was carried out with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) after exposure to divalent metal-bearing solutions in the 0.1-100(More)
Ferrihydrite nanoparticles with nominal sizes of 3 and 6 nm were assembled within ferritin, an iron storage protein. The crystallinity and structure of the nanoparticles (after removal of the protein shell) were evaluated by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).(More)
Differential pair distribution function (d-PDF) analysis of high energy powder X-ray diffraction data was carried out on 2-line ferrihydrite nanoparticles with arsenate oxyanions adsorbed on the surface to investigate the binding mechanism. In this analysis, a PDF of ferrihydrite is subtracted from a PDF of ferrihydrite with arsenate sorbed on the surface,(More)
New applications in regenerative biotechnology require the ability to understand and control protein-surface interactions on micrometer and submicrometer length scales. Evidence presented here shows that micropatterned amphiphilic comb polymer films exhibit a pretreatment-dependent behavior with respect to protein adsorption for the proteins fibronectin,(More)
The structure and reactivity of 0-70mol% Al/Fe iron oxyhydroxides (ferrihydrite in the absence and presence of Al) toward gaseous CO2 were investigated with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic absorption (AA), scanning transmission electron microscopy with electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (STEM/EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and attenuated(More)
The photodissolution of the iron oxyhydroxide, ferrihydrite, in the presence of oxalic acid was investigated with vibrational spectroscopy, density functional theory (DFT) calculations, and batch geochemical techniques that determined the composition of the solution phase during the dissolution process. Specifically, in situ attenuated total reflection(More)
Pair distribution function (PDF) analysis of neutron total scattering data from deuterated two-line ferrihydrite is consistent with the Keggin-related structural model for ferrihydrite published by Michel et al. (2007). Other models proposed in the literature, such as that of Drits et al. (1993), lead to inferior fits. Bond valence sums indicate that O(1)(More)