James H. Dickerson

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The assessment of macrophage response to nanoparticles is a central component in the evaluation of new nanoparticle designs for future in vivo application. This work investigates which feature, nanoparticle size or charge, is more predictive of non-specific uptake of nanoparticles by macrophages. This was investigated by synthesizing a library of(More)
A mathematical derivation of an analytical expression is presented to evaluate the van der Waals interaction between a sphere and a cylindrical rod. This expression then is applied to study the growth of one-dimensional nanostructures, such as nanorods, using a common growth mechanism in colloidal chemistry, the oriented attachment growth mechanism.(More)
We report the novel synthesis of nanoporous TiO2 nanoparticle ensembles with unique mesoscale morphologies. Constituent nanoparticles evolved into multifaceted assemblies, exhibiting excellent crystallinity and enhanced photocatalytic activity compared with commercial TiO2. Such materials could be exploited for applications, like organic pollutant(More)
The phenomenon of negative remanent magnetization (NRM) has been observed experimentally in a number of heterogeneous magnetic systems and has been considered anomalous. The existence of NRM in homogenous magnetic materials is still in debate, mainly due to the lack of compelling support from experimental data and a convincing theoretical explanation for(More)
The Coulombic interaction in the oriented attachment growth of one-dimensional nanotubes is evaluated via a newly-derived analytical expression of the Coulombic interactions between a spherical attaching nanoparticle and a growing nanotube. The correlation between the interaction and the important growth parameters, including nanoparticle/nanotube size,(More)
A method to modulate the local optical properties of porous silicon photonic crystals is reported. The porous silicon photonic crystals are fabricated by electrochemical etching in a hydrofluoric acid-based electrolyte. Local oxidation was performed using either a UV lamp or 532 nm laser to irradiate selective regions of the photonic crystal. The sample was(More)
In this communication, EuTe nanoparticles with different size distributions have been synthesized for the first time at room temperature by injection of ethylene glycol solution of Na2Te into ethylene glycol solution of EuCl2 in the presence of triethanolamine. By adding phenanthroline into EuCl2 solution, EuTe nanospindles have also been synthesized. The(More)
We report both a facile, scalable method to prepare reduced graphene oxide hydrogels through the electrodeposition of graphene oxide and its use as an electrode for high-performance supercapacitors. Such systems exhibited specific capacitances of 147 and 223 F g(-1) at a current density of 10 A g(-1) when using H2SO4 and H2SO4 + hydroquinone redox(More)
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