Jing-Jong Shyue

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Siloxane-anchored, self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on single crystal Si were prepared with a variety of surface functional groups using a single commercially available surfactant (1-bromo-11-(trichlorosilyl)undecane) followed by in situ transformations. Polar (thioacetate and thiol), nonpolar (methyl), acidic (sulfonic and carboxylic), basic (various(More)
Trifunctional uniform nanoparticles comprising a manganese nanocrystal core and a functionalized mesoporous silica shell (MnO@mSiO(2)(Ir)@PEG, where Ir is an emissive iridium complex and PEG is polyethylene glycol) have been strategically designed and synthesized. The T(1) signal can be optimized by forming hollow core (H-MnO@mSiO(2)(Ir)@PEG) via a novel(More)
Using a vertical titania (TiO(2)) nanotube array, an inverted polymer solar cell was constructed with power conversion efficiency up to 2.71%. In this study, self-organized TiO(2) nanotubes arrays were grown by anodizing Ti metal in glycerol electrolyte containing 0.5 wt% NH(4)F and 1.0 wt% H(2)O with 20 V potential. The tube length (∼100 nm) was controlled(More)
In response to the growing need for metal oxide nanotubes and nanowires for nanoelectronic applications, polycrystalline titanate nanotubes are synthesized in this work at near-ambient conditions without the application of an external electric field or pre-existing solids. Nanotubes of complicated metal oxides including strontium titanate and barium(More)
A buckminsterfullerene (C(60)) ion beam was used for X-ray photoelectron spectrometry depth profiling of various organic thin films. Specimens representing different interfaces in organic light-emitting diode devices, including hole-conducting poly(ethylenedioxythiophene), poly(styrenesulfonic acid) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films on ITO with and without polysilicic(More)
Solution processable fullerene and copolymer bulk heterojunctions are widely used as the active layers of solar cells. In this work, scanning time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) is used to examine the distribution of [6,6]phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and regio-regular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (rrP3HT) that forms the bulk(More)
By sputtering organic films with 10 kV, 10 nA C60+ and 0.2 kV, 300 nA Ar+ ion beams concurrently and analyzing the newly exposed surface with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, organic thin-film devices including an organic light-emitting diode and a polymer solar cell with an inverted structure are profiled. The chemical composition and the structure of(More)
Organic fluorescent nanoparticles, excitation-dependent photoluminescence, hydrogen-bonded clusters and lysobisphosphatidic acid are four interesting individual topics in materials and biological sciences. They have attracted much attention not only because of their unique properties and important applications, but also because the nature of their(More)
Self-assembled monolayer (SAM)-modified gold nanoparticles can be used to immobilize and transport molecules including DNA and proteins. However, these molecules are usually covalently bound to the surface and chemical reactions are required to cleave and release them. Therefore, immobilizing molecules using electrostatic interactions might be beneficial.(More)
Alkanethiol anchored self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold are widely used to immobilize and detect molecules including DNA and proteins. Most of these molecules are covalently bonded with the SAM on the Au surface and cannot be released easily. By using different functional groups, the interfacial charge of SAMs can be selected, and thus, they can be(More)