Junhyung Kim

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The relative motion between pairs of negatively charged latex particles 9.7 microm in diameter and deposited on an electrode was measured by optical microscopy and image analysis. At an rms field of approximately 30 V cm(-1), the two particles moved toward each other at frequencies below 500 Hz, but they separated at 1000 Hz. In the cases of aggregation,(More)
Multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT)/manganese oxide (MnO2) nanocomposite ultrathin film electrodes have been created via redox deposition of MnO2 on layer-by-layer (LbL)-assembled MWNT films. We demonstrate that these LbL-assembled MWNT (LbL-MWNT)/MnO2 thin films consist of a uniform coating of nanosized MnO2 on the MWNT network structure using SEM and TEM,(More)
The two-photon absorption properties of Au25 cluster has been investigated with the aid of two-photon excited fluorescence in the communication wavelength region with a cross-section of 2700 GM at 1290 nm. Additional visible fluorescence has been discovered for small gold clusters which is two-photon allowed (after excitation at 800 nm), and the absolute(More)
We present a systematic study of optical properties of a series of hexanethiolate-capped Au clusters of varying sizes using femtosecond transient absorption, time-resolved fluorescence, and two-photon absorption cross-sectional measurements. An abrupt change in optical properties and their trends has been found at the 2.2 nm size. Displacively excited(More)
The ability to direct bimetallic nanoparticles to express desirable surface composition is a crucial step toward effective heterogeneous catalysis, sensing, and bionanotechnology applications. Here we report surface composition tuning of bimetallic Au-Pt electrocatalysts for carbon monoxide and methanol oxidation reactions. We establish a direct correlation(More)
A facile synthetic route was developed to make Au nanowires (NWs) from surfactant-mediated bio-mineralization of a genetically engineered M13 phage with specific Au binding peptides. From the selective interaction between Au binding M13 phage and Au ions in aqueous solution, Au NWs with uniform diameter were synthesized at room temperature with yields(More)
Lithium ion capacitors (LICs) have recently drawn considerable attention because they utilize the advantages of supercapacitors (high power) and lithium ion batteries (high energy). However, the energy densities of conventional LICs, which consist of a pair of graphite and activated carbon electrodes, are limited by the small capacities of the activated(More)
Well-defined Au/ZnO nanoparticle composites were prepared by modifying ZnO with preformed Au nanoparticles protected with bifunctional glutathione ligand. In this approach, the Au nanoparticles were highly monodisperse and their loading on ZnO surface could be precisely controlled by the anchoring conditions. Steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence(More)
We report a systematic investigation of the optically excited vibrations in monolayer-protected gold clusters capped with hexane thiolate as a function of the particle size in the range of 1.1-4 nm. The vibrations were excited and monitored in transient absorption experiments involving 50 fs light pulses. For small quantum-sized clusters (< or =2.2 nm), the(More)