Matti B. Alemayehu

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A comparative assessment of the 48-h acute toxicity of aqueous nanoparticles synthesized using the same methodology, including Au, Ag, and Ag-Au bimetallic nanoparticles, was conducted to determine their ecological effect in freshwater environments through the use of Daphnia magna, using their mortality as a toxicological endpoint. D. magna are one of the(More)
Intergrowth compounds of ([SnSe]1+δ)m(NbSe2)n, where 1 ≤ m = n ≤ 20, with the same atomic composition but different c-axis lattice parameters and number of interfaces per volume were synthesized using the modulated elemental reactant technique. A c-axis lattice parameter change of 1.217(6) nm as a function of one unit of m = n was observed. In-plane X-ray(More)
The structure of precursors is used to control the formation of six possible structural isomers that contain four structural units of PbSe and four structural units of NbSe2: [(PbSe)1.14]4[NbSe2]4, [(PbSe)1.14]3[NbSe2]3[(PbSe)1.14]1[NbSe2]1, [(PbSe)1.14]3[NbSe2]2[(PbSe)1.14]1[NbSe2]2, [(PbSe)1.14]2[NbSe2]3[(PbSe)1.14]2[NbSe2]1,(More)
A series of ([SnSe]1+δ)m(NbSe2)2 compounds with two layers of NbSe2 separated by m bilayers of SnSe, where 1 ≤ m ≤ 20, were prepared from modulated precursors by systematically changing the number of SnSe layers in the repeating unit. A change in the c-lattice parameter of 0.579(3) nm per SnSe bilayer was observed. The thickness of the NbSe2 layer was(More)
Inorganic isomers ([SnSe]1+δ)m(NbSe2)n([SnSe]1+δ)p(NbSe2)q([SnSe]1+δ)r(NbSe2)s where m, n, p, q, r, and s are integers and m + p + r = n + q + s = 4 were prepared using the modulated elemental reactant technique. This series of all six possible isomers provides an opportunity to study the influence of interface density on properties while maintaining the(More)
Selecting specific 2D building blocks and specific layering sequences of van der Waals heterostructures should allow the formation of new materials with designed properties for specific applications. Unfortunately, the synthetic ability to prepare such structures at will, especially in a manner that can be manufactured, does not exist. Herein, we report the(More)
Hybrid electronic heterostructure films of semi- and superconducting layers possess very different properties from their bulk counterparts. Here, we demonstrate superconductivity in ferecrystals: turbostratically disordered atomic-scale layered structures of single-, bi- and trilayers of NbSe2 separated by PbSe layers. The turbostratic (orientation)(More)
Rotationally disordered, layered (PbSe)<sub>1+δ</sub>(NbSe<sub>2</sub>)<sub>2</sub> and
 (SnSe)<sub>1+δ</sub>(NbSe<sub>2</sub>)<sub>2</sub> ferecrystal heterostructures, consisting of stacked two-dimensional bilayers of either PbSe or SnSe alternating with two planes of(More)
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