Nirmesh Jain

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Ionic liquid ferrofluids have been prepared containing both bare and sterically stabilized 8-12 nm diameter superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, which remain stable for several months in both protic ethylammonium and aprotic imidazolium room-temperature ionic liquids. These ferrofluids exhibit spiking in static magnetic fields similar to conventional(More)
Electrospray is a versatile technology used, for example, to ionize biomolecules for mass spectrometry, create nanofibers and nanowires, and propel spacecraft in orbit. Traditionally, electrospray is achieved via microfabricated capillary needle electrodes that are used to create the fluid jets. Here we report on multiple parallel jetting instabilities(More)
The preparation and properties of an aqueous ferrofluid consisting of a concentrated (>65 wt %) dispersion of sterically stabilized superparamagnetic, iron oxide (maghemite) nanoparticles stable for several months at high ionic strength and over a broad pH range is described. The 6-8 nm diameter nanoparticles are individually coated with a short(More)
In the present study 24 modern cultivars of wheat were subjected to genetic and physiological characterisation in order to ascertain their use as parents in drought and heat tolerance breeding. The physiological traits, canopy temperature and chlorophyll content of flag leaves were found to be widely distributed. Population structure analysis grouped them(More)
Sterically stabilized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) were incubated with fresh human erythrocytes (red blood cells [RBCs]) to explore their potential application as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents. The chemical shift and linewidth of (133)Cs(+) resonances from inside and outside the RBCs in (133)Cs nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
We have examined the polymer-surfactant interaction in mixed solutions of the cationic surfactants, i.e., dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride, dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetradecyltriphenylphosphonium bromide, and tetradecylpyridinium bromide and a semiflexible anionic(More)
An ionic liquid ferrofluid (ILFF) using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EMIM-NTf2) as the carrier liquid was emitted from the peak formed via the Rosensweig instability and the electrospray beam was measured using quadrupole and TOF mass spectrometry. The Rosensweig instability peak source (RIPS) was found to operate in three(More)
An electrospray ion source was operated using a newly designed ionic liquid ferrofluid based on the ionic liquid EMIM-NTf2. The magnetic properties of the fluid were exploited to create self-assembling array of peaks on the fluid surface, which were then amplified using an electric field, eventually causing ions to be emitted from the tip of each peak in(More)
Three solutions of an ionic liquid ferrofluid (ILFF) using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EMIM-NTf2) as the carrier liquid were emitted from a capillary electrospray source and the resulting beam was measured using a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS). The solutions had 3.04, 5.98, and 8.80 wt% iron oxide nanoparticles(More)
We have examined the polymer/surfactant interaction in mixed aqueous solutions of cationic surfactants and anionic polyelectrolytes combining various techniques: tensiometry, potentiometry with surfactant-selective electrodes, and viscosimetry. We have investigated the role of varying polymer charge density, polymer concentration, surfactant chain length,(More)