Rory R Stine

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Four selection methods, individual selection (IS), family selection (FS), family plus within-family selection (FWFS) and combined selection (CS), were used to estimate genetic gain [E(g)] for stem volume and gene diversity (GD) for ten theoretical selection intensities in a 108-family, 12-year-old red pine seedling seed orchard. Estimated genetic gain for(More)
Silicon nitride is the most commonly used passivation layer in biosensor applications where electronic components must be interfaced with ionic solutions. Unfortunately, the predominant method for functionalizing silicon nitride surfaces, silane chemistry, suffers from a lack of reproducibility. As an alternative, we have developed a silane-free pathway(More)
Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) have been shown to undergo strong interactions with a number of protein toxins, including potential bioterrorism agents such as ricin and botulinum neurotoxin. Characterization of this interaction in recent years has led to a number of studies where GSLs were used as the recognition molecules for biosensing applications. Here, we(More)
This work demonstrates the production of a well-controlled, chemical gradient on the surface of graphene. By inducing a gradient of oxygen functional groups, drops of water and dimethyl-methylphosphonate (a nerve agent simulant) are "pulled" in the direction of increasing oxygen content, while fluorine gradients "push" the droplet motion in the direction of(More)
www.MaterialsViews.com C O M M Real-Time DNA Detection Using Reduced Graphene Oxide Field Effect Transistors U N IC A By Rory Stine , Jeremy T. Robinson , Paul E. Sheehan , and Cy R. Tamanaha * IO N Rapidly detecting and identifying biomolecules in solution is a pressing need in areas as diverse as medical diagnostics, food safety, and national defense.(More)
Fluorination can alter the electronic properties of graphene and activate sites for subsequent chemistry. Here, we show that graphene fluorination depends on several variables, including XeF2 exposure and the choice of substrate. After fluorination, fluorine content declines by 50-80% over several days before stabilizing. While highly fluorinated samples(More)
We demonstrated the fabrication of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) as narrow as 35 nm created using scanning probe lithography to deposit a polymer mask(1-3) and then fluorinating the sample to isolate the masked graphene from the surrounding wide band gap fluorographene. The polymer protected the GNR from atmospheric adsorbates while the adjacent(More)
We report a method to introduce direct bonding between graphene platelets that enables the transformation of a multilayer chemically modified graphene (CMG) film from a "paper mache-like" structure into a stiff, high strength material. On the basis of chemical/defect manipulation and recrystallization, this technique allows wide-range engineering of(More)
We describe the deposition and properties of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of methyl-terminated alkanethiols on InAs(001) surface. For these model hydrophobic films, we used water contact angle measurements to survey the preparation of alkanethiol monolayers from base-activated ethanolic solutions as a function of the solution and deposition parameters,(More)