Zhihui Zeng, Gang Wang, Brendan F. Wolan, Na Wu, Changxian Wang, Shanyu Zhao, Shengying Yue, Bin Li, Weidong He, Jiurong Liu & Joseph W. Lyding. “Printable Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Film with Outstanding Thermal Conductivity and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Performance.” Nano-Micro Letters volume (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s40820-022-00883-9


Peng Luo, Camilo Jaramillo, Alison Marie Wallum, Zetai Liu, Rui Zhao, Laiquan Shen, Yanqin Zhai, Jessica Crystal Spear, Davide Curreli, Joseph W Lyding, Martin Gruebele, Weihua Wang, Jean Paul Allain. “Coherent Atomic-Scale Ripples on Metallic Glasses Patterned by Low-Energy Ion Irradiation for Large-Area Surface Structuring.” ACS Applied Nano Materials (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02548

Ximeng Liu, Gang Li, Alexey Lipatov, Tao Sun, Mohammad Mehdi Pour, Narayana R Aluru, Joseph W Lyding, Alexander Sinitskii. “Chevron-type graphene nanoribbons with a reduced energy band gap: Solution synthesis, scanning tunneling microscopy and electrical characterization.” Nano Research (2020), DOI: 10.1007/s12274-020-2797-6


Gang Wang, Sung-Kon Kim, Michael Cai Wang, Tianshu Zhai, Siddhanth Munukutla, Gregory S Girolami, Peter J Sempsrott, SungWoo Nam, Paul V Braun, Joseph W Lyding. “Enhanced electrical and mechanical properties of chemically cross-linked carbon-nanotube-based fibers and their application in high-performance supercapacitors.” ACS Nano (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b07244

Huy A Nguyen, Can Liao, Alison Wallum, J Lyding, M Gruebele. “Multi-scale dynamics at the glassy silica surface.” The Journal of Chemical Physics (2019), DOI: 10.1063/1.5123228

Duc Nguyen, Alison Wallum, Huy A Nguyen, Nhan T Nguyen, Joseph W Lyding, Martin Gruebele. “Imaging of carbon nanotube electronic states polarized by the field of an excited quantum dot.” ACS Nano (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b06806


Huy A Nguyen, Progna Banerjee, Duc Nguyen, Joseph W Lyding, Martin Gruebele, Prashant K Jain. “STM imaging of localized surface plasmons on individual gold nanoislands.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00502

Yingjie Zhang, Mohammad Heiranian, Blanka Janicek, Zoe Budrikis, Stefano Zapperi, Pinshane Y Huang, Harley T Johnson, Narayana R Aluru, Joseph W Lyding, Nadya Mason. “Strain modulation of graphene by nanoscale substrate curvatures: a molecular view.” Nano Letters (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00273

Duc Nguyen, Joshua J Goings, Huy A Nguyen, Joseph Lyding, Xiaosong Li, Martin Gruebele. “Orientation-dependent imaging of electronically excited quantum dots.” The Journal of Chemical Physics (2018), DOI: 10.1063/1.5012784


Mohammad Mehdi Pour, Andrey Lashkov, Adrian Radocea, Ximeng Liu, Tao Sun, Alexey Lipatov, Rafal A. Korlacki, Mikhail Shekhirev, Narayana R. Aluru, Joseph W. Lyding, Victor Sysoev, and Alexander Sinitskii. “Laterally extended atomically precise graphene nanoribbons with improved electrical conductivity for efficient gas sensing.” Nature Communications (2017), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00692-4


Mikhail Shekhirev, Timothy H. Vo, Mohammad Mehdi Pour, Alexey Lipatov, Siddhanth Munukutla, Joseph W. Lyding, and Alexander Sinitskii. “Interfacial Self-assembly of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons into Uniform Thin Films for Electronics Applications.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12508.

Adrian Radocea, Tao Sun, Timothy H. Vo, Alexander Sinitskii, Narayana R. Aluru, and Joseph W. Lyding “Solution-Synthesized Chevron Graphene Nanoribbons Exfoliated onto H:Si(100)Nano Lett., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03709

Justin C. Koepke, Joshua D. Wood, Yaofeng Chen, Scott W. Schmucker, Ximeng Liu, Noel N Chang, Lea Nienhaus, Jae Won Do, Enrique A Carrion, Jayan Hewaparakrama, Aniruddh Rangarajan, Isha Datye, Rushabh Mehta, Richard T. Haasch, Martin Gruebele, Gregory S. Girolami, Eric Pop, Joseph W Lyding, “Role of Pressure in the Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Thin Films from Ammonia-Borane” Chem. Mater., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00396

Cory D. Cress, Scott W. Schmucker, Adam L. Friedman, Pratibha Dev, James C. Culbertson, Joseph W. Lyding, Jeremy T. Robinson, “Nitrogen-Doped Graphene and Twisted Bilayer Graphene via Hyperthermal Ion Implantation with Depth Control” ACS nano 10 (3), 3714-3722

Duc Nguyen, Zhi-Guang Zhu, Brian Pringle, Joseph Lyding, Wei-Hua Wang, Martin Gruebele, “Composition-dependent metallic glass alloys correlate atomic mobility with collective glass surface dynamics” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02654K


Lea Nienhaus, Joshua J Goings, Duc Nguyen, Sarah Wieghold, Joseph W Lyding, Xiaosong Li, Martin Gruebele, “Imaging excited orbitals of quantum dots: experiment and electronic structure theory,”  Journal of the American Chemical Society 137(46), 14743 (2015).

Lea Nienhaus, Sarah Wieghold, Duc Nguyen, Joseph W Lyding, Gregory E Scott, Martin Gruebele, “Optoelectronic switching of a carbon nanotube chiral junction imaged with nanometer spacial resolution,” ACS Nano 9(11) 10563 (2015).

Justin C Koepke, Joshua D Wood, Cedric M Horvath, Joseph W Lyding, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, “Preserving the 7×7 surface reconstruction of clean Si(111) by graphene adsorption,” Applied Physics Letters 107(7) 071603 (2015).

Pamela Peña Martin, Joseph Lyding, Angus Rockett, “Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of epitaxial silver indium diselenide,” Surface Science 636 8 (2015).

Duc Nguyen, Lea Nienhaus, Richard T Haasch, Joseph Lyding, Martin Gruebele, “Sub-nanometer glass surface dynamics induced by illumination,” The Journal of Chemical Physics 142(23) 234505 (2015).

Jae-Won Do, Noel N Chang, David Estrada, Feifei Lian, Hyeongyun Cha, Xiangyun J Duan, Richard T Haasch, Eric Pop, Gregory S Girolami, Joseph W Lyding, “Solution-mediated selective nanosoldering of carbon nanotube junctions for improved device performance,” ACS Nano 9(5) 4806 (2015).

Joshua D Wood, Gregory P Doidge, Enrique A Carrion, Justin C Koepke, Joshua A Kaitz, Isha Datye, Ashkan Behnam, Jayan Hewaparakrama, Basil Aruin, Yaofeng Chen, Hefei Dong, Richard T Haasch, Joseph W Lyding, Eric Pop, “Annealing free, clean graphing transfer using alternative polymer scaffolds,” Nanotechnology 26(5) 055302 (2015).


Duc Nguyen, Justin Mallek, Andrew N Cloud, John R Abelson, Gregory S Girolami, Joseph Lyding, Martin Gruebele, “The energy landscape of glassy dynamics on the amorphous hafnium diboride surface,” The Journal of Chemical Physics 141(20) 204501 (2014).

T Olewicz, G Antczak, L Jurczyszyn, JW Lyding, G Ehrlich, “Coexistence of two diffusion mechanisms:  W on W (100),” Physical Review B 89(23) 235408 (2014).

Lea Nienhaus, Gregory E Scott, Richard T Haasch, Sarah Wieghold, Joseph W Lyding, Martin Gruebele, “Transparent metal films for detection of single-molecule optical absorption by scanning tunneling microscopy,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(24) 13196 (2014).

Parsian K Mohseni, Ashkan Behnam, Joshua D Wood, Xiang Zhao, Ki Jun Yu, Ning C Wang, Angus Rockett, John A Rogers, Joseph W Lyding, Eric Pop, Xiuling Li, “Monolithic III-V nanowire solar cells on graphene via direct van der waals epitaxy,” Advanced Materials 26(22) 3755 (2014)


Brent E Walling, Zhizhou Kuang, Yonghua Hao, David Estrada, Joshua D Wood, Feifei Lian, Lou Ann Miller, Amish B Shah, Jayme L Jeffries, Richard T Haasch, Joseph W Lyding, Eric Pop, Gee W Lau, “Helical Carbon Nanotubes Enhance the Early Immune Response and Inhibit Macrophage-Mediated Phagocytosis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa,” PloS one 8 (11), e80283 (2013). (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080283)

Jae-Won Do, David Estrada, Xu Xie, Noel N Chang, Justin Mallek, Gregory S Girolami, John A Rogers, Eric Pop, Joseph W Lyding, “Nanosoldering Carbon Nanotube Junctions by Local Chemical Vapor Deposition for Improved Device Performance,” Nano letters 13 (12), 5844-5850 (2013). (DOI: 10.1021/nl4026083)
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Parsian K Mohseni, Ashkan Behnam, Joshua D Wood, Christopher D English, Joseph W Lyding, Eric Pop, Xiuling Li, “In x Ga1–x As Nanowire Growth on Graphene: van der Waals Epitaxy Induced Phase Segregation,” Nano Letters 13 (3), 1153-1161 (2013). (DOI: 10.1021/nl304569d ) [U of I News Bureau]

Justin C Koepke, Joshua D Wood, David Estrada, Zhun-Yong Ong, Kevin T He, Eric Pop, Joseph W Lyding, “Atomic-Scale Evidence for Potential Barriers and Strong Carrier Scattering at Graphene Grain Boundaries: A Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study,” ACS Nano 7 (1), 75-86 (2013). (DOI: 10.1021/nn302064p) [Beckman News]

Wei Ye, Kyoungmin Min, Pamela Peña Martin, Angus A Rockett, NR Aluru, Joseph W Lyding, “Scanning tunneling spectroscopy and density functional calculation of silicon dangling bonds on the Si (100)-2× 1: H surface,” Surface Science 609, 147-151 (2013). (DOI:10.1016/j.susc.2012.11.015)


M.Y. Timmermans, D. Estrada, A. G. Nasibulin, J. D. Wood, A. Behnam, D. Sun, Y. Ohno, J.W. Lyding, A. Hassanien, E. Pop, and E.I. Kauppinen, “Effect of carbon nanotube network morphology on thin film transistor performance.” Nano Research  5, 307-319 (2012). (DOI: 10.1007/s12274-012-0211-8)

K.T. He, J.D. Wood, G.P. Doidge, E. Pop and J.W. Lyding, “Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study and Nanomanipulation of Graphene-Coated Water on Mica,” Nano Letters 12, 2665-2672 (2012).  (DOI:10.1021/nl202613t)

S.W. Schmucker, N. Kumar, J.R. Abelson, S.R. Daly, G.S. Girolami, M.R. Bischof, D.L. Jaeger, R.F. Reidy, B.P. Gorman, J. Alexander, J. Ballard, J. Randall and J.W. Lyding, “Field-Directed Sputter Sharpening for Tailored Probe Materials and Atomic-Scale Lithography,” Nature Communications 3, article 935 (2012). (doi:10.1038/ncomms1907)  [Press Release, R&D, Materials 360, You Tube, MyScience, Nanotechnology Now, NSF, Journal of Sciences,, NanoWerk, Science Codex, Science Daily, Scientific Computing, Laboratory Equipment, Product Design & Development, e! Science News, Eurekalert, Nano Patents and Innovations, Scientific Earth Conscientious, AZoNano-Australia, Science Newsline, Ceramic Tech Today, Laboratory Talk-UK, Materials Today, IT Web-Johannesburg, Micro Manufacturing, The Engineer-UK]

S. Ashtekar, D. Nguyen, K. Zhao, J. Lyding, W.H. Wang and M. Gruebele, “Communication: An obligatory glass surface,” J. Chem Phys. 137, article 141102 (2012). (DOI:10.1063/1.4757975)

S. Ashtekar, J. Lyding, and M. Gruebele, “Temperature-Dependent Two-State Dynamics of Individual Cooperatively Rearranging Regions on a Glass Surface,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, article 166103 (2012). (DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.166103)

J.C. Koepke, J.D. Wood, D. Estrada, Z-Y. Ong, F. Xiong, E. Pop and J.W. Lyding, “Atomic-scale study of scattering and electronic properties of CVD graphene grain boundaries,” Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 12th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings paper (2012). (DOI:10.1109/NANO.2012.6322107)

J.D. Wood, S.W. Schmucker, R.T. Haasch, G.P. Doidge, L. Nienhaus, G.L. Damhorst, A.S. Lyons, M. Gruebele, R. Bashir, E. Pop and J.W Lyding, “Improved graphene growth and fluorination on Cu with clean transfer to surfaces,” Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 12th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings paper (2012).  (DOI:10.1109/NANO.2012.6322101)

K.T. He, J.D. Wood, G. P. Doidge, E. Pop and J.W. Lyding, “Scanning tunneling microscopy characterization of graphene-coated few-layered water on mica,” Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 12th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings paper (2012). (DOI:10.1109/NANO.2012.6321969)

J-W. Do, D. Estrada, X. Xie, N. Chang, G. Girolami, J.A. Rogers, E. Pop, and J.W. Lyding, “Nanosoldering carbon nanotube junctions with metal via local chemical vapor deposition for improved device performance Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 12th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings paper (2012). (DOI:10.1109/NANO.2012.6322102)

Pamela Pena Martin, Angus A Rockett, Joseph Lyding, “Growth mechanism and surface atomic structure of AgInSe2,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 30(4) 04D115 (2012).


Joseph W Lyding, “Graphene, the one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atom, is a very important material and considered to be a potential replacement to silicon in semiconductors for consumer electronics,” Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology 24(12) 11 (2011).

Joshua D Wood, Scott W Schmucker, Austin S Lyons, Eric Pop, Joseph W Lyding, “Effects of polycrystalline Cu substrate on graphene growth by chemical vapor deposition,” Nano Letters 11(11) 4547 (2011).

S Ashtekar, G Scott, J Lyding, M Gruebele, “Direct imaging of two-state dynamics on the amorphous silicon surface,” Physical Review Letters 106(23) 235501 (2011).

Y Xu, KT He, SW Schmucker, Z Guo, JC Koepke, JD Wood, JW Lyding, NR Aluru, “Inducing electronic changes in graphene through silicon (100) substrate modification,” Nano Letters 11(7) 2735 (2011).

Joseph W. Lyding, “Surface chemistry:  molecular-cartwheeling,” Nature Chemistry 3 341 (2011).


Gregory Scott, Sumit Ashtekar, Joseph Lyding, Martin Gruebele, “Direct imaging of room temperature optical absorption with subnanometer spatial resolution,” Nano Letters 10(12) 4897 (2010).

Wei Ye, Pamela A Peña Martin, Navneet Kumar, Scott R Daly, Angus A Rockett, John R Abelson, Gregory S Girolami, Joseph W Lyding, “Direct writing of sub-5 nm hafnium diboride metallic nanostructures,” ACS Nano 4(11) 6818 (2010).

Kevin T He, Justin C Koepke, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, Joseph W Lyding, “Separation-dependent electron transparency of monolayer graphene membranes on III-V semiconductor substrates,” Nano Letters 10(9) 3446 (2010).