Advanced Energy Materials Publications


“Low-Temperature and Fast Kinetics for CO2 Sorption Using Li6WO6Nanowires”, M. Z. Akram, V. Atla, A. Nambo, B.P. Ajayi, J.B. Jasinski, J. He, J./R. Gong, and M.K. Sunkara, Nano Lett., 2018, 18 (8), pp 4891–4899, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01529


“Electrochemical Reduction of Nitrates Using a Gallium Electrode”, V. Atla, B. Kumar, D.F. Jaramillo-Cabanzo, W. Paxton, J. Spurgeon and M.K. Sunkara, Submitted (2018).


“Mesoporous TiO2 coating on carbon–sulfur cathode for high capacity Li–sulfur battery”, R. Dharmasena, A. K.Thapa, R. Hona, J. Jasinski, M. Sunkara, G. U. Sumanasekera, RSC Adv., 8, 11622 (2018).


“Review of nanowire based materials for Lithium ion and related batteries”, P. Meduri, V. Vendra, D.F. Jaramillo and M.K. Sunkara, Invited for submission, J. of Physics D (2018).


“Un-assisted Water Splitting Using a GaSbxP(1-x) Photoanode” ,A. Martinez-Garcia, H. B. Russell, W. Paxton, S. Ravipati, S. Calero-Barney,  M. Menon, E. Richter, J. Young,T. Deutsch, M. K. Sunkara, Advanced Energy Materials, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201703247 (2018).


“Accelerating Band Gap Prediction for Solar Materials using Feature Selection and Regression techniques”, F. Khmaissia, H. Frigui, M. Sunkara, J. Jasinski, A. Martinez Garcia, T. Pace, M. Menon, J. Computational Materials Science, 147 (2018) 304–315 (2018)


“Synergistic interactions of H2 and N2 with molten gallium in the presence of plasma”, M.L. Carreon, D.F. Jaramillo-Cabanzo, I. Chaudhuri, M. Menon and M.K. Sunkara, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 36, 021303 (2018).

“Analysis of Heat Transfer Mechanisms in Water Based Nanofluids,” Ahmadi, M, Willing, GA, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 118 (2018) 40-47.

"Strongly correlated perovskite lithium ion shuttles." Y. Sun, M. Kotiuga, D. Lim, B. Narayanan, M. Cherukara, Z. Zhang, Y. Dong, R. Kou, C.-J. Sun, Q. Lu, I. Waluyo, A. Hunt, H. Tanaka, A. N. Hattori, S. Gamage, Y. Abate, V. G Pol, H. Zhou, S. Sankaranarayanan, B. Yildiz, K. M Rabe, and S. Ramanathan. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 115, 9672 (2018) 


"Tuning the electrolyte network structure to invoke quasi-solid state sulphur conversion and suppress Li dendrite formation in Li-S batteries." Q. Pang, A. Shyamsunder, B. Narayanan†, C-Y. Kwok, L. Curtiss, and L. Nazar. Nature Energy 3, 783 (2018) 


"Defect dynamics in 2-D MoS2 probed by combining machine learning, atomistic simulations and high-resolution microscopy." T. Patra, F. Zhang, D. Schulman, H. Chan, M. Cherukara, S. Das, T. Mauricio, B. Narayanan^, and S. Sankaranarayanan, ACS Nano 12, 206 (2018) 


"Crude oil repellant membranes by atomic layer deposition: oxide interface engineering." H.-C. Yang, Y. Xie, H. Chan, B. Narayanan, L. Chen, R. Z Waldman, S. Sankaranarayanan, J. W. Elam, and S. B. Darling. ACS Nano 12, 8678 (2018). 


"A configurational-bias-Monte-Carlo back-mapping algorithm for efficient and rapid conversion of coarse-grained water structures into atomistic models." T. Loeffler, H. Chan, B. Narayanan, M. Cherukara, S. Gray, and S. Sankaranarayanan. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122, 7102 (2018) 


"Quantitative Observation of Threshold Defect Behavior in Memristive Devices with Operando X-ray Microscopy." H. Liu, Y. Dong, M. Cherukara, K. Sasikumar, B. Narayanan, Z. Cai, B. Lai, L. Stan, S. Hong, M. Chan, S. Sankaranarayanan, H. Zhou, and D. Fong. ACS Nano 12, 4938 (2018) 


"Operando tribochemical formation of onion-like carbon leads to macroscale superlubricity." D. Berman, B. Narayanan†, M. Cherukara, S. Sankaranarayanan, A. Erdemir, A. Zinovev, and A. Sumant. Nature Communications 9, 1164 (2018) 


"A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere." M. Asadi, B. Sayahpour, P. Abbasi, A. Ngo, K. Karis, J. Jokisaari, C. Liu, B. Narayanan, M. Gerard, P. Yasaei, X. Hu, A. Mukherjee, K-C. Lau, R. Assary, F. Khalili-Araghi, R. F Klie, L. A Curtiss, and A. Salehi-Khojin. Nature 555, 502 (2018) 


"Perovskite Nickelates as Electric Field Sensors in Salt Water." Z. Zhang, D. Schwanz, B. Narayanan†, M. Kotiuga, J. Dura, M. Cherukara, H. Zhou, J. Freeland, J. Li, R. Sutarto, F. He, C. Wu, J. Zhu, Y. Sun, K. Ramadoss, S. Nonnenmann, N. Yu, R. Comin, K. Rabe, S. Sankaranarayanan, and S. Ramanathanan. Nature 553, 68 (2018) 



"Atmospheric Plasma Spray Pyrolysis of Lithiated Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt Oxides for Cathodes in Lithium Ion Batteries," B.P. Ajayi, A.K. Thapa, U. Cvelbar, J.B. Jasinski, M.K. Sunkara, Chemical Engineering Science 174, 302-310 (2017).


"Blue to magenta tunable luminescence from LaGaO3: Bi3+, Cr3+ doped phosphors for field emission display applications," C.S. Kamal, T.K.V. Rao, T. Samuel, P. Reddy, J.B. Jasinski, Y. Ramakrishna, M.C. Rao and K. Ramachandra Rao, RSC Advances 7, 44915-44922 (2017).


"Blue to Magenta tunable luminescence from LaGaO3:Bi3+, Cr3+ doped phosphors for field emission display applications," K. Rao, S. Kamal, T.K. VisweswaraRao, S. Talari, R.S. Padala, J. Jasinski, Y. Ramakrishna, M. Rao, RSC Advances 7 (71), 44915-44922 (2017).


“Electrical transport properties of graphene grown at low temperature using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition," R. Zhao, M. Akhtar, A. Alruqi, R. Dharmasena, J. Jasinski, R. Thantirige, G. Sumanasekera, Mater. Res. Express 4, 055007 (2017).


"Unique optical properties of Eu3+ doped l-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate single crystals from low temperature growth technique," K.R. Rao, S. Rajyalakshmi, C.S. Kamal, B. Brahmaji, J.B. Jasinski, T.K.V. Rao, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 176, 52-57 (2017).


"Simple synthesis of highly uniform bilayer-carbon nanocages,” D.A. Ziolkowska, J.S.D. Jangam T. Paronyan, M. Akhtar, G. Sumanasekera, J.B. Jasinski, Carbon 115, 617-624 (2017).

"Machine learnt bond order potential to model metal-organic (Co-C) heterostructures." B. Narayanan^, H. Chan, A. Kinaci, F. Sen, S. Gray, M. Chan, and S. Sankaranarayanan. Nanoscale 9, 18229 (2017) Featured on the cover of the December 2017 issue 


"The effect of the hydrofluoroether cosolvent structure in acetonitrile-based solvate electrolytes on Li+ solvation structure and Li‒S battery performance." M. Shin, H.-L. Wu, B. Narayanan†, K. See, R. Assary, L. Zhu, R. Haasch, S. Zhang, Z. Zhang, L. Curtiss, and A. Gewirth. ACS Applied Materials 9, 39357 (2017) 


"Alloy-assisted deposition of three- dimensional arrays of atomic gold catalyst for self-labelled study of complex crystal growth." Y. Fang, Y. Jiang, M.Cherukara, F. Shi, K. Koehler, G. Freyermuth, D. Isheim, B. Narayanan, A. Nicholls, D. Seidman, S. Sankaranarayanan and T. Bozhi. Nature Communications 8, 2014 (2017) 


"Heterogeneous pyrolysis: a route for epitaxial growth of hBN atomic layers on copper using separate boron and nitrogen precursors." G. Siegel, C. Ciobanu, B. Narayanan, M. Snure, and S. Badescu. Nano Letters 12, 2404 (2017) 


"Evolutionary optimization of a charge transfer ionic potential model for Ta/Ta- oxide hetero-interfaces." K. Sasikumar*, B. Narayanan*, M. Cherukara, A. Kinaci, F. Sen, S. Gray, M. Chan, and S. Sankaranarayanan. Chemistry of Materials 29, 3603 (2017) 


"Silicene growth through island migration and coalescence." M. Cherukara*, B. Narayanan*, H. Chan, and S. Sankaranarayanan. Nanoscale 9, 10186 (2017) Featured on the cover of the August 2017 issue of Nanoscale 


"Quantitative 3D evolution of colloidal nanoparticle oxidation in solution." Y. Sun, X. Zuo, S. Peng, S. Sankaranarayanan, B. Narayanan, and G. Kamath. Science, 356, 303 (2017) 


“Ultra-fast three-dimensional X-ray imaging of deformation modes in ZnO nanocrystals.” M. Cherukara, K. Sasikumar, W. Cha, B. Narayanan, S. Leake, E. Dufresne, T. Peterka, I. McNulty, H. Wen, S. Sankaranarayanan, and R. Harder. Nano Letters 17, 1102 (2017) 


"hermo-mechanical response of self-assembled nanoparticle membranes." Y. Wang, H. Chan, B. Narayanan, S. McBride, S. Sankaranarayanan, X. Lin, and H. Jaeger. T ACS Nano 11, 8026 (2017) 


"Machine learning force field parameters from ab initio data." Y. Li, H. Li, F. Pickard, B. Narayanan, F. Sen, M. Chan, S. Sankaranarayanan, B. Brooks, and B. Roux. Journal of chemical theory and computation 13, 4492 (2017) 


"Habituation based synaptic plasticity and organismic learning in a quantum perovskite." F. Zuo, P. Panda, M. Kotiuga, J. Li, M. Kang, C. Mazzoli, H. Zhou, A. Barbour, S. Wilkins, B. Narayanan, M. Cherukara, Z. Zhang, S. Sankaranarayanan, R. Comin, K. M Rabe, K. Roy, and S. Ramanathan. Nature Communications 8, 240 (2017) 


"Computational Studies of Solubilities of LiO2 and Li2O2 in Aprotic Solvents." L. Cheng, P. Redfern, K. Lau, R. Assary, B. Narayanan, and L. Curtiss. Journal of Electrochemical Society 164, E3696 (2017) 


“Scalable Solvo-plasma Production of Porous Tin Oxide Nanowires”, T. Q Nguyen, V. Atla; V. K Vendra, A. K Thapa; J. B Jasinski, T. L Druffel, and M.K. Sunkara, Chemical Engineering Science, 154, 20-26 (2016).


“Efficiency enhancement of cubic perovskite BaSnO3 nanostructures based dye sensitized solar cells”, N. Rajamanickam, P. Soundarrajan, V. K. Vendra, J. B. Jasinski, M. K. Sunkara and K. Ramachandran, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 18, 8468 (2016).


“­­­­­Direct Band Gap Gallium Antimony Phosphide (GaSbxP1-x) Alloys", H.B. Russell, A.N. Andriotis, M.Menon, J. Jasinski and M.K. Sunkara, Scientific Reports (Nature) 6,20822, DOI: 10.1038/srep20822 (2016).


“Scalable Approach to Efficient Hydrogen Evolution in TMDs via a Simple One-Step Hydrazine Reaction”, D. R. Cummins, U. Martinez, A. Sherehiy, R. Kappera, A. Martinez-Garcia, J. Jasinski, M. Chhowalla, G. Sumanasekera, A. D. Mohite, M. K. Sunkara, and G. Gupta, Nature Communications 7, Article No. 11857, doi:10.1038/ncomms11857 (2016).


“­­­Stable and Durable CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells at Ambient Conditions”, N. Rajamanickam, S. Kumari, V. Vendra, B.W. Lavery, J. Spurgeon, T. Druffel and M.K. Sunkara, Nanotechnology, 27(23), 235404, doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/23/235404 (2016)


“A rapid and scalable method for making mixed metal oxide alloys for enabling accelerated materials discovery”, B.P. Ajayi, S. Kumari, D. Jaramillo-Cabanzo, J. Spurgeon, J. Jasinski and M.K. Sunkara, J. of Materials Research, DOI: (11), 1596-1607(2016)


“Nanowire Based Bi-functional Catalysts for Ultra-deep HydroDesulfurization and Aromatic Hydrogenation”, M. Gupta, T. Nguyen, F. Petzold, D. Fonseca, J. Jasinski and M.K. Sunkara, Applied Catalysis B; Environmental, 180, 246–254 (2016)



“Plasma etching chemistry for smoothening of nanocrystalline diamond films”, D.F. Jaramillo, G.A. Willing and M.K. Sunkara, Electrochemical Solid State Letters, 4, (10), P80-P84 (2015).


“Catalytic Activity in Lithium Treated Core-Shell MoOx/MoS2 Nanowires", D. Cummins, U. Martinez, R. Kappera, V. Damien, A. Martinez-Garcia, J. Jasinski, D. Kelly, M. Chhowalla, A. Mohite, M.K. Sunkara, and G. Gupta, J. Physical Chemistry C, 119 (40), 22908–22914 (2015).


“Plasma Catalysis: Synergistic Effects at the Nanoscale”, E. Neyts, K. Ostrikov, M.K Sunkara and A. Bogaerts, Chemical Reviews, 115 (24), 13408–13446 (2015).


“Scalable Synthesis and Surface Stabilization of Li2MnO3 Cathode Materials in Li-Ion Batteries”, V.K. Vendra, T.Q. Nguyen, A.K. Thapa, J.B. Jasinski, and M.K. Sunkara, RSC Advances, 5, 36906 – 36912 (2015).


“High rate and durable, binder free anode based on silicon loaded MoO3 nanoplatelets”, A. Martinez-Garcia, A.K. Thapa, R. Dharmadasa, T.Q. Nguyen, J. Jasinski, T. L. Druffel and M.K. Sunkara, Scientific Reports (Nature), 5, 10530, doi:10.1038/srep10530 (2015).


“The capacity and durability of amorphous silicon nanotube thin film anode for lithium ion battery applications", M. Carreon, A. Thapa, J. Jasinski and M.K. Sunkara, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, 4(10): A124-A128  (2015).


“High pressure synthesis of rhombohedral -AgGaO2 via direct solid reaction”, M. Akhtar, M. Menon, M. Sunkara, G. Sumanasekera, A. Durygin, and J. Jasinski, J. of Alloys and Compounds, 641, 87-92 (2015).


“Application of extremely non-equilibrium plasmas in the processing of nano and biomedical materials”, M. Mozetic, G. Primc, A. Vessel, R. Zaplotnik, M. Modic, I. lunkar, R. N. Recek, M. Klanisek-Gunde, L. Guhy, M.K. Sunkara, M.C. Assensio, S. Milosevic, M. Lehocky, V. Sedlarik, M. Gorianc, K. Kutasi, K. Stana-Kleinschek, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 24 (1), Article Number: 015026, DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/24/1/015026  (2015).


"Towards High Efficiency Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with a Photoanode Fabricated Via a Simple Water Based Formulation", Progress in Photovoltaics, 23, 883–891 (2015).



“Low Temperature Synthesis of Silicon Nanowire Arrays”, M. Carreon, J. Jasinski and M.K. Sunkara, Materials Research Express, 1, 045006 (2014).


“Thermionic emission from phosphorus (P) doped diamond nanocrystals supported by conical carbon nanotubes and Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy study of P-doped diamond films", A. Sherehiy, S. Dumpala, M. K. Sunkara, J. B. Jasinski,, R. W. Cohn, G.U. Sumanasekera, Diamond & Related Materials, 50, 66-76 (2014).


“Engineering Efficient Thermoelectrics from Large-scale Assemblies of doped ZnO Nanowires: Nanoscale Effects and Resonant-Level Scattering”, L. Brockway, V. R. Vasiraju, M.K. Sunkara, and S. Vaddiraju, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (17), 14923-14930 (2014).


“Informatics Guided Discovery of Surface Structure-Chemistry Relationships in Catalytic Nanoparticles”, A. Andriotis, G. Mpourmpakis, S. Broderick, K. Rajan, S. Datta, M. Sunkara, and M. Menon, J. of Chem. Phys., 140, 094705 (2014).


Synthesis of mesoporous birnessite-MnO2 composite as a cathode electrode for lithium battery, A. K. Thapa, B. Pandit, R. Thapa, T. Luitel, H. S. Paudel, G. Sumanasekera, M. K. Sunkara, N. Gunawardhana, T. Ishihara, M. Yoshio, Electrochimica Acta, 116, 188-193 (2014).


“New Visible Light Absorbing Materials for Solar Fuels, Ga(Sbx)N1-x”, S. Sunkara, V.K. Vendra, J.B. Jasinski, T. Deutsch, A.N. Andriotis, K. Rajan and M.K. Sunkara, Adv. Mater., 26 (18), 2878-2882 (2014).


“Nanowire architectures for iodide free dye-sensitized solar cells”,  V. Vendra, T.Q. Nguyen, T. Druffel, D. Amos and M.K. Sunkara, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2, 3543 (2014).


“ High rate capacity retention of binder free, tin oxide nanowire arrays using thin titania and alumina coatings”, T.Q. Nguyen, A.K. Thapa, V.K. Vendra, J.B. Jasinski, G.U. Sumanasekera and M.K. Sunkara, RSC Adv., 4(7), 3312-3317 (2014).


"Informatics aided band gap engineering for solar materials", P. Dey, J. Bible, S. Datta, S. Broderick, J. Jasinski, M.K. Sunkara, M. Menon, and K. Rajan, J. Comp. Mater. Sci., 83, 185-195 (2014). 

“An Effective Zeta Potential Fitting Model for Sphere Plate Interaction Force in Nanoparticle Suspensions,” Hong, XT, Mo, MY, Wu, XH, Willing, G, Hui, KS, Hui, KN, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 35 (2014) 338-342.



“Tungsten oxide coated copper oxide nanowire arrays for enhanced activity and durability with photoelectrochemical water splitting”, A. Martinez-Garcia, V.K. Vendra, S. Sunkara, P. Haldankar, J. Jasinski, and M.K. Sunkara, J. Mater. Chem. A.,1 (48), 15235 - 15241, (2013).


“Thermally activated luminescence in InN nanowires”, S. Kolli, C. S. Pendyala, M.K. Sunkara, J.B. Jasinski, and B.A. Alphenaar, J. Luminiscence, 141, 162-165 (2013).


"Iron Sulfide (Fe-S) Nanotubes Using Sulfurization of Hematite Nanowires", D. R. Cummins, H. B. Russell, J. Jasinski, and M.K. Sunkara, Nano Lett., 13 (6), 2423-2430 (2013).


“Thermionic emission properties and the work function determination of arrays of conical carbon nanotubes”, A. Sherehiy, S. Dumpala, A. Safir, D. Mudd, I. Arnold, R.W. Cohn, M. K. Sunkara, G.U. Sumanasekera, Dia. and Relat. Mater., 34, 1-8 (2013).


“Scalable synthesis and photoelectrochemical properties of copper oxide nanowire arrays and films”, S. Sunkara, V. K. Vendra, J-H. Kim, T. Druffel, and M. K. Sunkara, Catalysis Today, 199, 27-35 (2013).


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