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Pulickel Ajayan

Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Nanoengineering; Professor of Chemistry

Our research focuses on the development of functional nanostructured materials for variety of applications. We look at the materials science and engineering aspects of  these novel materials with three different focused application areas:

Nanomaterials in Energy Generation and Storage
There is a tremendous opportunity today in the development of new materials for applications in energy. We are working on integrating nanomaterials in several key areas of energy technologies. Engineered architectures based on carbon nanotubes, nanowires and nanocomposites are being looked at in our laboratory for the development of new designs of supercapacitors, battery and their hybrids. Similarly electrodic applications of nanostructures are being pursued in the energy generation (e.g. hydrogen) area. In addition, energy management is also of interest, in particular thermal management using nanomaterials and development of new catalyst and support materials for fuel cells.

Multifunctional  Composites, Nano-enabled bio-mimetic Systems
Lightweight multifunctional materials are critical for the continued development of next generation structural materials. This is especially the case where loading conditions and harsh environments require smart material solutions capable of addressing needs such as payload, damping/vibration control, EMI and lightning shielding, thermal management, and health-monitoring. Our approaches will look at engineering and integration of nanostructures into composites and hybrid materials in intelligent and scalable ways that mimic biological systems and have applications in a variety of areas in materials science and bio-technology. Some bio-mimetic concepts (membranes, dry adhesive tapes etc.) are also being pursued to build novel and smart material systems.

Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors, Active Nanosystems
The revolutionary nanotechnology will follow breakthroughs in electronics and sensors. We have been looking at the role of nanomaterials in electronics, as devices and interconnects. We focus on carbon nanotubes, graphene, hybrid nanowires and molecular materials for developing the new generation of integrated electronic components. Materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene seem to have big advantages over conventional silicon based devices and copper based interconnects. The challenges in large scale assembly, junctions and contacts between nanodevices and integration into existing technologies are topics of interest. In addition we are also pursuing various approaches to build sensor devices and sensor network systems using nanostructures and their assemblies. Finally our ultimate goal is to build active, smart assemblies of nanostructures that can be controllably manipulated.


J. Madklin, T. Mustonen, N. Halonen, G. Toth, K. Kordas, J. Vdhdkangas, H. Moilanen, A. Kukovecz, Z. Konya, h. Haspel, Z. Gingl, P. Heszler, R. Vajtai and P. M. Ajayan "Fluctuation enhanced gas sensing on functionalized carbon nanotube thin films".  Phys.Stat.Sol.B, 245, 2335

A. Mathkar, C. Aichele, I. Omole, N. Singh, D. Hashim, H. Gullapalli, and P. M. Ajayan, "Creating Supersolvophobic Nanocomposite Materials", Rsc Advances, 3(13), 4216-4220 (2013)

Yongji Gong, Gang Shi, Zhuhua Zhang, Wu Zhou, Jeil Jung, Weilu Gao, Lulu Ma, Yang Yang, Shubin Yang, Ge You, Robert Vajtai, Qianfan Xu, Allan H. MacDonald, Boris I. Yakobson, Jun Lou, Zheng Liu, Pulickel M. Ajayan Direct Chemical Conversion of Graphene to Boron, Nitrogen and Carbon Containing Atomic Layers.  Nature Communication

L. Cao, S. Yang, W. Gao, Z. Liu, Y. Gong, L. Ma, G. Shi, S. Lei, Y. Zhang, S. Zhang, R. Vajtai, and P. M. Ajayan, "Direct Laser-Patterned Micro-Supercapacitors from Paintable MoS2 Films", Small, n/a-n/a (2013)

S. Raveendran, N. Chauhan, Y. Nakajima, H. Toshiaki, S. Kurosu, Y. Tanizawa, R. Tero, Y. Yoshida, T. Hanajiri, T. Maekawa, P. M. Ajayan, A. Sandhu, and D. S. Kumar, "Ecofriendly Route for the Synthesis of Highly Conductive Graphene Using Extremophiles for Green Electronics and Bioscience", Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, n/a-n/a (2013)

J. Zhu, D. Yang, X. Rui, D. Sim, H. Yu, H. E. Hoster, P. M. Ajayan, and Q. Yan, "Facile Preparation of Ordered Porous Graphene–Metal Oxide@C Binder-Free Electrodes with High Li Storage Performance", Small (2013)

M. A. Rafiee, T. N. Narayanan, D. P. Hashim, N. Sakhavand, R. Shahsavari, R. Vajtai, and P. M. Ajayan, "Hexagonal Boron Nitride and Graphite Oxide Reinforced Multifunctional Porous Cement Composites", Advanced Functional Materials, n/a-n/a (2013)

A. Burke, X. F. Ding, R. Singh, R. A. Kraft, N. Levi-Polyachenko, M. Nichole Rylander, C. Szot, C. Buchanan, J. Whitney, J. Fisher, H. C. Hatcher, R. D’Agostino, Jr., N. D. Kock, P. M. Ajayan, D. L. Carroll, S. Akmana, F. M. Torti and S. V. Torti Long-term survival following a single treatment of kidney tumors with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and near-infrared radiation.  PNAS

J. Yuan, S. Najmaei, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Lei, P. M. Ajayan, B. I. Yakobson, J. Lou Photoluminescence Quenching and Charge Transfer in Artificial Heterostacks of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Few-Layer Black Phosphorus.  ACS Nano, 9 (1): 555-563

J. Yuan, S. Najmaei, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Lei, P. M. Ajayan, B. I. Yakobson, J. Lou Photoluminescence Quenching and Charge Transfer in Artificial Heterostacks of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Few-Layer Black Phosphorus.  ACS Nano, 9 (1): 555-563

B. Li, G. Shi, S. Lei, Y. He, W. Gao, Y. Gong, G. Ye, W. Zhou, K. Keyshar, J. Hao, P. Dong, L. Ge, J. Lou, J. Kono, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan 3D Band Diagram and Photoexcitation of 2D-3D Semiconductor Heterojunctions.  Nano Letters, 15 (9) 2015: 5919-5925

S. Ozden, T. N. Narayanan, C. S. Tiwary, P. Dong, A. H. C. Hart, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan 3D Macroporous Solids from Chemically Cross-linked Carbon Nanotubes.  Small, 11 (6) 2015: 688-693

J. Yao, B. Liu, S. Ozden, J. Wu, S. Yang, M.-T.F. Rodrigues, K. Kalaga, P. Dong, P. Xiao, Y. Zhang, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan 3D Nanostructured Molybdenum Diselenide/Graphene Foam as Anodes for Long-Cycle Life Lithium-ion Batteries.  Electrochimica Acta, 176 2015: 103-111

G. Ye, Y. Gong, K. Keyshar, E.A.M. Husain, G. Brunetto, S. Yang, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan 3D Reduced Graphene Oxide Coated V2O5 Nanoribbon Scaffolds for High-Capacity Supercapacitor Electrodes.  Particle & Particle Systems Characterization , 32 (8) 2015: 817-821

D. Sarkar, X. Xie, W. Liu, W. Cao, J. Kang, Y. Gong, S. Kraemer, P.M. Ajayan, K. Banerjee A subthermionic tunnel field-effect transistor with an atomically thin channel.  Nature, 526 2015: 91-95

J. Wu, R. M. Yadav, M. Liu, P. P. Sharma, C. S. Tiwary, L. Ma, X. Zou, X.-D. Zhou, B. I. Yakobsojn, J. Lou, P. M. Ajayan Achieving Highly Efficient, Selective, and Stable CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes.  ACS Nano, 9 (5) 2015: 5364-5371

J. Wu, R. M. Yadav, M. Liu, P. P. Sharma, C. S. Tiwary, L. Ma, X. Zou, Z.-D. Zhou, B. I. Yakobson, J. Lou, P. M. Ajayan Achieving Highly Efficient, Selective, and Stable CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes.  ACS Nano, 9 (5) 2015: 5364-5371

Z. Li, Y. Xiao, Y. Gong, Z. Wang, Y. Kang, S. Zu, P.M. Ajayan, P. Nordlander, Z. Fang Active Light Control of the MoS2 Monolayer Exciton Binding Energy.  ACS Nano, 9 (10) 2015: 10158-10164

M. A. Kabbani, C. S. Tiwary, P. A. S. Autreto, G. Brunetto, A. Som, K. R. Krishnadas, S. Ozden, K. P. Hackenberg, Y. Gong, D. S. Galvao, R. Vajtai, A. T. Kabbani, T. Pradeep, P. M. Ajayan Ambient solid-state mechano-chemical reactions between functionalized carbon nanotubes.  Nature Communications, 6 2015

B. K. Gupta, G. Kedawat, P. Kumar, M. A. Rafiee, P. Tyagi, R. Srivastava, P. M. Ajayan An n-type, new emerging luminescent polybenzodioxane polymer for application in solution-processed green emitting OLEDs.  J Mater Chem C , 3 2015: 2568-2574

H. Fei, J. Dong, M.J. Arellano-Jimenez, G. Ye, N.D. Kim, E.L.G. Samuel, Z. Peng, Z. Zhu, F. Qin, J. Bao, M.J. Yacaman, P.M. Ajayan, D. Chen, J.M. Tour Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene for hydrogen generation.  Nature Communications, 6 2015: 8668

S.-I. Baik, L. Ma, Y.-J. Kim, B. Li, M. Liu, D. Isheim, B. Yakobson, P.M. Ajayan, D. N. Seidman Atomistic Tomographic Study of Oxygen and Hydrogen Atoms and their Molecules in CVD Grown Graphene.  Small, 11 (44) 2015: 5968-5974

Q. Zeng, H. Wang, W. Fu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, P. M. Ajayan, J. Lou, Z. Liu Band Engineering for Novel Two-Dimensional Atomic Layers.  Small, 11 (6) 2015: 1868-1884

Y. Gong, H. Fei, X. Zou, W. Zhou, S. Yang, G. Ye, Z. Liu, Z. Peng, J. Lou, R. Vajtai, B. I. Yakobson, J. M. Tour, P. M. Ajayan Boron- and Nitrogen-Substituted Graphene Nanoribbons as Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.  Chemistry of Materials, 27 (4) 2015: 1181-1186

R. M. Yadav, J. Wu, R. Kochandra, L. Ma, C. S. Tiwary, L. Ge, G. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, P. M. Ajayan Carbon Nitrogen Nanotubes as Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions.  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces , 7 (22) 2015: 11991-12000

B. Cho, M. G. Hahm, M. Choi, J. Yoon, A. R. Kim, Y-J. Lee, S-G. Park, J-D. Kwon, C. S. Kim, M. Song, Y. Jeong, K-S. Nam, S. Lee, T. J. Yoo, C. G. Kang, B. H. Lee, H. C. Ko, P. M. Ajayan, D-H. Kim Charge-transfer-based Gas Sensing Using Atomic-layer MoS2.  Scientific Reports, 5 2015

R. Romero Aburto, L.B. Alemany, T.K. Weldeghiorghis, S. Ozden, Z. Peng, A. Lherbier, A.R.B. Mendez, C.S. Tiwary, J. Taha-Tijerina, Z. Yan, M. Tabata, J.-C. Charlier, J.M. Tour, P.M. Ajayan Chemical Makeup and Hydrophilic Behavior of Graphene Oxide Nanoribbons after Low-Temperature Fluorination.  ACS Nano, 9 (7) 2015: 7009-7018

K. Keyshar, Y. Gong, G. Ye, G. Brunetto, W. Zhou, D.P. Cole, K. Hackenberg, Y. He, L. Machado, M. Kabbani, A.H.C. Hart, B. Li, D.S. Galvao, A. George, R. Vajtai, C.S. Tiwary, P.M. Ajayan Chemical Vapor Deposition of Monolayer Rhenium Disulfide (ReS2).  Advanced Materials, 27 (31) 2015: 4640-4648

G. Su, V. G. Hadjiev, P. E. Loya, J. Zhang, S. Lei, S. Maharjan, P. Dong, P. M. Ajayan, J. Lou, H. Peng Chemical Vapor Deposition of Thin Crystals of Layered Semiconductor SnS2 for Fast Photodetection Application.  Nano Letters, 15 (1) 2015: 506-513

S. Ozden, C. S. Tiwary, A. H. C. Hart, A. C. Chipara, R. Romero-Aburto, M.-T. F. Rodrigues, J Taha-Tijerina, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan Density Variant Carbon Nanotube Interconnected Solids.  Advanced Materials, 27 (11) 2015: 1842-1850

A. Vlad, N. Singh, C. Galande, P.M. Ajayan Design Considerations for Unconventional Electrochemical Energy Storage Architectures.  Advanced Energy Materials , 5 (19) 2015

S. E. Yalcin, C. Galande, R. Kappera, H. Yamaguchi, U. Martinez, K. A. Velizhanin, S. K. Doorn, A. M. Dattelbaum, M. Chhowalla, P. M. Ajayan, G. Gupta, A. D. Mohite Direct Imaging of Charge Transport in Progressively Reduced Graphene Oxide Using Electrostatic Force Microscopy.  ACS Nano, 9 (3) 2015: 2981-2988

D. Gopalakrishnan, D. Damien, B. Li, H. Gullappalli, V. K. Pillai, P. M. Ajayan, M. M. Shaijumon Electrochemical synthesis of luminescent MoS2 quantum dots.  Chemical Communications, 51 2015: 6293-6296

K. K. Tadi, T. N. Narayanan, S. Arepalli, K. Banerjee, S. Viswanathan, D. Liepmann, P. M. Ajayan, V. Renugopalakrishnan Engineered 2D nanomaterials-protein interfaces for efficient sensors.  J of Materials Res, 30 (23) 2015: 3728

M. B. M. Krishna, M. K L. Man, S. Vinod, C. chin, T. Harada, J. Taha-Tijerina, C. S. Tiwary, P. Nguyen, P. Chang, T. N. Narayanan, A. Rubio, P. M. Ajayan, S. Talapatra, K. M. Dani Engineering Photophenomena in Large, 3D Structures Composed of Self-Assembled van der Waals Heterostructure Flakes.  Advanced Optical Materials, 3 (11) 2015: 1551-1556

J. Yuan, J. Wu, W.J. Hardy, P. Loya, M. Lou, Y. Yang, S. Najmaei, M. Jiang, F. Qin, K. Keyshar, H. Ji, W. Gao, J. Bao, J. Kono, D. Natelson, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou Facile Synthesis of Single Crystal Vanadium Disulfide Nanosheets by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction.  Advanced Materials, 27 (39) 2015: 5605-5609

J.-F. Lin, M. Mohl, M. Nelo, G. Toth, A. Kukovecz, Z. Konya, S. Sridhar, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, W.-F. Su, H. Jantunen, K. Kordas Facile synthesis of nanostructured carbon materials over RANEY (R) nickel catalyst films printed on Al2O3 and SiO2 substrates.  J of Materials Chem C, 3 (8) 2015: 1823-1829

P. M. Sudeep, S. Vinayasree, P. Mohanan, P. M. Ajayan, T. N. Narayanan, M. R. Anantharaman Fluorinated graphene oxide for enhanced S and X-band microwave absorption.  Applied Physics Letters, 106 2015

S. Viswanathan, T.N. Narayanan, K. Aran, K.D. Fink, J. Paredes, P.M. Ajayan, S. Filipek, P. Miszta, H.C. Tekin, F. Inci, U. Demirci, P. Li, K.I. Bolotin, D. Liepmann, V. Renugopalakrishanan Graphene-protein field effect biosensors: glucose sensing.  Materials Today, 18 (9) 2015: 513-522

J. Wu, M. Liu, P. P. Sharma, R. M. Yadav, L. Ma, Y. Yang, X. Zou, X.-D. Zhou, B. I. Yakobson, J. Lou, P. M. Ajayan Incorporation of Nitrogen Defects for Efficient Reduction of CO2 via Two-Electron Pathway on Three-Dimensional Graphene Foam.  Nano Letters, 16 (1) 2015: 466-470

S. Ozden, Y. Yang, C. S. Tiwary, S. Bhowmick, S. Asif, E. S. Penev, B. I. Yakobson, P. M. Ajayan Indentation Tests Reveal Geometry-Regulated Stiffening of Nanotube Junctions.  Nano Letters, 16 (1) 2015: 232-236

J. Shen, Y. He, J. Wu, C. Gao, K. Keyshar, X. Zhang, Y. Yang, M. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan Liquid Phase Exfoliation of Two-Dimensional Materials by Directly Probing and Matching Surface Tension Components.  Nano Letters, 15 (8) 2015: 5449-5454

L.C.O. Silva, G.G. Silva, P.M. Ajayan, B.G. Soares Long-term behavior of epoxy/graphene-based composites determined by dynamic mechanical analysis.  J Materials Science, 50 2015: 6407-6419

M. G. Hahm, J. Nam, M. Choi, C.-D. Park, B Cho1, S. Kazunori, Y. A. Kim, D. Y. Kim, M. Endo, D.-H. Kim, R. Vajtai, P. M Ajayan, S. M. Song Low interfacial contact resistance of Al-graphene composites via interface engineering.  Nanotechnology, 26 2015

A. C. Poulose, S. Veeranarayanan, M. S. Mohamed, Y. Nagaoka, R. Romero-Aburto, T. Mitcham, P. M. Ajayan, R. R. Bouchard, Y. Sakamoto, Y. Yoshida, T. Maekawaa, D. S. Kumar Multi-stimuli responsive Cu2S nanocrystals as trimodal imaging and synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy agents.  Nanoscale, 7 2015: 8378-8388

H. Huang, G. Ye, S. Yang, H. Fei, C. S. Tiwary, Y. Gong, R. Vajtai, J. M. Tour, X. Wang, P. M. Ajayan Nanosized Pt anchored onto 3D nitrogen-doped graphene nanoribbons towards efficient methanol electrooxidation.  J of Materials Chem A, 3 (39) 2015: 19696-19701

P.P. Sharma, J. Wu, R.M. Yadav, M. Liu, C.J. Wright, C.S. Tiwary, B. Yakobson, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, X.-D. Zhou Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Arrays for High-Efficiency Electrochemical Reduction of CO2: On the Understanding of Defects, Defect Density, and Selectivity.  ACIEFS, 54 (46) 2015: 13701-13705

J. Wu, L. Ma, R.M. Yadav, Y. Yang, X. Zhang, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan Nitrogen-Doped Graphene with Pyridinic Dominance as a Highly Active and Stable Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction.  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 7 (27) 2015: 14763-14769

P. Kumbhakar, A. K. Arup, C. S. Tiwary, S. Biswas, S. Vinod, J. Taha-Tijerina, U. Chatterjee, P. M. Ajayan Nonlinear Optical Properties and Temperature-Dependent UV-Vis Absorption and Photoluminescence Emission in 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets.  Advanced Optical Materials, 3 (6) 2015: 828-835

K. Kordas, A.-R. Rautio, G.S. Lorite, M. Mohl, P. Maki-Arvela, J.-P. Mikkola, D. Murzin, L. Ge, P.M. Ajayan, R. Vajtai On the Interaction of Metal Nanoparticles with Supports.  Topics in Catalysis , 58 (14) 2015: 1127-1135

S. Lei, F. Wen, B. Li, Q. Wang, Y. Huang, Y. Gong, Y. He, P. Dong, J. Bellah, A. George, L. Ge, J. Lou, N. J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan Optoelectronic Memory Using Two-Dimensional Materials.  Nano Letters, 15 (1) 2015: 259-265

S. Lei, F. Wen, B. Li, Q. Wang, Y. Huang, Y. Gong, Y. He, P. Dong, J. Bellah, A. George, L. Ge, J. Lou, N. J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan Optoelectronic Memory Using Two-Dimensional Materials.  Nano Letters, 15 (1) 2015: 259-265

H. Li, A.W. Contryman, X. Qian, S.M. Ardakani, Y. Gong, X. Wang, J.M. Weisse, C.H. Lee, J. Zhao, P.M. Ajayan, J. Li, H.C. Manoharan, X. Zheng Optoelectronic crystal of artificial atoms in strain-textured molybdenum disulphide.  Nature Communications, 6 2015: 7381

J. Yuan, S. Najmaei, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Lei, P. M. Ajayan, B. I. Yakobson, J. Lou Photoluminescence Quenching and Charge Transfer in Artificial Heterostacks of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Few-Layer Black Phosphorus.  ACS Nano, 9 (1) 2015: 555-563

Y. Kang, H. Gong, Z. Hu, Z. Li, Z. Qiu, X. Zhu, P. M. Ajayan, Z. Fang Plasmonic hot electron enhanced MoS2 photocatalysis in hydrogen evolution.  Nanoscale, 7 (10) 2015: 4482-4488

B. Li, X. Wang, H.Y. Jung, Y.L. Kim, J.T. Robinson, M. Zalalutdinov, S. Hong, J. Hao, P.M. Ajayan, K.-T. Wan, Y.J. Jung Printing Highly Controlled Suspended Carbon Nanotube Network on Micro-patterned Superhydrophobic Flexible Surface.  Scientific Reports, 5 2015: 15905

A. P. Singh, M. Mishra, D. P. Hashim, T. N. Narayanan, M. G. Hahm, P. Kumar, J. Dwfuedi, G. Kedawat, A. Gupta, B. P. Singh, A. Chandra, R. Vajtai, S. K. Dhawan, P. M. Ajayan, B. K. Gupta Probing the engineered sandwich network of vertically aligned carbon nanotube-reduced graphene oxide composites for high performance electromagnetic interference shielding applications.  Carbon, 85 2015

S. Memaran, N.R. Pradhan, Z. Lu, D. Rhodes, J. Ludwig, Q. Zhou, O. Ogunsolu, P.M. Ajayan, D. Smirnov, A.I. Fernandez-Dominguez, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Balicas Pronounced Photovoltaic Response from Multilayered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides PN-Junctions.  Nano Letters, 15 (11) 2015: 7532-7538

J. Taha-Tijerina, D. Venkataramani, C. P. Aichele, C. S. Tiwary, J. E. Smay, A. Mathkar, P. Chang, P. M. Ajayan Quantification of the Particle Size and Stability of Graphene Oxide in a Variety of Solvents.  Part Part Syst Char , 32 (3) 2015: 334-339

K. Kalaga, M.-T. F. Rodrigues, H. Gullapalli, G. Babu, L.M.R. Arava, P.M. Ajayan Quasi-Solid Electrolytes for High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , 7 (46) 2015: 25777-25783

B. Li, Y. He, S. Lei, S. Najmaei, Y. Gong, X. Wang, J. Zhang, L. Ma, Y. Yang, S. Hong, J. Hao, G. Shi, A. George, K. Keyshar, X. Zhang, P. Dong, L. Ge, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, Y.J. Jung, P.M. Ajayan Scalable Transfer of Suspended Two-Dimensional Single Crystals.  Nano Letters, 15 (8) 2015: 5089-5097

M. Mohl, A. Dombovari, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, K. Kordas Self-assembled large scale metal alloy grid patterns as flexible transparent conductive layers.  Scientific Reports, 5 2015: 13710

L. K. Joy, D. Singh, P. M. Sudeep, V. Ganesan, P. M. Ajayan, S. Thomas, M. R. Anantharaman Size effect on the colossal thermoelectric power in charge ordered small band width manganites based on Gd-Sr.  Materials Research Express, 2 2015

M. Gurusaran, D. Rai, S. Qian, K. Weiss, V. Urban, P. Li, L. Ma, T. N. Narayanan, P. M. Ajayan, K. Sekar, S. Viswanathan, V. Renugopalakrishanan Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Single Layer Graphene: Relevant to Protein Microfluidic Chip.  Biophysical Journal, 108 2015

H. Yamaguchi, J-C. Blancon, R. Kappera, S. Lei, S. Najmaei, B. D. Mangum, G. Gupta, P. M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Chhawalla, J. J. Crochet, A. D. Mohite Spatially Resolved Photoexcited Charge-Carrier Dynamics in Phase-Engineered Mono layer MoS2.  ACS Nano, 9 (1) 2015: 840-849

M. Xia, K. Yin, G. Capellini, G. Niu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, P. M. Ajayan, Y.-H. Xie Spectroscopic Signatures of AA ' and AB Stacking of Chemical Vapor Deposited Bilayer MoS2.  Advanced Materials, 9 (12) 2015: 12246-12254

Q. Liu, X. Li, Z. Xiao, Y. Zhou, H. Chen, A. Khalil, T. Xiang, J. Xu, W. Chu, X. Wu, J. Yang, C. Wang, Y. Xiong, C. Jin, P.M. Ajayan, L. Song Stable Metallic 1T-WS2 Nanoribbons Intercalated with Ammonia Ions: The Correlation between Structure and Electrical/Optical Properties.  Advanced Materials, 27 (33) 2015: 4837-4844

C. Gautam, C. S. Tiwary, S. Lose, G. Brunetto, S. Ozen, S. Vinod, P. Raghavan, S. Biradar, D. S. Galvao, P. M. Ajayan Synthesis of Low-Density, Carbon-Doped, Porous Hexagonal Boron Nitride Solids.  ACS Nano, 9 (12) 2015: 12088-12095

Y. Gong, Z. Lin, G. Ye, G. Shi, S. Feng, Y. Lei, A. L. Elias, N. Perea-Lopez, R. Vajtai, H. Terrones, Z. Liu, M. Terrones, P. M. Ajayan Tellurium-Assisted Low-Temperature Synthesis of MoS2 and WS2 Monolayers.  ACS Nano, 9 (12) 2015: 11658-11666

Y. Wu, N. Yi, L. Huang, T. Zhang, S. Fang, H. Chang, N. Li, J. Oh, J. A. Lee, M. Kozlov, A. C. Chipara, H. Terrones, P. Xiao, G. Long, Y. Huang, F. Zhang, L. Zhang, X. Lepro, C. Haines, M. D. Lima, N. P. Lopez, L. P. Rajukumar, A. L. Elias, S. Feng, S. J. Kim, N. T. Narayanan, P. M. Ajayan, M. Terrones, A. Aliev, P. Chu, Z. Zhang, R. H. Baughman, Y. Chen Three-dimensionally bonded spongy graphene material with super compressive elasticity and near-zero Poisson’s ratio.  Nature Communications, 6 2015

Y. Gong, S. Lei, G. Ye, B. Li, Y. He, K. Keyshar, X. Zhang, Q. Wang, J. Lou, Z. Liu, R. Vajtai, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan Two-Step Growth of Two-Dimensional WSe2/MoSe2 Heterostructures.  Nano Letters, 15 (9) 2015: 6135-6141

D. Chakravarty, C.S. Tiwary, L.D. Machado, G. Brunetto, S. Vinod, R.M. Yadav, D.S. Galvao, S.V. Joshi, G. Sundararajan, P.M. Ajayan Zirconia-Nanoparticle-Reinforced Morphology-Engineered Graphene-Based Foams.  Advanced Materials, 27 (31) 2015: 4534-4543

Gong, Yongji; Yang, Shubin; Zhan, Liang; Ma, Lulu; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. A Bottom-Up Approach to Build 3D Architectures from Nanosheets for Superior Lithium Storage.  Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 1 2014: 125-130

Fang, Zheyu; Wang, Yumin; Schather, Andrea E.; Liu, Zheng; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Javier Garcia de Abajo, F.; Nordlander, Peter; Zhu, Xing; Halas, Naomi J. Active Tunable Absorption Enhancement with Graphene Nanodisk Arrays .  Nano Letters, 14, 1 2014: 299-304

Pradhan, Nihar R.; Rhodes, Daniel; Xin, Yan; Memaran, Shahriar; Bhaskaran, Lakshmi; Siddiq, Muhandis; Hill, Stephen; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Balicas, Luis Ambipolar Molybdenum Diselenide Field-Effect Transistors: Field-Effect and Hall Mobilities .  ACS Nano, 8, 8 2014: 7923-7929

Ozden, Sehmus; Ge, Liehui; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Hart, Amelia H. C.; Yang, Hyunseung; Sridhar, Srividya; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Anisotropically Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Array Based Hygroscopic Scaffolds .  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 13 2014: 10608-10613

Zhang, Qing; Scrafford, Kathryn; Li, Mingtao; Cao, Zeyuan; Xia, Zhenhai; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Wei, Bingqing Anomalous Capacitive Behaviors of Graphene Oxide Based Solid-State Supercapacitors .  Nano Letters, 14, 4 2014: 1938-1943

Zelisko, Matthew; Hanlumyuang, Yuranan; Yang, Shubin; Liu, Yuanming; Lei, Chihou; Li, Jiangyu; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Sharma, Pradeep Anomalous piezoelectricity in two-dimensional graphene nitride nanosheets .  Nature Communications, 5, 4284 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms5284

Gong, Yongji; Liu, Zheng; Lupini, Andrew R.; Shi, Gang; Lin, Junhao; Najmaei, Sina; Lin, Zhong; Elias, Ana Laura; Berkdemir, Ayse; You, Ge; Terrones, Humberto; Terrones, Mauricio; Vajtai, Robert; Pantelides, Sokrates T.; Pennycook, Stephen J.; Lou, Jun; Zhou, Wu; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Band Gap Engineering and Layer-by-Layer Mapping of Selenium-Doped Molybdenum Disulfide.  Nano Letters, 14, 2 2014: 442-449

Deng, Yexin; Luo, Zhe; Conrad, Nathan J.; Liu, Han; Gong, Yongji; Najmaei, Sina; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Xu, Xianfan; Ye, Peide D. Black Phosphorus-Monolayer MoS2 van der Waals Heterojunction p-n Diode .  ACS Nano, 8, 8 2014: 8292-8299

Shi, Gang; Hanlumyuang, Yuranan; Liu, Zheng; Gong, Yongji; Gao, Weilu; Li, Bo; Kono, Junichiro; Lou, Jun; Vajtai, Robert; Sharma, Pradeep; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Boron Nitride-Graphene Nanocapacitor and the Origins of Anomalous Size-Dependent Increase of Capacitance .  Nano Letters, 14, 4 2014: 1739-1744

Fei, Huilong; Ye, Ruquan; Ye, Gonglan; Gong, Yongji; Peng, Zhiwei; Fan, Xiujun; Samuel, Errol L. G.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Tour, James M. Boron- and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Quantum Dots/Graphene Hybrid Nanoplatelets as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction.  ACS Nano, 8, 10 2014: 10837-10843

Huang, Xin; Yu, Hong; Tan, Huiteng; Zhu, Jixin; Zhang, Wenyu; Wang, Chengyuan; Zhang, Jun; Wang, Yuxi; Lv, Yunbo; Zeng, Zhi; Liu, Dayong; Ding, Jun; Zhang, Qichun; Srinivasan, Madhavi; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Hng, Huey Hoon; Yan, Qingyu Carbon Nanotube-Encapsulated Noble Metal Nanoparticle Hybrid as a Cathode Material for Li-Oxygen Batteries.  Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 41 2014: 6516-6523

Wang, Xingli; Gong, Yongji; Shi, Gang; Chow, Wai Leong; Keyshar, Kunttal; Ye, Gonglan; Vajtai, Robert; Lou, Jun; Liu, Zheng; Ringe, Emilie; Tay, Beng Kang; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Crystalline Mono layer MoSe2 .  ACS Nano, 8, 5 2014: 5125-5131

Yao, Jianyu; Gong, Yongji; Yang, Shubin; Xiao, Peng; Zhang, Yunhuai; Keyshar, Kunttal; Ye, Gonglan;Ozden, Sehmus; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Ajayan, Pulickel M. CoMoO4 Nanoparticles Anchored on Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites as Anodes for Long-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 22 2014: 20414-20422

Liu, Wei; Kraemer, Stephan; Sarkar, Deblina; Li, Hong; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Banerjeet, Kaustav Controllable and Rapid Synthesis of High-Quality and Large-Area Bernal Stacked Bilayer Graphene Using Chemical Vapor Deposition .  Chemistry of Materials, 26, 2 2014: 907-915

Gao, Guanhui; Mathkar, Akshay; Martins, Eric Perim; Galvao, Douglas S.; Gao, Duyang; da Silva Autreto, Pedro Alves; Sun, Chengjun; Cai, Lintao; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Designing nanoscaled hybrids from atomic layered boron nitride with silver nanoparticle deposition .  Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 9 2014: 3148-3154

Gong, Yongji; Shi, Gang; Zhang, Zhuhua; Zhou, Wu; Jung, Jeil; Gao, Weilu; Ma, Lulu; Yang, Yang; Yang, Shubin; You, Ge; Vajtai, Robert; Xu, Qianfan; MacDonald, Allan H.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Lou, Jun; Liu, Zheng; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Direct chemical conversion of graphene to boron- and nitrogen- and carbon-containing atomic layers .  Nature Communications, 5, 3193 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms4193

Sun, Huanhuan; Wei, Jinquan; Sun, Jialin; Ning, Chuangang; Zhu, Jialin; Jia, Yi; Yang, Shengyi; Zhu, Hongwei; Wang, Kunlin; Wu, Dehai; Zhao, Yao; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Effect of microwave irradiation on carbon nanotube fibers: exfoliation, structural change and strong light emission.  RSC Advances, 4, 30 2014: 15502-15506

Qiu, Ciyuan; Gao, Weilu; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kono, Junichiro; Xu, Qianfan Efficient Modulation of 1.55 mu m Radiation with Gated Graphene on a Silicon Microring Resonator.  Nano Letters, 14, 12 2014: 6811-6815

Najmaei, Sina; Amani, Matin; Chin, Matthew L.; Liu, Zheng; Birdwell, A. Glen; O'Regan, Terrance P.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Dubey, Madan; Lou, Jun Electrical Transport Properties of Polycrystalline Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide .  ACS Nano, 8, 8 2014: 7930-7937

Sharma, Deepak; Amani, Matin; Motayed, Abhishek; Shah, Pankaj B.; Birdwell, A. Glen; Najmaei, Sina; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Dubey, Madan; Li, Qiliang; Davydov, Albert V. Electrical transport and low-frequency noise in chemical vapor deposited single-layer MoS2 devices.  Nanotechnology, 25, 15 2014: doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/15/155702

Wang, Minjie; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kono, Junichiro Electrically tunable hot-silicon terahertz attenuator.  Applied Physics Letters, 105, 14 2014: doi: 10.1063/1.4897531

Cole, Daniel P.; Reddy, Arava Leela Mohana; Hahm, Myung Gwan; McCotter, Ryan; Hart, Amelia H. C.; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Karna, Shashi P.; Bundy, Mark L. Electromechanical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte-Based Stretchable Supercapacitors .  Advanced Energy Materials, 4, 3 2014: doi: 10.1002/aenm.201300844

Sridhar, S.; Ge, L.; Tiwary, C. S.; Hart, A. C.; Ozden, S.; Kalaga, K.; Lei, S.; Sridhar, S. V.; Sinha, R. K.; Harsh, H.; Kordas, K.; Ajayan, P. M.; Vajtai, R. Enhanced Field Emission Properties from CNT Arrays Synthesized on Inconel Superalloy .  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 3 2014: 1986-1991

Lei, Sidong; Ge, Liehui; Najmaei, Sina; George, Antony; Kappera, Rajesh; Lou, Jun; Chhowalla, Manish; Yamaguchi, Hisato; Gupta, Gautam; Vajtai, Robert; Mohite, Aditya D.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Evolution of the Electronic Band Structure and Efficient Photo-Detection in Atomic Layers of InSe.  ACS Nano, 8, 2 2014: 1263-1272

Sridhar, Srividya; Tiwary, Chandrasekhar; Vinod, Soumya; Taha-Tijerina, Jose Jaime; Sridhar, Srividvatha; Kalaga, Kaushik; Sirota, Benjamin; Hart, Amelia H. C.; Ozden, Sehmus; Sinha, Ravindra Kumar; Harsh ; Vajtai, Robert; Choi, Wongbong; Kordas, Krisztian; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Field Emission with Ultra low Turn On Voltage from Metal Decorated Carbon Nanotubes.  ACS Nano, 8, 8 2014: 7763-7770

Zhang, Peng; Ma, Lulu; Fan, Feifei; Zeng, Zhi; Peng, Cheng; Loya, Phillip E.; Liu, Zheng; Gong, Yongji; Zhang, Jiangnan; Zhang, Xingxiang; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Zhu, Ting; Lou, Jun Fracture toughness of graphene .  Nature Communications, 5, 3782 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms4782

Amani, Matin; Chin, Matthew L.; Mazzoni, Alexander L.; Burke, Robert A.; Najmaei, Sina; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Dubey, Madan Growth-substrate induced performance degradation in chemically synthesized monolayer MoS2 field effect transistors .  Applied Physics Letters, 104, 20 2014: doi: 10.1063/1.4873680

Zhou, Haiqing; Zhu, Jixin; Liu, Zheng; Yan, Zheng; Fan, Xiujun; Lin, Jian; Wang, Gunuk; Yan, Qingyu; Yu, Ting; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Tour, James M. High thermal conductivity of suspended few-layer hexagonal boron nitride sheets .  Nano Research, 7, 8 2014: 1232-1240

Gao, Weilu; Shu, Jie; Reichel, Kimberly; Nickel, Daniel V.; He, Xiaowei; Shi, Gang; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kono, Junichiro; Mittleman, Daniel M.; Xu, Qianfan High-Contrast Terahertz Wave Modulation by Gated Graphene Enhanced by Extraordinary Transmission through Ring Apertures .  Nano Letters, 14, 3 2014: 1242-1248

Yang, Hyunseung; Kang, Dong Jin; Ku, Kang Hee; Cho, Han-Hee; Park, Chan Ho; Lee, Junhyuk; Lee, Doh C.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kim, Bumjoon J. Highly Luminescent Polymer Particles Driven by Thermally Reduced Graphene Quantum Dot Surfactants.  ACS Macro Letters, 3, 10 2014: 985-990

Vlad, A.; Singh, N.; Rolland, J.; Melinte, S.; Ajayan, P. M.; Gohy, J. -F. Hybrid supercapacitor-battery materials for fast electrochemical charge storage .  Scientific Reports, 4, 4315 2014: doi: 10.1038/srep04315

Sano, Y.; Kawayama, I.; Tabata, M.; Salek, K. A.; Murakami, H.; Wang, M.; Vajtai, R.; Ajayan, P. M.; Kono, J.; Tonouchi, M. Imaging molecular adsorption and desorption dynamics on graphene using terahertz emission spectroscopy.  Scientific Reports, 4, 6046 2014: doi: 10.1038/srep06046

Joy, Lija K.; Sooraj, V.; Sajeev, U. S.; Nair, Swapna S.; Narayanan, T. N.; Sethulakshmi, N.; Ajayan, P. M.; Anantharaman, M. R. Large enhanced dielectric permittivity in polyaniline passivated core-shell nano magnetic iron oxide by plasma polymerization .  Applied Physics Letters, 104, 12 2014: doi: 10.1063/1.4870098

Vinod, Soumya; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Autreto, Pedro Alves da Silva; Taha-Tijerina, Jaime; Ozden, Sehmus; Chipara, Alin Cristian; Vajtai, Robert; Galvao, Douglas S.; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Low-density three-dimensional foam using self-reinforced hybrid two-dimensional atomic layers .  Nature Communications, 5, 4541 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms5541

Jiang, Chengmin; Saha, Avishek; Young, Colin C.; Hashim, Daniel Paul; Ramirez, Carolyn E.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Pasquali, Matteo; Marti, Angel A. Macroscopic Nanotube Fibers Spun from Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Polyelectrolytes.  ACS Nano, 8, 9 2014: 9107-9112

Kappera, Rajesh; Voiry, Damien; Yalcin, Sibel Ebru; Jen, Wesley; Acerce, Muharrem; Torrel, Sol; Branch, Brittany; Lei, Sidong; Chen, Weibing; Najmaei, Sina; Lou, Jun; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Gupta, Gautam; Mohite, Aditya D.; Chhowalla, Manish Metallic 1T phase source/drain electrodes for field effect transistors from chemical vapor deposited MoS2.  APL Materials, 2, 9 2014: doi: 10.1063/14896077

Wagner, H. Daniel; Ajayan, P. M.; Schulte, Karl Nanocomposite toughness from a pull-out mechanism.  Composites Science & Technology, 101 2014: 184-184

Taha-Tijerina, Jose Jaime; Narayanan, Tharangattu Narayanan; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Lozano, Karen; Chipara, Mircea; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Nanodiamond-Based Thermal Fluids .  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 7 2014: 4778-4785

Sudeep, P. M.; Taha-Tijerina, J.; Ajayan, P. M.; Narayanan, T. N.; Anantharaman, M. R. Nanofluids based on fluorinated graphene oxide for efficient thermal management .  RSC Advances, 4, 47 2014: 24887-24892

Tang, Dai-Ming; Kvashnin, Dmitry G.; Najmaei, Sina; Bando, Yoshio; Kimoto, Koji; Koskinen, Pekka; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Sorokin, Pavel B.; Lou, Jun; Golberg, Dmitri Nanomechanical cleavage of molybdenum disulphide atomic layers .  Nature Communications, 5, 3631 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms4631

Gao, Wei; Wu, Gang; Janicke, Michael T.; Cullen, David A.; Mukundan, Rangachary; Baldwin, Jon K.; Brosha, Eric L.; Galande, Charudatta; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; More, Karren L.; Dattelbaum, Andrew M.; Zelenay, Piotr Ozonated Graphene Oxide Film as a Proton-Exchange Membrane .  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53, 14 2014: 3588-3593

Kang, Yimin; Najmaei, Sina; Liu, Zheng; Bao, Yanjun; Wang, Yumin; Zhu, Xing; Halas, Naomi J.; Nordlander, Peter; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Fang, Zheyu Plasmonic Hot Electron Induced Structural Phase Transition in a MoS2 Monolayer.  Advanced Materials, 26, 37 2014: 6467-6471

Wu, Renbing; Qian, Xukun; Zhou, Kun; Wei, Jun; Lou, Jun; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Porous Spinel ZnxCo3-xO4 Hollow Polyhedra Templated for High-Rate Lithium-Ion Batteries .  ACS Nano, 8, 6 2014: 6297-6303

Huang, Huajie; Yang, Shubin; Vajtai, Robert; Wang, Xin; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Pt-Decorated 3D Architectures Built from Graphene and Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets as Efficient Methanol Oxidation Catalysts.  Advanced Materials, 26, 30 2014: 5160-5165

Galande, Charudatta; Gao, Wei; Mathkar, Akshay; Dattelbaum, Andrew M.; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Mohite, Aditya D.; Ajayan, Pulikel M. Science and Engineering of Graphene Oxide .  Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 31, 6 2014: 619-638

Liu, Zheng; Amani, Matin; Najmaei, Sina; Xu, Quan; Zou, Xiaolong; Zhou, Wu; Yu, Ting; Qiu, Caiyu; Birdwell, A. Glen; Crowne, Crowne, Frank J.; Vajtai, Robert; Yakobson, Boris I.; Xia, Zhenhai; Dubey, Madan; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun Strain and structure heterogeneity in MoS2 atomic layers grown by chemical vapour deposition.  Nature Communications, 5, 5246 2014: doi: 10.1038/ncomms6246

Liu, Han; Si, Mengwei; Deng, Yexin; Neal, Adam T.; Du, Yuchen; Najmaei, Sina; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun; Ye, Peide D. Switching Mechanism in Single-Layer Molybdenum Disulfide Transistors: An Insight into Current Flow across Schottky Barriers .  ACS Nano, 8, 1 2014: 1031-1038

Ge, Liehui; Lei, Sidong; Hart, Amelia H. C.; Gao, Guanhui; Jafry, Huma; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Synthesis and photocurrent of amorphous boron nanowires.  Nanotechnology, 25, 33 2014: doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/33/335701

Najmaei, Sina; Zou, Xiaolong; Er, Dequan; Li, Junwen; Jin, Zehua; Gao, Weilu; Zhang, Qi; Park, Sooyoun; Ge, Liehui; Lei, Sidong; Kono, Junichiro; Shenoy, Vivek B.; Yakobson, Boris I.; George, Antony; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lou, Jun Tailoring the Physical Properties of Molybdenum Disulfide Monolayers by Control of Interfacial Chemistry .  Nano Letters, 14, 3 2014: 1354-1361

S. Lei, A.Sobhani, F. Wen, A. George, Q. Wang, Y. Huang, P. Dong, B. Li, S. Najmaei, J. Bellah, G. Gupta, A. D. Mohite, L. Ge, J. Lou, N. J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan Ternary CuIn7Se11: Towards Ultra-Thin Layered Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices.  Advanced Materials , 26 (45) 2014: 7666-7672

Ghosh, S.; Najmaei, S.; Kar, S.; Vajtai, R.; Lou, J.; Pradhan, N. R.; Balicas, L.; Ajayan, P. M.; Talapatra, S. Universal ac conduction in large area atomic layers of CVD-grown MoS2 .  Physical Review B, 89, 12 2014: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.125422

Ozden, Sehmus; Autreto, Pedro A. S.; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Khatiwada, Suman; Machado, Leonardo; Galvao, Douglas S.; Vajtai, Robert; Barrera, Enrique V.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Unzipping Carbon Nanotubes at High Impact .  Nano Letters, 14, 7 2014: 4131-4137

Gong, Yongji; Lin, Junhao; Wang, Xingli; Shi, Gang; Lei, Sidong; Lin, Zhong; Zou, Xiaolong; Ye, Gonglan; Vajtai, Robert; Yakobson, Boris I.; Terrones, Humberto; Terrones, Mauricio; Tay, Beng Kang; Lou, Jun; Pantelides, Sokrates T.; Liu, Zheng; Zhou, Wu; Ajayan, Pulickel M. Vertical and in-plane heterostructures from WS2/MoS2 monolayers.  Nature Materials, 13, 12 2014: 1135-1142

G. W. Meng, F. M. Han, X. L. Zhao, B. S. Chen, D. C. Yang, J. X. Liu, Q. L. Xu, M. G. Kong, X. G. Zhu, Y. J. Jung, Y. J. Yang, Z. Q. Chu, M. Ye, S. Kar, R. Vajtai and P. M. Ajayan A Generic Synthetic Approach to Interconnected Nanowire/nanotube and Nanotube/nanowire/nanotube Heterojunctions with Branched Topology.  Angewandte Chemie, (DOI) 10.1002/anie.200901999 2009

S. Goswami, N. Bajwa, P. Asuri, L. J. Ci, P. M. Ajayan, S. M. Cramer Aligned Carbon Nanotube Stationary Phases for Electrochromatographic Chip Separations.  Chromatographia, 69(5-6) 2009: 473-480

W. B. Hillig, Y. Choi, S. Murthy, N. Natravali, and P. M. Ajayan An open-pored gelatin/hydroxyapatite composite as a potential bone substitute.  J. Mater. Sci.-Materials in Medicine, 20(1), 433 2009

T. J. Simmons, S.-H. Lee, T.-J. Park, D. P. Hashim, P. M. Ajayan, R. J. Linhardt Antiseptic single wall carbon nanotube bandages.  Carbon, 47 2009: 1561-1564

G. Toth, J. Mäklin, N. Halonen, J. Palosaari, J. Juuti, H. Jantunen, K. Kordas, W. G. Sawyer, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan Carbon-Nanotube-Based Electrical Brush Contacts.  Advanced Materials Early View, DOI:10.1002/adma.200802200 2009

A. L. M. Reddy, M. M. Shaijumon, S. R. Gowda, and P. M. Ajayan Coaxial MnO2/Carbon Nanotube Array Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium Batteries .  Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl803081j, 9(3) 2009: 1002-1006

H. Chun, M. G. Hahm, Y. Homma, R. Meritz, K. Kuramochi, L. Menon, L. Ci, P. M. Ajayan and Y. J. Jung Engineering Low-Aspect Ratio Carbon Nanostructures: Nanocups, Nanorings, and Nanocontainers.  ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn9001903 2009

T. N. Narayanan, Vijutha Sunny, M. M. Shaijumon, P. M. Ajayan, and M. R. Anantharaman Enhanced microwave absorption in nickel filled multiwall carbon nanotubes in the S band.  Electrochem. Solid State Lett., 12(4) 2009: K21- K24

L. C. Liu, L. J. Ci, S. Kar, P. M. Ajayan, J. Q. Lu Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Densified Carbon Nanotube Micropillars for IC Interconnection.  IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 8(2) 2009: 196-203

L. Ci, L. Song, D. Jariwala, A. L. Elı´as, W. Gao, M. Terrones and P. M. Ajayan Graphene Shape Control by Multistage Cutting and Transfer.  Advanced Materials 2009

J. A. Rodríguez-Manzo, F. Banhart, M. Terrones, H. Terrones, N. Grobert, P. M. Ajayan, B. G. Sumpter, V. Meunier, M. Wang, Y. Bando, and D. Golberg Heterojunctions between metals and carbon nanotubes as ultimate nanocontacts.  PNAS, 106 2009: 4591-4595

W. J. Ma, L. Q. Liu, Z. Zhang, R. Yang, G. Liu, T. H. Zhang, X. F. An, X. S. Yi, Y. Ren, Z. Q. Niu, J. Z. Li, H. B. Dong, W. Y. Zhou, P. M. Ajayan and S. H. Xie High-Strength Composite Fibers: Realizing True Potential of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Matrix through Continuous Reticulate Architecture and Molecular Level Couplings.  Nano Letters 2009

M M. Kemp, A. Kumar, D. Clement, P. M. Ajayan, S. Mousa, R. J. Linhardt Hyaluronan- and heparin-reduced silver nanoparticles with antimicrobial properties.  Nanomedicine, 4 421 2009

A. Goyal, A. Kumar, P. K. Patra, S. Mahendra, S. Tabatabaei, P. J. J. Alvarez, G. John, P. M. Ajayan In situ Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle Embedded Free Standing Multifunctional PDMS Films.  Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2009

S. Razdan, P. Patra, S. Kar, L. Ci, R. Vajtai, A. Kukovecz, I. Kiricsi, Z. Konya, P. M. Ajayan Ionically Self-Assembled Polyelectrolyte-Based Carbon Nanotube Fibers.  Chemistry of Materials DOI: 10.1021/cm803060d 2009

S. Kar, C. Soldano, L. Chen, S. Talapatra, R. Vajtai, S. Nayak and P. M. Ajayan Luttinger Liquid to Al'tshuler-Aronov Transition in Disordered, Many-Channel Carbon Nanotubes.  ACS Nano, 3(1) 2009: 207-212

A. Kulamarva, P. M. V. Raja, J. Bhathena, H. Chen, S. Talapatra, P. M. Ajayan, O. Nalamasu, and S. Prakash Microcapsule carbon nanotube devices for therapeutic applications.  Nanotechnology, 20(2), 025612 2009

W. Gao, L. B. Alemany, L. Ci and P. M. Ajayan New insights into the structure and reduction of graphite oxide.  Nature Chemistry 2009

T. J. Simmons, J. Bult, D. P. Hashim, R. J. Linhardt, P. M. Ajayan Noncovalent Functionalization as an Alternative to Oxidative Acid Treatment of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes with Applications for Polymer Composites.  ACS Nano 2009

T. N. Narayanan, Vijutha Sunny, M. M. Shaijumon, P. M. Ajayan, and M. R. Anantharaman On the synthesis and magnetic properties of multiwall carbon nanotube–superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle nanocomposites.  Nanotechnology, 20, 055607 2009

J. P. Bult, W. G. Sawyer, P. M. Ajayan, L. S. Schadler Passivation oxide controlled selective carbon nanotube growth on metal substrates.  Nanotechnology, 20(8), 085302 2009

S. Talapatra, X. Tang, M. Padi, T. Kim, R. vajtai, G.V.S.Sastri, M. Shima, S.C.Deevi and P.M. Ajayan Synthesis and characterization of Co-Ni alloy nanowires.  Journal of Materials Science, 44 2271 2009

M. M. Kemp, A. Kumar, S. Mousa, T.-J. Park, P. M. Ajayan, N. Kubotera, S. A. Mousa, and R. J. Linhardt Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Stabilized with Glycosaminoglycans Having Distinctive Biological Activities.  Biomacromolecules, 10 2009: 589–595

T. N. Narayanan, C. S. Suchand Sandeep, M. M. Shaijumon, P. M. Ajayan, R. Philip and M. R. Anantharaman The synthesis of high coercivity cobalt-in-carbon nanotube hybrid structures and their optical limiting properties.  Nanotechnology, 20 285702 2009

L. Song, L. Ci, W. Gao and P. M. Ajayan Transfer Printing of Graphene Using Gold Film.  ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn9003082 2009

L. Ci, Z. Xu, L. Wang, W. Gao, F. Ding, K. F. Kelly, B. I. Yackobson and P. M. Ajayan Controlled Nanocutting of Graphene.  Nano Research 1, 116 2008

F. S. Ou, M. M. Shaijumon and P. M. Ajayan Controlled manipulation of giant hybrid in-organic assemblies.  Nano Letters. 8, 1853 2008

Z. Yang, L. Ci, J. A. Bur, S. Y. Lin and P. M. Ajayan Experimental Observation of an extremely dark material made by a low-density nanotube array.  Nano Letters 08, 446 2008

A. Kumar, P. K. Vemula, P. M. Ajayan and G. John Silver-nanoparticle-embedded antimicrobial paints based on vegetable oil.  Nature Materials 7, 236 2008

L. Ge, S. Sethi, L. Ci, P. M. Ajayan, and A. Dhinojwala, Carbon Nanotube-based Synthetic Gecko-tapes.  Nat. Acad. of Sci. 104, 10792 2007

Suhr, P. Victor, L. Ci, S. Sreekala, X. Zhang, O Fatigue Resistance of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays under Cyclic Compression.  Nature Nanotechnology 2, 417 2007

P. M. Ajayan and J. Tour Nanotube Composites.  Nature, 447, 1066 2007

L.. Sun, F. Banhart, A. V. Krasheninnikov, J. A. Rodriguez-Manzo, M. Terrones, and P. M. Ajayan, Carbon Nanotubes as High-Pressure Cylinders and Nanoextruders.  Science 312, 1199 2006

A. Y. Cao, P. L. Dickrell, W. G. Sawyer, M. N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, and P. M. Ajayan Super-compressible Foam-like Carbon Nanotube Films.  Science 310, 1307. 2005

P. K. Vemula, K. Douglas, C. Achong, A. Kumar, P. M. Ajayan and G. John "Autoxidation Induced Metal Nanoparticles Synthesis in Biobased Polymeric Systems: A Sustainable Approach in Hybrid Materials Development".  J. Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 2, 1 (2008)

L. Ci, J. Suhr, V. Pushparaj, X. Zhang, P. M. Ajayan "Continuous carbon nanotube reinforced composites".  Nano Lett. 10.1021/nl8012715 (2008)

N. Halonen, K. Korda, G. Toth, T. Mustonen, J. Maklin, J. Vahakangas, P. M. Ajayan and R. Vajtai "Controlled CCVD synthesis of robust multiwalled CNT films".  J. Phys. Chem. C,112, 6723 (2008)In Revision

T. Mustonen, J. M�klin, K. Kord�s, N. Halonen, G. T�th, S. Saukko, J. V�h�kangas, H. Jantunen, S. Kar, P. M. Ajayan, R. Vajtai, P. Helist�, H. Sepp�, H. Moilanen "Controlled Ohmic and nonlinear electrical transport in inkjet-printed SWNT films".  Phys. Rev. B. 77, 125430 (2008)

C. Soldano, S. Kar, S. Talapatra, S. Nayak and P. M. Ajayan "Detection of nanoscale magnetic activity using a single carbon nanotube" 10.1021/nl802456t.  Nano Lett, 10.1021/nl802456t (2008)

S. Sreekala, X. H. Peng, P. M. Ajayan, Nayak, S.K. "Effect of strain on the band gap and effective mass of zigzag single-wall carbon nanotubes: First-principles density-functional calculations".  Physical. Review. B. 77, 155434 (2008)

S. Kim, S. Pal, P. M. Ajayan, T. Borca- Tasciuc and N. Koratkar "Electrical breakdown gas detector featuring carbon nanotube array electrodes".  J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 8, 1 (2008)

H. Haspel, R. Ionescu, P. Heszler, A. Kukovecz, Z. Konya, Z. Gingl, J. M�klin, T. Mustonen, K. Kordas, R. Vajtai and P. M. Ajayan "Fluctuation enhanced gas sensing on functionalized carbon nanotube thin films".  Phys.Stat.Sol.B, 245, 2339 (2008)

G. Schemera, C. Kwan, P. M. Ajayan, R. Vajtai and L. B. Kish "Fluctuation-Enhanced sensing: Status and Perspectives".  IEEE Sensors Journal, 8, 714 (2008)

S. Sethi, L. Ge, L. Ci, P. M. Ajayan and A. Dhinojwala "Gecko-inspired Carbon nanotube based self cleaning adhesives".  Nano Letters 12-Feb (2008)

S. Kar, C. Soldano, L. Chen, S. Talapatra, R. Vajtai, S. Nayak and P. M. Ajayan "Luttinger Liquid to Al'tshuler-Aronov Transition in Disordered, Many-Channel Carbon Nanotubes".  ACS Nano, 10.1021/nn800678v (2008)

Y. Wang, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhu, Z. Li, R. Vajtai, L. Ci and P. M. Ajayan "Nanostructured VO2 photocatalysts for hydrogen production".  ACS Nano 2, 1492 (2008)

T. N. Narayanan, M. M. Shaijumon, L. Ci, P. M. Ajayan and M. Anantharaman "On the growth mechanism of Ni and Co nanowires and comparison of their magnetic properties".  Nano Research 1 (2008): 465-

M. Endo, M. S. Strano and P. M. Ajayan "Potential applications of carbon nanotubes".  Carbon nanotubes, Topics in Applied Physics, 111, 13-61 (2008)

Y. Zhou, S. Sreekala, P. M. Ajayan and S. K. Nayak "Resistance of Cu nanowires and comparison with CNT bundles for interconnect applications using first principles calculations".  Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20, 095209 (2008)

S. Sahoo, R. Marangati, S. Lastella, G. Mallick, S. Karna, P. Sharma, P. M. Ajayan "Reversible separation of SWNT s in bundles".  Appl. Phys. Lett., 93, 083120 (2008)

S. Talapatra, X. Tang, M. Padi, T. Kim, R. vajtai, G.V.S.Sastri, M. Shima, S.C.Deevi and P.M. Ajayan "Synthesis and characterization of Co-Ni alloy nanowires".  Journal of Material Science DOI 10.1007/s10853-008-3015-1. (2008)

M. M. Shaijumon, F. S. Ou, L. Ci and P. M. Ajayan "Synthesis of hybrid nanowire arrays and their application as high power supercapacitor electrodes".  Chem. Commun., 20, 2373 (2008)

S. K. Pal, Y. Son, T. Borca-Tasciuc, Diana-Andra Borca-Tasciuc, S. Kar, R. Vajtai, and P. M. Ajayan "Thermal and electrical transport along MWCNT arrays grown on Inconel substrates".  Journal of Materials Research. 8, 2099 (2008)

Y. Son, S. K. Pal, T. Borca- Tasciuc, P. M. Ajayan and R. W. Siegel "Thermal resistance of the native interface between vertically aligned MWNT and their SiO2/Si substrate".  J. Appl. Phys. 103, 024911 (2008)

S. K. Pal, S. Talapatra, S. Kar, L. Ci, R. Vajtai, T. Borca- Tasciuc, L. S. Schadler and P. M. Ajayan "Time and temperature dependence of multiwalled carbon nanotube growth on Inconel 600".  Nanotechnology 19, 045610 (2008)

Punbusayakul, N, L. Ci, S. Talapatra, W. Surareungchai, P. M. Ajayan "Ultra-long MWNT for electrochemical sensing".  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 8, 2085 (2008)

T. N. Narayanan, M. M. Shaijumon, P. M. Ajayan and M. R. Anantharaman Synthesis of High Coercivity Cobalt Nanotubes with Acetate Precursors and Elucidation of the Mechanism of Growth.  J. Phys. Chem. C, DOI: 10.1021/jp8035007 (2008)

A. Goyal, A. Kumar, S. Kar, C. Soldano and P. M. Ajayan Temperature dependent high-bias electrical properties of C60 microrods.  J. Appl. Phys. 103, 064903 (2008)

Ajayan Research Group

  • B. Tech. Metallurgical Engineering (1985) Banaras Hindu University
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (1989) Northwestern University
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  • Carbon Based Materials (Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Nanodiamond) Nanostructured Materials (Nanoparticles, 3D Nano-architectured Materials) 2-D layered Materials (Oxides, Nitrides, Sulfides) Multifunctional Nanocomposite Materials Nanoscale Electrical Interconnects and Devices Nanomaterials Enabled Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Thin Film and 3D Battery and Supercapacitor Devices Electron Microscopy & Electron Spectroscopy Sensors, Electromechanical Actuators Nanoscale Materials of Natural and Biological Origin
Email: ajayan@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-5904
Office: Mechanical Engineering Building, 219