Lunch for Learning

A learning opportunity for critical reading of papers relevant to group research as well as a chance to sit down and enjoy lunch together.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate and submit papers for the occasion.

Lunch for Learning (LFL) is held Fridays at 1:00pm on ZOOM.

More LFLs are on the way!

 

Previous Lunch for Learning discussions:

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LFL 2020

October 16, 2020
Ryan led a discussion on the following paper:
Probing Electric Field Distributions in the Double Layer of a Single-Crystal Electrode with Angstrom Spatial Resolution using Raman Spectroscopy
Bao-Ying Wen, Jia-Sheng Lin, Yue-Jiao Zhang, Petar M. Radjenovic, Xia-Guang Zhang, Zhong-Qun Tian, and Jian-Feng Li
J. Am. Chem. Soc.,142, 27, 11698–11702 (2020)
DOI:10.1021/jacs.0c05162 and Supporting Information

 

October 9, 2020
Ruiyu led a discussion on the following topic this week:
A.I. and Science
Related Paper

 

October 2, 2020
Jordan led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Sustainable Chemistry
Related Papers: 1, 2

 

September 25, 2020
Truman led a discussion on the following paper:
A Surface Coating that Rapidly Inactivates SARS-CoV-2
Saeed Behzadinasab, Alex Chin, Mohsen Hosseini, Leo Poon, and William A. Ducker
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12, 31, 34723–34727 (2020)
DOI:10.1021/acsami.0c11425 and Supporting Information

 

September 18, 2020
Parisa led a discussion on the following topic:
Overview and Principles of Scientific Writing, Common Errors and Motivations
Related Papers: 1, 2

 

September 11, 2020
Datta led a discussion on the following paper:
Morphology -Dependent Reactivity of a Plasmonic Photocatalyst
Lin Yuan, Minhan LouBenjamin D. ClarkMinghe LouLinan ZhouShu TianChristian R. JacobsonPeter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas
ACS Nano, (2020)
DOI:10.1021/acsnano.0c05383 and Supporting Information

 

September 4, 2020
Ruiyu led a discussion on the following paper:
Machine Learning for Chemical Discovery
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Nat Commun 11, 4125 (2020)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17844-8

 

August 28, 2020
Jordan led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Aluminum and Water: An Antiperspirant Interface
Article

 

August 21, 2020
Bijoya led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

 

August 14, 2020
Binh-An led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Art and Science: Why the Two Fields Are Integral to One Another
Video

 

August 7, 2020
Truman led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Corporate Academia: Putting a Value on Education

 

July 31, 2020
Datta led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Career Development

 

July 24, 2020
Somaiyeh led a discussion on the following topic this week:
Mental Health and the Way We Take Care of Ourselves

 

July 17, 2020
Isabella led a discussion on her research this week:
Nanomaterials

 

July 10, 2020
Parisa led a discussion on the following paper:
Real-Time Molecular-Scale Imaging of Dynamic Network Switching between Covalent Organic Frameworks
Gaolei Zhan, Zhen-Feng CaiMarta Martínez-Abadía, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso, and Steven De Feyter
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 13, 5964–5968 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01270 and Supporting Information

 

June 26, 2020
Ryan led a discussion on his research this week:
Nanomaterials

 

June 12, 2020
Datta led a discussion on the following paper:
Electrochemical Instability of Metal–Organic Frameworks: In Situ Spectroelectrochemical Investigation of the Real Active Sites
Weiran Zheng, Mengjie Liu, and Lawrence Yoon Suk Lee
ACS Catal. 10, 1, 81–92 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03790 and Supporting Information

 

June 5, 2020
Bijoya led a discussion on the following paper:
Microphotoelectrochemical Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Toward Bridging Hot-Electron Transfer with a Molecular Reaction
Yi-Fan Huang, Wei Wang, Hong-Yu Guo, Chao Zhan, Sai Duan, Dongping Zhan, De-Yin Wu, Bin Ren, & Zhong-Qun Tian
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 18, 8483–8489 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02523 and Supporting Information

 

May 29, 2020
Somaiyeh led a discussion on the following paper:
Transient Domains of Ordered Water Induced by Divalent Ions Lead to Lipid Membrane Curvature Fluctuations
O. B. Tarun, H. I. Okur, P. Rangamani and S. Roke
Commun Chem 3, 17 (2020)
DOI: 10.1038/s42004-020-0263-8 and Supporting Information

 

May 22, 2020
Khoi led a discussion on his research this week:
Nonlinear Optical Studies of Interfaces

 

May 15, 2020
The group has a discussion on statistics in experiments:
Statistical Analysis of Physical Chemistry Data: Errors are not Mistakes
Gregory V. Hartland
J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 11, 5889-5892 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01405

 

May 8, 2020
Binh-An led a discussion on the following paper:
Direct Electrosynthesis of Pure Aqueous H2O2 Solutions up to 20% by Weight Using a Solid Electrolyte
Chuan Xia, Yang Xia, Peng Zhu, Lei Fan, and Haotian Wang
Science, 336, 6462, 226-231 (2019)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay1844 and Supporting Information

 

May 1, 2020
Somaiyeh led a discussion on her research this week:
Nonlinear Optical Studies of Interfaces

 

April 24, 2020
Truman led a discussion on the following paper:
Affinity of Hydrated Protons at Intrinsic Water/Vapor Interface Revealed by Ion-Induced Water Alignment
Kuo-Yang Chiang, Laetitia Dalstein, Yu-Chieh Wen
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11, 3, 696-701 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03520 and Supporting Information

 

April 17, 2020
Ruiyu led a discussion on the following paper:
Heightened Cold-Denaturation of Proteins at the Ice-Water Interface
Andrea Arsiccio, James McCarty, Roberto Pisano, and Joan-Emma Shea
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12, 5722-5730 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13454 and Supporting Information

 

April 10, 2020
Ryan led a discussion on the following paper:
Reductive Electrophotocatalysis: Merging Electricity and Light To
Achieve Extreme Reduction Potentials
Hyunwoo Kim, Hyungjun Kim, Tristan H. Lambert, and Song Lin
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 2087−2092 (2020)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10678 and Supporting Information

 

March 20, 2020
Edwin led a discussion on the following paper:
Interfacial Construction of Plasmonic Nanostructures for the Utilization of the Plasmon-Excited Electrons and Holes
Chao Zhan, Zi-Yuan Wang, Xia-Guang Zhang, Xue-Jiao Chen, Yi-Fan Huang, Shu Hu, Jian-Feng Li, De-Yin Wu, Martin Moskovits, Zhong-Qun Tian
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 20, 8053-8057 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b02518 and Supporting Information

 

March 13, 2020
Datta led a discussion on his research this week:
Plasmonics

 

March 6, 2020
Ruiyu led a discussion on a new type of topic:
“Journal impact factors, selecting hot topics and why this may or may not be important (or even a good thing) for scientific research”.
He suggests students read this background information before attending.

 

February 28, 2020
Mikaela led a discussion on the following paper:
Water Harvesting from Air with Metal-Organic Frameworks Powered by Natural Sunlight
Hyunho Kim, Sungwoo Yang, Sameer R. Rao, Shankar Narayanan,
Eugene A. Kapustin, Hiroyasu Furukawa, Ari S. Umans,
Omar M. Yaghi, Evelyn N. Wang
Science 356, 430–434 (2017)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8743 and Supporting Information

 

February 21, 2020
Isabella led a discussion on the following paper:
Metal–Organic Frameworks Mediate Cu Coordination for Selective CO2 Electroreduction
Dae-Hyun Nam, Oleksandr S. Bushuyev, Jun Li, Phil De Luna, Ali Seifitokaldani, Cao-Thang Dinh, F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Yuhang Wang, Zhiqin Liang, Andrew H. Proppe, Chih Shan Tan, Petar Todorović, Osama Shekhah, Christine M. Gabardo, Jea Woong Jo, Jongmin Choi, Min-Jae Choi, Se-Woong Baek, Junghwan Kim, David Sinton, Shana O. Kelley, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Edward H. Sargent
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 36, 11378-11386 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b06407 and Supporting Information
Video

 

February 14, 2020
Ruiyu led a discussion on his projects this week.
Ion Adsorption and Water Behavior Near Solid Oxide/Water Interfaces By Molecular Dynamics Simulations

 

February 7, 2020
Khoi led a discussion on the following paper:
Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy of Electrochemical Interfaces with Plasmonic Nanogratings
Zhihua Liu, Ying Li, Qian Xu, Hongqing Wang, & Wei-Tao Liu
Nature Materials, 18, 697–701 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02985 and Supporting Information

 

January 24, 2020
Dorian led a discussion on the following paper:
In situ Probing Electrified Interfacial Water Structures at Atomically Flat Surfaces
Chao-Yu Li, Jia-Bo Le, Yao-Hui Wang, Shu Chen, Zhi-Lin Yang, Jian-Feng Li, Jun Cheng & Zhong-Qun Tian
Nature Materials, 18, 697–701 (2019)
DOI: 10.1038/s41563-019-0356-x and Supporting Information

 

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LFL 2019

December 6th, 2019
Connor led a discussion on the following paper:
Chiral Water Superstructures around Antiparallel β-Sheets Observed by Chiral Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
Ethan A. Perets, Elsa C. Y. Yan
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10, 12, 3395-3401 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00878 and Supporting Information

 

November 22nd, 2019
Isabella led a discussion on the following paper:
Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Sorption of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants
Jonathan Ruffley, Isabella Goodenough, Tianyi Luo, Melissandre Richard, Eric Borguet, Nathaniel L. Rosi and J. Karl Johnson
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (32) 19748-19758 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05574 and Supporting Information

 

November 14th, 2019
Cheyanna led a discussion on the following paper:
Enhanced Activity of Heterogeneous Pd(II) Catalysts on Acid-Functionalized Metal–Organic Frameworks
Ken-ichi Otake, Jingyun Ye, Mukunda Mandal, Timur Islamoglu, Cassandra T. Buru, Joseph T. Hupp, Massimiliano Delferro, Donald G. Truhlar, Christopher J. Cramer, Omar K. Farha
ACS Catalog, 9, (6) 5383-5390 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01043 and Supporting Information

 

November 8th, 2019
Datta led a discussion on the following paper:
Unveiling Heterogeneity of Interfacial Water through the Water Bending Mode
Takakazu Seki, Shumei Sun, Kai Zhong, Chun-Chieh Yu, Kevin Machel, Lisa B. Dreier, Ellen H. G. Backus, Mischa Bonn, Yuki Nagata
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10, 21, 6936-6941 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02748 and Supporting Information

 

October 25th, 2019
Somaiyeh led a discussion on the following paper:
Selective Branching of Plasmonic Photosynthesis into Hydrocarbon Production and Hydrogen Generation
Sungju Yu, Prashant K. Jain
ACS Energy Lett., 4, 2295−2300 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01688 and Supporting Information

 

October 18th, 2019
Bijoya led a discussion on the following paper:
Micrometer-Sized Water Droplets Induce Spontaneous Reduction
Zhenyu Xiao, Yingjie Mei, Shuai Yuan, Hao Mei, Ben Xu, Yuxiang Bao, Lili Fan, Wenpei Kang, Fangna Dai, Rongmign Wang, Lei Wang, Songqing Hu, Daofeng Sun, and Hong-Cai Zhou
ACS Nano, 13, 7024−7030 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/acsnano.9b02106 and Supporting Information

 

October 11th, 2019
Paul led a discussion on the following paper:
Photosensitizing single-site metal−organic framework enabling visible-light-driven CO2 reduction for syngas production
Meng Liua, Yan-Fei Mua Shuang, Yaob Song, Guoa Xiang-Wei, Guoa Zhi-Ming, Zhanga Tong-BuLu
ScienceDirect, (245) 496-501 (2019)
DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.01.014 and Supporting Information

 

September 6th, 2019
Ryan led a discussion on the following paper:
Micrometer-Sized Water Droplets Induce Spontaneous Reduction
Jae Kyoo Lee,Devleena Samanta, Hong Gil Nam, and Richard N. Zare, N. Z. Schmitt, Ferenc Liebig, Joachim Koetz, and Matias Bargheer
J.Am.Chem.Soc., 141, 10585−10589 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b032277 and Supporting Information

 

August 30th, 2019
Bijoya led a discussion on the following paper:
Micrometer-Sized Water Droplets Induce Spontaneous Reduction
Jae Kyoo Lee,†Devleena Samanta, Hong Gil Nam, and Richard N. Zare, N. Z. Schmitt, Ferenc Liebig, Joachim Koetz, and Matias Bargheer
J.Am.Chem.Soc., 141, 10585−10589 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b032277 and Supporting Information

 

July 26, 2019
Isabella led a discussion on the following paper:
Scaling Up Nanoplasmon Catalysis: The Role of Heat Dissipation
Radwan M. Sarhan, Wouter Koopman, Jan Pudell, Felix Stete, Matthias Rössle, Marc Herzog, Clemens N. Z. Schmitt, Ferenc Liebig, Joachim Koetz, and Matias Bargheer
J.Phys.Chem.C, 123, 9352−9357 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12574 and Supporting Information

 

May 31, 2019
Datta led a discussion on the following paper:
Hot Holes Assist Plasmonic Nanoelectrode Dissolution
Laurens D. B. Mandemaker, Matthias Filez, Guusje Delen, Huanshu Tan, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse, and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Nano Lett., 192, 1301-1306 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04894 and Supporting Information

 

May 24, 2019
Somaiyeh led a discussion on the following paper:
Time-Resolved In Situ Liquid-Phase Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy during the Formation of Metal Organic Framework Thin Films
Laurens D. B. Mandemaker, Matthias Filez, Guusje Delen, Huanshu Tan, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse, and Bert M. Weckhuysen
J.Phys. Chem. Lett., 9 (8), 1838-1844 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00203 and Supporting Information

 

April 19, 2019
Ryan led a discussion on the following paper:
Smart SERS Hot Spots: Single Molecules Can Be Positioned in a Plasmonic Nanojunction Using Host-Guest Chemistry
Nam Hoon Kim, Wooseup Hwang, Kangkyun Baek, Md. Rumum Rohman, Jeehong Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Jungho Mun, So Young Lee, Gyeongwon Yun, James Murray, Ji Won Ha, Junsuk Rho, Martin Moskovits, and Kimoon Kim
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 4705-4711 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00977 and Supporting Information

 

April 12, 2019
Edwin led a discussion on the following paper:
Merely Measuring the UV-Visible Spectrum of Gold Nanoparticles Can Change Their Charge State
Jose Navarrete, Chris Siefe, Samuel Alcantar, Michael Belt, Galen D. Stucky, and Martin Moskovits
Nano Lett., 18, 2, 669-674 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02592 and Supporting Information

 

April 5, 2019
Bijoya led a discussion on the following paper:
Probing Nanoparticle Geometry down to Subnanometer Size: The Benefits of Vibrational Spectroscopy
Natalia Alyabyeva, Aimeric Ouvrard, Abdoul-Mouize Zakaria, and Bernard Bourguignon
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10 (3), 624-629 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03830 and Supporting Information

 

March 29, 2019
Lauren led a discussion on the following paper:
Welding Metallophthalocyanines into Bimetallic Molecular Meshes for Ultrasensitive, Low-Power Chemiresistive Detection of Gases
Zheng Meng, Aylin Aykanat, and Katherine A. Mirica
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 2046-2053 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00977 and Supporting Information

 

March 22, 2019
Mikaela led a discussion on the following paper:
In Situ Monitoring Using ATR-SEIRAS of the Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 on Au in an Ionic Liquid/Water Mixture
Marco Papasizza and Angel Cuesta
ACS Catal., 8, 6345-6352 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00977 and Supporting Information

 

March 8, 2019
Isabella led a discussion on the following paper:
Surface-enhanced infrared detection of benzene in air using a porous metal-organic-frameworks film
Raekyung Kim, Seohyeon Jee, Unjin Ryu, Hyeon Shin Lee, Se Yun Kim
Korean J. Chem. Eng., (2019)
DOI: 10.1007/s11814-018-0231-0 and Supporting Information

 

March 1, 2019
Tim led a discussion on the following paper:
Molecular hydrophobicity at a macroscopically hydrophilic surface
Jenée D. Cyran, Michael A. Donovan, Doris Vollmer, Flavio Siro Brigiano, Simone Pezzotti, Daria R. Galimberti, Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Mischa Bonn, and Ellen H. G. Backus
PNAS, 116 (5), pp 1520-1525 (2019)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1819000116 and Supporting Information

 

February 22, 2019
Stefan led a discussion on the following paper:
Molecular Coupling between Organic Molecules and Metal
Pengcheng Hu, Xu Li, Bolin Li, Xiaofeng Han, Furong Zhang, Keng C. Chou, Zhan Chen , and Xiaolin Lu
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9 (17), 5167-5172 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01765 and Supporting Information

 

February 15, 2019
Ruiyu led a discussion on the following paper:
Increased Acid Dissociation at the Quartz/Water Interface
Shivam Parashar, Dominika Lesnicki,and Marialore Sulpizi
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 2186-2189 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00686 and Supporting Information

 

February 1, 2019
Parisa led a discussion on the following paper:
Direct observation of single-molecule hydrogen-bond dynamics with single-bond resolution
Ce Zhou, Xingxing Li, Zhongliang Gong, Chuancheng Jia, Yuanwei Lin, Chunhui Gu, Gen He, Yuwu Zhong, Jinlong Yang & Xuefeng Guo
Nature, 9(807) 1-9 (2018)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03203-1 and Supporting Information

 

January 25, 2019
Datta led a discussion on the following paper:
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates with High Tailorability
Hongzhao Sun, Shan Cong, Zuhui Zheng, Zhen Wanf, Zhigang Chen, and zhigang Zhao
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141 (2), 870-878 (2019)
DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b09414 and Supporting Information

 

January 18, 2019
Khoi led a discussion on the following paper:
Surface potential of a Planar Charged Lipid-Water Interface. What do vibrating Plate Methods, Second Harmonic and Sum Frequency Measure?
L.B. Dreier, C. Bernhard, G. Gonella, E. H. G Backus, and M. Bonn
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9 (19), 5685-5691 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02093 and Supporting Information

 

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LFL 2018

December 7, 2018
Edwin led a discussion on the following paper:
Integration of Plasmonic Effects and Schottky Junctions into Metal-Organic Framework Composites: steering Charge Flow for Enhanced Visible- Light Photocatalysis
Juan-Ding Xio, Lili Han, Jun Luo, shu-Hong Yu, and Hai-Long Jiang
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1103 – 1107
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201711725 and Supporting Information

 

November 9, 2018
Lauren led a discussion on the following paper:
Design and Fabrication of Capacitive Nanosensor Based on MOF Nanoparticles as Sensing Layer for VOCs Detection
S. Homayoonnia, S. Zeinali
Sensors and Actuators B 237 (2016) 776-786
DOI: 10.1016/J.SNB.2016.06152
Supporting Information

 

November 2, 2018
Bijoya led a discussion on the following paper:
The Topmost Water Structure at a Charged Silica/Aqueous Interface Revealed by Heterodyne-Detected Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
Shu-hei Urashima, Anton Myalitsin, Satoshi Nihonyanagi, and Tahei Tahara
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 4109-4114
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01650
Supporting Information

 

October 26, 2018
Isabella led a discussion on the following paper:
Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion within Metal-Organic Frameworks under Visible Light
Kyung Min Choi, Dohyung Kim, Bunyard Rungtaweevoranit, Christopher A. Trickett, Jesika Trese Deniz Barmanbek, Ahmad S. Alshammari, Peidong Yang, and Omar M. Yaghi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139(1), 356-362
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11027
Supporting Information

 

October 19, 2018
Mikaela led a discussion on the following paper:
Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption: Pushing the Frontier for On-Chip Gas Sensing
Xinyuan Chong, Yujing Zhang, Erwen Li, Ki-Joong Kim, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Chih-hung Chang, and Alan X. Wang
ASC Sens., 2018, 3, pp 230-238
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00891
Supporting Information

 

April 26, 2018
Stefan led a discussion on the following papers:
Plasmon-Enhanced Catalysis: Distinguishing Thermal and Nonthermal Effects
Xiao Zhang, Xueqian Li, Matthew E. Reish, Du Zhang, Neil Qiang Su, Yael Gutierrez Moreno, Weitao Yang, Henry O. Everitt, and Jie Liu
Nano Lett., 18 (3),1714-1723 (2018).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04776
(Article and Supporting Information)
Plasmonic Heating Plays a Dominant Role in the Plasmon-Induced Photocatalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrobenzenethiol
Alexander A. Golubev, Boris N. Khlebstov, Raul D. Rodriguez, Ying Chen, and Dietrich R. T. Zahn
J. Phys. Chem C., 122 (10),5657-5663 (2018).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12101
(Article)

 

April 5, 2018
Ruiyu led a discussion on the following paper:
Proton-Transfer Mechanisms at the Water-ZnO Interface: The Role of Presolvation
Vanessa Quaranta, Matti hellstrom, and Jorg Behler
J. Phys. Chem Lett., 8 (7),1476-1483 (2017).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00358
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

March 29, 2018
Tim led a discussion on the following paper:
Merely Measuring the UV-Visible Spectrum of Gold Nanopart Change Their Charge State
Jose navarrete, Chris Siefe, Samuel Alcantar, michael Belt, Falen D. Stucky, and Martin Moskovits.
Nano Lett., 18 (2),669-674 (2018).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02592
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

March 9, 2018
Parisa led a discussion on the following paper:
Direct single-molecule dynamic detection of chemical reactions
Jianxin Guan, Chuancheng Jia, Yanwei Li, Zitong Liu, Jinying Wang, Zhongyue Yang, Chunhui Gu, Dingkai Su, Kendall N. Houk, Deqing Zhang, and Xuefeng Guo.
Sci Adv., 4 (2), (2018).
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar2177
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

February 28, 2018
Meilisandre led a discussion on the following paper:
A Spectroscopic Study on the Nitrogen Electrochemical Reduction Reaction on Gold and Platinum Surfaces
Yao Yao, Shangqian Zhu, Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, and Minhua Shao.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (4), 1496-1501 (2018).
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12101
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

February 14, 2018
Piret led a discussion of the following papers:
Too Hot for Photon-Assisted Transport:Hot-Electrons Dominate Conductance Enhancement in Illuminated Single-Molecule Junctions
E-Dean Fung, Olgun Adak, Giacomo Lovat, Diego Scarabelli, and Latha Venkataraman.
Nano Lett., 17 (2), 1255-1261 (2017).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b05091
(Article and Supporting Information)
Photoconductance from exciton Binding in Molecular Junctions
Jianfeng Zhou, Kun Wang, Bingqian Xu, and Yonatan Dubi.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (1), 70-73 (2019).
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10479
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

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LFL 2016

September 20, 2016
Yaroslav led a discussion of the following papers
:Ultrafast Surface-Enhanced Raman Probing of the Role of Hot Electrons in Plasmon-Driven Chemistry
Nathaniel C. Brandt, Emily L. Keller, and Renee R. Frontiera.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7 (16), 3179-3185 (2016).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01453
(Article and Supporting Information)
Coherent Lattice Vibrations in Mono- and Few-Layer WSe2
Tae Young Jeong, Byung Moon Jin, Sonny H. Rhim, Lamjed Debbichi, Jaesung Park, Yu Dong Jang, Hyang Rok Lee, Dong-Hun Chae, Donghan Lee, Yong-Hoon Kim, Suyong Jung, and Ki Ju Yee.
ACS Nano 10 (5), 5560-5566 (2016).
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02253
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

August 10, 2016
Antonio led a discussion of the paper:
Hot Electron of Au Nanorods Activates the Electrocatalysis of Hydrogen Evolution on MoS2 Nanosheets
Yi Shi, Jiong Wang, Chen Wang, Ting-Ting Zhai, Wen-Jing Bao, Jing-Juan Xu, Xing-Hua Xia, Hong-Yuan Chen
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (23), 7365-7370 (2015).
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01732
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

June 27, 2016
Thi led a discussion of the paper:
Functionalization of Liquid-Exfoliated Two-Dimensional 2h-MoS2
Claudia Backes, Nina C. Berner, Xin Chen, Paul Lafargue, Pierre LaPlace, Mark Freely, Georg S Duesberg, Jonathan N. Coleman, and Aidan R. McDonald.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, (2015): 2638-2642.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201409412
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

June 15, 2016
Thao led a discussion of the paper:
Effect of Electrolyte Concentration on the Stern Layer Thickness at a Charged Interface
Matthew A. Brown, Alok Goel, and Zareen Abbas.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, no. 11 (2016): 3790-3794.
DOI:10.1002/anie.201512025

 

May 25, 2016
Parisa led a discussion of the paper:
Thermal Selectivity of Intermolecular Versus Intramolecular Reactions on Surfaces
Borja Cirera, Nelson Giménez–Agulló, Jonas Björk, Francisco Martínez-Peña, Alberto Martin–Jimenez, Jonathan Rodriguez-Fernandez, Ana M. Pizarro, Roberto Otero, José M. Gallego, Pablo Ballester, José R. Galan-Mascaros, and David Ecija.
Nature Communications 7, 11002 (2016).
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11002
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

May 18, 2016
Stefan led discussion of the paper:
Surface Effect of Alumina on the First Electronic Transition of Liquid Water Studied by Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
Takeyoshi Goto, Akifumi Ikehata, Yusuke Morisawa, and Yukihiro Ozaki
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6 (6), 1022-1026 (2015)
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

April 18, 2016
Piret led a discussion of the paper:
Microscopic Origin of Chiral Shape Induction in Achiral Crystals
W. Xiao, K-H. Ernst, K. Palotas, Y. Zhang, E. Bruyer, L. Peng, T. Greber, W. A. Hofer, L. T. Scott, R. Fasel
Nature Chemistry 8, 326-330 (2016)
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

March 24, 2016
Loranne led a discussion of the paper:
Reversible Bergman Cyclization by Atomic Manipulation
Bruno Schuler, Shadi Fatayer, Fabian Mohn, Nikolaj Moll, Niko Pavlicek, Gerhard Meyer, Diego Peña, and Leo Gross
Nature Chemistry 8, 220-224 (2016)
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

February 24, 2016
Yaroslav led a discussion of the paper:
Resonant internal quantum transitions and femtosecond radiative decay of excitons in monolayer WSe2
C. Poellman, P. Steinleitner, U. Leirseder, P. Nagler, G. Plechinger, M. Porer, R. Bratschitsch, C. Shuller, T.Korn, & R. Huber
Nature Materials 14, 889-893 (2015) 
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

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LFL 2015

November 17, 2015
Aasish led a discussion of the paper:
Subnanoscale hydrophobic modulation of salt bridges in aqueous media
Chen, Shuo, Yoshimitsu Itoh, Takuya Masuda, Seishi Shimizu, Jun Zhao, Jing Ma,
Shugo Nakamura et al.
Science 348, no. 6234, 555-559 (2015).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

July 16, 2015
Lang led a discussion of the paper:
Characterization of Parallel ß-Sheets at Interfaces by Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
Li Fu, Zhuguang Wang, Brian T. Psciuk, Dequan Xiao, Victor S. Batista, and Elsa CY Yan.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, (8), 1310-1315 (2015).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

June 6, 2015
Laszlo led a discussion of the paper:
Optical Spectrum of MoS2: Many Body Effects and Diversity of Exciton States
Diana Y. Qiu, H. Felipe, and Steven G. Louie.
Physical review letters, 111, (21), (2013): 216805. (Article and Supporting Information)

 

April 24, 2015
Loranne led a discussion of the paper:
Half-Metallicity in Single-Layered Manganese Dioxide Nanosheets by Defect Engineering
Hui Wang, Jiajia Zhang, Xudong Hang, Xiaodong Zhang, Junefeng Xie, Bicai Pan and Yi Xie.
Angewandte Chemie, 127, (4), 1211-1215 (2015).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

April 8, 2015
Safiya led a discussion of the paper:
Rhodium Nanoparticles for Ultraviolet Plasmonic
Anne M. Watson, Xiao Zhang, Rodrigo Alcaraz de la Osa, Juan Marcos Sanz, Francisco G. Fernandez, Fernando Moreno, Gleb Finkelstein, Jie Liu, and Henry O. Everitt.
Nano Lett., 15, (2), 1095-1100 (2015).
(Article)

 

February 5, 2015
Shalaka led a discussion of the paper:
The Structure of interfacial water on gold electrodes studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy
Juan-Jesus Velasco Velez, Cheng Hao Wu, Tod A. Pascal, Liwen F. Wan, Jinghua Guo, David Predergast, Miquel Salmeron.
Science, 346, (6211), 831-834 (2014).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

January 29, 2015
Colin led a discussion of the paper:
Active and Selective Conversion of CO2to CO on Ultrathin Au Nanowires
Wenlei Zhu, Yin-Jia Zhang, Hangyi Zhang, Haifeng Lv, Qing Li, Ronald Michalsky, Andrew A. Peterson, and Shouheng Sun.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, (46), 16132-16135 (2014). (Article and Supporting Information)

 

January 21, 2015
Aashish led a discussion of the paper:
Transient excitons at metal surfaces
Xuefeng Cui, Cong Wang, Adam Argondizzo, Sean Garrett-Roe, Branko Gumhalter, and Hrvoje Petek.
Nature Physics, 10, 505-509 (2014). 
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

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LFL 2014

December 12, 2014
Sepideh led a discussion of the paper:
Flexible metallic nanowires with self-adaptive contacts to semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenides monolayers
Junhao Lin, Ovidiu Cretu, Wu Zhou, Kazu Suenaga, Dhiraj Prasai, Kirill I. Bolotin, Nguyen Thanh Cuong, Minoru Otani, Sumusu Okada, Andrew R. Lupini, Juan-Carlos Idrobo, Dave Caudel, Arnold Burger, Nirmal J. Ghimire, Jiaqiang Yan, David G. Mandrus, Stephen J. Pennycook, and Sokrates T. Pantelides.
Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 436-442 (2014).
(Article and Supporting Information

 

October 16, 2014
James led a discussion of the paper:
Vibration Sum-Frequency Scattering for Detailed Studies of Collagen Fibers in Aqueous Environments
Patrick K. Johansson and Patrick Koelsch.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, (39), 13598-13601 (2014).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

September 4, 2014
Aashish Tuladar led a discussion of the paper:Ultrafast charge transfer in atomically thin MoS2/WS2 heterostructures
Xiaoping Hong, Jonghwan Kim, Su-Fei Shi, Yu Zhang, Chenhao Jin, Yinghui Sun, Sefaattin Tongay, Junqiao Wu, Yanfeng Zhang, and Feng Wang.
Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 682-686 (2014). 
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

August 29, 2014
Esteban led a discussion of the paper:
Measuring Localized Redox Enzyme Electron Transfer in a Live Cell with Conducting Atomic Force Microscopy
Lital Alfonta, Brian Meckes, Lion Amir, Orr Schlesinger, Srinivasan Ramachandran, and Ratnesh Lal
Anal. Chem., 86, (15), 7674-7680 (2014).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

July 31, 2014
Shalaka led a discussion of the paper:
Photo-emission Mechanism of Water-Soluble Silver Nanoclusters: Ligans-to-Metal Metal Charge Transfer vs Strong Coupling between Surface Plasmon and Emitters Yuting Chen, Taiqun yang, Haifeng Pan, Yufeng Yuan, Li Chen, Mengwei Liu, Kun Zhang, Sanjun Zhang, Peng Wu and Jianhua Xu
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, (5) 1686-1689 (2014).
(Article and Supporting Information)

 

July 24, 2014
Sepideh led a discussion of the paper:
Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Palladium Single-Crystalline Nanoparticles: The effect of HCl Oxidative Etching and Facet-Dependent Catalytic Properties
Jinfeng Zhang, Chao Feng, Yida Deng, Lei Liu, Yating Wu, Bin Shen, Cheng Zhong, Wengin Hu
Chemistry of Materials, 26 (2), 1213-1218 (2014).
(Article)

 

July 10, 2014
Colin led a discussion of the paper:
Photoinduced Conversion of Methane into Benzene over GaN Nanowires
Lu Li, Shizhao Fan, Xiaoyue Mu, Zetain Mi, Chao-Jun Li
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123, (22) 7793-7796 (2014).
(Article and Supporting information)

 

July 3, 2014
James led a discussion of the paper:
Liquid Flow Along a Solid Surface Reversibly Alters Interfacial Chemistry
Dan Lis, Ellen H. G. Backus, Johannes Hunger, Sapun H. Parekh, Mischa Bonn
Science Magazine 344,  (6188) 1138-1142 (2014).
(Article and Supporting information)

 

June 20, 2014
Aurelia led a discussion of the paper:
Promotion of Atomic Hydrogen Recombination as an Alternative to Electron Trapping for the Role of Metals in the Photocatalytic Production of H2
Ji Bong Joo, Robert Dillon, Ilkeun Lee, Yadong Yin, Christopher J. Bardeen, and Francisco Zaera.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, (22) 7924-7947 (2014). 
(Article and Supporting information)

 

May 8, 2014
Aashish led a discussion of the paper:
Anisotropic Nanoparticles as Shape-Directing Catalysts for the Chemical Etching of Silicon
Guoliang Liu, Kaylie L. Young, Xing Liao, Michelle L. Personick, and Chad A. Mirkin
Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, (33)  12196-12199 (2013).
(Article and supporting information)

 

April 18, 2014
Esteban led a discussion of the paper:
Single-Molecule Spectroscopy of Amino Acids and Peptides by
Recognition Tunnelling
Zhao, Yanan, Brian Ashcroft, Peiming Zhang, Hao Liu, Suman Sen,
Weisi Song, Jong.
Nature Nanotechnology 9, 466-473 (2014).
(Article)

 

April 3, 2014
Devika led a discussion of the paper:
Mechanistic Understanding of Surface Plasmon Assisted Catalysis on a Single Particle: Cyclic Redox of 2- aminothiophenol
Xu, Ping, Leilei Kang, Nathan H. Mack, Kirk S. Schanze, Xijiang Han, and Hsing-Lin Wang.
Scientific Reports 3, 2997 (2013).
(Article)

 

March 21, 2014
Shalaka led a discussion of the paper:
Probing the Distribution of Water Molecules Hydrating Lipid Membranes with Ultrafast Forster Vibrational Energy TransferL. Piatkowski, J. de Heij, and Huib J. Bakker.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 117, 1367- 1377 (2013).
(Article)

 

March 13, 2014
Sepideh led a discussion on the following paper:
A Single Molecule Level Study of the Temperature-Dependent Kinetics for the Formation of Metal Porphyrin Monolayers on Au(111) from Solution
Ashish Bhattarai, Ursula Mazur, and K. W. Hipps
Journal of the American Chemical Society. 136 (5), 2142-2148 (2014)
(Article)

 

February 7, 2014
AAshish led discussion on the following paper:
Optical Probe of Charge Separation at Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Interfaces
Park, Heungman, Marlene Gutierrez, Xiaoxi Wu, Jeong Won Kim, and Xiaoyang Zhu.
Journal of the American Society, 117 (21), 10974-10979 (2013)
(Article)

 

January 31, 2014
Devika led a discussion on the following paper:
Aluminum for Plasmonics
Mark W. Knight , Nicholas S. King , Lifei Liu , Henry O. Everitt , Peter Nordlander , and Naomi J. Halas
ACS Nano, 8 (1), 834-840 (2014)
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LFL 2013

December 6, 2013
Sepideh led discussion on the following paper:
Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Using Cyanine Dyes as the Active Components
Antonio Pertegás, Daniel Tordera, Juan J. Serrano-Pérez, Enrique Ortì, and Henk J. Bolink
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (48),  18008-18011 (2013)
(Article)

 

October 11, 2013
Devika led discussion on the following paper:
Identification of parameters through which surface chemistry determines the lifetimes of hot electrons in small Au nanoparticles
Kenneth O. Aruda, Mario Tagliazucchi, Christina M. Sweeney, Daniel C. Hannah, George C. Schatz, and Emily A. Weiss
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (11),  4212-4217 (2013)
(Article)

 

September 27, 2013
Aashish led discussion on the following paper:
Detection of Solvent/Buried TiO2 Surface Interactions by Intermolecular Fano Resonance in Resonance Hyper-Raman Scattering Korenobu Matsuzaki, Rintaro Shimada, and Hiro-o Hamaguchi
Langmuir 29 (8), 2471-2475 (2013)
(Article)

 

August 16, 2013
Aziz led discussion on the following paper:
Tuning Selectivity in Propylene Epoxidation by Plasmo Mediated Photo-Switching of Cu Oxidation State
Andiappan Marimuthu, Jianwen Zhang, Suljo Linic
Science 339, 1590 (2013)  
(Article)

 

August 12, 2013
Linh led discussion on the following paper:
Asbestos-like Pathogenicity of Long Carbon Nanotubes Alleviated by
Chemical FunctionalizationDr. Hanene Ali-Boucetta, Dr. Antonio Nunes, Dr. Raquel Sainz, Dr. M.
Antonia Herrero, Dr. Bowen Tian, Prof. Maurizio Prato, Dr. Alberto
Bianco, Prof. Kostas Kostarelos
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 2274-2278 (2013)
(Article)

 

April 5, 2013
Devika will led discussion on the following paper:
Cations Bing Only Weakly to Amides in Aqueous Solutions
Halil I. Okur, Jaibir Kherb, and Paul S. Cremer
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Article ASAP
(Article)(supporting information)

 

March 29, 2013
Two types of luminescence blinking revealed by spectroelectrochemistry of single quantum dots.
Christophe Galland, Yagnaseni Ghosh, Andrea Steinbruck, Milan Sykora, Jennifer A. Hollingsworth, Victor I. Klimov, and Han HtoonNature 479, 203-207 (10 November 2011)
(Article)

 

March 22, 2013
Sepideh led discussion on the following paper:

Measurment of Electron Transfer through cytochrome P450 Protein on Nanopillars and the Effect of Bound Substrates
John E. Jett, David Lederman, Lance A. Wollenberg, Debin Li, Darcy R. Flora, Christopher D. Bostick, Timothy S. Tracy, Peter M. Gannett.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (10), 3834-3840 (2013)
(Article)

 

March 8, 2013
Aashish led discussion on the following paper:
Optical detection of single non-absorbing molecules using the surface plasmon resonance of a gold nanorodPeter Zijlstra, Pedro M. R. Paulo and Michel Orrit 
Nature Nanotechnology 7, 379-382 (2012)
(Article)(supporting information)

 

February 15, 2013
Aziz Boulesbaa led discussion on the following paper:
Hot charge-transfer excitons set the time limit for charge separation at donor/acceptor interfaces in organic photovoltaicsAskat E. Jailaubekov, Adam P.Willard, John R. Tritsch,Wai-Lun Chan1, Na Sai, Raluca Gearba, Loren G. Kaake, Kenrick J.Williams, Kevin Leung, Peter J. Rossky and X-Y. Zhu
Nature Materials, 12, 66-73 (2013)
(Article)(supporting information)

 

January 25, 2013
My Hoang led discussion on the following paper:
Discovery of the DNA “Genetic Code” for Abiological Gold Nanoparticle Morphologies.
Zidong Wang, Longhua Tang, Li Huey Tan, Jinghong Li, Yi Lu.
Angew. Chem. 124, 9212-9216 (2012)
(Article)

 

January 18, 2013
Uduak Udoeyo led discussion on the following paper:
Negligible Particle-Specific Antibacterial Activity of Silver NanoparticlesZong-ming Xiu, Qing-bo Zhang, Hema L. Puppala, Vicki L. Colvin, and Pedro J. J. Alvarez Nano Letters 12 (8), 4271-4275 (2012)
(Article) (Supporting information)

 

January 11, 2013
Shalaka Dewan led discussion on the following paper:
Water structural transformation at molecular hydrophobic interfaces
Davis, Joel G., Gierszal, Kamil P., Wang, Phil, Ben-Amotz Dor
Nature 491, 582-858 (2012)
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LFL 2012

December 28, 2012
Devika Sil led discussion on the following paper:
A Mechanical Metamaterial made from a DNA HydrogelJong Bum Lee, Songming Peng, Dayong Yang, Young Hoon Roh, Hisakage Funabashi, Nokyoung Park, Edward J. Rice, Liwei Chen, Rong Long, Mingming Wu, and Dan Luo.Nature Nanotechnology 7, 816-820 (2012)
(Article)(supporting information)

 

December 6, 2012 
Sepideh led discussion on the following paper:
Single Molecule Imaging of Oxygenation of Cobalt Octaethylporphyrin at the Solution/Solid Interface: Thermodynamics from Microscopy
Benjamin A. Friesen , Ashish Bhattarai , Ursula Mazur, and K. W. Hipps State
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (36), 14897-14904 (2012)
(Article)

 

November 21, 2012 
Aashish led discussion on the following paper:
Effects of Ions on Hydrogen-Bonding Water Networks in Large Aqueous Nanodrops
Jeremy T. O’Brien and Evan R. Williams
Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (24), 10228-10236 (2012)
(Article)

 

June 22, 2012
Shalaka Dewan led discussion on the following paper:
“No Ice-Like Water at Aqueous Biological Interfaces”
M. Bonn, H.J. Bakker, Y. Tong , EH.G. Backus
Biointerphases. 7:20 (2012)
(Article)

 

April 20, 2012
Aziz Boulesbaa led discussion on the following paper:“Comparison of Carrier Multiplication Yields in PbS and PbSe Nanocrystals: The Role of Competing Energy-Loss Processes”
John T. Stewart, Lazaro A. Padilha, M. Mumtaz Qazilbash, Jeffrey M. Pietryga, Aaron G. Midgett, Joseph M. Luther, Matthew C. Beard, Arthur J. Nozik, and Victor I. Klimov
Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 622-628 (2012)
(Article)

 

March 23, 2012
 Uduak Udoeyo led discussion on the following paper:
Thiocyanate-Capped Nanocrystal Colloids: Vibrational Reporter of Surface
Chemistry and Solution-Based Route to Enhanced Coupling in Nanocrystal SolidsFafarman, A. T.; Koh, W.-k.; Diroll, B. T.; Kim, D. K.; Ko, D.-K.; Oh, S. J.;
Ye, X.; Doan-Nguyen, V.; Crump, M. R.; Reifsnyder, D. C.; Murray, C. B.;
Kagan, C. R.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, (39), 15753-15761 (2011)
(Article)

 

January 13, 2012
Ashley Truxal led discussion on the following paper:
Surface Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy by Dynamic Nuclear PolarizationAnne Lesage, Moreno Lelli, David Gajan, Marc A. Caporini, Veronika Vitzthum, Pascal Mieville, Johan Alauzun, Arthur Roussey, Chloe Thieuleux, Ahmad Mehdi, Geoffery Bodenhousen, Christophe Coperet, and Lyndon Emsley.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132 (44), 15459-15461 (2010)
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LFL 2011

November 23, 2011 
Nicole Haloupek led discussion on the following paper:Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicityWong, Kang, Tang, Smythe, Hatton, Grintha & Aizenberg
Nature. 477, 443-447 (2011)
(Article)

 

November 18, 2011 
Aashish Tuladhar led discussion on the following paper:A Scheme for Detecting Every Single Target Molecule with Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Eric C. Le R, Johan Grand, Idrissa Sow, Walter R. C. Somerville, Pablo G. Etchegoin, Mona Treguer-Delapierre, Gaelle Charron, Nordin Felidj, Georges Levi, and Jean Aubard Nano Lett., 11 (11), 5013-5019 (2011)
(Article)

 

November 4, 2011 
Devika Sil led discussion on the following paper:
Non-Invasive Vibrational SFG Spectroscopy Reveals That Bacterial Adhesion Can Alter the Conformation of Grafted ‘Brush’ Chains on SAMEmilie Bulard, Ziang Guo, Wanquan Zheng, Henri Dubost, Marie-Pierre Fontaine-Aupart, Marie-Noelle Bellon-Fontaine, Jean-Marie Herry, Romain Briandet, and Bernard Bourguignon.
Langmuir, 27, 4928-4935 (2011)
(Article)

 

October 14, 2011 
Sepideh Afsari led discussion on the following paper:
Reduced Graphene Oxide Molecular Sensors
Jeremy T. Robinson, F. Keith Perkins, Eric S. Snow, Zhongging Wei, and Paul E. Sheehan
Nano Lett., 8 (10), 3137-3140 (2008)
(Article)

 

October 7, 2011 
Shalaka Dewan led discussion on the following paper:The Orientation and Charge of Water at the Hydrophobic Oil Droplet-Water Interface
Robert Vacha, Steven W. Rick, Pavel Jungwirth, Alex G. F. de Beer, Hilton B. de Aguiar, Jean-Sebastien Samson, and Sylvie Roke.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133 (26), 10204-10210 (2011)
(Article)

 

September 23, 2011
Aziz Boulesbaa led discussion on the following paper:
Localized surface plasmon resonances arising from free carriers in doped quantum dotsJoseph M. Luther, Prashant K. Jain, Trevor Ewers, and A. Paul Alivisatos
Nature Materials, vol.10, 361-366 (2011)
(Article

 

April 19, 2011
 Heather Vanselous led discussion on the following paper:
Visualisation of electrochemical processes at optically transparent carbon nanotube ultramicroelectrodes (OT-CNT-UMEs)
Agnieszka Rutkowska, Tahani M. Bawazeer, Julie V. Macpherson and Patrick R. Unwin
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13,  5223-5226 (2011)
(Article)

 

April 7, 2011
Dr. Li led discussion on the following paper:
Mechanistic Insights into the Brust-Schiffrin Two-Phase Synthesis of Organo-chalcogenate-Protected Metal Nanoparticles
Ying Li, Oksana Zaluzhna, Bolian Xu, Yuan Gao, Jacob M. Modest, and YuYe J. Tong
Journal of American Chemical Society 133, 2092-2095 (2011)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

April 1, 2011
Lan Nguyen led discussion on the following papers:
Hydrogen Spillover in Pt-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites: Formation of Stable C-H Bonds
Ranadeep Bhowmick, et al.
Journal of American Chemical Society (ASAP, 2011)
(Article) (Supporting Information)
Polyelectrolyte Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes as Efficient Metal-free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction
Shuangyin Wang, Dingshan Yu and Liming Dai
Journal of American Chemical Society (ASAP, 2011)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

March 11, 2011
Aashish Tuladhar led discussion on the following paper:
Direct Evidence of Angular Jumps During Water Reorientation Through Two-Dimensional Infrared Anisotropy
Guillaume Stirnemann and Damien Laage
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 1511-1516 (2010)
(Article)

 

February 22, 2011
Devika Sil led discussion on the following paper:
Ground-State Depletion Microscopy: Detection Sensitivity of Single-Molecule Optical Absorption at Room TemperatureShasha Chong,Wei Min and X. Sunney Xie
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1 (32), 3316-3322 (2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

February 15, 2011
 Sepideh Afsari led discussion on the following paper:Visualization of Fermi’s Golden Rule Through Imaging of Light Emission from Atomic Silver Chains
Chi Chen, C.A. Bobisch and W. Ho
Science 325, 981 (2009)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

January 28, 2011
Shalaka Dewan led discussion on the following paper:
Monitoring the Electrochemistry of Single Molecules by Surface-Enhanced Raman SpectroscopyEmiliano Cortes, Pablo G. Etchegoin, Eric C. Le Ru, Alejandro Fainstein, Maria E. Vela, and
Roberto C. Salvarezza
Journal of American Chemical Society 132 (51), 18034-18037 (2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

January 7, 2011.
 Oleksandr Isaienko led discussion on the following papers:
Terahertz Kerr effect
Matthias C. Hoffmann, Nathaniel C. Brandt, Harold Y. Hwang, Ka-Lo Yeh, and
Keith A. Nelson
Applied Physics Letters 95, 231105 (2009)
(Article)
Nonlinear Optics: Terahertz Kerr effect
Eric Freysz and Jerome Degert
Nature Photonics 4, 131-132 (2010)
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LFL 2010

November 30, 2010.
Nikolay Dementev led discussion on the following paper:Graphene Oxide Nanocolloids
Jiayan Luo, Laura J. Cote, Vincent C. Tung, Alvin T. L. Tan, Philip E. Goins, Jinsong Wu, and Jiaxing Huang
Journal of American Chemical Society (ASAP, 2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

November 23, 2010.
Aziz Boulesbaa led discussion on the following papers:
Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence of Carbon Nanotubes
Guosong Hong, Scott M. Tabakman, Kevin Welsher, Hailiang Wang, Xinran Wang, and Hongjie Dai
Journal of American Chemical Society 132 (45), 15920-15923 (2010)
(Article)
Surface Plasmons Control the Dynamics of Excited Triplet States in the Presence of Gold Nanoparticles
Natalia L. Pacioni, Maria Gonzalez-Bejar, Emilio Alarcon, Katherine L. McGilvray, and J.C. Scaiano
Journal of American Chemical Society 132 (18), 6298-6299 (2010)
(Article)

 

November 17, 2010.
Heather Vanselous led discussion on the following paper:
Real-Time Investigations of Pt(111) Surface Transformations in Sulfuric Acid Solutions
Bjorn Braunschweig, Prabuddha Mukherjee, Dana D. Dlott, and Andrzej
Wieckowski
Journal of American Chemical Society 132, 14036-14038 (2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information)

 

November 2, 2010.
 Dr. Zhihai Li led discussion on the following paper:
Imaging Local Electrochemical Current Via Surface Plasmon Resonance
X. Shan, U. Patel, S. Wang, R. Iglesias, N. J. Tao
Science 327, 1363-1366 (2010)
(Article)

 

October 26, 2010.
Jennifer Clift led discussion on the following paper:
Single-Molecule Imaging of Platinum Ligand Exchange Reaction Reveals Reactivity DistributionN.M. Esfandiari, Y. Wang, J.Y. Bass, T.P. Cornell, D.A.L. Otte, M.H. Cheng, J.C. Hemminger, T.M. McIntire, V.A. Mandelshtam, and S.A. BlumJournal of American Chemical Society (ASAP, 2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information, PDF)

 

October 22, 2010.
Lan Nguyen led discussion on the following paper:
Addressable Terminally Linked DNA-CNT Nanowires
Yossi Weizmann, David M. Chenoweth, and Timothy M. Swager
Journal of American Chemical Society 132 (40), 14009-14011 (2010)
(Article)

 

August 27, 2010. 
Shalaka Dewan led discussion on the following paper:
Sulfate Ion Patterns Water at Long Distance
Jeremy T. O’Brien, James S. Prell, Matthew F. Bush, and Evan R. Williams
Journal of American Chemical Society 132, 8248–8249 (2010)(Article)

 

August 13, 2010.
Devika Sil led discussion on the folling paper:
Electrochemical Stability of Elemental Metal NanoparticlesLei Tang, Xiaoqian Li, Robert C. Cammarata, Cody Friesen, and Karl SieradzkiJournal of American Chemical Society (ASAP, 2010)(Article)

 

July 29, 2010.
Sepideh Afsari led discussion on the following paper:Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy of Redox-Active Molecules Bound by Au-C BondsA.M. Ricci, E.J. Calvo, S. Martin, and R.J. NicholsJournal of American Chemical Society 132, 2494-2495 (2010)(Article)

 

July 23, 2010.
Aziz Boulesbaa led discussion on the following paper:
Hydrated Electrons at the Water/Air Interface
D.M. Sagar, Colin D. Bain, and Jan R.R. Verlet
Journal of American Chemical Society 132, 6917-6919 (2010)
(Article)

 

July 9, 2010. 
Shanshan Wu led discussion on the following paper:Nanoscale Tunable Reduction of Graphene Oxide for Graphene ElectronicsZhongqing Wei, et al.
Science 328, 1373-1376 (2010)(Article) (Supporting Information, PDF)

 

June 18, 2010. 
Oleksandr Isaeinko led discussion of the following paper:
Water Hydrogen Bond Structure near Highly Charged Interfaces Is Not Like Ice.
Satoshi Nihonyanagi, Shoichi Yamaguchi, and Tahei Tahara
Journal of American Chemical Society 132, 6867-6869 (2010)
(Article) (Supporting Information, PDF)

 

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LFL 2009

June 26, 2009
Yangjun Xing led discussion of the following paper:
Imaging Surface Charges of Individual Biomolecules
Carl Leung, Helen Kinns, Bart W. Hoogenboom, Stefan Howorka and Patrick Mesquida
Nano Letters 
(ASAP, 2009) 

 

April 17, 2009
Oleksandr Isaeinko led discussion of the following paper:
Hydrogen bonding strength of interfacial water determined with surface sum-frequency generation
Maria Sovago, R. Kramer Campen, Huib J. Bakker, Mischa Bonn
Chemical Physics Letters 470 (2009) 7-12

 

February 20, 2009
Nikolay Dementev led discussion of the following papers:
Metal-Catalyst-Free Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Bilu Liu, Wencai Ren*, Libo Gao, Shisheng Li, Songfeng Pei, Chang Liu, Chuanbin Jiang and Hui-Ming Cheng
J. Am. Chem. Soc.
, 2009, 131 (6), pp 2082-2083
Metal-Catalyst-Free Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Substrates
Shaoming Huang, Qiran Cai, Jiangying Chen, Yong Qian and Lijie Zhang
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (6), pp 2094-2095

 

February 13, 2009.
Ali Eftekhari  led discussion of the following paper:
Isotopic Dilution Study of the Water/Vapor Interface by Phase-Sensitive Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy
Chuan-Shan Tian and Y. Ron Shen
J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (ASAP Article); February 2009.

 

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LFL 2008

October 10, 2008.
 Gordon Chiu  led discussion of the following paper:Stable Luminescence from Individual Carbon nanotubes in Acidic Basic and Biological Environments
Duque, J. G.; Cognet, L.; Parra-Vasquez, A. N. G.; Nicholas, N.; Schmidt, H. K.;
Pasquali, M.
J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Article); 2008; 130(8); 2626-2633. 

 

September 19, 2008.
Dmitry Kazachkin  led discussion of the following paper:
Influence of Nanotube Length on the Optical and Conductivity Properties of Thin Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Networks
Daneesh Simien, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Wei Luo, Jack F. Douglas, Kalman Migler, and Jan Obrzut
ACS Nano; September 2008 

 

September 12, 2008.
 Guoxiu Wei led discussion of the following paper:
Electron Transport by Molecular Motion of redox-DNA Strands: Unexpectedly Slow Rotational Dynamics of 20-mer ds-DNA Chains End-Grafted onto Surfaces via C6 Linkers
Anne, A.; Demaille, C.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008; 130(30); 9812-9823.
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August 29, 2008.
 Oleksandr Isaienko led discussion of the following paper:
Metal Cation-Induced Deformation of DNA Self-Assembled Monolayers on Silicon: Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
Hidehiko Asanuma, Hidenori Noguchi, Kohei Uosaki, and Hua-Zhong Yu
J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2008, 130, 8016-8022

 

July 10, 2008.
 Richard Ronca led discussion of the following paper:Self-Sorted, Aligned Nanotube Networks for Thin-Film Transistors  
Melburne C. LeMieux,  Mark Roberts,  Soumendra Barman, Yong Wan Jin,  Jong Min Kim, Zhenan Bao
Science 321, 101 (2008)

 

May 30, 2008.
 Dmitry Kazachkin  led discussion of the following paper:
Carbon nanotube surface attenuated infrared absorption
Kristina Setyowati, Ming Jun Piao, Jian Chen, and Haiying Liu
Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043105 (2008) 

 

May 23, 2008.
 Oleksandr Isaienko  led discussion of the following paper:
Attosecond spectroscopy in condensed matter
A. L. Cavalieri, N. Müller, Th. Uphues, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Baltuska, B. Horvath, B. Schmidt, L. Blümel, R. Holzwarth, S. Hendel, M. Drescher, U. Kleineberg, P. M. Echenique, R. Kienberger, F. Krausz & U. Heinzmann
Nature 449, 1029-1032 (25 October 2007) 

 

April 4, 2008.
 Allison Pymer  led discussion of the following paper:
Making “Sense” of DNA
Grace Y. Stokes, Julianne M. Gibbs-Davis, Faith C. Boman, Brian R. Stepp, Allison G. Condie, SonBinh T. Nguyen, and Franz M. Geiger
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (24), 7492 -7493, 2007 

 

March 28, 2008.
 Nikolay Dementev  led discussion of the following paper:
Classification and control of the origin of photoluminescence from Si nanocrystals 
S. Godefroo, M. Hayne, M. Jivanescu, A. Stesmans, M. Zacharias, O. I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo & V. V. Moshchalkov
Nature Nanotechnology 3, 174 – 178 (2008)

 

March 21, 2008.
 Guoxiu Wei  led discussion of the following paper:
Mechanical and Charge Transport Properties of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers on a Au(111) Surface: The Role of Molecular Tilt
Yabing Qi, Imma Ratera, Jeong Y. Park,Paul D. Ashby, Su Ying Quek, J. B. Neaton, and Miquel Salmeron
Langmuir (2008), v. 24 (5), 2219 -2223 

 

March 7, 2008.
 Ali Eftekhari  led discussion of the following paper:
Why Are Water-Hydrophobic Interfaces Charged?
Konstantin N. Kudin and Roberto Car
JACS, 2008, ASAP Article 

 

February 22, 2008.
 Taro Uematsu led discussion of the following paper:
Size-Dependent Electron Injection from Excited CdSe Quantum Dots into TiO2 Nanoparticles
Istvan Robel, Masaru Kuno and Prashant V. Kamat
JACS, 2007, 129, 4136 

 

February 15, 2008.
 Sean Keuleyan  led a discussion of the paper:
Mechanochemistry: targeted delivery of single molecules
Anne-Sophie Duwez, Stéphane Cuenot, Christine Jerome, Sabine Gabriel,
Robert Jerome, Stefania Rapino a Francesco Zerbetto
Nature Nanotechnology 1, 122 – 125 (2006)

 

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