The programs within the section cover a wide range of basic and applied research activities including metal nanoparticle and carbon nanotube compositions, high temperature polymers, nanotube nanodevices, inorganic-organic hybrid coatings for aircraft towline decoy usage, peptide nanotube polymers, air filtration nanostructured carbonaceous materials, and high temperature insulation materials for railgun applications. Carbon nanotube and metal nanparticle carbonaceous compositions are being formulated in the solid phase. Novel high temperature polymers are being synthesized, characterized, and developed for applications up to 500°C in an oxidizing environment.

Selected Publications

2008 Kim, O-K., J. Melinger, S-J. Chung, and M. Pepitone, "Supromolecular Device for Artifical Photosynthetic Mimics as Helix-Mediated Antenna/Reaction Center Ensemble", Organic Letters, vol. 10, issue 8, pp. 1625-1628, 2008.
2007 Mushrush, G. W., H. D. Willauer, J. H. Wynne, M. Laskoski, C. T. Lloyd, and T. M. Keller, "Middle Distillate Fuel Stability: Straightforward Methods for Improving Quality", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 46, pp. 1657-1660, 2007.
2007 Laskoski, M., T. M. Keller, and S. B. Qadri, "Solid-Phase Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from Butadiynyl-Ferrocene-Containing Compounds", Carbon, vol. 75, issue 2, pp. 443-448, 2007.
2007 Keller, T. M., M. Laskoski, and S. B. Qadri, "Ferrocene Catalyzed Carbon Nanotube Formation in Carbonaceous Solid", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, issue 6, pp. 2514-2519, 2007.
2007 Dominguez, D. D., and T. M. Keller, "Properties of Phthalonitrile Monomer Blends and Thermosetting Phthalonitrile Copolymers", Polymer, vol. 48, issue 1, pp. 91-97, 2007.
2007 Laskoski, M., D. D. Dominguez, and T. M. Keller, "Synthesis and Properties of Aromatic Ether Phosphine Oxide Containing Oligomeric Phthalonitrile Resins with Improved Oxidative Stability", Polymer, vol. 48, issue 21, pp. 6234-6240, 2007.
2007 Kolel-Veetil, M. K., S. B. Qadri, M. Osofsky, T. M. Keller, R. Goswami, and S. A. Wolf, "Size-Induced Effects on the Superconducting Properties of Mo2C Nanoparticle", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, issue 45, pp. 16878-16882, 2007.
2007 Qadri, S. B., T. M. Keller, M. Laskoski, B. Little, M. Osofsky, and H. R. Khan, "Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline RuCo Alloys", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, issue 21, 2007.
2007 Laskoski, M., T. M. Keller, and S. B. Qadri, "Direct Conversion of Highly Aromatic Phthalonitrile Thermosetting Resins into Carbon Nanotube Containing Solids", Polymer, vol. 48, issue 26, pp. 7484-7489, 2007.
2007 Perez-Moreno, J., I. Asselberghs, K. Song, K. Clays, Y. Zhao, H. Nakanishi, S. Okada, K. Nogi, O-K. Kim, J. Je, et al., "Combined Molecular and Supramolecular Bottom-Up Nanoengineering for Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Response: Experiments, Modeling, and Approaching the Fundamental Limit", Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 126, issue 7, pp. 74705, 2007.
2007 Pepitone, M., G. G. Jernigan, J. Melinger, and O-K. Kim, "Synthesis and Characterization of Donor Acceptor Chromophores for Efficient, Unidirectional Electron-Transfer", Organic Letters, vol. 9, issue 5, pp. 801-804, 2007.