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McBride, James R.
Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Research Information

James is interested in developing strategies to synthesize ultrasmall nanocrystals and determine the mechanisms behind their nucleation and growth using sub-angstrom resolution Z-Contrast Scanning Transmission Microscopy (Z-STEM) and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS). He has already applied these techniques in conjunction with Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy to elucidate the atomic structure and composition of traditional CdSe nanocrystals and CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots. This work is in calibration with Stephen Pennycook and Andrew Lupini at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Selected Publications

Biocompatible Quantum Dots for Biological Applications. Rosenthal, SJ; Chang, JC; Kovtun, O; McBride, JR; Tomlinson, ID, CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY, 18, 10-24 , (2011)

Luminescent Quantum Dots. Dukes, A; McBride, JA; Rosenthal, SJ, Electrochemical Society Transactions, Tutorials in Nanotechnology: Focus on Liminescence and Display Materials, 33, 3 , (2011)

Facile route to SnS nanocrystals and their characterization. Koktysh, DS; McBride, JR; Geil, RD; Schmidt, BW; Rogers, BR; Rosenthal, SJ, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B-ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL SOLID-STATE MATERIALS, 170, 117-122 , (2010)

On ultrasmall nanocrystals. McBride, JR; Dukes, AD; Schreuder, MA; Rosenthal, SJ, CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 498, 1-9 , (2010)

Synthesis of Magic-Sized CdSe and CdTe Nanocrystals with Diisooctylphosphinic Acid. Dukes, AD; McBride, JR; Rosenthal, SJ, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 22, 6402-6408 , (2010)

Abberation Corrected Z-Stem of Semiconductor Nanocrystals. McBride, J; Lupini, AR; Pennycook, S; Rosenthal, SJ, Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Second Edition, Schwartz, Contescu, Putyers, Taylor, 1-21, , (2009)

Control of Surface State Emission via Phosphonic Acid Modulation in Ultrasmall CdSe Nanocrystals: The Role of Ligand Electronegativity. Schreuder, MA; McBride, JR; Dukes, AD; Sammons, JA; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 113, 8169-8176 , (2009)

Few-Layer Graphene as a Support Film for Transmission Electron Microscopy Imaging of Nanoparticles. McBride, JR; Lupini, AR; Schreuder, MA; Smith, NJ; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 1, 2886-2892 , (2009)

QUANTUM DOTS Putting the squeeze on nanocrystals. Rosenthal, SJ; McBride, JR, NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 4, 16-17 , (2009)

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures. Pennycook, SJ; Varela, M; Chisholm, MF; Borisevich, AY; Lupini, AR; Bentham, K van; Oxley, MP; Luo, W; McBride, J; Rosenthal, SJ; Oh, SH; Sales, DL; Molina, SI; Sohlberg, K; Pantelides, SJ, The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Vol. II - A. Narlikar and Y. Fu eds. Oxford University Press, , 205 , (2009)

Structure and Ultrafast Dynamics of White-Light-Emitting CdSe Nanocrystals. Bowers, MJ; McBride, JR; Garrett, MD; Sammons, JA; Dukes, AD; Schreuder, MA; Watt, TL; Lupini, AR; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 131, 5730-+ , (2009)

Band edge dynamics in CdSe nanocrystals observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion. Garrett, MD; Bowers, MJ; McBride, JR; Orndorff, RL; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112, 436-442 , (2008)

Band edge recombination in CdSe, CdS and CdSxSe1-x alloy nanocrystals observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion: The effect of surface trap states. Garrett, MD; Dukes, AD; McBride, JR; Smith, NJ; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112, 12736-12746 , (2008)

Effects of surface passivation on the exciton dynamics of CdSe nanocrystals as observed by ultrafast fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy. Kippeny, TC; Bowers, MJ; Dukes, AD; McBride, JR; Orndorff, RL; Garrett, MD; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 128, 084713 , (2008)

Pinned emission from ultrasmall cadmium selenide nanocrystals. Dukes, AD; Schreuder, MA; Sammons, JA; McBride, JR; Smith, NJ; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 129, 121102 , (2008)

Synthesis and characterization of porous TiO2 with wormhole-like framework structure. Narayanaswamy, A; McBride, J; Swafford, LA; Dhar, S; Budai, JD; Feldman, LC; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF POROUS MATERIALS, 15, 21-27 , (2008)

PbS/PbSe structures with core-shell type morphology synthesized from PbS nanocrystals. Koktysh, DS; McBride, JR; Dixit, SK; Feldman, LC; Rosenthal, SJ, NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18, 495607 , (2007)

Synthesis of SnS nanocrystals by the solvothermal decomposition of a single source precursor. Koktysh, DS; McBride, JR; Rosenthal, SJ, NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 2, 144-148 , (2007)

Synthesis, surface studies, composition and structural characterization of CdSe, core/shell and biologically active nanocrystals. Rosenthal, SJ; McBride, J; Pennycook, SJ; Feldman, LC, SURFACE SCIENCE REPORTS, 62, 111-157 , (2007)

Homogeneously alloyed CdSxSe1-(x) nanocrystals: Synthesis, characterization, and composition/size-dependent band gap. Swafford, LA; Weigand, LA; Bowers, MJ; McBride, JR; Rapaport, JL; Watt, TL; Dixit, SK; Feldman, LC; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 128, 12299-12306 , (2006)

Structural basis for near unity quantum yield core/shell nanostructures. McBride, J; Treadway, J; Feldman, LC; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, NANO LETTERS, 6, 1496-1501 , (2006)

Synthesis and optical properties of PbS/PbSe nanocomposite particles. Koktysh, DS; McBride, JR; Dixit, SK; Feldman, LC; Rosenthal, SJ, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 231, , (2006)

Controlled synthesis, structure and properties of tin sulfide nanoparticles. Koktysh, DS; McBride, JR; Sriram, D; Feldman, LC; Rosenthal, SJ, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 230, U2095-U2095 , (2005)

Spectroscopy of single- and double-wall carbon nanotubes in different environments. Hertel, T; Hagen, A; Talalaev, V; Arnold, K; Hennrich, F; Kappes, M; Rosenthal, S; McBride, J; Ulbricht, H; Flahaut, E, NANO LETTERS, 5, 511-514 , (2005)

The Quantum Dot Nanoconjugate Toolbox. Tomlinson, ID; Wright, DW; Giorgio, TD; Blakely, RD; Pennycook, SJ; Hercules, D; Bentzen, L; Smith, RA; McBride, J; Vergne, MJ; Rosenthal, SJ, PROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING, 199, 5705 , (2005)

White-light emission from magic-sized cadmium selenide nanocrystals. Bowers, MJ; McBride, JR; Rosenthal, SJ, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 127, 15378-15379 , (2005)

Aberration Corrected Z-Contrast Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of CdSe Nanocrystals. McBride, J; Kippeny, TC; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, NANO LETTERS, 4, 1279-1283 , (2004)

Spherical Aberration Corrected Z-Stem Characterization of CdSe and CdSe/ZnS Nanocrystals. McBride, J; Kippeny TC; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, PROCEEDINGS - MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY, M815.1-15.6, , (2004)

Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy: the potential for nano- and interface science. Pennycook, SJ; Lupini, AR; Kadavanich, A; McBride, JR; Rosenthal, SJ; Puetter, RC; Yahil, A; Krivanek, OL; Dellby, N; Nellist, PDL; Duscher, G; Wang, LG; Pantelides, ST, ZEITSCHRIFT FUR METALLKUNDE, 94, 350-357 , (2003)

Effects of impurities on the optical properties of poly-3-hexylthiophene thin films. Erwin, MM; McBride, J; Kadavanich, AV; Rosenthal, SJ, THIN SOLID FILMS, 409, 198-205 , (2002)

Targeting cell surface receptors with ligand-conjugated nanocrystals. Rosenthal, SJ; Tomlinson, A; Adkins, EM; Schroeter, S; Adams, S; Swafford, L; McBride, J; Wang, YQ; DeFelice, LJ; Blakely, RD, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 124, 4586-4594 , (2002)

Characterization of the components of a nanocrystal based photovoltaic. Erwin, M; Underwood, DF; Kippeny, T; McBride, J; Kadavanich, AV; Pennycook, SJ; Rosenthal, SJ, Photovoltaics for the 21st Century II, R.D. McConnell and V.K. Kapur, eds THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, , 263 , (2001)

Material characterization of a nanocrystal based photovoltaic device. Erwin, MM; Kadavanich, AV; McBride, J; Kippeny, T; Pennycook, S; Rosenthal, SJ, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL D, 16, 275-277 , (2001)

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