Publications

Journal Articles

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2016

A.H. Kazim and B.A. Cola. Electrochemical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube and Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-Poly(styrenesulfonate) Composite Aqueous Electrolyte for Thermo-Electrochemical Cells, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163(8), F867-F871, 2016. [pdf]

E.J. Tervo, O.S. Adewuyi, J.S. Hammonds, Jr., and B.A. Cola. High Thermal Conductivity in Polaritonic SiO2 Nanoparticle Beds. Materials Horizons, DOI:10.1039/C6MH00098C [pdf]

M.K. SmithV. Singh, K. Kalaitizdou, and B.A. Cola. High Thermal and Electrical Conductivity of Template Fabricated P3HT/MWCNT Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01845 [pdf]

T.L. Bougher, L. Yates, C-F. Lo, W. Johnson, S. Graham, B.A. Cola. Thermal Boundary Resistance in GaN Films Measured by Time Domain Thermoreflectance with Robust Monte Carlo Uncertainty Estimation. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 20(1), 22-32, 2016. [pdf]

2015

A. SharmaV. SinghT.L. Bougher, and B.A. Cola. A Carbon Nanotube Optical Rectenna. Nature Nanotechnology, 10:1027-1032, 2015. [link]

M.K. Smith, V. Singh, K. Kalaitizdou, and B.A. Cola. Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanotube Array Surfaces with Tunable Wetting and Contact Thermal Energy Transport. ACS Nano, 9(2):1080-1088, 2015. [pdf]

2014

P.F. SalazarS.T. Stephens, A.H. Kazim, J.M. Pringle, and B.A. Cola. Enhanced Thermo-electrochemical Power using Carbon Nanotube Additives in Ionic Liquid Redox Electrolytes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(48):20676-20682, 2014. [pdf]

P.F. Salazar, K.J. Chan, S.T. Stephens, and B.A. Cola. Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids Mixed with Carbon Nanotubes: A Spectroscopic Study. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161(9):H481-H486, 2014. [pdf]

V. Singh, T.L. Bougher, A. Weathers, Y. Cai, K. Bi, M.T. Pettes, S.A. McMenamin, W. Lv, D.P. Resler, T.R. Gattuso, D.H. Altman, K.H. Sandhage, L. Shi, A. Henry, and B.A. Cola. High Thermal Conductivity of Chain-Oriented Amorphous Polythiophene. Nature Nanotechnology, 9:384-390, 2014. [link]

P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.M. Mortuza, S. Banerjee, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola. Reversible Tailoring of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Forests by Immersing in Solvents. Carbon, 69:178-187, 2014. [pdf]

P.F. Salazar, S. Kumar, and B.A. Cola. Design and Optimization of Thermo-Electrochemical Cells. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 44:325-336, 2014. [pdf]

J.H. Taphouse, O.L. Smith, S.R. Marder, and B.A. Cola. A Pyrenylpropyl Phosphonic Acid Surface Modifier for Mitigating the Thermal Resistance of Carbon Nanotube Contacts. Advanced Functional Materials, 24:465-471, 2014. [pdf]

2013

P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola. Deformation Response of Conformally-Coated Carbon Nanotube Forests. Nanotechnology, 24:475707, 2013. [pdf]

D.R. Thompson, S.R. Rao, and B.A. Cola. A Stepped-Bar Apparatus for Thermal Resistance Measurements. ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 135:041002, 2013. [pdf]

P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola and S. Graham. Buckling-driven Delamination of Carbon Nanotube Forests. Applied Physics Letters, 102:223103, 2013. [pdf]

C.B. Golin, T.L. Bougher, A. Mallow, B.A. Cola. Toward a Comprehensive Framework for Nanomaterials: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Current Environmental Health and Safety Regulation Regarding the Handling of Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, in press. [pdf]

S. Acharya, J. Alvarado, D. Banerjee, W.E. Billups, G. Chen, B.A. Cola, W. Cross, E. Duke, S. Graham, H. He, H. Hong, S. Jin, S. Karna, C. Li, C.H. Li, J. Li, G.P. Peterson, J.A. Puszynski, J. Routbort, J. Shan, D. Shin, A. Smirnova, P. Smith, X. Wang, A. Waynick, R. White, X. Yan, W. Yu. Report on Carbon Nano Material Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 17:10-24, 2013. [pdf]

B.A. Cola, H. Daiguji, C. Dames, N. Fang, K. Fushinobu, S. Inoue, G. Kikugawa, M. Kohno, S. Kumar, D.Y. Li, J.R. Lukes, J.A. Malen, A.J. McGaughey, O. Nakabeppu, K. Pipe, P. Reddy, S. Shen, L. Shi, M. Shibahara, Y. Taguchi, K. Takahashi, T. Yamamoto, T. Zolotoukhina. Report on the Seventh U.S.-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena-Science and Engineering. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 17:25-49, 2013. [pdf]

J.H. Taphouse, T.L. Bougher, V. Singh, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S. Graham, B.A. Cola. Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces Enhanced with Sprayed on Nanoscale Polymer Coatings. Nanotechnology, 24:105401, 2013. [pdf]

C. Muratore, A.N. Reed, J.E. Bultman, S. Ganguli, B.A. Cola, A.A. Voevodin. Nanoparticle Decoration of Carbon Nanotubes by Sputtering. Carbon, 57:274-281, 2013. [pdf]

J.J. Nguyen, T.L. Bougher, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, A. Sharma, S. Graham, B.A. Cola. Postgrowth Microwave Treatment to Align Carbon Nanotubes. ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 1:014501, 2013. [pdf]

S. Pathak, N. Mohan, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S. Graham, B.A. Cola, J.R. Greer. Compressive Response of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Films Gleaned from in situ Flat-Punch Indentations. Journal of Materials Research, 28(7):984-997, 2013. [pdf]

2012

J.R. Wasniewski, D.H. Altman, S.L. Hodson, T.S. Fisher, A. Bulusu, S. Graham, B.A. Cola. Characterization of Metallically Bonded Carbon Nanotube-Based Thermal Interface Materials Using a High Accuracy 1D Steady-State Technique. ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 134:020901, 2012. (Developed from refereed conference proceeding:  J.R. Wasniewski, D.H. Altman, S.L. Hodson, T.S. Fisher, A. Bulusu, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola. Characterization of Metallically Bonded Carbon Nanotube-Based Thermal Interface Materials using a High Accuracy 1D Steady-State Technique. Proceedings of ASME InterPACK, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2011. [Received the Thermal Management Outstanding Paper Award from the conference organizers and the ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD)]) [pdf]

O. Hildreth, B.A. Cola, S. Graham, and C.P. Wong. Conformally Coating Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays using Thermal Decomposition of Iron Pentacarbonyl. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 30:03D101, 2012. [pdf]

P.F. Salazar, S. Kumar, and B.A. Cola. Nitrogen- and Boron-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrodes in a Thermo-Electrochemical Cell. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 159(3):B483-B488, 2012[pdf]

H.T. Santoso, V. Singh, K. Kalaitizdou, and B.A. Cola. Enhanced Molecular Order in Polythiophene Films Electropolymerized in a Mixed Electrolyte of Anionic Surfactants and Boron Trifluoride Diethyl Etherate. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4(3):1697-1703, 2012. [pdf]

S. Pathak, E.J Lim, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S. Graham, B.A. Cola, and J.R. Greer. Higher Recovery and Better Energy Dissipation at Faster Strain Rates in Carbon Nanotube Bundles:  an in-situ Study. ACS Nano, 6(3):2189-2197, 2012. [pdf]

P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola and S. Graham. Effects of Morphology on the Micro-compression Response of Carbon Nanotube Forests. Nanoscale, 4:3373-3380, 2012. [pdf]

2011

S. Kumar, B. Cola, R. Jackson, S. Graham. A Review of Carbon Nanotube Ensembles as Flexible Electronics and Advanced Packaging Materials.  Journal of Electronic Packaging, 133(2):020906, 2011. Invited [pdf]

S.L. Hodson, T. Bhuvana, B.A. Cola, X.F. Xu, G.U. Kulkarni, T.S. Fisher. Palladium Thiolate Bonding of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces. Journal of Electronic Packaging, 133(2):020907, 2011. (Developed from refereed conference proceeding:  S.L. Hodson, T. Bhuvana, B.A. Cola, X. Xu, G.U. Kulkarni, and T.S. Fisher. Palladium Hexadecanethiolate Bonding of Carbon Nanotube Array Thermal Interfaces for High-Temperature Power Electronics. Proceedings of InterPACK, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009.) [pdf]

2010

X.J. Wang, L.P. Wang, O.S. Adewuyi, B.A. Cola, and Z.M. Zhang. Highly Specular Carbon Nanotube Absorbers. Applied Physics Letters, 97:163116, 2010. [pdf]

B. Cola.  Carbon Nanotubes as High Performance Thermal Interface Materials.  Electronics Cooling Magazine, 16(1):10-15, 2010. Invited [pdf]

R. Cross, B.A. Cola, T.S. Fisher, X. Xu, K. Gall, and S. Graham. A Metallization and Bonding Approach for High Performance Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials. Nanotechnology, 21:445705, 2010. [pdf]

T.L. Westover, A.D. Franklin, B.A. Cola, T.S. Fisher, and R.G. Reifenberger. Photo- and Thermionic Emission from Potassium-Intercalated Carbon Nanotube Arrays. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 28(2):423-434, 2010. [pdf]

R. Hu, B.A. Cola, N. Haram, J.N. Barisci, S. Lee, S. Stoughton, G. Wallace, C. Too, M. Thomas, A. Gestos, M.E. dela Cruz, J.P. Ferraris, A. Zakhidov, and R.H. Baughman. Harvesting Waste Thermal Energy Using a Carbon-Nanotube-Based Thermo-Electrochemical Cell. Nano Letters, 10:838-846, 2010. [pdf]

2009

B.A. Cola, J. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Contact Mechanics and Thermal Conductance of Carbon Nanotube Array Thermal Interfaces. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52:3490-3503, 2009. [pdf]

H. Mishra, B.A. Cola, V. Rawat, P.B. Amama, K.G. Biswas, X. Xu, T.S. Fisher, and T.D. Sands. Thermomechanical and Thermal Contact Characteristics of Bismuth Telluride Films Electrodeposited on Carbon Nanotube Arrays. Advanced Materials, 21:4280-4283, 2009. [pdf]

K.G. Biswas, B.A. Cola, X. Xu, and T.D. Sands. Thermal Conductivity of Bismuth Telluride Nanowire Composites. Applied Physics Letters, 94:223116, 2009. [pdf]

2008

P.B. Amama, C. Lan, B.A. Cola, R.G. Reifenberger, and T.S. Fisher. Enhanced Electrical and Thermal Interface Conductance of Carbon Nanotubes Grown under dc Bias Voltage. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 112(49):19727-19733, 2008. [pdf]

B.A. Cola, M.A. Capano, P.B. Amama, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Carbon Nanotube Array Thermal Interfaces for High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Devices. Nanoscale and MicroscaleThermophysical Engineering, 12:228-237, 2008. [pdf]

B.A. Cola, P.B. Amama, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Effects of Growth Temperature on Carbon Nanotube Array Thermal Interfaces. ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 130:114503, 2008. [pdf]

B.A. Cola, R. Karru, C. Cheng, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Influence of Bias-Enhanced Nucleation on Thermal Conductance through Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Films. IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 31(1):46, 2008.  (Developed from refereed conference proceeding:  B.A. Cola, R. Karru, C. Cheng, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Influence of Bias-Enhanced Nucleation on Thermal Conduction Through Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Films. Proceedings of Itherm, San Diego, California, pp. 512-518, 2006.) [pdf]

2007

P.B. Amama, B.A. Cola, T.D. X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Dendrimer-Assisted Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes for Enhanced Thermal Interface Conductance. Nanotechnology, 18:385303, 2007. [pdf]

B.A. Cola, J. Xu, C. Cheng, H. Hu, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Photoacoustic Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Array Thermal Interfaces. Journal of Applied Physics, 101:054313, 2007.  [Also featured in the March 26, 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology] (Developed from refereed conference proceeding:  B.A. Cola, J. Xu, C. Cheng, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Thermal Conductance of Two-Sided CNT Interfaces Measured by a Photoacoustic Technique. Proceedings of the 13th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-13), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2006.) [pdf]

B.A. Cola, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Increased Real Contact in Thermal Interfaces: A Carbon Nanotube/Foil Material. Applied Physics Letters, 90:093513, 2007.  [Also featured in the March 19, 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology] (Developed from refereed conference proceeding:  B.A. Cola, X. Xu, and T.S. Fisher. Design, Synthesis, and Performance of a Carbon Nanotube/Metal Foil Thermal Interface Material. Proceedings of ASME Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems, Sanya, Hainan, China, 2007.) [pdf]

2006

B.A. Cola, D.K. Schaffer, T.S. Fisher, and M.A. Stremler. A Pulsed Source-Sink Fluid Mixing Device. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 15:259, 2006. [pdf]

M.A. Stremler and B.A. Cola. A Maximum Entropy Approach to Optimal Mixing in a Pulsed Source-Sink Flow. Physics of Fluids, 18:011701, 2006.  [Also featured in the January 15, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research[pdf]

M. Park, B.A. Cola, T. Siegmund, J. Xu, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, and H. Kim. Effects of Carbon Nanotube Array on Electrical Contact Resistance between Copper Substrates. Nanotechnology, 17:2294, 2006. [pdf]