IDEAS Peer-Reviewed Article Entries


  • Leontowich, Adam F. G.; Panahifar, Arash; Ostrowski, Ryan (2022). Fragmentation of hunting bullets observed with synchrotron radiation: Lighting up the source of a lesser-known lead exposure pathway. PLoS ONE 17(8) , e0271987. 10.1371/journal.pone.0271987.
  • Shi, Qinhao; Qi, Ruijuan; Feng, Xiaochen; Wang, Jing; Li, Yong et al. (2022). Niobium-doped layered cathode material for high-power and low-temperature sodium-ion batteries. Nature Communications 13(1) , 3205. 10.1038/s41467-022-30942-z.


  • Bhattarai, Surendra; Liu, Na; Karunakaran, Chithra; Tanino, Karen K.; Fu, Yong-Bi et al. (2021). Tissue specific changes in elements and organic compounds of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars differing in salt tolerance under salt stress. Journal of Plant Physiology 264, 153485. 10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153485.
  • Zhu, Yanfei; Li, Gaoran; Luo, Dan; Wan, Hui; Feng, Ming et al. (2021). Unsaturated coordination polymer frameworks as multifunctional sulfur reservoir for fast and durable lithium-sulfur batteries. Nano Energy 79, 105393. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105393.


  • Cabral, Cyril; Lavoie, Christian; Murray, Conal; Pyzyna, Adam; Rodbell, Ken et al. (2020). Thin film deposition research and its impact on microelectronics scaling. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum. Surfaces and Films 38(4) , 040803. 10.1116/6.0000230.
  • O'Sullivan, Eugene J.; Camagong, C; Lavoie, C.; Jordan-Sweet, J.; Muir, D. et al. (2020). Electroless Deposition for Nanoscale Applications: Challenges and Opportunities. ECS Meeting Abstracts MA2020-02(17) , 1487-1487. 10.1149/ma2020-02171487mtgabs.
  • Wang, Zhijiang; Yuan, Qi; Shan, Jingjing; Jiang, Zhaohua; Xu, Ping et al. (2020). Highly Selective Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 into Methane on Cu–Bi Nanoalloys. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11(17) , 7261-7266. 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01261.
  • Wu, Jian‐Feng; Ramanathan, Anand; Kersting, Reinhard; Jystad, Amy; Zhu, Hongda et al. (2020). Enhanced Olefin Metathesis Performance of Tungsten and Niobium Incorporated Bimetallic Silicates: Evidence of Synergistic Effects. ChemCatChem 12(7) , 2004-2013. 10.1002/cctc.201902131.
  • Zhang, Zhen; Luo, Dan; Li, Gaoran; Gao, Rui; Li, Matthew et al. (2020). Tantalum-Based Electrocatalyst for Polysulfide Catalysis and Retention for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Matter 3(3) . 10.1016/j.matt.2020.06.002.


  • Bamrah, Ramandeep K.; Vijayan, Perumal; Karunakaran, Chithra; Muir, David; Hallin, Emil et al. (2019). Evaluation of X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Tool for Nutrient Analysis of Pea Seeds. Crop Science 59(6) , 2689. 10.2135/cropsci2019.01.0004.
  • Cavallin, Hannah E.; Banerjee, Neil R.; Van Loon, Lisa L (2019). Application of Synchrotron Spectroscopy to Understanding Gold Mineralization at the Monument Bay Project, Stull Lake Greenstone Belt, Manitoba, Canada. Microscopy and Microanalysis 25(S2) , 802-803. 10.1017/s1431927619004744.
  • Lu, Ziyang; Wang, Bo; Hu, Yongfeng; Liu, Wei; Zhao, Yufeng et al. (2019). An Isolated Zinc–Cobalt Atomic Pair for Highly Active and Durable Oxygen Reduction. Angewandte Chemie 131(9) . 10.1002/ange.201810175.
  • Stromberg, Jessica M.; Barr, Erik; Van Loon, Lisa L.; Gordon, Robert A.; Banerjee, Neil R. et al. (2019). Fingerprinting multiple gold mineralization events at the Dome mine in Timmins, Ontario, Canada: Trace element and gold content of pyrite. Ore Geology Reviews 104, 603-619. 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.11.020.
  • Stromberg, Jessica M.; Van Loon, Lisa L.; Gordon, Robert; Woll, Arthur; Feng, Renfei et al. (2019). Applications of synchrotron X-ray techniques to orogenic gold studies; examples from the Timmins gold camp. Ore Geology Reviews 104, 589-602. 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.11.015.
  • Van Loon, Lisa L.; McIntyre, N. Stewart; Bauer, Michael; Sherry, Nathaniel S.A.; Banerjee, Neil R. et al. (2019). Peakaboo: Advanced software for the interpretation of X-ray fluorescence spectra from synchrotrons and other intense X-ray sources. Software Impacts 2, 100010. 10.1016/j.simpa.2019.100010.
  • Yang, Fan; Fang, Yuehua; Liu, Xiangyu; Liu, Xiaohui; Muir, David et al. (2019). One-Step Alkylation of Benzene with Syngas over Non-Noble Catalysts Mixed with Modified HZSM-5. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58(31) , 13879-13888. 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02156.


  • Kurhade, Ankeeta; Zhu, Jianfeng; Hu, Yongfeng; Dalai, Ajay K. (2018). Surface Investigation of Tungstophosphoric Acid Supported on Ordered Mesoporous Aluminosilicates for Biodiesel Synthesis. ACS Omega 3(10) , 14064-14075. 10.1021/acsomega.8b01931.
  • Motamedi, Pouyan; Bosnick, Ken; Cadien, Ken; Hogan, James D. (2018). In Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of Phase Transformation in Epitaxial Metastable hcp Nickel Thin Films, Prepared via Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition. Advanced Materials Interfaces 5(24) , 1800957. 10.1002/admi.201800957.
  • Tong, Tao; Liu, Xiaohui; Guo, Yong; Norouzi Banis, Mohammad; Hu, Yongfeng et al. (2018). The critical role of CeO2 crystal-plane in controlling Pt chemical states on the hydrogenolysis of furfuryl alcohol to 1,2-pentanediol. Journal of Catalysis 365, 420-428. 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.07.023.
  • Van Loon, Lisa L.; Nelson, Andrew J.; Banerjee, Neil R. (2018). Will Synchrotron Studies Unlock the Mystery of the Invention of Coinage?. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24(S2) , 560-561. 10.1017/s143192761801499x.
  • Wu, Jian-Feng; Ramanathan, Anand; Biancardi, Alessandro; Jystad, Amy Marie; Caricato, Marco et al. (2018). Correlation of Active Site Precursors and Olefin Metathesis Activity in W-Incorporated Silicates. ACS Catalysis 8(11) , 10437-10445. 10.1021/acscatal.8b03263.


  • Dey, Sonal; Yu, Kai-Hung; Consiglio, Steven; Tapily, Kandabara; Hakamata, Takahiro et al. (2017). Atomic layer deposited ultrathin metal nitride barrier layers for ruthenium interconnect applications. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum. Surfaces and Films 35(3) , 03E109. 10.1116/1.4979709.
  • Lavoie, Christian; Adusumilli, Praneet; Carr, Adra V; Jordan Sweet, Jean S.; Ozcan, Ahmet S et al. (2017). (Invited) Contacts in Advanced CMOS: History and Emerging Challenges. ECS Transactions 77(5) , 59-79. 10.1149/07705.0059ecst.
  • Li, Hao; Liu, Jinjia; Li, Jiancong; Hu, Yongfeng; Wang, Wennian et al. (2017). Promotion of the Inactive Iron Sulfide to an Efficient Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst. ACS Catalysis 7(7) , 4805-4816. 10.1021/acscatal.6b03495.
  • Ma, S. C.; Ge, Q.; Hu, Y. F.; Wang, L.; Liu, K. et al. (2017). Driving higher magnetic field sensitivity of the martensitic transformation in MnCoGe ferromagnet. Applied Physics Letters 111(19) , 192406. 10.1063/1.4995644.
  • Ma, S. C.; Liu, K.; Ma, C. C.; Ge, Q.; Zhang, J. T. et al. (2017). Tuning the metamagnetism in a metallic helical antiferromagnet. Applied Physics Letters 111(23) , 232404. 10.1063/1.5004667.
  • Sun, Kun; Cheng, Tao; Wu, Lina; Hu, Yongfeng; Zhou, Jigang et al. (2017). Ultrahigh Mass Activity for Carbon Dioxide Reduction Enabled by Gold–Iron Core–Shell Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(44) , 15608-15611. 10.1021/jacs.7b09251.
  • Tanino, Karen; Willick, Ian; Hamilton, Kaila; Vijayan, Perumal; Jiang, Yunfei et al. (2017). CHEMOTYPING USING SYNCHROTRON MID-INFRARED AND X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY TO IMPROVE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION. Canadian Journal of Plant Science . 10.1139/cjps-2016-0376.
  • Wang, Dongniu; Zuin, Lucia; Muir, David (2017). High-performance reduced graphene oxide – red phosphorous composites anodes for lithium batteries and soft X-ray near-edge structure studies. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 95(11) . 10.1139/cjc-2017-0121.
  • Willick, Ian R.; Lahlali, Rachid; Vijayan, Perumal; Muir, David; Karunakaran, Chithra et al. (2017). Wheat flag leaf epicuticular wax morphology and composition in response to moderate drought stress are revealed by SEM, FTIR-ATR and synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy. Physiologia Plantarum 162(3) , 316-332. 10.1111/ppl.12637.


  • Han, Lina; Meng, Hua; Wang, Jiancheng; Hu, Yongfeng; Bao, Weiren et al. (2016). Application of Spent H2S Scavenger of Iron Oxide in Mercury Capture from Flue Gas. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55(17) , 5100-5107. 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04982.
  • Lahlali, Rachid; Kumar, Saroj; Wang, Lipu; Forseille, Li; Sylvain, Nicole et al. (2016). Cell Wall Biomolecular Composition Plays a Potential Role in the Host Type II Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology 7. 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00910.
  • Wang, Jiancheng; Peng, Zhaoliang; Qiao, Hui; Yu, Huafeng; Hu, Yongfeng et al. (2016). Cerium-Stabilized Cu-SSZ-13 Catalyst for the Catalytic Removal of NOx by NH3. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55(5) , 1174-1182. 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b03221.


  • Huang, Wenjing; Wang, Hongtao; Zhou, Jigang; Wang, Jian; Duchesne, Paul N. et al. (2015). Highly active and durable methanol oxidation electrocatalyst based on the synergy of platinum–nickel hydroxide–graphene. Nature Communications 6(1) , 10035. 10.1038/ncomms10035.
  • Vijayan, Permual; Willick, Ian R.; Lahlali, Rachid; Karunakaran, Chithra; Tanino, Karen K. et al. (2015). Synchrotron Radiation Sheds Fresh Light on Plant Research: The Use of Powerful Techniques to Probe Structure and Composition of Plants. Plant and Cell Physiology 56(7) , 1252-1263. 10.1093/pcp/pcv080.
  • Wang, Meng; Ren, Feng; Zhou, Jigang; Cai, Guangxu; Cai, Li et al. (2015). N Doping to ZnO Nanorods for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting under Visible Light: Engineered Impurity Distribution and Terraced Band Structure. Scientific Reports 5(1) , 12925. 10.1038/srep12925.
  • Zhang, Kai; Yang, Wei; Ma, Chao; Wang, Yan; Sun, Chunwen et al. (2015). A highly active, stable and synergistic Pt nanoparticles/Mo2C nanotube catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation. NPG Asia Materials 7(1) , e153. 10.1038/am.2014.122.