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  • A.E. Islam, P. Nikolaev, P.B. Amama, D. Zakharov, G. Sargent, S. Saber, D. Huffman, M. Erford, S.L. Semiatin, E.A. Stach, B. Maruyama, “Engineering Catalytic Activity via Ion Beam Bombardment of Catalyst Supports for Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes,” Proceedings of SPIE 9552 (2015) 955206-1.
  • P.B. Amama, P.J. Shamberger, T.S. Fisher, “Modified Metal Hydrides for High-Capacity Thermal Energy Storage,” SAMPE J (In press).
  • P.B. Amama, J.E. Spowart, A.A. Voevodin, T.S. Fisher, “Modified Magnesium Hydride and Calcium Borohydride for High-Capacity Thermal Energy Storage,” ASME Conference Proceedings AJTEC2011-44133.
  • S.M. Kim, C.L. Pint, P.B. Amama, D.N. Zakharov, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, E.A. Stach, “Exploiting Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy Approaches to Understand the Origin of Carbon Nanotube Growth Termination,” Microscopy and Microanalysis 16 (2010) 306-307.
  • P. Amama, C. Pint, S.M. Kim, K. Eyink, E. Stach, R. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “Evolution, Activity, and Lifetime of Alumina-Supported Fe Catalyst During Super Growth of Single- Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets: Influence of the Type of Alumina,” MRS Proceedings 1258 (2010) R03-02.
  • T. Westover, P. Amama, Aalap Dighe, N. Lilovich, T.S. Fisher, “Thermionic Emission from Alkali Metal-intercalated Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Direct Energy Conversion,” Proceedings of 2nd Energy Nanotechnology International Conference, ENIC2007 – 45043.
  • P.B. Amama, O. Ogebule, M.R. Maschmann, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Dendrimer-Assisted Low-Temperature Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition,” American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry 50 (2) 2005.
  • M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, T.S. Fisher, “Effect of DC Bias on Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2005-79007, Orlando, FL, November 2005.
  • S. Ujereh Jr, I. Mudawar, P.B. Amama, T.S. Fisher, “Enhanced Pool Boiling using Carbon Nanotube Arrays on a Silicon Surface,” 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2005-80065, Orlando, FL, November 2005.

 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations


  • H. Almkhelfe, P. O'Connor, M. Baker-Fales, X. Li, P.B. Amama, "UV-Assisted Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube-TiO2 Nanocomposited for Enhanced Photocatalytic Aire Purification," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2016.
  • X. Li, H. Almkhelfe, J. Tate, J.Xie, K.L. Hohn, P.B. Amama, "Carbon Nanotube-Supported Catalyst for Improved Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2016.
  • Q. Zheng, J. Grossardt, H. Almkhelfe, J. Xu, B.P. Grady, P.B. Amama, K.L. Hohn, "Mesoporous Catalysts for Conversion of 2,3-Butanediol to Butene," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2016.
  • X. Li, H. Almkhelfe, J. Carpena-Nunez, T.C. Back, P.B. Amama, "Gaseous Product Mixture from Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis as an Efficient Carbon Source for Low Temperature CVD Growth of Carbon Nanotube Carpets," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2016.
  • M. Baker-Fale, H. Almkhelfe, X. Li, P.B. Amama, "Electrochemical Etching of Metallic Substrates for Carbon Nanotube Growth," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting (Poster), San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2016.
  • X. Li, H. Almkhelfe, N. Gaede, T. Harris, M. Baker-Fales, P.B. Amama, "Catalytic CVD Growth of Carbon Nanotube Carpets on Metalic Substrates," 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2016.
  • M. Follette, D.R. Huffman, J. Carpena, M.F. Durstock, B. Maruyama, P.B. Amama, "SnO2/Carbon Nanotube-Infiltrated Ni Nanofoams as 3D Anodes for Enhanced Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries," 2015 AIChE National Meeting (Poster), Salt Lake City, UT, November 10, 2015.
  • P.B. Amama, A.E. Islam, B. Maruyama, "Physicochemical Properties of Engineered Catalyst Supports and Implications for Growth of Carbon Nanotube Carpets," 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 9, 2015.
  • P.B. Amama, A.E. Isla,, P. Nikolaev, B. Maruyama, "Structural and Acid-Base Properties of Ion Beam Damaged Substrates and Implications for Growth of Carbon Nanotube Carpets," The Sixteenth International Conferenece on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes, Nagoya, Japan, Jun 30, 2015.
  • H. Wang, J. Xie, M. Follette, P.B. Amama, "Novel 3D Nanocarbon Electrodes for High-Rate Li-Ion Batteries," 2015 Electrochemical Society Meeting (Poster), Chicago, IL, May 27, 2015.
  • P.B. Amama, D. Huffman, M. Follette, M. Durstock, B. Maruyama, "Gas-Phase Infiltration of Carbon Nanotubes in Ni Nanofoam for High-Performance 3D Electrodes," 2015 Guadalupe Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (Poster), Bandera, TX, April 10-14, 2015.
  • M. Follette, S. Sreenivasa, P.B. Amama, "3D Nanocarbon Electrodes for Improved Performance of Li-Ion Batteries," 2014 MRS Fall Meeting (Poster), Boston, MA, December 3, 2014.
  • P.B. Amama, S.A. Putnam, A.R. Barron, B. Matuyama, "Powerful characterization toll for predicting active catalyst supports in carbon nanotube carpet growth," 2013 Guadalupe Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (Poster), Bandera, TX, April 12-16, 2013.
  • P.B. Amama, C.L. Pint, F. Mirri, M. Pasquali, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “Catalyst-Support Interactions and their Influence in Water-Assisted Carbon Nanotube Carpet Growth,” 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 30, 2012.
  • P.B. Amama, P.J. Shamberger, “Development of High Performance Carbon-Based Adsorbents for CO2 Adsorption,”2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2012.
  • P.B. Amama, “Modified Metal Hydrides for High-Capacity Thermal Energy Storage,” 3rd ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference (MNHMT2012), Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2012.
  • P.B. Amama, J. Grant, P. Shamberger, A. Voevodin, T.S. Fisher, “Modified Lithium Alanate for High-Capacity Thermal Energy Storage,” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films, 39th ICMCTF, San Diego, CA, April 25, 2012.
  • P.B. Amama, S. Putnam, B. Maruyama, “Growth of Carbon Nanotube Carpets from Al2O3/Fe: Role of Physicochemical Properties of Al2O3 Substrates Probed with AFM, XPS, and Contact Angle Goniometry,” 2011 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2, 2011.
  • P.B. Amama, C.L. Pint, S.M. Kim, E.A. Stach, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “Role of Alumina Type in the Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets from Alumina-Supported Catalysts,” 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 19, 2011.
  • P.B. Amama, T.C. Back, P.T. Murray, S.B. Fairchild, B. Maruyama, “In Situ XPS Study of the Influence of Water Vapor on the Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrocarbons,” 2011 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2011.
  • J.L. Wohlwend, P.B. Amama, V. Varshney, P.J. Shamberger, A.K. Roy, T.S. Fisher, “First Principles Study of the Effect of Titanium Additives on the Bonding Nature and Hydrogen Vacancy Migration in Lithium Alanate,” 2011 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 26, 2011.
  • P.B. Amama, J.E. Spowart, A.A. Voevodin, T.S. Fisher, “Modified Magnesium Hydride and Calcium Borohydride for High-Capacity Thermal Energy Storage,” The 8th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Conference (AJTEC2011), Honolulu, HI, March 17, 2011.
  • P.B. Amama, C.L. Pint, S.M. Kim, E.A. Stach, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “Evolution, Activity, and Lifetime of Alumina-Supported Fe Catalyst During Super Growth of Single- Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets: Influence of the Alumina Type,” 2010 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2010.
  • S.M. Kim, C.L. Pint, P.B. Amama, D.N. Zakharov, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, E.A. Stach, “Growth Termination of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays by Dynamic Catalyst Activity,” 2009 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 4, 2009.
  • P. Amama, C. Pint, S. Kim, E. Stach, R. Hauge, K. Eyink, B. Maruyama, “Growth of Single- Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets from Alumina-Supported Fe Catalysts: Role of Alumina Type,” NT10: 11th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes 2010 (poster), Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 27 – July 2, 2010.
  • B. Maruyama, S. Chatterjee, P.B. Amama, M.J. Kim, D. Zakharov, E.A. Stach, L. Sneddon, “Catalytic Growth of Boron Nitride Nanotubes from Novel Precursors,” 2009 MRS Fall Meeting (poster), Boston, MA, December 4, 2009.
  • P.B. Amama, C.L. Pint, S.M. Kim, R.H. Hauge, E.A. Stach, B. Maruyama, “Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets from Alumina-Supported Fe Catalysts: Role of Alumina Type,” 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 10, 2009.
  • T. Back, P. Amama, E. Shin, N. Pierce, P.T. Murray, B. Maruyama, “In-Situ Study of Catalyst Chemical State Under Carbon Nanotube Growth Conditions,” The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2009.
  • B. Maruyama, M.J. Kim, P. Amama, R. Rao, L. Sneddon, S. Chatterjee, E. Stach, S.M. Kim, “Scalable Boron Nitride Nanotube CVD Synthesis,” Carbon 2009, The Annual Conference on (poster), Biarritz, France, June 15, 2009.
  • S.M. Kim, D.N. Zakharov, C.L. Pint, P.B. Amama, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, E.A. Stach, “Understanding Growth Termination of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets by Documenting the Evolution of Catalyst Morphology with the Transmission Electron Microscope,” 2009 Guadalupe Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) , Tierra Sagrada, Boerne, TX, April 18-21, 2009.
  • P.B. Amama, C. Pint, L. McJilton, SM Kim, E.A. Stach, P.T. Murray, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “Ostwald Ripening – Induced Termination of Carbon Nanotube Growth,” 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2008.
  • P.B. Amama, C.L. Pint, L. McJilton, SM Kim, E.A. Stach, P.T. Murray, R.H. Hauge, B. Maruyama, “The Role of Water in Super Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Carpets,” 2008 MRS Fall Meeting (Poster), Boston, MA, December 1, 2008.
  • B. Maruyama, P.B. Amama, T. Back, E. Shin, T. Murray, L. McJilton, C. Pint, R. Hauge, S.M. Kim, D. Zakharov, E. Stach, “Ostwald Ripening–Induced Termination of Nanotube Growth,” Ninth International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes (Poster), Montpellier, France, June 2008.
  • P.B. Amama, B.A. Cola, T.D. Sands, X. Xu, T.S. Fisher, “Dendrimer-Assisted Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes for Enhanced Thermal Interface Conductance,” AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2007.
  • B.A. Cola, P.B. Amama, M.A. Capano, X. Xu, T.S. Fisher, “Enhanced thermal interface materials for power electronics," 32nd Annual Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH, 2007.
  • P.B. Amama, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Dendrimer-Templated Fe Nanoparticles for the Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD,” AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2006.
  • P.B. Amama, O. Ogebule, M.R. Maschmann, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Dendrimer-Assisted Low-Temperature Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition,” AIChE Annual Meeting (poster), San Francisco, CA, November 2006.
  • P.B. Amama, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Plasma-Enhanced CVD Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Using Dendrimer-Stabilized Fe Nanoparticles,” 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Paper # 1043, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2006.
  • A.D. Franklin, M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, D.B. Janes, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Contacting Vertical Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays Using Palladium Nanowires,” France – US Workshop on Nanobiotechnology (poster), Washington, DC, March 2006.
  • B.A. Cola, J. Xu, P.B. Amama, C. Cheng, X. Xu, T.S. Fisher, “Carbon nanotube synthesis for thermal interface applications,” NOBCChE 33rd Annual National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2006.
  • B.A. Cola, J. Xu, P.B. Amama, C. Cheng, X. Xu, T.S. Fisher, “Thermal performance of carbon nanotube enhanced interfaces,” NSBE 32nd National Convention GSC Technical Talks, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.
  • P.B. Amama, O. Ogebule, M.R. Maschmann, T.D. Sands, T.S. Fisher, “Dendrimer-Assisted Low Temperature Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition,” 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.
  • P.B. Amama, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Plasma-Enhanced CVD Synthesis of High-Quality Carbon Nanotubes Using Dendrimer-Encapsulated Iron Nanoparticles”, 13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology, San Francisco, October 2005.
  • A. Pettes, M. Maschmann, P. Amama, T. Fisher, “Effects of Voltage Bias on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Grown by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition,” LSAMP Indiana & Midwest Crossroads AGEP Conference, IUPUI, IN, November 2005.
  • M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Synthesis of Isolated Vertical Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes from Porous Templates,” 13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology, San Francisco, October 2005.
  • P.B. Amama, M.R. Maschmann, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands, “Plasma-Enhanced CVD Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Dendrimer-Encapsulated Iron Nanoclusters," 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.
  • M.R. Maschmann, P.B. Amama, T.S. Fisher, “Synthesis of Vertically Oriented Single- Walled Carbon Nanotubes using Plasma-Enhanced CVD,” 230th ACS National Meeting (poster presented by P.B. Amama), Washington, DC, August 2005.
  • P.B. Amama, S. Lim, D. Ciuparu, L. Pfefferle, G.L. Haller, “Synthesis of Highly Ordered MCM-41: Engineering of Pore Size and Optimization of Silica Ratios,” 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.
  • P.B. Amama, S. Lim, D. Ciuparu, Y. Yang, L. Pfefferle, G.L. Haller, “Synthesis, Characterization and Stability of Fe-MCM-41 for Production of Carbon Nanotubes by Acetylene Pyrolysis,” AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 2004.
  • P.B. Amama, K. Itoh, M. Murabayashi, “Products of Gas-Phase Photo-Assisted Catalytic Oxidation of Trichloroethylene over TiO2,” 20th Symposium on Solid-Surface and Photochemistry, Osaka University, Japan, November 2001.
  • P.B. Amama, K. Itoh, M. Murabayashi, “Photocatalytic Oxidation of Trichloroethylene in Humidified Atmosphere,” 19th Symposium on Solid-Surface and Photochemistry, Mie University, Japan, November 2000.
  • P.B. Amama, K. Itoh, M. Murabayashi, “Effect of Humidity on the Photocatalytic Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Air,” 67th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society of Japan, Nagoya University, Japan, April 2000.
  • P.B. Amama, K. Itoh, M. Murabayashi, “Photocatalytic Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Air and Water using RuO2/TiO2 Systems,” 1999 Asian Conference on Electrochemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, May 1999.