Selected Publications

Review and News Publications

Research Publications

  1. John Cumings, P.G. Collins, and A. Zettl, Peeling and sharpening multiwall nanotubes. Nature, 406(6796), p.586 (2000) 10.1038/35020698

  1. John Cumings, A. Zettl, Low-friction nanoscale linear bearing realized from multiwall carbon nanotubes. Science, 289(5479), p.602 (2000) 10.1126/science.289.5479.602

  1. John Cumings and A. Zettl, Mass-production of boron nitride double-wall nanotubes and nanococoons. Chemical Physics Letters, 316(3-4), p.211 (2000) 10.1016/S0009-2614(99)01277-4

  1. M. Ishigami, John Cumings, A. Zettl, S. Chen, and U. Dahmen, A simple method for the continuous production of carbon nanotubes. Chemical Physics Letters, 319(5-6), p.457 (2000) 10.1016/S0009-2614(00)00151-2

  1. E. A. Stach, T. Freeman, A. M. Minor, D. K. Owen, John Cumings, M. A. Wall, T. Chraska, R. Hull, J. W. Morris, A. Zettl, and U. Dahmen. Development of a nanoindenter for in situ transmission electron microscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 7(6), p.507 (2001) 10.1017.S1431927601010492

  1. W. Q. Han, John Cumings, X. S. Huang, K. Bradley, and A. Zettl, Synthesis of aligned BxCyNz nanotubes by a substitution-reaction route. Chemical Physics Letters, 346(5-6), p.368 (2001) 10.1016/S0009-2614(01)00993-9

  1. W. Q. Han, John Cumings, and A. Zettl, Pyrolytically grown arrays of highly aligned BxCyNz nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 78(18), p.2769 (2001) 10.1063/1.1369620

  1. B. G. Demczyk, John Cumings, A. Zettl, and R. O. Ritchie, Structure of boron nitride nanotubules. Applied Physics Letters, 78(18), p.2772 (2001) 10.1063/1.1367906

  1. A. Zettl and John Cumings, Sharpened nanotubes, nanobearings, and nanosprings, in Electronic Properties of Novel Materials-- Molecular Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 2000) p.526 10.1063/1.1342568

  1. A. Zettl and John Cumings, Electromechanical properties of multiwall carbon nanotubes. In Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems, (AIP Conference Proceedings 590, American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York 2001) p.107 (2001) 10.1063/1.1420066

  1. John Cumings, M. R. McCartney, J. C. H. Spence, and A. Zettl, Electron holography of field-emitting carbon nanotubes, in Electronic Properties of Molecular Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 2001) p.572 10.1063/1.1426934

  1. John Cumings and A. Zettl. Field emission properties of boron nitride nanotubes, in Electronic Properties of Molecular Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 2001) p.577 10.1063/1.1426935

  1. John Cumings, M. McCartney, J. C. H. Spence, and A. Zettl, Electron Holography of Field-Emitting Carbon Nanotubes, Physical Review Letters, 88(5), 056804 (2002) 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.056804

  1. W. Mickelson, John Cumings, W. Q. Han, and A. Zettl, Effects of carbon doping on superconductivity in magnesium diboride. Physical Review B, 65(8), 052505 (2002) 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.052505

  1. W. Q. Han, W. Mickelson, John Cumings, and A. Zettl, Transformation of BxCyNz nanotubes to pure BN nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 81(6), p.1110, 2002 Aug 5. 10.1063/1.1498494

  1. B. G. Demczyk, Y. M. Wang, John Cumings, M. Hetman, W. Q. Han, A. Zettl, and R. O. Ritchie, Direct mechanical measurement of the tensile strength and elastic modulus of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Materials Science & Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure & Processing, 334(1-2), p.173 (2002) 10.1016/S0921-5093(01)01807-X

  1. John Cumings and A. Zettl, Resistance of telescoping nanotubes, in Structural and Electronic Properties of Molecular Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 2002) p.227 10.1063/1.1514111

  1. A. Zettl, John Cumings, W. Q. Han, and W. Mickelson, Boron nitride nanotube peapods, in Structural and Electronic Properties of Molecular Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 2002) p.140 10.1063/1.1514092

  1. W. Mickelson, S. Aloni, Wei-Qiang Han, John Cumings, and A. Zettl, Packing C60 in Boron Nitride Nanotubes. Science, 300(5618), p.467 (2003) 10.1126/science.1082346

  1. John Cumings, W. Mickelson, and A. Zettl, Simplified synthesis of double-wall carbon nanotubes. Solid State Communications, 126(6), p.359 (2003) 10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00881-5

  1. Keith Bradley, John Cumings, Alexander Star, Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel, and George Grüner, Influence of mobile ions on nanotube based FET devices. Nano Letters, 3(5), p.639 (2003) 10.1021/nl025941j

  1. A. M. Fennimore, T. D. Yuzvinsky, Wei-Qiang Han, M. S. Fuhrer, J. Cumings, A. Zettl, Rotational actuators based on carbon nanotubes. Nature, 424(6947), p.408 (2003) :10.1038/nature01823

  1. John Cumings and A. Zettl, Field emission and current-voltage properties of boron nitride nanotubes. Solid State Communications, 129(10), p.661 (2004) 10.1016/j.ssc.2003.11.026

  1. John Cumings and A. Zettl, Localization and nonlinear resistance in telescopically extended nanotubes, Physical Review Letters, 93(8), 086801 (2004) 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.086801

  1. John Cumings, A. Zettl, and M. R. McCartney, Carbon Nanotube Electrostatic Biprism: Principle of Operation and Proof of Concept. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 10(4), p.420 (2004) 10.1017/S1431927604040759

  1. John Cumings, L. S. Moore, H. T. Chou, K. C. Ku, G. Xiang, S. A. Crooker, N. Samarth, and D.Goldhaber-Gordon, A Tunable Anomalous Hall Effect in a Non-Ferromagentic System. Physical Review Letters, 96(19), 196404 (2006). : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.196404

  1. C. H. L. Quay, John Cumings, S. J. Gamble, A. Yazdani, H. Kataura, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon, Transport properties of carbon nanotube C60 peapods. Physical Review B, 76(7), 073404 (2007). 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.073404

  1. C. H. L. Quay, John Cumings, S. J. Gamble, R. de Picciotto, H. Kataura, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon, Magnetic field dependence of the spin-1/2 and spin-1 Kondo effects in a quantum dot, Physical Review B, 76(24), 245311 (2007). 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.245311

  1. I-Kai Hsu, Rajay Kumar, Adam Bushmaker, Stephen B. Cronin, Michael T. Pettes, Li Shi, Todd Brintlinger, Michael S. Fuhrer, and John Cumings, Optical measurement of thermal transport in suspended carbon nanotubes, Applied Physics Letters, 92(6), 063119 (2008). 10.1063/1.2829864

  1. Todd Brintlinger, Yi Qi, Kamal H. Baloch, D. Goldhaber-Gordon, and John Cumings, Electron Thermal Microscopy, Nano Letters, 8(2), 582 (2008). 10.1021/nl0729375

  1. Yi Qi, T. Brintlinger, and John Cumings, Direct observation of the ice rule in artificial kagome spin ice, Physical Review B, 77(9), 094418 (2008). 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.094418

  1. Todd Brintlinger, Sung-Hwan Lim, Kamal H. Baloch, Paris Alexander, Yi Qi, John Barry, John Melngailis, Lourdes Salamanca-Riba, I. Takeuchi, and John Cumings, In Situ Observation of Reversible Nanomagnetic Switching Induced by Electric Fields, Nano Letters, 10(4), p.1219 (2010). 10.1021/nl9036406

  1. Kamal H. Baloch, Norvik Voskanian, and John Cumings, Controlling the thermal contact resistance of a carbon nanotube heat spreader, Applied Physics Letters, 97(6), 063105 (2010). 10.1063/1.3478212

  1. Z. H. Han, B. Yang, Y. Qi, J. Cumings, Synthesis of low-melting-point metallic nanoparticles with an ultrasonic nanoemulsion method, Ultrasonics, 51, p.485 (2011). 10.1016/j.ultras.2010.11.015

  1. Xiao Hua Liu, He Zheng, Li Zhong, Shan Huang, Khim Karki, Li Qiang Zhang, Yang Liu, Akihiro Kushima, Wen Tao Liang, Jiang Wei Wang, Jeong-Hyun Cho, Eric Epstein, Shadi A. Dayeh, S. Tom Picraux, Ting Zhu, Ju Li, John P. Sullivan, John Cumings, Chunsheng Wang, Scott X. Mao, Sulin Zhang, Jian Yu Huang, Anisotropic swelling and fracture of silicon nanowires during lithiation, Nano Letters, 11(8), p.3312 (2011). 10.1021/nl201684d

  1. Hongwei Liao, Khim Karki, Yin Zhang, John Cumings, and YuHuang Wang, Interfacial Mechanics of Carbon Nanotube@Amorphous-Si Co-axial Nanostructures, Advanced Materials, 23(37), p.4318 (2011). 10.1002/adma.201101762

  1. Jia Huang, Daniel R. Hines, Byung Jun Jung, Merijntje S. Bronsgeest, Andrew Tunnell, Vince Ballarotto, Howard E. Katz, Michael S. Fuhrer, Ellen D. Williams, John Cumings , Polymeric semiconductor/graphene hybrid field-effect transistors, Organic Electronics, 12(9), p.1471 (2011). 10.1016/j.orgel.2011.05.021

  1. Stephen A. Daunheimer, Olga Petrova, Oleg Tchernyshyov, John Cumings, Reducing Disorder in Artificial Kagome Ice, Physical Review Letters, 107(16), 167201 (2011). 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.167201

  1. Dmitry Ruzmetov, Vladimir P. Oleshko, Paul M. Haney, Henri J. Lezec, Khim Karki, Kamal H. Baloch, Amit K. Agrawal, Albert V. Davydov, Sergiy Krylyuk, Yang Liu, Jian Yu Huang, Mihaela Tanase, John Cumings, and A. Alec Talin, Electrolyte Stability Determines Scaling Limits for Solid-State 3D Li Ion Batteries, Nano Letters, 12(1) p. 505 (2012). 10.1021/nl204047z

  1. Khim Karki, Eric Epstein, Jeong-Hyun Cho, Zheng Jia, Teng Li, S. Tom Picraux, Chunsheng Wang, and John Cumings, Lithium-Assisted Electrochemical Welding in Silicon Nanowire Battery Electrodes, Nano Letters, 12(3), p. 1392 (2012). 10.1021/nl204063u

  1. Kamal H. Baloch, Norvik Voskanian, Merijntje Bronsgeest, and John Cumings, Remote Joule heating by a carbon nanotube, Nature Nanotechnology, 7(5), p. 316 (2012). News and Views

  1. Andrew Tunnell, Vincent Ballarotto, and John Cumings, The selective removal of metallic carbon nanotubes from As-grown arrays on insulating substrates, Applied Physics Letters, 101(19), 193109 (2012). 10.1063/1.4765661

  1. Yichen Shen, Olga Petrova, Paula Mellado, Stephen Daunheimer, John Cumings, and Oleg Tchernyshyov, Dynamics of artificial spin ice: a continuous honeycomb network, New Journal of Physics, 14, 035022 (2012). 10.1088/1367-2630/14/3/035022

  1. J. Bavier, J. Cumings, and D. R. Hines, Transfer printing of patterned metal films using parylene C coated surfaces, Microelectronic Engineering, 104, p. 18 (2013). 10.1016/j.mee.2012.10.020

  1. Kai He, Jeong-Hyun Cho, Yeonwoong Jung, S. Tom Picraux, and John Cumings, Silicon nanowires: electron holography studies of doped p-n junctions and biased Schottky barriers, Nanotechnology, 24, 115703 (2013). 10.1088/0957-4484/24/11/115703

  1. Jia Huang, Hongli Zhu, Yuchen Chen, Colin Preston, Kathleen Rohrbach, John Cumings, and Liangbing Hu, Highly Transparent and Flexible Nanopaper Transistors, ACS Nano, 7(3), p. 2106 (2013). 10.1021/nn304407r

  1. Chuan-Fu Sun, Khim Karki, Zheng Jia, Hongwei Liao, Yin Zhang, Teng Li, Yue Qi, John Cumings, Gary W. Rubloff, and YuHuang Wang, A Beaded-String Silicon Anode, ACS Nano, 7(3), p. 2717 (2013). 10.1021/nn4001512

  1. Kai He, Fei-Xiang Ma, Cheng-Yan Xu, and John Cumings, Mapping magnetic fields of Fe3O4 nanosphere assemblies by electron holography, Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 17B528 (2013). 10.1063/1.4798500

  1. Khim Karki, Yujie Zhu, Yihang Liu, Chuan-Fu Sun, Liangbing Hu, YuHuang Wang, Chunsheng Wang, and John Cumings, Hoop-Strong Nanotubes for Battery Electrodes, ACS Nano, 7(9), p. 8295 (2013). 10.1021/nn403895h

  1. Kai He and John Cumings, Diagnosing Nanoelectronic Components Using Coherent Electrons, Nano Letters, 13, p. 4815 (2013). 10.1021/nl402509c

  1. Andrew Tunnell, Vincent Ballarotto, and John Cumings, A measurement technique for circumventing hysteresis and conductance drift in carbon nanotube field-effect transistors, Nanotechnology, 25, 045705 (2014). 10.1088/0957-4484/25/4/045705

  1. Yang Wen, Kai He, Yujie Zhu, Fudong Han, Yunhua Xu, Isamu Matsuda, Yoshitaka Ishii, John Cumings, Chunsheng Wang, Expanded graphite as superior anode for sodium-ion batteries, Nature Communications, 5, 4033 (2014). 10.1038/ncomms5033

  1. Vladimir Oleshko, Thomas Lam, Dmitry Ruzmetov, Paul Haney, Henri Lezec, Albert Davydov, Sergiy Krylyuk, John Cumings, Alec Talin, Miniature all-solid-state heterostructure nanowire Li-ion batteries as a tool for engineering and structural diagnostics of nanoscale electrochemical processes, Nanoscale, 6, 11756 (2014). 10.1039/c4nr01666a

  1. Sean Fackler, Michael J. Donahue, Tieren Gao, Paris A. Nero, Sang-Wook Cheong, John Cumings, Ichiro Takeuchi, Local control of magnetic anisotropy in transcritical permalloy thin films using ferroelectric BaTiO3 domains, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 212905, (2014). 10.1063/1.4902809

  1. Colin Preston, Da Song, Jaiqi Dai, Zois Tsinas, John Bavier, John Cumings, Vince Ballarotto, Liangbing Hu, Scalable nanomanufacturing of surfactant-free carbon nanotube inks for spray coatings with high conductivity, Nano Research, 8, 2242 (2015). 10.1007/s12274-015-0735-9

  1. Jasper Drisko, Stephen Daunheimer, John Cumings, FePd3 as a materials for studying thermally active artificial spin ice systems, Physical Review B, 91, 224406 (2015). 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.224406

  1. Hanna M. Nilsson, Brendan Meany, Jeremy Ticey, Chuan-Fu Sun, YuHuang Wang, John Cumings, Ammonium Laurate Surfactant for Cleaner Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes, Langmuir, 31, 6948 (2015). 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01175

  1. Kurt J. Terhune, Lyon B. King, Kai He, and John Cumings, Radiation-induced solidification of ionic liquid under extreme electric field, Nanotechnology, 27, 375701 (2016). 10.1088/0957-4484/27/37/375701

  1. Colin Preston, Da Song, Josh Taillon, John Cumings, and Liangbing Hu, Boron-doped few-walled carbon nanotubes: novel synthesis and properties, Nanotechnology, 27, 445601 (2016). 10.1088/0957-4484/27/44/445601

  1. Hanna M. Nilsson, Ludvig de Knoop, John Cumings, and Eva Olsson, Localized resistance measurements of wrinkled reduced graphene oxide using in-situ transmission electron microscopy, Carbon, 113, p. 340 (2017). 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.10.086

  1. Jasper Drisko, Thomas Marsh, John Cumings, Topological Frustration of Artificial Spin Ice, Nature Communications, 8, 14009 (2017). 10.1038/ncomms14009

  1. Hsin-Yun Chao, Hua Jiang, John Cumings, and Renu Sharma. In-Situ Measurements of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Growth Reveal the Structures of Active and Inactive Catalyst Nanoparticles. Microscopy and Microanalysis 25, 1452–1453 (2019). 10.1017/S1431927619007992

  1. Hsin-Yun Chao, Hua Jiang, Francisco Ospina-Acevedo, Perla B. Balbuena, Esko I. Kauppinen, John Cumings, and Renu Sharma. A structure and activity relationship for single-walled carbon nanotube growth confirmed by in situ observations and modeling. Nanoscale 12, 21923–21931 (2020). 10.1039/D0NR05916A