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Scott Lea

Institution
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Projects

Structure-function correlations of proteins in enamel formation

Lead Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Wendy Shaw
Project type
Large-Scale EMSL Research
Heterogeneous nucleation is important in the development of biominerals such as bone, teeth and mollusk shells, but often, initial nucleation events are not understood at a mechanistic level. It is…

Degradation of Lignin Using Homogeneous Catalysis in Ionic Liquids

Lead Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Zongchao Zhang
Project type
Large-Scale EMSL Research
The objective of the proposed work is to use ionic liquids as a reaction medium for homogeneous catalysis of the lignin degradation process, using weak-base organic catalysts that are soluble in…

Deposition of Metal-Doped Oxides for Spintronic Applications

Lead Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Tiffany Kaspar
Project type
Exploratory Research
For spintronic devices such as spin-FETs, efficient injection of spin-polarized electrons into a semiconductor material is necessary. For devices compatible with current semiconductor technology,…

Microscopy Investigation on Nanostructured Electrodes

Lead Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Jiguang Zhang
Project type
Large-Scale EMSL Research
The objective of this proposal is to use EMSLs advanced electron microscopy facility to characterize the compositions and properties of the nanostructured electrode and nanostructured materials and…

Structure and Performance of DNA Biosensors

Lead Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Cindy Bruckner-Lea
Project type
Exploratory Research
Biosensors typically rely on designing a surface that is functionalized with biomolecules that specifically bind analytes of interest. These surfaces often include specific oligonucleotide sequences…

A hyperbaric AFM for imaging mineral surfaces in supercritical CO2

Lead Institution
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Principal Investigator
Scott Lea
Storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep underground saline aquifers has been proposed as a viable method of slowing the increase of CO2 in the earthâ??s atmosphere while continuing to…

Study of Pattern Formation on the Surface of NiO films

Lead Institution
University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator
Boris Sinkovic
Project type
Exploratory Research
Understanding of the surface structure and morphology of NiO surfaces is becoming increasingly important because of their use in spin-valve geometry of GMR sensors. Thick NiO films (500 Å) have been…

Soft-Landing of Complex Ions on Surfaces

Lead Institution
Purdue University
Principal Investigator
Robert Cooks
Project type
Large-Scale EMSL Research
Interaction of ions with surfaces is an area of active fundamental research in surface science relevant to a broad range of other scientific disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science such as…