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Dr. Virginia M. Ayres
The Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory
Publications

(PDF) Tiryaki, VM, Adia-Nimuwa, U, Ayres, VM, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI. Texture-based segmentation and a new cell shape index for quantitative analysis of cell spreading in AFM images. Cytometry: Part A, 2015, 87(12): 1090-1100 (DOI: 10.1002/cyto.a.22739).

(PDF) Tiryaki, VM, Ayres, VM, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI. Differentiation of reactive-like astrocytes cultured on nanofibrillar and comparative culture surfaces. Nanomedicine, 2015 10(4): 529–545 (DOI: 10.2217/NNM.14.33).

(PDF) Xie, Kan, Hartz, S, Ayres, VM, Jacobs, BW, Ronningen, RM, Zeller, AF, Baumann, T, Tupta, MA. 2015. Gallium Nitride NanoFET Schottky Barrier Behavior Under Heavy Ion Irradiation. Mater. Res. Express 2: 015003 (8pp) (DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/2/1/015003).

(PDF) Xie, K, Hartz, SA, Ayres, VM. Thermionic field Emission Transport at Nanowire Schottky Barrier Contacts. In press, MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1785 Semiconductor Nanowires and Devices for Advanced Applications, edited by J. Arbiol , A. Fontcuberta i Morral , M.A. Filler , K.A. Dick and Q.H. Xiong. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2015).

(PDF) In R&D Magazine, rdmag.com, August 05, 2014. Article Nano Testing for Future Electronics by Lindsay Hock, with Ayres research interview in Testing nanoelectronics for space. http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2014/08/nano-testing-future-electronics

(PDF) In International Innovations: The Brains Behind Healthcare Research, July 2013 Issue 22, pp. 28-30. Feature article on Ayres’ research, “Nanoscale Cues for Regenerative Neural Cell Systems”.

(PDF)Tiryaki, VM, Adia-Nimuwa, U, Hartz, SA, Xie, K, Ayres, VM, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI. New atomic force microscopy based astrocyte Cell Shape Index. In MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1527 Scanning Probe Microscopy - Frontiers in Nanotechnology, edited by M Rafailovich. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2013). (DOI: 10.1557/opl.2013.417) ISSN: 1946-4274.

(PDF)Xie, K, Hartz, SA, Ayres, VM, Liu, Z, Jacobs, BW, Baumann, T, Ronningen, RM, Zeller, AF, Tupta, MA. Real-Time investigation of nanoFET current surge capability during heavy ion irradiation. In MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1512 Semiconductor Nanowires - Optical and Electronic Characterization and Applications, edited by J Piqueras. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2013). (DOI: 10.1557/opl.2013.275) ISSN: 1946-4274.

(PDF)Tiryaki, VM, Ayres, VM, Khan, AA, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI, Meiners, S. Nanofibrillar scaffolds induce preferential activation of Rho GTPases in cerebral cortical astrocytes. Int. J. Nanomedicine. 2012 7:3891-3905 (DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S32681) ISSN: 1178-2013.

(PDF)Tiryaki, VM, Khan, AA, Ayres, VM. AFM feature definition for neural cells on nanofibrillar tissue scaffolds. Scanning. 2012 34: 316-324 (DOI: 10.1002/sca.21013) ISSN: 1932-8745.

(PDF) Ayres, VM, Xie, K, Tiryaki, VM, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI. Investigation of nanophysical properties of aging nanofibrillar tissue scaffolds by TEM, SAED, Contact Angle and Raman spectroscopies. In MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1417 Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration, edited by C Sorrell. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2012). (DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.747) ISSN: 1946-4274.

(PDF) Tiryaki, VM, Ayres, VM, Ahmed, I, Shreiber, DI. Differences in nanoscale elasticity of planar and nanofibrillar tissue cultures. In MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1417 Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration, edited by C Sorrell. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2012). (DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.746) ISSN: 1946-4274.

(PDF) Xie, K, Ayres, VM, Al-Duhaileb, RA, Jacobs, BW, Ronningen, RM, Zeller, AF, Baumann, T, Hirata, A. Investigations of Zipping Mechanism in Relativistic Heavy Ion Interactions With Carbon Onions. In MRS Symposium Proceedings Series, Volume 1407 Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Related Nanostructures, edited by Yoke Khin Yap, Cambridge University Press, (2012), DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.463. Hardback (ISBN-13: 9781605113845).p>

(PDF) Tiryaki, VM, Ayres, VM, Khan, AA, Flowers, DA, Ahmed, I, Delgado-Rivera, R and Meiners, S. Investigation of nanofibrillar influence on cell-cell interactions of astrocytes by atomic force microscopies. In MRS Online Proceedings Library Volume 1316E Nanofunctional Materials, Nanostructures, and Nanodevices for Biomedical Applications II, edited by L A Nagahara, R Sinclair, R Bashir, T Thundat, W Lin. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (2011). (DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.434) ISSN: 1946-4274.

(PDF) Alduhaileb, RA, Xie, K, Myers, JC, Ayres, VM, Jacobs, McElroy, K, Bieler, T, Crimp, M, Fan, X, Ronningen, RM, Zeller, AF, Baumann, T, and Hirata, A. Responses of Carbon Onions to High Energy Heavy Ion Irradiation. In MRS Symposium Proceedings Series, Volume 1298: Advanced Materials for Applications in Extreme Environments, edited by Maria Samaras, Chu Chun Fu, Thak Sang Byun, Marius Stan, Toru Ogawa, Arthur Motta, D. Simeone, R. Smith, Lumin Wang, Xinghang Zhang, Oliver Kraft, Michael Demkowicz, Memei Li, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (2011), 1298-T07-15. Hardback (ISBN-13: 9781605112756).

(PDF) Benjamin W. Jacobs, Kaylee McElroy, Raed Al-Duhaileb, Martin A. Crimp, Richard E Stallcup, Adam Hartman, Mary Anne Tupta, Virginia M. Ayres, "Cross-Section High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and Nanoprobe Investigation of Gallium Nitride Nanowires," Int. J. Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 6, pp. 264-278 (2010).

(PDF) Virginia M. Ayres, Qian Chen, Yuan Fan, Dexter A. Flowers, Sally A. Meiners, Ijaz Ahmed, Roberto Delgado-Rivera, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy Investigation of Neural Cell Prosthetic Properties," Int. J. Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 6, pp. 279-290 (2010).

(PDF) V.M. Tiryaki, V.M. Ayres, A. Khan, R. Delgado-Rivera, I. Ahmed, S. Meiners, "Quantitative Investigations of Nanoscale Elasticity of Nanofibrillar Matrices," in Polymer Nanofibers-Fundamental Studies and Emerging Applications, edited by A. Tanioka (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1240E, Warrendale, PA, 2010), 1240-WW09-13.

(PDF) R. Alduhaileb, V.M. Ayres, B.W. Jacobs, X. Fan, K. McElroy, M.A. Crimp, A. Hirata, M. Horikoshi,, "Carbon Onion Films-Molecular Interactions of Multi-Layer Fullerenes," in Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures-2009, edited by Y.K. Yap, K. Hata, A. Loiseau (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1204, Warrendale, PA, 2010) 1204-K05-70. ISBN: 978-1-60511-177-3.

(PDF) K. McElroy, V.M. Ayres, T.R., Bieler, B.W. Jacobs, M.A. Crimp, "Catalyst-Free GaN Nanowire Nucleation," in Multifunction at the Nanoscale through Nanowires, edited by K. Nielsch, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, J.K. Holt, C.V. Thompson (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1206E, Warrendale, PA, 2010), 1206-M11-42.

(PDF) VM Tiryaki, VM Ayres, AA Khan, DA Flowers, "Nanoscale Cues and Astrocyte Responses in Neural System Regenerative Medicine," Proceedings of the 6th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference (NanoTR6), Izmir, Turkey, 15-18 June 2010, Theme D; Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicne, Nanotoxicology, and Biosensors, p. 102.

(PDF) RA Al-Duhaileb, VM Ayres, BW Jacobs, X Fan, K McElroy, MA Crimp, A Hirata, "Fundamental Properties of Carbon Onions Correlated with Tribological Performance," Proceedings of the 6th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference (NanoTR6), Izmir, Turkey, 15-18 June 2010, p. 345.

(PDF) R. Delgado-Rivera, S.L. Harris, I. Ahmed, A.N. Babu, R. Patel, V.M. Ayres, D.A. Flowers, and S. Meiners "Increased FGF-2 Secretion and Ability to Support Neurite Outgrowth by Astrocytes Cultured on Polyamide Nanofibrillar Matrices," Matrix Biology, Vol. 28, pp. 137-147 (2009) [Impact 3.687]

(PDF) Benjamin W. Jacobs, Martin A. Crimp, Kaylee McElroy, and Virginia M. Ayres, "Nanopipes in Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Rods," Nano Lett, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 4354-4358 (2008) [Impact 9.627]

(PDF) B.W. Jacobs, V.M. Ayres, M.A. Crimp, and K. McElroy, "Internal Structure of Multiphase Zinc-Blende Wurtzite Gallium Nitride Nanowires," Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, No. 40, 405706 (6 pp) (2008) [Impact 3.310]

(PDF) Benjamin W. Jacobs, Kaylee McElroy, Raed Al-Duhaileb, Martin A Crimp, Virginia M. Ayres, "Cross-Section High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigation of Internal Structures of Gallium Nitride Nanowires," 6th International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing, 12-14 November 2008, Athens, Greece, CD-ROM Proceedings paper 1.A.1

(PDF) Virginia M. Ayres, Qian Chen, Yuan Fan, Dexter A. Flowers, Sally A. Meiners, Ijaz Ahmed, Roberto Delgado-Rivera, "Neural Cell Prosthetic Investigation by Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy," 6th International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing, 12-14 November 2008, Athens, Greece, CD-ROM Proceedings paper 5.B.2

V.M. Ayres, Q. Chen, Y. Fan and L. Udpa, "Properties Investigation by Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy," Program Booklet SCANNING 2008, 14-17 April 2008 NIST Gaithersburg, MD

(PDF) Y. Fan, Q. Chen, V.M. Ayres, A.D. Baczewski, L. Udpa and S. Kumar, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy Investigation of Tissue Scaffold Properties," Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 651-661, Int. J. Nanomedicine (2007)

(PDF) Qian Chen, Yuan Fan, Lalita Udpa, and Virginia M. Ayres, "Cell Classification by Moments Based Methods with Continuous Wavelet Transform," Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 181-189 Int. J. Nanomedicine (2007)

(PDF) (Invited) Sally Meiners, Ijaz Ahmed, Abdul S. Ponery, Nathan Amor, Virginia M. Ayres, Yuan Fan, Qian Chen and Ashwin N. Babu, "Engineering Electrospun Nanofibrillar Surfaces for Spinal Cord Repair: A Discussion," Polymer Int., Vol. 56, pp. 1340-1348 (2007)

(PDF) Benjamin W. Jacobs, Virginia M. Ayres, Mihail P. Petkov, Joshua B. Halpern, MaoQe He, Andrew D. Baczewski, Kaylee McElroy, Martin A. Crimp, Jiaming Zhang, Harry C. Shaw, "Electronic and Structural Characteristics of Zinc-Blende Wurtzite Biphasic Homostructure GaN Nanowires," Nano Lett., Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1435-1438 (2007) [Impact 9.627]

(PDF) B W Jacobs, V M Ayres, R E Stallcup, A Hartman, M A Tupta, A D Baczewski, M A Crimp, J B Halpern, M He and H C Shaw, "Electron Transport in Zinc-Blende Wurtzite Biphasic Gallium Nitride Nanowires and GaNFETs," Nanotechnology, Vol. 18, No. 47, 475710 (6 pp) (2007) [Impact 3.310]

(PDF) Q. Chen, Y. Fan, S. Kumar, A.D. Baczewski, L. Udpa, V.M. Ayres, A. F. Rice, S. Meiners and I. Ahmed, "Cell Response and Tissue Scaffold Triggers Investigated by Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy," in Engineered Nanoscale Materials for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease, edited by V.A. Hackley, A.K. Patri, J. Stein, B.M. Moudgil (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1019E, Warrendale, PA, 2007), 1019-FF06-04

(PDF) Y. Fan, Q. Chen, S. Kumar, A.D. Baczewski, L. Udpa, V.M. Ayres and A. F. Rice, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy Investigation of Nanoscale Mechanical and Surface Roughness Properties Along Nanofibers," in Surface and Interfacial Nanomechanics, edited by R.F. Cook, W. Ducker, I. Szlufarska, R.F. Antrim (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1021E, Warrendale, PA, 2007), 1021-HH05-26

(PDF) (Invited) V.M. Ayres and L. Udpa, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy", Vol. 4, Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation (Second Edition), Editor J. Webster, published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2006, pp.516-523, Hardbound: ISBN-13 978-0-471-26358-6

(PDF) (Invited) Lalita Udpa, Virginia M. Ayres, Yuan Fan Qian Chen and Shiva. Arun-Kumar, "Deconvolution of Atomic Force Microscopy Data for Cellular and Molecular Imaging," IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag., Special Issue on Molecular and Cellular Bioimaging, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 73-83 (2006)

(PDF) S.L. Rutledge, H.C. Shaw, L.L. Yowell, Q. Chen, B.W. Jacobs, S.P. Song and V.M. Ayres, "Self Assembly and Correlated Properties of Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers", Diamond and Relat. Mater., Vol. 15, pp. 1070-1074 (2006)

(PDF) V.M. Ayres, B.W. Jacobs, M.E. Englund, E.H. Carey, M.A. Crimp, R.M. Ronningen, A.F. Zeller, J.B. Halpern, M.-Q. He, G.L. Harris, D. Liu, H.C. Shaw and M.P. Petkov, "Investigation of Heavy Ion Irradiation of Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Nanocircuits", Diamond and Relat. Mater., Vol. 15, pp. 1117-1123 (2006)

(PDF) Y. Fan, Q. Chen, S. A. Kumar A.D. Baczewski, N.V. Tram, V.M. Ayres, A.F. Rice, L. Udpa, “Registration of Tapping and Contact Mode Atomic Force Microscopy Images”, 2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology Proceedings, ISBN 1-4244-0078-3

(PDF) B.W. Jacobs, V.M. Ayres, M.A. Tupta, R.E. Stallcup, A. Hartman, J.B. Halpern, M-Q. He, M.A. Crimp, A.D. Baczewski, N.V. Tram, Q. Chen, Y. Fan, S. Kumar, L. Udpa , “Electronic Transport Characteristics of Gallium Nitride Nanowire-based Nanocircuits”, 2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology Proceedings, ISBN 1-4244-0078-3

(PDF) Q. Chen, Y. Fan, V.M. Ayres, L. Udpa, M.S. Schindler and A. F. Rice, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy Investigation of the Elastic Properties of Tissue Scaffolding", in Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 838E: Scanning-Probe and Other Novel Microscopies of Local Phenomena in Nanostructured Materials, edited by S.V. Kalinin, B. Goldberg, L.M. Eng, and B.D. Huey, The Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA (2005), O15.2, Electronic: ISBN 1-55899-802-0

(PDF) H.C. Shaw, D. Liu, B.W. Jacobs, V.M. Ayres, R.M. Ronningen, A.F. Zeller, M.A. Crimp, J. Halpern, M-Q He, G.L. Harris and M.P. Petkov, "Performance of Nanomaterials and Actively Running Nanocircuits During Heavy Ion Irradiation", Proceedings of the 12th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design, edited by G. Donohoe, Cour d’Alene, ID, October 2005

V.M. Ayres, B.W. Jacobs, S.P. Song, R.M. Ronningen, A.F. Zeller, M.A. Crimp, J.B. Halpern, M-Q He, M.P. Petkov, D. Liu, and H.C. Shaw, "Nanotube, Nanowire and Nanocircuit Behavior in Simulated Space Environments", in Photonics for Space Environments X, edited by Edward W. Taylor, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5897 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2005) Article CID No. 589702, pp. 1-14, Hardbound: ISBN 0-8194-5902-X

B.W. Jacobs, V. M. Ayres, M.A. Crimp, R. M. Ronningen, A. F. Zeller, H. C. Shaw, A. J. Kogut, J. B. Benavides, M. P. Petkov and J. B. Halpern, "Investigation of Space Radiation Resiliency of Carbon Nanotube and Gallium Nitride Nanocircuits", in Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 851: Materials for Space Applications, Eds. Mircea Chipara, David L. Edwards, Roberto S. Benson, Shawn Phillips, The Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA ,(2005), NN6.8, pp. 287-292, Hardbound: ISBN 1-55899-799-7 and Electronic: ISBN1-55899-803-9

Q. Chen, L. Udpa, M. S. Schindler, C. Berger and V. M. Ayres, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy Investigation of Cells on Scaffolding", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. EXS-1: Architecture and Applications of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Materials, Eds. Joyce Y. Wong, Anne L. Plant, Christine E. Schmidt, Lonnie Shea, Arthur J. Coury, Christopher S. Chen, 2004, The Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA (2004), pp. 143-145., Hardbound: ISBN 1-55899-745-8

V. M. Ayres, S. Grabski, C. Berger and M. S. Schindler, "Attachment and Immune Reponses to Nanostructured Carbon Films", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. EXS-1: Architecture and Applications of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Materials, Eds. Joyce Y. Wong, Anne L. Plant, Christine E. Schmidt, Lonnie Shea, Arthur J. Coury, Christopher S. Chen, The Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA (2004), pp. 137-139, Hardbound: ISBN 1-55899-745-8

Q. Chen, Y. Fan, L. Udpa, M.S. Schindler and V.M. Ayres, "Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy for Nano Biomedical Applications", Proceedings of the 5th Trends In Nanotechnology (TNT04) CMP Cientifica, (2004)

(PDF) S. P. Song, M. A. Crimp, V. M. Ayres, C. J. Collard, J. P. Holloway, and M. L. Brake "New Hetero Silicon-Carbon Nanostructure Formation Mechanism", J. Nanosci. Nanotech., Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 817-823 (2004).

B.W. Jacobs, S.P. Song, R.M. Ronningen, A.F. Zeller, M.A. Crimp, V. M. Ayres H.C. Shaw, J.B. Benavides, J. Plante and A. Kogut, Potential of Resilient Nanomaterials for Space Applications", Proceedings of the 5th Trends In Nanotechnology (TNT04) CMP Cientifica, (2004)

(PDF) B. Goolsby, Q. Chen, L. Udpa, Y. Fan, R. Samona, B. Bhooravan, F. M. Salam, D. H. Wang, and V. M. Ayres, "Scanning Probe Microscopy with Landmark Referenced Control For Direct Biological Investigations", J. Nanosci. Nanotech., Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 347-350 (2003).

(PDF) Qian Chen, Virginia Ayres, and Lalita Udpa, "Biological Investigation Using Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy", Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-Nano2003), Vol. 2, pp. 863-865 (2003)

V.M. Ayres, F. Salam, N. Xi and D. Wang, "Scanning Probe Microscopy with Landmark Referenced Control", Conference Record of the 3rd Trends In Nanotechnology (TNT02) published by CMP Cientifica, pp. 157-158 (2002)

(PDF) V. M. Ayres, M. Farhan, D. Spach, J. Abdul Majeed, B. F. Wright, B. L. Wright, J. Asmussen, M. Kanatzidis and T. R. Bieler, "Transitions in Morphology Observed in Nitrogen/Methane-Hydrogen Depositions of Polycrystalline Diamond Films", J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 89, pp. 6062-6068 (2001)

(PDF) V. M. Ayres, T. R. Bieler, M. G. Kanatzidis, J. Spano, S. Hagopian, H. Balhareth, B. F. Wright, M. Farhan, J. AbdulMajeed, D. Spach, B. L. Wright and J. Asmussen, "The Effect of Nitrogen on Competitive Growth Mechanisms of Diamond Thin Films", Diamond and Relat. Mater. Vol. 9, pp. 236-240 (2000)

J.K. Park, V. M. Ayres, J. Asmussen and K. Mukherjee, "Precision Micromachining of CVD Diamond Films", Diamond and Relat. Mater.,Vol. 9, pp. 1154-1158 (2000)

(PDF) V. Ayres, B. Wright, J. Asmussen, S. Song, S. Khatami, D. Reinhard, D. Tomanek, and D. Roach "Characterization of the Growth and Emission Properties of Hybrid Carbon Films Containing Carbon Nanotubes", Fullerenes 2000 Vol. 10: Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanomaterials, Eds. P. V. Kamat, D. M. Guldi, K.M. Kadish, The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ (2000), pp. 236-245, Hardbound: ISBN 1-56677-277-X

J. K. Park, V. M. Ayres, J. Asmussen and K. Mukherjee, "Maskless Patterning and Structuring on Ultra-hard Film Materials", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 605: Materials Science of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Devices II, Eds. M.P. deBoer, A.H. Heuer, S.J. Jacobs, E. Peeters, The Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA, (2000), pp. 79-84, Hardbound: ISBN 1-55899-513-7

(PDF) V.M. Ayres, H. Hummert, B. Goolsby, N. Xi, and F. Salam, "Micro/Nano Motion Control for Biological Specimen Handling", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Smart Structures and Microsystems (IS3M 2000), Hong Kong, October 2000

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