Optical Microscopy facility is part of the Soft Bio Nanomaterials team of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at BNL.
The optical microscopy
instruments of the Single Molecule Spectroscopy facility can be accessed
through the CFN user program at no cost. Details on how to become a CFN user can
be found at http://www.bnl.gov/cfn/user/.
You can also contact us directly in case you have specific questions. We provide
training and assistance in the use of the microscopes as well expertise in the
case of collaborative user projects. We accommodate two types of users:
- regular users: these are users that require
the use of our instruments without any intellectual involvement
from our side. Any publication reporting data acquired on our
instruments must acknowledge the use of our facility in the
following format "Research carried out (in whole or in part) at
the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National
Laboratory, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy,
Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No.
- users collaborators : these are users that
require the use of our instruments and our particular expertise
in the field of optical microscopy, including single molecule
experiments. such collaboration usually results in joint
publications. If you are interested in such collaboration,
please contact us directly at email@example.com.
below are publications from CFN user proposals associated with the
Advanced Optical Microscopy facility.
Zhihua Xu, Feng Gao, Elena A. Makarova, Ahmed A. Heikal, and Victor N. Nemykin
Energy Transfer from Colloidal Quantum Dots to Near-Infrared-Absorbing
Tetraazaporphyrins for Enhanced Light Harvesting
J.Phys.Chem C, 2015, 119, 9754.
Youngil Park, Zhongwei Liu, Prahlad K. Routh, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Young-Shin
Park, Hsinhan Tsai, Jennifer Martinez, Andrew P. Shreve, Mircea Cotlet* and
Hsing-Lin Wang* "DNA-assisted photoinduced charge transfer between a cationic
poly(phenylene vinylene) and a cationic fullerene" -PhysChemChemPhys
Li, L. Z.; Schroeder, T.; Chen, E. H.; Walsh, M.; Bayn, I.; Goldstein, J.;
Gaathon, O.;Trusheim, M. E.; Lu, M.; Mower, J.; Cotlet, M.; Markham, M. L.;
Twitchen, D. J.; Englund, D.: Coherent spin control of a nanocavity-enhanced
qubit in diamond.
Nature Communications 2015, 6.
M.Cargnello, B.T.Diroll, E.A.Gaulding, C.B.Murray, Enhanced Energy Transfer in
Quasy-Quaternary Nanocrystal Supperlattices, Advanced Materials 2014, 26(15)
Jilian Fan Chengshi Yan,Rebecca Roston,John Shanklin and Changcheng Xu,
Arabidopsis Lipins, PDAT1 Acyltransferase, and SDP1 Triacylglycerol Lipase
Synergistically Direct Fatty Acids toward β-Oxidation, Thereby Maintaining
Membrane Lipid Homeostasis, The Plant Cell 2014, 26(10) 4119-34.
Rabeka Alam, Liliana M Karam, Tennyson L Doane, Joshua Zylstra, Danielle M
Fontaine, Bruce R Branchini and Mathew M Maye, Near infrared bioluminescence
resonance energy transfer from firefly luciferase—quantum dot bionanoconjugates,
Nanotechnology 2014, 25, 495606
O. A. Ajayi, N. C. Anderson, M. Cotlet, N. Petrone, T. Gu, A. Wolcott, F.
Gesuele, J. Hone, J. S. Owen and C. W. Wong, Time-resolved energy transfer from
single chloride-terminated nanocrystals to graphene, APL,
104, 171101 (2014).
Zhongwei Liu, Hsing Lin Wang and Mircea Cotlet, DNA sequence-dependent
photoluminescence enhancement in a cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte.
K.Zhang, O.Novak, Z.Wei, M.Gou, X.Zhang, Y.Yu, H.Yang, Y.Cai, M.Strnad &
C.-J.Liu, Arabidopsis ABCG14 protein controls the acropetal translocation of
root-synthesized cytokinins, Nature Communications
2014, 5, 3274, doi:10.1038/ncomms4274.
Zhongwei Liu, Hsing Lin Wang and Mircea Cotlet, Energy transfer from a
conjugated polymer to an intercalated DNA: towards label free, sequence specific
DNA sensing. Chemistry of Materials, ASAP April 6
X.Zhang, M.Gou, C-J.Liu, Arabidopsis Kelch repeat F-Box proteins regulate
phenylpropanoid biosynthesis via controlling the turnover of phenylaniline
ammonia-lyase, The Plant Cell, Dec. 2013, ASAP, DOI/10.1105/tpc.113.119644.
H.Zang, P.K.Routh, R.Alam, M.Maye, M.Cotlet, Core size dependent hole
trasnfer from a photoexcited QD to a conjugated polymer. Chem.Comm. ASAP
Matthew E. Trusheim, Luozhou Li, Abdelghani Laraoui, Edward H. Chen, Hassaram
Bakhru, Tim Schröder, Ophir Gaathon, Carlos A. Meriles, and Dirk Englund,
Scalable Fabrication of High Purity Diamond Nanocrystals with
Long-Spin-Coherence Nitrogen Vacancy Centers, NanoLetters ASAP Nov.2013.
J.Fan, C.Yan, X.Zhang, C.Xu, Dual Role for Phospholipid:Diacylglycerol
Acyltransferase: Enhancing Fatty Acid Synthesis and Diverting Fatty Acids from
Membrane Lipids to Triacylglycerol in Arabidopsis Leave, The Plant
Cell, 2013 ASAP.
J.Fan, C.Yan, C.Xu, Phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase-mediated
triacylglycerol biosynthesis is crucial for protection against fatty
acid-induced cell death in growing tissues of Arabidopsis, The Plant
Journal, 2013 ASAP
Zhihua Xu, Corey R. Hine, Mathew M. Maye, Qinpeng Meng, Mircea Cotlet, Control
of Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Semiconducting Quantum Dot-Based Hybrids,
91-111, in Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Ed. Z.Wang,
Springer 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4614-8147-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-8148-5 (Online).
Rabeka Alam, Joshua Zylstra, Danielle M.
Fontaine, Bruce R. Branchini and Mathew M. Maye, Novel
multistep BRET-FRET energy transfer using nanoconjugates of firefly proteins,
quantum dots, and red fluorescent proteins, Nanoscale,
2013, 5, 5303-5306
Luozhou Li, Matthew Trusheim, Ophir Gaathon, Kim
Kisslinger, Ching-Jung Cheng, Ming Lu, Dong Su, Xinwen Yao, Hsu-Cheng Huang, Igal
Bayn, Abraham Wolcott, Richard M. Osgood, Jr., and Dirk Englund, Reactive ion
etching: Optimized diamond membrane fabrication for transmission electron
microscopy, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 31, 06 FF01 (2013)
J S Hodges, L Li, M Lu, E H Chen, M E Trusheim, S
Allegri, X Yao, O Gaathon, H Bakhru and D Englund, Long-lived NV− spin
coherence in high-purity diamond membranes, 2012 New J. Phys. 14 093004.
H. Han, V. Valle, M.M. Maye* “Probing Resonance Energy
Transfer and Inner Filter Effects in Qdot – Large Metal Nanoparticle Clusters
using a DNA-mediated Quench and Release Mechanism” Journal of
Physical Chemistry C 2012 116, 22996-23003
J.-Y. Gou, L.M.Miller, G.Hou, X/-H. Yu, X.-Ya Chen, J.-J.Liu, Acetylesterase-mediated
deacetylation of pectin impairs cell elongation, pollen germination and plant
reproduction, Plant Cell 2012, 24: 50-65.
Z.Xu, C.Hine, M.Maye and M.Cotlet, Shell-thickness dependent hole transfer in conjugated polymer/quantum dot
hybrids, ACS NANO, 2012, 6(6), 4984-4993.
A.J.Akey, C.Lu, L.Wu, Y.Zhu, I.P.Herman, Anomalous photoluminescence Stokes
shift in CdSe nanoparticle and carbon nanotube hybrids, Phys.Rev. B
2012, 85, 045404.
J. Zylstra, H. Han, R. Alam, R.P. Doyle, M.M. Maye* "Tailoring Quantum Dot
Interfaces for Improved Biofunctionality and Energy Transfer" ACS
Symposium Series, 2012, 1112, 59-79.
M.Cotlet, H-L.Wang, Z.Xu, Transparent light harvesting polymer films, McGrawHill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2012,
Z.Xu, H.Tsai, H-L. Wang and M.Cotlet, Transparent polymer films for capturing
solar energy, SPIE Newsroom, 2011, DOI 10.1117/2.1201102.003481
H.Tsai, Z.Xu R.K.Pai,
A.P.Shreve, H.L.Wang and M.Cotlet, Structural dynamics and charge transfer via complexation with fullerene in large
area conjugated polymer honeycomb thin films, Chemistry of Materials, 201,
R.K. Pai and M.Cotlet, A highly stable, water soluble intrinsic fluorescent
hybrid scaffold for biological imaging and biosensing, JPhys Chem. C.
2011 115 (5) 1674.
R.K.Pai, L.H. Zhang, D. Nykypanchuk, C.S. Korach, Biomimetic Pathways for
Nanostructured Poly(KAMPS)/aragonite Composites that Mimic Seashell Nacre,
Adv. Eng. Materials 13 (10) B415.
H. Han, J. Zylstra, M.M. Maye, Direct Attachment of
Oligonucleotides to Quantum Dot Interfaces, Chemistry of Materials
2011, 23, 4975
J. Zylstra, J. Amey, N. J. Miska, L. Pang, C. R. Hine, J. Langer, R. P. Doyle,
M.M. Maye, A Modular Phase Transfer and Ligand Exchange Protocol for Quantum
Dots Langmuir, 2011, 27, 4371.
W. Wu, P.N. Njoki, H. Han, H. Zhao, E. A. Schiff, P. S. Lutz, L. Solomon, S.
Matthews, M.M. Maye, Processing Core/Alloy/Shell Nanoparticles: Tunable Optical
Properties and Evidence for Self-Limiting Alloy Growth" J. Phys. Chem. C,
2011, 115, 9933.
M.M.Maye, O.Gang and M.Cotlet, Photoluminescence enhancement in single Qdot-Au
nanoparticle DNA-linked heterodimers, 2010, ChemComm.
X.H.Peng, M.Y.Sfeir, F.Zhang, J.A.Misewich, S.S.Wong, Covalent Synthesis and
Optical Characterization of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Nanocrystal
Heterostructures, JPhys Chem. C. 2010 114 (19) 8766.
H.Han, G.Di Francesco, M.M.Maye, Size Control and Photophysical Properties of
Quantum Dots Prepared via a Novel Tunable Hydrothermal Route, JPhys
Chem. C. 2010 114 (45) 19270.
Z.Xu, H.Tsai, H.L.Wang and M.Cotlet, Controlling chain conformation, film
morphology and optical properties of a water-soluble conjugated polymer,
J.Phys.Chem.B, 114 (36) 11746.
C Wang, H Tsai, Z Xu, M Cotlet and H Wang, Synthesis and characterization of
ethylene glycol substituted PPV derivatives, ACS Applied Materials and
Interfaces, 2010, 2 (3), 738-47.
H Xie, H Kagawa, JD Trent, K.Mudalige, M.Cotlet, B Swanson, An
intrinsically fluorescent recognition ligand scaffold based on chaperonin
proteins and semiconductor quantum dot conjugates, Small 2009,
C Wang, Y Gao, A Shreve, C Zhong, K Mudalige, M.Cotlet,
HL Wang, Thermochromism of a poly(phenylene vinylene): untangling the roles of polymer
aggregate and chain conformation , J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113:
H Xie, B Swanson, H Kagawa, JD Trent, K.Mudalige, Th. Ippolito and M.Cotlet,Intrinsic
fluorescent recognition ligand scaffold based on chaperonins and water-soluble
semiconductor quantum dots, Proceeding of SPIE 7188, 2009.