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Articles by Mojtaba Samiee in JoVE
Construction and Testing of Coin Cells of Lithium Ion Batteries
Archana Kayyar1, Jiajia Huang1, Mojtaba Samiee1, Jian Luo1,2
1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, 2Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, Clemson University
A protocol to construct and test coin cells of lithium ion batteries is described. The specific procedures of making a working electrode, preparing a counter electrode, assembling a cell inside a glovebox and testing the cell are presented.
Other articles by Mojtaba Samiee on PubMed
Lab on a Chip. Mar, 2005 | Pubmed ID: 15726210
A microfluidic and optical system was created for the detection and analysis of single molecules in solution. Fluidic channels with submicrometer dimensions were used to isolate, detect and identify individual quantum dots conjugated with organic fluorophores. The channels were fabricated in fused silica with a 500 nm square cross section. The resulting focal volume of approximately 500 aL reduced fluorescent background and increased the signal to noise ratio of single molecule detection. The channels also enabled the rapid detection of 99% of quantum dots and organic fluorophores traversing the focal volume. Conjugates were driven through the channels electrokinetically at 2.3 kV cm(-1), excited with a single 476 nm wavelength laser and detected with a confocal microscope. Fluorescence emission was collected simultaneously from green (500-590 nm) and red (610-680 nm) regions of the spectrum. Signal rejection was minimized by the narrow and symmetric emission spectra of the quantum dots. To demonstrate efficient multicolor detection and characterization of single molecule binding, Qdot 655 Streptavidin Conjugates were bound to Alexa Fluor 488 molecules and individually detected. Photon counting histogram analysis was used to quantify coincident detection and degree of binding. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy was used to measure the mobility of bound and unbound species. The union of fluidic channels with submicrometer dimensions and quantum dots as fluorescent labels resulted in efficient and rapid multiplexed single molecule detection and analysis.
Detection and Identification of Nucleic Acid Engineered Fluorescent Labels in Submicrometre Fluidic Channels
Nanotechnology. Jul, 2005 | Pubmed ID: 21727447
Nucleic acid engineers have created nanoscale fluorescent labels that are uniquely identifiable by the number of conjugated fluorophores, and with binding characteristics that permit recognition of individual specific biomolecules. The viability of this technology for use in multi-analyte homogeneous assays depends on the ability to optically detect individual labels, and distinguish the fluorescence emission of each label. We describe the use of fluidic channels with submicrometre dimensions to rapidly detect individual labels in solution. Labels with small differences in fluorophore composition were differentiated with varying degrees of accuracy. Labels were synthesized at the molecular level from dendrimer-like DNA, with the identity encoded into the number of Alexa Fluor 488 and BODIPY 630/650 fluorophores conjugated with the structure. To explore the decoding resolution limit, labels with a single fluorophore of each colour were detected, and were found to be distinguishable as a group, but not individually, from labels with one additional red fluorophore. Labels with one green and three red fluorophores were individually distinguishable with greater than 80% accuracy from labels with one red and three green fluorophores. Photon counting histograms were analysed to differentiate the various labels, and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy was used to measure their mobilities. Fluidic channels were fabricated in fused silica with a 500 nm square cross section, resulting in a focal volume of approximately 500 al. Because the entire channel width was illuminated, every fluorescent molecule in solution passing through the channel was uniformly excited and analyzed. Flow control enabled a balance of rapid data acquisition and efficient fluorescence collection with these nanoscale systems.
Quantitative MRI Measurement of Lung Density Must Account for the Change in T(2) (*) with Lung Inflation
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI. Sep, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 19630079
To evaluate lung water density at three different levels of lung inflation in normal lungs using a fast gradient echo sequence developed for rapid imaging.