VESPERS Peer-Reviewed Article Entries


  • Bhattarai, Surendra; Liu, Na; Karunakaran, Chithra; Tanino, Karen K.; Fu, Yong-Bi et al. (2021). Tissue specific changes in elements and organic compounds of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars differing in salt tolerance under salt stress. Journal of Plant Physiology 264, 153485. 10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153485.
  • Chen, Xiujuan; Huang, Gordon; An, Chunjiang; Feng, Renfei; Wu, Yinghui et al. (2021). Superwetting Polyethersulfone membrane functionalized with ZrO2 nanoparticles for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon removal. Journal of Materials Science and Technology . 10.1016/j.jmst.2021.01.063.
  • Feng, Qi; An, Chunjiang; Chen, Zhi; Yin, Jianan; Zhang, Baiyu et al. (2021). Investigation into the Impact of Aged Microplastics on Oil Behavior in Shoreline Environments. Journal of Hazardous Materials , 126711. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126711.
  • Grochulski, Pawel; Labiuk, Shaunivan (2021). Review of health research at the Canadian Light Source. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 499, 70-76. 10.1016/j.nimb.2021.05.003.
  • Huang, Jing; Huang, Gordon; Xin, Xiaying; Halstead, David; Gaetz, Katelyn et al. (2021). Characterization of canola growth and in-vivo element fate in Canadian prairie under the interferences of tillage and residue treatment. Journal of Cleaner Production 320, 128707. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128707.
  • Li, Minsi; Li, Weihan; Hu, Yongfeng; Yakovenko, Andrey A.; Ren, Yang et al. (2021). New Insights into the High‐Performance Black Phosphorus Anode for Lithium‐Ion Batteries. Advanced Materials , 2101259. 10.1002/adma.202101259.
  • Liu, Shao-Qing; Gao, Min-Rui; Feng, Ren-Fei; Gong, Lu; Zeng, Hongbo et al. (2021). Electronic Delocalization of Bismuth Oxide Induced by Sulfur Doping for Efficient CO2 Electroreduction to Formate. ACS Catalysis , 7604-7612. 10.1021/acscatal.1c01899.
  • Luo, Dan; Zheng, Lei; Zhang, Zhen; Li, Matthew; Chen, Zhongwei et al. (2021). Constructing multifunctional solid electrolyte interface via in-situ polymerization for dendrite-free and low N/P ratio lithium metal batteries. Nature Communications 12(1) . 10.1038/s41467-020-20339-1.
  • Pan, Yuanming; Li, Dien; Feng, Renfei; Wiens, Eli; Chen, Ning et al. (2021). Uranyl binding mechanism in microcrystalline silicas: A potential missing link for uranium mineralization by direct uranyl co-precipitation and environmental implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 292, 518-531. 10.1016/j.gca.2020.10.017.
  • Sui, Peng-Fei; Liu, Subiao; Xu, Chenyu; Xiao, Jing; Duan, Nanqi et al. (2021). Directionally Maximizing CO Selectivity to Near-Unity over Cupric Oxide with Indium Species for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. Chemical Engineering Journal , 131654. 10.1016/j.cej.2021.131654.
  • Wang, Xuewan; Wu, Dan; Liu, Suyun; Zhang, Jiujun; Fu, Xian-Zhu et al. (2021). Folic Acid Self-Assembly Enabling Manganese Single-Atom Electrocatalyst for Selective Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia. Nano-Micro Letters 13(1) . 10.1007/s40820-021-00651-1.
  • Wang, Xuewan; Xi, Xiuan; Huo, Ge; Xu, Chenyu; Sui, Pengfei et al. (2021). Co- and N-doped carbon nanotubes with hierarchical pores derived from metal–organic nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction. Journal of Energy Chemistry 53, 49-55. 10.1016/j.jechem.2020.05.020.
  • Wang, Yihao; Yang, Jianjun; Han, Hui; Hu, Yongfeng; Wang, Jian et al. (2021). Differential transformation mechanisms of exotic Cr(VI) in agricultural soils with contrasting physio-chemical and biological properties. Chemosphere , 130546. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130546.
  • Xu, Chenyu; Zhang, Xuhan; Zhu, Meng-Nan; Zhang, Li; Sui, Peng-Fei et al. (2021). Accelerating photoelectric CO2 conversion with a photothermal wavelength-dependent plasmonic local field. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental , 120533. 10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120533.
  • Yang, Xiaohan; Huang, Guohe; An, Chunjiang; Chen, Xiujuan; Shen, Jian et al. (2021). Removal of arsenic from water through ceramic filter modified by nano-CeO2: A cost-effective approach for remote areas. Science of the Total Environment 750, 141510. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141510.
  • Yin, Jianan; Huang, Guohe; An, Chunjiang; Zhang, Peng; Xin, Xiaying et al. (2021). Exploration of nanocellulose washing agent for the green remediation of phenanthrene-contaminated soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials 403, 123861. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123861.
  • Zhang, Chunzi; Koughia, Cyril; Zhu, Jianfeng; Feng, Renfei; Gunes, Ozan et al. (2021). Self-assembled single crystal VO2 (A) microbelts by the reduction of V2O5 thin films: synthesis, structure and optical properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 863, 158728. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.158728.
  • Zhang, Xiaomin; Wang, Jiayi; Wang, Xingbo; Li, Yebao; Zhao, Yan et al. (2021). 3D ordered macroporous amorphous Nb2O5 as anode material for high-performance sodium-ion batteries. Applied Surface Science 567, 150862. 10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150862.
  • Zhao, Bin; Liu, Jianwen; Wang, Xuewan; Xu, Chenyu; Sui, Pengfei et al. (2021). CO2-emission-free electrocatalytic CH3OH selective upgrading with high productivity at large current densities for energy saved hydrogen co-generation. Nano Energy 80, 105530. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105530.
  • Zhao, Bin; Liu, Jianwen; Xu, Chenyu; Feng, Renfei; Sui, Pengfei et al. (2021). Interfacial engineering of Cu2Se/Co3Se4 multivalent hetero-nanocrystals for energy-efficient electrocatalytic co-generation of value-added chemicals and hydrogen. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 285, 119800. 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119800.
  • Zhao, Feipeng; Alahakoon, Sandamini H.; Adair, Keegan; Zhang, Shumin; Xia, Wei et al. (2021). An Air‐Stable and Li‐Metal‐Compatible Glass‐Ceramic Electrolyte enabling High‐Performance All‐Solid‐State Li Metal Batteries. Advanced Materials 33(8) , 2006577. 10.1002/adma.202006577.
  • Zhao, Zhao; Wang, Dandan; Gao, Rui; Wen, Guobin; Feng, Ming et al. (2021). Magnetic‐Field‐Stimulated Efficient Photocatalytic N 2 Fixation over Defective BaTiO 3 Perovskites. Angewandte Chemie 133(21) , 12017-12025. 10.1002/ange.202100726.


  • Akhter, Fardausi; Fairhurst, Graham D.; Blanchard, Peter E. R.; Machin, Karen L.; Blyth, Rob I. R. et al. (2020). Experimental variation in the spatial deposition of trace metals in feathers revealed using synchrotron X‐ray fluorescence. X-Ray Spectrometry 49(4) , 471-479. 10.1002/xrs.3140.
  • Alam, Md. Samrat; Bishop, Brendan; Chen, Ning; Safari, Salman; Warter, Viola et al. (2020). Reusable magnetite nanoparticles–biochar composites for the efficient removal of chromate from water. Scientific Reports 10(1) . 10.1038/s41598-020-75924-7.
  • Blanchard, Peter; Babichuk, Nicole; Sarkar, Atanu (2020). Evaluating the use of synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy in investigating brominated flame retardants in indoor dust. Environmental Science and Pollution Research . 10.1007/s11356-020-10623-4.
  • Chen, Xiujuan; Huang, Gordon; Li, Yongping; An, Chunjiang; Feng, Renfei et al. (2020). Functional PVDF ultrafiltration membrane for Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) removal with high water recovery. Water Research 181, 115952. 10.1016/j.watres.2020.115952.
  • Dawkins, Jeremy I. G.; Ghavidel, Mohammadreza Z.; Chhin, Danny; Beaulieu, Isabelle; Hossain, Md Sazzad et al. (2020). Operando Tracking of Solution-Phase Concentration Profiles in Li-ion Battery Positive Electrodes using X-Ray Fluorescence. Analytical Chemistry . 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02086.
  • Ghorbani, Zohreh; Casali, Juliana; Hao, Chunyi; Cavallin, Hannah; Van Loon, Lisa et al. (2020). Biogeochemical Exploration at the Twin Lakes Au Deposit Using Synchrotron Radiation Micro X-ray Fluorescence and X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure Spectroscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis , 1-5. 10.1017/s1431927620017547.
  • Hao, Chunyi; Casali, Juliana; Ghorbani, Zohreh; Cavallin, Hannah; Van Loon, Lisa et al. (2020). EPMA Characterization of Gold Associated with Different Sulfide Textures at the Monument Bay Deposit, Manitoba, Canada. Microscopy and Microanalysis , 1-4. 10.1017/s1431927620020723.
  • Huang, Jing; Huang, Guohe; An, Chunjiang; Xin, Xiaying; Chen, Xiujuan et al. (2020). Exploring the use of ceramic disk filter coated with Ag/ZnO nanocomposites as an innovative approach for removing Escherichia coli from household drinking water. Chemosphere 245, 125545. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125545.
  • Jiang, Yi; Deng, Ya-Ping; Liang, Ruilin; Fu, Jing; Gao, Rui et al. (2020). d-Orbital steered active sites through ligand editing on heterometal imidazole frameworks for rechargeable zinc-air battery. Nature Communications 11(1) . 10.1038/s41467-020-19709-6.
  • Li, Weihan; Liang, Jianwen; Li, Minsi; Adair, Keegan R.; Li, Xiaona et al. (2020). Unraveling the Origin of Moisture Stability of Halide Solid-State Electrolytes by In Situ and Operando Synchrotron X-ray Analytical Techniques. Chemistry of Materials . 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02419.
  • Li, Xiaona; Liang, Jianwen; Adair, Keegan R.; Li, Junjie; Li, Weihan et al. (2020). Origin of Superionic Li3Y1–xInxCl6 Halide Solid Electrolytes with High Humidity Tolerance. Nano Letters 20(6) , 4384-4392. 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01156.
  • Lin, Jinru; Chen, Ning; Feng, Renfei; Nilges, Mark J.; Jia, Yongfeng et al. (2020). Sequestration of Selenite and Selenate in Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O): Insights from the Single-Crystal Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Synchrotron X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study. Environmental Science & Technology 54(6) , 3169-3180. 10.1021/acs.est.9b05714.
  • Liu, Yunqiu; Huang, Gordon; An, Chunjiang; Chen, Xiujuan; Zhang, Peng et al. (2020). Use of Nano-TiO2 self-assembled flax fiber as a new initiative for immiscible oil/water separation. Journal of Cleaner Production 249, 119352. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119352.
  • Luo, Dan; Zhang, Zhen; Li, Gaoran; Cheng, Shaobo; Li, Shuang et al. (2020). Revealing the Rapid Electrocatalytic Behavior of Ultrafine Amorphous Defective Nb2O5–x Nanocluster toward Superior Li–S Performance. ACS Nano 14(4) , 4849-4860. 10.1021/acsnano.0c00799.
  • Maciag, Bryan J.; Brenan, James M. (2020). Speciation of arsenic and antimony in basaltic magmas. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 276, 198-218. 10.1016/j.gca.2020.02.022.
  • McIntyre, Stewart; Van Loon, Lisa; Sherry, Nathaniel; Bauer, Michael; Kotzer, Tom et al. (2020). Microscopic Characterization of Uranium Ore Specimens Using the Peakaboo Analysis Platform. Microscopy and Microanalysis , 1-4. 10.1017/s1431927620017560.
  • Reinhardt, Averie; Feng, Renfei; Xiao, Qunfeng; Hu, Yongfeng; Sham, Tsun-Kong et al. (2020). Exploring the Dzi Bead with Synchrotron Light: XRD, XRF Imaging and μ-XANES Analysis. Heritage 3(3) , 1035-1045. 10.3390/heritage3030056.
  • Van Loon, Lisa; McIntyre, Stewart; Sherry, Nathaniel; Bauer, Michael; Banerjee, Neil et al. (2020). User-Friendly Software for the Analysis of Complex XRF Spectra. Microscopy and Microanalysis , 1-4. 10.1017/s1431927620014890.
  • Wang, Xuewan; Wu, Dan; Dai, Chengzhi; Xu, Chenyu; Sui, Pengfei et al. (2020). Novel folic acid complex derived nitrogen and nickel co-doped carbon nanotubes with embedded Ni nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8(10) , 5105-5114. 10.1039/c9ta12238a.
  • Xu, Ziqing; Huang, Guohe; An, Chunjiang; Huang, Jing; Chen, Xiujuan et al. (2020). Low-cost microbiological purification using a new ceramic disk filter functionalized by chitosan/TiO2 nanocomposites. Separation and Purification Technology 248, 116984. 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.116984.
  • Yang, Yang; Qian, Yumin; Li, Haijing; Zhang, Zhenhua; Mu, Yuewen et al. (2020). O-coordinated W-Mo dual-atom catalyst for pH-universal electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Science advances 6(23) , eaba6586. 10.1126/sciadv.aba6586.
  • Zhang, Chunzi; Koughia, Cyril; Gunes, Ozan; Li, Xiaoju; Li, Yuanshi et al. (2020). Size, composition and alignment of VO2 microrod crystals by the reduction of V2O5 thin films, and their optical properties through insulator-metal transitions. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 827, 154150. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.154150.
  • Zhao, Bin; Liu, Jianwen; Xu, Chenyu; Feng, Renfei; Sui, Pengfei et al. (2020). Hollow NiSe Nanocrystals Heterogenized with Carbon Nanotubes for Efficient Electrocatalytic Methanol Upgrading to Boost Hydrogen Co‐Production. Advanced Functional Materials 31(8) , 2008812. 10.1002/adfm.202008812.
  • Zhao, Yanyun; Huang, Guohe; An, Chunjiang; Huang, Jing; Xin, Xiaying et al. (2020). Removal of Escherichia Coli from water using functionalized porous ceramic disk filter coated with Fe/TiO2 nano-composites. Journal of Water Process Engineering 33, 101013. 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.101013.
  • Zhu, Jianbing; Li, Shuang; Xiao, Meiling; Zhao, Xiao; Li, Gaoran et al. (2020). Tensile-strained ruthenium phosphide by anion substitution for highly active and durable hydrogen evolution. Nano Energy , 105212. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105212.


  • Barbi, Mauricio; Bell, Phil R.; Fanti, Federico; Dynes, James J.; Kolaceke, Anezka et al. (2019). Integumentary structure and composition in an exceptionally well-preserved hadrosaur (Dinosauria: Ornithischia). PeerJ 7, e7875. 10.7717/peerj.7875.
  • Chen, Xiujuan; Huang, Gordon; An, Chunjiang; Feng, Renfei; Wu, Yinghui et al. (2019). Plasma-induced PAA-ZnO coated PVDF membrane for oily wastewater treatment: Preparation, optimization, and characterization through Taguchi OA design and synchrotron-based X-ray analysis. Journal of Membrane Science 582, 70-82. 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.03.091.
  • Chen, Xiujuan; Huang, Gordon; An, Chunjiang; Feng, Renfei; Yao, Yao et al. (2019). Plasma-induced poly(acrylic acid)-TiO2 coated polyvinylidene fluoride membrane for produced water treatment: Synchrotron X-Ray, optimization, and insight studies. Journal of Cleaner Production 227, 772-783. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.226.
  • Hamilton, Jordan G.; Grosskleg, Jay; Hilger, David; Dhillon, Gurbir Singh; Bradshaw, Kris et al. (2019). In situ transformations of bonechar and tri-poly phosphate amendments in phosphorus-limited subsurface soils. Applied Geochemistry 109, 104398. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2019.104398.
  • Li, Dien; Seaman, John C.; Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.; Kaplan, Daniel I.; Taylor-Pashow, Kathryn et al. (2019). Porous iron material for TcO4- and ReO4- sequestration from groundwater under ambient oxic conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 374, 177-185. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.04.030.
  • Liu, Yulong; Banis, Mohammad Norouzi; Xiao, Wei; Li, Ruying; Wang, Zhiqiang et al. (2019). Visualization of the secondary phase in LiFePO4 ingots with advanced mapping techniques. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 97(8) , 2218-2223. 10.1002/cjce.23413.
  • Rozon, Kelsey L.; Banerjee, Neil R.; Van Loon, Lisa L.; Pearson, Bill (2019). Application of Innovative Geochemical and Mineralogical Techniques to Understanding the La Victoria Epithermal Gold Deposit, Peru. Microscopy and Microanalysis 25(S2) , 800-801. 10.1017/s1431927619004732.
  • Shiri, Sheida; Odeshi, Akindele; Chen, Ning; Feng, Renfei; Sutarto, Ronny et al. (2019). FCC tantalum thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering. Surface and Coatings Technology 358, 942-946. 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.12.015.
  • Song, Yao; Li, Jing; Peng, Miao; Deng, Ziqi; Yang, Jianjun et al. (2019). Identification of Cr(VI) speciation in ferrous sulfate-reduced chromite ore processing residue (rCOPR) and impacts of environmental factors erosion on Cr(VI) leaching. Journal of Hazardous Materials 373, 389-396. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.03.097.
  • Stromberg, Jessica M.; Barr, Erik; Van Loon, Lisa L.; Gordon, Robert A.; Banerjee, Neil R. et al. (2019). Fingerprinting multiple gold mineralization events at the Dome mine in Timmins, Ontario, Canada: Trace element and gold content of pyrite. Ore Geology Reviews 104, 603-619. 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.11.020.
  • Stromberg, Jessica M.; Van Loon, Lisa L.; Gordon, Robert; Woll, Arthur; Feng, Renfei et al. (2019). Applications of synchrotron X-ray techniques to orogenic gold studies; examples from the Timmins gold camp. Ore Geology Reviews 104, 589-602. 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.11.015.
  • VanderSchee, Cassidy R.; Kuter, David; Chou, Hsiang; Jackson, Brian P.; Mann, Koren K. et al. (2019). Addressing K/L-edge overlap in elemental analysis from micro-X-ray fluorescence: bioimaging of tungsten and zinc in bone tissue using synchrotron radiation and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 412(2) , 259-265. 10.1007/s00216-019-02244-9.
  • Xin, Xiaying; Huang, Gordon; An, Chunjiang; Feng, Renfei (2019). Interactive Toxicity of Triclosan and Nano-TiO2 to Green Alga Eremosphaera viridis in Lake Erie: A New Perspective Based on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectromicroscopy and Synchrotron-Based X-ray Fluorescence Imaging. Environmental Science & Technology 53(16) , 9884-9894. 10.1021/acs.est.9b03117.
  • von Gunten, Konstantin; Bishop, Brendan; Plata Enriquez, Isabel; Alam, Md. Samrat; Blanchard, Peter et al. (2019). Colloidal transport mechanisms and sequestration of U, Ni, and As in meromictic mine pit lakes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 265, 292-312. 10.1016/j.gca.2019.09.015.


  • Alam, Md. Samrat; Gorman-Lewis, Drew; Chen, Ning; Safari, Salman; Baek, Kitae et al. (2018). Mechanisms of the Removal of U(VI) from Aqueous Solution Using Biochar: A Combined Spectroscopic and Modeling Approach. Environmental Science & Technology 52(22) , 13057-13067. 10.1021/acs.est.8b01715.
  • Arduini, Connor; Fraser, Lauchlan; Flynn, Trevor; Van Loon, Lisa; Banerjee, Neil et al. (2018). Evaluation of the Use of Wetlands in Arsenic Sequestration of Mine-Influenced Effluent using Synchrotron XRF and XANES Spectroscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24(S2) , 516-517. 10.1017/s1431927618014800.
  • Blanchard, Peter E.R.; Grosvenor, Andrew P. (2018). Investigating the local structure of B -site cations in (1- x )BaTiO 3 – x BiScO 3 and (1- x )PbTiO 3 – x BiScO 3 using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Solid State Sciences 79, 6-14. 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.02.018.
  • Hamilton, Jordan G.; Reid, Joel W.; Feng, Renfei; Peak, Derek (2018). Evaluating Synchrotron-Based Scanning Laue Microdiffraction for Mineralogy Mapping in Heterogeneous Samples. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 2(11) , 1161-1167. 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00063.
  • Kozachuk, M. S.; Sham, T.K.; Coulthard, I.; Martin, R.R.; Nelson, A. J. et al. (2018). Synchrotron Radiation Analysis of 19th Century Daguerreotypes. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24(S2) , 532-535. 10.1017/s1431927618014861.
  • Lin, Jinru; Sun, Wei; Desmarais, Jacques; Chen, Ning; Feng, Renfei et al. (2018). Uptake and speciation of uranium in synthetic gypsum (CaSO 4 •2H 2 O): Applications to radioactive mine tailings. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 181, 8-17. 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.10.010.
  • Liu, Yulong; Liu, Jian; Wang, Jiajun; Banis, Mohammad Norouzi; Xiao, Biwei et al. (2018). Formation of size-dependent and conductive phase on lithium iron phosphate during carbon coating. Nature Communications 9(1) . 10.1038/s41467-018-03324-7.
  • Pan, T.J.; Li, Y.S.; Yang, Q.; Korotin, D.M.; Kurmaev, E.Z. et al. (2018). Diamond deposition on Fe-Cr-Al alloy substrates: Effect of native oxidation by XPS and XAS investigation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 740, 887-894. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.01.096.
  • Saibu, Yusuf; Jamwal, Ankur; Feng, Renfei; Peak, Derek; Niyogi, Som et al. (2018). Distribution and speciation of zinc in the gills of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) during acute waterborne zinc exposure: Interactions with cadmium or copper. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part - C: Toxicology and Pharmacology 206-207, 23-31. 10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.02.004.
  • Stromberg, Jessica M.; Barr, Erik; Banerjee, Neil R. (2018). Early carbonate veining and gold mineralization in the Timmins camp: Depositional context of the Dome mine ankerite veins. Ore Geology Reviews 97, 55-73. 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.04.022.
  • Van Loon, Lisa L.; Nelson, Andrew J.; Banerjee, Neil R. (2018). Will Synchrotron Studies Unlock the Mystery of the Invention of Coinage?. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24(S2) , 560-561. 10.1017/s143192761801499x.
  • Van Loon, Lisa L.; Banerjee, Neil R.; Hinds, Michael W.; Gordon, Robert; Bevan, George et al. (2018). Rapid, quantitative, and non-destructive SR-WD-XRF mapping of trace platinum in Byzantine Roman Empire gold coins. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 33(10) , 1763-1769. 10.1039/c8ja00227d.
  • VanderSchee, Cassidy R.; Kuter, David; Bolt, Alicia M.; Lo, Feng-Chun; Feng, Renfei et al. (2018). Accumulation of persistent tungsten in bone as in situ generated polytungstate. Communications Chemistry 1(1) . 10.1038/s42004-017-0007-6.
  • Zheng, Xin Yu; Feng, Renfei; Ellis, D. S.; Kim, Young-June (2018). Bulk-sensitive imaging of twin domains in La2−xSrxCuO4 under uniaxial pressure. Applied Physics Letters 113(7) , 071906. 10.1063/1.5037706.


  • Christensen, Jennie R.; McBeth, Joyce M.; Sylvain, Nicole J.; Spence, Jody; Chan, Hing Man et al. (2017). Hartnell's time machine: 170-year-old nails reveal severe zinc deficiency played a greater role than lead in the demise of the Franklin Expedition. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 16, 430-440. 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.042.
  • Gherase, Mihai R.; Feng, Renfei; Fleming, David E. B. (2017). Optimization of L-shell X-ray fluorescence detection of lead in bone phantoms using synchrotron radiation. X-Ray Spectrometry 46(6) , 537-547. 10.1002/xrs.2792.
  • Groskopf, Craig; Bennett, Stephen R; Gherase, Mihai R; Fleming, David E B (2017). Detection of lead in bone phantoms and arsenic in soft tissue phantoms using synchrotron radiation and a portable x-ray fluorescence system. Physiological Measurement 38(2) , 374-386. 10.1088/1361-6579/aa513f.
  • Huang, Wenjing; Ma, Xian‐Yin; Wang, Han; Feng, Renfei; Zhou, Jigang et al. (2017). Promoting Effect of Ni(OH)2 on Palladium Nanocrystals Leads to Greatly Improved Operation Durability for Electrocatalytic Ethanol Oxidation in Alkaline Solution. Advanced Materials 29(37) , 1703057. 10.1002/adma.201703057.
  • Kozachuk, M.S.; Martin, R.R.; Sham, T.K.; Robinson, M.; Nelson, A.J. et al. (2017). The application of XANES for the examination of silver, gold, mercury, and sulfur on the daguerreotype surface. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 95(11) , 1156-1162. 10.1139/cjc-2017-0062.
  • Kumar, Saroj; Liu, Xia; Borondics, Ferenc; Xiao, Qunfeng; Feng, Renfei et al. (2017). Insights into Biochemical Alteration in Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts by using Novel Correlative Spectroscopy. ChemistryOpen 6(1) , 149-157. 10.1002/open.201600102.
  • Oakden, Wendy; Bock, Nicholas A.; Al-Ebraheem, Alia; Farquharson, Michael J.; Stanisz, Greg J. et al. (2017). Early regional cuprizone-induced demyelination in a rat model revealed with MRI. NMR in Biomedicine 30(9) , e3743. 10.1002/nbm.3743.
  • Yan, Bei; Niu, Catherine Hui; Feng, Renfei (2017). Site Energy Distribution and X-ray Analyses of Nickel Loaded on Heterogeneous Adsorbents. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(29) , 8283-8291. 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01445.
  • Zhang, Chao; Lin, Jinru; Pan, Yuanming; Feng, Renfei; Almeev, Renat R. et al. (2017). Electron Probe Microanalysis of Bromine in Minerals and Glasses with Correction for Spectral Interference from Aluminium, and Comparison with Microbeam Synchrotron X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 41(3) , 449-457. 10.1111/ggr.12169.


  • Brown, D.S.; Eames, B.F. (2016). Emerging tools to study proteoglycan function during skeletal development. Methods in Cell Biology , 485-530. 10.1016/bs.mcb.2016.03.001.
  • Feng, Renfei; Maley, Jason M.; Schatte, Gabriele; Hoffmeyer, Ruth E.; Brink, Kirstin S. et al. (2016). Chemical and Structural Information from the Enamel of a Troodon Tooth Leading to an Understanding of Diet and Environment. Applied Spectroscopy 70(11) , 1883-1890. 10.1177/0003702816653123.
  • Gong, Qiufang; Wang, Yu; Hu, Qi; Zhou, Jigang; Feng, Renfei et al. (2016). Ultrasmall and phase-pure W2C nanoparticles for efficient electrocatalytic and photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution. Nature Communications 7(1) , 13216. 10.1038/ncomms13216.
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