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(* corresponding author, equal contribution)


  1.  Modular Synthetic Design EnablesPrecise Control of Shape and Doping in Colloidal Zinc Oxide Nanorods.”  Mehra, S.; Chan, E.M.; Salleo, A. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2015, 3, 7172-7179.

  2. "Rationally Designed Energy Transfer in Upconverting Nanoparticles.” Chan, E.M.*; Levy, E.S.; Cohen, B.E.* Advanced Materials 2015, DOI:10.1002/adma.201500248 (invited)
  3. Combinatorial Approaches for Developing Upconverting Nanomaterials: High-Throughput Screening, Modeling, and Applications.”  Chan, E.M.* Chemical Society Reviews 2015, 44, 1653-1679 (invited).

  4. Amplifying the Red-Emission of Upconverting Nanoparticles for BiocompatibleProdrug-Induced Photodynamic Therapy.”  Punjabi, A.; Wu, X.; Tokatli-Apollon A.; El-Rifai, M.; Lee, H.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, C., Liu, Z., Chan, E.M.; Duan, C., Han, G. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 10621-10630.

  5. “Engineering Bright, Sub-10-nm Upconverting Nanocrystals for Single-Molecule Imaging.”  Gargas, D.J.; Chan, E.M.; Ostrowski, A.D.; Aloni, S.A.; Altoe, V.; Barnard, E.S.; Sanii, B.A.; Urban, J.J.; Milliron, D.J.; Cohen, B.E.; Schuck, P.J. Nature Nanotechnology 2014, 9, 300-305.

  6. Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Inorganic CdSe Nanocomposites with Controlled Grain Size.” Feser, J.P.; Chan, E.M.; Majumdar, A.; Segalman, R.A.; Urban, J.J.  Nano Letters 2013, 13, 2122-2127.

  7. Optimization of Gain and Energy Conversion Efficiency Using Front-Facing Photovoltaic Cell Luminescent Solar Concentrator Design.” Corrado, C.; Leow, S. W.; Osborn, M.; Chan, E.; Balaban, B.; Carter, S.  Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013, 111, 74-81.

  8. Quantum Dot Photoluminescence Quenching by Cr(III) Complexes. Photosensitized Reactions and Evidence for a FRET Mechanism.Burks, P.T.; Ostrowski, A.D.; Mikhailovsky, A.A.; Chan, E.M.; Wagenknecht, P.S.; Ford, P.C. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 13266–13275.

  9. Combinatorial Discovery of Lanthanide-Doped Nanocrystals with Spectrally Pure Upconverted Emission.” Chan, E.M.*; Han, G.; Goldberg, J.D.; Gargas, D.J.; Ostrowski, A.D.; Schuck, P.J.; Cohen, B.E.; Milliron, D.J.* Nano Letters 2012, 12, 3839–3845.

  10. Dual-Emitting Quantum Dot/Quantum Rod-Based Nanothermometers with Enhanced Response and Sensitivity in Live Cells.” Albers, A.E.; Chan, E.M.; McBride, P.C.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M.; Cohen, B.E.; Helms, B.A. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 9565–9568.

  11. “Concentrating and Recycling Energy in Lanthanide Codopants for Efficient and Spectrally Pure Emission: The Case Of NaYF4:Er3+/Tm3+ Upconverting Nanocrystals.” Chan, E.M.*; Gargas, D.J.; Schuck, P.J.; Milliron, D.J. Journal of Physical Chemistry – B 2012, 116, 10561–10570 (invited).

  12. Controlled Synthesis of Bright and Biocompatible Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanocrystals.” Ostrowski, A.D.; Chan, E.M.; Gargas, D.J.; Katz, E.M.; Han, G.; Schuck, P.J.; Milliron, D.J.; Cohen, B.E. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 2686–2692.

  13. Probe Field Enhancement in Photonic Crystals by Upconversion Nanoparticles.”  Zhang, J.; Pick, T. E.; Gargas, D.; Dhuey, S.; Chan, E. M.; Wu, Y.; Liang, X. Schuck, P. J.; Olynick, D. L.; Helms, B. A.; Cabrini, S. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 2011, 29, 06F403-1.

  14. Focusing Nanocrystal Size Distributions via Production Control.” Clark, M. D.; Kumar, S.; Owen, J. S.; Chan, E. M. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 1976-1980.

  15. Size-dependent Polar Ordering in Colloidal GeTe Nanocrystals.” Polking, M. J.; Urban, J. J.; Milliron, D. J.; Zheng, H.; Chan, E. M.; Caldwell, M. A.; Raoux, S.; Kisielowski, C. F.; Ager, J. W.; Ramesh, R.; Alivisatos, A. P. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 1147-1152.

  16. “Precursor Conversion Kinetics and the Nucleation of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals.” Owen, J. S.; Chan, E. M.; Liu, H. T.; Alivisatos, A. P.; Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 18206–18213.

  17. Reproducible, High-throughput Synthesis of Colloidal Nanocrystals for Optimization in Multidimensional Parameter Space.” Chan, E. M.; Xu, C.; Mao, A.W.; Han, G.; Owen, J. S.; Cohen, B. E.; Milliron, D. J. Nano Letters 2010, 10, 1874-1885.

Emory Chan's Pre-Molecular Foundry Publications

  1. “Millisecond Kinetics of Nanocrystal Cation Exchange Using Microfluidic X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy.” Chan, E. M.; Marcus, M. A.; Fakra, S.; Elnaggar, M.; Mathies, R. A.; Alivisatos, A. P. Journal of Physical Chemistry – A 2007, 111, 12210-12215 (invited).

  2. “The Concept of Delayed Nucleation in Nanocrystal Growth Demonstrated for the Case of Iron Oxide Nanodisks.”  Casula, M. F.; Jun, Y.-W.; Zaziski, D. J.; Chan, E. M.; Corrias, A.; Alivisatos, A. P. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 1675-1682.

  3. “High-Temperature Microfluidic Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals in Nanoliter Droplets.” Chan, E. M.; Alivisatos, A. P.; Mathies, R. A. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 13854-13861.

  4. “Size-Controlled Growth of CdSe Nanocrystals in Microfluidic Reactors.” Chan, E. M.; Mathies, R. A.; Alivisatos, A. P. Nano Letters 2003, 3, 199-201.

  5. “Oriented Growth of Suspended Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes.” Cassell, A.; Franklin, N.; Tombler, T.; Chan, E.; Kong, J.; Dai, H.; Journal of the American Chemical Society 1999, 121, 7975-7976.

  6. “Cross-linkable Polymers Based on Dialkylfluorenes.” Klarner, G.; Lee, J.-I.; Lee, V. Y.; Chan, E.; Chen, J.-P.; Nelson, A.; Markiewicz, D.; Siemens, R.; Scott, J. C.; Miller, R. D.;  Chemistry of Materials 1999, 11, 1800-1805.