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Design of materials, platforms, and methods for chemical, biological, and radiation sensing.
B.R. Hart, S.E. Létant, S.R. Kane, M. Hadi, S.J. Shields, and J.G. Reynolds (2003), New method for attachment of biomolecules to porous silicon, Chemical Communications 3, 322-323.
S.E. Létant, B. R. Hart, T. van Buuren and L. J. Terminello (2003), Functionalized silicon membranes for bio-organisms capture, Nature Materials, 2, 391-395.
S.E. Létant, B.R. Hart, S.R. Kane, M. Hadi, S.J. Shields, and J.G. Reynolds (2004), Enzyme immobilization on porous silicon surfaces, Advanced Materials 16(8), 689-693. Front Cover.
S.E. Létant, A.W. van Buuren and L.J. Terminello (2004), Nanochannel arrays on silicon platforms by electrochemistry, Nano Letters 4(9), 1705-1707.
S.E. Létant, S.R. Kane, B.R. Hart, M. Hadi, T.C. Cheng, V.P. Rastogi and J.G. Reynolds (2005), Hydrolysis of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors - organophosphorus acid anhydrolase enzyme immobilization on photoluminescent porous silicon platforms, Chemical Communications 7, 851-853.
S.E. Létant (2005), Functionalized silicon membranes for filtration applications, SPIE E-Newsletters, invited technical article, September issue.
J. Nilsson, J. R. I. Lee, T. V. Ratto and S. E. Létant (2006), Localized functionalization of single nanopores, Advanced Materials 18, 427-431. Front cover.
S. E. Létant and T.-F. Wang (2006), Study of porous glass doped with quantum dots or laser dyes under alpha irradiation, Applied Physics Letters 88, 103110-103113.
S. E. Létant, C. Schaldach, M. Johnson, A. Sawvel, W. Bourcier and W. D. Wilson (2006), Pore conductivity control at the hundred nanometer scale: an experimental and theoretical study, Small 12, 1504-1510.
S. E. Létant and T.-F. Wang (2006), Semiconductor quantum dot scintillation under gamma-ray irradiation, Nano Letters 6, 2877-2880.
J. Nilsson, W. Bourcier, J. R. I. Lee, and S. E. Létant (2007), Fouling study of silicon oxide pores in tap water, Materials Letters 61, 2247-2250.
S. E. Létant, J. I. Ortiz, L. Tammero, J. M. Birch, D. W. Derlet, S. Cohen, D. Manning, and M. T. McBride (2007), A multiplexed reverse transcriptase PCR assay for identification of viral respiratory pathogens at point-of-care without extraction, Journal of Clinical Microbiology 45, 3498-3505.
S. E. Létant, J. Herberg, L. Dinh, R. S. Maxwell, R. L. Simpson, and A. P. Saab (2007), Structure and catalytic activity of POSS-stabilized Pd nanoparticles, Catalysis Communications 8, 2137-2142.
D. J. Sirbuly, S. E. Létant, and T. V. Ratto, Hydrogen sensing with subwavelength optical waveguides via porous silsesquioxane-palladium nanocomposites (2008), Advanced Materials 20, 4724-4727.
W. Sun, J. A. Romagnoli, J. W. Tringe. S. E. Létant, P. Stroeve, and A. Palazoglu (2009), Line edge detection and characterization in SEM images by wavelets, IEEE Transaction on Semiconductor Manufacturing 22, 180-187.
S. R. Kane, S. E. Létant, G. A. Murphy, T. M. Alfaro, P. W. Krauter, R. Mahnke, T. Legler and E. Raber (2009), Rapid, high-throughput, culture-based PCR methods to analyze samples for viable spores of Bacillus anthracis and its surrogates, Journal of Microbiological Methods 76, 278-284.
S. E. Baker, R. C. Hopkins, C. D. Blanchette, V. L. Walsworth, R. Sumbad, N. O. Fischer, E. A. Kuhn, M. Coleman, B. A. Chromy, S. E. Létant, P. D. Hoeprich, M. W. W. Adams, and P. T. Henderson (2009), Hydrogen production by a hyperthermophilic membrane-bound hydrogenase in soluble nanolipoprotein particles, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 7508-7509.
S. E. Létant, A. Maiti, T. V. Jones, J. Herberg, R. S. Maxwell, and A. P. Saab (2009), Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)-stabilized Pd nanoparticles: factors governing crystallite morphology and secondary aggregate structure, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 19424-19431.
S. E. Létant, S. R. Kane, G. A. Murphy, T. M. Alfaro, L. R. Hodges, L. J. Rose, and E. Raber (2010), Most probable number rapid viability PCR method to detect viable spores of Bacillus anthracis in swab samples, Journal of Microbiological Methods 81, 200-202.
J. F. Regan, S. E. Létant, K. L. Adams, N. T. Nguyen, W. Derlet, S. Cohen, E. A. Vitalis, L. F. Bentley Tammero, J. I. Ortiz, M. T. McBride, and J. M. Birch (2010), A sample-in-answer-out instrument for the detection of multiple respiratory pathogens in unprepared nasopharyngeal swab samples, The Analyst 135, 2316-2322.
S. E. Baker, M.D. Pocha, A.S.P. Chang, D.J. Sirbuly, S. Cabrini, S.D. Dhuey, T.C. Bond and S.E. Létant (2010). Detection of bio-organism simulants using random binding on a defect-free photonic crystal, Applied Physics Letters 97, 113701-113703. Front cover.
M.R . Powell, N. Sa, M. Davenport, K. Healy, I. Vlassiouk, S. E. Létant, L. A. Baker, and Z. S. Siwy (2011), Noise Properties of Rectifying Nanopores, Journal of Physical Chemistry 115, 8775-8783.
S. E. Létant, G. A. Murphy, T. M. Alfaro, J. R. Avila, S. R. Kane, T. M. Bunt, E. Raber, and S. Shah (2011), Rapid viability polymerase chain reaction method for detection of virulent Bacillus anthracis from environmental samples, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77, 6570-6578.
S. E. Létant, D. F. Plant, T. S. Wilson, C. T. Alviso, M. S. Read, and R. S. Maxwell (2011), Application of density functional theory to the investigation of polymer degradation: example of cross-linked ethylene - vinyl acetate - vinyl alcohol (EVA-OH) terpolymer de-acetylation, Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability 96, 2019-2028.
N. Ileri, P. Stroeve, A. Palazoglu, R. Faller, S. H. Zaidi, H.T. Nguyen, J. A. Britten, S. E. Létant, J. W. Tringe (2012), Fabrication of functional silicon-based nanoporous membranes, Journal of Micro-Nanolithography MEMS and MOEMS 11, 013012.
M. Pevarnik, K. Healy, E. Toimil-Norales, A. Morrison, S.E. Létant, and Z.S. Siwy (2012), Polystyrene particles reveal pore substructure as they translocate, ACS Nano 6, 7295-7302.
N. Ileri, S. E. Létant, A. Palazoglu, P. Stroeve, J. W. Tringe, and R. Faller (2012), Mesoscale simulations of biomolecular transport through nanofilters with tapered and cylindrical geometries, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 43, 15066-15077.
M. Davenport, K. Healy, M. Pevarnik, N. Teslich, S. Cabrini, A. P. Morrison, Z.S. Siwy, and S.E. Létant (2012), The role of pore geometry in single nanoparticle detection, ACS Nano 9, 8366-8380.
M. Patel, M. Bowditch, B. Jones, D. Netherton, N. Khan, S.E. Létant, R.S. Maxwell, and S. Birdsell (2013), Volatile outgassing characteristics of highly filled ethylene vinyl acetate binder materials: gas phase infra-red spectroscopy, Polymer Testing 32, 313-320.
M. Patel, S. Pitts, P. Beavis, M. Robinson, P. Morrell, N. Khan, I. Khan, N. Pockett, S. Létant, G. Von White II, A. Labouriau (2013), Thermal stability of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) based Materials, Polymer Testing 32, 785-793.
N. Ileri, R. Faller, A. Palazoglu, S. E. Létant, J. W. Tringe and P. Stroeve (2013), Molecular Transport of proteins through nanoporous membranes fabricated by interferometric lithography, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 965-971.
S. Kane, S. Shah, S. Létant, G. Murphy, T. Alfaro, J. Avila, E. Salazar, M. Mullins, and T. Nichols (2013), Operational evaluation of the Rapid Viability PCR method for post-decontamination clearance sampling, The Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense, Special issue: Bioterrorism: Advances in Biosciences – 2, S3:016.
J.W. Tringe, S.E. Létant, L.C. Dugan, H.W. Levie, A.L. Kuhl, G.A. Murphy, S.W. Alves, K.S. Vandersall, and M. L. Pantoya (2013), Comparison of Bacillus atrophaeus spore viability following exposure to detonation of C4 and to deflagration of halogen-containing thermites, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 2349031-6.
Porous thin-film time-varying reflectivity analysis of samples, M. J Sailor and S. E. Létant, UCSD, US Patent 7,042,570 B2 issued on May 09, 2006.
Target molecules detection by waveguiding in a photonic silicon membrane, S. E. Létant, A. W. van Buuren and L. J. Terminello, LLNL, US Patent No. 6,785,432 B2, September 2004 and US Patent No. 7,155,076 B2, December 2006.
Lipid nanotube or nanowire sensor, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, S. E. Létant, M. Stadermann and A. Artyukhin, LLNL, US Patent No. 7,544,978 B2, issued on June 09, 2009 and US Patent 7,745,856 B2, issued on June 29, 2010.
Functionalized apertures for the detection of chemical and biological materials, S. E. Létant, A. W. van Buuren, L. J. Terminello, M. P. Thelen, L. J. Hope-Weeks and B. R. Hart, LLNL, US Patent No. 7,851,203 B2 issued on December 14, 2010.