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Submissions from 2020

The Visualization and Measurements of Mass Functions with LEGO, Kyle K. Hansotia and Stefan Kautsch

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Antagonistic Roles of GRK2 and GRK5 in Cardiac Aldosterone Signaling Reveal GRK5-Mediated Cardioprotection via Mineralocorticoid Receptor Inhibition, Jennifer Maning, Katie Anne McCrink, Celina M. Pollard, Victoria Desimine, Jennifer Ghandour, Arianna Perez, Natalie Cora, Krysten E. Ferraino, Barbara Parker, Ava Brill, Beatrix Aukszi, and Anastasios Lymperopoulos

Concierge Care and Patient Reviews, Louis R. Nemzer and Florence Neymotin

Identification of Lipid Biomarkers of Metastatic Potential and Gene Expression (HER2/p53) in Human Breast Cancer Cell Cultures Using Ambient Mass Spectrometry, Heather Robison, Corryn E. Chini, Troy J. Comi, Seung Woo Ryu, Elaine Ognjanovski, and Richard Perry

Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Lab (BASIL) CURE Consortium: Reflections and a Case Study on the Switch to Remote Learning, Arthur Sikora, Stefan M. Irby, Bonnie Hall, Stephen A. Mills, Julia R. Koeppe, Michael Pikaart, Samantha E. Wilner, Paul A. Craig, and Rebecca Roberts

Submissions from 2019

Locating Intercalants Within Lipid Bilayers Using Fluorescence Quenching by Bromophospholipids and Iodophospholipids, Carmit Alexenberg, Michal Afri, Shlomi Eliyahu, Hani Porat, Ayala Ranz, and Aryeh A. Frimer

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A Practical, Quantitative Electrostatics Experiment, Bryan K. Armentrout and Diego Castano

Discovery and Development of Azasteroids as Anticancer Agents, Nagaraju Birudukota, Mukesh Madan Mudgal, and Venkatesh M. Shanbhag

Umpolung Strategy for α‐Functionalization of Aldehydes for the Addition of Thiols and other Nucleophiles, Jakob Blom, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Henriette N. Tobiesen, Johannes N. Lamhauge, Marc C. Iversen, Casper L. Barløse, Niels Hammer, Matilde Rusbjerg, and Karl Anker Jørgensen

In Situ Observation of Conformational Dynamics and Protein Ligand–Substrate Interactions in Outer-Membrane Proteins With DEER/PELDOR Spectroscopy, Benesh Joseph, Eva A. Jaumann, Arthur Sikora, Katja Barth, Thomas F. Prisner, and David Cafiso

Directing Foldamer Self‐Assembly with a Cyclopropanoyl Cap, Danim Lim, Hyunjoong Kim, Jintaek Gong, Jae-Hoon Eom, Eunyoung Yoon, Russell Driver, Mu-Hyun Baik, and Hee-Seung Lee

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The Place of ARBs in Heart Failure Therapy: Is Aldosterone Suppression the Key?, Uma Markan, Samhitha Pasupuleti, Celina M. Pollard, Arianna Perez BHS Student, Beatrix Aukszi, and Anastasios Lymperopoulos

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Treating Epilepsy with Physics, Louis R. Nemzer

How Words Matter: Machine Learning & Movie Success, Louis R. Nemzer and Florence Neymotin

Prevalence of Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers as Catalysts in Total Synthesis and Patents, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Nomaan M. Rezayee, Andreu Vidal-Albalat, and Karl Anker Jørgensen

Flexible Implementation of the BASIL CURE, Rebecca Roberts, Bonnie Hall, Colette Daubner, Anya Goodman, Michael Pikaart, Arthur Sikora, and Paul Craig

Implementation of a Research-Based Curriculum in Student Biochemistry Labs: The BASIL Model, Arthur Sikora

Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in Southeastern Florida, Erin M. Smith, Dimitri Giarikos, Andre Daniels, and Amy Hirons

Submissions from 2018

Bismuth(III)-Thiophenedicarboxylates as Host Frameworks for Lanthanide Ions: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Photoluminescent Behavior, Alyssa K. Adcock, Bradley Gibbons, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Jeffery A. Bertke, J. Faye Rubinson, Daniel T. de Lill, and Karah E. Knope

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The Physics of Moving Bodies, Diego Castano

Enhancing Luminescence in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers Through Dilution of Emissive Centers, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Kelly L. Rue, Heather A. Ten Hoeve, and Daniel T. de Lill

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Starch, Lipid, and Protein Accumulation in Nutrient-Stressed Microalgal Cells Studied Using Fourier Transform Infrared Microscopy, Gary Hastings, Jodian Thomas, Keillor Witt, Dimitri Giarikos, and Reza Razeghifard

Teaching Vibrational Spectra to Assign Themselves, Paul L. Houston, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., Chen Qu, Qi Yu, and Joel M. Bowman

Engineering the Surface Properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Utilizing Aqueous RAFT Photografting of Acrylate/Methacrylate Monomers, Cary A. Kuliasha, Rebecca L. Fedderwitz, Patricia R. Calvo, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Anthony B. Brennan

Engineering the Surface Properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Utilizing Aqueous RAFT Photografting of Acrylate/Methacrylate Monomers, Cary A. Kuliasha, Rebecca L. Fedderwitz, Patricia R. Calvo, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Anthony B. Brennan

Enantioselective Oxidative Coupling of Carboxylic Acids to α-Branched Aldehydes, Lars A. Leth, Line Næsborg, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Henriette N. Tobiesen, Marc C. Iversen, and Karl Anker Jørgensen

The E-STEAM (Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Project for Girls Mentoring Program, Rose Llanos-Almeida, M. McDermott, R. Sims, Molly J. Scanlon, S. Hicks, Maria Ballester, Tennille Davis Shuster, Kandy G. Lopez-Moreno, Melissa L. Dore, R. Anderson, S. Fabius, and J. Torruellas Garcia

Direct Enantio‐ and Diastereoselective Oxidative Homocoupling of Aldehydes, Line Næsborg, Lars A. Leth, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Teresa A. Palazzo, Vasco Corti, and Karl Anker Jørgensen

Assessing Gaussian Process Regression and Permutationally Invariant Polynomial Approaches To Represent High-Dimensional Potential Energy Surfaces, Chen Qu, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., Joel M. Bowman, and Rodrigo A. Vargas-Hernandez

Vibrational Tug-of-War: The pKA Dependence of the Broad Vibrational Features of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr. and Poul B. Petersen

Detection of a transient FeV(O)(OH) species involved in olefin oxidation by a bio-inspired non-haem iron catalyst, Shuangning Xu, Jedidiah J. Veach, Williamson N. Oloo, Kevin C. Peters, Junyi Wang, Richard H. Perry, and Lawrence Que Jr.

Submissions from 2017

Very Thin Disc Galaxies in the SDSS Catalog of Edge-on Galaxies, D. V. Bizyaev, Stefan Kautsch, Natalia Ya. Sotnikova, Vladimir P. Reshetnikov, and Aleksander V. Mosenkov

Methods for Introducing Inorganic Polymer Concepts throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum, Daniel T. de Lill and Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Reversible Solvent-Induced Transformation of a One-Dimensional Uranyl Coordination Polymer Using 4,4′-Oxybis(benzoate), Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Benny C. Chan, and Daniel T. de Lill

A General Model of Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide-Based Coordination Polymers and Metal–Organic Framework Materials, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Jessica M. Clark, Alec Paulive, Garrett P. Tanner, and Daniel T. de Lill

Nitroaromatic Sensing with a New Lanthanide Coordination Polymer [Er2(C10H4O4S2)3(H2O)6]N Assembled by 2,2′-Bithiophene-5,5′-Dicarboxylate, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Raul E. Ortega, Logesh Mathivathanan, and Daniel T. de Lill

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Developing Luminescent Lanthanide Coordination Polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks for Bioimaging Applications, Aida Gonzalez, Xiu Mei-Chu, Kathryn A. Pitton, Ryan Crichton, and Jeffrey D. Einkauf

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Studying the Universe and Finding Planets – Why It Matters and What It Means, Stefan Kautsch

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Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Drugs and Inhibition of Adrenal Beta-Arrestin-1-Dependent Aldosterone Production: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy, Anastasios Lymperopoulos and Beatrix Aukszi

A Binary Representation of the Genetic Code, Louis R. Nemzer

Shannon Information Entropy in the Canonical Genetic Code, Louis R. Nemzer

Lithium Hexamethyldisilazide-Mediated Enolization of Acylated Oxazolidinones: Solvent, Cosolvent, and Isotope Effects on Competing Monomer- and Dimer-Based Pathways, Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez, Russell F. Algera, and David B. Collum

A Combined Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Approach to Computing the OH Vibrational Feature of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr. and Poul B. Petersen

Strain Alleviation in an Isomorphous Series of Lanthanide 2-Nitroterephthalates [Ln2(TPNO2)3(H2O)2]·2H2O (Ln = Pr – Lu, except Pm), Ralph A. Zehnder, Nick Fontaine, Badwi A. Mouawad, Jacob K. Leonard, Matthias Zeller, Frank R. Fronczek, Daniel T. de Lill, April Ballard, Daniel Bonnette, Aaron Head, Krishna Ghimire, Jordan N. Welch, Elee R. Barber, Jared M. Murray, Christian Dempsey, James Jenkins, Gregory Jackson, Mary Tokunboh, Stevie R. Bach, and Jaimie A. Treadway Harris

Submissions from 2016

Hyperbranched Polymers via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization, Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Patricia R. Bachler, and Brent S. Sumerlin

Hyperbranched Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide) via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization, Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Hao Sun, Patricia R. Bachler, and Brent S. Sumerlin

Modular Segmented Hyperbranched Copolymers, Patricia R. Bachler, Kaitlyn E. Forry, Chelsea A. Sparks, Michael D. Schulz, Kenneth B. Wagener, and Brent S. Sumerlin

Ligand Passivated Core−Shell FePt@Co Nanomagnets Exhibiting Enhanced Energy Product, David J. Carnevale, Michael Shatruk, and Geoffrey F. Strouse

Angles, Triangle Inequalities, Correlation Matrices and Metric-Preserving and Subadditive Functions, Diego Castano, Vehbi Emrah Paksoy, and Fuzhen Zhang

Synchronized Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Troy J. Comi, Seung Woo Ryu, and Richard H. Perry

Hole‐Size Relationships in the Assembly of a Furandicarboxylate‐Based Metallolinker in Praseodymium Coordination Polymers Synthesized under Basic Conditions, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Joseph P. Karram, Natalie E. Greig, Benny C. Chan, and Daniel T. de Lill

Rethinking Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers and MOFs: Band Sensitization and Water Enhanced Eu Luminescence in [Ln(C15H9O5)3(H2O)3]n (Ln = Eu, Tb), Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Tanya T. Kelley, Benny C. Chan, and Daniel T. de Lill

Structural, Spectroscopic, and Computational Studies of [2,2′-bithiophene]-5-carboxylic Acid, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Logesh Mathivathanan, and Daniel T. de Lill

Online Single Particle Analysis of Chemical Composition and Mixing State of Crop Straw Burning Particles: From Laboratory Study to Field Measurement, Juntao Huo, Xiaohui Lu, Xinning Wang, Hong Chen, Xingnan Ye, Song Gao, Deborah S. Gross, Jianmin Chen, and Xin Yang

Ligand Induced Conformational Changes of a Membrane Transporter in E. coli Cells Observed with DEER/PELDOR, Benesh Joseph, Arthur Sikora, and David S. Cafiso

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Combining paper-based electrochemistry and mass spectrometry, Yao-Min Liu and Richard H. Perry

Linking Autism and Epilepsy, Florence Neymotin and Louis R. Nemzer

Allosteric Signaling Is Bidirectional in an Outer-Membrane Transport Protein, Arthur Sikora, Benesh Joseph, Morgan Matson, Jacob R. Staley, and David S. Casifo

Submissions from 2015

Aminobisphosphonate Polymers via RAFT and a Multicomponent Kabachnik–Fields Reaction, Patricia R. Bachler, Michael D. Schulz, Chelsea A. Sparks, Kenneth B. Wagener, and Brent S. Sumerlin

Functional Precision Polymers via ADMET Polymerization, Patricia R. Bachler and Kenneth B. Wagener

Outstanding Laser Damage Threshold in Li2MnGeS4 and Tunable Optical Nonlinearity in Diamond-Like Semiconductors, Jacilynn A. Brant, Daniel J. Clark, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang, Ashley Weiland, and Jennifer A. Aitken

A New Class of Lithium Ion Conductors with Tunable Structures and Compositions: Quaternary Diamond-like Thiogermanates, Jacilynn A. Brant, Kasey P. Devlin, Christian Bischoff, Deborah Watson, Steve W. Martin, Michael D. Gross, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Fast Lithium Ion Conduction in Li2SnS3: Synthesis, Physicochemical Characterization, and Electronic Structure, Jacilynn A. Brant, Danielle M. Massi, N. A. W. Holzwarth, Joseph H. MacNeil, Alexios P. Douvalis, Thomas Bakas, Steve W. Martin, Michael D. Gross, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Thermoelectric Transport Properties of CuFeInTe3, H. Cabrera, I. Zumeta-Dube, D. Korte, P. Grima-Gallardo, F. Alvarado, Jennifer A. Aitken, Jacilynn A. Brant, Jian-Han Zhang, A. Calderon, E. Marin, M. Aguilar-Frutis, J. E. Erazo, E. Perez-Cappe, and M. Franko

Polymorphism and Second Harmonic Generation in a Novel Diamond-like Semiconductor: Li2MnSnS4, Kasey P. Devlin, Andrew J. Glaid, Jacilynn A. Brant, Jian-Han Zhang, Matthew N. Srnec, Daniel J. Clark, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang, Kimberly R. Daley, Meghann A. Moreau, Jeffry D. Madura, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Mass Spectrometry of Atmospheric-Pressure Ball Plasmoids, Scott E. Dubowsky, David M. Friday, Kevin C. Peters, Zhangji Zhao, Richard H. Perry, and Benjamin J. McCall

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Preparation, Crystal Structure, Thermal Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Optical Band-Gaps of Cu2GeTe4 and Cu2SnTe4 Alloys, Pedro Grima Gallardo, Ricardo Pena, Luis Nieves, Gustavo Marcano, Miguel Quintero, Ekadink Moreno, Jian-Han Zhang, Jacilynn A. Brant, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Managing Short-Lived Climate Forcers in Curbing Climate Change: An Atmospheric Chemistry Synopsis, Song Gao

Luminescent Lanthanide Coordination Polymers Synthesized via In-Situ Hydrolysis of Dimethyl-3,4-furandicarboxylate, Natalie E. Greig, Jeffrey D. Einkauf, Jessica M. Clark, Eric J. Corcoran, Joseph P. Karram, Charles A. Kent, Vadine E. Eugene, Benny C. Chan, and Daniel T. de Lill

Distance Measurement on an Endogenous Membrane Transporter in E. coli Cells and Native Membranes Using EPR Spectroscopy, Benesh Joseph, Arthur Sikora, Enrica Bordignon, Gunnar Jeschke, David S. Cafiso, and Thomas F. Prisner

Paper-Based Electrochemical Cell Coupled to Mass Spectrometry, Yao-Min Liu and Richard H. Perry

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African Elephants (Loxodonta Africana) Can Detect TNT Using Olfaction: Implications for Biosensor Application, Ashadee K. Miller, Michael C. Hensman, Sean Hensman, Kip Schulz, Paul Reid, Mike Shore, Jessica S. Brown, Kenneth G. Furton, and Stephen Lee

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Does the Stellar Disc Flattening Depend on the Galaxy Type, A. V. Mosenkov, N. Ya. Sotnikova, V. P. Reshetnikov, D. V. Bizyaev, and Stefan Kautsch

Imprisoned Lightning: Charge Transport in Trehalose-Derived Sugar Glasses, Louis R. Nemzer, Mahantesh S. Navati, and Joel M. Friedman

Multistage Reactive Transmission-Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Kevin C. Peters, Troy J. Comi, and Richard H. Perry

Photochemistry of Free and Bound Zn-Chlorophyll Analogues to Synthetic Peptides Depend on the Quinone and pH, Reza Razeghifard

Origin of the Hadži ABC Structure: An Ab Initio Study, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr. and Poul B. Petersen

Infrared Nonlinear Optical Properties of Lithium-Containing Diamond-like Semiconductors Li2ZnGeSe4 and Li2ZnSnSe4, Jian-Han Zhang, Daniel J. Clark, Jacilynn A. Brant, Charles W. Sinagra III, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Submissions from 2014

NMR-Based Molecular Ruler for Determining the Depth of Intercalants Within the Lipid Bilayer: Part III: Studies on Keto Esters and Acids, Michal Afri, Carmit Alexenberg, Pinchas Aped, Efrat Bodner, Sarit Cohen, Michal Ejgenburg, Shlomi Eliyahu, Pessia Gilinsky-Sharon, Yifat Harel, Miriam E. Naqqash, Hani Porat, Ayala Ranz, and Aryeh A. Frimer

NMR-Based Molecular Ruler for Determining the Depth of Intercalants Within the Lipid Bilayer. Part IV: Studies on Ketophospholipids, Michal Afri, Carmit Alexenberg, Pinchas Aped, Efrat Bodner, Sarit Cohen, Michal Ejgenburg, Shlomi Eliyahu, Pessia Gilinsky-Sharon, Yifat Harel, Miriam E. Naqqash, Hani Porat, Ayala Ranz, and Aryeh A. Frimer

NMR-Based Molecular Ruler for Determining the Depth of Intercalants Within the Lipid Bilayer. Part V: A Comparison of Liposomes, Bioliposomes and Erythrocyte Ghosts, Michal Afri, Carmit Alexenberg, Efrat Bodner, Aryeh A. Frimer, Abraham I. Jacob, and Miriam E. Naqqash

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The Catalog of Edge-On Disk Galaxies from SDSS. I. The Catalog and the Structural Parameters of Stellar Disks, D. V. Bizyaev, Stefan Kautsch, A. V. Mosenkov, V. P. Reshetnikov, N. Ya. Sotnikova, and N. V. Yablokova

Li2CdGeS4, A Diamond-Like Semiconductor with Strong Second-Order Optical Nonlinearity in the Infrared and Exceptional Laser Damage Threshold, Jacilynn A. Brant, Daniel W. Clark, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang, Jian-Han Zhang, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Field-Induced Spin-Flop in Antiferromagnetic Semiconductors with Commensurate and Incommensurate Magnetic Structures: Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS), Jacilynn A. Brant, Clarina dela Cruz, Jinlei Yao, Alexios P. Douvalis, Thomas Bakas, Monica Sorescu, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Preparation, Crystal Structure and Thermal Analysis of Cu2GeTe4 and Cu2SnTe4 Alloys, P. Grima-Gallardo, Ricardo Pena, Luis Nieves, Gustavo Marcano, Miguel Quintero, Ekadink Moreno, Jacilynn A. Brant, and Jennifer A. Aitken

Highly Efficient Infrared Optical Nonlinearity of a Wide-Bandgap Chalcogenide Li2CdGeS4, Joon I. Jang, Daniel J. Clark, Jacilynn A. Brant, Jennifer A. Aitken, and Yong Soo Kim

A Model of Band-Pass Phenotypic Resistance in a Modified Beverton-Holt Framework, Louis R. Nemzer

Enzyme Entrapment in Polyaniline FIlms Observed via Fluorescence Anisotropy and Antiquenching, Louis R. Nemzer, Marisa McCaffrey, and Arthur J. Epstein

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Locus of Control and Obesity, Florence Neymotin and Louis R. Nemzer

Selectivity and Isotope Effects in Hydronation of a Naked Aryl Anion, Charles L. Perrin and Gabriel J. Reyes-Rodriguez

A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories, Reza Razeghifard, Catherine Chiafair, and Dimitri Giarikos

Optical Nonlinearity in Cu2CdSnS4 and α/β-Cu2ZnSiS4: Diamond-like Semiconductors with High Laser-Damage Thresholds, Kimberly A. Rosmus, Jacilynn A. Brant, Stephen D. Wisneski, Daniel J. Clark, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang, Carl D. Brunetta, Jian-Han Zhang, Matthew N. Srnec, and Jennifer A. Aitken

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Glycosylation Modulates Melanoma Cell α2β1 and α3β1 Integrin Interactions with Type IV Collagen, Maciej J. Stawikowski, Beatrix Aukszi, Roma Stawikowska, Mare Cudic, and Gregg B. Fields

Characterization of Aerosol Optical Properties, Chemical Composition and Mixing States in the Winter Season in Shanghai, China, Yong Tang, Yuanlong Huang, Ling Li, Hong Chen, Jianmin Chen, Xin Yang, Song Gao, and Deborah S. Gross

Submissions from 2013

Electrooxidation of Alcohols Catalyzed by Amino Alcohol Ligated Ruthenium Complexes, Kristen R. Brownell, Charles C. L. McCrory, Christopher E. D. Chidsey, Richard H. Perry, Richard N. Zare, and Robert M. Waymouth

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Applicability of Emanating Volatile Organic Compounds from Various Forensic Specimens for Individual Differentiation, Jessica S. Brown, Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, and Kenneth G. Furton

The Impact of Three New Quaternary Sulfides on the Current Predictive Tools for Structure and Composition of Diamond-Like Materials, Carl D. Brunetta, Jacilynn A. Brant, Kimberly A. Rosmus, Kylie M. Henline, Emma Karey, Joseph H. MacNeil, and Jennifer A. Aitken

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Basic Neuron Model Electrical Equivalent Circuit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise, Katie Dabrowski, Diego Castano, and Jaime L. Tartar

Structure and Luminescence of a One-Dimensional Uranium Coordination Polymer Assembled Through Benzophenone-4,4′-dicarboxylate, Daniel T. de Lill and Benny C. Chan

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Shared Mycobacterium avium Genotypes Observed among Unlinked Clinical and Environmental Isolates, M. Ashworth Dirac, Kris M. Weigel, MItchell A. Yakrus, Annie L. Becker, Hui-Ling Chen, Gina Fridley, Arthur Sikora, Cate Speake, Elizabeth D. Hilborn, Stacy Pfaller, and Gerard A. Cangelosi