Publications

Refereed Publications

45. Iron oxide surface chemistry: the effect of chemical structure on binding in benzoic acid and catechol derivatives, Katalin V. Korpany, Dorothy D. Majewski, Cindy T. Chiu, Shoronia N. Cross, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. Langmuir, 33, 3000-3013 (2017).

 

 

 

 

44.  The Importance of Calcium Ions in Poly-A RNA Mediated Tobacco Mosaic Virus-Like Rod Formation. Joshua G. Lucate and Amy Szuchmacher Blum. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17, 224-230 (2017).

 

 

 

 

43.  Nanoring formation via in-situ photoreduction of silver on a virus scaffold. Serene S. Bayram, Omar K. Zahr, Julia Del Re, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum. Nanotechnology, 27, 485603 (2016).

 

 

 

42.  Tunable longitudinal modes in extended silver nanoparticle assemblies. Serene Bayram, Klas Lindfors, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 7, 1219-1228 (2016).

 

 

 

 

41.   One-step ligand exchange and switching from hydrophobic to water-stable hydrophilic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles by mechanochemical milling. Katalin V. Korpany, Cristina Mottillo, Jill Bachelder, Shoronia N. Cross, Pengcheng Dong, Simon Trudel, Tomislav Friscic, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum. Chemical Communications, 52, 3054-3057 (2016).

 

 

 

40.    Short Ligands Offer Long-Term Water Stability and Plasmon Tunability for Silver Nanoparticles. Serene Bayram, Omar K. Zahr, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum. RSC Advances, 5,  6553 - 6559 (2015).

 

 

39.    Dual-Affinity Peptides to Generate Dense Surface Coverages of Nanoparticles. Julia Del Re and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. Applied Surface Science, 296, 24 (2014).

 

 

38.    Tobacco mosaic virus as a template for gold nanorings. Omar K. Zahr and  Amy Szuchmacher Blum* in Virus hybrids as nanomaterials, Editors: Baochuan Lin and Banahalli R. Ratna. Methods in Molecular Biology Series 1108, Humana Press, New York, 2014.

 

 


37.    Molecular sensing: modulating molecular conduction through intermolecular interactions, Julia Del Re, Martin H. Moore, Banahalli R. Ratna, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15, 8318 (2013).

 

 

36.    Stable water soluble iron oxide nanoparticles using Tiron, Katalin V. Korpany, Fatemah Habib, Muralee Murugesu, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum.* Materials Chemistry and Physics, 138, 29 (2013).

 

35.    Conductance switching in the photoswitchable protein Dronpa, Katalin V. Korpany, Pinky Langat, Dong Myeong Kim, Neil Edelman, Daniel R. Cooper, Jay Nadeau and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 16119 (2012).

 

34.    Solution phase gold nanorings on a virus capsid template. Omar K. Zahr and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. Nano Letters, 12, 629 (2012).

 

33.    Molecular electronics based nanosensors on a viral scaffold. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Kim E. Sapsford, Charmaine D. Wilson, Martin H. Moore, and Banahalli R. Ratna* Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 26, 2852 (2011).

 

32.    Role of hexa-histidine in directed nano assemblies of Tobacco mosaic virus coat protein. Michael A. Bruckman, Carissa M. Soto, Heather McDowell, Jinny L. Liu, Banahalli R. Ratna*, Katalin V. Korpany, Omar K. Zahr, and Amy Szuchmacher Blum*. ACS Nano, 5, 1606 (2011).

 

 

31.    Virus nanoparticles for signal enhancement in microarray biosensors. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Gary J. Vora, Kim E. Sapsford, and Banahalli R. Ratna in  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, Editors: Ramanathan Nagarajan, Walter Zukas, T. Alan Hatton, and Stephen J. Lee. ACS Symposium Series 1016, ACS Press (2009).

 

 

30.    Molecular conductance switching via controlled alteration of electron delocalization: Quinone-modified oligo(phenylenevinylene). Stanislav Tsoi, Igor Griva, Scott A. Trammell, Amy S. Blum, Joel M. Schnur, and Nikolai Lebedev*, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, B27, 817 (2009).

 

 

29.    Nanoparticle networks as chemoselective sensing devices. Natalya Zimbovskaya*, Mark R. Pederson, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Banahalli R. Ratna, and Reeshemah Allen, Journal of Chemical Physics, 130, 094702 (2009).

 

 

28.    Alkyl chain length and quantum dot fluorescence in aqueous environments, Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Martin H. Moore, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Langmuir, 24, 9194 (2008).

 

 

27.    Electrochemically-controlled conductance switching in a single molecule: Quinone-modified oligo(phenylenevinylene). Stanislav Tsoi, Igor Griva, Scott A. Trammell, Amy S. Blum, Joel M. Schnur, and Nikolai Lebedev*, ACS Nano, 2, 1289 (2008). NRL NRC.ASEE Research Publication Award paper.

 

26.    Towards single molecule detection of SEB- A mobile sandwich immunoassay on gliding microtubules. Carissa M. Soto*, Brett D. Martin, Kim E. Sapsford, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Analytical Chemistry, 80, 5433 (2008).

 

25.    Long term storage of biotemplated materials for sensing applications. Raviraja N Seetharam, Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Jessica L. Whitley, Kim E. Sapsford, Anju Chatterji, Tianwei Lin, John E. Johnson, Charles Guerra, Peter Satir  and Banahalli R. Ratna, Nanotechnology, 19, 105504 (2008).

 

24.    Programmed self-assembly on a Cowpea mosaic virus template. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Proceedings of the Indo-US workshop on Science and Technology of Bio/Nano Interface, Indo-US Forum, Bhubaneswar, February 2008.

 

23.    Self-assembly of molecular memory circuits on a nanoscale scaffold. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Charmaine D. Wilson, Christian Amsinck, Paul Franzon, and Banahalli Ratna (invited), IEEE Transactions in Nanobiosciences, 6, 270 (2007). Alan Berman Award paper.

 

22.    Templated self-assembly of quantum dots from aqueous solution using protein scaffolds. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Charmaine D. Wilson, Kim E. Sapsford, Martin H. Moore, Anju Chatterji, Tianwei Lin, John E. Johnson, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Nanotechnology, 17, 5073 (2006). This work was highlighted by the National Cancer Institute Nanotech News (Novermber 2006) and Materials Research Society eMatters v6(22).

 

21.    Single-molecule charge transport measurements reveal technique-dependant perturbations. Dwight S. Seferos, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, James G. Kushmerick*, and Guillermo C. Bazan*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 11260 (2006).

 

20.    An engineered virus as a bright fluorescent tag for cargo proteins – capture and transport by gliding microtubules. Brett D. Martin*, Carissa M. Soto, Amy S. Blum, K. E. Sapsford, Jessica M. Whitley, John E. Johnson, Anju Chatterji, and  Banahalli R. Ratna*, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6, 2451 (2006).

 

 

19.    Fluorescent signal amplification of carbocyanine dyes using engineered viral nanoparticles. Carissa M. Soto*, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Nikolai Lebedev, Gary J. Vora, Carolyn E. Meador, Angela P. Won, Anju Chatterji, John E. Johnson, and Banahalli R. Ratna*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 5184 (2006). Alan Berman Award paper.

 

18.    Metrology for molecular electronics. James G. Kushmerick*, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, and David P. Long, Analytica Chimica Acta, 568, 20 (2006).

 

17.    A Cowpea mosaic virus nanoscaffold for multiplexed antibody conjugation: Application as an immunoassay tracer. Kim E. Sapsford*, Carissa M. Soto, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Anju Chatterji, John E. Johnson, Frances S. Ligler, and Banahalli R. Ratna*, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 21, 1668 (2006).

 

16.    Ru2(ap)4(s-oligo(phenyleneethynylenyl)) molecular wires: synthesis and electronic characterization. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Tong Ren*, Damon A. Parish, Scott A. Trammell, Martin H. Moore, James G. Kushmerick, Guo-Lin Xu, Jeffrey R. Deschamps, Steven K. Pollack, and Ranganathan Shashidhar, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, 10010 (2005).

 

15.    An engineered virus as a scaffold for three-dimensional self-assembly on the nanoscale. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Charmaine D. Wilson, Tina L. Brower, Steven K. Pollack, Terence L. Schull, Anju Chatterji, Tianwei Lin, John E. Johnson, Christian Amsinck, Paul Franzon, Ranganathan Shashidhar and Banahalli Ratna*, Small, 1, 702 (2005). Small cover contest winner for 2005.

 

 

 

14.    Molecularly inherent voltage controlled conductance switching. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, James G. Kushmerick, David P. Long, Charles H. Patterson, John C. Yang, Jay C. Henderson, Yuxing Yao, James M. Tour, Ranganathan Shashidhar, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Nature Materials, 4, 167 (2005). This work was highlighted in Nature Materials News and Views, 4, 111 (2006) and is an Alan Berman Award paper.

 

13.    Charge transport and scaling in molecular wires. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, James G. Kushmerick, John C. Yang, Martin Moore, Steven K. Pollack, Jawad Naciri, Ranganathan Shashidhar, and Banahalli R. Ratna,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108, 18124 (2004).

 

12.    Separation and recovery of intact gold-virus complex by agarose electrophoresis and electroelution:  Application to the purification of Cowpea mosaic virus and colloidal gold complex. Carissa M. Soto*, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Charmaine D. Wilson, Jason Lazorcik, John E. Johnson, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Electrophoresis, 25, 2901 (2004).

 

11.    Cowpea mosaic virus as a scaffold for 3-D patterning of gold nanoparticles. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Carissa M. Soto, Charmaine D. Wilson, John D. Cole, Moon Kim, Bruce Gnade, Tianwei Lin, Anju Chatterji, Wendy F. Ochoa, John E. Johnson, Banahalli R. Ratna, Nano Letters, 4, 867 (2004).

 

10.    Nano-patterning and manipulation of genetically engineered virus nanoblocks. Moon J. Kim*, Marc in het Panhuis, R. Gupta, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Banahalli R. Ratna, Bruce E. Gnade, and Robert M. Wallace, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 10, 26 (2004).

 

9.       Comparing the conductivity of molecular wires with the scanning tunneling microscope. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, John Yang, Ranganathan Shashidhar, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Applied Physics Letters, 82, 3322 (2003). Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology v7(20).

 

8.       Reply to Comments on complex pattern formation by Cowpea mosaic virus Nanoparticles. Banahalli R. Ratna*, Carissa M. Soto, Laurel Danner, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Jiyu Fang, Tianwei Lin, and John E. Johnson, Langmuir, 19, 489 (2003).

7.       Virus nanoblocks for molecular electronics. Moon J. Kim, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Bruce Gnade, and Banahalli R. Ratna, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 8, 1116 (2002).

 

 

 

6.       An AC-STM study of mineral sulfides and the tip induced oxidation of PbS. Amy Szuchmacher Blum*, Adam J.D. Schafer, and Thomas Engel, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 8197 (2002).

 

 

 

5.       Effect of interfacial liquid structuring on the coherence length in nanolubrication. Mingyan He, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Gregor Overney and René M. Overney*, Physical Review Letters, 88, 154302 (2002).

 

 

 

4.       Critical phenomena of water bridges in nanoasperity contacts. Mingyan He, Amy Szuchmacher, Eric Aston, Cynthia Buenviaje, Reto Luginbühl, and René M. Overney*, Journal of Chemical Physics, 114, 1355 (2001).

 

 

3.       Premelting at ice-solid interfaces studied via velocity dependent indentation with force microscope tips. Bede Pittenger, Samuel C. Fain, Jr.*, M.J. Cochran, J.M.K. Donev, B.E. Robertson, Amy Szuchmacher, and René M. Overney, Physical Review B, 63, (2001).

 

2.       Comprehensive analysis of  the functionalization of SFM with hydrophobic coatings. Reto Luginbühl, Amy Szuchmacher, Michael D. Garrison, Jean-Benoît Lhoest, René M. Overney, and Buddy D. Ratner*, Ultramicroscopy, 82, 171 (2000).

 

 

 

1.       A modulated molecular beam study of the extent of H2O dissociation on TiO2(110). David Brinkley, Michelle Dietrich, Thomas Engel*, Paul Farrall, Gerhard Gantner, Adam Schafer, and Amy Szuchmacher. Surface Science, 395, 292 (1998).

 

 

 

Patents

3.     Protein scaffolds and viral particles for detecting analytes. Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Banahalli R. Ratna, Gary Vora, Kim E. Sapsford and Carissa M. Soto, US Patent 8,715,923 B2, issued May 6, 2014.

2.     Metamaterial optical-elements self assembled on protein scaffolds. Banahalli R. Ratna, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Carissa M. Soto, Michael A. Bruckman, Jinny L. Liu, Ronald W. Rendell, James P. Long, and Ronald J. Tonucci, US Patent App. 13/349,189, application submitted 1/12/12.

1.     Virus as a scaffold for hierarchical self-assembly of functional nanoscale devices. Banahalli R. Ratna, Amy Szuchmacher Blum, Carissa M. Soto, Tina L. Brower, and Steven K. Pollack, US Patent 8,019,555, issued Seop 13, 2011.