James McBride
Last active: 5/4/2012


Research Interests

Identifying structure-property relationships of matter in the nanoscale regime. Specifically, using aberration-corrected electron microscopy techniques to develop or improve the synthesis and design of nanomaterials for use in applications such as photovoltaics, solid state lighting and fluorescence microscopy.


2005   Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. Chemistry.  Program focus: Synthesis and Characterization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals.  Dissertation: Atomic Level Characterization of CdSe Nanocrystal Systems Using Atomic Number Contrast Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy.


1999   FloridaSouthern College, B.S. Chemistry


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  1. Synthesis, Surface Studies, Composition and Structural Characterization of CdSe, Core/Shell, and Biologically Active Nanocrystals. Rosenthal SJ, McBride J, Pennycook SJ, Feldman LC (2007) Surf Sci Rep 62(4): 111-157
    › Primary publication · 21479151 (PubMed) · PMC3071516 (PubMed Central)
  2. On Ultrasmall Nanocrystals. McBride JR, Dukes AD, Schreuder MA, Rosenthal SJ (2010) Chem Phys Lett 498(1-3): 1-9
    › Primary publication · 21132106 (PubMed) · PMC2994270 (PubMed Central)
  3. Few-layer graphene as a support film for transmission electron microscopy imaging of nanoparticles. McBride JR, Lupini AR, Schreuder MA, Smith NJ, Pennycook SJ, Rosenthal SJ (2009) ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1(12): 2886-92
    › Primary publication · 20356171 (PubMed)
  4. Structure and ultrafast dynamics of white-light-emitting CdSe nanocrystals. Bowers MJ, McBride JR, Garrett MD, Sammons JA, Dukes AD, Schreuder MA, Watt TL, Lupini AR, Pennycook SJ, Rosenthal SJ (2009) J Am Chem Soc 131(16): 5730-1
    › Primary publication · 19341271 (PubMed)
  5. Pinned emission from ultrasmall cadmium selenide nanocrystals. Dukes AD, Schreuder MA, Sammons JA, McBride JR, Smith NJ, Rosenthal SJ (2008) J Chem Phys 129(12): 121102
    › Primary publication · 19044994 (PubMed)
  6. Structural basis for near unity quantum yield core/shell nanostructures. McBride J, Treadway J, Feldman LC, Pennycook SJ, Rosenthal SJ (2006) Nano Lett 6(7): 1496-501
    › Primary publication · 16834437 (PubMed)
  7. White-light emission from magic-sized cadmium selenide nanocrystals. Bowers MJ, McBride JR, Rosenthal SJ (2005) J Am Chem Soc 127(44): 15378-9
    › Primary publication · 16262395 (PubMed)