( indicates articles recommended for prospective undergraduates interested in the group, underline indicates undergraduate coauthors)

  • Argento, G. M.; Judd, D. R.; Etemad, L. L.; Bechard, M. M.; Personick, M. L.  “Plasmon-Mediated Reconfiguration of Twin Defect Structures in Silver Nanoparticles.” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2023, 127, 3890-3897.

  • Personick, M. L. “Plasmon-Mediated Syntheses of Polyhedral Noble Metal Nanoparticles.” In Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Synthesis and (Bio)functionalization; Wang, J., Ed.; Vol. 2 of Plasmonic Nanomaterials: Principles, Design and Bio-Applications; Liz-Marzán, L. M., Ed.; World Scientific Publishing Company, 2022, Invited book chapter.
  • Wang, C. J.; Shapiro, E. F.; Personick, M. L. “Halide Ions on Metal Nanoparticles for Shape- and Composition-Controlled Synthesis.” In Surface Functionalization of Nanomaterials; Chen, J., Ed.; Vol. TBD of The Encyclopedia of Nanomaterials; Xia, Y. and Yin, Y. Eds.; Elsevier, 2022, Invited book chapter.‡ 

  • McDarby, S. P.; Personick, M. L. “Potential-Controlled (R)Evolution: Electrochemical Synthesis of Nanoparticles with Well-Defined Shapes.” ChemNanoMat 2022, 8, e202100472.
  • McDarby, S. P.; Wang, C. J.; King, M. E.; Personick, M. L. “An Integrated Electrochemistry Approach to the Design and Synthesis of Polyhedral Noble Metal Nanoparticles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 21322-21335. Supplementary cover article.

  • Habib, A.; King, M. E.; Etemad, L. L.; Distler, M. E.; Morrissey, K. H.; Personick, M. L. “Plasmon-Mediated Synthesis of Hybrid Silver-Platinum Nanostructures.” J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 6853-6860.  †Authors contributed equally.

  • King, M. E.; Kent, I. A.; Personick, M. L. “Halide-Assisted Metal Ion Reduction: Emergent Effects of Dilute Chloride, Bromide, and Iodide in Nanoparticle Synthesis.” Nanoscale 2019, 11, 15612-15621.

  • Jung, H.; King, M. E.; Personick, M. L. “Strategic Synergy: Advances in the Shape Control of Bimetallic Nanoparticles with Dilute Alloyed Surfaces.” Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 2019, 40, 104-117.‡    Authors contributed equally.

  • Robertson, D. D.; Personick, M. L. “Growing Nanoscale Model Surfaces to Enable Correlation of Catalytic Behavior Across Dissimilar Reaction Environments.” Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 1121-1141.‡ (“Up and Coming” Perspective Series) Front cover article.

  • King, M. E; Personick, M. L. “Iodide-Induced Differential Control of Metal Ion Reduction Rates: Synthesis of Terraced Palladium-Copper Nanoparticles with Dilute Bimetallic Surfaces.” J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 22179.‡ (2018 Emerging Investigators Issue)

  • Stone, A. L.; King, M. E.; McDarby, S. P.; Robertson, D. D.; Personick, M. L. “Synthetic Routes to Shaped AuPt Core-Shell Particles with Smooth Surfaces Based on Design Rules for Au Nanoparticle Growth.” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2018, 35, 1700401.

  • Robertson, D. D.; King, M. E.; Personick, M. L. “Concave Cubes as Experimental Models of Catalytic Active Sites for the Oxygen-Assisted Coupling of Alcohols by Dilute (Ag)Au Alloy.” Top. Catal. 2018, 61, 348.

  • King, M. E.; Personick, M. L. “Defects by Design: Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles with Extended Twin Defects and Corrugated Surfaces.” Nanoscale 2017, 9, 17914.

  • King, M. E.; Personick, M. L. “Bimetallic Nanoparticles with Exotic Facet Structures via Iodide-Assisted Reduction of Palladium.” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2017, 34, 1600422.Inside cover article.

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  • Personick, M. L.; Madix, R. J.; Friend, C. M. “Selective Oxygen-Assisted Reactions of Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Metallic Gold: Paradigms for the Design of Catalytic Processes.” ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 965. Cover article.

  • Personick, M. L.; Montemore, M. M.; Kaxiras, E.; Madix, R. J.; Biener, J.; Friend, C. M. “Catalyst Design for Enhanced Sustainability Through Fundamental Surface Chemistry.” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2016, 374, 20150077. Cover article.


Selected Publications Prior to Wesleyan

  • Padmos, J. D.; Personick, M. L.; Tang, Q.; Duchesne, P. N.; Jiang, D.; Mirkin, C. A.; Zhang, P. “The Surface Structure of Silver-coated Gold Nanocrystals and Its Influence on Shape Control.” Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7664.
  • Personick, M. L.; Zugic, B.; Biener, M. M.; Biener, J.; Madix, R. J.; Friend, C. M. “Ozone-Activated Nanoporous Gold: A Stable and Storable Material for Catalytic Oxidation.” ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 4237.
  • Wang, L.-C.; Stowers, K. J.; Zugic, B.; Personick, M. L.; Biener, M. M.; Biener, J.; Friend, C. M.; Madix, R. J. “Exploiting Basic Principles to Control the Selectivity of the Vapor Phase Catalytic Oxidative Cross-coupling of Primary Alcohols over Nanoporous Gold Catalysts.” J. Catal. 2015, 329, 78.
  • Personick, M. L.; Mirkin, C. A. “Making Sense of the Mayhem Behind Shape Control in the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18238.
  • Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Wu, J.; Mirkin, C. A. “Synthesis of Gold Hexagonal Bipyramids Directed by Planar-Twinned Silver Triangular Nanoprisms.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 3800.
  • Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Mirkin, C. A. “Plasmon-Mediated Syntheses of Noble Metal Nanostructures.” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13910.
  • Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Wu, J.; Li, S.; Mirkin, C. A. “Plasmon-Mediated Synthesis of Silver Cubes with Unusual Twinning Structures Using Short Wavelength Excitation.” Small 2013, 9, 1947.
  • Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. “Defining Rules for the Shape Evolution of Gold Nanoparticles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14542.
    Authors contributed equally.
  • Langille, M. R.; Zhang J.; Personick, M. L.; Li, S.; Mirkin, C. A. “Stepwise Evolution of Spherical Seeds into 20-Fold Twinned Icosahedra.” Science 2012, 337, 954.
  • Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. “Shape Control of Gold Nanoparticles by Silver Underpotential Deposition.” Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 3394.
  • Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. “Bottom-Up Synthesis of Gold Octahedra with Tailorable Hollow Features.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 10414.
  • Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Harris, N.; Schatz, G. C.; Mirkin, C. A. “Synthesis and Isolation of {110}-Faceted Gold Bipyramids and Rhombic Dodecahedra.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6170.
  • Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, K.; Li, S.; Mirkin, C. A. “Concave Cubic Gold Nanocrystals with High-Index Facets.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14012.

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