Papers by CMI Researchers

CMI researchers submit their research for consideration in a variety of research publications. The following research papers have been submitted, and/or published by CMI researchers.


Yicheng Zhang and Corby Anderson, “A Comparison of Sodium Silicate and Ammonium Lignosulfonate Effects on Xenotime and Selected Gangue Mineral Microflotation,” Minerals Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2016.10.002

B.S. Conner, M.A. McGuire, K.V. Shanavas, D.S. Parker, and B.C. Sales, “Evolution of structural and magnetic properties in LaxCe2-xCo16Ti for 0<= x <=2,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.11.078

Kevin L. Lyon, Vivek P. Utgikar, and Mitchell R. Greenhalgh, “Dynamic Modeling Framework for the Separation of Rare Earth Elements Using Solvent Extraction,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04009

Ikenna C. Nlebedim, Huseyin Ucar, Christine B. Hatter, R.W. McCallum, Scott K. McCall, M.J. Kramer, and M. Parans Paranthaman, “Studies on in situ magnetic alignment of bonded anisotropic Nd-Fe-B alloy powders,” J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials doi:10.1016/j.mmm.2016.08.090

Michael A. McGuire, Orlando Rios, Ben S. Conner, William G. Carter, Mianliang Huang, Kewei Sun, Olena Palasyuk, Brandt Jensen, Lin Zhou, Kevin Dennis, Ikenna C. Nlebedim, and Matthew J. Kramer, “Magnetic field control of microstructural development in melt-spun Pr2Co14B,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.12.101

Aleksander L. Wysocki and Vladimir P. Antropov, “Micromagnetic simulations with periodic boundary conditions: Hard-soft nanocomposites,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.11.128

Federico Zahariev, Nuwan De Silva, Mark S. Gordon, Theresa L. Windus and Marilu Dick-Perez, “ParFit: a Python-based object-oriented program for fitting molecular mechanics parameters to ab initio data,” J. Chem. Inf. Model., doi:10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00654

Volodomyr Smetana, Simon Steinberg and Anja-Verena Mudring, “Layered structures and disordered polyanionic nets in the cation poor polar intermetallics CsAu1.4Ga2.8 and CsAu2Ga2.6,” Crystal Growth & Design, doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01536

J. Cybinska, M. Guzik, C. Lorbeer, E. Zyh, Y. Guyot, G. Boulon and A-V Mudring, “Design of LaPO4:Nd3+ materials by using ionic liquids,” Optical Materials, doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2016.09.025


S.H. Zhou, M.J. Kramer, F.Q. Meng, R.W. McCallum and R.T. Ott “Chemical partitioning for the Co-Pr system: First-principles, experiments and energetic calculations to investigate the hard magnetic phase,” Materials & Design, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.11.058

M-H. Du, “Using DFT methods to study activators in optical materials.”  ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2016, doi:10.1149/2.0011601jss

M. Redlinger and R. Eggert “Volatility of by-product metal and mineral process,” Resources Policy, doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2015.12.002

J. Cybinska, M. Wozniak, A.V. Mudring, and E. Zych, “Controllable synthesis of nanoscale YPO4:Eu3+ in ionic liquid,” Journal of Luminescence, doi:10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.07.008

J. Cybinska, C. Lorbeer and A. V. Mudring “Ionic liquid assisted microwave synthesis route towards color-tunable luminescence of lanthanide-doped BiPO4,” Journal of Luminescence, doi:10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.06.051

Tarek Alammar, Joanna Cybinska, Paul S. Campbell, and Anja-Verena Mudring, “Sonochemical synthesis of highly luminescent Ln(2)O(3):Eu3+ (Y, La, Gd) nanocrystals,” Journal of Luminescence, doi:10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.05.004

Udhara S. Kaluarachchi, Valentin Taufour, Anna E. Bohmer, Makariy A. Tanatar, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Vladimir G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov, Paul C. Canfield, “Nonmonotonic pressure evolution of the upper critical field in superconducting FeSe,” Physical Review B, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.064503

Fei Zhou and Daniel Aberg, “Crystal-field calculations for transition-metal ions by application of an opposing potential,” Physical Review B, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.085123

Dan M. Park, David W. Reed, Mimi C. Yung, Ali Eslamimanesh, Malgorzata M. Lencka, Andrzej Anderko, Yoshiko Fujita, Richard E. Riman, Alexandra Navrotsky, and Yongqin Jiao, “Bioadsorption of Rare Earth Elements through Cell Surface Display of Lanthanide Binding Tags,” Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b06129.

Lunan Huang, Valentin Taufour, T.N. Lamichhane, Benjamin Schrunk, Sergei L. Bud’ko, Paul C. Canfield, and Adam Kaminski, “Imaging the magnetic nanodomains in Nd2Fe14B,” doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.094408

Luis A. Diaz, Tedd E. Lister, Jacob A. Parkman, Gemma G. Clark, “Comprehensive Process for the Recovery of Value and Critical Materials from Electronic Waste,” Journal of Cleaner Production, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.061.

Billy W. McCann, Nuwan De Silva, Theresa L. Windus, Mark S. Gordon, Bruce A. Moyer, Vyacheslav S. Bryantsev, and Benjamin P. Hay, “Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Bis-phosphine Oxide Lanthanide Extractants,” Inorganic Chemistry, doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b2995 (publication featured on cover)

P. Ghosh, A.-V. Mudring, Phase selective synthesis of quantum cutting nanophosphors and the observation of a spontaneous room temperature phase transition Nanoscale, in press. doi:10.1039/c6nr00172f.

T.J. Williams, A.E. Taylor, A.D. Christianson, S.E. Hahn, R.S. Fishman, D.S. Parker, M.A. McGuire, B.C. Sales, and M.D. Lumsden, “Extended magnetic exchange interactions in the high-temperature ferromagnet MnBi,” Applied Physics Letters, doi:10.1063/1.4948933 (note: this one was AIP Editor’s Choice)

Nerine Cherepy, Stephen A. Payne, Nicholas M. Harvey, Daniel Aberg, Zachary M. Seeley, Kiel S. Holliday, Ich C. Tran, Fei Zhou, H. Paul Martinez, Jessica M. Demeyer, Alexander D. Drobshoff, Alok M. Srivastava, Samuel J. Camardello, Holly S. Comanzo, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, “Red-Emitting Manganese-doped Aluminum Nitride Phosphor,” Optical Materials, doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2016.02.008

K.V. Shanavas and S. Satpathy, “Electronic structure and the origin of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in MnSi,” Physical Review B, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.195101

Dechao Yu, John Ballato and Richard E. Riman, “Temperature-Dependence of Multiphonon Relaxation of Rare-Earth Ions in Solid-State Hosts,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01466

Yuzhan Li, Orlando Rios, Jong K. Keum, Jihua Chen and Michael R. Kessler, “Photo-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Networks with Shape Memory Behavior and Dynamic Ester Bonds,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, doi:10.1021/acsami.6b04374 (high impact journal)

M. Parans Paranthaman, Christopher S. Shafer, Amy M. Elliott, Derek H. Siddel, Michael A. McGuire, Robert M. Springfield, Josh Martin, Robert Fredette, and John Ormerod, “Binder Jetting: A Novel NdFeB Bonded Magnet Fabrication and Evaluation,” JOM, doi:10.1007/s11837-016-1883-4

Akinola Oyedele, Nicholas W. McNutt, Orlando Rios, David J. Keffer, “A Hierarchical Model for the Analysis of Scattering Data of Complex Materials,” JOM, 68(6) 1583-1588, doi:10.1007/s11837-016-1928-8

Orlando Rios and Scott K. McCall, “Applied Magnetisim: A Supply-Driven Materials Challenge,” JOM, doi:10.1007/s11837-016-1962-6

Zachary C. Sims, D. Weiss, Scott K. McCall, M.A. McGuire, Ryan T. Ott, Tom Geer, Orlando Rios, P.A.E. Turchi, “Cerium based intermetallic-strengthened aluminum casting alloy: high volume co-product development,” JOM, doi: 10.1007/s11837-016-1943-9

Ruby Thuy Nguyen and D. Devin Imholte, “China’s rare earth supply chain: illegal production, and response to new Cerium demand,” JOM, doi: 10.1007/s11837-016-1894-1

Ananth V. Iyer, and Aditya Vedantam, “A market model for evaluating technologies that impact Critical Material intensity,” JOM, doi: 10.1007/s11837-016-1917-y

Braeton J. Smith and Roderick Eggert, “Multifaceted material substitution: The case of NdFeB Magnets, 2010-15, JOM, doi: 10.1007/s11837-016-1913-2

Jie Geng, Ikenna C. Nlebedim, Matt F. Besser, Emrah Simsek, and Ryan T. Ott. “Bulk combinatorial synthesis and high throughput characterization for rapid assessment of magnetic materials: application of Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENSTM),” JOM, 10.1007/s11837-016-1918-x


T. Alammar, I. Hamm, M. Wark, and A. V. Mudring, “Low-temperature route to metal titanate perovskite nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.11.010

K. Stappert, G. Lipinski, G. Kopiec, E. T. Spielberg, and A. V. Mudring, “Mesophase Stabilization in Ionic Liquid Crystals through Pairing Equally Shaped Mesogenic Cations and Anions,” Crystal Growth and Design, doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01023

I. A. Zhuravlev, V. P. Antropov, and K. D. Belashchenko, “Spin Fluctuation Mechanism of Anomalous Temperature Dependence of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy in Itinerant Magnets,” Physical Review Letters, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.217201

L. A. Diaz, T. E. Lister, J. A. Parkman, and G. G. Clark, “Comprehensive Process for the Recovery of Value and Critical Materials from Electronic Waste: A Review,”Journal of Hazardous Materials, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.02.001

T. N. Lamichhane, V. Taufour, S. Thimmaiah, D. S. Parker, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, “A study of the physical properties of single crystalline Fe5B2P,” J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.10.088

J. W. Freiderich, J. J. Stankovich, H. Luo, S. Dai, and B. A. Moyer, “Dissolution of the Rare-Earth Mineral Bastnaesite by Acidic Amide Ionic Liquid for Recovery of Critical Materials,” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., doi:10.1002/ejic.201500509

K. V. Shanavas, M. A. McGuire, and D. Parker, “Electronic and magnetic properties of Si substituted Fe3Ge,” J. of Appl. Phys., doi: 10.1063/1.4931574

M. A. McGuire and D. S. Parker, “Magnetic and structural properties of ferromagnetic Fe5PB2 and Fe5SiB2 and effects of Co and Mn substitutions,” J. Appl. Phys., doi:10.1063/1.4934496

V. Nguyen, “Determination of Optimal Condition for the Growth of Gluconobacter Oxydans,” Technical Report, August 2015.

D. Kim, L. E. Powell, L. H. Delmau, E. S. Peterson, J. Herchenroeder, and R. R. Bhave, “Selective Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Permanent Magnet Scraps with Membrane Solvent Extraction,” doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01306

S. Steinberg, N. Card and A. V. Mudring "From the Ternary Eu(Au/In)2 and EuAu4(Au/In)2 with Remarkable Au/In Distributions to a New Structure Type: The Gold-Rich Eu5Au16(Au/In)6Structure" Inorganic Chemistry, doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00257

K. Stappert, J. Muthmann, E. T. Spielberg and A. V. Mudring "Azobenzene-Based Organic Salts with Ionic Liquid and Liquid Crystalline Properties" Crystal Growth & Design, doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01024

M-H. Du, Using DFT Methods to Study Activators in Optical Materials.; ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, doi:10.1149/2.0011601jss

Y. Fujita, J. Barnes, A. Eslamimanesh, M. M. Lencka, A. Anderko, R.E. Riman, and A. Navrotsky, Effects of Simulated Rare Earth Recycling Wastewaters on Biological Nitrification, Environ. Sci. Technol., doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01753

B. C. Sales, M. A. Susner, B. S. Conner, J. Q. Yan, A. F. May, Itinerant Antiferromagnetism in FeMnP0.8Si0.2 Single Crystals. Physical Review B, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.92.104429

J. K. Bunn, R. L. Fang, M. R. Albing, A. Mehta, M. J. Kramer, M. F. Besser, J. R. Hattrick-Simpers, “A High-Throughput Investigation of Fe–Cr–Al as a Novel High-Temperature Coating for Nuclear Cladding Materials.” Nanotechnology, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/26/27/274003

L. Wu, B. Shen, and S. Sun, Synthesis and Assembly of Barium-doped Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Nanomagnets, Nanoscale, doi:10.1039/c5nr05291b

J. Hunt, A. S. Marharu, A. H. King, J. H. Clark, The Importance of Elemental Sustainability and Critical Element Recovery. Green Chemistry, doi:10.1039/C5GC90019K

P. Emsbo, P. I. McLaughlin, G. N. Breit, E. A. du Bray, A. E. Koenig, Rare Earth Elements in Sedimentary Phosphate Deposits. Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/

Y. Li, C. Pruitt, O. Rios, L. Wei, M. Rock, J. K. Keum, A. G. McDonald, M. R. Kessler, Controlled Shape Memory Behavior of a Smectic Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Elastomer. Macromolecules, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00519

M. Dane, K. S. Kyung, M. P. Surth, D. Aberg, L. X. Benedict, Density Functional Theory Calculations of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy Energies for (Fe1-xCox)2B, J. of Phy.:  Conds. Matter, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/26/266002

B. S. Pujari, P. Larson, V. P. Antropov, and K. D. Belashchenko, Ab Initio Construction of Magnetic Phase Diagrams in Alloys: The Case of Fe1−xMnxPt, Phys. Rev. Lett., doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.057203

L. Ke, T. N. Lamichhane, V. Taufour, A. Jesche, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, V. P. Antropov, Origin of the Spin Reorientation Transitions in (Fe1–x Cox)2B Alloys. AIP, doi:10.1063/1.4908056

V. Smetana, S. Steinberg, A.-V. Mudring, Crystal Structure and Bonding in BaAu5Ga2 and AeAu4+xGa3-x (Ae = Ba and Eu): Hexagonal Diamond-Type Au Frameworks and Remarkable Cation/Anion Partitioning in the Ae-Au-Ga Systems, Inorg. Chem., doi:10.1021/ic502402y

T. Alammar, I. Hamm, A.-V. Mudring, M. Wark, Low Temperature Route to Metal Titanate Perovskite Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Formation, Appl. Catalysis B, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.11.010

T. Alammar, H. Noei, Y. Wang, W. Grünert, A.-V. Mudring, Ionic Liquid-Assisted Sonochemical Preparation of CeO2 Nanoparticles for CO Oxidation, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, doi:10.1021/sc500387k

T. Alammar, Kit Chow, A.-V. Mudring, Energy Efficient of Microwave Synthesis of Mesoporous Ce0.5M0.5O2 (Ti, Zr, Hf) Nanoparticles for Low Temperature CO Oxidation in an Ionic Liquid – A Comparative Study, New J. Chem., doi:10.1039/C4NJ00951G

N. D. Silva, F. Zahariev, B. P. Hay, M. S. Gordon, T. L. Windus, Conformations of Organophosphine Oxides. J. of Phys Chem A, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.5b04687


B. Mishra and A. Anderson, Extraction & Recovery of Rare-Earth Metals: Challenges in Processing. Proc. ERES 2014, Milos, Greece, published by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, pp. 19-26, 2014

Bruce J. Mincher, Robert V. Fox, Mary E. Mincher, Chien M. Wai, “Trivalent lanthanide separations using TBDGA in molecular and ionic liquid diluents.” Proceedings, 20th International Solvent Extraction Conference, September 7 – 11, 2014, Wurzburg, Germany

Prabhat K. Tripathy, William D. Swank, Tedd E. Lister and Eric S. Peterson, A High Temperature Chemica.l Processing Route to Recycle Spent Nd2Fe14B (Neo) Magnets, Proceedings, Conference of Metallurgists, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 30, 2014.

T.E. Lister, P. Wang and A. Anderko, Electrorecycling of Critical and Value Metals from Mobile Electronics. Proceedings, Conference of Metallurgists, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 30, 2014.

D. Beltrami, G. Cote, H. Mokhtari; B. Courtaud, B.A. Moyer, and A Chagnes, Recovery of uranium from wet phosphoric acid by solvent extraction processes. Chem. Rev. doi:10.1021/cr5001546.

B.P. Hay and B.W. McCann, (2014). Algorithms Development to Generalize Application of Computer-Aided Molecular Design Software HostDesigner. Technical Report, Dec. 2014.

N. De Silva, F. Zahariev, M.S. Gordon, T.L. Windus, and B.P. Hay, (2014). MM3 Model for Phosphine Oxide Ligands and Lanthanide Complexes. Technical Report, Aug. 2014.

A. Babai, G. Kopiec, A. Lackmann, B. Mallick, S. Pitula, S.-F. Tang, A.-V. Mudring, Eu3+ a dual probe for the determination of IL anion donor power: A combined luminescence and spectroscopic and electrochemical approach, J. Mol. Liq., doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2014.03.005

C. Lorbeer, A.-V. Mudring, Quantum cutting in nanoparticles producing two green photons, Chem. Commun., doi:10.1039/C4CC04400B

C. Lorbeer, F. Behrends, J. Cybinska, H. Eckert, A.-V. Mudring, Charge compensation in RE3+ (RE=Eu, Gd) and M+ (M=Li, Na, K) co-doped alkaline earth nanofluorides obtained by microwave reaction with reactive ionic liquids leading to improved optical properties, J. Mat. Chem. C, doi:10.1039/C4TC01214C

C. Lorbeer, J. Cybinska, A.-V. Mudring, Reaching Quantum Yields >> 100% in nanomaterials, J. Mat. Chem. C, doi:10.1039/C3TC31662A

K. Richter, C. Lorbeer, and A.-V. Mudring, A Novel Approach to Prepare Optically Active Ion Doped Luminescent Materials via Electron Beam Evaporation into Ionic Liquids, Chem Comm, doi:10.1039/C4CC05817H

H. Ucar, I.C. Nlebedim, M.P. Paranthaman, R.W. McCallum, (2014). Evolution of Structural and Magnetic Properties due to Nanocrystallization of Mechanically Milled Amorphous Pr-Co-B Powders.  Journal of Applied Physics, 116(23), 233901 (5pp).

Y. Li, O. Rios, M. Kessler, (2014). Thermomagnetic Processing of Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resins and their Mechanical Characterization using Nanoindentation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6(21), 19456-19464).

M.A. McGuire, H. Cao, B.C. Chakoumakos, B.C. Sales, (2014). Symmetry-lowering Lattice Distortion at the Spin-reorientation in MnBi Single Crystals. Physical Review B, 90, 174425 (8pp).

K.A. Gschneidner, (2014). Critical Materials Institute’s (CMI’s) Response to the Rare Earth Crisis. Report to NATO # STO-MP-AVT-211.

B.C. Sales, B. Saparov, M.A. McGuire, D.J. Singh, D.S. Parker, (2014). Ferromagnetism of Fe3Sn and Alloys. Scientific Reports, 4(7024), 1-6.

J. Navarro, F. Zhao, (2014). Life Cycle Assessment of the Production of Rare Earth Elements for Energy Applications: A Review. Frontiers in Energy Research.

M.H. Du, (2014). Mn4+ Emission in Pyrochlore Oxides. Journal of Luminescence, 157, 69-73.

V. Antropov, L. Ke, D. Aberg, (2014). Constituents of Thermodynamics of Solid Phases Containing Rare Earth Oxides etic Anisotropy and a Screening of Spin-Orbit Coupling. Solid State Communications, 194, 35-38.

T.E. Lister, P. Wang, A. Anderko, (2014). Electrorecycling: Enabling Recovery of Critical and Value Metals from Mobile Electronics Enabled by Electrochemical Processing. Hydrometallurgy, 149, 228-237.

P. Söderlind, P.E.A. Turchi, A. Landa, & V. Lordi, (2014). Ground-state Properties of Rare-earth Metals: An Evaluation of Density-functional Theory. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26(41), 416001 (8pp).