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Benjamin Legg

Geochemistry Team C
Chemist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-96
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications

2022

  • Zhang S., R. Sadre, B.A. Legg, H. Pyles, T. Perciano, E.W. Bethel, and D. Baker, et al. 2022. "Rotational Dynamics and Transition Mechanisms of Surface-Adsorbed Proteins." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119, no. 16:Art. No. e2020242119. PNNL-SA-171180. doi:10.1073/pnas.2020242119

2021

  • Zhu G., M.L. Sushko, J.S. Loring, B.A. Legg, M. Song, J.A. Soltis, and X. Huang, et al. 2021. "Self-similar Mesocrystals Form Via Interface-Driven Nucleation and Assembly." Nature 590, no. 7846:416-422. PNNL-SA-157135. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03300-0

2020

  • De Yoreo J.J., and B.A. Legg. 2020. "What atoms do when they get together." Nature Chemistry 12, no. 10:883-885. PNNL-SA-154063. doi:10.1038/s41557-020-0523-3
  • Legg B.A., M.D. Baer, J. Chun, G.K. Schenter, S. Huang, Y. Zhang, and Y. Min, et al. 2020. "Visualization of Aluminum Ions at the Mica Water Interface Links Hydrolysis State-to-Surface Potential and Particle Adhesion." Journal of the American Chemical Society 142, no. 13:6093-6102. PNNL-SA-153730. doi:10.1021/jacs.9b12530

2019

  • Boily J., L. Fu, A. Tuladhar, Z. Lu, B.A. Legg, Z. Wang, and H. Wang. 2019. "Hydrogen Bonding and Molecular Orientations Across Thin Water Films on Sapphire." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 555. PNNL-SA-146721. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2019.08.028
  • Song M., J. Lee, B. Wang, B.A. Legg, S. Hu, J. Chun, and D. Li. 2019. "In situ Characterization of Kinetics and Mass Transport of PbSe Nanowire Growth via LS and VLS Mechanisms." Nanoscale 11, no. 13:5874-5878. PNNL-SA-135948. doi:10.1039/C9NR01200A
  • Tuladhar A., Z.A. Jessamy-Chase, M.D. Baer, B.A. Legg, J. Tao, S. Zhang, and A.D. Winkelman, et al. 2019. "Direct Observation of the Orientational Anisotropy of Buried Hydroxyl Groups Inside Muscovite Mica." Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, no. 5:2135-2142. PNNL-SA-140259. doi:10.1021/jacs.8b12483

2018

  • Cheng Y., J. Tao, G. Zhu, J.A. Soltis, B.A. Legg, E. Nakouzi, and J.J. De Yoreo, et al. 2018. "Near Surface Nucleation and Particle Mediated Growth of Colloidal Au Nanocrystals." Nanoscale 10, no. 25:11907 - 11912. PNNL-SA-135333. doi:10.1039/c8nr03408g
  • Henzler K., E. Fetisov, M. Galib, M.D. Baer, B.A. Legg, C. Borca, and J.M. Xto, et al. 2018. "Supersaturated calcium carbonate solutions are classical." Science Advances 4, no. 1:eaao6283. PNNL-SA-128147. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aao6283
  • Nakouzi E., J.A. Soltis, B.A. Legg, G.K. Schenter, X. Zhang, T. Graham, and K.M. Rosso, et al. 2018. "Impact of Solution Chemistry and Particle Anisotropy on the Collective Dynamics of Oriented Aggregation." ACS Nano 12, no. 10:10114-10122. PNNL-SA-138292. doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04909
  • Nakouzi E., J.A. Soltis, B.A. Legg, G.K. Schenter, X. Zhang, T.R. Graham, and K.M. Rosso, et al. 2018. "Impact of Solution Chemistry and Particle Anistropy on the Collective Dynamics of Oriented Aggregation." ACS Nano 12, no. 10:10114-10122. PNNL-SA-132757. doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04909
  • Terban M.W., D. Banerjee, S. Ghose, B.K. Medasani, A.K. Shukla, B.A. Legg, and Y. Zhou, et al. 2018. "Early stage structural development of prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) in solution." Nanoscale 10, no. 9:4291-4300. PNNL-SA-132466. doi:10.1039/C7NR07949D

2017

  • Li D., H. Wang, D. Xiao, M. Song, B.A. Legg, and J. Chun. 2017. "Investigating the magnitude and source of orientation-dependent interactions between TiO2 crystal surfaces." Nanoscale 9, no. 29:10173-10177. PNNL-SA-126674. doi:10.1039/C7NR03535G

2016

  • Legg B.A., and J.J. De Yoreo. 2016. "The Energetics of Prenucleation Clusters in Lattice Solutions." Journal of Chemical Physics 145, no. 21:Article No. 211921. PNNL-SA-118541. doi:10.1063/1.4964489

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