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James Evans

Biosystms Dynamics & Simula
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-95
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Abellan P, TH Moser, IT Lucas, JW Grate, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2017. "The Formation of Cerium (III) Hydroxide Nanoparticles by a Radiation Mediated Increase in Local pH." RSC Advances 7(7):3831-3837.  doi:10.1039/c6ra27066b
  • Geng T, CR Smallwood, EL Bredeweg, KR Pomraning, AE Plymale, SE Baker, JE Evans, and RT Kelly. 2017. "Multimodal Microfluidic Platform for Controlled Culture and Analysis of Unicellular Organisms." Biomicrofluidics 11(5):054104.  doi:10.1063/1.4986533
  • Geng T, CR Smallwood, Y Zhu, EL Bredeweg, SE Baker, JE Evans, and RT Kelly. 2017. "Multimodal Microchannel and Nanowell-Based Microfluidic Platforms for Bioimaging." In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (NANOMED 2016), October 30- November 2, 2016, Macau, China, pp. 155-158.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NANOMED.2016.7883480
  • Novikova IV, CR Smallwood, Y Gong, D Hu, L Hendricks, JE Evans, A Bhattarai, WP Hess, and PZ El-Khoury. 2017. "Multimodal Hyperspectral Optical Microscopy." Chemical Physics 498-499:25-32.  doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2017.08.011
  • Yu X, J Yu, Y Zhou, Y Zhang, J Wang, JE Evans, XY Yu, X Wang, and Z Zhu. 2017. "An Investigation of the Beam Damage Effect on In situ Liquid Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Analysis." Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31(23):2035-2042.  doi:10.1002/rcm.7983


  • Evans JE, and H Friedrich. 2016. "Advanced Tomography Techniques For Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Materials." MRS Bulletin 41(7):516-521.  doi:10.1557/mrs.2016.134
  • Abellan Baeza P, LR Parent, NM Al Hasan, C Park, I Arslan, AM Karim, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2016. "Gaining Control over Radiolytic Synthesis of Uniform Sub-3-nanometer Palladium Nanoparticles: Use of Aromatic Liquids in the Electron Microscope." Langmuir 32(6):1468-1477.  doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04200
  • El-Khoury PZ, P Abellan, RL Chantry, Y Gong, AG Joly, IV Novikova, JE Evans, E Apra, D Hu, QM Ramasse, and WP Hess. 2016. "The information content in single-molecule Raman nanoscopy." Advances in Physics: X 1(1):35-54.  doi:10.1080/23746149.2016.1140010
  • Hua X, CJ Szymanski, Z Wang, Y Zhou, X Ma, J Yu, JE Evans, G Orr, S Liu, Z Zhu, and XY Yu. 2016. "Chemical imaging of molecular changes in a hydrated single cell by dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometry and super-resolution microscopy." Integrative Biology 8(5):579-666.  doi:10.1039/c5ib00308c
  • Patterson JP, DB Collins, JM Michaud, JL Axson, CM Sultana, TH Moser, AC Dommer, J Conner, VH Grassian, MD Stokes, GB Deane, JE Evans, MD Burkart, K Prather, and NC Gianneschi. 2016. "Sea Spray Aerosol Structure and Composition Using Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy." ACS Central Science 2(1):40-47.  doi:10.1021/acscentsci.5b00344
  • Patterson JP, LR Parent, J Cantlon, H Eickhoff, G Bared, JE Evans, and NC Gianneschi. 2016. "Picoliter Drop-On-Demand Dispensing for Multiplex Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy." Microscopy and Microanalysis 22(3):507-514.  doi:10.1017/S1431927616000659
  • Perea DE, J Liu, JAG Bartrand, QG Dicken, S Thevuthasan, ND Browning, and JE Evans. 2016. "Atom Probe Tomographic Mapping Directly Reveals the Atomic Distribution of Phosphorus in Resin Embedded Ferritin." Scientific Reports 6:Article No. 22321.  doi:10.1038/srep22321
  • Proetto MT, CR Anderton, D Hu, CJ Szymanski, Z Zhu, JP Patterson, JK Kammeyer, LG Nilewski, AM Rush, NC Bell, JE Evans, G Orr, SB Howell, and NC Gianneschi. 2016. "Cellular Delivery of Nanoparticles Revealed with Combined Optical and Isotopic Nanoscopy." ACS Nano 10(4):4046-4054.  doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b06477
  • Welch DA, TJ Woehl, C Park, R Faller, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2016. "Understanding the Role of Solvation Forces on the Preferential Attachment of Nanoparticles in Liquid." ACS Nano 10(1):181-187.  doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b06632
  • Zhou Y, J Yao, Y Ding, J Yu, X Hua, JE Evans, X Yu, D Lao, DJ Heldebrant, SK Nune, B Cao, ME Bowden, XY Yu, X Wang, and Z Zhu. 2016. "Improving the Molecular Ion Signal Intensity for In Situ Liquid SIMS Analysis." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 27(12):2006-2013.  doi:10.1007/s13361-016-1478-x


  • El-Khoury PZ, GE Johnson, IV Novikova, Y Gong, AG Joly, JE Evans, M Zamkov, J Laskin, and WP Hess. 2015. "Enhanced Raman Scattering from Aromatic Dithiols Electrosprayed into Plasmonic Nanojunctions." Faraday Discussions 184:339-357.  doi:10.1039/C5FD00036J
  • El-Khoury PZ, Y Gong, P Abellan, BW Arey, AG Joly, D Hu, JE Evans, ND Browning, and WP Hess. 2015. "Tip-Enhanced Raman Nanographs: Mapping Topography and Local Electric Fields." Nano Letters 15(4):2385-2390.  doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00609
  • Geng T, EL Bredeweg, CJ Szymanski, B Liu, SE Baker, G Orr, JE Evans, and RT Kelly. 2015. "Compartmentalized microchannel array for high-throughput analysis of single cell polarized growth and dynamics." Scientific Reports 5:Article No. 16111.  doi:10.1038/srep16111
  • Mehdi BL, J Qian, E Nasybulin, C Park, DA Welch, R Faller, HS Mehta, WA Henderson, W Xu, CM Wang, JE Evans, J Liu, J Zhang, KT Mueller, and ND Browning. 2015. "Observation and Quantification of Nanoscale Processes in Lithium Batteries by Operando Electrochemical (S)TEM." Nano Letters 15(3):2168-2176.  doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00175
  • Mehdi BL, J Qian, E Nasybulin, DA Welch, C Park, R Faller, HS Mehta, WA Henderson, W Xu, JE Evans, J Liu, J Zhang, KT Mueller, and ND Browning. 2015. "Quantification of Electrochemical Nanoscale Processes in Lithium Batteries By OperandoEC-(S)TEM." In ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage with SOFC-XIV, July 26-31, 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, vol. MA2015-03, p. Abstract No. 432.  The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, NJ. 
  • Parent LR, DB Robinson, PJ Cappillino, RJ Hartnett, P Abellan Baeza, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2015. "In Situ Observation of Directed Nanoparticle Aggregation During the Synthesis of Ordered Nanoporous Metal in Soft Templates." Chemistry of Materials 26(3):1426-1433.  doi:10.1021/cm4035209
  • Park C, TJ Woehl, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2015. "Minimum Cost Multi-way Data Association for Optimizing Multitarget Tracking of Interacting Objects." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine intelligence 37(3):611-624.  doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2014.2346202
  • Patterson JP, P Abellan Baeza, MS Denny, JR, C Park, ND Browning, SM Cohen, JE Evans, and NC Gianneschi. 2015. "Observing the Growth of Metal-Organic Frameworks by In-Situ Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137(23):7322-7328.  doi:10.1021/jacs.5b00817
  • Welch DA, BL Mehdi, HJ Hatchell, R Faller, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2015. "Using Molecular Dynamics to quantify the electrical double layer and examine the potential for its direct observation in the in-situ TEM." Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 1(1):Article No. 1.  doi:10.1186/s40679-014-0002-2


  • Abellan Baeza P, BL Mehdi, LR Parent, M Gu, C Park, W Xu, Y Zhang, I Arslan, J Zhang, CM Wang, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2014. "Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for Li-ion Batteries by In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy." Nano Letters 14(3):1293-1299.  doi:10.1021/nl404271k
  • Abellan Baeza P, TJ Woehl, LR Parent, ND Browning, JE Evans, and I Arslan. 2014. "Factors influencing quantitative liquid (scanning) transmission electron microscopy." Chemical Communications 50(38):4873-80.  doi:10.1039/c3cc48479c
  • El-Khoury PZ, E Khon, Y Gong, AG Joly, P Abellan, JE Evans, ND Browning, D Hu, M Zamkov, and WP Hess. 2014. "Electric Field Enhancement in a Self-Assembled 2D Array of Silver Nanospheres." Journal of Chemical Physics 141(21):Article No. 214308.  doi:10.1063/1.4902905
  • Frank M, DB Carlson, M Hunter, GJ Williams, M Messerschmidt, NA Zatsepin, A Barty, H Benner, K Chu, A Graf, S Hau-Riege, R Kirian, C Padeste, T Pardini, B Pedrini, B Segelke, MM Seibert, JC Spence , CJ Tsai, SM Lane, XD Li, G Schertler, S Boutet, MA Coleman, and JE Evans. 2014. "Femtosecond X-ray Diffraction From Two-Dimensional Protein Crystals." International Union of Crystallography Journal 1(Part 2):95-100.  doi:10.1107/S2052252514001444
  • Mehdi BL, M Gu, LR Parent, W Xu, EN Nasybulin, X Chen, RR Unocic, P Xu, DA Welch, P Abellan, J Zhang, J Liu, CM Wang, I Arslan, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2014. "In Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy for Battery Research." Microscopy and Microanalysis 20(2):484-492.  doi:10.1017/S1431927614000488
  • Parent LR, DB Robinson, PJ Cappillino, RJ Hartnett, P Abellan, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2014. "In Situ Observation of Directed Nanoparticle Aggregation During the Synthesis of Ordered Nanoporous Metal in Soft Templates." Chemistry of Materials 26(3):1426-1433.  doi:10.1021/cm4035209
  • Pedrini B, CJ Tsai, G Capitani, C Padeste, M Hunter, NA Zatsepin, A Barty, H Benner, S Boutet, GK Feld, S Hau-Riege, R Kirian, C Kupitz, M Messerschmidt, JI Ogren, T Pardini, B Segelke, GJ Williams, JC Spence , R Abela, MA Coleman, JE Evans, G Schertler, M Frank, and XD Li. 2014. "7 Resolution in Protein 2-Dimentional-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction at Linac Coherent Light Source." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 369(1647):Article No. 20130500.  doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0500
  • Proetto MT, AM Rush, MP Chien, P Abellan Baeza, JP Patterson, MP Thompson, NH Olson, CE Moore, AL Rheingold, C Andolina, J Millstone, SB Howell, ND Browning, JE Evans, and NC Gianneschi. 2014. "Dynamics of soft Nanomaterials captured by transmission electron microscopy in liquid water." Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(4):1162-1165.  doi:10.1021/ja408513m
  • Wang YC, DK Schreiber, JJ Neeway, S Thevuthasan, JE Evans, JV Ryan, Z Zhu, and W Wei. 2014. "NanoSIMS Imaging Alternation Layers of a Leached SON68 Glass Via A FIB-made Wedged Crater." Surface and Interface Analysis 46(S1):233-237.  doi:10.1002/sia.5585
  • Woehl TJ, C Park, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2014. "Direct Observation of Aggregative Nanoparticle Growth: Kinetic Modeling of the Size Distribution and Growth Rate." Nano Letters 14(1):373-378.  doi:10.1021/nl4043328


  • Evans JE, and ND Browning. 2013. "Enabling direct nanoscale observations of biological reactions with dynamic TEM." Microscopy 62(1):147-156.  doi:10.1093/jmicro/dfs081
  • Evans JE, P Blackborow, SJ Horne, and J Gelb. 2013. "WHOLE CELL TOMOGRAPHY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY: Affordable x-ray microscopy with nanoscale resolution." BioOptics World 6(2):28-39. 
  • Carlson DB, J Gelb, V Palshin, and JE Evans. 2013. "Laboratory-Based Cryogenic Soft X-ray Tomography with Correlative Cryo-Light and Electron Microscopy." Microscopy and Microanalysis 19(1):22-29.  doi:10.1017/S1431927612013827
  • Gu M, LR Parent, BL Mehdi, RR Unocic, MT Mcdowell, RL Sacci, W Xu, JG Connell, P Xu, P Abellan Baeza, X Chen, Y Zhang, DE Perea, JE Evans, L Lauhon, J Zhang, J Liu, ND Browning, Y Cui, I Arslan, and CM Wang. 2013. "Demonstration of an Electrochemical Liquid Cell for Operando Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of the Lithiation/Delithiation Behavior of Si Nanowire Battery Anodes." Nano Letters 13(12):6106-6112.  doi:10.1021/nl403402q
  • Mehraeen S, J McKeown, PV Deshmukh, JE Evans, P Abellan Baeza, P Xu, BW Reed, ML Taheri, PE Fischione, and ND Browning. 2013. "A (S)TEM Gas Cell Holder with Localized Laser Heating for In Situ Experiments." Microscopy and Microanalysis 19(2):470-478.  doi:10.1017/S1431927612014419
  • Welch DA, R Faller, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2013. "Simulating realistic imaging conditions for in situ liquid microscopy." Ultramicroscopy 135:36-42.  doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2013.05.010
  • Woehl TJ, KL Jungjohann, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2013. "Experimental procedures to mitigate electron beam induced artifacts during in situ fluid imaging of nanomaterials." Ultramicroscopy 127:53-63.  doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2012.07.018


  • Evans JE, KL Jungjohann, and ND Browning. 2012. "Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy." In Characterization of Materials, 2nd ed, ed. EN Kaufmann.  John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ. 
  • Evans JE, KL Jungjohann, PCK Wong, PL Chiu, GH Dutrow, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Visualizing Macromolecular Complexes with In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Micron 43(11):1085-1090.  doi:10.1016/j.micron.2012.01.018
  • Jungjohann KL, JE Evans, J Aguiar, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Atomic-Scale Imaging and Spectroscopy for In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Microscopy and Microanalysis 18(3):621-627.  doi:10.1017/S1431927612000104
  • Parent LR, DR Robinson, TJ Woehl, WD Ristenpart, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2012. "Direct in Situ Observation of Nanoparticle Synthesis in a Liquid Crystal Surfactant Template." ACS Nano 6(4):3589-3596.  doi:10.1021/nn300671g
  • Thevuthasan S, JE Evans, LJ Terminello, DW Koppenaal, KL Manke, and C Plata. 2012. Compact X-ray Light Source Workshop ReportPNNL-22145, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Woehl TJ, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2012. "Direct in Situ Determination of the Mechanisms Controlling Nanoparticle Nucleation and Growth." ACS Nano 6(10):8599-8610.  doi:10.1021/nn303371y

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