Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science

Al-Sheikhly Lab Group, University of Maryland College Park


Selected publications in reverse chronological order:

39. Adamus-Wlodarczyk, A.; Wach, R.; Ulanski, P.; Rosiak, J.; Socka, M.; Tsinas, Z.; Al-Sheikhly, M.; Adamus-Wlodarczyk, A.; Wach, R. A.; Ulanski, P.; et al. On the Mechanisms of the Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Diblock and Random Copolymers of Poly(Lactic Acid) and Poly(Trimethylene Carbonate). Polymers 2018, 10 (6), 672.
38. Kim, B.; Weaver, A.; Chumakov, M.; Pazos, I. M.; Poster, D. L.; Gaskell, K.; Han, D. H.; Scherer, G.; Yandrasits, M. A.; Lee, B. C.; et al. Mechanisms and Characterization of the Pulsed Electron-Induced Grafting of Styrene onto Poly(Tetrafluoroethylene-Co-Hexafluoropropylene) to Prepare a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane. Radiation Research 2018, 190 (3), 309–321.
37. Postek, M. T.; Poster, D. L.; Vládar, A. E.; Driscoll, M. S.; LaVerne, J. A.; Tsinas, Z.; Al-Sheikhly, M. I. Ionizing Radiation Processing and Its Potential in Advancing Biorefining and Nanocellulose Composite Materials Manufacturing. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 2018, 143, 47–52.
36. Tsinas, Z.; Forster, A. L.; Al-Sheikhly, M. Oxidation Reactions in Kink Banded Regions of UHMMPE Fiber-Based Laminates Used in Body Armor: A Mechanistic Study. Polymer Degradation and Stability 2018, 154, 103–114.

35. Adamo, G., Grimaldi, N., Campora, S., Bulone, D., Bondì, M.L., Al-Sheikhly, M., Sabatino, M.A., Dispenza, C., & Ghersi, G., Multi-Functional Nanogels for Tumor Targeting and Redox-Sensitive Drug and siRNA Delivery. Molecules 21 (11), (2016).

34. Dietz, T. C., Tomaszewski, C. E., Tsinas, Z., Poster, D., Barkatt, A., Adel-Hadadi, M, Bateman, F. B., Cumberland, L. T., Schneider, E., Gaskell, K.; LaVerne, J., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Uranium Removal from Seawater by Means of Polyamide 6 Fibers Directly Grafted with Diallyl Oxalate through a Single-Step, Solvent-Free Irradiation Process. Industrial Engineering Chemistry and Research 55 (15), 4179–4186 (2016).

33. Lavelle, C.M., Coplan, M., Miller, E.C., Thompson, A., Vest, R., Yue, A., Koeth, T. Al-Sheikhly, M.,  & Clark, C., Demonstration of Neutron Detection Utilizing Open Cell Foam and Noble Gas Scintillation. Applied Physics Letters, 106, (2015).

32. Patrick P. Hughes, Amy Beasten, Jacob McComb, Michael Coplan, Mohamad AlSheikhly, Alan Thompson, Robert Vest, Matthew Sprague, Karl Irikura, and Charles Clark, High-resolution, vacuum-ultraviolet absorption spectrum of boron trifluoride. Journal of Chemical Physics, 141 (19), (2014).

31.  McComb, J.C., Coplan, M.A., Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, M., Thompson, A.K.,  Vest, R.E., & Clark, W., Noble gas excimer scintillation following neutron capture in boron thin films. Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 144504 (2014).

30. Gifford, I., Vreeland, W., Grdanovska, S., Burgett, E., Kalinich, J., Vergara, V., Wang, C-K C., Maimon, E., Poster, D., Al-Sheikhly, M., Targeted delivery of a boron-containing cholesteryl ester for high-LET particle induced damage of prostate cancer cells: a boron neutron capture therapy study. International Journal of Radiation Biology, 90 (6), 480-485 (2014).

29. Kim, J.C., Kim, K.H., Armendariz, A., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Electron Beam Irradiation for Mercury Oxidation and Mercury Emissions Control. Journal of Environmental Engineering-Asce 136 (5), 554-559 (2010).

28. Kim, J.C. et al., Combined radiolytic and catalytic oxidizing method to remove toluene in gas phase. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 79 (7), 797-802 (2010).

27. Livingston, R.A., Al-Sheikhly, M., & Mohamed, A.B., Numerical simulation of the PGNA signal from chlorine diffusion gradients in concrete. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 68 (4-5), 679-682 (2010).

26. Mohamed, A.B., Al-Sheikhly, M., Livingston, R., & Saleh, H., Monte Carlo simulations of a portable prompt gamma system for nondestructive determination of chloride in reinforced concrete. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 266 (15), 3397-3405 (2008).

25. Zaikin, Y.A., Aimuratov, D.B., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Dose rate effect on internal friction and structural transformations in electron-irradiated carbon-armored composites. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 76 (8-9), 1399-1403 (2007).

24. Zaikin, Y.A., Ismailova, G.A., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Effect of pulse electron beam characteristics on internal friction and structural alterations in epoxy. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 76 (8-9), 1404-1408 (2007).

23. M. Al-Sheikhly, W.L. McLaughlin, and J. Silverman, A pulse radiolysis study of the mechanisms of radiolytic dye formation in organic and aqueous solutions of hexa (hydroxyethyl) pararosaniline cyanide. Submitted to Journal of Physical Chemistry (2007).

22. Sweet, D., Salamanca-Riba, L., Martinaz-Miranda, L.J., Varughese, B., Silverman, J., Christou, A., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Vertically aligned self-assembled DNA oligonucleotides on arsenic-terminated GaAs. Revised manuscript submitted to Nano Letters (2007).

21. Wang, C.K.C. et al., Experimental validation of the new nanodosimetry-based cell survival model for mixed neutron and gamma-ray irradiation. Physics in Medicine and Biology 52 (17), N367-N374 (2007).

20. Al-Sheikhly, M. et al., Ionizing radiation-induced destruction of benzene and dienes in aqueous media. Environmental Science & Technology 40 (9), 3082-3088 (2006).

19. Mohamed, A.B., Silverman, J., Weiss, D.E., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Monte Carlo simulations of complex geometries and an optimal (60)cobalt source design using the integrated TIGER series (ITS 3.0). Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 243 (2), 359-370 (2006).

18. Al-Sheikhly, M. et al., Radiation-induced failure mechanisms of GaAs-Based biochips. Ieee Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability 4 (2), 192-197 (2004).

17. Al-Sheikhly, M., Silverman, J., Simic, M., & Michael, B., Formation and reactions of alkyl, allyl, biallylic, and peroxyl radicals from unsaturated fatty acids in micellar and monomeric aqueous solutions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108 (45), 17618-17627 (2004).

16. Zhyang, C., Yalamanchili, P., Al-Sheikhly, M., & Christou, A. Metal migration in epoxy encapsulated ECL devices. Microelectronic Reliability, 44, 1324-1330, (2004).

15. Ardabili, L.M., Al-Sheikhly, M., Martinaz-Miranda, L., A.Christou, J. Silverman, & Bentley, W.E., DNA self-assembly on GaAs. Journal of Applied Physics, 95, 6021-6024, (2004).

14. Jones, C.G., Silverman, J., Al-Sheikhly, M., Neta, P., & Poster, D.L., Dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls in industrial transformer oil by radiolytic and photolytic methods. Environmental Science & Technology 37 (24), 5773-5777 (2003).

13. Poster, D.L. et al., Degradation of PCBs in a marine sediment treated with ionizing and UV radiation. Environmental Science & Technology 37 (17), 3808-3815 (2003).

12. Harayma, H., Al-Sheikhly, M., & Silverman, J., Oligomer formation in the radiation-induced polymerization of styrene. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 68 (6), 1023-1029 (2003).

11. Feng, H.X., Al-Sheikhly, M., Silverman, J., Weiss, D.E., & Neta, P., Polymerization of neat 2-ethylhexyl acrylate induced by a pulsed electron beam. Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry 41 (1), 196-203 (2003).

10. Feng, H.X., Al-Sheikhly, M., Silverman, J., & Weiss, D.E., The role of pulse frequency and acrylic acid in the radiation-induced bulk polymerization of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 67 (3-4), 347-352 (2003).

9. Mohaddes-Ardabili, L. et al., Attachment of DNA probes on gallium arsenide surface. Applied Physics Letters 83 (1), 192-194 (2003).

8. Sadeghi, A., Chaychian, M., Al-Sheikhly, M., & McLaughlin, W.L., Radiation-induced reduction of ditetrazolium salt in aqueous solutions. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 64 (1), 13-18 (2002).

7. Chaychian, M. et al., Radiolytic dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls in transformer oil and in marine sediment. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 65 (4-5), 473-478 (2002).

6. Pierpoint, S., Silverman, J., & Al-Sheikhly, M., Effects of ionizing radiation on the aging of polyester based polyurethane binder. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 62 (1), 163-169 (2001).

5. McLaughlin, W.L. et al., High-density polyethylene dosimetry by transvinylene FTIR analysis. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 56 (4), 503-508 (1999).

4. Chaychian, M., Silverman, J., Al-Sheikhly, M., Poster, D.L., & Neta, P., Ionizing radiation induced degradation of tetrachlorobiphenyl in transformer oil. Environmental Science & Technology 33 (14), 2461-2464 (1999).

3. Feng, T., Al-Sheikhly, M., & Christou, A., Defect formation in SiGe/Si structures grown on GaAs by CVD techniques utilizing a Si : H template layer. Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology 67 (1-2), 70-75 (1999).

2. Schmelling, D. et al., Applications of ionizing radiation to the remediation of materials contaminated with heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 52 (1-6), 371-377 (1998).

1. Kovacs, K., Wojnarovits, L., Kurucz, C., Al-Sheikhly, M., & McLaughlin, W.L., Large-Scale Dosimetry Using Dilute Methylene Blue Dye in Aqueous Solution. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 52, 539-542 (1998).

Books and Chapters:

M. Chaychian, M. Al-Sheikhly, J. Silverman, and W. L. McLaughlin, “The Removal of Heavy Metal Ions by E-Beam Radiation), in “Environment Applications of Ionizing Radiation”, W. J. Cooper, R.  Curry, and K. O’Shea, Editors, Publisher Wiley Intersciences, 354-367 (1998).

M. Al-Sheikhly and W. L. McLaughlin, “Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Formation by Electron Beam Curing of Acrylated Epoxy Resin Blends”, in “Irradiation of Polymers:  Fundamentals and Technological Applications”, Clough and Shalaby, Editors, 188-196 (1996).

W. L. McLaughlin, D. F. Lewis, M. Al-Sheikhly, A. Kovacs, and L. Wojnarovits, “A Radiochromic Solid -State Polymerization Reaction”, in “Irradiation of Polymers:  Fundamentals and Technological Applications”, Clough and Shalaby, Editors, 152-166 (1996).

M. Al-Sheikhly and M. G. Simic, “Oxygen Uptake in Characterization of Autoxidation and Antioxidation Processes”, in “Free Radicals: A Search for New Methodology”, C. Rice-Evans and B. Halliwell, Editors, Richelieu Press, 481-497 (1988).

M. Al-Sheikhly and M. G. Simic, “Inhibition of Autoxidation by Vitamin E and Bilirubin”, in “Anticarcinogenesis and Radiation Protection”, P. A. Cerutti, O. F. Nygaard and M. G. Simic, Editors, 47-50, Plenum Press, New York and London (1987).

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