Dr Layla Mehdi Lecturer ( Assistant Professor )

Associate Director of Imaging Centre at Liverpool (iCaL) Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Publications

2019

Growth Kinetics of Cobalt Carbonate Nanoparticles Revealed by Liquid-Phase Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (Journal article)

Su, H., Mehdi, B. L., Patterson, J. P., Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M., Browning, N. D., & Friedrich, H. (2019). Growth Kinetics of Cobalt Carbonate Nanoparticles Revealed by Liquid-Phase Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 123(41), 25448-25455. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06078

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06078

Controlling the spatio-temporal dose distribution during STEM imaging by subsampled acquisition: In-situ observations of kinetic processes in liquids (Journal article)

Mehdi, B. L., Stevens, A., Kovarik, L., Jiang, N., Mehta, H., Liyu, A., . . . Browning, N. D. (2019). Controlling the spatio-temporal dose distribution during STEM imaging by subsampled acquisition: In-situ observations of kinetic processes in liquids. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 115(6). doi:10.1063/1.5096595

DOI: 10.1063/1.5096595

Observing the colloidal stability of iron oxide nanoparticles in situ (Journal article)

Hufschmid, R., Teeman, E., Mehdi, B. L., Krishnan, K. M., & Browning, N. D. (2019). Observing the colloidal stability of iron oxide nanoparticles in situ. NANOSCALE, 11(27), 13098-13107. doi:10.1039/c9nr03709h

DOI: 10.1039/c9nr03709h

Selective Methane Oxidation to Methanol on Cu-Oxo Dimers Stabilized by Zirconia Nodes of an NU-1000 Metal-Organic Framework (Journal article)

Zheng, J., Ye, J., Ortuno, M. A., Fulton, J. L., Gutierrez, O. Y., Camaioni, D. M., . . . Lercher, J. A. (2019). Selective Methane Oxidation to Methanol on Cu-Oxo Dimers Stabilized by Zirconia Nodes of an NU-1000 Metal-Organic Framework. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 141(23), 9292-9304. doi:10.1021/jacs.9b02902

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b02902

High Electrochemical Seawater Desalination Performance Enabled by an Iodide Redox Electrolyte Paired with a Sodium Superionic Conductor (Journal article)

Lee, J., Srimuk, P., Zornitta, R. L., Aslan, M., Mehdi, B. L., & Presser, V. (2019). High Electrochemical Seawater Desalination Performance Enabled by an Iodide Redox Electrolyte Paired with a Sodium Superionic Conductor. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 7(11), 10132-10142. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01704

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01704

Mechanism of Na-Ion Storage in BiOCl Anode and the Sodium-Ion Battery Formation (Journal article)

Dutta, P. K., Myung, Y., Venkiteswaran, R. K., Mehdi, L., Browning, N., Banerjee, P., & Mitra, S. (2019). Mechanism of Na-Ion Storage in BiOCl Anode and the Sodium-Ion Battery Formation. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 123(18), 11500-11507. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01807

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01807

A Bismuth Metal–Organic Framework as a Contrast Agent for X-ray Computed Tomography (Journal article)

Robison, L., Zhang, L., Drout, R. J., Li, P., Haney, C. R., Brikha, A., . . . Farha, O. K. (2019). A Bismuth Metal–Organic Framework as a Contrast Agent for X-ray Computed Tomography. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2(3), 1197-1203. doi:10.1021/acsabm.8b00778

DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00778

Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy Sheds Light on The Mechanism of Palladium Electrodeposition (Journal article)

Yang, J., Andrei, C. M., Chan, Y., Mehdi, B. L., Browning, N. D., Botton, G. A., & Soleymani, L. (2019). Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy Sheds Light on The Mechanism of Palladium Electrodeposition. LANGMUIR, 35(4), 862-869. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02846

DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02846

2018

Carbon-supported Pt during aqueous phenol hydrogenation with and without applied electrical potential: X-ray absorption and theoretical studies of structure and adsorbates (Journal article)

Singh, N., Nguyen, M. -T., Cantu, D. C., Mehdi, B. L., Browning, N. D., Fulton, J. L., . . . Lercher, J. A. (2018). Carbon-supported Pt during aqueous phenol hydrogenation with and without applied electrical potential: X-ray absorption and theoretical studies of structure and adsorbates. JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, 368, 8-19. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2018.09.021

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.09.021

Exceptional Fluorocarbon Uptake with Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks for Adsorption-Based Cooling Systems (Journal article)

Zheng, J., Barpaga, D., Gutiérrez, O. Y., Browning, N. D., Mehdi, B. L., Farha, O. K., . . . Motkuri, R. K. (2018). Exceptional Fluorocarbon Uptake with Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks for Adsorption-Based Cooling Systems. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1(11), 5853-5858. doi:10.1021/acsaem.8b01282

DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01282

DRILL Interface Makes Ion Soft Landing Broadly Accessible for Energy Science and Applications. (Journal article)

Johnson, G. E., Prabhakaran, V., Browning, N. D., Mehdi, B. L., Laskin, J., Kottke, P. A., & Fedorov, A. G. (2018). DRILL Interface Makes Ion Soft Landing Broadly Accessible for Energy Science and Applications.. Batteries & supercaps, 1(3), 97-101. doi:10.1002/batt.201800042

DOI: 10.1002/batt.201800042

Quantitative Mapping of Nanoscale Chemical Dynamics in Sub-Sampled Operando (S)TEM Images using Spatio-Temporal Analytics (Journal article)

Stanfill, B. A., Reehl, S. M., Johnson, M. C., Browning, N. D., Mehdi, B. L., Caragea, P. C., & Bramer, L. M. (2018). Quantitative Mapping of Nanoscale Chemical Dynamics in Sub-Sampled Operando (S)TEM Images using Spatio-Temporal Analytics. CHEMCATCHEM, 10(14), 3115-3120. doi:10.1002/cctc.201800333

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201800333

Nanoparticle Immobilization for Controllable Experiments in Liquid-Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy (Journal article)

Robertson, A. W., Zhu, G., Mehdi, B. L., Jacobs, R. M. J., De Yoreo, J., & Browning, N. D. (2018). Nanoparticle Immobilization for Controllable Experiments in Liquid-Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 10(26), 22801-22808. doi:10.1021/acsami.8b03688

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b03688

Hierarchically Engineered Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks toward Cell-free Immobilized Enzyme Systems (Journal article)

Li, P., Chen, Q., Wang, T. C., Vermeulen, N. A., Mehdi, B. L., Dohnalkoya, A., . . . Farhal, O. K. (2018). Hierarchically Engineered Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks toward Cell-free Immobilized Enzyme Systems. CHEM, 4(5), 1022-1034. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

A sub-sampled approach to extremely low-dose STEM (Journal article)

Stevens, A., Luzi, L., Yang, H., Kovarik, L., Mehdi, B. L., Liyu, A., . . . Browning, N. D. (2018). A sub-sampled approach to extremely low-dose STEM. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 112(4). doi:10.1063/1.5016192

DOI: 10.1063/1.5016192

2017

Fast Synthesis of Gibbsite Nanoplates and Process Optimization using Box-Behnken Experimental Design (Journal article)

Zhang, X., Zhang, X., Graham, T. R., Pearce, C. I., Mehdi, B. L., N'Diaye, A. T., . . . Rosso, K. M. (2017). Fast Synthesis of Gibbsite Nanoplates and Process Optimization using Box-Behnken Experimental Design. CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, 17(12), 6801-6808. doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01400

DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01400

Bridging Zirconia Nodes within a Metal-Organic Framework via Catalytic Ni-Hydroxo Clusters to Form Heterobimetallic Nanowires (Journal article)

Platero-Prats, A. E., League, A. B., Bernales, V., Ye, J., Gallington, L. C., Vjunov, A., . . . Chapman, K. W. (2017). Bridging Zirconia Nodes within a Metal-Organic Framework via Catalytic Ni-Hydroxo Clusters to Form Heterobimetallic Nanowires. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 139(30), 10410-10418. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b04997

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04997

Adsorption of a Catalytically Accessible Polyoxometalate in a Mesoporous Channel-type Metal-Organic Framework (Journal article)

Buru, C. T., Li, P., Mehdi, B. L., Dohnalkoya, A., Platero-Prats, A. E., Browning, N. D., . . . Farha, O. K. (2017). Adsorption of a Catalytically Accessible Polyoxometalate in a Mesoporous Channel-type Metal-Organic Framework. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 29(12), 5174-5181. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00750

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00750

Methane Oxidation to Methanol Catalyzed by Cu-Oxo Clusters Stabilized in NU-1000 Metal-Organic Framework (Journal article)

Ikuno, T., Zheng, J., Vjunov, A., Sanchez-Sanchez, M., Ortuno, M. A., Pahls, D. R., . . . Lercher, J. A. (2017). Methane Oxidation to Methanol Catalyzed by Cu-Oxo Clusters Stabilized in NU-1000 Metal-Organic Framework. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 139(30), 10294-10301. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02936

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b02936

Bottom-up construction of a superstructure in a porous uranium-organic crystal (Journal article)

Li, P., Vermeulen, N. A., Malliakas, C. D., Gomez-Gualdron, D. A., Howarth, A. J., Mehdi, B. L., . . . Farha, O. K. (2017). Bottom-up construction of a superstructure in a porous uranium-organic crystal. SCIENCE, 356(6338), 624-627. doi:10.1126/science.aam7851

DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7851

Applying shot boundary detection for automated crystal growth analysis during in situ transmission electron microscope experiments. (Journal article)

Moeglein, W. A., Griswold, R., Mehdi, B. L., Browning, N. D., & Teuton, J. (2017). Applying shot boundary detection for automated crystal growth analysis during in situ transmission electron microscope experiments.. Advanced structural and chemical imaging, 3(1), 2. doi:10.1186/s40679-016-0034-x

DOI: 10.1186/s40679-016-0034-x

Scanning transmission electron microscopy assessment of a metal-organic framework compound (Conference Paper)

Moeck, P., Mehdi, B. L., Stevens, A., DeStefano, P., & Browning, N. (2017). Scanning transmission electron microscopy assessment of a metal-organic framework compound. In ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES Vol. 73 (pp. C596). doi:10.1107/S205327331708977X

DOI: 10.1107/S205327331708977X

2016

The Impact of Li Grain Size on Coulombic Efficiency in Li Batteries (Journal article)

Mehdi, B. L., Stevens, A., Qian, J., Park, C., Xu, W., Henderson, W. A., . . . Browning, N. D. (2016). The Impact of Li Grain Size on Coulombic Efficiency in Li Batteries. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6. doi:10.1038/srep34267

DOI: 10.1038/srep34267

Molecular Storage of Mg Ions with Vanadium Oxide Nanoclusters (Journal article)

Cheng, Y., Shao, Y., Raju, V., Ji, X., Mehdi, B. L., Han, K. S., . . . Liu, J. (2016). Molecular Storage of Mg Ions with Vanadium Oxide Nanoclusters. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 26(20), 3446-3453. doi:10.1002/adfm.201505501

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505501

Rational design of efficient electrode-electrolyte interfaces for solid-state energy storage using ion soft landing (Journal article)

Prabhakaran, V., Mehdi, B. L., Ditto, J. J., Engelhard, M. H., Wang, B., Gunaratne, K. D. D., . . . Laskin, J. (2016). Rational design of efficient electrode-electrolyte interfaces for solid-state energy storage using ion soft landing. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms11399

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11399

Investigation of the Mechanism of Mg Insertion in Birnessite in Nonaqueous and Aqueous Rechargeable Mg-Ion Batteries (Journal article)

Sun, X., Duffort, V., Mehdi, B. L., Browning, N. D., & Nazar, L. F. (2016). Investigation of the Mechanism of Mg Insertion in Birnessite in Nonaqueous and Aqueous Rechargeable Mg-Ion Batteries. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 28(2), 534-542. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03983

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03983

2015

Using molecular dynamics to quantify the electrical double layer and examine the potential for its direct observation in the in-situ TEM (Journal article)

Welch, D. A., Mehdi, B. L., Hatchell, H. J., Faller, R., Evans, J. E., & Browning, N. D. (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). doi:10.1186/s40679-014-0002-2

DOI: 10.1186/s40679-014-0002-2

Observation and Quantification of Nanoscale Processes in Lithium Batteries by Operando Electrochemical (S)TEM (Journal article)

Mehdi, B. L., Qian, J., Nasybulin, E., Park, C., Welch, D. A., Faller, R., . . . Browning, N. D. (2015). Observation and Quantification of Nanoscale Processes in Lithium Batteries by Operando Electrochemical (S)TEM. NANO LETTERS, 15(3), 2168-2173. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00175

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00175

2014

The Importance of Nanometric Passivating Films on Cathodes for Li-Air Batteries (Journal article)

Adams, B. D., Black, R., Radtke, C., Williams, Z., Mehdi, B. L., Browning, N. D., & Nazar, L. F. (2014). The Importance of Nanometric Passivating Films on Cathodes for Li-Air Batteries. ACS NANO, 8(12), 12483-12493. doi:10.1021/nn505337p

DOI: 10.1021/nn505337p

Formation of Interfacial Layer and Long-Term Cyclability of Li-O-2 Batteries (Journal article)

Nasybulin, E. N., Xu, W., Mehdi, B. L., Thomsen, E., Engelhard, M. H., Masse, R. C., . . . Zhang, J. -G. (2014). Formation of Interfacial Layer and Long-Term Cyclability of Li-O-2 Batteries. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6(16), 14141-14151. doi:10.1021/am503390q

DOI: 10.1021/am503390q

In-Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy for Battery Research (Journal article)

Mehdi, B. L., Gu, M., Parent, L. R., Xu, W., Nasybulin, E. N., Chen, X., . . . Browning, N. D. (2014). In-Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy for Battery Research. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS, 20(2), 484-492. doi:10.1017/S1431927614000488

DOI: 10.1017/S1431927614000488

Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for Li-Ion Batteries by in Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (Journal article)

Abellan, P., Mehdi, B. L., Parent, L. R., Gu, M., Park, C., Xu, W., . . . Browning, N. D. (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

DOI: 10.1021/nl404271k

Assembly of crosslinked oxo-cyanoruthenate and zirconium oxide bilayers: Application in electrocatalytic films based on organically modified silica with templated pores (Journal article)

Rutkowska, I. A., Sek, J. P., Mehdi, B. L., Kulesza, P. J., & Cox, J. A. (2014). Assembly of crosslinked oxo-cyanoruthenate and zirconium oxide bilayers: Application in electrocatalytic films based on organically modified silica with templated pores. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 122, 197-203. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.11.091

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.11.091

Scanning transmission electron microscopy assessment of a metal-organic framework compound (Conference Paper)

Moeck, P., Mehdi, B. L., Stevens, A., DeStefano, P., & Browning, N. (2014). Scanning transmission electron microscopy assessment of a metal-organic framework compound. In ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES Vol. 70 (pp. C596). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/