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Adam P. Hitchcock

Canada Research Chair

in Materials Research
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4M1
V: +1 905 525-9140
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Surfaces and Interfaces

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last changed: 12 January 2015 (aph)

288 A.P. Hitchcock, V. Berejnov, V. Lee, M.West, M. Dutta and S. Wessel, Carbon corrosion of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell catalyst layers studied by Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy, J. Power Sources 266 (2014) 66-78 get pdf

287 V. Lee, V. Berejnov, M. West, S. Kundu, D. Susac, J. Stumper, R.T. Atanasoski, M.Debe and A.P. Hitchcock, STXM Investigations of Nano Structured Thin Film Catalysts for Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, J. Power Sources263 (2014) 163-174 get pdf

  • W. Cao, M. Masnadi, Q-F. Xiao, Y.-F. Hu, J.-M. Baribeau, J.C. Woicik, A.P.Hitchcock and S.G. Urquhart, Quantification of Strain Through Linear Dichroism in the Si K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectra of Strained Si1-xGex Thin Films, Applied Surface Science 265 (2013) 358-362. get pdf
  • A.P. Hitchcock, B.O. Leung, J.L. Brash, A. Scholl and A. Doran, Soft X-ray spectromicroscopy of protein interactions with phase segregated polymer surfaces, Proteins at Interfaces III,State of the Art, T. Horbett, J.L. Brash and W. Norde, eds,. (American Chemical Society, Washington USA, 2012) pp 732-760. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, A.P. Hitchcock, R.M. Cornelius,. J.L. Brash, A. Scholl and A.Doran, Using X-PEEM to study biomaterials: protein and peptide adsorption to a polystyrene-poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-polyacrylic acid blend, J. Electron Spectrosc. Rel. Phenom. 185 (2012) 406-416. get pdf
  • A.P. Hitchcock, Soft X-ray Imaging and Spectromicroscopy Chapter 22 in Volume II of the Handbook on Nanoscopy, eds. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Dirk Van Dyck and Stephen J. Pennycook (Wiley, 2012) pp 745-791 invited BOOK CHAPTER
  • A.P. Hitchcock, M. Obst, J. Wang, Y.S Lu and T. Tyliszczak, Advances in the detection of As in environmental samples using low energy X-ray fluorescence in a scanning transmission X-ray microscope: Arsenic immobilization by an Fe(II)-oxidizing freshwater bacteria, Environmental Science and Technology 46 (2012) 2821-2829 get pdf
  • J. Li, M.A.J. Mazumder, H.D.H. Stöver, A. P. Hitchcock and I.M. Shirley, Studies on Polyurea Microcapsules: Surface Modifications and Capsule Size Control, J. Polym. Science Part A Polym. Chem. 49 (2011) 3038-3047. get pdf
  • Z. Martín, I. Jiménez, M.A. Gómez and A. P. Hitchcock, Interfacial Interactions in PP/MMT/SEBS Nanocomposites: influence of polar modifications in the MMT location, Macromolecules 44 (2011) 2179-2189. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, A.P. Hitchcock, A. Won, Anatoli Ianoul and A. Scholl, Imaging Interactions of Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides with Model Lipid Membranes using X-ray Spectromicroscopy, European Biophysical Journal 40 (2011) 805-810. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, A.P. Hitchcock, J.L. Brash and A. Scholl and A. Doran, An X-ray spectromicroscopy study of protein adsorption to polystyrene-polyethylene oxide blends, Langmuir 26 (2010) 14759-14765. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, J. L. Brash and A.P. Hitchcock, Characterization of biomaterials by soft X-ray spectromicroscopy, Materials 3 (2010) 3911-3938 (invited review). get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, J. Wang, J.L. Brash and A.P. Hitchcock, A. Scholl and A. Doran, An X-ray spectromicroscopy study of albumin adsorption to cross-linked polyethylene oxide films, Advanced Biomaterials, in Advanced Engineering Materials 12 (2010) B133-B138. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, J. Wang, J.L. Brash and A.P. Hitchcock, Imaging Hydrated Albumin on a Polystyrene-Poly(methyl methacrylate) blend surface with X-ray Spectromicroscopy, Langmuir (letters) 25 (2009) 13332-13335 get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, J. Wang, J.L. Brash, A.P. Hitchcock, R. Cornelius, A. Doran and A. Scholl, An X-ray spectromicroscopy study of protein adsorption to a polystyrene-polylactide blend, Biomacromolecules 10 (2009) 1838-1845. get pdf
  • M. Obst, J.J. Dynes, J.R. Lawrence, G.D.W. Swerhone, C. Karunakaran, K.V. Kaznatcheev, D. Bertwistle, K. Benzerara, T. Tyliszczak and A.P. Hitchcock, Precipitation of amorphous CaCO3 (aragonite) controlled by cyanobacteria: a multi-technique study of the influence of EPS on the nucleation process, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73 (2009) 4180-4198 get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, A.P. Hitchcock, J.L. Brash, A. Scholl and A. Doran, Phase segregation in polystyrene-polylactide blends, Macromolecules 42 (2009) 1679-1684. get pdf
  • B.O. Leung, A.P. Hitchcock, J.L. Brash, A. Scholl, A. Doran, P. Henklein, J. Overhage, K. Hilpert, J.D. Hale and R.E.W. Hancock, An X-ray spectromicroscopy study of competitive adsorption of protein and peptide onto polystyrene-poly(methyl methacrylate), Biointerphases 3 (2008) F27-F35.get pdf
  • L.Li, A. P. Hitchcock, N. Robar, R. Cornelius, J.L. Brash, A. Scholl, A. Doran, X-ray microscopy studies of protein adsorption on a phase segregated polystyrene/ polymethylmethacrylate surface. I. concentration and exposure time for albumin adsorption, J. Phys. Chem B 110 (2006) 16763-16773 get pdf
  • D. Guay, J. Stewart-Ornstein, X. Zhang and A.P. Hitchcock, in situ spatial and time resolved studies of electrochemical reactions by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy, Analytical Chemistry 77 (2005) 3479-3487. get pdf
  • D. Tulumello, G. Cooper, I. Koprinarov, A.P. Hitchcock, E.G. Rightor, G.E. Mitchell, S. Rozeveld, G.F. Meyers and T.M. Stokich, Inner shell excitation spectroscopy of adhesion promoters, J. Phys. Chem B 109 (2005) 6343-6354. get pdf
  • A.P. Hitchcock, C. Morin, Y.M. Heng, R.M. Cornelius and J.L. Brash, Towards soft X-ray spectromicroscopy of biomaterials, J. Biomaterials Science, Polymer Ed. 13 (2002) 919-938 get_pdf
  • A.P. Hitchcock, C. Morin, T. Tyliszczak, I.N. Koprinarov, H. Ikeura-Sekiguchi, J.R. Lawrence and G.G. Leppard, Soft X-ray microscopy of soft matter - hard information from two softs, Surface Reviews and Letters, 9 (2002) 193-202.
  • A.P. Hitchcock, Chemical mapping with soft X-ray spectromicroscopy, American Laboratory, 33 (2001) 30-36 get pdf
  • C. Morin, H. Ikeura-Sekiguchi, T. Tyliszczak, R. Cornelius, J.L. Brash, A.P. Hitchcock A. Scholl, F. Nolting, G. Appel, A. D. Winesett, K. Kaznacheyev and H. Ade, X-ray Spectromicroscopy of immiscible polymer blends: polystyrene-poly(methyl methacrylate), J. Electron Spectroscopy121 (2001) 203-224
  • A.P. Hitchcock, Soft X-Ray Spectromicroscopy of Polymers and Bio-polymer interfaces, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 8 (2001) 66-71. get pdf
  • Z.H. Lu, T. Tyliszczak, A.P. Hitchcock and M.W.C. Dharma-wardana, Structure of the Cl-passivated Ge(111) surface determined using X-ray absorption and first principles calculations, Surface Science 442 (1999) L948-952. get pdf
  • S. Wu, Z. Shi, J. Lipkowski, A.P. Hitchcock and T. Tyliszczak, Early Stages of Copper Electrocrystallisation: Electrochemical and in situ X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Studies of Coadsorption of Copper and Chloride at the Au(111) Electrode Surface,  J. Phys. Chem. B 101 (1997) 10310-10320.
  • H. Ade, A.P. Smith, H. Zhang, B. Winn, J. Kirz, E. Rightor and A.P. Hitchcock, X-ray spectromicroscopy of polymers and tribological surfaces at beamline X1A at the NSLS,  J. Electron Spectrosc.  84  (1997) 53-72.
  • A.P. Hitchcock and T. Tyliszczak, Surface studies by core-excitation reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy, Surface Reviews and Letters 2 (1995) 43-61.
  • T. Tyliszczak, A.P. Hitchcock, Z.H. Lu, J-M. Baribeau and T.E. Jackman, X-ray Absorption Studies of strain in epitaxial (Si-Ge) atomic layer superlattices and alloy films, Scanning Microscopy 8 (1994) 795-802
  • A.P. Hitchcock, T.Tyliszczak, M.L.M. Rocco, J.T. Francis, S.G. Urquhart, Z.H. Feng, Z.H. Lu, J.M. Baribeau and T.E. Jackman, Polarization Dependence of the Si 1s X-ray Absorption Spectra of Single Crystal Si-Ge Alloys and Atomic Layer Superlattices, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 12 (1994) 1142-1147.
  • A.P. Hitchcock, T.Tyliszczak, P. Aebi, X.H. Feng, Z.H. Lu, J.M. Baribeau and T.E. Jackman, Polarization Dependence of the Si 1s X-ray Absorption Spectra of Si-Ge Atomic Layer Superlattices, Surf. Sci. 301 (1994) 260-272.

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