John E. Fischer Ph.D.

Fischer, John E.
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University of Pennsylvania Engineering
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Fischer’s group uses solid state synthesis, x-ray and neutron scattering, electrical and thermal transport, and other techniques to prepare and study novel nanostructured materials. Experiments are designed to provide fundamental understanding of structure-property relations and to illuminate potential applications.


Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1966.; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1962.; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1961.

Important Articles

“Small angle neutron scattering from single wall carbon nanotube suspensions: evidence of isolated rigid rods and rod networks”, W. Zhou, M. F. Islam, H. Wang, D. Ho, A. G. Yodh, K. I. Winey and J. E. Fischer, Chem. Phys. Letters 384, 185 (2004).

“Single wall carbon nanotube fibers extruded from super-acid suspensions: Preferred orientation, electrical and thermal transport”, W. Zhou, J. Vavro, C. Guthy, K. I. Winey, J. E. Fischer, L. M. Ericson, S. Ramesh, R. K. Saini, V. A. Davis, C. Kittrell, M. Pasquali, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley, J. Appl. Physics 95, 649 (2004).

“A new approach for the preparation of anodes for Li-ion batteries based on activated hard carbon cloth with pore design”, I. Isaev, G. Salitra, A. Soffer, Y. S. Cohen, D. Aurbach and J. E. Fischer, J. Power Sources 119-121, 28 (2003).

“Nanoporous carbide-derived carbons with tuneable pore size”, Y. Gogotsi, A. Nikitin, H. Ye, W. Zhou, J. E. Fischer, B. Ye, H. Foley and M. Barsoum, Nature Materials 2, 591(2003).

“Raman spectroscopy and structure of crystalline GaP nanowires”, Q. Xiong, R. Gupta, K.W. Adu, E. C. Dickey, G. D. Lian, D. Tham, J. E. Fischer and P.C. Eklund, J. Nanosci. Nanotech 3, 335 (2003).

“Thermoelectric power of p-doped single-wall carbon nanotubes and the role of phonon drag”, J. Vavro, M. C. Llaguno, J. E. Fischer, S. Ramesh, R. K. Saini, L. M. Ericson, V. A. Davis and R. E. Smalley, Phys. Rev. Letters 90, 065503 (2003).

“Imaging, structural and chemical analysis of silicon nanowires”, R. Barsotti, Jr., J. E. Fischer, C. H. Lee, J. Mahmood, C. K. W. Adu and P. C. Eklund, Applied Phys. Lett. 81, 2866 (2002).

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