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Arturo Ponce Pedraza

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
DepartmentPhysics & Astronomy
AddressOne UTSA Circle
San Antonio TX 78249
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    My research is focused on the study of the crystalline structure of materials and their physical properties through transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron diffraction. Physical properties (magnetic, optical, electric and mechanical properties) are measured in situ TEM, in which individual nanostructures are exposed to external stimuli and recorded in real time. Electron microscopy methods include off-axis electron holography, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, aberration-corrected TEM and STEM, and electron diffraction under different modes: SAED, Scanning NBD and Crystal orientation mapping using precession electron diffraction. My work covers both, theory and experimental aspects of the crystalline structure/physical property relationships based on the electron-matter phenomena.

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    1. Mannix AJ, Zhou XF, Kiraly B, Wood JD, Alducin D, Myers BD, Liu X, Fisher BL, Santiago U, Guest JR, Yacaman MJ, Ponce A, Oganov AR, Hersam MC, Guisinger NP. Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. Science. 2015 Dec 18; 350(6267):1513-6. PMID: 26680195.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    
    2. Mansukhani ND, Guiney LM, Kim PJ, Zhao Y, Alducin D, Ponce A, Larios E, Yacaman MJ, Hersam MC. High-Concentration Aqueous Dispersions of Nanoscale 2D Materials Using Nonionic, Biocompatible Block Copolymers. Small. 2016 Jan 20; 12(3):294-300. PMID: 26618498.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    3. Sanchez JE, Díaz de León R, Mendoza-Santoyo F, González G, José-Yacaman M, Ponce A, González FJ. Resonance properties of Ag-ZnO nanostructures at terahertz frequencies. Opt Express. 2015 Sep 21; 23(19):25111-7. PMID: 26406710.
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    4. Cantu-Valle J, Betancourt I, Sanchez JE, Ruiz-Zepeda F, Maqableh MM, Mendoza-Santoyo F, Stadler BJ, Ponce A. Mapping the magnetic and crystal structure in cobalt nanowires. J Appl Phys. 2015 Jul 14; 118(2):024302. PMID: 26221057.
    5. Sanchez JE, Mendoza-Santoyo F, Cantu-Valle J, Velazquez-Salazar J, José Yacaman M, González FJ, Diaz de Leon R, Ponce A. Electric radiation mapping of silver/zinc oxide nanoantennas by using electron holography. J Appl Phys. 2015 Jan 21; 117(3):034306. PMID: 25641981.
    6. Casillas G, Santiago U, Barrón H, Alducin D, Ponce A, José-Yacamán M. Elasticity of MoS2 Sheets by Mechanical Deformation Observed by in Situ Electron Microscopy. J Phys Chem C Nanomater Interfaces. 2015 Jan 08; 119(1):710-715. PMID: 25598860.
    7. Kang J, Seo JW, Alducin D, Ponce A, Yacaman MJ, Hersam MC. Thickness sorting of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides via copolymer-assisted density gradient ultracentrifugation. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 13; 5:5478. PMID: 25391315.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    
    8. Kim IS, Sangwan VK, Jariwala D, Wood JD, Park S, Chen KS, Shi F, Ruiz-Zepeda F, Ponce A, Jose-Yacaman M, Dravid VP, Marks TJ, Hersam MC, Lauhon LJ. Influence of stoichiometry on the optical and electrical properties of chemical vapor deposition derived MoS2. ACS Nano. 2014 Oct 28; 8(10):10551-8. PMID: 25223821.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    
    9. Bhattarai N, Khanal S, Bahena D, Olmos-Asar JA, Ponce A, Whetten RL, Mariscal MM, Jose-Yacaman M. Structural order in ultrathin films of the monolayer protected clusters based upon 4 nm gold nanocrystals: an experimental and theoretical study. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2014 Sep 14; 16(34):18098-104. PMID: 24875295.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    10. Buchholz DB, Ma Q, Alducin D, Ponce A, Jose-Yacaman M, Khanal R, Medvedeva JE, Chang RP. The Structure and Properties of Amorphous Indium Oxide. Chem Mater. 2014 Sep 23; 26(18):5401-5411. PMID: 25678743.
    11. Ruiz-Zepeda F, Casallas-Moreno YL, Cantu-Valle J, Alducin D, Santiago U, José-Yacaman M, López-López M, Ponce A. Precession electron diffraction-assisted crystal phase mapping of metastable c-GaN films grown on (001) GaAs. Microsc Res Tech. 2014 Dec; 77(12):980-5. PMID: 25123258.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    12. Cantu-Valle J, Ruiz-Zepeda F, Mendoza-Santoyo F, Jose-Yacaman M, Ponce A. Calibration for medium resolution off-axis electron holography using a flexible dual-lens imaging system in a JEOL ARM 200F microscope. Ultramicroscopy. 2014 Dec; 147:44-50. PMID: 25016585.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    13. Garcia A, Raya AM, Mariscal MM, Esparza R, Herrera M, Molina SI, Scavello G, Galindo PL, Jose-Yacaman M, Ponce A. Analysis of electron beam damage of exfoliated MoS2 sheets and quantitative HAADF-STEM imaging. Ultramicroscopy. 2014 Nov; 146:33-8. PMID: 24929924.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    14. Ruiz-Zepeda F, Ma C, Bahena Uribe D, Cantu-Valle J, Wang H, Xu X, Yacaman MJ, Chen C, Lorenz B, Jacobson AJ, Chu PC, Ponce A. Nanodomain induced anomalous magnetic and electronic transport properties of LaBaCo2O5.5+d highly epitaxial thin films. J Appl Phys. 2014 Jan 14; 115(2):24301. PMID: 24453381.
    15. Casillas G, Mayoral A, Liu M, Ponce A, Artyukhov VI, Yakobson BI, Jose-Yacaman M. New insights into the properties and interactions of carbon chains as revealed by HRTEM and DFT analysis. Carbon N Y. 2014 Jan; 66. PMID: 24363453.
    16. Khanal S, Bhattarai N, Velázquez-Salazar JJ, Bahena D, Soldano G, Ponce A, Mariscal MM, Mejía-Rosales S, José-Yacamán M. Trimetallic nanostructures: the case of AgPd-Pt multiply twinned nanoparticles. Nanoscale. 2013 Dec 21; 5(24):12456-63. PMID: 24165796.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    17. Tlahuice-Flores A, Santiago U, Bahena D, Vinogradova E, Conroy CV, Ahuja T, Bach SB, Ponce A, Wang G, José-Yacamán M, Whetten RL. Structure of the thiolated Au130 cluster. J Phys Chem A. 2013 Oct 10; 117(40):10470-6. PMID: 24004091.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    18. Pudasaini PR, Ruiz-Zepeda F, Sharma M, Elam D, Ponce A, Ayon AA. High efficiency hybrid silicon nanopillar-polymer solar cells. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2013 Oct 09; 5(19):9620-7. PMID: 24032746.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    
    19. Cantu-Valle J, Ruiz-Zepeda F, Voelkl E, Kawasaki M, Santiago U, José-Yacaman M, Ponce A. Determination of the surface morphology of gold-decahedra nanoparticles using an off-axis electron holography dual-lens imaging system. Micron. 2013 Nov-Dec; 54-55:82-6. PMID: 24055122.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    20. Khanal S, Casillas G, Bhattarai N, Velázquez-Salazar JJ, Santiago U, Ponce A, Mejía-Rosales S, José-Yacamán M. CuS2-passivated Au-core, Au3Cu-shell nanoparticles analyzed by atomistic-resolution Cs-corrected STEM. Langmuir. 2013 Jul 23; 29(29):9231-9. PMID: 23802756.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    21. Casillas G, Ponce A, Velázquez-Salazar JJ, José-Yacamán M. Direct observation of liquid-like behavior of a single Au grain boundary. Nanoscale. 2013 Jul 21; 5(14):6333-7. PMID: 23760664.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    22. Prida VM, García J, Iglesias L, Vega V, Görlitz D, Nielsch K, Barriga-Castro ED, Mendoza-Reséndez R, Ponce A, Luna C. Electroplating and magnetostructural characterization of multisegmented Co54Ni46/Co85Ni15 nanowires from single electrochemical bath in anodic alumina templates. Nanoscale Res Lett. 2013 Jun 04; 8(1):263. PMID: 23735184.
    23. Bahena D, Bhattarai N, Santiago U, Tlahuice A, Ponce A, Bach SB, Yoon B, Whetten RL, Landman U, Jose-Yacaman M. STEM Electron Diffraction and High Resolution Images Used in the Determination of the Crystal Structure of Au144(SR)60 Cluster. J Phys Chem Lett. 2013 Mar 07; 4(6):975-981. PMID: 23687562.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    
    24. Plascencia-Villa G, Bahena D, Rodríguez AR, Ponce A, José-Yacamán M. Advanced microscopy of star-shaped gold nanoparticles and their adsorption-uptake by macrophages. Metallomics. 2013 Mar; 5(3):242-50. PMID: 23443314.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    25. Bhattarai N, Casillas G, Ponce A, Jose-Yacaman M. Strain-release mechanisms in bimetallic core-shell nanoparticles as revealed by Cs-corrected STEM. Surf Sci. 2013 Mar 01; 609:161-166. PMID: 23457419.
    26. Plascencia-Villa G, Starr CR, Armstrong LS, Ponce A, José-Yacamán M. Imaging interactions of metal oxide nanoparticles with macrophage cells by ultra-high resolution scanning electron microscopy techniques. Integr Biol (Camb). 2012 Nov; 4(11):1358-66. PMID: 23023106.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Khanal S, Casillas G, Velazquez-Salazar JJ, Ponce A, Jose-Yacaman M. Atomic resolution imaging of polyhedral PtPd core-shell nanoparticles by Cs-corrected STEM. J Phys Chem C Nanomater Interfaces. 2012 Nov 08; 116(44):23596-23602. PMID: 23407690.
    28. Ponce A, Mejía-Rosales S, José-Yacamán M. Scanning transmission electron microscopy methods for the analysis of nanoparticles. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 906:453-71. PMID: 22791456.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    29. Velázquez-Salazar JJ, Esparza R, Mejía-Rosales SJ, Estrada-Salas R, Ponce A, Deepak FL, Castro-Guerrero C, José-Yacamán M. Experimental evidence of icosahedral and decahedral packing in one-dimensional nanostructures. ACS Nano. 2011 Aug 23; 5(8):6272-8. PMID: 21790155.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    30. Sánchez-Vergara ME, Ruiz Farfán MA, Alvarez JR, Ponce Pedraza A, Ortiz A, Alvarez Toledano C. Electrical and optical properties of C46H22N8O4KM (M=Co, Fe, Pb) molecular-material thin films prepared by the vacuum thermal evaporation technique. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2007 Mar; 66(3):561-7. PMID: 16859968.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
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