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The Chikan Research Laboratory

Chikan Research Lab
Kansas State University
Department of Chemistry
204B King Hall
1212 Mid-Campus Dr North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone Numbers
Office: 785-532-6807
Lab: 785-532-6793
Fax: 785-532-6666
Email: vchikan@ksu.edu


1. Flender, R.; Sarosi, K.; Petracs, E.; Borzsonyi, A.; Chikan, V., Control of THz field waveform emitted from air plasma by chirping two-color laser pulses. Optics Communications 2019, 436, 222-226.
2. Shan, N.; Chikan, V.; Pfromm, P.; Liu, B., Fe and Ni Dopants Facilitating Ammonia Synthesis on Mn4N and Mechanistic Insights from First-Principles Methods. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (11), 6109-6116.
3. Luo, H.; Kebede, B. A.; McLaurin, E. J.; Chikan, V., Rapid Induction and Microwave Heat-Up Syntheses of CdSe Quantum Dots. ACS Omega 2018, 3 (5), 5399-5405.
4. Hulangamuwa, C. W.; Acharya, B.; Rafferty, R.; Chikan, V. Enhancing drug delivery to cancer cells: The effect of combining inhomogeneous magnetic fields with magnetic nanoparticles. submitted provisional patent application, 2018.
5. Flender, R.; Sárosi, K.; Petrács, E.; Borzsonyi, A.; Chikán, V. In Controlling terahertz spectrum in asymmetric air plasmas: the role of GDD and phase, SPIE Photonics Europe, SPIE: 2018; p 10.
6. Podaru, G.; V, C., Magnetism in Nanomaterials: Heat and Force from Colloidal Magnetic Particles. In Magnetic Nanomaterials, Bossmann, S. H.; Wang, H., Eds. The Royal Society of Chemistry: 2017.
7. Flender, R.; Sárosi, K.; Borzsonyi, A.; Chikan, V. In The impact of dispersion of the ultrashort light pulses on the THz radiation formation from asymmetric air plasmas, SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, SPIE: 2017; p 7.
8. Dimitris Charalambidis, V. C., Eric Cormier, Péter Dombi, József András Fülöp, Csaba Janáky, Subhendu Kahaly, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Christos Kamperidis, Sergei Kühn, Franck Lepine, Anne L’Huillier, Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, Sudipta Mondal, Károly Osvay, Óvári László, Piotr Rudawski, Giuseppe Sansone, Paris Tzallas, Zoltán Várallyay, and Katalin Varjú, Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science XIII. 2017.
9. Podaru, G. V.; Chikan, V.; Prakash, P., Magnetic Field Induced Ultrasound from Colloidal Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120 (4), 2386-2391.
10. Lu, R.; Liu, J.; Luo, H.; Chikan, V.; Wu, J. Z., Graphene/GaSe-Nanosheet Hybrid: Towards High Gain and Fast Photoresponse. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 19161.
11. Chikan, V.; McLaurin, E., Rapid Nanoparticle Synthesis by Magnetic and Microwave Heating. Nanomaterials 2016, 6 (5), 85.
12. Yang, Q.; Gong, M.; Cai, S.; Zhang, T.; Douglas, J. T.; Chikan, V.; Davies, N. M.; Lee, P.; Choi, I.-Y.; Ren, S.; Forrest, M. L., Combining hard and soft magnetism into a single core-shell nanoparticle to achieve both hyperthermia and image contrast. Therapeutic Delivery 2015, 6 (10), 1195-210.
13. Wang, H.; Shrestha, T. B.; Basel, M. T.; Pyle, M.; Toledo, Y.; Konecny, A.; Thapa, P.; Ikenberry, M.; Hohn, K. L.; Chikan, V.; Troyer, D. L.; Bossmann, S. H., Hexagonal magnetite nanoprisms: preparation, characterization and cellular uptake. J Mater Chem B 2015, 3 (23), 4647-4653.
14. Scott, R.; Kirkeminde, A.; Gong, M.; Totleben, J.; Ren, S.; Tuinenga, C.; Lewis, C.; Luo, H.; Higgins, D.; Chikan, V., (Invited) Impact of Indiumand Gallium Doping on the Photovoltaic Performance of CdSe Quantum Dot Hybrid Solar Cells. ECS Transactions 2015, 66 (15), 1-8.
15. Podaru, G.; Moore, J.; Dani, R. K.; Prakash, P.; Chikan, V., Nested Helmholtz coil design for producing homogeneous transient rotating magnetic fields. Review of Scientific Instruments 2015, 86 (3).
16. Luo, H.; Tuinenga, C.; Guidez, E. B.; Lewis, C.; Shipman, J.; Roy, S.; Aikens, C. M.; Chikan, V., Synthesis and Characterization of Gallium-Doped CdSe Quantum Dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119 (19), 10749-10757.
17. Podaru, G.; Ogden, S.; Baxter, A.; Shrestha, T.; Ren, S.; Thapa, P.; Dani, R. K.; Wang, H.; Basel, M. T.; Prakash, P.; Bossmann, S. H.; Chikan, V., Pulsed Magnetic Field Induced Fast Drug Release from Magneto Liposomes via Ultrasound Generation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014, 118 (40), 11715-11722.
18. Wysin, G. M.; Chikan, V.; Young, N.; Dani, R. K., Effects of interband transitions on Faraday rotation in metallic nanoparticles. J Phys-Condens Mat 2013, 25 (32).
19. Sarkany, L.; Wasylenko, J. M.; Roy, S.; Higgins, D. A.; Elles, C. G.; Chikan, V., Investigation of Fluorescence Emission from CdSe Nanorods in PMMA and P3HT/PMMA Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013, 117 (37), 18818-18828.
20. Bossmann, S.; Chikan, V.; Dani, R. K., Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biosensing and Cancer Treatment
Biosensing and Cancer Treatment with Magnetic Nanoparticles. In Biosensors Based on Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Li, J.; Wu, N., Eds. CRC Press: 2013.
21. Wang, H.; Shrestha, T. B.; Basel, M. T.; Dani, R. K.; Seo, G.-M.; Balivada, S.; Pyle, M. M.; Prock, H.; Koper, O. B.; Thapa, P. S.; Moore, D.; Li, P.; Chikan, V.; Troyer, D. L.; Bossmann, S. H., Magnetic-Fe/Fe3O4-nanoparticle-bound SN38 as carboxylesterase-cleavable prodrug for the delivery to tumors within monocytes/macrophages. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2012, 3, 444-455.
22. Roy, S.; Aguirre, A.; Higgins, D. A.; Chikan, V., Investigation of Charge Transfer Interactions in CdSe Nanorod P3HT/PMMA Blends by Optical Microscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116 (4), 3153-3160.
23. Kalita, M.; Cingarapu, S.; Roy, S.; Park, S. C.; Higgins, D.; Jankowiak, R.; Chikan, V.; Klabunde, K. J.; Bossmann, S. H., Direct Synthesis of Aqueous Quantum Dots through 4,4 '-Bipyridine-Based Twin Ligand Strategy. Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51 (8), 4521-4526.
24. Dahal, N.; Chikan, V., Synthesis of Hafnium Oxide-Gold Core-Shell Nanoparticles. Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51 (1), 518-522.
25. Basel, M. T.; Balivada, S.; Wang, H.; Shrestha, T. B.; Seo, G. M.; Pyle, M.; Abayaweera, G.; Dani, R.; Koper, O. B.; Tamura, M.; Chikan, V.; Bossmann, S. H.; Troyer, D. L., Cell-delivered magnetic nanoparticles caused hyperthermia-mediated increased survival in a murine pancreatic cancer model. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7, 297-306.
26. Dani, R. K.; Wang, H.; Bossmann, S. H.; Wysin, G.; Chikan, V., Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles: Comparison of experiment and theory. Journal of Chemical Physics 2011, 135 (22).
27. Chikan, V., Challenges and Prospects of Electronic Doping of Colloidal Quantum Dots: Case Study of CdSe. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2011, 2 (21), 2783-2789.
28. Rachakatla, R. S.; Balivada, S.; Seo, G. M.; Myers, C. B.; Wang, H. W.; Samarakoon, T. N.; Dani, R.; Pyle, M.; Kroh, F. O.; Walker, B.; Leaym, X. X.; Koper, O. B.; Chikan, V.; Bossmann, S. H.; Tamura, M.; Troyer, D. L., Attenuation of Mouse Melanoma by A/C Magnetic Field after Delivery of Bi-Magnetic Nanoparticles by Neural Progenitor Cells. Acs Nano 2010, 4 (12), 7093-7104.
29. Dahal, N.; Wright, J. T.; Willey, T. M.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Chikan, V., Preparation of Iron and Gold Silicide Nanodomains on Silicon (111) by the Reaction of Gold, Iron-Gold-Core Shell, and Alloy Nanoparticles with Triethylsilane. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (8), 2238-2247.
30. Dahal, N.; Chikan, V., Phase-Controlled Synthesis of Iron Silicide (Fe3Si and FeSi2) Nanoparticles in Solution. Chemistry of Materials 2010, 22 (9), 2892-2897.
31. Dagtepe, P.; Chikan, V., Quantized Ostwald Ripening of Colloidal Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (39), 16263-16269.
32. Balivada, S.; Rachakatla, R. S.; Wang, H.; Samarakoon, T.; Dani, R. K.; Pyle, M.; Kroh, F.; Walker, B.; Leaym, X.; Koper, O.; Tamura, M.; Chikan, V.; Bossmann, S.; Troyer, D., A/C magnetic hyperthermia of melanoma mediated by iron(0)/iron oxide core/shell magnetic nanoparticles: a mouse study. BMC Cancer 2010, 10 (1), 119.
33. Roy, S.; Tuinenga, C.; Fungura, F.; Dagtepe, P.; Chikan, V.; Jasinski, J., Progress toward Producing n-Type CdSe Quantum Dots: Tin and Indium Doped CdSe Quantum Dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113 (30), 13008-13015.
34. Bossmann, S.; Troyer, D.; Chikan, V., Provisional Patent Application; MRI and Optical Assays for Proteases. 2009, Dkt. No. 40884-PRO.
35. Basel, M. T.; Dani, R. K.; Kang, M.; Pavlenok, M.; Chikan, V.; Smith, P. E.; Niederweis, M.; Bossmann, S. H., Direct Observation of Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies with the Porin MspA on Mica. Acs Nano 2009, 3 (2), 462-466.
36. Tuinenga, C.; Jasinski, J.; Iwamoto, T.; Chikan, V., In situ observation of heterogeneous growth of CdSe quantum dots: Effect of indium doping on the growth kinetics. Acs Nano 2008, 2 (7), 1411-1421.
37. Dani, R. K.; Kang, M.; Kalita, M.; Smith, P. E.; Bossmann, S. H.; Chikan, V., MspA porin-gold nanoparticle assemblies: Enhanced binding through a controlled cysteine mutation. Nano Lett. 2008, 8 (4), 1229-1236.
38. Dahal, N.; Chikan, V.; Jasinski, J.; Leppert, V. J., Synthesis of Water-Soluble Iron-Gold Alloy Nanoparticles. Chemistry of Materials 2008, 20 (20), 6389-6395.
39. Mandal, P. K.; Chikan, V., Plasmon-phonon coupling in charged n-type CdSe quantum dots: A THz time-domain spectroscopic study. Nano Lett. 2007, 7 (8), 2521-2528.
40. Howle, C. R.; Arrowsmith, A. N.; Chikan, V.; Leone, S. R., State-resolved dynamics of the CN(B-2 Sigma(+)) and CH(A(2)Delta) excited products resulting from the VUV photodissociation of CH3CN. J Phys Chem A 2007, 111 (29), 6637-6648.
41. Dagtepe, P.; Chikan, V.; Jasinski, J.; Leppert, V. J., Quantized growth of CdTe quantum dots; Observation of magic-sized CdTe quantum dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111 (41), 14977-14983.
42. Chikan, V.; Fournier, F.; Leone, S. R.; Nizamov, B., State-resolved dynamics of the CH(A(2)Delta) channels from single and multiple photon dissociation of bromoform in the 10-20 eV energy range. J Phys Chem A 2006, 110 (9), 2850-2857.
43. Arrowsmith, A. N.; Chikan, V.; Leone, S. R., Dynamics of the CH(A(2)Delta) product from the reaction of C2H with O-2 studied by Fourier transform visible Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem A 2006, 110 (24), 7521-7526.
44. McDonough, L. A.; Chikan, V.; Kim, Z. H.; Leone, S. R.; Hinsberg, W. D., Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies of water-polymer interactions in chemically amplified photoresists. J Vac Sci Technol B 2005, 23 (2), 344-348.
45. Chikan, V.; Leone, S. R., Vibrational distributions of the CO(v) products of the C2H2+O(P-3) and HCCO+O(P-3) reactions studied by FTIR emission. J Phys Chem A 2005, 109 (11), 2525-2533.
46. Chikan, V.; Leone, S. R., Vibrational and rotational distributions of the CH(A(2)Delta) product of the C2H+O(P-3) reaction studied by Fourier transform visible (FTVIS) emission spectroscopy. J Phys Chem A 2005, 109 (47), 10646-10653.
47. Tu, H.; Yang, S.; Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Spectroscopy of GaSe nanoparticle aggregates. J Phys Chem B 2004, 108 (15), 4701-4710.
48. Chikan, V.; Nizamov, B.; Leone, S. R., Product state distributions of vibrationally excited CO(v) for the CH((XII)-I-2) and CH(A(2)Delta) channels of the C2H+O(P-3) reaction. J Phys Chem A 2004, 108 (49), 10770-10782.
49. Tu, H.; Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Electron and hole intraband spectroscopy of GaSe nanoparticles. J Phys Chem B 2003, 107 (38), 10389-10397.
50. Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F. In Spectroscopy, dynamics, and electron transfer in GaSe nanoparticles, Proc. SPIE Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials, 2002; pp 36-50.
51. Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Synthesis of highly luminescent GaSe nanoparticles. Nano Lett. 2002, 2 (2), 141-145.
52. Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Size-dependent spectroscopy of MoS2 nanoclusters. J Phys Chem B 2002, 106 (15), 3794-3804.
53. Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Carrier relaxation dynamics in GaSe nanoparticles. Nano Lett. 2002, 2 (9), 1015-1020.
54. Chikan, V.; Kelley, D. F., Relaxation dynamics in photoexcited GaSe nanoparticles. Journal of Chemical Physics 2002, 117 (19), 8944-8952.
55. Chikan, V.; Waterland, M. R.; Huang, J. M.; Kelley, D. F., Relaxation and electron transfer dynamics in bare and DTDCI sensitized MoS2 nanoclusters. Journal of Chemical Physics 2000, 113 (13), 5448-5456.
56. Chikan, V.; Molnar, A.; Balazsik, K., One-step synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone from acetone and hydrogen over Cu-on-MgO catalysts. J. Catal. 1999, 184 (1), 134-143.