Townsend-like pre-breakdown of gas at atmospheric pressure resulting from field emission at small (<1 micron) electrode gaps (Bilici et al, J. Appl. Phys., 2016).

K. Yu, C. C. Hayman, S. Manjunath, W. Fan, I. T. Martin, H. B. Martin, and R. M. Sankaran, “A combined CFT modeling and experimental study of pyrolytic carbon deposition,” Diam. Rel. Mater. 70, 173-178 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2016.10.010

U. R. Kortshagen, R. M. Sankaran, R. N. Pereira, S. L. Girshick, J. J. Wu, and E. S. Aydil, “Nonthermal plasma synthesis of nanocrystals: Fundamental principles, materials, and applications,” Chem. Rev. 116, 11061-11127 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00039

X. Shen, A. E. Wang, R. M. Sankaran, and D. J. Lacks, “A first-principles calculation of contact electrification and validation by experiment,” J. Electrostat. 82, 11-16 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elstat.2016.04.006

M. A. Bilici, J. R. Haase, C. R. Boyle, D. B. Go, and R. M. Sankaran, “The smooth transition from field emission to a self-sustained plasma in microscale electrode gaps at atmospheric pressure,” J. Appl. Phys. 119, 223301 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953648

C. Grabinski, M. Sharma, C. Sulentic, R. M. Sankaran, and S. Hussain, “The effect of shear flow on nanoparticle agglomeration and deposition in in vitro dynamic flow models,” Nanotoxicology 10, 74-83 (2016). https://doi.org/10.3109/17435390.2015.1018978

D. J. Lacks and R. M. Sankaran, “Triboelectric charging in single component particle systems,” Invited to Special Issue, Part. Sci. Technol. 34, 55-62 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1080/02726351.2015.1043676

S. Ghosh, E. Ostrowski, R. Yang, D. Debnath, P. X-L., Feng, C. A. Zorman, and R. M. Sankaran, “Atmospheric-pressure plasma reduction of metal cation-containing polymer films to produce electrically conductive nanocomposites by an electrodiffusion mechanism,” Plasma Chem. Plasma Proc. 36, 295-307 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-015-9665-2