List of Publications

This list also includes publications from the former home of the ALS X-ray microdiffraction program on BL 7.3.3.


‘Improving Aluminum Particle Reactivity by Annealing and Quenching Treatments: Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Strain’

J. McCollum, M. Pantoya, and N. Tamura. Acta Materialia (2016). Volume 103, pp. 495–501

‘Emerging approaches in synchrotron studies of materials from cultural and natural history collections’

L. Bertrand, S. Bernard, F. Marone, M. Thoury, I. Reiche, A. Gourrier, P. Sciau, and U. Bergmann, Topics in Current Chemistry (2016). Volume 374(1), pp. 1-39

‘Controlling the temperature and speed of the phase transition of VO2 micro-crystals’

J. Yoon, H. Kim, X. Chen, N. Tamura, B. S. Mun, C.Park, and H.Ju, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2016). Volume 8(3), pp. 2280-2286

‘Experimental Stress Characterization and Numerical Simulation for Copper Pumping Analysis of Through Silicon Vias’

X. Liu, P. A. Thadesar, C. L. Taylor, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, M. S. Bakir, and S. K. Sitaraman. Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (2016). Volume 99, pp. 1-7

‘Deciphering the Complex Chemistry of Deep-Ocean Particles Using Complementary Synchrotron X-ray Microscope and Microprobe Instruments’

B. M. Toner, C. R. German, G. J. Dick, and J. A. Breier, Accounts of Chemical Research (2016). Volume 49(1), pp. 128-137

‘Low Stress Encapsulants? Influence of Encapsulation Materials on Stress and Fracture of Thin Silicon Solar Cells as Revealed by Synchrotron X-ray Submicron Diffraction’

K. N. Rengarajan, I. Radchenko, G. Illya, V. Handara, M. Kunz, N.Tamura, and A. S. Budiman. Procedia Engineering (2016). Volume 139, pp. 76-86

‘Synchrotron X-ray Micro-diffraction – Probing Stress State in Encapsulated Thin Silicon Solar Cells’

S. K. Tippabhotla, I. Radchenko, K. N Rengarajan, G. Illya, V. Handara, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, and A. S. Budiman. Procedia Engineering (2016). Volume 139, pp.123-133

‘Using coupled micropillar compression and micro-Laue diffraction to investigate deformation mechanisms in a complex metallic alloy Al13Co4

A. Bhowmik, I. P. Dolbnya, T. B. Britton, N. Jones, G. Sernicola, C. Walter, P. Gille, D. Dye, W. Clegg, and F. Giuliani, Applied Physics Letters (20160. Volume 108(11), pp. 111902

‘Determination of the stretch tensor for structural transformations’

X. Chen,  Y. Song, N. Tamura, and R. D. James. J. of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (2016)

‘In situ synchrotron study of electromigration induced grain rotations in Sn solder joints’

H. Shen, W. Zhu, Y. Li, N. Tamura, and K. Chen. Scientific Reports (2016). Volume 6, Article number: 24418

‘In-situ characterization of highly reversible phase transformation by synchrotron X-ray Laue microdiffraction’

X. Chen, N. Tamura, A. MacDowell, and R. D. James. Applied Physics Letters (2016). Volume 108, pp. 211902

‘Stress relaxation in pre-stressed aluminum core-shell particles: In situ x-ray diffraction study, modeling, and improved reactivity’

V. I. Levitas, J. McCollum, M. L. Pantoya, and N. Tamura. Combustion and Flame (2016). Volume 170, pp. 30–36

‘Quantitative microstructural imaging by scanning Laue x-ray micro- and nanodiffraction’

X. Chen, C. Dejoie, T. Jiang, C.-Sh. Ku and N. Tamura. MRS Bulletin (2016).Volume 41, Issue 06, pp 445-453

‘Real-time microstructure imaging by Laue microdiffraction: A sample application in laser 3D printed Ni-based superalloys’

G.Zhou, W. Zhu, H. Shen, Y. Li, A. Zhang, N. Tamura, and K. Chen, Scientific Reports (2016). Volume 6, pp. 28144

‘On the Mechanical Stresses of Cu Through-Silicon Via (TSV) Samples Fabricated by SK Hynix vs. SEMATECH – Enabling Robust and Reliable 3-D Interconnect/Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology’

Tian Tian, R. Morusupalli, H. Shin, H.-Y. Son, K.-Y. Byun, Y.-C. Joo, R. Caramto, L. Smith, Y-L. Shen, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, A.S. Budiman, Procedia Engineering (2016), Volume 139, pp. 101–111

‘Compressional residual stress in Bastogne boudins revealed by synchrotron X‐ray microdiffraction’

K. Chen, M. Kunz, Y. Li, E. Zepeda-Alarcon, M. Sintubin, and H.-R. Wenk. Geophysical Research Letters (2016)

‘Synchrotron-based high-pressure research in materials science’

B. Chen, J.-F. Lin, J. Chen, H. Zhang, and Q. Zeng. MRS Bulletin (2016). Volume  41, Issue 06, pp 473 - 478

'Transport evidence for Fermi-arc-mediated chirality transfer in the Dirac semimetal Cd3As2'

P. J. Moll, N. L. Nair, T. Helm, A. C. Potter, I. Kimchi, A. Vishwanath, and J. G. Analytis. Nature (2016)

‘Synthesizing Skyrmion Bound Pairs in Fe-Gd Thin Films’

J. C. T Lee, J. Chess, S. A. Montoya, X. Shi, N. Tamura, S. K. Mishra, P. Fischer, B. McMorran, S. K. Sinha, E. Fullerton, S. D. Kevan, and S. Roy, Applied Physics Letters (2016). Volume 109, Issue 2, pp. 022402 

R. Morusupalli, R. Rao, T.-K. Lee, Y.-L. Shen, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, A. S. Budiman, Procedia Engineering (2016), Volume 139, pp. 32-40

Impact of deposition conditions on the crystallization kinetics of amorphous GeTe films
C. Y. Khoo; H. Liu; W. A. Sasangka; R. I. Made; N. Tamura; M. Kunz; A. S. Budiman; C. L. Gan; C. V. Thompson. Journal of Materials Science, Volume 51, Issue 4, February 2016, pp. 1864-1872

'Microstructure, Crystallization and Shape Memory Behaviour of Titania and Yttria Co-Doped Zirconia
X. M. Zeng, Z. Du, C. A. Schuh, N. Tamura, C. L. Gan, Journal of the European Ceramic Society Volume 36, Issue 5, April 2016, pp. 1277–1283


'Microscopic Cracking on Flat Alloy 600 Surfaces following Accelerated Caustic Corrosion: Mapping of Strains and Microstructure during the Corrosion Process’
N.S.McIntyre, J. Ulaganathan, T.Simpson, J. Qin, N.Sherry,  A.G. Carcea, R. G. Newman, M. Kunz and N. Tamura, Corrosion (2015). 2015, Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 65-70

‘Evolution of terra sigillata technology from Italy to Gaul through a multi-technique approach’

Y. Leon, P.  Sciau, M. Passelac, C. Sanchez, R. Sablayrolles, P. Goudeau and N. Tamura (2015) Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy 30, pp. 658-665.

‘Processes affecting the efficiency of limestone in passive treatments for AMD: Column experiments’
F. G. Offeddu, J. Cama, J. M. Soler, G. Dávila, A. McDowell, T. Craciunescu, I. Tiseanu. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2015) 3(1) pp.304-316

Characterization of ion beam irradiated 304 stainless steel utilizing nanoindentation and Laue microdiffraction
A. Lupinacci, K. Chen, Y. Li, M. Kunz, Z. Jiao, G.S. Was, M.D. Abad, A.M. Minor, P. Hosemann. Journal of Nuclear Materials (2015), 458, pp. 70-76

Effect of Surface Microstructure on Electrochemical Performance of Garnet Solid Electrolytes
L. Cheng, W. Chen, M. Kunz, K. A. Persson, N. Tamura, G. Chen, and M. M. Doeff (2014) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7 (3), pp. 2073–2081

Residual stress preserved in quartz from the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth
K. Chen, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, H.-R. Wenk, (2015) Geology, v. 43 no. 3 p. 219-222.

Spatial distribution of crystalline corrosion products formed during corrosion of stainless steel in concrete
M. Serdar, C. Meral, M. Kunz, D. Bjegovic, H.-R. Wenk, P. J.M. Monteiro, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 71, May 2015, pp. 93–105.

A metastable phase of tin in 3D integrated circuit solder microbumps
Y. Liu, N.Tamura, D. W. Kim, S. Gu and K.-N. Tu, Scripta Materialia, Volume 102, June 2015, pp. 39-42

Erratum: Observation of insulating–insulating monoclinic structural transition in macro-sized VO2 single crystals [Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, No. 3, R107–R109 (2011)]
B.S. Mun, K. Chen, Y. Leem, C. Dejoie, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, Z. Liu, M. E. Grass, C. Park, J. Yoon, Y. Lee and H. Ju. Physica Status Solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters. Volume 9, Issue 3, p. 206, March 2015

Through-silicon via stress characteristics and reliability impact on 3D integrated circuits
T. Jiang, J. Im, R. Huang and P. S. Ho. MRS Bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 03, March 2015, pp. 248-256.

Plasticity evolution in nanoscale Cu/Nb single-crystal multilayers as revealed by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction
A.S. Budiman, K. R. Narayanan, L.A. N. Li, J. Wang, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, W.D. Nix, and A. Misra. Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 635, 21 May 2015, pp. 6–12

Serial snapshot crystallography for materials science with SwissFEL
C. Dejoie, S. Smeets, C. Baerlocher, N. Tamura, P. Pattison, R. Abela, L. B. McCusker. (2015) IUCrJ. Vol2(3) May 2015.  pp. 361-370

Constraints on the formation environment of two chondrule-like igneous particles from comet 81P/Wild 2
Z. Gainsforth, A. L. Butterworth, J. Stodolna, A. J. Westphal, G. R. Huss, K. Nagashima, R. Ogliore, D. E. Brownlee, D. Joswiak, T. Tyliszczak and A. S. Simionovici (2015) Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp. 976-1004.

A look-up table based approach to characterize crystal twinning for synchrotron X-ray Laue microdiffraction scans
Y. Li, L. Wan and K. Chen. J. Appl. Cryst. (2015). Volume 48, Issue 3, pp. 747-757.

HKUST-1 thin film layer-by-layer liquid phase epitaxial growth: Film properties and stability dependence on layer number.’
N. Nijem, K. Fürsich, S. Kelly, C. Swain, S. R. Leone, and M. K. Gilles. Crystal Growth & Design (2015). Volume 15, Issue 6, pp. 2948-2957.

Deformation patterns in cross-sections of twisted bamboo-structured Au microwires

M. Ziemann, Y. Chen, O. Kraft, E. Bayerschen, S. Wulfinghoff, C. Kirchlechner, N. Tamura, T. Böhlke, M. Walter, P. Gruber. Acta Materialia (2015), Volume 97, pp. 216-222.

A Concise Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction Field Guide for the Earth Scientist
N. Tamura & M. Kunz. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, Volumen 67, núm. 3, 2015, p. 467-478.

Ferroelectric soft mode of polar ZnTiO3 investigated by Raman spectroscopy at high pressure
J. Ruiz-Fuertes,  B. Winkler, T. Bernert, L. Bayarjargal, W. Morgenroth, M. Koch-Muller, K. Refson, V. Milman, and N. Tamura, Phys. Rev. B 
(2015), Volume 91, pp. 214110.

Investigation of thermo-mechanical stresses and reliability of 3D die-stack structures by synchrotron x-ray micro-diffraction
T. Jiang, P. Su, P. Kim, C. Bassett, K. Sichak, J. Gandhi, J. Li, J. Im, R. Huang, and P. S. Ho. Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) , 2015 IEEE 65th, pp 1718-1724.

Internal Stresses in Pre-Stressed Micron-Scale Aluminum Core-Shell Particles and Their Improved Reactivity
V. I. Levitas, J. McCollum, M. L. Pantoya and N. Tamura.  J. Appl. Phys. 
(2015), Volume 118, pp. 094305 

Complementary use of monochromatic and white-beam X-ray micro-diffraction for the investigation of ancient materials

C. Dejoie, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, P. Goudeau and P. Sciau, (2015) J. Appl. Crystallogr. 48(5) pp 1522-1533

Effect of Au/Pd surface finishing on metastable Sn phase formation in microbumps
Y. Liu, N. Tamura, D. W. Kim, S. Gu, and K. N. Tu. Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2015 IEEE 65th (pp. 810-815). IEEE.

A synchrotron study of microstructure gradient in laser additively formed epitaxial Ni-based superalloy
J. Xue, A. Zhang, Y. Li, D. Qian, J. Wan, B. Qi, N. Tamura, Z.Song, K. Chen (2015) Scientific Reports 5,  14903 (2015)

Mobile metallic domain walls in an all-in-all-out magnetic insulator
E. Y. Ma, Y.-T. Cui, K. Ueda, S. Tang, K. Chen, N. Tamura, P. M. Wu, J. Fujioka, Y. Tokura, Z.-X. Shen, (2015) Science Vol. 350 no. 6260 pp. 538-541

A synchrotron study of defect and strain inhomogeneity in laser-assisted three-dimensionally-printed Ni-based superalloy
Y.  Li, D.  Qian, J. Xue, J. Wan, A. Zhang, N. Tamura, Z. Song, K. Chen, Aplied Physics letters 107, 181902 (2015)

Application of Nanoindentation and Microdiffraction to Study Aging Effects in Lead Free Solder Interconnects
M. Hasnine, J. C. Suhling , B. C. Prorok, M. J. Bozack, P. Lall. MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 5; Part of the series Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series pp 73-88


‘Mapping of Microscopic Strain Distributions in an Alloy 600 C Ring after Application of Hoop Stresses and Stress Corrosion Cracking’
N.S. McIntyre, J. Ulaganathan, T. Simpson, J. Qin, N. Sherry, M.Bauer, A. G. Carcea, R. C. Newman, M. Kunz and N. Tamura, (2014) Corrosion Journal, 70(1), pp 66 - 73.

XMAS: a versatile tool for analyzing synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction data
N. Tamura (2014), in “ Strain and Dislocation Gradients from Diffraction. Spatially-Resolved Local Structure and Defects“, Barabash, R. and Ice, G. (eds), Imperial College Press (London) pp 125-155.  ISBN: 978-1-908979-62-9.

Science Opportunities at the SwissFEL X-ray Laser
Bruce D. Patterson, Paul Beaud, Hans H. Braun , Catherine Dejoie, Gerhard Ingold ,Christopher Milne, Luc Patthey, Bill Pedrini, Jakub Szlachentko, and Rafael Abela (2014) Chimia, 68, pp. 73 - 78.

Characterization of morphology and hydration products of high-volume fly ash paste by monochromatic scanning x-ray micro-diffraction (µ-SXRD)
S. Bae, C. Meral, J. Oh, J. Moon, M. Kunz, P.J.M. Monteiro (2014) Cement and Concrete Research, 59, 155-164.

‘Detecting grain rotation at the nanoscale’
Bin Chen, Katie Lutker, Jialin Lei, Jinyuan Yan, Shizhong Yang, Ho-kwang Mao (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111(9) 3350 - 3353.

‘Learning from the past: Rare ε-Fe2O3 in the ancient black-glazed Jian (Tenmoku) wares’.
C. Dejoie, P. Sciau, W. Li, L. Now, A. Mehta, K. Chen, H. Luo, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, and Z. Liu. Nature - Scientific Reports, 4, 4941.

‘Study of Stresses and Plasticity in Through-Silicon Via Structures for 3D Interconnects by X-Ray Micro-beam Diffraction’.
T. Jiang, C. Wu, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, B. Kim, H. Son, M. Suh, J. Im, R. Huang, and P. Ho. 2014. IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, Vol 14(2)  698-703.

‘Cu1+ in HKUST-1: Selective gas adsorption in the presence of water’.
N. Nijem, H. Blum, M.L. Ng, M. Kunz, S.R. Leone, and M.K. Gilles. (2014) Chem Comm, 50, 10144-10147.

‘Time and spatial resolution of slip and twinning in a grain embedded within a magnesium polycrystal’
P. A. Lynch, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, M. Barnett (2014) Acta Materialia, 78, 203 - 212.

‘In-situ microscale through-silicon via strain measurements by synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction exploring the physics behind data interpretation’
Xi Liu, Paragkumar A. Thadesar, Christine L. Taylor, Hanju Oh, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Muhannad S. Bakir, and Suresh K. Sitaraman, (2014) Applied Physics letters, 105, 112109

‘Enabling thin silicon technologies for next generation c-Si Solar PV renewable energy systems using Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction as stress and crack mechanism probe’
A. S. Budiman, G. Illya, V. Handara, W.A. Caldwell, C. Bonelli, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, D. Verstraeten, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 130 (2014) 303-308.

Effect of High Temperature Storage on the Stress and Reliability of 3D Stacked Chip
Tengfei Jiang, Chenglin Wu, Peng Su, Pierre Chia, Li Li, Ho-Young Son, Min-Suk Suh, Nam-Seog Kim, Jay Im, Rui Huang, and Paul S. Ho. 2014 Electronic Components & Technology Conference (27-30 May 2014). Orlando, FL, pp  1122-1127.

Effect of Microstructure on Via Extrusion Profile and Reliability Implication for Copper Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) Structures
Tengfei Jiang, Chenglin Wu, Jay Im, Rui Huang and Paul S. Ho (2014) Interconnect Technology Conference / Advanced Metallization Conference (IITC/AMC), 2014 IEEE International,     San Jose, CA (20-23 May 2014) pp 377-380

Exploration of Aging Induced Evolution of Solder Joints Using Nanoindentation and Microdiffraction
Mohammad Hasnine, Jeffrey C. Suhling, Barton C. Prorok, Michael J. Bozack, Pradeep Lall. 2014 Electronic Components & Technology Conference (27-30 May 2014). Orlando, FL, pp 379-394.

‘Crystal Structure of an Indigo@Silicalite Hybrid Related to the Ancient Maya Blue Pigment’
Dejoie, Catherine; Martinetto, Pauline; Tamura, Nobumichi; Kunz, Martin; Porcher, Florence; Bordat, Patrice; Brown, Ross; Dooryhee, Eric; Anne, Michel; McCusker, Lynne (2014) J. of Physical Chemistry C,  118 (48), pp 28032–28042

Relationship between residual stresses and damaging in thermally grown oxide on metals: Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron micro- diffraction contributions
Jean-Luc Grosseau-Poussard, Guillaume Geandier, Benoit Panicaud, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Catherine Dejoie, Jean-Sebastien Micha, Mathieu Guerain, Philippe Goudeau (2014) Advances in Science and Technology Vol. 91, pp 100-107.

‘Characterization of ion beam irradiated 304 stainless steel utilizing nanoindentation and Laue microdiffraction’
A. Lupinacci, K. Chen, Y. Li, M. Kunz, Z. Jiao, G.S. Was, M.D. Abad, A.M. Minor, P. Hosemann (2014) Journal of Nuclear Materials (2014), 458, 70-76.

Processes affecting the efficiency of limestone in passive treatments for AMD: Column experiments

Francesco G. Offeddu, Jordi Cama, Josep M. Soler, Gabriela Dávila, Alastair McDowell, Teddy Craciunescu, Ion Tiseanu. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering xxx (2014) 3(1) 304-316

‘Microscopic Cracking on Flat Alloy 600 Surfaces following Accelerated Caustic Corrosion: Mapping of Strains and Microstructure during the Corrosion Process’
N.S.McIntyre, J. Ulaganathan, T.Simpson, J. Qin, N.Sherry,  A.G. Carcea, R. G. Newman, M. Kunz and N. Tamura, Corrosion (2015)
Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 65-70

‘Mechanical resilience and cementitious processes in Imperial Roman architectural mortar’
Marie D. Jackson, Eric N. Landis, Philip F. Brune, Massimo Vitti, Heng Chen, Qinfei Li, Martin Kunz, Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Paulo J. M. Monteiro, and Anthony R. Ingraffea (2014) PNAS. 111 (52) 18484-18489.

‘Evolution of terra sigillata technology from Italy to Gaul through a multi-technique approach’
Yoanna Leon, Philippe Sciau, Michel Passelac, Corinne Sanchez, Robert Sablayrolles, Philippe Goudeau and Nobumichi Tamura (2014) J. of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy.


‘Influence of bulk pre-straining on the size effect in nickel compression pillars’
A. S. Schneider, D. Kiener, C.M. Yakacki, H.J. Maier, P.A. Gruber, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, A.M. Minor, C.P. Frick; Materials Science and Engineering, 559 (1) 147 - 158. (2013)

‘Bendable Kirkpatrick-Baez mirrors for the ALS microdiffraction beamline 12.3.2: optimal tuning and alignment for multiple focusing geometries’
V V Yashchuk, G Y Morrison, M Church, N A Artemiev, R Celestre,E E Domning, M Howells, M Kunz, W R McKinney,  D J Merthe, B V Smith, N Tamura and H A Padmore (2013). Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 425 (2013) 152004

Acquisition, Sharing, and Processing of Large Data Sets for Strain Imaging: An Example of an Indented Ni3Al/Mo Composite
N. S. McIntyre, R. I. Barabash, J. Qin, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, H. Bei (2013) , JOM, 65(1) 29-34. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-012-0496-9

Recrystallization as a Nucleation Mechanism for Whiskers and Hillocks on Thermally Cycled Sn-Alloy Solder Films
P. Sarobol, J.P. Koppes, W.H. Chen, P. Su, J.E. Blendell and C.A. Handwerker (2013), Materials Letters, 99, Pages 76–80 (15 May 2013)

‘Using a non-monochromatic microbeam for Serial Snapshot Crystallography’
Catherine Dejoie, Lynne B. McCusker, Christian Baerlocher, Rafael Abela, Bruce D. Patterson, Martin Kunz and Nobumichi Tamura (2013), J. of Applied Crystallography 46(3)

Effects of local grain misorientation and b-Sn elastic anisotropy on whisker and hillock formation
Pylin Sarobol, Wei-Hsun Chen, Aaron E. Pedigo, Peng Su, John E. Blendell and Carol A. Handwerker (2013) J. Mater. Res., Vol. 28, No. 5, Mar 14, 2013.

‘Material and elastic properties of Al-tobermorite in ancient Roman seawater concrete’
M. Jackson, J. Moon, R. Taylor, S. Chae, M. Kunz, C. Meral, P. Revitz, H. Wenk, P. Monteiro, (2013) Journal of American Ceramic Society, 96 (8), 2598 - 2606.

Advanced Nanoscale Characterization of Cement Based Materials Using X-Ray Synchrotron Radiation: A Review
Sejung R. Chae, Juhyuk Moon, Seyoon Yoon, Sungchul Bae, Pierre Levitz, Robert Winarski, and Paulo J. M. Monteiro
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Vol.7, No.2, pp.95–110, June 2013

Crystal lattice tilting in prismatic calcite
Ian C. Olson, Rebecca A. Metzler, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Christopher E. Killian and P.U.P.A. Gilbert, (2013) Journal of Structural Biology, 138 (2), 180 - 190.

‘Thermomechanical strain measurements by synchrotron X-ray diffraction and data interpretation for through-silicon vias’
Xi Liu, P.-A. Thadesar, C.L. Taylor, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, M.S. Bakir, S.K. Sitamaran (2013) Applied Physics Letter. 103, 022107-1 - 022107-5

Impact of Material and Microstructure on Thermal Stersses and Reliability of Through-Silicon VIA (TSV) Structures

T Jiang, S-K Ryu, J Im, H-Y Son, N-S. Kim, R. Huang, and P.S. Ho (2013), Conference Proceedings IEEE-ECTC 2013

Characterization of Plasticity and Stresses in TSV Structures in Stacked Dies Using Synchrotron X-ray Microdiffraction
T. Jiang, C. Wu, P. Su, X. Liu, P. Chia, L. Li, H-Y. Son, J-S. Oh, K-Y Byun, N-S. Kim, J. Im, R. Huang and P.S. Ho (2013) Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2013 IEEE 63rd, 641 - 647. 

Studies of microscopic strains on Alloy 600 surfaces arising from stress corrosion cracking
N.S.McIntyre, T.Simpson, J. Qin, N.Sherry, M. Bauer, J. Ulaganathan, A.G. Carcea, R.C. Newman, M. Kunz & N. Tamura, (2013) in Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics, J.Th.M. De Hosson, C.A. Brebbia , Vol. XI, (WIT Press , 2013), pp.239-249. [Proceedings of Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics XI, (Siena, Italy, 2013)]

‘Role of joule heating effect and bulk-surface phases in voltage-driven metal-insulator transition in VO2 crystal’
B.S. Mun, J. Yoon, S-K Mo, K. Chen, N. Tamura, C. Dejoie, M. Kunz, Z. Liu, C. Park, K. Moon, and H. Ju  (2013) Applied Physics Letter. 103, 022107.

Dimension and linear dependent thermomechanical strain characterization of through-silicon vias using synchrotron x-ray diffraction
X. Liu, P.A. Thadesar, C.L. Taylor, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, M.S. Bakir, S.K. Sitamaran, (2013) Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 064908.

X-Ray Microdiffraction of Biominerals’ (Chap 21)
N. Tamura & P.U.P.A. Gilbert (2013) in ‘Research Methods in Biomineralization Science’, editor: Jim De Yoreo, Methods in Enzymology. Vol 532, pp 501-531.  ISBN: 9780124166172

Can Laue microdiffraction be used to solve and refine complex inorganic structures?
C. Dejoie, L. McCusker, C. Baerlocher, M. Kunz, N. Tamura (2013) J. Appl. Cryst. 46(6) pp 1805-1816.

Crystal nucleation and near-epitaxial growth in nacre
Olson, Ian; Blonsky, Adam; Tamura, Nobumichi; Kunz, Martin; Pokroy, Boaz, Romao, Carl; White, Mary Anne; Gilbert, Pupa (2013). Journal of Structural Biology. 184(3), 454-463.

‘Plasticity Mechanism for Copper Extrusion in Through-Silicon Vias for 3D Interconnects’
Tengfei Jiang, Chenglin Wu, Laura Spinella, Jay Im, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Ho-Young Son, Byoung Gyu Kim, Rui Huang, and Paul Ho (2013) Applied Physics Letters, 103(21) 211906-1-5.

'Metal insulator transition characteristics of macro-size single domain VO2 crystals'

Bongjin Simon Mun, Joonseok Yoon, Sung-Kwan Mo, Kai Chen, Nobumichi Tamura, Catherine Dejoie, Martin Kunz, Zhi Liu, Y. Yvette Lee, Kyungsun Moon, Changwoo Park & Honglyoul Ju (2013) Phase Transitions, 86(10) 941-946

A Predictive Model for Whisker Formation Based on Local Microstructure and Grain Boundary Properties
P. Sarobol, Y. Wang, W. H. Chen, A. E. Pedigo, J. P. Koppes, J. E. Blendell and C. A. Handwerker, (2013) JOM, Volume 65, Issue 10, pp 1350-1361.

In situ study of the formation of rhenium borides from the elements at high-(p, T) conditions: Extreme incompressibility of Re7B3 and formation of new phases
EA Juarez-Arellano, B Winkler, A Friedrich, L Bayarjargal,  W Morgenroth, M Kunz, V. Milman, (2013) Solid State Sciences, Volume 25,pp 85 - 92.


Plasticity in the nanoscale Cu/Nb single-crystal multilayers as revealed by synchrotron Laue x-ray microdiffraction
Arief Suriadi Budiman, Seung-Min Han, Nan Li, Qiang-Min Wei, Patricia Dickerson, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz and Amit Misra. Journal of Materials Research (2012). 27 (3), 599-611.

Plasticity of indium nanostructures as revealed by synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction
Arief S Budiman ; Gyuhyon Lee; Michael J Burek ; Dongchan Jang ; Seung Min J Han; Nobumichi Tamura ; Martin Kunz ; Julia R Greer ; Ting Tsui, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 538 (2012) 89-97.

The study of stress application and corrosion cracking on 16Cr-9Fe (Alloy 600) C-ring samples by polychromatic X-ray microdiffraction
Jing Chao, Marina L. Suominen Fuller, Norman S. McIntyre, Anatolie Carcea, Roger C. Newman, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Acta Materialia 60 (2012) 781–792.

Assessment of deviatoric lattice strain uncertainty for polychromatic x-ray microdiffraction experiments
Andrew Poshadel, Paul Dawson and George Johnson, J. of Synchrotron Radiation 19 (2012) 237-244.

Microstructure Evolution and Defect Formation in Cu Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) During Thermal Annealing
HAS Shin, BJ Kim, JH Kim, SH Hwang, AS Budiman, HY Son, KY Byun, N Tamura, M Kunz, Journal of Electronic Materials, 41 (4) pp 712-719 (2012).

High-Performance Parallel and Stream Processing of X-ray Microdiffraction Data on Multicores
Michael A. Bauer, Alain Biem, Stewart McIntyre, Nobumichi Tamura and Yuzhen Xie, Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS 2011), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 341, 012025 (2012).

Weathering of Sb-rich mining and smelting residues: Insight in solid speciation and soil bacteria toxicity
A Courtin-Nomade, O. Rakotoarisoa, H. Bril, M. Grybos, L. Forestier, F. Foucher, M. Kunz (2012): Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 72 (4), 29 – 39.

Measurement of Stresses in Cu and Si around Through-Silicon Via (TSV) by Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction for 3-D Integrated Circuits
A.S. Budiman, H.-A.-S. Shin, B.-J. Kim, S.-H. Hwang, H.-Y. Son, M.-S. Suh, Q.-H. Chung, K.-Y. Byun, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, Y.-C. Joo, 2011. Microelectronics Reliability, 52(3), pp 530-533 (2012)

‘The Study of Stress Application and Corrosion Cracking on Alloy 600 C ring Samples by Polychromatic X-ray Microdiffraction’
J. Chao, Marina L. Suominen Fuller, Norman S. McIntyre, Anatolie Carcea, Roger C. Newman, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Acta Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems: Water Reactors, Edited by Jeremy T Busby, Gabriel Hevbare and Peter L. Andresen, Published by Wiley and TMS (2012), pages 1773 - 1782.

Plastic and Elastic Strains in Short and Long Cracks in Alloy 600 studied by Polychromatic X-ray Microdiffraction and Electron Backscatter Diffraction
J. Chao, M.L. Suominen Fuller, N. Sherry, , J. Qin, N.S. McIntyre, J. Ulaganathan, A.G. Carcea, R.C. Newman, M. Kunz, N. Tamura (2012): Acta Materialia, 60 (15), 5508-5515.

Experimental and Numerical Study of the Effects of a Nanocrystallisation Treatmnent on High-Temperature Oxidation of a Zirconium Alloy
B. Panicaud, D. Retraint, J.-L. Grosseau-Poussard, L. Li, M. Guerain, P. Goudeau, N. Tamura, M. Kunz (2012):  Corrosion Science, 60, 224 - 230.

Critical Temperature Shift for Stress Induced Voiding in advanced Cu Interconnects for 32 nm and beyond.
R. Morusupalli, R. Rao, T-K Lee,  Y-L Shen, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, A.S. Budiman (2012):  IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), Anaheim, CA, USA, April 15-19, 2012, Pages: EM.8.1-3.

Unambiguous indexing of trigonal crystals from white-beam Laue diffraction patterns: application to Dauphiné twinning and lattice stress mapping in deformed quartz.
Chen, K., Dejoie, C., & Wenk, H.-R. (2012). Journal of Applied Crystallography, 45(5), 1–8.

Directed assembly of nano-scale phase variants in highly strained BiFeO3 thin film
J Zhou, M. Trassin, Q. He, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, C. Chen, J. Zhang. W Liang, J. Seidel, C-L. Hsin, J. Wu, J. of Applied Physics 
(2012), 112, 064102.

Preferred orientation of 30 μm fine pitch Sn2. 5Ag micro-bumps studied by synchrotron polychromatic x-ray Laue microdiffraction
Tian Tian, Kai Chen, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Chau-Jie Zhan, Tao-Chih Chang, King-Ning Tu (2012) Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2012 IEEE 62nd. Pages 882-885.

SIMEIO: An Ultra Ni-poor Metal Particle from comet  81P/WILD2
Westphal, AJ  Gainsforth, Z  Goldstein, JI ; Humayun, M; Kunz, M ; Marcus, MA; Stroud, RM; Tamura, N . 2012. Meteoritics & Planetary Science  Volume: 47   Special Issue: SI   Supplement: 1   Pages: A408-A408.

Comparison of mechanical stresses of Cu Through-silicon Via (TSV) samples fabricated by Hynix vs. SEMATECH using synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction for 3-D integration and reliability
Budiman, A.S.; Shin, H.; Kim, B.-J.; Hwang, S.-H.; Son, H.-Y.; Suh, M.-S.; Chung, Q.-H.; Byun, K.-Y.; Joo, Y.-C.; Caramto, R.; Smith, L.; Kunz, M.; Tamura, N. 2012 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference - IITC Pages: 3 pp.

In situ study of plastic deformation in a Mg–Ce alloy using polychromatic micro X-ray diffraction
P.A. Lynch, A.W. Stevenson, D. Liang, C.J. Bettles (2012) Materials Science and Engineering A, 550, Pages 1–9.

'Aqueous Uranium(VI) Concentrations Controlled by Calcium Uranyl Vanadate Precipitates'
Tetsu K. Tokunaga , Yongman Kim , Jiamin Wan , and Li Yang, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (14), pp 7471–7477


A uniaxial tensile stage with tracking capabilities for micro X-ray diffraction applications
P. A. Lynch, D. Parry, D. Liang, R. Kirkham, P. Davey, A. W. Stevenson, C. J. Bettles, M. A. Gibson and D. Tomus, J. Appl. Cryst., 44 (2011), pp 610-617.

In Situ Observation Of Strain Evolution In Cp-Ti Over Multiple Length Scales
C.J. Bettles, P.A. Lynch, A.W. Stevenson, D. Tomus, M.A. Gibson, K. Wallwork, And J. Kimpton. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 42 (1) (2011) 100-110.

Grain boundary effects on the mechanical properties of bismuth nanostructures
Michael J. Burek, Sumin Jin, Michael C. Leung, Zeinab Jahed, Janet Wu, Arief Suriadi Budiman, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Ting Y. Tsui, Acta Materiala, 59 (2011) 4709–4718

Evidence for high stress in quartz from the impact site of Vredefort, South Africa
Kai Chen, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Hans-Rudolf Wenk, European Journal of Mineralogy 23 (2011) 169-178.

‘Deformation twinning and residual stress in calcite studied with synchrotron polychromatic X-ray microdiffraction’
Kai Chen, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: Volume 38, Issue 6 (2011), Page 491 - 500.

‘Fabrication, microstructure, and mechanical properties of tin nanostructures’
Michael J. Burek , Arief Suriadi Budiman, Zeinab Jahed, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Sumin Jin, Seung Min J. Han, Gyuhyon Lee, Colin Zamecnik, and Ting Y. Tsui, Materials Science & Engineering A, Volume 528, Issue 18, 15 July 2011, Pages 5822-5832

‘Biomineral nanoparticles are space-filling ‘
L Yang,  CE Killian,  M Kunz,  N Tamura,   and PUPA Gilbert, R. Soc. Chem. – Nanoscale 3, 603-609 (2011).

‘Observation of insulating–insulating monoclinic structural transition in macro-sized VO2 single crystals’
Bongjin Simon Mun, Kai Chen, Youngchul Leem, Catherine Dejoie, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Zhi Liu, Michael E. Grass, Changwoo Park, Joonseok Yoon, Y. Yvette Lee, and Honglyoul Ju, Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, No. 3, 107–109 (2011).

‘Determining the energy-dependent X-ray flux variation of a synchrotron beamline using Laue diffraction patterns’
Catherine Dejoie, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Colin Bousige, Kai Chen, Simon Teat, Christine Beavers and Christian Baerlocher, J. of Applied Cryst., Volume 44, Part 1 (2011) pages 177-183.

‘Preferred orientation relationships between Ni3Sn4 and Ni in reactive wetting reaction between molten SnPb and Ni’
J.O. Suh, K.N. Tu, A.T. Wu, N. Tamura, 2011, J. Applied Physics, 109, 123513

‘Low-temperature deformation in calcite veins of SAFOD core samples (San Andreas Fault) – microstructural analysis and implications for fault rheology’
Rybacki, E., Janssen, C., Wirth, R., Chen, K., Wenk, H.- R., Stromeyer, D., Dresen, G., , Tectonophysics (2011), Volume 509, Issues 1-2, 1 August 2011, Pages 107-119.

 ‘Morphology and microstructure of magnetite and ilmenite inclusions in plagioclase from Adirondack anorthositic gneiss’
H.-R. Wenk, K. Chen, R. Smith, (2011) American Mineralogist, v. 96; no. 8-9; p. 1316-1324

‘Investigation of cyclic impact fatigue, grain-to-grain interaction, and residual stress in zirconia dental materials’
Hrishikesh Bale, Nobumichi Tamura, Jay C. Hanan,  in ‘Time Dependent Constitutive Behavior and Fracture/Failure Processes’, Volume 3 Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, 2011, Volume 15, 399-406.

‘Impact of thermomechanical texture on the superelastic response of Nitinol implants’
M.M. Barney, D. Xu, S.W. Robertson, V. Schroeder, R.O. Ritchie, A.R. Pelton, A. Mehta, (2011) J. of the Mechanical behavior of Biomedical  materials, 4(7):1431-9.

‘Mechanics and dynamics of the strain-induced M1-M2 structural phase transition in individual VO2 nanowires’
Hua Guo, Kai Chen, Y. Oh, Kevin Wang, Catherine Dejoie, S.A. Syed Asif, O.L. Warren, Z. W. Shan, J. Wu & A.M. Minor, Nanoletters, 11 (8), pp 3207–3213.

‘Fate Of Arsenic-Bearing Phases During The Suspended Transport In A Gold Mining District (Isle River Basin, France)’
C. Grosbois, A. Courtin-Nomade, E. Robin, H. Bril, N. Tamura, J. Schäfer, G. Blanc, 2011. Science of the Total Environment, 409(23) 4986-4999.

‘Non-percolative metal-insulator transition in VO2 single crystals’
Bongjin Simon Mun, Kai Chen, Joonseok Yoon, Catherine Dejoie, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Zhi Liu, Michael E. Grass, Sung-Kwan Mo, Changwoo Park,  Y. Yvette Lee, Honglyoul Ju, 2011. Phys. Rev. B 84 (11) , 113109.

‘Structure and Mechanical Properties of a Pteropod Shell Consisting of Interlocked Helical Aragonite Nanofibers’
Taiji Zhang, Yurong Ma, Kai Chen, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Ming Qiang, Jun Xu, and Limin Qi, 2011. Angewandte Chemie. 50(44):10361-5.

‘Growth and structural characterization of epitaxial Cu/Nb multilayers’
A. S. Budiman, N. Li, Q. Wei, J. K. Baldwin, J. Xiong, H. Luo, D. Trugman, Q. X. Jia, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, K. Chen and A. Misra, Thin Solid Films, 519(13), 4137-4143, 2011

‘Microbeam X-Ray Grain Averaged Residual Stress in Dental Ceramics’
Hrishikesh A. Bale, Nobumichi Tamura, Jay C. Hanan, In ‘Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics IV: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 32’ Ed: Roger Narayan, Paolo Colombo, Sujanto Widjaja, Dileep Singh. Nov. 2011.

‘Chapter 10: Evolution of Microstructure in Copper Interconnects during Electromigration,"
A.S. Budiman, in Electromigration in Thin Films and Electronic Devices: Materials and Reliability, C.-U. Kim, (Woodhead Publishing Cambridge) (2011)

‘New Opportunities on Phase Transitions of Correlated Electron Nanostructure,
J. Cao, J. Wu: in Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures, J. Wu J. Cao W-Q Han A. Janotti H-C. Kim, Vol. 149, (Springer New York, 2011), pp.3-22

Revealing plastic deformation mechanisms in polycrystalline thin films with synchrotron XRD,
Nyilas, R., F. Stephan, and R. Spolenak, JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 62(12), 44-51 (2011).


‘Sulfide oxidation observed using micro-Raman spectroscopy and micro-X-ray diffraction: The importance of water/rock ratios and pH conditions’
Courtin-Nomade A., Bril H., Beny J.-M., Kunz M., Tamura N., American Mineralogist,  95(4) pp. 582-591 (Apr. 2010).

‘Fabrication, structure and mechanical properties of indium nanopillars’

Lee G. , Kim J.Y., Budiman A.S., Tamura N. , Kunz M., Chen K., Burek M.J., Greer J.R., Tsui T.Y. , Acta Materialia, 58 (4) (2010)  1361-1368.

‘The nature of marbled Terra Sigillata Slips: A combined µXRF and µXRD investigations’
Y. Leon, Ph. Sciau, Ph. Goudeau, A. Mehta, N. Tamura, Appl. Phys. A., in press

‘High precision thermal stress study on flip chips by synchrotron polychromatic x-ray microdiffraction’
K. Chen, N. Tamura, W. Tang, M. Kunz, Y.-C. Chou, K.-N. Tu and Y.-S. Lai, J. of Appl. Phys. 107107(6) nr 063502 (2010)

‘Evolution of ferroelectric domain structures embedded inside polychrystalline BaTiO3 during heating’
M. Varlioglu, E. Ustundag, N. Tamura and J.L. Jones, J. of Appl. Phys., 107(6) nr 064101 (2010)

‘Extended Mapping and Exploration of the Vanadium Dioxide Stress-Temperature Phase Diagram’
Jinbo  Cao, Yijia Gu, Wen Fan, L.  Chen, Frank Ogletree, K.  Chen, Nobumichi, Tamura, Martin Kunz, Chris Barrett, Jan  Seidel, Junqiao Wu, Nano Letters, 10 (7) (2010) pp 2667–2673

‘Visualization of Charge Distribution in a Lithium Battery Electrode’
Jun Liu, Martin Kunz, Kai Chen, Nobumichi Tamura, and Thomas J. Richardson, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2010, 1 (14), pp 2120–2123

‘Novel Rhenium Nitrides’
Alexandra Friedrich, Björn Winkler, Lkhamsuren Bayarjargal, Wolfgang Morgenroth, Erick A. Juarez-Arellano, Victor Milman, Keith Refson, Martin Kunz, and Kai Chen, Physical Review Letters 105, 085504.

‘In situ synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction analysis of thermomechanically induced phase transformations in Cu-Al-Ni shape-memory alloy’
H. -S. Zhang, K. Komvopoulos, Philosophical Magazine, 90, No. 16, 28 May 2010, 2235–2248.

‘Effect of O2, CO, and NO on Surface Segregation in a Rh0.5Pd0.5 Bulk Crystal and Comparison to Rh0.5Pd0.5 Nanoparticles’
Michael E. Grass, Mita Park, Funda Aksoy, Yawen Zhang, Martin Kunz, Zhi Liu, and Bongjin S. Mun, Langmuir, 2010, 26 (21), pp 16362–16367

‘A Synchrotron Micro-Diffraction Investigation of Crystallographic Texture of High-Sn Alloy Films and its Effects on Whisker Growth’
Pylin Sarobol, Aaron Pedigo, John Blendell, Carol Handwerker, Peng Su, Li Li, and Jie Xue, Proc. of the 2010 Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2010 Las Vegas, NV (1-4 June 2010) pp 162 - 169

‘A comparative EBSD and micro-XRD study of the intergranular grain structure in CP-Ti’
P.A. Lynch, D. Tomus, C.J. Bettles, M.A. Gibson and A.W. Stevenson, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 619, Issues 1-3, 1 July 2010-21 July 2010, Pages 298-301

‘Alteration of As-bearing phases in a small watershed located on a high grade arsenic-geochemical anomaly (French Massif Central)’
A. Bossy, C. Grosbois, S. Beauchemin, A. Courtin-Nomade, W. Hendershot and H. Bril,
Applied Geochemistry 25 (Dec 2010) issue 12, pp. 1889-1901

‘Constant threshold resistivity in the metal-insulator transition of VO2’
J. Cao, W. Fan, K. Chen, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, V. Eyert and J. Wu; PRL Physical Review B (2010) 82, 241101(R ).


‘Electromigration-induced Plasticity: Texture Correlation and Implications for Reliability Assessment'
A. S. Budiman, P.R. Besser,, C.S. Hau-Riege, A. Marathe, Y.-C. Joo, N. Tamura, J.R. Patel, W.D. Nix, Journal of Electronic Materials 38(3)   (2009) 379-391.

‘Mapping mesoscale heterogeneity in the plastic deformation of a copper single crystal’

K.R. Magid, J.N. Florando, D.H. Lassila, M.M. Leblanc, N. Tamura and J.W. Morris, Philos Mag. 89 (1) (2009) pp 77-107.

'Spatially Resolved U(VI) Partitioning and Speciation: Implications for Plume Scale Behavior of Contaminant U in the Hanford Vadose Zone'

J. Wan , Y. Kim, T. Tokunaga, Z. Wang, S. Dixit, C. Steefel, E. Saiz, M. Kunz and N. Tamura, Environ. Science and Technology 43(7) (2009) 2247-2253

'In-situ study of electromigration-induced grain rotation in Pb-free solder joint by synchrotron microdiffraction'

Kai Chen, Nobumichi Tamura, and K. N. Tu , Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1116E, I05-06, 2009 .

'Evidence for residual elastic strain in deformed natural quartz'
Martin Kunz, Kai Chen, Nobumichi Tamura, and Hans-Rudolf Wenk, American Mineralogist, 94 (2009) 1059-1062.

'A superbend X-ray microdiffraction beamline at the Advanced Light Source'

N. Tamura, M. Kunz, K. Chen, R. S. Celestre, A. A. MacDowell, and T. Warwick, Materials Science and Engineering A (2009), in press 

'A dedicated superbend x-ray microdiffraction beamline for materials-, geo- and environmental sciences at the Advanced Light Source'

Kunz M., Tamura N., Chen K., MacDowell A.A., Celestre RS., Church MM., Fakra S., Domning EE., Glossinger JM., Kirschman JL., Morrison GY., Plate DW., Smith BV., Warwick T., Yashchuk VV., Padmore HA., Ustundag E., Review of Scientific Instruments,  80(3) (March 2009) 035108.

‘Interface residual stresses in dental zirconia using Laue Micro-Diffraction’
H. A. Bale, J. C. Hanan, N. Tamura, P. Coelho, Proceedings of the 2008 ICRS Meeting, Denver 

‘Preferred orientation of ettringite in concrete fractures’

Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Paulo J.M. Monteiro, Martin Kunz, Kai Chen, Nobumichi Tamura, Luca Lutterotti and John Delacroz, J. of Applied Crystallography, 42 (2009) 429-432.

‘Bendable X-Ray Optics at The ALS: Design, Tuning, Performance And Applications’
V. V. Yashchuk, M. N. Church, J. W. Knight, M. Kunz, A. A. MacDowell, W. R. McKinney, N. Tamura, T. Warwick,

‘Metal plasticity by grain rotation - microdiffraction case studies’

K. R. Magid, R. D. Nyilas, R. Spolenak, Materials Science and Engineering A, in press

‘In situ measurement of electromigration-induced transient stress in Pb-free Sn-Cu solder joints by synchrotron radiation based X-ray polychromatic microdiffraction ‘

Kai Chen, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, K. N. Tu, and Yi-Shao Lai, Journal of Applied Physics 106 (2009)  023502

‘Ultrafast growth of wadsleyite in shock produced melts and its implications for early solar system impact processes’
Oliver Tschauner , Paul Asimow , Natalia Kostandova , Thomas Ahrens, Chi Ma , Stanislav Sinogeikin , Zhenxian Liu , Sirine Fakra , Nobumichi Tamura, PNAS, 33 (2009) 13691-13695.

‘Mechanism of Calcite Co-Orientation in the Sea Urchin Tooth’
C.E. Killian, R.A. meltzer, Y.U.T. Gong, I.C. Olson, J. Aizenberg, Y. Politi, F.H. Wilt, A. Scholl, A. Young, A. Doran, M. Kunz, N. Tamura, S.N. Coppersmith, PUPA Gilbert,’ Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (2009) 18404-18409.

‘Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction Studies of Electromigration in Interconnect lines at the Advanced Light Source’
N. Tamura, K. Chen and M. Kunz, 10th International Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena in Metallization (Nov 05-07, 2008 Univ. Texas Austin TX) Stress-Induced Phenomena in Metallization 1143 (2009) 47-55.


‘A search for evidence of strain gradient hardening in Au submicron pillars under uniaxial compression using synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction’
Budiman AS, Han SM, Greer JR, Tamura N, Patel JR, Nix WD., Acta Materialia, vol.56, no.3, Feb. 2008, pp. 602-8.

‘Oxidation Kinetics of High Strength Low Alloy Steels at Elevated Temperatures’
Anjali Talekar, Dhanesh Chandra, Raja Chellappa, Jaak Daemen, Nobumichi Tamura and Martin Kunz, Corrosion Science, Volume 50, Issue 10, October 2008, Pages 2804-2815.

‘Microscanning XRF, XANES, and XRD studies of the  decorated surface of Roman Terra Sigillata Ceramics’

C. Mirguet, P. Sciau, P. Goudeau, A. Mehta, P. Pianetta, Z. Liu, and N. Tamura, proceedings of the 2007 Denver X-ray Conference, Vol 51, p.242-248.

‘The passivation of calcite by acid mine water. Column experiments with ferric sulfate and ferric chloride solutions at pH 2’
Josep M. Soler, Marco Boi, José Luis Mogollón, Jordi Cama, Carlos Ayora, Peter S. Nico, Nobumichi Tamura, Martin Kunz, Applied Geochemistry 23(12) (2008) pp. 3579-3588.

‘Indentation size effects in single crystal copper as revealed by synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction’

G. Feng, AS Budiman, WD Nix, N. Tamura and J.R. Patel’ Journal of Applied Physics   104(4) (2008) Article Number: 043501, Published: AUG 15 2008.

‘Plastic deformation in Al (Cu) interconnects stressed by electromigration and studied by synchrotron polychromatic x-ray microdiffraction’

K. Chen, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek and K. N. Tu, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 013513 (2008)

‘Gradual Ordering in Red Abalone Nacre’
P.U.P.A. Gilbert, Rebecca A. Metzler, Dong Zhou, Andreas Scholl, Andrew Doran, Anthony Young, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, and Susan N. Coppersmith, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(51) (2008)  17519-17527.

‘Coupling micro-Raman and microscanning X-ray diffraction to characterize heterogeneous material’

Courtin-Nomade A, Vanaecker M, Kunz M, N. Tamura, Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 72   Issue: 12   Pages: A185-A185   Supplement: Suppl. 1   Published: Jul 2008

‘Residual strain and domain orientation in quartz’
Kunz M, Tamura N, Wenk HR, Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 72   Issue: 12   Pages: A503-A503   Supplement: Suppl. 1   Published: JUL 2008

‘Partially Resolved U(VI)  Partitioning and Speciation: Implications for Plume Scale Behavior of  Contaminant U in the Hanford Site’
Wan, J., T.K. Tokunaga, Y. Kim, S. Dixit, C. Steefel, Z. Wang, J.  Serne, .E. Saiz, M. Kunz, and N. Tamura , International Workshop on  Radionuclide Migration and Waste Disposal, Beijing, China, October  12-16, 2008.

"Evidence for the incorporation of lead into barite from waste rock pile materials"

Courtin-Nomade, A., M. Soubrand-Colin, M.A. Marcus, and S.C. Fakra,  Environmental Science and Technology 42(8), 2867-2872 (2008).

'In-situ early stage electromigration study in Al line using synchrotron polychromatic X-ray microdiffraction'
Kai Chen, N. Tamura, and K. N. Tu, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1079E, N05-02, 2008.


‘Two-dimensional mapping of triaxial strain fields in a multiferroic BiFeO3 thin film using scanning x-ray microdiffraction’ 

Chung W. Bark, Kyung C. Cho, Yang M. Koo, Nobumichi Tamura, Sangwoo Ryu, and Hyun M. Jang , Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 102904 (2007)  

‘A laboratory based system for Laue micro X-ray diffraction’
P. A. Lynch, A. W. Stevenson, D. Liang, D. Parry, S. W. Wilkins, N. Tamura, Review of Scientific Instruments 78 (2007) 023904.

‘In-situ white beam microdiffraction study of the deformation behavior in polycrystalline magnesium alloy during uniaxial loading’

P. A. Lynch, A. W. Stevenson, D. Liang, D. Parry, S. Wilkins, I. C. Madsen, C. Bettles and N. Tamura, G. Geandier, AIP Conf. Proc.  879 (2007) 1751-1754 (Jan 19, 2007)

‘Thin film substrate systems featuring arbitrary film thickness and misfit strain distributions. Part II: Experimental validation of the non-local stress curvature relations ‘

Brown MA, Rosakis AJ, Feng X, Huang Y, Ustundag E, International Journal Of Solids And Structures 44 (6): 1755-1767 (Mar 15 2007)

‘Understanding the Deformation and Fracture of Nitinol Endovascular Stents Using In Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction’
A. Mehta, Xiao-Yan Gong, V. Imbeni, A. R. Pelton, and R.O. Ritchie, Advanced Materials (2007) 19, 1183–1186

‘Spectroscopic evidence for Uranium Bearing Precipitates in vadose Zone Sediments at the Hanford 300-area Site’
Y. Arai, M. Marcus, N. Tamura, J.A. Davis and J.M. Zachara, Env. Sci. & Tech., (2007) 41 (13), 4633 -4639.

‘Preferred orientation relationship between Cu6Sn5 scallop-type grains and Cu substrate in reactions between molten Sn-based solders and Cu’
J.O. Suh, K.-N. Tu and N. Tamura, Journal of Applied Physics, 102 (2007) 063511-1-7.

‘Plasticity-amplified Diffusivity: Dislocation Cores as Fast Diffusion Paths in Cu Interconnects’

A.S. Budiman, C.S. Hau-Riege, P.R. Besser, A. Marathe, Y.-C. Joo, N. Tamura, J.R. Patel, W.D. Nix, 2007 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.07CH37867). IEEE. pp. 6. Piscataway, NJ, USA.

‘Dramatic morphological change of scallop-type Cu6Sn5 formed on (001) single crystal copper in reaction between molten SnPb solder and Cu’

J. O. Suh,  K. N. Tu and N. Tamura, Applied Physics Letters 91 (2007) 051907.

‘Influence of Taoism on the Invention of the Purple Pigment Used on the Qin Terracotta Warriors’

Z. Liu, A. Mehta, N. Tamura, D. Pickard , B. Rong, T. Zhou, and P. Pianetta, J. of Archeological Science 34 (11) (Nov. 2007) 1878-1883.

‘Application of white beam X-ray microdiffraction for the study of mineralogical speciation in ancient Egyptian pigments’
P. A. Lynch, N. Tamura, D. Lau, I. Madsen, D. Liang, M. Strohschnieder, A. W. Stevenson and S. Wilkins, J. Applied Crystallography 40 (2007) 1089-1096.

‘Evolution of crack-tip transformation zones in superelastic Nitinol subjected to in situ fatigue: A fracture mechanics and synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction analysis’

S.W. Robertson, A. Mehta, A.R. Pelton, R.O. Ritchie, Acta Materialia 55 (18)  6198-6207 (Oct 2007)


‘Micro scanning X-ray diffraction study of Gallo-Roman Terra Sigillata ceramics’
P. Sciau, P. Goudeau, N. Tamura and E. Dooryhee, Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 83 (2): 219-224 (May 2006).

‘Residual stress analysis in micro and nano structured materials by X-ray diffraction’
P. Gergaud, P. Goudeau, O. Sicardy, N. Tamura and O. Thomas, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology 26(3-4) (2006) 354-371.

‘Crystal Plasticity in Cu Damascene Interconnect Lines Undergoing Electromigration As Revealed by Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction’
A. S. Budiman, N. Tamura , B. C. Valek , K. Gadre , J. Maiz , R. Spolenak , W.D. Nix , J.R. Patel, Applied Physics Letters 88 (2006) 233515-1-3.

‘Hierarchical Characterization of Deformation Heterogeneities in BCC crystals’

K.R. Magid, E.T. Lilleodden, N. Tamura, J. Florando, D. Lassila, R.I. Barabash, J.W. Morris, in Dislocations, Plasticity, Damage and Metal Forming: Material Response and Multiscale Modeling, edited by Akhtar S. Khan and Amir R. Khoei, (Plasticity 2005 Proceedings, Kauai, HI, 2005) pp.631-633.

‘A Synchrotron Radiation X-Ray Microdiffraction Study on Orientation Relationships between a Cu6Sn5 and Cu Substrate in Solder Joints’
J.O. Suh, K.N. Tu and N. Tamura, JOM 58 (2006) 63-66.

‘X-Ray microdiffraction as a probe to reveal flux divergences in interconnects’
R. Spolenak, N. Tamura and J.R. Patel, AIP Conference Proceedings, 816 (2006) pp 228-95.

‘A Comparison of X-Ray Microdiffraction and Coherent Gradient sensing in Measuring Discontinuous Curvatures in Thin Film-Substrate systems’
M.A. Brown, T.-S. Park, A. Rosakis, E. Ustundag, Y. Huang, N. Tamura and B.C. Valek., J. of Applied Mechanics, 73 (5) (2006) 723-729.

‘Synchrotron radiation based X-ray micro-diffraction study on reliability issues of solder joints in electronic packaging technology’
Suh JO, Nah JW, Tu KN, Tamura N. 2006 Proceedings. 56th Electronic Components & Technology Conference (IEEE Cat. No. 06CH37766C). IEEE. 2006, pp. 4. Piscataway, NJ, USA. ,art. no. 1645924, pp. 1924-1927.

‘White beam microdiffraction experiments for the determination of the local plastic behaviour of polycrystals’

Castelnau, O., Goudeau, P., Geandier, G., Tamura, N., Béchade, J.-L., Bornert, M., Caldemaison, D., Materials Science Forum, 524-525 (2006) 103-108.

‘Strains, stresses and elastic properties in polycrystalline metallic thin films: in situ deformation combined with x-ray diffraction and simulation experiments’

Goudeau, P., Faurie, D., Girault, B., Renault, P.-O., Le Bourhis, E., Villain, P.,  Badawi, F., Castelnau, O., Brenner, R., Bechade, J.-L., Geandier, G., Tamura, N., Materials Science Forum, 524-525 (2006) 735-740.

‘Electromigration-induced plastic deformation in Cu damascene interconnect lines as revealed by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction ‘
Budiman A.S., Tamura N., Valek B.C., Gadre K., Maiz J., Spolenak R., Patel J.R., Nix W.D. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 914 (2006), pp. 295-304.

‘4D XRD for strain in many grains using triangulation’
H.A. Bale, J.C. Hanan and N. Tamura (2006) Powder Diffr. 21(2), 184.


‘Microdiffraction Study of Polycrystalline Copper during Uniaxial Tension Deformation using a Synchrotron X-ray Source’

H.D. Joo, J.S. Kim, C.W. Bark, J.Y. Kim, Y.M. Koo, N. Tamura, Materials Science Forum 475-479 (2005) 4149-4152.

‘Application of the White/Monochromatic X-ray -Diffraction Technique to the Study of Texture and Triaxial strain at the Submicron Level’

P. Goudeau, N. Tamura, R. Spolenak and H.A. Padmore, Materials Science Forum 490-491 (2005) 672-677. ICRS7 (International Conference on Residual Stresses VII).

‘X-Ray Diffraction as a Probe for Elastic Strain: Micro- and Nanoscale Investigation of Thin Metal Films’
R. Spolenak, in Neutron and X-Ray Scattering as Probes of Multiscale Phenomena, edited by Surita R. Bhatia, Peter G. Khalifah, Darrin J. Pochan, and Paolo G. Radaelli (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 840, Warrendale, PA , 2005), Q3.4.1-Q.4.11

‘X-Ray Microdiffraction Characterization of Deformation Heterogeneities in BCC Crystals’
K.R. Magid, E.T. Lilleodden, N. Tamura, J.N. Florando, D.H. Lassila, M.M. Leblanc, R.I. Barabash, J.W. Morris Jr.,  in Neutron and X-Ray Scattering as Probes of Multiscale Phenomena, edited by Surita R. Bhatia, Peter G. Khalifah, Darrin J. Pochan, and Paolo G. Radaelli (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 840, Warrendale, PA , 2005), Q7.2.1-Q7.2.6. (p. 181-186)

‘Multiscale Study of Internal Stress and Texture in Ferroelectrics’

E. Ustundag, R.C. Rogan, M.R. Daymond, N. Tamura, L. Margulies, and H. Poulsen, ICRS7 Materials Science Forum 490-491 (2005) p28

‘Zinc mobility and speciation in soil covered by contaminated dredged sediment using micrometer-scale and bulk-averaging X-ray fluorescence, absorption and diffraction techniques’
M.-P. Isaure, A.Manceau, N. Geoffroy, A. Laboudigue, N. Tamura, M. A. Marcus, Geochim. and Cosmol. Acta 69 (2005) 1173-1198.

‘White beam analysis of coupling between precipitation and plastic deformation during electromigration in a passivated Al(0.5wt.% Cu) interconnect’

R.I. Barabash,  G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, J.R. Patel, Metallofizica I Noveishie Tekhnologii 27 (2005) 75-94.

‘Natural speciation of Mn, Ni and Zn at a micrometer scale in a clayey paddy soil using X-ray fluorescence, absorption and diffraction’
A. Manceau, C. Tommaseo, S. Rihs, N. Geoffroy, D. Chateigner, M. Schlegel, D. Tisserand, M. A. Marcus, N. Tamura, and Z.-S. Chen, Geochim. and Cosmol. Acta, 69 (2005) 4007-4034.

‘High Spatial Resolution Stress Measurements using Synchrotron based Scanning X-Ray Microdiffraction with White or Monochromatic beam’

N. Tamura, H.A. Padmore and J.R. Patel, Materials Science & Engineering A 399 (2005) 92-98.

‘Strain mapping on gold thin film buckling and silicon blistering’

P. Goudeau, N. Tamura, G. Parry, J. Colin, C. Coupeau, F. Cleymand, H. Padmore, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 875 (2005) O 10.4.1-O10.4.6
Thin Films-Stresses and Mechanical Properties XI. Symposium (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol.875). Materials Research Society. 2005, pp. 263-8. Warrendale, PA, USA.

‘X-ray diffraction characterization of suspended structures for MEMS applications’

P. Goudeau, N. Tamura, B. Lavelle, S. Rigo, T. Masri, A. Bosseboeuf, T. Sarnet, J.-A. Petit, J.-M. Desmarres. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol 875 (2005) O4.11.1 –O4.11.6.
Thin Films-Stresses and Mechanical Properties XI. Symposium (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol.875). Materials Research Society. 2005, pp. 121-6. Warrendale, PA, USA.

‘Microstructure evolution of tin under electromigration studied by synchrotron X-Ray micro-diffraction’
A.T. Wu, J.R. Lloyd, N. Tamura and K.-N. Tu, 10th International Symposium on Advanced Packaging Materials: Processes, Properties and Interfaces (IEEE Cat. No. 05TH8808). IEEE. 2005, pp.178-80. Piscataway, NJ, USA. March 16-18,2005, Irvine, CA
Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Enginee (October 1, 2005) art. no. 1432073, pp. 178-180.

‘Mechanism and Prevention of Spontaneous Tin Whisker Growth’
K.N. Tu, J.O. Suh, A. T. Wu, N. Tamura and C.-H. Tung, Materials Transactions, Special issue on “Lead-Free Soldering in Eletronics III”, Materials Transactions 46 (11): 2300-2308 NOV 2005.

‘Synchrotron X-ray Micro-Diffraction Analysis on Microstructure Evolution in Sn Under Electromigration’
A.T.Wu, N. Tamura, J. R. Lloyd, C. R. Kao, and K.N. Tu, MRS Proceedings, 863, B9.10 MRS 2005 Spring Meeting
Materials, Technology and Reliability of Advanced Interconnects-2005. Symposium (Materials Research Society Proceedings Vol.863). Materials Research Society. 2005, pp. 363-7. Warrendale, PA, USA.

‘Nanoparticulate oxide minerals in soils and sediments: unique properties and contaminant scavenging mechanisms’
Waychunas, G.A., C.S. Kim, and J.F. Banfield,  Journal of Nanoparticle Research 7(4-5), 409-433 (2005).


‘Microstructure and superconductivity of MgB2 single crystals’

Kijoon H.P. Kim, C.U. Jung, B.W. Kang, Kyung Hee Kim, Hyun-Sook Lee, Sung-Ik Lee, N. Tamura, W.A. Caldwell and J.R. Patel, Current Applied Physics 4 (2004) 272-275.

‘Natural speciation of Zn at the micrometer scale in a clayey soil using X-ray fluorescence, absorption, and diffraction’

A. Manceau, M.A. Marcus, N. Tamura, O. Proux, N. Geoffroy and B. Lanson, Geochemica & Cosmochimica Acta 68 (2004) 2467-2483.

‘Shear At Twin Domain Boundaries in YBa2Cu3O7-x’
W.A. Caldwell, N. Tamura, R.S. Celestre, A.A. MacDowell, H.A. Padmore, T.H. Geballe, G. Koster, B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 21 (2004) 216105-1-4.

‘X-ray microdiffraction: Local stress distributions in polycrystalline and epitaxial thin films’
M.A. Phillips, R. Spolenak, N. Tamura, W.L. Brown, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, B.W. Batterman, E. Arzt and J.R. Patel, Microelectronics Engineering 75 (2004) 117-126.

‘Quantitative characterization of electromigration-induced plastic deformation in Al(0.5wt%Cu) interconnect’
R.I. Barabash , G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, R. Spolenak, and J.R. Patel, Microelectronics Engineering 75 (2004) 24-30.

‘In-situ Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction Study of Lattice Rotation in Polycrystalline Materials during Uniaxial Deformations’
H.D. Joo, K.H. Kim, C.W. Bark, Y.M. Koo, and N. Tamura, AIP Conf. Proc. 708 (2004) 1094-1097. May 12, 2004.
Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation: 8th International Conference, Ed. T. Warwick et al., AIP, San Francisco CA, August 25-29, 2004

‘Cartographie par diffraction des rayons X à l’échelle du micromètre des contraintes intragranulaires et des orientations cristallines d’un film d’or déposé sur une micro-poutre en silicium’ , ‘Micro scanning X-ray diffraction of residual stresses and grain orientation in a gold thin film deposited on a poly silicon micro cantilever’
P. Goudeau, S. Rigo, T. Masri, J.-A. Petit, J.-M. Desmarres, N. Tamura, Materiaux & Techniques, No 3-4 (2004) p.1-5. (SIRPE Editeur).

‘White beam diffraction analysis of plastic deformation in 2D systems’
R.I. Barabash,G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, R. Spolenak, J. Patel J. , MPMD Fifth Global Innovations Proceedings. Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanostructured Materials & Trends in LIGA, Miniaturization, and Nanoscale Materials. TMS. 2004, pp.371. Warrendale, PA, USA.

‘Electromigration-induced microstructure evolution in tin studied by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction’

Albert T. Wu, K. N. Tu, J. R. Lloyd, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, C. R. Kao, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85 (2004) 2490-2492.

‘Unexpected Mode of Plastic Deformation in Cu Damascene Lines Undergoing Electromigration’

Arief S. Budiman, N. Tamura, B. C. Valek, K. Gadre, J. Maiz, R. Spolenak, W. A. Caldwell, W. D. Nix and J. R. Patel, Materials, Technology and Reliability for Advanced Interconnects and low-k Dielectrics, MRS Proceedings, 812 (2004) F7.3.1-6. pp. 345-50.

‘Coupling Between Precipitation and Plastic Deformation During Electromigration in a Passivated Al (0.5wt%Cu) Interconnect’

R.I. Barabash,  G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, R. Spolenak, J.C. Bravman, and J.R. Patel, Materials, Technology and Reliability for Advanced Interconnects and low-k Dielectrics, MRS Proceedings, 812 (2004) F7.4.1-10. pp 351-60.

‘In situ synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction study of deformation behavior in polycrystalline coppers during uniaxial deformations’

H.D. Joo, J.S. Kim, K.H. Kim, N. Tamura and Y.M. Koo, Scripta Materialia 51 (2004) 1183-1186.

‘Evidence of plastic damage in thin films around buckling structures’
C. Coupeau, P. Goudeau, L. Belliard, M. George, N. Tamura, F. Cleymand, J. Colin, B. Perrin, and J. Grilhé, Thin Solid Films 469-470 (2004) 221-226.

‘Scanning X-Ray Microdiffraction for Materials Science at the Advanced Light Source’
N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, R. Spolenak, and J.R. Patel, 2004 Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition Cd-Rom: Volume 3, IMECE2004-62456  (2004) Nov 13-19, 2004 Anaheim, CA,  Applications of X-Rays in Mechanical Engineering 2004, pp. 81-86


‘Molecular-Scale Speciation of Zn and Ni in Soil Ferromanganese Nodules from Loess Soils of the Mississippi Bassin’
A. Manceau, N. Tamura, R.S. Celestre, A.A. MacDowell, N. Geoffroy, G. Sposito and H.A. Padmore, Environmental Science and Technology 37 (2003) 75-80.

‘Scanning X-ray Microdiffraction with submicron white beam for strain/stress and orientation mapping in thin films’

N. Tamura, A.A. MacDowell, R. Spolenak, B.C. Valek, J. C. Bravman, W.L. Brown, R. S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, J. of Synchrotron Radiation 10 (2003) 137-143.

‘Local Plasticity of Al Thin Films as Revealed by X-Ray Microdiffraction’

R. Spolenak, W.L. Brown, N. Tamura, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, T. Marieb, H. Fujimoto, B.W. Batterman, and J.R. Patel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90 (2003) 096102-1-4.

‘Quantitative Analysis of Dislocation Arrangements induced by Electromigration in a passivated Al (0.5wt% Cu) Interconnect’
R.I. Barabash, G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, R. Spolenak and J.R. Patel, J. Appl. Phys. 93 (2003) 5701-5706.

‘Spatially Resolved Characterization of Electromigration-Induced plastic deformation in Al (0.5wt% Cu) interconnect’

R.I. Barabash, G.E. Ice, N. Tamura, J.R. Patel, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, R. Spolenak, Spatially Resolved Characterization of Local Phenomena in Materials and Nanostructures (Ed. D.A. Bonnell, J. Piqueras, A.P. Shreve, F. Zypman, 2-6 december 2002, Boston), Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 738 (2003) G.13.1.1-7. pp. 345-50.

‘Direct Measurement of Triaxial Strain Fields around Ferroelectric Domains Using X-Ray Microdiffraction’

R. C. Rogan, N. Tamura, G. A. Swift and E. Üstündag, Nature Materials 2 (2003) 379-381.

‘Mesoscale x-ray diffraction measurement of stress relaxation associated with buckling in compressed thin films’

P. Goudeau, P. Villain, N. Tamura and H.A. Padmore, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83 (2003) 51-53.

‘Elastic Properties of Supported Polycrystalline Thin Films and Multilayers : an X-ray Diffraction Study’

P. Goudeau, P. Villain, N. Tamura, P.-O. Renault, K.F. Badawi and H. A. Padmore, Thermec’ 2003, Materials Science Forum 426-432 (2003) 3409-3414.

‘Zn speciation in a soil contaminated by the deposition of a dredged sediment by synchrotron x-ray techniques’
M.-P. Isaure, A. Manceau, A. Laboudigue, N. Tamura, M.A.  Marcus, J. de Physique IV, 107 (2003) 657-660.

‘Early Stage of Plastic Deformation in Thin Films Undergoing Electromigration’

B. C. Valek, N. Tamura, R. Spolenak, W.A. Caldwell, J.C. Bravman, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore,  B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, J. Appl. Phys. 94 (2003) 3757-3761.

‘Twinning in La0.95Sr0.05Ga0.9Mg0.1O2.92 crystals studied by white beam (Laue) X-Ray Microdiffraction’

D.Savytskii, D. Trots, L.Vasylechko, N.Tamura and  M.Berkowski, J. Appl. Cryst. 36 (2003) 1197-1203.

‘X-Ray absorption spectroscopy of transition metal-magnesium hybride thin films’

T.J. Richardson, B. Farangis, J.L. Slack, P. Nachimuthu, R. Perera, N. Tamura and M. Rubin, J. Alloys and Compounds, 356-357 (2003) 204-207.

‘Synchrotron radiation micro-diffraction study of Sn whiskers on Pb-free surface finish’
W.J. Choi, T.Y. Lee, K.N. Tu, N. Tamura, R.S. Celestre, A.A. MacDowell, Y.Y. Bong and L. Nguyen, Acta Materialia 51 (2003) 6253-61.

‘Correlation between X-ray micro-diffraction and a developed analytical model to measure residual stresses in suspended structures in MEMS’
S. Rigo, P. Goudeau, J.-M. Desmarres, T. Masri, J.-A. Petit, P. Schmidt, Microelectronics Reliability 43 (2003) 1963-1968.

‘Quantitative Characterization of Dislocation Structure Coupled with Electromigration in a Passivated Al (0.5wt% Cu) Interconnects’
R.I. Barabash, N. Tamura, B.C. Valek, R. Spolenak, J.C. Bravman, G.E. Ice and J.R. Patel, 21-25 April 2003, San Francisco, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 766 (2003) 107-114.


‘High Resolution Microdiffraction Studies Using Synchrotron Radiation‘
R. Spolenak; N. Tamura; B.C. Valek; A.A. MacDowell; H.A. Padmore; W.L. Brown; T. Marieb; B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, in „ 6th International Workshop on Stress induced phenomena in metallization“, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, July 25-27, 2001 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 612 (2002) 217-28.

‘Trace metal fluxes to ferromanganese nodules from the western Baltic Sea as a record for long-term environmental changes’
S. Hlawatsch; M. Kersten; C.D. Garbe-Schönberg; F. Lechtenberg; A. Manceau; N. Tamura; D.A. Kulik; J. Harff; and  E. Suess, Chemical Geology, 182 (2002) 697-709.

‘Submicron X-Ray Diffraction and its Applications to Problems in Materials and Environmental Science‘

N. Tamura; R. Spolenak, B.C. Valek; A. Manceau; M. Meier Chang; R.S. Celestre; A.A. MacDowell; H.A. Padmore and J.R. Patel; Review of Scientific Instruments 73 (2002) 1369-1372.

‘High Spatial Resolution Grain Orientation and Strain Mapping in Thin Films using Polychromatic Submicron X-ray Diffraction’

N. Tamura, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, R. Spolenak, W.L. Brown, T. Marieb, H. Fujimoto, B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80 (2002) 3724-3727.

‘Structure and Kinetics of Sn Whisker Growth on Pb-free Solder Finish’
W. J. Choi, T. Y Lee, K. N. Tu, N. Tamura, R. S. Celestre, A. A. MacDowell, Y. Y. Bong, L. G. T. T. Sheng, IEEE  52nd Electronic Component & Technology Conference Proceedings (IEEE Catalog number 02CH3734-5, 28-31 May 2002), San Diego, CA (2002) 628-633.

‘Residual stress mapping by micro X-ray diffraction: Application to the study of thin film buckling’
P. Goudeau, P. Villain, N. Tamura, R.S. Celestre and H.A. Padmore, J.Phys IV France 12 (2002) 409-415.

‘Macro Stress Mapping on Thin Film Buckling’
P. Goudeau, P. Villain, P.-O. Renault, N. Tamura, R.S. Celestre, and H.A. Padmore, Materials Science Forum, 404-407 (2002) 709-714.

‘Deciphering Ni sequestration in soil ferromanganese nodules by combining x-ray fluorescence, absorption and diffraction at micrometer scales of resolution’

A. Manceau, N. Tamura, M. A. Marcus, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, R.E. Sublett, G.S. Sposito, H.A. Padmore, American Mineralogist 87 (2002) 1494-1499.

‘Quantitative speciation of heavy metals in soils and sediments by synchrotron X-ray techniques’
A. Manceau, M. A. Marcus, and N. Tamura, In Applications of Synchrotron Radiation in Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Environmental Science, (ed. P. A. Fenter, M. L. Rivers, N. C. Sturchio, and S. R. Sutton), Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America., Vol 49  (2002) 341-428.

‘Electromigration-Induced Plastic Deformation in Passivated Metal Lines’
B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, N. Tamura, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A. Padmore, R. Spolenak, W.L. Brown, B.W. Batterman and J.R. Patel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81 (2002) 4168-4170.

‘Microstructure and Pinning Properties of Hexagonal-disc shaped Single Crystalline MgB2’
C.U. Jung, J.Y. Kim, P. Chowdhury, K.H.P. Kim, S-.I. Lee, D. S. Koh, N. Tamura, W.A. Caldwell, and J.R. Patel, Phys. Rev. B 66 (2002) 1845191-1845195.


'Grain Orientation and Strain Measurements in Sub-Micron wide Passivated Individual Aluminum Test Structures'
N. Tamura, B. C. Valek, R. Spolenak, A. A. MacDowell, R. S. Celestre, H.A.Padmore, W. L. Brown, T. Marieb, J. C. Bravman, B. W. Batterman  and J. R. Patel, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 612 (2001) D.8.8.1 –D8.8.6

'Microtexture and Strain in Electroplated Copper Interconnects'
R. Spolenak, D.L. Barr, M.E. Gross, K. Evans-Lutherodt, W.L. Brown, N. Tamura, A.A. MacDowell, R.S. Celestre, H.A.Padmore, J.R. Patel, B.C. Valek, J.C. Bravman, P. Flinn, T. Marieb, R.R. Keller, B.W. Batterman, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 612 (2001) D10.3.1-D.10.3.7

'Submicron X-ray Diffraction'
A.A.MacDowell, R.S.Celestre, N.Tamura, R.Spolenak, B.C. Valek, W.L.Brown, J.C.Bravman, H.A.Padmore, B.W.Batterman & J.R.Patel, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 467-468 (2001) 936-943

‘Local microstructure and stress in Al(Cu) thin film structures studied by X-ray microdiffraction‘

B.C. Valek, N. Tamura, R. Spolenak; A.A. MacDowell; R.S. Celestre; H.A. Padmore; J.C. Bravman; B.W. Batterman; J.R. Patel, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 673 (2001) P7.7.1-P7.7.6