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M. Grant Norton - Professor and Dean Honors College

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M. Grant Norton - Professor and Dean Honors College

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M. Grant Norton

Contact Information:

office Honors Hall 130
telephone 509 335 4505
e-mail norton@mme.wsu.edu
Postal mail M. Grant Norton
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 1991;
Ph.D. in Materials from Imperial College, London in 1989.

Research Interests:

  • Ceramic Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clean Technology

Significant Publications:

  • C.B. Carter and M.G. Norton, ‘Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering’ 2nd edition, Springer, New York (2013)
  • U. Sahaym, M.G. Norton, J. Huso, J.L. Morrison, H. Che, and L. Bergman, ‘Microstructure Evolution and Photoluminescence in Nanocrystalline MgxZn1-xO Thin Films,’ Nanotechnology 22, 425706 (2011)
  • O. Marin-Flores, T. Turba, K. Wang, J. Briet, J. Ahn, M.G. Norton, and S. Ha, “Nanoparticle Molybdenum Dioxide: A Highly Active Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Aviation Fuels,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 98, 186 (2010)
  • C. Ye, J-C Xiao, B. Twamley, A.D. LaLonde, M.G. Norton, and J.M. Shreeve, “Basic Ionic Liquids: Facile Solvents for Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation Reactions and Ready Access to Palladium Nanoparticles,” European Journal of Organic Chemistry 30, 5095 (2007)
  • J.J. Nairn, P.J. Shapiro, M. Williams, B. Twamley, T. Pounds, C. Wang, R. von Wandruszka, R. Fletcher, and M.G. Norton, “Preparation of Ultrafine Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles via the Photochemical Decomposition of Molecular Single-Source Precursors,” Nano Letters 6, 1218 (2006)

Recent Publications:

  • X.X. Hou, O. Marin-Flores, B.W. Kwon, J. Kim, M.G. Norton, and S. Ha, 'Gasoline-fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with High Power Density" Journal of Power Sources 268, 546 (2014)
  • B.W. Kwon, S.Z. Hu, O. Marin-Flores, M.G. Norton, J. Kim, L. Scudiero, J. Breit, and S. Ha, "High-Performance Molybdenum Dioxide-Based Anode for Dodecane-Fueled Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)" Energy Technology, 2, 425 (2014)
  • Q. He, O. Marin-Flores, S.Z. Hu, L. Scudiero, S. Ha, and M.G. Norton, ‘Effect of Titanium Doping on the Structure and Reducibility of Nanoparticles Molybdenum Dioxide,’ Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16, 2385 (2014)
  • D.T. Mackay, M.T. Janish, U. Sahaym, P.G. Kotula, K.L. Jungjohann, C.B. Carter, and M.G, Norton, ‘Template-free Electrochemical Synthesis of Tin Nanostructures,’ Journal of Materials Science, 49, 1476 (2014)
  • J. Huso, H. Che, D. Thapa, J.L. Morrison, M.G. Norton, and L. Bergman, ‘Phonon Dynamics and Anharmonicity in Phase Segregated Structural Domains of MgZnO Film,’ Applied Physics Letters 104, 031908 (2014)
  • B.W. Kwon, C. Ellefson, J. Breit, J. Kim, M.G. Norton, and S. Ha, ‘Molybdenum Dioxide-Based Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications,’ Journal of Power Sources, 243, 203 (2013)
  • D. Thapa, J. Huso, H. Che, M. Huso, J.L. Morrison, D. Gutierrez, M.G. Norton, and L. Bergman, ‘Probing Embedded Structural Inhomogeneities in MgZnO Alloys via Selective Resonant Raman Scattering,’ Applied Physics Letters 102, 191902 (2013)
  • B.W. Kwon, C. Ellefson, J. Breit, J. Kim, M.G. Norton, and S. Ha, ‘Molybdenum Dioxide-Based Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications,’ Journal of Power Sources, 243, 203 (2013)
  • D. Thapa, J. Huso, H. Che, M. Huso, J.L. Morrison, D. Gutierrez, M.G. Norton, and L. Bergman, ‘Probing Embedded Structural Inhomogeneities in MgZnO Alloys via Selective Resonant Raman Scattering,’ Applied Physics Letters 102, 191902 (2013)

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

First 100 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Partial oxidation of surrogate Jet-A fuel over SiO 2 supported MoO 2
S Shah, OG Marin-Flores, K Chinnathambi, MG Norton, S Ha
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 193, 133-140 , 2016
  2016
Corrigendum: High‐Performance Molybdenum Dioxide‐Based Anode for Dodecane‐Fueled Solid‐Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
BW Kwon, S Hu, O Marin‐Flores, MG Norton, J Kim, L Scudiero, J Breit, ...
Energy Technology 4 (4), 558-558 , 2016
  2016
Erratum to: Template-free electrochemical synthesis of tin nanostructures
DT Mackay, MT Janish, U Sahaym, PG Kotula, KL Jungjohann, CB Carter, ...
Journal of Materials Science 51 (5), 2759-2760 , 2016
  2016
Growth mechanism of one dimensional tin nanostructures by electrodeposition
CD Owen, MG Norton
Journal of Materials Science 51 (1), 577-588 , 2016
4 2016
TEM in situ lithiation of tin nanoneedles for battery applications
MT Janish, DT Mackay, Y Liu, KL Jungjohann, CB Carter, MG Norton
Journal of Materials Science 51 (1), 589-602 , 2016
4 2016
Nickel-based anode with microstructured molybdenum dioxide internal reformer for liquid hydrocarbon-fueled solid oxide fuel cells
BW Kwon, S Hu, Q He, OG Marin-Flores, CH Oh, SP Yoon, J Kim, J Breit, ...
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 179, 439-444 , 2015
3 2015
Electronic transport in molybdenum dioxide thin films
KW Harrison, CD Corolewski, MD McCluskey, J Lindemuth, S Ha, ...
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 26 (12), 9717-9720 , 2015
  2015
Molybdenum carbide supported nickel–molybdenum alloys for synthesis gas production via partial oxidation of surrogate biodiesel
S Shah, OG Marin-Flores, MG Norton, S Ha
Journal of Power Sources 294, 530-536 , 2015
1 2015
Kinetics of hydrogen reduction of titanium-doped molybdenum dioxide
Q He, O Marin-Flores, S Hu, L Scudiero, S Ha, MG Norton
Scripta Materialia 100, 55-58 , 2015
  2015
Catalytic partial oxidation of a biodiesel surrogate over molybdenum dioxide
CM Cuba-Torres, O Marin-Flores, CD Owen, Z Wang, M Garcia-Perez, ...
Fuel 146, 132-137 , 2015
5 2015
Acceptors in ZnO
MD McCluskey, CD Corolewski, J Lv, MC Tarun, ST Teklemichael, ...
Journal of Applied Physics 117 (11), 112802 , 2015
9 2015
Gasoline-fueled solid oxide fuel cell with high power density
X Hou, O Marin-Flores, BW Kwon, J Kim, MG Norton, S Ha
Journal of Power Sources 268, 546-549 , 2014
5 2014
Lithiation of tin nanoneedles investigated by in situ TEM
MT Janish, DT Mackay, Y Liu, KL Jungjohann, CB Carter, MG Norton
Microsc Microanal 19 (suppl 2), 1878-1879 , 2014
1 2014
Effect of titanium doping on the structure and reducibility of nanoparticle molybdenum dioxide
Q He, O Marin-Flores, S Hu, L Scudiero, S Ha, MG Norton
Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (5), 1-12 , 2014
1 2014
Cover Picture: High‐Performance Molybdenum Dioxide‐Based Anode for Dodecane‐Fueled Solid‐Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)(Energy Technol. 5/2014)
BW Kwon, S Hu, O Marin‐Flores, MG Norton, J Kim, L Scudiero, J Breit, ...
Energy Technology 2 (5), 417-417 , 2014
1 2014
High‐Performance Molybdenum Dioxide‐Based Anode for Dodecane‐Fueled Solid‐Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
BW Kwon, S Hu, O Marin‐Flores, MG Norton, J Kim, L Scudiero, J Breit, ...
Energy Technology 2 (5), 425-430 , 2014
6 2014
Template-free electrochemical synthesis of tin nanostructures
DT Mackay, MT Janish, U Sahaym, PG Kotula, KL Jungjohann, CB Carter, ...
Journal of Materials Science 49 (4), 1476-1483 , 2014
12 2014
Phonon dynamics and anharmonicity in phase segregated structural domains of MgZnO film
J Huso, H Che, D Thapa, JL Morrison, MG Norton, L Bergman
Applied Physics Letters 104 (3), 031908 , 2014
2 2014
Gasoline-fueled solid oxide fuel cell using MoO2-Based Anode
X Hou, O Marin-Flores, BW Kwon, J Kim, MG Norton, S Ha
Journal of Power Sources, 546-549 , 2014
  2014
Molybdenum dioxide-based anode for solid oxide fuel cell applications
BW Kwon, C Ellefson, J Breit, J Kim, MG Norton, S Ha
Journal of Power Sources 243, 203-210 , 2013
14 2013
X-ray diffraction: a practical approach
C Suryanarayana, MG Norton
Springer Science & Business Media , 2013
1431 2013
Probing embedded structural inhomogeneities in MgZnO alloys via selective resonant Raman scattering
D Thapa, J Huso, H Che, M Huso, JL Morrison, D Gutierrez, MG Norton, ...
Applied Physics Letters 102 (19), 191902 , 2013
7 2013
Catalytic converters, insert materials for catalytic converters, and methods of making
TC Cantrell, G Corti, DN McIlroy, MG Norton, FBII Miles
US Patent App. 13/646,380 , 2013
12 2013
Responding to Temperature Changes
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 641-657 , 2013
  2013
Powders, Fibers, Platelets, and Composites
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 369-388 , 2013
  2013
Furnaces
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 143-157 , 2013
  2013
Energy Production and Storage
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 699-712 , 2013
  2013
Using Magnetic Fields and Storing Data
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 617-639 , 2013
1 2013
Models, Crystals, and Chemistry
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 73-88 , 2013
1 2013
Background You Need to Know
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 37-52 , 2013
  2013
Thin Films and Vapor Deposition
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 509-522 , 2013
  2013
Fracturing: Brittleness
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 333-349 , 2013
  2013
Raw Materials
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 353-367 , 2013
  2013
Conducting Charge or Not
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 545-571 , 2013
1 2013
Processing Glass and Glass-Ceramics
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 477-494 , 2013
  2013
Complex Crystal and Glass Structures
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 103-122 , 2013
1 2013
Binary Compounds
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 89-102 , 2013
  2013
Shaping and Forming
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 423-437 , 2013
  2013
Characterizing Structure, Defects, and Chemistry
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 159-183 , 2013
1 2013
Are Dislocations Unimportant?
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 209-229 , 2013
  2013
Solid-State Phase Transformations and Reactions
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 457-475 , 2013
  2013
Surfaces, Nanoparticles, and Foams
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 231-252 , 2013
  2013
Industry and the Environment
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 713-728 , 2013
  2013
Point Defects, Charge, and Diffusion
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 187-207 , 2013
  2013
Minerals and Gems
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 677-698 , 2013
  2013
Coatings and Thick Films
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 495-508 , 2013
  2013
Interacting with and Generating Light
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 593-616 , 2013
  2013
Interfaces in polycrystals
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 253-275 , 2013
1 2013
Bonds and Energy Bands
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 53-72 , 2013
  2013
Locally Redistributing Charge
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 573-592 , 2013
1 2013
Plasticity
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 317-331 , 2013
  2013
Some History
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 17-34 , 2013
  2013
Phase Boundaries, Particles, and Pores
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 277-294 , 2013
1 2013
Growing Single Crystals
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 523-542 , 2013
1 2013
Sols, gels, and organic chemistry
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 411-422 , 2013
1 2013
Glass and Glass-Ceramics
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 389-409 , 2013
1 2013
Equilibrium Phase Diagrams
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 123-139 , 2013
1 2013
Mechanical Testing
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 297-315 , 2013
2 2013
Sintering and grain growth
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 439-456 , 2013
4 2013
Ceramics in Biology and Medicine
CB Carter, MG Norton
Ceramic Materials, 659-676 , 2013
  2013
Effect of solute hydrogen on toughness of feedstock polycrystalline silicon for solar cell applications
MB Zbib, MG Norton, DF Bahr
Scripta Materialia 67 (9), 756-759 , 2012
3 2012
Batteries with nanostructured electrodes and associated methods
MG Norton, U Sahaym
US Patent App. 14/122,559 , 2012
1 2012
Molybdenum dioxide (MoO2) based catalysts for a partial oxidation of aviation fuels
O Marin-Flores, T Turba, C Ellefson, J Breit, MG Norton, S Ha
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 243 , 2012
  2012
Characterization of granular silicon, powders, and agglomerates from a fluidized bed reactor
MB Zbib, MM Dahl, U Sahaym, MG Norton, EW Osborne, DF Bahr
Journal of Materials Science 47 (6), 2583-2590 , 2012
7 2012
Synthesis and applications of molybdenum (IV) oxide
CA Ellefson, O Marin-Flores, S Ha, MG Norton
Journal of Materials Science 47 (5), 2057-2071 , 2012
28 2012
The formation of MgZnO luminescent ceramics
JL Morrison, J Huso, H Che, D Thapa, M Huso, MG Norton, L Bergman
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 23 (2), 437-444 , 2012
4 2012
Microstructure evolution and photoluminescence in nanocrystalline MgxZn1− xO thin films
U Sahaym, MG Norton, J Huso, JL Morrison, H Che, L Bergman
Nanotechnology 22 (42), 425706 , 2011
7 2011
NanospringsTM: A versatile nanomaterial platform
TC Cantrell, G Corti, DC Hyatt, DN McIlroy, MG Norton, T Prkash, ...
The Strem Chemiker 25, 27-37 , 2011
2 2011
Sulfur poisoning of molybdenum dioxide during the partial oxidation of a Jet-A fuel surrogate
O Marin-Flores, T Turba, C Ellefson, L Scudiero, J Breit, MG Norton, S Ha
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 105 (1), 61-68 , 2011
12 2011
Design and synthesis of sprayable nanocomposite coatings for carbon capture and direct conversion into environmentally safe stable carbonates
A Biswas, T Tokoly, T Wang, P Ramidi, A Ghosh, E Dervishi, F Watanabe, ...
Chemical Physics Letters 508 (4), 276-280 , 2011
4 2011
An XPS study of gas phase interaction with Au nanoparticles coated TiO2 nanosprings
I Niraula, BA Fouetio, DN McIlroy, T Turba, MG Norton
APS Meeting Abstracts 1, 32010 , 2011
  2011
Lithium-ion batteries with nanostructured electrodes and associated methods of making
MG Norton, U Sahaym
US Patent App. 13/576,000 , 2011
1 2011
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy hot-spots on Ostwald ripened silver nanoparticles prepared by galvanic displacement
PR Brejna, U Sahaym, MG Norton, PR Griffiths
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (5), 1444-1449 , 2011
16 2011
journal homepage: www. elsevier. com/locate/cplett
A Biswas, T Tokoly, T Wang, P Ramidi, A Ghosh, E Dervishi, F Watanabe, ...
Chemical Physics Letters 508, 333-338 , 2011
  2011
Use of silica Nanosprings in an enzyme-based bontinuous flow reactor
DC Hyatt, T Cantrell, M Yahvah, MG Norton, DN McIlroy, G Corti
Microtech conference & Expo , 2011
1 2011
Carbon capture and recycling by photocatalysts supported on silica Nanosprings
T Prakash, OG Marin-Flores, T Cantrell, MG Norton, DN McIlroy, G Corti
Nanotech conference and Expo , 2011
2 2011
Effect of Substrate Composition on Sn Whisker Growth in Pure Sn Films
SM Miller, U Sahaym, MG Norton
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 41 (13), 3386-3395 , 2010
9 2010
Catalyst materials and methods for reforming hydrocarbon fuels
S Ha, MG Norton
US Patent App. 12/879,298 , 2010
1 2010
Nanoparticle molybdenum dioxide: a new alternative catalytic material for hydrogen production via partial oxidation of jet-a fuels
O Marin-Flores, T Turba, C Ellefson, L Scudiero, J Breit, MG Norton, S Ha
Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics 5 (2), 110-114 , 2010
15 2010
Nanoparticle molybdenum dioxide: A highly active catalyst for partial oxidation of aviation fuels
O Marin-Flores, T Turba, C Ellefson, K Wang, J Breit, J Ahn, MG Norton, ...
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 98 (3), 186-192 , 2010
28 2010
Effect of plating temperature on Sn surface morphology
U Sahaym, SL Miller, MG Norton
Materials Letters 64 (14), 1547-1550 , 2010
22 2010
Thermodynamic and experimental study of the partial oxidation of a Jet A fuel surrogate over molybdenum dioxide
O Marin-Flores, T Turba, J Breit, MG Norton, S Ha
Applied Catalysis A: General 381 (1), 18-25 , 2010
12 2010
Interfacial polarization and High Frequency (> 100 MHz) Stable Capacitor Functions of Nanodielectric BaTiO3 Composites
A Chowdhury, A Biswas, I Bayer, A Tripathi, E Lock, S Walton, M Norton, ...
APS March Meeting Abstracts 1, 1150 , 2010
  2010
Gas phase interactions with Au nanoparticles decorated GaN nanowires by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
IB Niraula, BA Fouetio, M DeHart, M Martinez, DN McIlroy, MG Norton
APS Meeting Abstracts 1, 25007 , 2010
  2010
Microstructure–mechanical and chemical behavior relationships in passive thin films
RS Yassar, L Scudiero, AS Alamr, DF Bahr, MG Norton
Thin Solid Films 518 (10), 2757-2763 , 2010
8 2010
Mechanical properties of polycrystalline silicon solar cell feed stock grown via fluidized bed reactors
MB Zbib, MC Tarun, MG Norton, DF Bahr, R Nair, NX Randall, ...
Journal of materials science 45 (6), 1560-1566 , 2010
7 2010
Effect of Electroplating Bath Temperature on Sn Surface Morphology
U Sahaym, S Miller, M Norton
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/AIME, 420 Commonwealth Dr., P. O. Box ... , 2010
  2010
Next generation nanospring-enhanced catalytic converters
T Cantrell, G Corti, M Beaux, T Prakash, DN Mcllroy, TF Turba, MG Norton
Clean Technology, Hydrogen & Transportation, 267-270 , 2010
4 2010
Ripening of nanowire-supported gold nanoparticles
T Turba, MG Norton, I Niraula, DN McIlroy
Journal of Nanoparticle Research 11 (8), 2137-2143 , 2009
18 2009
Tailored polymer–metal fractal nanocomposites: an approach to highly active surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates
A Biswas, IS Bayer, DH Dahanayaka, LA Bumm, Z Li, F Watanabe, ...
Nanotechnology 20 (32), 325705 , 2009
14 2009
Fabrication of Nanodielectric BaTiO3 Composites Exhibiting Stable Capacitor Functions in the High Frequency (> 100 MHz) Through Interfacial Polarization Interactions
A Biswas, IS Bayer, A Tripathi, EH Lock, SG Walton, MG Norton, ...
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 1 (2), 111-118 , 2009
3 2009
Silica Nanosprings–a novel nanostructured material for hydrogen storage
MG Norton, DN McIlroy, G Corti, MA Miller
Proc. Clean Technology Conference, Houston, 3-7 , 2009
3 2009
Interaction of hybrid nanowire–nanoparticle structures with carbon monoxide
VV Dobrokhotov, DN McIlroy, MG Norton, R Abdelrahaman, A Safir, ...
Nanotechnology 20 (13), 135504 , 2009
21 2009
Microstructure and grain growth of polycrystalline silicon grown in fluidized bed reactors
MM Dahl, A Bellou, DF Bahr, MG Norton, EW Osborne
Journal of Crystal Growth 311 (6), 1496-1500 , 2009
24 2009
Engineering high surface area catalysts for clean tech applications
DN McIlroy, G Corti, T Cantrell, MF Beaux, T Prakash, MG Norton
Technical proceedings of the 2009 NSTI nanotechnology conference and expo ... , 2009
2 2009
Optical properties of ZnO and MgZnO nanocrystals below and at the phase separation range
JL Morrison, J Huso, H Hoeck, E Casey, J Mitchell, L Bergman, ...
Journal of Applied Physics 104 (12), 3519 , 2008
30 2008
Catalysts and related methods
MG Norton, DN McIlroy
US Patent App. 12/513,524 , 2008
18 2008
Advances in the application of nanotechnology in enabling a ‘hydrogen economy’
U Sahaym, MG Norton
Journal of Materials Science 43 (16), 5395-5429 , 2008
116 2008
Hybrid structures for solar energy capture
MG Norton, DN McIlroy
US Patent App. 12/159,543 , 2008
7 2008
Radio frequency functional capacitors made of all-organic composites of thiourea in field-responsive polymers
IS Bayer, A Biswas, JB Szczech, E Suhir, MG Norton
Applied Physics Letters 92 (8), 83303-83303 , 2008
11 2008

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