Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Ph.D. Physical Chemistry
University of California at Davis
B.A. with high honors Chemistry
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Research Interests

Application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to a range of scientific problems from polymer dynamics; material aging and compatibility; chemical forensics; reactivity, transport, and decontamination of chemical threats; advanced material characterization; and studies of environmental systems.

Selected Publications

  1. Maiti, A., Small, W., Lewicki, J., Weisgraber, T.H., Duoss, E.B., Chinn, S.C., Pearson, M.A., Spadaccini, C.M., Maxwell, R.S., Wilson, T.S. "Microarchitecture Matters! 3D Printed Cellular Solid Outperforms Stochastic Foam in the Long Term" Scientific Reports, 6, 24871; doi: 10.1038/srep24871 (2016). [CODT-2015-1580]
  2. Harvey, C.A., Carter, J.C., Ertel, J.R., Alviso, C.T., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S. "Fiber-Based Solid Phase Microextraction Using Fused Silica Lined Bottles to Collect, Store, and Stabilize a Multianalyte Headspace Gas Sample for Offline Analyses," J. Chrom. A, 1401, 1 (2015).
  3. Maiti, A., Small, W., Gee, R.H., Weisgraber, T.H., Chinn, S.C., Wilson, T.S., Maxwell, R.S. "Mullins Effect in a Filled Elastomer Under Uniaxial Tension," Phys. Rev. E, 89, 012602, 2014. [LLNL-JRNL-641518]
  4. Mayer, B.P., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., Reimer, J.A. "Solid State NMR Investigation of Gamma-Irradiated Composite Siloxanes: Probing the Silica/Polysiloxane Interface" Polymer Degradation and Stability, 98, 1362, 2013.
  5. Mayer, B.P., Valdez, C.A., Hok, S., Chinn, S.C., Hart, B.R., "31P-Edited Diffusion-Ordered 1H NMR Spectroscopy for the Spectral Isolation and Identification of Organophosphorous Compounds Related to Chemical Weapons Agents and Their Degradation Products" Analytical Chemistry, 84, 20478, 2012.
  1. Kuo, I.W., Grant, C.D., Gee, R., Chinn, S.C., Love, A.H., "Determination of the Surface Effects on Sarin Degradation" Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 9631, 2012.
  2. Mayer, B.P., Lewicki, J., Chinn, S.C., Overturf, G.E., Maxwell, R.S., "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Principal Component Analysis for Investigating the Degradation of Poly[chlorotrifluoroethylene-co-(vinylidene fluoride)] by Ionizing Radiation" Polymer Degradation and Stability, 97, 1151, 2012.
  3. Gee, R.H., Kuo, I.W., Chinn, S.C., Raber, E., "First Principles Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Condensed Phase V-Type Nerve Agent Reaction Pathways and Energy Barriers" Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14, 3316, 2012. [LLNL-JRNL-491161]
  4. Mayer, B.P., Lewicki, J.P., Weisgraber, T.H., Small, W., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., "Linking Network Microstructure to Macroscopic Properties of Siloxane Elastomers Using Combined Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mesoscale Computational Modeling" Macromolecules, 44, 8106, 2011. [LLNL-JRNL-499216]
  5. Maiti, A., Weisgraber, T.A., Gee, R.H., Small, W., Alviso, C.T., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., "Radiation-Induced Mechanical Property Changes in Filled Rubber" Physical Review E, 83, 062801, 2011.
  6. Dinh, L.N., Mayer, B.P., Maiti, A., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., "Molecular Weight Distributions of Irradiated Siloxane-Based Elastomers: A Complementary Study by Statistical Modeling and Multiple Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 094905, 2011. [LLNL-JRNL-436798]
  7. Maiti, A., Weisgraber, T., Gee, R.H., Small, W., Alviso, C., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., "Controlled Manipulation of Elastomers with Radiation: Insights From Multiquantum Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance Data and Mechanical Measurements" Physical Review E, 83, 031802, 2011.
  8. Patel, M., Chinn. S., Maxwell, R.S., Wilson, T.S., Birdesll, S., "Compression Set in Gas-Blown Condensation-Cured Polysiloxane Elastomers" Polymer Degradation and Stability 95, 2499, 2010. [LLNL-JRNL-439176]
  9. Chinn, S.C., Alviso, C.T., Berman, E.S.F., Harvey, C.A., Maxwell, R.S., Wilson, T.S., Cohenour, R., Saalwächter, K., Chassé, W., "MQ NMR and SPME Analysis of Nonlinearity in the Degradation of a Filled Silicone Elastomer" Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114, 9729, 2010. [LLNL-JRNL-407870]
  10. Weisgraber, T.H., Gee, R.H., Maiti, A., Clague, D.S., Chinn, S., Maxwell, R., "A Mesoscopic Network model for Permanent Set in Crosslinked Elastomers" Polymer 50, 5613, 2009. [LLNL-JRNL-410549]
  11. Dinh, L.N., Sze, J., Schildbach, M.A., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., Raboin, P., McLean III, W., "Vacuum Outgassing of High Density Polyethylene", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 27, 376, 2009. [LLNL-JRNL-406490]
  12. Dinh, L.N., Schildbach, M.A., Herberg, J.L., Saab, A.P., Weigle, J.C., Chinn, S.C., Maxwell, R.S., McLean II, W., "Hydrogen Uptake of DPB Getter Pellets," Journal of Nuclear Materials 382, 51, 2008. [LLNL-JRNL-405152]
  13. Maxwell, R.S., Chinn, S.C., Alviso, C.T., Harvey, C.A., Giuliani, J.R., Wilson, T., Cohenour, R., "Quantification of Radiation Induced Crosslinking in a Commercial, Toughened Silicone Rubber, TR55 by 1H MQ-NMR," Polymer Degradation and Stability 94, 456, 2009. [LLNL-JRNL-408645]
  14. Mayer, B., Reimer, J., Chinn, S., Maxwell, R., "Modeling H-1 NMR Transverse Magnetization Decay in Polysiloxane-Silica Composites" Chemical Engineering Science 64, 4684, 2009. [LLNL-JRNL-408398]
  15. Maiti, A., Gee, R.G., Weisgraber, T., Chinn, S., Maxwell, R.S., "Constitutive Modeling of Radiation Effects on the Permanent Set in a Silicone Elastomer." Polymer Degradation and Stability, 93, 2226, 2008. [LLNL-JRNL-402192]
  16. Patel, M., Morrell, P., Cunningham, J., Maxwell, R.S., Chinn, S.C. "Complexities Associated with Moisture in Foamed Polysiloxane Elastomers." Polymer Degradation and Stability, 93, 513, 2008.
  17. Giuliani, J.R., Gjersing, E., Chinn, S.C., Jones, T.V., Wilson, T., Alviso, C., Herberg, J.L., Pearson, M., Maxwell, R.S., "Thermal Degradation in a Trimodal PDMS Netwok by 1H Multiple Quantum NMR," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111, 12977, 2007 [UCRL-JRNL-231546].
  18. Chinn, S.C., Cook, A., Maxwell, R.S., Wheeler, H., Wilson, M., Xie, H., "Qualification of Automated Unilateral NMR Relaxometry for Quality Controls of Polymers in a Production Setting," Polymer Testing, 26, 1015, 2007 [UCRL-JRNL-231834].
  19. Demas, V., Herberg, J.L., Malba, V., Bernhardt, A., Evans, L., Harvey, C., Chinn, S., Maxwell, R., Reimer, J., "Portable, Low-Cost NMR with Laser-Lathe Lithography Produced Microcoils," Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 189, 121, 2007, [UCRL-JRNL-431726].
  20. Gjersing, E., Chinn, S., Giuliani, J., Maxwell, R.S., Herberg, J., Eastwood, E., Bowen, D., Stephens, T., "Investigation of Network Heterogeneities in Filled, Trimodal, Highly Functional PDMS Networks by 1H Multiple Quantum NMR," Macromolecules, 40, 4953, 2007 [UCRL-JRNL-229373].
  21. Herberg, J.L., Chinn, S.C., Sawvel, A.M., Gjersing, E.L., Maxwell, R.S., "Characterization of Local Deformation in Filled-Silicone Elastomers Subject to High Strain – NMR MOUSE and Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool for Detection of Inhomogeneities," Polymer Degradation and Stability, 91, 1701, 2006 [UCRL-JRNL-214533].
  22. Chinn, S.C., DeTeresa, S., Shields, A., Sawvel, A., Balazs, B. Maxwell, R.S., "Chemical Origins of Permanent Set in a Peroxide Cured Filled Silicone Elastomer – Tensile and 1H NMR Analysis," Polymer Degradation and Stabilitiy 91, 555, 2006 [UCRL-JRNL-207686].
  23. Chinn, S.C., Wilson, T.S., Maxwell, R.S., "Analysis of Radiation Induced Degradation in FPC-461 Fluoropolymers by Variable Temperature NMR," Polymer Degradation and Stability 91, 548, 2006 [UCRL-JRNL-207685].
  24. Patel, M., Swain, A., Cunningham, J., Maxwell, R.S., Chinn, S.C., "The Stability of Poly(m-Carborane Elastomers Exposed to Heat and Gamma Radiation" Polymer Degradation and Stability 91, 541, 2006 [UCRL-JRNL-205219].
  25. Maxwell, R.S., Chinn, S.C., Solyom, D., Cohenour, R. "Radiation Induced Degradation in a Silica-Filled Silicone Elastomer as Investigated by Multiple Quantum 1H NMR," Macromolecules 38, 7026, 2005 [UCRL-JRNL-208180].
  26. Sawvel, A.M., Chinn, S.C., Bourcier, W.L., Maxwell, R.S., "Local Structure of Amorphous (PbO)x [(B2O3)1-z (Al2O3)z] y (SiO2) y Dielectric Materials by Multinuclear Solid State NMR," Chemistry of Materials, 17, 1493, 2005 [UCRL-JP-200058].
  27. Baumann.T., Chinn, S.C, Maxwell, R.S., Satcher, J., "Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Low Density Aluminum Oxide Aerogel Monoliths," Chemistry of Materials 17, 395, 2005. [LLNL-JRNL-204928]

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