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Gerald A. Takacs

Education

B.Sc., 1965, University of Alberta (Edmonton)

Ph.D., 1971, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

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      1. G. A. Takacs and G. R. Freeman, “Relative Ionization Efficiencies of Hydrocarbon Molecules as a Function of Bombarding Electron Energy”, Nature 208,996 (1965).

      2. G. A. Takacs, “A Study of the Photolyses of Methyl Halides as Possible Sources of Methylene”, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1971).

      3. G. A. Takacs and G. P. Glass, “Reactions of Hydrogen Atoms and Hydroxyl Radicals with Hydrogen Bromide”, J. Phys. Chem., 77, 1060 (1973).

      4. G. A. Takacs and G. P. Glass, “The Reaction of Atomic Oxygen with Hydrogen Bromide”, J. Phys. Chem., 77, 1182 (1973).

      5. G. A. Takacs and G. P. Glass, “Reaction of Hydroxyl Radicals with Some Hydrogen Halides”, J. Phys. Chem., 77, 1948 (1973).

      6. A. Illies*, M. J. McClements* and G. A. Takacs, “The Clean Air Act of 1970: A National Debate”, The Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, Bull., 174 (1974).

      7. M. J. McClements* and G. A. Takacs, “Air Pollution in Monroe County”, The Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, Bull., 176 (1975).

      8. D. Frederiksen* and G. A. Takacs, “The Metric System”, The Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, Bull., 189 (1975).

      9. G. A. Takacs, W. N. Bigler, W. A. Burnes and E. B. Stockham, “Continuing Education Programs in Chemistry for Clinicians and Nurses”, J. Chem. Educ., 53, 451 (1976).

      10. A. J. Illies* and G. A. Takacs, “Gas Phase Ultra-Violet Photoabsorption Cross Sections for Nitrosyl Chloride and Nitryl Chloride”, J. Photochem., 6, 35 (1976).

      11. W. N. Bigler, G. A. Takacs, T. S. Turan and T. P. Wallace, “Minicourses for High School Teachers and Students”, J. Chem. Educ., 54, 501 (1977).

      12. G. A. Takacs and J. E. Willard, “Primary Products and Secondary Reactions in the Photodecomposition of Methyl Halides”, J. Phys. Chem., 81, 1343  (1977).

      13. G. A. Takacs, “Ecological Effects Due to Deicing Salts”, Genesee Valley CHEMunications, March/April (1977).

      14. A. P. Uthman*, G. A. Sherman* and G. A. Takacs, “Photoabsorption Spectrum of Gaseous Nitryl Fluoride”, Spectrochimica Acta A, 34A, 1109 (1978).

      15. G. A. Takacs, “Heats of Formation and Bond Dissociation Energies of Some Simple Sulfur and Halogen-Containing Molecules”, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 23, 174 (1978).

      16. A. P. Uthman*, P. J. Demlein*, T. D. Allston*, M. C. Withiam*, M. J. McClements*, and G. A. Takacs, “Photoabsorption Spectra of Gaseous CH3Br, BrCH2CH2Br, BrNO, SOCl2, and SO2Cl2”, J. Phys. Chem., 82, 2252 (1978).

      17. T. D. Allston*, M. L. Fedyk*, and G. A. Takacs, “Photoabsorption Spectra of Some Halogen-Substituted Methyl Nitrogen Oxides”, J. Photochem., 9, 116 (1978).

      18. T. D. Allston*, M. L. Fedyk* and G. A. Takacs, “Photoabsorption Spectral of Gaseous CF3NO, CCl3NO and CCl3NO2”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 60, 97 (1978).

      19. W. D. Taylor*, T. D. Allston*, M. J. Moscato*, G. B. Fazekas*, R. Kozlowski* and G. A. Takacs, Atmospheric Photodissociation Lifetimes for Nitromethane, Methyl Nitrite, and Methyl Nitrate”, Int. J. Chem. Kinetics,12, 231 (1980).

      20. D. M. Giolando*, G. B. Fazekas*, W. D. Taylor* and G. A. Takacs,               “Atmospheric Photochemistry of F2ClBr”, J. Photochem., 14, 335 (1980).

      21. G. B. Fazekas* and G. A. Takacs, “Photochemical Stability of Atmospheric CF2ClNO and CFCl2NO”, J. Photochem., 16, 249 (1981).

      22. R. Kozlowski*, G. B. Fazekas*, M. C. Withiam*, K. Bloomer*, R. Sampson*, T. D. Allston*, and G. A. Takacs, “Photoabsorption Spectra of Gaseous CH3SO2Cl, CCl3SCl, SO2ClF and (CH3O)2SO”, J. Photochem., 18, 117 ((1982).

      23. L. T. Cupitt, G. A. Takacs, and G. P. Glass, “Reaction of Hydrogen Atoms and O2(1g)”, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 14, 487 (1982).

      24. G. B. Fazekas* and G. A. Takacs, “Photochemical Stability of Atmospheric CFCl2NO2, CF2ClNO2 and CF3NO2”, J. Photochem., 21, 9 (1983).

      25. G. A. Takacs and C. J. Howard, “Room Temperature Rate Constant for the HO2 + HO2 Reaction at Low Pressures,  J. Phys. Chem., 88, 2110 (1984).

      26. G. A. Takacs and C. J. Howard, “Temperature Dependence of the Reaction HO2 + HO2 at Low Pressures”, J. Phys. Chem., 90, 687 (1986).

      27. V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, E. A. Matuszak*, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, and R. S. Horwath, “Polyimide Etching and Passivation Downstream of an O2-CF4-Ar Microwave Plasma”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol., A4, 698 (1986).

      28. T. J. Sears, G. A. Takacs, C. J. Howard, R. L. Crownover, P. Helminger and F. DeLucia, “Rotational Spectroscopy of DO2 by FIR LMR and Millimeter-Wave Absorption”, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 118, 103 (1986).

      29. V. Vukanovic, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, L. J. Matienzo, E. Matuszak* and G. A. Takacs, “Fluorination and Removal of Fluorination of Polyimide Downstream of an O2-CF4-Ar Microwave Plasma”, 8th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan, p.933-938 (1987).

      30. V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, E. A. Matuszak*, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, and R. S. Horwath, “Plasma Etching of Organic Materials.  II.  Polyimide Etching and Passivation Downstream of an O2-CF4-Ar Microwave Plasma”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol., B6(1), 66-71 (1988).

      31. L. J. Matienzo, F. Emmi, F. D. Egitto, D. C. VanHart, V. Vukanovic and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Composition and Distribution of Fluorine in Plasma-Fluorinated Polyimide”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol., A6(3), 950-953 (1988).

      32. V. Mugica, J. P. Kusior*, R. Clark, G. A. Takacs, V. Vukanovic, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, and L. J. Matienzo, “Relation of Polymer Chemical Structure to Plasma Etching Behavior”, Proceedings of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry 9th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry ISPC-9, Pugnochiuso, Italy, p. 997-1002 (1989).

      33. M. P. Turberg*, D. M. Giolando*, C. Tilt*, T. Soper*, S. Mason*, M. Davies*, P. Klingensmith*, and G. A. Takacs, “Atmospheric Photochemistry of Alkyl Nitrates”, J. Photochem. Photobiol., A:Chem., 51, 281 (1990).

      34. G. A. Takacs, V. Vukanovic, F. Egitto, L. J. Matienzo, F. Emmi, D. Tracy* and J. X. Chen*, “Modification of Organic Polymer Surfaces With Radiation From High Pressure Inert Gas Plasma Rotating in a Magnetic Field”, 10th IUPAC International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry ISPC-10, Bochum, Germany, 1.4-29 p. 1-6 (1991).

      35. G. A. Takacs, V. Vukanovic, D. Tracy*, J. X. Chen*, F. D. Egitto, L. J. Matienzo and F. Emmi, “Photoetching and Modification of Organic Polymer Surfaces With Vacuum UV Radiation”, Polym. Degrad. & Stabil., 40, 73-81 (1993).

      36. K. Lu*, D. Harding, R. Clark, V. Vukanovic, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, L. J. Matienzo and G. A. Takacs, Defluorination of Plasma-Fluorinated PMDA-ODA Polyimide Under RIE Conditions”, Proceedings of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry 11th IUPAC International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry ISPC-11, Loughborough, England, 3, 933-938 (1993).

      37. K. Lu*, R. A. Clark, M. Hirsh, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, L. J. Matienzo and G. A. Takacs, “Reactive Ion Etching of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) in CF4/O2 Plasmas for Improvement of Copper Adhesion”, 12th IUPAC International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry ISPC-12, Minneapolis, MN, 1, 233-238 (1995).

      38.  J. Langston*, B. Culberson*, K. Nguyen*, M. Miri, G. Takacs, L. Fuller, K. S. V. Santhanam and P. Ajayan, “Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Polymerization of a Conducting Polymer”, Proceedings of the 199th Electrochemical Society, Washington, DC, (2001).

      39.  K. S. V. Santhanam, L. Fuller, and G. A. Takacs, “A Microelectronic Acetone Sensor”, U. S. Patent (pending).

      40. J. Langston,* B. Culbertson,* K. Nguyen,* G. Takacs, L. Fuller, K.S.V. Santhanam, and P. Ajayan, “Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes in the New Millenium”, P. V. Kamat and E. Kaddish, eds., Electrochemical Society, New Jersey, p.366 (2001).

      41. M. Croston*, J. Langston*, G. Takacs, T.C. Morrill, M. Miri, K.S.V. Santhanam and P. Ajayan, “Catalysed Oxidation of Aniline by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of Carbon Nanotubes: A Case of a Nano Dimension Reaction”, in “Fullerenes- Vol.12” P. Kamat, D. Guidi and K.M. Kaddish, eds., Electrochemical Society, NJ, 234 (2002).

      42. M. Croston*, J. Langston*, G. Takacs, T. C. Morrill, M. Miri, K. S. V. Santhanam, and P. Ajayan, “Conversion of Aniline to Azobenzene at Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: A Possible Case of a Nanodimensional Reaction”, International Journal of Nanoscience, 1, 285-293 (2002).

      43. J. X. Chen*, D. Tracy*, S. Zheng*, L. Xiaolu*, S. Brown*, W. VanDerveer,  A. Entenberg, V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, F. D. Egitto, L. J.Matienzo, and F. Emmi, “Photoetching and Modification of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene)Polymer Surfaces with Vacuum UV Radiation”, Polym.Degrad. & Stabil., 79, 399-404 (2003).

      44.  S. Zheng*, A. Entenberg, G. A. Takacs, F. D. Egitto, and L. J. Matienzo,“Adhesion of Copper to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene)Surfaces Modified with Vacuum UV Radiation from Helium Arc Plasma”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 17, 1801-1813(2003).

      45. H. Desai*, L. Xiaolu*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, F. D. Egitto, L. J. Matienzo, T. Debies, and G. A. Takacs, “Adhesion of Copper to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) Surfaces Modified with Vacuum UV Radiation Downstream from He and Ar Microwave Plasma”,in: Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, K.L. Mittal(Ed.), Vol. 3, p. 139-157, VSP, Utrecht (2004).

      46. W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs,”Adhesion of Copper to Teflon Surfaces Modified by Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation Downstream from Ar Microwave Plasma, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, 90, 833(2004).

      47.  W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs,”Adhesion of Copper to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene)(FEP)Surfaces Modified by Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation Downstream from Ar MicrowavePlasma”,J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 18, 1465-81(2004).

      48.  R. Press and G. A. Takacs, “RIT Renewable Energy Enterprise”,  The University Magazine, Spring (2004).

      49.  U. Sener*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, F. D. Egitto, L. J. Matienzo, T. Debies  and G. A. Takacs,“Adhesion of Copper to UV Photo-oxidized(PMDA-ODA) Surfaces”,in: Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications,K. L. Mittal (Ed.), Vol. 3,535 - 552, VSP, Utrecht(2005).

      50.  W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs,”Adhesion of Copper to Teflon Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-perfluoropropyl vinyl ether)(PFA)Surfaces Modified by Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation Downstream from  Ar Microwave Plasma”, Mater. Res. Symp. Proc. 851 (Materials for Space Applications), 407–412(2005).

      51. D. Abreu*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G. A.Takacs, “Reaction of Copper Produced by Thermal Evaporation and Plasma Sputter Deposition with Teflon PTFE, FEP and PFA”, Proceedings 17thInternational Symposium on Plasma Chemistry,Toronto, Canada(2005).

      52.  B. Parekh*, T. Debies, P. Knight*, K. S. V. Santhanam and G. A. Takacs, “Photo-oxidation of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes”, Mater. Res. Symp. Proc. 887 (Degradation Processes in Nanostructured Materials), 9-14(2006).

      53.  B. Parekh*, T. Debies, C. M. Evans*, B. J. Landi*, R. P. Raffaelle and G. A.Takacs, “Photo-oxidation of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Mater. Res. Symp. Proc. 887 (Degradation Processes in Nanostructured Materials), 3- 8 (2006).

      54. U. Sener*, B. Parekh*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Modification of Poly(biphenyl dianhydride-para-phenylene diamine) (BPDA-PDA) Polyimide with UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 20(4), 319-334 (2006).

      55. W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Modification of Teflon PFA with Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 20(5), 437-455(2006).

      56. B.Parekh*, T. Debies, P. Knight*, K. S. V. Santhanam and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with UV and Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 20(16), 1833-1846 (2006).

      57. M. Krysak*, A. Jayasekar*, B. Parekh*, T. Debies, K.S.V. Santhanam and G.A. Takacs, ”Surface Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with Plasma Photo-oxidation”, Abstracts, 35th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American  Chemical Society, Binghamton, NY, October 5-7 (2006).

      58. D.Abreu*, W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs,“Chemistry at the Cu-fluoropolymer Interface: Relevance to Adhesion”,in: Adhesion Aspects of Thin Films, K. L. Mittal (Ed.), Vol. 3,pp. 263-276, VSP,Utrecht (2007).

      59. B. Parekh*, S. Zheng*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs,”Surface Modification of FEP with Vacuum UV Radiation from Rotating He DC Arc Plasmas”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 21(10), 983-998 (2007).

      60. M. Krysak*, B. Parekh*, T. Debies, R. A. DiLeo*, B. J. Landi, R. P. Raffaelle and G. A. Takacs, “Gas-Phase Surface Functionalization of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci.Technol., 21(10), 999-1007 (2007).

      61. R. Press, K. S. V. Santhanam, M. Miri, A. Bailey and G. A. Takacs, “Introduction to Hydrogen Technology”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2008).

      62. M. Krysak*, A. Jayasekar*, B. Parekh*, L. Oliveria*,T. Debies, K. S. V. Santhanam, R. A. DiLeo*, B. J. Landi, R. P. Raffaelle and G. A. Takacs, “Gas-Phase Surface Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes With UV Photo-oxidation”, in: Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, K.L. Mittal(Ed.),Vol. 5,pp. 125-137  VSP/Brill, Leiden (2009).

      63. L. Oliveira*, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Oxidation of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Oxygen Atoms”, in: Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanobelts and Nanocoils-Promise, Expectations and Status, P. Bandaru, S. Grego and I. Kinloch (Eds.) Mater. Res. Soc. Proc., 1142-JJ10-01-06, Warrendale, PA (2009).

      64. M. Razdan, A. Entenberg, T. Debies, B. Parekh,P. Rai and G. A.Takacs, “Surface Modification of Poly(biphenyl dianhydride-para-Phenylene diamine)(BPDA-PDA) and Poly(pyromellitic dianhydride-oxydianiline)(PMDA-ODA) Polyimides with UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci.Technol. 24, 1153-1166 (2010).

        A. Bailey, F. Lu, A. Khot, S. Hussain, K. Rugg, G. J. Leong, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Characterization of Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted to Photo-oxidized Perfluorosulfonic Acid Membrane Used in Fuel Cells”, Polymer Materials and Membranes for Energy Devices, Mater. Res. Soc. Proc., Vol. 1269E,1269-FF05-04, Warrendale, PA (2010).

        L. Oliveira, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Modification of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Gaseous Oxygen and Chlorine Atoms”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 26, 221-230 (2012).

        A. Khot, M. Razdan, B. Parekh, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface Characterization of UV Photo-oxidized Colorless Polyimides”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. in press (2012).

        A.Khot, A. Bailey, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “XPS Studies of Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted onto UV Photo-oxidized Polystyrene Surfaces”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. in press (2012).

      * RIT Students