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In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Nanoscale Proton Distributions in Photoresist
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The semiconductor industry’s remarkable progress in making integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper relies on continual improvements in … more

DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Over the past decade nanoscale science has produced varied and fascinating nanostructures with an extraordinary range of interesting and useful … more

Multiscale FEM-MD schema
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2013

MSED is developing methods to statically couple finite element modeling (FEM) to atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) 1 . Compared to non-hybrid … more

Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control Software
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2013

MATLAB Software [1-2] developed and referenced within Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control projects are available for download from this page. If you … more

Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … more

Structure, Defects, and Scattering in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Since its discovery, graphene, a single atomic sheet of carbon atoms, has become a leading contender to be a key building-block material for … more

Theory of Transport in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

To advance the development of miniaturized systems, there is a need to place nanostructured materials in very precise locations. Only then can … more

Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

One of the major obstacles to incorporating nanotechnology into everyday products is the difficulty of making nanoscale structures inexpensively … more

Real-Time Tracking and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Individual Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

The behavior and properties of macroscale objects are stable and predictable because they are the result of the average behavior of very large … more

Nanoparticle Tracking for Fluidic Self Assembly
Last Updated Date: 11/20/2012

One challenge of nanomanufacturing is to establish methods to assemble solution-based nanoparticles into organized structures with nanometer … more

Surface Characterization of Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

This work examines the surface chemistry of conjugated gold nanoparticles, where the molecular modifiers are linked to the gold NP via a … more

nanotubes
Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water.
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