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  1. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Understanding Atomic-Layer-Deposition Synthesis of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Solar Cells

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sergey V. Baryshev

    Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) has recently attracted attention as a light absorber for photovoltaic applications because of its band gap (εg≈1.4 eV), the relative abundance and low cost of its constituent elements (which permits large-scale low-cost module production), and its demonstrated...

  2. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Photoelectron and Electron Spectro-Microscopy in Liquids and Dense Gaseous Environment Using Electron Transparent Membranes

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrei Kolmakov

    Novel bottom-up designed materials currently constitute the major source of innovations in electronics, optics, energy harvesting/storage, catalysis and bio-medical applications. The performance of these new materials and devices depends on physicochemical processes taking place at the interface...

  3. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Vacuum Insulation Panels with Tensile Supports to increase the Energy Efficiency of a Building's Envelope

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alan D. Feinerman

    Heating and cooling accounts for at least 36% of the energy consumed in the US and in nearly all cases increasing the insulation (R-value) of the thermal barrier will reduce the energy consumed. Space and economic considerations usually limit the insulation in the walls of a building's envelope...

  4. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Interfacial Processes in Li-ion Battery Anodes

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hadi Tavassol

    During Li+ transport, in Li-ion batteries, a solid electrolyte inter-phase (SEI) composed of breakdown products from the electrode, the solvent, and the electrolyte, forms on both cathode and anode electrode surfaces. Solvents, electrolytes, and electrode materials determine the thickness,...

  5. [Illinois] American Vacuum Society (AVS) Prairie Chapter Symposium 2012

    04 Jun 2013 | Workshops | Contributor(s): NanoBio Node

    The focus for the 2012 AVS Prairie Chapter meeting is Materials for Energy.

  6. Presence of stable carbon centric free radicals and ferromagnetic elements in the antennae and the wings of nocturnal silk moth: a magnetic nanostructure for magneto sensing

    04 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): sunil kumar meena

    This work addresses an interesting, interdisciplinary problem of nature- “the mechanism by which animal senses the earth’s magnetic field and navigate”. Currently there are two existing theories trying to explain, “How theanimal senses the magnetic field of earth”. One theory is based on the...

  7. [Illinois]: Velocity storage and leakage

    04 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Lisa L Sproat, Jessica S Johnson, NanoBio Node

    Implements the parallel-pathway and positive-feedback models of velocity storage, and the negative-feedback model of velocity leakage

  8. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Cationic, Helical Polypeptide Based Gene Delivery for IMR90 Fibroblasts and Human Embryonic Stem Cells

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jonathan Yen

    New diblock copolymers consisting of poly(ethyleneglycol)-block-poly(?-(4-(piperidin-1-yl)ethanaminomethylbenzyl)-L-glutamate), PEG-b-PVBLG-8 were synthesized for the effective transfection of hard to transfect cells like IMR90, human fetal lung fibroblasts and human embryonic stem cells (hESC)....

  9. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 23: EM fields

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers...

  10. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 24: Propagation in Anisotropic Media

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers...

  11. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 24: Link Between Mechanics and Cell Behavior

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Taher A. Saif

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....

  12. Two-unit oculomotor integrator

    04 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Lisa L Sproat, Jessica S Johnson, NanoBio Node

    Implements the two-unit model of the integrator of the oculomotor system

  13. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 25: Force Traction Microscopy: A Review

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alireza Tofangchi

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....

  14. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 26: A few basics of mechanics in light of cell biology

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Taher A. Saif

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....

  15. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 27: Cancer Metastasis and Elasticity of Micro-Environment

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Taher A. Saif

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....

  16. [Illinois] NBSS11: First Impressions; Ravikant Samantham

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nadia Jassim

    Biophotonics Summer School 2011May 21st - June 1st 2011 Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisThe Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. In 2011, some of the topics covered included principles of biophotonics, technology...

  17. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 14: Optical Coherence Tomography

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu


    Dr. Gabriel Popescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a full faculty appointment with the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology. He is also an affiliate...

  18. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 15: Optical coherence tomography

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu


    Dr. Gabriel Popescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a full faculty appointment with the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology. He is also an affiliate...

  19. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Pluripotency and Directed Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

    14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Fei Wang

    Our long-term goal is to define new conditions and molecular programs that govern fate decisions of human pluripotent stem cells such as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). The knowledge is essential if we are ultimately to use these cells for...

  20. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Bio-inspired Microenvironments Regulate Cell Fate

    14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Adam Engler

    Epigenetic regulation of stem cell fate by intrinsic properties of the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM), e.g. stiffness, organization, composition, etc., appears to be an important yet underappreciated contributor in development, disease, and aging. I will describe our efforts to develop...

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