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  1. Nanotechnology for Aerospace Research: Surface Science Applications

    29 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov

    Surface Analysis Facility at Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, equipped with state-of-art analytical equipment, which can greatly benefit many researchers from Schools of Engineering and College of Science. I would like to demonstrate examples of the studies using X-ray...

  2. Ultrafast Optical Measurements of Spin Polarization in Semiconductors

    29 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vanessa Sih

    n this talk, I will describe optical techniques that can measure the magnitude and direction of spin-orbit fields and electrically-generated spin polarization in non-magnetic semiconductors and the modification of the electron spin precession frequency in a bulk semiconductor using an applied...

  3. Exploring Materials Properties with Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer Structure Files

    24 Mar 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens

    This document describes how to generate and download simulation output files from the Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer on nanoHUB and view them locally using OVITO.This can be particularly useful for more advanced manipulations of the trajectory files, and for sharing files with others, such...

  4. PVLimits: PV thermodynamic limit calculator

    21 Mar 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Xin Jin, Muhammad A. Alam

    The tool is designed to calculate the thermodynamic performance limit of single-junction and multi-junction solar cells.

  5. Oxide Systems – An Answer to the Qubit Problem?

    07 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sudhakar Yarlagadda

    One can produce new oxide-based devices by exploiting their tunability, rich physics, and coupling between the various degrees of freedom (such as charge, lattice, spin, etc.). We propose that oxide-based double quantum dots with only one electron (tunneling between the dots) can be regarded as...

  6. Overviewing the Regional Micro and Nanotechnology Enabled Industries in the United States

    01 Mar 2016 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan McClure

    A method to gather, process, and place encompassing and reliable industry data in the hands of educators and students is developed.  Special categorizations are applied based on the specialty and position on the supply chain of each company to predict skill needs of potential new hires and...

  7. The Shortcomings and Strengths of Nanotechnology Education: A Student's Perspective

    01 Mar 2016 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan McClure

    Nanotechnology degrees are relatively new, and a growing number of them are available at many 2-year colleges and 4-year universities.  Due to its young age, nanotechnology education is still being perfected. Its shortcomings and the experiences of recent alumni have yet to be reported in...

  8. Degradation in Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): R. Edwin García

  9. E304 L4.2.4: Nanomaterials - Nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene)

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  10. E304 L4.2.3: Nanomaterials - Nanostrucutes (self-assembled-monolayers, micelles)

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  11. E304 L4.2.2: Nanomaterials - Nanostrucutes (dots, wires)

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  12. E304 L4.2.1: Nanomaterials - Summary of Crystals

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  13. E304 L4.1.3: Nanomaterials - Summary of Metallic & Van der Waals Bonding

    17 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  14. MSE L3.3: Crystaline Solids - Crystallographic Directions

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Patrick J Shamberger

  15. E304 L4.1.2: Nanomaterials - Summary of Ionic and Covalent Bonding

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  16. E304 L4.1.1: Nanomaterials - How Do Atoms Interact?

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations

  17. High Throughput Screening in Droplet Microreactors (Microfluidics at Interfaces)

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Amar S. Basu

    This talk will discuss several such technologies being explored in our group.

  18. Nanomechanics Simulation Tool: Dislocations Make or Break Materials

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael N Sakano

    The goal of computational material science is to improve existing materials and design new ones through mathematical calculations. In particular, molecular dynamic simulations can allow for visualization of dislocations in a material, along with its resulting behavior when under stress. For...

  19. Efficient Exploration of Quantified Uncertainty in Granular Crystals

    16 Mar 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Juan Camilo Lopez

    This work presents a way of quantifying uncertainty in granular crystals in a computationally efficient way. To accomplish this, a low dimensional response surface is approximated through the method of active subspaces. Within this framework, special structure within the inputs is exploited to...

  20. [Illinois] Physics 598BP: Experimental Biophysics

    14 Mar 2016 | Courses | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin

    This course provides training in advanced biophysical techniques through hands-on laboratory exercises and weekly lectures as background.  Topics will cover general optical and fluorescence spectroscopy, introduction to various microscope techniques - wide field, bright field, DIC,...