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  1. [Illinois] CSE 2013: Generating Rich Event Data on Civil Strife: A Progressive Supervised-Learning Approach Part 2

    02 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Scott Althaus

    This paper examines the challenges and opportunities that "big data" poses to scholars advancing research frontiers in the social sciences. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of machine-based and human-centric approaches to information extraction and argues for use of a hybrid approach,...

  2. [Illinois] CSE 2013: Data Curation for Cross-Disciplinary Value and Fit

    02 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carole Palmer

    Digital data are now widely recognized as valuable assets―research resources that have tremendous potential for reuse in new and innovative ways. As recognized by Jim Gray over a decade ago, and the natural history community decades earlier, realizing this potential will require ready access to...

  3. In-situ Carbon Nanotube Bending Tests

    02 Jun 2013 | Animations | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk

    This video shows a series of in-situ TEM bending manipulations on carbon nanotubes, demonstrating the remarkable flexibility of these materials.

  4. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 11: Constant Pressure and Temp

    05 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley

  5. Electron Phonon Interaction in Carbon Nanotube Devices

    28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Sayed Hasan

    With the end of silicon technology scaling in sight, there has been a lot of interest in alternate novel channel materials and device geometry. Carbon nanotubes, the ultimate one-dimensional (1D) wire, is one such possibility. Since the report of the first CNT transistors, lots has been learned...

  6. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 18: Smart MC

    05 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley

  7. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 21: Long Range Potentials II

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley

  8. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 33: Variational MC II

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley

  9. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 34: Diffusion MC

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley

  10. [Illinois] 6th Advanced Materials Characterization (AMC) Workshop 2012

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

    This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of mainstream analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications. The workshop will cover the following techniques:Atomic force microscopy (AFM).X-ray diffraction, reflectivity and...

  11. Technology Agnostic Analysis and Design for Improved Performance, Variability, and Reliability in Thin Film Photovoltaics

    02 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Sourabh Dongaonkar

    Thin film photovoltaics (TFPV) offer low cost alternatives to conventional crystalline Silicon (c-Si) PV, and can enable novel applications of PV technology. Their large scale adoption however, requires significant improvements in process yield, and operational reliability. In order to address...

  12. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Dielectric Breakdown Study for High Performance, Reliable Top-gated Large-area Graphene Electronics

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vinod K. Sangwan

    An ultra-thin top-gate dielectric is essential for high-performance large-scale digital and analog electronics based on graphene field-effect transistors (G-FETs). Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has been utilized to grown top-gate dielectrics for high-performance G-FETs. However, ALD requires a...

  13. [Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Adsorption and Desorption of Hydrogen on Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001): An Ultra-High Vacuum STM Study

    04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): TeYu Chien

    With superlative physical, chemical, and electronic properties, graphene shows significant promise in a variety of technologies, including transistors, sensors, and energy conversion/storage devices.However, as an atomically thin material, graphene is highly sensitive to its environment, which...

  14. [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...

  15. [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...

  16. [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...

  17. [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,...

  18. [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.

  19. 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 | Papers | 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...

  20. [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)...., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.