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  1. Modeling Thermal Interaction between Laser Light and AFM

    30 Jun 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Aarti Chigullapalli, Jason Clark

    A computational model for the thermal interaction between laser light and an atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever.

  2. Measuring Youngs Modulus

    01 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Aarti Chigullapalli, Jason Clark

    An accurate and precise method for measuring the Youngs modulus of MEMS with comb drives by electronic probing of capacitance.

  3. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Nanofabrication of Plasmonic Devices in the Helium Ion Microscope

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Larry Scipioni

    Helium ion microscopy (HIM) is being used both to create and to inspect nanostructures for photonic and plasmonic devices. As part of a program exploring photoelectrons as sources for multiple beam electron beam lithography, fractal apertures are being developed to generate a sub-20nm light...

  4. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Nano-Impact For Investigation Of Low Cycle Fatigue For Optimization Of Cutting Tool Coating At Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mike Davies

    Recent improvements in nanomechanical test techniques to encompass a greater range of test temperatures (to 750 deg C) and strain rates (up to 10^-3 - 10^-4 s^-1) have opened up the exciting possibility of obtaining design rules for coating properties to provide improved durability under the...

  5. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 5: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry/Rutherford Backscattering

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy P. Spila

    Secondary ion mass spectrometry is an analytical technique based on the measurement of themass of ions ejected from a solid surface after the surface has been bombarded with high energy (1-25 keV) primary ions.

  6. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Fabrication and Characterization of Multi-Compartment Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Weisgerber

    We are working to create multi-compartment scaffolds as regenerative templates for multi-tissue interfaces such as the tendon to bone junction (TBJ). Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds have previously been successfully employed in a variety of soft tissue regeneration applications....

  7. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: The Schmidt-Czerny-Turner Spectrograph

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason McClure

    The Czerny-Turner type imaging spectrograph is by far the most commonly usedresearch instrument in dispersive optical spectroscopy. Image aberrations inherent inthis type spectrograph impart distortions to recorded spectra that affect resolution bothspatially and spectrally. Understanding the...

  8. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: CYP17A1: Gatekeeper to Androgen Biosynthesis

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael Gregory

    Human Cytochrome P45017A1 (CYP17) catalyzes the 17 alpha-hydroxylation of pregnenolone and progesterone as well as the subsequent 17,20 carbon-carbon lyase chemistry of its hydroxylated products. CYP17 function plays a central role in human steroid hormone biosynthesis, and its activity is...

  9. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Human Colon Carcinoma Cells on Gels: Spatial Confinement and Mechanosensing

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Yakut Ali

    New Mounting experimental evidences suggest that cells can sense and respond to mechanical cues (i.e. substrate stiffness) and geometric cues in 2D and 3D culture models. Hence, engineered mechanical microenvironment can enable new in vitro mechano-biology studies, which are otherwise...

  10. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 4: X-ray Diffraction and Reflectometry

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mauro Sardela

    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. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Nanostructured Surface for Enhanced Fluorescence Cell Imaging

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Austin Hsiao

    We have created a nanostructure substrate on which three-dimensional confocal fluorescence cell-imaging sensitivity is amplified for cell membrane and cytoplasm. The nanostructure substrate was fabricated using a plasma etching technique to create a randomized array of nano-pillars. Confocal...

  12. [Illinois] CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2011: Novel Printing Approaches for Microelectrode Architectures on Flexible, Rigid, and Curvilinear Substrates

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lewis

    Showcasing University of Illinois research inbionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing,leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations

  13. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 3: X-ray Electron Spectroscopy / Auger Electron Spectroscopy

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rick Haasch

    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...

  14. MEMSLab

    05 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Oluwatosin Adeosun, Sambit Palit, Ankit Jain, Muhammad Alam

    Simulation suite for electromechanical actuators

  15. [Illinois] NBSS11: Math Toolbox

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

    Goal: Develop a set of tools useful for optics and nanobiophotonics applications.

  16. [Illinois] 2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School: Intro to Nanophotonics

    14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette

    Biophotonics Summer School 2010May 21st - June 1st 2010 Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisThe Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. In 2010, some of the topics covered included principles of biophotonics, technology...

  17. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Advanced AFM-Raman Setup - Towards The Spatial and Spectroscopic Resolution At Single Molecule Level

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexey Temiryazev

    Significant advances in Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) during the last decade have allowed true molecular resolution in vacuum, liquid and ambient conditions. The next step in the development of this technology is to make molecular resolution imaging a reliably attainable by...

  18. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: AM-FM and Loss Tangent Imaging, Two Tools for Quant. Nanomechanical Property Mapping

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Irene Revenko

    Amplitude-modulated Atomic Force Microscopy (AM-AFM), also known as tapping mode, is a proven, reliable and gentle imaging method with wide spread applications. Previously, the contrast in AM-AFM has been difficult to quantify. In this work, we introduce two new techniques that allow unambiguous...

  19. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Technical Requirements For Successful Tip Enhanced Raman (TERS) Imaging: Towards Label-Free Chemical Imaging At The Nano-scale

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Leroy

    Since the mid 1980’s, Scanning Probe Microscopy has been a catalyst for research on nanotechnologies,making the study of nano-materials affordable, and has greatly enhanced the analysis of mechanical andelectrical properties of those materials, yet it has limited chemical specificity.Raman...

  20. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 26: Review

    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...

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