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  1. PREPRINT: Molecular Modeling of the Microstructure Evolution during the Carbonization of PAN-Based Carbon Fibers

    23 Mar 2017 | Papers | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, Saaketh Desai

    PREPRINTDevelopment of high strength carbon fibers (CFs) requires an understanding of the relationship between the processing conditions, microstructure and resulting properties. We developed a molecular model that combines kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) and molecular dynamics (MD) techniques to...

  2. Epitaxial Strategies for High Power Optically Pumped Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers and Metamorphic Antimonide Solar Cells

    05 Dec 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ganesh Balakrishnan

    We present antimonide-based photovoltaic cells grown on GaAs and Silicon substrates for use as sub-cells in metamorphic multi-junction solar cells. These antimonide cells, based on GaSb, are designed to absorb near-infrared photons. The GaSb layer is grown on either GaAs or Silicon substrates.

  3. LAMMPS structure generator

    01 Nov 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley

    Convert a molecular structure file to a LAMMPS data file with force field parameters

  4. Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings"

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Irina Golub, James Marti

    This lab explores issues that engineers and scientists face in working with thin film i.e., dealing with two phenomena that work against them: cracking and the coffee ring effect. This lab will explore the phenomena involved in making thin film coatings. Students will explore the problems that...

  5. The Blood Glucose Mnitor

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Steven Thedford, Samantha Andrews, Nancy Healy

    Students are introduced to glucose monitors, how these biosensors are being improved with naotechnology, and they test glucose levels. The purpose of the lab is to measure the glucose concentration of several synthetic blood and urine samples to determine which patients have diabetes. Students...

  6. Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michael L. Falk

    This lab is designed to introduce students to gold nanoparticles and some of their applications. Students will create gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and learn the potential disease detection uses of GNPs, conduct research on modifying GNPs to be specific to other molecules, and complete a simulation...

  7. Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing Input Power to Output Power of a Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Oskar Cymerman

    This lesson is designed to help students find a measure of a solar cell’s power conversion efficiency, by studying output power (Pout) of a silicon PV cell and comparing it to the input power (Pin) of incandescent light bulbs illuminating the PV from a set distance. In this activity,...

  8. Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Chris Kaus

    This high school physics lesson is designed to help students understand how very small measurements can be made (even at the nanoscale) and how the accuracy of those measurements affects their results. In this lab, students will calculate the wavelength of a laser (on the nanoscale) using simple...

  9. Designing Architectured Materials: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pablo Daniel Zavattieri

    There is a strong demand for new paradigms of design and development of advanced high-performance structural materials with high strength and durability that are low-cost and renewable with novel combinations of properties. Yet, most of these applications require high-performance materials that...

  10. Bringing Quantum Mechanics to Life: From Schrödinger's Cat to Schrödinger's Microbe

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tongcang Li

    In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction to basic concepts in quantum mechanics and the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment. I will then review developments in creating quantum superposition and entangled states and the realization of quantum teleportation. Non-trivial quantum...

  11. How to Create Atomic Planes in FCC, NaCl and Simple Cubic Structures

    27 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens

    This step by step guide shows how to create atomic planes in some common crystal structures. The crystal structures can be sliced along the planes, and the atomic packing of each plane investigated. Links to saved simulations of each of the planes and structures are included. These instructions...

  12. ECE 695Q Lecture 49: Planarization II

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  13. ECE 695Q Lecture 48: Planarization I

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  14. ECE 695Q Lecture 47: Dry Etching III

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  15. ECE 695Q Lecture 46: Dry Etching II

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  16. ECE 695Q Lecture 45: Dry Etching I

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  17. ECE 695Q Lecture 44: Etching

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  18. ECE 695Q Lecture 43: Advanced Lithography III

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  19. ECE 695Q Lecture 42: Advanced Lithography II

    27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minghao Qi

  20. MidQBio 2016: 4th Midwest Quantitative Biology Symposium

    22 Oct 2016 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Srividya Iyer-Biswas, Tamara L. Kinzer-Ursem, Andrew Mugler

    The MidQBio Symposium aims to bring together research groups from around the Midwest with a shared interest in quantitative biology, and to help build a community of these researchers. The symposium provides researchers opportunities to meet periodically to disseminate recent results; network...