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SPMW Nonlinear dynamics in AFM - chaos and parametric resonance
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05 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
The field of nonlinear dynamics deals with mathematical techniques to study the nonlinear equations that serve as models of physical systems. The benefits of using nonlinear dynamics concepts to …
SPMW Mechanisms of atomic friction studied by friction force microscopy
12 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ernst Meyer
Force microscopy is a versatile instrument to investigate physical phenomena on surfaces. The first emphasis is on the study of friction on the nanometer-scale, also called nanotribology. It will be …
Materials Science on the Atomic Scale with the 3-D Atom Probe
08 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George D. W. Smith
Some of the key goals of materials science and technology are to be able to design a material from first principles, to predict its behaviour, and also to optimise the processing route for its …
A Primer on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Scanning Probe Microscopes and their remarkable ability to provide three-dimensional maps of surfaces at the nanometer length scale have arguably been the most important tool in establishing the …
Electron and Ion Microscopies as Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
27 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
This tutorial presents a broad overview of the basic physical principles of techniques used in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), as well as their application to understanding …
Metal Oxide Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Device Applications
07 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jia Grace Lu
Various metal oxide nanowires, such as ZnO, SnO2, Fe2O3, In2O3 and Ga2O3, have been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition method. Their structures and properties are characterized by TEM, SEM, …
Making the Tiniest and Fastest Transistor using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peide "Peter" Ye
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is an emerging nanotechnology enables the deposit of ultrathin films, one atomic layer by one atomic layer. ALD provides a powerful, new capability to grow or regrow …
Designing Nanocomposite Materials for Solid-State Energy Conversion
10 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
New materials will be necessary to break through today's performance envelopes for solid-state energy conversion devices ranging from LED-based solid-state white lamps to thermoelectric devices …
Designing Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials
08 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
This tutorial reviews recent strategies for designing high-ZT nanostructured materials, including superlattices, embedded quantum dots, and nanowire composites. The tutorial highlights the challenges …
Laser Cooling of Solids
06 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Massoud Kaviany
Enhanced laser cooling of ion doped nanocrystalline powders (e.g., Yb3+: Y2O3) can be achieved by enhancing the anti-Stokes, off-resonance absorption, which is proportional to the three …
Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale
17 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
The trend in downscaling of electronic devices and the need to add functionalities such as sensing and nonvolatile memory to existing circuitry dictate that new approaches be developed for device …
Towards Molecular Electronic Circuitry: Selective Deposition of Metals on Patterned ...
28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Amy Walker
We have developed a robust method by which to construct complex two- and three- dimensional structures based on controlling interfacial chemistry. This work has important applications in …
Synthetic and Processing Strategies to New Molecular and Polymeric...
28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Recent achievements in the design and synthesis of new arene/heteroaromatic oligomers/molecules functionalized with a variety of phenacyl, alkylcarbonyl, and perfluoroalkylcarbonyl will be presented. …
Probing Silicon-Based Molecular Electronics with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
29 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
In recent years, substantial progress has occurred in the field of molecular electronics . In this paper, charge transport through molecule-semiconductor junctions is probed with ultra-high vacuum …
Measurement of Single Molecule Conductance using STM-Based Break Junctions
28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nongjian Tao
We have measured single molecule conductance using a combined STM- and conducting AFM-based break junction method. The method works in aqueous solutions, which is suitable for biologically relevant …
Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy
08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate the power and limitations of …
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