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[Illinois] SMART (Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Tools)
09 Oct 2014 | Contributor(s):: Michelle Khine
[Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 16: Importance Sampling
12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley
[Illinois] B3SI 2012: International Collaboration Panel
17 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Hao-Ming Hsiao, Irfan S. Ahmad, Nai-Jen Harry Chang, Taher A. Saif, Xin Tang, Hsiang-Yu Angie Wang
Magnesium Phyllo (Organo) Silicate: A Clay to Play with in Materials Science
24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: M. Eswaramoorthy
The synthesis and applications of amino functionalized clay will be discussed in this talk. The tailor made clay containing amino pendants is easily dispersible in water. This property has been effectively utilized to make water soluble clay-metal nanoparticles composites, clay-protein and...
Appreciating Nature's Antibiotics as Chemical Treasures
12 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher T. Walsh
This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.
Self-assembled Coordination Architectures: Lessons from Nature
12 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Makoto Fujita
Optical and Spectral Imaging for Nanoscale Research
25 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Chuck Ludwig
The Elusive Spin Transistor
11 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
This presentation is a short introductory tutorial on spin-transistors.
Control of Spin Precession in a Datta-Das Transistor Structure
11 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Hyun Cheol Koo
Transistors Switch onto Spin Using the spin of an electron in addition to, or instead of, the charge properties is believed to have many benefits in terms of speed, power-cost, and integration density over conventional electronic circuits. At the heart of the field of spintronics has been a...
Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications in Exascale Computing
10 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ananth Grama
The move towards exascale computing platforms (capable of 10^18 floating point operations) poses tremendous challenges, while presenting opportunities for foundational advances in a variety of application domains. In this talk, I will describe various technical issues that must be overcome to...
Levitated Spinning Graphene
18 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Bruce E. Kane
I will describe a method for levitating micron-sized few layer graphene flakes in a quadrupole ion trap. Starting from a liquid suspension containing graphene, charged flakes are injected into the trap using the electrospray ionization technique and are probed optically.
Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics
18 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ken P. Chong
One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in transformative and translational research. The transcendent technologies include nanotechnology,...
Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices
09 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Hersam
Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries, and biosensors. This talk will delineate chemical strategies for enhancing the electronic and optical...
Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
27 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of steel, cement, glass, petrochemicals etc. To identify opportunities for improving current technologies or...
Fun in the Sand: Some Experiments in Granular Physics
25 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Peter E. Schiffer
In the last two decades, condensed matter physicists have begun an intense study of the dynamic and static properties of granular media (materials made from individual acroscopic solid grains). These materials offer a vast arena of new physical phenomena which are highly accessible and largely...
Electric and Magnetic Properties of Multiferroic Oxide Thin Films and Heterostructures
20 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Pedro Antonio Prieto
Outline:IntroductionPreparation methods for oxide thin filmsOxide thin films and heterostructures Multiferroic materialsBiFeO3, YMnO3, BiMnO3 thin films and FE/FM CompositesConclusions
TiCN/TiNbCN Multilayer System with Enhanced Tribological Properties
Improvement in the mechanical properties of hard coatings such monolayer (TiN, CrN, AlCN, WC-Co, TiCN) , has been achieved using compositional gradient WC/C layer, or multilayered type [transition metal/transition carbide]n, [transition metal/transition nitride]n, [TiCN/ZrCN]n, among others....
Addressing Molecular Dynamics Time-scale Issues to Study Atomic-scale Friction
12 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ashlie Martini
This presentation will include an introduction to several accelerated molecular dynamics methods. However, particular focus will be given to parallel replica (ParRep) dynamics in which atomistic simulations are run parallel in time to extend their total duration. The ParRep method is based on the...
Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Materials: Working to Improve Efficiency in the Field of Thermoelectrics
08 Jul 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Suzanne Singer
This talk discusses the performance of nanostructured thin films as a potentialmaterial for thermoelectric energy conversion applications, as well as thematerial composition variations that can provide guidelines for finding lowvalues of thermal conductivity.
Ripples and Warping of Graphene: A Theoretical Study
08 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Umesh V. Waghmare
We use first-principles density functional theory based analysis to understand formation of ripples in graphene and related 2-D materials. For an infinite graphene, we show that ripples are linked with a low energy branch of phonons that exhibits quadratic dispersion at long wave-lengths. Many...