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  1. ABACUS Tool Suite and MOS Capacitors (Fall 2023)

    19 Oct 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    In the sixth session, Dr. Klimeck will give a brief overview of ABACUS and demonstrate the MOS Capacitor Lab. Students can experiment with the fundamental component of a MOSfet that is any computer chip

  2. ABACUS Tool Suite and MOSFETs (Fall 2023)

    19 Oct 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    In the seventh session, Dr. Klimeck will give a brief overview of ABACUS and demonstrate the MOSFET Lab. Students can experiment with the classical scaling of a traditional 2D MOSFET.

  3. ABACUS Tool Suite (Fall 2023)

    19 Oct 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    The objective of the recitation series is to enable faculty to enhance existing or new semiconductor classes with interactive simulations.

  4. ABACUS Tool Suite and PN Junctions (Fall 2023)

    18 Oct 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Dr. Klimeck will give a brief overview of ABACUS and demonstrate the PN Junction Lab. With the PN Junction Lab, students can explore band edge diagrams and charge distributions as a function of bias.

  5. Reducing Toxicity, Sequestration, and Degradation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs)

    01 Sep 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gokhan Mutcali, Daniel Rivera, NEWT Center

    Per- and Polyflyoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large, complex group of synthetic chemicals that are commonly used everyday. Consumers are exposed to these by consuming contaminated water or food, using products made with PFAS or breathing contaminated air. This project focuses on the...

  6. Surface Modification of Aluminum Nanocrystals with Biologically Relevant Ligands

    01 Sep 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Carla Dagher, Oara Neumann, NEWT Center, Rice University

    This approach allowed the exploration of the use of Aluminum Nanocrystal's functionalized ligands in biomedicine utilizing cost effective procedures.

  7. Transfer of CO2 Into Organics by Au-Biofilm

    01 Sep 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Ashley Fauss, Min Long, NEWT Center, Rice University

    There is currently an increase in urbanization and deforestation causing an abrupt increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. This project focuses on reducing carbon emissions in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change by utilizing a membrane biofilm reactor which diffuses the CO2 across...

  8. ABACUS Tool Suite and Bulk Semiconductors (Fall 2023)

    01 Sep 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    In the third session, Dr. Klimeck will give a brief overview of ABACUS and demonstrate the Drift-Diffusion-Lab. Students can experiment with a semiconductor slab under bias and/or light illumination....

  9. Photovoltaic Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Hole Transport Layer

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Chika Okolo, Mariana Quinn, Rice University

    Heatwaves are responsible for more deaths across the world than floods, tornados, or hurricanes. The problem, and the potential solution is the Sun. Every hour, it emits enough energy to power our entire world for a year. However, we need an efficient, green, and cost effective way to harness...

  10. Unveiling the Journey of Making Single Crystals

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Ritu Gandhi, Karthik Rao, Rice University

    Growing crystals in saturated solution is a fundamental technique for obtaining well-ordered crystals with controlled properties. This process involves a method called “flux growth”, where single crystals are grown by employing a flux, which is a solvent that facilitates the...

  11. Investigating Biomolecular Size Effects on the Performance of Organic Electrochemical Transistors

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Mariana Prado, Erin Porter, Rice University

    Organic Electrochemical Transistors (OECTs) use biomolecular sensor technology in order to detect biomolecules. These sensors have many advantages such as low cost, ability to amplify molecular binding, and their stability in aqueous environments. OECTs have shown high sensitivity, but there is...

  12. Nature of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes' Interactions with Differing Photosensitizers

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Rubiona Grainger, Nima Soltani, Rice University

    It was recently discovered that when Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) wrapped with single-stranded DNA are exposed to singlet oxygen the singlet oxygen reacts with the guanine nucleotides embedded in the DNA. The singlet oxygen is produced by irradiation of a photosensitizer. However,...

  13. Cell Factory for Small Molecule Inducible Delivery of Low Dose IL-2

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Celsa Pachlhofer, Yafet Arefeayne, Rice University

    Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are characterized by insufficient regulatory T cells (Treg), which play a central role in maintaining peripheral tolerance, preventing autoimmunity, and limiting chronic inflammation.  Treg cells depend on IL-2 for survival and maintenance of their...

  14. Sustainable and Energy Efficient Removal of PFAS-Saturated Granular Activated Carbon

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Melody Jenkins, Sara Denison, Rice University, NEWT Center

    Currently water treatment plants remove toxic PFAs using granular activated carbon (GAC) but have no sustainable process for disposing PFAS. Our approach focuses on the successful removal and destruction of PFAs in GAC preventing contaminants from entering back into the environment & uses...

  15. Food Web Differences in Primary Versus Secondary Growth in a Lowland Tropical Rainforest

    31 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Patricia Juarez Swan, Annie Finneran, Rice University

    Biodiversity of wildlife can be seen in interactions between species, such as predation. One way to understand predation between animals such as mammals and birds are food webs, which documents which animals eat each other. Understanding how humans can impact these food webs, and therefore the...

  16. ABACUS Tool Suite and Bandstructure and Band Models (Fall 2023)

    22 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    In the third session, Dr. Klimeck will give a brief overview of ABACUS and demonstrate several bandstructure tools. With these, students can explore the Standard Periodic Potential aka Kronig-Penney model as well as bandstructure formation by transmission through finite barriers....

  17. ABACUS Tool Suite Overview and Crystal Structures (Fall 2023)

    15 Aug 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    In the first recitation session, Dr. Klimeck will briefly discuss a new initiative, Chipshub.org, then move into an overview of ABACUS and demonstrate the Crystal Viewer Tool. This tool allows students to start with the visualization of a standard silicon text book unit cell, then expand the...

  18. Nanotechnology: The Multi-disciplinary Challenge for Educators

    17 May 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center

  19. Teaching Cleanroom Development: Lessons Learned

    15 May 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Elena Brewer, Anthony Dalessio, Rich Hill, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center

  20. Affordable Labs for Nanotechnology Education

    10 May 2023 | | Contributor(s):: Wesley C. Sanders, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center