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Landauer Approach to Thermoelectrics
23 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Changwook Jeong
Many efforts have been made to search for materials that maximize the thermoelectric (TE) figure of merit, ZT, but for decades, the improvement has been limited because of the interdependent material parameters that determine ZT. Recently, several breakthroughs have been reported by applying...
Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices
12 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Ma. Elena Calixto-Olalde, Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres
The design of nanometric electronic devices requires novel materials for improving their electrical performance from stages of design until their fabrication. Until now, several DC electrical conductivity models for composite materials have been proposed. However, these models must be valued to...
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...
Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for Energy & Environmental Applications
07 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel P. Giannelis
In recent years, "storm clouds" have been forming at the interface of energy resources, environment, and climate change that demand concerted action by scientists, engineers, and policy makers. In this talk I will present a new materials platform based on organic-inorganic hybrids that provides...
Bio Composite Simulator
13 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Sebastian Lee, Pablo Daniel Zavattieri, Alejandro Strachan
Simulation mechanical response of bio composites using rigid particles
Experiments and Models Regarding Strain Dependent Thermal Conductivity and Strength at the Nanoscale and Microscale
02 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vikas Tomar
Silicon micro- and nano-structures are essential in today’s integrated circuits and sensors. The functioning and performance of such devices are highly affected by thermal properties. Due to the size effect, the thermal properties of bulk silicon cannot represent those of silicon...
05 May 2011 |
Educational activities about nanoscale science and engineering for students in grades K-12.
NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel
05 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Moon
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
Superficial Science – Polymer Surface Science at Purdue
25 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffery Youngblood
In this presentation, Professor Youngblood describes his current research projects and the theme that ties them together - surface science.
ECET 499N Lecture 8: Electron Microscopy
02 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Stach
Guest lecture: Eric A. Stach
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
27 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a...
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites
18 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
Summary of current status of industrial nanocomposite developments
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25 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Steven L. Masia
This is a brief summary of the current nanocomposites developed and provided by industry as of July 2008. A variety of industrial references are provided.
Nanocomposite-Modified Electrodes for Sensing Biological Analytes
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: V. Yegnaraman
Electrochemical sensing of analytes is mostly enabled by transducers based on potentiometry and amperometry. In this, design of sensing (working) electrode is of utmost importance since it only decides the sensitivity and selectivity features of the sensor. Chemical modification of the electrode...
Nanoscale Opto Thermo Electric Energy Conversion Devices
28 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
We review solid-state devices that allow direct conversion of heat into electricity. We describe fundamental and practical limits of conventional thermoelectric materials. Novel metal-semiconductor nanocomposites are developed where the heat and charge transport are modified at the atomic level....
Nanotechnology Research Opportunities within the Forest Products Industry
28 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Moon
This talk will provide an overview of research opportunities withinforest products industry. There will be a general description of theanatomical and chemical structure of wood, their connection to wood's anisotropic properties and how nanotechnology research can be applied to provide unique...
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.
Introduction to and Advances in Self-Healing Polymers
14 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerald O. Wilson
The presenter briefly introduces the topic of Self-Healing Polymer research and continues to give a Survey of Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts for Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Based Self-Healing ApplicationsGerald O. Wilson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Materials Science...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the upcoming year.