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Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies
08 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bharat Bhushan
Fundamental nanotribological studies provide insight to molecular origins of interfacial phenomena including adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication.
Friction and wear of lightly loaded...
Use of Ceramic based biomaterials for their application in vitro osteogenic differentiation
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30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gopal Pande
The use of bioceramics for preparation of implants and prosthesis for applications in orthopedic surgery has been done over several years. Recently new formulations for making substrates and...
Multiplex Detection of Cell Surface Markers using Plasmonic Sensors
21 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joseph M K Irudayaraj
Gold nanorod molecular probes (GNrMPs) were designed and fabricated for multiplex identification of cell surface markers in HBECs. Cells were probed directly using dark field microscopy integrated...
High-Aspect-Ratio Micromachining of Titanium: Enabling New Functionality and Opportunity in Micromechanical Systems Through Greater Materials Selection
18 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Masa Rao
Traditionally, materials selection has been limited in high-aspect-ratio micromechanical applications, due primarily to the predominance of microfabrication processes and infrastructure dedicated...
Basics of Particle Adhesion
21 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen P. Beaudoin
This presentation will describe the adhesion of rough, asymmetric particles with micro- to nano-scale dimension to solid surfaces. These adhesion processes are of great interest in...
Nanotechnology Research Opportunities within the Forest Products Industry
28 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert J. Moon
This talk will provide an overview of research opportunities within
forest products industry. There will be a general description of the
anatomical and chemical structure of wood, their...
Nanomedicine for Treating Organ Failure
02 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Thomas J. Webster
Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize numerous science and engineering fields.
The use of nanotechnology in medicine has been termed nanomedicine. This presentation
will highlight recent...
Excellence in Computer Simulation: Computational Materials
20 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Schwegler
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...
MCW07 Impact of Porphyrin Functional Groups on InAs Gas Sensors
05 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael Garcia
Porphyrin molecules are often used for sensor engineering to improve sensitivity and selectivity to specific analytes. It is important to understand how the porphyrin HOMO-LUMO levels deplete...
KIST/PU Design and Performance of Bioresponsive Nanocarriers with Tunable Reactivity for Drug and Gene Delivery
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dave Thompson
Our lab has focused on the development of bioresponsive nanocarriers that are designed to
release their cargo upon entry into acidic environments such as those found in cellular endosomes and...
BME 695N Lecture 12: Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and the Examples of Biologically-Relevant Applications
19 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
With Dmitry Zemlyanov as guest lecturer.
Energy-level Alignment of Aryl Thiols Chemisorbed on Metal Surfaces: Implications for Molecular Electronic Junctions
27 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roger D. van Zee
Charge-transport through the interface is a key part of the behavior of any electronic junction. One interface property important to molecular-electronic junctions is the energetic mismatch...
MCW07 Conductance Switching in Fluorene/TiO2 Molecular Heterojunctions
13 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard L. McCreery
Molecular junctions consisting of a monolayer of fluorene and 10 nm of TiO2 between conducting contacts exhibit a memory effect upon positive polarization of the of the TiO2 for a few...
MCW07 Electronic Level Alignment at Metal-Molecule Contacts with a GW Approach
05 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffrey B. Neaton
Most recent theoretical studies of electron transport in single-molecule junctions rely on a Landauer approach, simplified to treat electron-electron interactions at a mean-field level within...
Micro-scaled Biochips with Optically Active Surfaces for Near and Far-field Analysis of Cellular Fluorescence
31 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Huw Summers
The integration of thin (< 100 nm) metal films with micro-scale
optical waveguides provides a route to controlled spatial
excitation of cellular fluorescence within a biochip...
Oligodeoxyribonucleotide Association with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
02 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer McDonald
Commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) tend to aggregate as ropes and bundles during production making them of little use in many scientific and industrial applications. An...
SPMW A fresh look to amplitude-modulation AFM: Force minimization, interaction measurement, and the quest for high resolution
05 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Udo D. Schwarz
Frequency modulation atomic force microscopy (FM-AFM) has been able to deliver high-resolution atomic-scale images in ultrahigh vacuum for over one decade. In addition, there have been recent...
Orbital Mediated Tunneling in a New Unimolecular Rectifier
25 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Metzger, NCN SLC@Northwestern
In 1997 we showed that hexadecylquinolinium tricyanoquinodimethanide is a unimolecular rectifier, by scanning tunneling microscopy and also as a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer, sandwiched...
Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and to XPS Applications
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17 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as
Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful
research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The...
Understanding Deformation Processes in Nanocrystalline Metals Through the Use of Real-time Electron Microscopy Techniques
03 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
It is has long been known that the grain size of a material has a substantial effect on its mechanical strength, through the
well-established Hall-Petch relationship. In the past decade or so,...