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Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our primary interest is protein solution rheology and stability, involving bulk and interfacial properties and complemented by model solution … more

Fundamentals of Deformation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms … more

Nanoparticle Assembly
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop a platform for in situ measurements of the directed assembly of complex solutions of nanoscale building blocks (NBB)s into … more

Optoelectrical Characterization of Nanostructured Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Photovoltaics technology is usually categorized into three generations: 1) devices based on polysilicon; 2) devices based on thin-film direct … more

Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Super-resolution Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

As the electronics and data storage industries build devices on ever decreasing scales, they need advanced imaging techniques that allow them to … more

Electronic Transport in Nanoscale Organic/Inorganic Devices
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2013

Organic materials (multi-carbon compounds) are amenable to almost Lego©-like tinkering with their structure and composition, and can exhibit a … more

µMAG: Micromagnetic Modeling Activity Group
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Micromagnetics concerns the patterns of magnetization that arise in materials on the scale of nanometers.  Understanding these structures is key … more

Validation: Coevolved Experimentation and Computation at the Nanoscale
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

The increased speed and increased size of datasets implemented in modern computational systems has enabled the size scale of models of materials … more

Frequency Conversion Interfaces for Photonic Quantum Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2013

Optical frequency conversion, in which the color of light is changed, is a process that has numerous applications in physics and technology.  For … more

Electron Microscopy of Carbon Nanotube Composites
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2013

Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have an extraordinary combination of mechanical, electronic and thermal … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Nanoscale Proton Distributions in Photoresist
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The semiconductor industry’s remarkable progress in making integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper relies on continual improvements in … more

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