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Photoluminescence of the Titanium Dioxide-Effect of UV Light and Adsorbed Molecules on Surface Band Structure
January 13, 2014

The photoluminescence (PL) of powdered titanium dioxide at 529.5 nm (2.34 eV) has been found to be a sensitive indicator of UV-induced surface … more

Tunneling Anisotropic Magneto-Seebeck Effect
January 14, 2014

Due to their ubiquitous presence in spinning hard-drive technologies and growing potential as commercially viable memory bits, magnetic tunnel … more

Nanophotonic optomechanics in Si and wide-bandgap materials
January 17, 2014

Recent advances in optomechanics utilize the co-localization of optical and mechanical modes for coherent energy exchange between photons and … more

Quantum Motion and Microwave Fields
January 27, 2014

The boundary between quantum and classical physics is continually evolving, with nano- and micron scale mechanical oscillators very recently … more

Memristors: artificial nano-synapses
January 31, 2014

Memristors are nanometer size non-volatile tunable resistances. The resistance state of these devices can be changed by varying the voltage or the … more

In Situ Microscopy and Spectroscopy Study of the Early-Stage Oxidation of Metals and Alloys
February 3, 2014

Oxidation, with effects both beneficial and deleterious, plays an enormous role in technology, from causing serious corrosion problems, to … more

Nanoplasmonics: Physics and Applications
February 11, 2014

When light interacts with metallic nanostructures, it can excite free-electron near the metal surface. The electromagnetic resonances associated … more

Antiferromagnetic Domain Wall Manipulation and Measurement in Chromium Films
February 19, 2014

Antiferromagnets are described by their local magnetization as well as how this magnetization evolves with position. This contrasts with … more

Advances in Single Molecule Methods with Applications to Interfacial Science and Biophysics
February 24, 2014

Single molecule methods have proven to be powerful tools that can yield complementary information to standard, ensemble averaged techniques. … more

Brillouin Light Scattering Study of Linear and Nonlinear Spin Dynamics in Magnetic Thin Films
February 24, 2014

Brillouin light scattering (BLS), an inelastic light scattering technique, has been used for decades to study phonons and magnons, also known as … more

Topology, symmetry, and edge states in graphene heterostructures
February 27, 2014

Low-dimensional electronic systems have traditionally been obtained by electrostatically confining electrons, either in heterostructures or in … more

Enhancing Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Sensing through Micro‐ and Nanofabrication
March 6, 2014

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has rapidly become one of the most widely used medical imaging and diagnostic tools. Not requiring ionizing … more

Plasmonic Antennas for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering: From Classical to Quantum
March 14, 2014

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is an analytical technique that enables molecules to be identified from their vibrational spectra, even at … more

Using Solution Phase Self-Assembly to Control the Properties of Magnetic and Magnetoelectric Nanostructures
March 19, 2014

This talk will focus on the use of nanoscale architectures to control properties in magnetic and magnetoelectric materials. Magnetoelectric … more

Catalytic Studies of Gold Nanoparticles using Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy
March 21, 2014

Noble metal nanoparticles are an important class of catalyst, however they are inherently heterogeneous. This makes studying them at the … more

Development of tailored scanning probes to study condensed matter systems at the nanoscale: From high mobility two-dimensional electron systems to the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond
March 28, 2014

High mobility electron systems have traditionally been difficult to spatially probe on a local scale because they are typically found at buried … more


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