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CNST Group Seminars

Displaying CNST Group Seminars from October 01, 2014 To December 30, 2014 - See All 2014

Building a Fab on a Chip
October 10, 2014

The “Fab on a Chip” approach is a novel fabrication technique that leverages the control and stability of MEMS machines to fabricate structures on … more

Tunable Geometrical Frustration in Nanomagnet Arrays
October 14, 2014

Two-dimensional nanomagnet arrays known as “artificial spin ice” have become a valuable model system with which to explore on the microscopic scale … more

Ultrastable AFM: Improved Stability, Precision, and Bandwidth for BioAFM
October 14, 2014

Instrumental drift in atomic force microscopy (AFM) remains a critical issue that limits the precision and duration of experiments. Previously, we … more

Nanoscale Radiative Transfer and Properties with Metamaterials and Graphene
October 15, 2014

Tunneling of evanescent modes enables the radiative heat flux to be several orders of magnitude higher than that between far-field blackbodies, … more

Phonon Counting Experiments in Cavity-Optomechanics
October 27, 2014

Technical advances in the fabrication of micro- and nano-structures has recently led to, among other things, the laser cooling of mechanical … more

In Situ Manipulation of Magnetization via Direct Mechanical Interaction in Magnetostrictive Thin Films
October 29, 2014

The pursuit of a universal memory– possessing fast write/read times, nonvolatile and unlimited data endurance, low operating power, low … more

Nanoparticle Characterization and Material Discovery Using ZENO
October 30, 2014

The macroscopic properties of high-performance bulk polymer composite materials derive from the properties of the microscopic building block … more

Probing and Preparing Novel States of Quantum Gases in Optical Lattices
November 14, 2014

Quantum degenerate gases placed in optical lattices is an attractive platform to explore systems analogous to condensed matter and deepen our … more

Promise of 2D Materials
November 17, 2014

Two dimensional systems, by the virtue of their unique material properties and excellent electrostatic integrity, provide immense opportunities not … more

FIB Nanofabrication Employing High Resolution and Stable Gallium and New Ion Species
November 20, 2014

There are applications whereby Focused Ion Beam (FIB) nanofabrication can “win the race” against Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) in first … more

Complex Magnetic Fields Breathe Life into Fluids
December 4, 2014

There are many areas of science and technology where being able to generate vigorous, noncontact flow would be desirable. We have discovered that … more

Order From The Disorder: Hyperbranched Nanostructures Self-assembled From The Gas Phase. Applications To Photovoltaic, Water Splitting and Smart Surfaces
December 5, 2014

The assembly of nanoscale building blocks in engineered mesostructures is one of the fundamental goals of nanotechnology. Among the various … more

Kesterite Thin-Film Solar Cell Absorbers Derived Using Inhomogeneous Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanoparticle Inks
December 11, 2014

Kesterite is a quaternary/pentenary semiconductor Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) that consists earth-abundant, low-toxicity elements. It attracts great … more

Conductivity and Carrier Dynamics in Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
December 18, 2014

With the tremendous successes of the electronics and photonics industries, the performance of common device materials, such as silicon or III-V’s, … more


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