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Christian Long

Christian Long is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His doctoral research focused on developing novel scanning probe microscopy techniques and on developing new methods to analyze data from combinatorial materials experiments. Christian is working with Rachel Cannara to characterize friction on the nanometer length scale using a combination of atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy.  

Selected Publications:
  • Energy harvesting properties of all-thin-film multiferroic cantilevers, T.-D. Onuta, Y. Wang, C. J. Long, and I. Takeuchi, Applied Physics Letters 99, 203506 (2011).
  • Atomic resolution imaging at 2.5 GHz using near-field microwave microscopy, J. Lee, C. J. Long, H. Yang, X.-D. Xiang, and I. Takeuchi, Applied Physics Letters 97, 183111 (2010).
  • Rapid identification of structural phases in combinatorial thin-film libraries using x-ray diffraction and non-negative matrix factorization, C. J. Long, D. Bunker, X. Li, V. L. Karen, and I. Takeuchi, Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 103902 (2009).
Staff Picture - C. Long


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Physics – University of Maryland, College Park

Ph.D. Physics – University of Maryland, College Park


Phone: 301-975-6334