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Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems

Light can interact with mechanical systems in interesting and useful ways, not only probing the mechanical motion with spectacular sensitivity, … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials

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

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials (Archived)

Scientists and engineers currently have a growing library of synthetic microscale and nanoscale swimmers which affect the hydrodynamics of their … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing (Archived)

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

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