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Probing Graphene Electronic Devices with Atomic Scale Measurements

The interest in using graphene as an electronic material arises in large part from the high speed with which electrons move through the material — … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Designing Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy Instruments

A scanning probe microscope (SPM) in its simplest form uses a fine probe tip in proximity to a sample surface to measure a particular physical … more

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

DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures

Over the past decade nanoscale science has produced varied and fascinating nanostructures with an extraordinary range of interesting and useful … more

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