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DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

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

Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … more

Optimal Diffusion Coefficient Estimation in Single-Particle Tracking (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Single-particle tracking is a powerful tool for probing the transport behavior and local environmental properties of individual nanoparticles in … more

Nanoparticle Tracking for Fluidic Self Assembly (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

One challenge of nanomanufacturing is to establish methods to assemble solution-based nanoparticles into organized structures with nanometer … more

Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

The behavior and properties of macroscale objects are stable and predictable because they are the result of the average behavior of very large … more

Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control Software (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

MATLAB Software [1-2] developed and referenced within Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control projects are available for download from this page. If you … more

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

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

Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

One of the major obstacles to incorporating nanotechnology into everyday products is the difficulty of making nanoscale structures inexpensively … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

To advance the development of miniaturized systems, there is a need to place nanostructured materials in very precise locations. Only then can … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

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

Real-Time Tracking and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Individual Nanoparticles (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

The behavior and properties of macroscale objects are stable and predictable because they are the result of the average behavior of very large … more

Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly. With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

Fabrication and Metrology of Novel Magnetic Tunnel Junctions in the Ultra-thin Barrier Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/07/2015

Magnetic tunnel junctions, nanostructured by highly charged ions, are being probed and characterized to establish the foundation for novel … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water.
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