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Biocompatibility of Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles have a bright and stable fluorescence and are promising candidates for use in bio-imaging, cell staining … more

Nanocalorimetry
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Nanocalorimetry using micromachined devices has the capability to provide quantitative data to support the development of advanced metal silicide … more

Nanoparticle Distribution in the Natural Environment
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new methods and … more

Nanoparticle Accumulation and Distribution in Organisms
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new experimental … more

Genotoxicity of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

As a result of their novel properties, nanoparticles are expected to be produced and incorporated into consumer products at exponentially … more

Micro- and Nano-Mechanical Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/25/2012

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems are being investigated experimentally to bring these systems toward the quantum limit, study quantum … more

Single Electron Coherence
Last Updated Date: 07/25/2012

CMOS-compatible Si-based SET quantum dots systems are being fabricated and electrically characterized at low temperature to explore the possibility … more

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … more

Nanostructures for Energy Conversion
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

Electrochemical systems containing nanostructured materials are increasingly being incorporated into  devices for efficiently harvesting, storing, … more

Metrology of High Current Density Electron Field Emitters
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

Electron sources are ubiquitous in vacuum based electronics and are used for a variety of purposes.  These applications range from x-ray production … more

Infrared Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

There are a variety of tools for characterizing nanoscale morphology and structure, such as scanning probe, scanning electron, and transmission … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

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

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

Nanoscale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, devices and their dynamical operation and the … more

Optimal Diffusion Coefficient Estimation in Single-Particle Tracking
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2012

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

Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2012

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

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