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Functional Nanostructured Materials Group

The Functional Nanostructured Materials Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for the electrical, chemical, and magnetic properties of nanostructured inorganic materials, including metals and semiconductors, as related to their microstructure and processing. The Group provides expertise in nanostructure fabrication, in situ processing measurements, models for process control, and microscopy techniques needed to

Group Competence

  • Deposition and evaporation of thin films and alloys
  • Electrodeposition of metals and alloys
  • Magnetic materials characterization
  • Growth of nanowires and creation of devices
    • Gallium-nitride and wide bandgap nanowires
    • Silicon and germanium nanowires
  • Measurements for evaluation of hydrogen in materials
  • Development of microscopy methods
  • Measurements of stress in thin films

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Magnetic Nanoparticle Metrology

We are developing best practice metrology for characterization of magnetic nanoparticle systems (e.g. blocking temperature, anisotropy, property distributions

Electrochemical Processes

In this project we are developing in situ measurements relevant to the electrochemical fabrication, processing, and application of nanostructured materials and

Publications

An Ultra-fast Multi-level MoTe2-based RRAM

Author(s)
Albert Davydov, Leonid A. Bendersky, Sergiy Krylyuk, Huairuo Zhang, Feng Zhang, Joerg Appenzeller, Pragya R. Shrestha, Kin P. Cheung, Jason P. Campbell
We report multi-level MoTe2-based resistive random-access memory (RRAM) devices with switching speeds of less than 5 ns due to an electric-field induced 2H to

Predicting synthesizability

Author(s)
Albert Davydov, Ursula R. Kattner
Advancements in multiscale multi-physics computational materials design have led to accelerated discovery of advanced materials for energy, electronics and

Software

HolograFREE

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE routines