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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

Electrochemical Processes

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

Metrology of Magnetic Materials

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

Publications

Photocurrent detection of the orbital angular momentum of light

Author(s)
Zhurun Ji, Wenjing Liu, Sergiy Krylyuk, Xiaopeng Fan, Zhifeng Zhang, Anlian Pan, Liang Feng, Albert Davydov, Ritesh Agarwal
Utilizing the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light is promising for increasing the bandwidth of optical communication networks. However, direct photocurrent

Comparable Enhancement of TERS signals from WeSe2 on Chromium and Gold.

Author(s)
Albert Davydov, Sergiy Krylyuk, Angela R. Hight Walker, Bojan R. Ilic, Andrey Krayev, Ashish Bhattarai, Alan G. Joly, Matej Velicky, Patrick Z. El-Khoury
Plasmonic tip-sample junctions, at which the incident and scattered optical fields are localized and optimally enhanced, are often exploited to achieve

Software

HolograFREE

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

Awards