The BNC leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health. Below are some publications from the BCN.

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Publications from 2013

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Reduced reflection from roughened hyperbolic metamaterial, Evgenii E. Narimanov, H. Li, Yu A. Barnakov, T. U. Tumkur, and M. A. Noginov

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Magneto-transport in MoS2: Phase Coherence, Spin-Orbit Scattering, and the Hall Factor, Adam T. Neal, Han Liu, Jiangjiang Gu, and Peide D. Ye

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Laser-Micromachined Cellulose Acetate Adhesive Tape as a Low-Cost Smart Material, Manuel Ochoa, Girish Chitnis, and Babak Ziaie

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A hybrid PDMS-Parylene subdural multi-electrode array, Manuel Ochoa, Pinghung Wei, Andrew Wolley, Kevin J. Otto, and Babak Ziaie

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Universal scaling and intrinsic classification of electro-mechanical actuators, Sambit Palit, Ankit Jain, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Rapid generation and manipulation of microfluidic vortex flows induced by AC electrokinetics with optical illumination, Choongbae Park and Steven T. Wereley

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Near-Contact Gas Damping and Dynamic Response of High-g MEMS Accelerometer Beams, Devon Parkos, Nithin Raghunathan, Ayyaswamy Venkattraman, Brett Sanborn, Weinong Chen, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Alina A. Alexeenko

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Boron-carbon-nitrogen foam surfaces for thermal physisorption applications, Rajib Paul, A. A. Voevodin, J. J. Hu, P. B. Amama, S. Ganguli, A. K. Roy, Dmitry Zemlyanov, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Quantum coherence and entanglement in the avian compass, James A. Pauls, Yiteng Zhang, Gennady P. Berman, and Sabre Kais

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Limitations of the High-Low C-V Technique for MOS Interfaces With Large Time Constant Dispersion, Ashish Verma Penumatcha, Steven Swandono, and James A. Cooper

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Millimeter-wave phase shifter based on waveguide-mounted RF-MEMS, Dimitra Psychogiou, Yunjia Li, Jan Hesselbarth, Stephane Kuehne, Dimitrios Peroulis, Christofer Hierold, and Christian Hafner

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Continuously variable W-band phase shifters based on MEMS-actuated conductive fingers, Dimitra Psychogiou, Yunjia Li, Jan Hesselbarth, Dimitrios Peroulis, Christofer Hierold, and Christian Hafner

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V-band bandpass filter with continuously variable centre frequency, Dimitra Psychogiou, Dimitrios Peroulis, Yunjia Li, and Christian Hafner

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Solution-processed soldering of carbon nanotubes for flexible electronics, K. D. M. Rao, B. Radha, Kyle C. Smith, Timothy S. Fisher, and G. U. Kulkarni

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Transconductance Linearity Analysis of 1-D, Nanowire FETs in the Quantum Capacitance Limit, Ali Razavieh, David B. Janes, and Joerg Appenzeller

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Utilizing the Unique Properties of Nanowire MOSFETs for RF Applications, Ali Razavieh, Saumitra Mehrotra, Navab Singh, Gerhard Klimeck, David B. Janes, and Joerg Appenzeller

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Co-optimized design of microchannel heat exchangers and thermoelectric generators, A. Rezania, Kazuaki Yazawa, L. A. Rosendahl, and Ali Shakouri

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The non-linear dynamics of electromagnetically actuated microbeam resonators with purely parametric excitations, Jeffrey F. Rhoads, Vijay Kumar, Steven W. Shaw, and Kimberly L. Turner

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Atomistic modeling of metallic nanowires in silicon, Hoon Ryu, Sunhee Lee, Bent Weber, Suddhasatta Mahapatra, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, Michelle Y. Simmons, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Optical TCAD on the Net: A tight-binding study of inter-band light transitions in self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dot photodetectors, Hoon Ryu, Dukyun Nam, Bu-Young Ahn, JongSuk Ruth Lee, Kumwon Cho, Sunhee Lee, Gerhard Klimeck, and Mincheol Shin

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On the Nonlinear Dynamics of Electromagnetically Transduced Microresonators, Andrew B. Sabater, Vijay Kumar, Aamer Mahmood, and Jeffrey F. Rhoads

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Electronic and optical properties of ScN and (Sc,Mn)N thin films deposited by reactive DC-magnetron sputtering, Bivas Saha, Gururaj V. Naik, Vladimir P. Drachev, Alexandra Boltasseva, Ernesto Marinero, and Timothy D. Sands

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Ultralocalized thermal reactions in subnanoliter droplets-in-air, Eric Salm, Carlos Duarte Guevara, Piyush Dak, Brian Ross Dorvel, Bobby Reddy Jr., Muhammad Ashraf Adam, and Rashid Bashir

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Manifold Microchannel Heat Sink Design Using Optimization Under Uncertainty, Suchismita Sarangi, Karthik K. Bodla, Suresh V. Garimella, and Jayathi Y. Murthy

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Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Enhanced Thermal Interfaces to Thermoelectric Modules, Kimberly Saviers, Stephen L. Hodson, Timothy S. Fisher, James R. Salvador, and Linda S. Kasten

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Analytical modeling of surface accumulation behavior of fully depleted SOI four gate transistors (G(4)-FETs), Shehrin Sayed and M. Ziaur Rahman Khan

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Length and temperature dependent 1/f noise in vertical single-walled carbon nanotube arrays, Robert A. Sayer, Jeffrey D. Engerer, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Frequency response of atmospheric pressure gas breakdown in micro/nanogaps, Abbas Semnani, Ayyaswamy Venkattraman, Alina A. Alexeenko, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Pre-breakdown evaluation of gas discharge mechanisms in microgaps, Abbas Semnani, Ayyaswamy Venkattraman, Alina A. Alexeenko, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Diffusive and ballistic thermo-electric transport, Ali Shakouri

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Broadband enhancement of spontaneous emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds by hyperbolic metamaterials, Mikhail Y. Shalaginov, Satoshi Ishii, J. Liu, Joseph Irudayaraj, A. Lagutchev, Alexander V. Kildishev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Homogenization of bi-anisotropic metasurfaces, Amr Shaltout, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Surface morphology evolution of m-plane (1(1)over-bar00) GaN during molecular beam epitaxy growth: Impact of Ga/N ratio, miscut direction, and growth temperature, Jiayi Shao, Liang Tang, Colin Edmunds, Geoff C. Gardner, Oana Malis, and Michael J. Manfra

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Effects of forming gas anneal on ultrathin InGaAs nanowire metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, Mengwei Si, Jiangjiang Gu, Xinwei Wang, Jiayi Shao, Xuefei Li, Michael J. Manfra, Roy G. Gordon, and Peide D. Ye

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A Tunable Miniaturized RF MEMS Resonator With Simultaneous High Q (500-735) and Fast Response Speed (< 10-60 mu s), Joshua A. Small, Muhammad Shoaib Arif, Adam Fruehling, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Light propagation through random hyperbolic media, Igor Smolyaninov and Alexander V. Kildishev

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A novel 3D3C particle tracking method suitable for microfluidic flow measurements, Craig Snoeyink and Steven Wereley

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Single-image far-field subdiffraction limit imaging with axicon, Craig Snoeyink and Steven Wereley

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Reusable photocatalytic titanium dioxide-cellulose nanofiber films, Alexandra Snyder, Zhenyu Bo, Robert Moon, Jean-Christophe Rochet, and Lia Stanciu

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Energy relaxation in CdSe nanocrystals: the effects of morphology and film preparation, Bryan T. Spann, Liangliang Chen, Xiulin Ruan, and Xianfan Xu

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Functional derivatives for uncertainty quantification and error estimation and reduction via optimal high-fidelity simulations, Alejandro Strachan, Sankaran Mahadevan, Vadiraj Hombal, and Lin Sun

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Empirical tight binding parameters for GaAs and MgO with explicit basis through DFT mapping, Yaohua Tan, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Kubis, Yu He, Zhengping Jiang, Gerhard Klimeck, and Timothy B. Boykin

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New Tools for the Direct Characterisation of FinFETS, G. C. Tettamanzi, A. Paul, S. Lee, Gerhard Klimeck, and S. Rogge

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Subsurface imaging of carbon nanotube networks in polymers with DC-biased multifrequency dynamic atomic force microscopy, Hank T. Thompson, Fabienne Barroso-Bujans, Julio Gomez Herrero, Ronald Reifenberger, and Arvind Raman

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Quantum Hall effect in monolayer-bilayer graphene planar junctions, Jifa Tian, Yongjin Jiang, Isaac Childres, Helin Cao, Jiangping Hu, and Yong P. Chen

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Structural, microstructural and magneto-electric properties of single-phase BiFeO3 nanoceramics prepared by auto-combustion method, Satya Narayan Tripathy, B. G. Mishra, Mandar M. Shirolkar, S. Sen, Suprem R. Das, David B. Janes, and Dillip K. Pradhan

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Estimating residual stress, curvature and boundary compliance of doubly clamped MEMS from their vibration response, Ryan C. Tung, Anurag Garg, Andrew Kovacs, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Arvind Raman

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Intestinal acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 overexpression enhances postprandial triglyceridemic response and exacerbates high fat diet-induced hepatic triacylglycerol storage, Aki Uchida, Mikhail Slipchenko, Trisha Eustaquio, James F. Leary, Ji-Xin Cheng, and Kimberly K. Buhman

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Interfacial thermal conductance limit and thermal rectification across vertical carbon nanotube/graphene nanoribbon-silicon interfaces, Ajit K. Vallabhaneni, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, Yong P. Chen, Ajit K. Roy, and Xiulin Ruan

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Role of atomic variability in dielectric charging: A first-principles-based multiscale modeling study, Ravi Pramod Kumar Vedula, Sambit Palit, Muhammad A. Alam, and Alejandro Strachan

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Thermoreflectance imaging of sub 100 ns pulsed cooling in high-speed thermoelectric microcoolers, Bjorn Vermeersch, Je-Hyeong Bahk, James Christofferson, and Ali Shakouri

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Shape memory metamaterials with tunable thermo-mechanical response via hetero-epitaxial integration: A molecular dynamics study, Karthik Guda Vishnu and Alejandro Strachan

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Structural Modification of Graphene Sheets to Create a Dense Network of Defect Sites, Mei-xian Wang, Qi Liu, Zhe-Fei Li, Hong-fang Sun, Eric A. Stach, and Jian Xie

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Drop-port study of microresonator frequency combs: power transfer, spectra and time-domain characterization, Pei-Hsun Wang, Yi Xuan, Li Fan, Leo T. Varghese, Jian Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaoxiao Xue, Daniel E. Leaird, Minghao Qi, and Andrew M. Weiner

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Far-field imaging of non-fluorescent species with subdiffraction resolution, Pu Wang, Mikhail Slipchenko, James Mitchell, Chen Yang, Eric O. Potma, Xianfan Xu, and Ji-Xin Cheng

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Heteroepitaxy of La2O3 and La2-xYxO3 on GaAs (111)A by Atomic Layer Deposition: Achieving Low Interface Trap Density, Xinwei Wang, Lin Dong, Jingyun Zhang, Yiqun Liu, Peide D. Ye, and Roy G. Gordon

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Origin of coherent phonons in Bi2Te3 excited by ultrafast laser pulses, Yaguo Wang, Liang Guo, Xianfan Xu, Jonathan Pierce, and Rama Venkatasubramanian

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Molecular dynamics studies of ultrafast laser-induced nonthermal melting, Y. Wang and Xianfan Xu

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Experimental Characterization of Capillary-Fed Carbon Nanotube Vapor Chamber Wicks, Justin A. Weibel, Sungwon S. Kim, Timothy S. Fisher, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Recent Advances in Vapor Chamber Transport Characterization for High Heat Flux Applications, Justin Weibel and Suresh V. Garimella

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Laser direct synthesis of graphene on quartz, Dapeng Wei, James I. Mitchell, Chookiat Tansarawiput, Woongsik Nam, Minghao Qi, Peide D. Ye, and Xianfan Xu

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High precision dynamic alignment and gap control for optical near-field nanolithography, Xiaolei Wen, Luis M. Traverso, Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti, Xianfan Xu, and Euclid E. Moon

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A Computational Approach to Optimize Microring Resonators for Biosensing Applications, Justin C. Wirth, B. R. Wenner, M. S. Allen, J. W. Allen, and M. Qi

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Crystalline cellulose elastic modulus predicted by atomistic models of uniform deformation and nanoscale indentation, Xiawa Wu, Robert J. Moon, and Ashlie Martini

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0.2-mu m AlGaN/GaN High Electron-Mobility Transistors With Atomic Layer Deposition Al2O3 Passivation, Dong Xu, Kanin Chu, Jose Diaz, Wenhua Zhu, Richard Roy, Louis Mt. Pleasant, Kirby Nichols, Pane-Chane Chao, Xianfan Xu, and Peide D. Ye

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Enhanced Pt/C catalyst stability using p-benzensulfonic acid functionalized carbon blacks as catalyst supports, Fan Xu, Mei-xian Wang, Lili Sun, Qi Liu, Hong-fang Sun, Eric A. Stach, and Jian Xie

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Spin-valley lifetimes in a silicon quantum dot with tunable valley splitting, C. H. Yang, A. Rossi, R. Ruskov, N. S. Lai, F. A. Mohiyaddin, S. Lee, C. Tahan, Gerhard Klimeck, A. Morello, and A. S. Dzurak

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Atomistic simulation of ion beam patterning with crater functions, Zhangcan Yang, Michael M. Lively, and Jean Paul Allain

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Optimization of thermoelectric topping combined steam turbine cycles for energy economy, Kazuaki Yazawa, Yee Rui Koh, and Ali Shakouri

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Cost-Performance Analysis and Optimization of Fuel-Burning Thermoelectric Power Generators, Kazuaki Yazawa and Ali Shakouri

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Kinetics of Palladium Oxidation in the mbar Pressure Range: Ambient Pressure XPS Study, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Bernhard Klötzer, Harald Gabasch, Andrew Smeltz, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Spiros Zafeiratos, Detre Teschner, Peter Schnoerch, Elaine Vass, Michael Haevecker, Axel Knop-Gericke, and Robert Schloegl

Low Rank Approximation Method for Efficient Green's Function Calculation of Dissipative Quantum Transport, Lang Zeng, Yu He, Michael Povolotskyi, Xiao Yan Liu, Gerhard Klimeck, and Tillmann Kubis

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Direct pulsed laser crystallization of nanocrystals for absorbent layers in photovoltaics: Multiphysics simulation and experiment, Martin Y. Zhang, Qiong Nian, Yung Shin, and Gary J. Cheng

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Implementation of quantum logic gates using polar molecules in pendular states, Jing Zhu, Sabre Kais, Qi Wei, Dudley Herschbach, and Bretislav Friedrich

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Understanding Self-Aligned Planar Growth of InAs Nanowires, Yunlong Zi, Kyooho Jung, Dmitri Zakharov, and Chen Yang

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Optical properties of ordered carbon nanotube arrays grown in porous anodic alumina templates, John Zuidema, Xiulin Ruan, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Silicon quantum electronics, Floris A. Zwanenburg, Andrew S. Dzurak, Andrea Morello, Michelle Y. Simmons, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, Gerhard Klimeck, Sven Rogge, Susan N. Coppersmith, and Mark A. Eriksson

Publications from 2012

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Self-assembly of single dielectric nanoparticle layers and integration in polymer-based solar cells, Jonathan E. Allen, Biswajit Ray, Mohammad R. khan, Kevin G. Yager, Muhammad Ashraful Alam, and Charles T. Black

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Wideband Diode-based Reconfigurable Matching Network Operating at 36 dBm Input Power, Wesley N. Allen and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Improved Dehydrogenation Properties of Ti-Doped LiAlH4: Role of Ti Precursors, Placidus B. Amama, John T. Grant, Patrick J. Shamberger, Andrey A. Voevodin, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Droplet retention on an incline, S. Ravi Annapragada, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Prediction of droplet dynamics on an incline, S. Ravi Annapragada, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Determination of Electrical Contact Resistivity in Thermoelectric Modules (TEMs) from Module-Level Measurements, S. Ravi Annapragada, Todd Salamon, Paul Kolodner, Marc Hodes, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Nanoscale Electrothermal Energy Conversion Devices, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Younes Ezzahri, Kazuaki Yazawa, Bjorn Vermeersch, Gilles Pernot, and Ali Shakouri

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A first-principles molecular dynamics approach for predicting optical phonon lifetimes and far-infrared reflectance of polar materials, Hua Bao, Bo Qiu, Yu Zhang, and Xiulin Ruan

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An investigation of the optical properties of disordered silicon nanowire mats, Hua Bao, Weixia Zhang, Liangliang Chen, Haoxiang Huang, Chen Yang, and Xiulin Ruan

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Wide-bandwidth, meandering vibration energy harvester with distributed circuit board inertial mass, David F. Berdy, Byunghoo Jung, Jeff F. Rhoads, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Low-Frequency Meandering Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester, David F. Berdy, Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti, Byunghoo Jung, Xianfan Xu, Jeff F. Rhoads, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Thermal battery with CO2 compression heat pump: Techno-economic optimization of a high-efficiency Smart Grid option for buildings, Morten B. Blarke, Kazuaki Yazawa, Ali Shakouri, and Carolina Carmo

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Optimization Under Uncertainty for Electronics Cooling Design Applications, Karthik K. Bodla, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Direct Simulation of Thermal Transport Through Sintered Wick Microstructures, Karthik Bodla, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Multiband Tight-Binding Model for Strained and Bilayer Graphene from DFT Calculations, T. B. Boykin, M. Luisier, N. Kharche, X. Jaing, S. K. Nayak, A. Martini, and G. Klimeck

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Direct measurement of group delay dispersion in metamagnetics for ultrafast pulse shaping, Dean P. Brown, Mark A. Walker, Augustine M. Urbas, Alexander V. Kildishev, Shumin Xiao, and Vladimir P. Drachev

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Estimating the In-Plane Young's Modulus of Polycrystalline Films in MEMS, Patrick R. Cantwell, Hojin Kim, Matthew M. Schneider, Hao-Han Hsu, Dimitrios Peroulis, Eric A. Stach, and Alejandro Strachan

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Quantized Hall Effect and Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in Highly Doped Bi2Se3: Evidence for Layered Transport of Bulk Carriers, Helin Cao, Jifa Tian, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Tian Shen, Jiuning Hu, Shan Qiao, and Yong P. Chen

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Topological insulator Bi2Te3 films synthesized by metal organic chemical vapor deposition, Helin Cao, Rama Venkatasubramanian, Chang Liu, Jonathan Pierce, Haoran Yang, M. Zahid Hasan, Yue Wu, and Yong P. Chen

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Quantum circuit design for solving linear systems of equations, Yudong Cao, Anmer Daskin, Steven Frankel, and Sabre Kais

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Non-linear modelling of multilayer piezoelectric actuators in non-trivial configurations based on actuator design parameters and piezoelectric material properties, Yudong Cao and Bintang Yang

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A Two-Dimensional Domain Decomposition Technique for the Simulation of Quantum-Scale Devices, Stephen Cauley, Venkataramanan Balakrishnan, Gerhard Klimeck, and Cheng-Kok Koh

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A Compact Manually Actuated Micromanipulator, Bin-Da Chan, Farrukh Mateen, Chun-Li Chang, Kutay Icoz, and Cagri A. Savran