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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Laser flash synthesis of graphene and its inorganic analogues: An innovative breakthrough with immense promise, Prashant Kumar

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Plasmonic tuning of silver nanowires by laser shock induced lateral compression, Prashant Kumar, Ji Li, Qiong Nian, Yaowu Hu, and Gary J. Cheng

Dopant Metrology in Advanced FinFETs, G. Lansbergen, R. Rahman, G. C. Tettamanzi, J. Verduijn, L. C. L. Hollenberg, Gerhard Klimeck, and S. Rogge

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Correct Spectral Conversion between Surface-Enhanced Raman and Plasmon Resonance Scattering from Nanoparticle Dimers for Single-Molecule Detection, Kyuwan Lee and Joseph Irudayaraj

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Red-green-blue light sensitivity of oxide nanowire transistors for transparent display applications, Sumi Lee, Seongmin Kim, David B. Janes, M. Meyyappan, and Sanghyun Ju

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Enhanced reaction rate for gas-phase epoxidation of propylene using H-2 and O-2 by Cs promotion of Au/TS-1, Wen-Sheng Lee, M. Cem Akatay, Eric A. Stach, Fabio H. Ribeiro, and W.N. Delgass

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Molecular dynamics simulations on cyclic deformation of an epoxy thermoset, Chunyu Li, Eugenio Jaramillo, and Alejandro Strachan

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Temperature-dependence of negative differential resistance in GaN/AlGaN resonant tunneling structures, D. Li, J. Shao, L. Tang, Geoff C. Gardner, Michael J. Manfra, O. Malis, and C. Edmunds

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Reliability of High-Mobility InGaAs Channel n-MOSFETs Under BTI Stress, Ming-Fu Li, Guangfan Jiao, Yaodong Hu, Yi Xuan, Daming Huang, and Peide D. Ye

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Mechanism of fatigue performance enhancement in a laser sintered superhard nanoparticles reinforced nanocomposite followed by laser shock peening, Dong Lin, Chang Ye, Yiliang Liao, Sergey Suslov, Richard Liu, and Gary J. Cheng

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Thermal transport in SiGe superlattice thin films and nanowires: Effects of specimen and periodic lengths, Keng-Hua Lin and Alejandro Strachan

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Deactivation mechanistic studies of copper chromite catalyst for selective hydrogenation of 2-furfuraldehyde, Dongxia Liu, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Tianpin Win, Rodrigo J. Lobo-Lapidus, James A. Dumesic, Jeffrey T. Miller, and Christopher L. Marshall

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Statistical Study of Deep Submicron Dual-Gated Field-Effect Transistors on Monolayer Chemical Vapor Deposition Molybdenum Disulfide Films, Han Liu, Mengwei Si, Sina Najmaei, Adam T. Neal, Yuchen Du, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Jun Lou, and Peide Ye

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Investigation of ripple-limited low-field mobility in large-scale graphene nanoribbons, M. Luisier, T. B. Boykin, Z. Ye, A. Martini, Gerhard Klimeck, N. Kharche, X. Jiang, and S. Nayak

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Full band calculations of the intrinsic lower limit of contact resistivity, Jesse Maassen, C. Jeong, A. Baraskar, M. Rodwell, and Mark S. Lundstrom

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A computational study of the thermoelectric performance of ultrathin Bi2Te3 films, Jesse Maassen and Mark S. Lundstrom

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Mapping the 3D surface potential in Bi2Se3, Chris Mann, Damien West, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Yong P. Chen, Shengbai Zhang, and Chih-Kang Shih

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Photonically excited electron emission from modified graphitic nanopetal arrays, Patrick T. McCarthy, Scott J. Vander Laan, David B. Janes, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Nucleate boiling from smooth and rough surfaces - Part 1: Fabrication and characterization of an optically transparent heater-sensor substrate with controlled surface roughness, John P. McHale and Suresh V. Garimella

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Nucleate boiling from smooth and rough surfaces - Part 2: Analysis of surface roughness effects on nucleate boiling, John P. McHale and Suresh V. Garimella

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Engineering Nanowire n-MOSFETs at L-g < 8 nm, Saumitra Mehrotra, SungGeun Kim, Tillmann Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Mark S. Lundstrom, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Design of high-current L-valley GaAs/AlAs0.56Sb0.44/InP (111) ultra-thin-body nMOSFETs, Saumitra Mehrotra, Michael Povolotskyi, Jeremy Law, Tillmann Kubis, Gerhard Klimeck, and Mark Rodwell

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Simulation Study of Thin-Body Ballistic n-MOSFETs Involving Transport in Mixed Gamma-L Valleys, Saumitra R. Mehrotra, Michael Povolotskyi, Doron Cohen Elias, Tillmann Kubis, Jeremy J. M. Law, Mark J. W. Rodwell, and Gerhard Klimeck

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High-resolution dynamic atomic force microscopy in liquids with different feedback architectures, John Melcher, David Martinez-Martin, Miriam Jaafar, Julio Gomez-Herrero, and Arvind Raman

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Unidirectional Spaser in Symmetry-Broken Plasmonic Core-Shell Nanocavity, Xiangeng Meng, Urcan Guler, Alexander V. Kildishev, Koji Fujita, Katsuhisa Tanaka, and Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Evaporative heat transfer from an electrowetted liquid ribbon on a heated substrate, Christopher P. Migliaccio and Suresh V. Garimella

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Noninvasive Spatial Metrology of Single-Atom Devices, Fahd A. Mohiyaddin, Rajib Rahman, Rachpon Kalra, Gerhard Klimeck, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, Jarryd J. Pla, Andrew S. Dzurak, and Andrea Morello

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Atomic force microscopy-coupled microcoils for cellular-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Charilaos Mousoulis, Teimour Maleki, Babak Ziaie, and Corey Neu

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Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides, C. Muratore, V. Varshney, J. J. Gengler, J. J. Hu, J. E. Bultman, T. M. Smith, P. J. Shamberger, Bo Qiu, Xiulin Ruan, A. K. Roy, and A. A. Voevodin

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Alternative Plasmonic Materials: Beyond Gold and Silver, Gururaj V. Naik, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexandra Boltasseva

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Micro-RVE modeling of mechanistic response in porous intermetallics subject to weak and moderate impact loading, A R. Nair, B A. Mason, L J. Groven, S F. Son, A Strachan, and A M. Cuitino

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Micro-RVE modeling of mechanistic response in porous intermetallics subject to weak and moderate impact loading, A R. Nair, B A. Mason, L J. Groven, S F. Son, A Strachan, and A M. Cuitino

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Laser direct writing of silicon field effect transistor sensors, Woongsik Nam, James I. Mitchell, Chookiat Tansarawiput, Minghao Qi, and Xianfan Xu

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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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Assessment of Water Droplet Evaporation Mechanisms on Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Substrates, Zhenhai Pan, Susmita Dash, Justin A. Weibel, and Suresh V. Garimella

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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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Persistence of entanglement in thermal states of spin systems, Gehad Sadiek and Sabre Kais

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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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Homogeneous AlGaN/GaN superlattices grown on free-standing (1(1)over-bar00) GaN substrates by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy, Jiayi Shao, Dmitri N. Zakharov, Collin Edmunds, 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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Limit for thermal transport reduction in Si nanowires with nanoengineered corrugations, Sean E. Sullivan, Keng-Hua Lin, Stanislav Avdoshenko, and Alejandro Strachan

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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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The role of oxygen in the uptake of deuterium in lithiated graphite, C. N. Taylor, J. Dadras, Kara E. Luitjohan, Jean P. Allain, P. S. Kristic, and C. H. Skinner

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Surface chemistry analysis of lithium conditioned NSTX graphite tiles correlated to plasma performance, C N. Taylor, Kara E. Luitjohan, B Heim, L Kollar, Jean P. Allain, C H. Skinner, H W. Kugel, R Kaita, A K. Roquemore, and R Maingi

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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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Rapid and Low-Cost Prototyping of 3D Nanostructures with Multi-Layer Hydrogen Silsesquioxane Scaffolds, Leo T. Varghese, Li Fan, Jian Wang, Yi Xuan, and Minghao Qi

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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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Picosecond Joule heating in photoconductive switch electrodes, Bjorn Vermeersch, Gilles Pernot, Hong Lu, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Art Gossard, 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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Spatial spectrograms of vibrating atomic force microscopy cantilevers coupled to sample surfaces, Ryan Wagner, Arvind Raman, and Roger Proksch

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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