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 2012

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Molecular dynamics simulations and experimental studies of the thermomechanical response of an epoxy thermoset polymer, Chunyu Li, Grigori A. Medvedev, Eun-Woong Lee, Jaewoo Kim, James M. Caruthers, and Alejandro Strachan

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Repeatable low-temperature negative-differential resistance from Al0.18Ga0.82N/GaN resonant tunneling diodes grown by molecular-beam epitaxy on free-standing GaN substrates, D. Li, L. Tang, C. Edmunds, J. Shao, G. Gardner, Michael J. Manfra, and O. Malis

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Threshold of hierarchical percolating systems, Jiantong Li, Biswajit Ray, Muhammad Alam, and Mikael Ostling

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Nanoscale Strainability of Graphene by Laser Shock-Induced Three-Dimensional Shaping, Ji Li, Ting-Fung Chung, Yong P. Chen, and Gary J. Cheng

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Laser Shock-Based Platform for Controllable Forming of Nanowires, Ji Li, Yiliang Liao, Sergey Suslov, and Gary J. Cheng

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Laser assisted embedding of nanoparticles into metallic materials, Dong Lin, Sergey Suslov, Chang Ye, Yiliang Liao, C. Richard Liu, and Gary J. Cheng

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Large scale, highly dense nanoholes on metal surfaces by underwater laser assisted hydrogen etching near nanocrystalline boundary, Dong Lin, Martin Yi Zhang, Chang Ye, Zhikun Liu, Richard Liu, and Gary J. Cheng

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MoS2 Nanoribbon Transistors: Transition From Depletion Mode to Enhancement Mode by Channel-Width Trimming, Han Liu, Jiangjiang Gu, and Peide D. Ye

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Channel Length Scaling of MoS2 MOSFETs, Han Liu, Adam T. Neal, and Peide Ye

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The integration of high-k dielectric on two-dimensional crystals by atomic layer deposition, Han Liu, Kun Xu, Xujie Zhang, and Peide Ye

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MoS2 Dual-Gate MOSFET With Atomic-Layer-Deposited Al2O3 as Top-Gate Dielectric, Han Liu and Peide Ye

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Frequency response of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 all-oxide field-effect transistors, Qingmin Liu, Lin Dong, Yiqun Liu, Roy Gordon, Peide D. Ye, Patrick Fay, and Alan Seabaugh

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Design of three-well indirect pumping terahertz quantum cascade lasers for high optical gain based on nonequilibrium Green's function analysis, Tao Liu, Tillmann Kubis, Qi Jie Wang, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Power Handling of Electrostatic MEMS Evanescent-Mode (EVA) Tunable Bandpass Filters, Xiaoguang Liu, Linda P.B. Katehi, William J. Chappell, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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On the Interpretation of Ballistic Injection Velocity in Deeply Scaled MOSFETs (vol 59, pg 994, 2012), Yang Liu, Mathieu Luisier, Dimitri Antoniadis, Amlan Majumdar, and Mark S. Lundstrom

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Near field enhancement in silver nanoantenna-superlens systems, Zhengtong Liu, Erping Li, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Coupling effect in a near-field object-superlens system, Zhengtong Liu, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Direction-tunable nanotwins in copper nanowires by laser-assisted electrochemical deposition, Zhikun Liu, Yuefeng Wang, Yiliang Liao, and Gary J. Cheng

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A Two-Dimensional Analysis Method on STI-Aware Layout-Dependent Stress Effect, Xiaojian Li, Zuochang Ye, Yaohua Tan, and Yan Wang

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Cooling of photoexcited carriers in graphene by internal and substrate phonons, Tony Low, Vasili Perebeinos, Raseong Kim, Marcus Freitag, and Phaedon Avouris

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Electric field tuning of spin splitting in a quantum dot coupled to a semimagnetic quantum dot, Yuli Lyanda-Geller, T.L. Reinecke, and G. Bacher

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Suppressing Leakage by Localized Doping in Si Nanotransistor Channels, Jesse Maassen and Hong Guo

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Wireless Measurement of Sympathetic Nervous Activity using Planar Nanoelectrode Arrays, Aamer Mahmood, Peng-Sheng Chen, and A. George Akingba

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A Batch-Fabricated Single-Layer Elastomeric Actuator With Corrugated Surface, Teimour Maleki, Girish Chitnis, Albert Kim, and Babak Ziaie

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Biodegradable Microfabricated Plug-Filters for Glaucoma Drainage Devices, Teimour Maleki, Girish Chitnis, Jun Hyeong Park, Louis B. Cantor, and Babak Ziaie

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Point-of-care, portable microfluidic blood analyzer system, Teimour Maleki, Todd Fricke, J. T. Quesenberry, Paul W. Todd, and James F. Leary

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Resolving Structure and Mechanical Properties at the Nanoscale of Viruses with Frequency Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy, David Martinez-Martin, Carolina Carrasco, Mercedes Hernando-Perez, Pedro J. de Pablo, Julio Gomez-Herrero, Rebeca Perez, Mauricio G. Mateu, Jose L. Carrascosa, Daniel Kiracofe, John Melcher, and Arvind Raman

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A grain boundary phase transition in Si-Au, Shuailei Ma, Kaveh Meshinchi Asl, Chookiat Tansarawiput, Patrick R. Cantwell, Minghao Qi, Martin P. Harmer, and Jian Luo

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Carbon nanotube thermal interfaces on gadolinium foil, Patrick T. McCarthy, Ernesto E. Marinero, and Timothy S. Fisher

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A study of field emission process in electrostatically actuated MEMS switches, L. Michalas, A. Garg, A. Venkattraman, M. Koutsoureli, Alina A. Alexeenko, Dimitrios Peroulis, and G. Papaioannou

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Dissipative forces in the electrowetted Cassie-Wenzel transition on hydrophobic rough surfaces, Christopher P. Migliaccio and Suresh V. Garimella

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Wavelength-Dependent Absorption in Structurally Tailored Randomly Branched Vertical Arrays of InSb Nanowires, Asaduzzaman Mohammad, Suprem R. Das, Mohammad R. Khan, Muhammad A. Alam, and David B. Janes

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Thermoelectric Energy Scavenging with Temperature Gradient Amplification, Charilaos Mousoulis, C. K. Yoon, Girish Chitnis, and Babak Ziaie

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Computational Heat Transfer in Complex Systems: A Review of Needs and Opportunities, Jayathi Y. Murthy and Sanjay R. Mathur

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Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials, Gururaj V. Naik, Jingjing Liu, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexandra Boltasseva

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Titanium nitride as a plasmonic material for visible and near-infrared wavelengths, Gururaj V. Naik, Jeremy L. Schroeder, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev, Timothy D. Sands, and Alexandra Boltasseva

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Beyond Stefan-Boltzmann Law: Thermal Hyper-Conductivity, Evgenii E. Narimanov and Igor I. Smolyaninov

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Multifunctional gold nanorod theragnostics probed by multi-photon imaging, Brittany Book Newell, Yuling Wang, and Joseph Irudayaraj

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Broadband Light Bending with Plasmonic Nanoantennas, Xingjie Ni, Naresh K. Emani, Alexander V. Kildishev, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Gain-Assisted Hyperbolic Metamaterials, Xingjie Ni, Satoshi Ishii, Mark D. Thoreson, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Sangyoon Lee, Seunghoon Han, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Polymeric microdevices for transdermal and subcutaneous drug delivery, Manuel Ochoa, Charilaos Mousoulis, and Babak Ziaie

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A fermentation-powered thermopneumatic pump for biomedical applications, Manuel Ochoa and Babak Ziaie

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Conductivity of an atomically defined metallic interface, David J. Oliver, Jesse Maassen, Mehdi El Ouali, William Paul, Till Hagedorn, Yoichi Miyahara, Yue Qi, Hong Guo, and Peter Gruetter

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Biotemplated Silica and Titania Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications, S. Padalkar, K. Schroeder, Y. H. Won, H. S. Jang, and L. Stanciu

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Theory of charging and charge transport in “intermediate” thickness dielectrics and its implications for characterization and reliability, Sambit Palit and Muhammad A. Alam

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A non-obtrusive technique to characterize dielectric charging in RF-MEMS capacitive switches, Sambit Palit, Ankit Jain, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Enhanced optical nonlinearity in beta-AgVO3 nanobelts on decoration with Ag nanoparticles, Manas R. Parida, C. Vijayan, Chandra Sekhar Rout, C.S. Suchand Sandeep, and Reji Philip

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Performance Comparisons of III-V and strained-Si in Planar FETs and Non-planar FinFETs at Ultra-short Gate Length (12nm), Seung Hyun Park, Yang Liu, Neerav Kharche, Mehdi Salmani Jelodar, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark S. Lundstrom, and Mathieu Luisier

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Development of a Particle Tracking-Based Measurement Technique to Map Three-Dimensional Interfaces Between Transparent, Immiscible Fluids, Ravi S. Patel and Suresh V. Garimella

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Microwave-Assisted Surface Synthesis of a Boron-Carbon-Nitrogen Foam and its Desorption Enthalpy, Rajib Paul, Andrey A. Voevodin, Dimitry Zemlyanov, Ajit K. Roy, and Timothy S. Fisher

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High-speed atomic force microscopy in slow motion-understanding cantilever behaviour at high scan velocities, O.D. Payton, L. Picco, D. Robert, Arvind Raman, M.E. Homer, A.R. Champneys, and M.J. Miles

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Local elasticity and adhesion of nanostructures on Drosophila melanogaster wing membrane studied using atomic force microscopy, Barry R. Pittendrigh, Arvind Raman, and Ryan Wagner

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Parametric noise squeezing and parametric resonance of microcantilevers in air and liquid environments, Gyan Prakash, Arvind Raman, Jeff F. Rhoads, and Ronald G. Reifenberger

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Pulse shaping using optical metamaterials with naturally anisotropic structural elements, L. J. Prokopeva, D. P. Brown, Xingjie Ni, Vladimir P. Drachev, A. M. Urbas, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Molecular dynamics simulations of lattice thermal conductivity and spectral phonon mean free path of PbTe: Bulk and nanostructures, Bo Qiu, Hua Bao, Gengqiang Zhang, Yue Wu, and Xiulin Ruan

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Reduction of spectral phonon relaxation times from suspended to supported graphene, Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan

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The effects of diameter and chirality on the thermal transport in free-standing and supported carbon-nanotubes, Bo Qiu, Yan Wang, Xiulin Ruan, and Qing Zhao

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Real-Time in Situ Electronic Monitoring of Dynamic Contact Behavior of MEMS High-G Switches, Nithin Raghunathan, Brett Sanborn, A. Venkattraman, Alina A. Alexeenko, Weinong Chen, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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CO2-selective methanol steam reforming on In-doped Pd studied by in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Christoph Rameshan, Harald Lorenz, Lukas Mayr, Simon Penner, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Rosa Arrigo, Michael Haevecker, Raoul Blume, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schloegl, and Bernhard Kloetzer

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In situ XPS study of methanol reforming on PdGa near-surface intermetallic phases, Christoph Rameshan, Werner Stadlmayr, Simon Penner, Harald Lorenz, Lukas Mayr, Michael Haevecker, Raoul Blume, Tulio Rocha, Detre Teschner, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schlogl, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Norbert Memmel, and Bernhard Kloetzer

Hydrogen Production by Methanol Steam Reforming on Copper Boosted by Zinc-Assisted Water Activation, Christoph Rameshan, Werner Stadlmayr, Simon Penner, Harald Lorenz, Norbert Memmel, Michael Haevecker, Raoul Blume, Detre Teschner, Tulio Rocha, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schloegl, and Bernhard Kloetzer

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Bubble Dynamics during Capillary-Fed Nucleate Boiling in Porous Media, Ram Ranjan, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Modeling and Design Optimization of Ultrathin Vapor Chambers for High Heat Flux Applications, Ram Ranjan, Jayathi Y. Murthy, Suresh V. Garimella, David H. Altman, and Mark T. North

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Wicking and thermal characteristics of micropillared structures for use in passive heat spreaders, Ram Ranjan, Abhijeet Patel, Suresh V. Garimella, and Jayathi Y. Murthy

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Random Vs Regularized OPV: Limits of Performance Gain of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells by Morphology Engineering, Biswajit Ray and Muhammad A. Alam

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Achieving Fill Factor Above 80% in Organic Solar Cells by Charged Interface, Biswajit Ray and Muhammad A. Alam

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Nanostructured Electrodes for Organic Solar Cells: Analysis and Design Fundamentals, Biswajit Ray, Mohammad R. Khan, Charles Black, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Can morphology tailoring improve the open circuit voltage of organic solar cells?, Biswajit Ray, M. S. Lundstrom, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Annealing dependent performance of organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells: A theoretical perspective, Biswajit Ray, Pradeep Nair, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Analysis of the Covalent Functionalization and DNA Modification of Gallium Phosphide Nanorods, David N. Richards, Dmitry Y. Zemlyanov, and Albena Ivanisevic

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The fractional a.c. Josephson effect in a semiconductor-superconductor nanowire as a signature of Majorana particles, Leonid P. Rokhinson, Xinyu Liu, and Jacek K. Furdyna

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Electrical control of ferromagnetic state, Leonid P. Rokhinson, Mason Overby, Alexandr Chernyshov, Yuli Lyanda-Geller, Xinyu Liu, and Jacek K. Furdyna

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Synthesis of chemically bonded CNT-graphene heterostructure arrays, Chandra Sekhar Rout, Anurag Kumar, Timothy S. Fisher, Ujjal K. Gautam, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg

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Feasibility, Accuracy, and Performance of Contact Block Reduction Method for Multi-band Simulations of Ballistic Quantum Transport, Hoon Ryu, Hong-Hyun Park, Mincheol Shin, Dragica Vasileska, and Gerhard Klimeck

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On the Dynamics of Two Mutually-Coupled, Electromagnetically-Actuated Microbeam Oscillators, Andrew Sabater and Jeff F. Rhoads

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Tuning entanglement and ergodicity in two-dimensional spin systems using impurities and anisotropy, Gehad Sadiek, Qing Xu, and Sabre Kais

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Thermoelectric properties of HfN/ScN metal/semiconductor superlattices: a first-principles study, Bivas Saha, Timothy D. Sands, and Umesh V. Waghmare

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Observation of 1D Behavior in Si Nanowires: Toward High-Performance TFETs, Ramon B. Salazar, Saumitra R. Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck, Navab Singh, and Joerg Appenzeller

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Calculation of phonon spectrum and thermal properties in suspended aOE (c) 100 > In (X) Ga1-X As nanowires, Mehdi Salmani-Jelodar, Abhijeet Paul, Timothy Boykin, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Ground plane fin-shaped field effect transistor (GP-FinFET): A FinFET for low leakage power circuits, Mehdi Saremi, Ali Afzali-Kusha, and Saeed Mohammadi

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Thermal and Electrical Conductivities of Nanocrystalline Nickel Microbridges, Robert A. Sayer, Juan Zeng, Hao-Han Hsu, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Timothy S. Fisher

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A 600 Degrees C Wireless Multimorph-Based Capacitive MEMS Temperature Sensor for Component Health Monitoring, S. Scott, M. Scuderi, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Archimedes, the Free Mone Carlo Simulator: A GNU Package for Submicron Semiconductor Devices on nanoHUB, Jean Michel Sellier, James E. Fonseca, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Effect of nitrogen plasma on the surface of indium oxide nanowires, Keumyoung Seo, Seongmin Kim, David B. Janes, Min Wook Jung, Ki-Seok An, and Sanghyun Ju

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Ultrafast Submicron Thermal Characterization of Integrated Circuits, Ali Shakouri, Kerry Maize, Philip Jackson, Xi Wang, Bjorn Vermeersch, and Kazuaki Yazawa

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Increased normal incidence photocurrent in quantum dot infrared photodetectors, Jiayi Shao, Thomas E. Vandervelde, Ajit Barve, Andreas Stintz, and Sanjay Krishna

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Counting Au catalytic sites for the water-gas shift reaction, Mayank Shekhar, Jun Wang, Wen-Sheng Lee, M. Cem Akatay, Eric A. Stach, W. Nicholas Delgass, and Fabio H. Ribeiro

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Size and Support Effects for the Water-Gas Shift Catalysis over Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Model Al2O3 and TiO2, Mayank Shekhar, Jun Wang, Wen-Sheng Lee, W. Damion Williams, Seung Min Kim, Eric A. Stach, Jeffrey T. Miller, W. Nicholas Delgass, and Fabio H. Ribeiro

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Quantum-Hall plateau-plateau transition in top-gated epitaxial graphene grown on SiC (0001), T. Shen, A. T. Neal, M. L. Bolen, Jiangjiang Gu, L. W. Engel, Michael A. Capano, and Peide D. Ye

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DC-dynamic biasing for > 50x switching time improvement in severely underdamped fringing-field electrostatic MEMS actuators, J. Small, A. Fruehling, A. Garg, X. Liu, and D. Peroulis

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Electrostatic fringing-field actuation for pull-in free RF-MEMS analogue tunable resonators, J. Small, W. Irshad, Adam Fruehling, A. Garg, X. Liu, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Models for metal hydride particle shape, packing, and heat transfer, Kyle C. Smith and Timothy S. Fisher

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Columnar order in jammed LiFePO4 cathodes: ion transport catastrophe and its mitigation, Kyle C. Smith, Partha P. Mukherjee, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Trapped rainbow techniques for spectroscopy on a chip and fluorescence enhancement, V. N. Smolyaninova, I. I. Smolyaninov, Alexander V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev

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Hyperbolic metamaterial interfaces: Hawking radiation from Rindler horizons and spacetime signature transitions, Igor I. Smolyaninov, Ehren R. Hwang, and Evgenii Narimanov

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Three-dimensional locating of paraxial point source with axicon, Craig Snoeyink and Steven Wereley

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Assembly Bonded at the Ends: Could Thinner and Longer Legs Result in a Lower Thermal Stress in a Thermoelectric Module Design?, E. Suhir and Ali Shakouri

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Material Selection for Minimizing Direct Tunneling in Nanowire Transistors, Somaia Sarwart Sylvia, Hong-Hyun Park, M. Abul Khayer, Khairul Alam, Gerhard Klimeck, and Roger Lake

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Free standing GaN nano membrane by laser liftoff method, Liang Tang, Yuefeng Wang, Gary Cheng, Michael Manfra, and Timothy Sands

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Islet beta-Cell Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Precedes the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes in the Nonobese Diabetic Mouse Model, Sarah A. Tersey, Yurika Nishiki, Andrew T. Templin, Susanne M. Cabrera, Natalie D. Stull, Stephanie C. Colvin, Carmella Evans-Molina, Jenna L. Rickus, Bernhard Maier, and Raghavendra G. Mirmira