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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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

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Reflective Diffraction Gratings From Hydrogels as Biochemical Sensors, Chun-Li Chang, Zhenwen Ding, Venkata N. L. R. Patchigolla, Babak Ziaie, and Cagri A. Savran

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Scalable patterning on shape memory alloy by laser shock assisted direct imprinting, Ye Chang and Gary J. Cheng

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Understanding Oligonucleotide-Templated Nanocrystals: Growth Mechanisms and Surface Properties, Tae-Gon Cha, Benjamin A. Baker, Janette Salgado, Christopher J. Bates, Kok Hao Chen, Alice C. Chang, M. Cem Akatay, Jae-Hee Han, Michael S. Strano, and Jong Hyun Choi

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Syntheses of Boron Nitride Nanotubes from Borazine and Decaborane Molecular Precursors by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition with a Floating Nickel Catalyst, Shahana Chatterjee, Myung Jong Kim, Dmitri Zakharov, Seung Min Kim, Eric A. Stach, Benji Maruyama, and Larry G. Sneddon

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Graphene-Based Frequency Tripler, Hong-Yan Chen and Joerg Appenzeller

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Single-molecule tools elucidate H2A.Z nucleosome composition, Jiji Chen, Andrew Miller, Ann L. Kirchmaier, and Joseph M.K. Irudayaraj

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Widely Tunable High-Efficiency Power Amplifier With Ultra-Narrow Instantaneous Bandwidth, Kenle Chen, Xiaoguang Liu, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Design of Adaptive Highly Efficient GaN Power Amplifier for Octave-Bandwidth Application and Dynamic Load Modulation, Kenle Chen and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Design of Broadband Highly Efficient Harmonic-Tuned Power Amplifier Using In-Band Continuous Class(-1)/F Mode Transferring, Kenle Chen and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Facile synthesis of ultra-small Bi2Te3 nanoparticles, nanorods and nanoplates and their morphology-dependent Raman spectroscopy, Liangliang Chen, Qing Zhao, and Xiulin Ruan

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A Study of Critical Heat Flux During Flow Boiling in Microchannel Heat Sinks, Tailian Chen and Suresh V. Garimella

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Role of nanostructure on reaction and transport in Ni/Al intermolecular reactive composites, Mathew J. Cherukara, Karthik Guda Vishnu, and Alejandro Strachan

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An Ocular Tack for Minimally Invasive Continuous Wireless Monitoring of Intraocular Pressure, Girish D. Chitnis, Teimour Maleki, B. Samuels, L. B. Cantor, and Babak Ziaie

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A thermophone on porous polymeric substrate, Girish Chitnis, Albert Kim, Seung Hyun Song, A. M. Jessop, J. S. Bolton, and Babak Ziaie

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Waterproof Active Paper via Laser Surface Micropatterning of Magnetic Nanoparticles, Girish Chitnis and Babak Ziaie

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Electron band alignment at the interface of (100)InSb with atomic-layer deposited Al2O3, H.Y. Chou, V. V. Afanas'ev, M. Houssa, A. Stesmans, Lin Dong, and Peide Ye

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Interface barriers at the interfaces of polar GaAs(111) faces with Al2O3, H.Y. Chou, E. O'Connor, P.K. Hurley, V.V. Afanas'ev, M. Houssa, A. Stesmans, Peide Ye, and S.B. Newcomb

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Controlling the Growth of Si/Ge Nanowires and Heterojunctions Using Silver-Gold Alloy Catalysts, Yi-Chia Chou, Cheng-Yen Wen, Mark C. Reuter, Dong Su, Eric A. Stach, and Frances M. Ross

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Full Band Atomistic Modeling of Homo-junction InGaAs Band-to-Band Tunneling Diodes Including Band Gap Narrowing, Woo-Suhl Cho, Mathieu Luisier, Dheeraj Mohata, Suman Datta, David Pawlik, Sean L. Rommel, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Characterizations of gas purge valves for liquid alignment and gas removal in a microfluidic chip, Han-Shengh Chuang, Raviraj Thakur, and Steven T. Wereley

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Nanostructuring Platinum Nanoparticles on Multilayered Graphene Petal Nanosheets for Electrochemical Biosensing, Jonathan C. Claussen, Anurag Kumar, David B. Jaroch, M. Haseeb Khawaja, Allison Hibbard, D. Marshall Porterfield, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Development and testing of hyperbaric atomic force microscopy (AFM) and fluorescence microscopy for biological applications, D. P. D'Agostino, Helen McNally, and J.B. Dean

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Frequency-dependent transient response of an oscillating electrically actuated droplet, S. Dash, N. Kumari, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Hybrid Surface Design for Robust Superhydrophobicity, Susmita Dash, Marie T. Alt, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Universal programmable quantum circuit schemes to emulate an operator, Anmer Daskin, Ananth Grama, Giorgos Kollias, and Sabre Kais

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On the scaling behavior of organic ferroelectric copolymer PVDF-TrFE for memory application, Saptarshi Das and Joerg Appenzeller

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High Performance Multilayer MoS2 Transistors with Scandium Contacts, Saptarshi Das, Hong-Yan Chen, Ashish Verma Penumatcha, and Joerg Appenzeller

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1/f Noise Sources in Dual-Gated Indium Arsenide Nanowire Transistors, Collin J. Delker, Seongmin Kim, Mattias Borg, Lars-Erik Wernersson, and David B. Janes

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Contrasting energy scales of reentrant integer quantum Hall states, Nianpei Deng, J. D. Watson, L. P. Rokhinson, M. J. Manfra, and G. A. Csathy

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Collective Nature of the Reentrant Integer Quantum Hall States in the Second Landau Level, N. Deng, A. Kumar, Michael J. Manfra, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, and Gabor A. Csathy

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Broadband Extinction of Core-Shell Microspheres, Vashista C. de Silva, James L. Stewart, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Vladimir P. Drachev

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Numerical investigation of an evaporating meniscus in a channel, Hemanth Dhavaleswarapu, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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End-to-End Modeling for Variability and Reliability Analysis of Thin Film PV, Sourabh Dongaonkar and Muhammad A. Alam

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A Shade Tolerant Panel Design for Thin Film Photovoltaics, Sourabh Dongaonkar and Muhammad A. Alam

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Reverse Stress Metastability of Shunt Current in CIGS Solar Cells, Sourabh Dongaonkar, Erik Sheets, Rakesh Agrawal, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Hydrodynamic Size-Dependent Cellular Uptake of Aqueous QDs Probed by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Chaoqing Dong and Joseph Irudayaraj

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Near-Infrared Absorption in Lattice-Matched AlInN/GaN and Strained AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures Grown by MBE on Low-Defect GaN Substrates, C. Edmunds, L. Tang, D. Li, M. Cervantes, G. Gardner, T. Paskova, Michael J. Manfra, and O. Malis

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Improvement of near-infrared absorption linewidth in AlGaN/GaN superlattices by optimization of delta-doping location, C. Edmunds, L. Tang, J. Shao, D. Li, M. Cervantes, G. Gardner, Dmitri Zakharov, Michael J. Manfra, and O. Malis

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In-situ probing of near and below sputter-threshold ion-induced nanopatterning on GaSb(1 0 0), Osman El-Atwani, Jean Paul Allain, and S. Ortoleva

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The effect of native oxide on ion-sputtering-induced nanostructure formation on GaSb surfaces, Osman El-Atwani, Jean Paul Allain, and Anastassiya Suslova

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Real time x-ray studies during nanostructure formation on silicon via low energy ion beam irradiation using ultrathin iron films, Osman El-Atwani, Anastassiya Suslova, Alexander DeMasi, Sean Gonderman, Justin Fowler, Mohamad El-Atwani, Karl Ludwig, and Jean Paul Allain

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Electrically Tunable Damping of Plasmonic Resonances with Graphene, Naresh K. Emani, Ting-Fung Chung, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev, Yong P. Chen, and Alexandra Boltasseva

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Nanobarcoding: detecting nanoparticles in biological samples using in situ polymerase chain reaction, Trisha Eustaquio and James F. Leary

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Direct fabrication of silicon photonic devices on a flexible platform and its application for strain sensing, Li Fan, Leo T. Varghese, Yi Xuan, Jian Wang, Ben Niu, and Minghao Qi

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An All-Silicon Passive Optical Diode, Li Fan, Jian Wang, Leo T. Varghese, Hao Shen, Ben Niu, Yi Xuan, Andrew M. Weiner, and Minghao Qi

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Probing coherence in microcavity frequency combs via optical pulse shaping, Fahmida Ferdous, Houxun Miao, Pei-Hsun Wang, Daniel E. Leaird, Kartik Srinivasan, Lei Chen, Vladimir Aksyuk, and Andrew M. Weiner

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Thermodynamic and kinetic investigation of a chemical reaction-based miniature heat pump, Scott Flueckiger, Fabien Volle, Suresh V. Garimella, and Rajiv K. Mongia

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Graphene Field-Effect Transistors on Undoped Semiconductor Substrates for Radiation Detection, Michael Foxe, Gabriel Lopez, Isaac Childres, Romaneh Jalilian, Amol Patil, Caleb Roecker, John Boguski, Igor Jovanovic, and Yong P. Chen

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Cyclic Evolution of Bouncing for Contacts in Commercial RF MEMS Switches, Adam Fruehling, Wei Yang, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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A Single-Atom Transistor, Martin Fuechsle, Jill A. Miwa, Suddhasatta Mahapatra, Hoon Ryu, Sunhee Lee, Oliver Warschkow, Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg, Gerhard Klimeck, and Michelle Y. Simmons

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Spectroscopy of a Deterministic Single-Donor Device in Silicon, M. Fuechsle, J. A. Miwa, S. Mahapatra, H. Ryu, S. Lee, O. Warschkow, L. C. L. Hollenberg, G. Klimeck, and M. Y. Simmons

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Indirectly Pumped 3.7 THz InGaAs/InAlAs Quantum-Cascade Lasers Grown by Metal-Organic Vapor-Phase Epitaxy, Kazuue Fujita, Masamichi Yamanishi, Shinichi Furuta, Kazunori Tanaka, Tadataka Edamura, Tillmann Kubis, and Gerhard Klimeck

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Performance analysis of nitride alternative plasmonic materials for localized surface plasmon applications, U. Guler, Gururaj V. Naik, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Heat Transfer Across Metal-Dielectric Interfaces During Ultrafast-Laser Heating, Liang Guo, Stephen L. Hodson, Timothy S. Fisher, and Xianfan Xu

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Wireless Temperature Sensor Operating in Complete Metallic Environment Using Permanent Magnets, Lokesh A. Gupta and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Flow regime-based modeling of heat transfer and pressure drop in microchannel flow boiling, Tannaz Harirchian and Suresh V. Garimella

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Magnetoplasmon resonance in a two-dimensional electron system driven into a zero-resistance state, A. T. Hatke, M. A. Zudov, J. D. Watson, and Michael J. Manfra

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Origin of structural defects in multiwall carbon nanotube, K.P.S.S. Hembram and G. Mohan Rao

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Molecular Dynamics Study of Thermal Rectification in Graphene Nanoribbons, Jiuning Hu, Xiulin Ruan, and Yong P. Chen

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Diffractive nanoslit lenses for subwavelength focusing, Satoshi Ishii, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Double-Slit Diffraction Experiment in Hyperbolic Media, Satoshi Ishii, Alexander V. Kildishev, Evgenii Narimanov, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Vladimir P. Drachev

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Drive-amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy: From vacuum to liquids, Miriam Jaafar, David Martinez-Martin, Mariano Cuenca, John Melcher, Arvind Raman, and Julio Gomez-Herrero

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Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials, Zubin Jacob, Igor I. Smolyaninov, and Evgenii E. Narimanov

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Flexure-FET biosensor to break the fundamental sensitivity limits of nanobiosensors using nonlinear electromechanical coupling, Ankit Jain, Pradeep Nair, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Strategies for dynamic soft-landing in capacitive microelectromechanical switches, Ankit Jain, Pradeep Nair, and Muhammad Ashraful Alam

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A Physics-Based Predictive Modeling Framework for Dielectric Charging and Creep in RF MEMS Capacitive Switches and Varactors, Ankit Jain, Sambit palit, and Muhammad Ashraful Alam

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Energy-based yield criterion for PMMA from large-scale molecular dynamics simulations, Eugenio Jaramillo, Nathaniel Wilson, Stephen Christensen, Jonathan Gosse, and Alejandro Strachan

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Thermal conductivity of bulk and thin-film silicon: A Landauer approach, Changwook Jeong, Supriyo Datta, and Mark S. Lundstrom

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On the best bandstructure for thermoelectric performance: A Landauer perspective, Changwook Jeong, Raseong Kim, and Mark S. Lundstrom

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Analysis of thermal conductance of ballistic point contacts, Changwook Jeong and Mark S. Lundstrom

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Cross-plane electronic and thermal transport properties of p-type La0.67Sr0.33MnO3/LaMnO3 perovskite oxide metal/semiconductor superlattices, Pankaj Jha, Timothy D. Sands, Laura Cassels, Philip Jackson, Tela Favaloro, Benjamin Kirk, Joshua Zide, Xianfan Xu, and Ali Shakouri

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Experimental Investigation of Border Trap Generation in InGaAs nMOSFETs With Al2O3 Gate Dielectric Under PBTI Stress, Guangfan Jiao, Chengjun Yao, Yi Xuan, Daming Huang, Peide Ye, and Ming-Fu Li

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Interaction of Biological Molecules with Clay Minerals: A Combined Spectroscopic and Sorption Study of Lysozyme on Saponite, Cliff T. Johnston, Gnanasiri S. Premachandra, Tamas Szabo, Joyce Lok, and Robert A. Schoonheydt

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In Situ TEM Creation and Electrical Characterization of Nanowire Devices, Christian Kallesoe, Cheng-Yen Wen, Timothy J. Booth, Ole Hansen, Peter Boggild, Frances M. Ross, and Kristian Molhave

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In vivo NIRF and MR dual-modality imaging using glycol chitosan nanoparticles, Jaehong Key, Christy L. Cooper, Ah Young Kim, Deepika Dhawan, Deborah W. Knapp, Kwangmeyung Kim, Jae Hyung Park, Kuiwon Choi, Ick Chan Kwon, Kinam Park, and James F. Leary

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Reflecting upon the losses in plasmonics and metamaterials, Jacob B. Khurgin and Alexandra Boltasseva

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A Novel Electromechanical Interrogation Scheme for Implantable Passive Transponders, Albert Kim, Teimour Maleki, and Babak Ziaie

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Growth Pathways in Ultralow Temperature Ge Nucleation from Au, B. J. Kim, C. Y. Wen, J. Tersoff, M. C. Reuter, Eric A. Stach, and F. M. Ross

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Radiation Efficiency Enhancement for Dipoles Placed Adjacent to Lossy Silicon Substrates, Dowon Kim and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Size-dependent hardness of nanoscale metallic contacts from molecular dynamics simulations, Hojin Kim and Alejandro Strachan