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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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

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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

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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