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 2014

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PULSE INJECTION FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING OF TUNABLE HIGH-Q FILTERS, Mohammad Abu Khater and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Gas mixing system for imaging of nanomaterials under dynamic environments by environmental transmission electron microscopy, M. Cem Akatay, Yury Zvinevich, Philipp Baumann, Fabio H. Ribeiro, and Eric A. Stach

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Coarse grain model for coupled thermo-mechano-chemical processes and its application to pressure-induced endothermic chemical reactions, Edwin Antillon, Kiettipong Banlusan, and Alejandro Strachan

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Electron transport modeling and energy filtering for efficient thermoelectric Mg2Si1-xSnx solid solutions, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Zhixi Bian, and Ali Shakouri

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Surface topography and chemistry shape cellular behavior on wide band-gap semiconductors, Lauren E. Bain, Ramon Collazo, Shu-han Hsu, Nicole Pfiester Latham, Michael J. Manfra, and Albena Ivanisevic

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Effects of randomness and inclination on the optical properties of multi-walled carbon nanotube arrays, Hua Bao, Bhagirath Duwuri, Minhan Lou, and Xiulin Ruan

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Photon management modeling and beyond for photovoltaics, Peter Bermel

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High-resolution x-ray analysis of graphene grown on 4H-SiC (000(1)over-bar) at low pressures, Michael A. Capanoa, Benjamin M. Capano, Dallas T. Morisette, Alberto Salleo, Sangwon Lee, and Michael F. Toney

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Local Viscoelastic Properties of Live Cells Investigated Using Dynamic and Quasi-Static Atomic Force Microscopy Methods, Alexander Cartagena and Arvind Raman

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A synthetic DNA motor that transports nanoparticles along carbon nanotubes, Tae-Gon Cha, Jing Ping, Haorong Chen, Janette Salgado, Xiang Li, Chengde Mao, and Jong Hyun Choi

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Highly Linear and Highly Efficient Dual-Carrier Power Amplifier Based on Low-Loss RF Carrier Combiner, Kenle Chen, Eric J. Naglich, Yu-Chen Wu, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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In-situ fluorescent immunomagnetic multiplex detection of foodborne pathogens in very low numbers, Il-Hoon Cho, Lisa Mauer, and Joseph Irudayaraj

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Understanding the Electrical Impact of Edge Contacts in Few-Layer Graphene, Tao Chu and Zhihong Chen

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Non-faradaic impedance characterization of an evaporating droplet for microfluidic and biosensing applications, Piyush Dak, Aida Ebrahimi, and Muhammad A. Alam

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Droplet evaporation on heated hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces, Susmita Dash and Suresh V. Garimella

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A universal quantum circuit scheme for finding complex eigenvalues, Anmer Daskin, Ananth Grama, and Sabre Kais

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Toward Low-Power Electronics: Tunneling Phenomena in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Saptarshi Das, Abhijith Prakash, Ramon Salazar, and Joerg Appenzeller

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Current and Noise Properties of InAs Nanowire Transistors With Asymmetric Contacts Induced by Gate Overlap, Collin J. Delker, Yunlong Zi, Chen Yang, and David B. Janes

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nu=5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State in the Presence of Alloy Disorder, Nianpei Deng, Geoff C. Gardner, Sumit Mondal, Ethan Kleinbaum, Michael J. Manfra, and Gabor Csathy

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Effect of Co Loading on the Activity and Selectivity of PtCo Aqueous Phase Reforming Catalysts, Paul J. Dietrich, M. Cem Akatay, Fred G. Sollberger, Eric A. Stach, Jeffrey T. Miller, W. Nicholas Delgass, and Fabio H. Ribeiro

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Structural and catalytic differences in the effect of Co and Mo as promoters for Pt-based aqueous phase reforming catalysts, Paul J. Dietrich, Fred G. Sollberger, M. Cem Akatay, Eric A. Stach, W.Nicholas Delgass, Jeffrey T. Miller, and Fabio H. Ribeiro

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The Development of a High Rate Tensile Testing System for Micro Scaled Single Crystal Silicon Specimens, Steven Dubelman, Nithin Raghunathan, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Weinong W. Chen

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MoS2 Field-Effect Transistors With Graphene/Metal Heterocontacts, Yuchen Du, Lingming Yang, Jingyun Zhang, Han Liu, Kausik Majumdar, Paul D. Kirsch, and Peide D. Ye

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Electrical Modulation of Fano Resonance in Plasmonic Nanostructures Using Graphene, Naresh K. Emani; Ting Fung Chung; Alexander V. Kildishev; V. M. SBirck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue UnBirck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue Universityiversityhalaev; Yong P. Chen; and Alexandra Boltasseva

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Prediction of Spectral Phonon Mean Free Path and Thermal Conductivity with Applications to Thermoelectrics and Thermal Management: A Review, Tianli Feng and Xiulin Ruan

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Growth of contiguous graphite fins from thermally conductive graphite fibers, Roger H. Gerzeski, Aaron Sprague, Jianjun Hu, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Refractory Plasmonics, Urcan Guler, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Cellphone Camera Imaging of a Periodically Patterned Chip as a Potential Method for Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Ritu Gupta, Ronald G. Reifenberger, and Giridhar U. Kulkarni

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Numerical modeling of loss mechanisms resulting from non-uniform illumination in multijunction concentrator solar cells, Alexander W. Haas, John R. Wilcox, Jeffery L. Gray, and Richard J. Schwartz

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Model Order Reduction for Quantum Transport Simulation of Band-To-Band Tunneling Devices, Jun Z. Huang, Lining Zhang, Weng Cho Chew, Guan-Hua Chen, Chi-Yung Yam, Li Jun Jiang, and Mansun Chan

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Modeling techniques for quantum cascade lasers, Christian Jirauschek and Tillmann Kubis

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Efficient method for localised functions using domain transformation and Fourier sine series, Raka Jovanovic, Sabre Kais, and Fahhad H. Alharbi

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Selective oxidation of methanol to form dimethoxymethane and methyl formate over a monolayer V2O5/TiO2 catalyst, V. V. Kaichev, G. Ya. Popova, Yu. A. Chesalov, A. A. Saraev, Dmitry Zemlyanov, S. A. Beloshapkin, A. Knop-Gericke, R. Schloegl, T. V. Andrushkevich, and V. I. Bukhtiyarov

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Nanoparticles for multimodal in vivo imaging in nanomedicine, Jaehong Key and James F. Leary

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Fast Eigensolver for plasmonic metasurfaces, Alexander O. Korotkevich, Xingjie Ni, and Alexander V. Kildishev

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Tunable hyperbolic metamaterials utilizing phase change heterostructures, Harish N.S. Krishnamoorthy, You Zhou, Shriram Ramanathan, Evgenii Narimanov, and Vinod M. Menon

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Material property prediction of thermoset polymers by molecular dynamics simulations, Chunyu Li, Eric Coons, and Alejandro Strachan

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Improvement of Spin Transfer Torque in Asymmetric Graphene Devices, Chia-Ching Lin, Yunfei Gao, Ashish Verma Penumatcha, Vinh Quang Diep, Joerg Appenzeller, and Zhihong Chen

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Magnetic field assisted growth of highly dense alpha-Fe2O3 single crystal nanosheets and their application in water treatment, Dong Lin, Biwei Deng, Stephen A. Sassman, Yaowu Hu, Sergey Suslov, and Gary Cheng

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Laser sintering of separated and uniformly distributed multiwall carbon nanotubes integrated iron nanocomposites, Dong Lin, Chunghorng Richard Liu, and Gary J. Cheng

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Phosphorene: An Unexplored 2D Semiconductor with a High Hole Mobility, Han Liu, Adam T. Neal, Zhen Zhu, Xianfan Xu, David Tomanek, Peide D. Ye, and Zhe Luo

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Switching Mechanism in Single-Layer Molybdenum Disulfide Transistors: An Insight into Current Flow across Schottky Barriers, Han Liu, Mengwei Si, Yexin Deng, Adam T. Neal, Yuchen Du, Sina Najmaei, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Jun Lou, and Peide D. Ye

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Mechanical performance of cellulose nanofibril film-wood flake laminate, Jen-Chieh Liu, Robert J. Moon, Alan Rudie, and Jeffrey P. Youngblood

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Integrating non-planar metamaterials with magnetic absorbing materials to yield ultra-broadband microwave hybrid absorbers, Wei Li, Tianlong Wu, Wei Wang, Jianguo Guan, and Pengcheng Zhai

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The origin of interferometric effect involving surface plasmon polariton in scattering near-field scanning optical microscopy, Yan Li, Nan Zhou, Edward C. Kinzel, Xifeng Ren, and Xianfan Xu

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Measurement of In-Plane Thermal Conductivity of Ultrathin Films Using Micro-Raman Spectroscopy, Zhe Luo, Han Liu, Bryan T. Spann, Yanhui Feng, Peide D. Ye, Yong P. Chen, and Xianfan Xu

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Observation of Coulomb repulsion between Cu intercalants in CuxBi2Se3, Chris Mann, Damien West, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Yong P. Chen, Shengbai Zhang, and Chih-Kang Shih

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The catalytic properties of thin film Pd-rich GaPd2 in methanol steam reforming, Lukas Mayr, Harald Lorenz, Marc Armbruester, Sebastian Alarcon Villaseca, Yuan Luo, Raul Cardoso, Ulrich Burkhardt, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Michael Haevecker, Raoul Blume, Axel Knop-Gericke, Bernhard Klotzer, and Simon Penner

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Sub-diffraction Laser Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires, James I. Mitchell, Nan Zhou, Woongsik Nam, Luis M. Traverso, and Xianfan Xu

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Role of atomic variability and mechanical constraints on the martensitic phase transformation of a model disordered shape memory alloy via molecular dynamics, Keith Ryan Morrison, Mathew J. Cherukara, Karthink Guda Vishnu, and Alejandro Strachan

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Electrical breakdown in polymers for BEOL applications: Dielectric heating and humidity effects, Sambit Palit and Muhammad Ashraful Alam

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Experimental realization of quantum algorithm for solving linear systems of equations, Jian Pan, Yudong Cao, Xiwei Yao, Zhaokai Li, Chenyong Ju, Hongwei Chen, Xinhua Peng, Sabre Kais, and Jiangfeng Du

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Electrical and thermal conductivities of reduced graphene oxide/polystyrene composites, Wonjung Park, Jiuning Hu, Luis A. Jauregui, Xiulin Ruan, and Yong P. Chen

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Technique for quantitative mapping of three-dimensional liquid-gas phase boundaries in microchannel flows, Ravi S. Patel and Suresh V. Garimella

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Unidirectional amplification and shaping of optical pulses by three-wave mixing with negative phonons, Alexander K. Popov, Mikhail I. Shalaev, Sergey A. Myslivets, and Vitaly V. Slabko

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Variable-cell method for stress-controlled jamming of athermal, frictionless grains, Kyle C. Smith, Ishan Srivastava, Timothy Fisher, and Meheboob Alam

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Enhancing photo-induced ultrafast charge transfer across heterojunctions of CdS and laser-sintered TiO2 nanocrystals, Bryan Spann, Venkataprasad S. Bhat, Qiong Nian, Kelly Rickey, Gary Cheng, Xiulin Ruan, and Xianfan Xu

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Ultrafast Spectroscopy of CdSe Nanocrystals: Morphological and Environmental Effects on Nonradiative and Nonadiabatic Relaxation, Bryan T. Spann and Xianfan Xu

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Quantum and Classical Magnetoresistance in Ambipolar Topological Insulator Transistors with Gate-tunable Bulk and Surface Conduction, Jifa Tian, Cuizu Chang, Helin Cao, Ke He, Xucun Ma, Qikun Xue, and Yong P. Chen

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Multiple Timescales and Modeling of Dynamic Bounce Phenomena in RF MEMS Switches, Ryan C. Tung, Adam Fruehling, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Arvind Raman

Disease-on-a-chip: mimicry of tumor growth in mammary ducts, Pierre-Alexandre Vidi, Teimour Maleki, Manuel Ochoa, Lei Wang, Sara M. Clark, James F. Leary, and Sophie A. Lelievre

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Design of a SiO2 top-cladding and compact polarization splitter-rotator based on a rib directional coupler, Jing Wang, Ben Niu, Zhen Sheng, Aimin Wu, Xi Wang, Minghao Qi, Fuwan Gan, and Shichang Zou

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Performance-limiting factors for GaAs-based single nanowire photovoltaics, Xufeng Wang, Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Mark S. Lundstrom, and Peter Bermel

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Phonon Lateral Confinement Enables Thermal Rectification in Asymmetric Single-Material Nanostructures, Yan Wang, Ajit Vallabhaneni, Jiuning Hu, Bo Qiu, Yong P. Chen, and Xiulin Ruan

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Two-Dimensional Thermal Transport in Graphene: A Review of Numerical Modeling Studies, Yan Wang, Ajit K. Vallabhaneni, Bo Qiu, and Xiulin Ruan

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Mediating the potent ROS toxicity of acrolein in neurons with silica nanoparticles and a natural product approach, Desiree White-Schenk, Riyi Shi, and James F. Leary

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Coupled Thermal and Electromagnetic Induced Decomposition in the Molecular Explosive alpha HMX; A Reactive Molecular Dynamics Study, Mitchell A. Wood, Adri C.T. van Duin, and Alejandro Strachan

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A Review of Graphene-Based Electrochemical Microsupercapacitors, Guoping Xiong, Chuizhou Meng, Ronald G. Reifenberger, Pedro Irazoqui, and Timothy Fisher

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Graphitic Petal Electrodes for All-Solid-State Flexible Supercapacitors, Guoping Xiong, Chuizhou Meng, Ronald G. Reifenberger, Pedro p. Irazoqui, and Timothy S. Fisher

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Electron spin magnetism of zigzag graphene nanoribbon edge states, Kun Xu and Peide D. Ye

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Thermal Challenges in LED-Driven Display Technologies: The Early Days, Kazuaki Yazawa

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A Reusable Unsupported Rhenium Nanocrystalline Catalyst for Acceptorless Dehydrogenation of Alcohols through gamma-C-H Activation, Jing Yi, Jeffrey T. Miller, Dmitry Zemlyanov, Ruihong Zhang, Paul J. Dietrich, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Sergey Suslov, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar

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Use of graphene as protection film in biological environments, Weixia Zhang, Sudarat Lee, Kelly L. McNear, Ting Fung Chung, Seunghyun Lee, Kyunghoon Lee, Scott A. Crist, Timothy L. Ratliff, Zhaohui Zhong, Yong P. Chen, and Chen Yang

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Enhanced Electron Photoemission by Collective Lattice Resonances in Plasmonic Nanoparticle-Array Photodetectors and Solar Cells, Sergei V. Zhukovsky, Viktoriia E. Babicheva, Alexander V. Uskov, Igor E. Protsenko, and Andrei V. Lavrinenko

Publications from 2013

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Fundamentals of PV efficiency interpreted by a two-level model, Muhammad A. Alam and Mohammad Ryyan Khan

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Quantum criticality analysis by finite-size scaling and exponential basis sets, Fahhad H. Alberbi and Sabre Kais

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Electron energy filtering by a nonplanar potential to enhance the thermoelectric power factor in bulk materials, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Zhixi Bian, and Ali Shakouri

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Photonic Crystals: Turning data on a dime, Peter Bermel

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Negative permittivity of ZnO thin films prepared from aluminum and gallium doped ceramics via pulsed-laser deposition, M. A. Bodea, G. Sbarcea, Gururaj V. Naik, Alexandra Boltasseva, T. A. Klar, and J. D. Pedarnig

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Evaporation analysis in sintered wick microstructures, Karthik K. Bodla, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Optimization Under Uncertainty Applied to Heat Sink Design, Karthik K. Bodla, Jayathi Y. Murthy, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Advances in Fluid and Thermal Transport Property Analysis and Design of Sintered Porous Wick Microstructures, Karthik K. Bodla, Justin A. Weibel, and Suresh V. Garimella

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Fabrication of Highly Transparent Nanowire Transistors with One-Step-Processed Graphene Gate-Source-Drain Electrodes, Jihye Bong, Junebeom Han, Jonghun Lee, Seongmin Kim, and Sanghyun Ju

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Thermoelectric properties of epitaxial ScN films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering onto MgO(001) substrates, Polina V. Burmistrova, Jesse Maassen, Tela Favaloro, Bivas Saha, Shuaib Salamat, Yee Rui Koh, Mark S. Lundstrom, Ali Shakouri, and Timothy D. Sands

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Sub-surface imaging of carbon nanotube-polymer composites using dynamic AFM methods, Maria J. Cadena, Rocio Misiego, Kyle C. Smith, Alba Avila, R. Byron Pipes, Ronald Reifenberger, and Arvind Raman

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Structural and electronic properties of highly doped topological insulator Bi2Se3 crystals, Helin Cao, Suyang Xu, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Jifa Tian, Deepak Pandey, M. Zahid Hasan, and Yong P. Chen

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Quantum algorithm and circuit design solving the Poisson equation, Yudong Cao, Anargyros Papageorgiou, Iasonas Petras, Joseph Traub, and Sabre Kais

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Mapping in vitro local material properties of intact and disrupted virions at high resolution using multi-harmonic atomic force microscopy, Alexander Cartagena, Mercedes Hernando-Perez, Jose Carrascosa, Pedro J. de Pablo, and Arvind Raman

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Hysteretic response of chemical vapor deposition graphene field effect transistors on SiC substrates, Edward Cazalas, Isaac Childres, Amanda Majcher, Ting Fung Chung, Yong P. Chen, and Igor Jovanovic

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Selective Weighing of Individual Microparticles Using a Hybrid Micromanipulator-Nanomechanical Resonator System, Bin-Da Chan, Kutay Icoz, Richard L. Gieseck, and Cagri A. Savran

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Emerging technologies for non-invasive quantification of physiological oxygen transport in plants, P. Chaturvedi, M. Taguchi, S. L. Burrs, B. A. Hauser, W.W.A.W. Salim, J. C. Claussen, and E. S. McLamore

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Co-Design of Multi-Band High-Efficiency Power Amplifier and Three-Pole High-Q Tunable Filter, Kenle Chen, Tsung-Chieh Lee, and Dimitrios Peroulis

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A 3.1-GHz Class-F Power Amplifier With 82% Power-Added-Efficiency, Kenle Chen and Dimitrios Peroulis

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Effects of nanocrystal shape and size on the temperature sensitivity in Raman thermometry, Liangliang Chen, Kelly Rickey, Qing Zhao, Christopher Robinson, and Xiulin Ruan

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AFM and Raman studies of topological insulator materials subject to argon plasma etching, Isaac Childres, Jifa Tian, Ireneusz Miotkowski, and Yong P. Chen

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A ferrofluid-based wireless pressure sensor, Girish Chitnis and Babak Ziaie

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In-situ immuno-gold nanoparticle network ELISA biosensors for pathogen detection, Il-Hoon Cho and Joseph Irudayaraj

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Synthetic graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition on copper foils, Ting Fung Chung, Tian Shen, Helin Cao, Luis A. Jauregui, Wei Wu, Qingkai Yu, David Newell, and Yong P. Chen

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Performance and Variability Studies of InGaAs Gate-all-Around Nanowire MOSFETs, Nathan Conrad, SangHong Shin, Jiangjiang Gu, Mengwei Si, Heng Wu, Muhammad Masuduzzaman, Muhammad A. Alam, and Peide D. Ye

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Droplet Evaporation Dynamics on a Superhydrophobic Surface with Negligible Hysteresis, Susmita Dash and Suresh V. Garimella