2010-2005 Research Highlights

2010

A Strong Ferroelectric Ferromagnet
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Artificial Spin Ice
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Nanomotors Mimic Bacterial Motion
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale

Motors Magnetic Semiconductor Nanowires
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Zinc Selenide Optical Fibers
IRG 4 - Electromagnetically Coupled Nanostructures

Supporting Women in STEM
Education and Outreach

2009

Strain-Driven Morphotropic Phase Boundary
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Ferroelectric Oxide directly on Silicon
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Acoustic tweezers control nanoparticle assembly
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Spontaneous schooling behavior in photochemically excited nanoparticles
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Spin Transport in Nanowires
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Anti Proximity Effect in Aluminum Nanowires
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

All-Dielectric Frequency Selective Surfaces
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Supersonic Chemical Deposition for Complete Filling of Extreme Aspect Ratio Templates
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Benchtop Processing: Nanoparticle-Enabled Fabrication of Mesoscale Metallic Components
Seed

Talented Teens in a New Science Leadership Camp
Education and Outreach

Building a Low-Cost Fluorimeter
Education and Outreach

2008

Polarizing Spins in 1D
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Magnetic Symmetry and Roto Properties in "Non"-Magnetic Materials
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Light-Driven Plasmonic Switches
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Proximity-induced minigap state in a metallic nanowire
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Quantum oscillations in a superconducting bismuth nanowire
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Construction within tight spaces: Solid Silicon Waveguides formed in optical fibers
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Transformation Optics
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Dragonfly TV Nano
Education and Outreach

Hands-on Science for the Visually Impaired
Education and Outreach

Neurotransmitter-Functionalized Capture Surfaces
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

New Families of Molecules for Self-Assembly
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

2007

Strain Control of Domain Switching in Multiferroic Films
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Bimetallic Nanorod Motors Move
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Spins in Conflict
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Size Matters
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Electromagnetic Cloaking
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Nano-structure Filtering
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Smooth Ride for Infra-red Photons
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Tunable Refraction
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Capturing Large-Molecule Fish with Small-Molecule Bait
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

small WONDERS: Find the nano in Your Life
Education and Outreach

2006

Multiferroics: Two-state lattice for one-state field
IRG 1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics Nano

Rotor: Molecular spin and slide
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Magnetic Tubules: Cellular tracks follow the field
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Ferro, Unbound: Hollow tubes feel the field
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

1D Heat Capacity: One-dimensional superconductors
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Inversion Mode: Inversion mode nanowire transistors
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Microinsertion: Placement, isolation and patterning Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography Fiber Transistor: Glassy switch
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Fiber Trnasistor: Glassy switch

Lighting The Way: Voices over light
Education and Outreach

Metacrystals: Networks of molecular building blocks
Education and Outreach

2005

Frustration: Magnetic frustration by design
IRG1 - Strain-Enabled Multiferroics

Catalytic Pumping: Electrokinesis arrested
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Storage Ring: Microtubules in capped channels
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Nanocar: A smooth ride on fullerene wheels
IRG 2 - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

iGEM Competition: A bacterial relay race
IRG 2 / Outreach - Molecular and Nanoscale Motors

Magentic Switch:Ferromagnet-superconductor nanowires put spins in conflict
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Ultrasound: Transducer arrays for biomedical imaging
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Nanowire Welding: High-intensity beams sculpting at the nanoscale
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Photovoltaics: New architectures using flexible nanowire solar cells
IRG 3 - Electrons in Confined Geometries

Fiber Integration: Semiconductors encased in glass provides a new platform for optoelectronics
IRG 4 - Electromagnetic Nanostructures

Chemical Patterning: Self-Assembly plus Nanolithography
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

Microdisplacement: Printing patterns with diverse inks
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

Molecular Rulers: A marriage of molecule and metal
Molecular Patterning and Nanolithography

Valley of Death: Commercializing nanotechnology crossing the valley of death
PSU-NCSU

Zoom In On Life: Nanoscience in our daily lives
Education and Outreach

Adventures in Nanoscale Science Pique the Interest of Young Minds
Education and Outreach