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Program Highlights for year 2012

Graphene Sensing of Biomolecules and Chemical Environment


  Fluidic chamber placed on top of

  graphene sensor to exchange fluid

  and hence protein or chemical

  concentration during a measurement.

International Collaboration in Soft Matter Research and Training

The Triangle MRSEC enjoys a vibrant ongoing partnership with German researchers supported through an International Graduate Research and Training Grant (IGRTG) from the DFG. A significant component of this partnership is extended graduate student exchanges.

Dynamic Electrostatic Lithography: Multiscale On-demand Patterning on Large Area Curved Surfaces

Triangle MRSEC researchers have invented a new technology for the use of electrical voltages to dynamically generate various patterns on curved surfaces and over large areas, such as the surfaces of gloves.

New Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam System

Objective: To develop nanofabrication capabilities that will allow for writing structures as small as ~10 nm.

Approach: Use MRSEC funds provided by the State of Utah to purchase state-of-the-art nanofabrication capabilities to expand existing materials research capabilities.

Silicon Integrated High Speed Electrooptic Modulators

On-chip optical modulation is one of the most important functionalities for integrated silicon photonic circuits. We demonstrate that sputter-deposited polycrystalline metallic thin films are promising materials for realizing ultra-low power modulators.

CRISP NanoDays and Yale Pathways

On March 22, 2012, CRISP, in collaboration with Yale's Science Pathways, hosted a public lecture in support of the 2012 NanoDays national outreach campaign. IRG2 leader Jan Schroers gave a talk entitled, Strong as Steel, but Pliable as Plastic: Metals Conquering the Nanoworld. Hands-on demonstrations for students were provided by CRISP researchers.


Silane Passivation of Si Quantum dots


Colloidal silicon quantum dot solution is stable over months