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Argonne CNM: Manipulation of Nanoscale Materials for Energy & Information  

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Manipulation of Nanoscale Materials for Energy & Information Transduction Manipulation of Nanoscale Materials for Energy & Information Transduction Nanoscale materials absorb, dissipate, and propagate energy very differently from bulk materials. These properties offer unusual opportunities to induce, optimize, and control the conversion and transfer of energy and information at the nanoscale. The CNM applies recent advances in materials, theory, and characterization to create novel nanoscale materials for the control and transfer of energy, charge, and/or spin between homogeneous and heterogeneous materials. Propagation, Localization, and Interaction of Spin, Charge, Photons, and Phonons Realizing the promise of nanoscience hinges on the ability to understand and ultimately control the propagation of, localization of, and interaction between the basic quanta of energy and information - spin, charge, photons, and phonons - at the nanoscale. Key factors include continued advances in generating homogeneous nanoscale building blocks, finding means to hierarchically assemble the building blocks, and advanced scanning probe or other techniques for precisely initiating and monitoring propagation of these quanta at the nanoscale.

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Center for Nanoscale Materials Brochure | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Acknowledgment Statements for Publications Fact Sheets & Other Documents Center for Nanoscale Materials Brochure Changing the World with Nanoscience CNM Brochure 2014.pdf...

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The Center for Nanoscale  

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for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers can apply to use CNM for both nonproprietary The Center's goal is to...

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Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials  

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Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials An Office of Science User Facility U.S. Department of Energy Search CNM ... Search CNM Home About CNM Research Facilities People For Users Publications News & Highlights Events Jobs CNM Users Organization Contact Us Other DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Casimir force reduction Casimir Force Reduction through Nanostructuring By nanostructuring one of two interacting metal surfaces at scales below the plasma wavelength, a new regime in the Casimir force was observed by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Materials Nanofabrication & Devices Group working with collaborators at NIST, other national laboratories, and universities. Replacing a flat surface with a deep metallic lamellar grating with <100 nm features strongly suppresses the Casimir force and,

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Quasi-Crystalline Order at Nanoscale  

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Quasi-Crystalline Order at Nanoscale Quasi-Crystalline Order at Nanoscale Polyimide Nanofilter TEM showing the two-dimensional dodecagonal quasi-crystalline structure self-assembled from 5-nm Au and 13.4-nm Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures. Mixing and matching of two different types of nanoparticles allows the formation of binary nanoparticle superlattices isostructural to ionic or intermetallic compounds. In addition to periodic superlattices, binary mixtures of nearly spherical nanoparticles could lead to the growth of quasi-crystals. CNM staff in the Nanobio Interfaces Group, together with colleagues from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, have found that two-dimensional dodecagonal quasi-crystals can be formed in mixtures

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Argonne CNM: Materials Synthesis Capabilities  

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Materials Synthesis Facilities Materials Synthesis Facilities Capabilities biosynthesis View larger image. Biosynthesis Methods Peptide and DNA synthesis (E. Rozhkova, Nanobio Interfaces Group) Nanobio hybrid synthesis (T. Rajh, Nanobio Interfaces Group) Hierarchal assembly View larger image. Hierarchical Assembly Bottom-up polymeric and bio-templating as well as lithographically directed self-assembly (S. Darling, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group; E. Rozhkova, Nanobio Interfaces Group) Molecular beam epitaxy View high-resolution image. Molecular Beam Epitaxy Complex oxide nanoferroelectric and nanoferromagnetic materials and devices created using a DCA R450D Custom MBE instrument (A. Bhattacharya, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group) Nanoparticle synthesis

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Graphene Research at the Center for Nanoscale  

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Graphene Research at the Center for Nanoscale Materials Graphene Research at the Center for Nanoscale Materials graphene research The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics was recently awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." Graphene is an extraordinary material made up of hexagonally packed carbon atoms that are sp2 bonded. A sheet of graphene is only one atom thick making it nature's version of an ideal two-dimensional material. At the Center for Nanoscale Materials we are exploring state-of-the-art synthesis, characterization, processing, and novel applications of graphene. With the highest resolution microscopes we are able to characterize the structural, electronic, and chemical properties of

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Block copolymer lithography approach to nanoscale  

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Block copolymer lithography approach to nanoscale self-assembly Block copolymer lithography approach to nanoscale self-assembly hybrid organic-organomemtalliic block copolymer thin film cast on a silicon nitride membrane substrate This image created by Seth Darling and Nathan Ramanathan was selected for the September 2009 cover of Materials Today. Block copolymer lithography represents a promising next-generation alternative to traditional top-down methodologies. The figure shows an optical micrograph of a hybrid organic-organometallic block copolymer thin film cast on a silicon nitride membrane substrate, which reveals thickness-induced coloring effects reminiscent of art glass. This polymer self-assembles into an ordered nanoscale cylindrical morphology, the orientation of which can be controlled with film thickness. Cylinders

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Argonne CNM: Industrial Users  

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For Industrial Users For Industrial Users The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) has specific interest in growing the industrial user program and encourages researchers in industry to consider the capabilities and expertise we have to offer. As a CNM user, you have easy access to sophisticated scientific instrumentation geared toward nanoscience and nanotechnology. Moreover, our widely recognized staff researchers offer support in designing your experiments, using the equipment, and analyzing your data. Access to the CNM is through peer review of user proposals. Before you submit your first user proposal, we encourage you to contact any of our staff researchers, group leaders, the User Office, or division management to discuss the feasibility of your intended research using the expertise and facilities at the CNM. We are here to serve you as part of our user community and will be happy to address any questions you might have.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: NSTI 2007  

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Successful Fourth Annual CNM Users Meeting Successful Fourth Annual CNM Users Meeting 2007 Student Poster Award at Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials Users Meeting Paul Evans (CNM UEC Chair); Soo-Hyun Tark, Student Poster Prize winner (Northwestern University); and Eric Isaacs (CNM Director) The fourth Annual CNM Users Meeting was held May 10-12, 2007. Events included: workshops, a keynote and plenary science session, and short courses introducing new facilities. Vendor exhibits, poster sessions, and a banquet rounded out the festivities. Workshops Four highly successful technical workshops were held on the topics of: Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe Nanotomography Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials (115kb pdf) Nanelectronics (48kb pdf) Student Recognition Nataliya Yufa of the University of Chicago was selected to give an oral

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Vortex Dynamics in NanoScale Materials  

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Into the Vortex: Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials Into the Vortex: Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials Micron and nanosized magnets are of great interest for their potential applications in new electronic devices, such as magnetic random access memories. As the size of magnets is reduced to a 1-micron scale and below, the boundaries (surfaces, perimeters, etc) of the objects begin to profoundly influence both the static and dynamic behavior of the materials. Researchers from Argonne's Materials Science Division (MSD), Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), and Advanced Photon Source (APS) have recently examined the dynamics of 3- to 7-micron-diameter NiFe alloy disks with a combination of theoretical calculations and a new time-resolved magnetic imaging technique using synchrotron-based x-ray photoemission electron

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Safety at the Center for Nanoscale Materials  

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case of emergency or if you need help or assistance case of emergency or if you need help or assistance dial Argonne's Protective Force: 911 (from Argonne phones) or (630) 252-1911 (from cell phones) Safety at Work As a staff member or user at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), you need to be aware of safety regulations at Argonne National Laboratory. You are also required to have taken any safety, orientation, and training classes or courses specified by your User Work Authorization(s) and/or work planning and control documents prior to beginning your work. For safety and security reasons, it is necessary to know of all facility users present in the CNM (Buildings 440 and 441). Users are required to sign in and out in the visitors logbook located in Room A119. Some detailed emergency information is provided on the Argonne National

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Argonne CNM: Research  

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Research Research The Center for Nanoscale Materials is pursuing world-leading research programs in six major areas. These programs exploit the unique electronic, magnetic, structural, chemical, and optical properties of individual nanostructures and their ordered arrays. The CNM also works with its partner user facilities at Argonne, the Electron Microscopy Center and the Advanced Photon Source, to provide access to world-leading characterization methods. As a principle component of its mission, the center capitalizes on the brilliance of the Advanced Photon Source for a hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline. The capabilities and focus of the CNM complements those of the other U.S. Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers. Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices

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Argonne CNM: Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices Research  

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group Leader: Saw-Wai Hla The objective of the Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices (EMMD) group at the CNM is to discover, understand, and utilize new electron and spin-based materials and phenomena in constrained geometries. Potential benefits include reduced power dissipation, new medical imaging methods and therapies, improved efficiency of data storage by spin current and electrical field-assisted writing, and enhanced energy conversion in photovoltaic devices. Research Activities Understanding complex magnetic order and coupling phenomena: Magnetic nanostructures are prone to complex magnetic ordering phenomena that do not occur in the bulk and that will have strong impact on the further development of functional magnetic nanostructures. Basic science on the influence of demagnetizing effects, geometrical frustration, next-nearest neighbor exchange interactions, unusual anisotropy values, and the spin-orbit interaction at reduced dimensionality are performed with a special focus on temperature-dependent magnetic order-disorder transitions.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Nanoscience Student Cooperative  

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Nanoscience Cooperative for Students Nanoscience Cooperative for Students Nanoscience Collective Students The NanoBusiness Alliance's "Nanoscience High School Talent Fellowship" sponsored 25 students from Illinois, North Carolina and Colorado at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials for one week in June 2010. The NanoBusiness Alliance has partnered with Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Division of Educational Programs (DEP) to better prepare high school juniors and seniors pursuing science and engineering careers. Named the Nanoscience High School Talent Fellowship, the program hosted 25 students from Illinois, North Carolina, and Colorado, who participated in a "boot camp" of hands-on laboratory experiments, demonstrations, and lectures by CNM scientists.

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Argonne CNM: Safety Training  

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Safety at Work Safety at Work (printable pdf version) In case of emergency or if you need help or assistance dial Argonne's Protective Force: 911 (from Argonne phones) or (630) 252-1911 (from cell phones) As a staff member or user at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), you need to be aware of safety regulations at Argonne National Laboratory. You are also required to have taken any safety, orientation, and training classes or courses specified by your User Work Authorization(s) and/or work planning and control documents prior to beginning your work. For safety and security reasons, it is necessary to know of all facility users present in the CNM (Buildings 440 and 441). Users are required to sign in and out in the visitors logbook located in Room A119. Some detailed emergency information is provided on the Argonne National Laboratory web site. Brief instructions and general guidelines follow.

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Argonne CNM News: CNM Displays Strong Presence at Argonne's Energy Showcase  

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CNM Displays Strong Presence at Argonne's Energy Showcase CNM Displays Strong Presence at Argonne's Energy Showcase Visitors at Argonne's 2012 Energy Showcase Volker Rose Argonne opened its gates to about 12,000 members of the community on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The Center for Nanoscale Materials was enthusiastically represented by nearly 25 staff volunteers during the Energy Showcase. The CNM exhibits covered solar energy, computational nanoscience, nanostructured carbons for nanoelectronics, visualization at the nanoscale, nanobio materials for energy applications, and general outreach in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The demonstrations of how solar energy can be used to power devices at the "Solar Energy: Today and Tomorrow" booth inspired people to consider how to incorporate solar power in their own lives now and in the future. On the

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Argonne CNM News: Shedding Light on Nature's Nanoscale Control of Solar  

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Shedding Light on Nature's Nanoscale Control of Solar Energy Shedding Light on Nature's Nanoscale Control of Solar Energy Scanning tunneling microscopy tips A schematic of the Rhodobacter sphaerodes hexameric core, featuring the "special pair" (P) of degenerate bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) molecules, and the active (a) and inactive (b) arms of BChl and bacteriopheophytin (BPh) molecules. The transient absorption (ΔA) spectra acquired following selective excitation of P are shown. Nature's process for storing solar energy occurs in light-absorbing protein complexes called photosynthetic reaction centers (RCs). Across billions of years of evolution, Nature has retained a common light-absorbing hexameric cofactor core for carrying out the very first chemical reaction of photosynthesis, the light-induced electron transfer across approximately 3

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Argonne CNM: Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Capabilities  

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Capabilities Synthesis Colloidal chemistry and self-assembly techniques Complex oxide film synthesis via molecular beam epitaxy (DCA R450 Custom) Physical vapor deposition (Lesker CMS 18 and PVD 250) Spin coating (Laurell WS-400) Characterization Variable-temperature (VT) scanning tunneling microscope with atomic force microscopy capabilities (Omicron VT-AFM/STM), operates in an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) environment with a base pressure of < 1E-10 mbar and 55-400 K. Atomic resolution is routinely obtained at room temperature and below. The AFM capabilities support a range of scanning modes. The analysis chamber also houses a LEED/Auger with an attached preparation chamber for sample cleaning and deposition (sputter cleaning, direct current heating, e-beam heating stage, metal deposition, etc.)

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Argonne CNM: Colloquium Series  

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Colloquium Series Colloquium Series The Center for Nanoscale Materials holds a regular biweekly colloquium on alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. in Bldg. 440, Room A105/106. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for topical multidisciplinary talks in areas of interest to the CNM and also to offer a mechanism for fostering interactions with potential facility users. Refreshments will be served at 3:45. January 15, 2013 "Friction, Brownian Motion, and Energy Dissipation Mechanisms in Adsorbed Molecules and Molecularly Thin Films: Heating, Electrostatic and Magnetic Effects," by Jacquelin Krim, North Carolina State University, hosted by Diana Berman Abstract: In the study of friction at the nanoscale, phononic, electrostatic, conduction electron, and magnetic effects all contribute to the dissipation mechanisms. Electrostatic and magnetic contributions are increasingly alluded to in the current literature, but they remain poorly characterized. I will first overview the nature of these various contribution, and then report on our observations of magnetic and electrostatic contributions to friction for various systems in the presence and absence of external fields. I will also report on the use of a quartz crystal microbalance with a graphene/Ni(111) electrode to probe frictional heating effects in Kr monolayers sliding on the microbalance electrode in response to its oscillatory motion.

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Argonne CNM News: Developing Smarter STM Tips  

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Developing Smarter STM Tips Developing Smarter STM Tips Scanning tunneling microscopy tips X-ray nanotomography surface rendering of a smart scanning tunneling microscope tip. The platinum-iridium tip (red) has been coated with a SiO2 insulating layer (green). Image obtained using the CNM's Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe beamline at Sector 26 of the Advanced Photon Source. Scientists from the Center for Nanoscale Materials X-Ray Microscopy and Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices groups, in collaboration with Argonne's Electron Microscopy Center and X-Ray Science Division, have used CNM's Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe to obtain for the first time an important three-dimensional view of insulator-coated smart tips that in the future can be utilized in synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscopy (SXSTM).

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Center for Nanoscale Materials User Access Program Overview  

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Materials User Access Program Overview Materials User Access Program Overview CNM User Access Program Overview 1. Objective ............................................................................................................................................... 1 2. Submission Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 1 2.1 Proposal Content ............................................................................................................................ 1 3. Proposal Review Process ....................................................................................................................... 2 3.1 Proposal Evaluation Board .............................................................................................................. 2

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Nanoscale Material Properties | GE Global Research  

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Nanotechnology Drives New Levels of Performance Nanotechnology Drives New Levels of Performance GE scientists are discovering new material properties at the nanoscale that drive...

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A Look Inside Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials | Argonne...  

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A Look Inside Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials Share Topic Programs Materials science Nanoscience...

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Nanoscale Ordered MAterials Diffractometer Workshop (NOMAD 2011)  

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Nanoscale Ordered MAterials Diffractometer Workshop Nanoscale Ordered MAterials Diffractometer Workshop NOMAD 2011 September 12 - 13, 2011 High-Flux Isotope Reactor * Spallation Neutron Source * Oak Ridge National Laboratory About the Workshop Contact Information Important Dates Application Form Sample Description NOMAD at SNS filler About the Workshop The acronym NOMAD stands for Nanoscale Ordered MAterials Diffractometer. It is a diffractometer located at the Spallation Neutron Source and is designed for the determination of pair distribution functions from a wide range of materials spanning from dense gases to long range ordered crystalline materials. It combines a large accessible Q range, large detector coverage with high intensity while maintaining good resolution. For a typical sample of the order of ~0.5cm3 good statistical accuracy can be achieved in minutes or even seconds of data acquisition time.

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Argonne CNM News: Charge Separation in Silver Clusters  

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Charge Separation in Silver Clusters Charge Separation in Silver Clusters silver clusters Artist's rendering of silver clusters capped with organic ligand molecules. transient kinetics of silver clusters Transient kinetics showing charge recombination in ligand-stabilized silver clusters for different surrounding solvents (water-methanol mixture, acetone, and dichloromethane). Both charge separation and recombination events are faster in more polar solvents. Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) users from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, working with the CNM Nanophotonics Group, have demonstrated the existence of long-lived charge-separated states in silver clusters. The clusters, synthesized chemically in solution, consist of exactly 44 silver atoms and are stabilized by exactly

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Working at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials  

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Working at CNM Working at CNM For information on visiting Argonne National Laboratory, collaborating with us, or becoming an independent outside user of our facilities, please contact the CNM User Office. Hours of Operation The CNM, which is mandated to offer user access only 40 hours per week, provides users with routine access to facilities and instrumentation, as well as technical assistance when needed, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for Laboratory holidays and maintenance shutdowns. These hours are also in place for the availability of staff in the Theory and Modeling and X-Ray Microscopy Groups. The supercomputing facility (Carbon) and the hard X-ray nanoprobe facility at Sector 26 of the APS are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, except for maintenance shutdowns.

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Nanoscale Materials Safety at the Department's Laboratories  

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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audit Services Audit Report Nanoscale Materials Safety at the Department's Laboratories DOE/IG-0788 February 2008 Department of Energy Washington, DC 2 0 5 8 5 February 28, 2008 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: Inspector General SUBJECT: IhTFORMATION: Audit Report on "Nanoscale Materials Safety at the Department's Laboratories" BACKGROUND The National Nanotechnology Initiative was established as a multi-agency research and development program in 200 1. As a part of the Initiative, the Department of Energy (Energy) is in the process of constructing Nanoscale Science Research Centers at six national laboratories. In addition to funding the construction and operation of these

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APS, CNM, ANL to Receive $3M for Fuel Cell Research  

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APS, CNM, ANL to Receive $3M for Fuel Cell Research APS, CNM, ANL to Receive $3M for Fuel Cell Research The funding, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, will be used to study the molecular basis of catalysis, with a particular interest in the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells. "We are looking to understand the behavior of oxygen in the low-temperature fuel cell cathodes," said Hoydoo You, leader of the group project. "The project builds on Argonne's scientific strengths, bringing collaboration between physicists and chemists, between theorists and experimentalists." The high-intensity X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source and nanoscale science at the Center for Nanoscale Materials are key enabling resources. The project includes researchers from Argonne's Materials Science,

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Argonne CNM: 2007 Research Highlights  

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7 Highlights 7 Highlights CNM Research Featured in Journal (November 2007) Heavier hydrogen on the atomic scale reduces friction (November 2007) High-performance, flexible nanotechnology hydrogen sensors (Nanowerk Spotlight, October 11, 2007) CNM Research Highlighted in Scientific Journal (September 2007) Researchers improve ability to write and store information on electronic devices (September 2007) Palladium Nanoparticle Electrodeposition on Nanotubes Results in New Flexible Hydrogen Sensors (August 2007) Nano-boric acid makes motor oil more slippery (August 2007) Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles (July 2007) Tightly Packed Molecules Lend Unexpected Strength to Nanothin Sheet of Material (July 2007) Getting the 'Hole' Picture Up Close (photonics.com, June 2007)

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Novel materials, computational spectroscopy, and multiscale simulation in nanoscale photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells convert solar energy to electricity using combinations of semiconducting sunlight absorbers and metallic materials as electrical contacts. Novel nanoscale materials introduce new paradigms for ...

Bernardi, Marco, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: February 2011  

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1 1 Director's Note User Matters User Science Highlights Facility Highlight Staff News 1. director's NOTE Amanda Petford-Long I am writing this note to you from my office at the CNM, looking out on the remnants of the heaviest snowstorm Chicago has experienced in decades. It is greatly to the credit of the facilities staff at Argonne that the Lab was closed for only one day, with minimum disruption to our user and staff activities. As always, we have welcomed a wide range of users and visitors over the past few months and it has been a busy period for the CNM, with well over 400 users accessing our facilities during FY 2010. In October, we hosted a visit from the new DOE Program Manager for the Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs), Dr. Mihal Gross. Mihal's visit coincided with a workshop on Raman spectroscopy, organized by staff scientist Dave Gosztola and CNM user Vic Maroni. The workshop was very successful; of particular note is that there was at least one invited speaker from each of the five NSRCs (see summary).

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Argonne CNM News: Frequency stabilization in nonlinear micromechanical  

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Frequency Stabilization in Nonlinear Micromechanical Oscillators Frequency Stabilization in Nonlinear Micromechanical Oscillators SEM image of one resonator and finite-element simulations of the dynamic deformation characteristics of the coupled vibrational modes SEM image (center) of one resonator and finite-element simulations of the dynamic deformation characteristics of the coupled vibrational modes. The lengths of the three interconnected beams, between the comb-drive electrodes, range from 10 to 500 µm. Using Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) expertise in the design and fabrication of micro- and nanoscale devices, a new strategy for engineering low-frequency noise oscillators capitalizes on the intrinsic nonlinear phenomena of micro- and nanomechanical resonators. A fundamental limitation of such resonators was addressed by a team of researchers from the

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Argonne CNM News: State-of-the-Art Diamond Semiconductor Technology  

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State-of-the-Art Diamond Semiconductor Technology Licensed to AKHAN Technologies State-of-the-Art Diamond Semiconductor Technology Licensed to AKHAN Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today that the laboratory has granted AKHAN Technologies, Inc., exclusive diamond semiconductor application licensing rights to breakthrough low-temperature diamond deposition technology developed by Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM). The method allows for the deposition of nanocrystalline diamond on a variety of wafer substrate materials at temperatures as low as 400°C, highly advantageous for integration with processed semiconductor electronic materials and resulting in the deposition of low-defect nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) thin films. The combination of CNM's low-temperature diamond technology with the AKHAN Miraj Diamond(tm) process represents the state of the art in diamond semiconductor thin-film technology.

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Argonne CNM: Science Advisory Committee  

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CNM Scientific Advisory Committee CNM Scientific Advisory Committee Donald W. Brenner Kobe Distinguished Professor Associate Department Head North Carolina State University Materials Science and Engineering 911 Partners Way Engineering Building I, Room 3002 Raleigh, NC 27606 brenner@ncsu.edu Franz Himpsel Professor Department of Physics 5108 Chamberlin Hall University of Wisconsin-Madison 1150 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706-1390 fhimpsel@facstaff.wisc.edu Vanita Mani Technology Leader Energy Storage & Conversion Materials GE Global Research 1 Research Circle Niskayuna, NY 12309 maniva@ge.com Peter Mardilovich Hewlett-Packard Company 1000 NE Circle Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97330-4239 peter.mardilovich@hp.com Christopher B. Murray Department of Chemistry University of Pennsylvania 347N (Chem 73) & 322 (LRSM) SME

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Novel Nanoscale Materials Reduce Electricity Needed for Sludge  

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removal from sludge using less energy. The addition of nanoscale materials will increase the volume that removes as much water from digested sludge as possible. Dewatering is necessary to reduce the sludge of benchscale work that showed nanoscale materials enhanced the performance of polymer additives currently

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Argonne CNM News: Volker Rose Receives 2012 DOE Early Career Research  

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Volker Rose Receives 2012 DOE Early Career Research Program Award Volker Rose Receives 2012 DOE Early Career Research Program Award Volker Rose Volker Rose with the prototype high-resolution microscope at the APS/CNM nanoprobe beamline on APS Sector 26. Volker Rose, assistant physicist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source X-Ray Science Division (XSD) and the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory, is one of four Argonne researchers who have received 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted by DOE to exceptional researchers beginning their careers. "Argonne is extremely proud that four of our young researchers have been chosen for this important award," said Eric D. Isaacs, Argonne Director. "These young scientists and engineers will play a vital role in our nation's future, helping to assure that invention and innovation continue to fuel America's global competitiveness in the years to come."

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Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners  

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Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk Ekiert Earns 2012 APSUO Franklin Award for Studies of Influenza Virus Clever Apes on WBEZ: Breaking the Fossil Record Gerig to Chair Particle Accelerator School Board A Record Run for the APS X-ray Source APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners MAY 16, 2012 Bookmark and Share Volker Rose with the prototype high-resolution microscope at the nanoprobe beamline on APS Sector 26. Volker Rose, assistant physicist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science Division (XSD) and Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is

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Thermophysical properties study of micro/nanoscale materials.  

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??Thermal transport in low-dimensional structure has attracted tremendous attentions because micro/nanoscale materials play crucial roles in advancing micro/nanoelectronics industry. The thermal properties are essential for (more)

Feng, Xuhui

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Nanomechanical Resonator Self-Assembled from  

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Nanomechanical Resonator Self-Assembled from Nanoparticles Nanomechanical Resonator Self-Assembled from Nanoparticles thermal motion of self-assembled membranes Power spectral distribution of the thermal motion of membranes self-assembled from gold nanoparticles taken at the center (black) and halfway along the radius (red) in air; inset shows TEM images of the membranes Membrane motion under mechanical excitation Phase-sensitive image of one mode of membrane motion under mechanical excitation. The self-assembly of nanoscale structures from functional nanoparticles has provided a powerful path to developing devices with emergent properties from the bottom up. Users from the University of Chicago, together with researchers from the University of Melbourne and CNM's Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group, demonstrate that free-standing sheets

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Argonne CNM: Events  

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Events Events Seminars Colloquium Series Workshops Past CNM Users Meetings Save the Date! The annual combined APS/CNM Users Meeting will be held May 12-15, 2014, at Argonne National Laboratory. More than 500 people register for these cross-cutting meetings, which include 40-50 vendor exhibits, workshops, poster sessions, and short courses. Anyone is welcome to register for these meetings. Planning is under way to develop thematic and facility-specific workshops to highlight, promote, and stimulate user science from these two premier user facilities. Your suggestions for workshop topics are welcome; please send them to the CNM User Office. CNM Journal Club: Biweekly meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., alternating with the CNM colloquium series. The Club provides an informal setting to share and discuss recent (or not so recent) papers that may be of general interest to others. If you are interested in suggesting a paper for the future journal club meetings, contact Yu-Chih Tseng.

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A Look Inside Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials  

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At a very small, or "nano" scale, materials behave differently. The study of nanomaterials is much more than miniaturization - scientists are discovering how changes in size change a material's properties. From sunscreen to computer memory, the applications of nanoscale materials research are all around us. Researchers at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials are creating new materials, methods and technologies to address some of the world's greatest challenges in energy security, lightweight but durable materials, high-efficiency lighting, information storage, environmental stewardship and advanced medical devices.

Divan, Ralu; Rosenthal, Dan; Rose, Volker; Wai Hla, Saw; Liu, Yuzi

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Exploring nanoscale magnetism in advanced materials with polarized X-rays  

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Stoehr and H.C. Siegmann, Magnetism, Springer (2006) [93]Exploring nanoscale magnetism in advanced materials withABSTRACT Nanoscale magnetism is of paramount scientific

Fischer, Peter

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2011 CNM Workshop: Emergent Interfacial Phenomena  

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APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting, May 2-5, 2011 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting, May 2-5, 2011 Thematic Workshop B: Emergent Interfacial Phenomena Organizers: Tiffany Santos (formerly CNM, now Hitachi GST), Olle Heinonen (MSD), Paul Fenter (CSE), and Robert Klie (UIC) Sponsors: Argonne Photon Sciences Directorate, Argonne Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate Heterostructures in which different materials are layered together display a range of emergent phenomena, which can be controlled through effects such as geometric confinement and interface structure. Both of these effects can lead to charge transfer and band structure modification giving rise to novel behavior. Understanding and control of these phenomena require advanced deposition and characterization methods, as well as state-of-the-art modeling

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Material Standards for EHS for Engineered Nanoscale Materials Material Standards for  

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#12;#12;Material Standards for EHS for Engineered Nanoscale Materials Material Standards of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Workshop Co-Chairs and Principle Report Editors Dianne L. Poster, John A. Small, Michael T. Postek National Institute of Standards and Technology Sponsored by U

Magee, Joseph W.

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Probing Nanostructures for Photovoltaics: Using atomic force microscopy and other tools to characterize nanoscale materials for harvesting solar energy.  

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??The ability to make materials with nanoscale dimensions opens vast opportunities for creating custom materials with unique properties. The properties of materials on the nanoscale (more)

Zaniewski, Anna Monro

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Peering into the Interfaces of Nanoscale Polymeric Materials | Advanced  

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Ironing Out the Details of the Earth's Core Ironing Out the Details of the Earth's Core Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Peering into the Interfaces of Nanoscale Polymeric Materials JANUARY 6, 2012 Bookmark and Share Schematic configuration of the marker XPCS experiments. The use of resonance enhanced X-ray scattering for XPCS enables one to intensify, by more than one order of magnitude, the probing electrical field in the regions of interest within single nanometer polymer films. The development of polymer nanostructures and nanoscale devices for a wide variety of applications could emerge from new information about the interplay between nanoscale interfaces in polymeric materials, thanks to

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The Nanoscale-Ordered Materials Diffractometer at SNS  

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Nanoscale-Ordered Materials Diffractometer Nanoscale-Ordered Materials Diffractometer Inside the NOMAD detector tank. Inside the NOMAD detector tank. NOMAD is a high-flux, medium-resolution diffractometer that uses a large bandwidth of neutron energies and extensive detector coverage to carry out structural determinations of local order in crystalline and amorphous materials. It enables studies of a large variety of samples ranging from liquids, solutions, glasses, polymers, and nanocrystalline materials to long-range-ordered crystals. The enhanced neutron flux at SNS, coupled with the advanced neutron optics and detector features of NOMAD, allows for unprecedented access to high-resolution pair distribution functions, small-contrast isotope substitution experiments, small sample sizes, and parametric studies.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: NSTI 2007  

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DOE Nanoscale Centers Meet at NSTI 2007 DOE Nanoscale Centers Meet at NSTI 2007 Representatives of the five U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Science (DOE-BES) Nanoscale Science Research Centers came together on May 22 and 23, 2007, at the 10th Annual Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NSTI) meeting in Santa Clara, California. An exhibitor booth was staffed by Jim Bustillo of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Katie Carrado and Carrie Clark of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, Tony Haynes of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Neal Shinn of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories Representatives of DOE Nanoscience Centers at NSTI 2007

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Center for Nanoscale Materials Contact List  

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Materials & Devices Major Tools Group Members UHV SPM (AFMSTM) (Omicron " Nanotechnology) " 4-probe STMSEM (Omicron UHV " Nanoprobe) " VT-AFM (Omicron XA)" ...

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Harvesting nanoscale thermal radiation using pyroelectric materials  

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materials for harvesting waste heat. International Journala way to convert waste heat directly into electricity. Ita novel way to harvest waste heat by combining pyroelectric

Fang, Jin; Frederich, Hugo; Pilon, Laurent

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Argonne CNM News: Batteries Get a Quick Charge with New Anode Technology  

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Batteries Get a Quick Charge with New Anode Technology Batteries Get a Quick Charge with New Anode Technology Tijana Rajh Argonne nanoscientist Tijana Rajh holds a strip of material created from titanium dioxide nanotubes. A team of researchers led by Tijana Rajh (Group Leader, Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials NanoBio Interfaces Group), and Christopher Johnson (Argonne's Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division), working under a CNM user science project, discovered that nanotubes composed of titanium dioxide can switch their phase as a battery is cycled, gradually boosting their operational capacity. New batteries produced with this material can be recharged up to half of their original capacity in less than 30 seconds. By switching out conventional graphite anodes with titanium nanotube anodes, a surprising phenomenon occurs. As the battery cycles through

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - Nanoscale Measurements of  

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Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Temperature-Dependent Mechanical Properties in Polymers M.P. Nikiforov, S. Jesse, L.T. Germinario (CNMS user, Eastman Chemical Co.), and S.V. Kalinin Achievement We report a novel method for local measurements of glass transition temperatures and the temperature dependence of elastic and loss moduli of polymeric materials. The combination of Anasys Instruments' heated tip technology, ORNL-developed band excitation scanning probe microscopy, and a "freeze-in" thermal profile technique allows quantitative thermomechanical measurements at high spatial resolution on the order of ~100 nm. Here, we developed an experimental approach for local thermomechanical probing that reproducibly tracks changes in the mechanical properties of

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Argonne CNM News: STM of individual grains in CVD-grown graphene  

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STM of individual grains in CVD-grown graphene STM of individual grains in CVD-grown graphene SEM of 3d supercrystals The first scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images of graphene synthesized on copper foil. (b-d) show atomic-resolution images at various locations of the large graphene domain shown in (a). NMAT June 2011 Users from Purdue University, working collaboratively with staff in the Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group, studied CVD-grown graphene on polycrystalline copper foil for the first time at the atomic-scale. The ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy (UHV-STM) findings performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) will help to guide the optimization of synthesis towards defect-free graphene. The focus of this study was to investigate the quality of the films and

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Argonne CNM News: NanoBio Technology for Alternative Medical Applications  

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NanoBio Technology for Alternative Medical Applications NanoBio Technology for Alternative Medical Applications Argonne nanoscientist Elena Rozhkova is studying ways to enlist nanoparticles to treat brain cancer. This nano-bio technology may eventually provide an alternative form of therapy that targets only cancer cells and does not affect normal living tissue. This video is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lab Breakthroughs series, which brings together video produced by each of the national laboratories about their innovations and discoveries. A collaborative team comprised of Center for Nanoscale Materials users from the University of Chicago, Argonne's Materials Science Division, and the CNM NanoBio Interfaces Group is studying ways to enlist nanoparticles to treat brain cancer. This nano-bio technology may eventually provide an

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Argonne CNM News: Visualizing Short-Range Charge Transfer at Interfaces  

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Visualizing Short-Range Charge Transfer at Interfaces Visualizing Short-Range Charge Transfer at Interfaces STM image of oxide superlattice STM image that provides insight into topography as well as electronic properties; cross-sections of an oxide superlattice where peaks correspond to layers of cuprate superconductor and valleys to metallic manganites (bottom region). The precise mechanisms governing the relationships between superconductivity and magnetism were examined by using advanced scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at the Center for Nanoscale Materials by users from Argonne's Advanced Photon Source working with CNM's Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group. Using cross-sectional STM and spectroscopy together with atomic-resolution electron microscopy, the team developed a clearer picture of the physical and chemical behavior of

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: February 2009  

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09 09 Director's Note Call for Proposals Deadline: March 6, 2009 CNM Users Meeting: October 5-7, 2009 Urgent Call for Publication Citations: Due February 20, 2009 User Science Highlights 1. DIRECTOR'S NOTE Stephen Streiffer On behalf of everyone at the CNM and our user community, I'm very happy to report that our scientific program is thriving and demand from users for the CNM's capabilities continues to increase. The CNM is well into our second year of full operations, and the number of user proposals and active user projects has shown sustained growth. We are also pleased to acknowledge our many returning users, and the importance of our partnership with users as we attempt to realize the promise of nanoscience. The CNM is proud to have helped its users' research programs move forward, and while budgets for science are uncertain in this distressing economic climate, we look forward to the unique contributions the CNM will make to our users' science in the upcoming year.

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: June 2012  

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2 2 Director's Note User Matters User Science Highlights Facility Highlight Staff News 1. director's NOTE Amanda Petford-Long I am writing to you following a very busy period at CNM. The Argonne Users Meeting was held at the start of May, and the CNM played a very active role in the organization and running of the meeting, hosting joint symposia with APS and EMC. In addition, we hosted our own symposium and a number of very successful short courses, including one on scanning probe microscopy that attracted five vendors who brought instruments to the CNM. During the last week in May, we completed our second planned maintenance period, which allowed us to carry out a number of essential maintenance activities. The CNM was closed to users for the duration, but by planning ahead in this way, we are able to make much more effective use of the time during these three yearly one-week closures. During the May period, CNM staff worked with the Argonne facilities staff to carry out preventive maintenance on the solvent exhaust system, installed a process cooling water manifold in one of the laser labs, upgraded the warm water system for the building heat supply, and upgraded the fire alarm system software, in addition to a number of other smaller but important activities. The third maintenance period will occur in the first week of September, following the Labor Day Holiday, so please plan your visits accordingly.

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: June 2013  

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nanoMATTERS: June 2013 Director's Note User Matters: call for proposals, meeting news, UEC updates, NUFO, and more User Science Highlights: nanoparticle resonators, polarization X-ray imaging, nanoparticle catalyst tuning Facility Highlight: Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope Staff News: Wiederrecht, Rozhkova, Wood, Roelofs, Rose 1. director's NOTE Amanda Petford-Long As I write to you in early June, the CNM is in the process of preparing for our triennial DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) review this August. I am impressed by the incredibly high standard of user projects taking place at the CNM, and I am grateful to all of you who contribute highlights that we can include. At the onsite review, we will host a poster session featuring both user and staff research, and I hope that you will consider making yourselves available to support CNM in this important activity if called upon.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Nanopatterning of Graphene  

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Nanopatterning of Graphene Nanopatterning of Graphene Hydrogen-passivated graphene Hydrogen passivated graphene imaged and patterned at the atomic scale with STM CNM users from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, working collaboratively with researchers in the Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group, have demonstrated the reversible and local modification of the electronic properties of graphene by hydrogen passivation and subsequent electron-stimulated hydrogen desorption with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) tip. Graphene is a nearly ideal two-dimensional conductor consisting of a single sheet of hexagonally packed carbon atoms. The hydrogen passivation modifies graphene's electronic properties, opening a gap in the local density of states. The insulating state is reversed by

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Argonne CNM Highlight: CNM scientist receives presidential award for  

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scientist receives presidential award for advancement of science scientist receives presidential award for advancement of science Yugang Sun receives a PECASE award Yugang Sun (left) with Dr. Altaf Carim, DOE program manager for the five Nanoscale Science Research Centers, during the December 19, 2008, PECASE award ceremony at DOE headquarters Assistant chemist Yugang Sun received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to recognize his contribution to the advancement of science. Dr. Sun, a member of the Nanophotonics Group in Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials, was recognized for developing ground-breaking techniques for chemical synthesis and nanofabrication of metal and semiconductor nanomaterials, as well as for community educational activities. The Presidential Awards are intended to recognize and nurture

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: June 2011  

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1 1 Director's Note User Matters User Science Highlights Facility Highlight Staff News 1. director's NOTE Amanda Petford-Long The CNM is always an exciting venue in which to work, and this has certainly been the case over the past few months. We have welcomed many new and returning users, hosted a number of high-level tours and visits, and participated in a very successful Users Meeting. Regarding the latter, we co-organized several workshops with the Advanced Photon Source and the Electron Microscopy Center, which made for a unique and truly integrated meeting. Amongst the Argonne visitors who toured CNM facilities recently were Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.); Illinois Governor Pat Quinn; and a delegation of industrialists from BP, Dow Chemicals, and IBM. As always, the excellence of the staff and user science at CNM were highlighted. The past few months were also a period of some concern to us all because of the uncertainty in the budget situation. I am happy to report that the CNM has been fortunate and, for at least the remainder of FY2011, our budget is healthy. I greatly appreciate the efforts of our staff to keep the facility fully operational and at the cutting edge of nanoscience, even during these difficult times.

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Argonne CNM: Research Highlights  

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Recent Research Highlights Recent Research Highlights Optimizing Self-Assembly to Enable Photocatalysis (December 2013) Casimir Force Reduction through Nanostructuring (December 2013) South Pole Telescope Detector Aids Study of the Universe (November 2013) Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers (October 2013) Visualizing Short-Range Charge Transfer at Interfaces (September 2013) Bio-Assisted Nanophotocatalyst for Hydrogen Production (August 2013) Large Wave-Vector Phonon Modes in Silicon Nanomembranes (July 2013) Nanomechanical Resonator Self-Assembled from Nanoparticles (June 2013) Scientists Detect Residue that has Hindered Efficiency of Promising Type of Solar Cell (May 2013) Imaging Nanoscale Polarization in Ferroelectrics with Coherent X-Rays (May 2013) Chiral "Pinwheels" Self-Assembled from C60 and Pentacene (April 2013)

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Argonne CNM Newsletter: October 2012  

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2 2 Director's Note User Matters: call for proposals, surveys, publications, save the dates, NUFO news User Science Highlights: ptychography, X-ray imaging, graphene, MnO2 batteries Facility Highlights: ptychography, GPU nodes Staff News: Carrado Gregar, O'Rourke, Harutyunyan, Barry 1. director's NOTE Amanda Petford-Long Fall has arrived and as I look out of my office window at CNM, the trees are changing color and the air is noticeably cooler. Our users and staff have had a busy summer, and it has been a pleasure to welcome so many visitors to the CNM. I am particularly happy that we are continuing our association with the Illinois Math and Science Academy as two of their high school students are working as users in the Nanofabrication & Devices Group.

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International Symposium on Multifunctional Nanoscalel Materials for the 21st Century  

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"Multifunctional Nanoscale Materials for the 21 "Multifunctional Nanoscale Materials for the 21 st Century", March 2009 The Center for Nanoscale Materials hosted this March 6-7, 2009 event at Argonne National Laboratory. It was co-organized by Elena Rozhkova (CNM), Dr. Abhijit Sarkar (Michigan Molecular Institute), and Dr. Hirotaka Sugawara (Director, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Washington DC). This symposium focused on the research advances and information exchange among Japan and U.S. researchers and was specifically targeted to benefit young researchers and scientists in their early careers. The 2-day symposium featured leading researchers from Japan, the United States and Europe. The symposium was sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science- USA Alumni Association. All CNM and Argonne employees were welcome to attend with no

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Mixing up surface properties  

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Mixing up surface properties Mixing up surface properties Mixed self-assembled monolayers This image was selected for the "Back Scatter" back cover feature of Physics Today, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Feb. 2009) Mixed self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) offer the intriguing possibility of tailoring wetting properties, surface energy, and other interfacial characteristics by combining suitable molecular constituents. This atomic force micrograph, 800 nm tall, shows the onset of nanoscopic phase separation in an ideally mixed two-component SAM. The small domains of each material can be distinguished with topographic contrast because of their 2-Å length difference. The larger domains are due to atomic terracing of the underlying gold surface. Seth Darling (CNM) and Steven Sibener (University of Chicago) are working

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Argonne CNM: 2010 Seminar Series  

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10 10 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 December 17, 2010 "Microsystems for Control of Light-Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale," Il Woong Jung, hosted by Daniel Lopez Abstract: It has been shown that electromagnetic fields incident upon metal particles can be confined over dimensions on the order of or smaller than the wavelength of light. This strong light-matter interaction leads to an enhanced optical near-field at metallic interfaces or in small metallic nanostructures. These highly enhanced fields can be used to probe materials with subwavelength resolution (near-field scanning optical microscopy) and allow single-molecule surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy detection. The ability to control these interactions (i.e., tune the plasmonic resonance) is highly desirable for developing ultrasensitive Raman and fluorescence detectors, highly efficient optical antennas, tunable single-emitters, nano-patterning, and novel nanophotonic devices.

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Argonne CNM News: Picasso CSI  

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"Picasso CSI" "Picasso CSI" Pablo Picasso, Red Armchair Picasso used Ripolin commercial house paint in this work, The Red Armchair (1931). A collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, nicknamed "Picasso CSI," has produced an answer to a heated topic that has vexed the art world for decades: Pablo Picasso was the first artist to use common house paint in his work and spread that practice widely. It also has drawn the two distant worlds of cultural heritage experts and scientists together with the potential to rewrite art history. Starting in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the summer of 2011, Volker Rose (of Argonne's Advanced Photon Source and the Center for Nanoscale Materials' X-Ray Microscopy Group) and Art Institute conservation

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2005  

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5 Publications 5 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z B Barber R., Ghantasala M., Divan R., Vora K., Harvey E. and Mancini D., "Optimisation of SU-8 Processing Parameters for Deep X-Ray Lithography," Microsystem Technologies, 11, pp303-310, 2005 Barnard A., Lin X. and Curtiss L., "Equilibrium Morphology of FCC Gold Nanoparticles >3nm and Shape Changes Induced by Temperature," J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, pp24465-24472, 2005 Barnard A., Russo S. and Snook I., "Visualization of Hybridization in Nanocarbon Systems," Journal of Computer Theory and Nanoscience, 2, pp68-74, 2005 Barnard A., Saponjic Z., Tiede D., Rajh T. and Curtiss L., "Multiscale modeling of titanium dioxide: Controlling shape with surface chemistry," Review of Advanced Materials Science, 10, pp21-27, 2005

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Nanoscale Graphene Disk: A Natural Functionally Graded Material --The Thermal Conductivity of Nanoscale Graphene Disk by Molecular Dynamics Simulation  

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In this letter, we investigate numerically (by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics) and analytically the thermal conductivity of nanoscale graphene disks (NGDs), and discussed the possibility to realize FGM with only one material, NGDs. We found that the NGD has a graded thermal conductivity and can be used as FGM in a large temperature range. Moreover, we show the dependent of NGDs' thermal conductivity on radius and temperature. Our study may inspire experimentalists to develop NGD based FGMs and help heat removal of hot spots on chips by graphene.

Yang, Nuo; Ma, Dengke; Lu, Tingyu; Li, Baowen

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2008  

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8 Publications 8 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Adiga S. P., Curtiss L., Elam J. W., Pellin M. J., Shih C. C., Shih C. M., Lin S. J., Su Y. Y., Gittard S. A., Zhang J. and Narayan R., "Nanoporous Materials for Biomedical Devices," JOM, 60, pp26-32, 2008 ( Link) B Baca A. J., Ahn J., Sun Y., Meitl M. A., Menard E., Kim H., Choi W., Kim D., Huang Y. and Rogers J. A., "Semiconductor wires and ribbons for high-performance flexible electronics," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47, pp5524-5542, 2008 ( Link) Barnard A. and Sternberg M. G., "Vacancy Induced Structural Changes in Diamond Nanoparticles," J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 5, pp2089-2095, 2008 ( Link) Belkin A. V., Novosad V., Iavarone M., Pearson J. and Karapetrov G., "Superconductor/Ferromagnet Bilayers: Influence of Magnetic Domain Structure on Vortex Dynamics," Phys. Rev. B, 77, pp180506-180509, 2008 ( Link)

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Parallel nano-Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A New Device for Combinatorial Analysis of Complex nano-Scale Material Systems  

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1 Parallel nano-Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A New Device for Combinatorial Analysis of Complex nano-Scale Material Systems Patrick James McCluskey, and Joost J. Vlassak Division of Engineering is presented for the combinatorial analysis of complex nano-scale material systems. The parallel nano

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Bioinspired nanoscale materials for biomedical and energy applications  

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...the hybrid cathode materials remain electrochemically...virus-Au-Co3O4 cathode materials [19]. Co3O4 has...Li2O electrochemically active, which in bulk is...using the above hybrid cathode material. The M13 virus was...

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Bioinspired Nanoscale Materials for Biomedical and Energy Applications  

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The demand of green, affordable and environmentally sustainable materials has encouraged scientists in different fields to draw inspiration from nature in developing materials with unique properties such as miniaturization, hierarchical organization, and adaptability. Together with the exceptional properties of nanomaterials, over the past century, the field of bioinspired nanomaterials has taken huge leaps. While on one hand, the sophistication of hierarchical structures endow biological systems with multifunctionality, the synthetic control on the creation of nanomaterials enables the design of materials with specific functionalities. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the field of bioinspired nanomaterials, which we have broadly categorized into biotemplates and biomimics. We will discuss the application of bioinspired nanomaterials as biotemplates in catalysis, nanomedicine, immunoassays and in energy, drawing attention to novel materials such as protein cages. Further, the applications of bioinspired materials in tissue engineering and biomineralization will also be discussed.

Bhattacharya, Priyanka; Du, Dan; Lin, Yuehe

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Characterization of Nanoscale Reinforced Polymer Composites as Active Materials  

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Single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)-based polymer nanocomposites have generated a lot of interest as potential multifunctional materials due to the exceptional physical properties of SWNTs. To date, investigations into the electromechanical...

Deshmukh, Sujay

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioinspired nanoscale materials for biomedical and energy applications  

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...as electrode materials in rechargeable lithium batteries [19,73]. The nanostructure...fabricating genetically engineered high-power lithium ion battery cathodes using the above multi-functional...synthesis and assembly of nanowires for lithium ion battery electrodes. Science 312...

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Argonne CNM News: Structural Consequences of Nanolithography  

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Structural Consequences of Nanolithography Structural Consequences of Nanolithography Ferroelectric domains written by PFM Ferroelectric domains written by PFM exhibit a subtle structural distortion that can be directly observed using hard X-ray nanodiffraction microscopy. Nanolithography effect on structure Modeling shows that the writing process induces a structural electromechanical response to unscreened charges at surfaces and interfaces, altering the local free energy of written ferroelectric domains. Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the nanoscale lithography of ferroelectric polarization domains. The results shed new light on the physics of

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Argonne CNM: End-of-Experiment Survey  

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End-of-Experiment Survey End-of-Experiment Survey Project Information 1. What is your proposal number? Administrative Support 1. The processing of my experiment proposal was: Excellent Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory 2. The efficiency of the processing and orientation procedure was: Excellent Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory 3. The documentation available on the CNM web site to prepare you for your visit was: Excellent Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Comments about overall support: Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) 1. The safety review/work authorization process was: Excellent Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Comments on safety review, including suggested improvements to the forms used: 2. With respect to stated objectives, the content provided in ESH 100U and CNM User Orientation is:

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Research Advances using Ultrananocrystalline Diamond  

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User science highlight: Graphene sheet observed with optical method User science highlight: Graphene sheet observed with optical method Sample confocal microscope images of reflection from the single layer of graphene oxide at different laser wavelengths. A simple approach is needed to identify nanometer-scale layered materials such as graphene, clays, metal dichalcogenides, and self-assembled monolayers. A collaborative CNM user project has developed a simple optical identification method employing standard confocal microscopy. High contrast is obtained by depositing the materials on a substrate consisting of a thin dielectric layer on silicon. By varying the wavelength of light used in the microscope, effective refractive indices and absorption coefficients can be determined. An example has been carried out for graphene, graphene oxide, and reduced graphene oxide. Single-atomic

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for  

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Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for targeted cancer-cell destruction Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs for targeted cancer-cell destruction Magnetic microdisks Reflection optical microscope image of a dried suspension of the discs prepared via magnetron sputtering and optical lithography. Magnetic spin vortex Model of magnetic-vortex spin distribution in a disc. Users from Argonne's Materials Science Division and University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, working collaboratively on a user science project with CNM's Nanobio Interfaces Group, have discovered that nanostructured magnetic materials offer exciting avenues for probing cell mechanics, activating mechanosensitive ion channels, and advancing potential cancer therapies. Their new report describes an approach based on interfacing cells with lithographically defined microdiscs (1-micron

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Nano-scale optical and electrical probes of materials and processes.  

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This report describes the investigations and milestones of the Nano-Scale Optical and Electrical Probes of Materials and Processes Junior/Senior LDRD. The goal of this LDRD was to improve our understanding of radiative and non-radiative mechanisms at the nanometer scale with the aim of increasing LED and solar cell efficiencies. These non-radiative mechanisms were investigated using a unique combination of optical and scanning-probe microscopy methods for surface, materials, and device evaluation. For this research we utilized our new near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) system to aid in understanding of defect-related emission issues for GaN-based materials. We observed micrometer-scale variations in photoluminescence (PL) intensity for GaN films grown on Cantilever Epitaxy pattern substrates, with lower PL intensity observed in regions with higher dislocation densities. By adding electrical probes to the NSOM system, the photocurrent and surface morphology could be measured concurrently. Using this capability we observed reduced emission in InGaN MQW LEDs near hillock-shaped material defects. In spatially- and spectrally-resolved PL studies, the emission intensity and measured wavelength varied across the wafer, suggesting the possibility of indium segregation within the InGaN quantum wells. Blue-shifting of the InGaN MQW wavelength due to thinning of quantum wells was also observed on top of large-scale ({micro}m) defect structures in GaN. As a direct result of this program, we have expanded the awareness of our new NSOM/multifunctional SPM capability at Sandia and formed several collaborations within Sandia and with NINE Universities. Possible future investigations with these new collaborators might include GaN-based compound semiconductors for green LEDs, nanoscale materials science, and nanostructures, novel application of polymers for OLEDs, and phase imprint lithography for large area 3D nanostructures.

Bogart, Katherine Huderle Andersen

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM News: A better etching technique: sequential infiltration  

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A Better Etching Technique Is Invented A Better Etching Technique Is Invented Mark Holt (Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials) examines a sample in the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe Deep canyons can be etched into materials at the nanoscale with a new SIS-based lithography technique Nanoscientists at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials and Energy Systems Division have discovered a new way to transfer patterns onto different materials, an innovation that combines new tricks with an old technology. One of the biggest recent questions facing materials science has involved the development of better techniques for high-resolution lithographies such as electron-beam (e-beam) lithography. E-beam lithography is used to manufacture the tiniest of structures, including microelectronics and advanced sensors; beams of electrons are part of a

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Superhydrophobicity on Silver Nanoplates  

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Superhydrophobicity on Silver Nanoplates Superhydrophobicity on Silver Nanoplates Superhydrophobic silver nanoplates Representations of water droplets on a GaAs substrate covered with the Ag nanoplates; as featured on back cover of the journal issue Gallium arsenide wafers decorated with silver nanoplates result in composite surfaces of varying hydrophobocity. CNM researchers and collaborators at Clemson have accomplished this in part by coating the silver nanoplates with self-assembled monolayers of alkyl thiol molecules. By carefully controlling reaction conditions, the size, thickness, and surface roughness of the individual silver nanoplates are tuned to produce different topographic structures and roughness of the composite surfaces. This in turn influences the surface hydrophobicity. The composite surfaces

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Improved Hybrid Solar Cells  

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Improved Hybrid Solar Cells Improved Hybrid Solar Cells inorganic-organic hybrid photovoltaic (PV) cells imade of highly ordered titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube arrays filled with solid organic hole conductors such as conjugated polymers One approach for making inexpensive inorganic-organic hybrid photovoltaic (PV) cells is to fill highly ordered titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube arrays with solid organic hole conductors such as conjugated polymers. Center for Nanoscale Materials researchers and collaborative users from the University of Chicago present a new in situ ultraviolet (UV) polymerization method for growing polythiophene inside TiO2 nanotubes and compare this method to the conventional approach of infiltrating nanotubes with presynthesized polymer. A nanotubular TiO2 substrate is immersed in a 2,5-diiodothiophene (DIT)

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Argonne CNM: Proximal Probes Capabilities  

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Proximal Probes Proximal Probes Capabilities Omicron VT-AFM XA microscope scanning tunneling microscope VIew high-resolution image. Variable-temperature, ultra-high-vacuum, atomic force microscope/scanning tunneling microscope: Omicron VT-AFM XA (N. Guisinger, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group) Measurement modes include: Contact and non-contact AFM Magnetic force microscopy (MFM) Scanning tunneling spectroscopy Preparation tools include: Resistive sample heating Direct current heating E-beam heating Sputter ion etching Gas dosing E-beam evaporation An analysis chamber contains combined four-grid LEED/Auger optics Omicron nanoprobe View high-resolution image Scanning probe/scanning electron microscopy: Omicron UHV Nanoprobe (N. Guisinger, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group)

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Argonne CNM: 2013 Colloquium Series  

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3 Colloquium Series 3 Colloquium Series 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | Date Title December 18, 2013 "Monodisperse Carbon Nanomaterial Heterostructures," by Mark Hersam, Northwestern University, hosted by Tijana Rajh Abstract: Improvements in carbon nanomaterial monodispersity have yielded corresponding enhancements in the performance of electronic, optoelectronic, sensing, and energy technologies. However, in all of these cases, carbon nanomaterials are just one of many materials employed, suggesting that further device improvements can be achieved by focusing on the integration of disparate nanomaterials into heterostructures with well-defined interfaces. For example, organic self-assembled monolayers on graphene act as effective seeding layers for atomic layer deposited (ALD) dielectrics, resulting in metal-oxide-graphene capacitors with wafer-scale reliability and uniformity comparable to ALD dielectrics on silicon.

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Wiederrecht-041212 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence  

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Wiederrecht-041212 Wiederrecht-041212 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Gary Wiederrecht Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) Argonne National Laboratory TITLE: "Nanophotonic approaches to solar energy concentration and conversion" DATE: Thursday, April 12, 2012 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Building 212 / A-157 HOST: Alex Martinson Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. ABSTRACT: Nanostructured materials have unique optical and electronic properties that can be utilized advantageously for both solar energy concentration and conversion. In this talk, the confinement of light via cavity modes in bilayer films of nanoscale thickness is described, and the application to a new type of "resonance-shifted" luminescent solar concentrator (RSLSC) is introduced. By spatially varying the thickness of

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Argonne CNM: 2005 Seminar Series  

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5 5 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 Dec. 8, 2005 "Ultrafast spectroscopy of single-walled carbon nanotubes," Libai Huang-Stevenson, University of Rochester, hosted by Gary Wiederrecht Abstract: The optical and electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were studied by ultrafast spectroscopy. The photoexcited carriers in isolated SWNTs relaxed through many channels with decay time ranging from subpicosecond to over 100 ps. The magnitude of the longest-lived component in the ultrafast signal exhibited strong resonance dependence, thus suggesting that this lifetime corresponds to the band-edge relaxation time. Excitons are expected to play an important role in reduced dimension materials. Exciton effects in SWNTs were investigated through Auger recombination. Quantized Auger recombination was observed, and Auger lifetimes for two and three e-h pair states were determined. Auger recombination in SWNTs is extremely fast, with lifetimes of only a few picoseconds for SWNTs excited with two and three e-h pairs. Experimental results conclusively show that Auger recombination in SWNTs is due to interaction between one-dimensional excitons and occurs as a two-particle process; a one-electron picture cannot explain our data. Thus, this provides experimental evidence of discrete one-dimensional exciton-excited states in SWNTs.

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Argonne CNM: 2006 Seminar Series  

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6 6 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 December 21, 2006 "Metal Clusters: Physics on the 1-Nanometer Scale," Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer, University of Rostock Abstract: Metal clusters at surfaces are model systems of nanostructure physics that allow for the study of quantum effects. Exciting material and size-dependent features open the possibility to create novel objects that might serve for future applications ( e.g., in the area of nanoelectronics or quantum information technology). This contribution aims at highlighting few specific features of metal clusters, starting from dynamics in ultracold helium droplets and their interaction with strong femtosecond laser fields. The latter being a playground to study the coupling of strong radiation into matter. In particular, nonstationary plasma effects lead to pronounced dynamics in the optical response. From beam work, it is known that the electron structure of small clusters often has not much to do with the respective bulk. The interaction with a surface, in addition, might change the particular electronic behavior. To investigate electronic properties, we employ the method of tunnelling transport in an STM at low temperatures. The resulting dI/dU curves are distinctly structured, which results from the size-dependent density of states. In addition, the underlying substrate influences the electronic properties, which will be demonstrated with the germanium (100) surface. The magnetic investigations are performed with Kerr effect and absorption with optical and synchrotron radiation. When concentrating onto the ratio of the magnetic orbital to spin moments, a strong cluster size dependence is observed. Even large particles with up to 15 nm show increased magnetic orbital moments.

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Argonne CNM HighlightL Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers  

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Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers Calcium Map Calcium map of an activated fly ash geopolymer displays regions of high calcium concentration (circled). Their distribution suggests localization as a discrete calcium-rich phase within the lower-calcium aluminosilicate geopolymer gel. Use of the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe (HXN) has provided the first access to the nature of heterogeneity in real fly ash-derived geopolymers at the nanoscale. Direct evidence of the formation of discrete high-calcium nanometer-sized particles within a hydroxide-activated geopolymer synthesized from a low-calcium fly ash has been obtained using HXN fluorescence characterization. Additionally, the team of CNM users from the University of Melbourne, the Universidad del Valle of Colombia, and the

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DOE A9024 Final Report Functional and Nanoscale Materials Systems: Frontier Programs of Science at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory  

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The scientific programs of the FSMRL supported under the DOE A9024 Grant consisted of four interdisciplinary research clusters, as described. The clusters were led by Professors Tai Chiang (Physics), Jeffrey Moore (Chemistry), Paul Goldbart (Physics), and Steven Granick (Materials Science and Engineering). The completed work followed a dominant theme--Nanoscale Materials Systems--and emphasized studies of complex phenomena involving surfaces, interfaces, complex materials, dynamics, energetics, and structures and their transformations. A summary of our key accomplishments is provided for each cluster.

Lewis, Jennifer A.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural phase transitions on the nanoscale: The crucial pattern in the phase-change materials Ge2Sb2Te5 and GeTe  

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Structural phase transitions on the nanoscale: The crucial pattern in the phase-change materials Ge; published 4 December 2007 Phase-change materials are of immense importance for optical recording-increasing demands on the density, speed, and stability of memory. Phase-change PC materials already play impor- tant

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End station for nanoscale magnetic materials study: Combination of scanning tunneling microscopy and soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy  

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We have constructed an end station for nanoscale magnetic materials study at the soft X-ray beamline HiSOR BL-14 at Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center. An ultrahigh-vacuum scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was installed for an in situ characterization of nanoscale magnetic materials in combination with soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) spectroscopy experiment. The STM was connected to the XMCD experimental station via damper bellows to isolate it from environmental vibrations, thus achieving efficient spatial resolution for observing Si(111) surface at atomic resolution. We performed an in situ experiment with STM and XMCD spectroscopy on Co nanoclusters on an Au(111) surface and explored its practical application to investigate magnetic properties for well-characterized nanoscale magnetic materials.

Ueno, Tetsuro; Sawada, Masahiro; Namatame, Hirofumi [Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, 2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan); Kishimizu, Yusuke; Kimura, Akio [Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Taniguchi, Masaki [Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, 2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan); Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - CNM_CNMS_NatComm-Jan2014.pptx  

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A research team led by users from Pennsylvania State University, in collaboration with the X-ray Microscopy Group at the Center for Nanoscale Materials and with the Center for...

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Argonne CNM News: Thinnest Nanofiltration Membrane to Date  

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Thinnest Nanofiltration Membrane to Date Thinnest Nanofiltration Membrane to Date Thinnest membrane to date Close-packed nanoparticle monolayers self-assembled from dodecanethiol-ligated gold nanocrystals. TEM image (left) and atomistic simulation of tryptophan transport through a pore. A recent collaboration between users at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago with the Center for Nanoscale Material's Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group has produced the thinnest nanofiltration membrane achieved thus far, at ~30 nm, made of just four layers of nanoparticles. A separation membrane is a key component in both nanofiltration and reverse osmosis filtration systems. Typically they are microns-thick polymer films. Reducing the thickness of the membrane reduces the pressure that needs to

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Nanoscale gap filling for phase change material by pulsed deposition and inductively coupled plasma etching  

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The gap filling of phase change material has become a critical module in the fabrication process of phase change random access memory (PCRAM) as the ... . We achieved void free gap filling of phase change material

W. C. Ren; B. Liu; Z. T. Song; X. Z. Jing; B. C. Zhang; Y. H. Xiang

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM News: Bifunctional Plasmonic/Magnetic Nanoparticles  

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Bifunctional Plasmonic/Magnetic Nanoparticles Bifunctional Plasmonic/Magnetic Nanoparticles Mark Holt (Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials) examines a sample in the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe Evolutional pathway from iron particle seeds with thin layers of amorphous iron oxide coating to hybrid nanoparticles composed of solid Ag nanodomains and hollow Fe3O4 nanoshells. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images (false colorized) and corresponding schematic illustration (silver: yellow, iron oxide: blue, iron core: black) of the hybrid particles at different stages along the reaction are highlighted on the edge. The TEM image at the center highlights Ag-Fe3O4 hybrid nanoparticles in which Ag and Fe3O4 are false colorized in orange yellow and blue, respectively. TEM analysis was done at Argonne's Electron Microscopy Center

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Let a Virus Do All the Work  

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Let a Virus Do All the Work Let a Virus Do All the Work Developing an efficient method to fabricate nanoscale building blocks and organize them into functional architectures is the key to nanoscience and nanotechnology. As a result of millions years of evolution, biological systems can provide spatially defined host systems that can be used as templates for uniform fabrication of structured materials with different length scales. Viruses, in this regard, exemplify an extraordinarily organized nano-architecture: they are complex molecular biosystems in which nucleic acid strands are confined within a nano-size compartment (capsid). This project engages the use of an emptied ligand-displayed phage virus as a template to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles. Benefiting from the phage display technology, the particle generated inside the hollow phage has integrated biorecognition elements with high affinity and specificity for selected target molecules. In addition, the size and shape of the magnetic particles can be highly regulated by molecularly engineering virus capsid.

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Argonne CNM News: Casimir Force Reduction through Nanostructuring  

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Casimir Force Reduction through Nanostructuring Casimir Force Reduction through Nanostructuring Casimir force reduction (a) Configuration used to measure the Casimir force between a gold-coated sphere and a nanostructured grating. The sphere is attached to the torsional plate of a micromechanical oscillator and the nanostructured grating is fixed to a single-mode optical fiber. SEM images: (b) nanostructured grating limited by two uniform films (scale bar, 100 µm). (c) Magnified grating showing the high spatial uniformity (scale bar, 400 nm). (d) cross-section of a single grating element (scale bar, 100 nm). By nanostructuring one of two interacting metal surfaces at scales below the plasma wavelength, a new regime in the Casimir force was observed by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Materials Nanofabrication & Devices

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Argonne CNM News: Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets  

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Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets Act Like Quantum Wells Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets Act Like Quantum Wells TEM image of CdSe nanoplatelets Schematic and transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of CdSe nanoplatelets with a thickness of 5 monolayers. The relaxation of high-energy carriers (electrons and holes) in colloidal nanoplatelets have been measured by researchers in the Nanophotonics Group at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with colleagues at the University of Chicago. The measurements show that the carriers behave like carriers in quantum wells. Quantum wells have found widespread application in optoelectronics, and the new results suggest that colloidal nanoplatelets should find similar applications, with the added advantage that they can be produced at low cost and in large quantities.

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Nanoscale Materials for Thin Film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells  

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Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells show the highest efficiencies of all thin film technologies. Nano-particulate precursor materials could have the potential to lead this technology to...

Ahlswede, Erik

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Gray-030812 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Gray-030812 Gray-030812 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Dr. Stephen K. Gray Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) Argonne National Laboratory TITLE: "Quantum Dot - Surface Plasmon Interactions" DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2012 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Building 212 / A-157 HOST: TBA Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. ABSTRACT: I discuss theoretical predictions of how quantum dots (QDs) interact with plasmonic systems (e.g. metal nanoparticles). The QD is treated either as a dipole emitter, as an effective, polarizable medium, or with a quantum mechanical density matrix approach. The combined system is modeled with computational electrodynamics. The presence of the quantum dot can significantly alter the optical response of the system. I show how the

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Mechanical energy dissipation in  

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Mechanical Energy Dissipation in Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Microresonators Mechanical Energy Dissipation in Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Microresonators SEM micrograph of UNCD microresonator SEM micrograph of fabricated UNCD microresonator Researchers in the Nanofabrication and Devices group, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc., and Innovative Micro Technology, have discovered that defects at the grain boundary in ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) hold primary responsibility for the fundamental mechanism of energy dissipation. Because of a high Young's modulus and high sound propagation velocity, UNCD materials hold potential for fabricating high-frequency microelectromechanical (MEMS) resonators. However, their mechanical dissipation at high frequency, which is important for developing high-frequency resonator applications, is not

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Designer Affinity Reagents  

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Designer Affinity Reagents Designer Affinity Reagents B. Kay Single-chain variable fragments (scFv) can be displayed on the surface of the bacteriophage M13 and still function in selectively binding their antigens. Even though these antibody fragments are much smaller (25 vs. 150 kDa) than the intact molecules, they can bind their antigens with exquisite sensitivity and specificity. Libraries of scFv antibodies can be screened by affinity selection for binding to any type of target, such as a protein or an organic molecule. The resulting isolated antibodies can be used in a wide variety of applications (e.g., detectors, crystallization agents, and modifiers of target activity). In addition, such antibodies can be used as adapters that bridge inert materials in a defined manner, and thus may be excellent tools for building nanostructures.

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF NANOSCALE MATERIALS BY UISNG COHERENT X-RAYS  

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X-ray crystallography is currently the primary methodology used to determine the 3D structure of materials and macromolecules. However, many nanostructures, disordered materials, biomaterials, hybrid materials and biological specimens are noncrystalline and, hence, their structures are not accessible by X-ray crystallography. Probing these structures therefore requires the employment of different approaches. A very promising technique currently under rapid development is X-ray diffraction microscopy (or lensless imaging), in which the coherent X-ray diffraction pattern of a noncrystalline specimen is measured and then directly phased to obtain a high-resolution image. Through the DOE support over the past three years, we have applied X-ray diffraction microscopy to quantitative imaging of GaN quantum dot particles, and revealed the internal GaN-Ga2O3 core shell structure in three dimensions. By exploiting the abrupt change in the scattering cross-section near electronic resonances, we carried out the first experimental demonstration of resonant X-ray diffraction microscopy for element specific imaging. We performed nondestructive and quantitative imaging of buried Bi structures inside a Si crystal by directly phasing coherent X-ray diffraction patterns acquired below and above the Bi M5 edge. We have also applied X-ray diffraction microscopy to nondestructive imaging of mineral crystals inside biological composite materials - intramuscular fish bone - at the nanometer scale resolution. We identified mineral crystals in collagen fibrils at different stages of mineralization and proposed a dynamic mechanism to account for the nucleation and growth of mineral crystals in the collagen matrix. In addition, we have also discovered a novel 3D imaging modality, denoted ankylography, which allows for complete 3D structure determination without the necessity of sample titling or scanning. We showed that when the diffraction pattern of a finite object is sampled at a sufficiently fine scale on the Ewald sphere, the 3D structure of the object is determined by the 2D spherical pattern. We confirmed the theoretical analysis by performing 3D numerical reconstructions of a sodium silicate glass structure at 2 ? resolution from a 2D spherical diffraction pattern alone. As X-ray free electron lasers are under rapid development worldwide, ankylography may open up a new horizon to obtain the 3D structure of a non-crystalline specimen from a single pulse and allow time-resolved 3D structure determination of disordered materials.

Jianwei Miao

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM News: Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New  

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Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New Nanoscale Conduction Path Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New Nanoscale Conduction Path Scanning tunneling microscopy tips SPM images of the (110) surface of cleaved h-HoMnO3. (top) PFM image showing in-plane ferroelectric domains (oriented vertically, red arrows). (bottom) cAFM image showing enhanced conduction along tail-to-tail domain walls; images are 4 microns per side. Facility users from Rutgers University together with the Center for Nanoscale Materials' Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group have identified two-dimensional sheets of charge formed at the boundaries of ferroelectric domains in a multiferroic material. These two-dimensional charged sheets are not pinned by unstable defects, chemical dopants, or structural interface, but are formed naturally as the inevitable

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Structure and properties of nanoscale materials: theory and atomistic computer simulation  

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We present a review of a few research topics developed within the "Theory and Atomistic Computer Simulation" Department at CINaM. The bottom line of the scientific activity is to use up-to-date theoretical and computer simulation techniques to address physics and materials science problems, often at the nanometric scale, in close contact with experimental groups. It ranges from the study of the structure and properties of molecular systems for organic electronics to metallic clusters and alloys, magnetic oxides, nuclear fuels and carbon-based nanostructures. These studies are motivated by fundamental research questions as well as more applied goals including environmental and energy issues, or information technologies. This broad spectrum of activities requires a large range of techniques, from theory and ab initio calculations to semi-empirical models incorporated in Monte Carlo or molecular dynamics simulations.

C. Bichara; P. Marsal; C. Mottet; R. Pellenq; F. Ribeiro; A. Saú l; G. Tré glia; H.-Ch. Weissker

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape  

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print For the first time, researchers have successfully mapped the chemical structure of conjugated polymer blend films with a spatial resolution of better than 50 nm using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM). This is not just another application of STXM. It is a breakthrough experiment on several levels. Correlating local composition to electronic/optical device characteristics will pave the way to characterizing a whole new class of materials with STXM-multicomponent organic electronic devices that have intrinsically nanoscale dimensions. Understanding where charge transport and recombination occur in these materials helps explain the efficient performance of polymer-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and will lead to a new avenue of research on organic electronic devices, supporting emerging technologies such as molecular computing and promoting increased efficiencies in existing organic technologies (organic LEDs and solar cells).

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape  

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print For the first time, researchers have successfully mapped the chemical structure of conjugated polymer blend films with a spatial resolution of better than 50 nm using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM). This is not just another application of STXM. It is a breakthrough experiment on several levels. Correlating local composition to electronic/optical device characteristics will pave the way to characterizing a whole new class of materials with STXM-multicomponent organic electronic devices that have intrinsically nanoscale dimensions. Understanding where charge transport and recombination occur in these materials helps explain the efficient performance of polymer-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and will lead to a new avenue of research on organic electronic devices, supporting emerging technologies such as molecular computing and promoting increased efficiencies in existing organic technologies (organic LEDs and solar cells).

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape  

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Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print Mapping the Nanoscale Landscape Print For the first time, researchers have successfully mapped the chemical structure of conjugated polymer blend films with a spatial resolution of better than 50 nm using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM). This is not just another application of STXM. It is a breakthrough experiment on several levels. Correlating local composition to electronic/optical device characteristics will pave the way to characterizing a whole new class of materials with STXM-multicomponent organic electronic devices that have intrinsically nanoscale dimensions. Understanding where charge transport and recombination occur in these materials helps explain the efficient performance of polymer-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and will lead to a new avenue of research on organic electronic devices, supporting emerging technologies such as molecular computing and promoting increased efficiencies in existing organic technologies (organic LEDs and solar cells).

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Argonne CNM News: Using Light to Build Nanoparticles into Superstructures  

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Using Light to Build Nanoparticles into Superstructures Using Light to Build Nanoparticles into Superstructures Scientists in the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Argonne's Biosciences Division have demonstrated a remarkably simple, elegant, and cost-effective way of assembling nanoparticles into larger structures of any desired shape and form at will via a process called "optically directed assembly." Optically directed assembly (ODA) involves suspensions of gold and carbon nanoparticles in water. A small droplet of the suspension is placed on a glass slide, and a low-power laser is focused onto a small region within the droplet near its surface. Through a complex process involving optical trapping, heating, evaporation, convective fluid flow, and chemical interactions, the nanoparticles fuse near the laser focus and as the experimenter moves the laser focus around in the droplet, a continuous filament of the fused material follows. These remarkable structures remain completely intact even after the fluid is drained off. In this manner "handcrafted" filaments of up to millimeter lengths and 10-60 times wider than the original nanoparticles can be formed with arbitrary shape and design. The resulting hierarchical architectures may be useful for a variety of applications, including biological sensing, electronics, optics, and emerging energy technologies. As a first demonstration, the researchers handcrafted a microscopic glyph — the Chinese symbol for "king."

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells with Tunable  

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Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells with Tunable Optical Properties Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells with Tunable Optical Properties Gold lNanoshells Gold Nanoshells TEM images showing the evolution of Au nanoshells after 12 cycles of seeded growth.; A solution-phase process has been developed by CNM users from the University of California at Riverside, working collaboratively with the Nanophotonics Group, for synthesizing stable multifunctional colloidal particles composed of a superparamagnetic Fe3O4 core, a gold nanoshell, and a mesoporous silica outer layer. The unique porous silica layer is produced by a surface-protected etching process. By tuning the pore structure of the silica networks through etching, the shape and size of the gold nanoparticles can be controlled during the seeded growth, as well as their interparticle plasmon coupling. Controllable interparticle coupling enables

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Nanoscale -structural domains in the phonon-glass thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3 H. J. Kim,1 E. S. Bozin,1 S. M. Haile,2 G. J. Snyder,2 and S. J. L. Billinge1,  

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Nanoscale -structural domains in the phonon-glass thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3 H. J. Kim,1 E. S April 2007 A study of the local atomic structure of the promising thermoelectric material -Zn4Sb3, using Thermoelectric materials allow for direct conversion of heat into electrical energy and vice versa. They hold

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Nanoscale Materials in Medicine  

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Presentation for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop by Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering held on June 26, 2012

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Argonne CNM Highlight: New equation could advance research in solar cell  

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nanoscale organic semiconductor junctions nanoscale organic semiconductor junctions Current-voltage characteristics and energetics of coulombically bound charge carrier pairs (copper phthalocyanine and boron subphthalocyanine chloride donors, and a fullerene acceptor) at the heterojunction in organic semiconductor junctions. New equation could advance research in solar cell materials Scientists in the Nanophotonics Group, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University have developed a ground-breaking equation for organic semiconductor junctions. Organic, or "plastic" electronics, are a relatively new technology with the prospect of providing ultracheap, lightweight, and flexible electronic applications such as organic solar cells. Their model is successfully applied to two archetype, planar

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Understanding Nanocrystal Shapes through Simulation  

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Understanding Nanocrystal Shapes through Simulation Understanding Nanocrystal Shapes through Simulation A. Barnard Anatase Nanocrystals Nanoparticles of various materials have been found to possess a number of remarkable properties that depend upon their finite size. In many cases however, these desirable properties may also be a function of the morphology of the nanoparticle. Experimental evidence suggests that the shape of nanomaterials is affected by such factors as size, temperature, pressure, and the chemical environment. Observations of this type invite the question: Can the shape of nanoparticles be controlled, or do thermodynamic processes rule at the nanoscale? Researchers at the Virtual Fab Lab are using theoretical models and high-performance computing to investigate the physical principles responsible for the shape of nanocrystals and ways in which they may be manipulated. Calculations involving isolated nanoparticles (even small structures such as the anatase nanocrystals shown here) can be very computationally intensive, especially when trying to simulate the effects of particles in solution. It may also be difficult to determine whether the results of such calculations are archetypal or are representative only of the particular prototype structure. By developing a new theory for the phase stability of nanomaterials as a function of size and shape, we can eliminate much of this ambiguity. Ab initio computational methods are used to obtain a set of key parameters for the model that may then be used to examine how shape affects processes such as phase transitions. Alternatively, the model may be used to determine the experimental conditions necessary to achieve a particular shape that may be required for a specific application.

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Nano-scale strengthening from grains, subgrains, and particles in Fe-based alloys  

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x ULTRAFINE GRAINED MATERIALS Nano-scale strengthening fromSpringerlink.com Abstract Nano-scale strengthening has beenless than 20 h), develop nano-scale subgrains [15]. These

Lesuer, D. R.; Syn, C. K.; Sherby, O. D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS), ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF), Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), and...

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Nanobio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems  

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CNM Workshop 7: NanoBio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems CNM Workshop 7: NanoBio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems Organizers: C hristopher F ry ( CNM) a nd E lena R ozhkova ( CNM) Nature possesses the ability to design highly functioning, regenerative materials that cover every imaginable process and physical characteristic desired in modern materials. Energy production and storage, mechanics, and catalysis are but a few of these processes that nature handles well. This workshop i dentified m any o verlapping t hemes a t t he N anoBio i nterface t hat c ontinue t o p roduce a w ide spectrum of materials attributing their functional inspiration from nature. The eight invited speakers highlighted their current research regarding the biological systems they use or have been inspired by in producing new

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Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008  

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At the request of the Secretary of Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed a Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories. The Special Review included onsite field reviews of work practices at the 8 of the 16 laboratories currently performing nanoscale activities. The eight selected DOE sites, which were reviewed during May-July 2008. This volume is a compilation of field reports of the eight selected DOE sites, which were reviewed during May-July 2008. The field reviews focused on collecting data by reviewing nanomaterial program documents, observing activities involving nanomaterials, conducting facility walkthroughs, and interviewing personnel. The data for each site was analyzed and subject to an internal HSS quality review board. Reports were validated with site representatives and revised as appropriate to ensure factual accuracy. Closeout meetings were conducted with DOE site managers and laboratory management to discuss results. The individual sites are responsible for evaluating and addressing weaknesses identified on the field reviews.

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Chemical and Nanoscale Science  

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Nanoscale Science Nanoscale Science Learn about our research staff including staff profiles, publications, and contact information. The primary goal of the Chemical and Nanoscale Science Group, within NREL's Chemical and Materials Science Center, is to understand photoconversion processes in nanoscale, excitonic photoconversion systems, such as semiconductor quantum dots, molecular dyes, conjugated molecules and polymers, nanostructured oxides, and carbon nanotubes. Closely associated with this goal are efforts to gain an understanding of how to use chemistry and physical tools to control and maximize the photoconversion process. The innovative chemistry and physics that evolve from these fundamental studies are used on a number of applied projects, maximizing the benefits from these discoveries.

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Probing Nanostructures for Photovoltaics: Using atomic force microscopy and other tools to characterize nanoscale materials for harvesting solar energy  

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4.2.1 Organic solar cellOrganic Solar Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.3.1 Organic solar cell materials . . . . .

Zaniewski, Anna Monro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles  

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Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles Nanopatterning of STO Vibrations in nanostructures offer applications in molecular-scale biological sensing and ultrasensitive mass detection. To approach single-atom sensing, it is necessary to reduce the dimensions of the structures to the nanometer scale while preserving long-lived vibrations. This requires an understanding of how vibrations in nanoscale objects are damped - or lose their energy to the fluid surroundings and within themselves. Researchers have used fast laser pulses to produce and probe high-frequency vibrations in metal nanoparticles. However, significant variations in particle dimensions complicate measurements. By studying bipyramid-shaped gold nanoparticles with highly uniform sizes

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Final LDRD report : nanoscale mechanisms in advanced aging of materials during storage of spent %22high burnup%22 nuclear fuel.  

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We present the results of a three-year LDRD project focused on understanding microstructural evolution and related property changes in Zr-based nuclear cladding materials towards the development of high fidelity predictive simulations for long term dry storage. Experiments and modeling efforts have focused on the effects of hydride formation and accumulation of irradiation defects. Key results include: determination of the influence of composition and defect structures on hydride formation; measurement of the electrochemical property differences between hydride and parent material for understanding and predicting corrosion resistance; in situ environmental transmission electron microscope observation of hydride formation; development of a predictive simulation for mechanical property changes as a function of irradiation dose; novel test method development for microtensile testing of ionirradiated material to simulate the effect of neutron irradiation on mechanical properties; and successful demonstration of an Idaho National Labs-based sample preparation and shipping method for subsequent Sandia-based analysis of post-reactor cladding.

Clark, Blythe G.; Rajasekhara, Shreyas; Enos, David George; Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel; Doyle, Barney Lee; Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel; Weiner, Ruth F.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale relaxation oscillator  

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A nanoscale oscillation device is disclosed, wherein two nanoscale droplets are altered in size by mass transport, then contact each other and merge through surface tension. The device may also comprise a channel having an actuator responsive to mechanical oscillation caused by expansion and contraction of the droplets. It further has a structure for delivering atoms between droplets, wherein the droplets are nanoparticles. Provided are a first particle and a second particle on the channel member, both being made of a chargeable material, the second particle contacting the actuator portion; and electrodes connected to the channel member for delivering a potential gradient across the channel and traversing the first and second particles. The particles are spaced apart a specified distance so that atoms from one particle are delivered to the other particle by mass transport in response to the potential (e.g. voltage potential) and the first and second particles are liquid and touch at a predetermined point of growth, thereby causing merging of the second particle into the first particle by surface tension forces and reverse movement of the actuator. In a preferred embodiment, the channel comprises a carbon nanotube and the droplets comprise metal nanoparticles, e.g. indium, which is readily made liquid.

Zettl, Alexander K. (Kensington, CA); Regan, Brian C. (Los Angeles, CA); Aloni, Shaul (Albany, CA)

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Exploring the limits of antiferromagnetism in  

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spin structure of manganese monolayer ; (Top) Schematic of the spin structure of the Mn monolayer on W(110) (6-nm repeat structure). (a) Topography and (b) differential conductance at 40 K. (Inset) High-resolution topographic data taken with a spin-sensitive tip; stripe contrast is related to the degree of antiferromagnetic order. Exploring the limits of antiferromagnetism in nanostructured materials Researchers in the Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group and at Politecnico di Milano in Italy explored the limits of antiferromagnetism in a nanostructured material for the first time, measuring the temperature required to support antiferromagnetic order in atomic monolayers of manganese on tungsten as the dimensions of the structures are reduced.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: New Gas Sensor Based on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes  

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New Gas Sensor Based on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes A new gas sensor based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes Hybrid sensor fabrication process: (top) SEM image of a few MWCNTs spanning across two neighboring Au fingers of the interdigitated electrode; (bottom) HRTEM image of a MWCNT uniformly coated with SnO nanocrystals. Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials staff in the Nanofabrication & Devices Group together with collaborative users from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have fabricated a miniaturized gas sensor using hybrid nanostructures consisting of SnO2 nanocrystals supported on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). In contrast to the high-temperature operation required for SnO2 nanocrystals alone, and to the insensitivity towards H2

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Argonne CNM News: Ambient-Stable Tetragonal Phase in Silver Nanowires  

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Ambient-Stable Tetragonal Phase in Silver Nanowires Ambient-Stable Tetragonal Phase in Silver Nanowires Silver nanowires SEM image of randomly assembled silver nanowires and low-resolution TEM image (inset) of a cross-sectional sample of an individual nanowire. Scale bar represents 500 nm SIlver nanowire with fivefold symmetry Schematic drawing of a silver nanowire with fivefold symmetry. Cross-section of individual silver nanowire High-resolution TEM image of a cross-sectional sample of an individual silver nanowire. Scale bar represents 5 nm. A stable non-face-centered-cubic phase in noble metal nanoparticles has been reported for this first time by researchers at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (Nanophotonics & NanoBio Interfaces Groups) working with colleagues at the Advanced Photon Source and Electron Microscopy

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Nanoscale Additives Tailor Energetic Materials  

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Add to ACS ChemWorx ... The endothermic peak centered around 100 C corresponds to the removal of water with a weight loss of 5.9%. ... The amorphous and rutile additives had little effect on the HTD weight loss profile, while anatase accelerated the HTD and reduced the completion temperature from 453 C for pure AP to 423 C with the additive. ...

David L. Reid; Antonio E. Russo; Rodolphe V. Carro; Matthew A. Stephens; Alexander R. LePage; Thomas C. Spalding; Eric L. Petersen; Sudipta Seal

2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film  

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Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemmical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Ferroelectric materials display a spontaneous electric polarization below the Curie temperature that can be reoriented, typically by applying an electric field. In this study, researchers from Argonne, Northern Illinois University, and The University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that the chemical environment can control the polarization orientation in an ultrathin ferroelectric film. This is complementary to recent predictions that polarization can affect surface chemistry and illuminates potential applications in sublithographic patterning and electrically tunable catalysts. In situ synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements showed that high or low

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Using Biomolecules to Guide Assembly of Inorganic  

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Using Biomolecules to Guide Assembly of Inorganic Nanostructures Using Biomolecules to Guide Assembly of Inorganic Nanostructures Lee Makowski A number of potential methods might be useful in guiding the assembly of inorganic nanostructures. A key objective in this effort is the ability to specify the exact locations of different nanoparticles within a nanostructure, a capability that will be critical in designing and producing future nanodevices. Nanoparticles One technique discussed involves the possibility of using proteins to create a framework on which nanoparticles could then be attached at specified points. Some type of chemical processing could then be used to remove the organics after assembly. Attaching the inorganic particles to a protein framework might be accomplished using binding sites identified via "phage display" techniques where phage-displaying proteins with randomized surfaces are selected for an affinity to a desired inorganic material. The advantages of this method include the ability to isolate a single binding phage and then grow large quantities of it for characterization. A particularly advantageous type of protein for these constructs are diabodies, constructed from fragments of antibodies. These can incorporate binding sites identified through phage display and then be used to attach inorganic materials at preselected places on the protein framework.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Polarization-modulated rectification at  

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Images of HoMnO3 Surface Images of HoMnO3 Surface Polarization-modulated rectification at ferroelectric surfaces A combined electrostatic force and conductive atomic force microscopy study on single-crystalline ferroelectric HoMnO3 was recently published by users from Rutgers University and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, working collaboratively with the Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group. By comparing data obtained at the same sample location but at different temperatures - below and above charge carrier freezing - the local Schottky-like rectification effect at the tip-surface junction was shown to be modulated by ferroelectric polarization. Additionally, the crossover to a space-charge limited conduction mechanism at higher voltages in the conductance spectra for both up and down domains was demonstrated. These

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Patterned Copper Nanowires with Novel Electrical  

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Patterned Copper Nanowires with Novel Electrical Effects Patterned Copper Nanowires with Novel Electrical Effects Micrograph of copper nanowire A micrograph of the sample layout and the copper nanowire (l = 2.04 um, w = 90 nm, t = 50 nm) between the contact pads. Metallic nanowires have various applications such as sensors and high-density interconnects in field-effect transistors. Monitoring the influence of size and surface effects on material properties, such as electrical resistivity and failure properties, is important in designing new, reliable nanowires. Copper nanowires were patterned with e-beam lithography and fabricated with a copper film deposited by e-beam evaporation. Electrical measurements show that surface and size have effects on the electrical properties. Smaller values for the temperature coefficient of resistance and higher failure

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers  

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Wednesday, 21 December 2005 00:00 Low-dimensional materials have gained much attention not only because of the nonstop march toward miniaturization in the electronics industry but also for the exotic properties that are inherent in their small size. One approach for creating low-dimensional structures is to exploit the nanoscale or atomic-scale features that exist naturally in the three-dimensional (bulk) form of materials. By this means, a group from the University of Washington has demonstrated a new way of creating one-dimensional nanoscale structures (nanowires) in the compound gallium selenide. In short, ordered lines of structural vacancies in the material stimulate the growth of "one-dimensional" structures less than 1 nanometer in width.

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Argonne CNM News: Ani Sumant Garners Two R&D100 Awards  

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Ani Sumant Garners Two R&D100 Awards Ani Sumant Garners Two R&D100 Awards Ani Sumant Nanocrystalline diamond-related (NCD) devices developed by Anirudha Sumant of the Nanofabrication & Devices Group garnered two of the 2013 R&D 100 awards. Nicknamed the "Oscars of Innovation," the awards recognize a year's most important scientific and technological breakthroughs. The winners include the Miraj Diamond(tm) platform, a manufacturing process developed with AKHAN Technologies, Inc., and the Nanocrystalline Diamond Technologies NCD Plus coating, developed with NCD Technologies. With these awards, Sumant becomes the first Argonne scientist to win two R&D 100 awards in the same year. The Miraj Diamond(tm) platform resulted from the marriage of two scientific breakthroughs: the ability to deposit nanocrystalline diamond films at relatively low temperatures and a doping process that makes NCD into a good semiconducting material. Sumant and his colleagues developed the low-temperature NCD deposition technology at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials, while the doping technique was developed at AKHAN Technologies, an industry partner based in Illinois. These technologies together will allow manufacturers to create better integrated circuits for telecommunications, defense and aviation electronics.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Coupling of Single Quantum Dots to Smooth Metal  

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Coupling of Single Quantum Dots to Smooth Metal Films Single Quantum Dots Coupledl to Smooth Metal Films Artist¹s rendition of semiconductor nanocrystals near a gold film. The metal increases nanocrystal emission rates depending on their orientation. [selected as cover image for Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 5853 (2009)] Staff in the CNM Nanophotonics Group have measured how light emission from individual colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots, is modified when in proximity to smooth metal films. Metal nanostructures can strongly modify how quantum dots emit light because of their coupling to electron oscillations in the metal, known as surface plasmons. Emission modification is important for the improvement of light-emitting devices,

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Argonne CNM Highlight: High density, high-aspect-ratio precision polyimide  

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High density, high-aspect-ratio precision polyimide nanofilters High density, high-aspect-ratio precision polyimide nanofilters Polyimide Nanofilter SEM of a polyimide film with holes ~250 nm in diameter and ~10 µm deep. The cross-sectional cut of the channels in the front are made visible by focused ion-beam milling. Collaborative users from Creatv MicroTech, Inc. and Los Alamos National Laboratory, working with CNM's Nanofabrication & Devices Group, have demonstrated a novel fabrication process that produces high-porosity polymer nanofilters with smooth, uniform. and straight pores and high aspect ratios. Nanofilters have a wide range of applications for various size-exclusion-based separations in bioseparation and nanomedicine, such as laboratory assays, removing bacteria and viruses, drug delivery devices,

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Solvent-Mediated End-to-End Assembly of Gold  

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Solvent-Mediated End-to-End Assembly of Gold Nanorods Solvent-Mediated End-to-End Assembly of Gold Nanorods gold nanorods Transmission-electron-microscope image of 70-nm-long gold nanorods assembled end to end via solvent-mediated interactions. CNM scientists have developed a new method for the controlled end-to-end assembly of rod-shaped gold nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are synthesized chemically using an established technique, producing high-quality gold nanorods with lengths of approximately 70 nm and diameters of approximately 15 nm, stabilized in water by hydrophilic surfactant molecules. The sides of the rods are better protected by the surfactants than the ends, so that when additional ligand molecules that bind to gold are added to the solution, they preferentially attach to the ends of the rods. If these ligands are hydrophobic, then the rods will

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Green method to produce propylene oxide  

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Materials Materials Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials U.S. Department of Energy Search CNM ... Search Argonne Home > Center for Nanoscale Materials > CNM Home About CNM Research Facilities People For Users Publications News & Highlights News Research Highlights Newsletters CNM Images on Flickr Events Jobs CNM Users Organization Contact Us Other DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Green method to produce propylene oxide conversion of propylene to polyene oxide via silver nanoclusters Simulation of propylene to propylene oxide conversion via silver nanoclusters supported on an alumina surface. Propylene oxide is an important chemical whose current industrial production is energy intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Attempts to solve this problem by using catalysts based on bulk silver surfaces with

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Nanoscale Thermal Transport andMicrorefrigeratorsonaChip  

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are promising candidates as thermal vias and thermal interface materials due to their inherently high thermal; superlattices; thermal boundary resistance; thermionics; thermotunneling; thermoelectrics I. INTRODUCTIONINVITED P A P E R Nanoscale Thermal Transport andMicrorefrigeratorsonaChip Devices for cooling high

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Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology 8 Scientific Program  

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1 Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology 8 Scientific Program Gleacher Center Chicago, USA #12 Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago USA. (Invited, and Dept. of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. Fabrication and characterization of smart CNT

Kemner, Ken

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers  

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Low-dimensional materials have gained much attention not only because of the nonstop march toward miniaturization in the electronics industry but also for the exotic properties that are inherent in their small size. One approach for creating low-dimensional structures is to exploit the nanoscale or atomic-scale features that exist naturally in the three-dimensional (bulk) form of materials. By this means, a group from the University of Washington has demonstrated a new way of creating one-dimensional nanoscale structures (nanowires) in the compound gallium selenide. In short, ordered lines of structural vacancies in the material stimulate the growth of "one-dimensional" structures less than 1 nanometer in width.

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers  

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Low-dimensional materials have gained much attention not only because of the nonstop march toward miniaturization in the electronics industry but also for the exotic properties that are inherent in their small size. One approach for creating low-dimensional structures is to exploit the nanoscale or atomic-scale features that exist naturally in the three-dimensional (bulk) form of materials. By this means, a group from the University of Washington has demonstrated a new way of creating one-dimensional nanoscale structures (nanowires) in the compound gallium selenide. In short, ordered lines of structural vacancies in the material stimulate the growth of "one-dimensional" structures less than 1 nanometer in width.

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers  

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide Layers Print Low-dimensional materials have gained much attention not only because of the nonstop march toward miniaturization in the electronics industry but also for the exotic properties that are inherent in their small size. One approach for creating low-dimensional structures is to exploit the nanoscale or atomic-scale features that exist naturally in the three-dimensional (bulk) form of materials. By this means, a group from the University of Washington has demonstrated a new way of creating one-dimensional nanoscale structures (nanowires) in the compound gallium selenide. In short, ordered lines of structural vacancies in the material stimulate the growth of "one-dimensional" structures less than 1 nanometer in width.

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Dynamic structural disorder in supported nanoscale catalysts  

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We investigate the origin and physical effects of dynamic structural disorder (DSD) in supported nano-scale catalysts. DSD refers to the intrinsic fluctuating, inhomogeneous structure of such nano-scale systems. In contrast to bulk materials, nano-scale systems exhibit substantial fluctuations in structure, charge, temperature, and other quantities, as well as large surface effects. The DSD is driven largely by the stochastic librational motion of the center of mass and fluxional bonding at the nanoparticle surface due to thermal coupling with the substrate. Our approach for calculating and understanding DSD is based on a combination of real-time density functional theory/molecular dynamics simulations, transient coupled-oscillator models, and statistical mechanics. This approach treats thermal and dynamic effects over multiple time-scales, and includes bond-stretching and -bending vibrations, and transient tethering to the substrate at longer ps time-scales. Potential effects on the catalytic properties of these clusters are briefly explored. Model calculations of molecule-cluster interactions and molecular dissociation reaction paths are presented in which the reactant molecules are adsorbed on the surface of dynamically sampled clusters. This model suggests that DSD can affect both the prefactors and distribution of energy barriers in reaction rates, and thus can significantly affect catalytic activity at the nano-scale.

Rehr, J. J.; Vila, F. D. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

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Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory  

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Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory Print Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00 Research at the Advanced Light Source may lead to four-bit magnetic cells housed on nanoscale metal disks, instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. In magnetic vortices, parallel electron spins point either clockwise or counterclockwise, while in their crowded centers the spins point either down or up. "From the scientist's point of view, magnetism is about controlling electron spin," says Peter Fischer of the Materials Sciences Division, who leads the work at beamline 6.1.2. Four orientations could provide multibits in a new kind of memory. The next step is to control the states independently and simultaneously.

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Programmed assembly of nanoscale structures using peptoids.  

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Sequence-specific polymers are the basis of the most promising approaches to bottom-up programmed assembly of nanoscale materials. Examples include artificial peptides and nucleic acids. Another class is oligo(N-functional glycine)s, also known as peptoids, which permit greater sidegroup diversity and conformational control, and can be easier to synthesize and purify. We have developed a set of peptoids that can be used to make inorganic nanoparticles more compatible with biological sequence-specific polymers so that they can be incorporated into nucleic acid or other biologically based nanostructures. Peptoids offer degrees of modularity, versatility, and predictability that equal or exceed other sequence-specific polymers, allowing for rational design of oligomers for a specific purpose. This degree of control will be essential to the development of arbitrarily designed nanoscale structures.

Ren, Jianhua (University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA); Russell, Scott (California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA); Morishetti, Kiran (University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA); Robinson, David B.; Zuckermann, Ronald N. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA); Buffleben, George M.; Hjelm, Rex P. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Kent, Michael Stuart (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale thermal transport. II. 20032012  

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A diverse spectrum of technology drivers such as improved thermal barriers, higher efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion, phase-change memory, heat-assisted magnetic recording, thermal management of nanoscale electronics, and nanoparticles for thermal medical therapies are motivating studies of the applied physics of thermal transport at the nanoscale. This review emphasizes developments in experiment, theory, and computation in the past ten years and summarizes the present status of the field. Interfaces become increasingly important on small length scales. Research during the past decade has extended studies of interfaces between simple metals and inorganic crystals to interfaces with molecular materials and liquids with systematic control of interface chemistry and physics. At separations on the order of ?1?nm, the science of radiative transport through nanoscale gaps overlaps with thermal conduction by the coupling of electronic and vibrational excitations across weakly bonded or rough interfaces between materials. Major advances in the physics of phonons include first principles calculation of the phonon lifetimes of simple crystals and application of the predicted scattering rates in parameter-free calculations of the thermal conductivity. Progress in the control of thermal transport at the nanoscale is critical to continued advances in the density of information that can be stored in phase change memory devices and new generations of magnetic storage that will use highly localized heat sources to reduce the coercivity of magnetic media. Ultralow thermal conductivitythermal conductivity below the conventionally predicted minimum thermal conductivityhas been observed in nanolaminates and disordered crystals with strong anisotropy. Advances in metrology by time-domain thermoreflectance have made measurements of the thermal conductivity of a thin layer with micron-scale spatial resolution relatively routine. Scanning thermal microscopy and thermal analysis using proximal probes has achieved spatial resolution of 10?nm, temperature precision of 50 mK, sensitivity to heat flows of 10 pW, and the capability for thermal analysis of sub-femtogram samples.

Cahill, David G., E-mail: d-cahill@illinois.edu; Braun, Paul V. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Chen, Gang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Clarke, David R. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Fan, Shanhui [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Goodson, Kenneth E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Keblinski, Pawel [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); King, William P. [Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Mahan, Gerald D. [Department of Physics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Majumdar, Arun [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Maris, Humphrey J. [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Phillpot, Simon R. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainseville, Florida 32611 (United States); Pop, Eric [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Shi, Li [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Autin, Texas 78712 (United States)

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150

Microfluidics and Nanoscale Research Profile  

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Microfluidics and Nanoscale Science Research Profile Our research group is engaged in a broad range of activities in the general area of microfluidics and nanoscale science. At a primary level, our interest that when compared to macroscale tech- nology, microfluidic systems engender a number of distinct advantages

151

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences  

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the functionality of nanoscale materials and interacting assemblies * Research on optoelectronic, ferroelectric, ionic and electronic transport, and catalytic phenomena at the...

152

ATTACHMENT CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR SMALL-SCALE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS USING NANOSCALE  

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CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR SMALL-SCALE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS USING NANOSCALE MATERIALS, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, RICHLAND,WASH[NGTON Proposed Adion: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) proposes to conduct indoor small-scale research and development projects and small-scale pilot projects using nanoscale materials. Nanoscale materials are engineered materials consisting of, or containing structures of between 1 and 100 nanometers (nm) that make use of properties unique to nanoscale forms of materials. Location of Action: The proposed action would occur on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Site and in the vicinity ofPNNL facilities in the State of Washington. Description of the Proposed Action:

153

Nanoscale Thermotropic Phase Transitions Enhance Photothermal Microscopy Signals  

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the material undergoes a phase transition. Herein, we show that thermotropic phase transitions in 4-Cyano-41 Nanoscale Thermotropic Phase Transitions Enhance Photothermal Microscopy Signals A. Nicholas G-objects in various environments. It uses a photo-induced change in the refractive index of the environment. Taking

Boyer, Edmond

154

The attractions of magnetism for nanoscale data storage  

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...remodelling of society by electricity and electronics owed...magnetism for nanoscale data storage 283 The irony...was made assuming one data bit every 40 nm on the...atom representing one data bit, a piece of material...are unimaginable! The big problem facing this idea...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light  

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Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Title Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Choi, Jong Hyun, Donald Lucas, and Catherine P. Koshland Journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series Volume 59 Start Page 54 Issue 1 Pagination 54-59 Abstract Laser interaction with nanoscale particles is distinct and different from laser-bulk material interaction, where a hot plasma is normally created. Here, we review our studies on 193 nm laser ablation of various nanoscale particles including NaCl, soot, polystyrene, and gold. The 20 ns laser beam with fluences up to 0.3 J/cm2 irradiates nanoparticles in a gas stream at laser repetition rates from 10 to 100 Hz. The particle size distributions before and after irradiation are measured with a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS), and particle morphology is examined with electron microscopy. All the nanomaterials studied exhibit a similar disintegration pattern and similar particle formation characteristics. No broadband emission associated with particle heating or optical breakdown is observed. The nanoparticles formed after irradiation have a smaller mean diameter and an order of magnitude higher number concentration with a more spherical shape compared to the original particles. We use the photon-atom ratio (PAR) to interpret the laser-particle interaction energetics.

156

2-5 Interfacial & Nanoscale Science Facility  

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INSF Overview INSF Overview Interfacial & Nanoscale Science Facility The Interfacial & Nanoscale Science (I&NS) Facility is a world-class resource for scientific expertise and instrumentation related to the study of interfacial phenomena and nanoscience and technology. This section summarizes the capabilities that exist in the I&NS Facility, along with research programs associated with facility users. Activities in the I&NS Facility address national needs in environmental restoration, waste management, pollution preven- tion, energy, and national security through research that specializes in preparation, charac- terization, interactions, and reactivity of interfaces and nanoscale materials. The range of scientific expertise and instrumentation within the I&NS Facility provides a unique envi-

157

Carbon-bearing fluids at nanoscale interfaces  

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The behaviour of fluids at mineral surfaces or in confined geometries (pores, fractures) typically differs from their bulk behaviour in many ways due to the effects of large internal surfaces and geometrical confinement. We summarize research performed on C-O-H fluids at nanoscale interfaces in materials of interest to the earth and material sciences (e.g., silica, alumina, zeolites, clays, rocks, etc.), emphasizing those techniques that assess microstructural modification and/or dynamical behaviour such as gravimetric analysis, small-angle (SANS) neutron scattering, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations will be described that provide atomistic characterization of interfacial and confined fluid behaviour as well as aid in the interpretation of the neutron scattering results.

Cole, David [Ohio State University; Ok, Salim [Ohio State University, Columbus; Phan, A [Ohio State University, Columbus; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Striolo, Alberto [Oklahoma University; Vlcek, Lukas [ORNL

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158

Recent Device Developments with Advanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials at RTI  

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Reviews work in engineered thin-film nanoscale thermoelectric materials and nano-bulk materials with high ZT undertaken by RTI in collaboration with its research partners

159

Nanoscale Charge Transport in Excitonic Solar Cells  

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Excitonic solar cells, including all-organic, hybrid organic-inorganic and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), offer strong potential for inexpensive and large-area solar energy conversion. Unlike traditional inorganic semiconductor solar cells, where all the charge generation and collection processes are well understood, these excitonic solar cells contain extremely disordered structures with complex interfaces which results in large variations in nanoscale electronic properties and has a strong influence on carrier generation, transport, dissociation and collection. Detailed understanding of these processes is important for fabrication of highly efficient solar cells. Efforts to improve efficiency are underway at a large number of research groups throughout the world focused on inorganic and organic semiconductors, photonics, photophysics, charge transport, nanoscience, ultrafast spectroscopy, photonics, semiconductor processing, device physics, device structures, interface structure etc. Rapid progress in this multidisciplinary area requires strong synergetic efforts among researchers from diverse backgrounds. Such effort can lead to novel methods for development of new materials with improved photon harvesting and interfacial treatments for improved carrier transport, process optimization to yield ordered nanoscale morphologies with well defined electronic structures.

Venkat Bommisetty, South Dakota State University

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

160

Nanoscale friction and wear maps  

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...The nanoscale friction force follows a complex nonlinear...Studies have shown that the fundamental laws of friction, as...measurements using friction force microscopy: part I...J. N. 2007 Surface forces and nanorheology of molecularly...thin films. In Springer handbook of nanotechnology (ed...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Nanoscale mass conveyors  

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A mass transport method and device for individually delivering chargeable atoms or molecules from source particles is disclosed. It comprises a channel; at least one source particle of chargeable material fixed to the surface of the channel at a position along its length; a means of heating the channel; and a means for applying an controllable electric field along the channel, whereby the device transports the atoms or molecules along the channel in response to applied electric field. In a preferred embodiment, the mass transport device will comprise a multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT), although other one dimensional structures may also be used. The MWNT or other structure acts as a channel for individual or small collections of atoms due to the atomic smoothness of the material. Also preferred is a source particle of a metal such as indium. The particles move by dissociation into small units, in some cases, individual atoms. The particles are preferably less than 100 nm in size.

Regan, Brian C. (Oakland, CA); Aloni, Shaul (Albany, CA); Zettl, Alexander K. (Kensington, CA)

2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

162

Nanoscale Engineering Of Radiation Tolerant Silicon Carbide....  

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Engineering Of Radiation Tolerant Silicon Carbide. Nanoscale Engineering Of Radiation Tolerant Silicon Carbide. Abstract: Radiation tolerance is determined by how effectively the...

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Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel...  

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Anodes Novel Lithium Ion Anode Structures: Overview of New DOE BATT Anode Projects Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible Anodes for...

164

A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00 Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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Formation of Supercooled Liquid Solutions from Nanoscale Amorphous...  

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Supercooled Liquid Solutions from Nanoscale Amorphous Solid Films of Methanol and Ethanol. Formation of Supercooled Liquid Solutions from Nanoscale Amorphous Solid Films of...

166

Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria...  

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Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria Building Blocks to Fractal Super-octahedra. Symmetry-Driven Spontaneous Self-assembly of Nanoscale Ceria Building...

167

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Nanoscale Heterostructu...  

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Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Lithium-Ion Anodes Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible Anodes for...

168

Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory  

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Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory Print Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00 Research at the Advanced...

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Argonne CNM News: Chiral Pinwheels Self-Assembled from C60 and Pentacene  

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Chiral "Pinwheels" Self-Assembled from C60 and Pentacene Chiral "Pinwheels" Self-Assembled from C60 and Pentacene Chiral Pinwheels UHV STM image of C60-Pn in-plane chiral heterojunctions, overlaid with molecular models showing the orientation and the chirality (right-handed green, left-handed blue). Chiral Pinwheels Map Calculated map of the electron density changes due to the heterojunction showing electron transfer to the C60 in the center. In a recent study from the Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices and Theory & Modeling groups, C60 and pentacene (Pn) molecules, two workhorses of organic electronics and opto-electronics, are observed to self-assemble on a Cu(111) surface into in-plane "pinwheel"-shaped and chiral heterojunctions. Calculations confirm that the heterostructures are

170

Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits  

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Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits SILVIA CORLEVI Doctoral Thesis Stockholm Josephson junction arrays with SQUID geometry. TRITA FYS 2006:31 ISSN 0280-316X ISRN KTH/FYS/­06:31­SE ISBN study on single-charge effects in nanoscale Josephson junctions and Cooper pair transistors (CPTs

Haviland, David

171

Oxygen Detection via Nanoscale Optical Indicators  

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Oxygen Detection via Nanoscale Optical Indicators Ruby N. Ghosh Dept. of Physics Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, USA weekschr@msu.edu Abstract--Oxygen plays a ubiquitous role in terrestrial developed an optical technique for monitoring oxygen in both gas and liquid phases utilizing nanoscale metal

Ghosh, Ruby N.

172

Materials  

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2 MAG LAB REPORTS Volume 18 No. 1 CONDENSED MATTER SCIENCE Technique development, graphene, magnetism & magnetic materials, topological insulators, quantum fl uids & solids,...

173

Nanoscale Cluster Detection in Massive Atom Probe Tomography Data  

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Recent technological advances in atom probe tomography (APT) have led to unprecedented data acquisition capabilities that routinely generate data sets containing hundreds of millions of atoms. Detecting nanoscale clusters of different atom types present in these enormous amounts of data and analyzing their spatial correlations with one another are fundamental to understanding the structural properties of the material from which the data is derived. Extant algorithms for nanoscale cluster detection do not scale to large data sets. Here, a scalable, CUDA-based implementation of an autocorrelation algorithm is presented. It isolates spatial correlations amongst atomic clusters present in massive APT data sets in linear time using a linear amount of storage. Correctness of the algorithm is demonstrated using large synthetically generated data with known spatial distributions. Benefits and limitations of using GPU-acceleration for autocorrelation-based APT data analyses are presented with supporting performance results on data sets with up to billions of atoms. To our knowledge, this is the first nanoscale cluster detection algorithm that scales to massive APT data sets and executes on commodity hardware.

Seal, Sudip K [ORNL] [ORNL; Yoginath, Srikanth B [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller, Michael K [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Thermodynamics of Nanoscale Calcium and Strontium Titanate Perovskites  

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Energetics of Magnesium, Strontium, and Barium DopedNanoscale Calcium and Strontium Titanate Perovskites Sulata

Sahu, Sulata Kumari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Argonne CNM: Publications 2006  

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6 Publications 6 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Alvine K., Pontoni D., Shpyrko O., Pershan P., Cookson D., Shin K., Russell T., Brunnbauer M., Stellacci F. and Gang O., "Solvent Mediated Assembly of Nanoparticles Confined in Mesoporous Alumina," Phys. Rev. B, 73, p 125412, 2006 Alvine K., Shpyrko O., Pershan P., Shin K. and Russell T., "Capillary Filing of Anodized Alumina Nanopore Arrays," Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, p 175503, 2006 Angadi M., Watanabe T., Bodapati A., Xiao X., Auciello O., Carlisle J., Eastman J., Schelling P. and Phillpot S., "Thermal Transport and Grain Boundary Conductance in Ultrananocry Stalline Diamond Thin Films," J. Appl. Phys., 99, p 114301, 2006

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2009  

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9 Publications 9 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Adiga S. P., Jin C., Curtiss L. A., Monteiro-riviere N. A. and Narayan R. J., "Nanoporous Membranes for Medical and Biological Applications," Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, 1, pp568-581, 2009 ( Link) Adiga V. P., Sumant A. V., Suresh S., Gudeman C., Auciello O., Carlisle J. A. and Carpick R. W."Temperature dependence of mechanical stiffness and dissipation in ultrananocrystalline diamond," Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications, [7318], (SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, USA), 2009 ( Link) Adiga V. P., Sumant A. V., Suresh S., Gudeman C., Auciello O., Carlisle J. A. and Carpick R. W., "Mechanical Stiffness and Dissipation in Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Microresonators," Phys. Rev. B, 79, p 245403, 2009 ( Link)

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2011  

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1 Publications 1 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Antonio D. and Lopez O."Micromechanical Magnetometers Based on Clamped-clamped High-Q Nonlinear Resonators ,"IEEE Conf. Proc. Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (2011) (Link) Aschauer U. J. and Selloni A., "Structure of the Rutile TiO2(011) Surface in Aqueous Environment," Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 166102-166105 (2011) (Link) Awuah S. G., Polreis J., Biradar V. and You Y., "Singlet Oxygen Generation by Novel NIR BODIPY Dyes," Org. Lett., 13, 3884-3887 (2011) (Link) Aytug T., Chen Z., Maroni V. A., Miller D. J., Cantoni C., Specht E. D., Kropf A. J., Zaluzec N., Zhang Y., Zuev Y. and Paranthaman M., "Nano-engineered Defect Structures in Ce- and Ho-doped Metal-organic Chemical Vapor Deposited YBa2Cu3O6+x Films: Correlation of Structure and Chemistry with Flux Pinning Performance," J. Appl. Phys., 109, 113923-113934 (2011) (Link)

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2013  

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3 Publications 3 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A An C., Wang J., Liu J., Wang S. and Sun Y., "Hollow AgI:Ag Nanoframes as Solar Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Water Reduction," Chem Sus Chem, 6, 1931-1937 (2013) (Link) (Back to top B Bairu S. G., Mghanga E., Hasan J., Kola S., Rao V. J., Bhanuprakash K., Giribabu L., Wiederrecht G. P., Da Silva R., Rego L. G. and Ramakrishna G., "Ultrafast Interfacial Charge-Transfer Dynamics in a Donor-?-Acceptor Chromophore Sensitized TiO2 Nanocomposite," J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 4824-4835 (2013) (Link) Balasubramanian S., Wang P., Schaller R. D., Rajh T. and Rozhkova E. A., "High-Performance Bioassisted Nanophotocatalyst for Hydrogen Production," Nano Letters, 13, 3365-3371 (2013) (Link)

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2004  

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4 Publications 4 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z Publications for 2004 B Barber R., Ghantasala M., Divan R., Mancini D. and Harvey E., "An Investigation of SU-8 Resist Layer Adhesion in Deep X-Ray Lithography of High-Aspect-Ratio Structures," Proc. SPIE, 5276, pp85-91, 2004 Barnard A., "Shape and energetics of TiN nanoparticles," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 1, pp334-339, 2004 Bhattacharjee S., Booske J., Kory C., Van Der Weide D., Limbach S., Gallagher S., Welter J., Lopez M., Gilgenbach R., Ives R., Read M., Divan R. and Mancini D., "Folded Waveguide Traveling Wave Tube Sources for THz Radiation," IEEE Transaction of Plasma Science, Special Issue on High Power Microwaves, 32, pp1002-1014, 2004

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Argonne CNM: Publications 2012  

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2 Publications 2 Publications A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Ade P., Datesman A. M., Novosad V. and Yefremenko V. G."Performance and on-sky optical characterization of the SPTpol instrument," Proc. SPIE: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 8452 (84521F-1) (2012) (Link) Ade P., Datesman A. M., Novosad V. and Yefremenko V. G., "An Overview of the SPTpol Experiment," J. Low Temp. Phys., 167, 859-864 (2012) (Link) Ade P., Novosad V. and Yefremenko V. G."Detectors for the South Pole Telescope," Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics,37 (1381-1388) (2012) (Link) Antonio D., Zanette D. and Lopez O., "Frequency Stabilization in Nonlinear Micromechanical Oscillators," Nature, 3, 806 (2012) (Link)

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181

Materials  

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Materials Materials and methods are available as supplementary materials on Science Online. 16. W. Benz, A. G. W. Cameron, H. J. Melosh, Icarus 81, 113 (1989). 17. S. L. Thompson, H. S. Lauson, Technical Rep. SC-RR-710714, Sandia Nat. Labs (1972). 18. H. J. Melosh, Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 2079 (2007). 19. S. Ida, R. M. Canup, G. R. Stewart, Nature 389, 353 (1997). 20. E. Kokubo, J. Makino, S. Ida, Icarus 148, 419 (2000). 21. M. M. M. Meier, A. Reufer, W. Benz, R. Wieler, Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society LXXIV, abstr. 5039 (2011). 22. C. B. Agnor, R. M. Canup, H. F. Levison, Icarus 142, 219 (1999). 23. D. P. O'Brien, A. Morbidelli, H. F. Levison, Icarus 184, 39 (2006). 24. R. M. Canup, Science 307, 546 (2005). 25. J. J. Salmon, R. M. Canup, Lunar Planet. Sci. XLIII, 2540 (2012). Acknowledgments: SPH simulation data are contained in tables S2 to S5 of the supplementary materials. Financial support

182

Radiation-induced melting in coherent X-ray diffractive imaging at the nanoscale  

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Coherent X-ray diffraction techniques play an increasingly significant role in imaging nanoscale structures which range from metallic and semiconductor samples to biological objects. The conventional knowledge about radiation damage effects caused by ever higher brilliance X-ray sources has to be critically revised while studying nanostructured materials.

Ponomarenko, O.

2011-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

183

A Hybrid Life Cycle Inventory of Nano-Scale Semiconductor Manufacturing  

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A Hybrid Life Cycle Inventory of Nano-Scale Semiconductor Manufacturing ... There is a need to both quantify unit process emissions and the impacts of auxiliary equipment at the facility scale; (iii) There is a need for streamlined methodologies to assess upstream impacts of manufacturing chemicals, materials and equipment infrastructure. ...

Nikhil Krishnan; Sarah Boyd; Ajay Somani; Sebastien Raoux; Daniel Clark; David Dornfeld

2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymeric Nanoscale All-Solid State Battery Steven E. Bullock1  

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Polymeric Nanoscale All-Solid State Battery Steven E. Bullock1 , and Peter Kofinas2 1 Department to an all solid- state polymer battery. Such a battery would have greater safety, without potential, the search for an all solid-state battery has continued. Research on polymeric materials for batteries has

Kofinas, Peter

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Science Highlight July 2011 Better Batteries through Nanoscale 3D Chemical Imaging  

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to hierarchical structures found in energy materials such as battery electrodes, fuel cells, and catalytic systems Science Highlight ­ July 2011 Better Batteries through Nanoscale 3D Chemical Imaging Concerns battery technology. Although Li-ion batteries, crucial in the boom of portable electronics, stand

Wechsler, Risa H.

186

Controlled formation of nanoscale wrinkling patterns on polymers using focused ion beam  

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Controlled formation of nanoscale wrinkling patterns on polymers using focused ion beam Myoung of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA b Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1 Shillim, Kwanak, Seoul 151

Hutchinson, John W.

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The Properties of Confined Water and Fluid Flow at the Nanoscale  

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This project has been focused on the development of accurate computational tools to study fluids in confined, nanoscale geometries, and the application of these techniques to probe the structural and electronic properties of water confined between hydrophilic and hydrophobic substrates, including the presence of simple ions at the interfaces. In particular, we have used a series of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and quantum Monte Carlo calculations to build an understanding of how hydrogen bonding and solvation are modified at the nanoscale. The properties of confined water affect a wide range of scientific and technological problems - including protein folding, cell-membrane flow, materials properties in confined media and nanofluidic devices.

Schwegler, E; Reed, J; Lau, E; Prendergast, D; Galli, G; Grossman, J C; Cicero, G

2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Seminar Announcement Nanoscale High Field Chemistry with the Atomic Force Microscope and Patterning January 15, 2009  

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SEMINAR SEMINAR ANNOUNCMENT Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:00am - 12:00 noon EMSL Boardroom Nanoscale High Field Chemistry With the Atomic Force Microscope and Patterning Marco Rolandi Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 Facile and affordable processes for the fabrication of nanostructures are fundamental to future endeavors in nanoscale science and engineering. The atomic force microscope was designed primarily for imaging, and has evolved into a versatile tool for nanoscale surface modification. We have developed an AFM based scheme capable of direct writing of glassy carbon nanowires as fast as 1 cm/s. In brief, when a bias is applied across the tip-sample gap a molecular precursor undergoes high field reactions that result in the deposition of a cross- linked product on the surface. In order to gain a

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides  

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A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print A New Route to Nanoscale Conducting Channels in Insulating Oxides Print Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)-narrow conducting channels at the surfaces and interfaces of semiconductor materials-are the bedrock of conventional electronics. The startling 2004 discovery that such 2DEGs could be engineered at the interface between two insulating transition-metal oxides, SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, initiated a worldwide effort to harness the functionality of oxide materials for advanced electronic applications. Now, an international collaboration working at the ALS has shown that the interface is not required. Using only intense synchrotron light, the group has been able to create and control 2DEGs at the bare surfaces of the insulating oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3. As well as suggesting a potential methodology to spatially pattern 2DEGs in a wide variety of complex oxides, this discovery opens a new avenue for spectroscopic investigation of these novel electronic systems.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Wednesday, 28 January 2009 00:00 The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Dopant Distribution, Oxygen Stoichiometry and Magnetism of Nanoscale...  

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Dopant Distribution, Oxygen Stoichiometry and Magnetism of Nanoscale Sn0.99Co0.01O. Dopant Distribution, Oxygen Stoichiometry and Magnetism of Nanoscale Sn0.99Co0.01O. Abstract: In...

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A robot-based detector manipulator system for a hard x-ray nanoprobe instrument.  

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This paper presents the design of a robot-based detector manipulator for microdiffraction applications with a hard X-ray nanoprobe instrument system being constructed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) being constructed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Applications for detectors weighing from 1.5 to 100 kg were discussed in three configurations.

Shu, D., Maser, J., Holt, M. , Winarski, R., Preissner, C.,Lai, B., Vogt, S., Stephenson, G.B.

2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Center Dedication | Department of Energy  

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Nanoscale Center Dedication Nanoscale Center Dedication Nanoscale Center Dedication May 6, 2005 - 12:44pm Addthis Remarks by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman Thank you, Bob [Rosner] for that introduction. And let me also thank you, along with [University of Chicago] President Randel, for the leadership you are showing here. Argonne has long been a world class institution. It will soar to new heights under your joint direction. I also want to acknowledge Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Thank you for being here. More than that, thank you for your strong backing of Argonne and its employees. Congresswoman Judy Biggert, who chairs the Science Subcommittee on Energy, is also a good friend to this lab, and we value her support as well. I took over as Secretary of Energy three months ago, and I have to say this

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Nanoscale Center Dedication | Department of Energy  

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Nanoscale Center Dedication Nanoscale Center Dedication Nanoscale Center Dedication May 6, 2005 - 12:44pm Addthis Remarks by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman Thank you, Bob [Rosner] for that introduction. And let me also thank you, along with [University of Chicago] President Randel, for the leadership you are showing here. Argonne has long been a world class institution. It will soar to new heights under your joint direction. I also want to acknowledge Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Thank you for being here. More than that, thank you for your strong backing of Argonne and its employees. Congresswoman Judy Biggert, who chairs the Science Subcommittee on Energy, is also a good friend to this lab, and we value her support as well. I took over as Secretary of Energy three months ago, and I have to say this

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Nanoscale Tubules Formed by Exfoliation of Potassium Hexaniobate  

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consist of sheets that curl into nanoscale rolls, to relieve built-in strain between silicate and brucite

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Nano-scale Sensor Networks for Chemical Eisa Zarepour1  

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Nano-scale Sensor Networks for Chemical Catalysis Eisa Zarepour1 Mahbub Hassan1 Chun Tung Chou1- searchers are now investigating the viability of nano-scale sensor networks (NSNs), which are formed natural gas to liquid fuel. Given that reliable wireless communi- cation at nano-scale is at very early

New South Wales, University of

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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in Materials Science from Caltech with a thesis entitled "Optics at the Nanoscale: Light Emission in Plasmonic Nanocavities" in 2010. She also received her M.S. in Materials...

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - National Security - Nanoscale  

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Nanoscale Engineering Nanoscale Engineering * Members * Contact * Publications * Overview * Nanospheres * Gel for Radioactive Decontamination * Advanced Radionuclide Sensor * Removal/Decontamination of Metal Substrates * Advanced Water Purification National Security Home National Security - Nanoscale Engineering Nanoscale Engineering Physical chemist Carol Mertz mixes a polyethylene glycol (PEG) coating for synthesized polymer nanospheres as polymer chemist Martha Finck examines a different PEG formulation. The coated nanospheres can be injected into humans following exposure to chemical, biological, or radiological toxins. The nanospheres selectively pick up these toxins and then are drawn out through a magnetic filtration system outside the body. Researchers in Nanoscale Engineering seek to bridge the gap between

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Nanoscale Molecular Transport by Synthetic DNA Machines  

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Nanoscale Molecular Transport by Synthetic DNA Machines Jong-Shik Shin1 and Niles A. Pierce1,2 1 a processive bipedal DNA walker. Powered by externally controlled DNA fuel strands, the walker locomotes with a 5 nm stride by advancing the trailing foot to the lead at each step. On a periodic DNA track

Pierce, Niles A.

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Nanoscale Calorimetry of Isolated Polyethylene Single Crystals  

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Nanoscale Calorimetry of Isolated Polyethylene Single Crystals A. T. KWAN, M. YU. EFREMOV, E. A-film differential scanning calorimetry to investigate the melt- ing of isolated polyethylene single crystals of lamellar single crystals of polyethylene (PE). We obtain thickness, diffraction, and calorimetry data

Allen, Leslie H.

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LAMELLAR MAGNETISM ASSOCIATED WITH NANOSCALE EXSOLUTION  

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LAMELLAR MAGNETISM ASSOCIATED WITH NANOSCALE EXSOLUTION IN THE ILMENITE-HEMATITE SOLID SOLUTION-hematite (FeTiO3-Fe2O3) solid solution is one of the most important magnetic phases in nature. Unusual magnetic, magnetic ordering, and exsolution. This presentation describes how this interaction leads to the phenomenon

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst  

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Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst Print The heterogeneous catalysts used in most chemical processes typically consist of nanoscale metal or metal oxide particles dispersed on high-surface-area supports. While these particles are the active elements of the catalyst, the overall performance depends not only on their size and composition but also on their multiple interactions with the support, reactants, and products. Probing this chemical soup in real time under realistic reaction conditions is such a tall order that in some cases even the catalytically active chemical species is not known. A Dutch team working at the ALS has combined scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a reaction chamber adapted from electron microscopy to identify the chemical species present for an iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and to image their distribution on the nanoscale. When developed further, this new tool may give chemists the ability to design and tailor catalysts for maximum selectivity and efficiency in a wide range of chemical processes.

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Engineered Nano-scale Ceramic Supports for PEM Fuel Cells  

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Technologies Technologies Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for NNSA U N C L A S S I F I E D Engineered Nano-scale Ceramic Supports for PEM Fuel Cells Eric L. Brosha, Anthony Burrell, Neil Henson, Jonathan Phillips, and Tommy Rockward Los Alamos National Laboratory Timothy Ward, Plamen Atanassov University of New Mexico Karren More Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fuel Cell Technologies Program Kick-off Meeting September 30 - October 1, 2009 Washington DC Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for NNSA U N C L A S S I F I E D Fuel Cell Technologies Objectives  Develop a ceramic alternative to carbon material supports for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell cathode that exhibits an enhanced resistance to corrosion and Pt coalescence while preserving positive attributes of carbon such as

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Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with nanoscale  

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Nanotube "glowsticks" transform surface science tool kit Nanotube "glowsticks" transform surface science tool kit Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with nanoscale carbon cylinders Researchers have now shown that semiconducting carbon nanotubes have the potential to detect and track single molecules in water. January 10, 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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NERSC Visualization and Analysis for Nanoscale Control of Geologic Carbon  

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Nanocontrol of CO2 Nanocontrol of CO2 Visualization and Analysis for Nanoscale Control of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Goals * Collect experimental 2D-3D imaging data in order to investigate fluid-fluid and fluid-rock interactions; * Provide algorithms for better understanding of processes governing fluid-fluid and fluid-rock systems, related to geologic sequestration of CO2; * Develop image processing methods for analyzing experimental data and comparing it to simulations; * Detect/reconstruct material interfaces, quantify contact angles, derive contact angle distribution, etc. Impact * Unveil knowledge required for developing technology to store CO2 safely in deep surface rock formations, thus reducing amount of CO2 in atmosphere; More Personnel * CRD: Wes Bethel, Dani Ushizima, Gunther Weber (SciDAC-e award)

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Atomic Calligraphy: The Direct Writing of Nanoscale Structures using MEMS  

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We present a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) based method for the resist free patterning of nano-structures. Using a focused ion beam (FIB) to customize larger MEMS machines, we fabricate apertures as small as 50 nm on plates that can be moved with nanometer precision over an area greater than 20x20 {\\mu}m^2. Depositing thermally evaporated gold atoms though the apertures while moving the plate results in the deposition of nanoscale metal patterns. Adding a shutter only microns above the aperture, enables high speed control of not only where but also when atoms are deposited. Using a shutter, different sized apertures can be selectively opened and closed for nano-structure fabrication with features ranging from nano- to micrometers in scale. The ability to evaporate materials with high precision, and thereby fabricate circuits and structures in situ, enables new kinds of experiments based on the interactions of a small number of atoms and eventually even single atoms.

Matthias Imboden; Han Han; Jackson Chang; Flavio Pardo; Cristian A. Bolle; Evan Lowell; David J. Bishop

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical and Optical Characterization of Nanoscale Materials for Electronics  

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on gold film evaporated on graphene flakes, followed by metal wet etching and/or oxygen plasma etching to develop patterns on Au films and graphene, respectively. The integrity and optoelectronic properties were examined to validate the processes...

Chang, Chi-Yuan 1980-

2012-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffraction phase microscopy: monitoring nanoscale dynamics in materials science [Invited  

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Quantitative phase imaging (QPI) utilizes the fact that the phase of an imaging field is much more sensitive than its amplitude. As fields from the source interact with the specimen,...

Edwards, Chris; Zhou, Renjie; Hwang, Suk-Won; McKeown, Steven J; Wang, Kaiyuan; Bhaduri, Basanta; Ganti, Raman; Yunker, Peter J; Yodh, Arjun G; Rogers, John A; Goddard, Lynford L; Popescu, Gabriel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale molecularly imprinted polymers and method thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Nanoscale molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) having polymer features wherein the size, shape and position are predetermined can be fabricated using an xy piezo stage mounted on an inverted microscope and a laser. Using an AMF controller, a solution containing polymer precursors and a photo initiator are positioned on the xy piezo and hit with a laser beam. The thickness of the polymeric features can be varied from a few nanometers to over a micron.

Hart, Bradley R. (Brentwood, CA); Talley, Chad E. (Brentwood, CA)

2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric potential distribution in nanoscale electroosmosis: from molecules to continuum  

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correlations in the electric double layer. 1. Counterionsand correlations in the electric double layer. 2 . SymmetricElectric potential distribution in nanoscale electroosmosis:

Wang, M.; Liu, J.; Chen, S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Medicine Implications of Engineered Nanoscale Particulate Matter  

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Safety in Nanotechnology Research Occupational Medicinenanotechnology revolution promises dramatic advancements in science, technology, medicineMedicine Implications of Engineered Nanoscale Particulate Matter The emerging nanotechnology

Kelly, Richard J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale contact engineering for Si/Silicide nanowire devices  

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applications of metal silicides ..1-3 1.4.Professor Yu Huang, Chair Metal silicides have been used inSummary Nanoscale metal silicides have garnered significant

Lin, Yung-Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrically Controllable Spontaneous Magnetism in Nanoscale Mixed Phase Multiferroics  

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Controllable Spontaneous Magnetism in Nanoscale Mixed Phase2001). Chakhalian, J. et al. Magnetism at the interfacelocal nature of this magnetism. We find that the spontaneous

He, Q.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) | U.S. DOE Office...  

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(SUF) Division SUF Home About User Facilities User Facilities Dev X-Ray Light Sources Neutron Scattering Facilities Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) Center for...

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Electron-beam-driven nanoscale metamaterial light sources  

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We show experimentally that beams of free electrons can induce light emission from nanoscale planar photonic metamaterials. Wavelengths of emitted light are determined by both the...

Adamo, Giorgio; Ou, Jun-Yu; MacDonald, Kevin; De Angelis, Francesco; Di Fabrizio, Enzo; Zheludev, Nikolay

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Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits...  

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Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits and MEMS Design Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computing Science Seminar Start Date: Jan 20 2015 - 10:30am Building...

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Nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced raman scattering and methods related thereto  

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Methods for fabricating nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced Raman scattering, structures thus obtained, and methods to characterize the nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced Raman scattering. Nanoscale array structures may comprise nanotrees, nanorecesses and tapered nanopillars.

Bond, Tiziana C.; Miles, Robin; Davidson, James C.; Liu, Gang Logan

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-scale magnetic film formation by decompression of supercritical CO?/ferric acetylacetonate solutions  

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GROWTH OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC FILMS USING CO 2 RESS EX-113 GROWTH OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC FILMS USING A SUPERCRIT-of EDX analysis on nano-scale ?lms. . . . . . . . . . . 109

De Dea, Silvia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring oxygen reduction/evolution reactions on the nanoscale  

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The efficiency of fuel cells and metal-air batteries is significantly limited by the activation of oxygen reduction and evolution reactions (ORR/OER). Despite the well-recognized role of oxygen reaction kinetics on the viability of energy technologies, the governing mechanisms remain elusive and until now addressable only by macroscopic studies. This lack of nanoscale understanding precludes optimization of material architecture. Here we report direct measurements of oxygen reduction/evolution reactions and oxygen vacancy diffusion on oxygen-ion conductive solid surfaces with sub-10 nanometer resolution. In electrochemical strain microscopy (ESM), the biased scanning probe microscopy tip acts as a moving, electrocatalytically active probe exploring local electrochemical activity. The probe concentrates an electric field in a nanometer-scale volume of material, and bias-induced, picometer-level surface displacements provide information on local electrochemical processes. Systematic mapping of oxygen activity on bare and Pt-functionalized yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) surfaces is demonstrated. This approach allows directly visualization of ORR/OER activation process at the triple-phase boundary, and can be extended to broad spectrum of oxygen-conductive and electrocatalytic materials.

Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Jesse, Stephen [ORNL; Kumar, Amit [ORNL; Morozovska, A. N. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Ciucci, Francesco [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible...  

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Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible...

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XEDS STEM Tomography For 3D Chemical CharacterizationOf Nanoscale...  

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XEDS STEM Tomography For 3D Chemical CharacterizationOf Nanoscale Particles. XEDS STEM Tomography For 3D Chemical CharacterizationOf Nanoscale Particles. Abstract: We present a...

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Nanoscale atomic waveguides with suspended carbon nanotubes  

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We propose an experimentally viable setup for the realization of one-dimensional ultracold atom gases in a nanoscale magnetic waveguide formed by single doubly-clamped suspended carbon nanotubes. We show that all common decoherence and atom loss mechanisms are small guaranteeing a stable operation of the trap. Since the extremely large current densities in carbon nanotubes are spatially homogeneous, our proposed architecture allows to overcome the problem of fragmentation of the atom cloud. Adding a second nanowire allows to create a double-well potential with a moderate tunneling barrier which is desired for tunneling and interference experiments with the advantage of tunneling distances being in the nanometer regime.

V. Peano; M. Thorwart; A. Kasper; R. Egger

2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear waste management using alpha particle physical phenomena by nanoscale investigations  

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Nuclear waste is investigated from the aspect of its nanoscale behaviour. Four materials are selected as the nuclear waste container. Using the irradiation-induced amorphisation, some characteristics are examined. The Displacement Per Atom (dpa) is affected by the ion dose using the Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter 2008 (SRIM 2008) code system, which is a computer package of molecular dynamic simulations. The dpa is changed completely and kinetic energy is transferred to the target by the nuclear collision. The length of the material is a function of the ion collisions. It is concluded that a thickness of 204 nm is the optimised length of a waste drum by crystalline silicotitanate.

Taeho Woo; Taewoo Kim

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A mesoscopic description of radiative heat transfer at the nanoscale  

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We present a formulation of the nanoscale radiative heat transfer (RHT) using concepts of mesoscopic physics. We introduce the analog of the Sharvin conductance using the quantum of thermal conductance. The formalism provides a convenient framework to analyse the physics of RHT at the nanoscale. Finally, we propose a RHT experiment in the regime of quantized conductance.

Svend-Age Biehs; Emmanuel Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Greffet

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Pushing the Boundaries in Energy Technbology: Materials Design for Battery Applications  

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Pushing the Boundaries in Energy Technology: Materials Design for Battery Applications" Pushing the Boundaries in Energy Technology: Materials Design for Battery Applications" Co-Organizers: Elena Shevchenko (CNM), Mitra Taheri (Drexel University), and Mali Balasubramanian (APS) Batteries are a key element for storing and supplying energy. Transformational battery technologies require tailoring novel materials and/or incorporating new chemical processes. Energy storage devices are intrinsically complex with the relevant materials processes covering time-scales from picoseconds to years and length-scales from angstroms to millimeters. Advanced x-ray and electron microscopy methods have opened a new window by which vital structural and electronic properties of battery materials can be obtained at the appropriate spatio- temporal scales using spectroscopic, scattering and imaging techniques under real world

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Ultrashort-pulse laser generated nanoparticles of energetic materials  

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A process for generating nanoscale particles of energetic materials, such as explosive materials, using ultrashort-pulse laser irradiation. The use of ultrashort laser pulses in embodiments of this invention enables one to generate particles by laser ablation that retain the chemical identity of the starting material while avoiding ignition, deflagration, and detonation of the explosive material.

Welle, Eric J. (Niceville, NM); Tappan, Alexander S. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmer, Jeremy A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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User Facilities for Industry 101  

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Satellite!Workshop!10!-!User!Facilities!for!Industry!101! Satellite!Workshop!10!-!User!Facilities!for!Industry!101! Organizers:+Andreas+Roelofs+(CNM),+Jyotsana+Lal+(APS),+Katie+Carrado+Gregar+(CNM),+and+Susan+Strasser+ (APS)! ! In! order! to! increase! awareness! of! the! industrial! community! to! Argonne! National! Laboratory! user! facilities,!the!Advanced!Photon!Source!(APS),!the!Center!for!Nanoscale!Materials!(CNM)!and!the!Electron! Microscopy!Center!(EMC)!welcomed!industrial!scientists,!engineers!and!related!professionals!to!a!oneC day! workshop! to! learn! more! about! Argonne's! National! Laboratory! and! the! capabilities/techniques! available! for! their! use.! The! workshop! showcased! several! successful! industrial! user! experiments,! and! explained! the! different! ways! in! which! industrial! scientists! can! work! at! Argonne! or! with! Argonne!

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In Situ Analytical Electron Microscopy for Probing Nanoscale Electrochemistry  

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Oxides and their tailored structures are at the heart of electrochemical energy storage technologies and advances in understanding and controlling the dynamic behaviors in the complex oxides, particularly at the interfaces, during electrochemical processes will catalyze creative design concepts for new materials with enhanced and better-understood properties. Such knowledge is not accessible without new analytical tools. New innovative experimental techniques are needed for understanding the chemistry and structure of the bulk and interfaces, more importantly how they change with electrochemical processes in situ. Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is used extensively to study electrode materials ex situ and is one of the most powerful tools to obtain structural, morphological, and compositional information at nanometer scale by combining imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy, e.g., EDS (energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry) and Electron Energy Loss Spectrometry (EELS). Determining the composition/structure evolution upon electrochemical cycling at the bulk and interfaces can be addressed by new electron microscopy technique with which one can observe, at the nanometer scale and in situ, the dynamic phenomena in the electrode materials. In electrochemical systems, for instance in a lithium ion battery (LIB), materials operate under conditions that are far from equilibrium, so that the materials studied ex situ may not capture the processes that occur in situ in a working battery. In situ electrochemical operation in the ultra-high vacuum column of a TEM has been pursued by two major strategies. In one strategy, a 'nano-battery' can be fabricated from an all-solid-state thin film battery using a focused ion beam (FIB). The electrolyte is either polymer based or ceramic based without any liquid component. As shown in Fig. 1a, the interfaces between the active electrode material/electrolyte can be clearly observed with TEM imaging, in contrast to the composite electrodes/electrolyte interfaces in conventional lithium ion batteries, depicted in Fig.1b, where quantitative interface characterization is extremely difficult if not impossible. A second strategy involves organic electrolyte, though this approach more closely resembles the actual operation conditions of a LIB, the extreme volatility In Situ Analytical Electron Microscopy for Probing Nanoscale Electrochemistry by Ying Shirley Meng, Thomas McGilvray, Ming-Che Yang, Danijel Gostovic, Feng Wang, Dongli Zeng, Yimei Zhu, and Jason Graetz of the organic electrolytes present significant challenges for designing an in situ cell that is suitable for the vacuum environment of the TEM. Significant progress has been made in the past few years on the development of in situ electron microscopy for probing nanoscale electrochemistry. In 2008, Brazier et al. reported the first cross-section observation of an all solid-state lithium ion nano-battery by TEM. In this study the FIB was used to make a 'nano-battery,' from an all solid-state battery prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). In situ TEM observations were not possible at that time due to several key challenges such as the lack of a suitable biasing sample holder and vacuum transfer of sample. In 2010, Yamamoto et al. successfully observed changes of electric potential in an all-solid-state lithium ion battery in situ with electron holography (EH). The 2D potential distribution resulting from movement of lithium ions near the positive-electrode/electrolyte interface was quantified. More recently Huang et al. and Wang et al. reported the in situ observations of the electrochemical lithiation of a single SnO{sub 2} nanowire electrode in two different in situ setups. In their approach, a vacuum compatible ionic liquid is used as the electrolyte, eliminating the need for complicated membrane sealing to prevent the evaporation of carbonate based organic electrolyte into the TEM column. One main limitation of this approach is that EELS spectral imaging is not possible due to the high plasmon signal of the ionic li

Graetz J.; Meng, Y.S.; McGilvray, T.; Yang, M.-C.; Gostovic, D.; Wang, F.; Zeng, D.; Zhu, Y.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of nanoscale charge density wave systems  

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Nanoscale charge density wave systems of quasi-one-dimensional o ? TaS 3 crystals were fabricated.Goldelectrodes 400 nm wide were made by standard lift-off technique on o ? TaS 3 nanocrystals prepared by deposition on silicon substrates. Interface resistance was higher than 100 G ? just after evaporation and were significantly reduced by electron-beam irradiation. The electrodes were tested down to 80 mK and were found quite durable for cryogenic measurement. The temperature dependence of the resistance of the nanocrystal was represented as the variable-range-hopping-type conduction with one dimension over the wide range of temperature from 4.2 to 100 K. This behavior was different from that of conventional bulk samples.

Katsuhiko Inagaki; Takeshi Toshima; Satoshi Tanda; Kazuhiko Yamaya; Shinya Uji

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM: 2012 Colloquium Series  

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2 Colloquium Series 2 Colloquium Series 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | Date Title Special Colloquium December 13, 2012 "Pathways to Complex Matter Far-Away-From Equilibrium: Developing Spatiotemporal Tools," by Gopal Shenoy, Argonne National Laboratory, hostged by Daniel Lopez Abstract: From the Big Bang to the coming of humankind, every manifestation of nature has exhibited processes far-away-from equilibrium leading to increasingly complex structural orders from geological to atomic length and time scales. Examples include the evolution of galaxies, hurricanes, stars, and planets; prebiotic reactions; cyclical reactions; photosynthesis; and life itself. The organizational spatiotemporal evolution in soft, hard, and biological matter also follows the same path. It begins from a far-from-equilibrium state and develops over time into organizations with length scales between atoms and small molecules on the one hand and mesoscopic matter on the other.

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Argonne CNM: 2011 Research Highlights  

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Archive: 2011 Research Highlights Archive: 2011 Research Highlights Monitoring the Transformation of Silver Nanowires into Gold Nanotubes with in situ Transmission X-Ray Microscopy (December 2011) Batteries Get a Quick Charge with New Anode Technology (November 2011) Small Defects Mean Big Problems for Industrial Solar Cells (October 2011) Luminescent Solar Concentrators Improved by Microcavity Effects (September 2011) New Etching Technique: Sequential Infiltration Synthesis (August 2011) Bifunctional Plasmonic/Magnetic Nanoparticles (August 2011) Structural Consequences of Nanolithography (August 2011) Thinnest Nanofiltration Membrane to Date (July 2011) STM of individual grains in CVD-grown graphene (June 2011) New Inorganic Semiconductor Layers Hold Promise for Solar Energy (June 2011)

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Argonne CNM: 2011 Colloquium Series  

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1 Colloquium Series 1 Colloquium Series 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | Date Title December 21, 2011 "Film Thickness and Elastic Strain Measurements on Silicon-on-Insulator Thin Films," I. Cevdet Noyan, Columbia University, hosted by Jorg Maser Abstract: Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) composites consist of two semiconductor-grade silicon layers bonded to each other via a SiO2 interface. One of these silicon layers is quite thin; it is possible to get thicknesses between 5 and 150 nm. Since this value is much thinner than the extinction distance of X-rays in silicon for commonly used energies, this layer diffracts in the kinematical mode. The second layer is much thicker, around 700 micrometers, and diffracts in the dynamical mode. Both layers can be considered almost perfect, with negligible mosaic structures and no dislocations.

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Argonne CNM: 2010 Colloquium Series  

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0 Colloquium Series 0 Colloquium Series 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | Date Title November 10, 2010 "Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis and Chemical and Biological Functionalization," Preston T. Snee, University of Illinois - Chicago, hosted by Richard Schaller Abstract: Semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs, or quantum dots) are very bright chromophores that possess significant potential in alternative energy generation and for biological sensing and imaging applications. Our group has made significant advances in the synthesis of rods and multi-pods of near-infrared emitting PbSe NCs through a previously unobserved mechanism. Characterization of anisotropic PbSe NCs show that they have much more robust chemical properties compared to cubic or "dot"-shaped NCs.

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Argonne CNM: Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities  

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Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities Synthesis Synthesis of metal oxide, semiconducting, metallic, and magnetic nanoparticles Self-assembly of monodisperse nanoparticles into two- and three-dimensional crystals and binary superlattices Bioconjugation and biochemical techniques with a focus on the synthetic biology and recombinant DNA/protein techniques Peptide synthesis (CSBio CS136XT) Functionalization of nanocrystalline surfaces with biomolecules, such as DNA, peptides, proteins and antibodies, using biochemical, electrochemical, and photochemical techniques Equipment Centrifuges (Beckman Coulter Optima L-100 XP Ultracentrifuge and Avanti J-E Centrifuge) Biological safety cabinets [Labconco Purifier Delta Series (Class II, B2)] Glovebox (MBraun LabMaster 130)

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Negative pressure characteristics of an evaporating meniscus at nanoscale  

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This study aims at understanding the characteristics of negative liquid pressures at the nanoscale using molecular dynamics simulation. A nano-meniscus is formed by placing liquid argon on a platinum wall between two ...

Maroo, Shalabh C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shedding light on Nature's nanoscale control of solar energy...  

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Shedding light on Nature's nanoscale control of solar energy July 30, 2012 Tweet EmailPrint Across billions of years of evolution, nature has retained a common light-absorbing...

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Electronic structure and transport in molecular and nanoscale electronics  

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Two approaches based on first-principles method are developed to qualitatively and quantitatively study electronic structure and phase-coherent transport in molecular and nanoscale electronics, where both quantum mechanical ...

Qian, Xiaofeng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-scale scratching in chemical-mechanical polishing  

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During the chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) process, a critical step in the manufacture of ultra-large-scale integrated (ULSI) semiconductor devices, undesirable nano-scale scratches are formed on the surfaces being ...

Eusner, Thor

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretarial Policy Statement on Nanoscale Safety - DOE Directives...  

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CURRENT DOE P 456.1, Secretarial Policy Statement on Nanoscale Safety by Bill McArthur Functional areas: Nano Technology, Safety The safety of its employees, the public, and the...

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Perspectives Nanotechnology and the public: Effectively communicating nanoscale science  

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Perspectives Nanotechnology and the public: Effectively communicating nanoscale science August 2006 Key words: nanotechnology, communication, public knowledge, public understanding the public on concepts and applications associated with nanotechnology. The goal of our work

Crone, Wendy C.

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Design and implementation of nanoscale fiber mechanical testing apparatus  

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The rapid growth in the synthetic manufacturing industry demands higher resolution mechanical testing devices, capable of working with nanoscale fibers. A new device has been developed to perform single-axis tensile tests ...

Brayanov, Jordan, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale structure and transport : from atoms to devices  

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Nanoscale structures present both unique physics and unique theoretical challenges. Atomic-scale simulations can find novel nanostructures with desirable properties, but the search can be difficult if the wide range of ...

Evans, Matthew Hiram

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Tracking at the Nanoscale | The Ames Laboratory  

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3D Tracking at the Nanoscale A new theory shows that reactivity at catalytic sites inside narrow pores is controlled by how molecules move at the pore openings. Like cars...

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Tunable, Nanoscale Free-Electron Source of Photons and Plasmons  

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The passage of a free-electron beam through a nano-hole in a periodically layered metal/dielectric structure creates a new type of tuneable, nanoscale radiation source, analogous to...

Adamo, G; MacDonald, K F; Zheludev, N I; Fu, Y H; Wang, C -m; Tsai, D P; Garca de Abajo, F J

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Volker Rose  

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Dr. Volker Rose holds an advanced degree in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) and received a doctoral degree Dr. Volker Rose holds an advanced degree in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) and received a doctoral degree (Dr.rer.nat.) from RWTH Aachen, Germany in 2005. During this time he conducted research at Research Center Julich, the largest interdisciplinary research center in Europe. After a postdoctoral appointment at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), he joined the Microscopy Group at the Advanced Photon

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Nano-scale positioning, control and motion planning in hard disk drives  

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OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Nano-scale Positioning, Control andABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Nano-scale Positioning, Controlmm) height (mm) mini micro nano pico femto Figure 2.8:

Boettcher, Uwe

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debonding in bi-layer material systems under moisture effect : a multiscale approach  

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Bi-layer material systems are found in various engineering applications ranging from nano-scale components, such as thin films in circuit boards, to macro-scale structures such as adhesive bonding in aerospace and civil ...

Lau, Tak-bun, Denvid

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2007 Synthesis and Self-assembly of Nanomaterials Workshop Summary  

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Synthesis and Self-assembly of Nanomaterials Synthesis and Self-assembly of Nanomaterials Co-Organizers: Xiao-Min Lin (CNM) and Moonsub Shim (UIUC) A combination of advanced synthesis and assembly of molecular and nanoscale building blocks is one of the most promising routes to new macroscopic hybrid materials with unique and complex functionalities. During the past decade, many molecular and nanoscale building blocks have been synthesized with different morphologies and compositions, including conjugated polymers, inorganic nanocrystals, nanowires and nanotubes. Despite the continued advances in various aspects, many challenges remain to be addressed at different stages en route to applications. This full day workshop, organized by Xiao-Min Lin (CNM) and Moonsub Shim (UIUC), focused on how to

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SURFACE ELASTICITY MODELS FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF NANOSCALE BEAMS  

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SURFACE ELASTICITY MODELS FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF NANOSCALE BEAMS by Chang Liu B) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (Vancouver) February 2010 © Chang Liu, 2010 #12;ii Abstract Nanoscale beam of nanoscale beams. The objective is to provide NEMS designers with an efficient set of tools that can predict

Phani, A. Srikantha

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Nanoscale fluorescence lifetime imaging with a single diamond NV center  

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Solid-state quantum emitters, such as artificially engineered quantum dots or naturally occurring defects in solids, are being investigated for applications ranging from quantum information science and optoelectronics to biomedical imaging. Recently, these same systems have also been studied from the perspective of nanoscale metrology. In this letter we study the near-field optical properties of a diamond nanocrystal hosting a single nitrogen vacancy center. We find that the nitrogen vacancy center is a sensitive probe of the surrounding electromagnetic mode structure. We exploit this sensitivity to demonstrate nanoscale fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) with a single nitrogen vacancy center by imaging the local density of states of an optical antenna.

Ryan Beams; Dallas Smith; Timothy W. Johnson; Sang-Hyun Oh; Lukas Novotny; Nick Vamivakas

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Advances in Catalysis and Energy Applications  

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(50) Energy conversion and transport in nanomaterials differs significantly from that in bulk materials because of classical and quantum size effects on energy carriers such as photons, phonons, electrons, and molecules. ... (52) Photovoltaic cells convert the photon energy directly to electricity by separating the excited electron?hole pairs in photovoltaic materials. ... By band engineering through controlling the size, shape, chemical composition, and heterojunction of semiconductor materials, nanomaterials provide the opportunity to achieve high efficiencies for sunlight to charge conversion and chemical conversions at the electrode surfaces at the same time. ...

Yimin Li; Gabor A. Somorjai

2010-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Pushing the boundaries of the thermal conductivity of materials  

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Pushing the boundaries of the thermal conductivity of materials David G. Cahill, C. Chiritescu, Y. · Advances in time-domain thermoreflectance. · Amorphous limit to the thermal conductivity of materials. #12;50 nm Interfaces are critical at the nanoscale · Low thermal conductivity in nanostructured

Braun, Paul

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Nanoscale Current Imaging of the Conducting Channels in Proton  

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must traverse the aqueous domains of the PEM and reach the catalyst at the cathode area of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is investigated using conductive probe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM). A platinum-coated AFM tip is used as a nanoscale cathode in an operating

Buratto, Steve

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Why Area Might Reduce Power in Nanoscale CMOS Paul Beckett  

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Why Area Might Reduce Power in Nanoscale CMOS Paul Beckett School of Electrical and Computer Engineering RMIT University Melbourne, Australia 3000 Email: pbeckett@rmit.edu.au Seth Copen Goldstein School-- In this paper we explore the relationship between power and area. By exploiting parallelism (and thus using more

Goldstein, Seth Copen

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Bioremediation of Uranium Plumes with Nano-scale  

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(IV) (UO2[s], uraninite) Anthropogenic · Release of mill tailings during uranium mining - MobilizationBioremediation of Uranium Plumes with Nano-scale Zero-valent Iron Angela Athey Advisers: Dr. Reyes Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program April 15, 2011 #12;Main Sources of Uranium Natural · Leaching from

Fay, Noah

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance  

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance M. Strange,a I. S. The transmission functions are calculated using two different density functional theory methods, namely state density functional theory DFT . The resulting NEGF- DFT formalism provides a numerically efficient

Thygesen, Kristian

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NANO-SCALE CALORIMETRY OF ISOLATED POLYETHYLENE SINGLE CRYSTALS  

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#12;NANO-SCALE CALORIMETRY OF ISOLATED POLYETHYLENE SINGLE CRYSTALS BY ALEX TAN KWAN B.S., Stanford) device, the nanocalorimeter, it was possible to investigate the melting of isolated polyethylene (PE, a simple Ni-foil calorimeter, to measure the heat capacity of a thin polyethylene film to verify

Allen, Leslie H.

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Electronic Materials Letters, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2008), pp. 103-105 The Enhancement of Cycle-Life Performance in  

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for Energy Conversion and Storage, and Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University-ion battery, Al2O3, LiCoO2, nanoscale, coating 1. INTRODUCTION Commercial rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Park, Byungwoo

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Novel photonic phenomena in nanostructured material systems with applications and mid-range efficient insensitive wireless energy-transfer  

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A set of novel mechanisms for the manipulation of light in the nanoscale is provided. In the class of all-dielectric material systems, techniques for the suppression of radiative loss from incomplete-photonic-bandgap ...

Karalis, Aristeidis, 1978-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale compositional banding in binary thin films produced by ion-assisted deposition  

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During the ion-assisted deposition of a binary material, the ion beam can induce the formation of nanoscale ripples on the surface of the growing thin film and compositional banding within its bulk. We demonstrate that this remains true even if the curvature dependence of the sputter yields and ballistic mass redistribution are negligible, and the two atomic species are completely miscible. The concentration of the species with the lower of the two sputter yields is higher at the crests of the ripples than at their troughs. Depending on the angles of incidence of the two atomic species, the incident flux of atoms with the higher sputter yield can either stabilize or destabilize the initially flat surface of the thin film.

Mark Bradley, R. [Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 (United States)

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Dynamic Quantum Clustering to Analyze Hierarchically Heterogeneous Samples on the Nanoscale  

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Dynamic Quantum Clustering (DQC) is an unsupervised, high visual data mining technique. DQC was tested as an analysis method for X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) data from the Transmission X-ray Microscopy (TXM) group. The TXM group images hierarchically heterogeneous materials with nanoscale resolution and large field of view. XANES data consists of energy spectra for each pixel of an image. It was determined that DQC successfully identifies structure in data of this type without prior knowledge of the components in the sample. Clusters and sub-clusters clearly reflected features of the spectra that identified chemical component, chemical environment, and density in the image. DQC can also be used in conjunction with the established data analysis technique, which does require knowledge of components present.

Hume, Allison; /Princeton U. /SLAC

2012-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The SFM/ToF-SIMS combination for advanced chemically-resolved analysis at the nanoscale  

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Abstract The combination of Time-of-flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) and Scanning Force Microscopy (SFM) allows the 3D-compositional analysis of samples or devices. Typically, the topographical data obtained by SFM is used to determine the initial sample topography and the absolute depth of the ToF-SIMS analysis. Here ToF-SIMS and SFM data sets obtained on 2 prototypical samples are explored to go beyond conventional 3D-compositional analysis. SFM topographical and material contrast maps are combined with ToF-SIMS retrospective analysis to detect features that would have escaped a conventional ToF-SIMS data analysis. In addition, SFM data is used to extrapolate the chemical information beyond the spatial resolution of ToF-SIMS, allowing the mapping of the chemical composition at the nanoscale.

Laetitia Bernard; Jakob Heier; Wolfgang Paul; Hans J. Hug

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Advances in Catalysis and Energy Applications  

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In this perspective, we present an overview of nanoscience applications in catalysis, energy conversion, and energy conservation technologies. We discuss how novel physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials can be applied and engineered to meet the advanced material requirements in the new generation of chemical and energy conversion devices. We highlight some of the latest advances in these nanotechnologies and provide an outlook at the major challenges for further developments.

Li, Yimin; Somorjai, Gabor A.

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An atomistic methodology of energy release rate for graphene at nanoscale  

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Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms packed into a honeycomb architecture, serving as a fundamental building block for electric devices. Understanding the fracture mechanism of graphene under various conditions is crucial for tailoring the electrical and mechanical properties of graphene-based devices at atomic scale. Although most of the fracture mechanics concepts, such as stress intensity factors, are not applicable in molecular dynamics simulation, energy release rate still remains to be a feasible and crucial physical quantity to characterize the fracture mechanical property of materials at nanoscale. This work introduces an atomistic simulation methodology, based on the energy release rate, as a tool to unveil the fracture mechanism of graphene at nanoscale. This methodology can be easily extended to any atomistic material system. We have investigated both opening mode and mixed mode at different temperatures. Simulation results show that the critical energy release rate of graphene is independent of initial crack length at low temperature. Graphene with inclined pre-crack possesses higher fracture strength and fracture deformation but smaller critical energy release rate compared with the graphene with vertical pre-crack. Owing to its anisotropy, graphene with armchair chirality always has greater critical energy release rate than graphene with zigzag chirality. The increase of temperature leads to the reduction of fracture strength, fracture deformation, and the critical energy release rate of graphene. Also, higher temperature brings higher randomness of energy release rate of graphene under a variety of predefined crack lengths. The energy release rate is independent of the strain rate as long as the strain rate is small enough.

Zhang, Zhen; Lee, James D., E-mail: jdlee@gwu.edu [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States); Wang, Xianqiao [College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 (United States)

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Guisinger-081612 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence  

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Guisinger-081612 Guisinger-081612 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Dr. Nathan Guisinger Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory TITLE: "Current Trends in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy at Argonne National Laboratory"" DATE: Thursday,August 16, 2012 TIME: 11:00 am PLACE: Building 212 / A-157 ABSTRACT:Low-dimensional materials functioning at the nanoscale are a critical component for a variety of current and future technologies. From the optimization of light harvesting solar technologies to large-scale catalytic processes, key physical phenomena are occurring at the nanometer and atomic length-scales and predominately at interfaces. For instance, graphene is a nearly ideal two-dimensional conductor that is comprised of a single sheet of hexagonally packed carbon atoms. In order fully realize the

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New Nanoscale Engineering Breakthrough Points to Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles  

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Patterning High-density Arrays of Nanospheres with Self Assembly Patterning High-density Arrays of Nanospheres with Self Assembly Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge A Molecular Cause for One Form of Deafness Water Theory is Watertight Nanowire Micronetworks from Carbon-Black Nanoparticles Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed New Nanoscale Engineering Breakthrough Points to Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles MARCH 7, 2007 Bookmark and Share Nenad Markovic and Vojislav Stamenkovic with the new three-chamber UHV system at Argonne. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed an advanced concept in nanoscale catalyst engineering - a

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ST ATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS Nanoscale Science Research Center  

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ST ST ATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS Nanoscale Science Research Center Class Waiver, W(C)-200S-001 The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, 15 U.S.c. §7501 et seq., (the "Nanotechnology Act"), signed into lawon December 3,2003, codifies programs and activities supported by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and provides for the establishment of a network of advanced technology user facilities and centers. An "advanced technology user facility" is defined as "a nanotechnology research development facility supported, in whole or in part, by Federal funds that is open to all United States researchers on a competitive, merit- reviewed basis." 15 U.S.c. § 7509(5). DOE has established five user facilities under the Nanotechnology Act, known as Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs), which are funded by the

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Coupled ionic and electronic heat transport at the nanoscale.  

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In modeling thermal transport in nanoscale systems, classical molecular dynamics (MD) explicitly represents phonon modes and scattering mechanisms, but electrons and their role in energy transport are missing. Furthermore, the assumption of local equilibrium between ions and electrons often fails at the nanoscale. We have coupled MD (implemented in the LAMMPS MD package) with a partial differential equation based representation of the electrons (implemented using finite elements). The coupling between the subsystems occurs via a local version of the two-temperature model. Key parameters of the model are calculated using the Time Dependent Density Functional Theory with either explicit or implicit energy flow. We will discuss application of this work in the context of the US DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT).

Olmsted, David L.; Modine, Normand Arthur; Beck, M. J. (University of Kentucky); Jones, Reese E.; Hatcher, R. M. (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories); Templeton, Jeremy Alan; Wagner, Gregory John

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size and load dependence of nanoscale electric contact resistance  

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Abstract Nanoscale electrical resistance between a platinum-coated atomic force microscope tip and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surface is measured as a function of normal load and tip radius. These measurements are complemented by molecular dynamics simulations that relate load and radius to contact area. Simulation-predicted contact area and experimentally-measured resistance are used to calculate contact resistivity. The results show that the effect of load on resistance can be captured by the real contact area, while tip size, although in part captured by area, affects contact resistivity itself, potentially through interface distance. Our study provides new insight into the effect of load and geometry on nanoscale electric contact and, more significantly, highlights the role of atomic-scale contact features in determining contact resistance.

Zhijiang Ye; Hyeongjoo Moon; Min Hwan Lee; Ashlie Martini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Areas, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Department,  

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Areas Areas Studies of Nanoscale Structure and Structural Defects in Advanced Materials: The goal of this program is to study property sensitive structural defects in technologically-important materials such as superconductors, magnets, and other functional materials at nanoscale. Advanced quantitative electron microscopy techniques, such as coherent diffraction, atomic imaging, spectroscopy, and phase retrieval methods including electron holography are developed and employed to study material behaviors. Computer simulations and theoretical modeling are carried out to aid the interpretation of experimental data. Electron Spectroscopy Group's primary focus is on the electronic structure and dynamics of condensed matter systems. The group carries out studies on a range materials including strongly correlated systems and thin metallic films. A special emphasis is placed on studies of high-Tc superconductors and related materials.

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Nanoscale Gold for Enhanced Protein Electrochemistry, Ebolavirus Immunosensors, and In Vivo Distribution Measurements.  

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??Different applications using gold at the nanoscale level are discussed in this dissertation. The first section includes relevant background into nanoparticles, specifically, monolayer protected gold (more)

Huffman, Brian Joseph

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic-Level Study of Ion-Induced Nanoscale Disordered Domains...  

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The simulations suggest that it is possible to design and fabricate nanoscale optoelectronic devices based on SiC using ion-beam-induced order-disorder transformation....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered nanoscale topographies Sample Search...  

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Bioelectric Scanning Probe Microscopies Summary: . Fumagalli, G. Gomila, et al. Nano Letters (2009) Topography Capacitance Dielectric constant 4. Nanoscale... to measure...

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Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale > EMC2 News > The Energy...  

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fellowship In This Section EMC2 News Archived News Stories Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale February 26th, 2014 Robinson Group Design of the spectrometer to...

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Chemical and Materials Science Staff  

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Chemical and Materials Science Staff Chemical and Materials Science Staff The Chemical and Materials Science staff members at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory work within one of five groups: the Chemical and Nanoscale Science Group, the Theoretical Materials Science Group, the Materials Science Group, the Process Technology and Advanced Concepts Group, and the Fuel Cells Group. Access the staff members' background, areas of expertise, and contact information below. Jao van de Lagemaat Director Marisa Howe Project Specialist Chemical & Nanoscale Science Group Nicole Campos Administrative Professional Paul Ackerman Natalia Azarova Brian Bailey Matthew C. Beard Matt Bergren Raghu N. Bhattacharya Julio Villanueva Cab Rebecca Callahan Russ Cormier Ryan Crisp Alex Dixon Andrew J. Ferguson Arthur J. Frank

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Formation of hollow nanocrystals through the nanoscale kirkendall effect  

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We demonstrate that hollow nanocrystals can be synthesized through a mechanism analogous to the Kirkendall Effect, in which pores form due to the difference in diffusion rates between two components in a diffusion couple. Cobalt nanocrystals are chosen as a primary example to show that their reaction in solution with oxygen, sulfur or selenium leads to the formation of hollow nanocrystals of the resulting oxide and chalcogenides. This process provides a general route to the synthesis of hollow nanostructures of large numbers of compounds. A simple extension of this process yields platinum-cobalt oxide yolk-shell nanostructures which may serve as nanoscale reactors in catalytic applications.

Yin, Yadong; Rioux, Robert M.; Erdonmez, Can K.; Hughes, Steven; Somorjai, Gabor A.; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2004-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-Biotechnology: Structure and Dynamics of Nanoscale Biosystems  

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Nanoscale biosystems are widely used in numerous medical applications. The approaches for structure and function of the nanomachines that are available in the cell (natural nanomachines) are discussed. Molecular simulation studies have been extensively used to study the dynamics of many nanomachines including ribosome. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) serve as prototypes for biological channels such as Aquaporins (AQPs). Recently, extensive investigations have been performed on the transport of biological nanosystems through CNTs. The results are utilized as a guide in building a nanomachinary such as nanosyringe for a needle free drug delivery.

Manjasetty, Babu A; Ramaswamy, Y S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale topographical replication of graphene architecture by artificial DNA nanostructures  

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Despite many studies on how geometry can be used to control the electronic properties of graphene, certain limitations to fabrication of designed graphene nanostructures exist. Here, we demonstrate controlled topographical replication of graphene by artificial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) nanostructures. Owing to the high degree of geometrical freedom of DNA nanostructures, we controlled the nanoscale topography of graphene. The topography of graphene replicated from DNA nanostructures showed enhanced thermal stability and revealed an interesting negative temperature coefficient of sheet resistivity when underlying DNA nanostructures were denatured at high temperatures.

Moon, Y.; Seo, S.; Park, J.; Park, T.; Ahn, J. R., E-mail: jrahn@skku.edu [Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Shin, J.; Dugasani, S. R. [Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Woo, S. H. [College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Park, S. H., E-mail: sunghapark@skku.edu [Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The Kinetics of Analyte Capture on Nanoscale Sensors J. E. Solomon* and M. R. Pauly  

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The Kinetics of Analyte Capture on Nanoscale Sensors J. E. Solomon* and M. R. Pauly *Condensed analyte capture efficiency is a crucial measure of the ultimate sensitivity of such devices years, the potential use of nanoscale electromechanical systems has been considered for high

Paul, Mark

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Surface-Phonon Polariton Contribution to Nanoscale Radiative Heat Transfer. Emmanuel Rousseau  

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Surface-Phonon Polariton Contribution to Nanoscale Radiative Heat Transfer. Emmanuel Rousseau-sud Campus Polytechnique RD 128 91127 Palaiseau cedex, France Heat transfer between two plates of polar far-field value. In this article, we show that nanoscale heat transfer is dominated by the coupling

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Radiative heat transfer at nanoscale mediated by surface plasmons for highly doped Emmanuel Rousseau  

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Radiative heat transfer at nanoscale mediated by surface plasmons for highly doped silicon the role of surface plasmons for nanoscale radiative heat transfer between doped silicon surfaces. We derive a new accurate and closed-form expression of the radiative near- field heat transfer. We also

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Local Heating in Nanoscale Conductors Yu-Chang Chen, Michael Zwolak, and Massimiliano Di Ventra*  

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Local Heating in Nanoscale Conductors Yu-Chang Chen, Michael Zwolak, and Massimiliano Di Ventra Received October 2, 2003 ABSTRACT We report first-principles calculations of local heating in nanoscale heat dissipation, the single molecule heats less than the gold point contact. We also find that

Zwolak, Michael

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A mean field approach for computing solid-liquid surface tension for nanoscale interfaces  

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A mean field approach for computing solid-liquid surface tension for nanoscale interfaces Chi are largely determined by the solid-liquid surface tension. This is especially true for nanoscale systems with high surface area to volume ratios. While experimental techniques can only measure surface tension

Nielsen, Steven O.

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Tunable Nanoscale Plasmon Antenna for Localization and Enhancement of Optical Energy  

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Tunable Nanoscale Plasmon Antenna for Localization and Enhancement of Optical Energy Douglas Howe used. The coupling of optical energy with the surface plasmons that occur on the surface of metals the optical energy that couples with surface plasmons that exist on nanoscale metal structures. Gold

La Rosa, Andres H.

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Nanoscale patterning of graphene through femtosecond laser ablation R. Sahin, E. Simsek, and S. Akturk  

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Nanoscale patterning of graphene through femtosecond laser ablation R. Sahin, E. Simsek, and S.164.158.129 On: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:01:27 #12;Nanoscale patterning of graphene through femtosecond laser ablation 2014) We report on nanometer-scale patterning of single layer graphene on SiO2/Si substrate through

Simsek, Ergun

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Coherent Control of Nanoscale Light Localization in Metamaterial: Creating and Positioning Isolated Subwavelength Energy Hot Spots  

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in a subwavelength local- ization of optical energy. A desired nanoscale light hot spot can be engineered simplyCoherent Control of Nanoscale Light Localization in Metamaterial: Creating and Positioning Isolated Subwavelength Energy Hot Spots T. S. Kao,1 S. D. Jenkins,2 J. Ruostekoski,2 and N. I. Zheludev1,* 1

Zheludev, Nikolay

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Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Department, Brookhaven  

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People People Facilities Publications Presentations Organizational Chart Other Information Basic Energy Sciences Directorate BNL Site Index Can't View PDFs? :: Next CMPMS Seminar There are no seminars scheduled at this time. Advanced Energy Materials Group We study both the microscopic and macroscopic properties of complex and nano-structured materials with a view to understanding and developing their application in different energy related technologies Group Leader: Qiang Li Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York 11973-5000 (631) 344-4490 qiangli@bnl.gov AEM group news: Current research topics include: Superconducting Materials Nano-scale Materials (S. Wong) Applied Superconductivity Thermoelectric Materials

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Nanoscale Science Research Centers | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Nanoscale Science Research Centers Nanoscale Science Research Centers Scientific User Facilities (SUF) Division SUF Home About User Facilities X-Ray Light Sources Neutron Scattering Facilities Nanoscale Science Research Centers Electron-Beam Microcharacterization Centers Accelerator & Detector Research & Development Principal Investigators' Meetings Scientific Highlights Construction Projects BES Home User Facilities Nanoscale Science Research Centers Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page The five NSRCs are DOE's premier user centers for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale, serving as the basis for a national program that encompasses new science, new tools, and new computing capabilities. Each center has particular expertise and capabilities in selected theme areas, such as synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; catalysis; theory,

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Nanoscale Heat Conduction across Metal-Dielectric Interfaces  

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resistance between a metal and a dielectric material assumedresistance of a metallic film bounded by dielectric materials.resistance of a metallic film bounded by dielectric materials.

Ju, Y. Sungtaek

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystallization of Ge2Sb2Te5 nanometric phase change material clusters made by gas-phase condensation  

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Crystallization of Ge2Sb2Te5 nanometric phase change material clusters made by gas- phase=pdfcov Published by the AIP Publishing Articles you may be interested in Nanoscale nuclei in phase change materials phase change material clusters made by gas-phase condensation G. E. Ghezzi,1,2 R. Morel,3 A. Brenac,3 N

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Materials Synthesis and Characterization | Center for Functional  

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Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility materials synthesis The Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility includes laboratories for producing nanostructured materials and characterizing their basic structural, chemical and optical properties. The facility staff has significant experience in solution-phase chemistry of nanocrystal/nanowire materials, synthesis of polymer materials by a range of controlled polymerization techniques; inorganic synthesis by chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition. The staff includes experts in techniques of nanoscale fabrication by self-assembly. The facility also supports infrastructure and expertise in solution-based processing of organic thin films, including tools for spin-casting, thermal processing, and UV/ozone treatment.

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Revolutionizing Materials for Energy Storage - TMSI Initiative, PNNL  

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a report published in a report published in Chemical Reviews, PNNL researchers say future batteries used by the energy grid to store power from the wind and the sun must be reliable, durable and safe, but affordability is key to wide- spread market deployment. Transformational Materials Science Initiative Revolutionizing Materials for Energy Storage The Transformational Materials Science Initiative at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is elucidating the principles of synthesizing and assembling functional nanostructures, understanding nanoscale-to-macroscale phenomena within materials of interest, and developing multi-scale computational models and unique characterization tools to understand essential phenomena in energy storage materials. Chief among PNNL's

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Quantification of nanoscale density fluctuations using electron microscopy: Light-localization properties of biological cells  

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We report a study of the nanoscale mass-density fluctuations of heterogeneous optical dielectric media, including nanomaterials and biological cells, by quantifying their nanoscale light-localization properties. Transmission electron microscope images of the media are used to construct corresponding effective disordered optical lattices. Light-localization properties are studied by the statistical analysis of the inverse participation ratio (IPR) of the localized eigenfunctions of these optical lattices at the nanoscale. We validated IPR analysis using nanomaterials as models of disordered systems fabricated from dielectric nanoparticles. As an example, we then applied such analysis to distinguish between cells with different degrees of aggressive malignancy.

Pradhan, Prabhakar; Damania, Dhwanil; Turzhitsky, Vladimir; Subramanian, Hariharan; Backman, Vadim [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Joshi, Hrushikesh M.; Dravid, Vinayak P. [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Roy, Hemant K. [Department of Internal Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (United States); Taflove, Allen [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States)

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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TRADITIONAL METALLURGY, NANOTECHNOLOGIES AND STRUCTURAL MATERIALS: A SORBY AWARD LECTURE  

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Traditional metallurgical processes are among the many ''old fashion'' practices that use nanoparticles to control the behavior of materials. Many of these practices were developed long before microscopy could resolve nanoscale features, yet the practitioners learned to manipulate and control microstructural elements that they could neither see nor identify. Furthermore, these early practitioners used that control to modify microstructures and develop desired material properties. Centuries old colored glass, ancient high strength steels and medieval organ pipes derived many of their desirable features through control of nanoparticles in their microstructures. Henry Sorby was among the first to recognize that the properties of rocks, minerals, metals and organic materials were controlled by microstructure. However, Mr. Sorby was accused of the folly of trying to study mountains with a microscope. Although he could not resolve nanoscale microstructural features, Mr. Sorby's observations revolutionized the study of materials. The importance of nanoscale microstructural elements should be emphasized, however, because the present foundation for structural materials was built by manipulating those features. That foundation currently supports several multibillion dollar industries but is not generally considered when the nanomaterials revolution is discussed. This lecture demonstrates that using nanotechnologies to control the behavior of metallic materials is almost as old as the practice of metallurgy and that many of the emergent nanomaterials technologists are walking along pathways previously paved by traditional metallurgists.

Louthan, M

2007-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED HEAT EXCHANGERS USING TUNABLE NANOSCALE-MOLECULAR ASSEMBLY  

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Steam condensation heat transfer on smooth horizontal tubes and enhanced tubes (TURBO-CDI and TURBO-CSL) along with nanoscale hydrophobic coated tubes was studied experimentally. Hydrophobic coatings have been created through self-assembled mono layers (SAMs) on copper alloy (99.9% Cu, 0.1% P) surfaces to enhance steam condensation through dropwise condensation. In general, a SAM system with a long-chain, hydrophobic group is nano-resistant, meaning that such a system forms a protective hydrophobic layer with negligible heat transfer resistance but a much stronger bond. When compared to complete filmwise condensation, the SAM coating on a plain tube increased the condensation heat transfer rate by a factor of 3 for copper alloy surfaces, under vacuum pressure (33.86 kPa) and by a factor of about 8 times when operated at atmospheric pressure (101 kPa). Lifetime of maintaining dropwise condensation is greatly dependent on the processing conditions.

Kwang J. Kim; Thomas W. Bell; Srinivas Vemuri; Sailaja Govindaraju

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neural assembly models derived through nano-scale measurements.  

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This report summarizes accomplishments of a three-year project focused on developing technical capabilities for measuring and modeling neuronal processes at the nanoscale. It was successfully demonstrated that nanoprobes could be engineered that were biocompatible, and could be biofunctionalized, that responded within the range of voltages typically associated with a neuronal action potential. Furthermore, the Xyce parallel circuit simulator was employed and models incorporated for simulating the ion channel and cable properties of neuronal membranes. The ultimate objective of the project had been to employ nanoprobes in vivo, with the nematode C elegans, and derive a simulation based on the resulting data. Techniques were developed allowing the nanoprobes to be injected into the nematode and the neuronal response recorded. To the authors's knowledge, this is the first occasion in which nanoparticles have been successfully employed as probes for recording neuronal response in an in vivo animal experimental protocol.

Fan, Hongyou; Branda, Catherine; Schiek, Richard Louis; Warrender, Christina E.; Forsythe, James Chris

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric-field-driven polymer entry into asymmetric nanoscale channels  

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The electric-field-driven entry process of flexible charged polymers such as single stranded DNA (ssDNA) into asymmetric nanoscale channels such as alpha-hemolysin protein channel is studied theoretically and using molecular dynamics simulations. Dependence of the height of the free-energy barrier on the polymer length, the strength of the applied electric field and the channel entrance geometry is investigated. It is shown that the squeezing effect of the driving field on the polymer and the lateral confinement of the polymer before its entry to the channel crucially affect the barrier height and its dependence on the system parameters. The attempt frequency of the polymer for passing the channel is also discussed. Our theoretical and simulation results support each other and describe related data sets of polymer translocation experiments through the alpha-hemolysin protein channel reasonably well.

Narges Nikoofard; Hossein Fazli

2012-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction-Induced Fluid Heating in Nanoscale Helium Flows  

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We investigate the mechanism of friction-induced fluid heating in nanoconfinements. Molecular dynamics simulations are used to study the temperature variations of liquid helium in nanoscale Poiseuille flows. It is found that the fluid heating is dominated by different sources of friction as the external driving force is changed. For small external force, the fluid heating is mainly caused by the internal viscous friction in the fluid. When the external force is large and causes fluid slip at the surfaces of channel walls, the friction at the fluid-solid interface dominates over the internal friction in the fluid and is the major contribution to fluid heating. An asymmetric temperature gradient in the fluid is developed in the case of nonidentical walls and the general temperature gradient may change sign as the dominant heating factor changes from internal to interfacial friction with increasing external force.

Li Zhigang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale patterning of graphene through femtosecond laser ablation  

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We report on nanometer-scale patterning of single layer graphene on SiO{sub 2}/Si substrate through femtosecond laser ablation. The pulse fluence is adjusted around the single-pulse ablation threshold of graphene. It is shown that, even though both SiO{sub 2} and Si have more absorption in the linear regime compared to graphene, the substrate can be kept intact during the process. This is achieved by scanning the sample under laser illumination at speeds yielding a few numbers of overlapping pulses at a certain point, thereby effectively shielding the substrate. By adjusting laser fluence and translation speed, 400?nm wide ablation channels could be achieved over 100??m length. Raster scanning of the sample yields well-ordered periodic structures, provided that sufficient gap is left between channels. Nanoscale patterning of graphene without substrate damage is verified with Scanning Electron Microscope and Raman studies.

Sahin, R.; Akturk, S., E-mail: selcuk.akturk@itu.edu.tr [Department of Physics, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak 34469, Istanbul (Turkey); Simsek, E. [Electrical and Computer Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States)

2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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CNM Highlight: Quantum Dot-Induced Transparency  

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Quantum Dot-Induced Transparency Quantum Dot-Induced Transparency Using rigorous and realistic numerical simulations, staff in the Nanophotonics and Theory and Modeling groups have recently demonstrated that a single semiconductor nanocrystal, or quantum dot, can cancel the scattering and absorption by a much larger metal nanostructure. Placing a quantum dot near a metal is known to strongly modify the rate at which the dot emits light. If the interaction between the dot and the metal is strong enough, scattering and absorption by the metal can be nearly eliminated at the quantum-dot resonance frequency, according to the simulations. This occurs even though the dot by itself simply absorbs light, and even though this absorption is nearly 100,000 times smaller than absorption by the metal nanostructure.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Light Scattering by Nanoparticles  

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Light Scattering by Nanoparticles: Understanding Confinement of Light for Nanophotonics Applications through Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy Light Scattering by Nanoparticles: Understanding Confinement of Light for Nanophotonics Applications through Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy Schematic of the apertureless near-field optical microscope Schematic of the apertureless near-field optical microscope. The optical scattering from the AFM probe tip provides the subdiffraction-limited optical field information. One of the motivations of nanoscience is to achieve sufficient control over photon propagation in nanostructures so as to effectively replace the electron with the photon in all-optical integrated circuits. The much greater speed and bandwidth of light pulses versus electrons promise new capabilities and size reduction of photon based “electronics.” Arrays of metal nanoparticles are currently considered a leading candidate for photon

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Argonne CNM: X-Ray Microscopy Capabilities  

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X-Ray Microscopy Facilities X-Ray Microscopy Facilities The Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe (HXN) facility provides scanning fluorescence, scanning diffraction, and full-field transmission and tomographic imaging capabilities with a spatial resolution of 30 nm over a spectral range of 6-12 keV. Modes of Operation Full-Field Transmission Imaging and Nanotomography X-ray transmission imaging uses both the absorption and phase shift of the X-ray beam by the sample as contrast mechanisms. Absorption contrast is used to map the sample density. Elemental constituents can be located by using differential edge contrast in this mode. Phase contrast can be highly sensitive to edges and interfaces even when the X-ray absorption is weak. These contrast mechanisms are exploited to image samples rapidly in full-field transmission mode under various environmental conditions, or combined with nanotomography methods to study the three-dimensional structure of complex and amorphous nanomaterials with the HXN.

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Argonne CNM News: Top 100 Chemists  

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Mentors help nurture a passion for science Mentors help nurture a passion for science Written by Tijana Rajh Remember the feeling when you entered a laboratory for the first time? You didn't know much beyond college books and everything you saw looked so interesting. Personally, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I wanted to do everything! So many questions raced through my mind. How do you choose what you want to work with? What is a good problem to work on? Do you even know what it is that you want from your science experience? This is why mentors are so important. They help you focus your thoughts and balance your priorities. They help you learn how to navigate the world of science, tussle with scientist rivalries, maneuver through science administrations and steer through the complexities of life.

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DOE Designated User Facilities Multiple Laboratories * ARM Climate Research Facility  

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Designated User Facilities Designated User Facilities Multiple Laboratories * ARM Climate Research Facility Argonne National Laboratory * Advanced Photon Source (APS) * Electron Microscopy Center for Materials Research * Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) * Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) * Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) * Brookhaven National Laboratory * National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) * Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) * Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) * Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) * National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II ) (under construction) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory * Fermilab Accelerator Complex Idaho National Laboratory * Advanced Test Reactor ** * Wireless National User Facility (WNUF)

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Conversion of lignin precursors to carbon fibers with nanoscale graphitic domains  

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Lignin is one of the most abundant and inexpensive natural biopolymers. It can be efficiently converted to low cost carbon fiber, monolithic structures or powders that could be used directly in the production of anodes for lithium-ion batteries. In this work, we report processing parameters relevant for the conversion of lignin precursors into electrochemically active carbon fibers, the impact of lignin precursor modification on melt processing and the microstructure of the final carbon material. The conversion process encompasses melt spinning of the lignin precursor, oxidative stabilization and a low temperature carbonization step in a nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere. To assess electrochemical performance, we determined resistivities of individual carbon fiber samples and characterized the microstructure by scanning electron microscopy and neutron diffraction. The chemical modification and subsequent thermomechanical processing methods reported here are effective for conversion into carbon fibers while preserving the macromolecular backbone structure of lignin. Modification of softwood lignin produced functionalities and rheological properties that more closely resemble hardwood lignin thereby enabling the melt processing of softwood lignin in oxidative atmospheres (air). Structural characterization of the carbonized fibers reveals nanoscale graphitic domains that are linked to enhanced electrochemical performance.

Chatterjee, Sabornie [ORNL; Jones, Eric B [ORNL; Clingenpeel, Amy [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Magnet Lab), Florida; McKenna, Amy [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Magnet Lab), Florida; Rios, Orlando [ORNL; McNutt, Nicholas W [ORNL; Keffer, David J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Johs, Alexander [ORNL

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Center for Nanoscale Materials Director Petford-Long chats with 'Science in  

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News News Press Releases Feature Stories In the News Experts Guide Media Contacts Social Media Photos Videos Fact Sheets, Brochures and Reports Summer Science Writing Internship Petford-Long (background, arms folded) looks on as a group of eighth-grade girls makes a trial run of their toy car - a car for which they built and installed a pulley transmission - during Argonne's 2012 "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." To view a larger version of the image, click on it. Petford-Long (background, arms folded) looks on as a group of eighth-grade girls makes a trial run of their toy car - a car for which they built and installed a pulley transmission - during Argonne's 2012 "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." To view a larger version of the image, click on it.

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Synthesis of Nanoscale Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials Using a Porous Polymer Precursor Method  

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" and hydrothermal meth- ods have also been developed and used for this purpose in a number of laboratories. Each processing to produce the desired particle sizes, shapes, and crystallographic defect concentrations

Cui, Yi

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THERMAL HEAT TRANSPORT AT THE NANO-SCALE LEVEL AND ITS APPLICATION TO NANO-MACHINING.  

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??Nano-manufacturing is receiving significant attention in industry due to the ever-growing interest in nanotechnology in research institutions. It is hypothesized that single-step or direct-write nano-scale (more)

Wong, Basil T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of a new theory extending continuum mechanics to the nanoscale  

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In this dissertation, we present the Slattery-Oh-Fu theory extending continuum mechanics to the nanoscale and its applications. We begin with an analysis of supercritical adsorption of argon, krypton, and methane on Graphon before we fully develop...

Fu, Kaibin

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanics of Indentation into Micro- and Nanoscale Forests of Tubes, Rods, or Pillars  

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The force-depth behavior of indentation into fibrillar-structured surfaces such as those consisting of forests of micro- or nanoscale tubes or rods is a depth-dependent behavior governed by compression, bending, and buckling ...

Wang, Lifeng

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Nanoscale Interplay of Strain and Doping in a High-Temperature Superconductor  

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The highest-temperature superconductors are electronically inhomogeneous at the nanoscale, suggesting the existence of a local variable that could be harnessed to enhance the superconducting pairing. Here we report the relationship between local doping ...

Ilija Zeljkovic; Jouko Nieminen; Dennis Huang; Tay-Rong Chang; Yang He; Horng-Tay Jeng; Zhijun Xu; Jinsheng Wen; Genda Gu; Hsin Lin; Robert S. Markiewicz; Arun Bansil; Jennifer E. Hoffman

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalizations of the Landau-Zener theory in the physics of nanoscale systems  

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Nanoscale systems have sizes intermediate between atomic and macroscopic ones. Therefore their treatment often requires a combination of methods from atomic and condensed matter physics. The conventional Landau-Zener theory, being a powerful tool...

Sinitsyn, Nikolai

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Single-chain Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nano-scale  

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POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Single-chain Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nano-scale Architectures:00 AM, IMS Room 20 Recent efforts by our lab to fold single polymer chains into nano

Alpay, S. Pamir

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Nanoscale Phase Separation In Epitaxial Cr-Mo and Cr-V Alloy...  

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Separation In Epitaxial Cr-Mo and Cr-V Alloy Thin Films Studied Using Atom Probe Tomography: Comparison Of Nanoscale Phase Separation In Epitaxial Cr-Mo and Cr-V Alloy Thin Films...

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Harnessing microbial subsurface metal reduction activities to synthesise nanoscale cobalt ferrite with enhanced magnetic properties  

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Nanoscale ferrimagnetic particles have a diverse range of uses from directed cancer therapy and drug delivery systems to magnetic recording media and transducers. Such applications require the production of monodisperse nanoparticles with well-controlled size, composition, and magnetic properties. To fabricate these materials purely using synthetic methods is costly in both environmental and economical terms. However, metal-reducing microorganisms offer an untapped resource to produce these materials. Here, the Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens is used to synthesize magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. A combination of electron microscopy, soft X-ray spectroscopy, and magnetometry techniques was employed to show that this method of biosynthesis results in high yields of crystalline nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution and magnetic properties equal to the best chemically synthesized materials. In particular, it is demonstrated here that cobalt ferrite (CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanoparticles with low temperature coercivity approaching 8 kOe and an effective anisotropy constant of {approx} 10{sup 6} erg cm{sup -3} can be manufactured through this biotechnological route. The dramatic enhancement in the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles by the introduction of high quantities of Co into the spinel structure represents a significant advance over previous biomineralization studies in this area using magnetotactic bacteria. The successful production of nanoparticulate ferrites achieved in this study at high yields could open up the way for the scaled-up industrial manufacture of nanoparticles using environmentally benign methodologies. Production of ferromagnetic nanoparticles for pioneering cancer therapy, drug delivery, chemical sensors, catalytic activity, photoconductive materials, as well as more traditional uses in data storage embodies a large area of inorganic synthesis research. In particular, the addition of transition metals other than Fe into the structure of magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) has been shown to greatly enhance the magnetic properties of the particles, tailoring them to different commercial uses. However, synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles is often carried out at high temperatures with toxic solvents resulting in high environmental and energy costs. Additionally, these ferrite nanoparticles are not intrinsically biocompatible, and to make them suitable for insertion into the human body is a rather intricate task. A relatively unexplored resource for magnetic nanomaterial production is subsurface Fe(III)-reducing bacteria, as these microorganisms are capable of producing large quantities of nanoscale magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) at ambient temperatures. Metal-reducing bacteria live in environments deficient in oxygen and conserve energy for growth through the oxidation of hydrogen or organic electron donors, coupled to the reduction of oxidized metals such as Fe(III)-bearing minerals. This can result in the formation of magnetite via the extracellular reduction of amorphous Fe(III)-oxyhydroxides causing the release of soluble Fe(II) and resulting in complete recrystallization of the amorphous mineral into a new phase. Some previous studies have reported altering the composition of biogenic magnetite produced by Fe(III)-reducing bacteria for industrial and environmental applications. However, research into the commercial exploitation of bacteria to form magnetic minerals has focused primarily on magnetotactic bacteria which form magnetosomal magnetite internally using very different pathways to those bacteria forming magnetite outside the cell. Magnetotactic bacteria live at the sediment-water interface and use internal nanomagnets to guide them to their preferred environmental niche using the Earth's magnetic field. Since magnetotactic bacteria generally grow optimally under carefully controlled microaerobic conditions, the culturing processes for these organisms are challenging and result in low yields of nanomagnetite. Despite these limitations, magnetotactic bacteria have bee

Coker, Victoria S.; Telling, Neil D.; van der Laan, Gerrit; Pattrick, Richard A.D.; Pearce, Carolyn I.; Arenholz, Elke; Tuna, Floriana; Winpenny, Richard E.P.; Lloyd, Jonathan R.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Bhattacharya-102512 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence  

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Bhattacharya-102512 Bhattacharya-102512 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Anand Bhattacharya Materials Science Division and Center for Nanoscale Materials Argonne National Laboratory TITLE: "Digital Synthesis: A Pathway to New Materials in the Complex Oxides " DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2012 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Building 200 / Auditorium Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. ABSTRACT: The complex oxides have set the stage for some of the most striking phenomena in condensed matter, including high-temperature superconductivity and colossal magnetoresistance. These collective properties emerge as a result of strong correlations between the various degrees of freedom within these materials. In recent years, it has become possible to create artificial structures where complex oxides with diverse

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Materialism and materiality  

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Accountants and auditors in recent financial scandals have been pictured as materialistic, simply calculating consequences and ignoring duties. This paper potentially explains this apparently materialistic behaviour in what has historically been a truthtelling profession. Materiality, which drives audit priorities, has been institutionalised in accounting and auditing standards. But a materiality focus inherently implies that all amounts that are not 'materially' misstated are equally true. This leads to habitual immaterial misstatements and promotes the view that auditors do not care about truth at all. Auditors' lack of commitment to truth undermines their claim to be professionals in the classic sense.

Michael K. Shaub

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excess lithium storage and charge compensation in nanoscale Li4+xTi5O12  

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Lithium titanate spinel (Li4Ti5O12; LTO) is a promising candidate for anodes in lithium-ion batteries due to its excellent cyclability and safety performance, and has been known as a 'zero-strain' material that allows reversible lithium insertiondeinsertion with little change in the lattice parameters. For a better understanding of lithium reaction mechanisms in this material, it has been of great interest to identify where lithium is inserted and how it migrates during charge and discharge, which is often difficult with x-ray and electron scattering techniques due to the low scattering power of lithium. In this study, we employed atomic-resolution annular bright-field imaging to directly image the lithium on interstitial sites in nanoscale LTO, and electron energy-loss spectroscopy to measure local lithium occupancy and electronic structure at different states of charge. During lithiation, charge compensation occurs primarily at O sites, rather than at Ti sites, and no significant change was found in the projected density of states (Ti 3d) until the voltage was lowered to ~50mV or below. The Li K-edge spectra were simulated via abinitio calculations, providing a direct correlation between the near-edge fine structure and the local lithium coordination. During the initial states of discharge, lithium ions on 8a sites migrate to 16c sites (above 740mV). Further lithiation causes the partial re-occupation of 8a sites, initially in the near-surface region at ~600mV, and then in the bulk at lower voltages (~50mV). We attribute the enhanced capacity in nanostructured LTO to extra storage of lithium in the near-surface region, primarily at {111} facets.

Feng Wang; Lijun Wu; Chao Ma; Dong Su; Yimei Zhu; Jason Graetz

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NANOSCALE BOEHMITE FILLER FOR CORROSION AND WEAR RESISTANT POLYPHENYLENESULFIDE COATINGS.  

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The authors evaluated the usefulness of nanoscale boehmite crystals as a filler for anti-wear and anti-corrosion polyphenylenesulfide (PPS) coatings exposed to a very harsh, 300 C corrosive geothermal environment. The boehmite fillers dispersed uniformly into the PPS coating, conferring two advanced properties: First, they reduced markedly the rate of blasting wear; second, they increased the PPS's glass transition temperature and thermal decomposition temperature. The wear rate of PPS surfaces was reduced three times when 5wt% boehmite was incorporated into the PPS. During exposure for 15 days at 300 C, the PPS underwent hydrothermal oxidation, leading to the substitution of sulfide linkages by the sulfite linkages. However, such molecular alteration did not significantly diminish the ability of the coating to protect carbon steel against corrosion. In fact, PPS coating filled with boehmite of {le} 5wt% adequately mitigated its corrosion in brine at 300 C. One concern in using this filler was that it absorbs brine. Thus, adding an excess amount of boehmite was detrimental to achieving the maximum protection afforded by the coatings.

SUGAMA,T.

2003-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale order in ZnSe:(Mg, O)  

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Self-assembling of 1O4Mg identical tetrahedral clusters resulting in the nanoscale order in ZnSe:(Mg, O) is presented. Co-doping transforms ZnSe into Mg{sub x}Zn{sub 1?x}O{sub y}Se{sub 1?y} alloy of MgO, MgSe, ZnO and ZnSe. The decrease of a sum of the enthalpies of the constituent compounds and diminution of the strain energy are the causes of this phenomenon. The self-assembling conditions are obtained from the free energy minimum when magnesium and oxygen are in the dilute and ultra dilute limits, correspondingly. The occurrence of 1O4Mg clusters and completion of self-assembling when all oxygen atoms are in clusters are results of the continuous phase transitions. The self-assembling occurrence temperature does not depend on the oxygen content and it is a function of magnesium concentration. Mg{sub x}Zn{sub 1?x}O{sub y}Se{sub 1?y} with all oxygen atoms in clusters can be obtained in temperature ranges from T = 206 C (x = 0.001, y = 110{sup ?4}) to T = 456 C (x = 0.01, y = 110{sup ?4}) and from T = 237 C (x = 0.001, y = 110{sup ?6}) to T = 462 C (x = 0.01, y = 110{sup ?6})

Elyukhin, Vyacheslav A. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Centro de Investigacin y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Avenida Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508, 07360 Mxico (Mexico)

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Calibrated nanoscale dopant profiling using a scanning microwave microscope  

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The scanning microwave microscope is used for calibrated capacitance spectroscopy and spatially resolved dopant profiling measurements. It consists of an atomic force microscope combined with a vector network analyzer operating between 1-20 GHz. On silicon semiconductor calibration samples with doping concentrations ranging from 10{sup 15} to 10{sup 20} atoms/cm{sup 3}, calibrated capacitance-voltage curves as well as derivative dC/dV curves were acquired. The change of the capacitance and the dC/dV signal is directly related to the dopant concentration allowing for quantitative dopant profiling. The method was tested on various samples with known dopant concentration and the resolution of dopant profiling determined to 20% while the absolute accuracy is within an order of magnitude. Using a modeling approach the dopant profiling calibration curves were analyzed with respect to varying tip diameter and oxide thickness allowing for improvements of the calibration accuracy. Bipolar samples were investigated and nano-scale defect structures and p-n junction interfaces imaged showing potential applications for the study of semiconductor device performance and failure analysis.

Huber, H. P.; Hochleitner, M.; Hinterdorfer, P. [University of Linz, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Nanoscopic Methods in Biophysics, Altenbergerstrasse 69, 4040 Linz (Austria); Humer, I.; Smoliner, J. [Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Solid State Electronics, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Fenner, M.; Moertelmaier, M.; Rankl, C.; Tanbakuchi, H.; Kienberger, F. [Agilent Technologies, Inc., 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, California 95051 (United States); Imtiaz, A.; Wallis, T. M.; Kabos, P. [National Institute for Standards and Technology, Electromagnetic Division, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3337 (United States); Kopanski, J. J. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Semiconductor Measurements Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8120 (United States)

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Nanoscale Heterostructures and Thermoplastic Resin Binders: Novel Li-ion Anode Systems  

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Presentation given by University of Pittsburgh at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about nanoscale...

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High-density thermoelectric power generation and nanoscale thermal metrology  

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Thermoelectric power generation has been around for over 50 years but has seen very little large scale implementation due to the inherently low efficiencies and powers available from known materials. Recent material advances ...

Mayer, Peter (Peter Matthew), 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision for the University of Connecticut Technology Park Materials Discovery, Product Design & Development  

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· Additive Manufacturing and Nanoscale Processing · Fuel Cells, Sustainable Energy & Energy Management & Development and Advanced Manufacturing: Partnering with Industry to Accelerate Manufacturing Innovation for the Tech Park which will house the Connecticut Collaboratory for Materials & Manufacturing (C2M2

Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

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A material approach for the computation of electrostatic forces in MEMS structures  

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Amaterial formulation is in this paper proposed for the description of the electric energy within electrostatically actuated MEMS, yielding an approach that is applicable to the computation of electrostatic forces. Using the approach presented instead ... Keywords: MEMS structures, electrostatic forces, material approach, microelectromechanical systems, nanoscale technology, nanotechnology, spatial method

Kaiping Zeng

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grand Challenge in System Scaling Gap by 106 Materials for Next Frontier in Electronics  

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, as implied in the chart above right. Glass for Smart Systems Currently-used organic materials pose four is about two to three orders of System Scaling to Nanoscale Leading to Mega- functional Smart Systems. #12;Organic vs. Si vs. Glass vs. Metal vs. Ceramic magnitude less than silicon. The mismatch in TCE between Si

Li, Mo

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

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Robert P. Winarski  

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P. Winarski P. Winarski Physicist X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline X-ray Microscopy Group Phone: 630-252-9921 Fax: 630-252-5739 E-Mail: winarski@anl.gov Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials 9700 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, Illinois 6043 Research summary: I am interested in developing a full-field and tomographic x-ray research program using the unique capabilities associated with the design of the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline (http://www.cnm.anl.gov/research/xray.html). Awards: R&D 100 Award for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (2009). Selected Recent Publications: Martin Holt, Ross Harder, Robert Winarski, Volker Rose, Nanoscale Hard X-Ray Microscopy Methods for Materials Studies, Annual Review of Materials Research, Volume 43(1), (2013).

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Device Physics of Nanoscale Interdigitated Solar Cells: Preprint  

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This paper uses multidimensional device simulation to explore the physics and solar cell performance of interdigitated p-n junctions for material parameters relevant to the postulated conditions.

Metzger, W. K.; Levi, D.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling light at the nanoscale: imaging and spectroscopy...  

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materials with spatial resolution down to nanometer length scales for, e.g., advanced solar energy and fuel cell applications. The extension of conventional optical spectroscopy...

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Vacancy-Induced Nanoscale Wire Structure in Gallium Selenide...  

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(nanowires) in the compound gallium selenide. In short, ordered lines of structural vacancies in the material stimulate the growth of "one-dimensional" structures less than 1...

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Recovery Act Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus | Department of  

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Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus Recovery Act Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus October 14, 2010 - 9:46am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The Center for Functional Nanomaterials is getting a new electron microscope that will be valuable for solar cell research -- one of 7 ARRA-funded additions at the Brookhaven National Laboratory facility. Editor's note: cross posted from the Brookhaven National Laboratory The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is receiving more than $5 million in new equipment and upgrades funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The new acquisitions will fill gaps in the current facility to meet the needs of

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Impact of Nano-scale Through-Silicon Vias on the Quality of Today and Future 3D IC Designs  

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Impact of Nano-scale Through-Silicon Vias on the Quality of Today and Future 3D IC Designs Dae Hyun sub-micron dimensions in a few years. This downscaling of TSVs requires research on the impact of nano. In this paper, we investigate, for the first time, the impact of nano-scale TSVs on the area, wirelength, delay

Lim, Sung Kyu

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Materials Science  

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Materials Science Materials Science Materials Science1354608000000Materials ScienceSome of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access./No/Questions? 667-5809library@lanl.gov Materials Science Some of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access. Key Resources Data Sources Reference Organizations Journals Key Resources CINDAS Materials Property Databases video icon Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD) Aerospace Structural Metals Database (ASMD) Damage Tolerant Design Handbook (DTDH) Microelectronics Packaging Materials Database (MPMD) Structural Alloys Handbook (SAH) Proquest Technology Collection Includes the Materials Science collection MRS Online Proceedings Library Papers presented at meetings of the Materials Research Society Data Sources

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Nanoscale imaging of the electronic and structural transitions in vanadium dioxide.  

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We investigate the electronic and structural changes at the nanoscale in vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) in the vicinity of its thermally driven phase transition. Both electronic and structural changes exhibit phase coexistence leading to percolation. In addition, we observe a dichotomy between the local electronic and structural transitions. Nanoscale x-ray diffraction reveals local, nonmonotonic switching of the lattice structure, a phenomenon that is not seen in the electronic insulator-to-metal transition mapped by near-field infrared microscopy.

Qazilbash, M. M.; Tripathi, A.; Schafgans, A. A.; Kim, B.-J.; Kim, H.-T.; Cai, Z.; Holt, M. V.; Maser, J. M.; Keilmann, F.; Shpyrko, O. G.; Basov, D. N. (X-Ray Science Division); ( CNM); (Univ. of California at San Diego); (Electronics and Telecommunications Research IInst.); (Univ. of Science and Technology); (Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics and Center for NanoScience)

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Electron-beam patterning of polymer electrolyte films to make multiple nanoscale gates for nanowire transistors  

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We report an electron-beam based method for the nanoscale patterning of the poly(ethylene oxide)/LiClO$_{4}$ polymer electrolyte. We use the patterned polymer electrolyte as a high capacitance gate dielectric in single nanowire transistors and obtain subthreshold swings comparable to conventional metal/oxide wrap-gated nanowire transistors. Patterning eliminates gate/contact overlap which reduces parasitic effects and enables multiple, independently controllable gates. The method's simplicity broadens the scope for using polymer electrolyte gating in studies of nanowires and other nanoscale devices.

D. J. Carrad; A. M. Burke; R. W. Lyttleton; H. J. Joyce; H. H. Tan; C. Jagadish; K. Storm; H. Linke; L. Samuelson; A. P. Micolich

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale structural evolution of electrically driven insulator to metal transition in vanadium dioxide  

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The structural evolution of tensile strained vanadium dioxide thin films was examined across the electrically driven insulator-to-metal transition by nanoscale hard X-ray diffraction. A metallic filament with rutile (R) structure was found to be the dominant conduction pathway for an electrically driven transition, while the majority of the channel area remained in the monoclinic M1 phase. The filament dimensions were estimated using simultaneous electrical probing and nanoscale X-ray diffraction. Analysis revealed that the width of the conducting channel can be tuned externally using resistive loads in series, enabling the M1/R phase ratio in the phase coexistence regime to be tuned.

Freeman, Eugene, E-mail: exf181@psu.edu; Shukla, Nikhil; Datta, Suman [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)] [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Stone, Greg; Engel-Herbert, Roman; Gopalan, Venkatraman [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Paik, Hanjong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Moyer, Jarrett A. [Department of Physics and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Cai, Zhonghou; Wen, Haidan [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Schlom, Darrell G. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States) [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)

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Picoscale science and nanoscale engineering by electron microscopy  

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......properties of a solid material at a high spatial resolution...situ TEM is becoming an active field of research that is directly related to materials science, nanomechanics...cobalt dioxide (LiCoO2) cathode-and the in situ observation...5-V against a LiCoO2 cathode. The single-crystal......

Zhong Lin Wang

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncovering Secrets of the Strength of Materials  

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Uncovering Secrets of the Strength of Materials Uncovering Secrets of the Strength of Materials The application of intense submicron-sized x-ray beams at the XOR/UNI beamlines 33-BM and 34-ID at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) has made possible the discovery that deformed metals have large, variable internal stresses in opposing directions on very short (submicron or nanoscale) length scales. This result has profound implications for understanding the mechanical strength and behavior of metals. The presence of such counterbalanced stresses within microscopic volumes (or cells) in deformed materials was predicted more than two decades ago and has been inferred from numerous indirect experiments. Yet, direct proof of their existence has been elusive, as spatially-resolved measurements of the stress magnitudes and distributions critical for testing theories and

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Reference Material  

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Reference Materials There are a variety of reference materials the NSSAB utilizes and have been made available on its website. Documents Fact Sheets - links to Department of Energy...

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Materials Science  

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Materials Science science-innovationassetsimagesicon-science.jpg Materials Science National security depends on science and technology. The United States relies on Los Alamos...

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Nanoscale Phase Transitions under Extreme Conditions within an...  

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Abstract: The dynamics of track development due to the passage of relativistic heavy ions through solids is a long-standing issue relevant to nuclear materials, age-dating of...

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David Gosztola  

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David Gosztola David Gosztola Scientist Nanophotonics Group Phone: (630)252-3541 FAX: (630)252-4646 E-mail: gosztola@anl.gov Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials 9700 S. Cass Ave., Bldg. 440 Argonne, IL 60439-4806 Ph. D., Purdue University Research Summary: My current research involves the development of laser-based instrumentation for investigating the interaction of light with nano-scale materials. Current instruments include a near-field scanning optical microscope, a confocal Raman microscope, and an ultrafast transient absorption system. I also provide user support and training for most of the laser-based instruments at the CNM. Awards: * ANL Pacesetter Award (2011), Workshop on Applications of Raman Microscopy to Nanoscience

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - CNMS User Research  

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Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Nanoscale Measurements of Glass Transition Temperature and Temperature-Dependent Mechanical Properties in Polymers M.P. Nikiforov, S. Jesse, L.T. Germinario (CNMS user, Eastman Chemical Co.), and S.V. Kalinin Achievement We report a novel method for local measurements of glass transition temperatures and the temperature dependence of elastic and loss moduli of polymeric materials. The combination of Anasys Instruments' heated tip technology, ORNL-developed band excitation scanning probe microscopy, and a "freeze-in" thermal profile technique allows quantitative thermomechanical measurements at high spatial resolution on the order of ~100 nm. Here, we developed an experimental approach for local thermomechanical probing that reproducibly tracks changes in the mechanical properties of

356

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - CNMS Research  

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Transient-Mediated fate determination in a transcriptional circuit of HIV Transient-Mediated fate determination in a transcriptional circuit of HIV Leor S. Weinberger (University of California, San Diego), Roy D. Dar (University of Tennessee), and Michael L. Simpson (Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Achievement One of the greatest challenges in the characterization of complex nanoscale systems is gaining a mechanistic understanding of underlying processes that cannot be directly imaged. Recent research at the CNMS1 explored a novel technique of discovering the details of these interactions through the measurement of the structure of stochastic fluctuations that occur in neighboring nanoscale system components that can be directly imaged. In this work [Nature Genetics, 40(4), 466-470 (2008)], in collaboration with a

357

Nanoscale Imaging of Photocurrent and Efficiency in CdTe Solar Cells  

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Nanoscale Imaging of Photocurrent and Efficiency in CdTe Solar Cells ... The local collection characteristics of grain interiors and grain boundaries in thin-film CdTe polycrystalline solar cells are investigated using scanning photocurrent microscopy. ... photovoltaics; CdTe; scanning photocurrent microscopy; solar cells; NSOM ...

Marina S. Leite; Maxim Abashin; Henri J. Lezec; Anthony Gianfrancesco; A. Alec Talin; Nikolai B. Zhitenev

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

358

Quantification of Nanoscale Density Fluctuations in Biological Cells/Tissues: Inverse Participation Ratio (IPR) Analysis of  

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Ratio (IPR) Analysis of Transmission Electron Microscopy Images and Implications for Early-Stage Cancer analysis of the inverse participation ratio (IPR) of the eigenfunctions of these optical lattices at the nanoscales. First, the IPR analysis is validated in experiments with models of disordered systems fabricated

Pradhan, Prabhakar

359

Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature  

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Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature Anders Lervik transient non-equilibrium molecular-dynamics simulations, heat-transfer through nanometer-scale interfaces processes. We show that the modeling of heat transfer across a nanodroplet/fluid interface requires

Kjelstrup, Signe

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Nanoscale Heat Transfer at Contact Between a Hot Tip and a Substrate Stphane Lefvre  

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Nanoscale Heat Transfer at Contact Between a Hot Tip and a Substrate Stéphane Lefèvre Laboratoire d three heat transfer modes with experimental data and modeling. We conclude that the three modes in "International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49, 1-2 (2006) 251-258" DOI : 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2005

Boyer, Edmond

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361

Cryogenic etching of nano-scale silicon trenches with resist masks  

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Cryogenic silicon etching using SF"6-O"2 at the sub-50 nm scale has been developed for nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS) and nano-photonics systems where high aspect ratio trenches are desired. It was found that the SF"6-O"2 chemistry at cryogenic ... Keywords: Electron beam lithography, Nano-imprint lithography, Nano-scale pattern transfer, Nanofabrication, Plasma etching

Y. Wu; D. L. Olynick; A. Goodyear; C. Peroz; S. Dhuey; X. Liang; S. Cabrini

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Nanoscience This course explores the frontiers of science on the nanoscale. Many developing 21st  

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Nanoscience MSc/PgDip This course explores the frontiers of science on the nanoscale. Many and behaviours of systems in this submicrometrescale size domain. The multidisciplinary nature of nanoscience. The projects take place primarily in research labs associated with nanoscience located in the University

Strathclyde, University of

363

Nanoscale Manipulation of Surfaces and Interfaces: Engineering Electrical Properties Through Nanofabrication  

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dimensionalities, like graphene and carbon nanotubes also need to be studied for potential use in nanoscale devices. Graphene has been found to be electronically tunable by doping, causing it to be able to function as a semiconductor or as a metallic conductor...

Smith, Gregory J.

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

364

Nanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui  

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benefits. For power generation, low-cost fossil fuel has, however, been pre- ferred to renewable energy and wind, can be accessed easily in most of the world. In particular, the solar energy deliveredNanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui Citation

Cui, Yi

365

Nanoscale Joule heating, Peltier cooling and current crowding at graphenemetal contacts  

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Nanoscale Joule heating, Peltier cooling and current crowding at graphene­metal contacts Kyle L are the Joule and Peltier effects. The Joule effect9 occurs as charge carriers dissipate energy within the lattice, and is pro- portional to resistance and the square of the current. The Peltier effect17

King, William P.

366

Selective removal of atoms as a new method for fabrication of nanoscale patterned media  

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The method of 'selective removal of atoms' is proposed for purposeful efficient modification of a solid atomic composition under exposure to an accelerated ion beam of a certain energy. Such modification can dramatically change the physical properties ... Keywords: ion irradiation, nanodevices, nanoscale structure, patterned media, selective removal of atoms

B. A. Gurovich; D. I. Dolgy; E. A. Kuleshova; E. Z. Meilikhov; A. G. Domantovsky; K. E. Prikhodko; K. I. Maslakov; B. A. Aronzon; V. V. Rylkov; A. Yu. Yakubovsky

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable Electronics  

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Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable , and 128 mW/cm3 , respectively, and an energy conversion efficiency as high as 10-39% has been demonstrated: Harvesting energy from our living environment is an effective approach for sustainable, maintenance

Wang, Zhong L.

368

Nanoscale tunable reduction of graphene oxide for graphene electronics , D. Wang2*  

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Nanoscale tunable reduction of graphene oxide for graphene electronics Z. Wei1* , D. Wang2* , S contributed equally to this work. paul.sheehan@nrl.navy.mil elisa.riedo@physics.gatech.edu Graphene is now in graphene oxide (GO) has risen for producing large-scale flexible conductors and for its potential to open

369

Hydrogen embrittlement of ferritic steels: Observations on deformation microstructure, nanoscale dimples  

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Hydrogen embrittlement of ferritic steels: Observations on deformation microstructure, nanoscale hydrogen embrittlement of ferritic steels has been a subject of significant research, one of the major challenges in tackling hydrogen embrittlement is that the mechanism of embrittlement is not fully resolved

Chen, Sow-Hsin

370

Molecular dynamics simulations of the nano-scale room-temperature oxidation of aluminum single crystals  

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Molecular dynamics simulations of the nano-scale room-temperature oxidation of aluminum single Abstract The oxidation of aluminum single crystals is studied using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with dynamic charge transfer between atoms. The simulations are performed on three aluminum low-index surfaces

Southern California, University of

371

Novel Nanoscale Catalysts and Desulfurizers for Aviation Fuels Martin Duran* and Abdul-Majeed Azad  

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reforming catalysts for jet fuel", The Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, May 23Novel Nanoscale Catalysts and Desulfurizers for Aviation Fuels Martin Duran* and Abdul-Majeed Azad) to hydrogen through steam reforming poses a challenge since these fuels contain sulfur up to about 1000 ppm

Azad, Abdul-Majeed

372

Transport Simulation of a Nanoscale Silicon Rod Field-Effect C. Dwyer, R. Taylor, L. Vicci  

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://ftp.cs.unc.edu/pub/packages/GRIP/publication_addenda /TSNSRFET. I. INTRODUCTION Recent advances in nanoscience enable new possibilities for nanoscale computer CMOS inverter in the shape of a 3D rod lattice. The junctions between rods are metallized DNA strands components of the fabrication technique starting with its transistors. The importance of low power digital

Dwyer, Chris

373

A robust scanning diamond sensor for nanoscale imaging with single nitrogen-vacancy centres  

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A robust scanning diamond sensor for nanoscale imaging with single nitrogen-vacancy centres P and A. Yacoby1 * The nitrogen-vacancy defect centre in diamond1­4 has potential applications processing9 and bioimaging10 . These applications rely on the ability to pos- ition a single nitrogen-vacancy

Walsworth, Ronald L.

374

Nanoscale thermal transport and the thermal conductance of interfaces  

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-8 2008 #12;Er-fiber laser system, UIUC Nov. 2007 #12;Solid-liquid interfaces: Two approaches · Transient-wide: ­ thermal interface materials ­ so-called "nanofluids" (suspensions in liquids) ­ polymer composites absorption depends on temperature of the nanotube · Assume heat capacity is comparable to graphite · Cooling

Braun, Paul

375

C. D. (Chengdu) Liang Nanoscale Synthesis and Functional Assembly  

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in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries 2010 Energy Storage Program Manager's Recognition Award 2010 ORNL Significant Event Award, New Programs and Awards in Advanced Battery Chemistry 2007 Project Management Certificate Associate, Chemical Sciences Division, ORNL 2002­2005 Research Fellow, Tennessee Advanced Material

Pennycook, Steve

376

Imaging nanoscale Fermi surface variations in an inhomogeneous superconductor  

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the highest energy electrons of the system reside, determine many material properties. Here we use a novel, the Fermi surface changes on nanometer length scales. Just as shifting tide lines expose variations of water of energy and position in the plane. By Fourier transforming constant energy slices of these surveys

Hudson, Eric

377

Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical hardening of bovine zona pellucida  

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...contribute to clarifying fundamental issues of cell biomechanics...1.56 Figure-4. Force-indentation curves...Gerber 1986 Atomic force microscope. Phys. Rev...40 Bhushan, B. 2007 Handbook of nanotechnology. New...biological materials by atomic force microscopy. FEBS Lett...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Nanoscale Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring and Biological Detection  

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communication. Pb S 17S 17E PAA with negative charges FigureMaterials Polyacrylic acid (PAA), diethylene glycol (DEG),0.5 mmol PbAc2 and 288 mg PAA in 10 mL DEG at 240 C, until

Yao, Jingjing

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vorbeck Materials Corp. | Department of Energy  

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Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc. Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 333 likes Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc., based in Belmont, California, uses Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopes (DTEM) to enable imaging of nanoscale objects, such as proteins, thin films and nanoparticles at unprecedented time scales and frame rates. By utilizing a laser-driven electron source, DTEMs are able to produce short bursts of electrons that can form an image with nanometer resolution in as little as 10 nanoseconds. This enables observation of dynamics in material systems that play an important role in a wide range of energy technologies, including battery electrodes, petroleum catalysts, solar cell materials, and organisms for bio fuel growth. Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions uses technology

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Characterization of particulate matter deposited in diesel particulate filters: Visual and analytical approach in macro-, micro- and nano-scales  

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Multi-scale analytical investigations of particulate matter (soot and ash) of two loaded diesel particulate filters (DPF) from (a) a truck (DPF1) and (b) a passenger car (DPF2) reveal the following: in DPF1 (without fuel-borne additives), soot aggregates form an approximately 130-270 {mu}m thick, homogeneous porous cake with pronounced orientation. Soot aggregates consist of 15-30 nm large individual particles exhibiting relatively mature internal nanostructures, however, far from being graphite. Ash aggregates largely accumulate at the outlet part of DPF1, while minor amounts are deposited directly on the channel walls all along the filter length. They consist of crystalline phases with individual particles of sizes down to the nanoscale range. Chemically, the ash consists mainly of Mg, S, Ca, Zn and P, elements encountered in lubricating oil additives. In the passenger car DPF2 (with fuel-borne additives), soot aggregates form an approximately 200-500 {mu}m thick, inhomogeneous porous cake consisting of several superposed layers corresponding to different soot generations. The largest part of the soot cake is composed of unburned, oriented soot aggregates left behind despite repeated regenerations, while a small part constitutes a loose layer with randomly oriented aggregates, which was deposited last and has not seen any regeneration. Fe-oxide particles of micro- to nano-scale sizes, originating from the fuel-borne additive, are often dispersed within the part of the soot cake composed of the unburned soot leftovers. The individual soot nanoparticles in DPF2 are approximately 15-40 nm large and generally less mature than in the truck DPF1. The presence of soot leftovers in DPF2 indicates that the addition of fuel-borne material does not fully compensate for the temperatures needed for complete soot removal. Ash in DPF2 is filling up more than half of the filter volume (at the downstream part) and is dominated by Fe-oxide aggregates, due to the Fe-based fuel-borne additive, but otherwise its chemical composition reflects compounds of lubricating oil additives. (author)

Liati, Anthi; Dimopoulos Eggenschwiler, Panayotis [EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for I.C. Engines, Duebendorf (Switzerland)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Materializing energy  

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Motivated and informed by perspectives on sustainability and design, this paper draws on a diverse body of scholarly works related to energy and materiality to articulate a perspective on energy-as-materiality and propose a design approach of ... Keywords: design, design theory, energy, materiality, sustainability

James Pierce; Eric Paulos

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

A flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface  

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low-noise measurements in ambient, in situ, and electrochemical environments. II. DESIGNA flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface, specifically in electrolyte environments. Quantification of system noise limits

Gimzewski, James

383

Coherent control of nanoscale light localization: creating and positioning isolated sub-wavelength energy hot-spots  

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A new paradigm was suggested for achieving prescribed light localization with nanoscale accuracy. Well isolated energy hot-spots as small as ?/10 can be created and positioned at...

Kao, Tsung Sheng; Jenkins, Stewart; Ruostekoski, Janne; Zheludev, Nikolay

384

ESM of Ionic and Electrochemical Phenomena on the Nanoscale  

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Operation of energy storage and conversion devices is ultimately controlled by series of intertwined ionic and electronic transport processes and electrochemical reactions at surfaces and interfaces, strongly mediated by strain and mechanical processes [1-4]. In a typical fuel cell, these include chemical species transport in porous cathode and anode materials, gas-solid electrochemical reactions at grains and triple-phase boundaries (TPBs), ionic and electronic flows in multicomponent electrodes, and chemical and electronic potential drops at internal interfaces in electrodes and electrolytes. All these phenomena are sensitively affected by the microstructure of materials from device level to the atomic scales as illustrated in Fig. 1. Similar spectrum of length scales and phenomena underpin operation of other energy systems including primary and secondary batteries, as well as hybrid systems such flow and metal-air/water batteries.

Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Kumar, Amit [Pennsylvania State University; Balke, Nina [ORNL; McCorkle, Morgan L [ORNL; Guo, Senli [ORNL; Arruda, Thomas M [ORNL; Jesse, Stephen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Andreas Roelofs  

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Andreas Roelofs is the Deputy Division Director of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Andreas Roelofs is the Deputy Division Director of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), a Department of Energy national user facility. He holds a Diploma in physics from the University of Cologne and received his PhD in physics in 2004 from the RWTH Aachen in Germany. Dr. Roelofs' thesis work was on the investigation of scaling effects of ferroelectric thin films and nanoparticles for FeRAM applications. During this time, he was strongly involved in the improvement of piezo-response force microscopy (PFM). In 2003, Dr. Roelofs accepted an assignment as research staff member at Seagate Research in Pittsburgh, PA. During his last year at Seagate, Dr. Roelofs led the probe recording team. During his time at Seagate, his work was focused on developing MEMS-based storage devices

386

Field-induced gap and quantized charge pumping in a nanoscale helical wire  

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We propose several physical phenomena based on nanoscale helical wires. Applying a static electric field transverse to the helical wire induces a metal to insulator transition, with the band gap determined by the applied voltage. A similar idea can be applied to geometrically construct one-dimensional systems with arbitrary external potential. With a quadrupolar electrode configuration, the electric field could rotate in the transverse plane, leading to a quantized dc charge current proportional to the frequency of the rotation. Such a device could be used as a standard for the high-precession measurement of the electric current. The inverse effect implies that passing an electric current through a helical wire in the presence of a transverse static electric field can lead to a mechanical rotation of the helix. This effect can be used to construct nanoscale electromechanical motors. Finally, our methodology also enables ways of controlling and measuring the electronic properties of helical biological molecules such as the DNA.

Xiao-Liang Qi and Shou-Cheng Zhang

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

387

Nanoscale chemical imaging using synchrotron x-ray enhanced scanning tunneling microscopy  

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The combination of synchrotron radiation with scanning tunneling microscopy provides a promising new concept for chemical imaging of nanoscale structures. It employs detection of local x-ray absorption, which directly yields chemical, electronic, and magnetic sensitivity. The study of the tip current in the far field (800 nm tip/sample separation) shows that insulator-coated tips have to be considered in order to reduce the background from stray photoelectron. A picture of the different channels contributing to the x-ray enhanced STM process is proposed. If during electron tunneling the sample is illuminated with monochromatic x-rays, characteristic absorption will arise, and core electrons are excited, which might modulate the conventional tunnel current and facilitate chemical imaging at the nanoscale.

Rose, Volker; Freeland, John W. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

388

EXAFS and XANES analysis of oxides at the nanoscale  

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This work presents a discussion of the possibilities offered by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to study the local structure of nanomaterials. The current state of the art for the interpretation of extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), including an advanced approach based on the use of classical molecular dynamics, is described and exemplified in the case of NiO nanoparticles. In addition, the limits and possibilities of X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) in determining several effects associated with the nanocrystalline nature of materials are also discussed in connection with the development of ZnO-based dilute magnetic semiconductors and iron oxide nanoparticles.

Kuzmin, A.

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Nanoscale retention-loss dynamics of polycrystalline PbTiO{sub 3} nanotubes.  

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We observed the nanoscale retention dynamics of polycrystalline PbTiO{sub 3} nanotubes using piezoresponse force microscopy. We found that the retention loss of the nanodot domains on the nanotubes showed the stretched exponential relaxation behaviors with stretched exponential factor n being less than 1 (0.523 and 0.692), which are similar to the thin films. In addition, the nanodot domains showed a diverse relaxation time constant {tau} due to different remnant polarization of each dot domains.

Choi, H.; Kim, Y.; Hong, S.; Sung, T.-H.; Shin, H.; No, K. (Materials Science Division); (Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology); (Hanyang Univ.); (Kookmin Univ.)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Scintillator material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography.

Anderson, David F. (Batavia, IL); Kross, Brian J. (Aurora, IL)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Scintillator material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography. 4 figs.

Anderson, D.F.; Kross, B.J.

1994-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

Scintillator material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography. 4 figs.

Anderson, D.F.; Kross, B.J.

1992-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

393

Scintillator material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography.

Anderson, David F. (Batavia, IL); Kross, Brian J. (Aurora, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Advanced Materials  

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Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Express Licensing Active Terahertz Metamaterial Devices Express Licensing Anion-Conducting Polymer, Composition, And Membrane Express Licensing Analysis Of Macromolecule, Liggands And Macromolecule-Lingand Complexes Express Licensing Carbon Microtubes Express Licensing Chemical Synthesis Of Chiral Conducting Polymers Express Licensing Forming Adherent Coatings Using Plasma Processing Express Licensing Hydrogen Scavengers Express Licensing Laser Welding Of Fused Quartz Express Licensing Multiple Feed Powder Splitter Negotiable Licensing Boron-10 Neutron Detectors for Helium-3 Replacement Negotiable Licensing Insensitive Extrudable Explosive Negotiable Licensing Durable Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Express Licensing Method of Synthesis of Proton Conducting Materials

395

Critical Materials:  

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lighting. 14 (bottom) Criticality ratings of shortlisted raw 76 materials. 15 77 2. Technology Assessment and Potential 78 This section reviews the major trends within...

396

Engineered nano-scale ceramic supports for PEM fuel cells  

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Catalyst support durability is currently a technical barrier for commercialization of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, especially for transportation applications. Degradation and corrosion of the conventional carbon supports leads to losses in active catalyst surface area and, consequently, reduced performance. As a result, the major aim of this work is to develop support materials that interact strongly with Pt, yet sustain bulk-like catalytic activities with very highly dispersed particles. This latter aspect is key to attaining the 2015 DOE technical targets for platinum group metal (PGM) loadings (0.20 mg/cm{sup 2}). The benefits of the use of carbon-supported catalysts to drastically reduce Pt loadings from the early, conventional Pt-black technology are well known. The supported platinum catalyzed membrane approach widely used today for fabrication of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) was developed shortly thereafter these early reports. Of direct relevance to this present work, are the investigations into Pt particle growth in PEM fuel cells, and subsequent follow-on work showing evidence of Pt particles suspended free of the support within the catalyst layer. Further, durability work has demonstrated the detrimental effects of potential cycling on carbon corrosion and the link between electrochemical surface area and particle growth. To avoid the issues with carbon degradation altogether, it has been proposed by numerous fuel cell research groups to replace carbon supports with conductive materials that are ceramic in nature. Intrinsically, these many conductive oxides, carbides, and nitrides possess the prerequisite electronic conductivity required, and offer corrosion resistance in PEMFC environments; however, most reports indicate that obtaining sufficient surface area remains a significant barrier to obtaining desirable fuel ceU performance. Ceramic materials that exhibit high electrical conductivity and necessary stability under fuel cell conditions must also exhibit high surface area as a necessary adjunct to obtaining high Pt dispersions and Pt utilization targets. Our goal in this work is to identify new synthesis approaches together with materials that will lead to ceramic supports with high surface areas and high Pt dispersions. Several strong candidates for use as PEMFC catalyst supports include: transition metal nitrides and substoichiometric titanium oxides, which hither to now have been prepared by other researcher groups with relatively low surface areas (ca. 1-50 m{sup 2}/g typical). To achieve our goals of engineering high surface area, conductive ceramic support for utilization in PEMFCs, a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team with experience synthesizing and investigating these materials has been assembled. This team is headed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico. This report describes our fiscal year 2010 technical progress related to applying advanced synthetiC methods towards the development of new ceramic supports for Pt catalysts for PEM fuel cells.

Brosha, Eric L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Blackmore, Karen J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burrell, Anthony K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Henson, Neil J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Phillips, Jonathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano Changes Have Macro Importance for a Key Electronics Material |  

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Squeezing an Old Material Could Yield "Instant-On" Memory Squeezing an Old Material Could Yield "Instant-On" Memory A Metal That Becomes Transparent under Pressure Under Pressure, Atoms Make Unlikely Alloys Slowing Down Near the Glass Transition New Light on Improving Engine Efficiencies Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Nano Changes Have Macro Importance for a Key Electronics Material APRIL 23, 2009 Bookmark and Share Original image courtesy of http://www.freefoto.com By combining the results from several powerful techniques for studying materials structure at the nanoscale, including work at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory,

398

Materials - Home  

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* Coatings & Lubricants * Coatings & Lubricants * Nanofluids * Deformation Joining * Recycling * Catalysts * Assessment * Illinois Center for Advanced Tribology Modeling, Simulation & Software Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles PSAT Smart Grid Student Competitions Technology Analysis Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Materials ring on liner reciprocating tester Tribology Lab: Ring-on-liner reciprocating tester. Argonne National Laboratory plays an important role in the Department of Energy's (DOE's) efforts to develop advanced materials for transportation. The materials are developed with DOE support from the EERE Office of Vehicle Technology and Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies in collaboration with worldwide industrial partners. Examples

399

Method and apparatus for determination of mechanical properties of functionally-graded materials  

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Techniques for the determination of mechanical properties of homogenous or functionally-graded materials from indentation testing are presented. The technique is applicable to indentation on the nano-scale through the macro-scale including the geological scale. The technique involves creating a predictive load/depth relationship for a sample, providing an experimental load/depth relationship, comparing the experimental data to the predictive data, and determining a physical characteristic from the comparison.

Giannakopoulos, Antonios E. (Somerville, MA); Suresh, Subra (Wellesley, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism and magnetic materials probed with neutron scattering  

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Abstract Neutron scattering techniques are becoming increasingly accessible to a broader range of scientific communities, in part due to the onset of next-generation, high-power spallation sources, high-performance, sophisticated instruments and data analysis tools. These technical advances also advantageously impact research into magnetism and magnetic materials, where neutrons play a major role. In this Current Perspective series, the achievements and future prospects of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering, polarized neutron reflectometry, small angle neutron scattering, and neutron imaging, are highlighted as they apply to research into magnetic frustration, superconductivity and magnetism at the nanoscale.

S.G.E. te Velthuis; C. Pappas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Materials  

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Valentino Cooper uses some of the world's most powerful computing to understand how materials work at subatomic levels, studying breakthroughs such as piezoelectrics, which convert mechanical stress to electrical energy.

Cooper, Valentino

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Materials  

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Valentino Cooper uses some of the world's most powerful computing to understand how materials work at subatomic levels, studying breakthroughs such as piezoelectrics, which convert mechanical stress to electrical energy.

Cooper, Valentino

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Materializing Energy  

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Motivated and informed by perspectives on sustainability and design, this paper draws on a diverse body of scholarly works related to energy and materiality to articulate a perspective on energy-as-materiality and propose a design approach of materializing energy. Three critical themes are presented: the intangibility of energy, the undifferentiatedness of energy, and the availability of energy. Each theme is developed through combination of critical investigation and design exploration, including the development and deployment of several novel design artifacts: Energy Mementos and The Local Energy Lamp. A framework for interacting with energy-as-materiality is proposed involving collecting, keeping, sharing, and activating energy. A number of additional concepts are also introduced, such as energy attachment, energy engagement, energy attunement, local energy and energy meta-data. Our work contributes both a broader, more integrative design perspective on energy and materiality as well as a diversity of more specific concepts and artifacts that may be of service to designers and researchers of interactive systems concerned with sustainability and energy. Author Keywords Sustainability, energy, materiality, design, design theory

James Pierce; Eric Paulos

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Nanoscale LiFePO4 and Li4Ti5O12 for High Rate Li-ion Batteries  

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The electrochemical performances of nanoscale LiFePO4 and Li4Ti5O12 materials are described in this communication. The nanomaterials were synthesized by pyrolysis of an aerosol precursor. Both compositions required moderate heat-treatment to become electrochemically active. LiFePO4 nanoparticles were coated with a uniform, 2-4 nm thick carbon-coating using an organic precursor in the heat treatment step and showed high tap density of 1.24 g/cm3, in spite of 50-100 nm particle size and 2.9 wtpercent carbon content. Li4Ti5O12 nanoparticles were between 50-200 nm in size and showed tap density of 0.8 g/cm3. The nanomaterials were tested both in half cell configurations against Li-metal and also in LiFePO4/Li4Ti5O12 full cells. Nano-LiFePO4 showed high discharge rate capability with values of 150 and 138 mAh/g at C/25 and 5C, respectively, after constant C/25 charges. Nano-Li4Ti5O12 also showed high charge capability with values of 148 and 138 mAh/g at C/25 and 5C, respectively, after constant C/25 discharges; the discharge (lithiation) capability was comparatively slower. LiFePO4/Li4Ti5O12 full cells deliver charge/discharge capacity values of 150 and 122 mAh/g at C/5 and 5C, respectively.

Jaiswal, A.; Horne, C.R.; Chang, O.; Zhang, W.; Kong, W.; Wang, E.; Chern, T.; Doeff, M. M.

2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomistic Modeling of Electrode Materials  

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Doeff (LBNL) on layered Li-TM-O 2 for effects of Al substitution * Phil Ross (LBNL) on nano-LiFePO 4 for nano-scale effects on performance * Robert Kostecki (LBNL) on the...

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Probing Nanostructures for Photovoltaics: Using atomic force microscopy and other tools to characterize nanoscale materials for harvesting solar energy  

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for harvesting solar energy by Anna Monro Zaniewski Amaterials for harvesting solar energy Copyright 2012 by Annafor harvesting solar energy by Anna Monro Zaniewski Doctor

Zaniewski, Anna Monro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing Nanostructures for Photovoltaics: Using atomic force microscopy and other tools to characterize nanoscale materials for harvesting solar energy  

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an organic solar cell using a single post-production step.Production-scale deposition techniques which have been successfully used for organic solar cellproduction volumes. These two considerations mean that organic solar cells

Zaniewski, Anna Monro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing Nanostructures for Photovoltaics: Using atomic force microscopy and other tools to characterize nanoscale materials for harvesting solar energy  

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v List of Tables vii 1 Introduction 1.1 Photovoltaicsand J. V. Manca. Prog. Photovoltaics Res. Appl. , 15:713,polymer blends. Prog. Photovoltaics Res. Appl. , 15:727,

Zaniewski, Anna Monro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Nanoscale Observations of CO2 Sequestration during Brucite [Mg(OH)2] Dissolution  

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Direct Nanoscale Observations of CO2 Sequestration during Brucite [Mg(OH)2] Dissolution ... The dissolution and carbonation of brucite on (001) cleavage surfaces was investigated in a series of in situ and ex situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) experiments at varying pH (212), temperature (2340 C), aqueous NaHCO3 concentration (1051 M), and PCO2 (01 atm). ... Simultaneously with dissolution of brucite, the growth of a Mgcarbonate phase (probably dypingite) was directly observed. ...

J. Hvelmann; C. V. Putnis; E. Ruiz-Agudo; H. Austrheim

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Nickel Ferrite Aerogels with Monodisperse Nanoscale Building BlocksThe Importance of Processing Temperature and Atmosphere  

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Nickel Ferrite Aerogels with Monodisperse Nanoscale Building BlocksThe Importance of Processing Temperature and Atmosphere ... Using two-step (air/argon) thermal processing, sol?gel-derived nickel?iron oxide aerogels are transformed into monodisperse, networked nanocrystalline magnetic oxides of NiFe2O4 with particle diameters that can be ripened with increasing temperature under argon to 4.6, 6.4, and 8.8 nm. ... nickel ferrites; magnetic nanomaterials; nanoarchitectures; aerogels; sol?gel chemistry; single magnetic domains; thermal processing ...

Katherine A. Pettigrew; Jeffrey W. Long; Everett E. Carpenter; Colin C. Baker; Justin C. Lytle; Christopher N. Chervin; Michael S. Logan; Rhonda M. Stroud; Debra R. Rolison

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Course: ECE 597EN/697EN Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Instructor: Zlatan Aksamija (zlatana@engin.umass.edu)  

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Course: ECE 597EN/697EN Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Instructor: Zlatan simulation. Suggested Textbook: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion by Gang Chen (Oxford University. Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes 9. Special Topics I: Thermoelectric and Photovoltaic

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials | Department of  

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Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials July 20, 2011 - 3:58pm Addthis Scientists conducted compression tests of copper specimens irradiated with high-energy protons, designed to model how damage from radiation affects the mechanical properties of copper. By using a specialized in situ mechanical testing device in a transmission electron microscope at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the team could examine — with nanoscale resolution — the localized nature of this deformation. | Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientists conducted compression tests of copper specimens irradiated with high-energy protons, designed to model how damage from radiation affects

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Research Areas - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Nanostructured Thin Films Nanostructured Thin Films Theme: The Nanostructured Thin Films program is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and modeling of dimensionally constrained materials systems in which a nano-scale trait of the material (e.g. grain size, film thickness, interfacial boundary, etc.) fundamentally determines its structure-property relationships. The work performed in this program falls primarily into two areas: (1) studies of thin-film growth phenomena and film properties, with emphasis on diamond and multicomponent oxides; and (2) first principles quantum-mechanical calculations that model thin film growth processes and electronic structure. Frequently, the experimental and theoretical efforts are coordinated on common scientific issues in a particular material system. Current research is devoted to (a) growth

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Carbon Nanotube Materials for Substrate Enhanced Control of Catalytic Activity  

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Carbon SWNTs are attractive materials for supporting electrocatalysts. The properties of SWNTs are highly tunable and controlled by the nanotube's circumferential periodicity and their surface chemistry. These unique characteristics suggest that architectures constructed from these types of carbon support materials would exhibit interesting and useful properties. Here, we expect that the structure of the carbon nanotube support will play a major role in stabilizing metal electrocatalysts under extreme operating conditions and suppress both catalyst and support degradation. Furthermore, the chemical modification of the carbon nanotube surfaces can be expected to alter the interface between the catalyst and support, thus, enhancing the activity and utilization of the electrocatalysts. We plan to incorporate discrete reaction sites into the carbon nanotube lattice to create intimate electrical contacts with the catalyst particles to increase the metal catalyst activity and utilization. The work involves materials synthesis, design of electrode architectures on the nanoscale, control of the electronic, ionic, and mass fluxes, and use of advanced optical spectroscopy techniques.

Heben, M.; Dillon, A. C.; Engtrakul, C.; Lee, S.-H.; Kelley, R. D.; Kini, A. M.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials | Department of  

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Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials Researchers Devise New Stress Test for Irradiated Materials July 20, 2011 - 3:58pm Addthis Scientists conducted compression tests of copper specimens irradiated with high-energy protons, designed to model how damage from radiation affects the mechanical properties of copper. By using a specialized in situ mechanical testing device in a transmission electron microscope at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the team could examine — with nanoscale resolution — the localized nature of this deformation. | Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientists conducted compression tests of copper specimens irradiated with high-energy protons, designed to model how damage from radiation affects

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Materials Handbook  

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... THE sub title of this handbook gives the clue to the mode of treatment of the subject matter, and so ... seventeen to 'alkalis'; in fact, a better title for the book would be "Handbook of Engineering Materials". British trade names are conspicuously few, but no doubt a ...

E. H. TRIPP

1942-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chaotic oscillation and random-number generation based on nanoscale optical-energy transfer  

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By using nanoscale energy-transfer dynamics and density matrix formalism, we demonstrate theoretically and numerically that chaotic oscillation and random-number generation occur in a nanoscale system. The physical system consists of a pair of quantum dots (QDs), with one QD smaller than the other, between which energy transfers via optical near-field interactions. When the system is pumped by continuous-wave radiation and incorporates a timing delay between two energy transfers within the system, it emits optical pulses. We refer to such QD pairs as nano-optical pulsers (NOPs). Irradiating an NOP with external periodic optical pulses causes the oscillating frequency of the NOP to synchronize with the external stimulus. We find that chaotic oscillation occurs in the NOP population when they are connected by an external time delay. Moreover, by evaluating the time-domain signals by statistical-test suites, we confirm that the signals are sufficiently random to qualify the system as a random-number generator (RNG). This study reveals that even relatively simple nanodevices that interact locally with each other through optical energy transfer at scales far below the wavelength of irradiating light can exhibit complex oscillatory dynamics. These findings are significant for applications such as ultrasmall RNGs.

Makoto Naruse; Song-Ju Kim; Masashi Aono; Hirokazu Hori; Motoichi Ohtsu

2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - Policies  

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Policies and Procedures for User Access to the DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Peer Review and Advisory Bodies Evaluation Criteria and Process Modes of User Access...

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Functional Materials for Energy | Advanced Materials | ORNL  

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Thermoelectrics Separations Materials Catalysis Sensor Materials Polymers and Composites Carbon Fiber Related Research Chemistry and Physics at Interfaces Materials Synthesis from...

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New frontier in thin film epitaxy and nanostructured materials  

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Nanomaterials hold the key to the success of nanotechnology. This review starts with a new paradigm for thin film growth based upon matching of integral multiples of lattice planes across the film-substrate interface. This paradigm of domain matching epitaxy (DME) unifies small as well as large misfit systems utilising the concept of systematic domain variation. By controlling the kinetics of clustering and energetics of interfaces, it is possible to obtain nanoclusters of uniform size and create novel nanostructured materials by design, where relative orientation with respect to matrix can be controlled by DME. In nanostructured materials with unit dimensions 1??100 nm, science and processing challenges include self-assembly processing, control of interfacial atoms and energetics, quantum confinement issues, nanoscale structure-property correlations. In addition, metastability of interfaces should be controlled for reliability in manufacturing of nanosystems. This paper presents fundamentals of synthesis and processing of nanomaterials, role of interfaces, nanoscale characterisation to establish atomic structure-property correlations and modelling to create novel nanostructured structural, magnetic, photonic and electronic systems with unique and improved properties for next-generation systems with new functionality.

Jagdish Narayan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Materials for Energy | Advanced Materials | ORNL  

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Energy Storage Fuel Cells Thermoelectrics Separations Materials Catalysis Sensor Materials Polymers and Composites Carbon Fiber Related Research Chemistry and Physics at Interfaces Materials Synthesis from Atoms to Systems Materials Characterization Materials Theory and Simulation Energy Frontier Research Centers Advanced Materials Home | Science & Discovery | Advanced Materials | Research Areas | Functional Materials for Energy SHARE Functional Materials for Energy The concept of functional materials for energy occupies a very prominent position in ORNL's research and more broadly the scientific research sponsored by DOE's Basic Energy Sciences. These materials facilitate the capture and transformation of energy, the storage of energy or the efficient release and utilization of stored energy. A different kind of

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A computational investigation of the phase behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined between nanoscale hydrophobic plates  

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A computational investigation of the phase behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined between nanoscale hydrophobic plates Andrew L 11210, USA 3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA 4

Ferguson, Andrew

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Direct Measurement of Ion Beam Induced, Nanoscale Roughening of GaN Bentao Cui and P. I. Cohen  

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Direct Measurement of Ion Beam Induced, Nanoscale Roughening of GaN Bentao Cui and P. I. Cohen of a surface roughening term due to curvature-dependent sputtering or asymmetric attachment of vacancies change using atomic force microscopy, we show a method to measure the ion-roughening coefficient. Using

Cohen, Philip I.

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Probing nanoscale photo-oxidation in organic films using spatial hole burning near-field scanning optical microscopy  

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Probing nanoscale photo-oxidation in organic films using spatial hole burning near-field scanning from a stationary NSOM tip to induce photo-oxidation. The reduction in the fluorescence yield resulting photo-oxidation as a function of time, position, and environment free from the limits of far

Buratto, Steve

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Ammonia synthesis by N2 and steam electrolysis in molten hydroxide suspensions of nanoscale Fe2O3  

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...hydroxide suspensions of nanoscale Fe2O3 10.1126/science.1254234...hydroxide suspension of nano-Fe2O3. At 200C in an electrolyte with...loaded into carbon black as an anode, again at a low rate; note that tin...which consumed water at the anode and air at the cathode at 0...

Stuart Licht; Baochen Cui; Baohui Wang; Fang-Fang Li; Jason Lau; Shuzhi Liu

2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Observation of Nanoscale Peltier and Joule Effects at Metal-Insulator Domain Walls in Vanadium Dioxide Nanobeams  

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Direct Observation of Nanoscale Peltier and Joule Effects at Metal- Insulator Domain Walls localized alternating Peltier heating and cooling as well as Joule heating concentrated at the M-I domain the monoclinic phase identification. KEYWORDS: Vanadium dioxide, thermoreflectance microscopy, Peltier effect

Wu, Junqiao

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Intrinsic vacancy induced nanoscale wire structure in heteroepitaxial Ga2Se3/Si(001) Taisuke Ohta,1,  

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Intrinsic vacancy induced nanoscale wire structure in heteroepitaxial Ga2Se3/Si(001) Taisuke Ohta,1-blende structure of -Ga2Se3, which contains ordered 110 arrays of Ga vacancies. These ordered vacancy lines structural vacancies of semiconducting chalcogenides lead to numerous interesting structural, electronic

Olmstead, Marjorie

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Materials Under Extremes | ORNL  

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Home | Science & Discovery | Advanced Materials | Research Areas | Materials Under Extremes SHARE Materials Under Extremes Materials that can withstand extreme conditions such...

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Photovoltaic Materials  

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The goal of the current project was to help make the US solar industry a world leader in the manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. The overall approach was to leverage ORNLs unique characterization and processing technologies to gain a better understanding of the fundamental challenges for solar cell processing and apply that knowledge to targeted projects with industry members. ORNL has the capabilities in place and the expertise required to understand how basic material properties including defects, impurities, and grain boundaries affect the solar cell performance. ORNL also has unique processing capabilities to optimize the manufacturing process for fabrication of high efficiency and low cost solar cells. ORNL recently established the Center for Advanced Thin-film Systems (CATS), which contains a suite of optical and electrical characterization equipment specifically focused on solar cell research. Under this project, ORNL made these facilities available to industrial partners who were interested in pursuing collaborative research toward the improvement of their product or manufacturing process. Four specific projects were pursued with industrial partners: Global Solar Energy is a solar industry leader in full scale production manufacturing highly-efficient Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) thin film solar material, cells and products. ORNL worked with GSE to develop a scalable, non-vacuum, solution technique to deposit amorphous or nanocrystalline conducting barrier layers on untextured stainless steel substrates for fabricating high efficiency flexible CIGS PV. Ferro Corporations Electronic, Color and Glass Materials (ECGM) business unit is currently the worlds largest supplier of metallic contact materials in the crystalline solar cell marketplace. Ferros ECGM business unit has been the world's leading supplier of thick film metal pastes to the crystalline silicon PV industry for more than 30 years, and has had operational cells and modules in the field for 25 years. Under this project, Ferro leveraged world leading analytical capabilities at ORNL to characterize the paste-to-silicon interface microstructure and develop high efficiency next generation contact pastes. Ampulse Corporation is developing a revolutionary crystalline-silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Utilizing uniquely-textured substrates and buffer materials from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and breakthroughs in Hot-Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition (HW-CVD) techniques in epitaxial silicon developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Ampulse is creating a solar technology that is tunable in silicon thickness, and hence in efficiency and economics, to meet the specific requirements of multiple solar PV applications. This project focused on the development of a high rate deposition process to deposit Si, Ge, and Si1-xGex films as an alternate to hot-wire CVD. Mossey Creek Solar is a start-up company with great expertise in the solar field. The primary interest is to create and preserve jobs in the solar sector by developing high-yield, low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells using MSC-patented and -proprietary technologies. The specific goal of this project was to produce large grain formation in thin, net-shape-thickness mc-Si wafers processed with high-purity silicon powder and ORNL's plasma arc lamp melting without introducing impurities that compromise absorption coefficient and carrier lifetime. As part of this project, ORNL also added specific pieces of equipment to enhance our ability to provide unique insight for the solar industry. These capabilities include a moisture barrier measurement system, a combined physical vapor deposition and sputtering system dedicated to cadmium-containing deposits, adeep level transient spectroscopy system useful for identifying defects, an integrating sphere photoluminescence system, and a high-speed ink jet printing system. These tools were combined with others to study the effect of defects on the performance of crystalline silicon and

Duty, C.; Angelini, J.; Armstrong, B.; Bennett, C.; Evans, B.; Jellison, G. E.; Joshi, P.; List, F.; Paranthaman, P.; Parish, C.; Wereszczak, A.

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM News: Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers  

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Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers Silver and gold nanoparticle heterodiimers Silver and gold nanoparticle heterodimers (about 10 nm across); green wavy lines represent surfactant molecules in the schematic. Underlying is a TEM image of gold (golden color) and silver (dark gray) nanoparticles after epitaxial overgrowth for 180 sec. High-quality interfaced Au-Ag heterodimers in the quantum size regime (diameter <10 nm) were synthesized through a seed-mediated, surface-confined epitaxial overgrowth strategy by researchers in the Nanophotonics Group. First-principles calculations by the Theory & Modeling Group confirmed that quantum size effects and formation of Au/Ag interfaces lead to an unusual enhancement of the characteristic gold surface plasmon

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Atomic Scale Modeling and Simulation of Silicon  

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Atomic Scale Modeling and Simulation of Silicon Anisotropic Etching Atomic Scale Modeling and Simulation of Silicon Anisotropic Etching N. Moldovan A well-known process in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology involves etching silicon in alkaline solutions, which produces accurate 3-D silicon structures, sometimes with atomic smoothness, by taking advantage of the strong dependence of the etching rate on crystal orientation. Significant experimental effort has been made to characterize this anisotropy (polar etching rate diagrams, temperature dependencies, roughness measurements, in situ STM records during etching, electrochemistry studies etc.). The experimental results were used in complex simulations that successfully predicted the evolution of the 3-D geometry, starting from the experimentally measured etching diagrams.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: Deciphering Uncertainties in the Cost of Solar  

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Deciphering Uncertainties in the Cost of Solar Energy Deciphering Uncertainties in the Cost of Solar Energy Photovoltaic electricity is a rapidly growing renewable energy source and will ultimately assume a major role in global energy production. The cost of solar-generated electricity is typically compared with electricity produced by traditional sources with a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculation. Generally, LCOE is treated as a definite number, and the assumptions lying beneath that result are rarely reported or even understood. We shed light on some of the key assumptions and offer a new approach to calculating LCOE for photovoltaics based on input parameter distributions feeding a Monte Carlo simulation. In this framework, the influence of assumptions and confidence intervals becomes clear.

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Argonne CNM Highlight: 2007 U.S.-France Nanoscience Workshop  

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Partnerships in Nanoscience Explored between France and the United States Partnerships in Nanoscience Explored between France and the United States During June 3-5, 2007, a group of 50 researchers and invited participants came together at Argonne National Laboratory for the France-U.S. Nanoscience Workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to help stimulate U.S.-France collaborations in nanoscience. Pat Dehmer, Associate Director for Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Basic Energy Sciences, attended along with Linda Blevins, Technical and International Advisor. The importance of international collaboration and cooperation for solving critical issues in nanoscience and nanotechnology (e.g., in energy and information technology) was apparent. In yet another demonstration that international partnerships have always been important for the success of DOE laboratory-based research, participants from many of the DOE national laboratories were present.

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Hla-092613 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Hla-092613 Hla-092613 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Saw Wai Hla Center for Nanoscale Materials, ANL & Ohio University TITLE: Frontiers of STM Manipulations: Imaging Atomic Spin to Operating Nanomachines DATE: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Building 212 / A-157 HOST: Seungbum Hong Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. ABSTRACT:We combine a variety of scanning tunneling microscope (STM) manipulation schemes with tunneling spectroscopy techniques to image and manipulate properties of atoms and molecules on surfaces. This talk will highlight recent advances achieved by manipulation at atomic and molecular scale [1-4]. In spintronic area, we will present imaging and manipulation of atomic spin using a spin-polarized STM tip [1], and the spin fiction

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What's in the Cage Matters in Iron Antimonide Thermoelectric Materials |  

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Novel Experiments on Cement Yield Concrete Results Novel Experiments on Cement Yield Concrete Results Watching a Glycine Riboswitch "Switch" Polyamorphism in a Metallic Glass Under Pressure, Vanadium Won't Turn Down the Volume New Nanoscale Engineering Breakthrough Points to Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed What's in the Cage Matters in Iron Antimonide Thermoelectric Materials MARCH 29, 2007 Bookmark and Share Crystal structure of EuFe4Sb12 showing the cage confined Eu atoms (red) and Fe atoms (brown) surrounded by Sb tilted octahedral (Sb atoms are not shown). Thermoelectric materials such as iron antimonide have drawn intense interest because they offer a pollution-free source of electricity and a

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Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors | Advanced Photon  

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An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity How to Make a Splash Pressure-Tuning the Quantum Phase Transition in a Model 2-D Magnet Reappearing Superconductivity Surprises Scientists Manipulating Genes with Hidden TALENs Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors MAY 18, 2012 Bookmark and Share This collage shows the ring-shaped, isotropic x-ray diffraction pattern and electron microscope cross-section of the three-dimensional amorphous or quasi-ordered biophotonic nanostructure in spongy medullary feather barbs responsible for the vivid turquoise plumage of the Plum-throated Cotinga

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Fabrication and performance of nanoscale ultra-smooth programmeddefects for EUV Lithography  

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We have developed processes for producing ultra-smooth nanoscale programmed substrate defects that have applications in areas such as thin film growth, EUV lithography, and defect inspection. Particle, line, pit, and scratch defects on the substrates between 40 and 140 nm wide 50 to 90 nm high have been successfully produced using e-beam lithograpy and plasma etching in both Silicon and Hydrosilsequioxane films. These programmed defect substrates have several advantages over those produced previously using gold nanoparticles or polystyrene latex spheres--most notably, the ability to precisely locate features and produce recessed as well as bump type features in ultra-smooth films. These programmed defects were used to develop techniques for film defect mitigation and results are discussed.

Olynick, D.L.; Salmassi, F.; Liddle, J.A.; Mirkarimi, P.B.; Spiller, E.; Baker, S.L.; Robinson, J.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of nanoscale nuclei in the amorphous dome of a phase change random access memory  

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The nanoscale crystal nuclei in an amorphous Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} bit in a phase change memory device were evaluated by fluctuation transmission electron microscopy. The quench time in the device (?10 ns) afforded more and larger nuclei in the melt-quenched state than in the as-deposited state. However, nuclei were even more numerous and larger in a test structure with a longer quench time (?100 ns), verifying the prediction of nucleation theory that slower cooling produces more nuclei. It also demonstrates that the thermal design of devices will strongly influence the population of nuclei, and thus the speed and data retention characteristics.

Lee, Bong-Sub, E-mail: bongsub@gmail.com; Darmawikarta, Kristof; Abelson, John R. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Raoux, Simone; Shih, Yen-Hao; Zhu, Yu [IBM/Macronix PCRAM Joint Project, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States); Bishop, Stephen G. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

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Argonne licenses diamond semiconductor discoveries to AKHAN Technologies |  

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licenses diamond semiconductor discoveries to AKHAN Technologies licenses diamond semiconductor discoveries to AKHAN Technologies By Joseph Bernstein * By Jared Sagoff * March 4, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint LEMONT, Ill. - The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today that the laboratory has granted AKHAN Technologies exclusive diamond semiconductor application licensing rights to breakthrough low-temperature diamond deposition technology developed by Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM). The Argonne-developed technology allows for the deposition of nanocrystalline diamond on a variety of wafer substrate materials at temperatures as low as 400 degrees Celsius. The combination of the Argonne's low-temperature diamond technology with AKHAN's Miraj Diamond(tm) process represents the state of the art in diamond semiconductor

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Optimizing Cr(VI) and Tc(VII) remediation through nano-scale biomineral engineering  

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To optimize the production of biomagnetite for the bioremediation of metal oxyanion contaminated waters, the reduction of aqueous Cr(VI) to Cr(III) by two biogenic magnetites and a synthetic magnetite was evaluated under batch and continuous flow conditions. Results indicate that nano-scale biogenic magnetite produced by incubating synthetic schwertmannite powder in cell suspensions of Geobacter sulfurreducens is more efficient at reducing Cr(VI) than either biogenic nano-magnetite produced from a suspension of ferrihydrite 'gel' or synthetic nano-scale Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} powder. Although X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements obtained from post-exposure magnetite samples reveal that both Cr(III) and Cr(VI) are associated with nanoparticle surfaces, X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD) studies indicate that some Cr(III) has replaced octahedrally coordinated Fe in the lattice of the magnetite. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) measurements of total aqueous Cr in the associated solution phase indicated that, although the majority of Cr(III) was incorporated within or adsorbed to the magnetite samples, a proportion ({approx}10-15 %) was released back into solution. Studies of Tc(VII) uptake by magnetites produced via the different synthesis routes also revealed significant differences between them as regards effectiveness for remediation. In addition, column studies using a {gamma}-camera to obtain real time images of a {sup 99m}Tc(VII) radiotracer were performed to visualize directly the relative performances of the magnetite sorbents against ultra-trace concentrations of metal oxyanion contaminants. Again, the magnetite produced from schwertmannite proved capable of retaining more ({approx}20%) {sup 99m}Tc(VII) than the magnetite produced from ferrihydrite, confirming that biomagnetite production for efficient environmental remediation can be fine-tuned through careful selection of the initial Fe(III) mineral substrate supplied to Fe(III)-reducing bacteria.

Cutting, R. S.; Coker, V. S.; Telling, N. D.; Kimber, R. L.; Pearce, C. I.; Ellis, B.; Lawson, R; van der Laan, G.; Pattrick, R.A.D.; Vaughan, D.J.; Arenholz, E.; Lloyd, J. R.

2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical Materials Workshop  

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Presentations during the Critical Materials Workshop held on April 3, 2012 overviewing critical materials strategies

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Critical Materials Institute  

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Ames Laboratory Director Alex King talks about the goals of the Critical Materials Institute in diversifying the supply of critical materials, developing substitute materials, developing tools and techniques for recycling critical materials, and forecasting materials needs to avoid future shortages.

Alex King

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Discovery Design and Synthesis | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Discovery Design and Synthesis Discovery Design and Synthesis Materials Sciences and Engineering (MSE) Division MSE Home About Research Areas Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) DOE Energy Innovation Hubs BES Funding Opportunities The Computational Materials and Chemical Sciences Network (CMCSN) Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Scientific Highlights Reports and Activities Principal Investigators' Meetings BES Home Research Areas Materials Discovery Design and Synthesis Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Research is supported in the discovery and design of novel materials and the development of innovative materials synthesis and processing methods. This research is guided by applications of concepts learned from the interface between physics and biology and from nano-scale understanding of

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Atomistic modeling of nanowires, small-scale fatigue damage in cast magnesium, and materials for MEMS.  

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Lightweight and miniaturized weapon systems are driving the use of new materials in design such as microscale materials and ultra low-density metallic materials. Reliable design of future weapon components and systems demands a thorough understanding of the deformation modes in these materials that comprise the components and a robust methodology to predict their performance during service or storage. Traditional continuum models of material deformation and failure are not easily extended to these new materials unless microstructural characteristics are included in the formulation. For example, in LIGA Ni and Al-Si thin films, the physical size is on the order of microns, a scale approaching key microstructural features. For a new potential structural material, cast Mg offers a high stiffness-to-weight ratio, but the microstructural heterogeneity at various scales requires a structure-property continuum model. Processes occurring at the nanoscale and microscale develop certain structures that drive material behavior. The objective of the work presented in this report was to understand material characteristics in relation to mechanical properties at the nanoscale and microscale in these promising new material systems. Research was conducted primarily at the University of Colorado at Boulder to employ tightly coupled experimentation and simulation to study damage at various material size scales under monotonic and cyclic loading conditions. Experimental characterization of nano/micro damage will be accomplished by novel techniques such as in-situ environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), 1 MeV transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). New simulations to support experimental efforts will include modified embedded atom method (MEAM) atomistic simulations at the nanoscale and single crystal micromechanical finite element simulations. This report summarizes the major research and development accomplishments for the LDRD project titled 'Atomistic Modeling of Nanowires, Small-scale Fatigue Damage in Cast Magnesium, and Materials for MEMS'. This project supported a strategic partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Colorado at Boulder by providing funding for the lead author, Ken Gall, and his students, while he was a member of the University of Colorado faculty.

Dunn, Martin L. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Talmage, Mellisa J. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); McDowell, David L., 1956- (,-Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); West, Neil (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Gullett, Philip Michael (Mississippi State University , MS); Miller, David C. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Spark, Kevin (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Diao, Jiankuai (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Horstemeyer, Mark F. (Mississippi State University , MS); Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Gall, K (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the semiconductor-metal phase transition in nanoscale vanadium dioxide, doped with ions of 3d-elements on a silicon surface  

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Nanoscale vanadium dioxide doped with chromium and iron is obtained via molecular layering method on the surface of a single-crystal silicon. The qualitative and quantitative composition of the samples is dete...

D. V. Nazarov; O. M. Osmolowskaya

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wrinkle-Based Measurement of Elastic Modulus of Nano-Scale Thin Pt Film Deposited on Polymeric Substrate: Verification and Uncertainty Analysis  

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Nano-scale thin films are extensively utilized in semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) [13]. As feature sizes of the devices decrease, the critical d...

H-J. Choi; J-H. Kim; H-J. Lee; S-A. Song; H-J. Lee; J-H. Han

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material, such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.

Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron and X-Ray Scattering - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials  

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Home Home Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Neutron and X-ray Scattering Science Recent advances in neutron and x-ray scattering instrumentation at major DOE facilities such as the Spallation Neutron Source and Advanced Photon Source provide unprecedented insights into complex phenomena in bulk and interfacial materials. The vision of our group is to harness the complementarity of neutrons and x-rays to study how materials respond on a range of length and time scales to phase competition, so that we can learn to control emergent behavior and generate functional properties in energy-related materials. We use neutrons and x-rays to investigate the structure and dynamics of bulk and interfacial materials with properties that are useful for energy applications, such as superconductivity, magnetism and thermoelectricity. Phase competition can generate or enhance such properties, but it is extremely challenging to characterize fluctuations in the competing order, whether in bulk disordered materials, or artificial heterostructures. Our goal is to utilize efficient techniques that we have been developing for measuring nanoscale phase fluctuations, both static and dynamic, to enable the rational design of new materials for energy within MSD.

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Nanoscale Phase Separation, Cation Ordering, and Surface Oxygen Chemistry in Pristine Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 for Li-Ion Batteries  

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Li-rich layered material Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 possesses high voltage and high specific capacity, which makes it an attractive candidate for the transportation industry and sustainable energy storage systems. The rechargeable capacity of the Li-ion battery is linked largely to the structural stability of the cathode materials during the charge-discharge cycles. However, the structure and cation distribution in pristine (un-cycled) Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 have not yet been fully characterized. Using a combination of aberration-corrected scanning/transmission electron microscopy, X-ray dispersive energy spectroscopy (XEDS), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), and complementary multislice image simulation, we have probed the crystal structure, cation/anion distribution, and electronic structure of Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 nanoparticle. We discovered that the electronic structure and valence state of transition metal ions show significant variations, which have been identified to be attributed to the oxygen deficiency near the particle surfaces. Characterization of the nanoscale phase separation and cation ordering in the pristine material are critical for understanding the capacity and voltage fading of this material for battery application.

Gu, Meng; Genc, Arda; Belharouak, Ilias; Wang, Dapeng; Amine, Khalil; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai; Baer, Donald R.; Zhang, Jiguang; Browning, Nigel D.; Liu, Jun; Wang, Chong M.

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi Material Paradigm  

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Multi Material Paradigm Glenn S. Daehn Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University Advanced Composites (FRP) Steel Spaceframe Multi Material Concept...

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Directed Assembly of Bi Metallic Nanoparticles by Pulsed Laser Induced Dewetting: a Unique Nanoscale Time and Length Scale Regime  

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Pulsed laser induced dewetting (PLiD) was used to assemble patterned, nanoscale metallic thin film features into bi metallic nanoparticles. The liquid-phase flow is related to a conventional droplet impact test and in appropriate dimensions have inertial and viscoinertial flow characteristics. The final size, morphology, composition, and inter-diffusion of the nanoparticles is governed by the interplay of capillary, inertial and viscous forces and an appropriate dimensional regime defined by competing Rayleigh-Plateau and spinodal instabilities.

Fowlkes, Jason Davidson [ORNL; Rack, P. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Wu, Yeuyeng [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perfect light trapping in nanoscale thickness semiconductor films with resonant back reflector and spectrum-splitting structures  

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The optical absorption of nanoscale thickness semiconductor films on top of light-trapping structures based on optical interference effects combined with spectrum-splitting structures is theoretically investigated. Nearly perfect absorption over a broad spectrum range can be achieved in $solar absorption and low carrier thermalization loss can be achieved when the light-trapping structures with wedge-shaped spacer layer or semiconductor films are combined with spectrum-splitting structures.

Liu, Jiang-Tao; Yang, Wen; Li, Jun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Reactor Materials and Fuels  

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Nuclear reactor materials and fuels can be classified into six categories: Nuclear fuel materials Nuclear clad materials Nuclear coolant materials Nuclear poison materials Nuclear moderator materials

Dr. James S. Tulenko

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic photosensitive cells grown on rough electrode with nano-scale morphology control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optoelectronic device and a method for fabricating the optoelectronic device includes a first electrode disposed on a substrate, an exposed surface of the first electrode having a root mean square roughness of at least 30 nm and a height variation of at least 200 nm, the first electrode being transparent. A conformal layer of a first organic semiconductor material is deposited onto the first electrode by organic vapor phase deposition, the first organic semiconductor material being a small molecule material. A layer of a second organic semiconductor material is deposited over the conformal layer. At least some of the layer of the second organic semiconductor material directly contacts the conformal layer. A second electrode is deposited over the layer of the second organic semiconductor material. The first organic semiconductor material is of a donor-type or an acceptor-type relative to the second organic semiconductor material, which is of the other material type.

Yang, Fan (Piscataway, NJ); Forrest, Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne User Facility Agreements | Advanced Photon Source  

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Master proprietary agreement sample (pdf) Master proprietary agreement sample (pdf) Master non-proprietary agreement sample (pdf) Differences between non-proprietary and proprietary Opens in a new window Argonne's National User Facilities Advanced Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Advanced Photon Source (APS) Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) Argonne User Facility Agreements About User Agreements If you are not an Argonne National Laboratory employee, a user agreement signed by your home institution is a prerequisite for experimental work at any of Argonne's user facilities. The Department of Energy recently formulated master agreements that cover liability, intellectual property, and financial issues (access templates from the links in the left

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User Facility Training | Advanced Photon Source  

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See Also: See Also: Argonne WBT Argonne eJHQ ACIS Training APS Beamline Shielding Argonne National Laboratory User Facility Training Core Courses: These courses require your badge number and APS web password. If you have forgotten your web password, please click here. A temporary password will be sent to your e-mail address on record. Course Name APS 101 Advanced Photon Source User Orientation (2 year retraining) CNM 101 Center for Nanoscale Materials User Orientation (2 year retraining) ESH 100U Argonne National Laboratory User Facility Orientation (2 year retraining) ESH 223 Cybersecurity Annual Education and Awareness (1 year retraining) ESH 738 GERT: General Employee Radiation Training (2 year retraining) Additional Courses Available Remotely: These courses require your badge number and APS web password. If you have forgotten your web password, please click here. A temporary password will be sent to your e-mail address on record.

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Nanopositioning techniques development for synchrotron radiation instrumentation applications at the Advanced Photon Source  

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At modern synchrotron radiation sources and beamlines, high-precision positioning techniques present a significant opportunity to support state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation research. Meanwhile, the required instrument positioning performance and capabilities, such as resolution, dynamic range, repeatability, speed, and multiple axes synchronization are exceeding the limit of commercial availability. This paper presents the current nanopositioning techniques developed for the Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM)/Advanced Photon Source (APS) hard x-ray nanoprobe and high-resolution x-ray monochromators and analyzers for the APS X-ray Operations and Research (XOR) beamlines. Future nanopositioning techniques to be developed for the APS renewal project will also be discussed.

Shu Deming [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Christen leads ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences | ornl.gov  

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4 4 SHARE Media Contact: Bill Cabage Oak Ridge National Laboratory Communications (865) 574-4399 Christen leads ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Hans Christen Hans Christen (hi-res image) OAK RIDGE, Jan. 9, 2014 -- Hans M. Christen of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named director of ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, one of the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers. Christen joined ORNL in 2000 and led the Thin Films and Nanostructures group from 2006 to 2013. In 2013, he became associate director within the Materials Science and Technology Division and has managed the DOE Materials Sciences & Engineering Program since 2011. His research has focused on the effects of epitaxial strain, spatial

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Understanding of Defect Physics in Polycrystalline Photovoltaic Materials: Preprint  

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The performance of thin-film solar cells is influenced by the quality of interfaces and formation of defects such as point defects, stacking faults, twins, dislocations, and grain boundaries. It is important to understand the defect physics so that appropriate methods may be developed to suppress the formation of harmful defects. Here, we review our understanding of defect physics in thin-film photovoltaic (PV) materials such as Si, CdTe, Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS), Cu2ZnSnSe2 (CZTSe), and Cu2ZnSnS2 (CZTS) using the combination of nanoscale electron microscopy characterization and density-functional theory (DFT). Although these thin-film PV materials share the same basic structural feature - diamond structure based - the defect physics in them could be very different. Some defects, such as stacking faults and special twins, have similar electronic properties in these thin-film materials. However, some other defects, such as grain boundaries and interfaces, have very different electronic properties in these materials. For example, grain boundaries produce harmful deep levels in Si and CdTe, but they do not produce significant deep levels in CIGS, CZTSe, and CZTS. These explain why passivation is critical for Si and CdTe solar cells, but is less important in CIS and CZTS solar cells. We further provide understanding of the effects of interfaces on the performance of solar cells made of these PV materials.

Yan, Y.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 22 - Heterogeneous Catalytic Reduction for Water Purification: Nanoscale Effects on Catalytic Activity, Selectivity, and Sustainability  

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Reductive catalysis is a promising water treatment technology that employs heterogeneous metal catalysts (e.g., Pd nanoparticles on a support) to convert dihydrogen to adsorbed atomic hydrogen in order to promote reactions with functional groups in various contaminants. Reductive catalysis has several potential advantages, including high selectivity for a given target, fast rates under mild conditions, and low production of harmful by-products. The technology has been applied mostly for remediation of groundwater contaminated with halogenated hydrocarbons and for treatment of nitrate, but recent studies have expanded the range of target contaminants to include perchlorate and N-nitrosamines. Palladium-based catalysts hold tremendous promise for their ability to selectively destroy several drinking water contaminants, and some compounds that exhibit slow reaction kinetics with Pd alone are rapidly degraded when a second, promoter metal is added to the catalyst. However, there is a lack of information about the long-term sustainability of these catalytic treatment processes, which is a major consideration in their possible adoption for remediation applications. Recent research has focused on the nanoscale characterization of these heterogeneous catalysts in order to develop an improved understanding of their mechanisms of deactivation and the pathways for regeneration. Two examples of studies from the authors laboratories, involving (i) hydrodehalogenation of iodinated X-ray contrast media with Ni or Pd catalysts and (ii) selective reduction of nitrate with a regenerable Pd-In/alumina catalyst, are discussed in this chapter.

Timothy J. Strathmann; Charles J. Werth; John R. Shapley

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ab-initio friction forces on the nanoscale: A DFT study of fcc Cu(111)  

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While there are a number of models that tackle the problem of calculating friction forces on the atomic level, providing a completely parameter-free approach remains a challenge. Here we present a quasi-static model to obtain an approximation to the nanofrictional response of dry, wearless systems based on quantum mechanical all-electron calculations. We propose a mechanism to allow dissipative sliding, which relies on atomic relaxations. We define two different ways of calculating the mean nanofriction force, both leading to an exponential friction-versus-load behavior for all sliding directions. Since our approach does not impose any limits on lengths and directions of the sliding paths, we investigate arbitrary sliding directions for an fcc Cu(111) interface and detect two periodic paths which form the upper and lower bound of nanofriction. For long aperiodic paths the friction force convergences to a value in between these limits. For low loads we retrieve the Derjaguin generalization of Amontons-Coulomb kinetic friction law which appears to be valid all the way down to the nanoscale. We observe a non-vanishing Derjaguin-offset even for atomically flat surfaces in dry contact.

Michael Wolloch; Gregor Feldbauer; Peter Mohn; Josef Redinger; Andrs Vernes

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale transport of phonons: Dimensionality, subdiffusion, molecular damping, and interference effects  

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We examine heat transport carried by acoustic phonons in the systems composed of nanoscale chains of masses coupled to two thermal baths of different temperatures. Thermal conductance is obtained by using linearized Landauer-type formula for heat flux with phonon transmission probability calculated within atomistic Green's functions (AGF) method. AGF formalism is extended onto dissipative chains of masses with harmonic coupling beyond nearest-neighbor approximation, while atomistic description of heat reservoirs is also included into computational scheme. In particular, the phonon lifetimes and the phonon frequency shifts are discussed for harmonic lattices of different dimensions. Further, resonant structure of phonon transmission spectrum is analyzed with respect to reservoir-induced effects, molecular damping, and mass-to-mass harmonic coupling. Analysis of transmission zeros (antiresonances) and their accompanied Fano-shape resonances are discussed as a result of interference effects between different vibrational modes. Finally, we also predict subdiffusive transport regime for low-frequency ballistic phonons propagated along a linear chain of harmonically coupled masses.

Walczak, Kamil; Yerkes, Kirk L. [Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for forming materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A material-forming tool and a method for forming a material are described including a shank portion; a shoulder portion that releasably engages the shank portion; a pin that releasably engages the shoulder portion, wherein the pin defines a passageway; and a source of a material coupled in material flowing relation relative to the pin and wherein the material-forming tool is utilized in methodology that includes providing a first material; providing a second material, and placing the second material into contact with the first material; and locally plastically deforming the first material with the material-forming tool so as mix the first material and second material together to form a resulting material having characteristics different from the respective first and second materials.

Tolle, Charles R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Clark, Denis E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Miller, Karen S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Size of nanoobjects in oil and gas species and materials with positron annihilation spectroscopy  

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The analytical method to determine geometry and size of nano-scale defects in oil and gas species and materials is proposed. The modeling is carried out with the parameters of the positron spectra in the angular distribution method of positron annihilation spectroscopy, and is based on the 'free electron' approximation. From the annihilation decay kinetics, it is possible to express the trapping velocity of parapositronium in pores via intensities of the positronium components and to define the concentration and radii of pores in a porous layer. As the result, size and the concentration of micro-porous cylindrical nano-objects in the silicon samples are estimated.

Grafutin, V I; Elnikova, L V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ccsd-00090561,version1-31Aug2006 Nanoscale Damage During Fracture in Silica Glass  

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Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations, Departments of Material Science & Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Computer Science & Biomedical Engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Aubervilliers Cedex, France 5 Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials, Department of Aerospace

Boyer, Edmond

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Gutt-111512 - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Gutt-111512 Gutt-111512 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER: Dr. Christian Gutt DESY, Germany TITLE: X-Ray Snapshots of Magnets and Liquids Using X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers DATE: Thursday, November 15, 2012 TIME: 11:00 am PLACE: Building 212 / A-157 HOST: Paul Fuoss Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. ABSTRACT: X-ray free-electron laser sources provide extremely high-intensity and ultashort X-ray pulses which allow to access ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter on the nanoscale. In this talk I will report on results and future challenges of resonant magnetic scattering experiments using the FEL sources FLASH, LCLS and FERMI [1-3]. We investigated via IR pump / FEL probe experiments the ultrafast response of magnetic domain configurations in Co/Pt multilayer systems [4] to an

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - Archived CNMS Research  

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CNMS USER RESEARCH CNMS USER RESEARCH Fluctuations and Correlations in Physical and Biological Nanosystems Michael L. Simpson and Peter T. Cummings Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory When components at one level (atoms, molecules, nanostructures, etc) are coupled together to form higher-level - mesoscale - structures, new collective phenomena emerge. Optimizing such systems requires embracing stochastic fluctuations in a manner similar to that found in nature. E.g., homeostasis - regulation of a cell's internal environment to maintain stability and function at the mesoscale (i.e., cell) in the face of an unpredictable environment - is maintained even though there is considerable noise at the nanoscale (protein, RNA, molecular motor). A recent ACS Nano

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - CNMS User Research  

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Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Conformation of Oligo(ethylene Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Conformation of Oligo(ethylene glycol)-Grafted Polystyrene in Dilute Solutions: Effect of the Backbone Length Gang Cheng,1 Yuri B. Melnichenko,1 George D. Wignall,1 Fengjun Hua,2 Kunlun Hong,2 and Jimmy W. Mays2 1Neutron Scattering Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Achievement: The cooperative interactions among functional segments of biopolymers have led to attempts to create novel synthetic polymers, which are environmentally responsive to various stimuli, such as temperature or pH, in a controlled manner. Understanding the nanoscale conformational changes and phase behavior upon exposure of these polymers to external stimuli is

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Nanostructured material for advanced energy storage : magnesium battery cathode development.  

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Magnesium batteries are alternatives to the use of lithium ion and nickel metal hydride secondary batteries due to magnesium's abundance, safety of operation, and lower toxicity of disposal. The divalency of the magnesium ion and its chemistry poses some difficulties for its general and industrial use. This work developed a continuous and fibrous nanoscale network of the cathode material through the use of electrospinning with the goal of enhancing performance and reactivity of the battery. The system was characterized and preliminary tests were performed on the constructed battery cells. We were successful in building and testing a series of electrochemical systems that demonstrated good cyclability maintaining 60-70% of discharge capacity after more than 50 charge-discharge cycles.

Sigmund, Wolfgang M. (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL); Woan, Karran V. (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL); Bell, Nelson Simmons

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MF Research - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Research Research Magnetic Films Research Vision: Our vision is to address the grand challenges in condensed matter and materials physics via the exploration of the realm of nanomagnetism. Nanomagnetism is connected to fundamental questions of how the energy demands of future generations will be met via the utilization of wind turbines as a viable alternate energy source, and electric vehicles as alternatives to continued fossil-fuel consumption. Nanomagnetism is connected to the question of how the information technology revolution will be extended via the advent of spintronics and the possibilities of communication by means of pure spin currents. Nanomagnetism provides deep issues to explore in the realms of nanoscale confinement, physical proximity, far-from-equilibrium phenomena, and ultrafast and emergent

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NEWTON's Material Science References  

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Material Science References Material Science References Do you have a great material science reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: Materials Research Society Materials Research Society The Materials Research Society has assembled many resources in its Materials Science Enthusiasts site. This site has information for the K-12 audience, general public, and materials science professionals. Material Science nanoHUB nanHUB.org is the place for nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. There are Simulation Programs, Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. (Intened for high school and up) Materials Science Resources on the Web Materials Science Resources on the Web This site gives a good general introduction into material science. Sponsered by Iowa State, it talks about what material science is, ceramics and composites, and other topics.

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Educational Material Science Games  

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Material Science Games Material Science Games Do you have a great material science game? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Games: >KS2 Bitsize BBC - Materials KS2 Bitsize BBC - Materials Sponsored by the BBC, K2S Bitsize offers tons of free online science games including a section on materials. Learn about the changes in materials, changing states, heat, rocks, soils, solids, liquids, gases, and much more. Science Kids - Properties of Materials Science Kids - Properties of Materials Learn about the properties of materials as you experiment with a variety of objects in this great science activity for kids. Discover the interesting characteristics of materials; are they flexible, waterproof, strong or transparent? Characteristics of Materials - BBC Schools Characteristics of Materials - BBC Schools

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Energetic nano-materials: Opportunities for enhanced performances  

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This paper deals with the contribution of nano-materials to the contemporary pyrotechnics science. The breakthroughs in this domain are illustrated by several examples of energetic nano-materials recently studied in our laboratory. The solidification of energetic phases in a porous matrix (Cr2O3) was used to prepare and to stabilize at nano-scale explosive particles. The thermo-chemical behaviour of RDX nano-particles strongly differs from the one of micron-sized RDX. For instance, the temperature at which the decomposition occurs is significantly lowered and the melting point is removed. The effect of the decomposition of RDX nano-particles on the matrix in which they are trapped was observed for the first time by the atomic force microscopy. The Cr2O3/RDX nano-composite materials were mixed with aluminium nano-particles in order to formulate gas-generating nano-thermites (GGNT). The combustion of GGNT involves a synergy mechanism in which the decomposition of RDX nano-particles fragments the Cr2O3 matrix and primes the thermite reaction. Classical nano-thermites were obtained by mixing nano-particles (diameter <100nm) of metallic oxides (WO3) with a reducing metal (Al). These materials were used to demonstrate that nano-particles (i) significantly lower the ignition delay time and (ii) remarkably increase the combustion rate. Finally, pure RDX nano-particles are prepared by a continuous process of crystallization.

Denis Spitzer; Marc Comet; Christian Baras; Vincent Pichot; Nelly Piazzon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale topographic pattern formation on Kr{sup +}-bombarded germanium surfaces  

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The nanoscale pattern formation of Ge surfaces uniformly irradiated by Kr{sup +} ions was studied in a low-contamination environment at ion energies of 250 and 500 eV and at angles of 0 Degree-Sign through 80 Degree-Sign . The authors present a phase diagram of domains of pattern formation occurring as these two control parameters are varied. The results are insensitive to ion energy over the range covered by the experiments. Flat surfaces are stable from normal incidence up to an incidence angle of {theta} = 55 Degree-Sign from normal. At higher angles, the surface is linearly unstable to the formation of parallel-mode ripples, in which the wave vector is parallel to the projection of the ion beam on the surface. For {theta} {>=} 75 Degree-Sign the authors observe perpendicular-mode ripples, in which the wave vector is perpendicular to the ion beam. This behavior is qualitatively similar to those of Madi et al. for Ar{sup +}-irradiated Si but is inconsistent with those of Ziberi et al. for Kr{sup +}-irradiated Ge. The existence of a window of stability is qualitatively inconsistent with a theory based on sputter erosion [R. M. Bradley and J. M. Harper, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6, 2390 (1988)] and qualitatively consistent with a model of ion impact-induced mass redistribution [G. Carter and V. Vishnyakov, Phys. Rev. B 54, 17647 (1996)] as well as a crater function theory incorporating both effects [S. A. Norris et al., Nat. Commun. 2, 276 (2011)]. The critical transition angle between stable and rippled surfaces occurs 10 Degree-Sign -15 Degree-Sign above the value of 45 Degree-Sign predicted by the mass redistribution model.

Perkinson, Joy C.; Madi, Charbel S.; Aziz, Michael J. [Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtosecond Single-Shot Imaging of Nanoscale Ferromagnetic Order in Co/Pd Multilayers using Resonant X-ray Holography  

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We present the first single-shot images of ferromagnetic, nanoscale spin order taken with femtosecond x-ray pulses. X-ray-induced electron and spin dynamics can be outrun with pulses shorter than 80 fs in the investigated fluence regime, and no permanent aftereffects in the samples are observed below a fluence of 25 mJ/cm{sup 2}. Employing resonant spatially-muliplexed x-ray holography results in a low imaging threshold of 5 mJ/cm{sup 2}. Our results open new ways to combine ultrafast laser spectroscopy with sequential snapshot imaging on a single sample, generating a movie of excited state dynamics.

Wang, Tianhan; Zhu, Diling; Benny Wu,; Graves, Catherine; Schaffert, Stefan; Rander, Torbjorn; Muller, leonard; Vodungbo, Boris; Baumier, Cedric; Bernstein, David P.; Brauer, Bjorn; Cros, Vincent; Jong, Sanne de; Delaunay, Renaud; Fognini, Andreas; Kukreja, Roopali; Lee, Sooheyong; Lopez-Flores, Victor; Mohanty, Jyoti; Pfau, Bastian; Popescu, 5 Horia

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible...  

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year (Phase 2) * Synthesis of high specific capacity anode - Novel Materials Synthesis * bulk crystalline Si, Nanocrystalline Si, Amorphous Si with carbon as a matrix * Nanorods,...

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Advanced Materials | ORNL  

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Research Areas Research Areas Research Highlights Facilities and Capabilities Science to Energy Solutions News & Awards Events and Conferences Supporting Organizations Directionally Solidified Materials Using high-temperature optical floating zone furnace to produce monocrystalline molybdenum alloy micro-pillars Home | Science & Discovery | Advanced Materials Advanced Materials | Advanced Materials SHARE ORNL has the nation's most comprehensive materials research program and is a world leader in research that supports the development of advanced materials for energy generation, storage, and use. We have core strengths in three main areas: materials synthesis, characterization, and theory. In other words, we discover and make new materials, we study their structure,

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MATERIALS TRANSFER AGREEMENT  

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MTAXX-XXX 1 MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT for Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility In order for the RECIPIENT to obtain materials, the RECIPIENT...

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Material Point Methods  

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Material Point Methods and Multiphysics for Fracture and Multiphase Problems Joseph Teran, UCLA and Alice Koniges, LBL Contact: jteran@math.ucla.edu Material point methods (MPM)...

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Materials | Department of Energy  

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Materials Materials 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Vehicle Technologies Plenary...

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Energy Materials & Processes | EMSL  

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in catalysts and energy materials needed to design new materials and systems for sustainable energy applications. By facilitating the development and rapid dissemination...

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EMSL - Energy Materials & Processes  

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in catalysts and energy materials needed to design new materials and systems for sustainable energy applications. By facilitating the development and rapid dissemination...

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Chapter 6: Materials  

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: Materials : Materials Material Selection Sustainable Building Materials System Integration Issues | Chapter 6 Material Selection Materials The use of durable, attractive, and environmentally responsible building materials is a key element of any high-performance building effort. The use of natural and healthy materials contributes to the well-being of the occupants and to a feeling of connection with the bounty of the natural world. Many construction materials have significant environ- mental impacts from pollutant releases, habitat destruc- tion, and depletion of natural resources. This can occur during extraction and acquisition of raw materials, pro- "Then I say the Earth belongs to duction and manufacturing processes, and transporta- tion. In addition, some construction materials can harm

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NEWTON's Material Science Videos  

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Material Science Videos Material Science Videos Do you have a great material science video? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Videos: University of Maryland - Material Science University of Maryland - Material Science The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers a set of videos about various topics in material science to help students understand what material science is. Learn about plasma, polymers, liquid crystals and much more. LearnersTV.com - Material Science LearnersTV.com - Material Science LearnersTV.com offers a series of educational material science lectures that are available to the public for free. Learn about topics like polymers, non-crystalline solids, crystal geometry, phase diagrams, phase transformations and more. NanoWerk - Nanotechnology Videos NanoWerk - Nanotechnology Videos

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Energetic Materials Center Energetic Materials Center  

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experimental characterization of energetic material properties and reactions; and high-speed diagnostic instruments for measuring the chemical and physical processes that occur...

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Nanopatterning with PFPE elastomers : materials and photovoltaic applications.  

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??Nanoscale fabrication is the foundation for emerging nanotechnology applications. This work describes the development and investigation of a soft lithography technique that utilizes perfluoropolyether (PFPE) (more)

Williams, Stuart.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental Mechanisms of Transient States in Materials Quantified...  

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dynamics of phase transformation nucleation and growth, microstructure, and thermodynamics in nanoscale systems evolving on nanosecond to microsecond time scales using time...

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Biological and Biomimetic Low-Temperature Routes to Materials...  

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Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting es047morse2012p.pdf More Documents & Publications Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible Anodes for...

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Coated ceramic breeder materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A breeder material for use in a breeder blanket of a nuclear reactor is disclosed. The breeder material comprises a core material of lithium containing ceramic particles which has been coated with a neutron multiplier such as Be or BeO, which coating has a higher thermal conductivity than the core material.

Tam, Shiu-Wing (Downers Grove, IL); Johnson, Carl E. (Elk Grove, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dental Materials BIOMATERIALS  

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focus is on the development of two standard methods: one for a material's resistance to microleakage will quantify a significant portion of a material's ability to resist secondary caries. The methodsDental Materials BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to provide reference materials and clinically relevant

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Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials  

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Presentation slides from the Energy Department webinar, Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials, held August 13, 2013.

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Computational Chemical Materials Engineering  

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: Thermal barrier coatings, wear resistance coatings, radiation resistant materials · Materials for opticalHome Computational Chemical and Materials Engineering Tahir Cagin Chemical Engineering Department to understand behavior and properties of materials as a function of ­ Chemical constitution ­ Composition

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Cu oxide nanowire array grown on Si-based SiO{sub 2} nanoscale islands via nanochannels  

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Cu oxide nanowire array on Si-based SiO{sub 2} nanoscale islands was fabricated via nanochannels of Si-based porous anodic alumina (PAA) template at room temperature under a pulse voltage in a conventional solution for copper electrodeposition. X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that the main composite of the oxide nanowire is Cu{sub 2}O. The nanowires had a preferential growth direction (1 1 1) and connected with the nanoscale SiO{sub 2} islands, which was confirmed by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Such Si-based nanostructure is useful in the nanoelectrics application. The growth mechanism of Cu oxide nanowires in Si-based PAA template was discussed. The formation of Cu{sub 2}O is due to the alkalinity of the anodized solution. However, the oscillations of the potential and current during the experiment trend to bring on a small amount of copper and CuO in the nanowires.

Mei, Y.F. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China) and Department of Physics, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)]. E-mail: meiyongfeng@nju.org.cn; Siu, G.G. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Yang, Y. [Department of Physics, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Fu, Ricky K.Y. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Hung, T.F. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Chu, Paul K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Wu, X.L. [Department of Physics, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2004-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Puncture detecting barrier materials  

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A method and apparatus for continuous real-time monitoring of the integrity of protective barrier materials, particularly protective barriers against toxic, radioactive and biologically hazardous materials has been developed. Conductivity, resistivity or capacitance between conductive layers in the multilayer protective materials is measured by using leads connected to electrically conductive layers in the protective barrier material. The measured conductivity, resistivity or capacitance significantly changes upon a physical breach of the protective barrier material. 4 figs.

Hermes, R.E.; Ramsey, D.R.; Stampfer, J.F.; Macdonald, J.M.

1998-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Alex Martinson - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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SC > Alex Martinson SC > Alex Martinson Alex Martinson Alex Martinson Principal Investigator, Assistant Chemist Bldg. 200,D-169 Phone: 630-252-7520 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Education Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University - 2008 B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics, Luther College - 2003 Professional Experience Assistant Chemist, Argonne National Laboratory - 2009-present Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory - 2008-2009 Publications have received over 1600 citations with an h-index of 17 (see Google Scholar Page). Author and inventor on 5 patents and pending applications. Research Interests Alex Martinson is an Assistant Chemist at ANL in the Materials Science Division, Surface Chemistry Group. The aim of his research is to elucidate and exploit a multitude of technologically relevant optoelectronic processes that occur at the interface between conductors, semiconductors, and ionic conductors. The research tests the limits of what is possible in materials synthesis and device fabrication at length scales approaching the atomic level. Present work is intended to advance the science of solar energy conversion through the design, modeling, and fabrication of nanoscale photovoltaic (PV) and solar fuels platforms. Disruptive designs are enabled through the precise spatial and chemical control afforded by atomic layer deposition. These studies explore the intersection of earth-abundant materials, photoelectrochemistry, and thin film PV in order to study their synergies and reveal the shortcomings of our control over energy and matter.

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Nanoscale Engineering for the Design of Efficient Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics  

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Research aimed at enhancing the thermoelectric performance of semiconductors comprised of only earth-abundant elements has recently come under renewed focus as these materials systems offer a cost-effective path for scavenging waste heat. In light...

Brockway, Lance Robert

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A nanoscale probe of the quasiparticle band structure for two dimensional electron systems  

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The advent of a broad class of two-dimensional (2D) electronic materials has provided avenues to create and study designer electronic quantum phases. The coexistence of superconductivity, magnetism, density waves, and other ...

Soumyanarayanan, Anjan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Joining of dissimilar materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of joining dissimilar materials having different ductility, involves two principal steps: Decoration of the more ductile material's surface with particles of a less ductile material to produce a composite; and, sinter-bonding the composite produced to a joining member of a less ductile material. The joining method is suitable for joining dissimilar materials that are chemically inert towards each other (e.g., metal and ceramic), while resulting in a strong bond with a sharp interface between the two materials. The joining materials may differ greatly in form or particle size. The method is applicable to various types of materials including ceramic, metal, glass, glass-ceramic, polymer, cermet, semiconductor, etc., and the materials can be in various geometrical forms, such as powders, fibers, or bulk bodies (foil, wire, plate, etc.). Composites and devices with a decorated/sintered interface are also provided.

Tucker, Michael C; Lau, Grace Y; Jacobson, Craig P

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z