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The 2005-2006 CNF Research Accomplishments are available in pdf format following the links below. File sizes are between 156K and 7MB. If you would like a hard copy of the 2005-2006 Research Accomplishments, please email Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison at: Mallison@cnf.cornell.edu

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The 2005-2006 CNF Research Accomplishments

  A 304-page, 7.3 MB PDF file, 200506CNFra.pdf


Cover Figures from Top: Project 370-89, pages 102-103
Project 659-97, pages 246-247
Project 883-00, pages 166-167
Project 1202-04, pages 220-221
Project 1225-04, pages 146-147

Table of Contents, Introduction & CNF-Related Patents, Presentations & Publications
   A 19-page, 1.1 MB PDF file, 200506CNFraIntro.pdf


The 2005-2006 CNF Research Accomplishments by Section

Biological Applications, pages 2-77  (top)

A Micro/Nano Engineered Evolution Landscape, page 2
Towards Electronic Nanodetection of DNA Molecules, page 4
Wetting Dead-End Nanochannels, page 6
A Nanochannel Switchyard for DNA, page 8
Measurement of Stepwise Length Changes in Single Invertebrate Thick Filaments by Using Nanofabricated Cantilevers, page 10
Biomolecular Applications of Entropic Traps, page 12
Compression and Free Expansion of Single DNA Molecules in Nanochannels, page 14
Development of Novel PDMS-Based Microfluidic Devices for Blood Analysis, page 16
Zero-Mode-Waveguide for Surface-Cell Interaction Study, page 18
Patterned Biofunctional Polymer Brushes, page 20
Retinal Implant Project, page 22
Improving the Mixing Uniformity of Microfluidic Mixers, page 24
Microfluidic Cell Culture Analog Devices to Mimic Animal Exposures to Toxins and Drugs, page 26
Nonspecifically Bound Protein Removal from a Microfluidic Channel with an Integrated Surface Acoustic Wave Device, page 28
Micropatterned Substrates with Improved Uniformity of Deposition for DNA Microarrays, page 30
Development of Microfluidic Biosensor Devices Based on Liposome Amplification Strategies, page 32
Microfluidic Flow Cytometer for Detection and Quantification of Viral Antibodies, page 34
Microfabricated Electrode Arrays to Study Exocytosis, page 36
On-Chip Bead Array for Bio-Analysis, page 38
A Microfabricated Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Biosensor, page 40
A Microfabricated Magnetic-Bead-Based Micromixer, page 42
Bacterial Colonization and Communication in a Microfabricated Fluidic Channel, page 44
Equilibrium Dialysis Systems for Selective Molecular Filtration, page 46
Multidimensional Microscale Separations of Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins, page 48
Electrolytic Bubble-Based Microfluidic Pressure Sensor, page 50
Biosensor Fabrication using Patterned Surfaces, page 52
Silicon Based Ultrasonic Microprobes for Cardiac Signal Recording, page 54
Development of Model Neural Prostheses with Integrated Microfluidics for Drug Delivery, page 56
Arraying of Intact Liposomes on Chemically Functionalized Microwell Surfaces for Application as Membrane Protein Based Biosensors, page 58
Microfabrication of Electron-Transparent SiO2 Surfaces for Synthesis of Self-Assembled Bioinspired Nanoarchitectures, page 60
Effect of Micron Scale Surface Features on Dental Papillae Mesenchyme Cells, page 62
Cellular Responses to Micro- and Nanofabricated Surfaces, page 64
Nano-Scale Topography and its Effect on Cellular Behavior, page 66
Planer Patch-Clamp Arrays: Neuronal-Electronic Interfaces for Examining Network Development in Neuronal Ensembles, page 68
Optical Biosensor Using Metallic Nano-Structure, page 70
Electroactive Nanowell Sensors for Parallel Particle Trapping and Detection, page 72
Fabrication of Fused Silica Nanofluidic Channels, page 74
Examining and Influencing Order in the Flow of Worm-Like Micelles Through Porous Media, page 76

Chemistry, pages 78-101  (top)

Development of Non-Chemically Amplified Molecular Glass Photoresists for Next Generation Lithography, page 78
Non-PFOS Photoacid Generators for Chemically Amplified Resists, page 80
Molecular Glass Resists for Next Generation Lithography, page 82
High-Resolution, Supercritical CO2-Developable Molecular Glass Photoresists, page 84
NanoLC Fraction Analysis by Chip-Based Nanoelectrospray, page 86
Integration of Microfluidics to Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Using a Chip-Embedded SU-8 Electrospray Tip, page 88
Micromachined Test Patterns for Rapid Screening of Etchants, page 90
Thermal Integration Issues in Micro Fuel Processor: Development of an Integrated Silicon Microreactor Based Methanol Steam Reformer as a Model, page 92
Fabrication of Inorganic-Organic Interfaces, page 94
Microfluidic Mixing, page 96
Shearing Confined Colloidal Suspensions Using Microfabricated Templates, page 98
The Electronic Structure of Molecules and Extended Systems, page 100

Electronics, pages 102-129  (top)

GaN Ballistic Electron Acceleration Negative Differential-Conductivity Diodes for THz Applications, page 102
Fabrication of Poly-Si TFT on Flexible Thin Glass Substrates, page 104
3-D Electrostatic Modeling in Metal Nanocrystal Memory, page 106
Electrolyte Pulse Current Measurements by CMOS with Microsecond and Thermal Voltage Resolution, page 108
Organic Electronic Devices and Circuits, page 110
Direct 120 Volt, 60 Hertz Operation of an Organic Light Emitting Device, page 112
Accumulated Body MOSFET: A Side-Gated Approach for Extreme Electrostatic Threshold Voltage Tuning, page 114
3-Dimensional Electronic Integration, page 116
Development of a Nano-Scale Charge Trapping Memory Array, page 118
Strained Si Channel Super-Self-Aligned Back-Gate/Double-Gate Planar Transistors, page 120
A Compact Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Transistor Integrated with Silicon MOSFET Using a Single Common Gate, page 122
In-Plane Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes using Oblique-Oxide-Deposition, page 124
Ballistic Deflection Transistor Development, page 126
Fabrication of SOI-Based Nanowires, page 128

Materials, pages 130-157  (top)

Changes in the Morphology of Si <111> Surfaces Under High-Temperature, Ultra-High-Vacuum Annealing Applications, page 130
Thin Film Nucleation and Growth using Energetic Neutral Species, page 132
Ultrathin Silicon Nitride Membranes for use as a STEM Substrate, page 136
Nanocalorimeter Fabrication for Implantation Defect Investigations, page 138
Improving Mechanical Reliability of Si Nanobeams with Self Assembled Monolayers, page 140
Nanoporous Gold Thin Films, page 142
Self-Assembly of Non-Spherical Colloids, page 144
Mimicry of Biological Adhesion Through Fabrication of Fibrillar Surfaces, page 146
Development of Quantum Dot Encoded Polystyrene Beads for Use in an Ultra-Miniaturized Microarray Platform, page 148
High-Throughput Determination of Mechanical Properties using Microcantilever Arrays, page 150
SEM and Focused-Ion Beam Analysis of Corrosion Sites on Lead-Tin Alloys, page 152
Pathways to Thin Film Ceramic Porous Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications, page 154
Nanofabrication of Multifunctional Nanoscale Materials within Nanoporous Materials and on 2-D Substrates, page 156

Mechanical Devices, pages 158-197  (top)

High Quality Factor Nanostring Resonators, page 158
Biological Detection via Resonant Nanoelectromechanical Sensors, page 160
Nanofluidic Devices for Single Molecule Spectroscopy, page 162
Ultrasensitive, Magnet-Tipped Cantilevers for Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, page 164
Highly Compliant Gimbaled AFM Probes, page 166
Using Surface Chemistry to Control the Qualityof Micromechanical Resonators, page 168
Fabrication of Nanochannels in Glass, page 170
Directional Microphone Array Fabrication, page 172
Merging 2D Ultrasonic Arrays with Microsystems, page 174
Hybrid MEMS-CMOS Cantilever Switches, page 176
Fabrication of Thin-Walled and High-Aspect-Ratio Microfluidic Channels, page 178
Ultra-High Density MEMS Based Interconnect for Wafer-Level Ultra-Thin Die Stacking Technology, page 180
Reducing Idle Power in CMOS Using Cantilever Switches, page 182
Prototype Reference Cantilevers for AFM Spring Constant Calibration, page 184
Exploration of Fabrication Techniques for Embedded Strain Sensing Elements, page 186
Rotational Oscillators for MEMS Sensors, page 188
The Fabrication of Silicon-Based Micromixers for Mixing Enhancement Study, page 190
Channel-Select RF MEMS Filters, page 192
Directed Fluidic Self-Assembly of Microscale Tiles, page 194
Hands-On MEMS, page 196

Optics & Opto-Electronics, pages 198-227  (top)

Development of Near Infrared Array Production Method, page 198
Waveguide Fabrication and Optimization in Potassium Titanyl Phosphate, page 200
Tunnel Coupled Quantum Well-Quantum Dots Active Medium for High-Frequency Semiconductor Lasers, page 202
Preparation of Silicon Based Photonic Materials, page 204
Etched Facet Technology for Blue-Violet Lasers, page 206
Sub-Wavelength Confinement in Integrated Metal Slot Waveguide on Silicon, page 208
Evolutionary Photonics, page 210
Ultra-High Resolution Imaging of Highly Confined Optical Modes in Sub-Micron Scale SOI Waveguides, page 212
Tunable Optical Delay with On-Chip Analogue to EIT, page 214
Terahertz & Infrared Photonic Crystal Structure, page 216
Near IR Quantum Dot Lasers for Ultrashort Pulse Generation, page 218
High Sensitivity Uncooled Microcantilever Infrared Imaging Arrays, page 220
Integration of Nanophotonic Devices Based on Silicon & Polymer Waveguides, page 222
Super Compact Gratings for DWDM Wavelength Mux/Demux Applications, page 224
Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Ultraviolet Photodetector on AlGaN, page 226

Physics & Nanostructure Physics, pages 228-275  (top)

CoFeB Spin Valve Nanopillars for Spin Transfer Studies, page 228
Atomic Scale Characterization of Magnetic Multilayers, page 230
Magnetic Vortex Dynamics Driven by DC Spin-Polarized Current, page 232
Enhanced Magnetic Damping in Spin-Transfer Excitation, page 234
Optical Studies of Single Molecule Transistors, page 236
Single Electron Transistors made using Chemically Synthesized Metal Nanoparticles, page 238
The Kondo Effect in Mechanical Break Junctions, page 240
Spin-Transfer-Driven Ferromagnetic Resonance of a Single Nanomagnet, page 242
Linewidths of Spin-Transfer-Driven Precession in Magnetic Nanopillars, page 244
Infrared Systems Progress at CNF: Tunable and Static Infrared Frequency Selective Surfaces, page 246
Controlled Patterning of Nanotubes and Novel Processing, page 248
Nanofabrication of Quartz Cylinders, page 250
Capacitance Measurements of Individual Carbon Nanotubes, page 252
Probing Electrostatic Potentials in Solution with Carbon Nanotube Transistors, page 254
Suspended Carbon Nanotubes for Transfer to Secondary Substrates, page 256
Carbon Nanomechanics, page 258
Carbon Nanotube Diodes and Transistors with Multiple-Gate Geometry, page 260
Anomalous Magnetic Nanostructural Evolution in Annealed Cu80Co20 Granular Thin Films and Its Effect on Extraordinary Hall Effect, page 262
Fabrication of Nanoscale Sensors Using Divining Rod Carbon Nanotubes, page 264
Squashed Carbon Nanotubes by Metal Contacts and Consequences for Contact Resistance, page 266
Sub-Micrometer Sized Hall Sensors for High-Resolution Scanning Hall Microscopy, page 268
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits, page 270
Probing Quantum Coherent Vortex Dynamics in Supercondutors with Nanoscale Weak-Pinning Channels, page 272
Josephson Junction Quantum Computing, page 274


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