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CNF Project # 1646-08, “Microfabrication of a Tension Test
Device for in situ SEM/TEM Experiments”; PI: Jeffrey Kysar,
User: Mehmet Yilmaz. Full Report: pages 160-161

The 2009-2010 Cornell NanoScale Science &
Technology Facility Research Accomplishments

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Table of Contents

2009-2010 CNF Research Accomplishments Introduction, pages i-xxii
   (includes table of contents, patents, presentations and publications / commonly used abbreviations and their meaning)

2009-2010 CNF Research Accomplishments (complete book, 18MB pdf), pages i-267

Index (in html)
   (includes Reports by Project Number / Principal Investigators and Users)

Index (in pdf)


The 2009-2010 CNF Research Accomplishments, by Section


Biological Applications; pages 2-67

Princeton Physical Oncology Center: Cancer Metastasis on a Chip; page 2
Collective Escape of E. coli Bacteria from Microscopic Ratchets; page 4
Synthesis and Antifouling Applications of Non-Ionic Surface Active Block Copolymers; page 6
Retinal Implant Project; page 8
Microfluidic Cell Culture Analog Devices to Mimic Animal Exposures to Toxins and Drugs; page 10
Nanofluidics for Single Molecule Epigenetic Analysis; page 12
Micropatterned Tumor Cell Arrays Using Parylene Peel-Off to Investigate Role of Angiogenesis in Cancer; page 14
Photonic Crystal Nanocavities for Biosensing Applications; page 16
On-Chip Spectrophotometry for Bioanalysis Using Nanophotonic Devices; page 18
A Bio-Inspired Miniature Comb to Sense the Differential Microphone Diaphragm Deflection; page 20
Developing a 3D Microfluidic Platform for Studies of Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion; page 22
Silicon Nitride Cantilevers for Muscle Cell Force Measurements; page 24
Automated Dielectrophoretic Characterization for Microfluidic Cell Separation; page 26
Wireless Transmission of Biopotentials from Canine Cardiac Tissue; page 28
Microfluidics for Live Micro Air Vehicles; page 30
Microfluidic Channel Fabrication for Single Molecule Detection; page 32
Fabrication of Scaffolds for 3D Culture of Human Endothelial Cells; page 34
Chemical Controls Over Insect Cyborg Flight Using Implantable Microfluidics; page 36
Three Dimensional Microscale Niches for Studies of Tumor Angiogenesis; page 38
Fabrication of Elastomer Pillar Arrays with Modulated Stiffness for Cellular Force Measurements; page 40
Engineering Substrate Curvature for Cellular Mechanotransduction; page 42
Microfluidic Directed Self-Assembly of Soft Matter Nanoparticles; page 44
Device Fabrication for the Observation of Axonal Growth and Axonal Organelle Transport of Rat Hippocampal Neurons; page 46
Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices for the Study of Single Particle Virus Fusion to Supported Lipid Bilayers; page 48
Microfluidic Devices for Circulating Tumor Cell Capture; page 50
Nanofountain Probes for the Delivery of Molecular Inks; page 52
Development of a Micro-Microbial Fuel Cell; page 54
Patterned Biofilm Formation on Surfaces Modified with Self-Assembled Monolayers Presenting Functional Groups; page 56
Utilizing Micro-Patterned Protein Surfaces to Investigate the Properties of the Lysosomal Synapse; page 58
An Optofluidic Platform for Cell Migration Assays; page 60
Microfluidic Chambers for Polarized Neuron Culture; page 62
Patterning and Etching Fluid Channels into Glass; page 64
Tuning the Separation Performance in Supported Lipid Bilayer Electrophoresis Using Composite Lipid Membranes; page 66


Chemistry; pages 68-77 Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene Electrodes for Electrochemistry Experiments; page 68
Microfluidic Devices for Filtering or Localized Chemical Reactions; page 70
Chemical Bonding Across the Periodic Table at High and Ambient Pressures; page 72
High Temperature Flow-Through Chemical Micro-Reactors; page 74
Chemical Imaging of Single Metal Nanoparticle Catalyst; page 76


Electronics; pages 78-95 AlxIn1-xN/AlN/GaN-on-SiC Microwave HEMTs; page 78
Improved Tunneling Efficiencies Between Nanopores in Charge Trap Layer of Flash Memory; page 80
Integration of Self-Assembled Redox Molecules in Flash Memories; page 82
Fabrication of an Electronic Y-Branch Switch using III-V Quantum Well Heterostructures; page 84
Single Element Phase Transition Memory; page 86
Graphene / Carbon Nanotube Cross-Junction Devices; page 88
AlxSiyNz Passivated AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors; page 90
Fabrication of 3D Inter-Wafer Inductor with Magnetic Core; page 92
Optoelectronic Probes of Suspended Carbon Nanotube Transistors; page 94


Materials; pages 96-135 Star Resist Roughness; page 96
PAG-Attached Molecular Glass Resists for Next Generation Lithography; page 98
Orthogonal Patterning of PEDOT:PSS for Organic Electronics; page 100
Environmentally Friendly Development of Photoresists in Silicone Fluids; page 102
Next Generation Photoresists Using Block Copolymer Self-Assembly; page 104
Low Heat Capacity Substrates for Calorimetry Measurements; page 106
Direct Patterning of Multi-Component Polymer Brushes by Electron Beam Lithography; page 108
Patterning Ferroelectric Polymers for Wireless Flexible Electronics; page 110
Aligned Growth of Organic Materials; page 112
The Processing Dependence of 1/F Noise in MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions; page 114
Opto-Thermorheological Flow Manipulation; page 116
Complex Amorphous Transition Metal Dielectrics; page 118
Design and Property of Directional Self-Cleaning Superoleophobic Surfaces; page 120
Electronic Structure of Semiconductors and Molecular Magnets; page 122
Experiments with Well-Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Quartz; page 124
Surface Modification of Polymer Substrates with Ionic Nanoparticles; page 126
Development of a Monochromatic Phonon Source for Studying Nanoscale Phonon Heat Transport; page 128
Vertically-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Solar Hydrogen Generation; page 130
The Eccentroid as a Universal Shape for Driving 3D Self-Assembly; page 132
PECVD SiC Films; page 134


Mechanical Devices; pages 136-167 Nanomechanical Mass Sensors Containing Nanofluidic Channels; page 136
Fabrication of Ultra-Sensitive Cantilevers for Measuring Non-Contact Friction; Fabrication of Field Effect Transistors; page 138
Integration of Batch-Fabricated Overhanging Magnetic Nanorods on Attonewton-Sensitivity Silicon Cantilevers; page 140
Large-Scale Arrays of Single Layer Graphene Resonators; page 142
Microfluidic Materials; page 144
Prototype Cantilevers for AFM Nanomechanical Property Measurement; page 146
Can Chaos Unstir Better?; page 148
MEMS-Based Optical Modulator; page 150
A New Approach to Microfluidic Fuel Cells Using Micropatterned Membranes; page 152
Clearance Effects on the Impact Behavior of Large Aspect Ratio Silicon Journal Microbearings; page 154
A Nanoaquarium for in situ Electron Microscopy of Liquids; page 156
Electrical Transduction of Graphene NEMS Resonator; page 158
Microfabrication of a Tension Test Device for in situ SEM/TEM Experiments; page 160
Non-Linear Dynamics of Coupled MEMs Oscillators; page 162
An Optofluidic Device for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy; page 164
MEMS Microfluidic Devices; page 166


Optics & Opto-Electronics; pages 168-211 Ultra-Low Energy Electro-Optic Modulation Using SiO2-Clad Photonic Crystal Microcavity Resonators; page 168
Ultrafast All-Optical Switching in Silicon Waveguides; page 170
Large Bandwidth Continuously Tunable Delay Using Silicon Microring Resonators; page 172
CMOS-Compatible Temperature Insensitive Silicon Ring Resonators; page 174
High Performance Add-Drop Filter Tunable Over Large Spectral Range; page 176
Fully Reconfigurable Silicon Photonic Interleaver; page 178
Photonic Devices in Low-Temperature Laser-Crystallized Deposited Silicon; page 180
Optics and Electronics Integration Using CMOS Compatible Materials and Processes; page 182
Order of Magnitude Improvement in the Four-Wave Mixing Conversion Efficiency in Silicon Nanowaveguides via Free-Carrier Removal; page 184
Extreme Tuning of Microphotonic Structures Using Optical Forces; page 186
Nanometrology Optical Ruler Imaging System; page 188
Optofluidic Switching Using SU-8 Microring Resonators; page 190
Nanoporous Polymer Ring Resonators for Biomolecular Detection; page 192
Fabrication of Integrated Graphene Photonic Devices; page 194
Three-Dimensional Metallic Photonic Crystal; page 196
Harmonic Generation in Silicon Nitride; page 198
Grayscale Photolithography Technology; page 200
High-Speed and Low Dark Current Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Germanium Photodetectors; page 202
Modulation Microscopy with a Microfabricated Mirror Mask; page 204
High-Aspect-Ratio Si3N4 Nanowires for Metamaterial-Inspired Nanooptics; page 206
A Virtual Young's Double Slit Experiment for Hard X-Ray Photons; page 208
Spoked Channel Arrays for X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy; page 210


Physics & Nanostructure Physics; pages 212-255 Electrical Pulse Modification and Reversal of the Exchange-Bias in Magnetic Tunnel Junction Structures; page 212
Spin-Torque-Driven Vortex Dynamics in Nanopillars with In-Plane or Out-of-Plane Polarizers; page 214
Giant Proximity Effect and Coupling in Superfluid 4He; page 216
X-Ray Imaging of Current-Induced Spin Torque Effects in Antiferromagnet/Ferromagnet Multilayers; page 218
Tunnel Magnetoresistance and Spin Torque Switching in MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions with a Co/Ni Multilayer Electrode; page 220
Mechanical Control of Spin States in Spin-1 Molecules and the Underscreened Kondo Effect; page 222
Fabrication and Electrical Measurement of Graphene Nanoconstrictions; page 224
Making an Electric-Field-Controlled Giant Magnetoresistance Device Using Multiferroic Material; page 226
Microfabricated X-Ray Optics: XES Analyzers; page 228
Superconducting Microwave Resonators for Probing Dissipation from Vortices; page 230
Probing Vortex Dynamics in Superconductors with Nanoscale Weak-Pinning Channels; page 232
Melting and Freezing of Colloidal Crystals on Patterned Surfaces; page 234
Measurements of Nanomechanical Devices near their Quantum Ground State; page 236
Nanofluidic Analysis of DNA; page 238
Microfluidic Chambers for Studies of Confined Superfluid He-3; page 240
Persistent Currents in Normal Metal Rings; page 242
High Electric Field Effects on GHz Dielectric Properties of Water Measured with Microwave Microfluidic Devices; page 244
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits; page 246
Large Arrays of Carbon Nanotube Logic Gate Circuits; page 248
Improved Materials for High-Performance Superconducting Quantum Circuits; page 250
Superfluid 4He Matter Wave Interferometry; page 252
Electronic Structure Calculations for Cr1-xAlx; page 254


Process & Characterization; pages 256-267 Sub-Millisecond Post Exposure Bake of Chemically Amplified Photoresists by CO2 Laser Spike Annealing; page 256
Photoelectrical Imaging and Characterization of Point Contacts in Pentacene Thin-Film Transistors; page 258
Fabrication of Fluidic Structures; page 260
Small-Scale Silicon Wire Device for Biological Sensing; page 262
Transfer-Free Fabrication of Graphene Transistors; page 264
Design and Investigation of Functional Electrospun Bioactive-Nanofibers; page 266


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