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The 2010-2011 Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Research Accomplishments

 

 

The links below will take you to PDFs of the reports, unless otherwise noted. The files are between 139K and 5.6MB. If you find a broken link, please email Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison. If you prefer hard-copy, please email Ms. Mallison with your request and include your complete street address. Click here to get your free Adobe Reader Program, http://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

2010-2011 CNF Research Accomplishments Introduction in PDF
(includes table of contents, patents, presentations and publications / commonly used abbreviations and their meaning)

2010-2011 CNF Research Accomplishments in PDF (complete book, 2011cnfRA.pdf, 5.6MB)

Index (in html)
(includes reports by project number / principal investigators and users)

Index (in PDF)

 

2010-2011 CNF Research Accomplishments Reports, by Section

 

Biological Applications, pages 2-63

Construction of Synthetic Gel Metrics; page 2
Retinal Implant Project; page 4
Microfluidic Cell Culture Analog Devices to Mimic Animal Exposures to Toxins and Drugs; page 6
Nanofluidics for Single Molecule Sorting; page 8
An Array of Planar Apertures for Near-Field Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy; page 10
Microfluidic Device for Extraction of DNA from Selected Cells; page 12
Investigation of Functional Electrospun Bionanofibers in Microfluidic Channels; page 14
Ultra-Sensitive Biodetection Using Photonic Crystal Nanocavities; page 16
Electrochemical Detection of Neurotransmitter Using CMOS IC Biosensors; page 18
Revealing the Conformational Change of SNAP-25 during Exocytosis using Electrochemical Detectors and TIR-FRET Imaging; page 20
Microring Resonator Bacteria Sensing; page 22
Microfluidic Materials; page 24
Effect of CXCL12 on Tumor Cell Migration using a 3D Microfluidic in vitro Model; page 26
Silicon Nitride Cantilevers for Muscle Sarcomere Force Measurements; page 28
Nanofountain Probes for the Delivery of Molecular Inks; page 30
Single Protein Detection Using a Microfluidic System; page 32
DNA Methylation Profiling in Nanochannels; page 34
Three Dimensional Microscale Niches for Studies of Tumor Angiogenesis; page 36
Circulating Tumor Cell Release by use of Novel Immunocapture Chemistry in GEDI Microdevices; page 38
A Laminar Flow Microfluidic Device for Quantitative Analysis of Electrochemical Activity of Bacteria; page 40
Utilizing Micro-Patterned Protein Surfaces to Investigate the Properties of the Lysosomal Synapse; page 42
Microgeometries and Photonics for Studying Cell Mechanics and Cancer Metastasis; page 44
Micropatterned Hydrogel Substrates of Tunable Stiffness; page 46
Suspended Carbon Nanotube Devices for Single Molecule Sensing; page 48
Zero Mode Waveguides for Single-Molecule Real-Time Detection; page 50
Development of Teaching Labs for the New Course Biologically Inspired Microsystems Engineering; page 52
X-Ray Lab on a Chip: A Microfluidic Mixing System for Small-Angle X-Ray Solution Scattering; page 54
A 3D Microfluidic in vitro Model for Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion Under Flow Effect; page 56
Fabrication of Flexible Microelectrodes for Chronic Implantation; page 58
Moisture Responsive Artificial Micro-Pores in a PEGDA Membrane with Anisotropic Swelling Properties; page 60
Multichannel Microfluidic Device for Tracking Cell Lineages; page 62

 

Chemistry, pages 64-75

The Investigating of Graphene Chemistry using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy; page 64
Chemical Bonding Across the Periodic Table at High and Ambient Pressures; page 66
Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis of Carbon Using a Micro-Fabricated Micro-Reactor and Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometry; page 68
Imaging Reactive Sites on Carbon Materials during Electrochemical Reaction; page 70
Oriented 2D Covalent Organic Framework Thin Films on Single-Layer Graphene; page 72
Mid-Infrared Transparent Substrate for Alkylsiloxane Monolayers; page 74

 

Electronics, pages 76-87

A Ferroelectric and Charge-Based Hybrid Nonvolatile Memory; page 76
Redox Molecules for Resonant Tunneling Barrier in Nanocrystal Nonvolatile Memory; page 78
Fabrication of an Electronic Y-Branch Switch using III-V Quantum Well Heterostructures; page 80
A Study on Ferroelectric Properties of Vanadium Dioxide Film; page 82
Depositing Interdigitated Electrodes to Test Electrolyte Samples for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; page 84
A High-Efficiency, Low-Profile 77 Gigahertz Antenna for Automotive Radar; page 86

 

Materials, pages 88-133

Study of Fluorine-Containing Block Copolymers Designed for Top-Down and Bottom-Up Lithography; page 88
An E-Beam and Imprint Resist Compatible with Organic Materials; page 90
Low Heat Capacity Substrates for Calorimetry Measurements; page 92
Interaction of DNA and Single Layer Graphene; page 94
Growth of Large Area Arrays of Nanowires for use in Lifetime Measurements; page 96
Patterning of Multiple Block Copolymers per Layer with Orthogonal Processing; page 98
Grains and Grain Boundaries in Single-Layer Graphene Atomic Patchwork Quilts; page 100
Improvement of the Low-Frequency Sensitivity of MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions by Annealing; page 102
Block Copolymer Self-Assembly-Directed Single Crystal Homo- and Heteroepitaxial Nanostructures; page 104
Investigation of Internal Friction Mechanisms in Doped Single Crystal Silicon; page 106
Opto-Thermorheological Flow Manipulation; page 108
Complex Amorphous Transition Metal Dielectrics; page 110
Low Temperature Graphene Growth; page 112
Electrical Characterization of Nanocrystal Arrays; page 114
Computational Materials Science; page 116
Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices to Measure Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Ionic Materials; page 118
Development of a Monochromatic Phonon Source for Studying Nanoscale Phonon Heat Transport; page 120
Patterning of Block Copolymer Brushes by E-Beam Lithography; page 122
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Solar Hydrogen Generation; page 124
PECVD SiC, Carbon Rich Films at Cornell University; page 126
Directed Assembly of Microcomponents Enabled by Bubble Latching; page 128
Fabrication of Multicomponent Inorganic Janus Particles; page 130
Effect of Surfaces on Strength of Silicon Nanostructures; page 132

 

Mechanical Devices, pages 134-159

Stress-Based Ethanol Sensing with Functionalized Resonant Microbridge at Critically-Buckled State; page 134
Large-Scale Production of Graphene Resonators with Enhanced Performance; page 136
Rapid Serial Prototyping of Magnet-Tipped Cantilevers; page 138
Towards a Graphene-Based Electromechanical Switch; page 140
Graphene Mechanical Resonators; page 142
A Bio-Inspired Low-Noise Differential Microphone with Optical Detection; page 144
6.4 GHz Acoustic Sensor for in situ Monitoring of AFM Tip Wear; page 146
The Next Generation of Nanoaquarium Devices for in situ Electron Microscopy in Liquid Media; page 148
MEMS-Integrated MRA for use in Multi-Band/Mode Communication Systems Operating within the Public Safety Bands (700-4900 MHz); page 150
Batch Compatible Integration of Nanoscale Samples and MEMS Devices; page 152
Non-Linear Dynamics of Coupled MEMS Oscillators; page 154
Fabrication of All-Thin-Film Magnetoelectric Devices on Micromachined Silicon Cantilevers; page 156
A Microfabricated Low Cost Enzyme-Fee Glucose Fuel Cell for Implantable Devices; page 158

 

Optics & Opto-Electronics, pages 160-205

Slow-Light Dispersion in Periodically Patterned Silicon Microrings; page 160
Transformation Optics on a Silicon Platform; page 162
Non-Blocking Operation of a Silicon Optical Filter with Doubled FSR; page 164
Optical Bistability in Etchless Silicon Ring Resonators; page 166
Optical Frequency Conversion in Silicon Waveguides at Mid-Infrared Wavelengths; page 168
Waveguide-Integrated Telecom-Wavelength Photodiode in Deposited Silicon; page 170
3D Backend CMOS Optics Integration Using Compatible Materials and Processes; page 172
Fabrication of Nanofluidic Channels on Fused Silica Wafers; page 174
Porous Polymer Waveguides and Ring Resonators; page 176
Microring-Based Optical Pulse Train Generator; page 178
Reconfigurable Photonic Systems from Optofluidic Waveguides; page 180
Advancements in Microfluidically Reconfigurable Photonics; page 182
Measurement of Wavefront Aberrations of a Hard X-Ray Kinoform Lens; page 184
Microfabricated X-Ray Optics for Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source; page 186
Thermal Characterization of an Opto-Fluidic Photonic Crystal; page 188
Highly Sensitive Spectroscopic Interferometers Using Photonic Crystal Structures; page 190
Nanoscale Photonic Biosensors from Biological Building Blocks; page 192
Three-Dimensional Metallo-Dielectric Photonic Crystal Thermal Emission through Electrical Bias; page 194
Antireflective Conductive Metamaterial Films for Silicon Solar Cells; page 196
Nanomanipulation using SiN Photonic Crystal Resonators; page 198
Creation of Magnetic Janus Particles; page 200
Improvements of the Sensitivity of the High-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer Using Nanofabricated Mesh; page 202
Demonstration of an n-i-p-i Photovoltaic Device; page 204
The Effect of Annealing on the Spin-Transfer Torques of Magnesium Oxide Magnetic Tunneling Junction Nanopillars; page 206

 

Physics & Nanostructure Physics, pages 206-263

A Three-Terminal Spin Transfer Torque Device; page 208
High Voltage Pulse Measurement of Microwave Emission and Spin-Torque Effects in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions; page 210
Fabrication of Charge-Density-Wave Conductor Field Effect Devices; page 212
Giant Proximity Effects in Confined Superfluid 4He; page 214
X-Ray Imaging of Magnetic Normal Modes Driven by Spin Transfer Torque in Magnetic Nanopillar Devices; page 216
Nanoscale Superconducting Microwave Cavities for Ferromagnetic Resonance Studies; page 218
Fabrication of Mechanically-Adjustable Devices with Two Opposing Graphene Electrodes; page 220
Spin Torque Oscillations in a Hybrid Structure with both In-Plane and Perpendicular Anisotropy Layers; page 222
Plasmon Resonance in Individual Nanogap Electrodes Studied Using Graphene Nanoconstrictions as Photodetectors; page 224
Making an Electric-Field-Controlled Giant Magnetoresistance Device Using Multiferroic Material; page 226
Dissipation in Ultrathin Membranes; page 228
Vortex Dynamics in Nanofabricated Superconducting Devices; page 230
Melting Dynamics of Colloidal Crystals on Patterned Surfaces; page 232
Microfluidic Chambers for Studies of Confined Superfluid He-3; page 234
Persistent Currents in Normal Metal Rings; page 236
Quantum-Limited Measurement and Entanglement in Superconducting Circuits; page 238
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Based Orthogonal Spin Transfer Devices; page 240
Magnetic Fringe Fields Control of Electronic Transport in Organic Thin Films: Organic Semi-Spin-Valves; page 242
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits; page 244
Carbon Nanotube p-i-n Diodes of Known Chirality; page 246
Improved Materials for High-Performance Superconducting Quantum Circuits; page 248
Dynamical Bifurcation in a Superfluid 4He Josephson Junction; page 250
Electronic Structure Calculations for Cr1-xAlx; page 252
Thermoelectric Properties Measurement of 1D Nanostructures; page 254
High Resolution Reversible Color Images on Photonic Crystal Substrates; page 256
Fabrication of Superconducting Devices for Quantum Information Science; page 258
Photonic Crystal Nanocavities for Solid State Quantum Optics; page 260
First-Principles Study of the Surface Chemistry of Metal-Oxide Nanostructures; page 262

 

Process & Characterization, pages 264-270

Fabrication of Field Effect Transistors; page 264
Nano-Scale Devices for Biosensor Applications; page 266
Characterization of Graphene Obtained by Chemical Vapor Deposition; page 268

 

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