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This cover image was approved for our use by Principal Investigator Robert McDermott, CNF Project Number 1577-07, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Find his full report on pages 214-215.

2012-2013 Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Research Accomplishments


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2012-2013 CNF Research Accomplishments Introduction in PDF
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(includes table of contents, patents, presentations and publications / commonly used abbreviations and their meaning)

2012-2013 CNF Research Accomplishments in PDF
   (2013CNFra_BOOK.pdf, 9.9MB)

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



2012-2013 CNF Research Accomplishments Reports, by Section



Construction of Synthetic Ecologies, page 2
A Microfluidic Device for RNA Folding Experiments, page 4
Microfluidic Cell Culture Analog Devices to Mimic Animal Exposures to Toxins and Drugs, page 6
Microelectrodes for Chip-to-Chip Microfluidic Integration, page 8
Microfluidic Extraction, Stretching and Analysis of Human DNA from Single Cells, page 10
Developing a Novel Electrochemiluminescent Microfluidic Biosensor Involving Liposome Based Amplification, page 12
Plant Mimetic Microsystems, page 14
Vascular Tissue Engineering, page 16
Silicon Nitride Cantilevers for Muscle Myofibril Force Measurements, page 18
Study of Tumor Cell Arrest Through Ligand-Receptor Interactions Using Microfluidic Devices, page 20
Biomimetic Microvascular Models of Tumor Angiogenesis, page 22
Patterned Surfaces for the Study of Cell Signaling and the Lysosomal Synapse, page 24
Single-Cell Cancer Invasion and the MUSIC Assay, page 26
Multiple Proximity Sensing for Atraumatic Insertion of Cochlear Implants, page 28
Solar Microfluidics for Developing World Diagnostics, page 30
Suspended Carbon Nanotube Devices for Single Molecule Sensing, page 32
Sample Flow Chips for Automated Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, page 34
Novel Application of Microfluidic Structures for Point of Care Testing, page 36
Heterogeneous Bacteria Population Growth in Microfluidic Chamber, page 38
Generation of a Cyclic Chemical Gradient Mimicking the Evolution of Chemo-Gradients in Living Tissues, page 40
Microfluidic Interconnects and Precision Fluid Delivery for Flow-Based Cell Culture, page 42
Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Human Electrophysiological Recordings, page 44
Microfluidic Devices for Examining Nuclear Mechanics, page 46
A Contact Line Pinning Based Microfluidic Platform for Modeling Physiological Flows, page 48
Autonomous Device for Late-Phase Hemorrhagic Shock Prevention Using Aptamer-Based Biosensors, page 50
Expanding Cancer Detection Using Molecular Imprinting for a Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device, page 52
Development of a Microfluidics Model for Studying Migration of Sperm in the Female Reproductive Tract, page 54
Fabrication of Silicon Photonic Structures for High-Sensitivity Biosensing, page 56
Optofluidic Nanomanipulation with Photonic Crystal Nanotweezers: A Simplified Design for Variation Reduction in Fabrication, page 58
Indium Tin Oxide Cellular Adhesion Biosensors, page 60
Quantifying the Robustness of Cyanobacterial Circadian Clocks, page 62
ZeroMode Waveguides on Thin Silicon Nitride Membranes, page 64



Chemical Bonding Across the Periodic Table at High and Ambient Pressures, page 66
High Temperature Micro-Reactors for Stable Isotopic Analysis, page 68
Single Molecule Catalytic Studies of Nanoscale Metal-Metal Junctions, page 70
Mid-Infrared Transparent Substrate for Alkylsiloxane Monolayers, page 72
Fabrication of Coplanar Waveguides for Use in Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, page 74
Rapid Assay of Silicon Etchants Using a Micromachined Test Pattern, page 76



Transverse-Field Bandgap Modulation on Graphene Nanoribbon Transistors by Double-Self-Aligned Spacers, page 78
Interface Quality Improvement of Al2O3/p-InGaSb Quantum Well MOSFET Channels using InAs Capping Layer, page 80
Characterization of Transferred Epitaxial (0001) SiC Graphene, page 82
Capacitive Sensing MEMS Directional Microphone with Interdigitated Comb Fins, page 84
High kt2?Q, Multi-Frequency Lithium Niobate Resonators, page 86
Laser Crystallized Thin Film Silicon Transistors, page 88
Silicon Carbide High Voltage Devices, page 90
Ion Doping of Thin Film Silicon Contacts, page 92



Influence of Water Vapor Activity During Thermal Annealing of Sputtered IGZO TFT Devices, page 94
Contact Resistance of Nickel Silicide and N/P Type Doped Silicon, page 96
Investigation of Substrate Temperature Effects on Thin Film Patterning, page 98
Inkjet Printing of Fluoropolymers for Patterning Organic Semiconductors , page 100
Negative-Tone Development of Inorganic Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Photoresists for NG Lithography, page 102
Examination of Organic-on-Organic Heterostructure Formation, page 104
Low Heat Capacity Substrates for Calorimetry Measurements, page 106
Selectivity in Adhesion by Shape Complementarity, page 108
High-Throughput Measurement of Ionic Conductivity in Composition-Spread Thin Films, page 110
Probing the Local Atomic Structure of Amorphous Ta2O5 - GeO2 Thin Films, page 112
Probing Phonon Transport in Nanostructures with a Microfabricated Phonon Spectrometer, page 114
Patterning of Polymer Brushes as Membranes and Investigating the Effects, page 116
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Solar Hydrogen Generation, page 118
Calculation of the Temperature Dependent Superconducting Superheating Field, page 120
Physically-Based Spatial Varying Anisotropic BRDF for Metal-Finishing Surface, page 122
Fabrication of Atomically Thin In-Plane Heterostructures, page 124
Roughness Control of Chemically Amplified Resist Patterns Using Laser-Induced Sub-Millisecond Heating, page 126
Educational Kit for Prototyping of Patterned Nanowires Via Electroplate-and-Lift Lithography, page 128
Disappearance Mechanisms of Sub-100 nm Diameter Aluminum Dots on Sapphire during Annealing, page 130
Grating Fabrication for Laser Driven Shockwave Experiment, page 132
Systematic Study of Simulated Polymer and Nanocomposite Tensile Behavior: Temperature and Strain Rate Dependence, page 134



Optomechanics of Graphene-Coated High-Q Silicon Nitride Resonators, page 136
Magnet-Tipped Cantilevers for Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, page 138
Nanotube Tweezers: Manipulating Individual Carbon Nanotubes, page 140
The Nanoaquarium: A Device for in situ Electron Microscopy of Processes in Liquids, page 142
Batch Compatible Integration of Nanoscale Samples and MEMS Devices, page 144
MEMS Vibration Energy Harvester, page 146
Scaling Microjet Array Fabrication for Electronics Cooling, page 148
Nanoscale Magnetoelectric Actuators, page 150



X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) Analyzer Development, page 152
High Q SiC Microresonators, page 154
Linearized Silicon Modulator, page 156
Observation of Squeezing in an Integrated On-Chip Platform, page 158
Deposited Low Temperature Silicon Gigahertz Modulator, page 160
On-Chip Mode-Division Multiplexer, page 162
Modulating Silicon Resonators Beyond the Resonance Linewidth, page 164
Fabrication of Nanofluidic Channels on Fused Silica Wafers, page 166
Monolithic 2 GHz Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Oscillator with Opto-Mechanical Frequency Multiplier, page 168
Opto-Mechanical Manipulation of Molecules, page 170
Photonic Crystal Cavities for Chemical Species Discrimination, page 172
Optomechanical Transduction in Coupled Wheel Resonators, page 174
Fabrication of Three Dimensional Simple Cubic Silicon Woodpile Photonic Crystal Structures, page 176
Photon-Pair Generation in a Silicon Microdisk Resonator, page 178
Nanophotonic Spectrometer on Chip, page 180
Large Area Photoresponse on a MoS2-Graphene Hetero Junction Structure, page 182
Optimal Spin Coated Plasmonic Nanoparticle Interfaces for Photocurrent Enhancement in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells, page 184
Microfabricated X-Ray Optics for Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, page 186
Fabrication of Micro-Optics, page 188



Measuring the Spin Current in Double Gate Bismuth Selenide Devices, page 190
Nanoscale Magnetic Devices Made from Yttrium Iron Garnet, page 192
Efficient Generation of Spin Current and Spin Transfer Torque Using the Topological Insulator Bismuth Selenide, page 194
Strain Manipulation of Antiferromagnetic Moments in Iridium Manganese, page 196
Confined Plasmons in Graphene Microstructures, page 198
Measuring Graphene’s Bending Stiffness, page 200
Observation of the Valley Hall Effect, page 202
Magnetic Tweezer Manipulation of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene , page 204
Vortex Dynamics in Nanofabricated Superconducting Devices , page 206
Electrical Measurements of Angle-Resolved Twisted Bilayer Graphene, page 208
Optical Characterization of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes, page 210
Nanofluidic Cavities for Mapping the Phase Diagram of Confined Topological Superfluid He-3, page 212
Quantum-Limited Measurement and Entanglement in Superconducting Circuits, page 214
Probing Surface States in PbS Nanocrystal Films Using Pentacene Field Effect Transistors, page 216
Investigation of Charge Transport 7in Quantum Dot Solids, page 218
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits, page 220
Development of Superconductor Circuits for Readout of Quantum Nanomechanical Resonators, page 222
Thermoelectric Properties Measurement of One-Dimensional Nanostructures, page 224
Fabrication of Superconducting Devices for Quantum Information Science, page 226
Restructuring of Membrane Photonic Crystal Circuits, page 228
Fabrication of Doping Superlattice Solar Cells by Epitaxial Regrowth, page 230
Electron-Beam Lithography of Superconducting Qubits and Meander Wires, page 232
Transport Measurements of Optically Generated Excitons in Coupled Quantum Wells, page 234
Spatiotemporal Imaging of Magnetization Dynamics at the Nanoscale, page 236
Single Defect Studies in Diamond and Zinc Oxide, page 238
Light Trapping in Three Dimensional Photonic Crystal Thin Films, page 240



Negative Photo-Patterning with HfO2/Methacrylic Acid Core/Shell Nanoparticle, page 242
Electric Force Microscopy Study of Mobility and Charge Injection in Organic Transistors, page 244
Probing Ultrathin Film Continuity and Interface Abruptness, page 246
Aerial Image Photolithography, page 248
Replica Molding of Antireflection Coatings for CCAT Telescope, page 250


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