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2013-2014 Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Research Accomplishments
(2014cnfra.pdf, 12.2 MB file)


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2013-2014 CNF Research Accomplishments Introduction in PDF
(Includes the Table of Contents, Directors' Introduction, A Selection of CNF-Related Patents, Presentations, and Publications, and Commonly Used Abbreviations and Their Meanings)

Cover Art: Vortex Dynamics in Nanofabricated Superconducting Devices / CNF Project Number: 1314-05 / Principal Investigator: Britton L.T. Plourde / User: Ibrahim Nsanzineza / Full Report, pages 194-195


Biological Applications; pages 2-61

300 mm Arrays and 30 nm Features: Frontiers in Sorting Biological Objects, page 2
Retinal Implant Project, page 4
Microfluidic Cell Culture Analog Devices to Mimic Animal Exposures to Toxins and Drugs, page 6
Microfluidic Extraction of Chromosomal Material from Single Cells for Epigenetic Analysis, page 8
Design, Development, and Fabrication of a Microplate-Based Enrichment Device Used for the Selection of Aptamers, page 10
Single-Molecule Analysis of Combinatorial Epigenomic States in Normal and Tumor Cells, page 12
Electrophoretic Stretching of Tethered DNA in Nanoslits, page 14
Rapid Structural Change in the Protein SNAP25 Precedes Transmitter Release, page 16
A MEMS Microtensiometer for Sensing Water Potential in Plants and Soils, page 18
A Silicon Electro-Mechano Tissue Assay Surgical Tweezer, page 20
Ultrasonically Actuated Inserted Neural Probes for Increased Recording Reliability, page 22
Silicon Nitride Cantilevers for Muscle Myofibril Force Measurements, page 24
Study of Tumor Cell Arrest on Endothelial Cells Through Ligand-Receptor Interactions Using Microfluidic Devices, page 26
Fabrication of Contamination-Free CVD Graphene Channel Field Effect Transistors for Bio-Sensing Applications, page 28
Biomimetic Models of the Tumor Microenvironment and Angiogenesis, page 30
Patterned Surfaces for the Study of EGF Receptor Signaling and Lysosomal Synapse Formation, page 32
Optoelectronic Probes of Suspended Carbon Nanotube Transistors, page 34
Sample Flow Chips for Automated Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, page 36
Biomechanics of Bacteria, page 38
Microfluidic Devices for Examining Nuclear Mechanics, page 40
A Smartphone Platform for the Quantification of Vitamin D Levels, page 42
Development of a Microfluidics Model for Studying the Migration of Sperm in the Female Reproductive Tract, page 44
Fabrication of Silicon Photonic Structures for High-Sensitivity Biosensing, page 46
Optofluidic Trapping of Influenza Virus Using a Photonic Crystal Resonator, page 48
Multiplexed Biosensor Arrays for Cancer Cell Drug Screening, page 50
Progress on Fabricating Nanopore-Zero-Mode Waveguide Devices, page 52
Fabrication of DNA Stabilizing Nanofluidic Channels for High-Resolution Optical Imaging of Transcription in vitro, page 54
Electrorotation Device for Measurement of Cells' Electrical Properties, page 56
Microfabricated Devices for Cell Encapsulation, page 58
Novel Application of Microfluidic Structures for Diagnostic Testing, page 60


Chemistry; pages 62-69

Chemical Bonding Across the Periodic Table at High and Ambient Pressures, page 62
High Temperature Micro-Reactors for Stable Isotopic Analysis, page 64
Mid-Infrared Transparent Substrate for Alkylsiloxane Monolayers, page 66
Micron-Scale Coplanar Waveguides to Enable Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging, page 68


Electronics; pages 70-79

Voltage-Controlled Dual-Mode Inverter on Double Side-Gate Graphene Nanoribbon Transistor, page 70
Self-Aligned High-k Al2O3/p-InGaSb Quantum Well MOSFET Technology, page 72
Triggerable Graphene-Based Valves for Transient Micro-Integrated Remote Sensors, page 74
Enhanced Sensitivity of Fabricated Graphene Electrochemical Sensor Electrode Arrays with Optimized Geometry, page 76
High-k Insulating Materials for AlGaN/GaN Metal Insulator Semiconductor Heterojunction FETs, page 78


Materials; pages 80-113

Identifying Preliminary Electrical Activation of High Temperature Sub-ms Annealing of InGaAs, page 80
High Performance Characteristics of InGaZnO4 Thin Film Transistors, page 82
Lithographic Patterning of Ultra-Stable Thin Films of Calixarene, page 84
Scale-Up of Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Resists for High Volume Manufacturing, page 86
Roughness Control of Chemically Amplified Resist Patterns Using Laser-Induced Sub-Millisecond Heating, page 88
Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Resists with o-Toluic Acid Ligands, page 90
Odd/Even Alternation in the Melting of AgSCn Lamellar Crystals, page 92
Patterning of Crosslinked Conducting Polymer Film by Orthogonal Processing, page 94
Dependence of Micro-Mechanical Properties on Litho-facies: Indentation Experiments on Marcellus Shale, page 96
TEM-Compatible Nanotube Transistor Arrays, page 98
Mesoporous Block Copolymer-Directed Inorganic Nanostructured Thin Films, page 100
Materials, continued Probing Phonon Transport in Nanostructures with a Microfabricated Phonon Spectrometer, page 102
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Solar Hydrogen Generation, page 104
Calculation of the Temperature Dependent Superconducting Superheating Field, page 106
Electrical Characterization of Monolayer MoS2 Field Effect Transistor, page 108
Defectivity Reduction of PS-b-PMMA Directed Self-Assembly by Millisecond Laser Spike Annealing, page 110
Laser Spike Annealing of Low-k Dielectric Materials, page 112


Mechanical Devices; pages 114-133

Nonlinear Mechanics of Suspended Graphene Films, page 114
Magnet-Tipped Cantilevers for Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, page 116
Temperature Dependence of the Elastic Modulus in Graphene Resonators Due to Entropic Rippling, page 118
Giant Opto-Mechanical Bulk-Machined Light Transducer, page 120
High-Overtone Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Studying Hybrid Spin Systems, page 122
The Nanoaquarium: A Device for in situ Electron Microscopy of Processes in Liquids, page 124
Fabrication of Mass Removing Micro-Pin-Fins, page 126
MEMS Vibration Energy Harvester, page 128
Monolithic Piezoelectric In-Plane Motion Stage, page 130
Design and Fabrication of Universal TGV Reliability Test Vehicle Using a Glass Interposer, page 132


Optics & Opto-Electronics; pages 134-165

Spectral Broadening via Self-Phase Modulation in a Silicon Carbide Channel Waveguide, page 134
Multimode Correlations in Chip-Based Frequency Combs, page 136
On Chip Mid-Infrared Frequency Comb Generation using Silicon Optical Parametric Oscillator, page 138
On-Chip Ultra-Broad Frequency Conversion via Simul¬-taneous Second and Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity, page 140
Master-Slave Locking of Optomechanical Oscillators Over a Long Distance, page 142
Inducing Non-Reciprocal Phases in a Photonic Ramsey Interferometer, page 144
Radiation-Pressure Enhanced Opto-Acoustic Oscillator, page 146
Selective Optomechanical Coupling in Serially-Coupled Triple Resonators, page 148
High-Q Silicon Suspended Microring Resonators, page 150
Novel Hybrid Photonic-Plasmonic Nanotweezers Using Carbon Nanotubes on Silicon, page 152
Microfabricated X-Ray Optics for Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, page 154
Silicon-Based Anti-Reflection Coating for Terahertz Optics, page 156
Photonic Crystal Resonators for Near-Field Light Scattering Assay, page 158
Fabrication of Si Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes, page 160
Fabrication of Optical Antennas on Graphene, page 162
Circular Polarizer Infrared Device (CPIR), page 164


Physics & Nanostructure Physics; pages 166-221

Three-Terminal Spin Hall Effect Device Fabrication, page 166
Spin Hall Effect and Spin-Orbit Torques in Spin Hall Metal/Normal Metal/Ferromagnetic Trilayers, page 168
Magnetic Properties of CoFeB/W Bilayer System, page 170
Deterministic Switching in Orthogonal Spin-Transfer Devices, page 172
Reversal Mechanisms in Thin Perpendicular Magnetic Films, page 174
Generating Spin Current by the Spin Hall Effect in IrMn, page 176
Spin-Transfer Torques in Dual-Gated Bismuth Selenide Topological Insulator Devices, page 178
Manipulation of Magnetic Insulators with Spin Torque from the Spin Hall Effect, page 180
Spin Transfer Torque Generated by the Topological Insulator Bismuth Selenide, page 182
Probing Single Crystal Platinum for Anisotropy in the Spin Hall Effect, page 184
Micro-Tweezers for Studying Vibrating Carbon Nanotubes, page 186
Graphene as Atomic Paper, page 188
Observation of the Valley Hall Effect, page 190
Demonstration of Strong Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Between Nanostructures, page 192
Vortex Dynamics in Nanofabricated Superconducting Devices, page 194
Doping and Field Dependent Electrical Conductivity of Angle-Resolved Twisted Bilayer Graphene, page 196
Optical and Electrical Measurements of Angle-Resolved Twisted Bilayer Graphene, page 198
Nanofluidic Cavities for Mapping the Phase Diagram of Thin Films of Superfluid He-3, page 200
Development of a 3D Integrated Pixel Circuit with a Bonded Sensor with Applications for Particle Physics at High Energy Colliders, page 202
Contact Resistance and Charge Transport Across the Interface of ZnO and PbSe Nanocrystal, page 204
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits, page 206
Development of Superconductor Circuits for Readout of Quantum Nanomechanical Resonators, page 208
Fabrication of Superconducting Devices for Quantum Information Science, page 210
Optoelectronic Properties of Suspended Carbon Nanotubes, page 212
Genetically Designed L3 Photonic Crystal Nanocavities with Measured Quality Factor Exceeding One Million, page 214
Spatiotemporal Imaging of Magnetization Dynamics at the Nanoscale, page 216
Mechanical Driving of Nitrogen-Vacancy Center Spins, page 218
Investigating Techniques to Overcome Surface Fouling in Optical Bio-Sensors, page 220


Process & Characterization; pages 222-235

Negative Photo-Patterning with HfO2/Methacrylic Acid Core/Shell Nanoparticles, page 222
Monolayer and Bilayer Transferred Epitaxial (0001) SiC Graphene Devices, page 224
Silicon Origami, page 226
Charge Trapping, Electrochemical Doping, and Local Mobility of Organic Semiconductors Studied by Electric Force Microscopy, page 228
Microfabrication of Silicon X-Ray Windows, page 230
Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene PN Junctions, page 232
Nanoscale Periodic Features Using DUV Lithography, page 234


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