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Program Highlights for year 2008

NUE-UNIQUE

Education

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education- using Nanoscience Instrumentation for Quality Undergraduate Education

(2008)

Molecular Biomimetics

Molecular Biomimetics is an emerging multidisciplinary research area in which genetically selected and designed inorganic-binding peptides are utilized as building blocks, i.e., molecular synthesizers, erectors, and assemblers, in forming functional nanomaterials for implementation in technology and medicine.

(2008)

Plasmonic Properties of Aluminum Nanoparticles Fabricated by Nanosphere Lithography

Research

A plasmon is the result of light interacting with the surface electrons in materials that meet specific dielectric requirements.

(2008)

Detection of Single Gold Atoms in Silicon Nanowires

Research

Semiconductor nanowires grown with metal nanocatalysts are new materials that provide a basis for transformative improvements in diverse technologies including thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.

(2008)

Chip Breakthrough Technology

Research

A collaboration between researcher supported by the DOE and NSF-MRSEC's at UC Santa Barbara and UMASS Amherst, and IBM has led to a revolutionary chip breakthrough that pr

(2008)

Squid Beaks use Novel Materials Trick to keep from Tearing Off

Research

Researchers have figured out how a jumbo squid's hard, razor-sharp beak can slice through the soft tissue of its prey--without tearing off from the stress.

(2008)

Traveling Display Booth for Promotion of the Materials Research Facilities Network

Facilities

For the first time, a traveling exhibit promoting the MRSEC program and the Materials Research Facilities Network was presented at the 2008 NOBCChE (National Organization of Chemists and Chemical Engineers) meeting in Philadelphia.

(2008)

Self-Assembled Nanocrystal Membranes

Research

Close-packed nanocrystal monolayers can be self-assembled by simple drop casting into ultra-thin free-standing membranes.

(2008)

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