Miniaturization of electronic technologies highlights special approaches such as selforganization of nanostructures. Particularly, surface etching by ion beams at grazing incidence is of interest for applications, because it provides pronounced submicron size, self-organized ripples. Formation [...]
It is important to clarify structure of contact between different materials for evaluation of properties of interfaces, which are substantial in electronic devices. Since interaction between different materials has to be evaluated based on the [...]
Synchrotron X-ray diffraction has been used to detect novel periodic lattice distortions (PLD) in highly c-axis oriented YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) 50 nm films grown on SrTiO3 substrate. The growth layer by layer of 50 nm YBCO, [...]
We have deposited metallic films (Au, Pt) on silicon substrates. The deposition technique was the Metal Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation and Deposition. Their roughnesses have been measured using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope. From these roughnesses, [...]
Computer simulation is an essential tool in nanoscale science as it yields atomic models that allow interpretation of experiment data, while also having a predictive capability. Crucially, computer simulations must be able to describe all [...]
We are developing ChISELS (Chemically Induced Surface Evolution with Level-Sets), a parallel code to model 3-D material depositions and etches at feature scales on patterned wafers at low pressures. ChISELS is a platform on which [...]
Dawson-like [Eu(a1-P2W17O61]7-and Keggin-like [Eu2(PW11O39)2]8-were first isolated and x-ray crystallized in our group. In relation to previous work, we are interested in synthesizing new lanthanide materials by incorporating the title polyoxometalates (POMs) anions into layered double [...]
In recent years, the area of nanocomposites has received considerable attention with the expectation that nanotechnology can lead to lighter, better materials for engineering applications. For example, the attractiveness of polymer-clay nanocomposites resides in the [...]
Polymeric nanocomposites are a relatively new class of materials obtained by dispersing inorganic layered silicates in polymer matrix. Generally well-dispersed exfoliated morphology of clay platelets in nanocomposite is sought with the expectation that this would [...]
Reinforcement of polymeric resin with nanoclay platelets has resulted in lightweight materials with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties. The selection of clay as reinforcing material is extremely appealing because of cost, high thermal inertness, and [...]
The progress of a proposed high-throughput combinatorial approach to the edge delamination test is reported. This approach can construct the adhesion reliability, as a function of temperature and film thickness (in the sub-micron range) in [...]
, Coowanitwong N.
, Feng L.
, Nguyen J.
, Rogers J.
, Ruthkosky M.
, Watano S.
, Wu C-Y
, Yoshida T.
, University of Florida, US
Nanoparticles are of great interest to many industries due to their unique properties. One of the well-known properties is high surface area, which is critically essential to enhancing performance activity  and greatly vital to [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: February 23, 2003
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topicss: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes