Research

NCMN Research
Research


Research areas within NCMN

Faculty research areas include atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nanoelectronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nanooptics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and molecular design.

Learn more about individual faculty research interests

NCMN researchers have individual pages with current research and current publications listed, as well as links to individual faculty research information and department affiliations.





Faculty Research Highlights

Yuris Dzenis
A UNL team led by Yuris Dzenis (above) is making continuous carbon nanofibers, which offer advantages over nanotubes alone in structural materials.
UNL physicists
Photo credit: Craig Chandler
Alexei Gruverman, Peter Dowben, Kirill Belashchenko, Xia Hong, Evgeny Tsymbal, and Christian Binek (not shown)

UNL physicists to lead $7-million research collaboration: Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a UNL physics team a five-year contract to lead a new Center for NanoFerroic Devices as part of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative.  Scarlet article

Researchers develop novel hybrid nanomagnetic material
David J. Sellmyer - Photo courtesy of Office of Research and Economic Development
The work of a UNL research team that includes David J. Sellmyer has been published in Advanced Materials.

The technique relies on the fabrication of nanoclusters as building blocks with unusual crystal structures and outstanding magnetic properties. The system enables the synthesis of particles under 10 nanometers in size, which can be co-deposited with atoms forming a second phase with properties that complement those of the nanocluster phase.

The technique was published in a study last week in Advanced Materials, and is featured as a frontispiece reserved for outstanding communications.

Jinsong Huang
Jinsong Huang
Photo credit: Craig Chandler

Jinsong Huang holds a polymer solar cell that contains a layer of ultrathin ferroelectric polymer between the cathode and the semiconducting polymer, which increases the device's energy conversion efficiency. NSF Discoveries

Polymer solar cell
Photo credit: Craig Chandler
A close-up picture of a polymer solar cell developed by Jinsong Huang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The cell contains a layer of ultrathin ferroelectric polymer between the cathode and the semiconducting polymer, which increases the device's energy conversion efficiency.  Full story.