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.
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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
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
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 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 DiscoveriesA 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.