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2007 NNIN REU Program

Dear 2007 NNIN REU Interns:

Thank you for a great year! The research accomplishments for the 2007 REU program are below. Keep in touch!

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
NNIN REU Program Assistant
250 Duffield Hall, CNF
Ithaca NY 14853-2700
Direct: 607-254-4858
E-mail: mallison/at/

The 2007 NNIN REU Interns at UCSB.
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The 2007 NNIN REU
Research Accomplishments

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Table of Contents

Biological Applications, pages 2-23

Fluorescence Enhancement of CdSe Quantum Dots with Au Nanocrystals, page 2
Melissa Aillaud, University of California San Diego

Manipulation of Iron Nanoparticles and Their Effects on Human Colon Carcinoma Cells, page 4
Ebony Ayres, Hampton University

Fabrication of Multifunctional Atomic Force Microscopy-Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Probe Arrays, page 6
Brian Bolz, Manhattan College

Utilization of Surface Acoustic Waves for On-Chip Manipulation of Micro/Nano Particles, page 8
Ashley Colletti, The Johns Hopkins University

Novel Optical Trapping Particles for Biological Experiments, page 10
Nathan Friez, Bethel University

Investigating Inter-Domain Regulation of von Willebrand Factor Interactions with Platelets, page 12
Ryan M. Harrison, Johns Hopkins University

Watershed Segmentation Algorithm for Medical Confocal Image Analyses Towards In Vivo Early Cancer Detection, page 14
Man Kin Derek Ho, Johns Hopkins University

Study of Silver Nanoparticles Biocidal Impact on Escherichia coli Using Optical and AF Microscopy, page 16
Ruth Enid Kuilan Leon, UPR, Mayaguez Campus

Protein Functionalization of Nanostructured Polymer Surfaces, page 18
Ashlee Mangan, Carlow University

Fabrication of a Polymeric Microfluidic Device with Inkjet-Printed Silver Electrodes for Electrokinetic Bioparticle Characterization, page 20
Brandon Noia, Duke University

Three-Dimensional Flow-Focusing in Microfluidic Devices, page 22
Sasha Perkins, University of Florida

Chemistry, pages 24-37

Epitaxial Growth of Germanium and Silicon Nanowires by Chemical Vapor Deposition, page 24
Christopher J. Hainley, The University of Portland

Parametric Investigation of Picoliter Droplet Interfacial Tension using a Microfluidic Device, page 26
Kevin Kelley, Pomona College

Rapid Synthesis of Silver Nanowires, page 28
Kylee Korte, Bradley University

Directed Self-Assembly for Post-32 nm Lithography, page 30
Brian Lambson, Columbia University

Factors that Affect the Synthesis of Gold Nanorods, page 32
Alice MacQueen, University of Virginia

Cadmium Selenium Quantum Dot Photodiodes, page 34
Van Nguyen, University of California, Riverside

Effect of Hydroxide Surface Treatments on Photoluminescence of InP/InGaAs Heterostructures, page 36
Christina Yeung, Swarthmore College

Electronics, pages 38-55

Nonvolatile Memory with Multi-Stack Nanocrystals as Floating Gates, page 38
Kamran Afshari, University of California-Los Angeles

Simulations of Nano-Particle Electro-Luminescence for Novel Near-Field Microscopy, page 40
Syed Saad Ahsan, Cornell University

Nanowire-Based Flexible Thin Film Devices, page 42
Kevin Baler, Cornell University

ALD on Single/Few Layer Graphene, page 44
Naresh W. Copeland, Prairie View A&M University

Carbon Nanotube Transistor Fabrication and Reliability Characterization, page 46
Latisha Crockett, Prairie View A&M University

P-Type Contact Optimization in Nonpolar Gallium Nitride-Based Blue Lasers, page 48
Daniel Haeger, Illinois Wesleyan University

Demonstration of a Novel Fabrication Methodology to Produce Complex, Three Dimensional Structures, page 50
Daniel Linford, University of Rochester

Adhesion and Electromigration Performance of Barrier / Copper Interconnections in CMOS Technologies, page 52
Nasim Naderseresht, University of California, Berkeley

Post-22 Nanometer Non-Classical CMOS Transistors, page 54
Austin Nelson, University of St. Thomas

Materials, pages 56-81

Ohmic n-contacts to Gallium Nitride Light Emitting Diodes, page 56
Jonathan Aguilar, Harvard University

Photoelectrochemical Etching of Silicon Carbide, page 58
Henry David Babb III, Prairie View A&M University

Self-Assembly and Optical Characterization of Semiconductor and Metallic Nanocrystal Monolayers and Multilayers, page 60
Robert Bradley, North Carolina State University

Synthesis, Characterization, and Testing of Polyurethane Nanocomposites, page 62
Alla Epshteyn, Tufts University

Deterministic Growth of Silicon Nanowires, page 64
Jonathan Ligda, Shippensburg University

The Role of Surfactants in Aqueous Solution Diffusion in Hydrophobic Nanoporous Thin-Film Glasses, page 66
Katherine Mackie, Whitworth University

Charge Transport in Gold Nanocrystal Arrays, page 68
David Marsh, University at Buffalo

Materials Ink Jet Printing of Electronic Structures, page 70
Fabiola Nelson, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Fabrication of Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Ultra-Thin Film Yttria-Stabilized Zircona Electrolytes, page 72
Amrita Saigal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Probing Nanostructures of Biorenewable Polyurethane Collapsed Foams, page 74
Ryan J. Seelbach, Beloit College

Nanostructured Photovoltaics Using Porous Alumina Templates as Structure-Directing Agents, page 76
Jessica Sherman, University of Kentucky

Functionalization of Silicon Nanoparticles for Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Imaging, page 78
Derek Smith, University of Rochester

Spontaneous Alignment in Self-Assembled Block Copolymers for Nanolithography, page 80
Mikael Witte, St. Olaf College

Mechanical Devices, pages 82-89

Patterning of Electrical Circuits on Fluidic Assembly Microtiles, page 82
Andrew Baisch, Carnegie Mellon University

Development of a Three Degrees of Freedom Atomic Force Microscope, page 84
Courtney Bergstein, Carlow University

Fabrication of Active Probe Structures for Atomic Force Microscopy, page 86
Mohammad Biswas, Auburn University

Characterization of the DRIE Process for ETWI for Piezoresistive Inertial Sensors, page 88
Maria Suggs, Southern Polytechnic State University

Optics, pages 90-101

Fabrication of Low-Loss GaN/AlN Waveguides for Nonlinear Optics, page 90
Aydin Akyurtlu, Virginia Tech

Quantum Dot Light Emitters, page 92
Rehan Kapadia, University of Texas at Austin

Characterization and Optimization Study of Silicon Evanescent Racetrack Lasers, page 94
Brian McSkimming, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Observation of Harmonics in a Uni-Directional Mode-Locked Fiber Laser Incorporating a Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorber, page 96
Zachary Nishino, St. John's University

On-Chip Microfluidic Integration of Ultra-High Quality Silicon Optical Microdisk Resonators for Lab-On-Chip Applications, page 98
William J. Roman, University of Rhode Island

Development of Optical Fiber Packaging for Planar Lightwave Circuits by Microfabrication, page 100
Kylan Szeto, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Physics, pages 102-115

Modeling the Resolution for Photoacoustic Bio-Microscopy in the Giga-Hertz Frequency Range, page 102
Chukwunomso Agunwamba, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Electrical Charge on a Nanofiltration Membrane, page 104
Kasiem Anderson, Georgia Institute of Technology

Electron Transport in Silver Silicon Composite Film, page 106
Ian Broderick, Carleton College

Simulation of Room-Temperature Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers with Varying Degrees of Transverse Confinement, page 108
Nikhil Chandra, Cornell University

Enhanced Laser Cooling Using Ion-Doped Nanopowders: Engineering and Harvesting Atomic Vibrations, page 110
Philip Hebda, Purdue University

What Makes Peacock Feathers Colorful?, page 112
Suntrana Smyth, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Thermal Transport in Silicon Nanowires, page 114
Prem Vuppuluri, University of Portland

Process & Characterization, pages 116-139

Effect of a Magnetic Field on the Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, page 116
Myriam Alexandre, University of Chicago

Nanowire Sensors, page 118
Andrea Boock, Pennsylvania State University at Altoona

Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO and PbI2 Colloidal Nanoparticles, page 120
Shin Bowers, Brown University

Maskless Nanolithography Using an Atomic Force Microscope, page 122
Ian Frank, Pomona College

Photo-CVD Coating of Nanoparticles with Silicon Dioxide, page 124
Brayden Glad, Duke University

Controlling Fluid Flow to Conducting Polymer Biosensors Using Surface Modification, page 126
Thomas Gobert, McNeese State University

Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles for Methanol Steam Reforming Catalyst, page 128
Michael P. Johnson, Dana College

Nanoimprinted Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Biosensor Applications, page 130
Emma Kamnang, Corning Community College

Use of Engineered Proteins for Organization of Nanostructures, page 132
Sarah Lee, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Atomic Force Microscopy Grain Structure Characterization of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media, page 134
Alexander Luce, University of Arizona

Optical Characterization of Nanostructured Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Energy Applications, page 136
Jessica Smith, Austin College

Investigation of TMAH Release of Stretchable Silicon Networks, page 138
Allison Solanki, Whitman College

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