Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Interdisciplinary Research

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Research Clusters

The three interdisciplinary research cluster areas.

The Center has overlapping interdisciplinary research areas:

  • Cluster I: Tools for Integrated Nanobiology

    Aims to build bridges between the physical and biological sciences. The physical sciences offer powerful new tools for manipulating and testing biological cells and tissues. In turn, biology offers an enormous range of engaging problems in functional biological systems, and the opportunity to think about “hybrid” systems that combine biological and non-biological components.

  • Cluster II: Nanoscale Building Blocks
  • Addresses the synthesis of new classes of nanostructures that exhibit size-dependent properties, with an emphasis on structures with unconventional shapes, as well as on zero-, one- and two-dimensional nanostructures based on metal chalcogenides, and the incorporation of nanostructures into novel devices.

  • Cluster III: Imaging at the Nanoscale
  • Imaging at the Nanoscale explores new ways to image the quantum behavior of electrons inside nanostructures using custom-made scanning probe microscopes (SPMs). Semiconductor heterostructures with novel properties are grown using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE).

Research Cluster Overlap

The three interdisciplinary research cluster areas where they overlap.



  Last Modified April 29, 2011 by the NSEC Office.