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Nonlinear Optical Properties of Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
Through polarization-dependent third hamonic generation experiments done on highly aligned carbon nanotubes on sapphire, the nonzero tensor elements of χ (3) have been extracted. The contribution of the weaker tensor ...
Viscoelasticity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Solutions with Tunable Attractive Interactions
Understanding the microstructure of single walled nanotubes (SWNTs) in solution is an essential step in the development of fluid processing techniques for the creation of multifunctional macroscopic SWNT materials and is ...
A disposable bio-nano-chip usuing agarose beads for protein analysis
This thesis reports on the fabrication of a disposable bio-nano-chip (BNC), a microfluidic device composed of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and thiolene-based optical epoxy which is both cost-effective and suitable for high ...
Bleach Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BIIPP) in Single Gold Nanowires
Here, we present a novel approach to visualize propagating surface plasmon polaritons through plasmon-exciton interactions between single gold nanowires and a thin film of a fluorescent polymer. A plasmon polariton was ...
Imaging and manipulating organometallic molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy
Using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) we have explored complex surface adsorbed molecules, nanocars, on Au(111) and the parameters related to the direct translation of these molecules by the STM tip. Specifically, the ...
The transition from a TEM-like mode to a plasmonic mode in finite-width THz parallel-plate waveguides
By the near-field measurement of the electric field distribution inside the finite width THz parallel plate waveguide, we find the transition from conventional diffractive TEM-like mode to plasmonic mode. This mode transition ...