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Diamond – The New ‘Wonder Material’ for Extreme Environment Electronics

DIAMOND: THE NEW ‘WONDER MATERIAL’ FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENT ELECTRONICS   Most commercial electronics these days is manufactured from semiconductors such as silicon and gallium arsenide. While Si and GaAs were the original ‘wonder materials’ that allowed the enormous progress microelectronics epitomized by Moore’s law they have certain limitations that prevent them from being used in Read More …

Welcome

WELCOME   As we learn to live with COVID-19, and with many of the pandemic restrictions now being lifted, the core facilities under the NCI-SW umbrella are now operating at pre-pandemic levels. Users are back on the ASU and NAU campuses making new scientific discoveries with technological applications that address some of the key challenges Read More …

Spring 2022 Newsletter

SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER   Welcome As we learn to live with COVID-19, and with many of the pandemic restrictions now being lifted, the core facilities under the NCI-SW umbrella are now operating at pre-pandemic levels. Users are back on the ASU and NAU campuses making new scientific discoveries with technological applications that address some of Read More …

Use of Optical Instrumentation for Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Biological Processes

Dr. Mariana Potcoava, The University of Illinois College of Medicine September 30, 2021 Dr. Potcoava’s research is directed to the development of optical instrumentation for biomedical measurements and addresses two broad topics: 1) Holography in tomographic imaging, and 2) Application of Raman spectroscopy in the life sciences. In this webinar, she discusses recent advances in Read More …

Large Area Solid-State Radiation Detectors

Professor Manuel Quevedo Lopez, University of Texas at Dallas October 7, 2021 The development of low temperature device technologies that have enabled flexible displays also present opportunities for flexible electronics and flexible integrated systems. In this presentation, Professor Lopez discusses fundamental materials properties including crystalline structure, interfacial reactions, doping, etc. defining performance and reliability of Read More …

Cryomineralogy, Like Mineralogy Only Cooler

Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely, Australian Center for Neutron Scattering September 23, 2021 Ocean worlds have solid surfaces, and although water ice dominates many of these surfaces, its material properties will be heavily influenced by the other chemical species it crystallizes with. Moreover, studies of the minerals that form on these surfaces are clues as to what Read More …

Designing Optimal Microscopy Experiments to Harvest Single-Cell Fluctuation Information

Dr. Brian Munsky, Colorado State University October 14, 2021 Modern fluorescence labeling and optical microscopy approaches have made it possible to experimentally observe every stage of basic gene regulatory processes, even at the level of individual DNA, RNA, and protein molecules, in living cells, and within fluctuating environments. To complement these observations, the mechanisms and Read More …

Scalable, High-Speed, 3D Imaging of Molecular Biology in Action

Dr. Douglas Shepherd, Arizona State University October 28, 2021 Continued advancements in biomedical optical microscopy and fluorescent labeling techniques have enabled multi-dimensional visualization of biology in action at the single-molecule level. For example, multiple large-scale efforts are currently underway to create nanoscale spatial maps of thousands of individual RNA and protein species in millions of Read More …

The Materials Science of Sustainable Cement

Professor Claire White, Princeton University November 4, 2021 With the world facing a climate crisis due to increasing CO2 emissions, there is pressing need to develop and implement sustainable construction/engineering materials across the globe. Alkali-activated materials (AAMs) are one such sustainable alternative to conventional Portland cement concrete; yet questions remain regarding the long-term behavior of Read More …