Fabrication & Testing of Nanoscale Devices
Kansas State University
Friday, September 25, 2009
Carbon based nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanohorns have been a topic of intense research in the last few years due to their well defined geometry and mechanical properties. More recently, carbon rich polymer derived ceramics such as SiCN have found applications in ultra-high temperature applications (~1300 C). Our research group is interested in exploiting the unique properties of both these materials to develop next generation of micro-nanocomposites for mechanical engineering related applications, particularly force sensors and high power laser thermal detector coatings. In this presentation, I will talk about scanning electron microscope (SEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) microscope based 3-D nano-manipulation techniques that we have developed over the last few years and how we utilize them for fabrication and characterization of nanostructures and devices.