The goal of this project is to synthesize high aspect ratio (> 1e4) ceramic and metal nanowires with sub-100 nm diameter. The materials of interest are silica (glass), bismuth, aluminum, and manganese. The specific focus of the undergraduate researcher will be to design and manufacture/build the engineering apparatus to synthesize long sub-100 nm dia nanowires with repeatability and reliability. How small can we go in terms of the diameter - that is the question we want to eventually answer. If the synthesis of nanowires is successful, we will use it to measure heat transport such structures. The student should have good knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication, in addition to knowledge of mechanics and heat transfer.
Lab: Swamy Lab, 127 SW Mudd
Direct Supervisor: Arvind Narayanaswamy
Position Dates: 5/29/2017 - 9/1/2017
Hours per Week: 40
Paid Position: Yes
Eligibility: Junior, Senior; SEAS only
Professor Arvind Narayanaswamy, email@example.com, 246 SW Mudd