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Nanoscale Science Program
CNSE's Nanoscale Science program provides the critical theoretical and
experimental skill base and know-how for knowledge creation in the areas
of nanoscale materials, structures, and architectures.
Molecular Materials and Architectures: Fundamental material
properties of molecular dots, wires, and crystals, quantum confinement
and ballistic transport based device structures, and the integration of
molecular/electronic materials in nanodevice geometries. Advanced
theoretical and computer simulation treatments of nanoscale optical,
electronic, elastic, and thermodynamic properties.
Optoelectronic Materials and Architectures: Compound
semiconductor material properties and fundamentals of compound
semiconductor ultra-thin-film growth for optical and optoelectronic
applications. Quantum confinement-based optical and optoelectronic
properties. Optical and optoelectronic device architectures using single
and compound semiconductors.
Spintronic Materials and Architectures: Compound semiconductor
material properties and fundamentals of compound semiconductor thin-film
growth for spintronic applications. Magnetic and nanomagnetic device
architectures using single and compound semiconductors.
Ultra-Thin Film Single and Multilayered Nanomaterial Structures:
Self-assembly, deposition, modification, and integration of single and
multilayered thin film materials. Fundamental functionality
relationships between nanoscale structures and dimensions and resulting
Nanoscale Materials Characterization, Analysis, and Metrology: Advanced
nanoscale photon, ion, and electron based microscopic and spectroscopic
analytical techniques and process metrologies for atomic and
molecular-level material properties of ultra-thin films, nanomaterials
and nanoscale devices and systems.
Nanomaterials for Nanotechnology: The science of design,
deposition, and integration of atomic and molecular-level nanoengineered
materials for nanotechnology-based applications.
Economic Impacts of Nanoscale Science and Nanotechnology: In-depth
technical analysis of educational, workforce, and economic impacts of
emerging nanoscale systems and architectures. Theoretical modeling and
simulation studies of the technical impact of emerging nanoscale science
concepts and disruptive nanotechnologies.
Requirements for M.S. in Nanoscale Science
Requirements for Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science