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VINSE Director Coffee Hour

Dec. 14, 2022—Join VINSE Director, Sharon Weiss to discuss new initiatives, pilot funding, tech crew, and other ways VINSE can help support your research. Friday, February 3, 2023 2PM  |  226 ESB VINSE Conference Room

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Dissertation Defense, Madeleine Fort, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Dec. 5, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Madeleine Fort, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Janet Macdonald “Improving Charge Separation and Transfer in Semiconducting Nanocrystalline Materials” 12.07.22 | 11:30am CST | 5502 Stevenson Center This thesis examines charge transfer from semiconductor nanocrystals. A discussion of charge transfer mechanisms and their importance to renewable technologies is given. The relationship between...

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More than 500 students participating in the VINSE High School Field Trip Program

Nov. 29, 2022—25 Middle Tennessee High Schools representing 14 Middle TN counties have signed up to participate in the VINSE high school field trip program. Groups of up to 20 from each school will to visit our facilities, perform an experiment, utilize our electron microscope, and learn about nanotechnology and energy during a day visit. Participating Schools, Fall, 2022:...

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Dissertation Defense: Nathan Spear, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Nov. 28, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Nathan Spear, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Janet Macdonald & Dr. Richard Haglund “Enhanced Plasmonic Upconversion in Coupled Metal-Semiconductor Nanoparticle Films” 12.06.22 | 11:00am CST | 132 Olin Hall A large class of nonlinear materials show enhanced harmonic generation by exciting the localized surface plasmonic resonance (LSPR) of metallic or semiconducting nanoparticles....

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Dissertation Defense: Christopher Sharp, Chemistry

Nov. 28, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Christopher Sharp, Chemistry *under the direction of Dr. Janet Macdonald “Cation Exchange in Nanocrystals Towards Novel Ternary Copper Chalcogens” 12.02.22 | 1:00pm CST | 202 Light Hall (RLH) | Zoom This thesis concerns the synthesis of copper chalcogen nanocrystals through cation exchange with focus on ternary intermediate and final products. Firstly, synthetic targeting of metastable and thermodynamic CuFeS2...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: Dr. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University 2/8/23

Nov. 9, 2022—Dr. Zubin Jacob Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Noon – Engineering Science Building 044/048 Lunch available to the first 60 attendees. Bio. Zubin Jacob completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University (2010) and his M.S.E.E. from Princeton University (2007). Dr. Jacob was previously at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he was an Associate...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Transient studies of vibration-cavity polaritons” Dr. Adam Dunkelberger, Naval Research Lab 3/22/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Adam Dunkelberger Research Chemist Naval Research Lab 4:10PM – Stevenson 5326 Light refreshments served at 3:45PM Abstract: Vibration-cavity polaritons, which are produced by strong coupling between an optical cavity and a molecular vibration, have been shown to modify chemical reaction rates and branching ratios. However, the underlying mechanisms for the observed effects are poorly...

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DISCO Dicing Saw Seminar

Nov. 8, 2022—12.07.22  ESB 001 1:30-4:00 PM Please join us to learn about the capabilities of the DISCO DAD3220 dicing saw in Vanderbilt University’s VINSE cleanroom.  Representatives from DISCO will provide an overview of dicing applications and techniques. Dicing is a standard microfabrication process to create custom-sized substrates and devices for a variety of electronic, optical, biomedical, and other applications.  Silicon, sapphire, and fused...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” Dr. Turan Birol, University of Minnesota 1/25/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Turan Birol University of Minnesota “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” 01.25.23  |  4:10pm  |  5326 Stevenson Center Abstract. First principles computational methods, such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), provide a reliable means to both reproduce and predict the properties of crystalline materials....

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Madeleine Fort wins VINSE’s 2022 Best Graduate Student Publication Award

Nov. 7, 2022—Congratulations to Madeleine Fort recipient of the 2022 VINSE Best Graduate Student Publication award. In addition to a cash prize, Madeleine was selected to give the graduate student presentation at the 22nd annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum. Madeleine’s publication has provided a whole new knob to turn in how we design and improve solar energy capture technologies. Other...

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