Workshops and Tutorials on July 25, 2017

IEEE Vision on Nanorobotics

Abstract: Micro-nano robotics is one of the key research directions of nanotechnology. Prof. Toshio Fukuda created the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology in 2000. During these 17 years, the micro-nano robots have been developed for manipulation and assembly of nano materials, fabrication of nano devices, measurement of single-cell and DNA, micro-nano gripers, and nano swimming robot. In this workshop we will review the funding time of IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and the IEEE view point of micro nano robotics.

Topics: Micro-Nano Grasping, Micro-Nano Robotics Manipulation, Bio-Manipulation, Micro-Nano Device Assembly and Fabrication, and Micro- Nano Swimming Robot.

Organizers: Prof. Zhan Yang, (Soochow University, China, yangzhan@suda.edu.cn)

Prof. Yajing Shen (City University of Hong Kong, China, yajishen@cityu.edu.hk)

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Ning Xi, The University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Li Wenjun, The University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Bradley Nelson, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Fatikow,Sergej, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Prof. Yu Sun, University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University, Japan


Focused Electron and Ion Beam Techniques: Basics and Applications

Abstract: The main purpose of this workshop is to provide the basics and applications of focused electron and ion beam lithography for scientific researchers. Focused electron and ion beam lithography has been extensively pushing cutting-edge research such as nano-electronics, nano-photonics, nano-magnetism, quantum physics, material sciences, nanotechnology, etc., to higher and higher levels. We first introduce basic theory of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron beam lithography (EBL), and focused ion beam lithography (FIB). Related lithography methods include electron-beam direct writing, electron-beam induced deposition, ion-beam induced deposition and ion-beam milling. Advanced techniques in both electron and ion beam lithography will be also discussed, such as ultrafine alignment and proximity correction in Raith e-beam system. We then present various applications of electron and ion beam lithography in R&D such as nanowire and nanotube devices, quantum nanoresonators, superconducting qubit devices, quantum photonics and plasmonics devices, T-gates, etc.

Topics: Electron beam lithography, Focused ion beam, Nanopatterning, Nanotechnology.

Organizers: Dr. Esta Abelev, University of Pittsburgh, eabelev@pitt.edu)

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Jun Chen, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Dr. Susheng Tan, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Spintronic and Nanomagnetic Computing Devices

Abstract: The main purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview about spintronic and nanomagnetic computing devices. The tutorial/workshop will explore various spin based and nanomagnetic computing paradigms that have the potential for extremely energy efficient computing devices. The presentation will be in the following format: the first half will consist of tutorial/introductory material to the topics while the second half will describe the state of the art research on specific topics.

Topics: Nanomagnetism, nanomagnetic computing, spintronics, magnetic tunnel junctions, electric field control of magnetism, straintronics, nanomagnetic architectures.

Organizers: Prof. Jayasimha Atulasimha (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA,                                       jatulasimha@vcu.edu)

Prof. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay (Virginia Commonwealth University, sbandy@vcu.edu)

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Prof. Marc Cahay, Univ. of Cincinnati, USA

Prof. Jayasimha Atulasimha, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Prof. Christian Binek, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Dr. Eugene Chen, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., USA

Prof. Avik Ghosh, University of Virginia, USA


Scanning Probe Microscopy, Beyond Topography

Abstract: Since the invention in 1980s, scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has been considered as the valuable avenue to visualize topography of sample in nanoscale. After more than 30-year development, SPMs have been widely utilized in collecting nanoscale features in diverse researches, like self-assembly, catalysis, semiconductor, lithography, etc. Nowadays the collected information from SPM has been largely extended beyond surface topography. Advanced SPMs are of capability to characterize the chemical, electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties of samples. These data are efficient supplementary to topography to understand materials from alternating points of view. This newly developed equipment is also able to record the dynamic behaviors of many systems with temporal resolution shorter than one second, and spatial resolution in sub-nanometer. The main purpose of this tutorial is to provide the basics of SPM, and introduce several promising advanced SPM modes. Then the representative applications of SPMs in nanomaterials such as self-assembly and folding of biomolecule, characterization of nano-devices will be summarized to inspire further research and application in nano-world.

Topics: Multi-frequency AFM, High-speed AFM, Scanning near-field optional microscopy, Non-contact AFM, Force spectroscopy, self-assembly, Van der Waals material, semiconductor, molecular electronics.

Organizers: Dr. Jinhui Tao (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, jinhui.tao@pnnl.gov)

Dr. Shuai Zhang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, shuai.zhang@pnnl.gov)

Confirmed Speakers:

Hanna Cho, The Ohio State University, USA

Paul Ashby, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Aleksandr  Noy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Udo Schwarz, Yale University, USA

Babak Eslami University of Maryland, USA

Elisa Riedo, CUNY – City College New York, USA

Raj Giridharagopal, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Jay Gupta, Ohio State University, USA

Marta Kocun, Asylum Research, USA


Nanoscale Heat Transport: from Nanophononics to Energy Conversion and Devices

Abstract: The proposed workshop/tutorial on Nanoscale Heat Transport will focus on understanding the fundamentals of heat transport in materials and devices in which characteristic length scales approach those of the fundamental energy carriers. In nanostructured materials, nanoscale devices, and lithographically-defined nanostructures, structural length scales overlap with these intrinsic energy carrier length scales, leading to the strong modification of thermal transport mechanisms. Recent advances in theoretical, computational and experimental metrologies have enabled the realization of unique thermal transport mechanisms in these nanoscale devices.

This workshop/tutorial will focus on the area of thermal effects in nanostructures, including the generation, transport, and conversion of heat at the nanoscale level. Heat in most semiconductor nanostructures, including the traditional group IV elements (Si, Ge, diamond), III-V compounds (GaAs, wide-bandgap GaN), carbon allotropes (graphene, CNTs) as well as emerging new materials like transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) is stored and carried by lattice vibrations (phonons).

The tutorial/workshop will be comprised of three segments focusing on the main themes: 1) phonon generation/heat dissipation, 2) nanoscale phonon transport, and 3) applications/devices. The workshop/tutorial will start out with a 3.5 hr morning segment that develops the foundation, The afternoon workshop portion, spanning 3.5 hrs, will consist of additional 4 invited speakers, each delving further into the methods and applications that were introduced in the morning.

Topics: phonon generation/heat dissipation, nanoscale phonon transport, theoretical and numerical simulation methods, thermo-electric (TE) energy conversion, Heat dissipation in power devices/wide-bandgap/optoelectronics, Self-heating in nanoelectronics/organic semiconductors, Emerging phononic devices.

Organizers: Dr. Zlatan Aksamija (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, zlatana@engin.umass.edu)

Prof. Patrick Hopkins (University of Virginia, peh4v@virginia.edu)

Dr. Jesse Maassen (Dalhousie University, Canada, jmaassen@dal.ca)

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Zlatan Aksamija, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Prof. Keivan Esfarjani, University of Virginia, USA

Dr. Brian Foley, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Patrick Hopkins, University of Virginia, USA

Prof. Irena Knezevic, University of Wisconsin, USA

Jesse Maassen, Dalhousie University, Canada

Prof. Alan McGaughey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Dr. Carlos Polanco, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, USA

Dr. Christina Rost, University of Virginia, USA

Prof. Mona Zebarjadi, University of Virginia, USA