The 2013 Spring Call for Proposals has closed. Notifications will be sent out in July.
The next call for proposals will be announced September 1, 2013. The database is currently open for Rapid Access Proposals. These should be limited in scope and have strong justification for expedited processing.
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New CINT Staff
We are delighted to announce three new staff hires in CINT that have now been completed with the successful candidates either on board or starting within the next few months. All three candidates were hired as part of a vigorous, open external search process. They provides us with some very exciting new expertise that will help to keep CINT vital in our research and support for our user program. Here are the particulars:
1) Jinkyoung Yoo - Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics Thrust / Nanowire Scientist / LANL hire based at the Gateway Facility
Jinkyoung received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea. Jinkyoung's graduate research focused on CVD growth and characterization of nanorods and thin films, most notably ZnO, for advanced device applications including light-emitting diodes. His thesis work has led to ~ 40 peer reviewed publications, one book chapter, and four patents to date (with additional publications still in the works)! Jinkyoung was recruited by recently retired CINT Chief Scientist Tom Picraux as a postdoctoral researcher in October 2010 to work on his stimulus-funded nanowire photovoltaic project in collaboration with Sharp Industries. This challenging project has already resulted in a book chapter and several publications are in the works. As a CINT Scientist, Jinkyoung will assume responsibility for our significant suite of capabilities for semiconductor nanowire growth by CVD methods, and will focus his research on nanowire heterostructues for integrated device applications.
2) Katie Jungjohann - Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics Thrust / TEM Scientist / SNL hire based at the Core Facility
Katie Jungjohann comes to CINT from a post-doctoral position with Eli Sutter at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Labs. Her post-doctoral research involves the development and use of novel in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques, as exemplified by her real-time STEM studies of solution based core-shell nanoparticle growth. Previously, she completed her Ph.D. (2012) at the University of California at Davis with Nigel Browning. This was preceded by a B.S in Chemistry/Mathematics (2008) from Redlands University. Katie's strong background in electron microscopy, liquid cell in-situ TEM, and nano materials characterization will enable her to to continue CINT's leadership position in in situ characterization of nano materials. She will exploit the combination of these approaches with our Discovery Platforms (such as the TEM/Electrochemical Platfom) for pioneering research of nanoscale materials dynamic processes.
3) Ryan Camacho - Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials Thrust / Nano-optomechanics Scientist / SNL hire based at the Core Facility
Ryan Camacho joined Sandia National Labs in 2010 as a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Applied Photonic Microsystems Department. His postdoctoral research with Professor Oskar Painter at Caltech (2008-2010) was in the areas of nano optomechanics, quantum radiation pressure, and cryogenically cooled nano structures. His formal education includes a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester (2008) and a B.S. in Physics from Brigham Young University. His research background is in nanophotonics research, with a particular interest in radiation pressure physics (optomechanics), chip-scale nonlinear and quantum optics, and photonic/phononic crystals. He has published over twenty papers on photonic and phononic metamaterials, radiation pressure based optoelectronics, and novel nonlinear phenomena, including including two in Nature and two in Nature Photonics. Ryan is currently a principal investigator on the DARPA Zeno-based OptoElectronics program, which explores ways to create extremely low-power opto-electronic switching devices by exploiting classical and quantum Zeno effects. In CINT, Ryan will focus on optomechanics and the understanding of integrated nanophotonic structures.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome and helping hand to our newest CINT Scientists!
First Infrared Quantum Dots to Stop Blinking
Non-blinking excitonic emission from near-infrared (NIR) and type-II nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) is reported for the first time, coupled with suppressed Auger recombination (AR). To realize this unusual degree of stability at the single-dot level, novel InP/CdS core/shell NQDs were synthesized for a range of shell thicknesses (∼1−11 monolayers of CdS).
Significance: This new system demonstrates that electronic structure and shell thickness can be employed together to effect control over key single-dot and ensemble NQD photophysical properties. Suppressed-blinking, NIR emitting NQDs are ideal candidates molecular probes for single-particle tracking; suppressed AR has important implications for optical amplification and lasing.
Full article:A.M. Dennis, B.D. Mangum, A. Piryatinski, Y.-S. Park, D.C. Hannah, J.L. Casson, D.J. Williams, R.D. Schaller, H. Htoon, J.A. Hollingsworth, Nano Lett. 12, 5545 (2012).
Contact: Jennifer Hollingsworth
Upcoming CINT events
CINT, along with the other Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs), will be hosting a "Nanophotonics at the NSRCs" symposia at the upcoming CLEO conference June 9-14 in San Jose, CA. For more information, please contact Igal Brener.
The 5th WONTON (Workshop on Nanotube Optics and Nanospectroscopy) will be held in Santa Fe, June 16-20. Registration is now available.
Save the Date: The CINT User Conference will take place on Sept 24-26, 2013 in Santa Fe, NM. More details coming soon!
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NEW - Post-doctoral Position – SBCN Thrust, CINT
Post-doctoral position available immediately, at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Los Alamos National Laboratory. Research will contribute to efforts on Nanostructured Macromolecular Materials and Assemblies within the SBCN thrust.
Qualifications: Highly motivated post-doctoral scientist with significant experience in organic and polymer synthesis. Additional expertise in soft matter, conducting polymers or gels would be valuable.
Candidates interested in applying for the position should email a CV, brief cover letter, and three letters of recommendations to Dr. Millicent Firestone (email@example.com)
Here is the August 2012 Integrated Circuit. It is full of announcements, science highlights and other news.
One Scientific Community Focused on Nanoscience Integration
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its Core Facility in Albuquerque and Gateway to Los Alamos Facility, CINT provides open access to tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world.