This week got off to a good start. I learned how to use a probe station to measure the electronic behavior of nanoscale devices. Once again, despite its complex appearance, the gist of using this machine was basically delicate hand movements and keeping track of what cables connected to which p
I knew that moving to D.C. and working with SPS for the summer was going to entail a jam-packed schedule full of outreach, office hours, sight-seeing, and exploring the city. Well during this past week, I experienced all of that… literally to the max.
The new AIP CEO, Dr. Robert Brown started this past Monday, there was a luncheon to welcome him and to have a discussion about where he wants to take AIP. It was wonderful to experience such openness from the new leadership!
Now that I am all settled into NIST my project has gotten off the ground. As a quick reminder I am working on the fabrication of a solid state nano-sensor for identifying biomolecules in solution. The nano-sensor will consist of a silicon substrate topped with and layer of SiO2. Ato