Dr. Ben Taber successfully defended his dissertation last Friday. Next, Ben will go to the University of California-Irvine and begin a postdoc position in the group of Ara Apkarian, where he will combine scanning probe microscopy with ultrafast non-linear optical microscopy to interrogate, in real-time, individual molecules with atomic spatial resolution.
All are invited to Ben Taber’s Ph.D. defense on May, 11, 2018, at 2:00 PM in Willamette 110! He will be discussing part of his dissertation, “Real-Space Visualization of Organic Molecular Electronic Structure: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy.”
More information can be found here.
Liam Ware, an undergraduate Chemistry major, has joined the Nazin Lab. Welcome!
Weston Konneker, a junior Chemistry major, has joined the Nazin Lab. Welcome, Weston!
Undergraduate chemistry major Lauren Anderson-Sanchez has joined the Nazin Lab, and will be working on developing and characterizing novel carbon nanotube doping methods. Welcome Lauren!
Yesterday, Ben Taber gave an oral presentation, “Impact of External Perturbations on Carbon Nanotube Electronic Structure,” at the APS March Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. This research, conducted with Jon Mills, Christian Gervasi, Madison Wright, and George Nazin, explores the impact environmental perturbations, such as a charged defect in an adjacent dielectric, have on the local density of states of semiconducting carbon nanotubes.
The Nazin Lab recently published a letter, “Creation and Annihilation of Charge Traps in Silicon Nanocrystals: Experimental Visualization and Spectroscopy,” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. These results, authored by Dmitry A. Kislitsyn, Jon M. Mills, Sheng-Kuei Chiu, Benjamen N. Taber, James D. Barnes, Christian F. Gervasi, Andrea Mitchell Goforth, and George V. Nazin, provide a direct visualization of the charge trap formation in individual SiNCs, the level of detail which until now had only been achieved in theoretical studies.
To view the letter, please visit: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03299.
Sam Imfeld has joined the Nazin Lab as an undergraduate researcher. She is a senior Chemistry major, and the Lab is delighted to have her on board. Welcome!
Ph.D. Candidate Ben Taber won the graduate student poster competition at the Pacific Northwest American Vacuum Society Annual Symposium earlier this week for his poster titled, “Particles in Organic Boxes: Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy of Molecular Electronic Structure.” Congratulations!
Ava Pasnon, an undergraduate from Nova Southeastern University, will be conducting research in the Nazin Lab this summer as part of the Materials Science Institute’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Welcome!
More information about the REU program is available here.