Research in this area includes:
Sensor-based control of industrial processes can help companies:
Metal hydride nanomaterials hold promise as a foundation technology to store hydrogen as fuel.
Nanostructured organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are a very energy-efficient potential source of light.
Integrating nanowires and nanolasers into electronic circuits could make possible many applications, including photonics, (the use of light for superfast data processing and transmission), and the "lab on a chip," a microchip equipped with nano-sized light sources and sensors to perform instant and detailed analyses for chemistry, biology, and medical studies.
High-temperature superconductors for electrical transmission cable could substantially reduce losses during transmission.
This work focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of laser-material interaction and developing new applications for laser technologies. Researchers are interested in understanding fundamental ablation mechanisms, including laser energy coupling to solid samples, plasma shielding, crater formation, fractionation effects, and gas dynamics of ablation plumes.