Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science: Publications

As of August 3, 2016, Kavli Institute at Cornell members have published 426 items using the KIC byline. These publications have been cited a total of 12,055 times, with an average citations-per-item of 28.3 and an h-index of 53.

Web of Science citation report August 2016

Recent publication highlights:

parpiaJune, 2016: In a paper entitled “Tunable phonon-cavity coupling in graphene membranes,” KIC member Jeevak Parpia and his graduate student describe the ability to use graphene’s tension as a  mediator between vibrational modes, allowing for direct energy transfer from one frequency to another. Read more atPhys.org news.

Gruner detectorJune, 2016: At Cornell University, the Sol M. Gruner (SMG) detector group has developed and demonstrated a new type of imaging electron detector that records an image frame in 1/1000 of a second, and can detect from 1 to 1,000,000 electrons per pixel. This is 1000 times the intensity range, and 100 times the speed of conventional electron microscope image sensors. Gruner is a Professor of Physics and a member of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science.Read the full article at Phys.org.

Shen Schlom May 2016May, 2016: A team led by Kyle Shen, Associate Professor of Physics, and Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry, both members of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Science at Cornell, has shown the ability to alter the electrical properties of the unique material through the application of strain – stretching thin films of SRO on top of a single-crystal substrate. Read more in theCornell Chronicle.

Davis Nature 2016April, 2016: A state of electronic matter first predicted by theorists in 1964 has finally been discovered by KIC member Seamus Davis‘ research group and may provide key insights into the workings of high-temperature superconductors. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle (full article in Nature).

origamiJanuary, 2016: KIC member Itai Cohen‘s origami research is prominently highlighted in the latest issue of “What’s happening in the Mathematical Sciences” journal, published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Read more about how the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding is going high-tech on the AMS website.

mollusk shellDecember, 2015: KIC members David Muller and Lara Estroff have uncovered the process by which mollusks manufacture nacre-commonly known as mother of pearl. This knowledge could lead to new methods of synthesizing a variety of new materials. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle and in Nature Communications.

oobleckNovember, 2015: Neil Lin and Itai Cohen, along with researchers from the University of Edinbugh, have come up with a unique experiment to explain why shear thickening happens. Read more in the Chronicle or the Synopsis or the full article in Physical Review Letters.

graphene kirigamiJuly, 2015: Physicists in the McEuen research group use the principles of kirigami to manipulate graphene, laying the groundwork for future nano-machines. Both Co-Directors of KIC, Paul McEuen and David Muller, contributed to the July article in Nature. Read more and see videos of the graphene kirigami in action in the Cornell Chronicle.

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