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The Miami University Center for Nanotechnology (MUCN) is an interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to the education, research, safety, and commercialization issues of nanotechnology. The unique phenomena exhibited by materials in the nanodomain opens new frontiers in basic and applied research that are revolutionary in nature. That is why MUCN says Nano is Really HUGE.

MUCN is set-up to:

  • Train interdisciplinary scientific and engineering professionals that are well grounded in the basic physical/biological sciences and engineering.

  • Perform collaborative, interdisciplinary basic research in various areas of nanotechnology.

  • Establish joint development collaborations for applied nanotechnology through alliances with industry and government laboratories.

  • Focus applied research toward the safe and efficient commercialization of nanotechnology opportunities.

  • Provide nanotechnology exhibits, talks and workshops to promote nanotechnology to K-12 students and teachers and the community at-large.

What's New?
  • The Miami University Center for Nanotechnology is part of the Third Frontier $28 million Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST) Wright Center for Innovation Center lead by the University of Dayton and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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  • Dr. Hongcai Zhou, a National Science Foundation Career Award winner from the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has recent disclosed "A Mesh-Adjustable Molecular Sieve" that exhibits extreme efficient separation of gas properties.
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  • Dr. Jan-Yarrison Rice from the Department of Physics is collaborating with the University of Cincinnati to integrate electronics and optics through photonic band gap (PBG) structures which has direct impact on the field of telecommunications.
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Low temperature photoluminescence imaging and time-resolved spectroscopy of single CdS nanowires
L.V. Titova, T.B. Hoang, J.M. Yarrison-Rice, H.E. Jackson, L.M. Smith, J.L. Lensch, and L.J. Lauhon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 053119 (2006).
A Metal-Organic Framework with Entatic Metal Centers Exhibiting High Gas-Adsorption Affinity
S. Ma† H.-C. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11734-11735.
Optimization of the Dispersion of Gold and Platinum Nanoparticles on Indium Tin Oxide for the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Cysteine and Arsenite, Electrochimica Acta
D.V. Ca, L. Sun, J.A. Cox, Electrochimica Acta, 51, 2188-2194, 2006.
Did you know that Richard Feynman first presented the idea of nanotechnology in a lecture given at Caltech on December 29, 1959?
Nano is HUGE at Miami University
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