Selective capsid capturing in hollow-core nanohelices with matched dimensions.
Selective capturing by size exclusion.
Aptamer-target DNA hybridization.
Slanted Columnar Thin Film growth by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Hollow-core Spiral Thin Film growth by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Spiral Thin Film grown by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Slanted Columnar Thin Film grown by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Stair-case Columnar Thin Film grown by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Hollow-core Spiral Thin Film grown by Glancing Angle Deposition.
Conformal overgrowth by Atomic Layer Deposition .
Aptamer functionalization of Slanted Columnar Thin Films.
Peptide targeting aptamers.
Small molecule targeting aptamers.
Stimuli-responsive polymer brushes.
The Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials (CNFM) includes eighteen investigators from six Nebraska colleges and universities. CNFM research is dedicated to the surface science of 3-D ordered nanostructures, and the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at their solid–liquid and solid–gas interfaces. CNFM combines expertise in the fields of surface chemistry, surface physics and cell biology. Specifically, CNFM targets the discovery and exploitation of new sensing principles based upon the combination of 3-D ordered nanostructures and chemical or biochemical sensing elements.
Research within CNFM is focused within three complementary and mutually supporting clusters, and includes the acquisition of specialized instrumentation for a developing core facility.
Cluster 1, Nanohybrid Fabrication, focuses on preparation of highly ordered spatially coherent 3-D nanostructures and their hybridization with chemical or biological sensing elements.
Cluster 2, Nanohybrid Characterization and New Sensing Principles, focuses on new characterization and sensing principles based on new surface physics and surface chemistry of the anisotropic nanohybrids, including optical, mechanical, fluidic and electrochemical phenomena.
Cluster 3, Molecular Interactions within Nanohybrid-based devices focuses on potential sensing and separation applications based on molecular interactions within nanohybrid-based devices.
CNFM in collaboration with NSF MRSEC QSPIN proudly announces the Sixth Annual Conference and Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences Thursday, Nov. 6 - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 (more).
"Vampires versus Zombies - A Battle of the Undead". Hear CNFM faculty Rebecca Lai and CNFM PostDoc Raychelle Burks feature SciPOP in Love Library Talk Zone on October 29, 2014 at 7PM.
Eva Schubert, Angela Pannier, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Ming Han named Engineering Leadership Fellows
Mathias Schubert named a Fellow of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
Donna Kunkel wins prestigious Nottingham Prize
Angela Pannier's research featured on NSF Science 360 News Service
Erika Pfaunmiller nominated for Young Investigator award
Ming Han promoted to Associate Professor
2014 Awards and Scholarships announced
Alexander Sinitskii receives Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award
Rebecca Lai named Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Chemistry
CNFM Co-director Pat Dussault recognized with CAS Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
Alexander Sinitskii's team develops chemical solution for graphene challenges
Philipp Kühne and Alex Boosalis awarded the 2013 Ellipsometry Focus Topic Award at AVS
GeekGirlCon in Seattle features Raychelle Burks' DIY Science Zone
Rebecca Lai presents 'Sunday with a Scientist'