Tools

Here are summaries of several of the methods and equipment that we use to conduct our research.

We invest much time and effort into measuring and modeling the intrinsic thermal, electrical, and thermoelectric transport properties of individual nanostructures.  Relevant material systems...
We use diffraction-limited infrared microscopy to capture temperature fields in a variety of structures relevant for electronic packaging, energy conversion systems (including automotive waste heat...
We have developed an approach for rapid, in-situ temperature control of the devices and materials in our research, which enables rapid annealing for basic materials research and thermal cycling for...
We are interested in the mechanical and thermomechanical properties of nanostructures and nanostructured materials, in particular the elastic modulus and thermal expansion coefficient. These...
The nanosecond thermoreflectance technique (sometimes called transient thermoreflectance, TTR) has been a fixture in our laboratory for decades.  This method characterizes the thermal properties...
Many of the heat transfer and energy conversion phenomena in our research are governed by thermal conduction, and in many cases the dominant mechanism is phonon transport.  In order to account...
We use high speed pump-probe optics to characterize a broad variety of materials and interfaces.  The short duration of the heating pulse and the high temporal precision of thermometry allows...