Welcome! The NEST Lab develops new science and technology exploiting energy transport processes at the nanoscale to excite, educate, and employ the world. Specifically, we conduct research with interdisciplinary teams, and apply fundamental principles from science and engineering to solve problems that enable technologies supporting global energy solutions, more functional and affordable electronics, and a variety of useful products based on nanoengineering.
J.H. Taphouse, O.L. Smith, S.R. Marder, and B.A. Cola. A Pyrenylpropyl Phosphonic Acid Surface Modifier for Mitigating the Thermal Resistance of Carbon Nanotube Contacts. Advanced Functional Materials, 2013. [pdf]
D.R. Thompson, S.R. Rao, and B.A. Cola. A Stepped-Bar Apparatus for Thermal Resistance Measurements. ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 135:041002, 2013. [pdf]
J.H. Taphouse, T.L. Bougher, V. Singh, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S. Graham, B.A. Cola. Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces Enhanced with Sprayed on Nanoscale Polymer Coatings. Nanotechnology, 24:105401, 2013. [pdf]
P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola and S. Graham. Buckling-driven Delamination of Carbon Nanotube Forests. Applied Physics Letters, 102:223103, 2013. [pdf]
P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola. Deformation Response of Conformally-Coated Carbon Nanotube Forests. Nanotechnology, 24:475707, 2013. [pdf]