NGC2014 Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy
From Materials to Devices to System Architecture
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Phoenix, Arizona, March 10-14, 2014
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Fabien Alibart, Lille 1 University , Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Neuromorphic Computing with Memristive Devices
Farkhad Aliev, Universidas Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Noise in Spintronics: from Understanding to Manipulation
Rolf Allenspach, IBM Research - Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Static and Dynamic Properties of Magnetic Domain Walls in Confined Geometries
Diing Shenp Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bias-Temperature Instability in the High-k/Metal Gate Stacks
Sanjay Banerjee, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Novel Low Power Transistors in 2D Dirac Materials: Graphene and Topological Insulators
Jerry Bernholc, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Electronic Structure and Electron Transport in Carbon-Based Nanosystems
Gennadi Bersuker, SEMATECH, Austin, Texas, USA
Identifying Electrically-active Defects in Oxides
Paolo Bondivalli, Thales Research and Technology , Palaiseau, France
Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Mixtures of Graphite and Carbon Nanotubes and Other Applications Based on the Spray-gun Deposition Method
Enrique Calleja, Institute of Optoelectronics Systems and Microtechnology , Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Selective Area Growth of III-Nitride Nanostructures: from NanoLEDs to Pseudo Substrates
Julio Camarero, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles to Kill Selectively Cancer Cells
Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Light-Matter Interactions in Graphene and in Heterostructures of Atomically Thin Films
Candace Chan, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Perspectives and New Approaches to Silicon Anodes for Next Generation Lithium-ion Batteries
Mau-Chung Frank Chang, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Is Terahertz a Communication Wasteland or Vibrant Frontier?
Eric Charron, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Coherent Control of the Absorption and Reflection of EM Fields by Dense Atomic and Molecular Nano-layers
Jean-Yves Chauleau, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Current-Induced Spinwave Dynamics : An Optical Approach
Mairbek Chshiev, SPINTEC, Grenoble, France
Anatomy of Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions from First Principles
Mirko Cinchetti, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Optically Induced Magnetization Reversal
Cristian Ciobanu, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
Reduction of Graphene Oxide by Carbon Monoxide
Jason Deibel, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Terahertz Waves for Non-destructive Evaluation
Hui Deng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Matter-Light Coupling by Design with Hybrid Photonic Crystal Cavities
Vincent Derycke, CEA Saclay, Orsay, France
Function Learning with Carbon Nanotube - based Synapses
Rembertus Duine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherland
Novel Methods and New Materials for Current-induced Domain-wall Motion
Gyula Eres, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Bandgap Narrowing of Titanium Oxide Semiconductors by Non-Compensated Anion-Cation Codoping for Enhanced Visible Light Photoactivity
Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Control Heat with Nanophotonics: Enhancements of Open Circuit voltage in Solar Cells and Radiative Power from Blackbodies
Dominic Gervasio, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Materials Challenges for Concentrated Solar Power
David Gilmer, SEMATECH, Austin, Texas, USA
Engineering Metal-Oxide RRAM based on Material-Related Resistance Change Mechanisms: A Case Study for HfOx-based RRAM
David Ginger, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Recombination Losses in Nanostructured Organic Solar Cells
Rachel Goldman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Solute Incorporation and Properties of Highly Mismatched Alloys
Jim Greer, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland
Atomic Scale Limits for Metal Interconnects
Julie Grollier, University Paris-Sud, Orsay Cedex, France
Multi-functional Spintronic and Ferroelectric Nanodevices for Neuromorphic Computing
Thorsten Hansen, Lunds University, Lund, Sweden
2D Electronic Spectroscopy of Energy and Charge Transfer
Saif Haque, Imperial College London, London, UK
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Semiconductor Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Pawel Hawrylak, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Graphene Nanostructures
Luis Hueso, Nanogune, San Sebastian, Spain
Molecular - Based Hot Electron Devices
Cheol Seong Hwang, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Dielectric Film with Sub-4A EOT for DRAMs
Hanqing Jiang, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Origami Lithium- Ion Batteries
Antoine Kahn, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Chemical Doping of Organic Semiconductors: Opportunities and Challenges
Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Nonlinear Optical Terahertz Sources and Applications
Nazir Kherani, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Conducting Photonic Crystals for Enhanced Photovoltaics
Norbert Koch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Controlling Interface Electronic Properties with Organic Molecules
Vitali Konov, Prokhorov Institute of General Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Laser and SPM Nanostructuring of Advanced Carbon Materials
Alexey Kovalgin, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Growth and Properties of Subnanometer Thin Titanium Nitride Films
Luca Larcher, University of Modena, Modena, Italy
Microscopic Modeling of HfO2-based RRAM Device Operation and Reliability
Patrick Lenahan, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Near Zero Field and Zero Field Spin Dependent Recombination in Semiconductor Devices
Chang Ming Li, Southwest University, Beibei, P.R. China
Architect Arts to Build Sensitive Biosensors
Xiuling Li, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Semiconductor Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Devices: performance and scalability
Zhiyong Li, HP Labs, Palo Alto, California, USA
Nanofinger : Top-down Meets Self-assembly for Ultra Sensitive Molecular Sensing
Yongmin Liu, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Metasurfaces and Fluids to Control Surface Plasmons
David Lockwood, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Photoluminiscence from a Direct-Gap Supercell Si-Ge Grown on Si0.4Ge0.6
Christine Luscombe, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Probing the Microstructure of Semiconducting Polymers
Björn Lüssem , Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Novel Concepts for Organic Transistors: Organic Doping and Vertical Organic Transistors
Blanka Magyare-Köpe, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Quantum Mechanical Insight into the Resitance Switching Properties of Binary Transition Metal Oxides
Beri Mbenkum, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Nanoarchitecture: Invoking Shape- and Size-Independent Functionality in Nanomaterials for Next Generation Energy Systems
Özaslan Mehtap, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Oxygen Electroreduction on Pt Poor Alloy Nanocatalysts for PEMFC
Paul Meredith, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Organic Solar Cells: Low Finesse Electro-Optical Cavities
Vladimir Mitin, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, New York, USA
Nanomaterials with charged quantum dots for broad band solar energy conversion and advanced sensing
Hooman Mohseni, Northwesten University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Hybrid Plasmonics: Enhancing the Performance of Optoelectronic Devices
Vasily Moshneaga, Georg-August-Universität , Göttingen, Germany
Control of electronic correlations in perovskite superlattices
Vladimiro Mujica, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Raman Effect as a Probe of Interfacial Charge Transfer
Luis Enrique Garcia Munoz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
THz Beam Steering and Power Enhancement based on Photomixer Technology
Montserrat Nafria, Universitat Autonoma de Barselona, Barselona, Spain
Nanoscale Electrical Characterization of Variability and Aging of CMOS Devices with Conductive AFM
Ajay Nahata, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Reconfigurable Plasmonic Devices Using Liquid Metals
Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
Transport in Molecular Junctions: Conductance, Thermopower,Environmental Effects, and Rectification
Robert Nemanich, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Thermionic and Photon-enhanced Emission from CVD Diamond and New Approaches for Energy Conversion
Nathan Newman, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Advances in Manipulating Quantized Magnetic Flux and its Potential in Realizing Petaflop Energy-efficient Supercomputing
Cun-Zhen Ning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
How Small Can a Nanolaser be - Revisiting the Question Seven Years Later
Dana Olson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
An Integrated Approach Toward High Performance Materials and Contacts for Organic Solar Cells
Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Terahertz-wave Generation Using Graphene and Compound Semiconductor Nano-heterostructures
Rupert Oulton, Imperial College London, London, UK
Surface Plasmon Laser Action near the Surface Plasmon Frequency
Dimitris Pavlidis, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
III-Nitride Devices: from Microwaves to Millimeter-Waves and THz Frequencies
Yuriy Pershin, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Memcomputing: a Computing Paradigm to Store and Process Information on the Same Physical Platform
Philippe Poncharal, University of Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Osmotic Energy Conversion with Boron Nitride Nanotube
Vladimir Popov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
High Quality Single Crystal Diamond-Graphite-Diamond Devices and Membranes
Erin Ratcliff, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Contact-induced Mechanisms Controlling Charge Extraction and Open-circuit Voltages in Organic Photovoltaics
Alberto Riminucci, Institute for Nanostructured Materials, Bologna, Italy
Multifunctional Organic Spintronic Device Acting as a Magnetically Enhanced Memristor
Matteo Rinaldi, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Piezoelectric NEMS Resonant Nano Plates for Multifunctional and Reconfigurable Wireless Sensing Platforms
Debra Rolison, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
The Road Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries is Paved with Zinc
Federico Rosei, INRS, Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Multifunctional materials for electronics and photonics
Alberto Salleo, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
The Importance on Charge-Transfer Excitons in Organic Solar Cells
George Schatz, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Modeling Active Plasmonic Response
Ken Shih, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Active Nanophotonics: from Coherent Control of Quantum Emitters to Plasmonic Nanolasers
Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
Silicon CMOS for Terahertz Electronics Applications
Siegfried Selberherr, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Modeling Spin-Based Electronic Devices
Hariharan (Hari) Srikanth , University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Advanced Nanocomposites for Magnetic Refrigeration
Natalie Stingelin-Stutzmann, Imperial College London, London, UK
Organic Photovoltaics: a Material Scientists Point of View
Bob Street , Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, California, USA
Electronic States, Transport and Recombination in Organic Devices
Masakazu Sugiyama, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Nanoepitaxial Structures for the Efficiency Enhancement of Multijunction Solar Cells
Maxim Sukharev, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Optical Properties of Nanoscale Hybrid Materials
Nian Sun, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in Multiferroic Heterostructures and Low-Power Devices
Xuhui (Jeff) Sun, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Hematite Nanostructures for High Efficient Solar Water Splitting
NJ Tao, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Plasmonic Imaging of Nanometer-scaled Materials
Giuseppe Tettamanzi, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
A Single Atom Transistor based Charge Pump
Bozhi Tian, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nanostructured Semiconductor Devices : From Chemical Synthesis to Biomedical Applications
Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China
In-fiber Graphene All-optical Ultrafast Modulation
Harun Tüysüz, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Ordered Mesoporous Materials as Catalyst for Water Oxidation
Lionel Vayssieres, Xian Jiaotong University , Xian, China
Low Cost Quantum-Confined Oxide HeteroNanostructures
Wilfred Van Der Wiel, University of Twente, Twente, Netherland
Ultrahigh Magnetoresistance at Room Temperature in Molecular Wires
Michael Wanke, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Monolithically Integrated THz Receivers
Rainer Waser, Juelich Research Center, Juelich, Germany
Nanoionic Redox-based Resistive Switches - Challenges and Prospects
Matthias Wuttig, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
The Impact of Disorder on Transport in Crystalline Phase Change Materials
Satoshi Yamasaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technolog (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
Diamond Electronic Devices Using Unique Properties
Koichi Yamashita, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Theoretical Study on Photoinduced Charge Separated States of Molecular Interfaces
Jianhua Yang , HP Labs, Palo Alto, California, USA
Challenges and Materials Solutions for Memristive Devices (ReRAM)
Alexander Zaslavsky, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
High-Current Sharp-Switching CMOS-Compatible Transistors
Xiang Zhang, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Photonics Beyond Diffraction Limit: Plasmon Waveguides, Cavities and Integrated Laser Circuits
Nikolai Zhitenev, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Nanoscale Characterization of Photovoltaic Devices

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