Science & Engineering Stuff

U.S. PATENTS
1. Chemical sensor with oscillating cantilevered probe and mechanical stop
2. Liquid cell and passivated probe for atomic force microscopy and chemical sensing
3. Cantilevered probes having piezoelectric layer, treated section, and resistive heater, and method of use for chemical detection
4. Molecular analysis using micro-electro-mechanical sensor devices

AWARDS
The Molecular Property Spectrometer (invented by Nevada Nano) has received the 2013 R&D 100 Award and the 2013 TechConnect Innovation Award. NevadaNano was named Small Company of the Year for 2014 by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Existing Industry Awards.

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SELECTED PAPERS

NATURE
L. A. Pinnaduwage, A. Gehl, D. L. Hedden, G. Muralidharan, T. Thundat, R.T. Lareau, T. Sulchek, L. Manning, B. Rogers, M. Jones, J.D. Adams, “A microsensor for trinitrotoluene vapour,” Nature, v 425, 474 (2003)

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
J.D. Adams, G. Parrott, C. Bauer, T. Sant, L. Manning, M. Jones, B. Rogers, D. McCorkle and T. L. Ferrell, “Nanowatt chemical vapor detection with a self-sensing, piezoelectric microcantilever array,” Applied Physics Letters, 83, 3428 (2003)

REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS
B. Rogers, L. Manning, M. Jones, T. Sulchek, K. Murray, B. Beneschott, J.D. Adams, Z. Hu T. Thundat, H. Cavazos and S.C. Minne, “Mercury vapor detection with a self-sensing, resonating piezoelectric cantilever,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 74, 4899 (2003)

B. Rogers, T. Sulchek, K. Murray, D. York, M. Jones, L. Manning, S. Malekos, B. Beneschott, J.D. Adams, H. Cavazos, and S.C. Minne, “High speed tapping mode atomic force microscopy in liquid using an insulated piezoelectric cantilever,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 74, 4683 (2003)

L. Manning, B. Rogers, M. Jones, J.D. Adams, J.L. Fuste and S.C. Minne, “Self-oscillating tapping mode atomic force microscopy,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 74, 4220 (2003)

B. Rogers, D. York, N. Whisman, M. Jones, K. Murray, J.D. Adams, T. Sulchek, and S.C. Minne, “Tapping mode atomic force microscopy in liquid with an insulated piezoelectric micro-actuator,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 73, 3242 (2002)

SENSORS & ACTUATORS
J.D. Adams, L. Manning, B. Rogers, M. Jones, and S.C. Minne, “Self-sensing tapping mode atomic force microscopy,” Sensors and Actuators A 121 (2005) 262–266

J.D. Adams, B. Rogers, L. Manning, M. Jones, T. Sulchek, K. Murray, B. Beneschott, Z. Hu, T. Thundat, H. Cavazos, and S.C. Minne, “Piezoelectric self-sensing of adsorption-induced microcantilever bending,” Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Vol 121/2 pp 457-461 (2005)

ULTRAMICROSCOPY
B. Rogers, L. Manning, T. Sulchek and J.D. Adams, “Improving tapping mode atomic force microscopy with piezoelectric cantilevers,” Ultramicroscopy, Volume 100, Issues 3-4, August 2004, Pages 267-276

COMPUTERS & EDUCATION
J. Adams, B. Rogers, S. Hayne, G. Mark, J. Nash, and L. Leifer, “The effect of a telepointer on student performance and preference,” Computers and Education 44 (2005) p. 35-51

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION
J.D. Adams, B.S. Rogers, and L. J. Leifer, “Effective Technology Transfer to the Undergraduate and Graduate Classroom as a Result of a Novel Ph.D. Program,” IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 47, No. 2, p. 227. (2004)

J.D. Adams, B.S. Rogers, and L. J. Leifer, “Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, and the Scanning Probe Microscope: An Innovative Course,” IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 51. (2004)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
B. Rogers, J. Grate, B. Pearson, N. Gallagher, B. Wise, R. Whitten and J. Adams, “Combined, solid-state molecular property and gamma spectrometers for CBRNE detection,” Proc. SPIE 8710, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIV, 87101D (May 29, 2013)

B. Rogers, R. Whitten, and J. D. Adams, “Multifunctional self-sensing microcantilever arrays for unattended detection of chemicals, explosives, and biological agents,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 6394, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks III, Edward M. Carapezza, Editor, October 5, 2006

B. Rogers, R. Whitten, and J. D. Adams, “Self-Sensing Array (SSA) Technology for Homeland Security Applications,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 6201, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V, Edward M. Carapezza, Editor, 62010G (May 10, 2006)

B. Rogers, R. Whitten, J.D. Adams, “The microcantilever array: a low-power, compact and sensitive unattended sensor technology,” Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, Edward M. Carapezza, Editor, May 2005, pp. 255-266

J.D. Adams and B. Rogers, “A Unified Approach to Nanotechnology Education,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition 2004; 3566: Materials, MEMS, and Nano

J. Davis, M. Bronikowski, D. Choi, L. Epp, M. Hoenk, D.Hoppe, B. Hunt, B. Kowalczyk, J. Adams, B. Rogers, F. Noca, E. Wong, B. Chang, M. Jouzi, M. Tzolov, A. Yin, J. Xu, D. Adam, R. Young, “High-Q Mechanical Resonator Arrays Based on Carbon Nanotubes,” IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 2003. IEEE-NANO, Vol. 2, p. 635 –638

B. Rogers, C.A. Bauer and J.D. Adams, “Comparison of self-sensing techniques for mercury vapor detection using piezoelectric microcantilevers,” Proceedings of IMECE 2003 ASME Internat. Mech. Eng. Congress & Exposition; paper #IMECE2003-55024. November, 2003.

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