Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase and select the best research presentations given by UC graduate students in three-minute “TED-like” talks pitched to a general audience. He will go on the the UC-wide final competition on April 22.
Sam's PNAS paper is highlighted by LBNL News: "Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as tiny, tunable lasers."
Letian and Fan's ACS Nano paper is highlighted by nanotechweb.org. "Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new solution-based, cost-effective way to wrap reduced graphene oxide around the surface of ultrathin transparent conducting copper nanowires. The technique significantly improves the stability of the wires in air and reduces the amount of light scattered by the materials. Thin films made of the wires might be used in optoelectronics devices, particularly in displays and flexible electronics."
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...