Joint Centers of Excellence Program

Space and Aeronautics Publications & IPS

July 2016

In this paper, we report record radio frequency (RF) performance of carbon nanotube transistors based on combined use of a self-aligned T-shape gate structure, and well-aligned, high-semiconducting-purity, high-density polyfluorene-sorted semiconducting carbon nanotubes, which were deposited using dose-controlled, floating evaporative self-assembly method.

May 2016

Monolayer WSe2 is a two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor with a direct band gap, and it has been recently explored as a promising material for electronics and optoelectronics. Low field-effect mobility is the main constraint preventing WSe2 from becoming one of the competing channel materials for field-effect transistors (FETs).

June 2015

Two key trends have the potential to revolutionize the way humans conduct spaceflight, namely, the miniaturization of satellites (e.g., micro- and nano-satellites) and the distribution of payload tasks among multiple coordinated units (e.g., spacecraft formation-flying, on-orbit servicing/robotics, fractionation, swarms).

January 2015

Flapping wings enable flying animals and biomimetic robots to generate elevated aerodynamic forces. Measurements that demonstrate this capability are based on experiments with tethered robots and animals, and indirect force calculations based on measured kinematics or airflow during free flight. Remarkably, there exists no method to measure these forces directly during... Continue Reading