Images created by Stony Brook University researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) are featured in the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) annual calendar.
The CFN 2023 calendar included select images that were submitted in its 13th annual CFN Image Contest, which gives researchers, staff and CFN users the opportunity to express their artistic sensibilities in two categories: Scientific and Technical (micrographs and images relating to CFN research) and Life at the CFN (images of the facility, instrumentation, offices, etc.).
A team of researchers led by professor Alex Orlov submitted an image they designed for the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Featured for the month of February, the image illustrates how gold nanoparticles can be deposited on SiO2 surface with the protection of helium nanodroplets that evaporate after landing. An electric field formed at the gold/SiO2 interface due a charge-transfer can facilitate catalytic reactions. The image was submitted by graduate student Haotian Yang.
Graduate student and CFN user Sayantani Sikder’s photo of a sunset outside the CFN building at BNL was selected for the month of September and was the first place winner in the Life at CFN category. The image was titled, “The Sky Speaks in a Thousand Colors.”
Stony Brook graduate and CFN user Aswanth Subramanian submitted an image of Hybrid Neuromorphic Resistive Memory that was featured for the month of August.
The work demonstrates control of device switching parameters and reduced stochastic switching, which are critical technology issues for resistive random-access memory (RRAM).
The CFN hosts a broad range of research investigations in nanoscience in diverse research areas such as efficient catalysts, fuel cell chemistries and architectures, and photovoltaic (solar cell) components. Scientists and engineers can take advantage of the facilities, capabilities, expertise, and personnel that CFN has to offer.
Visit the CFN website to view the complete calendar or download a PDF version.