Dr. Raghavan is named
Educator of the Year
by Women in Aerospace
The trip to CNM was part of a collaboration with CNM scientists to develop nanoscale experiments to investigate the fundamentals of the stress sensing behavior for varying alumina nanoparticles. Using electron beam (E-beam) lithography, “nanobuckets” were created in Si wafers of various sizes and filled with an epoxy/alumina nanoparticle mixture.
The sample development will pave the way for experiments using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) within a confocal backscattering setup for measuring Photo-luminescence from the samples. These fundamental studies will investigate a range of particles, quantifying a multitude of important nano-composite properties such as interface strength, load transfer, and piezospectroscopic properties