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Scanning Probe Microscopy at Mount Holyoke College

Katherine Aidala
Associate Professor of Physics
211 Kendade Hall
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
email: kaidala@mtholyoke.edu
























































































































































 

Publications

  1. Abby Goldman, Abigail S. Licht, Yineng Sun, Yihan Li, Nihar R. Pradhan, Tianyu Yang, Mark T. Tuominen and Katherine E. Aidala, "Multiple 360° domain wall switching in thin ferromagnetic nanorings in a circular magnetic field." Journal of Applied Physics 111,07D113 (2012).
  2. Nihar R. Pradhan, Abbigail S. Licht, Yihan Li, Yineg Sun, Mark T. Tuominen and Katherine Aidala, "Switching of +/-360° domain wall states in a nanoring by an azimuthal Oersted field." Nanotechnology 22, 485705 (2011).
  3. Tianyu Yang, Nihar R. Pradhan, Abby Goldman, Moureen Kemei, Abbey Licht, Yihan Li, Mark T. Tuominen, Katherine E. Aidala, "Manipulation of Magnetization States of Ferromagnetic Nanorings by an Applied Oersted Azimuthal Field," Applied Physics Letters 98, 242505, (2011).
  4. M.J. Panzer, K.E. Aidala, P.O. Anikeeva, J.E. Halpert, M.G. Bawendi, V. Bulovic. "Nanoscale Morphology Revealed at the Interface Between Colloidal Quantum Dots and Organic Semiconductor Films," Nano Letters, 10(7), 2421 (2010).
  5. K.E. Aidala, M.J. Panzer, P.O. Anikeeva, J.E. Halpert, M.G. Bawendi, V. Bulovic. "Morphology of contact printed colloidal quantum dots in organic semiconductor films: Implications for QD-LEDs." Physica Status Solidi, 8(1), 120 (2010).
  6. C.B. Volle, M.A. Ferguson, K.E. Aidala, E.M. Spain, M.E. Nunez. "Spring Constants and Adhesive Properties of Native Bacterial Biofilm Cells Measured by Atomic Force Microscopy.” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 67, 32 (2008).
  7. C.B. Volle, M.A. Ferguson, K.E. Aidala, E.M. Spain, M.E. Nunez. "Quantitative Changes in the Elasticity and Adhesive Properties of E. Coli ZK1056 Prey Cells during Predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J.” Langmuir, 24(15), 8102, (2008).
  8. K.E. Aidala, R.E. Parrott, T. Kramer, E.J. Heller, R.M. Westervelt, M.P. Hanson, A.C. Gossard. "Imaging Coherent Magnetic Focusing.” Nature Physics, 3, 464 (2007).
  9. K.E. Aidala, R.E. Parrott, E.J. Heller, R.M. Westervelt. "Imaging Electrons in a Magnetic Field.” Physica E, 34, 409(2006).
  10. E.J. Heller, K.E. Aidala, B.J. LeRoy, A.C. Bleszynski, A. Kalben, R.M. Westervelt, K.D. Maranowski, and A.C. Gossard. "Thermal averages in a quantum point contact with a single coherent wave packet.” Nano Letters, 5(7), 1285 (2005).
  11. B.J. LeRoy, A.C. Bleszynski, K.E. Aidala, R.M. Westervelt, A. Kalben, E.J. Heller, K.D. Maranowski, A.C. Gossard. "Imaging Electron Interferometer.” Physical Review Letters, 94, 126801 (2005).
  12. R.M. Westervelt, M.A. Topinka, B.J. LeRoy, A.C. Bleszynski, K. Aidala, S.E.J. Shaw, E.J. Heller, K.D. Maranowski, A.C. Gossard. "Imaging electron waves.” Physica E, 24, 63 (2004).
  13. T.R. Stevenson, F.A. Pellerano, C.M. Stahle, K. Aidala, R.J. Schoelkopf. "Multiplexing of radio-frequency single electron transistors.'' Applied Physics Letters, 80(16), 3012 (2002).

In Preparation

  1. Nihar R. Pradhan, Mark T. Tuominen and Katherine E. Aidala, Polarization Dependent Switching of Asymmetric Nanorings with a Circular field (In Preparation)
  2. C.E. Packard, K.E. Aidala, S. Ramanan, V. Bulovic, "Patterned removal of molecular organic flms by difusion,"

Conference Presentation

  1. "Toward understanding charge flow in PbS quantum dot (sub)monolayers," Jason P. Moscatello, Pawana Shrestha, Qinxia Wang and Katherine Aidala IMAPS Conference: Boxborough, MA, May 7th (2013). *invited talk for Dr. Moscatello
  2. "Scanning probe microscopy measurements of charge in PbS quantum dot (sub)monolayers," Jason P. Moscatello, Pawana Shrestha, Qinxia Wang and Katherine Aidala APS March Meeting: Vol 58(1), T23.00016(2013), Baltimore
  3. "Mechanical characterization of photo-crosslinkable Hydrogels with AFM," Alyssa McKenna, Myunghwan Byun, Ryan Hayward and Katherine Aidala APS March Meeting: Vol 57(1), P47.00011(2012), Boston *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  4. "Growth and electrical properties of vertically oriented organic single-crystalline nanostructures," San Theingi, Tim Mirabiti, Alejandro Briseno and Katherine Aidala, APS March Meeting: Vol 57(1), Z7. 00006 (2012), Boston *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  5. " Polarization dependent switching of asymmetric nanorings with a circular field," Nihar R. Pradhan, Mark. T. Tuominen and Katherine E. Aidala, APS March Meeting: Vol 57 (1), V13.00010 (2012), Boston, MA, USA
  6. " Individual domain wall manipulation in a local Oersted circular field," Xiaolin. Hu, Huajie Ke, Nihar R. Pradhan, Y. Sun, M. T. Tuominen and K. E Aidala, APS March Meeting: Vol 57 (1), V13.00004 (2012), Boston, MA, USA *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  7. "360 Degree DW formation during vortex to vortex switching in thin ferromagnetic nanorings in an applied circular field," Y. Sun, A Goldman, A. Licht, Y Li, N R Pradhan, M. T Tuominen and K. E. Aidala, APS March Meeting: Vol 57 (1), V13.00003 (2012), Boston, MA, USA. *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  8. "Multiple 360 degree domain wall switching in thin ferromagnetic nanorings in an applied circular field," Presented in 56th Annual MMM conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Oct 27th-Nov 3rd (2011).
  9. " Dynamics of 360° Domain Wall Annihilation in Thin Ferromagnetic Nanorings," Abigail Licht, Yihan Li, Nihar R. Pradhan, Abby Goldman, Tianyu Yang, Mark T. Tuominen, Katherine E. Aidala, 38th Symposium & Expo, IMAPS New England Chapter, Boxborough, MA May 3rd (2011).
  10. " Control of Magnetic States of Ferromagnetic Nanorings by an External Azimuthal Field for Data Storage Devices," Nihar R Pradhan, Abigail Licht, Yihan Li Tianyu Yang, Mark T. Tuominen and Katherine Aidala, 38th Symposium & Expo, IMAPS New England Chapter, Boxborough, 3rd May 2011, MA
  11. " Control of Magnetic States of Cobalt Nanorings by an External Azimuthal Field" Nihar R. Pradhan, Abbey Licht, Yihan Li, Tianyu Yang, Mark T. Tuominen, Katherine E. Aidala Aidala APS March Meeting: 65 (1), J16.008 (2011), Dallas, Texas, USA..
  12. "Manipulation of Magnetization States of Permalloy Nanorings by an External Azimuthal Field," Tianyu Yang, Nihar R. Pradhan, Abby Goldman, Abbey Licht, Yihan Li, Mark T. Tuominen, Katherine E. Aidala APS March Meeting 2011: 56 (1), J16.00011 (2011), Dallas, Texas, USA.
  13. "Morphology of contact printed colloidal quantum dots in organic semiconductor films: Implications for QD-LEDs." K.E. Aidala, M.J. Panzer, P.O. Anikeeva, J.E. Halpert, M.G. Bawendi, V. Bulovic. International Conference on Excitonic and Photonic Processes in Condensed and Nano Materials. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2010).
  14. "Scanning probe microscopy of electromagnetic fields: Magnetic nanorings and PbS quantum dot arrays." Physics Colloquium, Clark University, Worcester, MA (2010). Invited
  15. "Physical properties of native bacterial biofilm cells measured by atomic force microscopy." Katherine Aidala, Catherine Volle, Megan Ferguson, Megan Nunez, Eileen Spain, American Physical Society March Meeting, Portland, OR (2010).
  16. "360° domain wall formation in ferromagnetic nanorings in an applied azimuthal field." Abby Goldman*, Katherine Aidala, Tianyu Yang, Mark Tuominen, American Physical Society March Meeting, Portland, OR (2010). *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  17. "Sticky, Squishy Cells." Physics Seminar, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (2009). Invited
  18. "Elasticity and Adhesion of Native Bacterial Biofilm Cells using AFM." Squishy Physics Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2009). Invited
  19. "Evolution of magnetic states in ferromagnetic nanorings in an applied azimuthal field." Abby Goldman*, Katherine Aidala, Tianyu Yang, Mark Tuominen, American Physical Society March Meeting, Pittsburg, PA (2009) *talk given by MHC undergraduate
  20. "The Scanning Probe Microscope: A versatile tool for nanoscience." Physics seminar, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (2008). Invited
  21. "Scanning Probe Microscopy: From living cells to quantum electrons." Physics Colloquium, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (2007). Invited
  22. "Imaging Electron Motion in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas with Scanning Probe Microscopy." Physics seminar, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (2007). Invited
  23. "Imaging electrons in a two-dimensional electron gas in a magnetic field." Frontiers of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan (2007). invited
  24. "Imaging magnetic focusing in a two-dimensional electron gas." International Conference on the Properties of Semiconductors, Vienna, Austria (2006).
  25. "Imaging electron waves in a magnetic field." International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Basel, Switzerland (2006).
  26. "Imaging electron focusing." American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD (2006), invited
  27. "The scanning probe microscope in nanoscience." Physics seminar, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2006).
  28. "Imaging electron flow and interference in a two-dimensional electron gas." Physics seminar, Boston University, Boston, MA (2005).
  29. "Imaging electron motion with scanning probe microscopy." Applied physics seminar, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA (2005).
  30. "Imaging cyclotron orbits in a two-dimensional electron gas." 16th International Conference on Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems, Albuquerque, NM (2005).
  31. "Scanned Gate Microscopy." With B. Lee. UC Santa Barbara, group meeting of collaborators (2004).
  32. "V-shaped Imaging Interferometer." American Physical Society March Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2004).
  33. "Imaging Electron Flow in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas." With A. Bleszynski. UC Santa Barbara, Applied Physics Colloquium (2003).
  34. "Imaging Electron Interferometer." American Physical Society March Meeting, Austin, TX (2003).