Materials and Interface NanoTechnology Laboratory (MINT)
MINT's mission is to understand and exploit interactions between inorganic nanoscale objects and their chemical and physical environment. The group conducts research in a wide variety of topics related to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Its central goal is to explore the new physics that emerges from shrinking the dimensions of materials to the nanoscale, and to identify the significance of the new science for an array of applied fields such as sensing, energy, and biomedicine. Current and proposed research projects include directed self-assembly of silver nanocubes for SERS (Raman) sensing, bulk nanostructures as improved thermoelectric materials, structure and transport of eutectic nanowires, nanoparticle formulations for x-ray tomography (medical imaging), and anofluidic channels.