Laraoui's team publishes pair of papers in esteemed journals
May 11, 2023 - Abdelghani Laraoui, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and his graduate students are part of multidisciplinary research teams that have produced a pair of papers that have been published in the same week in separate industry journals. The Nebraska Engineering researchers are part of Laraoui's Quantum Sensing & Defect Discovery and Spectroscopy Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
In the May 9, 2023 edition of ACS Nano, "Nitrogen-Vacancy Magnetometry of Individual Fe-Triazole Spin Crossover Nanorods" highlights the potential of nitrogen vacancy (NV) quantum sensors to study the magnetic properties of spin crossover molecules and molecular magnets. Coating iron triazole nanoparticles with a conductive polymer can enable imaging below 20 nanometers and decreasing the size of the nanoparticles leads to a decrease of stray fields. Mechanical engineering graduate students Adam Erickson and Rupak Timalsina are co-authors.
In the May 4, 2023 edition of Advanced Optical Materials, "Plasmon Enhanced Quantum Properties of Single Photon Emitters with Hybrid Hexagonal Boron Nitride Silver Nanocube Systems" demonstrates a 200 percent plasmonic enhancement of single photon emitters' properties through a strong increase in flourescence. This advancement would be desirable for integrated quantum photonic networks. Ufuk Kilic (research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering), former ECE faculty Christos Argyropoulos, and graduate students Mohammadjavad Dowran (mechanical engineering) and Andrew Butler (electrical engineering) are co-authors.