Nathan Jay Jenness

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We present a micropatterning method for the automatic transfer and arbitrary positioning of computer-generated three-dimensional structures within a substrate. The Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm and an electrically addressed spatial light modulator (SLM) are used to create and display phase holograms, respectively. A holographic approach to light manipulation(More)
We present a quantitative phase microscopy method that uses a Bayer mosaic color camera to simultaneously acquire off-axis interferograms in transmission mode at two distinct wavelengths. Wrapped phase information is processed using a two-wavelength algorithm to extend the range of the optical path delay measurements that can be detected using a single(More)
We demonstrate a diffractive maskless lithographic system that is capable of rapidly performing both serial and single-shot micropatterning. Utilizing the diffractive properties of phase holograms displayed on a spatial light modulator, arbitrary intensity distributions were produced to form two and three dimensional micropatterns/structures in a variety of(More)
Janus particles generally refer to a class of colloids with two dissimilar faces having unique material properties. The spherical asymmetry associated with Janus particles is the key to realizing many commercial applications, including electrophoretic displays, nanosviscometers, and self-propelling micromachines. These diverse functionalities were(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers were selectively ablated to form microstructures via the phase modulation of femtosecond laser beams. Ablation width (1–15 μm) and depth (15–110 μm) resolution were dependent upon the selection of pulse energy and microscope objective. Because phase modulation shapes light in a maskless fashion,(More)
We demonstrate a series of simulation experiments examining the optical trapping behavior of composite micro-particles consisting of a small metallic patch on a spherical dielectric bead. A full parameter space of patch shapes, based on current state of the art manufacturing techniques, and optical properties of the metallic film stack is examined. Stable(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o The in-situ synthesis of Cu/ZnO crystalline nanofibers is presented. The composite nanofibers are formed through the calcination and reduction of as-electrospun fibers consisting of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) as well as Cu and ZnO precursors. The crystal structure and morphology of the synthesized fibers were characterized using X-ray(More)
Despite the recent progress in physical control and manipulation of various condensed matter, atomic, and particle systems, including individual atoms and photons, our ability to control topological defects remains limited. Recently, controlled generation, spatial translation, and stretching of topological point and line defects have been achieved using(More)
Optical trapping and magnetic trapping are common micro-manipulation techniques for controlling colloids including micro- and nano-particles. Combining these two manipulation strategies allows for a larger range of applied forces and decoupled control of rotation and translation; each of which are beneficial properties for many applications including force(More)
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