Steven B. Fairchild

Learn More
Broader applications of carbon nanotubes to real-world problems have largely gone unfulfilled because of difficult material synthesis and laborious processing. We report high-performance multifunctional carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers that combine the specific strength, stiffness, and thermal conductivity of carbon fibers with the specific electrical(More)
Thin films of transition-metal carbides ZrC, HfC, and TiC were deposited by pulsed-laser deposition under vacuum. The surface chemistry of the films was characterized with ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Auger electron spectroscopy in situ. X-ray diffraction was used to characterize the film structure. TiC was(More)
With its low work function and high mechanical strength, the LaB6/VB2 eutectic system is an interesting candidate for high performance thermionic emitters. For the development of device applications, it is important to understand the origin, value, and spatial distribution of the work function in this system. Here we combine thermal emission electron(More)
We report the application of an integrated computational approach for biomolecular structure determination at a low resolution. In particular, a neural network is trained to predict the spatial proximity of C-alpha atoms that are less than a given threshold apart, whereas a Kalman filter algorithm is employed to outline the biomolecular fold, with a(More)
In their rocksalt structure, rare-earth monosulfides offer a more stable alternative to alkali metals to attain low or negative electron affinity when deposited on various III-V and II-VI semiconductor surfaces. In this article, the authors first describe the successful deposition of lanthanum monosulfide via pulsed laser deposition on Si and MgO(More)
Acid spun carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers were investigated for their field emission properties and performance was determined to be dependent on fiber morphology. The fibers were fabricated by wet-spinning of pre-made CNTs. Fiber morphology was controlled by a fabrication method and processing conditions, as well as purity, size, and type of the CNT starting(More)
Heterostructures consisting of two-dimensional materials have shown new physical phenomena, novel electronic and optical properties, and new device concepts not observed in bulk material systems or purely three dimensional heterostructures. These new effects originated mostly from the van der Waals interaction between the different layers. Here we report(More)