Sensors Publications

    • Book Chapters in Publications

      Polsky, R., Harper, J. C., Brozik, S. M. (2010). “Electrochemical Signaling with Modified Surfaces and Nanoparticles”, in The Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials. pp. 273-296. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

      Dolan, P. L., Harper, J. C., Brozik, S. M. (2006). “Microbial Detection Systems”, in Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation. 2nd ed. Vol. 4, pp. 373-383. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    • General Publications

      K.E. Achyuthan, P.D. Adams, B.A. Simmons & A.K. Singh, “Hitherto Unrecognized Fluorescence Properties of Coniferyl Alcohol”, MOLECULES, 15: 1645-1667, 2010.

      Y. Tang, K.E. Achyuthan & D.G. Whitten, “Label-free and Real-Time DNA Sequence Detection Based on Supramolecular Self-assembly” Langmuir, 2010 (In Press).

      K.E. Achyuthan, D.G. Whitten & D.W. Branch, “Supramolecular Self-Assembling Cyanine as an Alternative to Ethidium Bromide Displacement in DNA-Drug Model Interactions during High Throughput Screening”, Analytical Sci. 26: 55-61, 2010.

      K.B. Pfeifer, S. M. Thornberg, “Multi-Component Fiber Optic Surface Plasmon Sensor for Gas Phase Contaminants”, The 28th Compatibility, Aging and Stockpile Stewardship Conference, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2009, Albuquerque, NM.

      K.B. Pfeifer, S. M. Thornberg, “Surface Plasmon Sensing of Gas Phase Contaminants Using Optical Fiber”, SAND2009-6096 September 2009.

      K.E. Achyuthan, P.D. Adams, B.A. Simmons & A.K. Singh, “Spectroscopic Analyses of the Biofuels-critical Phytochemical, Coniferyl Alcohol and its Enzyme-catalyzed Oxidation products”, MOLECULES 14: 4758-4778, 2009.

      Z. Zhou, Y. Tang, D. G. Whitten & K. E. Achyuthan, “A new High-throughput Screening Protease Assay based upon Supramolecular Self-Assembly”, Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 1: 162-170, 2009.

      K.E. Achyuthan, J.L. McClain, Z. Zhou, D.G. Whitten & D.W. Branch. “Spectroscopic Analyses of the Noncovalent Self-Assembly of Cyanines Upon Various Nucleic Acid Scaffolds”, Analyt. Sci., 25: 469-474, 2009.

      K.E. Achyuthan, J.L. McClain & D. Raj. “Orthogonal, Spectroscopic High-throughput Screening of Laccase-Catalyzed p-Cresol Oxidation”, Comb. Chem. HTS., 12: 678-689, 2009.

      K.E. Achyuthan, D.C. Arango, E.L. Carles, C.E. Cutler, L.A. Meyer & S.M. Brozik. “Luminescent Investigations of Terbium (III) Biosorption as a Surrogate for Heavy Metals and Radionuclides”, Mol. Cell. Biochem., 327: 87-92, 2009.

      Polsky R, Stork CL, Wheeler DR, Steen WA, Harper JC, Washburn CM, Brozik SM, “Multivariate Analysis for the Electrochemical Discrimination and Quantitation of Nitroaromatic Explosives”, Electroanalysis, 21, No. 3-5, 550 – 556, 2009.

      Davis RW, Arango DC, Jones HDT, Van Benthem MH, Haaland DM, Brozik SM, Sinclair MB, “Antimicrobial peptide interactions with silica bead supported bilayers and E. coli: buforin II, magainin II, and arenicin”, J. Pept. Sci., 15: 511–522, 2009.

      K. Ogawa, K.E. Achyuthan, S. Chemburu, E. Ji, Y. Liu, G. P. Lopez, K.S. Schanze & D.G. Whitten. “Polyelectrolyte Based Fluorescent Sensors”, In: Organic Semiconductors in Sensor Applications, Eds. D. Bernards, R. Owens & G. Malliaras, Springer, pp 39-60, 2008.

      Komandoor Achyuthan, "Photophysical, Chemical and Optical Investigations of Self-Assembled Nanomaterials," SAND2007-6635, Pub Date: October 2007.

      Manginell, Ronald Paul; Moorman, Matthew Wallace; Bauer, Joseph M.; Adkins, Douglas Ray; Lewis, Patrick Raymond; Hadizadeh, Rameen; Copic, Davor; Porter, Daniel Allen; Norton, Blaine Eric; Hietala, Vincent Mark; Bryan, Jon R.; Wheeler, David Roger; Pfeifer, Kent Bryant; Rumpf, Arthur Norman; Siegal, Michael P.; “SMART micro-preconcentrator for integrated preconcentration and detection of chemical agents and explosives”, SAND2007-6467, October, 2007.

      K.E. Achyuthan & D.G. Whitten. “Design Considerations for High-throughput Screening and In Vitro Diagnostic Assays”, Comb. Chem. HTS. 10: 399-412, 2007.

      Davis RW, Flores A, Barrick TA, Cox JM, Brozik SM, Lopez GP, and Brozik JA, “Nanoporous Microbead Supported Bilayers: Stability, Physical Characterization, and Incorporation of Functional Transmembrane Proteins”, Langmuir, 23, 3864-3872, 2007.

      Atanassov P, Apblett C, Banta S, Brozik S, Barton SC, Cooney M, Liaw BY, Mukerjee S, Minteer SD, “Enzymatic biofuel cells”, Electrochemical Society Interface, 16(2), 28-31, 2007.

      David Roger Wheeler, Shawn M. Dirk, William Kent Schubert, G. Ronal Anderson and Paul Martin Baca, "Polymer electronic devices and materials", SAND2006-6723, November 2006.

      Dulce C. Arango, Susan M. Brozik, Patricia L. Dolan, Jason C. Harper and Monica Manginell, "Viral Vectors for Gene Modification of Plants as Chem/Bio Sensors", SAND2006-6955, October 2006.

      C. Jeffrey Brinker, David B. Burckel, Shawn M. Dirk, Hongyou Fan, Stephen W. Howell, Brandi K. Price, Robert J. Simonson, Brian S. Swartzentruber and David R. Wheeler,"Engineering Conjugated Molecule-Linked Metal Nanocrystal/Silica Arrays for Integrated Chemical Platforms: Final LDRD Report", SAND2006-6884, October 2006.

      Conrad D. James, Mark Steven Derzon, Kenneth Roy Pohl, Komandoor Achyuthan and Jaime McClain, "Quantification of false positive reduction in nucleic acid purification on hemorrhagic fever DNA", SAND2006-6922, November 2006.

      Harold G. Craighead, Joshua B. Edel, Grant D. Meyer, Jose C. Moran-Mirabal, Daniel J. Throckmorton, "Lipid Microarray Biosensor for Biotoxin Detection", SAND2006-2981, May 2006.

      Pfeifer, K. B., Flemming, J. H., Sinclair, M. B., “Detection of carbon monoxide (CO) as a furnace byproduct using a rotating mask spectrometer”, SAND2007-0667, February 2006.

      K.E. Achyuthan, L. Lu, G.P. Lopez & D.G. Whitten. “Supramolecular Photochemical Self-Assemblies For Fluorescence “Turn On” and “Turn Off” Assays For Chem-Bio-Helices”, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 5: 931-937, 2006.

      D.G. Whitten, K.E. Achyuthan, G.P. Lopez & O-K. Kim. “Cooperative Self-Assembly Of Cyanines On Carboxymethylamylose And Other Anionic Scaffolds As Tools For Fluorescence-Based Biochemical Sensing”, Pure & Appl. Chem. 78: 2313-2323, 2006.

      Yelton, William Graham, Siegal, Michael P.; Pfeifer, Kent Bryant “Functionalized nanoelectrode arrays for in-situ identification and quantification of regulated chemicals in water.”, EWRI-World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2005 held on May 15-19, 2005 in Anchorage, AK.

      C. D. Mowry, L. A. Theisen, P. R. Lewis, D. R. Wheeler, R. W. Cernosek, K. B. Pfeifer, “Low Power Microfabricated Components for Rapid and Portable Detection of Biological Agents”, First Annual National Homeland Security R&D Conference, Feb. 27-28, 2005, Boston, MA.

      Yelton, W. G., Pfeifer, K. B., Brevnov, D. A. , Gurule, N. J., Kelly, M. J., Ashby, C. I., “Nano Electrode Arrays for In-situ Identification and Quantification of Chemicals in Water”, Sand 2004-6229, December 2004.

      J. J. Allen, M. B. Sinclair, K. B Pfeifer, “Advanced polychromator systems for remote chemical sensing : (LDRD project 52575)”, SAND2004-6700, December 2004.

      Sinclair, Michael B>, Pfeifer, Kent Bryant, “Chemical sensing with a MEMS-based correlation radiometer”, SAND2004-1793A, American Ceramic Society Fall Meeting held November 7-12, 2004 in Cocoa Beach, FL.

      Pfeifer, Kent Bryant, Sinclair, Michael B., ‘Stand-off chemical sensing using MEMS-based correlation radiometry”, SAND2004-4426A, Sixth Joint Conference on Standoff Detection for Chemical and Biological Defense held October, 25-29, 2004 in Williamsburg, VA

      Mowry, Curtis Dale; Theisen, Lisa Anne; Goodin, Andrew M; Pfeifer , Kent B; “Detection of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) using commercial and portable ion mobility spectrometers.”, SAND2004-0748A, American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics held May 24-27, 2004 in Nashville, TN.

      Sinclair, Michael B., ; Pfeifer , Kent B; , Butler, Michael Alan Polychromix, Inc., Woburn, MA, Senturia, Stephen D. Polychromix, Inc., Woburn, MA, Deutsch, Erik R. Polychromix, Inc., Woburn, MA, Youngner, Dan W. Honeywell Technology Center, Plymouth, MN, Cabuz, Eugen Honeywell Technology Center, Plymouth, MN, Hocker, G. Benjamin Honeywell Technology Center, Plymouth, MN, “A MEMS-based correlation radiometer.”, SAND2003-4470C, Photonics West 04 held January 24-29, 2004 in San Jose, CA.

      Davis RW, Patrick EL, Meyer LA, Ortiz TP, Marshall JA, Keller DJ, Brozik SM, and Brozik JA, “The Thermodynamic Properties of Single Ion Channel Formation: Gramicidin”, J. Physical Chem., 108, no. 30, 15364-15369, 2004.

      Timlin JA, Sinclair MB, Haaland DM, Martinez MJ, Manginell M, Brozik SM, Guzowski JF, Werner-Washburne M, “Hyperspectral imaging of biological targets: The difference a high resolution spectral dimension and multivariate analysis can make”, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano; 2, 1529-1532, 2004.

      Daryl J. Dagel, James J. Allen, Jeffrey L. Dohner, Kent B. Pfeifer, Michael B. Sinclair, Olga Blum Spahn, Christine M Wehlburg, and Joseph C. Wehlburg, “MEMS Adaptive Optics Devices: LDRD No. 02-1385 Summary Report”, SAND 2002-2954, January 2003.

      W. Graham Yelton, Kent B. Pfeifer, Alan W. Staton, “Porous Al2O3 Nanogeometry sensor films: Growth and Analysis”, Journal of the ElectroChemical Society, V. 149(#1) pp. H1-H5, Jan 2002.

      K. B. Pfeifer, R. W. Cernosek, A. N. Rumpf, R. L. Waldschmidt, “An Examination Of System Architectures for Distributing Sensor Data Via Ethernet Networks”, SAND2000-3228, (Jan. 2001)

      Robert C. Hughes, W. Graham Yelton, Kent B. Pfeifer, Sanjay V. Patel, “Characteristics and Mechanisms in Ion-Conducting Polymer Films as Chemical Sensors”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, V 148(#4), pp. H37-H44, Apr. 2001.

      Kent B. Pfeifer, Sarah K. Leming, Arthur N. Rumpf, “Embedded Self-Powered Microsensors for Monitoring the Surety of Critical Buildings and Infrastructures”, SAND2001-3619.

      Kelly, Michael James; Goehner, Raymond P.; Blewer, Robert S.; Stallard, Brian R.; Garcia, Manuel J.; Pfeifer, Kent B.; Guilinger, Terry Rae; Peterson, David W.; Tuck, Melanie R.; Sweet, James N.; Edwards, Victoria A.; Zavadil, Kevin R.; Cordes, Gary T.; “Sensors for the detection of moisture in inert and corrosive gases”, Semiconductor Industry Developments and Results from the Twelve years of the Ultraclean Society by The Society for the Study of Semiconductor Substrate Technology SAND2001-0271P

      W.G. Yelton, K. Pfeifer, and A. Staton, “Porous Al2O3 Nano Geometry Sensor Films: Part I Anodization of Vacuum Evaporated Aluminum Formed Under Zone 2 Growth”, Electrochemical Society Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 2000.

      K.B. Pfeifer and W.G. Yelton, “Porous Al2O3 Nano Geometry Sensor Films: Part II Heat of Adsorption Studies”, Electrochemical Society Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 2000.

      K. B. Pfeifer, R. L. Waldschmidt, “Capacitive-Based Stress Sensors for Tire Application”, SAND99-2961 (Nov. 1999).

      Robert C. Hughes, W. Graham Yelton, Sanjay V. Patel, Kent B. Pfeifer, “Conducting Polymer Films as Chemical Sensors”, Chemical Sensors IV, 17-22 Oct. 1999, Honolulu, HI.

      K. B. Pfeifer, T. J. Rudnick, “Design, Fabrication, and Implementation of Capacitive Type Sensors for Computer Aided Fabric Evaluation (CAFÉ), SAND99-1686 (July 1999).

      “Ion-Conducting Polymer Films as Chemical Sensors”, APS Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 22, 1999.

      Kent B. Pfeifer, Robert L. Jarecki, and Timothy J. Dalton, “Fiber-Optic Polymer Residue Monitor”, SPIE International Symposium on Industrial and Environmental Monitors and Biosensors, Boston, MA Nov. 1-6, 1998.

      K. B. Pfeifer, R. L. Jarecki, and T. J. Dalton, “Fiber-optic Polymer Residue Monitor”, SPIE Conference on Chemical Microsensors and Applications, Boston, MA, Vol. 3539, Nov. 1998.

      K. B. Pfeifer, R. C. Hughes, and M. W. Jenkins, “Viologen Polymer Coated Impedance Sensors for Midrange Moisture Sensing”, ECS Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 05/04/97. SAND97-0015A.

      K. B. Pfeifer, “Recent Microsensor Research for Semiconductor Applications at Sandia National Laboratories”, Texas Instruments visit, 11/14/96, Dallas, TX. SAND97 0900A

      K. B. Pfeifer, “NMP Measurement Using Acoustic Wave Devices: NCAICM Final Report”, SAND96-1866 (1996).

      K. B. Pfeifer, “Calibration Procedures For High Sensitivity Chemical Sensors”, SAND95-2055 (September 1995).

      K. B. Pfeifer, an Overview of Film Based Microsensors and Applications”, Adhesion Society Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 18-21, 1996, SAND95 148A.

      G. C. Frye, R. W. Cernosek, S. J. Martin and K. B. Pfeifer, “The Simple and Rapid Technique For Monitoring Phase and Amplitude Changes In Acoustic Wave Sensors”, Electrochemical Society Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, October 9-14, 1994

      K. B. Pfeifer, M. J. Kelly, T. R. Guilinger, D. W. Peterson, J. N. Sweet, and M. R. Tuck, “Development of Solid State Moisture Sensors for Semiconductor Fabrication Applications”, Microcontamination, San Jose, CA Oct. 4-6, 1994.

      K. B. Pfeifer, “Surface Acoustic Wave Trace Moisture Sensor for HCI Process Gas”, Contamination Control Strategies Symposium, Austin, Texas, 2/7 11/94

      K. B. Pfeifer, J. L. Sprung and J. R. Galloway, “CCL4 Monitoring In Steam Reforming Environments”, Electrochemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 10/10 15/93.

      K. B. Pfeifer, S. J. Martin and A. J. Ricco, “Surface Acoustic Wave Sensing of VOC’s in Harsh Chemical Environments”, SAND93-0070 (June 1993)

      R. C Hughes, A. J. Ricco, M. A. Butler and K. B. Pfeifer, “The Detection of Organophosphonates by Polymer Films On a Surface Acoustic Wave Device and a Micromirror Fiber Optic Sensor”, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol 38, 1993. (8/26/92).

      R. C Hughes, A. J. Ricco, M. A. Butler and K. B. Pfeifer, “Detection of Organophosphonates by Polymer Films On a Surface Acoustic Wave Device and a Micromirror Fiber Optic Sensor”, Microfabrication of Biosensors Seminar, Anchorage, Alaska, 7/21 24/92.

      G.C. Frye, S. J. Martin,R. W. Cernosek, K. B. Pfeifer and J. S. Anderson, “Acoustic Wave Sensor Systems”, Proceedings of 1991 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 12/8-11/91.

      M. A. Butler, K. B. Pfeifer and A. J. Martin, “Two Dimensional Barker Patterns for Optical Alignment”, Applied Optics, Vol. 30, No. 32, 10 Nov. 1991.

      K. B. Pfeifer, “In Situ Monitoring of Thin Film Deposition Using Optical Fibers”, SAND91-1407 (September 1991)

      K. B. Pfeifer and M. A. Butler, “A Fiber Optic Weight Monitor For Intrusion Sensing Applications”, SAND89-2274 (November 1989).

      K. B. Pfeifer and M. W. Jenkins, “A Fiber Optic Test System For Quantum Efficiency Measurements”, SAND89-0593 (May 1989).

      K. B. Pfeifer, “A Fiber Optic Synchronous Detector Using Sample-And-Hold Circuits”, SAND88-0389 (February 1988).

MEMS Publications

    • MEMS Actuator Publications

      [1] Baker, M.S., Plass, R.A., Headley, T.J. and Walraven, J.A., "Final Report: Compliant Thermo-Mechanical MEMS Actuators LDRD #52553," Sandia Report SAND2004-6635, printed December 2004. See above.

      [2] E. J. Garcia and J. J. Sniegowski, "Surface Micromachined Microengine," Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 48 (1995) 203-214.

      [3] Baker, Michael S. "Design and Reliability of a MEMS Thermal Rotary Actuator," TEXMEMS IX, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, September 17, 2007.

      [4] Tanner, D.M., Owen, A.C., Jr., and Rodriguez, F., 2003, "Resonant Frequency Method for Monitoring MEMS Fabrication," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4980, pp. 220-228.

      More Literature on MEMS Actuators ...

      J.H. Comtois, V.M. Bright, M.W. Phipps, "Thermal microactuators for surface-micromachining processes", Proc. SPIE 2642 (1995) 10–21.

      L. Que, J.-S. Park, Y.B. Gianchandani, "Bent-beam electro-thermal actuators for high force applications", Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 1999, pp. 31–36.

      R. Cragun, L.L. Howell, "Linear thermomechanical microactuators", Proceedings of the IMECE, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November, 1999, pp. 181–188.

    • RF MEMS Publications

      B. Kim, R. H. Olsson III and K. E. Wojciechowski, “AlN Microresonator-Based Filters with Multiple Bandwidths at Low Intermediate Frequencies,” IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, In-Press, 2013.

      B. Kim, J. Nguyen, K. E. Wojciechowski and R. H. Olsson III, “Oven-Based Thermally Tunable Aluminum Nitride Microresonators,” IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, In-Press, 2013.

      G. Piazza, V. Felmetsger, P. Muralt, R. H. Olsson III and R. Ruby, “Piezoelectric Aluminum Nitride Films for Microelectromechanical Systems,” MRS Bulletin, Vol. 37, pp.1051 – 1061, Nov. 2012. (Invited Review)

      C. D. Nordquist, R. H. Olsson III, S. M. Scott, D. W. Branch, T. Pluym, and V. Yarberry, “On/Off Micro-Electromechanical Switching of AlN Piezoelectric Resonators,” IEEE International Microwave Symposium, June 2013, In-Press.

      R. H. Olsson III, E. Crespin, C. D. Nordquist, P. Clews and K. E. Wojciechowski, “Aluminum Nitride Micromechanical Resonators Monolithically Integrated with CMOS Electronics,” PiezoMEMS Workshop, April 2013, In-Press. (Invited)

      R. H. Olsson III, J. Nguyen and T. Pluym, “A Programmable Bandwidth Aluminum Nitride Microresonator Filter,” Govt. Microcircuit App. and Critical Tech. Conf., March 2013, In-Press.

      R. H. Olsson III, B. Kim, J. Nguyen, P. Clews, T. Pluym and K. E. Wojciechowski, “Tuning the Bandwidth and Center Frequency of Micromechanical Acoustic Resonators,” National Radio Science Meeting, Jan. 2013. (Invited)

      E. R. Crespin, R. H. Olsson III, K. E. Wojciechowski, D. W. Branch, P. Clews, R. Hurley and J. Gutierrez, “Fully Integrated Switchable Filter Banks,” IEEE International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1-3, June 2012.

      M. D. Henry, K. D. Greth, J. Nguyen, C. D. Nordquist, R. Shul, M. Wiwi, T. A. Plut and R. H. Olsson III, “Hermetic Wafer-Level Packaging for RF MEMs: Effects on Resonator Performance,” IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conf., pp. 362-369, May 2012.

      M. Ziaei-Moayyed, P. Clews, J. Nguyen and R. H. Olsson III, “C-Band Aluminum Nitride Resonator and Filter Arrays,” Govt. Microcircuit App. and Critical Tech. Conf., pp. 237-240, March 2012.

      M. S. Baker, R. H. Olsson III and J. R. Schwank, “Radiation Testing of Aluminum Nitride Microresonators,” Govt. Microcircuit App. and Critical Tech. Conf., pp. 389-392, March 2012.

      B. Kim, R. H. Olsson III, K. Smart and K. E. Wojciechowski, “MEMS Resonators with Extremely Low Vibration and Shock Sensitivity,” IEEE Sensors Conf., pp. 606-609, Oct. 2011. (Invited)

      C. D. Nordquist and R. H. Olsson III, “Power Handling and Intermodulation Distortion of Contour-Mode AlN MEMS Resonators and Filters,” IEEE International Microwave Symposium, 978-1-61284-757-3/11 June 2011.

      B. Kim, R. H. Olsson and K. E. Wojciechowski, "Capacitive Frequency Tuning of AlN Micromechanical Resonators," 2011 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference (TRANSDUCERS), pp.502-505, June 2011.

      R. Chanchani, C. D. Nordquist, R. H. Olsson III, T. Peterson, R. Shul, C. Ahlers, T. A. Plut and G. Patrizi, “A New Wafer-Level Packaging Technology for MEMS with Hermetic Micro-Environment,” IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference,” pp. 1604-1609, 2011.

      R. H. Olsson III, D. W. Branch and K. E. Wojciechowski, “Origins and Mitigation of Spurious Modes in Aluminum Nitride Microresonators,” IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 1272-1276, Oct. 2010.

      B. Kim, R. H. Olsson III and K. E. Wojciechowski, “Ovenized and Thermally Tunable Aluminum Nitride Microresonators,” IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 974-978, Oct. 2010.

      R. H. Olsson III, K. E. Wojciechowski, M. Ziaei-Moayyed, B. Kim, J. E. Stevens, M. R. Tuck and C. D. Nordquist, “Aluminum Nitride Microresonator Filters and Oscillators for Defense and Consumer Radio Frequency Electronics,” Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conf., Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 2010. (Invited)

      K. E. Wojciechowski and R .H. Olsson III, “Parallel Lattice Filters Utilizing Aluminum Nitride Contour Mode Resonators,” Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, pp. 65-69, June 2010.

      R. H. Olsson III, K. E. Wojciechowski, J. E. Stevens, M. R. Tuck and C. D. Nordquist, “Aluminum Nitride Micro-Devices for RF Communications and Sensing,” U.S. Navy Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices, State College, PA, May 2010. (Invited)

      K. E Wojciechowski, R. H. Olsson III, C. D. Nordquist, M. R. Tuck, and J. E. Stevens, “Next Frontier for MEMS-IC Integration: Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Frequency References, Filters and Sensors… Drivers and Challenges,” 8th Annual MEPTEC MEMS Symposium, San Jose, CA, May 2010. (Invited)

      R. H. Olsson III, K. E. Wojciechowski, M. R. Tuck, J. E. Stevens and C. D. Nordquist, “Multi-Frequency Aluminum Nitride Micro-Filters for Advanced RF Communications,” Govt. Microcircuit App. and Critical Tech. Conf., pp. 257-260, March 2010.

      D. M. Tanner, R. H. Olsson III, T. B. Parson, S. M. Crouch, J. A. Walraven and J. A. Ohlhausen, “Stability Experiments on MEMS Aluminum Nitride RF Resonators,” Proc. Of SPIE, vol. 7592, pp. 1-8, Feb. 2010.

      R. H. Olsson III and K. E. Wojciechowski, “Microresonant Impedance Transformers,” IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 2153-2157, Sept. 2009.

      K. E. Wojciechowski, R. H. Olsson III and M. R. Tuck, “Super High Frequency Width Extensional Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonators, IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 1179-1182, Sept. 2009.

      K. E. Wojciechowski, R. H. Olsson, T. A. Hill, M. R. Tuck and E. Roherty-Osmun, “Single-Chip Precision Oscillators Based on Multi-Frequency, High-Q Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonators,” IEEE International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, pp. 2126-2130, June, 2009.

      R. H. Olsson III and M. R. Tuck, “Fundamental and Overtone Aluminum Nitride Dual Mode Resonator Filters,” Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, pp. 356-359, June 2008.

      K. E. Wojciechowski, R. H. Olsson III and M. R. Tuck, “Post-CMOS Compatible Aluminum Nitride Ring Wave Guide (RWG) Resonators,” Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, pp. 372-375, June 2008.

      R. H. Olsson III, C. M. Washburn, J. E. Stevens, M. R. Tuck and C. D. Nordquist, “VHF and UHF Mechanically Coupled Aluminum Nitride MEMS Filters,” IEEE Frequency Control Symposium, pp. 634-639, June 2008.

      R. H. Olsson III, J. G. Fleming, K. E. Wojciechowski, M. S. Baker and M. R. Tuck, “Post-CMOS Compatible Aluminum Nitride MEMS Filters and Resonant Sensors,” IEEE Frequency Control Symposium, pp. 412-419, June 2007. (Invited)

      K. E. Wojciechowski, R. H. Olsson III, M. S. Baker, J. W. Wittwer, K. Smart, J. G. Fleming and K. R. Pohl, “Low Vibration Sensitivity MEMS Resonators,” IEEE Frequency Control Symposium, pp. 1220-1224, June 2007.

      K. J. Smart, R. H. Olsson III, D. Ho, D. R. Heine, and J. G. Fleming, “Frequency Agile Radios Using MEMS Resonators,” Govt. Microcircuit App. and Critical Tech. Conf., pp. 409-412, March 2007.

Photonics Publications

Power Electronics Publications

    • GaN, SiC, Arc/Ground Fault, Inverter Reliability

      GaN:
      R. J. Kaplar, J. Dickerson, S. DasGupta, S. Atcitty, M. J. Marinella, S. G. Khalil, D. Zehnder, and A. Garrido, "Impact of Gate Stack on the Stability of Normally-Off AlGaN/GaN Power Switching HEMTs," presented at International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices (June 2014).

      S. G. Khalil, L. Ray, M. Chen, R. Chu, D. Zehnder, A. Garrido, M. Munsi, B. Hughes, K. Boutros, R. J. Kaplar, J. Dickerson, S. DasGupta, S. Atcitty, and M. J. Marinella, "Trap-Related Parametric Shifts under DC Bias and Switched Operation Life Stress in Power AlGaN/GaN HEMTs," presented at International Reliability Physics Symposium (June 2014).

      S. DasGupta, A. Armstrong, R. Kaplar, M. Marinella, J. Stanley, M. Smith, S. Atcitty, M. Sun, and T. Palacios, "Impact of the Al Mole Fraction on the Bulk- and Surface-State-Induced Instability of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs," Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA (April 2012).

      S. DasGupta, M. Sun, A. Armstrong, R. Kaplar, M. Marinella, J. Stanley, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Slow Detrapping Transients due to Gate and Drain Bias in High Breakdown Voltage AlGaN/GaN HEMTs,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 59 (8), 2115 (2012).

      R. Kaplar, M. Marinella, S. DasGupta, M. Smith, S. Atcitty, M. Sun, and T. Palacios, “Characterization and Reliability of SiC- and GaN-Based Power Transistors for Renewable Energy Applications,” IEEE Energy Tech (May 2012).

      S. Atcitty, R. Kaplar, S. DasGupta, M. Marinella, M. Smith, M. Sun, and T. Palacios, “Wide-Bandgap Power Switch Reliability for Energy Storage and Grid Applications,” Advanced Microgrid Concepts and Technologies Workshop, Beltsville, MD (June 2012).

      R. Kaplar, S. DasGupta, M. Sun, M. Marinella, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Reliability Characterization of High Voltage HEMTs under the GIGA Program,” GIGA Program Review at MIT (August 2012).

      R. Kaplar, S. DasGupta, M. Sun, M. Marinella, L. Biedermann, A. Armstrong, S. Atcitty, T. Palacios, and J. Simmons, “Characterization and Modeling of Charge Trapping and Recovery in High-Voltage AlGaN/GaN HEMTs,” Hughes Research Laboratories seminar, Malibu, CA (October 2012).

      (Invited) S. Atcitty, R. Kaplar, S. DasGupta, M. Marinella, A. Armstrong, L. Biedermann, M. Sun, T. Palacios, and M. Smith, “GaN-Based Wide-Bandgap Power Switching Devices: From Atoms to the Grid,” ECS Transactions 50 (3), 199 (2012).

      R. Kaplar, “Materials Issues for Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics Devices,” Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wide-Bandgap Devices for Vehicle Applications Workshop (November 2012).

      S. DasGupta, L. B. Biedermann, M. Sun, R. J. Kaplar, M. J. Marinella, K. R. Zavadil, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Role of Barrier Structure in Current Collapse of AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors,” Applied Physics Letters 101, 243506 (2012).

      R. Kaplar, S. DasGputa, M. Sun, M. Marinella, L. Biedermann, A. Armstrong, D. Hughart, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Characterization and Reliability of SiC- and GaN-Based Power Transistors,” United Technologies Research Center seminar, Hartford, CT (February 2013).

      R. Kaplar, M. Marinella, S. DasGupta, D. Hughart, L. Biedermann, S. Atcitty, and J. Simmons, “Wide-Bandgap Power Semiconductor Research at Sandia National Laboratories,” Auburn University Physics Department colloquium, Auburn, AL (March 2013).

      S. DasGupta, L. Biedermann, M. Sun, R. K. Kaplar, M. J. Marinella, K. Zavadil, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Influence of Barrier Design on Current Collapse in High Voltage AlGaN/GaN HEMTs,” IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, Monterey, CA (April 2013).

      R. Kaplar, “Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics,” KLA-Tencor seminar (April 2013).

      R. Kaplar, S. DasGupta, M. Sun, M. Marinella, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Recent Work on Reliability Characterization of High Voltage HEMTs under the GIGA Program: Interaction of Deep Levels with Quantum Well States,” GIGA Program Review at IQE (May 2013).

      M. J. Marinella, S. DasGupta, R. J. Kaplar, M. Sun, S. Atcitty, and T. Palacios, “Effect of Interaction of Deep Level Defects with Quantum Well States on Detrapping Transients in High-Voltage AlGaN/GaN HEMTs,” presented at 224th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (October 2013).
      SiC:
      R. Kaplar, D. Hughart, S. Atcitty, J. Flicker, S. DasGupta and M. Marinella. “Performance and Reliability Characterization of 1200 V Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs at High Temperatures,” Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on High Temperature Electronics Network (HiTEN), 2013.

      M. Marinella, D. Hughart, J. Flicker, S. DasGupta, S. Attcity and R. Kaplar. “Progress in SiC MOSFET Reliability,” ECS Transactions, Vol. 58 (4), pp 211-220, 2013.

      D. R. Hughart, J. D. Flicker, S. Attcity, M. J. Marinell, and R. Kaplar. “Sensitivity Analysis of a New Technique for Trapped Charge Extraction in SiC MOSFETs from Subthreshold Characteristics,” Proceedings of International Reliability Physics Symposium, pp 2C.2.1-2C.2.6, 2014.

      J. Flicker, D.Hughart, R. Kaplar, S. Atcitty and M. Marinella. “Characterization of Reliability in SiC Power Devices,” The Electrochemical Society Transactions, In Press 2014.

      J. Flicker, D. Hughart, R. Kaplar, S. Atcitty and M. Marinella. “Performance and Reliability Characterization of 1200 V Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs and JFETs at High Temperatures,” High Temperature Electronics Conference, 2014.
      Arc/Ground Fault:
      J. D. Flicker and J. Johnson. “Analysis of Fuses for ‘Blind Spot’ Ground Fault Detection in Photovoltaic Power Systems,” Solar American Board for Codes and Standards Technical Report, June 2013.

      G. Ball, B. Brooks, J. Johnson, J. Flicker, A Rosenthal, J. Wiles, L. Sherwood, M. Albers and T. Zgonena. “Inverter Ground-Fault Detection ‘Blind Spot’ and Mitigation Methods,” Solar American Board for Codes and Standards Technical Report, July 2013.

      M. Alam, F. Khan, J. Johnson, and J. Flicker. “PV Ground-Fault Detection Using Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR)” Proceedings IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), pp 1015-1020, 2013.

      J. D. Flicker and J. Johnson. “Electrical Simulations of Series and Parallel PV Arc-Faults” Proceedings Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp 3165-3172, 2013.

      M. Alam, F. Khan, J. Johnson and J. Flicker. “PV Faults: Overview, Modeling, Prevention and Detection Techniques” Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) 2013.

      M. Alam, F. Khan, J. Johnson and J. Flicker, “A Comprehensive Review of Catastrophic Faults in PV Arrays: Types, Detection and Mitigation Techniques.” Progress in Photovoltaics, Accepted 2014.

      J. Flicker, J, Johnson, M. Albers and G. Ball. “Recommendations for RCD and Riso Ground Fault Detector Trip Thresholds” Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2014.

      J. Flicker, K. Armijo and J. Johnson. “Recommendations for RCD Ground Fault Detector Trip Thresholds” European Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (EUPVSEC), 2014.
      Inverter Reliability:
      J. D. Flicker, R. Kaplar, B. Yang, M. Marinella, and J. Granata. “Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor Reliability Testing Protocol for PV Inverter Applications.” Progress in Photovoltaics. Vol. 22 (9), pp 970-983, 2012.

      J. D. Flicker, R. Kaplar, M. Marinella, and J. Granata. “PV Inverter Performance and Reliability: What is the Role of the Bus Capacitor?” Proceedings Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2012.

      J. D. Flicker, R. Kaplar, and J. Granata. “Lifetime Testing of Metallized Thin Film Capacitors for Inverter Applications” Proceedings Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp 3340-3342, 2013.

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