Individual Carbon Nanotube Optics and Electronics

Steve Cronin (graduate student 1996-2002) discusses his work with Millie during his graduate days, and his collaboration afterwards.
by Steve Cronin
Apr 13, 2018chevron-down
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Steve Cronin (University of Southern California)
Dresselhaus Group: 1996-2002

Steve and Millie at NT14
Steve and Millie at NT14

Dresselhaus Group 1996-2002

My graduate work in Millie’s group focused on thermoelectric transport measurements of nanoscale materials. However, I watched somewhat from a distance as the other half of her group worked on carbon nanotubes. During this time period (1996-2002), the tremendous utility of Raman spectroscopy to characterize carbon nanotubes was realized, including the measurement of Raman spectra from individual carbon nanotubes by Ado Jorio and the Breit-Wigner-Fano lineshape of metallic carbon nanotubes by Sandra Brown.