About the Interfacial Multiphysics Lab
The Interfacial Multiphysics Lab focuses on answering the following research problems focused on interfaces in complex materials:
Magazine Articles and Latest News
Lab's work on deep sea shrimps is featured by American Society of Civil Engineers Magazine (http://www.asce.org/magazine/20150811-extreme-shrimp-studied-as-models-for-new-materials/). Other sites include Yahoo, Tumbler etc.
Here is Purdue News Release link: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/advanced-composites-may-borrow-designs-from-deep-sea-shrimp.html
A new analytic technology developed in the lab-referred to as Nanomechanical Raman Spectroscopy reveals important temperature dependent surface stress traits at micro-scale in materials undergoing deformation. News Release Links:
Purdue, Phys.Org, nanowerk, hispanicbusiness, photonic spectra
1. Gan, M., and Tomar, V., 2014, Surface stress variation as a function of applied compressive stress and temperature in microscale silicon, AIP Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 116, 073502 (10 pages)
2. Gan, M., and Tomar, V., 2014, A Raman Spectroscopy Based Investigation of Thermal Conductivity of Stressed Silicon Micro-Cantilevers, to Appear in AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.
3. Gan, M., and Tomar, V., 2014, Temperature dependent microscale uniaxial creep of silicon and surface dominated deformation mechanisms, ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 5, 021004 (2014) (9 pages).
4. Gan, M., and Tomar, V., 2014, An in-situ platform for the investigation of Raman shift in micro-scale silicon structures as a function of mechanical stress and temperature increase, AIP Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 85, Pages 013902 (1-10).
Using Experiments with Small Scale Modeling to Understand Interfaces in Biological and Biomimetic Materials