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The Physics Materials and Nano-Science (PMNS) Lab

PMNS Poster - August 2017

1. Mission
The mission of the Physics Materials Nano-Science (PMNS) Lab is to serve as the hub of research in materials and nano-science in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and Pharmacy at SDSU. Specific aims of the PMNS lab is to promote interdisciplinary research in materials and nano-science in the state of South Dakota, to provide hands-on research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in the relevant scientific and engineering disciplines, and to contribute to advance in materials and nano-science.
 
2. Faculty
Yung Huh, DEH 255
Parashu Kharel, DEH 163
 
3. Lab Facilities (SCEH 350)
The facilities in the PMNS lab include: Materials Preparation - two sputtering systems to fabricate multi-layered thin film structures; X-ray structural characterization; Thermal treatment under controlled environment in ultra-high vacuum; Electrical, and Magnetic properties characterization in 50 K – 1000 K; Optical property characterization.
 
4. Grants
Parashu Kharel
Internal to SDSU

Title: Effect of Co doping on the structural, magnetic and electron transport properties of Mn2PtSn Heusler alloy

Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU (Dissemination)

Award start and end date: 11/1/2013 and 6/30/ 2014

Total project funding award: $1500

Title: Research Experience for Physics Undergraduates on Novel Magnetic Materials
Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU

Award start and end date: 11/1/2014 and 6/30/ 2015

Total project funding award: $5,550

Title: Structural, Magnetic and Electron Transport Properties of Rapidly Quenched CoFeCrAl Nanostructures
Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU (Dissemination)

Award start and end date: 11/1/2014 and 6/30/ 2015

Total project funding award: $1500

Title: Structural and magnetic properties of CoFeCrSi Heusler alloy
Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU (Dissemination)

 Award start and end date: 11/1/2015 and 6/30/ 2016

Total project funding award: $1500

Title: Experimental investigation of spin gapless semiconducting materials
Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU

Award start and end date: 11/1/2015 and 6/30/ 2016

Total project funding award: $2,650

Title: Effect of disorder in the structural and magnetic properties of spin-gapless semiconducting Heusler alloys
Granting Agency: Office of Research Assurance and Sponsored Programs, SDSU

Award start and end date: 04/1/2016 and 03/31/ 2017

Total project funding award: $2,150

Title: Effect of Fe Substitution for Ti on the Structural, Magnetic and Electronic Band Properties of Half-metallic Co2TiSi
Granting Agency: Office of Academic Affairs, SDSU (Dissemination)

Award start and end date: 11/1/2016 and 6/30/ 2017

Total project funding award: $2,040

 
External to SDSU

Title: Acquisition of a Transmission Electron Microscope
PI: Zhengrong Gu; Technical Support: Parashu Kharel

Granting Agency: NSF

Award start and end date: 09/2014-08/2017

Total project funding award: $1,210,576

Title: NSF-MRSEC summer research program
Granting Agency: NSF/Nebraska MRSEC

Award start and end date: 06/2014-08/2014

Total project funding award: $ 20,000

Title: Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) summer research program
Granting Agency: NCMN through ARO grant

Award start and end date: 06/2015-08/2015

Total project funding award: $14,000

Title: NSF-NNCI funded Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF), Professor/Student Pair Summer Research program
Granting Agency: NSF/NNF

Award start and end date: 06/2016-08/2016

Total project funding award: $20,000

Title: NSF-NNCI funded Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF), Professor/Student Pair Summer Research program
Granting Agency: NSF/NNF

Award start and end date: 06/2017-08/2017

Total project funding award: $15,000