We are the Materials and Interface NanoTechnology Laboratory at the University of Maryland. The research group is led by Prof. Oded Rabin of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.

Our mission is to understand and exploit interactions between inorganic nanoscale objects and their chemical and physical environment. Our efforts involve chemical synthesis, materials characterization, and proof-of-principle devices fabrication.


  1. X. Ge, C. Klingshirn, M. Morales, M. Wuttig, O. Rabin, S. Zhang and L.G. Salamanca-Riba, Electrical and Structural Characterization of Nano-carbon–aluminum Composites Fabricated by Electro-charging-assisted Process. Carbon 2021, 173, 115-125. [Abstract][PDF]

  2. Kunyi Zhang, Andrew P. Lawson, Chase T. Ellis, Matthew S. Davis, Thomas E. Murphy, Hans A. Bechtel, Joseph G. Tischler and Oded Rabin, Plasmonic nanoarcs: a versatile platform with tunable localized surface plasmon resonances in octave intervals. Optics Express 2020, 28, 30889-30907. [Abstract][PDF]

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    Kunyi Zhang, Gyan Prakash, Thomas E. Murphy and Oded Rabin, "Second-Harmonic Generation in Plasmonic Nanoarcs", 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA (2020). [Abstract]

  4. Nick T. Tiliakos, Jeff DeSorbo, Nick Martin, Valerio Viti, Stuart J. Laurence and Oded Rabin, A Roadmap for Obtaining and Implementing Heat Flux Measurements in the Hypersonic Environment (23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference). Hypersonics 2020 Conference Proceedings 2020, AIAA 2020-2448. [Abstract][PDF]

  5. Also:
    Kunyi Zhang, Ekatarina Poutrina, Augustine Urbas, and Oded Rabin, "Metallic NanoArc Antennas – Plasmonics Building Blocks for Non-Linear Optical Metamaterials", 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials 2018, Espoo, Finland, pp. 322-324 (2018). [Abstract]

    Kunyi Zhang and Oded Rabin, "Plasmonic Nanoarcs — Tunable Plasmonic Elements for Non-Linear Optical Metamaterials", 31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society (IPC). Reston, VA, USA, pp. 1-2 (2018). [Abstract]

  6. Isaacs, R. A.; Iftekhar Jaim, H. M.; Cole, D. P.; Gaskell, K.; Rabin, O.; Salamanca-Riba, L. G., Synthesis and Characterization of Copper-Nanocarbon Films with Enhanced Stability. Carbon 2017, 122, 336-343. [Abstract]

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  8. Fujimoto, K.; Gibu, M.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Aimi, A.; Nishio, K.; Rabin, O.; Takeuchi, I., Thermoelectric properties of bismuth-substituted calcium manganite Ca1-xBixMnO3-δ prepared via the electrostatic spray deposition method. Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan 2017, 125, 308-312. [Abstract][PDF]

  9. Isaacs, R. A.; Zhu, H.; Preston, Colin; Mansour, A.; LeMieux, M.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Iftekhar Jaim, H. M.; Rabin, O.; Hu, L.; Salamanca-Riba, L. G., Nanocarbon-Copper Thin Film as Transparent Electrode. Applied Physics Letters 2015, 106, 193108 (5 pages). [Abstract][PDF] (1)

  10. Cornett, J. E.; Rabin, O., Pulsed Laser Deposition and Annealing of Bi2-xSbxTe3 Thin Films for p-type Thermoelectric Elements. Solid State Electronics 2014, 101, 106-119. [Abstract]

  11. Hung. L.; Lee, S. Y.; McGovern O.; Rabin, O.; Mayergoyz I. D., Calculation and measurement of radiation corrections for plasmon resonances in nanoparticles. Physical Review B 2013, 88, 075424. [Abstract][PDF]

  12. Lee, W.; Lee, S. Y.; Zhang, X.; Rabin, O.; Briber, R. M., Hexagonally Ordered Nanoparticles Templated Using a Block Copolymer Film Through Coulombic Interactions. Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 045305. [Abstract][PDF] (2)

  13. Rabin, O., Self-Assembly: Judging a Nanocubes by its Cover. Nature Nanotechnology 2012, 7, 419–420. [Article]

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  15. Cornett, J. E.; Rabin, O., Effect of the Energy Dependence of the Carrier Scattering Time on the Thermoelectric Power Factor of Quantum Wells and Nanowires. Applied Physics Letters 2012, 100, (24), 242106 (4 pages). [Abstract][PDF] (1)
    This article has been selected for the June 25, 2012 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

  16. Rabin, O.; Lee, S. Y., SERS Substrates by the Assembly of Silver Nanocubes – High Throughput and Enhancement Reliability Considerations. Journal of Nanotechnology 2012, vol. 2012, Article ID 870378. [Open Access][PDF]

  17. Lee, S. Y.; Rabin, O., A Unique Solid-Solid Transformation of Silver Nanoparticles on Reactive Ion-Etching-Processed Silicon. Nanotechnology 2012, 23, 065301. [Abstract]

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    Jane E. Cornett and Oded Rabin, "Universal scaling relations for the thermoelectric power factor of nanostructures", Proc. SPIE 8377, 83770L (2012). [Abstract]

    Oded Rabin, "Reliable SERS substrates by the Controlled Assembly of Nanoparticles", Proc. SPIE 8373, 83732N (2012). [Abstract]

    Oded Rabin, Robert M. Briber, Seung Yong Lee, and Wonjoo Lee, "High-throughput nanostructured SERS substrates by self-assembly", Proc. SPIE 8376, 837604 (2012). [Abstract]

  19. Cornett, J. E.; Rabin, O., Universal Scaling Relations for the Thermoelectric Power Factor of Semiconducting Nanostructures. Physical Review B 2011, 84, 205410. [Abstract]

  20. Lee, W.; Lee, S. Y.; Briber, R. M.; Rabin, O., Self-Assembled SERS Substrates with Tunable Surface Plasmon Resonances. Advanced Functional Materials 2011, 21, (18), 3424-3429. [Abstract]

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  22. Cornett, J. E.; Rabin, O., Thermoelectric Figure of Merit Calculations for Semiconducting Nanowires. Applied Physics Letters 2011, 98, (18), 182104 (3 pages). [Abstract][PDF] (1)
    This article has been selected for the May 16, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

  23. Tkachuk, S.; Lang, G.; Krafft, C.; Mayergoyz, I. D.; Rabin, O., Plasmon Resonance Enhancement of Faraday Rotation in Thin Garnet Films. Journal of Applied Physics 2011, 109, (7), 07B717 (3 pages). [Abstract]

  24. Lee, S. Y.; Hung, L.; Lang, G. S.; Cornett, J. E.; Mayergoyz, I. D.; Rabin, O., Dispersion in the SERS Enhancement with Silver Nanocube Dimers. ACS Nano 2010, 4, (10), 5763-5772. [Abstract]

  25. Mayergoyz, I. D.; Lang, G.; Hung, L.; Tkachuk, S.; Krafft, C.; Rabin, O., Plasmon resonance enhancement of magneto-optic effects in garnets. Journal of Applied Physics 2010, 107, (9), 09A925 (3 pages). [Abstract]

  26. Liang, W.; Rabin, O.; Hochbaum, A. I.; Fardy, M.; Zhang, M.; Yang, P., Thermoelectric properties of p-type PbSe nanowires. Nano Research 2009, 2, (5), 394-399. [Abstract]

  27. Liang, W.; Hochbaum, A. I.; Fardy, M.; Rabin, O.; Zhang, M.; Yang, P., Field-effect modulation of Seebeck coefficient in single PbSe nanowires. Nano Letters 2009, 9, (4), 1689-1693. [Abstract]

  28. Rabin, O.; Perez, J. M.; Grimm, J.; Wojtkiewicz, G.; Weissleder, R., An x-ray computed tomography imaging agent based on long-circulating bismuth sulphide nanoparticles. Nature Materials 2006, 5, (2), 118-122. [Abstract]

  29. Rabin, O.; Nielsch, K.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Enhancement of weak anti-localization signatures in the magneto-resistance of bismuth anti-dot thin films. Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 2006, 82, (3), 471-474. [Abstract]

  30. Cronin, S. B.; Barnett, R.; Tinkham, M.; Chou, S. G.; Rabin, O.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Swan, A. K.; Unlu, M. S.; Goldberg, B. B., Electrochemical gating of individual single-wall carbon nanotubes observed by electron transport measurements and resonant Raman spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters 2004, 84, (12), 2052-2054. [Abstract][PDF] (1)

  31. Rogacheva, E. I.; Nashchekina, O. N.; Tavrina, T. V.; Us, M.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Cronin, S. B.; Rabin, O., Quantum size effects in IV-VI quantum wells. Physica E-Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures 2003, 17, (1-4), 313-315. [Abstract]

  32. Dresselhaus, M. S.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Jorio, A.; Souza, A. G.; Pimenta, M. A.; Saito, R.; Samsonidze, G. G.; Dresselhaus, G., Nanowires and nanotubes. Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic And Supramolecular Systems 2003, 23, (1-2), 129-140. [Abstract]

  33. Dresselhaus, M. S.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Dresselhaus, G., Bismuth nanowires for thermoelectric applications. Microscale Thermophysical Engineering 2003, 7, (3), 207-219. [Abstract]

  34. Rabin, O.; Herz, P. R.; Lin, Y. M.; Akinwande, A. I.; Cronin, S. B.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Formation of thick porous anodic alumina films and nanowire arrays on silicon wafers and glass. Advanced Functional Materials 2003, 13, (8), 631-638. [Abstract]

  35. Fu, R. W.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Gresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Satcher, J. H.; Baumann, T. F., Transport properties of copper-doped carbon aerogels. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2003, 317, (3), 247-253. [Abstract]

  36. Cronin, S. B.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Black, M. R.; Ying, J. Y.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Gai, P. L.; Minet, J. P.; Issi, J. P., Making electrical contacts to nanowires with a thick oxide coating. Nanotechnology 2002, 13, (5), 653-658. [Abstract]

  37. Bendikov, M.; Quadt, S. R.; Rabin, O.; Apeloig, Y., Addition of nucleophiles to silenes. A theoretical study of the effect of substituents on their kinetic stability. Organometallics 2002, 21, (19), 3930-3939. [Abstract]

  38. Cronin, S. B.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Black, M. R.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Gai, P. L., Bismuth nanowires for potential applications in nanoscale electronics technology. Microscopy and Microanalysis 2002, 8, (1), 58-63. [Abstract]

  39. Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; Cronin, S. B.; Ying, J. Y.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Semimetal-semiconductor transition in Bi1-xSbx alloy nanowires and their thermoelectric properties. Applied Physics Letters 2002, 81, (13), 2403-2405. [Abstract]

  40. Black, M. R.; Lin, Y. M.; Cronin, S. B.; Rabin, O.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Infrared absorption in bismuth nanowires resulting from quantum confinement. Physical Review B 2002, 65, (19), 195417 (9 pages). [Abstract]

  41. Dresselhaus, M.S.; Lin, Y. M.; Cronin, S. B.; Rabin, O.; Black, M. R.; Dresselhaus, G.; Koga, T., "Quantum wells and quantum wires for potential thermoelectric applications." in Semiconductors and Semimetals, Volume 71: Recent Trends in Thermoelectric Materials Research III, Ed. Terry M. Tritt, Academic Press Inc. 2001, vol. 71, pp. 1-121. [Abstract]

  42. Lin, Y. M.; Cronin, S. B.; Rabin, O.; Ying, J. Y.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Transport properties of Bi1-xSbx alloy nanowires synthesized by pressure injection. Applied Physics Letters 2001, 79, (5), 677-679. [Abstract]

  43. Rabin, O.; Lin, Y. M.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Anomalously high thermoelectric figure of merit in Bi1-xSbx nanowires by carrier pocket alignment. Applied Physics Letters 2001, 79, (1), 81-83. [Abstract]

  44. Black, M. R.; Padi, M.; Cronin, S. B.; Lin, Y. M.; Rabin, O.; McClure, T.; Dresselhaus, G.; Hagelstein, P. L.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Intersubband transitions in bismuth nanowires. Applied Physics Letters 2000, 77, (25), 4142-4144. [Abstract]

  45. Koga, T.; Rabin, O.; Dresselhaus, M. S., Thermoelectric figure of merit of Bi/Pb1-xEuxTe superlattices. Physical Review B 2000, 62, (24), 16703-16706. [Abstract]

  46. Rabin, O.; Vigalok, A.; Milstein, D., A novel approach towards intermolecular stabilization of para-quinone methides. First complexation of the elusive, simplest quinone methide, 4-methylene-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-one. Chemistry-A European Journal 2000, 6, (3), 454-462. [Abstract]

  47. Rabin, O.; Vigalok, A.; Milstein, D., Metal-mediated generation, stabilization, and controlled release of a biologically relevant, simple para quinone methide: BHT-QM. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1998, 120, (28), 7119-7120. [Abstract]

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