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Swastik Kar

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From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play

North­eastern physi­cists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has poten­tial appli­ca­tions for improved cell­phone cam­eras and tiny tran­sis­tors that when mul­ti­plied by the bil­lions could fuel computers.

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Small’ transformation yields big changes

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junctions—an inno­va­tion that could have major real-​​world appli­ca­tions in a range of industries.

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Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary duo of North­eastern pro­fes­sors have cre­ated the first elec­tronic chip that mixes optical and elec­tronic sig­nals to per­form the most ele­men­tary com­pu­ta­tional operations—a break­through that could lead to much faster and more effi­cient elec­tronic devices.

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Nanotubes and silicon: unexpected ingredients in a new optical device

Two North­eastern pro­fes­sors have dis­cov­ered an unex­pected pho­to­switch that could be used to make highly effi­cient optical electronics.

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Research partnership to focus on infrared imaging

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November 3, 2011 - Sri Sridhar (right), CAS Distinguished Professor of Physics and Director of the NSF Nanomedicine Science and Technology Center, and Swastik Kar (left), Assistant Professor of Physics.  The Electronic Materials Research Institute at Northeastern University has signed a three-year cooperative research agreement with the United States Army Research Laboratory, in Adelphi, Md., to design graphene-based bolometers for use in low-cost infrared imaging technology for military applications. Sridhar and Kar will collaborate on the project with Dr. Nibir Dhar and Dr. Madan Dubey of the Army Research Laboratory.  PHOTO: Mary Knox Merrill / Northeastern University

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