Instrumentation installed at UNH with the NSF EPSCoR RII award (2007-2011) has enabled research leading to the discovery of a new compound, a persistent nonacene derivative which holds promise as a semiconductor for organic photovoltaic and organic light emitting diodes, and has led to the establishment of Innovacene, a spin-out company to manufacture the devices. 

Projects at UNH
Team leader Glen Miller, UNH Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing, and Karsten Pohl, UNH Laboratory for Surface and Interface Physics

  • Carbon Nanotube (CNT)-Based Sensors
  • High Performance Quantum Mechanical Calculations on Organic Semiconductors for Sensor Development 
  • Thin Film Organic Nanoparticle Sensors

Dartmouth-UNH Collaboration
Ursula Gibson, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth, and Yvon Durant, Nanostructured Polymers Research Center, UNH 

  • Sensors for Continuous Chemical Analysis and Real-Time Pollutant Monitoring 

Publications - as of March 2011

scanning tunneling microscope spin coater
Scanning tunneling microscope: Pohl lab, UNH Spin coater: Miller lab, UNH


Other Instruments
Benchtop crystallography systemMiller lab, UNH 
Thermal annealerMiller lab, UNH 
Thermal gravimetric analyzerDurant lab, UNH 
Raman FTIR spectrometerDurant lab, UNH 
Computer controlled photoreactor systemErik Berda, UNH 
Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation systemGibson lab, Dartmouth 
FTIR spectrometerGibson lab, Dartmouth 
Scanning probe microscopeJoseph Belbruno, Dartmouth