P-SPINS has established several long-term collaborations with industrial, national and academic research laboratories. The hallmark of our industrial outreach is partnership with the four leading electronics companies involved the Semiconductor Research Cooperation (SRC) through the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI): IBM, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments, and Intel. The NRI supports basic research to propel technology beyond its current limits. This partnership led to the establishment of a multi-university Center for NanoFerroic Devices (CNFD) through funds provided by NRI and NIST. The CNFD is headquartered at the University of Nebraska and is charged with developing non-conventional, low-energy technologies that outperform current technologies on critical applications in 10 years and beyond.
To facilitate new partnerships, in 2016, a MRSEC/Industry Workshop “Nanoscience meets Industry" was organized, focusing on ongoing and developing research collaborations between industrial and university scientists. The Workshop was extremely successful providing a stimulating forum for recent research and technological developments, fostering interactions of MRSEC researchers with industry, and helping to leverage grant support for MRSEC.
Nebraska MRSEC has numerous partners at National Laboratories and U.S. universities. Examples of the on-going collaborative projects include:
Argonne National Lab: MBE growth UHV nanoprobe structure XMCD/XMLD;
Los Alamos National Lab: Polarized neutron scattering;
NIST: Neutron scattering fabrication of graphene devices SEMPA;
North Carolina A&T State University: Studying nanomagnetic materials;
Oak Ridge National Lab: SPM of thin films Neutron scattering Super computing HRTEM of organic heterojunctions;
Univ. of Minnesota and Louisiana State Univ.: Studying novel half-metallic compounds.
Major international collaborations exist with the Universities of Strasbourg, Rouen, and Bordeaux, France; Shanhai Normal University; National University of Singapore; Max Planck Institute Halle and Stuttgart, Germany; Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University; Indian Institute of Technology - Mandi, India; Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Spain; and Research Center - Jülich, Germany.