The Hone group currently has three research thrusts: carbon nanotubes, nano-bioscience, and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). Our work with nanotubes involves growth and manipulation of nanotubes, and manufacture of devices with precisely known chiral structure. We are also investigating the use of nanotubes in energy conversion devices such as solar cells and fuel cells. Our nano-bio work involves the use of ultrahigh resolution lithography to fabricate structures with nanometer-scale dimensions. These structures, when appropriately bio-functionalized, permit investigation of the relationship between spatial organization and biological function. In NEMS, we are developing technologies toward the goal of nano-sized resonant beam gas sensors with chemical specificity.
Recently named Wang Fon-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Saba Ghassemi, Giovanni Meacci, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Alexander Godarenko, Anurag Mathur, Michael P. Sheetz, James Hone, “Cell Rigidity Sensing by Local Displacements”, PNAS 109, 5328 (2012).
T. Gu, N. Petrone, J. F. McMillan, A. van der Zande,M. Yu, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, J. Hone, and C. W. Wong, “Regenerative oscillation and four-wave mixing in graphene optoelectronics,” Nature Photonics 6, 554 (2012).
Bhupesh Chandra, Vasilli Perebeinos, Stephane Berciaud, Jyoti Katoch, Masa Ishigami, Philip Kim, Tony F. Heinz, James Hone, “Low bias electron scattering in structure-identified single wall carbon nanotubes: Role of substrate polar phonons”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 146601 (2011).
Matteo Palma, Justin J. Abramson, Alon A. Gorodetsky, Ruben L. Gonzalez, Michael P. Sheetz, Colin Nuckolls, James Hone and Shalom J. Wind, “Selective Biomolecular Nanoarrays for Parallel Single-Molecule Investigations”, JACS 133, 7656 (2011).
C.R. Dean, A.F. Young, I. Meric, C. Lee, L. Wang, S. Sorgenfrei, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, P. Kim, K.L. Shepard, J. Hone, “Boron nitride substrates for high quality graphene electronics,” Nature Nanotechnology 5, 722 (2010).
Changyao Chen, Sami Rosenblatt, Kirill Bolotin, William Kalb, Philip Kim, Horst L. Stormer, Tony F. Heinz, and James Hone*, “Performance of Monolayer Graphene Nanomechanical Resonators with Electrical Readout,” Nature Nanotechnology 4, 861 (2009).
Changgu Lee, Qunyang Li, William Kalb, Xin-Zhou Liu, Helmuth Burger, Robert W. Carpick, James Hone, “Frictional Characteristics of Atomically Thin Sheets”, Science 328, 76 (2010
Mingyuan Huang, Hugen Yan, Tony F. Heinz, James Hone*, “Measurement of Phonon Softening and Determination of the Crystallographic Orientation by Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene under Uniaxial Stress”, PNAS 106, 7304 (2009).
Changgu Lee, Xiaoding Wei, Jeffrey Kysar, J. Hone*, “Measured elastic properties and ultimate strength of monolayer graphene,” Science 321, 385 (2008).
Mingyuan Huang, Yang Wu, Bhupesh Chandra, Hugen Yan, Yuyao Shan, Tony F. Heinz, J. Hone*, “Direct Measurement of Strain-induced Changes in the Band Structure of Carbon Nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 136803 (2008).
Xuefeng Guo, Joshua P. Small, Jennifer E. Klare, Yiliang Wang, Meninder S. Purewal, Iris W. Tam, Byung Hee Hong, Robert Caldwell, Limin Huang, Stephen P. O’Brien, Jiaming Yan, Ronald Breslow, Shalom J. Wind, J. Hone, Philip Kim, Colin Nuckolls, “Covalently Bridging Gaps in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Conducting Molecules,” Science 311, 356-359 (2006).
Xue Ming Henry Huang, Robert Caldwell, Limin Huang, Seong Chan Jun, Mingyuan Huang, Matthew Y. Sfeir, Stephen P. O’Brien, and J. Hone*, “Controlled Placement of Individual Carbon Nanotubes,” Nano Letters 5, 1515-1518 (2005).
M. Y. Sfeir, F. Wang, L. Huang, C.-C. Chuang, J. Hone, S.P. O'Brien, T.F. Heinz, and L.E. Brus, “Probing Electronic Transitions in Individual Carbon Nanotubes by Rayleigh Scattering.” Science 306, 1540-1543 (2004).
J. Hone, B. Batlogg, Z. Benes, A. T. Johnson, and J. E. Fischer, “Quantized phonon spectrum of single-wall carbon nanotubes,” Science 289, 1730-1733 (2000).