Experimental methods

Micro time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR)

An optical pump-probe methods for local thermal measurements of nanostructures.

Brillouin light scattering (BLS) spectroscopy

An optical method for measurements of the frequency spectra of elastic modes in materials and nanostructures.

Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

A contact method to measure surface topography with atomic scale resolution.

Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy

Group of optical methods for measurements of the optical emission from nanoscale objects.

Simulation methods

Phonon Monte Carlo (MC)

Free and open-source implementation of Monte Carlo algorithm that simulates trajectories of phonons in 3D models of nanostructures.

Finite element method (FEM)

Method to numerically solve differential equations for complex geometries, when analytical solution is not available.

Fabricaton methods

Top-down nanofabrication

Clean room methods of nanofabrication for creation of MEMS and NEMS.