Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Albert Loui

Research Staff
Materials Science Division

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Ph.D. Physics
University of California at Davis
B.S. Physics
University of California at Davis

Research Interests

Exploration of surface morphology (e.g., molecular adlayers, superstructural phases, defects) using STM/AFM and other surface-sensitive techniques under ambient to ultrahigh vacuum conditions; chemical vapor, gas, and liquid-based sensing using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for homeland security, environmental, and industrial monitoring applications.

Recent Publications

A. Loui, D. J. Sirbuly, S. Elhadj, S. K. McCall, B. R. Hart, T. V. Ratto, "Detection and discrimination of pure gases and binary mixtures using a dual-modality microcantilever sensor," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 159, 58-63 (2010).

A. Loui, S. Elhadj, D. J. Sirbuly, S. K. McCall, B. R. Hart, T. V. Ratto, "An analytic model of thermal drift in piezoresistive microcantilever sensors," Journal of Applied Physics 107, 054508 (2010).

A. Loui, F. T. Goericke, T. V. Ratto, J. Lee, B. R. Hart, and W. P. King, "The effect of piezoresistive microcantilever geometry on cantilever sensitivity during surface stress chemical sensing," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 147, 516-521 (2008).

A. Loui, T. V. Ratto, T. S. Wilson, S. K. McCall, E. V. Mukerjee, A. H. Love, and B. R. Hart, "Chemical vapor discrimination using a compact and low-power array of piezoresistive microcantilevers," Analyst 133, 608-615 (2008). (Invited paper)

D. Snow, B. L. Weeks, D. J. Kim, A. Loui, B. R. Hart, and L. J. Hope-Weeks, "Static deflection measurements of cantilever arrays reveal polymer film expansion and contraction," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 316, 687-693 (2007).

C. D. Blanchette, A. Loui, T. V. Ratto, in Handbook of Molecular Force Spectroscopy, A. Noy, Ed. (Springer, New York, 2007), Chap. 7.

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