Final Design
Final Design

Iteration 2
Iteration 2

Work in Process
Work in Process

Final Design
Final Design

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Strain

Cell

Holder

WHAT

Strain Cell Holder

WHERE

San Diego, USA

WHEN

Sept. 2016— Oct. 2017

ROLE

Physics Researcher

At Basov Infrared Laboratory, I studied metal to insulator transition for various materials, including VO2. I applied uniaxial strain to different samples while measuring their electrical and mechanical properties under an atomic force microscope (AFM). In order to integrate the two sensitive pieces of equipment, the uniaxial strain cell and the AFM, I designed a holder that constrains the strain cell and attaches to the AFM.