Rassul Karabalin, Ph. D.
Publications
M. H. Matheny, M. Grau, L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. C. Cross, M. L. Roukes “Phase synchronization of two anharmonic nanoelectromechanical oscillators”, Phys. Rev. Lett 112, 014101, (2014). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.014101 L. G. Villanueva, E. Kenig, R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, R. Lifshitz, M. C. Cross, M. L. Roukes “Surpassing Fundamental Limits of Oscillators Using Nonlinear Resonators”, Phys. Rev. Lett 110, 177208, (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.177208 M. H. Matheny, L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, J. E. Sader, M. L. Roukes “Nonlinear ModeCoupling in Nanomechanical Systems”, Nano Letters 13, 16221626, (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nl400070e L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, D. Chi, J. E. Sader, M. L. Roukes “Nonlinearity in nanomechanical cantilevers”, Phys. Rev. B 87, 024304, (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.024304 E. Kenig, M. C. Cross, L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, R. Lifshitz, M. L. Roukes “Optimal operating points of oscillators using nonlinear resonators”, Phys. Rev. E 86, 056207 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.056207 E. Kenig, M. C. Cross, R. Lifshitz, R. B. Karabalin, L. G. Villanueva, M. H. Matheny, M. L. Roukes “Passive Phase Noise Cancellation Scheme”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 264102(2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.264102

R. B. Karabalin, L. G. Villanueva, M. H. Matheny, J. E. Sader, M. L. Roukes “StressInduced Variations in the Stiffness of Micro and Nanocantilever Beams”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 236101 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.236101

L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny,
E. Kenig, M. C. Cross, M. L. Roukes “A
Nanoscale Parametric Feedback Oscillator”, Nano Letters 11,
50545059, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/nl2031162

P. Ivaldi, J. Abergel, M. H. Matheny, L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. L. Roukes, P. Andreucci, S. Hentz, E. Defay "50 nm Thick AlN FilmBased Piezoelectric Cantilevers for Gravimetric Detection", J. Micromech. Microeng. 21, 8, 085023 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/09601317/21/8/085023

R. B. Karabalin, R. Lifshitz, M. C. Cross, M. H. Matheny, S. C. Masmanidis, M. L. Roukes “Signal Amplification by Sensitive Control of Bifurcation Topology”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 094102 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.094102

R. B. Karabalin, S. C. Masmanidis, M. L. Roukes “Parametric Amplification in High Frequency Piezoelectric Nanomechanical Systems”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 183101 (2010). DOI: 10.1063/1.3505500

A. S. Sadek, R. B. Karabalin, J. Du, M. L. Roukes, C. Koch, S. C. Masmanidis "Wiring Nanoscale Biosensors with Piezoelectric Nanomechanical Resonators", Nano Letters 10, 5, 17691773 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/nl100245z

R. B. Karabalin, X. L. Feng, M. L. Roukes, “Parametric Nanomechanical Amplification at Very High Frequency”, Nano Letters 9, 9, 31163123 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/nl901057c

R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, X. L. Feng, E. Defay, G. Le Rhun, C. Marcoux, S. Hentz, P. Andreucci, M. L. Roukes “Piezoelectric Nanoelectromechanical Resonators Based on Aluminum Nitride Thin Films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 10, 103111 (2009). DOI: 10.1063/1.3216586

R. B. Karabalin, M. C. Cross, M. L. Roukes “Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Two Coupled Nanomechanical Resonators”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 16, 165309 (2009). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.165309

S. C. Masmanidis, R. B. Karabalin, I. Vlaminck, G. Borghs, M. R. Freeman, M. L. Roukes “Multifunctional Nanomechanical Systems Enabled by Piezoelectric Actuation with Tunable Coupling”, Science 317, 780783 (2007). DOI: 10.1126/science.1144793
Patents

US Patent US 8378758,“Parametric feedback oscillators” US Patent US 8350578, "Wiring nanoscale sensors nanomechanical resonators" US Patent US 8258899, “Nanoelectromechanical systems switches” US Patent US 8115344, “Very low voltage, ultrafast nanoelectromechanical switches and resonant switches”

US
Patent US 8044556, “Highly efficient, charge
depletionmediated, voltagetunable actuation efficiency and resonance
frequency of piezoelectric semiconductor nanoelectromechanical systems
resonators".
Books
R. Karabalin and M. L. Roukes, contributed book chapter "Nonlinear Nanoelectromechanical Systems" for "Fluctuating Nonlinear Oscillators from Nanomechanics to Superconducting Circuits" edited by Mark Dykman, Oxford University Press, (2012). ISBN13: 9780199691388
Talks and Presentations

R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, L. G. Villanueva, D. Chi, M. L. Roukes, "Fabrication of Piezoelectric Nanomechanical Systems", Invited Talk at Etch Tech 2012: Pushing the Limits Workshop, Pasadena, CA, July, 2012 L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, E. Kenig, M.C. Cross, M.L. Roukes, “Nonlinear Oscillators in NEMS”, Invited Talk at the NEMSBarcelona Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, May 2012

L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, M. H.
Matheny, E. Kenig, M.C. Cross, M.L. Roukes, “Nonlinear Dynamics in NEMS”, Invited
Talk at the International Workshop in NEMS, Toulouse, France, July 2011

M. H. Matheny, L. G. Villanueva, R. B. Karabalin, J.E. Sader, M.L. Roukes, “Control of Nonlinearity in a DoublyClamped Nanomechanical Beams”, Poster for IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, San Francisco, CA, May 2011

R. B. Karabalin, M. L. Roukes, "Advances with Nonlinear Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)", Lille, France, June 2010

R. B. Karabalin, M. H. Matheny, L. G. Villanueva, X. L. Feng, S. C. Masmanidis, E. Defaÿ, G. Le Rhun, C. Marcoux, S. Hentz, P. Andreucci, M. L. Roukes, “Piezoelectric Nanomechanical Devices”, Lecture for IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, Newport Beach, CA, June 2010

R. B. Karabalin, S. C. Masmanidis, X. L. Feng, M. L. Roukes, "NextGeneration NEMS Functionality Enable by Advances in Novel Materials", Workshop on Opportunities for Magnetism in MEMS/NEMS, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Il, April 2010

X.L. Feng, M. H. Matheny, R. B. Karabalin, C. A.
Zorman, M. Mehregany, M. L. Roukes, Digest of Technical Papers, The 15th
International Conference on SolidState Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
(Transducers'09), 22462249, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2125 (2009) A. S. Sadek, R. B. Karabalin, J. Du, M. L. Roukes, C. Koch, G. Laurent, S. C. Masmanidis, “Detection of Extracellular Potentials Using a MechanicalBased Nanosensor”, Computational and systems neuroscience, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2009

Jie Xiang, X. L. Feng, R. B. Karabalin, Y. Li, Y. Dong, C. M. Lieber, M. L. Roukes, “Integrated Nanoelectromechanical Resonators Employing Piezoelectric AlN Nanowires” Material Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2008

R. B. Karabalin, S. C. Masmanidis , Ron Lifshitz , M. C. Cross , M. L. Roukes, “Novel Parametric Actuation Scheme in Piezoelectric NEMS”, APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2007

R. B. Karabalin, I. Bargatin, M. C. Cross, I. Kozinsky, Ron Lifshitz, S. C. Masmanidis, H. W. Ch. Postma, M. L. Roukes, “Advances in Nonlinear NEMS”, Workshop on QEM2 by KNI Caltech, Morro Bay, CA, December 2006
Honors and Awards Contact information
email
rassul at caltech.edu
address
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 14933
Pasadena, CA, 91125
phone
(626) 3958040
fax
(626) 3953955

