Али Алиев

Dr. Ali E. Aliev is a Research Scientist at the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, Adjunct Professor at School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics of University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Aliev’s group uses solid state and wet synthesis, electrical and thermal transport and other techniques to prepare and study novel nanostructured materials.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have remarkable mechanical, optical and transport properties, with important implications for technology. The electrical and thermal conductivity of CNT fibers, twisted yarns and sheets are studied in Aliev’s lab using “pulse transient”, “hot wire”, “laser flash” and “3-omega” techniques. Static fields, charge injection and acoustic waves are applied to study the phonon-phonon and phonon-electron interaction in these new class materials.

Photonic crystals with periodically modulated refractive index are emerging as useful material for various applications. We are developing these materials by self-assembling and templating techniques for the synthesis of infrared photonic crystals, left-handed meta-materials with negative refractive indexes, and for potential application in low-threshold laser and solar cells.

The superconducting properties of highly periodic 3D nanostructures of pure metals and transient metal oxides deposited on nanostructured surface are the subjects of research interests of group. By modifying the sample topology we pursue two objectives: to create type II superconductors with extra large surface-to-volume ratio and tailored pinning potentials. MPMS (Squid), PPMS, ESR, and other techniques are used with the aim to create and characterize novel nanomaterials and devices.

Prior to joining NanoTech Institute, Dr. Ali Aliev was a head of Advanced Materials Research Laboratory in Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, visiting Professor at Display Department of Institute of Technology, LG-Electronics Inc., Seoul, Korea. He has (co)authored over 60 research papers and 10 patents in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Selected Publications

High-Tc superconductivity in nanostructured NaxWO3-y: Sol-gel route. A.E. Aliev. Superconductivity Science & Technology  (2008) in press.

Bolometric detector on the basis of single-wall carbon nanotubes/polymer composite. A.E. Aliev. Infrared Physics & Technology  (2008) in press.

The origin of polarized blackbody radiation from resistively heated multiwalled carbon nanotubes. A.E. Aliev, A.A. Kuznetsov. Physics Letters A  372/29 (2008) 4938-4942.

Fabrication of Silver Vanadium Oxide and V2O5 Nanowires for Electrochromics. C. Xiong, A.E. Aliev, B. Gnade, K.J. Balkus, Jr.  ACS Nano  2, 2 (2008) 293-301.

Thermal transport in MWCNT sheets and yarns. A.E. Aliev, C. Guthy, M. Zhang, Sh. Fang, A.A. Zakhidov, J.E. Fischer, R.H. Baughman. Carbon 45 (2007) 2880–2888.

Thermal properties of carbon inverse opal photonic crystals. A.E. Aliev, S.B. Lee, R.H. Baughman, A.A. Zakhidov. J. of Luminescence 125 (2007) 11-17.

Superconductivity in Pb Inverse Opal. A.E. Aliev, S.B. Lee, A.A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman. Physica C 453 (2007) 15-23.

Chalcogenide Inverted Opal Photonic Crystal as Infrared Pigments. A.E. Aliev, A.A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, E. Yablonovith. International J. of Nanoscience  5, 1 (2006) 157-172.

Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Sheets. M. Zhang, Sh. Fang, A. A. Zakhidov, S. B. Lee, A. E. Aliev, Ch. D. Williams, K. R. Atkinson, R. H. Baughman. Science, 309 (2005) 1215-1219. (abstract) (full text)

Nanostructured materials for electrochromic devices.  A.E. Aliev and H.W. Shin. Solid State Ionics 154-155 (2002) 425.

Development of WO 3 thin films using nanoscale silicon particles. A.E. Aliev and C. Park. Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39 (2000) 3572.
Education Background

    * M.S., Radio Engineering, 1977. Institute of Radioelectronics, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR.
    * Ph.D., Molecular and Heat Physics, 1984. Heat Physics Department of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR.
    * D.S., Solid State Physics, 1992. Heat Physics Dept. of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR.

Research Interests

    * Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: Transport properties of nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, composites and their application. Photonic crystals: negative refraction in visible.
    * Solid state ionics: The transport dynamic in superionic conductors; Tunable coloration in electrochromic materials by size quantization; SWNT tunable transparent electrodes for flexible displays.
    * High-Tc superconductivity: Transient metal oxides embedded into various nanostructured matricies.


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