Welcome to the Korgel Research Group!

Nanotechnology is the field of applied science at the atomic and molecular scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures. This multidisciplinary research finds applications in microelectronics, photonics, photovoltaics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology. research overview

Dr. Korgel also directs the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Next Generation Photovoltaics.

Sponsorship and press inquiries about I/UCRC can be sent to kfine[at]che.utexas.edu

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06.14.2016 - Vikas Reddy wins the Eastman Summer Scholarship that is awarded to one student from the Chemical Engineering department. Great job Vikas!

06.03.2016 - Emily Adkins wins the best presenter award for the first/third year seminar series in chemical engineering. Great job Emily!

06.01.2016 - Dr. Korgel joined the folks at the Nanovation Podcast for a talk about Nanotechnology, Nanocrystal solar, and starting companies. Check out "Even the Easy Things are Hard" at the web link below, or follow Nanovation on the Apple Store or on Soundcloud to get the lastest podcast.

05.20.2016 - Group welcomes new undergraduate researcher Bobi Simonsen.

05.05.2016 - As a part of Emerging Technologies initiative of UT Austin| Portugal CoLab program, Addive Manufacturing (3-D printing) course is being offered on June 6-7. For more details click here.

04.29.2016 - Julian succesfully defended his dissertation. Congrats Dr. Villarreal!

04.27.2016 - Congrats to Mokshin Suri, who won the underclassman division of the Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research Poster Competition.

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Role of Halides in the Ordered Structure Transitions of Heated Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices

Role of Halides in the Ordered Structure Transitions of Heated Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices

It is known that Dodecanethiol-capped gold (Au) nanocrystal superlattices can undergo a surprisingly diverse series of ordered structure transitions when heated. In this paper Yixuan Yu, Brian Goodfellow, Michael R. Rasch and Christian Bosoy showed that in the presence of halide-containing surfactants the nanocrystals ripen at much lower temperature and superlattices undergo various ordered structure transitions upon heating. This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Smilgies at Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and was recently published in Langmuir and selected as an ACS Editors' Choice article.

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