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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03.27.2017 - Emily Adkins is featured in UT Energy week's video. Check it out to know her research within a minute!

03.07.2017 - Texan Daily featured Vikas's research on flexible paper solar cells. Check out the articlehere

01.31.2017 - Click here for the first publication of Korgel group in 2017. Vikas Reddy et al. fabricate the highest effieicy paper solar cells.

01.30.2017 - Emily Adkins is participating in the 3 Minutes Thesis Challenge sponsored by UT graduate school. Her preliminary heat is scheduled at 8:44 a.m. on Friday in the AVAYA auditorium. We wish her good luck!

01.30.2017 - Omnibus Filing, a special art gallery featuring pieces that were made in collaboration with Korgel Group members, is open to the public at the Visual Arts Center Mezzanine Gallery from 1/27-2/24.

12.14.2016 - New paper this week from the Korgel Group! In the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Xiaotang Liu et al. discuss pore formation during germanium lithiation/delithiation. Check out our paper here.

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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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