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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11.07.2016 - Five of our undergrads received the prestigious URF fellowship from UT office of research for Spring 2017. Congrats to Carolyn, Drew, Mokshin, Simmi, and Newton on winning this award!

10.18.2016 - New paper from the Korgel Group! Doug Pernik and co-workers, in collaboration with the Vanden Bout Group and Big Solar, demonstrate microgroove photovoltaic devices utilizing CIS nanocrystals.

10.14.2016 - Congrats to third year Taizhi Jiang on passing his prelim this afternoon! TJ gave his talk on "Improving Cycling Stability of Next Generation Li Ion and Na Metal Batteries Through Nanowire Engineering".

10.05.2016 - We are pleased to announce that today two new Ph.D. students in chemical engineering have joined the Korgel Group: Yangning Zhang and Michael Abney. Congrats to you both, and welcome!

09.21.2016 - Artist Patrick Killoran is looking for an enterprising engineering student to help fabricate an art installation for exhibition at the UT Visual Arts Center Jan 2017. Please email killoran[at]mindspring.com with your latest resume to apply for the position.

09.06.2016 - New publication from the Korgel Group! In collaboration with the Uni of Bologna, we've published a review on choromophores on silicon nanocrystals. Read about it 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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