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.
12.08.2016 - We are saddened to hear of the loss of our group alumna Cindy Stowell, Ph.D. 2005. While a Ph.D. student Cindy studied aspects of colloidal nanocrystals. Cindy stayed in Austin following her graduation, working as a science content developer for Sapling Learning. Recently, Cindy achieved her dream of appearing as a contestant on Jeopardy
11.28.2016 - New paper from the Korgel Group. In JPCC, Yixuan and co-workers investigate gold nanocrystal superlattices and investigate their inverse cooling behavior.
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.