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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.

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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!

08.23.2016 - New feature piece for the Korgel Group! Dr. Korgel is featured on the UT Energy Institute Website. Check out the short biographical piece here.

08.19.2016 - Wei Liu, visiting scholar from Nanking University in China who spent a year in our group is heading back home. We wish her good luck!

08.19.2016 - Korgel group welcomes new graduate student researcher, Kai Nalipinski , a first year material science student.

07.21.2016 - Dr. Brian Korgel is ranked in top 300 most cited researchers in the world for MSE according to Elsevier Scopus.

07.08.2016 - Dr. Damon Smith, Korgel Group class of 2009, accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of New Orleans!

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

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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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