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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.

Sponsorship and press inquiries about the I/UCRC can be sent to jpeck@che.utexas.edu

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05.07.2019 - Congratulations to Wen Liu, who successfully passed her candidacy exam, entitled "Tuning Mechanical Properties of CuInSe2 Nanocrystals via Ligand Exchange and Application in Elastic Solar Cells"!

04.29.2019 - Another collaborative paper this weekend! Tim Siegler worked with Wang et al. to explore the use of all-inorganic colloidal nanocrystals to make flexible polarizers. Find the full paper here.

04.17.2019 - The Korgel Group officially has a new PhD candidate! Jungchul Noh successfully passed his candidacy exam, entitled "Synthesis of Germanium Nanocrystals and their Optical Properties". Congrats Jungchul!

03.14.2019 - Congratulations to William Sullivan for successfully completing his candidacy exam, titled "Germanium and Silicon Nanowires for Use in Water Purification", and becoming the newest official PhD candidate in the Korgel Group!

03.13.2019 - New collaboration paper! In Materials Today, 5th year TJ Jiang helps Lin et al. explore reconfigurable chirality in dielectric colloids.

03.11.2019 - Congratulations to Dan Houck and the Korgel Group for their new publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, where Dan et al. use Raman spectroscopy to study the defect pairs prevalent in CIS nanocrystals and their OVC-like light-induced mobility.

01.25.2019 - New paper from the Korgel Group! In Chemical Engineering Science, Tim Siegler et al. discuss potential limitations on and prospects for perovskite-CdTe tandem solar cells.

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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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