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 the I/UCRC can be sent to jpeck@che.utexas.edu

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11.26.2019 - Check out the new paper from the Korgel Group! In the AIP Journal of Applied Physics, TJ Jiang et al. study the mechanical properties of a-Si:H particles using nanoindentation. Link

11.07.2019 - New paper from the Korgel Group! In Chemistry of Materials, recent Korgel Group graduate Cherrelle Thomas et al. study the black phase of CsPbI3 perovskite nanocrystals. Link

10.23.2019 - Please join us in welcoming our newest graduate students to the Korgel Group, Sejal Shah and Ben Stacy! Welcome!

10.02.2019 - Following up his recent podcast appearance, Tim Siegler will be giving a talk as a part of the UT Energy Symposium. Tim's talk, "The 10th Birthday of Perovskite Solar Cells - Will They Ever Grow Up?", will take place on October 10th. Interested attendees can register here.

09.27.2019 - Congrats to Korgel Group alumni and current professor at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Dr. Hsing-Yu Tuan, for receiving the prestigious "Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer" presented by the Society of Chemical Engineering of Japan. Great work, Hsing-Yu!

09.23.2019 - Did you miss Tim Siegler's talk with KVRX 91.7 earlier this month? If so, check out They Blinded Me with Science's discussion with Dr. Siegler on the future of perovskites here.

09.16.2019 - New paper from the Korgel Group! In Chemistry of Materials, Yangning Zhang et al. provide insight into the ligand binding and colloidal stability of Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite nanocrystals. Link

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Deliquescent Chromism of Nickel(II) Iodide Thin Films


In a recent collaboration paper, Tim Siegler, Mokshin Suri, and Michael Abney, alongside a team of collaborators from the Milliron Group lead by Lauren Reimnitz, observed and studied a new phase change in thin films of nickel iodide. Showing that water vapor uptake could reversibly convert NiI2 films of under 10 microns in thickness from a dark brown to an optically clear state, we demonstrated how nickel iodide thin films in ambient humidity have potential application in thermochromic smart window materials with color neutral transitions. This unique approach turns a problem common to many transition metal halides - humidity instability - into a feature, taking advantage of the color change of this degradation process. Find the paper, recently published in Langmuir, at this link.

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