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".
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!
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.