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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03.26.2018 - A new paper on opto-thermoelectric nanotweezers from the Zheng research group, featuring Emily Adkins as contributing author, has been published in Nature Photonics. Check out the paper here!

02.08.2018 - A special congratulations goes out to our leader Dr. Brian Korgel, who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering! Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. [press release]

02.02.2018 - Congratulations to Taizhi Jiang, who took 2nd place at the UT Energy Week poster session in the Renewable Energy/Energy Storage category, and also earned the Dell Research Award at the GAIN poster session!

12.15.2017 - Mokshin Suri earned 2nd place at the UT Undergraduate Chemical Eng. poster competition for his work on perovskite quantum dot PV, congratulations Mokshin!

12.15.2017 - Congratulations to the three newest graduates from the Korgel Group! Dr. Philip Liu, Dr. Dorothy Silbaugh, and Dr. Vikas Reddy each successfully defended their dissertation this fall semester.

11.28.2017 - New publication for the Korgel Group in Langmuir! Dorothy Silbaugh et al discuss the long-term stability of highly fluorescent Si nanocrystal-quatsome assemblies in water. Click here to read the paper.

11.13.2017 - Emily Adkins won the second prize at P&G poster competition.

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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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