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): The Center for a Solar Powered Future.

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

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12.05.2023 - Congradulations to Ben Stacy, Seja; Shah, Anastacia De Gorostiza, and Loc Ngo for their recent publication: Size-Dependent Room-Temperature Hydrosilylation of Silicon Nanocrystals without UV Light Excitation. Read more here

10.11.2023 - The Center for a Solar Powered Future by 2050 had a successful meeting in Fort Collins, CO! 11 Projects were funded thanks to the NSF and industrial partners.

10.06.2023 - Welcome to our newest graduate students: Charles Umashankar Egharevba and Loc Ngo! We are excited to have you join the group!

05.24.2023 - Congradulations to our Sophia Shi for being awarded the UT Chevron Energy Graduate Fellowship outstanding graduate students working on energy systems research. Read more here

12.02.2022 - Congradulations to Dr. Michael Abney for completing their PhD dissertation Photoluminescence and stability of perovskite-phase CsPbI3 nanocrystals and development of nickel metal-organic decomposition inks

10.01.2022 - We are pleased to welcome Christina Al Tawil, Kevin Cover, Allison Segapeli, Sophia Shi, and Ciara Noelle Smith as the newest members of the Korgel Group!

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A "Tips and Tricks" Practical Guide to the Synthesis of Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals


Metal halide perovskite nanocrystals offer a range of interesting properties and are being studied extensively for applications in solar cells, photodetectors and light-emitting devices. In a recent perspectives paper, Yangning Zhang, Timothy Siegler, Cherrelle Thomas, Michael Abney, Tushti Shah, Anastacia De Gorostiza, and Randalynn Greene provide a number of best practices for the synthesis, purification and characterization of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals, with detailed discussion of CsPbI3, CsPbBr3, CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPI), and Cs2AgBiBr6 as examples. This Perspective helps explain and resolve some of the known troubles when working with metal halide perovskite nanocrystals, and hopefully will provide helpful guidance, especially for researchers relatively new to the field. It was one of the most downloaded papers published in Chemistry of Materials in 2020! Find the paper and watch the ACS LiveSlides presentation here.

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