2014 Research Highlights

2014 Research Highlights

Center Diversity

The Millennium Scholars program at Penn State, initiated in fall 2012, is increasing the representation of minorities and women in science and engineering by preparing diverse undergraduates for th

Education and Outreach

As a recipient of the 2014 NanoDays kit from NISE Net (Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network), the MRSEC organized and hosted three events with the Discovery Space of Central PA, Materials R

IRG 1 - Designing Functionality into Layered Ferroics

We synthesized thin nanotubes of Bi2Te3 with extremely insulating bulk at low temperatures due to disorder. Using nanotube structures, we optimized the surface to bulk volume ratio.

IRG 1 - Designing Functionality into Layered Ferroics

Crystallography is a foundation of our understanding of crystalline materials.

IRG 1 - Designing Functionality into Layered Ferroics

Rotations of oxygen octahedra are ubiquitous in ABO3 perovskites, but they cannot break inversion symmetry in simple perovskites.

IRG 4 - Multicomponent Assemblies for Collective Function

In soluEon, gold (Au) nanoparEcles incorporate indium (In) at elevated temperatures to form Au-­‐In and AuIn2 alloys.

IRG 4 - Multicomponent Assemblies for Collective Function

Quasi two-dimensional metasurfaces composed of subwavelength nanoresonator arrays can tailor the light properties in an ultra-thin planar geometry.