Highlights

2018 Research Highlights

Education & Outreach

The annual MRSEC student survey (with 57 respondents) highlighted several areas of interest, including science communication (70%), networking with industry (65%), interviewing for jobs (72%) and m

Education & Outreach

A five-day STEM Extension program in July 2017 provided ten blind or low-vision college-bound students with a full-access experience in college chemistry and physics labs as part of Summer Academy,

IRG1 - Layered Ferroics

The design of new or enhanced functionality in materials is traditionally viewed as requiring the discovery of new chemical compositions through synthesis.

IRG1 - Layered Ferroics

Systems that exhibit phase competition, order parameter coexistence, and emergent order parameter topologies consti

IRG3 - Metalattices

We synthesized nanoporous magnetic metalattices by high pressure confined chemical vapor deposition of nickel into silica sphere nanotemplates.

IRG4 - Phototonic Assemblies

Microscale photoresist posts were used to concentrate the electric field gradient generated by a vertically applied AC electric field.

IRG4 - Phototonic Assemblies

Vanadium dioxide (VO2) nanostructures that exhibit a switchable metal-insulator transition are difficult to synthesize in solution, in part because there are several closely related VOx