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.


Fall 2014 Group Photo
Fall 2014


RECENT NEWS

04.21.2015 - Two papers published in JPCL by Jackson Stolle are selected by the editors for inclusion in the Virtual Issue "Photons, Physical Chemistry and the Year of Light." "Photons, Physical Chemistry and the Year of Light"

04.20.2015 - Aigner Willi of Walter Schottky Institut arrived in Austin to spend two months with the group. Welcome Willi!

04.09.2015 - Yixuan's poster "Silicon Nanocrystals as Light Sources: Size Selection and Surface Modification" is selected as the best nano portfolio program student poster. Click here for the complete list of winners.

03.25.2015 - The company started by former group members Aaron Chockla and Taylor Harvey, Lucelo Technologies has been selected as one of the 42 teams to compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition.

03.23.2015 - TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available immediately in the area of Energy Systems Modeling and Analysis. More information available here.

03.02.2015 - Christian Alan Bosoy successfully defends his dissertation entitled "Modeling of Gold Nanocrystal Assemblies in Superlattices and Vesicles, and the Synthesis of Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solar Cell Fabrication" He has accepted a job as a Business Intelligence Developer at Epic. Congratulations Dr. Bosoy!

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Multiple Exciton Nanocrystal Photovoltaics

Multiple Exciton Nanocrystal Photovoltaics

As part of our effort to dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy, Jackson Stolle, Taylor Harvey, Doug Pernik, and others have demonstrated multiexciton generation and extraction (MEG) in CuInSe2 nanocrystals solar cells after a photonic curing treatment. MEG has the potential to increase the amount of solar power converted from light to electricity in a photovoltaic by reducing wasted energy during light absorption. The devices treated with a intense light treatment, called photonic curing, exhibited MEG. This work was done in collaboration with NovaCentrix and Dr. Schaller at Argonne National Laboratories and was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and selected as an ACS Editors' Choice article.

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