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.

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01.31.2016 - First publication of 2016. Xiaotang Lu, Emily Adkins, et al. investigate the sodiation mechanism of germanium nanowires for use in Sodium ion battery anodes. link

01.18.2016 - Former visiting scholar from Iraq, Omar successfully defended and earned his PhD in Physics at University of Baghdad. Here is one of his clicks from a solar conference.

12.20.2015 - Dorothy Silbaugh successfully completed an NSF I-Corps project to explore the commercialization of Silicon nanocrystals for medical imaging applications.

12.11.2015 - New collaboration publication with University of Washington: Exhibiting 0-bias photocurrents and photoswitching in disordered Silicon and Germanium nanowire arrays (link).

12.09.2015 - Congrats to group members Dan, TJ and Tim on being accepted into the CNM nano portfolio program.

10.09.2015 - Tushti Shah joins the group.

09.30.2015 - Our latest publication describes solution-based method for a one-step deposition and surface passivation of the as-grown silicon nanowires.

09.14.2015 - Dr. Korgel is hosting the UT|Portugal Emerging Technologies Program Workshop on September 14th and 15th. [link to agenda]

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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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