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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Fall 2014

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08.25.2015 - Cherrelle Thomas and Emily Adkins successfully passed their preliminary exams.

08.24.2015 - Vikas Reddy successfully passed his preliminary exam.

08.21.2015 - Dororthy Silbaugh successfully passed her preliminary exam.

08.10.2015 - Dr. Korgel is featured in Austin Monthly. Click here for the complete story. Also group alumni Aaron Chockla and Taylor Harvey's startup Lucelo Technologies is featured. Check out here.

08.10.2015 - New paper from the Korgel Group! In this paper, Xiaotang Lu invetsigates different precursor materials for silicon nanorod formation.

08.10.2015 - Adrien Guillaussier successfully passed his preliminary exam.

07.29.2015 - Dr. Korgel was recently in Faradays Discussions, where he was recorded discussing details about our recent work. Check it out here!

06.28.2015 - The paper entitled " The role of ligand packing frustration on BCC superlattices of colloidal nanocrystals" has been selected as ACS editor's choice paper. That makes it three editor's choice within a month.

06.23.2015 - Dorothy Silbaugh wins the best poster award at the 46th Silicon symposium at UC-Davis!

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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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