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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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]

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.

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Role of LIgand Packing Frustration in BCC superlattices of colloidal nanocrystals

Role of LIgand Packing Frustration in BCC superlattices of colloidal nanocrystals

In order to understand the role of ligand packing frustration in Body Centered Cubic (BCC) superlattices of colloidal nanocrystals, Brian Goodfellow, Yixuan Yu and Christian Bosoy provided a model to calculate and compare the entropic penalty for ligand packing frustration in FCC and BCC superlattices, and show why ligand packing frustration always favors BCC structure. This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Smilgies at Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and selected as an ACS Editors' Choice article.

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