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A Collective Collaboration

How NSF’s decades-long materials science program has fostered partnerships across scientific fields.

Recent Program Highlights

The goal of this seed project is to bring first-principles theory closer to experimental reality by accounting for the finite temperature effects that are essential for describing the behavior of “real-world” materials at their typical operating conditions.
An international collaboration led by Princeton University IRG3 researchers have measured electron spin coherence in germanium for the first time. The new data show that these electron spins can have coherence times of over 1 ms, and the evidence points to even longer coherence at lower temperatures. These results suggest that germanium is a good material for electron spin qubits.
Princeton University researchers are investigating how the Tg of an adsorbed layer is influenced by the free surface and employing a fluorescence technique to directly measure the Tg of the adsorbed layer buried in a film.

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