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Program Highlights for year 2007

Myelin Figures-- the Instability of Soap

Research

Myelin figures are long thin cylindrical structures that grow when water is added to the concentrated lamellar phase of certain surfactants such as soap.

(2007)

Spin-Blockade in a Colloidal CdSe Quantum Dot Solid

Research

A University of Chicago MRSEC team led by Philippe Guyot-Sionnest and Woowon Kang have been investigating the transport properties of colloidal quantum dots under magnetic field [1].

(2007)

Changing Complexions of Grain Boundaries

Research

Martin P. Harmer and Shen J. Dillon, Lehigh University Supported by the MRSEC Program of the NSF under award number DMR-0520425

(2007)

Microstructural Statistics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes

Research

G. Rohrer and P. Salvador/CMU MRSEC, Carnegie Mellon University, NSF DMR- 0520425 L. Wilson and C. Johnson/National Energy Technology Laboratory

(2007)

Electrical Detection of Spin Transport in Semiconductors

Research

In semiconductor spintronics, the spin of the electron carries information for both storage and data processing. To some extent, the electron spin can be viewed as a miniature bar magnet that interacts with a magnetic field inside the semiconductor. The orientation of the bar magnet acts as a "bit" of information.

(2007)

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