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Program Highlights for year 2007

Myelin Figures-- the Instability of Soap

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

Spin-Blockade in a Colloidal CdSe Quantum Dot Solid

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].

Changing Complexions of Grain Boundaries

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

Microstructural Statistics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes

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

Electrical Detection of Spin Transport in Semiconductors

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.