Program Highlights for year 2009
Self-Assembled Nanoscale Dielectric (SAND) thin films are emerging as leading contenders in applications for organic and hybrid thin film transistors, allowing for low operating voltages and ideal device characteristics in next-generation flexible electronics.Â’ Dielectric properties are highly dependent on the behavior of the counter-anions within the film, specifically their pos
The plasmonic properties of noble metal nanoparticles have potential uses in a wide variety of technologies based on their optical response.Â’ Recent collaborative efforts of the NU-MRSEC demonstrate that correlated localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) measurements can be used to obtain the optical res
To advance the application of organic molecular films in solar cells, PCCM researchers have improved their conductivity and carrier injection by n-doping the acceptor layer in a donor-acceptor cell. The acceptor was a fullerene layer, C60, while the dopant was the low-ionization-energy molecule decamethylcobaltocene (CoCp2*).
An insulator is usually described as a material with completely filled electronic bands that do not contribute to any interesting transport behavior.
The MRSEC Education Directors conducted a workshop at Princeton (September 14-17, 2008), chaired by PCCM's Dr. Dan Steinberg.
The Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN) has recently been established and is currently in operation at ca. 50% of MRSEC sites. The goal of the MRFN is to maximize the usage of MRSEC facilities and is directed towards the efficient and strategic development of materials characterization within the United States.
Surfactants are everywhere in nature and everyday life: animals rely on lung surfactants to breathe, and mayon
Grain boundaries are inherent defects in most materials of tech
The spontaneous growth of whiskers from Pb-free Sn solder films on Cu
Classroom Visits Program
J. Blume, Division of Engineering