Program Highlights for year 2012
Detection of long-wavelength light is central to security and military applications, and widely used in chemical analysis. Available detectors, based upon inorganic materials, have limited sensitivity and working speeds. Graphene is a unique material with strong, nearly wavelength-independent interaction with light.
MRSEC scientists from Brandeis visited the Discovery
Museum in Acton for a full day of Microscope-themed activities on March 30th. We led hands-on activities that allowed
students to see and build their own mutant Drosophila, assemble their own
polymer chain and explore freezing techniques like dry ice and liquid
nitrogen. We had over 150 museum
Physicists have predicted that
graphene, a single atomic sheet of carbon, could be turned magnetic simply by
attaching a hydrogen atom (or removing a carbon atom). However, detecting this
magnetism has been elusive due to many pitfalls that arise using traditional
Kawakami has developed a new method
Advances in polymer synthesis have enabled access to a vast array of multiblock polymer architectures, with rich opportunities for designing multiple functionalities into a single self-assembled material.