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Program Highlights for year 2012

A Better Type of Computer Memory Demonstrated

Research
Newly discovered “giant” spin Hall effect enables simple and efficient magnetic memory
(2012)

Visualizing the intricate electron pairing in iron-based superconductors

Research
Correlated motion provides new clues to the magnetic origin of high-temperature superconductivity

Superconducting wires conduct electricity perfectly — without any energy losses — because

(2012)

FRG-2 – Using Weakly Spin-Coupled Polaron Pair States for a Calibration Free Absolute Magnetometry

Objective: A precise absolute magnetometer based on organic spintronics that is scalable to micron dimensions, has low cost and that is not adversely affected by environmental influences (temperature, air etc.).

(2012)

Liquid Metal-Based Plasmonics

Objective: To develop and characterize new plasmonic metamaterials in the terahertz (THz) spectral range.

Approach: Explore unconventional materials that are typically not suitable for plasmonics applications at optical frequencies but exhibit reasonable conductivities at THz frequencies.

(2012)

Seed Project: The Dynamics of Organic Magneto-resistance (OMAR)

Research

Objective: To study the dynamics of magneto-resistance in organic diodes

Approach: Measure electronic transport and magneto-transport of organic diodes as a function of frequency with an applied magnetic field using admittance spectroscopy

(2012)

JELL-O OPTICS ACTIVITY

Education

 

MRSEC outreach activities coordinate with Utah Core Curriculum Standards. These sixth-graders are studying the properties of light in their classroom.

The Adelante program seeks to increase the expectation of university attendance and success among Hispanic students at Jackson Elementary.

Participants:

(2012)

Graphene Sensing of Biomolecules and Chemical Environment

Research

 

  Fluidic chamber placed on top of

  graphene sensor to exchange fluid

  and hence protein or chemical

  concentration during a measurement.

(2012)

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