Program Highlights for year 2012
liquids, solids can flow under applied shear stresses. In crystalline solids, figuring out vulnerable regions where the material will break under stress is
well-established—they are typically controlled by a population of defects in
the crystal structure known as dislocations.
In disordered solids, however, defects are everywhere, making the task
Generating, Probing and Manipulating Excitons in Carbon-based Nanomaterials
The Art Institute of Chicago:Science of Art Conservation
In semiconductor nanocrystals, the physical effects of deliberately included impurities, called dopants, may depend on the dopant position with the crystal.
Conductive polymers, i.e. plastics, that conduct electricity, are important in science and technology as they offer the potential for cheap, flexible electronic devices.
Hybrid light-emitting devices based on organic semiconductors and inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals are of great interest for applications in optical displays and solid-state light sources.
New technique produces heterojunctions in