MRSEC Program Overview

Welcome to the internet hub of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC). This website provides organized information and resources at the various MRSECs for the international scientific, industrial, and educational materials research and development communities.

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Program Highlights

November 24, 2015

Controlling Materials Fracture by Curvature

By redistributing stresses, curvature provides a geometric tool for controlling how materials fracture. In particular, curvature can guide where fracture initiates and how it evolves.

November 24, 2015

Optical Polarization of Nuclear Spins in Silicon Carbide

At the Chicago MRSEC, collaboration between Awschalom and MRSEC international collaborator Gali from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences leads to microscopic understanding of decoherence in silicon divacancy centers in silicon carbide. Highlighted on the cover of Physical Review Letters are the results of these efforts that enable 100% optical nuclear polarization at room temperature.