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Program Highlights

Imaging Magnetic and Electric Fields with an Electron Microscope

Research
Imaging Magnetic and Electric Fields with an Electron Microscope

A new high-speed detector for electron microscopes uses every transmitted electron to measure electric and magnetic fields

(2016)

RT-MRSEC Wins Dean's Award for Inclusive Excellence

Education

We are excited to announce that the Research Triangle MRSEC has won the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education!

(2016)

Hierarchical organization of chiral colloidal

Research

Liquid–liquid phase separation in bulk proceeds through the continuous coalescence of droplets until the system undergoes complete phase separation. But when

(2016)

In 3D – Molecules of Life

Education

In 2015, the MRSEC led the development of an outreach course at Brandeis for Waltham High School students to strengthen our engagement with the WHS community. The course was structured to teach the students biochemistry using 3D molecular models, hands-on activities, CAD, and 3D printing.

(2016)

The Traveling Salesman Enables the Rapid Synthesis of Repetitive Polypeptides

Research

A codon-scrambling algorithm enables the PCR-based synthesis of repetitive proteins by finding the least-repetitive synonymous gene sequence

(2016)

Dynamic Self-Pattering of Archimedes Spirals

Research

A thin liquid crystal film on a surface of photoactive dye turns into a wonderland of exotic moving patterns if just illuminated by a simple lamp.  Spirals move and os

(2015)

Quantum Dot / DNA Necklaces

Research

 Researchers at the Soft Materials Research Center of the University of Colorado have made hybrid bio-semiconductor nano-necklaces consisting of strings of nanometer size quantum dots (QDs) tethered by nano-length DNA chains.  

(2015)

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