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Program Highlights for year 2010

Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Neutral Excitons

  We have made the first experimental observation of the Aharonov-Bohm effect in neutral excitons.

Biofabrication of ZnS-binding immuno-quantum dots

A designer protein combining ZnS mineralizing activity with IgG adaptor capability was built and used for easy and rapid aqueous synthesis of immuno-QDs. The particles consist of a ≈ 4 nm ZnS wurtzite core, can be derivatized with a wide variety of unmodified antibodies, and have ultrasmall (14 nm) diameters.

Undergraduate Partnership with Cal Poly Pomona

The LCMRCconducts collaborative research with Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic Serving Institution. Cal Poly Chemistry Juniors work in the Department’s research laboratory for two quarters during the AY, then continue their

Light and Energy

A new Materials Science From CU program, Light and Energy, enables students to compare the amount of energy needed to illuminate different types light bulbs.  Seen in this photo during

Cool and Creative Chemistry

Cool and Creative Chemistry is one of the interactive classes  of the LCMRC Materials Science from CU  K-12 outreach program. MSFCU presentations, designed by Center faculty and students, have been

Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal on Silicon-Based Picoprojectors

Picoprojection is the latest advanced display technology enabled by ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays, developed by LCMRC spin-off company, industrial partner, and collaborator Displaytech, now a

Assembly of Polymer-Functionalized Nanoparticles on Metal Droplets for Electronics

Dinsmore at the UMass Materials Research Science and Engineering Center demonstrated a simple and robust approach to fabricating nano-scale electrical contacts to nanoparticles. PEGfunctionalized nanoparticles assemble spontaneously on droplets of liquid metal; when two droplets are brought into contact, they remain separated by the nanoparticles at the interface (top figure).