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Program Highlights for year 2012

MRSEC Takes the Lead in Coaching the Coaches in Materials Science Event

Utah MRSEC provided staff and faculty support for a Science Olympiad coaches’ clinic in November 2012, to help science teachers prepare to coach teams.


Photochemically Mapping the Near-Fields of Plasmonic Nanocrescents

Objective: Use plasmon-enhanced photochemical reactions to map the polarization-dependent near fields of optical antennas. Approach: Use the anisotropic nano-crescent structure and SU-8 photo-resist. SU-8 exposure accomplished through plasmon-enhanced multi-photon absorption by 800 nm light. 

Tracking the Movement of Dopants in an Analog Memristor Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Jordan Greenlee, James Compagnoni, Cole Petersburg, Faisal Alamgir, W. Alan Doolittle

International Programs Grow

Edward H. Conrad and Claire Berger

School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fibroblast Cell Adhesion on Dynamic Microgel Substrates

Hiroaki Yoshida, Jeffrey Gaulding, Apoorva Kalasuramath, Andrés J. García, L. Andrew Lyon School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

An Electron's Life on the Edge

David B. Torrance, Baiqan Zhang, Tien Hoang and Phillip N. First School of Physics, Georgia Tech

Epitaxial Graphene’s Edge

Ming Ruan, Yike Hu, James Palmer, Tom Guo, John Hankinson, Rui Dong, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer School of Physics, Georgia Tech

Highly Stretchable and Tough Hydrogels

Hydrogels are used as scaffolds for tissue engineering, vehicles for drug delivery, actuators for optics and fluidics, and model extracellular matrices for biological studies. The scope of hydrogel applications, however, is often severely limited by their mechanical behaviors. Most hydrogels are brittle, sensitive to

Precise Stitching, Not Patch Size, Determines the Quality of Atomic Quilts

Intergrain stitching determines electrical conductance across graphene grain boundaries

The outstanding electronic and mechanical properties of single-atom-thick layers of carbon, so-called “graphene” films, make