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Program Highlights for year 2014

Observation of the inverse spin Hall effect in ZnO thin films: An all-electrical approach to spin injection and detection

Discovery: We have observed a large inverse spin-Hall effect (ISHE) in ZnO films grown using Pulsed Laser Deposition. This discovery provides an entirely new means of measuring spin currents in semiconductors.

Epitaxial Graphene THz Technology

Epitaxial graphene may transform the computing and communications industry.

Research Triangle Acquires Extreme Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope

In collaboration with the Research Triangle MRSEC, a team from NC State University was awarded a grant from the NSF-MRI program for the purchase of an

Terahertz Plasmonic Structures with Spatially Varying Conductivity

Objective:  Develop plasmonic structures in which the

Soft Robotic Concepts in Catheter Design: an On-demand Fouling-release Urinary Catheter

Biofilms form on submerged or moist surfaces when bacteria attach and excrete slimy biopolymers to protect themselves,

Patterning and Actuating Soft Materials

This image is a photograph of a pattern of copper ions in a hydrogel. Anodizing a penny (copper) in contact with a negatively charged polyelectrolyte hydrogel creates the pattern. These patterned regions have several interesting implications: