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Program Highlights for year 2014

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

Bioinspired Design of Reconfigurable, Anisometric and/or Patchy Particles

Guided by hierarchical materials design principles evolved by bacteria, which include the use of curvature-induced strain to dynamically position amphiphiles, proteins and other biomolecules within single cells, IRG3 of the Wisconsin MRSEC has recently recapitulated these design principles

GaAs(1-y-z)P(y)Bi(z) - New Near Lattice-Matched Materials to GaAs

The IRG has developed a new material, GaAs1-y-zPyBiz, as an alternative to the nitride–based bismide materials, specifically GaAs1-y-zBiyNz.

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: