Skip to content Skip to navigation

Program Highlights for year 2015

Graphene-Enhanced Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions

Ferroelectric tunnel junctions exploit an ultrathin ferroelectric layer, 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper, so that electrons can "tunnel" through it. This layer resides between two metal electrodes that can reverse the direction of its polarization by applying electric voltage to it.

Nebraska MSREC WoPhyS14 Conference

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL), under Nebraska MRSEC’s leadership, held its sixth Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences, WoPhyS, on November 6-8, 2014.

Biologically Synthesized Proteins that Spontaneously Self-Assemble into Nano-scale structures

Researchers from Duke University have developed biologically synthesized proteins that can form nano-scale structures of various sizes, shapes, and behaviors.

Student Fellows Wow at Family Science Fair

RT-MRSEC Graduate Student Fellows and staff joined area scientists to participate in Sherwood Githens Middle School’s Family Science Fair Night on January 29, 2015.

A New Liquid-Based Technology for Scalable Fabrication of Polymer Nanofibers

NSF support has enabled the team to introduce a novel method for formation of a broad range of polymer nanofibers and nanomaterials. The patented technique, illustrated in the Figure (left), is based on shearing of polymer solution inside viscous medium. It is extremely simple, efficient and readily scalable and can be