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Program Highlights

Polymer Nanocomposite Mechanical Properties

Composites of polymers and inorganic nanoparticles offer tremendous promise for the optimization of mechanical properties.

Myelin Figures-- the Instability of Soap

Myelin figures are long thin cylindrical structures that grow when water is added to the concentrated lamellar phase of certain surfactants such as soap.

Spin-Blockade in a Colloidal CdSe Quantum Dot Solid

A University of Chicago MRSEC team led by Philippe Guyot-Sionnest and Woowon Kang have been investigating the transport properties of colloidal quantum dots under magnetic field [1].

Changing Complexions of Grain Boundaries

Martin P. Harmer and Shen J. Dillon, Lehigh University Supported by the MRSEC Program of the NSF under award number DMR-0520425

Microstructural Statistics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes

G. Rohrer and P. Salvador/CMU MRSEC, Carnegie Mellon University, NSF DMR- 0520425 L. Wilson and C. Johnson/National Energy Technology Laboratory