A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity – a rare pairing that scientists say could reduce heat buildup in electronic devices and turbine engines, among other possible applications.
Letian, Minliang and Chris' work has been highlighted in LBNL online News Center, titled New Class of ‘Soft’ Semiconductors Could Transform HD Displays. "Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that a class of semiconductor called halide perovskites is capable of emitting multiple, bright colors from a single nanowire at resolutions as small as 500 nanometers."
Woochul will join University of Hawaii at Manoa as an assistant professor. Congratulations!
Peidong gave a talk on Cal Future Forum sharing the solutions for a sustainable future where he gave the audience a glimpse into the potential of artificial photosynthesis, a way to create renewable energy that doesn’t cause a net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The technology, he said, can transform carbon dioxide and water into chemical fuels using sunlight.
Congratulations to Dandan (Ph.D), Fan (Ph.D), Cindy (B.S.), Nigel (Ph.D) and Yude (Ph.D) on graduating!
Dr. Letian Dou will join the department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University as an assistant professor. Congratulations!
Nigel and Yude have won the MRS Graduate Student Awards, congratulations!
Zhiqiang and Nigel's recent paper is featured by Nature Energy, in Electrocatalysis: Understanding Platinum Migration. Excerpt: "This work is an elegant illustration of the degree of control that synthetic chemists can now achieve when making the next generation of electrocatalytic nanocrystals."
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...