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Nature Materials: New 3-D photonic crystals have both electronic and optical properties

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 04:00   Researcher at UofI have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.

Rogers Receives $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 14:00   John Rogers wins Lemelson-MIT Prize for outstanding innovation and creativity.

Dillion Receives DOE Early Career Award

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 17:00   Program aims to strengthen America's scientific workforce and focus scientists on critical mission areas.

Nature Nanotechology: Batteries Charge Very Quickly and Retain Capacity, Thanks to New Structure

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 18:00   The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun's lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside.

Nature Physics: Isolation of Bound States in Graphene Superconductor Junctions

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 18:00   Nadya Mason led a team that isolated unique electron bound states that form in graphene-superconductor junctions.

John A. Rogers Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 18:00   John Rogers elected to the NAE for his pioneering work: "For novel electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems."

Nature: Triblock Spheres Provide a Simple Path to Complex Structures

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 18:00   Steve Granick's research group has developed tiny, simple spheres that self-assemble into intricate and useful structures.

Science: Observation of Half-Height Magnetization Steps in Sr2RuO4

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:00   Raffi Budakian uses state-of-the-art nanofabrication to observe fractional vortex states in strontium ruthenate oxide.

Science: Supracolloidal Reaction Kinetics of Janus Spheres

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 18:00   Steve Granick and colleagues have demonstrated bio-inspired structures that self-assemble from spherical building blocks.

Science: Ultrafast Imaging of Electron Waves in Graphene

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 17:00   MRL Principal Investigator Peter Abbamonte imaged the dynamical screening of charge in a freestanding graphene sheet.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technique Holds Promise for Solar Energy

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 16:00   Rogers and Li are exploring lower-cost ways to manufacture gallium arsenide thin films for compund semiconductor production.

Advanced Materials Special Issue: Materials@Illinois

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 18:00   Wiley VCH journal Advanced Materials has issued a March 2010 special issue focusing on the Materials Research Laboratory.

PNAS: Water Droplets Direct Self-Assembly Process in Thin-Film Materials

Sun, 11/22/2009 - 18:00   Lewis, Nuzzo, Roger and colleagues have delveloped a technique for fabricating 3-D, single-crystalline silicon structures.

Rogers Named 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 18:00   MRL Principal Investigator Prof. John Rogers (MatSE) has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.

Ultrathin LEDs Create New Classes of Lighting and Displays

Wed, 08/19/2009 - 17:00   John Rogers and colleagues have created a new process for producing of ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes.

TEAM Stage Recognized in 2009 R&D 100 Awards

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 16:00   A novel nano-positioning stage for electron microscopy co-invented by MRL staff have been awarded an '09 R&D 100 Award.

Fradkin Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sun, 04/19/2009 - 18:00   Eduardo Fradkin was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as one of 212 honorees in the class of '09.

Petrov Receives 2009 AVS R.F. Bunshah Award

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 16:00   FS-MRL Director of Central Facilities Ivan Petrov has been selected to receive the 2009 R.F. Bunshah Award

New Imaging Technique Reveals the Atomic Structure of Nanocrystals

Tue, 02/17/2009 - 18:00   Zuo and collaborators developed a new imaging technique overcoming limits of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure.

New Silver-based Ink Has Applications in Printed Electronics

Wed, 02/11/2009 - 18:00   New ink made of silver nanoparticles has uses in electronic and optoelectronic applications.