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Printing Hidden Images

Printing Hidden Images

December 12th, 2016

Utah MRSEC Terahertz Plasmonics group developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers, and readily available ink, to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated w... read more

Seminar: “Nanostructured Oxide Thin Films for Sustainable Development”

Seminar: “Nanostructured Oxide Thin Films for Sustainable Development”

October 5th, 2016

SeminarTue. October 11th, 20162:30 p.m. – INSCC 110Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center Building Auditorium“Nanostructured Oxide Thin Films for Sustainable Development”Prof. Paolo Mele, Associate Professor, Muroran Institute of Technology, JapanThese days, mank... read more

Paving the Road to Smaller, More Energy Efficient Devices

Paving the Road to Smaller, More Energy Efficient Devices

August 10th, 2016

Researchers at the University of Utah MRSEC and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a... read more

Presenting Undergraduate Research at the National Level

Presenting Undergraduate Research at the National Level

April 28th, 2016

Education HighlightObjective: Train Utah MRSEC students to effectively present research.Approach: The REU poster session winner is invited to submit an abstract to the National Conference... read more

A New Way to Get Electricity from Magnetism

A New Way to Get Electricity from Magnetism

April 8th, 2016

Inverse Spin Hall Effect Works in Several Organic SemiconductorsBy showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – inclu... read more

Terahertz Conductivity Measurements of the High Electron Density at the Interface Between Complex Oxides Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez and Ajay Nahata

Terahertz Conductivity Measurements of the High Electron Density at the Interface Between Complex Oxides Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez and Ajay Nahata

April 8th, 2016

Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez and Ajay NahataObjective:  Explore the potential for obtaining very high electron concentrations at the interface between two complex oxides and examine its relevance ... read more

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Modeling the UV Electromagnetic Response of Al and Mg Plasmonic Nanostructures

April 5th, 2016

Research Highlight: Steve Blair and Sivaraman GuruswamyObjective: Compare the UV plasmonic response of Al and Mg nanostructures. Light transmission through sub-wavelength aperture arrays shows significant differences ... read more

Seminar: A View through the Prism of a Premier National Security Science Laboratory

Seminar: A View through the Prism of a Premier National Security Science Laboratory

April 4th, 2016

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation– A View through the Prism of a Premier National Security Science Laboratory –Dr. Alan R. BishopPrincipal Associate Director, Science, Technology &am... read more

ENGINEERING MATERIAL MAGIC

ENGINEERING MATERIAL MAGIC

February 18th, 2016

UTAH MRSEC ENGINEERS DISCOVER GROUNDBREAKING SEMICONDUCTING MATERIAL THAT COULD LEAD TO MUCH FASTER ELECTRONICSUniversity of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting... read more

Gearing up for Science Fair

Gearing up for Science Fair

February 10th, 2016

Utah MRSEC THz Plasmonics focus research group members mentored  teams of students at Escalante Elementary in preparation for their upcoming science fair.    ... read more

Tailoring the effective spin diffusion length publication

Tailoring the effective spin diffusion length publication

January 25th, 2016

Effective spin Hall properties of a mixture of materials with and without spin-orbit coupling: Tailoring the effective spin diffusion lengthWe study theoretically the effective spin... read more

Organic Spintronics Team to be Issued Patent

Organic Spintronics Team to be Issued Patent

November 9th, 2015

US patent titled Spin Valves Using Organic Spacers and Spin-organic Light-emitting Structures Using Ferromagnetic Electrodes to be issued for MRSEC supported work to Jing Shi, et ... read more

Seminar Announcement: Nucleic Acid Biochips Based on Nonlinear Ionic Circuits with Perm‐Selective Membranes

Seminar Announcement: Nucleic Acid Biochips Based on Nonlinear Ionic Circuits with Perm‐Selective Membranes

October 22nd, 2015

Wed. November 11th 201511:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Refreshments @ 10:45 a.m.)INSCC Auditorium (Rm 110)Nucleic Acid Biochips Based on Nonlinear Ionic Circuits with Perm‐Selective MembranesProf. Hsueh‐Chia ChangB... read more

Utah MRSEC Leads Materials Module at All-female Engineering Camp

Utah MRSEC Leads Materials Module at All-female Engineering Camp

September 23rd, 2015

MRSEC Education & Outreach Director Jeff Bates and REU students led summer engineering camp activities.Objective: Support existing programs focused on exposing diverse learners to science... read more

Utah MRSEC Investigator to Receive Marion Milligan Mason Award

Utah MRSEC Investigator to Receive Marion Milligan Mason Award

June 19th, 2015

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and Utah MRSEC Investigator Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah, who will receive the 2015 Marion Milligan... read more

Perovskite solar technology breakthrough reported in latest issue of MRS Communications

Perovskite solar technology breakthrough reported in latest issue of MRS Communications

May 1st, 2015

Utah MRSEC research produces "groundbreaking paper on perovskite solar cells – one of the hottest topics in the field of materials science – just published in MRS Commu... read more

Silicon-Based Artificial 2D Dirac Material for THz Plasmonics

Silicon-Based Artificial 2D Dirac Material for THz Plasmonics

April 22nd, 2015

Research Highlight Discovery: Self-assembly of 1/3 monolayer of bromine on Si(111) surface leads to formation of an anisotropic surface Dirac band, which can be used to... read more

Filter would tap terahertz spectrum for 1000-times faster downloads

Filter would tap terahertz spectrum for 1000-times faster downloads

April 6th, 2015

Utah MRSEC Director Ajay Nahata and U graduate student Andrew Paulsen hold up a terahertz frequency filter made through a process they developed with an... read more

Organic Magnets Wield Advantages for Tomorrow’s Electronics

Organic Magnets Wield Advantages for Tomorrow's Electronics

March 25th, 2015

Utah MRSEC faculty researcher Joel Miller and his team have developed organic magnets, which electrical engineers are considering using instead of the silicon and metals used ... read more

Crystalline Material Perovskite May be Wave of the Solar-cell Future

Crystalline Material Perovskite May be Wave of the Solar-cell Future

March 17th, 2015

Utah MRSEC researchers have achieved a better understanding of the physics needed to fully optimize hybrid perovskite solar cells. In their recent Nature Physics paper, C.... read more

Local High School Student Named Science Talent Search Finalist for Plasmonics Project

Local High School Student Named Science Talent Search Finalist for Plasmonics Project

January 22nd, 2015

Brandon Cui from Hillcrest High School is a finalist in Intel's Science Talent Search.Cui was mentored by and worked in the lab of Utah MRSEC Director Ajay Nahata for his... read more

Utah MRSEC Seeks Tenure-track Faculty in Experimental/Theoretical Materials Research

Utah MRSEC Seeks Tenure-track Faculty in Experimental/Theoretical Materials Research

January 8th, 2015

The Colleges of Engineering and Science at the University of Utah invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general areas of Plasmonics, Energy... read more

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

November 6th, 2014

  Utah MRSEC researchers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new ... read more

Utah MRSEC Researchers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

Utah MRSEC Researchers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

October 24th, 2014

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lea... read more

Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED

Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED

September 18th, 2014

Utah MRSEC Researchers read the subatomic “spins” in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a ch... read more

Magnetic Properties of Periodically Organized Cobalt Frameworks

Magnetic Properties of Periodically Organized Cobalt Frameworks

September 11th, 2014

Authors: Golda Hukic-Markosian, Yaxin Zhai, Danielle E. Montanari, Steven Ott,Adriane Braun, Dali Sun, Zeev V. Vardeny, and Michael H. Bartl Discovery: Magnetic properties of cobalt films... read more

Seed Grant Application Open

Seed Grant Application Open

September 2nd, 2014

The Seed Program Committee of the Utah MRSEC (Materials Research Science and Engineering Center) is pleased to announce the continuation of the MRSEC Seed Grant... read more

Ten Years of Organic Spintronics

Ten Years of Organic Spintronics

September 2nd, 2014

In early 2004, a Nature paper by University of Utah researchers marked the debut of the organic spin-valve, ushering in the era of organic spintronics.... read more

Manipulation of the Hanle Curve Contour for Spin-Transport Structures in the Presence of an AC Drive

Manipulation of the Hanle Curve Contour for Spin-Transport Structures in the Presence of an AC Drive

August 26th, 2014

Authors R. C. Roundy, M. C. Prestgard, A. Tiwari, and M. E. Raikh Effect: We have demonstrated that the shape of the Hanle curve (non-local resistance versus ... read more

Undergraduates on the Frontier of Science with Utah MRSEC Research Experience Program

Undergraduates on the Frontier of Science with Utah MRSEC Research Experience Program

August 15th, 2014

Approach: Recruited nine highly-talented students (four female, two from underrepresented minorities) to work on Utah MRSEC research in engineering, physics and chemistry. REU students attended professional development and ac... read more

Utah MRSEC Investigators in the News

Utah MRSEC Investigators in the News

July 29th, 2014

Meet Dr. Shelley Minteer, member of the Utah MRSEC Plasmonics for Metamaterials research team.  ... read more

Postdoctoral Research Position Available

Postdoctoral Research Position Available

July 9th, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Position Available: Time-resolved spectroscopy of UV-plasmonic materials and devices Refer to the UV plasmonics postdoc ad for more information.... read more

Local teachers learn to teach materials science through hands-on experiences

Local teachers learn to teach materials science through hands-on experiences

June 26th, 2014

 Utah teachers learned some new ways to teach their students about materials science and engineering through hands-on experiences. University of Utah MRSEC co-sponsored the week-long camp for 22... read more

New MRSEC/USTAR Purchased Analytical S/TEM

New MRSEC/USTAR Purchased Analytical S/TEM

June 6th, 2014

JEOL JEM-2800 Ultrafast dual-detector energy dispersive spectroscopy (2D, 3D element mapping) Best-in-class resolution (atomic-scale imaging) First of its kind in the Americas University of Utah will be a JEOL... read more

Terahertz Plasmonic Structures with Spatially Varying Conductivity

Terahertz Plasmonic Structures with Spatially Varying Conductivity

June 3rd, 2014

Objective:  Develop plasmonic structures in which the spatial conductivity can be varied Approach: Use a commercial inkjet printer with conductive silver ink and resistive carbon ink ... read more

Observation of the inverse spin Hall effect in ZnO thin films: An all-electrical approach to spin injection and detection

Observation of the inverse spin Hall effect in ZnO thin films: An all-electrical approach to spin injection and detection

May 30th, 2014

Discovery: We have observed a large inverse spin-Hall effect (ISHE) in ZnO films grown using Pulsed Laser Deposition. This discovery provides an entirely new means... read more

Design, fabrication and characterization of Mie resonance-based three-dimensional metamaterials for tuning thermal radiative properties

Design, fabrication and characterization of Mie resonance-based three-dimensional metamaterials for tuning thermal radiative properties

May 23rd, 2014

Objective:  Demonstrate that Mie resonance-based metamaterials with isotropic electromagnetic responses can be used for tuning thermal radiative properties. Approach: Near-field energy density uw calculation performed by ... read more

Graphene-Insulator-Graphene Active THz Devices
Utah MRSEC: Teaching the Teachers
Correlated microscopy for geochemical, environmental and bio/nanomaterials

Correlated microscopy for geochemical, environmental and bio/nanomaterials

May 20th, 2013

Many disciplines analyzing everything from hard to geological to soft biological materials all need similar, contextually intact information from the same sample location. Anil Virkar, Ajay... read more

MRSEC Sponsors 2013 Science Olympiad

MRSEC Sponsors 2013 Science Olympiad

April 14th, 2013

MRSEC sponsored the 2nd Annual Science Olympiad at the U of U. Over 800 of the brightest students in the state competed in 24 science... read more

Quasicrystal Could Hold Promise for Next-Generation Photonic Devices

Quasicrystal Could Hold Promise for Next-Generation Photonic Devices

April 12th, 2013

Scientists from Syracuse University in New York State (US) and The University of Utah have investigated the physics and applications of a novel class of... read more

Kids Launch Marshmallows, Build Towers at the U

Kids Launch Marshmallows, Build Towers at the U

March 20th, 2013

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering will host more than 1,500 elementary school students March 25-29 for the college’s annual Elementary Engineering week, designed to ... read more

Nano Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Nano Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

March 15th, 2013

From 12pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, museum guests had an opportunity to meet more than 10 nano scientist and learn about current U of U... read more