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Advanced Materials

Areas of advanced materials innovation at Cornell include computationally designed materials; enhanced functionality through convergence and integration of biological, organic, electronic, and structural materials; self-assembly creation of new materials; and tailoring of interfaces to produce nanocomposites. Cornell is home to four national centers with a focus on advanced materials.

Research Topics

Advanced materials processing

Advanced materials processing

Boron trapped in Silicon and Silicon doped with Germanium (Clancy)

Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics

Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics

Plume of La0.6Sr0.4 MnO3

Ceramics

Ceramics

Organized structure in a non-oxide ceramic system (Wiesner)

Colloids

Colloids

Hollow FITC-dyed silica peanut-shaped particles (Liddell)

Colloids and interfacial science

Colloids and interfacial science

Colloids, nanoparticles and nanoposts (Escobedo)

Composites

Composites

Bioorganic-metal-silica composites (Wiesner)

Ferromagnetics

Ferromagnetics

SEM image of an electrochemically active region (van Dover)

Fluid dynamics and rheology

Fluid dynamics and rheology

Shape-change dynamics (Steen)

Materials Synthesis and Processing

Materials Synthesis and Processing

Deformation processes (Miller)

Metals

Metals

Cracks in highly stressed copper film (Baker)

Multiphase and Granular Flows

Multiphase and Granular Flows

Capacitance instrumentation (Louge)

Optical Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics

Optical Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics

Tunable superluminal propagation

Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics

Ring oscillator layout

Polymers

Polymers

Tecnai Electron Microscope used to study the structure of polymers (Ober)

Polymers and soft matter

Polymers and soft matter

Nanoscale organic hybrid materials (Archer)

Semiconductors

Semiconductors

Organic photovoltaic cells (Malliaras)

Solid Mechanics

Solid Mechanics

Solid mechanics focuses on the mechanics and physics of materials, mechanics of structures and solids.

Surface science

Surface science

Optoelectronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals (Hanrath)

Theory

Theory

Ab-initio prediction of defect formation and kinetics (Hennig)

Thin films

Thin films

Evolution of etched craters upon UHV high T annealing (Blakely)