Raj’s paper uses Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) to show that ion-uptake varies as a function of local structure in conjugated polymer films. It appeared only today in Nature Materials, along with a nice News and Views. By using multimodal scanning probe microscopy to reveal how local structure controls ion uptake in electrochemically active polymers the work opens the door to the design of new materials for organic bioelectronics, polymer-based battery electrolytes, and related applications. Polymers from our collaborators in the Luscombe Group made the study possible.
Congratulations to Dr. Giles Eperon on being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in the field of Energy.
Congratulations to Dane W. deQuilettes for being honored with the MRS Graduate Student Gold Award in December 2016 at the fall 2016 Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston.
Multimodal microscopy methods reveal perovskite solar cell performance limits in the contacts. Read the paper by postdocs Giles Eperon and David Moerman online now at ACS Nano
Jie Zhang’s great paper is now online check it out for a beautiful set of DFS experiments on force-induced melting of photowitch-modified DNA