Researchers have discovered how to identify new examples of topological materials, which have unique and desirable electronic properties. The technique involves finding the connection between band theory, which describes the energy levels of electrons in a solid, with a material’s topological nature. The disconnected bands indicate the material is a topological insulator. (The research team includes Professor Andrei Bernevig, PCCM IRG-1 senior investigator,.)
A Princeton research team led by Professor Claire White (PCCM IRG-2 and Seed 3 senior investigator) is helping to develop new materials that work as well as cement but drastically cut carbon emissions related to cement production.
Clifford Brangwynne (PCCM IRG-2 senior investigator), worked with postdoctoral researcher Ming-Tzo Wei and interdisciplinary collaborators to develop a method for looking at watery structures inside cells.
Over 30 Princeton University Faculty members and researchers, and 500 people of the public, participated on April 8 in this fun, engaging and bilingual Science Day at the Public Library. Families were able to interact with our scientists and engineers both in English and Spanish and learned from the many table-top activities focused on Materials and Nano Science.
On April 1, PCCM Professors Clifford Brangwynne, Rodney Priestley and their teams presented an exceptional show for families on the characteristics, differences and uses of biological and synthetic polymers.
Over 500 visitors attended Materials Science Day on November 12, 2016, discovering and learning about hydrophobic materials, thin films, computer memories, quantum diamonds and much more! Over 30 Princeton University scientists and engineers presenting table-top activities about new and exciting research in materials science.