The study of the band structure and crystal symmetry of semimetal bismuth indicates that this material is a kind of higher-order topological insulator hosting robust one-dimensional metallic states on the hinges of the crystal. (cover story)
Diamonds are prized for their purity, but their flaws might hold the key to a new type of highly secure communications.
PCCM is beginning the process of determining the Center’s research directions for the upcoming renewal proposal. The NSF is expected to announce the solicitation for the renewal competition in January 2019 with pre-proposals due in Spring 2019.
On June 11, PCCM welcomed 15 undergraduate students from a wide variety of universities in the United States (University of Florida, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, among others) to pursue research in materials science this Summer. These students will be working with PCCM Faculty and graduate student mentors, such as...