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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has constructed a key piece of silicon hardware capable of controlling quantum behavior between two electrons with extremely high precision. The ...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

On Saturday, December 9, PCCM held its annual Holiday Lecture, presented by Prof. Howard Stone and the PCCM team. This popular lecture was attended by over 600 members of the public that enjoyed several different kinds of chocolate, experimented with temperatures and textures, learned about amphiphilic and hydrophobic materials,  and about the...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017
by bornkamp
Scientists from Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have won 2017 Edison Patent Awards from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Princeton alumna and trustee Laura Overdeck was honored as Educator of the Year. The winners were recognized Nov. 2 at the Liberty Science...
Monday, Oct 30, 2017

On Saturday October 28, over 40 Princeton University scientists and engineers participated in this engaging science outreach event at the Princeton Public Library. Over 500 members of the Princeton community learned about the properties of synthetic diamonds, infrared cameras and surface tension, between the over 20 tables with demos in display...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter. The particle, known as the Majorana fermion, is prized by researchers for its potential to open the doors to new quantum computing possibilities.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

These prestigious postdoctoral positions are intended for early-career scientists with a research focus on materials science and engineering. The application deadline date is November 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. [details]

Friday, Sep 15, 2017
by bornkamp

During the summer of 2017, PCCM hosted 22 REU students from 10 different states/territories (from Puerto Rico to California). The students worked over the course of 9 weeks, focusing on a wide range of materials science topics such as ultra-fast laser pulses, superconducting qubits, thin films and batteries.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

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...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

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.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
by bornkamp

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.

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