- The Damage-Tolerance in Structural Materials program discovered a new avenue for tuning the mechanical properties of Medium and High Entropy Alloys by tailoring the degree of SRO through thermomechanical processing.
- The Ultrafast Materials team at MSD demonstrated wide-range tunability of long-lived surface photovoltage (SPV) in bulk-insulating Bi2X3 topological insulators
- The Adaptive Interfacial Assemblies Towards Structuring Liquids program demonstrated and theoretically explained the hanging of a coacervate-encased droplet of a dense aqueous solution from the surface of a less dense aqueous solution.
- The Van der Waals program at MSD demonstrated reversible writing of high-resolution doping patterns in graphene and MoS2 van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures by using a fine electron beam (EB).
- The Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Nanostructures program discovered a layer-by-layer self-assembly and reversible process, from individual perovskite nanosheets to many superlattice nanocrystals matching the Ruddlesden-Popper phase.
When Semiconductors Stick Together, Materials Go Quantum
The twist angle formed between atomically thin layers of tungsten disulfide and tungsten diselenide acts as a “tuning knob,” transforming these semiconductors into an exotic quantum material.