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Electronic, Photonic and Magnetic Materials

The department is deeply engaged in investigating the behavior of light and particles at the nanometer scale.

For any electronic device to function well, electrical current must be efficiently controlled by switching devices, which becomes increasingly challenging as systems approach very small dimensions. This problem must be addressed by synthesizing materials that allow reliable turn-on and turn-off of current at any size scale. New electronic and photonic nanomaterials promise dramatic breakthroughs in communications, computing devices and solid-state lighting. Current research includes bulk crystal growth, organic semiconductors, thin film and nanostructure growth, and soft lithography.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

An electrode designed like a pomegranate – with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind – overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, say its inventors at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Professor, Department Vice Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Radiology
Member, Bio-X
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Phone: 
(650) 723-8671
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Phone: 
650-725-5090
Professor, Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Senior Fellow (By courtesy), Precourt Institute for Energy
Phone: 
650-723-1925
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Phone: 
(650) 736-2286
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
By courtesy, Applied Physics
Member, Bio-X
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy
Deputy Director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford (2013 - Present)
Phone: 
650-723-0698
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