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Novel Synthesis & Fabrication Methods

We develop world-leading technologies to synthesize and fabricate advanced materials with novel compositions, structures and properties.

State-of-the-art materials synthesis and fabrication techniques span orders of magnitude in length scales, from the nanometer for quantum devices to meters for solar panels. Researchers in our department demonstrate expertise in materials synthesis methods, from solution-phase chemistry of nanomaterials and organic polymeric materials to chemical and physical vapor deposition methods. In addition, equipped with advanced facilities on campus, we develop sophisticated fabrication techniques, including both top-down processes such as photolithography and e-beam lithography and bottom-up methods such as molecular self-assembly, for patterning of functional materials with resolutions down to the nanometer scale.