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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.

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Mark Brongersma

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Jennifer Dionne

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Paul McIntyre

Rick and Melinda Reed Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Alberto Salleo

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Shan X. Wang

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