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Our research synthesizes the fundamental chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals, the development of methods for their integration into novel nanomaterials and the systematic investigation of their properties and applications. We are a collaborative team of chemists, materials scientists, and engineers motivated by the challenges of next-generation electronic devices and energy technologies. [Our Research]

Group News

April 2017 - Latest article by Ankit and Rob on metal oxide localized surface plasmon resonance is out in Annual Reviews.

March 2017 - Our new collaborative paper with the Ringe group and NCEM at Berkeley Lab demonstrates coupling between metal oxide plasmons and vibrational modes of ligands.

March 2017 - We're excited to publish our first collaborative paper with Sean Roberts' team. Read here about ultrafast dynamics of metal oxide plasmons.

March 2017 - Delia is honored by the Welch Foundation with the 2017 Norman Hackerman Award for Chemical Research.

February 2017 - DMG welcomes newest postdoc member Sandeep Ghosh from the Italian Institute of Technology. Welcome!

October 2016 - New paper on disentangling photochromism and electrochromism is published on Chemistry of Materials.

October 2016 - DMG welcomes our new graduate students Manuel N. Dominguez and Stephen L. Gibbs to the group!

September 2016 - Clay's new paper on VO2 phase transformations is published in Nano Letters. Team work with our undergraduate researcher Jacob, graduate students, and postdocs in the DMG.

August 2016 - DMG just published a new paper in Nature Materials describing how low-temperature solution processing can be used to create 'nanocrystal-in-glass' electrochromic films.

August 2016 - Read our new paper in collaboration with the Truskett group on the theory of linker gels.

May 2016 - Congratulations Amy on her publication in ACS Nano studying oxygen incorporation and release in bixbyite V2O3 nanocrystals!

May 2016 - In our latest publication, we investigate the role of shape and crystalline anisotropy on the plasmonic properties of cesium-doped tungsten oxide nanocrystals. The article was selected as an ACS Editor's Choice, and is published with open access!

May 2016 - Nature Communications just published Rob's study of single nanocrystal mid-infrared spectroscopy to probe heterogeneity in ensembles of plasmonic metal oxide nanocrystals. Congratulations Rob!

April 2016 - Evan's much-anticipated 'Cheetos' paper, investigating the high mobilities and defect properties of cerium-doped indium oxide, was just published in Nano Letters!

March 2016 - A new article by Yang, Evan and Delia was just published in Annual Reviews about the frontiers of smart window technology.

February 2016 - Delia was selected as a 2016 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

February 2016 - DMG welcomes visiting researchers Anthony Maho, from the University of Liège, and Susanne Skjærvø, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, to Austin! Susanne is exploring structural evolution of alkali niobates and Anthony is studying deposition methods for thin film electrochromic materials.

December 2015 - Find the preliminary program for the 2016 GRC on Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals here and the affiliated GRS here. See you there!

November 2015 - In a new paper we explain that nanocrystal-block copolymer assemblies follow thermodynamic and kinetic assembly principles on different length scales.

November 2015 - Delia joins the Nano Letters team as an Associate Editor!

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