Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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A new facet for germanium

MIT researchers grow perfectly shaped germanium tunnels on silicon oxide with controllable length.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 31, 2020 ~10 min

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Mircea Dincă: Searching for materials that collect and store energy | MIT News

A lifelong fascination with chemistry has led to research on exotic new materials with environmental advantages.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2018 ~6 min

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A new window into electron behavior | MIT News

Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material’s surface.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 16, 2017 ~9 min

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Christine Wang receives American Association for Crystal Growth Award | MIT News

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of crystal growth and epitaxy, the development of crystals for use in photonics, microelectronics, and more.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Sept. 25, 2017 ~4 min

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New faculty strengthen, broaden MIT’s energy expertise | MIT News

MIT's newest faculty bring a wide array of energy interests and developments to the Institute.

Francesca McCaffrey | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 7, 2017 ~18 min

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SMART electronics research | MIT News

Eugene Fitzgerald pursues new models for innovation in electronics as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.

Eric Brown | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
Sept. 21, 2015 ~11 min

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Silicon photonics meets the foundry | MIT News

Lionel Kimerling, Rajeev Ram, and other MIT researchers explore practical ways to bring optical interconnection toward and directly onto chips.

Eric Bender | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
Sept. 8, 2015 ~8 min

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Making the new silicon | MIT News

Gallium nitride electronics could drastically cut energy usage in data centers, consumer devices.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
July 29, 2015 ~11 min

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Professor Emeritus Benjamin Lax dies at 99 | MIT News

Pioneer in semiconductors created MIT's magnet laboratory and served as associate director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Daniel Cohn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
April 27, 2015 ~4 min

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