Research Highlights

Data-mining our Way to Better Nanoparticle Structures

Taking inspiration from genomics based data-mining approaches, we showed how large databases of candidate structures can be generated algorithmically and then mined efficiently and robustly to screen for candidate nanoparticle structures.

Designing the World’s Brightest Fluorescent Materials

The brightest fluorescent material has been created, solving a problem that’s persisted in the field for more than a century. While fluorescent dyes are potential key components of materials needed for applications including efficient solar cells, medical diagnostics, and organic light emitting diodes (LEDs), electronic coupling between them in the solid state quenches their emission. Small-molecule Ionic Isolation Lattices (SMILES) provide a solution to this long-standing problem.

Informing Zeolite Synthesis Enabled by Natural Language Processing

We have built an automated way to extract and combine body text and table information from published literature on the synthesis of zeolites, an industrially significant catalyst material. These tools are important as they move the field closer to the ability to predict and design synthesis routes for zeolites.

A New Pathway to Stable, Low-cost, Flexible Electronics

While progress in material and device design has been astonishing, low environmental and operational stabilities remain longstanding problems obstructing their immediate deployment in real world applications.

Native Point Defects and Doping in ZnGeN2

D. Skachkov, A. P. Jaroenjittichai, L. Y. Huang, W. R. L. Lambrecht

Vibrational Modes in the Pmc21 Structure of ZnGeN2

M. Hagemann, C. Bhandari, W. R. L. Lambrecht