Hybrid Graphene Oxide Can Capture and Identify Rare Cell Selectively

Cancer is known for more than three thousand years, but till in 21st century, it  causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide.

Nanotechnology Spin a Prize Game Show to for K12 Participants

NSF-JSU-UCSB PREM member conducted outreach activities at high school and initiate a Science Line program to help local science students in their mission of enhancing scientific literacy to wider audiences

Center on Interfaces in Materials. A Partnership with the Research Triangle MRSEC Texas PREM Network

Purpose of the Texas PREM Network: Share best practices for recruitment and retention of underrepresnted groups Provide a forum for student presenters Create a larger PREM identity

Center on Interfaces in Materials. A Partnership with the Research Triangle MRSEC 2013 PREM Academy for High School Teachers

The PREM Academy is a teacher/PREM researcher workshop - Goals: Address critical deficiencies in experiential learning through hands-on laboratory exercises with PREM faculty 40 hour training program Expose local educators to current materials research Introduce Project Based Instruction

Novel Family of Chiral-Based Topological Insulators: Elemental Tellurium under Strain

First-principles prediction that elemental Tellurium undergoes a trivial insulator to strong topological insulator (metal) transition under shear (hydrostatic or uniaxial) strain.

Prediction of Carrier Mobility in Disordered Semiconductors for Organic Photovoltaics

The first-principles calculation is based on the phonon-assisted charge transfer model. The ionic vibration brings the two electronic states closer whereby the charge carriers hop from one state to another with a transition rate. The charge transport mechanism is phonon-assisted charge t

Isomeric Separation of Endohedral Fullerene Compounds by Selective Chemical Oxidation

Fullerenes are carbon cages that are currently being used in solar cells because of their unique properties as electron acceptors.

Band Gap Opening in Methane Intercalated Graphene

Recent experimental work has demonstrated production of quasi free-standing graphene by methane intercalation. The intercalation weakens the coupling of adjacent graphene layers and yields Dirac fermion behaviour of monolayer graphene.

Doping graphene with UV light

CVD Graphene was synthesized at PENN. A Field Effect Transistor was fabricated at UPRH . No lithography was used (i.e. no harsh chemicals used) to define the source and drain electrodes, instead a TEM grid was used as a shadow mask. This is new to graphene based device fabrication. The dev

PREM’s Nano Exhibición

The PREM Nano Exhibición is presented in collaboration with Humacao’s Casa Roig Museum from March to December 2013. The basic exhibit was awarded to PREM by NISENet. Additional modules on “Nano, Stained Glasses and Materials in Historical Casa Roig” are being developed with the participat

Tunable Band Gap in Gold Intercalated Graphene

Recent experimental work has demonstrated production of quasi free-standing graphene by gold intercalation. The intercalation weakens the coupling of adjacent graphene layers and yields Dirac fermion behavior of monolayer graphene.

High Altitude Research Platform

The 2012 Pre-Freshmen Bridge Summer Science Program students conducted an interdisciplinary high altitude balloon research project. The research project involved eight teams of students working on original research projects.Two teams worked on materials science research, two teams on susta