Despite the ubiquitous importance of nanoparticles in the modern scientific and technological materials landscape, it is notoriously difficult to obtain good information about how the atomic bonding in these systems changes as a function of nanoparticle size. Such information is critical to understand properties such as catalytic activity or optical response of nanoparticles. A team… Read More Examining the size-dependent lattice dynamics of atomically precise CdSe quantum dots
Billinge group members and collaborators recently conducted a detailed experimental and theoretical study of the magnetic interactions in the classic antiferromagnet MnO using magnetic pair distribution function (mPDF) analysis, resulting in a publication in Physical Review Letters (Frandsen et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 197204, see here). This work, which has furthered the methodology of… Read More mPDF study of MnO highlighted by Brookhaven and Columbia
Last month we said goodbye to our favorite postdoc Kirsten Jensen. We are happy to report that she has accepted an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen where she will be working on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. During her time at Columbia, Kirsten focused on developing and using new thin-film… Read More Kirsten accepts faculty position at University of Copenhagen
As part of an ongoing collaboration between Columbia University and the University of Glasgow, a select few graduate/post-doctoral fellows are chosen annually and provided funding for short visits to both schools. Max plans on conducting his exchange in the Fall, with a proposal to continue a study of degradation products found in the famous Mary… Read More Max Awarded Columbia-Glasgow Exchange Fellowship
Emil has been invited to give a keynote lecture at The 29th European Crystallographic Meeting next August in Rovinj, Croatia. His presentation is titled: “Local structure and physical properties in complex functional materials.” Congratulations Emil!