May 2018: KIC members Jie Shan and Kin Fai Mak are experts on atomically thin materials, particularly their optical and electronic properties. They are also married and were recruited to Cornell last year through the provost’s NEXT Nano Initiative. They moved their shared lab and joint research group to Ithaca and have been up and running in the Physical Sciences Building since January, where they also manage the KIC facility. Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

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May, 2018:  KIC congratulates Executive Committee member Hector Abruna on being elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Abruna is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to NAS in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  This story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.

 

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April, 2018: KIC members Jie Shan and Kin Fai Mak have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field, a breakthrough that provides a blueprint for producing exceptionally powerful and efficient data storage in computer chips, among other applications. The research is detailed in the paper, “Electric-field switching of two-dimensional van der Waals magnets,” published March 12 in Nature Materials. Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

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March, 2018: In a study published March 8 in Science, KIC co-Director David Muller, in collaboration with University of Chicago scientists, revealed a technique to “sew” two patches of crystals seamlessly together to create atomically thin fabrics.  Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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March 2018: KIC members Grace Xing, Debdeep Jena and David Muller are among a team of Cornell researchers that have successfully devised a semi-conductor-superconductor crystal featuring gallium nitride (GaN) grown directly only a crystal of niobium nitride (NbN), a proven superconductor material used in many applications, including quantum communications and astronomy.  Their research was published online March 8 in Nature. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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January, 2018: A KIC research team comprised of co-Directors Paul McEuen & David Muller,  member Itai Cohen, and Postdoctoral Fellow Marc Miskin have built the ‘muscle’ for an electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell. Their work is outlined in “Graphene-based Bimorphs for Micron-sized, Autonomous Origami Machines,” published Jan. 2 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  See also the Cornell Chronicle

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Nov. 2017: KIC members Darrell Schlom and Kyle Shen address a decades-old mystery of “missing electrons.” Their work is detailed in a paper, “Lifshitz transition from valence fluctuations in YbAl3,” published Oct. 11 in Nature Communications. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Nov. 2017: KIC members and postdocs explore the optical properties of single-atom-thick layers of graphene and report clear observations of exitons in bilayer graphene.  The research by Paul McEuen, Farhan Rana, Long Ju and Lei Wang (all affiliated with KIC) was published in Science on Nov 17, 2017.  Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Oct. 2017:  Inspired by cephalopods such as the optopus that have the ability to quickly change color and shape, KIC member and Professor of Physics Itai Cohen has teamed up with Rob Shepherd, an assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, to devise a method for precisely transforming stretchable 2D obejcts into 3D shapes. Read more about this research in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Oct., 2017: A research group led by KIC members Grace Xing and Debdeep Jena recently achieved a new record in deep ultraviolet photonics at 40% internal quantum efficiency (IQE), which is more than twice the highest-reported value for the conventional heterostructures at comparable short DUV wavelengths. Full story available on the Cornell ECE news site.

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Sept. 2017:  KIC Director and John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science Paul McEuen has been named a Citation Laureate for his seminal contributions to carbon-based electronics.  Read more about his research focus and impact.

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August, 2017: David Muller, KIC co-director and Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics discusses his electron microscope pixel detector (EMPAD), and what it means in terms of gathering data at the atomic level. Read more about his research, and the significance of the Kavli Institute at Cornell in the Cornell Research News.

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July,  2017: Professor of Physics and KIC Member Itai Cohen researches ant-mimicking spiders, a remarkable example of adaptive evolution. His research was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Read the Cornell Chronicle article here.

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July, 2017: The search for the superconductor of the future takes a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Europe led by Professor of Physics and KIC Member Seamus Davis. Click here for more details.

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July, 2017: KIC Member Jeevak Parpia and a team of Cornell researchers build on the Nobel Prize discovery of the superfluid state of liquid helium and find new implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.  Their findings were recently published in Nature Communications.  Read more about this exciting research in the Cornell Chronicle.

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  • The Cornell NEXT Nano Initative


    What If....

    ...we could track and repair individual cells deep inside the body?

    ...we could build an environmental lab inside of a raindrop?

    ...we could nano-engineer batteries to make fossil fuels obsolete?

    ...we could create nanoscale machines as easily as we build electronic circuits?

    NEXT is a mult-year interdisciplinary program at Cornell created to push nanoscale science and microsystems engineering to the next level of design, function and integration.

    Our goal of hiring 10 outstanding nano/micro focused faculty members in the next five years is just the first of the NEXT initiatives at Cornell. Join us in building the future!

    http://next.cornell.edu

  • The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity and promotes increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

    Read about exciting new research in nano, neuro and astro at Curious Stardust, the new Kavli Blog.

    Other Kavli Institutes in Nanoscience:

    Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology (KNI)

    Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft)

    Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology at Harvard University (KIBST)

    Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (ENSI)

  • Contact

    Kavli Institute at Cornell for
    Nanoscale Science
    420 Physical Sciences Building
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    Caroline Brockner, Program Asst.
    Phone: 607-255-5580
    Email: kicnano@cornell.edu