News and Science Archive

Dynamic materials transform themselves

Scientists have been searching for ways to develop materials that are as dynamic as living things, with the ability to change shape, move...

 

AFM Cell Mechanics

The ability to measure dynamic structural changes within a cell under applied load is essential...

 

Perovskite Blading

The efficiencies of perovskite solar cells, PSCs, are now reaching such consistently high levels that...

 

Perovskite Solar Modules

In a recent article published in Nature Energy, researchers in the Jinsong Huang Group used fluid...

 

2D-Materials

The unique properties of 2D materials have motivated the discovery of new atomically thin materials...

 

Polymer Brushes

Researchers in the You Group, in collaboration with scientist from UNC's Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the National Institute...

 

Research Opportunities Initiative

The University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative, UNC ROI, will provide three new grants worth a total of $6.2 million...

 

Solar Cell Passivation

The ionic defects at the surfaces and grain boundaries of organic–inorganic halide perovskite films are detrimental...

 

Faculty Innovator: Ronit Freeman

Ronit Freeman, an associate professor in the UNC Department of Applied Physical Sciences, believes in the power of interdisciplinary endeavors.

 

An Electride as a 2D Material

Because of their loosely bound electrons, electrides offer physical properties useful in chemical synthesis and...

 

Organic Solar Cells

Organic solar cells, OSCs, have been a rising star in the field of renewable energy since the introduction of the bulk heterojunction...

 

Two-Sphere Swimmer

The mechanism by which self-propulsion through a fluid is achieved has fascinated scientists of...

 

Hybrid Perovskites

New photovoltaic materials have been searched for in the past decades for clean and renewable solar energy...

 

From Swimmer to Swarms

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Daphne Klotsa, who has been selected for an NSF-CAREER award...

 

Synth & Properties

We have prepared semi-crystalline polyamide, PA, thermosets using reactive side-group functionalized copolyamides as precursors...

 

Crosslinking of Mobile Species

Biopolymeric matrices can impede transport of nanoparticulates and pathogens by entropic or direct adhesive interactions...

 

Surpassing 10% Efficiency

The commercialization of nonfullerene organic solar cells, OSCs, critically relies on the response under typical operating conditions, for instance...

 

3D Printing Revolution

In early 2015, Joseph M. DeSimone, then best known as an influential chemist at the University of North Carolina...

 

Cilia Technology

Ten years ago, researchers in the Superfine research group, took an engineering approach to understanding...

 

Microtubule Mechanics

A beam element is constructed for microtubules based upon data reduction of the results from atomistic...

 

Biomimetic Cilia

Living systems employ cilia to control and to sense the flow of fluids for many purposes, such as pumping, locomotion...

 

Mucosal Drug Delivery

In this article, the Greg Forest led team reviews the physical and chemical factors, of both particles and mucus, that dictate...

 

Affordable Hole Transport Materials

In order to reduce the cost of hole transporting materials (HTMs) for perovskite solar cells we have prepared triphenylamine-based small molecules using simple amide-bond formation chemistry.

 

Shape changing solar materials

Hybrid perovskites materials made record efficiency solar cells are found to change its shape under electric field, or electrostriction behavior, according to a recent paper...

 

Sustainable Water Access

Addressing a need that affects over 1.8 billion people worldwide, the Sustainable Access to Clean Water Creativity Hub...