News: AEP

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Researchers raise the temperature for exciton condensation

By: David Nutt

Research with potential applications in "brighter, more efficient lighting systems that outshine conventional LEDs" published in Nature by first author AEP Postdoctoral Associate Zefang Wang and co-senior authors AEP Professor Jie Shan and Associate Professor Kin Fai Mak. Read more

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Fuchs receives DOE funds to help reveal mysteries of magnetic materials

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

Gregory Fuchs , associate professor of applied and engineering physics, has been awarded a three-year grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop his pioneering technique for observing tiny magnetic structures, and to apply the technique to explore their little-known properties. In prior research, Fuchs developed magneto-thermal microscopy, a relatively simple method that allows researchers to image the dynamics of magnetic materials. With this funding, Fuchs and his team will apply their method to the study of magnetic skyrmions – tiny magnetic patterns with particle-like properties.... Read more

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Symposium honors nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead

By: Syl Kacapyr

Nanoscale scientists and industry professionals gathered in Cornell’s Physical Sciences Building June 1 for a symposium to honor the career of nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead , Ph.D. ’80, the Charles W. Lake Professor of Engineering, who will become an emeritus professor July 1. Craighead, who became a professor in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1989, focused his research on micro- and nanofabrication and on finding biological applications for the unique microscopic nanostructures he was creating. In 1997, he entered The Guinness Book of World Records after using... Read more