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Partnership aims to increase diversity in materials science

Partnership aims to increase diversity in materials science

By: J. Edward Anthony

The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) are embarking on a research collaboration designed to increase diversity in the field of materials science. The collaboration will support cross-institutional scientific partnerships between students and faculty at Cornell and N.C. A&T, a historically Black university that produces more African American engineers than any other university in the United States. Read more


Scientists harness machine learning to lower solar energy cost

A Cornell-led collaboration received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use machine learning to accelerate the creation of low-cost materials for solar energy. The three-year project, “Formulation Engineering of Energy Materials via Multiscale Learning Spirals,” is led by principal investigator Lara Estroff, professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering Read more

monolayer iron selenide

Monolayer superconductor exhibits unusual behavior

Cornell researchers have discovered a rare “pseudogap” phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition temperature can be greatly boosted in a single monolayer of iron selenide, and how it might be applied to other superconducting materials. The group’s paper, “Incoherent Cooper Pairing and Pseudogap Behavior in Single-Layer FeSe/SrTiO3,” published June 10 in Physical Review X. The paper’s lead author is Brendan Faeth, Ph.D. ’20. Read more

electron ptychographic reconstruction of a praseodymium orthoscandate (PrScO3) crystal,

Cornell researchers see atoms at record resolution

In 2018, Cornell researchers built a high-powered detector that, in combination with an algorithm-driven process called ptychography, set a world record by tripling the resolution of a state-of-the-art electron microscope. Read more

Elucida members holding vials

C dots Unplugged

Elucida Oncology, Inc., a Cornell/MSK start-up commercializing C dots has successfully filled vials with a therapeutic Cornell dot (C dot) drug product (DP) for clinical use. This is an important milestone for Elucida Oncology, Inc, on their way to the first human clinical trials in the second half of 2021 using C dots as drug delivery vehicles for therapeutic agents. C Dots were created more than 15 years ago in the lab of Uli Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Wiesner has been working to put C Dots to use in the fight... Read more

four different superconductor quantum material structures

Superconducting quantum material has an organic twist

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has taken its breakthrough discovery – which melded the ability of soft organic materials to spontaneously self-organize with quantum materials to create superconductors with novel porous architectures – and upped the ante by designing a new cohort of these “quantum metamaterials” that can achieve superconductivity at temperatures competitive with state-of-the-art solid-state materials synthesis. Read more

The Singer Group is leveraging defects and dislocations in solid-state electrolytes to create superior energy storage materials.

Nanoscale defects could boost energy storage materials

By: David Nutt

A Cornell-led collaboration used X-ray nanoimaging to gain an unprecedented view into solid-state electrolytes, revealing previously undetected crystal defects and dislocations that may now be leveraged to create superior energy storage materials. Read more