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Materials Developed in the labs of STAMI Professor John Reynolds may power Transparent Wood Smart Windows
Transparent wood composites have high strength, toughness, thermal insulation, and excellent transmissivity, and offer a route to replace glass for diffusely transmitting windows. STAMI-GTPN and -COPE Professor John Reynolds' group has used conjugated-polymer-based electrochromic materials and transparent wood to create devices that switch on-demand. The devices exhibit a vibrant magenta-to-clear color change that results from a remarkably colorless bleached state. Published in Chemistry and Sustainability (ChemSusChem).
The Group of STAMI-COPE Professor Bernard Kippelen may have addressed the most significant obstacle to expanding the use of organic semiconductors for thin-film transistors (OFETs) by using a nanostructured gate dielectric. The structure, composed of a fluoropolymer layer and a nanolaminate made from two metal oxide materials serves as a gate dielectric and simultaneously protects the organic semiconductor. The nanostructured gate dielectric enables OFETS to operate with unprecedented stability. Click here for more information.
STAMI held its inaugural Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on October 19th-20th at Geogria Tech's Historic Academy of Medicine in Midtown Atlanta. The event was attended by over 20 different companies interested in advanced materials and interfaces and by over 150 Georgia Tech faculty, students, and researchers from a variety of schools within the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University delivered the Keynote Address while both Georgia Tech faculty and Industrial speakers participated in presentations and networking opportunties.