2019/01/17 - HERMAN's high-temperature reactor installed

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:46 AM by Emory Chan

The custom-designed, high-temperature microplate reactor for our HERMAN robot has passed its acceptance test and has been officially installed in HERMAN!  Thanks to Kyle, Duane and Gary at Aslin Automation for making this happen! It's been a long journey, from an intern prototype, a couple robot vendors, and six Aslin prototypes, but we now have a reactor!  Now for the fun part: programming. 

2019/01/13 - Ayelet & Bella's upconverting nanopartice lifetimes research published in JPCC

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:43 AM by Emory Chan

Ayelet and Bella's manuscript investigating the power-dependent lifetimes and energy transfer networks in upconverting nanoparticles was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  They show that UCNPs are complex energy transfer networks with collective, robust, non-linear dynamics.  Congrats, Ayelet and Bella! Check out their work here:

2018/12/07 - Haoran bids farewell, heading to Apple

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:38 AM by Emory Chan

It's a sad day as Haoran is departing the Chan group for a new job at Apple. The Chan group feasted on Peking duck at Haoran's going away lunch.  Haoran was the 2nd postdoc in the Chan group, and he is our resident expert on WANDA, HERMAN, and semiconductor quantum dots.  He will be sorely missed!

2018/11/21 - Andrea Pickel's nanothermometers User research published in Nature Communications

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:33 AM by Emory Chan

UC-Berkeley Users Andrea Pickel and Prof. Chris Dames (along with Ayelet, Emory, and Jim) have published their research on upconverting nanoparticle thermometers in Nature Communications. We sort out the age-old question of whether the lasers used to excite upconverting nanoparticle thermometers change their temperature (***see spoiler below!).  Check the paper out here:

Congrats, Andrea & co!

*** spoilers below ***
they dont :)

2018/11/05 - Xindong Wang joins the group

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:28 AM by Emory Chan

Visiting student and China Scholarship Council fellow Xindong Wang has joined the Chan group on a 1-year stint from Prof. Guanying Chen's group at Harbin Institute of Technology.  Welcome Xindong!

2018/10/20 - Shimon Weiss User Pub in ACS Photonics

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:24 AM by Emory Chan

Congratulations to WANDA Users from Prof. Shimon Weiss's group at UCLA for their ACS Photonics paper characterizing the Stark effect in semiconductor nanorod heterostructures!  Yung, Jack, and Shimon are using these tiny nanorods as in vivo voltage sensors! Check out their work here:

2018/08/15 - LiZnSb User pub from Javier Vela's group in Chemistry of Materials

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:17 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 2:02 AM ]

Users Art White, Alan Gonzalez, and Prof. Javier Vela have published their User research exploring the synthesis of LiZnSb materials using WANDA!  They even discovered a new phase of LiZnSb!  Congratulations, WANDA users!  Check out their Chemistry of Materials paper here:

2018/08/12 - A flood of good and bad news...

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:13 AM by Emory Chan

The Chan group was hit by a literal and figurative deluge last week.  Early in the week, Emory and Irene welcomed the littlest member of the Chan group into the world, Baby Sydney!  

But late in the week, the entire Foundry flooded when the sprinklers were set off, sending water raining down all over HERMAN, WANDA, and the rest of the 4th floor. Fortunately, due to the heroic efforts of the Foundry staff, we seemed to have escaped major damage (thank you Nate, Shaul, and the robot gloveboxes!).  I guess we'll chalk that up to another stroke of good luck!

2018/08/06 - Bella's single upconverting nanoparticle research published in Nature Communicatons

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:01 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 1:02 AM ]

Bella's research with Angel, Ayelet, Emory, Jim, and Bruce was published in Nature Communications.  Congratulations Bella & co!  Check the paper out here: https://10.1038/s41467-018-05577-8

2018/07/08 - Xinle's PSM-COF work published in Nature Communications

posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:56 AM by Emory Chan

Congratulations to Xinle for his Nature Communications publication on the post-synthetic modification of covalent organic frameworks.  These are the most stable COFs in the world!  Read more about them here:

Congrats, Xinle!


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