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Title:Crystal Confetti
Author(s):Boehning, Rebecca
Contributor(s):Diao, Ying
Subject(s):Colorful
Organic
Crystals
Organic Crystals
Chemical Engineering
Abstract:My research focuses on growing organic semiconductor crystals. Due to the increasing popularity of computers and smart phones, semiconductors now power our world. In recent years, organic semiconductors have emerged as a potential alternative to traditional semiconductor materials, such as silicon. These organic compounds offer several benefits such as flexible electronic applications and low energy production processes (compared to silicon wafers). One common way to produce high quality organic semiconductors is via crystallization. In my research, I aim to grow large (1 mm), monochromatic crystals with defined edges. The fun (and challenging) part of growing crystals is the outcome is random! Sometimes I end up with Crystal Confetti, and other times I achieve the large, monochromatic crystals I desire. By determining favorable conditions, I hope to see the desired outcome more often. However, my undesirable samples still make great abstract art. Awarded Second Place in the Image of Research 2016. For more information about the Image of Research--Undergraduate Edition go to: http://go.library.illinois.edu/imageofresearch_uredition
Issue Date:2016-04
Genre:Photograph
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89967
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Rebecca Boehning
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-19


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