2014 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize

February 7, 2014


This year's Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize has been awarded to Prof. Philip Kim "for his discoveries of unconventional electronic properties of graphene".

The prize was endowed in 1952 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent) and is currently co-sponsored with the HTC-VIA Group, as a means of recognizing outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics.


Osmotic-pressure-controlled concentration of colloidal particles in thin-shelled capsules

January 31, 2014

(a) Schematic illustration of isotropic shrinkage of a liquid capsule under hypertonic condition; the capsule shrinks until the osmotic pressure difference becomes negligible. (b) A series of optical microscope images showing isotropic shrinkage of liquid capsules consisting of 10 wt.% aqueous core of PVA with 100 mOsml−1 and ETPTA membrane, where the capsules are dispersed in aqueous solution with 460 mOsml−1. Scale bar, 100 μm. (Figures reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature ©2014.)