Carnegie Mellon University
September 22, 2015

Bockstaller Group published in Nature Communications

The design of hybrid materials exhibiting tailored phononic band gaps is fundamentally relevant to innovative material technologies in areas from acoustics to thermo-optic devices. An international research team including Carnegie Mellon’s Bockstaller and Matyjazsewski has now demonstrated that polymer-tethered colloids can be assembled into a new class of ‘phononic crystal’ materials are amenable to large scale fabrication processing.

E. Alonso-Redondo, M. Schmitt, Z. Urbach, C. M. Hui, R. Sainidou, P. Rembert, K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller, G. Fytas