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Welcome to the Sambur Group at CSU!

We are an interdisciplinary research group with expertise in analytical, experimental physical, and materials chemistry. Our group focuses on developing high-resolution imaging and characterization methods to tackle grand challenges in nanoscience. We envision that our discoveries will lead to new applications in solar energy conversion and catalysis. Sambur group members will gain valuable experience in materials synthesis, state-of-the-art microscopy/spectroscopy characterization tools, instrument design, data analysis, prototype device design, and proposal writing/communication skills. Contact Justin to learn more and follow us on Twitter!

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Group News

Microscopy activity published in J Chem Ed

Undergraduate students Travis (now MS student!), Amy, and Benton developed a cool microscopy activity (now online here). Students build a TIRF microscope and use it to image single nanoparticles. The activity helps students observe the optical diffraction limit, which was the subject of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Li’s paper accepted in Nano Letters!

Li’s paper revealed charge carrier recombination and transport pathways as a function of excitation energy and stacking orientation. Great work Li! Thanks to Prof. Hua Chen in Physics for photocurrent simulations.

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  • Check out some awesome work from our undergraduates! https://t.co/ESeKEHEmu3 December 19, 2019
    Check out some awesome work from our undergraduates! https://twitter.com/JustinSambur/status/1207640333405716481 (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • The annual Sambur Group holiday party and White Elephant gift exchange was a blast! https://t.co/gfKg1DAVOo December 16, 2019
    The annual Sambur Group holiday party and White Elephant gift exchange was a blast! (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • Congratulations to Li for getting his second Nano Letters paper of the year accepted! Check it out here https://t.co/BEqUbyXEWk November 22, 2019
    Congratulations to Li for getting his second Nano Letters paper of the year accepted! Check it out here https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04209 (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • Congratulations to Colby!! #smartwindows https://t.co/Uu0tHISrWX November 14, 2019
    Congratulations to Colby!! #smartwindows https://twitter.com/csu_chemistry/status/1194661619218997249 (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • Group member Merranda had a fun-filled, busy day showing off our LEGO microscope to students at Shepardson Elementary school this week! https://t.co/hcKGhHa9Mb November 8, 2019
    Group member Merranda had a fun-filled, busy day showing off our LEGO microscope to students at Shepardson Elementary school this week! (Feed generated with FetchRSS)