Gassensmith Lab

New Members!

The group officially welcomes two new grad students! Olivia Brohlin, who received her BS from UT Austin and Arezoo Sharivarkevishahi, from Shiraz University in Iran!

Crikey! Convection Curls Clever Crystal Cantilever Contraption in Chem Comm!

Madushani Dharmarwardana and Raymond Welch have just published a paper in Chemical Communications showing thermal actuation in a single crystal. This is cool because the actuation is powered by a single-crystal to single-crystal phase transition (a monoclinic to triclinic phase transition) that accompanies an enormous change in unit cell. When glued to a glass plate, this anisotropic change causes the crystal to…