MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.
MIT Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus has been named winner of the 2008 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize from the American Physical Society.
Dresselhaus, who will receive $10,000 for the prize, was cited "for pioneering contributions to the understanding of electronic properties of materials, especially novel forms of carbon."
The prize was endowed in 1952 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories,Â Lucent Technologies) to recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. It is named in memory of Oliver E. Buckley, an influential president of Bell Labs.
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