Researchers at Harvard and Princeton Universities are working together to understand the nature of electrets and to design and fabricate new electret materials and structures. Electrets include almost any material that shows a permanent, fixed electrostatic surface charge or an oriented permanent dipole, encompassing both solids and liquids. We seek to develop prototype devices to aid in the transfer of research to useful technology.

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"Suspended in Orbit" Chemical Heritage Newsmagazine (5 June 2007).

"George M. Whitesides receives the Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society for 2007." The text of his Priestley address can be found in "Revolutions in Chemistry" along with a short profile of Prof. Whitesides, "Always on the Move" Chemical and Engineering News (26 March 2007).

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Harvard University
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