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Nicholas Calta

Graduate Student, Northwestern University
Kanatzidis Group, Exploratory Synthesis (Intermetallics)
Phone: x 7-6335
E-Mail: ncalta@u.northwestern.edu
Office: GG19

B.S., Chemistry
Georgetown University 2010


I joined the Kanatzidis group in 2010 after obtaining a bachelors degree from Georgetown University. At Georgetown I worked under Sarah Stoll trying to synthesize lanthanide-selenide semiconductor nanoparticles to investigate their magneto-optical properties.

My current research focuses on using the metal flux technique to explore complex, rare earth-containing intermetallic systems. I utilize mostly Al, Sn, and In flux, with the synthetic goal of increasing the library of known intermetallic compounds and correlating structural features with physical properties.