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Ideas & discoveries ranked according to their “predicted value to society” Scientific field:  Physics  >> Solid State Physics  Enter time period of interest (years):   2016 Top 100 ideas & discoveries in “Solid State Physicsfor year 2016: 1. Discovery of a new gallium-nitride crystalline structure, by John V. Smith (Univ. of Maryland College Park) - equivalent to the highest prize in “Solid State Physics” for year 2016!!! 2. First proponent of a method to make double wall carbon nanotubes, by Kathy Cooley (individual) 3. Discovery of the bond structure at the GaSb/InAs hetero-structures, by Alice Yu (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore). 4. First measurement of the bond strength at the interface GaAs/AlAs, by Vera Coors (Synergy Inc.). 5. Discovery of a new InAs crystalline structure, by John Taney and Alice Wang (Laurel Micro- Devices Inc.). 6. First proponent of a method to make double layer graphite, by Karen Smith (Univ. of Maryland). 7. Discovery of the bond structure at the CdSe hetero-structures, by Ally Wu and Peter Johnson (Synergy Inc.). 8. First measurement of the bond strength in SiGe hetero-structures, by Anna Sun (Chesapeake Materials Inc.). 9. Discovery of a new high pressure crystalline structure in ice, by Chuck Smith (Johns Hopkins Univ.). 10. First proponent of a way to measure total crystal energy, by David Smith (Green Energy Inc.). 11. Discovery of a new type of bond in ZnO single crystals, by Mary Allen (Synergy Inc.). 12. First measurement of the dissociation energy of nanoparticles, by Peter Kroos (Univ. of Maryland). 13. Discovery of a new gallium-nitride crystalline structure, by Ron Stork (Univ. of Maryland). 14. First proponent of a method to make double wall carbon nanotubes, by Paul Wang (individual). 15. Discovery of a new gallium-nitride crystalline structure, by John V. Smith (Univ. of Maryland College Park). see all