The Division consists of almost 600 individuals.
Of this total, over 500 are scientists, almost all
with advanced degrees, and 70% with PhDs. Bell
-Labs are located at Murray Hill, NJ.
Bell Labs scientists have earned nearly 30,000
patents, 6 Nobel Prizes, 9 National Medals of
Science and 5 National Medals of Technology.
Researchers here actively investigating Sol-Gel made
materials and colloidal systems for optical and
optoelectronic applications. They have been the
first to demonstrate that Silica tubes of
meters size which are used on the IVPO fiber manufacturing
process could be produced by Sol-Gel with
excellent quality and low impurities to be used as
the clad for optical fibers. Other
areas of investigations includes colloidal
crystals and hybrids.