University Research

03.13.19University Research

Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood FormationExternal link

North Carolina State University researchers have uncovered how a complex network of transcription factors switch wood formation genes on and off. Understanding this transcriptional regulatory network has applications for modifying wood properties for timber, paper and biofuels, as well as making forest trees more disease- and pest-resistant. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.19University Research

Spintronics "Miracle Material" Put to the TestExternal link

In 2017, University of Utah physicist Valy Vardeny called perovskite a “miracle material” for an emerging field of next-generation electronics, called spintronics, and he’s standing by that assertion. In a paper published January 10th in Nature Communications, Vardeny, along with Jingying Wang, Dali Sun (now at North Carolina State University) and colleagues present two devices built using perovskite to demonstrate the material’s potential in spintronic systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.06.18University Research

Common Bricks Can Be Used to Detect Past Presence of Uranium, PlutoniumExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether bricks – the common building material – have ever been near a radiological source, and identify the specific type of source, such as high enriched uranium or plutonium. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.20.17University Research

Researchers Show Thermally Activated Delayed Photoluminescence from Semiconductor NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that returns some energy to the nanocrystal, causing it to photoluminesce on long time scales. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.12.17University Research

Physicists Use Numerical ‘Tweezers’ to Study Nuclear InteractionsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed numerical “tweezers” that can pin a nucleus in place, enabling them to study how interactions between protons and neutrons produce forces between nuclei. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.30.17University Research

Researchers Find New Way to Control Light with Electric FieldsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows them to change the refractive index for visible light in some semiconductor materials by 60 percent – two orders of magnitude better than previous results. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.08.17University Research

Paper Spotlights Key Flaw in Widely Used Radioisotope Dating TechniqueExternal link

An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples, according to new research from North Carolina State University. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.17University Research

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed BlessingExternal link

Researchers at North Carolina State University found that a fungal catalyst can oxidize manganese, creating oxides which have a large affinity for metals thus creating a passive treatment to remove micro-pollutants out of water. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.16University Research

New Findings Boost Promise of Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen CatalysisExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.16University Research

New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in MaterialsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

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