University Research

08.16.18University Research

For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride is Full of SurprisesExternal link

In a paper published online July 23 in the journal Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo “ferroelectric switching.” Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.18University Research

Department of Energy Awards William & Mary $1M for Fusion ResearchExternal link

The DOE recently announced $36.4 million in funding for 37 research awards at universities, national laboratories and private firms to support the study of nuclear fusion as a future energy source. William & Mary was one of 10 universities selected to receive DOE funding. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.18University Research

A Superconductor Story with a TwistExternal link

There’s a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University scientists.
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08.15.18University Research

Researchers Discover How to Protect Yeast from Damage in Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals.

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08.15.18University Research

UW Professor Receives DOE Grant to Study Arctic’s Mixed-Phase Convective CloudsExternal link

Bart Geerts, a professor and head of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Science, recently was awarded a $605,405 DOE grant to study mixed-phase convective clouds in the polar marine boundary layer in the Arctic.
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08.14.18University Research

Studying Universe Requires 'Archaeology on the Grand Scale,' Physicist SaysExternal link

As director of the Dark Energy Survey, an international collaboration to map several hundred million galaxies using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, Fermilab scientist and University of Chicago professor Josh Frieman, PhD’89, leads more than 400 scientists from over 25 institutions across the world in the quest to unravel mysteries of the universe.
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08.14.18University Research

Neutron Stars May Hold an Answer to Neutron Puzzle on EarthExternal link

According to University of Illinois physicist Douglas H. Beck, "Neutrons play some unusual roles in our world. Free neutrons decay in about 900 s but, bound in nuclei, they are stable and make up somewhat more than half the mass of the visible universe."
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08.14.18University Research

Groundbreaking Poplar Study Shows Trees Can Be Genetically Engineered Not to SpreadExternal link

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.
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08.13.18University Research

Energy Department Award Supports Professor's Study of Safer, Cheaper Nuclear PowerExternal link

The use of uranium as a source of clean energy might soon take a leap forward, following the announcement that a University of Kansas chemistry professor has received a prestigious five-year award for work on this topic from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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08.13.18University Research

Nanotube ‘Rebar’ Makes Graphene Twice as ToughExternal link

In a new study in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano, Rice materials scientist Jun Lou, graduate student and lead author Emily Hacopian and collaborators, including Rice chemist James Tour, stress-tested rebar graphene and found that nanotube rebar diverted and bridged cracks that would otherwise propagate in unreinforced graphene.
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