University Research

01.25.19University Research

Researchers Aim to Develop Radiation Therapy with Short Exposure TimesExternal link

New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.19University Research

New Thermoelectric Material Delivers Record PerformanceExternal link

Taking advantage of recent advances in using theoretical calculations to predict the properties of new materials, researchers have reported the discovery of a new class of half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds, including one with a record high figure of merit – a metric used to determine how efficiently a thermoelectric material can convert heat to electricity.
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01.24.19University Research

UMD Engineers Discover Root Cause of Solid-State Battery FailureExternal link

A University of Maryland (UMD) research team - consisting of Chunsheng Wang, a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE); Howard Wang, a visiting research professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Nancy Dudney of Oak Ridge National Laboratory - discovered that high electronic conductivity of solid electrolytes is the root cause of dendrite formation in solid-state batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.19University Research

For Zombie Microbes, Deep-Sea Buffet is Just Out of ReachExternal link

Far below the ocean floor, sediments are teeming with bizarre zombie-like microbes. Although they’re technically alive, they grow in slow motion, and can take decades for a single cell to divide—something their cousins at the surface do in a matter of minutes. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is beginning to pick apart how they survive by examining their source of “food”—nearby molecules of organic carbon. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.19University Research

Better Drug to Save Mothers' Lives During Childbirth May be on the WayExternal link

Development of a safer drug to counter postpartum bleeding may be on the horizon, based on new research by Arizona State University, the Bridge Institute at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory based at Stanford University.
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01.23.19University Research

Creating a Roadmap for 2D MaterialsExternal link

An invited article in the December online edition of the journal 2D Materials provides a roadmap for the synthesis of electronic-grade two-dimensional materials for future electronic and sensing applications. Led by Penn State, with contributions from five additional universities and national laboratories, the roadmap addresses the grand challenges in 2D materials with useful electronic or photonic properties, and the outlook for U.S. advances in the field.
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01.23.19University Research

Superconductors Due for a TuneupExternal link

Physicists at Rice University show quantum materials can be tuned for superconductivity.
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01.22.19University Research

Kagome DiscoveriesExternal link

Boston College researcher Kun Jiang and Professor of Physics Ziqiang Wang help an international team of colleagues explain new findngs in the kagome magnet.
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01.22.19University Research

Just Like Flipping a Switch – In Only Half a PicosecondExternal link

Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered molecules ‘spin flip’ from magnetic to non-magnetic forms dynamically in one half of one trillionth of a second, or half a picosecond in the course of a chemical reaction.
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01.22.19University Research

Clean and Green: UCI Physicist Helps Invent Novel Way of Converting Nitrogen to AmmoniaExternal link

Huolin Xin, UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy, and colleagues have come up with a way to more sustainably produce ammonia using atoms of molybdenum as a catalyst for electrochemical conversion.
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