University Research

12.21.17University Research

Quantum Leap: Novel Computational Approach Launches New Paradigm in Electronic Structure TheoryExternal link

A group of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation that holds the key to explaining the motion of electrons in atoms and molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.17University Research

New Technique Allows Rapid Screening for New Types of Solar CellsExternal link

A team at MIT and other institutions has come up with a way to bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.20.17University Research

Scientists Discover Process for Transitioning Two-Layer Graphene into a Diamond-Hard Material on ImpactExternal link

Scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, worked to theorize and test how two layers of graphene — each one-atom thick — could be made to transform into a diamond-like material upon impact at room temperature. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.20.17University Research

Board Approves Planning $35M for FRIB Construction ProjectsExternal link

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the university to begin planning for new construction adding to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB. 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

12.19.17University Research

Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of SuperconductivityExternal link

Caltech's Garnet Chan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, and his colleagues have shown that high-temperature superconducting materials order themselves into a striped pattern of charges—what Chan and colleagues call "rivers of charge"—just before they become superconducting. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.19.17University Research

New Grants Bolster CSU Expertise in Wildfire Smoke ImpactsExternal link

Colorado State University researchers who have led ground-breaking inquiries into understanding smoke from fires have been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy Office of Science Atmospheric Science Research Program to study organic aerosols, with a focus on how the particles interact with clouds and climate. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.19.17University Research

Perking Up and Crimping the ‘Bristles’ of Polyelectrolyte BrushesExternal link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and the Argonne National Laboratory have devised experiments that caused polyelectrolyte brush bristles to collapse and then recover from the collapse. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.17University Research

High-Resolution Climate Models Present Alarming New Projections for U.S.External link

Illinois atmospheric sciences researchers Zach Zobel and professor Donald Wuebbles led a team that developed new, high-resolution models that may help direct climate policy initiatives at the local level. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.17University Research

New Catalyst Meets Challenge of Cleaning Exhaust from Modern EnginesExternal link

Researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico have created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. Read MoreExternal linkage

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