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Doctoral Physics Students Share Interests in Fundamentals of the Universe

Doctoral Physics Students Share Interests in Fundamentals of the Universe

Ohio University’s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics hosted an Open House recently at the John C. Edwards Accelerator Lab. Doctoral students working with faculty members associated with INPP and the Physics & Astronomy Department shared their research and findings in an afternoon poster session. Visitors and participants were invited […]

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September 15, 2017 at 7:31 pmResearch

Four A&S Faculty Named 2017 Presidential Research Scholars

Presidential Research Scholars Arts and Sciences winners

Four out of the five faculty members named 2017 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars are College of Arts & Sciences faculty. The award recognizes excellence in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. The A&S award winners are Dr. Hao Chen, Professor of Chemistry & […]

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September 15, 2017 at 8:11 amNews Research

Brazil-U.S. Physicists Advance Understanding in Nanoscale Transport

Physicist Sergio Ulloa

Ohio University’s Dr. Sergio Ulloa, a professor in Physics and Astronomy, published a paper, “Conductance and Kondo interference beyond proportional coupling” in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review Letters. Ulloa collaborated with Brazilian co-authors Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva of University of São Paulo, Caio H. Lewenkopf of […]

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September 13, 2017 at 5:23 pmResearch

Physics Student Publishes Nuclear Research Conducted at National Lab

Nuclear physics graduate student Andrea Richard

Ohio University physics doctoral student Andrea Richard published an article about understanding the structure of neutron-rich magnesium isotopes in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review C, a peer-reviewed journal covering leading research in nuclear physics. Her paper, “Strongly coupled rotational band in 33Mg,” describes her research on the ground-state rotational band […]

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August 10, 2017 at 12:40 pmResearch

Brune, Alum Co-Author Paper on Probing Star-Like Conditions at National Ignition Facility

Despite staggering differences in mass and scale -- the sun (left) is approximately 10^38 times more massive and 10^13 times larger -- NIF implosions (right) are being used to recreate the conditions found in the deep interiors of stars so that they may be better understood.

“Stars are giant thermonuclear plasma furnaces that slowly fuse the lighter elements in the universe into heavier elements, releasing energy, and generating the pressure required to prevent collapse. To understand stars, we must rely on nuclear reaction rate data obtained, up to now, under conditions very different from those of […]

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August 8, 2017 at 3:08 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Physicists Use a Silver Nanoparticle to Advance Ultrafast Energy Transfer

The transmission electron microscope image shows the structure, incorporating three nanocrystals and assembled on a DNA-origami carpet.  The mediator in the middle: a silver nanocrystal between two gold nanocrystals ensures the ultrafast and almost loss-free transfer of the energy. Illustration: Liedl / Hohmann (NIM).

  Three Ohio University physicists have collaborated with a three-member team of colleagues based in Germany to describe how multi-material chains made of silver nanoparticles can significantly reduce energy consumption when using plasmonic nanoparticles as energy and information transfer elements. OHIO Post-Doctoral Researcher Dr. Lucas Besteiro, doctoral student Larousse Khosravi […]

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June 1, 2017 at 2:24 pmResearch

NQPI | Bobcat Nano Wagon Ready to Race

Design by Eric Masson and a group of graduate students, the Bobcat Nano Wagon is made out of an H-shaped frame and four "wheels" of Cucurbituril - molecules that resemble pumpkins.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern The Ohio Bobcat Nano Wagon faces competition at 10:45 a.m. on April 28 during the inaugural NanoCar Race, an event sponsored by The National Center for Scientific Research. Physics & Astronomy professor Saw-Wai Hla, Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Eric Masson and a team of graduate […]

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April 27, 2017 at 5:43 pmResearch