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Kordesch Presents on Growing Nanoparticle Films for Semiconductors, Optical Coatings

Dr. Martin Kordesch

Dr. Martin Kordesch, Professor of Physics, will present a paper on “Sputter Deposition of Amorphous Thin Films and Nanoparticles” at the XII Brazilian Materials Research Society Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in Campos do Jordao, Brazil. “Magnetron sputtering is a useful way to deposit alloys and solid-solid mixtures that would […]

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September 21, 2013 at 4:23 pmResearch

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Pin-up girls or women embodying FDR’s Four Freedoms worth fighting for—World War II poster girls had little control in propaganda, said Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Interim Chair of History, at a recent conference at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom on “Lessons of War: Gender History and the Second […]

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September 20, 2013 at 2:31 pmNews Research

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

What would happen if a Pakistani consumer thought she was buying chamomile to help her sleep or hyssop to help with a cough, but instead the herbs were misidentified? “In Pakistan, herbal products are a primary source of medicines, yet quality control for raw plant material sold to individuals or […]

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September 20, 2013 at 8:52 amAlumni Research

Tiny Tech: Nanoscientists and Engineers Explore Science of the Small to Develop Tomorrow’s Technologies

By Andrea Gibson Illustrations by Christina Ullman A better picture from your Blu-ray or DVD player. More accurate sensors that can detect hazardous chemicals and materials. A wider range of light emitting diodes (LEDs). More memory for your computer–in less space. Tiny “labs on a chip” that can test out […]

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September 17, 2013 at 1:18 pmResearch

Neiman: Spontaneous Oscillations and Sensory Information Coding by Peripheral Receptors

Alexander Neiman

Dr. Alexander Neiman, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented at a conference on “Emergent and Adaptive Behaviors in Soft Matter and Living Systems” Sept. 16 at Ximen University in Xiamen, China. His talk was on “Spontaneous Oscillations and Sensory Information Coding by Peripheral Receptors.” “Self-sustained oscillations have been observed in […]

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September 16, 2013 at 6:50 pmResearch

Lein: How Data Can Drive Decision Making on Sustainability, Hydrofracturing

Lein: How Data Can Drive Decision Making on Sustainability, Hydrofracturing

Dr. James Lein, Professor of Geography, presents at two upcoming conferences, discussing how remote sensing data can be used to drive sustainability decision making and how earthquake modeling inform hydrofracturing analysis. Lein discusses “Implementing a Remote Sensing Monitoring System to Support Sustainable Development: The OhioMAP Concept”  at the 2013 Ohio […]

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September 13, 2013 at 11:25 amResearch

Roche Presents First Results in Quest Beyond ‘Standard Model of Particle Physics’

Roche Presents First Results in Quest Beyond ‘Standard Model of Particle Physics’

Dr. Julie Roche, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was invited to give a talk at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference & Special 40th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 3 in San Antonio, TX. She will discuss “First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton.” One of the largest annual […]

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September 11, 2013 at 11:48 amResearch