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Cambridge Sabbatical Mingles Research, Networking

NQPI member David Drabold (center right) poses in Cambridge, England with Nobel laureate
Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan (center left) and his sons, Will (left) and Edward (right). Drabold
spent last spring at Trinity College during his sabbatical. (Photo courtesy of David Drabold)

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern One might not think history and physics regularly coincide. However, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. David Drabold steeped himself in both this past spring by taking sabbatical at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. While in Cambridge, Drabold met with […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:12 pmAlumni Research

NQPI Members Team Up to Characterize Dewetting

Physics doctoral student Michael Mroz uses a low-energy electron microscope to examine the physical properties of compounds that make up thermionic cathodes.

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern A new finding from the lab of Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Martin Kordesch has altered the scientific community’s understanding on the fundamental properties of materials in thermionic cathodes. In a paper published in AIP Advances last June, […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:11 pmResearch

HTC Student Generates Computer Model to Characterize Axonal Growth in Neurons

Anika Friedman

By Amanda Biederman Using a computer model to explain the function of a neuronal cell is no small feat, but that doesn’t stop undergraduate researcher Anika Friedman, who was awarded third prize for her work at Neuroscience Research Day, from taking on the challenge. Friedman, an Honors Tutorial College student, […]

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December 5, 2018 at 11:10 amResearch

Stender Presents at SciX 2018 on Silica-Coated Gold Nanoparticles & on Career Panel

Dr. Anthony Stender

Dr. Anthony S. Stender, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, recently attended SciX 2018 in Atlanta. SciX is an annual conference organized by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. The conference provides a forum for discussion of traditional research topics in analytical chemistry as well […]

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November 6, 2018 at 12:23 pmResearch

OHIO Team Shows Existence of Three-Dimensional Phases of Amorphous Graphene

This image represents an 800-atom FEAR model of amorphous carbon at density 0.95 gm/cc. Spheres represent carbon atoms. Orange atoms are members of amorphous graphene subnetwork.

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern A team of Ohio University researchers and their collaborators used a theoretical model to characterize the physical properties of certain samples of amorphous carbon and showed that these materials are, in fact, connected and distorted fragments of amorphous graphene in an article published in […]

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August 27, 2018 at 12:53 pmNews

Nanoscale Defense: Predicting Intrusions to the Membrane

Diagram of monolayer and bilayer memberanes, the former is represented as a flat plane and the latter as a spherical structure (Illustration: Environmental Science: Nano)

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Like the outermost walls surrounding a castle, the plasma membrane is the cell’s first defense against invaders. Biological membranes are semipermeable, meaning that they are designed to block unwanted molecules while permitting the passage of compounds necessary for cellular function. And yet, an occasional […]

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June 6, 2018 at 2:04 pmResearch

Nanoscale Materials Engineer John Staser Takes Quantum Dots Research to Next Level

Nanoscale Materials Engineer John Staser Takes Quantum Dots Research to Next Level

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern New to the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor John Staser is no stranger to Ohio University. Staser became a professor at OHIO in 2013, and now he’s bringing his research on carbon quantum dots to a new audience. […]

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June 6, 2018 at 1:41 pmNews Research