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Accelerator Lab Lets Visiting NY Students Shine in Neutron Measurements

Accelerator Lab Lets Visiting NY Students Shine in Neutron Measurements

This summer Prof. Stephen Padalino from the State University of New York at Geneseo and Prof. Mark Yuly from Houghton College and 10 of their undergraduate research students will be using the tandem accelerator at the John E. Edwards Accelerator Laboratory at Ohio University to make high energy neutrons related […]

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July 11, 2013 at 8:58 amNews Research

Heath Kersell Builds Sophisticated Equipment to Analyze Materials for New Technologies

Heath Kersell Builds Sophisticated Equipment to Analyze Materials for New Technologies

By Jessica Salerno Office of Research Communications Few physics students can say that they helped analyze a first-of-its-kind molecular motor, published a research article in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to construct a major new piece of scientific equipment all […]

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June 28, 2013 at 8:08 pmResearch

Hawkins Shares Passion for Science, Prepares for Cambridge

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By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy What happens to stars at the galactic center of the universe? Just how many planets exist in the Milky Way? How do stars behave around black holes? These are the kinds of questions astrophysics major Keith Hawkins pondered as he prepared to graduate from […]

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June 5, 2013 at 7:18 pmNews

Hicks: Why is the Earth’s Core So Hot?

Hicks: Why is the Earth’s Core So Hot?

“In Jules Verne’s classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, explorers find a hidden tunnel that takes them to a forgotten land filled with wild beasts and other wonders,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, on Sunday, June 2, in the Columbus Dispatch. Hicks writes […]

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June 4, 2013 at 5:58 pmNews

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Ohio University research merges manganese, gallium nitride in uniform layer Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. But researchers grew discouraged […]

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Midwest Physicists Came to Talk Big and Small—from Quarks to Superclusters

Midwest Physicists Came to Talk Big and Small—from Quarks to Superclusters

By Jean Andrews Physicists from across the Midwest came to Athens in March to discuss “Quarks to Superclusters: the physics of the very big and the very small.” The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (APS) on the Athens campus March 29-30. […]

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May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pmEvents News