Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy research"

OHIO Researchers Manipulate Materials to Harness Novel Properties

Natalia Cortés [Photo by Jean Andrews/Ohio University]

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Many researchers are currently interested in creating composite materials that are composed of two-dimensional atomic monolayers. A team of Ohio University researchers and their collaborators recently generated a theoretical model of one such system, describing the interactions between two drastically different materials. They described […]

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February 25, 2019 at 10:14 pmResearch

Chornock Quoted on ‘Birth of a Black Hole’ Observation

Dr. Ryan Chornock. Photo by Rob Hardin

Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was quoted in a Space.com article headlined “Mysterious ‘Cow’ Blast in Space May Reveal Birth of a Black Hole” about research announced Jan. 10 at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. A weirdly bright […]

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January 11, 2019 at 12:20 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

By Ryan Flynn NQPI Student Editorial Intern The Clippinger Laboratories building was abuzz recently with a poster competition sponsored by Ohio University’s Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. The event highlighted leading-edge research by 36 graduate and undergraduate students and elevated their presentations on a platform to compete for cash prizes. […]

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January 9, 2019 at 1:21 pmNews Research

Physicists Uncover Geometric Correlations in Self-Grown Graphene Nanoribbons

Dawei Zhai and Nancy Sandler

Two Ohio University physicists who were part of an international collaboration reported results of a study on self-grown graphene nanoribbons in the paper, “Linking interlayer twist angle to geometrical parameters of self-assembled folded graphene structures,” published recently in 2D Materials, a journal of the Institute of Physics. The work proposes […]

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December 10, 2018 at 4:54 pmResearch

Meet the 2018-19 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Yuan Zhang

Six graduate students were chosen on a competitive basis to receive a one-semester stipend through the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Yuan Zhang Environmental & Plant Biology Faculty Adviser: Dr. Allan Showalter Zhang’s research focuses on studying how different sugar decorations affect the biological functions of a class of highly […]

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December 10, 2018 at 1:04 pmNews

Physicists Describe New Steps in Making Reversible Molecular Electronic Circuits

Diana Meneses-Gustin (Photo by Jean Andrews/Ohio University)

Physicists from Ohio University and the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil have partnered to unravel the atomic mechanism that can be used to create nanometer scale and fully reversible electronic circuits on two-dimensional materials. This work was led by doctoral student Diana Meneses-Gustin and is part of an […]

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December 6, 2018 at 5:10 pmResearch

Chemists Measuring Temperature at the Nanoscale

hemistry doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti is designing a thermosensing system that may one day be applied to cancer treatment. (Ramin Rabbani photo)

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern When it comes to developing more effective therapeutics for cancer, doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti emphasizes the key is to think small. Rafiei, who works under the supervision of Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Hugh Richardson, is […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:16 pmResearch