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Physics Summer Intern Studies Oil Pipeline Fluid Dynamics in the Lab

Physics Summer Intern Studies Oil Pipeline Fluid Dynamics in the Lab

By Taylor Gardner (B.S. Physics, Honors Tutorial College, Class of 2018) I had the opportunity to be a summer intern at Ohio University’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology. I worked under the direction of Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering and ICMT’s director. My project, “Dynamic Water […]

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February 15, 2018 at 2:12 pmResearch

Inhabitat Says Govorov Research Could Open ‘Greater Efficiencies for Solar Energy’

Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov

Research by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was featured in an Inhabitat article headlined “Hot electron research could open up greater efficiencies for solar energy.” Hot electron research is heating up solar and renewable energy research, according to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Nanoscientists […]

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December 27, 2017 at 1:48 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Castillo Models Granular Systems on the Move, Like Crowded Subway Cars

Simulated packing densities with regions of fast (gray) and slow (red) moving particles.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern Fluidized granular systems show some puzzling behaviors, especially when they are about to get stuck. Ohio University Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Horacio Castillo is working to understand phenomena happening in dense granular matter. To Castillo, dense […]

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November 30, 2017 at 7:57 pmResearch

Alum, Professor Predict Ways to Better Manipulate Electrons in Graphene

Drs. Mahmoud Asmar and Sergio Ulloa

Two physicists predict that electronic currents of graphene can be split into two parts, thereby allowing scientists to manipulate the properties of graphene in new ways. Ohio University alum Dr. Mahmoud Asmar (Physics PhD ’15), and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and a member of OHIO’s Nanoscale […]

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November 15, 2017 at 2:44 pmResearch

Smith’s Sabbatical Team Explores Spintronics

Dr. Arthur Smith with graduate students Sneha Upadhyay, Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki

Amid several conferences, pending proposals and graduating students from his laboratory, Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member and Physics & Astronomy Professor Dr. Arthur Smith has had quite the sabbatical exploring spintronic research. With the help of his current graduate students Sneha Upadhyay , Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki, Smith […]

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October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pmResearch

Khaledi Nasab Gives Colloquium Talk at College of Wooster

Ali Khaledi Nasab in Columbus

Ali Khaledi Nasab, graduate student in Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was invited to give a colloquium talk on Oct. 3 at the Department of Physics at the College of Wooster. His talk was on “Emergent stochastic oscillations and signal detection in tree networks of excitable elements.” Nasab’s adviser is Dr. […]

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October 19, 2017 at 5:19 pmResearch

Hla’s Lab Reveals Unexpected Use of Graphene Nanoribbons for Magnetic Interactions

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla at a Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professors of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, have published a journal article in Nature Communications about semiconducting graphene nanoribbons that could be better suited than graphene for applications ranging from electronic and optoelectronic devices. The nanoribbons used for this research are strips of graphene […]

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October 17, 2017 at 3:10 pmResearch