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Nano Wagon Team Makes The Podium

Pit crew members, from left,  Karthi Perumal, Kondalarao Kotturi, Mersad Raesi and Ramin Rabbani

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern The Ohio University BobCat Nano Wagon took home the silver medal from the first ever Nanocar Race hosted at CEMES (Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales) in Toulouse, France. Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute members Dr. Saw-Wai Hla (Physics & Astronomy) and Dr. […]

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December 3, 2017 at 11:04 pmNews Research

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

Bobcat Nanowagon Is First Step Toward Quantum Mechanical Engineering

A monster truck: The OHIO Bobcat Nanowagon

By Jim Sabin From Compass Imagine all the world’s information on one cell phone. That would be a quantum engineering feat, but OHIO researchers are one step closer, thanks to the Bobcat Nanowagon. Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Eric Masson are thrilled with their team’s performance in the world’s first […]

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May 25, 2017 at 11:39 amResearch

At a Racetrack in Ohio, the World’s Biggest Tiny Car Takes a Prize

At a Racetrack in Ohio, the World’s Biggest Tiny Car Takes a Prize

  Just a few hours from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—and deep in NASCAR country—one of the world’s tiniest, fastest racetracks was in Athens, Ohio, at the end of April. The Track: Wasn’t that race in France? Yep. The world watched (live on YouTube) the control room in Toulouse—with the Ohio University […]

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May 3, 2017 at 9:58 amNews

Scholars, Start Your Engines (Live Now)

Pit crew members, from left,  Karthi Perumal, Kondalarao Kotturi, Mersad Raesi and Ramin Rabbani

Unlike NASCAR. there’s no celebrity announcing, “Drivers, start your engines.” The “engines” are scanning tunneling microscopes. The cars are just a few atoms. And the track is solid gold. The OHIO Bobcat Nanowagon is representing the United States in the world’s first nanocar race this weekend in Toulouse, France. The […]

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April 28, 2017 at 8:28 amNews

NQPI | Bobcat Nano Wagon Ready to Race

Design by Eric Masson and a group of graduate students, the Bobcat Nano Wagon is made out of an H-shaped frame and four "wheels" of Cucurbituril - molecules that resemble pumpkins.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern The Ohio Bobcat Nano Wagon faces competition at 10:45 a.m. on April 28 during the inaugural NanoCar Race, an event sponsored by The National Center for Scientific Research. Physics & Astronomy professor Saw-Wai Hla, Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Eric Masson and a team of graduate […]

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April 27, 2017 at 5:43 pmResearch

Ohio University Group to Take Part in NanoCar Race Spring 2017

Ohio University’s Bobcat Nanowagon design Image: Dr. Eric Masson

Update: At a Racetrack in Ohio, the World’s Biggest Tiny Car Takes a Prize What is the smallest mechanical machine that can be built? Since the building blocks of our material word are atoms, it’s easy to imagine a machine built from just a handful of atoms. That’s easier said […]

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March 1, 2017 at 8:00 amNews