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NSF grant to study the synthesis of nanoparticles resembling stainless steel

Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports his ongoing work with metal stainless alloy nanostructures, the results of which may impact gas storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2014

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New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

The structure - a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam - is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure's surface, it creates a hotspot in the graphite, drawing water up through the material's pores, where it evaporates as steam.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2014

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A noble gas cage

New material traps gases from nuclear fuel better and uses less energy than currently available options.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2014

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New metamaterial puts a twist in light

Scientists have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2014

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