Tag: nano

Building better aerogels by crushing them

Posted by on December 4, 2018

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Strong, flexible and ultralight aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their mechanical properties at the nanoscale level.

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At Missouri S&T, there’s plenty of room at the nano level

Posted by on February 25, 2009

Dr. Ming Zhang isn’t interested in the big picture. Zhang, operator of the only focused ion beam microscope in Missouri, is much more curious about things you can’t see with your own eyes.

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Chemist’s research named one of year’s top discoveries

Posted by on December 19, 2003

A UMR chemistry professor’s development of a process to sort biologically potent, useful chemicals from their less useful and sometimes toxic counterparts is listed as one of the most important advances in chemistry in 2003 by Chemical and Engineering News, the magazine of the American Chemical Society.

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