Tag: nanomaterials

Researchers realize world’s thinnest optical hologram with 2-D material monolayer

Posted by on August 19, 2019

Missouri S&T researchers are demonstrating a new concept to reconstruct holographic images by using a single two-dimensional material monolayer with the thickness of less than one nanometer. Their work could lead to the creation of smart watches with holographic displays, printed security cryptograms on bank notes and credit cards, and new possibilities for data storage. […]

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Heng Pan receives NSF CAREER award to advance nanomanufacturing research

Posted by on March 12, 2019

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Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a big boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from very small nanocrystals. He received a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in support of research to develop a new approach for direct fabrication of functional nanostructures from multiple materials.

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The year in research: 18 stories worth revisiting

Posted by on December 17, 2018

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From studies on how DNA could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatments to research on how to develop trust with artificial intelligence to studies on gender bias, traumatic brain injury, electric vehicle charging and more, Missouri S&T faculty and students explored a variety of research topics in 2018. Here are 18 major research stories from S&T for the 2018 calendar year.

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Not always bad—MXenes’ spontaneous oxidation harnessed to create 2-D nanocomposites

Posted by on June 19, 2018

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and the environment. Previously, such spontaneous oxidation was considered detrimental because it degrades the MXene structure. The research is published in the June 2018 issue of ACS Nano, one of Google Scholar’s top-rated, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Researchers demonstrate ‘no-ink’ color printing with nanomaterials

Posted by on June 6, 2015

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Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are giving new meaning to the term “read the fine print” with their demonstration of a color printing process using nanomaterials.

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Simpler process to grow germanium nanowires could improve lithium-ion batteries

Posted by on August 28, 2014

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Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Their process could make it more feasible to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries.

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Dr. Jie Gao wins ORAU’s Powe research award

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Dr. Jie Gao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of 35 faculty members in the nation to win a competitive research grant through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Program.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light

Posted by on April 27, 2013

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In a process comparable to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels.

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Connecting the (quantum) dots

Posted by on December 14, 2004

Imagine if your office laser printer could print text the size of atoms, then embed that ink into a writing surface as light as air. That, in a sense, is what researchers at UMR have done with a new "laser writing" technique they have developed. But with this process, the "ink" is a semiconductor that […]

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