ACerS Spotlight

Interview with Ed Herderick, 2009-2010 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow

By / April 16, 2009

This is a brief interview with Ed Herderick, Ohio State University Ph.D. student and the 2009-2010 Materials Society Congressional Fellow.

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Putting a Wrapper on Nanotubes Increases Luminescence

By / April 9, 2009

A UConn team from the school’s Nanomaterials Optoelectronics Laboratory at the Institute of Materials Science has discovered a nifty way to increase the photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes by wrapping the tubes with a sleeve made from a Vitamin B2 analog.

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Individual Carbon Atoms in Motion

By / April 9, 2009

This video is no more, or less, than watching for the first time, in real-time, individual carbon atoms being knocked off the edges of a hole in a sheet of graphene while other atoms break and recreate bonds as they shift around in response, looking for the most stable position.

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Electrospinning

By / April 9, 2009

Some fuel cell makers are using platinum nanowires (as a low-cost fuel cell catalyst) made via electrospinning. This video stitches together an animation and several demonstrations of electrospinning tiny and nanoscale fibers.

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Improved Outer Tactical Vest

By / April 9, 2009

One of the most prevelant forms of ceramic armor currently in use by the United States military is the IOTV.

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Oobleck Explained, Sorta

By / April 9, 2009

The staff at Science Friday, gets two experts, University of Michigan’s Robert Deegan and University of Texas’ Harry Swinney, to unravel what is going on with dancing oobleck.

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source

By / April 9, 2009

ANL’s Advanced Photon Source facility is a national synchrotron X-ray research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, and provides the “brightest x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 scientists worldwide”.

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Piezo Precision Motion Devices

By / April 9, 2009

This is a demonstration-“tutorial” about one type of application of piezoelectric technology: a piezo-driven motion system developed by NanoMotion, a Israel-based division of Johnson Electric.

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Freescale Delivers Big Power From Small Solar Cells

By / April 9, 2009

This video is about a power conversion technology for photovoltaic applications that Freescale Semiconductor unveiled this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition.

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Son of Oobleck

By / April 9, 2009

One can never get enough oobleck! Instead of running across it, this time, our video features Faraday waves, fingers and vortex (and vortices). This video is courtesy of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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