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    Keck grant funds the study of anti-thermal processes.
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    Alumina nanocomposites may boost the wear resistance of Teflon.
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    Two professors accelerate the push for greener fuel sources.
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    Researchers advance one step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission.
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    A new, more efficient method of growing titanium oxide-based nanofibers.
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    Volkmar Dierolf leads the way in research that studies materials related to light sources.
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    Testing the toughness of metal and ceramics yields surprising insights.
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    Using ceramic nanoparticles may improve selective laser sintering.
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    Solid state recycling of aluminum chips by extrusion may prove superior.
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    Kai Landskron uses high pressure to crystallize porous material walls.
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    Sabrina Jedlicka and colleagues assess the behavior of neural stem cells.

Better Materials · Brighter Future

Confocal Raman imaging microscope installed

Slava V. Rotkin and a group of 13 faculty across several disciplines acquired a new instrument: the Witec alpha300RA.

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A single crystal

Research opens the way for glasses and other solid materials with disordered atomic structures to be made in single-crystal form.

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New lab additions: XRD, microscopes

Newly aquired hardware and software will further research in both nanomaterials and metallurgical analysis.

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