New Form of Ice Predicted
Zeng ice image

Xiao Cheng Zeng co-authored a study that has predicted a new molecular form of ice, which would be about 25 percent less dense than the current record-low form. If it can be synthesized, it would be the 18th known crystalline form of water. The research article appeared in the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Science Advances. (2/12/16)

Zeng Study of Ammonium Bisulfate Highlighted
Xiao Cheng Zeng

A new study by Xiao Cheng Zeng and Joseph Francisco, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was highlighted in the “Concentrates” section of Chemical & Engineering News. The study reveals a reaction among water, ammonia and sulfur trioxide that may lead to the formation of ammonium bisulfate, which contributes to the formation of aerosols. (2/12/16)

NCMN Members Receive UNL Parents Award
Voelte-Keegan building

David Berkowitz and Eveline Baesu received the UNL Parents Recognition Award. The annual award is earned through nominations made from parents of UNL students. (2/11/16)

New NCMN Member
Sangjin Ryu

NCMN welcomes a new faculty member: Sangjin Ryu, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. (2/9/16)

New Materials Become Reflective when Stretched
Argyropoulos & Morin

Christos Argyropoulos and Stephen Morin, with graduate student Jay Taylor, have developed a method for crafting elastic materials that feature a matte appearance when relaxed but become highly reflective when stretched. (2/2/16)

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