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)
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)
New NCMN Member
NCMN welcomes a new faculty member: Sangjin Ryu, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. (2/9/16)
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)
UNL continues to make waves in the area of nanoscience. With your support, the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience will be positioned to continue its reputation for research and education. Please consider giving to the NCMN Research and Education Fund.