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Tsymbal and colleagues observe nano phenomenon after nearly 15-year quest
Evgeny Tsymbal

Two UNL researchers were part of an international team that ended a 15-year quest to observe a phenomenon that could help power a future generation of (smaller) electronics. In 2004, researchers observed a gas of electrons coursing two-dimensionally through a nano-sandwich made from oxides. This suggested that electric currents could be confined to smaller spaces, allowing electronic components to shrink in size. However the negatively charged electron also leaves behind a positively charged “hole” when ejecting from its orbit around an atom. The goal of researchers was to create and observe a 2-D hole gas that likewise acts as a source of electric current. (3/7/18)

7 NCMN Faculty Receive Parents’ Recognition Awards
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Parents’ Recognition Awards are earned via nomination of faculty from the parents of their students. They provide positive feedback to faculty, encourage good student/faculty relationships, and provide recognition to outstanding educators. This years NCMN recipients are: Barry Cheung, Jian Zhang, Shireen Adenwalla, Eveline Baesu, Michael Sealy, Joseph Turner, and Angela Pannier. (2/8/18)

Researchers develop material gradient models that could strengthen polymer-based components
Mehrdad Negahban

Mehrdad Negahban, Li Tan, and Wenlong Li - along with researchers from France and China - have developed a model that can map an optimal gradient onto a structure and calculate the resulting performance improvement. (2/6/18)

Zeng's research makes local news
Xiao Cheng Zeng

Xiao Cheng Zeng's research on ice formation on certain surfaces was featured in the Lincoln Journal Star this week. (1/26/18)

Researchers make advancements in the field of soft robotics
Stephen Morin

Stephen Morin and his colleagues have developed a technique that helps rubber and plastic stick together, simplifying the processes that drive movement in soft robotics and enable chemical analyses on microscopic scales. (1/9/18)

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