Saturday, August 18, 2018
UCF Alumni Developing Self-Heating Blankets to Save Babies

Two University of Central Florida (UCF) alumni are in the process of developing a self-heating blanket that will protect infants from hypothermia in low- and middle-income regions, increasing their chances of survival. The duo has received a grant of more than $75,000 to continue their development of a non-electric blanket, which is made entirely of ecofriendly and nontoxic materials and heats independent of any outside source. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UCF Professor Discovers First-of-its-Kind Material for the Quantum Age

A UCF physicist has discovered a new material that has the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials, those that are composed of microscopically condensed matter and expected to change our development of technology. ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Watching Nanomaterials Form in 4-D

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Florida are working develop a new type of Transmission Electron Microscope that takes dynamic, multiframe videos of nanoparticles as they form, allowing researchers to view how specimens change in space and time.  Knowing how these particles form could change how researchers design future drug-delivery systems, paints, coatings, lubricants and other materials for which having control over nanoscale properties is essential. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Research Team Engineers a Better Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Lee Woodcock, a University of South Florida researcher, is part of an international team of researchers who are working to further improve the enzyme PETase to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. ..

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Scientists Capture First Direct Proof of Hofstadter Butterfly Effect

A team of researchers from several universities – including UCF –has observed a rare quantum physics effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum in a magnetic field, confirming the longstanding prediction of the quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter’s butterfly.  ..

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
FSU Never before seen energy pattern observed at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Two research teams at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) broke through a nearly 40-year barrier recently when they observed a never-before-seen energy pattern. The butterfly-shaped pattern was first theorized by physicist Douglas Hofstadter in 1976, but it took the tools and technology now available at the MagLab to prove its existence.  ..

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Materials Science Gets New Home at UCF

A group of scientists who have been producing breakthroughs for the past 10 years that have contributed to advances in everything from medicine to space exploration is getting a new home at the University of Central Florida. ..

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Corporate partnership, doctoral program create new opportunities in materials science research

Attracting and training the best minds in the rapidly growing field of advanced materials science is the goal of a new partnership between Florida State University and Cytec Industries Inc., a global specialty chemicals and materials company. ..

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