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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