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Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas treated thin films of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) – a popular polymer used as a dry lubricant for machine components – with silica nanoparticles and found that the filler material significantly reduced wear of the polymer while maintaining a low level of friction.
Research professor Steven L. Stephenson was
awarded the gold medal as a top regional nonfiction book in the 2013
Independent Publisher Regional and E-Book Awards.
Gregory Dumond, an assistant professor of geosciences, is studying the geology of the Canadian Shield to see whether findings about intracontinental faults can be applied elsewhere, such as the Himalayans.
Vincent Chevrier, assistant research professor in space and planetary
sciences has received $315,000 from NASA to study water vapor on Mars.
Nine new members were inducted in Sigma Xi, and Roger Koeppe II and Adan Al-Rubaye were honored for their work.
Chris Leininger of the University of Illinois, Champagne/Urbana, will
present “Complexity of surface homeomorphisms” at 3:30
p.m. today, May 2, in SCEN 408.
Using computer models, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas
has collaborated with scientists in the United States and Europe to
observe a new magnetic state of bismuth ferrite.
Alumna Mary Lowe Good is one of eight women featured in a film about women who have pursued research in the field of chemistry.
A panel of experts will discuss what types of energy – solar, wind,
fossil fuels, water, electrical and biofuels – should be used for power.
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