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Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Apr 28, 2017

Hybrid Digital-Analog Circuits Can Increase Computational Power of Chaos-Based Systems

Combining digital and analog components in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits can improve their computational power. 

Apr 20, 2017

Exploratory Grants Generate Solutions

Faculty and staff can consider applying for a DELTA exploratory grant. Deadline for all DELTA grant applications is May 5. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Apr 4, 2017

Non-equilibrium Physics Explained: 5 Questions with Lex Kemper

Lex Kemper uses a new method of probing poorly understood materials, like superconductors, in order to find out what makes them tick. 

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Jan 1, 2017

Untangling Complex Interactions – With Lasers

Want to know exactly why and how a superconductor works on the atomic level? Hit it with laser pulses. 

Oct 12, 2016

Nobel-Laureate Amano To Lecture at Hunt Library

Nobel-laureate Hiroshi Amano, the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics, will present a distinguished lecture about semiconductor devices on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 3-4 p.m. at the Hunt Library auditorium. 

Sep 26, 2016

The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light. 

Sep 20, 2016

Reconfigurable Chaos-based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore’s Law

New, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors. 

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Sep 19, 2016

Nucleon Interactions Key to Quantum Phase Transition

New research offers a window into how forces are connected to structure. 

Jul 8, 2016

Driving Toward More Efficient Solar Cells

NC State physicist Kenan Gundogdu was part of an international team that produced organic solar cells with fast charge separation and low voltage loss. 

May 4, 2016

Galactic Ambitions

Math and physics double-major Mia de los Reyes collected Park, Astronaut, Goldwater and Churchill scholarships while at NC State. 

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Feb 11, 2016

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes. 

The scattering of two alpha particles is illustrated. This antique English billiards table is located in a late 18th century villa called Villa Tambosi in Trento, which houses the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas.

Dec 3, 2015

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei in Stars

Alpha particles, or helium nuclei, play a key role in the synthesis of elements such as carbon and oxygen within stars. An accurate description of alpha particles and their interactions is key to understanding how nature produces elements. Since there’s no way to replicate elemental synthesis in a lab, physicists rely on mathematical calculations to… 

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Dec 2, 2015

5 Questions About Neutrinos

NC State physicists Chris Gould, Albert Young and Diane Markoff, with graduate student Jason Messimore, were part of a team of nearly 100 physicists who won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Read more about their fascinating work in detecting and studying the elusive neutrino. 

Oct 27, 2015

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

A new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea shows that when these particles interact, the transition from quasiparticle to bound molecule in a polarized two-dimensional system is smooth. 

Oct 21, 2015

From Exoplanets to Rainbow Station: Using Lasers to Print in Four Dimensions

In 2010, Michael Escuti received funding from NSF to study and make novel hologram technologies. He created a tool with applications from studying alien worlds to making cellphones more energy efficient.