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.
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.
Nucleon Interactions Key to Quantum Phase Transition
New research offers a window into how forces are connected to structure.
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.
Math and physics double-major Mia de los Reyes collected Park, Astronaut, Goldwater and Churchill scholarships while at NC State.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.