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ACS 2D Materials and Beyond

morreale Friday 26 of May, 2017
ACS has posted the special virtual issue: 2D Materials and beyond covering New Discoveries and Opportunities from Two-Dimensional Materials. The topics include:
  • Synthesis and Doping of 2D Materials
  • Scanned Probe Techniques on 2D Materials
  • 2D Material Devices
  • Optical Properties of 2D Materials

Source: ACS Imaging Cyclotron Orbits of Electrons in Graphene

Amantadine hydrochloride drug properties database

morreale Friday 26 of May, 2017
NIST has a new database on the drug Amantadine hydrochloride that is used as an antiviral agent and is used to treat Parkinson's disease and the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis. The database contains the thermodynamic properties of the drug such as how it responds to heat and changes from a solid into a gas.


Materials Project

morreale Wednesday 04 of January, 2017
Professor Kristin Persson from UC Berkeley give a very interesting talk on her groups efforts to build a materials properties database using the quantum mechanical codes on the high performance super computers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There are about 70,000 inorganic compounds but there is only materials properties on only about 300-400 compounds. It took about a year to get the code to run on the super computer that would work well with the work flow of the user community. It the last 2 years, the project has generated 10 time the data that was previously available. The Materials Project database is open source and open access.


The transistor turns 90

morreale Sunday 16 of October, 2016
The transistor turns 90 this year. An applications for the FET was file in October 1926 by Julius Edgar Lilienfeld. Lam Research has posted a tech brief on the transistor and how it has changed over time. The brief also describes the future of the transistor structure.


The NanoHUB

morreale Friday 23 of September, 2016
Purdue University posted the video Mythbusting Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer through novel Cyberinfrastructure which describes the history and impact of the nanoHUB. The video is almost a year old but provides some really interesting statistics on education, STEM demographics, income, the impact of education on income, and the process of building a user community that uses programs that were written for research.