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ECIS, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, University of New Mexico, and Davidson College: Multifunctional Optical Coatings by Rapid Self-Assembly

Optical coatings appear on items ranging from electronic devices, photographic lenses, and windows to aircraft sensors, photovoltaic cells, and goggles for troops in the field. The coatings protect or alter the way a material reflects and/or transmits light. However, the two primary methods of applying coatings—sputtering and chemical vapor deposition (CVD)—are expensive, require highly specialized [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:02+00:00 March 19th, 2013|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Capabilities, Facilities, Materials Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on ECIS, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, University of New Mexico, and Davidson College: Multifunctional Optical Coatings by Rapid Self-Assembly

‘Zombie’ Replica Cells May Outperform Live Ones as Catalysts and Conductors

The Sandia-developed technique coats a cell’s insides with a silica solution to form a near-­‐perfect replica of its internal structure—simplifying a wide variety of commercial fabrication processes from the nano- to macro-scale. The work, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, uses the nanoscopic organelles and other tiny components of mammalian cells [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:04+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on ‘Zombie’ Replica Cells May Outperform Live Ones as Catalysts and Conductors

ECIS-UNM: Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification

Clean water scarcity leads to disease, death, and often international tension. Limited clean water supplies face further stress due to its required use in a number of industrial processes. Reverse osmosis (RO) is currently the best method of desalination (making fresh water from seawater), but the energy requirements and costs for this process are tremendous [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:05+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Global Climate & Energy, Materials Science, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on ECIS-UNM: Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification

American Chemical Society International-Domestic Student Summit

Undergraduate Ms. Kathleen Martin and graduate student Ms. Aruny Loch from our local New Mexico section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have been invited to attend the ACS International-Domestic Student Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, preceding the ACS Southeastern Regional Meeting. The team is from the University of New Mexico (UNM)—student researchers at at [...]

By | 2012-11-28T17:14:51+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Seminars & Conferences|Comments Off on American Chemical Society International-Domestic Student Summit