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UC a Strong Presence at the American Physical Society Meeting


In research relating to health and technology, UC faculty and students will make about 30 research presentations at the March 3-7 American Physical Society meeting.

Date: 3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Jay Yocis

UC ingot   University of Cincinnati faculty and graduate students from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy have been involved in research that will be presented at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver March 3-7.
Physics research
UC researchers, working with plasmons, are discovering how to manipulate light to one day better view the world’s tiniest objects through a super-lens, as well as how to hide an object in plain sight.



Among the UC research presented:

Physics in 3-D? That's nothing. Try 0-D
Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics.

UC Researchers Report on Discovery to Make Solar Power Less Expensive and More Efficient
UC researchers are reporting early results on a way to make solar-powered panels in lights, calculators and roofs lighter, less expensive, more flexible (therefore less breakable) and more efficient.

How 19th Century Physics Could Change the Future of Nanotechnology
UC physics researchers have developed a new way of using an old technique that could help build better nanotechnology. They’ve  found that their unique method of light-matter interaction analysis appears to be a good way of helping make better semiconductor nanowires.

Tackling the Tiniest Technology to Make Gadgets Smaller, Faster and More Efficient
Exciting plasmons: It could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.

Testing Which Nano System Works Best in Killing Cancer Cells
New UC research tests four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells.

UC Research Tests Range of Electrical Frequencies that Help Heal Chronic Wounds
Hard-to-heal wounds, like those associated with diabetes, fester because of insufficient blood supply at the wound site. However, the application of an electrical stimulus can promote the healing growth of blood vessels, and new UC research examines the best frequency and magnitude for successful results.