Swab prototypes for COVID-19 test kits analyzed at MSE lab

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Teams across The Ohio State University are coming together to combat shortages of critically needed supplies for COVID-19 testing throughout Ohio.   Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are analyzing the material performance of the nasopharyngeal swab prototypes being designed for use in detecting the virus that causes the new coronavirus disease.   The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) is …

New maskless aligner system boosts Nanotech West lithography capabilities

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  Nanotech West Laboratory has substantially expanded its lithography capabilities with the recent installation of an advanced maskless aligner system.   The state-of-the-art maskless technology of the recently acquired MLA150, from Heidelberg Instruments, allows researchers to leave traditional photomasks at the cleanroom door. The photolithography system is ideal for rapid prototyping due to its ease of use, high-speed performance and …

Buckeye All-American turns to research to protect against hard hits

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The Institute for Materials Research connects NFL vet with the College of Engineering to study impact protection solutions   Shawn Springs has spent his career focused on impact.   Springs was an All-American and twice earned All-Big Ten honors playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After that, he held his ground as cornerback for three teams, made the Pro Bowl, …

NSF awards $27M to advance Ohio State research infrastructure

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More than $27 million from the National Science Foundation will fund two new facilities at Ohio State led by faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physics: The National Gateway Ultrahigh Field NMR Center ($17.577 million) The National Extreme Ultrafast Science Facility (NEXUS) within the Institute for Optical Science ($9.5 million) The facilities, which will be open to scientists everywhere, are a product …

Girl Scouts join Ohio State engineers for sustainable energy event

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  Some members of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland recently explored the science behind sustainable energy with engineering staff and students at The Ohio State University.   Girl Scouts attending “Scoping Out Solar Energy” at Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research (IMR) Nanotech West Lab and Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) took part in discussions and hands-on …

Air Force Research Laboratory looks to Ohio State for materials innovation

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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) have established a long-term research collaboration platform for advanced materials characterization.   The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and …

IMR Welcomes Tyndall Researchers to Columbus

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IMR recently hosted a materials workshop with researchers from Tyndall National Institute. Participants discussed opportunities for future research and development collaborations through IMR and its Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability program.