Q&A with Ryan Hurley, NSF Early CAREER Award Recipient
"The award allows me to plan long-term, to take risks in experiment design and execution, and to carefully integrate my teaching and outreach with my research." Ryan Hurley, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Fellow of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, is a recipient of the NSF Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage faculty who integrate education with their promising research.
Women and Girls in Science at CHESS
At CHESS, we are proud to have women in leadership roles that steer the scientific mission of the lab, scientists, postdocs and students who explore the future of materials, and research support specialists and technical experts who ensure that the everyday science at CHESS remains cutting edge. February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Fe Cations Control the Plasmon Evolution in CuFeS2 Nanocrystals
Research on the synthesis of CuFeS2, an exciting semiconductor, outlines a method to verify its phase purity and investigate its properties.
SRN Article: “Cartography” in 7-Dimensions at CHESS
Mapping of Structure in Real Space, Reciprocal Space, and Time Using High-Energy X-rays This article was originally published in Synchrotron Radiation News.
Approaching the ideal limit for spin-orbit-coupled quantum moments in iridium halides
New research from a large team from 5 Universities and 2 National Labs reports on a new family of iridium halide materials that provide the best-yet realization of the ideal quantum limit for spin-orbit coupled magnetic moments. These Jeff=½ magnets are promising systems to engineer new kinds of superconductors and realize new kinds of magnetic interactions.
BioSAXS facility at CHEXS develops stringent anoxic sample environment
From the gut microbiome to the depths of the ocean, life has evolved to thrive in the absence of oxygen. In fact, it is not hyperbole to say that life as we know it would not exist without the oxygen sensitive metalloenzymes that we all rely on.
High-pressure small-angle X-ray scattering cell for biological solutions and soft materials
Pressure is a fundamental thermodynamic parameter controlling the behavior of biological macromolecules. In many cases pressure alters molecular shape and therefore also the biological function. Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is a widely used method to determine the shape and size of macromolecules, but typical sample cells for SAXS experiments are unsuitable for use at high pressures.
Mechanics of nozzle clogging during direct ink writing of fiber-reinforced composites
In situ X-ray radiography at CHESS, in conjunction with ex situ X-ray computed tomography (XCT), was employed to study the origins of fiber-induced clogging during 3D printing of fiber-filled polymer inks. This work reveals several promising strategies to mitigate nozzle clogging, which will allow researchers to reliably print materials with higher fiber contents and mechanical properties that rival conventionally processed composites.