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Articles by Joshua Bricker (3)

A team of University researchers designed a material that can be molded into structures and adapted to reshape itself. They used a light-directed 3D printer to create the dynamic hydrogel.

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University researchers design LEGO-block like material

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University researchers have brought the childlike appeal of LEGO blocks to the chemistry lab — a newly invented material can stick to itself, be molded to form a structure and, when needed, can adapt to reshape itself, just like a set of LEGOs built into various shapes.

Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

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Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

April 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A University study found that the location of the boundary between snow-covered ice and bare ice is the leading factor determining icemelt in Greenland, which is the largest contributor to global sea level rise.

When studying tetrahedral nanoparticles, Chen’s team discovered that the building blocks  “self-assembled” into quasicrystalline structure.

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University scientists accidentally discover new crystalline structure

March 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ou Chen and his team set out to study the structures formed by tetrahedral building blocks, they instead stumbled across an entirely new quasicrystalline structure.