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UT-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify

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International H1B Employees and Premium Processing

The US government has indicated that premium processing for H1B employees will be suspended for a period of six months beginning April 3. This is an effort to clear a back log of immigration processing.

Best of Both Worlds: Science of Metallic Glass Advances

How is it possible to take the best characteristics of metals and glasses and combine them into one super-strong yet easily malleable material? Takeshi Egami, UT-ORNL Distinguished Scientist and professor of materials science and engineering, knows the answer, because he’s been working on it for more than 45 years.