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
Michinari Hamaguchi, president of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, will speak at the Baker Center as part of the Howard Baker Memorial Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in the Toyota Auditorium.
UT researchers have succeeded in manipulating the electronic behavior of a sheet material the thickness of a single atom layer without compromising its chemical composition or structural integrity.
Students enrolled in UT’s Culinary and Catering program are presenting a public luncheon series where they will hone their skills in a restaurant setting.
The “Hyrdolunteers” were formed in 2015 as a way for students from varying backgrounds to come together to better understand, protect, and preserve water resources in East Tennessee.
New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean will visit UT from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, to talk about his book The Disappearing Spoon.
People seeking to improve their problem-solving and survival skills can learn a thing or two from an unlikely source—songbirds.
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.
For the most part, adjusting our clocks an hour ahead—as we will do this weekend—comes as good news: it is a welcome change from the long, dark winter.
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.