electrons

Fast and Efficient

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:22pm -- yountj
Professor of Chemistry Arthur Suits

Prof. Suits and his team found is that spin flips between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms can happen very efficiently in the course of a chemical reaction as the products separate after reaction if they are two “radicals”—molecules with at least one unpaired electron each.

An unexpected discovery in Professor Arthur Suits’ chemistry lab could have implications for manufacturing more efficient solar cells and improving photodynamic therapies for treating cancer, and it may contribute to research into quantum computing. At the heart of the discovery is the spin of electrons. Molecules are either nonmagnetic or magnetic depending on whether two electrons are paired with opposite spins or unpaired with same spins.

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DOE Grants Propel Physics Research at MU

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:21am -- yountj
David Singh
Carsten Ullrich

MU physics professors David Singh (top) and Carsten Ullrich were recently informed they have won DOE grants to pursue their research into new magnetic materials and the theory of spinning electrons.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding cutting-edge research into new magnetic materials and the theory of spinning electrons that could lead to better data storage and processing and more efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for radiologists, and it may even have implications for quantum computing. MU physics professors David Singh and Carsten Ullrich were recently informed they have won DOE grants to pursue their research.

Frontiers in Magnetic Materials

Singh calls magnetism one of the most remarkable and diverse properties of matter.

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