Observing what happens in one-trillionth of a second takes precision and extremely fast devices. UNL physicists are helping reveal how light interacts with atoms, molecules and nanostructures, and their discoveries may one day lead to much faster computers, more efficient solar technology and other enhanced light-based technologies.
In collaboration with an international team of colleagues, two UNL physicists have helped reveal the atomic-level mechanisms of a specially fabricated material that could improve the efficiency of solar cells.
UNL's Timothy Gay thinks the National Football League's so-called “deflate-gate” flap is over-inflated. The physics professor believes cold weather — not cheating — is the most likely explanation for why footballs provided by the New England Patriots were mysteriously under-inflated for the Jan. 18 AFC Championship game.
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap (left) and Anthony Starace have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
A number of faculty from UNL and across the University of Nebraska are engaged in NU’s National Strategic Research Institute, a collaboration between the university and the United States Strategic Command. Formed in 2012, NSRI aims to be a global leader in research on combating weapons of mass destruction.
New research by UNL physicists, which was published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.
An $8 million renovation has converted UNL's 107-year-old Brace Laboratory into a facility dedicated to using innovative teaching methods to further undergraduate education.
Ivan Moreno is using a National Science Foundation Fellowship to charge his graduate research into solar energy. The May graduate is one of 10 UNL students to receive the NSF award, which provides recipients a stipend for three years.
A new study co-authored by a UNL physicist Tim Gay has uncovered some of the basic building blocks for understanding collisions between electrons and molecules.