MURI in the news...

November 2002

Jie Liu is featured on news:

Nanoclusters Bring Nanotubes Into Line

And also in Duke news for his article with Lei An, Jessica Owens and Laurie McNeil in the Journal of the American Chemical Society:

Making 'Buckytubes' More Uniform

See the article here


August 2002

Otto Zhou is featured in RT Image. See pdf:

Nanotube X-Rays


Past News:

July 2002

Otto Zhou is featured in Nature's Research Highlights for July 11, 2002. See article below.

X-Rays on the go

See also UNC News:

UNC scientistsí research promises improved X-ray machines using carbon nanotubes

Also see additional story in Nature's Science Update, July 16, 2002

Hand Held X-ray Gun

May 2002

Otto Zhou is featured in Technology Review with an article on his portable x-ray machine using carbon nanotubes rather than a metal filament.

see the story at:

January 2002

Physicist Laurie E. McNeil has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor that is extended each year to no more than one-half of one percent of the national organization's membership. She was recognized for "numerous contributions towards improving the climate for women in physics."

see the story at:


Here are some stories about an article by UNC Physicists:

"Physics research suggests it might be possible to lengthen battery life"


"Nanotechnology: Carbon Nanotubes Could Lengthen Battery Life"

March 2001

On March 28, 2001, Otto Zhou presented his lecture, "Carbon Nanotechnology:  From Soot to Flat Panel Display" as part of the 2001 Hettleman Lectures at the Carolina Inn.  Dr. Zhou was a winner of the 2000 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

Sean Washburn, Lyle V. Jones professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), in recognition of his significant contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. This is one of the highest honors bestowed by APS, which is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished scientific societies.


Here is a story about Richard Superfine from the People in Physics segment of the American Phyisical Society page...

or (full story)

Here is a story that ran in the November 27 issue of Business Week...

or (pdf version with pics)

Here is a link to an article that ran in the November 24 issue of Science...

or (pdf version with pics)

Here is a link to an article that ran in the June issue of Scientific American... (pdf version)


Other news...

Chris Bower and Alfred Kleinhammes each gave invited talks at the fall MRS meeting Nov 27 - 30 in Boston, MA