Through a $666,000 grant, NASA is supporting a collaborative research project between Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory, “Investigating the Stability of Trace Species in Titan’s Lakes and Seas.” NAU will receive $349,000 over three years to conduct experiments that examine the behavior of various chemical interactions. Co-principal investigator on the project, Gerrick Lindberg, is an associate professor in NAU’s Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science. He is leading the effort to understand Titan’s lakes from the molecular… Read more
Professor Cambou recently published the paper, “Cryptography with Analog Scheme Using Memristors” in the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems.
Abstract: Networks of low-power Internet of Things do not have always access to enough computing power to support mainstream cryptographic schemes; such schemes also consume computing power that can be exposed to side channel attacks. This article describes a method, that we call “cryptography with analog scheme using memristors,” leveraging the physical properties of… Read more
Professor Miguel José Yacamán is the co-author of the chapter, “Transmission Electron Microscopy of Multimetallic Nanoparticles,” in the recently published Nanoalloys From Fundamentals to Emergent Applications. The chapter covers the following topics:
- TEM of Nanostructures: Imaging, Diffraction, and Spectrometry
- Electron Holography
- Bimetallic Nanoparticles
- Trimetallic Nanoparticles
- In Situ Study of Bimetallic Nanoparticles
Funded through a National Science Foundation grant of more than $4 million, ¡MIRA!/APMS are teaming up with Arizona State University and other regional partners in a five-year effort to expand the reach of the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) to the communities of northern Arizona and the Four Corners region. NCI-SW is the southwest regional node of the Read more
APMS and ¡MIRA! Associate Professor Inès Montaño is leading an NAU team in establishing the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN), a new NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC). NAU will be receiving nearly $2 million in funding as a CQN contributing partner in the areas of research, education and workforce development. CQN aims to lay the foundations of the quantum internet, which will revolutionize how humankind computes, communicates and senses the world by creating a fabric to connect quantum computers,… Read more
APMS senior Ethan Goff received two awards for his work with the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program that provides peer instructional support to NAU undergraduate students. The two awards are the SI Excellence in Leadership and SI Excellence in Peer Leadership awards. Ethan will be graduating this fall with a double major in Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy.