Topic: Department of Physics

Improved Method for Isotope Enrichment Could Secure a Vital Global Commodity

June 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_46733" align="alignright" width="400" caption="MAGIS Device (magnetically activated and guided isotope separation). Click on the image to view an animation of the MAGIS device in action and to read more about how it works. Animation by Marianna Grenadier."]MAGIS Device (magnetically activated and guided isotope separation).[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and nuclear power, as reported this week in the journal Nature Physics. For many isotopes, the new method is cheaper than existing methods. For others, it is more environmentally friendly.

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UT Researchers Use Simple Scaling Theory to Better Predict Gas Production in Barnett Shale Wells

Nov. 18, 2013

*Editor's note: The fourth paragraph in the earlier version of this release has been removed. 

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale.

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UT Austin Researchers Grow Large Graphene Crystals That Have Exceptional Electrical Properties

Nov. 14, 2013

When it comes to the growth of graphene an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Will Berdanier: In the Footsteps of Isaac Newton

May 13, 2013

UT Senior Earns Marshall Scholarship and Will Pursue Two Degrees at Cambridge

Dec. 10, 2012

Physics and mathematics major William Berdanier has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2013 and intends to earn two master's degrees at Cambridge University through the scholarship. Berdanier is one of 34 scholars from across the nation awarded the scholarship.

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