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New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

January 27, 2021

Measuring carbon at the highest pressures ever achieved in a laboratory, researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics report first model of the carbon structures that may make up planets outside the solar system.

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Room-temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Room-temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

October 14, 2020

University physical scientists synthesize new superconducting material, developing a process that may help ‘break down barriers and open the door to many potential applications.’

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An adapted classroom: Students and faculty find new ways to engage in teaching and learning

An adapted classroom: Students and faculty find new ways to engage in teaching and learning

September 18, 2020

Students and faculty members adapt to new—and safety-conscious—ways of interacting as teachers, scholars, and researchers.

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Experiments replicate high densities in ‘white dwarf’ star remnants

Experiments replicate high densities in ‘white dwarf’ star remnants

August 16, 2020

Rochester researchers help lead work to simulate pressures of white dwarf stars, work that may offer ideas for creating new materials on Earth.

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Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

August 10, 2020

The University is the host institution for a NSF-funded national collaboration to explore ‘revolutionary states of matter.’

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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

July 17, 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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Two LLE scientists awarded DOE funding for fusion research

Two LLE scientists awarded DOE funding for fusion research

April 20, 2020

Two awards from the Department of Energy will help Rochester scientists work to develop timely, commercially viable fusion energy.

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