Fundamentals of Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Spectroscopy for Biology and Soft Matter Workshop 2023
SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2023
An educational workshop on the fundamentals of NSE spectroscopy applied to soft matter and biology will prepare the scientists to use NSE techniques. The basics of static and quasi-elastic neutron scattering, NSE instrumentation, and NSE experimental design and data analysis will be covered. In addition, students will select from three interest group sessions on polymers, proteins, or lipid membranes. The workshop will ready participants to use the new, upgraded NSE in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to benefit their research. For more information, CLICK HERE.
University of Delaware researchers mixed simulated lunar and Martian soils with a high-pH solution to create geopolymer bricks, then crushed the bricks to see how strong they were. The experiments are helping them work on ways for astronauts to create building materials in space.
UD Prof. Norm Wagner and colleagues explore ways to create building materials on the moon, Mars
AUGUST 9, 2022
Sustained space exploration will require infrastructure that doesn’t currently exist: buildings, housing, rocket landing pads. So, where do you turn for construction materials when they are too big to fit in your carry-on and there’s no Home Depot in outer space?
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Fundamentals of Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Spectroscopy for Biology and Soft Matter Workshop
OCTOBER 27-29, 2021
An educational workshop on fundamentals of NSE spectroscopy applied to soft matter and biology, will prepare the scientists for the use of NSE techniques. The basics of static and quasi-elastic neutron scattering, NSE instrumentation and NSE experimental design and data analysis will be covered. In addition, students will select from three interest group sessions on polymers, proteins or lipid membranes. The workshop will prepare participants to use the new, upgraded NSE in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to benefit their research. For more information, CLICK HERE.
A world-class Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer for the Nation: UD-NIST -UMD Consortium NSF Proposal 1935956
This award from the Midscale Research Instrumentation -1 program supports the acquisition, implementation and commissioning of a world-class neutron spin echo spectrometer for the nation. The University of Delaware’s Center for Neutron Science working together with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Neutron Research and the University of Maryland are creating a world-class neutron spin echo spectrometer to strengthen U.S. research infrastructure with substantial benefit to the soft matter, biological sciences, and engineering research communities. (continue reading…)
Congratulations to Roisin Donnelly, Biomedical Engineering Graduate student, on receiving the Langmuir student poster award at the 2021 ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium for her poster entitled: Exploring the relationship between temperature activated hydrogen-deuterium exchange and protein stability with SANS
Novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, other areas.
Oil and water may not mix, but adding the right nanoparticles to the recipe can convert these two immiscible fluids into an exotic gel with uses ranging from batteries to water filters to tint-changing smart windows. A new approach to creating this unusual class of soft materials could carry them out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.
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Center for Neutron Science at the University of Delaware: Neutron Metrology for Solving Grand Challenge Problems by Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery
This cooperative agreement between the Center for Neutron Science (CNS) at the University of Delaware (UD) and the NCNR for the purpose of advancing neutron scattering metrology for research and by using this neutron science to address the following NAE Grand Challenge Problems: Engineering Better Medicines, Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure, and Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery.
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Engineer, inventor, mentor named 2020 Francis Alison winner
Wagner’s lifelong curiosity and delight in science, research and collaborative problem-solving have fueled an inventive career that has inspired many a colleague and student, drawn international recognition and now is distinguished with the University of Delaware’s highest faculty honor — the 2020 Francis Alison Award. The award, established in 1978, is named for the University’s founder, the Rev. Francis Alison, and recognizes contributions and distinction as both a scholar and an educator.
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A team of engineers has shown that surface diffusion in protein transport into ion-exchange beads depends on adsorption affinity — a measure of attraction between the two materials.
UD engineers uncover role of surface diffusion in protein transport, which could aid biopharmaceutical processing
A team of engineers from the University of Delaware, with a collaborator from pharmaceutical company Amgen, has shown that surface diffusion in protein transport into ion-exchange beads depends on adsorption affinity — a measure of attraction between the two materials. By exploiting this relationship, the team developed a procedure to purify a monoclonal antibody — a type of molecule that mediates immunity — with productivity 43% higher than usual.
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At Neutron Day, international experts discuss the future of neutron scattering science
October 30 was Neutron Day this year at the University of Delaware. Why celebrate neutrons? Because these subatomic particles with neutral electrical charge can bring positive benefits to the world. Researchers at the University of Delaware are using neutrons to investigate ways to make new, better products, from super strong building materials to lifesaving medicines.