Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Professorís research cover story of journal

Guoping Zhang
Guoping Zhang

Abstract:
An Indiana State University professor co-authored a cover story for the Journal of Physical Chemistry about investigations into buckyball.

Guoping Zhang, an ISU associate professor of physics, and two other professors are researching nonlinear optical response and ultrafast dynamics in a nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter, of a system called buckyball. Buckyball is a cluster of 60 carbon atoms, or C_60, which won a Nobel Prize in 1996 for three chemists who discovered it. Nonlinear optical response means when researchers send in a lower energy light that a higher energy light is emitted such as when a green laser pointer is generated from a red laser.

Professorís research cover story of journal

Terre Haute, IN | Posted on March 7th, 2009

"The system that we investigate represents the symbol of nanoscience," Zhang said. "Understanding how things work on a nanometer scale is a big deal, by which we can design new drugs or new functional units or mini-computer robots."

They also are researching energy in buckyball as C_60 harvests light energy just as plants.

"We use C_60 as a simple system to understand how the light transfers the energy to the system, how the system is heated up and vibrates," Zhang said. "This has a potential impact on photosynthesis."

Zhang said the scientists also want to know if C_60 could be used as a new light source that would emit higher energy light.

"This means we feed in an intense light and get higher energy light," he said. If the energy is as high as x-ray, then we could use it to examine bone fracture or structure damages."

Zhang, earned his Ph.D. from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He served two postdoctoral appointments at Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Germany and at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His research interests include ultrafast spectroscopy, nanostructures and nonlinear optics. He is a Promising Scholar at ISU.

Other authors of the article are Xin Sun, a professor of physics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and Thomas George is chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Communications & Marketing
Gillum Hall, G104
Indiana State University
812.237.3773


Guoping Zhang
Indiana State University
associate professor of physics
812-237-2044


Writer:
Jennifer Sicking
Indiana State University
assistant director of media relations
812-237-7972

Copyright © Indiana State University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Discoveries

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Announcements

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 25th, 2014

Hysitron is Awarded TWO R&D 100 Awards for Highly Innovative Technology Developments in the Areas of Extreme Environments and Biological Mechanical Property Testing July 23rd, 2014

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies Main Page Content: Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests July 22nd, 2014

EPFL Research on the use of AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy for the study of single amyloid molecules wins poster competition at Swiss Physics Society meeting July 22nd, 2014

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials: By 'drawing' micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applicat July 22nd, 2014

Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity July 19th, 2014

Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz July 17th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE