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Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!>

Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!

The Chemistry Department is very happy to announce that on Friday, September 26, 2014 we will be celebrating Professor Phil Brooks and his 50-years with the Rice Chemistry Department. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ricechemistry. 

 

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Rice rolls ‘neat’ nanotube fibersRice rolls ‘neat’ nanotube fibers
September 15
The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Martí and his colleagues.

 

Phosphorus a promising semiconductorPhosphorus a promising semiconductor
September 8
Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs. That makes it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties.

 

Rice chemist wins rare NSF Special Creativity AwardRice chemist wins rare NSF Special Creativity Award
September 8
Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev. 

 

NSF renews grant for biological physics research at RiceNSF renews grant for biological physics research at Rice
September 2
Rice University has received a five-year, $11.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics.

 

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