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Program Highlights for year 2006

Sub-Cellular Nanosurgery in Live Cells

A femtosecond laser is used to perform "nano" surgery on a living cell. The actin filaments in the cell have been fluorescently labeled using green fluorescent protein (GFP).

Children learn about nanotechnology (MNDaily)

On October 20, 2006, the UMN MRSEC hosted 450 participants from the Minnesota FIRST Lego League “Nanoquest” competition. FIRST Lego League is an organization, which “introduces children around the world to the fun and experience of solving real world problems by applying math, science, and technology”*. 

Anisotropic Magnetism in Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors

Magnetocrystalline anisotropy is found in many magnetic materials which means that the energy of a magnet depends on the magnetization direction. This keeps our windshield wipers moving and our toy magnets attached to the fridge. However, on changing the direction of the field that aligns the magnetic moments, the aligned magnetization normally remains nearly unchanged.

Ballistic Anisotropic Magnetoresistance

Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) is the difference in the resistivity of ferromagnetic materials in external magnetic field when the field is applied along or perpendicular to the current.

Synergistic Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Multifunctional Oxide Ceramic Systems

Vinayak P. Dravid, Northwestern University IRG1, Synergistic Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Multifunctional Oxide Ceramic Systems

NWU Collaboration with Art Insitute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago - Northwestern University Program in Conservation Science* Professor Katherine Faber, Northwestern Liaison Dr. Francesca Casadio, Mellon Conservation Scientist

Northwestern University Collaboration with Art Insitute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago - Northwestern University Program in Conservation Science* Professor Katherine Faber, Northwestern Liaison Dr. Francesca Casadio, Mellon Conservation Scientist

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