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Houston, Texas 77005-1827
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News & Events

Self-DiffusionSelf-diffusion in Strongly Coupled Plasmas
Rice researchers can now experimentally study collision and transport physics of dense, strongly interacting plasmas by studying dilute plasmas of strontium ions barely one degree above absolute zero on a table top
Dai award from Neutron ScatteringPengcheng Dai receives Sustained Research Prize
Rice Physics & Astronomy professor is recognized by the Neutron Scattering Society of America
NanoriboonsWet nanoribbons loop like DNA and fold like proteins
Graphene nanoribbons are known for adding strength but not weight to composites, like bicycle frames and tennis rackets. Now researchers say they could be useful in a squishier environment.