Week in Review: 3/20/16 – 3/26/16

March 24, 2016

Southeast Engineering Professor Pioneering Device to Assess Health, Stress of USAF Service Members

A Southeast Missouri State University associate professor of engineering physics has been awarded a summer faculty fellowship with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (US-AFRL) to develop a nano-device to detect and assess the stress level and health status of U.S. Air Force (USAF) men and women. http://news.semo.edu/southeast-engineering-professor-pioneering-device-to-assess-health-stress-of-usaf-service-members/

Southeast Engineering Professor Pioneering Device to Assess Health, Stress of USAF Service Members

A Southeast Missouri State University associate professor of engineering physics has been awarded a summer faculty fellowship with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (US-AFRL) to develop a nano-device to detect and assess the stress level and health status of U.S. Air Force (USAF) men and women. Dr. Santaneel Ghosh hopes the device can be used to perform simple blood tests and monitor the cellular stress level of service members during action. http://news.semo.edu/southeast-engineering-professor-pioneering-device-to-assess-health-stress-of-usaf-service-members/

March 21, 2016

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security

With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems will be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security systems. http://phys.org/news/2016-03-breakthrough-technology-cyber.html

New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials

Researchers at MIT and other institutions have found a new phenomenon in the behavior of a kind of quasiparticles called plasmons as they move along tiny ribbons of two-dimensional materials such as graphene and TMDs (transition metal dichalcogenides), which have a hexagonal structure resembling chicken wire. The team found that these plasmons can be separated into two different streams moving in opposite directions at the edges of the ribbons, like traffic on a two-lane highway, without the need for strong magnetic fields or other exotic conditions. http://news.mit.edu/2016/control-particle-motions-2-d-materials-graphene-photonic-devices-0318