Week in Review: 2/19/17 – 2/25/17

2/22/2017

Researchers decipher nanoscale architecture of beetle shell

Nebraska’s Ruiguo Yang, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and his colleagues found a way to analyze the fibrous nanostructure. Their findings were featured recently on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.
http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/researchers-decipher-nanoscale-architecture-of-beetle-shell/

Optical Magnetism: Photons induce high levels of magnetism in optical materials

Researchers at the MURI Center for Dynamic Magneto-Optics (DYNAMO) at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) have both observed and explained the presence of photon-induced magnetic dipole (MD) scattering (optical magnetism) in certain crystalline materials that is just as intense as ordinary Rayleigh scattering.
http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-53/issue-02/world-news/optical-magnetism-photons-induce-high-levels-of-magnetism-in-optical-materials.html