Week in Review: 2/19/17 – 2/25/17


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.

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.