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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DIY: Building your own spin zone

Physics Professor Alex de Lozanne and his lab are building a $438,000 scanning tunneling microscope from the ground up.

Physics Professor Alex de Lozanne and his lab are building a $438,000 scanning tunneling microscope from the ground up.

When Professor Alex de Lozanne was a boy he made things with Tinker Toys, went on to a mechanical version of Tinker Toys and just kept on tinkering.

Even as a physicist at The University of Texas at Austin, he’s built instruments used in his laboratory.

For his latest project, de Lozanne and members of his lab are building a spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Solar energy research: The cake pan demo

Loren Kaake

Loren Kaake

Translating a scientific concept into an easy-to-understand image can be hard, but here’s how a researcher at The University of Texas at Austin did it with BBs and a cake pan.

See the video of charge transport in a cake pan

At the Electronic Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) on Charged Transport and Polymers, Loren Kaake, a post-doctoral fellow, researches how to make organic semiconductors for solar panels.

The organic materials in question are polymers, or plastics. Photovoltaic cells made from plastic would go
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Recovery and Reinvestment Act Opportunities

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NIH – Recovery Act Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06)
http://www.utexas.edu/research/admin/limited/nih_recovery_c06.php
Deadline: March 25, 2009 (Office of the Vice President of Research)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement
http://www.utexas.edu/research/admin/limited/nih_recovery_g20.php
Deadline: May 22, 2009, (Office of the Vice President of Research); Sept. 17, 2009

NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/challenge%5Faward/

NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research – NCRR Topics
http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/the_american_recovery_and_reinvestment_act/challenge_grant_initiative/

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding for SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=45797

American Recovery and Reinvestment
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Recovery and Reinvestment Act Opportunities

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-008.html
Deadlines: May 6, 2009 (projects between $2M and $5M); June 17, 2009 (projects between $10M and $15M), July 17, 2009 (projects between $5M and $10M)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-007.html
Deadline: Sept. 17, 2009

Recovery Act Limited Competition: High-End Instrumentation Grant Program
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-118.html
Deadline: Sept. 17, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Recovery and Reinvestment Act News and Opportunities

Recovery Act of 2009: NIH Review Criteria, Scoring System, and Suspension of Appeals Process
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-054.html

The “Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (RC1)” which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is fully supported in Cayuse424. This funding opportunity is currently available for download and development in Cayuse424.

Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-003.html
Deadline: April 27, 2009