Today@UNL | Zeng helps create matter that can dent diamonds; Band exhibition is today

Xiao Cheng Zeng (right) and postdoctoral researcher Hui Li with their computer-generated images of what happens to buckyballs (pink) when they're infused with molecules of the C8H10 solvent (blue), then crushed by intense pressure and released.
Xiao Cheng Zeng (right) and postdoctoral researcher Hui Li with their computer-generated images of what happens to buckyballs (pink) when they're infused with molecules of the C8H10 solvent (blue), then crushed by intense pressure and released.

Scientists create new form of matter that can dent diamonds

Mixing buckyballs, a solvent and pressure, a team of scientists that includes UNL's Xiao Cheng Zeng has created a new form of matter that is so hard it can dent diamonds, the hardest known substance. The discovery was announced in the Aug. 16 issue of the international journal Science. Continue reading…

Examination Services announces new hours

Starting Aug. 20, operating hours for Exam Services are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. The office will be open all day (including the lunch hour) during finals week. Instructions are posted on the office door (336 Canfield) for people who drop off exams when the office is closed. Continue reading…

OLLI open house is Aug. 19

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL is kicking off the new academic year with an open house, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. The group Rat Pack Jazz will play "Music from the Gold Age of Song" at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading…

Nanoscience lecture to feature William Jo

A UNL nanoscience seminar series features Korean researcher William Jo in a 3 p.m. lecture today in 237 Scott Engineering Center. The lecture, "A New Multiferroic Material of (Ga,Fe)2O3 Doped with Several Divalent Ions," is free and open to the public. Continue reading…

Big Red Singers Showcase is Aug. 18

The Big Red Singers Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Aug 18 in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The group include 38 singer/dancers and 10 instrumentalists who develop high-energy, fully choreographed performances. Continue reading…

Originally published August 17, 2012 - Submit an Item