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Research Giants Team On Nanoscale

The institute will offer grad-level study in areas such as linking molecular and nanoscale advances with soft matter, like polymers.
If studying the properties of nanoscale-sized objects--a bit larger than the size of an atom--grabs you, here's an important development. Los Alamos National Lab is teaming with the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to create an Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies.

The institute will offer grad-level study in areas such as linking molecular and nanoscale advances with soft matter, like polymers. State-of-the-art Access Grid technology will allow distance learning between the campus and the lab, with courses beginning this winter.


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Los Alamos National Lab has several units that focus on nanoscale materials research.


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The relationship will provide a channel for recruitment, training and retention of employees, Alan Graham, material scientist and Los Alamos' acting director at the Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies, said in a statement.

Los Alamos is recognized for its materials research. UC Santa Barbara's materials-science-related programs are highly regarded by scientists around the world. Faculty members have won five Nobel prizes in the last seven years, and the institution says that more members of the national academies of sciences and engineering teach there than at any other university.

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