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he new dilution refrigerator laboratory, a central component of the Center for Quantum Sensors, will help researchers search for new fundamental physics by constructing precision detectors.

A quantum launch

May 3, 2019

Launched last year, the center is a collaboration among researchers in the departments of physics, chemistry, and Earth and planetary sciences, along with the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. It serves as a hub for WashU...


This new energy storage device can withstand a hammer striking it more than 40 times. (Image: D'Arcy laboratory / Washington University)

Takes a licking and keeps on storing

April 26, 2019

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made an energy storage device that can withstand a hammer striking it more than 40 times. The shatterproof supercapacitor is also nonflammable, unlike lithium-ion batteries. The new work is the cover...


Prof. Erik Henriksen

Two Dimensional: Not a negative thing

April 12, 2019

When one looks at the world around us, we usually see three dimensions of space. That is, things have length, breadth and width. In the world of mathematics, we may have abstractions of fewer dimension, like a point, line or surface, but it is...


Opioid epidemic, drug abuse and overdose concept with scattered prescription opioids spilling from orange bottle with copy space. Hydrocodone is the generic name for a range of opiate painkillers

Engineering treatments for the opioid epidemic

March 25, 2019

A biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent the opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.




Prof. Erik Henriksen

Studying the small to understand the big

February 8, 2019

Physicists in Arts & Sciences are unraveling the nature of elusive “two-dimensional” materials with an eye toward harnessing them for society’s benefit.