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Norfolk, VA, United States

Old Dominion University is a public research university in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. It was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. ODU awarded its first bachelor's degrees in 1956, became Old Dominion College in 1962, and attained university status in 1969. ODU offers a full range of degree programs and is one of the nation's largest providers of online distance learning courses. Old Dominion University derives its name from one of Virginia's state nicknames, "The Old Dominion", given to the state by King Charles II of England for remaining loyal to the crown during the English Civil War. Wikipedia.

Gurevich A.,Old Dominion University
Reports on Progress in Physics | Year: 2011

An overview of the behavior of Fe-based superconductors (FBSs) in magnetic fields is given with the emphasis on the materials features important for pinning of vortices, critical current densities, melting of the vortex structures and the upper critical fields. We also discuss how the multiband electronic structure of FBSs can result in extremely high upper critical fields tunable by doping or in the Fulde-Ferrel-Larkin-Ovchinnikov inhomogeneous state at high fields and low temperatures. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd. Source

Old Dominion University | Date: 2014-02-14

Described herein are fertilizers for enhancing the carbon sequestration properties of soil. The fertilizers described herein include algae comprising algaenan. In one aspect, the fertilizer includes (a) one or more organic nitrogen sources, (b) one or more synthetic nitrogen sources, and (c) algae comprising algaenan. The fertilizers and fertilizer compositions release nitrogen at a predictable rate over time, which can enhance growth of plants that are fertile with the composition described herein.

Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University | Date: 2015-09-29

Methods for a new, drug-free therapy for treating solid skin tumors through the application of nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs) are provided. In one embodiment of the invention, the cells are melanoma cells, and the applied nsPEFs penetrate into the interior of tumor cells and cause tumor cell nuclei to rapidly shrink and tumor blood flow to stop. This new technique provides a highly localized targeting of tumor cells with only minor effects on overlying skin.

Described herein are the one-pot synthesis and characterization of a library of low molecular weight peptoid compounds that are able to form gels at room temperature. The compounds are synthesized from biologically-based starting materials, are biocompatible, and are resistant to degradation by proteases and peptidases. The compounds and gels synthesized therefrom can be used in such applications as tissue engineering, drug delivery, separation of biomolecules, and stimulus-responsive advanced materials

Old Dominion University | Date: 2014-01-23

Described is a direct method for the fabrication of resorcinarene nanocapsules by photopolymerization of compounds of formula (I), such as resorcinarene tetraalkene tetrathiol (RTATT), in the absence of any template or preorganization. Further, by varying the polymerization media, a variety of other polymeric architectures like lattices, fibrous networks, and nanoparticles were obtained. The morphology and structure were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. These morphologically distinct resorcinarene polymeric architectures contain residual thiol and ene functional groups offering potential functionalization opportunities.

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