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New strategy reveals ‘full chemical complexity’ of quantum decoherence

The findings can be used to design molecules with custom quantum coherence properties, laying the chemical foundation for emerging quantum technologies.

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Tessa Baker wins the 2024 Sandra M. Beach Memorial Award

July 8, 2024

Tessa Baker was particularly recognized for being instrumental in installing new NMR devices, and fo ...

Two UR chemistry students win 2024 Merck Underrepresented Chemists of Color Research Award

April 10, 2024

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Shauna Paradine receives 2023 Eili Lilly Grant

February 21, 2024

Congratulations to Shauna Paradine for being a recipient of the 2023 ACC Lilly Grantee Award! The El ...

Benjamin Partridge wins Young Investigators Award

February 6, 2024

Congratulations to Benjamin Partridge for winning a Young Investigators Award from the Air Force Off ...

Brandon Barnett receives NSF CAREER Award

January 29, 2024

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