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  • Porous crystalline materials: Researcher shows method for controlled growth

    Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consist of metallic intersections with organic molecules as connecting elements. Thanks to their high porosity, MOFs have an extremely large surface area. A teaspoonful of MOFs has the same surface area as a football pitch. These countless pores situated in an extremely small space offer room for “guests” and can, for example, be used for gas storage or as “molecular gate” for separation of chemicals, explain scientists.

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  • FBI Training Offered by RUFSI (Aug. 2015)
  • Boyds Honored by Virginia Forensic Science Academy (Sept. 2015)
  • Congratulations to Sharon Roller, Boyd Forensic and Anthropological Sciences 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipient
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Forensic Science Research Presentations Sept. 15, 2015

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