Electron beam project could have security and environmental applications

Researchers at NIU are investigating ways to boost the power of compact electron accelerators, with potential applications for homeland security and pollution cleanup. In a new research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, faculty in the departments of physics, electrical

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U.S. Capitol

NIU leaders tout research to D.C. lawmakers

Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable.

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A student catches sunlight with a scintillator.

High school physics students glimpse careers

Do you know what a scintillator is? Can you use scintillate in a sentence? Thanks to scientists and technologists at NIU, 70 students from Libertyville’s AP physics classes can. The students visited NIU’s Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and

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