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Materials Science & Engineering News - June 2021

image of a plate-like structure on a space-y galaxy background. There is a hole in the middle of the structure, which is emitting a ray of light both up and down.

Researchers Trace Dust Grain's Journey Through Newborn Solar System

Combining atomic-scale sample analysis and models simulating likely conditions in the nascent solar system, a new study reveals clues about the origin of crystals that formed more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Dylon Taylor

Alumnus Endows $1M Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering graduate Dylan Taylor is funding the Patrick R. Taylor Endowed Department Leadership Chair to honor his father, a renowned expert in metallurgy, materials science and thermal plasma technology.
Artist's depiction of a quantum circuit, in which nodes of light are interconnected by streams. lines of 0s and 1s appear in the background.

UArizona Engineers Demonstrate a Quantum Advantage

In a new paper, researchers in the College of Engineering and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences experimentally demonstrate how quantum resources aren't just dreams for the distant future – they can improve the technology of today.