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From Farmland Irrigation to Martian Exploration: 125 Years of Physics in Guelph - Guelph Civic Museum

"I believe the scientific farmer is going to be the farmer of the future. […] If farming is to be made a success in this country, it has to be done on a scientific basis."  — J.B. Reynolds (1867-1948) With that pronouncement in 1895, the Department of Physics was born at the newly formed Ontario Agricultural College (est. 1874). Research started...

PhD Thesis Presentation: Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Native and Chemically Modified Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles

PhD Candidate John Simmons  Abstract Phytoglycogen is a highly branched polymer of glucose produced as soft, compact nanoparticles by sweet corn. Properties such as softness, porosity, and mechanical integrity, combined with nontoxicity and biodegradability, make phytoglycogen nanoparticles ideal for applications involving the human body. We used small angle neutron scattering (SANS) to study the structure, hydration and interaction of these nanoparticles. SANS measurements on dilute dispersions of highly purified, native phytoglycogen...

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