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Robert Mayanovic - Missouri State University. Spingfield, MO, US

Robert Mayanovic Robert Mayanovic

Assistant Department Head, Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science Department | Missouri State University


Dr. Mayanovic's research focuses on synchrotron X-ray studies of condensed matter.






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Dr. Robert Mayanovic - Energy Research Grant - Academic Spotlight Hydrogen drives the future of energy



Physicist Dr. Robert Mayanovic is assistant department head and professor in the Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science Department at Missouri State University. His research interests include: synchrotron X-ray studies of condensed matter, materials in supercritical fluids, high pressure-temperature studies and mineral physics.

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Areas of Expertise (5)

Nanoscale materials Materials in supercritical fluids Synchrotron X-ray studies of condensed matter High pressure-temperature studies Mineral physics

Accomplishments (3)

Who's Who in Science and Engineering (professional)


Foundation Research Award (professional)

Missouri State University

Hawley Medal (professional)

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Education (1)

Purdue University: Ph.D., Physics 1987

Media Appearances (2)

What Is Infrared?

LiveScience  online


According to Robert Mayanovic, professor of physics at Missouri State University, infrared spectroscopy, such as Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, is highly useful for numerous scientific applications. These include the study of molecular systems and 2D materials such as graphene...

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What Are Microwaves?

LiveScience  online


According to NASA's Mission: Science website, "In 1965, using long, L-band microwaves, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, scientists at Bell Labs, made an incredible discovery quite by accident: They detected background noise using a special low-noise antenna. The strange thing about the noise was that it was coming from every direction and did not seem to vary in intensity much at all. If this static were from something on our planet, such as radio transmissions from a nearby airport control tower, it would come only from one direction, not everywhere. The Bell Lab scientists soon realized that they had serendipitously discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation. This radiation, which fills the entire universe, is a clue to its beginning, known as the Big Bang."...

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Hydrogen drives future of energy

Physicist Dr. Robert Mayanovic and his students are researching materials to extract hydrogen more efficiently to make it a readily available energy source.

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Articles (4)

Experimental and theoretical investigation of a mesoporous K x WO 3 material having superior mechanical strength Nanoscale


Mesoporous materials with tailored properties hold great promise for energy harvesting and industrial applications. We have synthesized a novel tungsten bronze mesoporous material (K x WO 3; x∼ 0.07) having inverse FDU-12 type pore symmetry and a crystalline ...

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Mechanical and hydrothermal stability of mesoporous materials at extreme conditions Microporous and Mesoporous Materials


In situ SAXS measurements were made on periodic mesoporous carbon and silica-based materials as a function of pressure and temperature and in water to supercritical conditions. Our data show that periodic mesoporous silica-based materials exhibit ...

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Investigation of the structural environment of Ta in a silicate glass and water system under high P–T conditions Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids


In situ Ta L3-edge XAS measurements have been made from a Ta (~ 1400ppm)-bearing peraluminous silicate glass+ H2O system to 960° C and~ 0.6 GPa. A white-line doublet separated by~ 4eV occurs in the Ta L3-edge XANES and results from octahedral crystal ...

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In situ monitoring of the adsorption of Co 2+ on the surface of Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles in high-temperature aqueous fluids The Journal of Supercritical Fluids


Developing an understanding of the reaction processes occurring at the surface fluid interface at the atomic level of nanostructured materials in high-temperature aqueous environments is necessary for establishing general principles of behavior of ...

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