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Anatoly Frenkel Receives NSF Grant

International Research Project Will Study Electromechanical Actions Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, co-chair of the department of physics, has received a three-year grant of $447,438 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how to create a new class of what are called “electrostrictors.” These materials experience strong deformation (known as electrostriction) when an electric field is