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Published January 16, 2012, 10:49 AM

ND teen's work published in science journal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota high school junior's physics research work has been published in a national scientific journal.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota high school junior's physics research work has been published in a national scientific journal.

Anna Bernhardt is a 16-year-old student at New Salem-Almont High School, about 30 miles west of Bismarck.

Bernhardt studied at North Dakota State University last summer as part of a program for academically gifted high school students.

She helped with research into lower-cost materials to make transparent, flexible screens for cellphones, computers and televisions.

Bernhardt said she compiled and checked data for the experiments.

NDSU graduate program official Eric Hobbie says Bernhardt made a "significant contribution" to the work. It was recently published in a monthly scientific journal called ACS Nano.

Bernhardt says she's interested in physics and astrophysics, and she wants to earn a doctorate.

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