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Article ID: 694661

Flexible, Highly Efficient Multimodal Energy Harvesting

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezo composites, according to Penn State researchers.

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17-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693313

A Simple Method Etches Patterns at the Atomic Scale

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A precise chemical-free method for etching nanoscale features on silicon wafers has been developed by a team from Penn State and Southwest Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University in China.

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23-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    30-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 691778

Microengineered Slippery Rough Surface for Water Harvesting in Air

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A slippery rough surface (SRS) inspired by both pitcher plants and rice leaves outperforms state-of-the-art liquid-repellent surfaces in water harvesting applications, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and University of Texas at Dallas.

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27-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691538

Designing a New Material for Improved Ultrasound

Penn State Materials Research Institute

Researchers from Penn State, China and Australia have developed a material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.

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21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690128

The Fine-Tuning of Two-Dimensional Materials

Penn State Materials Research Institute

In two recent publications, teams of researchers led by Penn State provide new understanding of why synthetic two-dimensional materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted, and how to improve their performance in future electronics, photonics, and memory storage applications.

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26-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689341

Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Advance Future-Gen Electronics

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A pair of papers published online in two nanotechnology journals this month provide the basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices

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12-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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    6-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 688954

Study Shines New Light on How Salmonella “Die” at Low Temperatures

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new study shows the mechanism by which bacteria die at temperatures too low to rupture their cell walls.

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5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 688716

An Elastic Skin-Like Liquid Bandage Wins FDA Approval

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A Penn State biomedical start-up company has won FDA approval for its first product, a biopolymer liquid bandage.

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31-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687933

3-D Printed Microfibers Could Provide Structure for Artificially Grown Body Part

Penn State Materials Research Institute

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer.

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15-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    20-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 685435

A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A team of researchers from Penn State and Princeton University have taken a big step toward creating a diode laser from a hybrid organic-inorganic material that can be deposited from solution on a laboratory benchtop.

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19-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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