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organic lasers, perovskites, Quantum wells

A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer

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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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antireflective coating , Electrode, brochosomes, Cloaking

Synthetic Material Acts Like an Insect Cloaking Device

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Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making it a candidate for antireflective coatings, according to a team of Penn State engineers.

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whispering gallery mode resonators, on-chip sensors, sensor array

Chip-Based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

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An optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by Penn State electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications.

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Spintronics, 2D materials, nano devices, memory storage, Information Processing

Two-Dimensional Materials Gets a New Theory for Control of Properties

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A theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials could result in desirable properties, such as increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism.

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Biomaterials, Optical Fiber, Bioimaging

A Safe Optical Fiber for Delivering Light and Drugs Into the Body

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In Penn State’s Materials Research Institute, an electrical engineer and a biomaterials engineer have joined their expertise to develop a flexible, biodegradable optical fiber to deliver light into the body for medical applications.

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Desalination, water availability, graphene aerogels, 2D layered materials

Toward a Smart Graphene Membrane to Desalinate Water

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A simple, sturdy graphene-based hybrid desalination membrane can provide clean water for agriculture and possibly human consumption.

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Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, Flexible Electronics, 2D Nanomaterials

Energy Storage Solution Combines Polymers and Nanosheets

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Lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

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Grant Focuses on 'Hydrogen Sponge' for Use in Fuel-Cell Vehicles

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Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.

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water-splittiing, Catalyst, Hydrogen and fuel cells, molybdenum disulfide

Low Cost, Scalable Water Splitting Fuels the Future Hydrogen Economy

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An efficient, low-cost catalyst could replace platinum in water-splitting for clean hydrogen production.

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food coloring, Avocado

Penn State Food Scientist Turns Avocado Pits Into Natural Food Coloring

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A multiyear research endeavor led a Penn State food scientist to form a natural food coloring company based on avocado pits.







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