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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.
9-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
31-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
17-Jul-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
31-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
30-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Fast, Non-Destructive Test for Two-Dimensional Materials

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A team of Penn State researchers has developed a fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water desalination.
27-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stenciling with Atoms in Two-Dimensional Materials

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Penn State researchers report two discoveries that will provide a simple and effective way to “stencil” high quality 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.
28-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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