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Shiny Fish Skin Inspires Nanoscale Light Reflectors


A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light may have applications for advanced optical coatings for glass, laser protection, infrared imaging systems, optical communication systems and photovoltaics, according to Penn State researchers.
12-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases Now Possible


A technique to combine the ultrasensitivity of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from...
28-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Transparent Metal Films for Smart Phone, Tablet and TV Displays


A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive discovered by Penn State researchers could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient.
13-Dec-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Cheap, Disposable Device for Diagnosing Disease


A reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient.
1-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A New Symmetry Underlies the Search for New Materials


A new type of symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to quicken the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal materials.
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ultrasensitive Sensors Made From Boron-Doped Graphene


An international team of researchers, led by Penn State, has developed ultrasensitive gas sensors based on the infusion of boron atoms into the tightly bound matrix of carbon atoms known as graphene.
30-Oct-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Electronics Get a Power Boost with the Addition of Simple Material


Materials scientists have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional oxides, into the device.
8-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Fast Cell Sorter Shrinks to Cell Phone Size


Researchers at Penn State have developed a new lab-on-a-chip cell sorting device based on acoustic waves.
17-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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