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Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Advance Future-Gen Electronics

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
12-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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

A new study shows the mechanism by which bacteria die at temperatures too low to rupture their cell walls.
5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


An Elastic Skin-Like Liquid Bandage Wins FDA Approval

A Penn State biomedical start-up company has won FDA approval for its first product, a biopolymer liquid bandage.
31-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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

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...
15-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer

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.
19-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Synthetic Material Acts Like an Insect Cloaking Device

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.
2-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Chip-Based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

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.
1-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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.
19-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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