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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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