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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

An Engineered Surface Unsticks Sticky Water Droplets


Researchers at Penn State have developed the first nano/micro-textured highly slippery surfaces able to outperform lotus leaf-inspired liquid repellent coatings, particularly in situations where the water is in the form of vapor or tiny droplets.
28-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ATOMIC Center to Develop Atomically Thin Coatings


The National Science Foundation has funded a one-of-a-kind joint university/industry center to study and develop atomically thin coatings, led by Penn State.
7-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

On-Chip Processor the First Step in Point-of-Care Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics


A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.
31-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Diode a Few Atoms Thick Shows Surprising Quantum Effect


A quantum mechanical transport phenomenon demonstrated for the first time in synthetic, atomically-thin layered material at room temperature could lead to novel nanoelectronic circuits and devices, according to researchers at Penn State and three...
18-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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