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A Possible Solution to a Long-Standing Riddle in Materials Science


An international team of scientists led by Penn State may have solved the 30-year-old riddle of why certain ferroelectric crystals exhibit extremely strong piezoelectric responses.
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Technique Uses Immune Cells to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs


Penn State biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack cancers.
3-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Capturing the Energy of Slow Motion


A team of Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers has designed a mechanical energy transducer that points toward a new direction in scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy, including wind, ocean waves and human...
15-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Controlling the Properties of Matter in Two-Dimensional Crystals


The discovery of chains of atoms in a two-dimensional crystal could help researchers control the properties of matter.
27-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simulations Show How to Turn Graphene’s Defects Into Assets


Controlling defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, may lead to improved membranes for water desalination, energy storage, sensing or advanced protective coatings.
4-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lowering the Heat Makes New Materials Possible While Saving Energy


Penn State researchers have developed a low-temperature process that has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into new, useful compound materials.
26-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Low-Cost Sensor for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis


A new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other bodily fluids has been developed by Penn State biomaterials scientists. The fluorescent sensor, derived from citric acid molecules, is highly sensitive and highly...
20-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Subatomic Microscopy Key to Building New Classes of Materials


The ability to see at the subatomic level is crucial in designing new materials with unprecedented properties.
30-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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