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Sintering Atomically Thin Materials with Ceramics Now Possible

For the first time, researchers have created a nanocomposite of ceramics with a two-dimensional material that opens the door to new designs of nanocomposites with a variety of applications, such as solid-state batteries thermoelectrics, varistors,...
26-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Camouflaged Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Killer Protein to Cancer

A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors.
13-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mechanotargeting of Cancer Cells

Diseased cells such as metastatic cancer cells have markedly different mechanical properties that can be used to improve targeted drug uptake, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.
4-Jun-2018 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flexible, Highly Efficient Multimodal Energy Harvesting

A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezo composites, according to Penn State researchers.
17-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A Simple Method Etches Patterns at the Atomic Scale

A precise chemical-free method for etching nanoscale features on silicon wafers has been developed by a team from Penn State and Southwest Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University in China.
23-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Microengineered Slippery Rough Surface for Water Harvesting in Air

A slippery rough surface (SRS) inspired by both pitcher plants and rice leaves outperforms state-of-the-art liquid-repellent surfaces in water harvesting applications, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and University of Texas at...
27-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Designing a New Material for Improved Ultrasound

Researchers from Penn State, China and Australia have developed a material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.
21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Fine-Tuning of Two-Dimensional Materials

In two recent publications, teams of researchers led by Penn State provide new understanding of why synthetic two-dimensional materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted, and how to improve their performance in future...
26-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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