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

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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

A Diode a Few Atoms Thick Shows Surprising Quantum Effect

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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

Graphene Membrane Could Lead to Better Fuel Cells, Water Filters

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An atomically thin membrane with microscopically small holes may prove to be the basis for future hydrogen fuel cell, water filtering and desalination membranes, according to a group of 15 theorists and experimentalists, including three theoretical...
16-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Acoustic Tweezers Device Expands the Range of X-ray Crystallography

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A device for precisely positioning small objects using acoustic waves has now been used to position fragile protein crystals a few micrometers or less in size in the path of a crystallography X-ray beam.
5-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Two-Dimensional Metamaterial Surface Manipulates Light

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A single layer of metallic nanostructures has been designed, fabricated and tested by a team of Penn State electrical engineers that can provide exceptional capabilities for manipulating light.
14-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

“Mind the Gap” Between Atomically Thin Materials

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For the first time, Penn State researchers have grown a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers using an industrially scalable technique.
21-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

The National Science Foundation Funds Three Penn State Teams to Study Two-Dimensional Materials

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Through the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, Penn State has been awarded $4 million over the next four years to fund investigators in the new field of 2D crystals and layered materials.
29-Sep-2014 9:05 AM EDT

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis

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A new route to making graphene has been discovered by Penn State researchers that could make the 21st century’s wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale.
5-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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