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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

Graphene Membrane Could Lead to Better Fuel Cells, Water Filters


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 Add to Favorites

Acoustic Tweezers Device Expands the Range of X-ray Crystallography


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 Add to Favorites

Two-Dimensional Metamaterial Surface Manipulates Light


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 Add to Favorites

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