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Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Generation Electronic Devices


As silicon strains against the physical limits of performance, could a material like InGaAs provide enough of an improvement over silicon that it would be worth the expense in new equipment lines and training to make the switch worthwhile?
27-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Super-Stretchable Yarn Is Made of Graphene


Researchers at Penn State and Shinshu University in Japan have developed a simple, scalable method of making graphene oxide (GO) fibers that are strong, stretchable and can be easily scrolled into yarns with strengths approaching that of Kevlar.
20-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Strongly Interacting Electrons in Wacky Oxide Synchronize to Compute Like the Brain


A new type of computing architecture that stores information in the frequencies and phases of periodic signals could work more like the human brain to do computing using a fraction of the energy of today’s computers.
12-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Making New Materials an Atomic Layer at a Time


Researchers at Penn State’s Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials and the University of Texas at Dallas have shown the ability to grow high quality, single-layer materials one on top of the other using chemical vapor deposition.
16-Apr-2014 10:35 AM EDT

A Joint Penn State/N.C. State Materials Center Expands Partnerships with Industry

On March 1, the National Science Foundation announced the creation of a new Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP) co-located at Penn State and North Carolina State University. The new center builds on and expands the research capabilities...
3-Mar-2014 8:00 AM EST

New Understanding Could Result in More Efficient Organic Solar Cells


Designing more efficient organic solar cells should be easier with an explanation of how charge separation works.
3-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

Researcher Turns Sights on Prostate Cancer, Tissue Engineering, and Blood Vessel Repair


Tissue engineering utilizing click chemistry provides increased mechanical strength and biofunctionalization.
30-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST

A High Frequency, Low-Power Tunneling Transistor for High Performance Devices at Low Voltage


Penn State researchers have proved the feasibility of a new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy constrained applications.
11-Dec-2013 3:00 PM EST

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