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Newswise: A Promising Supercapacitor for Electronics and Electric Vehicles
Released: 7-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT
A Promising Supercapacitor for Electronics and Electric Vehicles
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors, according to researchers at Penn State and two universities in China.

Newswise: A Novel Method to Precisely Deliver Therapeutics Inside the Body
Released: 22-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT
A Novel Method to Precisely Deliver Therapeutics Inside the Body
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new way to deliver therapeutic proteins inside the body uses an acoustically sensitive carrier to encapsulate the proteins and ultrasound to image and guide the package to the exact location required.

Newswise: Banning Carbon Nanotubes Would Be Scientifically Unjustified
Released: 23-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Banning Carbon Nanotubes Would Be Scientifically Unjustified
Penn State Materials Research Institute

In a correspondence published recently in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists from Penn State and 31 other universities and medical centers take issue with an article published in the same journal calling for the banning or restriction of carbon nanotubes in Europe.

Newswise: Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science
9-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new, atomically-thin materials platform developed by Penn State researchers in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.

Newswise: A New Ultra-Safe High Energy Li-Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles
Released: 3-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EST
A New Ultra-Safe High Energy Li-Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center.

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Released: 25-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
When Bonding Noble Metals to 2D Materials, Interfaces Matter
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Researchers at Penn State and Purdue University have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics.

Newswise: A New Class of Materials Shows Strange Electron Properties
Released: 11-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST
A New Class of Materials Shows Strange Electron Properties
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A method to observe a new class of topological materials, called Weyl semimetals, has been developed by researchers at Penn State, MIT, Tohoku University, Japan and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. The material’s unusual electronic properties could be useful in future electronics and in quantum physics.

Newswise: Penn State Receives Five-year $3.7 Million Grant to Study Virus Evolution
Released: 11-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
Penn State Receives Five-year $3.7 Million Grant to Study Virus Evolution
Penn State Materials Research Institute

An interdisciplinary team led by Penn State has received a five-year $3.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation’s new program on convergence research. The grant is in two phases, depending on successful completion of phase one milestones.

Newswise: New Method to Detect Defects in 2D Materials for Future Electronics, Sensors
Released: 24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
New Method to Detect Defects in 2D Materials for Future Electronics, Sensors
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A team of researchers from Penn State, Northeastern University, Rice University and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil have developed a technique to quickly and sensitively characterize defects in 2D materials.

Newswise: A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring
Released: 16-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.


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