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3-D Printed Microfibers Could Provide Structure for Artificially Grown Body Part


Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf...
15-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer


A team of researchers from Penn State and Princeton University have taken a big step toward creating a diode laser from a hybrid organic-inorganic material that can be deposited from solution on a laboratory benchtop.
19-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Synthetic Material Acts Like an Insect Cloaking Device


Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making it a candidate for antireflective coatings, according to a team of Penn State engineers.
2-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chip-Based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity


An optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by Penn State electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications.
1-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Two-Dimensional Materials Gets a New Theory for Control of Properties


A theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials could result in desirable properties, such as increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism.
19-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Safe Optical Fiber for Delivering Light and Drugs Into the Body


In Penn State’s Materials Research Institute, an electrical engineer and a biomaterials engineer have joined their expertise to develop a flexible, biodegradable optical fiber to deliver light into the body for medical applications.
9-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward a Smart Graphene Membrane to Desalinate Water


A simple, sturdy graphene-based hybrid desalination membrane can provide clean water for agriculture and possibly human consumption.
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Energy Storage Solution Combines Polymers and Nanosheets


Lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.
31-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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