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
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
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
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
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
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
Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
17-Jul-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites
An efficient, low-cost catalyst could replace platinum in water-splitting for clean hydrogen production.
31-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites