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A Promising Supercapacitor for Electronics and Electric Vehicles

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.
7-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Novel Method to Precisely Deliver Therapeutics Inside the Body

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.
22-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Banning Carbon Nanotubes Would Be Scientifically Unjustified

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...
23-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science

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,...
9-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Ultra-Safe High Energy Li-Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles

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.
3-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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When Bonding Noble Metals to 2D Materials, Interfaces Matter

Researchers at Penn State and Purdue University have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics.
25-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A New Class of Materials Shows Strange Electron Properties

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...
11-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Penn State Receives Five-year $3.7 Million Grant to Study Virus Evolution

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...
11-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI) is an interdisciplinary organization for engaging strategic research at the cross-section of education, science, and innovation. Our activities span the physical, engineering, and life sciences, and draw upon the expertise of a diverse faculty in departments across the campus. The key characteristics of this organization are an entrepreneurial and collaborative faculty culture, core facilities with technical staff and state-of-the-art equipment, three buildings dedicated to interdisciplinary materials research, and continuous support provided by the University. Our faculty and programs are driven by excellence in science and education, by long-term partnerships with industry and the Commonwealth, and by a commitment to achieving real world impact.



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