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A Simple Method Etches Patterns at the Atomic Scale

A precise chemical-free method for etching nanoscale features on silicon wafers has been developed by a team from Penn State and Southwest Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University in China.
23-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Microengineered Slippery Rough Surface for Water Harvesting in Air

A slippery rough surface (SRS) inspired by both pitcher plants and rice leaves outperforms state-of-the-art liquid-repellent surfaces in water harvesting applications, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and University of Texas at...
27-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Designing a New Material for Improved Ultrasound

Researchers from Penn State, China and Australia have developed a material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.
21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Fine-Tuning of Two-Dimensional Materials

In two recent publications, teams of researchers led by Penn State provide new understanding of why synthetic two-dimensional materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted, and how to improve their performance in future...
26-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Advance Future-Gen Electronics

A pair of papers published online in two nanotechnology journals this month provide the basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices
12-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Shines New Light on How Salmonella “Die” at Low Temperatures

A new study shows the mechanism by which bacteria die at temperatures too low to rupture their cell walls.
5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


An Elastic Skin-Like Liquid Bandage Wins FDA Approval

A Penn State biomedical start-up company has won FDA approval for its first product, a biopolymer liquid bandage.
31-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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

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