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A High Frequency, Low-power Tunneling Transistor for High Performance Devices at Low Voltage

PSU researchers have proved the feasibility of a new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics, and ultra-mobile computing.


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The new home for 21st century science

The new home for 21st century science

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Novel Self-Powered Nanoparticles Developed to Deliver Healing Drugs Directly to Bone Cracks

Novel Self-Powered Nanoparticles Developed to Deliver Healing Drugs Directly to Bone Cracks

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Synthetic polymers enable cheap, efficient, durable alkaline fuel cells

Synthetic polymers enable cheap, efficient, durable alkaline fuel cells

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Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

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Thin, flexible glass means new capabilities for energy storage

Thin, flexible glass means new capabilities for energy storage

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Winter 2014 Focus on Materials Bulletin

Winter 2014

Computation from A to Z

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Penn State centers and user facilities for nanoscale science and engineering


NNIN/Nanofabrication Laboratory



The Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC)



Smart Materials Integration Laboratory



Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL)




Distinguished Lecture Series - The Convergence of Materials Science and Life Science

The Distinguished Lecture Series highlights world-class researchers in nanobiology, biomaterials, biosensors, biophotonics, microfluidics, molecular imaging and biomolecular engineering. The talks are intended to stimulate new activities at the life science-materials science interface and will be of interest to students and faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research in any science and engineering discipline. It is being jointly sponsored by the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.

Attend upcoming Distinguished Lectures and view past lectures online

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