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Focus on Materials

Focus on Materials is the research bulletin of the Materials Research Institute and the faculty, students, and industrial partners engaged in materials research at Penn State. In this publication, you will find a range of informative stories on developments in electronic, optical and bio/medical materials, as well as energy, nanotechnology, and the environment. To be sure that you receive this free publication in the form that is most convenient for you, please take a moment to visit our online subscription management.

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Computation from A to Z - Winter 2013-2014

In this issue of Focus on Materials, we will touch on a few of the many facets of computer technology and computational science as they relate to materials discovery and application. The history of computing is a remarkable story that is still unfolding. In fact, even after 60 years of rapid progress, we may still be reading only the first chapter. Meanwhile, researchers in the Materials Research Institute and Penn State are in the forefront of transistor development for next generation computers, as well as using computational techniques to develop advanced materials and materialsbased technologies.

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Focus on Materials Publication Archive

Summer 2013

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Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication

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Spring 2013

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Partnering with Industry for Materials Innovation in Two and Three Dimensions

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Fall 2012

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Discoveries in the Center for Nanoscale Science

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Spring 2012

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Nano Materials for Health, Energy, and Electronics

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Winter 2011

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Energy Storage: New Materials Meet the Need for Better Batteries and Capacitors

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Spring 2011

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Basic Science Drives Innovation

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Fall 2010

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Focus On Ultrasound

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Winter 2010

Focus On Materials - Winter 2010 - Instruments of Discover: Tools for the study, characterization, and metrology of materials

Instruments of Discovery: Tools for the study, characterization, and metrology of materials

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Archived Issues

Summer 2009 - Infrastructure for the 21st Century

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Winter 2009 - Advanced Coatings

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Fall 2008 - Electronic Materials

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Spring 2008 - The Virtual Experimentalist

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Fall 2007 - Engineering the Brain

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Summer 2007 - >Metamaterials

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Winter 2007 - Energy at the Crossroads

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Fall 2006 - >Cruising the Superhighway on a Beam of Light

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Spring 2006 - >Sensor Research for Health and Homeland Security

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Winter 2006 - Dialectric Materials for Wireless Transmission and Energy Storage

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Materials Research Institute
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