Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices
Six University faculty members have received the 2017 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement.
The textile industry in the US is making a comeback after a decades-long slump. Crucial to the resurgence of textile manufacturing in America is investment in advanced fiber technologies that add value to traditional textiles.
Written by Krista Weidner
That constant change is what motivates materials scientist Lauren Zarzar in her research.
Penn State’s investment in its interdisciplinary research institutes, including the Materials Research Institute (MRI), has created a culture of strong collaborations across disciplines. At Penn State, many researchers have the support of both their academic departments and the university-wide institutes, such as MRI. By encouraging crosscutting research, MRI and its sister institutes open up traditional silos of knowledge to the stimulus of other viewpoints and new ideas. This mingling of disciplines, often called “convergence,” brings together the physical and life sciences with engineering and computation to solve the most complex problems facing society today and in the future.
Engineering Crystal Structure and Elemental Composition in Nanomaterials via Cation Exchange
The ability to selectively form one crystal structure among several options in a polymorphic system is an important goal in solid-state synthesis, as the arrangement of constituent atoms in a solid helps to define the properties of the material. Using nanoscale cation exchange, we have begun to develop a rational approach for selectively obtaining metastable polymorphs of transition metal sulfides.
Biology and Physical Properties Interact During Oral Texture Perception
Quantitative and reliable measures of perceptual phenomenon can be obtained via psychophysical methods that date back to 1860. In the mouth, food sensations result from physical and chemical stimuli that activate biologically determined mechanisms. This talk will discuss physical and biological factors involved in the perception of chocolate and pudding.
Our fully-staffed, open access analytical research facility is charged with enabling research and educating the next generation of highly qualied researchers.
Our staff scientists and engineers will enable users to transition fundamental research in nanomaterials to innovation-driven multicomponent integrated devices and systems.
Our primary goal is to support internal and external users working in computer-based simulations of materials across the various length and time scales.
Institute for Cyberscience
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