What does water have to do with materials? The answer may not be immediately obvious. We take clean drinking water for granted. It comes out of a spigot when we turn a handle. We let it swirl down a pipe as we sip at a water fountain.
Penn State’s support of research has catalyzed a steady climb in national and world rankings over the past two decades. In the latest National Research Council rankings of major research universities, Penn State stood at #8, ahead of any other public university and among a group of elite world-class institutions.
The Penn State Nanofabrication Laboratory saves companies the expense of maintaining their own state-of-the-art equipment and provides a highly skilled technical staff dedicated to working with companies from Pennsylvania and beyond.
he Materials Characterization Lab works at technology readiness levels that cover the spectrum from the fundamental (quantum physics, superconductivity, metamaterials) to the applied (electronics, coatings, targeted drug delivery). MCL is training the next generation of skilled engineers and scientists for the workplace of the future.
The 2DCC-MIP will be primarily focused on the group of materials called chalcogenides: sulfides, selenides and tellurides. These materials have properties that make them attractive for use in various advanced electronics. These materials can be superconductors, insulators, or semiconductors with new properties emerging through the stacking of single or few atomically thin layers of film.