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December 2016 eMaterials

A Cheap, Disposable Device for Diagnosing Disease
The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive.
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A new symmetry underlies the search for new materials
A new symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal materials.
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Ultrasensitive Sensors Made from Boron-Doped Graphene
An international team of researchers, led by Penn State, has developed ultrasensitive gas sensors based on the infusion of boron atoms into the tightly bound matrix of carbon atoms known as graphene.
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Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Gopalan, Venkatraman
Terrones, Mauricio