August 2016 Issue
model showing the charge transfer mechanism of Rhodamine B molecules interacting with N-Doped graphene
Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing
American researchers have now demonstrated that sintering can also take place at significantly lower temperatures. This cold sintering process is based on the addition of small amounts of water to aid the key transport processes that densify the material.
Meet the Professor:

Prof. Clive Randall
Boron nitride nanosheets act as insulators to protect barium nitrate central layer
“Ideal” Energy Storage Material for Electric Vehicles Developed
The energy-storage goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been achieved by a team of Penn State materials scientists.
Meet the Professor:

Prof. Qing Wang
A piece of printed cartilage on a plug of bone in a petri dish of nutrient media.
Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties
A newly discovered method for making two-dimensional materials could lead to new and extraordinary properties, particularly in a class of materials called nitrides, say the Penn State materials scientists who discovered the process.
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Prof. Joshua Robinson
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A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics

A device made of bilayer graphene, an atomically thin hexagonal arrangement of carbon atoms, provides experimental proof of the ability to control the momentum of electrons and offers a path to electronics that could require less energy and give off less heat than standard CMOS transistors. It is one step forward in a new field of physics called valleytronics.  READ MORE...
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