Lehigh University, (LU) was established in 1865 in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania area as a private technical school. Today, LU is a multi-college institution noted for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Economics, and the esteemed College of Business and Economics as well as Arts & Science and Education. The LU student body is comprised of nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. LU is highly selective in the application process.
Physicists map the strain in wonder material graphene
This week, an international group of scientists is reporting a breakthrough in the effort to characterize the properties of graphene noninvasively while acquiring information about its response to structural strain.
'SafePay': First anti-fraud system to use existing credit card readers
From large-scale data breaches such as the 2013 Target case to local schemes that use skimming devices to steal data at the gas pump, credit card fraud is becoming commonplace. The key challenge is that existing magnetic ...
Researchers cross a critical threshold in optical communications
Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the "world's first fully functioning single crystal ...
Bacterial method for low-cost, environmentally-friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot nanocrystals
A team of Lehigh University engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot (QD) nanocrystals at room temperature.
Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation. The ...
Fine-tuning a rainbow of colors at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —TVs, image sensors, iPads, digital cameras and other modern devices use filters to display the breadth of colors available in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Using nanotechnology to improve the speed, efficiency and sensitivity of biosensors
(Phys.org) —Over the past half-century, biosensors have opened a new window on the physical world while revolutionizing much of modern society.
The cooperative effects of tension and elasticity
(Phys.org) —It was a straightforward experiment: drop tiny solid spheres of metal and ceramic into a gel material and see what they would do.
Crossing the threshold for laser cooling
(Phys.org) —Gallium nitride has emerged as one of the most widely used materials in the optoelectronics industry and the most important semiconducting material after silicon.
Foiling bugs that foil drugs
Every week, faculty members in the department of chemistry meet over lunch to discuss current literature in the field. The conversation at one of these meetings led Marcos Pires to what he calls a "crazy little idea."