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Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
New form of crystalline order holds promise for thermoelectric applications
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties and holds promise for improving the efficiency of thermoelectric devices.
National Science Foundation, United States Department of Energy

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Nature Physics
'Topological insulators' promising for spintronics, quantum computers
Researches have uncovered 'smoking-gun' evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible 'spintronic' devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today's technologies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Army Research Office, Welch Foundation

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Bio-inspired bleeding control
Stanching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling blood flow is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, from traumatic injury to illness to surgery. If control is not established within the first few minutes of a hemorrhage, further treatment and healing are impossible.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
New process isolates promising material
Northwestern University's Mark Hersam is working to isolate atomically thin layers of molybdenum disulfide, a material with applications in electronics, optoelectronics, solar cells, and catalysis.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
New way to move atomically thin semiconductors for use in flexible devices
Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Rutgers Chemistry's Ki-Bum Lee patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics
Rutgers researchers have developed a highly robust, efficient nanoparticle-based platform that can regulate gene expression and eventually stem cell differentiation. NanoScript is the first nanomaterial TF protein that can interact with endogenous DNA.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Fred Feiner
fred@yankeepr.com
908-425-4878
Rutgers University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Asia Communications and Photonics Conference
Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics
CUDOS at the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian National University and Alnair Labs in Tokyo have developed an optical oscillope with 20 times the resolution of conventional instruments
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence scheme, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
verity.leatherdale@sydney.edu.au
61-040-306-7342
University of Sydney

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Physical Review A
Atomic timekeeping, on the go
A new approach may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks.
Draper Laboratory

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Graphene & 2-D Materials Conference: From Research to Applications 2014
New partnership to further commercialization of graphene
The National Physical Laboratory and the University of Manchester have signed a memorandum of understanding to help move the potential benefits of graphene closer to practical use, by accelerating the commercialization of the remarkable 2-D material.

Contact: Alex Cloney
alex.cloney@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01872
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast
Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium announces $3 million Infrastructure Initiative
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools available to the CBC research community at a time when federal grants for scientific infrastructure are scarce. The Infrastructure Initiative builds upon a previous agreement by giving each university $1 million to acquire novel, state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to be shared under the Open Access Initiative.
Chicago Biomedical Consortium

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Heat transfer sets the noise floor for ultrasensitive electronics
A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments. The findings could have implications for the future design of transistors and other electronic components.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature
Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. The results are published in the Nov. 10 advance online issue of Nature.

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
A billion holes can make a battery
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Martha Heil
mjheil@umd.edu
301-405-0876
University of Maryland

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
New electron spin secrets revealed
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by rotating its magnetization. The findings reveal a novel link between magnetism and electricity, and may have applications in electronics.

Contact: Arne Brataas
arne.brataas@ntnu.no
47-906-43170
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by quantum particles of heat
As part of an international collaboration, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated how noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by self-heating at very low temperatures. The results will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials. The findings can be of importance for future discoveries in many areas of science such as quantum computers and radio astronomy.
The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Physics
Lighter, cheaper radio wave device could transform telecommunications
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a milestone in modern wireless and cellular telecommunications, creating a radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless devices. The new circulator has the potential to double the useful bandwidth in wireless communications and transform the telecommunications industry, making communications faster and less expensive in a wide array of products.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CCNY-led discovery may help breast cancer treatment
Researchers led by Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor, biomedical engineering, in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, have identified a molecule that could lead to developing treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Manipulating complex molecules by hand
Jülich scientists have developed a new control technique for scanning probe microscopes that enables the user to manipulate large single molecules interactively using their hands. Until now, only simple and inflexibly-programmed movements were possible. To test their method, the researchers 'stencilled' a word into a molecular monolayer by removing 47 molecules. The process opens up new possibilities for the construction of molecular transistors and other nanocomponents.

Contact: Tobias Schlößer
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Sorting bloodborne cancer cells to better predict spread of disease
For most cancer patients, primary tumors are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumors -- tumors that spread from their original location to other parts of the body -- that are the cause of most cancer deaths. Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a diagnostic tool to investigate traveling cancer cells and improve health outcomes, published in the leading Chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.

Contact: Jef Ekins
j.ekins@utoronto.ca
416-946-7036
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Journal of Power Sources
QUT leading the charge for panel-powered car
A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a Queensland University of Technology team. Researchers have developed lightweight 'supercapacitors' that can be combined with regular batteries to dramatically boost the power of an electric car.

Contact: Rob Kidd
rj.kidd@qut.edu.au
61-731-381-841
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nano Letters
Golden approach to high-speed DNA reading
Berkeley researchers have created the world's first graphene nanopores that feature integrated optical antennas. The antennas open the door to high-speed optical nanopore sequencing of DNA.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Scientific Reports
'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap
What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to computer chips.

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Measuring nano-vibrations
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences have fabricated carbon nanotube mechanical resonators capable of exhibiting the highest quality factors to date.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Live images from the nano-cosmos
Using ultrabright X-rays, researchers have observed in real-time how football-shaped carbon molecules arrange themselves into ultra-smooth layers. Together with theoretical simulations, the investigation reveals the fundamentals of this growth process for the first time in detail, as the team reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications. This knowledge will eventually enable scientists to tailor nanostructures for certain applications from these carbon molecules, which play an increasing role in the promising field of plastic electronics.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-3613
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

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