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Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Bath semiconductor research boosted by new nano-scale patterning equipment
The University of Bath is the only university in the UK to have installed a unique Nano-Lithography printing system, enabling Bath to lead the way in the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors.
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Robert Breckon
r.g.breckon@bath.ac.uk
44-122-538-5798
University of Bath

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Materials Horizons
Microagents with revolutionary potential
Micro and nanorobots that attack tumors with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future. A group of ETH researchers led by Salvador Pané are laying the foundations with magnetoelectric-controlled Janus machines.

Contact: Dr. Salvador Pané
vidalp@ethz.ch
41-446-323-312
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
Pioneering research paves way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the sun.

Contact: Dr Rajesh Ramanathan
rajesh.ramanathan@rmit.edu.au
61-399-252-887
RMIT University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Printing nanomaterials with plasma
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as paper or cloth. The technique could make it easier and cheaper to build devices like wearable chemical and biological sensors, flexible memory devices and batteries, and integrated circuits. They describe their work in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Wrinkles and crumples make graphene better
Brown University researchers have developed a method for making super-wrinkled and super-crumpled sheets of the nanomaterial graphene. The research shows that the topography can enhance some of graphene's already interesting properties.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Physical Review B
New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials
An MIT study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Engineers adapt laser method to create micro energy units
As the demand for thinner microelectronic devices increases, manufacturers often are limited by how oddly shaped the energy sources must become to make them conform to the smaller space. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, have developed a method of transferring an energy source to virtually any shape. Using direct laser-writing techniques, scientists can help smartphone manufacturers fabricate energy storage units such as micro fuel cells that are environmentally friendly, highly designable and thin.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Bacteria's Achilles heel uncovered by single molecule chemistry
Drug resistant bacteria are fast becoming one of the big worries of the 21 century. Now researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a previously unknown weakness; an 'Achilles heel', of bacteria. Their discovery, a crucial step in bacteria's energy metabolism, may be the first step in developing an entirely novel form of antibiotics.
The SYNBIO Center for Synthetic Biology of the University of Copenhagen, Lundbeck Foundation Center of Excellence Biomembranes in Nanomedicine,Villum foundation 'young investigator program'

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
0045-23-60-11-40
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security
An international research team has made a breakthrough in generating single photons, as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The interdisciplinary research is set to revolutionize our ability to exchange data securely -- along with advancing quantum computing, which can search large databases exponentially faster.

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-293-512-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Stanford scientists develop new technique for imaging cells and tissues under the skin
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness.
US Air Force, NIH/Directors Office, National Science Foundation, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Mary Kay Foundation, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation

Contact: Amy Adams
amyadams@stanford.edu
650-796-3695
Stanford University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
PolyU develops integrated iWheelchair system
With a tablet computer as the centralized operation platform, the system integrates a variety of functions such as environment control, as well as safety, health and hygiene monitoring with automated alert, which better caters for the needs of users and reduce the workload of their caregivers.
Innovation and Technology Commission

Contact: Margaret Ho
margaret.fc.ho@polyu.edu.hk
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature
New research shows how nanowires can be formed
In an article published in Nature today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Contact: Cecilia Schubert
cecilia.schubert@kommunikation.lu.se
46-073-062-3858
Lund University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing devices
Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a report in Nature Communications this week. By leveraging the good ideas of the natural world and the semiconductor community, researchers may be able to greatly simplify the operation of quantum devices built from superconductors. They call this a 'semiconductor-inspired' approach and suggest that it can provide a useful guide to improving superconducting quantum circuits.

Contact: Charles Tahan
ctahan@lps.umd.edu
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Boston Children's Hospital has developed an inexpensive miniaturized Centrifuge Force Microscope that in combination with DNA nanoswitch technology permits highly reliable analysis of the force responses of thousands of similar molecules simultaneously.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Applied Optics
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth. They report the results in Applied Optics, a journal of The Optical Society.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
Advanced energy storage material gets unprecedented nanoscale analysis
Researchers have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries.

Contact: Bill Cabage
cabagewh@ornl.gov
865-574-4399
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors
Russian scientists have developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors -- this type of memory will be able to work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices commonly used today. The principle of these new cells is based on quantum effects in 'sandwiches' of a superconductor-dielectric-superconductor -- so-called 'Josephson junctions.'
Russian Science Foundation, Government of the Russian Federation

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
New microwave imaging approach opens a nanoscale view on processes in liquids
New microwave imaging approach trumps X-ray and electron-based methods that can damage delicate samples and muddy results. And it spares expensive equipment from being exposed to liquids, while eliminating the need to harden probes against corrosive, toxic, or other harmful environments.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dr. Nadja Spitzer of Marshall University's College of Science has been awarded a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Spitzer, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earned the award for her work to study how exposure to silver nanoparticles could be affecting the brains of children and adults.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ginny Painter
ginny.painter@marshall.edu
304-696-4621
Marshall University Research Corporation

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Physical Society Conference
Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices
In NSF-funded research, University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Nature Photonics
Laser beams with a 'twist'
Using geometric phase inside lasers for the first time, researchers find a way to change the orbital angular momentum of laser beams.

Contact: Schalk Mouton
schalk.mouton@wits.ac.za
27-827-399-637
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices
Someday, cicadas and dragonflies might save your sight. The key to this power lies in their wings, which are coated with a forest of tiny pointed pillars that impale and kill bacterial cells unlucky enough to land on them. Now, scientists report they have replicated these antibacterial nanopillars on synthetic polymers that are being developed to restore vision. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
APS March Meeting 2016
NIST creates fundamentally accurate quantum thermometer
Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists have found a way to calibrate temperature measurements by monitoring the tiny motions of a nanomechanical system that are governed by the often counterintuitive rules of quantum mechanics.

Contact: Chad Boutin
boutin@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course
A team of engineers at Drexel University recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Hunting for Big Bang neutrinos that could shed new light on the origin of the universe
Article describes a Princeton University physicists laboratory at PPPL to hunt for Big Bang neutrinos.
Simons Foundation, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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