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Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
ORNL awarded 2 Energy Frontier Research Centers
Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers announced this week by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
KIT researchers protect the princess from the pea
In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished. KIT scientists have now succeeded in creating a volume in which an object can be hidden from touching similar to a pea under the mattress of a princess. The results are now presented in the renowned Nature Communications journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Science
LLNL, MIT researchers develop new ultralight, ultrastiff 3D printed materials
Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel -- a material so light it's called 'frozen smoke' -- but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well as other applications where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
One step to solar-cell efficiency
Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell.
Natcore Technology Inc., Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Program

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
New graphene research centre to open at the University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is to establish a graphene centre within its Advanced Technology Institute, expanding and consolidating the University's graphene research and manufacturing capabilities.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Science
New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed
Nanostructured material, based on repeating units, has record stiffness at low density.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
UC Riverside to lead new Energy Frontier Research Center project
A UC Riverside-led research project is among the 32 named today by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as an Energy Frontier Research Center, designed to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy in the United States. 'Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems' will receive $12 million over four years. The lead researcher is UC Riverside Professor of Physics Jing Shi, who will work with researchers from seven universities.
Department of Energy

Contact: Kris Lovekin
kris.lovekin@ucr.edu
951-827-2495
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce 'soft machines' made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2014 Conference
Breathalyzer test may detect deadliest cancer
Lung cancer causes more deaths in the US than the next three most common cancers combined. Now a new breathalyzer test, embedded with a 'NaNose' nanotech chip to literally 'sniff out' cancer tumors, has been developed by a team of international researchers including Prof. Nir Peled of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine. It may turn the tide by both accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Physical Review B
New quantum mechanism to trigger the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies
Scientists have found that two-dimensional nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies -- with unprecedented efficiency.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
European Physical Journal E
Horizontal levitation: The ultimate solution to particle separation
Magnetic separators exploit the difference in magnetic properties between minerals, for example when separating magnetite from quartz. But this exercise becomes considerably more complex when the particles are not magnetic. In the wake of previous particle levitation experiments under high-power magnetic fields, a new study reveals that particles are deflected away from the magnet's round-shaped bore centre in a horizontal direction. The paper was recently published in EPJ E.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town
Dr. Chongwu Zhou of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has developed a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors with thin film transistors comprised of indium, gallium and zinc oxide.
University of Southern California

Contact: Megan Hazle
hazle@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Strange physics turns off laser
Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Vienna Science and Technology Fund, Austrian Science Fund

Contact: Steven Schultz
sschultz@princeton.edu
609-258-3617
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Optics Express
MIPT develops unique greenhouse gas meter
Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has come up with a high-resolution meter to gauge the concentration of gases in the atmosphere with unparalleled precision. The infrared spectrum radiometer is described in an article recently published in the journal Optics Express.

Contact: Alexandra O. Borissova
borisova.ao@mipt.ru
7-495-408-6445
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Physical Review Letters
MIPT-based researcher predicts new state of matter
A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously unknown state -- in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models

Contact: Alexandra O. Borissova
borisova.ao@mipt.ru
7-495-408-6445
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Laser physics upside down
A strange effect which has been predicted two years ago could now be experimentally verified. Coupled lasers can behave paradoxically, which makes them ideal components of interesting electro-optical switches.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
0043-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
AIP Advances
Ultra-thin wires for quantum computing
Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, torture it over a flame until it nearly reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle will thin out like taffy until it is less than half a micron across, and that, according to researchers at the University of Maryland, is how you fabricate ultrahigh transmission optical nanofibers, a potential component for future quantum information devices.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Nanoshell shields foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells from immune system
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanoshell to protect foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells as part of chemotherapy. Their work is featured on the June 2014 cover of the journal Nano Letters. Enzymes are naturally smart machines that are responsible for many complex functions and chemical reactions in biology. However, despite their huge potential, their use in medicine has been limited by the immune system, which is designed to attack foreign intruders.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers use virus to reveal nanopore physics
Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn't well understood. That's partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters by using a stiff, rod-like virus instead of DNA to experiment with nanopores. Their research has uncovered previously unknown dynamics in polymer-nanopore interactions.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
New advance allows gels to wiggle through water
Using a worm's contracting and expanding motion, researchers have designed a way for gels to swim in water. The advance, which is described in a Journal of Applied Polymer Science paper, involves the use of a hand-held laser to shrink and swell polymer gels comprised mostly of water.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Nanoscale composites improve MRI
Submicrometer particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Natoinal Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, Interpolytechnic Doctoral School, Turin, Italian Ministry of Research

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
A faster path to optical circuits
Scientists at EPFL develop a fast and effective method for optimizing photonic crystal nanocavities. The method has led to the design of new-generation structures that may advance the future of optical circuits.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have managed, for the first time, to directly observe the 100 percent spin polarization of a Heusler compound.

Contact: PD Dr. Martin Jourdan
jourdan@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23635
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Manipulating and detecting ultrahigh frequency sound waves
Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated a technique for detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale. This represents an advance towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Lawrence Livermore Lab awarded $5.6 million to develop next-generation neural devices
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently received $5.6 million from the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an implantable neural interface with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain for treating neuropsychiatric disorders.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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