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Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Princeton Plasma Lab funded to explore nanoparticles with plasma
The US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Such particles, which are measured in billionths of a meter, are prized for their use in everything from golf clubs and swimwear to microchips, paints and pharmaceutical products. They also have potentially wide-ranging applications in the development of new energy technologies.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
jjackson@pppl.gov
609-243-2757
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Berkeley Lab researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in 1 minute
Berkeley Lab researchers have devised a technique whereby self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form a highly ordered thin film over macroscopic distances in one minute.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Materials
Designing ion 'highway systems' for batteries
Northwestern University professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz and her research group have married two traditional theories that advance the understanding of plastics for battery application.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Materials
New class of nanoparticle brings cheaper, lighter solar cells outdoors
Researchers in the University of Toronto's Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticle that outshines the current state of the art employing this new class of technology. This new form of solid, stable light-sensitive nanoparticles, called colloidal quantum dots, could lead to cheaper and more flexible solar cells, as well as better gas sensors, infrared lasers, infrared light emitting diodes and more.

Contact: Dominic Ali
d.ali@utoronto.ca
416-978-6974
University of Toronto

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behavior can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on -- improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst
Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor: that's what University of South Carolina chemist Hui Wang and co-workers built by bridging a size gap on the nano-scale. Their silver nanoparticles combine plasmon resonance with catalytic activity, making SERS and other analytical data available in real time on a surface catalyst.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
Shatterproof screens that save smartphones
In a recently published scientific paper, researchers demonstrated how a transparent layer of electrodes on a polymer surface could be extraordinarily tough and flexible, withstanding repeated scotch tape peeling and bending tests.

Contact: Denise Henry
henryd@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
University of Akron

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Acta Crystallographica Section B
Understanding active pharmaceutical ingredients
Active pharmaceutical ingredient is the term used to refer to the biologically active component of a drug product (e.g. tablet, capsule). Scientists unravel some of the complexities of these ingredients.
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
01-244-342-878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
Nature
Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click
Biological systems produce an incredible array of self-assembling protein tools on a nanoscale, such as molecular motors, delivery capsules and injection devices. Inspired by sophisticated molecular machines naturally found in living things, scientists want to build their own with forms and functions customized to tackle modern day challenges. A new computational method, proven to accurately design protein nanomaterials that arrange themselves into a symmetrical, cage-like structure, may be an important step toward that goal.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, US Airforce, Department of Energy

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
2-D transistors promise a faster electronics future
Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor, using new device architecture that provides high electron mobility even under high voltages and scaled to a monolayer in thickness.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Nanophotonics
Progress on detecting glucose levels in saliva
Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that uses dye chemistry and plasmonic interferometry to selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva. The advance is an important step toward a device that would enable people with diabetes to test their glucose levels without drawing blood.
National Science Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Speeding food safety tests to deliver fresher products
New techniques designed by Nugen and fellow food scientists Amanda Kinchla and doctoral student Juhong Chen, with nanochemist Vincent Rotello, should help food manufacturers avoid costly waiting for safety tests before products can be sold. Food companies may soon need to prove that their products are safe before they ship, since the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 shifted the Food and Drug Administration's focus from responding to food contamination to preventing it.
US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Wyss Institute founding director Don Ingber to deliver 2014 Graeme Clark Oration
Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the 2014 Graeme Clark Oration in Melbourne at Australia's most prestigious public science event on June 5th. The event celebrates game-changing medical technologies and advances made possible by breaking down the barriers between scientific disciplines.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
New nanomedicine by NTU and SERI scientists to bring relief to glaucoma patients
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Eye Research Institute have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops. The results in this clinical study will open up a new treatment modality for glaucoma.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Rice University produces carbon-capture breakthrough
Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.
Apache Corp.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rensselaer researchers predict the electrical response of metals to extreme pressures
Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences makes it possible to predict how subjecting metals to severe pressure can lower their electrical resistance, a finding that could have applications in computer chips and other materials that could benefit from specific electrical resistance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
518-276-2146
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Physical Review Letters
University of Toronto physicists take quantum leap toward ultra-precise measurement
Physicists at the University of Toronto have overcome a major challenge in the science of measurement using quantum mechanics. The scientists developed a way to employ multiple detectors in order to measure photons in entangled states, with an experimental apparatus that uses a fiber ribbon to collect photons and send them to an array of 11 detectors. Their work paves the way for great advances in using quantum states to develop ultra-precise measurement technologies.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Sean Bettam
s.bettam@utoronto.ca
416-946-7950
University of Toronto

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Advanced Materials
Breakthrough in energy storage: Electrical cables that can store energy
Nanotechnology scientist and professor Jayan Thomas and his Ph.D. student Zenan Yu have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire.

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-446-6567
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2-D structures
Scientists at NYU and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed.

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
Elsevier publishes open-access journal: CSBJ on behalf of RNCSB
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Research Network of Computational and Structural Biotechnology, announce their collaborative relationship in publishing open-access journal, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal.

Contact: Jack Boulter
j.boulter@elsevier.com
31-204-852-759
Elsevier

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
NUS scientists demonstrate rare chemical phenomenon to harvest solar energy
A team of international scientists led by professor Jagadese J. Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Here come the 'brobots'
A team of researchers has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which consist of a head coated in a thick cobalt-nickel layer and an uncoated tail. When the robot is subjected to an oscillating field of less than five millitesla, it experiences a magnetic torque on its head, which causes its flagellum to oscillate and propel it forward. The researchers are then able to steer the robot by directing the magnetic field lines towards a reference point.

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

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature Physics
Graphene's multi-colored butterflies
Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick materials, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

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