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Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Graphene joins the race to redefine the ampere
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump, described in a paper today in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01865
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2013
ACS Nano
Perfectly doped quantum dots yield colors to dye for
This focuses on an ultra-precise method for doping the tiny semiconductors produces vivid hues.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Americal Chemical Society, Department of Energy

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Nature Physics
New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics
Researchers from IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Physics, opens the door to the development of graphene-based spintronic devices, that is, devices based on the spin or rotation of the electron, and could transform the electronics industry.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Nature Communications
Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection
By extending the coherence time of electron states to over half a second, a team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard University has improved the performance of one of the most potent sensors of magnetic fields on the nanoscale -- a diamond defect no bigger than a pair of atoms called a nitrogen vacancy center. The achievement is important news for nanoscale sensors and quantum computing.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace

Contact: Paul Preuss
paul_preuss@lbl.gov
510-486-6249
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Union Atomic Quantum Technologies, Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom National Measurement Office, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and others

Contact: Media and Corporate Communications
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nature Communications
Spintronics discovery
In research that is helping to lay the groundwork for the electronics of the future, University of Delaware scientists have confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons which scientists had theorized existed, but that had never been proven until now.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1440
University of Delaware

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nano Letters
Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Vikas Berry
vberry@k-state.edu
785-532-5519
Kansas State University

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Physical Review Letters
Researcher construct invisibility cloak for thermal flow
By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat. A structured plate of copper and silicon conducts heat around a central area without the edge being affected. The results are presented in the Physical Review Letters journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Small
Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting -- new study
Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, it can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish, a UNSW study reveals.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials

Contact: Myles Gough
myles.gough@unsw.edu.au
61-293-851-933
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Molecular Pharmaceutics
New technique can help nanoparticles deliver drug treatments
A Wayne State University researcher has successfully tested a technique that can lead to more effective use of nanoparticles as a drug delivery system.
Wayne State University

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Physical Review Letters
Magnetic vortex antennas for wireless data transmission
Three-dimensional magnetic vortices were discovered by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf together with colleagues from the Paul Scherrer Institute within the scope of an international cooperation. The results were published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.177201). Vortex states are potential antennas for the ultrafast, wireless data transmission of tomorrow.

Contact: Anja Weigl
a.weigl@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2452
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Nano Letters
A giant leap to commercialization of polymer solar cell
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated high-performance polymer solar cells (PSCs) with power conversion efficiency of 8.92 percent which is the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Contact: Eunhee Song
ehsong@unist.ac.kr
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Canadian Association of Physicists Congress 2013
Professor Federico Rosei of INRS to receive 2013 Herzberg Medal
Professor Federico Rosei, who is also the director of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, has been awarded the Canadian Association of Physicists' 2013 Herzberg Medal. This is the first time that an INRS physicist has received this distinction. With the medal, CAP acknowledges the importance of professor Rosei's innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of nanomaterials and his role as a mentor for hundreds of young scientists

Contact: Gisele Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 6-May-2013
May 2013 story tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The following are story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory for May 2013.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-May-2013
New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes
University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture, a Bellevue, Wash., company, have created a device that can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler, more efficient and environmentally friendly way than conventional methods.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers develop unique method for creating uniform nanoparticles
University of Illinois researchers have developed unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral nanoparticles made of platinum. Results showed that the key factors for the shape control include fast nucleation, kinetically controlled growth, and protection from oxidation by air.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Hong Yang
hy66@illinois.edu
217-244-6730
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 6-May-2013
ACS Nano
A KAIST research team developed in vivo flexible large scale integrated circuits
A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon-based flexible large scale integrated circuits for bio-medical wireless communication.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-295
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Physical Review Letters
Columbia engineers manipulate a buckyball by inserting a single water molecule
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball and drive motion of the "big" nonpolar ball through the encapsulated "small" polar H2O molecule, a controlling transport mechanism in a nanochannel under an external electric field. This method could lead to new applications including effective ways to control drug delivery and to assemble C60-based functional 3D structures at the nanoscale level.
National Science Foundationl, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Holly Evarts
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
National study of nanomaterial toxicity sets stage for policies to address health risks
For the first time, researchers from institutions around the country have conducted an identical series of toxicology tests evaluating lung-related health impacts associated with widely used engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). The study provides comparable health risk data from multiple labs, which should help regulators develop policies to protect workers and consumers who come into contact with ENMs.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Portable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis, other bacterial infections
A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis and other important infectious bacteria. Two versions of the portable device combine microfluidic technology with nuclear magnetic resonance to not only diagnose these important infections but also determine the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Journal of Crystal Growth
Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and LED lights, biological sensors and systems to convert waste heat to electricity.

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

Public Release: 3-May-2013
ACS Nano
'Going negative' pays for nanotubes
Rice researchers turn carbon nanotubes into negatively charged liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2013
ACS Nano
Injectable nano-network controls blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time
In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week in animal-based laboratory tests.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, Tayebati Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Semiconductor Science and Technology
Dual-color lasers could lead to cheap and efficient LED lighting
A new semiconductor device capable of emitting two distinct colors has been created by a group of researchers in the US, potentially opening up the possibility of using light emitting diodes universally for cheap and efficient lighting.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

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