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Public Release: 22-Jan-2013
Nano Letters
Just add water: How scientists are using silicon to produce hydrogen on demand
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, without the need for light, heat or electricity, according to new University at Buffalo research.

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 22-Jan-2013
UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies
Two teams of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas are investigators in a $194 million national network to create the technologies of the next generation.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Lakisha Ladson
LaKisha.Ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 22-Jan-2013
Nature Communications
Image sensors out of a spray can
Researchers from Technische Universität München have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions, with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to produce. They consist of electrically conductive plastics, which are sprayed on to the sensor surface in an ultra-thin layer. The chemical composition of the polymer spray coating can be altered so that even the invisible range of the light spectrum can be captured.

Contact: Undine Ziller
ziller@zv.tum.de
49-892-892-2731
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 22-Jan-2013
Angewandte Chemie
New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail.
Academy of Finland

Contact: Docent Karoliina Honkala
karoliina.honkala@jyu.fi
358-408-053-686
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 21-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New way to kill lymphoma without chemotherapy
Scientists annihilated lymphoma by depriving it of a favorite food: HDL cholesterol. Northwestern researchers developed a new golden nanoparticle that's a replica of natural HDL. Acting like a secret double agent, the particle appears to the human lymphoma cell like natural HDL. But when the cell engages it, the particle plugs up the cell and blocks cholesterol from entering. The cell dies.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Schwartz Foundation

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2013
UC Riverside nanotechnologists help launch new national center devoted to microelectronics
Three faculty members at the University of California, Riverside are members of a new center devoted to microelectronics: the Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN). Led by the University of Minnesota, the center is supported by a five-year $28 million grant, about three million dollars of which is allocated to UC Riverside. C-SPIN will bring together top researchers to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Jan-2013
Reliable electric power supply for the energy turn-around
Getting the grid prepared for the increased use of renewable energy sources is the goal of the Helmholtz Energy Alliance "Technologies for the Future Power Grid" coordinated by KIT. Helmholtz researchers are developing solutions for a flexible and reliable grid which manages the fluctuating power supply from renewable energy sources in cooperation with university partners and utilities.
Helmholtz Association

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

Public Release: 18-Jan-2013
Science
Breakthrough for solar cell research
In the latest issue of Science, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells. "Our findings are the first to show that it really is possible to use nanowires to manufacture solar cells", says Magnus Borgström, a researcher in semiconductor physics and the principal author.
AMON-RA

Contact: Magnus Borgström
magnus.borgstrom@ftf.lth.se
46-462-221-494
Lund University

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Notre Dame to be part of $194 million university research center network
The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to support the continued growth and leadership of the US semiconductor industry.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Alan Seabaugh
Alan.C.Seabaugh.1@nd.edu
574-631-4473
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
Researchers create method for more sensitive electrochemical sensors
A Northwestern University research team and partners in India have recently developed a new method for amplifying signals in graphene-based electrochemical sensors, a step that could make the sensors more sensitive at lower detection ranges.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
University of Minnesota awarded $28 million grant to lead microelectronics development
The University of Minnesota announced today that it has been awarded a $28 million grant over five years to lead a new national research center focused on developing the next generation of microelectronics. About one-third of the grant will support research in Minnesota.
Semiconductor Research Corporation

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Physical Review Letters
Soft Lego built in the computer
Barbara Capone of the Computational Physics Group of the University of Vienna has developed a new method for the construction of building blocks at the nanoscale. The researcher in Soft Matter Physics, who works at the group of Christos Likos, Professor for Multiscale Computational Physics, is specialized on topics of self-assembly of materials at the nanoscale and she has published, together with her colleagues, a paper at the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Barbara Capone
barbara.capone@univie.ac.at
43-142-777-3236
University of Vienna

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
INRS acquires a groundbreaking advanced imaging infrastructure
Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Centre, will soon have access to a Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope. Unique in the world for its configuration, this equipment will fill a gap in dynamic materials imaging by simultaneously providing very high spatial and temporal resolution, a first that could revolutionize materials research. This project that combines the study of both the ultrasmall and ultrafast received a grant totalling nearly $12 million.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Quebec Government

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

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials
A researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries.

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
ACS Nano
New research gives insight into graphene grain boundaries
Making the one-atom thick sheets of carbon known as graphene in a way that could be easily integrated into mass production methods has proven difficult. Now, research by Joe Lyding and Eric Pop from the University of Illinois' Beckman Institute is giving new insight into the electronics behavior of graphene.

Contact: Steve McGaughey
smcgaugh@illinois.edu
217-244-5582
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Researchers create flexible, nanoscale 'bed of nails' for possible drug delivery
Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibers in an elastic membrane, creating a flexible "bed of nails" on the nanoscale that opens the door to development of new drug-delivery systems.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

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

Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 13-Jan-2013
Nature Materials
Graphene plasmonics beats the drug cheats
Wonder material graphene could help detect the presence of drugs or toxins in the body or dramatically improve airport security, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
NASA's robotic refueling demo set to jumpstart expanded capabilities in space
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news.
NASA

Contact: Dewayne Washington
Dewayne.a.washington@nasa.gov
301-286-0040
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
UT Arlington receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health
Two UT Arlington engineers will use a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to update an ancient method of evaporation to cool vaccines and medicine that must be shipped to remote parts of the world without ready access to electricity.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
AUTOMOL project, US Department of Energy, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse

Contact: Andrea Gibson
gibsona@ohio.edu
740-597-2166
Ohio University

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Nano Letters
Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
Royal Society

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

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Science
New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance
Scientists have created the first pure carbon nanotube fibers that combine many of the best features of highly conductive metal wires, strong carbon fibers and pliable textile thread. In a paper this week in Science, researchers from Rice University, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the US Air Force and Israel's Technion Institute describe an industrially scalable process for making the threadlike fibers, which outperform commercially available products in a number of ways.
Teijin Aramid BV, Teijin Limited, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Science
Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2111
University of Manchester

Public Release: 9-Jan-2013
ACS Nano
Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, including those of hunting and being hunted for food, conducting mutually beneficial relationships and competing for resources. The report on these new "predator-prey biochemical oscillators," which could become building blocks for molecular machines and computers, appears in ACS Nano.

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

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