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Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
New device stores electricity on silicon chips
Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Office

Contact: David F. Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Researchers advance scheme to design seamless integrated circuits etched on graphene
UCSB researchers have introduced an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-D plane of carbon atoms.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
A fresh solution for the lindane problem
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and Tecnalia are seeking fresh solutions by means of iron nanoparticles to eliminate the consequences of lindane manufacture and use.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
NIH awards Scripps Translational Science Institute $29 million grant
The National Institutes of Health has renewed its prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award with the Scripps Translational Science Institute in the amount of $29 million over the next five years to support innovative research in genomics, wireless technology and bioinformatics toward individualizing medicine.

Contact: Keith Darce
Scripps Health

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Atomically thin device promises new class of electronics
Northwestern University researchers have taken a significant step toward fabricating complex nanoscale electronics: the creation of a p-n heterojunction diode, a fundamental building block of modern electronics.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Advanced Materials
Nano-cone textures generate extremely 'robust' water-repellent surfaces
Scientists create surfaces with differently shaped nanoscale textures that may yield improved materials for applications in transportation, energy, and diagnostics.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Keeping an eye on component cleanliness
There are exceedingly strict cleanliness guidelines for components in sectors such as the automobile industry. And yet monitoring of the process for parts purification has been inadequate to date. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a sensor-based measurement system that is integrated directly in the cleaning system, where it registers and analyzes particles caught up in the cleansing fluid. The researchers are presenting their now-marketable innovation at this year's parts2clean.

Contact: Dr. Markus Rochowicz

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
A laboratory for all (cleaning) situations
Thanks to "CleanLab 2020," dirt particles on a scale ranging from the nano to the micro and found on and in components, surfaces and liquids in a wide variety of industries can be analyzed for the first time. At the same time a contiguous clean room provides a site where components can be cleaned and any impurities extracted and investigated.

Contact: Dr. Markus Rochowicz

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Scientists untangle nanotubes to release their potential in the electronics industry
Researchers have demonstrated how to produce electronic inks for the development of new applications using the 'wonder material', carbon nanotubes.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Simon Levey
Imperial College London

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Cleaner and greener cities with integrated transparent solar cells
In a recent study carried out at ICFO, researchers have fabricated an optimal organic solar cell with a high level of transparency and a high power conversion efficiency, a promising step forward towards affordable, clean, more widely utilized and urban integrated renewable energies. The results of this study have just been published in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
CWRU makes nanodiamonds in ambient conditions
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature. The nanodiamonds are formed directly from a gas and require no surface to grow on.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2013
NTU scientists make breakthrough solar technology
In the near future, solar panels will not only be more efficient but also a lot cheaper and affordable for everyone, thanks to research by Nanyang Technological University scientists.

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Mixing nanoparticles to make multifunctional materials
Scientists have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials. The technique opens many opportunities for mixing and matching particles with different magnetic, optical, or chemical properties to form new, multifunctional materials or materials with enhanced performance.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
Tiny 'Lego brick'-style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient
Rows of aluminum studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, European Union Seventh Framework Program

Contact: Simon Levey
Imperial College London

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer
The combination of heat, chemotherapeutic drugs and an innovative delivery system based on nanotechnology may significantly improve the treatment of ovarian cancer while reducing side effects from toxic drugs, researchers report in a new study.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
Oregon State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science Express
Why lithium-ion-batteries fail
Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime. A group of ETH scientists together with colleagues from PSI quantify this effect for the first time using high-resolution 3D movies recorded using x-ray tomography at the Swiss Light Source.

Contact: Vanessa Wood
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency
Scientists from Stanford and Illinois have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve solar cell efficiency. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light that can be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity -- a technology known as thermophotovoltaics.
Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Licensing deal marks coming of age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Researchers, led by University of Washington (UW) physicist Jens Gundlach, have developed a nanopore sequencing technology that is capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule. The nanopore is an engineered protein developed specifically for DNA sequencing by Gundlach's team in collaboration with Michael Niederweis, a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. This technology has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina, Inc.

Contact: Clare LaFond
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device in the GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor system.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Journal of Chemical Physics
Newly discovered mechanism propels micromotors
Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced by AIP Publishing.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Physics
An optical switch based on a single nano-diamond
A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultrafast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Graphene Flagship has set sails
A flagship sail was symbolically set jointly by Wolfgang Bosch of the European Commission, Karin Markides, President of Chalmers University of Technology, and Nokia's Tapani Ryhänen. The Graphene Flagship was selected as one of Europe's first ten-year, 1,000 million Euro flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies by the European Commission in January 2013. The mission is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Christian Borg
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
World record: Wireless data transmission at 100 Gbit/s
Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible. In the current issue of the nature photonics magazine, researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100 gigabits per second.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Oct-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Researchers find rust can power up artificial photosynthesis
Scientists trying to develop artificial photosynthesis for unique applications, like harvesting solar energy, have focused on narrowing the photovoltage gap between the two principle reactions of oxidation and reduction. Boston College chemists report nearly bridging that gap using inexpensive materials in a process that could lead to new energy applications.
National Science Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
Boston College

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