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Public Release: 15-May-2013
Catching graphene butterflies
Wonder material graphene, when combined with other graphene-like materials, paves the way for vast new areas of scientific discovery and previously unheard-of applications, University of Manchester researchers have revealed.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
University of Manchester

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Nature Photonics
UC Riverside scientists discovering new uses for tiny carbon nanotubes
Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics. They can potentially process information faster while using less energy. The challenge has been figuring out how to incorporate these properties into useful electronic devices. Now scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered that by adding ionic liquid -- a kind of liquid salt -- they can modify the optical transparency of single-walled carbon nanotube films in a controlled pattern.
Defense Microelectronics Activity

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 14-May-2013
July 2013 Cottrell Scholar Conference
Ognjen Miljanic first from UH to be selected a Cottrell Scholar
Ognjen Miljanic, assistant professor of chemistry, is the first University of Houston faculty member to be selected as a 2013 Cottrell Scholar. Miljanic is this year's only recipient from Texas. His research aims to better imitate nature's ability to manufacture many of the molecules necessary for life.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Pitt chemists demonstrate nanoscale alloys so bright they could have potential medical applications
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries, yielding top-of-the-line machines necessary for industry. As scientists move toward nanotechnology, however, the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer scale -- producing materials with properties unlike their predecessors. Now, research at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrates that nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so bright they could have potential applications in medicine.

Contact: B. Rose Huber
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 14-May-2013
OU professor recipient of grant from the Simons Foundation Fellows Program in Theoretical Physics
A University of Oklahoma physics professor is the recipient of a grant from the Simons Foundation Fellows Program in Theoretical Physics.
Simons Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 14-May-2013
TechConnect World Conference 2013
First precise MEMS output measurement technique unveiled
The commercial application of MEMS, or micro-electro-mechanical systems, will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing and future devices.

Contact: Joe Meaney
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Nature Communications
Making gold green: New non-toxic method for mining gold
Northwestern University scientists have struck gold in the laboratory. They have discovered an inexpensive and environmentally benign method that uses simple cornstarch -- instead of cyanide -- to isolate gold from raw materials in a selective manner. This green method extracts gold from crude sources and leaves behind other metals that are often found mixed together with the crude gold.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Advanced Materials
Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to research at UB, elsewhere
Solar panels could become as inexpensive as paint as researchers develop the next generation of photovoltaics. One of the more promising fields of research involves plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic materials.

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 7-May-2013
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
University of Illinois College of Engineering

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