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Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Physical Review B
Study suggests second life for possible spintronic materials
Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale.
U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, CONICET, ANPCyT, and Spanish MICINN

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
Nano Letters
New microfluidic method expands toolbox for nanoparticle manipulation
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new flow-based method for manipulating and confining single particles in free solution, a process that will help address current challenges faced by nanoscientists and engineers. The "microfluidic trap" is capable of 2-D particle manipulation using the sole action of fluid flow.

Contact: Charles M. Schroeder
cms@illinois.edu
217-333-3906
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Laser-brightened cirrus clouds
Intense laser light pulses increase the brightness of high cirrus clouds. Together with colleagues from Berlin and Geneva, climate researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have been investigating the interactions of laser light and ice clouds using the unique AIDA aerosol and cloud chamber on KIT's Campus North. The results of these studies have been published in the renowned Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
Scientific Reports
Noble way to low-cost fuel cells, halogenated graphene may replace expensive platinum
The research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Case Western Reserve University and University of North Texas have paved a new way for affordable commercialization of fuel cells with efficient metal-free electrocatalysts using edge-halogenated graphene nanoplatelets.

Contact: Eunhee Song
ehsong@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-224
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Big multiple sclerosis breakthrough
A phase 1 clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced patients' immune systems' reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent. The therapy used billions of patients' own specially processed blood cells to create tolerance to myelin, the insulating layer that forms around nerves. In MS, the immune system attacks myelin. The approach left the normal immune system intact.
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Cumming Foundation.

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
SPIE on global team proposing 'International Year of Light' at United Nations
Global optics and photonics leaders including SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, last month presented a proposal for the International Year of Light to representatives from United Nations Member States and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting follows UNESCO endorsement for the IYOL last October and sets in place the procedure towards consideration for adoption by the UN General Assembly.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Inventor awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Dr. Angela Belcher, a materials chemist and one of the world's leading scientists in nanotechnology was announced today as the recipient of the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Contact: Molly Owen
mowen@conecomm.com
617-939-8445
Cone Communications

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists create novel silicon electrodes that improve lithium-ion batteries
Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium-ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel, a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other household products. The scientists developed a new technique for producing low-cost, silicon-based batteries with potential applications for a wide range of electrical devices.
Stanford University/Precourt Institute for Energy, US Department of Energy/SLAC

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
WUSTL engineer to develop new biosensors with NSF Career Award
Srikanth Singamaneni, Ph.D., assistant professor of materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, plans to develop a low-cost biosensor that is more stable, sensitive and specific with funds from a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award he has received from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 2-Jun-2013
Nature Materials
Printing innovations provide 10-fold improvement in organic electronics
SLAC and Stanford researchers have developed a new, printing process for organic thin-film electronics that results in films of strikingly higher quality.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Bronwyn Barnett
bronwynb@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-8580
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 31-May-2013
Science
Even with defects, graphene is strongest material in the world
Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form. This resolves a contradiction between theoretical simulations, which predicted grain boundaries can be strong, and earlier experiments, which indicated they were much weaker than the perfect lattice. "We're excited to say that graphene is back and stronger than ever," says Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Nature Communications
NTU invention allows clear photos in dim light
Cameras fitted with a new revolutionary sensor will soon be able to take clear and sharp photos in dim conditions, thanks to a new image sensor invented at Nanyang Technological University.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Science
Scientists capture first images of molecules before and after reaction
Using atomic force microscopy, chemists for the first time can capture images of molecules before and after they react, which will allow them to better tune reactions to get the products they want. UC Berkeley chemist Felix Fischer and physicist Michael Crommie joined forces to develop the technique, which could help scientists study and improve catalytic reactions like those used widely in industry to make chemicals or crack oil.
Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today, according to the researchers.
Intel, Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Optical Materials Express
Charred micro-bunny sculpture shows promise of new material for 3-D shaping
Researchers in Japan used state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques on a new type of resin that can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3-D structures (in this case the famous "Stanford bunny") with features just a few micrometers across. The team says one of the most promising applications is 3-D microelectrodes that could interface with the brain.

Contact: Angela Stark
astark@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Flexible opals
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important applications in the security, textile and sensing industries.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-0335
Cambridge Enterprise University of Cambridge

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Scientific Reports
Diamonds, nanotubes find common ground in graphene
What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene. The one-atom-thick form of carbon can act as a go-between that allows vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to grow on nearly anything, including diamonds.
Honda Research Institute

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

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Advanced Materials
Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal
Tiny spherical particles float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation of the spheres into netlike structures that accumulate at the site of a cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Sloan Foundation

Contact: Susan Brown
scinews@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-May-2013
University of Huddersfield awarded £93k award from the EPSRC
University of Huddersfield scientist Dr. Feng Gao has been awarded £93,668 for a research project to achieve new levels of efficiency and cost-saving for companies making advanced products using ultra-precise surfaces. This research will help to reduce the amount of material that is wasted due to imperfections.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Megan Beech
m.beech@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-053
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Physical Review B
How do cold ions slide?
One of the challenges faced by those who study friction is finding a connection between the phenomena observed within the macroworld and those in the nanoworld. The stick-slip, a phenomenon observed at every scale when two surfaces slide on one another, could be the starting point to identify such connection. The scientists at SISSA have studied such phenomenon through a system of "trapped cold ions."

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
federica@medialab.sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Science
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.

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

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
Innovation could bring flexible solar cells, transistors, displays
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Journal of Controlled Release
Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal tests it appears to reduce the systemic damage done to other organs while significantly improving the treatment of lung tumors -- the tumors virtually disappeared.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3424
Oregon State University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Scientific Reports
New technique may open up an era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale -- meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Whirlpools on the nanoscale could multiply magnetic memory
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source promises four-bit magnetic cells instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. Magnetic vortices are whirlpools of magnetic field, in which electron spins point either clockwise or counterclockwise. In the crowded center of the whirlpool the spins point either down or up. These four orientations could represent separate bits of information in a new kind of memory, if controlled independently and simultaneously.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, European Regional Development Fund, Czech Republic Grant Agency

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

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