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Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Physical Review A
Atomic timekeeping, on the go
A new approach may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks.
Draper Laboratory

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Graphene & 2-D Materials Conference: From Research to Applications 2014
New partnership to further commercialization of graphene
The National Physical Laboratory and the University of Manchester have signed a memorandum of understanding to help move the potential benefits of graphene closer to practical use, by accelerating the commercialization of the remarkable 2-D material.

Contact: Alex Cloney
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast
Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium announces $3 million Infrastructure Initiative
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools available to the CBC research community at a time when federal grants for scientific infrastructure are scarce. The Infrastructure Initiative builds upon a previous agreement by giving each university $1 million to acquire novel, state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to be shared under the Open Access Initiative.
Chicago Biomedical Consortium

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Heat transfer sets the noise floor for ultrasensitive electronics
A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments. The findings could have implications for the future design of transistors and other electronic components.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. The results are published in the Nov. 10 advance online issue of Nature.

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
A billion holes can make a battery
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Martha Heil
University of Maryland

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
New electron spin secrets revealed
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by rotating its magnetization. The findings reveal a novel link between magnetism and electricity, and may have applications in electronics.

Contact: Arne Brataas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by quantum particles of heat
As part of an international collaboration, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated how noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by self-heating at very low temperatures. The results will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials. The findings can be of importance for future discoveries in many areas of science such as quantum computers and radio astronomy.
The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Physics
Lighter, cheaper radio wave device could transform telecommunications
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a milestone in modern wireless and cellular telecommunications, creating a radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless devices. The new circulator has the potential to double the useful bandwidth in wireless communications and transform the telecommunications industry, making communications faster and less expensive in a wide array of products.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CCNY-led discovery may help breast cancer treatment
Researchers led by Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor, biomedical engineering, in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, have identified a molecule that could lead to developing treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jay Mwamba
City College of New York

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Manipulating complex molecules by hand
Jülich scientists have developed a new control technique for scanning probe microscopes that enables the user to manipulate large single molecules interactively using their hands. Until now, only simple and inflexibly-programmed movements were possible. To test their method, the researchers 'stencilled' a word into a molecular monolayer by removing 47 molecules. The process opens up new possibilities for the construction of molecular transistors and other nanocomponents.

Contact: Tobias Schlößer
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Sorting bloodborne cancer cells to better predict spread of disease
For most cancer patients, primary tumors are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumors -- tumors that spread from their original location to other parts of the body -- that are the cause of most cancer deaths. Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a diagnostic tool to investigate traveling cancer cells and improve health outcomes, published in the leading Chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.

Contact: Jef Ekins
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Journal of Power Sources
QUT leading the charge for panel-powered car
A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a Queensland University of Technology team. Researchers have developed lightweight 'supercapacitors' that can be combined with regular batteries to dramatically boost the power of an electric car.

Contact: Rob Kidd
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nano Letters
Golden approach to high-speed DNA reading
Berkeley researchers have created the world's first graphene nanopores that feature integrated optical antennas. The antennas open the door to high-speed optical nanopore sequencing of DNA.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Scientific Reports
'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap
What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to computer chips.

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Measuring nano-vibrations
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences have fabricated carbon nanotube mechanical resonators capable of exhibiting the highest quality factors to date.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Live images from the nano-cosmos
Using ultrabright X-rays, researchers have observed in real-time how football-shaped carbon molecules arrange themselves into ultra-smooth layers. Together with theoretical simulations, the investigation reveals the fundamentals of this growth process for the first time in detail, as the team reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications. This knowledge will eventually enable scientists to tailor nanostructures for certain applications from these carbon molecules, which play an increasing role in the promising field of plastic electronics.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Advanced Materials
Rice chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists create a flexible film with the ability to catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage.
Peter M. and Ruth L. Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellowship of Rice's Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Advanced Materials
Better bomb-sniffing technology
University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.
US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Vince Horiuchi
University of Utah

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Outsmarting thermodynamics in self-assembly of nanostructures
Berkeley Lab researchers have achieved symmetry-breaking in a bulk metamaterial solution for the first time, a critical step game toward achieving new and exciting properties in metamaterials.
National Science Foundation, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
European Physical Journal D
Plasma: Casimir and Yukawa mesons
A new theoretical work establishes a long-sought-after connection between nuclear particles and electromagnetic theories. Its findings, published in EPJ D, suggest that there is an equivalence between generalised Casimir forces and those that are referred to as weak nuclear interactions between protons and neutrons. The Casimir forces are due to the quantisation of electromagnetic fluctuations in vacuum, while the weak nuclear interactions are mediated by subatomic scale particles, originally called mesons by Yukawa.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann

Public Release: 2-Nov-2014
Nature Methods
New technique efficiently turns antibodies into highly tuned 'nanobodies'
A new system, developed by researchers at Rockefeller University and their collaborators, promises to make nanobodies -- antibodies' tiny cousins -- dramatically more accessible for all kinds of research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zach Veilleux
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 2-Nov-2014
Nature Photonics
Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber
Usually, light waves do not interact with each other. Coupling of photons with other photons is only possible with the help of special materials and very intense light. Scientists in Vienna have now created the strongest possible coupling of only two photons -- an important achievement for quantum optics.

Contact: Florian Aigner
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
NTU Singapore lights up photonics research with $100 million institute
The next generation ultra-fast Internet or ground-breaking electronic circuits powered by light instead of electricity could very well be built on research done at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). NTU Singapore is partnering the University of Southampton, UK to set up the new institute.

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

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