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Public Release: 25-Jan-2013
Scientific Reports
Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design
Using a mathematical model based on natural evolution, Northwestern University researchers have developed an organic solar cell design that could pave the way for more efficient, less expensive solar energy.

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2013
Angewandte Chemie
DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold
A NIST team has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots and using a DNA template to control the distances, the intensity of a quantum dot's fluorescence can be predictably increased or decreased. This breakthrough opens a potential path to using quantum dots as a component in better photodetectors, chemical sensors, and nanoscale lasers.

Contact: Chad Boutin
boutin@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 25-Jan-2013
Optics Letters
NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements
NIST has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially the light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecommunications networks.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 25-Jan-2013
Nature Communications
Quantum communication: Each photon counts
Ultrafast, efficient, and reliable single-photon detectors are among the most sought-after components in photonics and quantum communication, which have not yet reached maturity for practical application. Physicist Dr. Wolfram Pernice of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in cooperation with colleagues at Yale University, Boston University, and Moscow State Pedagogical University, achieved the decisive breakthrough by integrating single-photon detectors with nanophotonic chips.

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2013
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels
Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, have demonstrated results that show a huge improvement in the light absorption and the surface passivation on highly absorbing silicon nanostructures. This has been achieved by applying atomic layer coating. The results advance the development of devices that require high sensitivity light response such as high efficiency solar cells.

Contact: Päivikki Repo
paivikki.repo@aalto.fi
358-504-361-156
Aalto University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
PNNL awarded $2.8 million to keep troops cool while using less fuel
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today's technology, which could also save soldiers' lives by reducing attacks on troops who transport fuel in the battlefield.
US Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, US Department of Defense, Navy

Contact: Franny White
frannny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
Science
Love triumphs over hate to make exotic new compound
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound, and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct. He and his colleagues are the first to permanently interlock two identical tetracationic rings that normally are repelled by each other. Many experts had said it couldn't be done. The new compound has attractive electronic characteristics and can be made quickly and inexpensively.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries
Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists have developed the first high-performance, nanostructured solid electrolyte for more energy-dense lithium ion batteries.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Langmuir
Modifications of a nanoparticle can change chemical interactions with cell membranes
Researchers at Syracuse University's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles, particles up to one million times smaller than a millimeter that could potentially penetrate and damage cell membranes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ariel DuChene
adduchen@syr.edu
315-443-2546
Syracuse University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Bioengineer studying how to send drugs to lungs through nanotechnology
A UT Arlington bioengineering researcher has teamed with a UT Southwestern colleague to develop a nanoparticle drug delivery system that will help stimulate lung growth and function after partial lung removal or destructive lung disease.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Nature Communications
Nanoparticles digging the world's smallest tunnels
The world's smallest tunnels have a width of only a few nanometers. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Rice University, USA, have dug such tunnels into graphite samples. This will allow structuring of the interior of materials through self-organization in the nanometer range and tailoring of nanoporous graphite for applications in medicine and battery technology.

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Nature
EMBL-EBI researchers make DNA storage a reality
Researchers at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have created a way to store data in the form of DNA – a material that lasts for tens of thousands of years. The new method, published today in the journal Nature, makes it possible to store at least 100 million hours of high-definition video in about a cup of DNA.

Contact: Mary Todd-Bergman
contactpress@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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

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