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Public Release: 13-Mar-2013
Materials Research Letters
New technique creates stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2013
Nature
NIST mechanical micro-drum used as quantum memory
JILA researchers demonstrated that information encoded as a specific point in a traveling microwave signal -- the vertical and horizontal positions of a wave pattern at a certain ime -- can be transferred to the mechanical beat of NIST's micro-drum and later retrieved with 65 percent efficiency.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2013
New Journal of Physics
Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life
The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment – a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave – has been followed in full for the very first time.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
Atotech and CWRU to shrink wiring for smaller semiconductors
Atotech Deutschland GmbH and Case Western Reserve University have signed a major research contract aimed at developing novel chemistries and processes that will enable the manufacturing of smaller semiconductor devices than heretofore possible in routine production.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
Optics Express
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
An Arizona State University engineering research team has made an advance in nano-scale laser technology that should enable the improvement of many electronic devices, producing a nanolaser that operates at room temperature without need of a refrigeration system, is powered by a simple battery instead of by another laser, and is able to emit light continuously.
Defense Advanced Project Agency/Air Force

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
Lyncean Technologies, Inc. receives $1.1M grant from DOE to develop the Compact Light Source
Lyncean Technologies, Inc. has received a Fast-Track SBIR grant of $1.1M from the Department of Energy to further develop their flagship product, the Compact Light Source, a miniature synchrotron that produces tunable, high-quality X-rays for broad scientific and industrial use. The grant will be performed in collaboration with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Rod Loewen
rod_loewen@lynceantech.com
650-320-8300 x405
Lyncean Technologies, Inc.

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
Renewed Harvard-BASF initiative to advance functional materials
BASF SE, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have established a research initiative called the "North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials."
BASF

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
Review of Scientific Instruments
University of Illinois researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report that they have measured the chemical properties of polymer nanostructures as small as 15 nm, using a novel technique called atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy.

Contact: William P. King
wpk@illinois.edu
217-244-3864
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Temp-controlled 'nanopores' may allow detailed blood analysis
Tiny biomolecular chambers called nanopores that can be selectively heated may help doctors diagnose disease more effectively, according to a research team from NIST, Wheaton College and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
Applied Physics Letters
NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience
NIST researchers have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in micro- and nanostructures to cool a much larger object to extremely low temperatures. What's more, the prototype NIST refrigerator, which measures a few inches in outer dimensions, enables researchers to place any suitable object in the cooling zone and later remove and replace it, similar to an all-purpose kitchen refrigerator.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
Nanotechnology
New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications
Scientists at NIST and the University of Maryland have built a practical, high-efficiency nanostructured electron source. This new, patent-pending technology could lead to improved microwave communications and radar, and more notably to new and improved X-ray imaging systems for security and healthcare applications.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
Organizing enzymes to create electricity
An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering has recently received a $360,000 grant to better organize enzymes on electrodes to create nanoscale devices that more efficiently convert the chemical energy of sugars and complex carbohydrates in to electricity.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
U of T engineering breakthrough promises significantly more efficient solar cells
A new technique developed by U of T Engineering Professor Ted Sargent and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nano Letters.
KAUST, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, ORFREP

Contact: Terry Lavender
terry.lavender@utoronto.ca
416-978-4498
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 6-Mar-2013
Physical Review Letters
Ketchup turns somersaults
Blood, paint or ketchup are complex liquids composed of several different components. For the construction of pumps, or the improvement of technical processes scientists and engineers need description models. They make the special properties of such liquids predictable. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich have developed such a model. In the current issue of the prestigious journal "Physical Review Letters" they present it.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
New spectroscopy method could lead to better optical devices
A new spectroscopy method helps distinguish the orientations of light-emitters in layered nanomaterials and other thin films. The method could lead to better thin-film optical devices like LEDs and solar cells.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
Physical Review Letters
UCSB physicists make discovery in the quantum realm
Physicists at UC Santa Barbara are manipulating light on superconducting chips, and forging new pathways to building the quantum devices of the future -- including super-fast and powerful quantum computers.

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
Plants that can detox waste lands will put poisons to good use
Common garden plants are to be used to clean polluted land, with the extracted poisons being used to produce car parts and aid medical research.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Cowie
eleanor.cowie@ed.ac.uk
01-316-506-382
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 1-Mar-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
A nanogel-based treatment for lupus
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Tarek Fahmy and colleagues at Yale University report the development of a nanogel-based delivery system that targets an immunosuppressive drug (mycophenolic acid) directly to tissues associated with immune cells.
Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Lupus Research Institute

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 28-Feb-2013
Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Trackable drug-filled nanoparticles -- a potential weapon against cancer
Tiny particles filled with a drug could be a new tool for treating cancer in the future. A new study published by Swedish scientists in Particle & Particle Systems Characterization shows how such nanoparticles can be combined to secure the effective delivery of cancer drugs to tumor cells -- and how they can be given properties to make them visible in MR scanners and thus be rendered trackable.
The Swedish Research Council and others.

Contact: Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 27-Feb-2013
Scientific Reports
Rice builds nanotube photodetector
A nanotube-based photodetector that gathers light in and beyond visible wavelengths shows promise for unique optoelectronic devices and specialized cameras.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, LANCER, Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Feb-2013
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness
Millions of tons of still-edible food are thrown away because the "best before" date has passed. Wouldn't it be handy if the packaging could really "test" whether the contents are still safe to eat? Eindhoven University of Technology, Universitá di Catania, CEA-Liten and STMicroelectronics have invented a circuit that makes this possible: A plastic analog–digital converter. This brings plastic sensor circuits costing less than one euro cent within reach.
European Union, STW, Holst Centre/TNO

Contact: Eugenio Cantatore
e.cantatore@tue.nl
31-613-478-250
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 27-Feb-2013
New fabrication technique could provide breakthrough for solar energy systems
A University of Connecticut scientist is using a novel fabrication process to create ultra-efficient solar energy rectennas capable of harvesting more than 70 percent of the sun's electromagnetic radiation and simultaneously converting it into usable electric power.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 26-Feb-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Connecting the (quantum) dots
University of Pittsburgh and Delft University of Technology researchers reveal in the Feb. 17 online issue of Nature Nanotechnology a new method that better preserves the units necessary to power lightning-fast electronics, known as qubits. Hole spins, rather than electron spins, can keep quantum bits in the same physical state up to 10 times longer than before, the report finds.

Contact: B. Rose Huber
rhuber@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 26-Feb-2013
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Blueprint for an artificial brain
Senior lecturer Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University's Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors -- electronic microcomponents that imitate natural nerves. Thomas and his colleagues proved that they could do this a year ago. They constructed a memristor that is capable of learning. Andy Thomas is now using his memristors as key components in a blueprint for an artificial brain.

Contact: Andy Thomas
andy.thomas@uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-2540
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 26-Feb-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Light particles illuminate the vacuum
Researchers from the Finnish Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland succeeded in showing experimentally that vacuums have properties not previously observed. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, it is a state with abundant potentials. Vacuums contain momentarily appearing and disappearing virtual pairs, which can be converted into detectable light particles.

Contact: Pasi Lähteenmäki
pasi.lahteenmaki@aalto.fi
358-050-344-2306
Aalto University

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