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Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science Express
Why lithium-ion-batteries fail
Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime. A group of ETH scientists together with colleagues from PSI quantify this effect for the first time using high-resolution 3D movies recorded using x-ray tomography at the Swiss Light Source.

Contact: Vanessa Wood
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency
Scientists from Stanford and Illinois have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve solar cell efficiency. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light that can be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity -- a technology known as thermophotovoltaics.
Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Licensing deal marks coming of age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Researchers, led by University of Washington (UW) physicist Jens Gundlach, have developed a nanopore sequencing technology that is capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule. The nanopore is an engineered protein developed specifically for DNA sequencing by Gundlach's team in collaboration with Michael Niederweis, a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. This technology has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina, Inc.

Contact: Clare LaFond
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device in the GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor system.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Journal of Chemical Physics
Newly discovered mechanism propels micromotors
Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced by AIP Publishing.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Physics
An optical switch based on a single nano-diamond
A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultrafast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Graphene Flagship has set sails
A flagship sail was symbolically set jointly by Wolfgang Bosch of the European Commission, Karin Markides, President of Chalmers University of Technology, and Nokia's Tapani Ryhänen. The Graphene Flagship was selected as one of Europe's first ten-year, 1,000 million Euro flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies by the European Commission in January 2013. The mission is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Christian Borg
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
World record: Wireless data transmission at 100 Gbit/s
Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible. In the current issue of the nature photonics magazine, researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100 gigabits per second.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Oct-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Researchers find rust can power up artificial photosynthesis
Scientists trying to develop artificial photosynthesis for unique applications, like harvesting solar energy, have focused on narrowing the photovoltage gap between the two principle reactions of oxidation and reduction. Boston College chemists report nearly bridging that gap using inexpensive materials in a process that could lead to new energy applications.
National Science Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
Boston College

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Rice University mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer
A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical and may also enhance food packaging.

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
University of Houston nanotech company wins Goradia Innovation Prize
C-Voltaics, a nanotechnology company started by a University of Houston researcher, has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Goradia Innovation Prize.
Goradia Innovation Prize

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Angewandte Chemie
'Ship in a bottle' detects dangerous vapors
Rice University scientists took a lesson from craftsmen of old to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents.
The Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene
Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection and drug screening.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
University of Manchester

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Carbon's new champion
Calculations at Rice University show carbyne, a simple chain of carbon atoms, may be the strongest material of all.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
UT Arlington professor to increase speed, capacity on silicon chips with novel lasers
A UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, funded by a new National Science Foundation grant, is working to harness the power of lasers on silicon chips to increase capacity and speed in computing and communications systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Major leap towards graphene for solar cells
Dr. Marc Gluba and Professor Dr. Norbert Nickel of the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics have shown that graphene retains its impressive set of properties when it is coated with a thin silicon film. These findings have paved the way for entirely new possibilities to use in thin-film photovoltaics.

Contact: Antonia Rötger
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
'White graphene' halts rust in high temps
Films of hexagonal boron nitride a few nanometers thick protect materials from oxidizing at high temperatures.
US Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
3-D printed microscopic cages confine bacteria in tiny zoos for the study of infections
University of Texas at Austin researchers have used a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. Their method uses a laser to construct protein "cages" around bacteria in gelatin. The resulting structures can be of almost any shape or size, and can be moved around in relationship to other structures containing bacterial microcommunities.
National Institutes of Health, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: Jason Shear
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cells prefer nanodiscs over nanorods
For years scientists have been working to fundamentally understand how nanoparticles move throughout the human body. One big unanswered question is how the shape of nanoparticles affects their entry into cells. Now researchers have discovered that under typical culture conditions, mammalian cells prefer disc-shaped nanoparticles over those shaped like rods.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brett Israel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Oct-2013
Laying down a discerning membrane
One of the thinnest membranes ever made is also highly discriminating when it comes to the molecules going through it. Engineers at the University of South Carolina have constructed a graphene oxide membrane less than 2 nanometers thick with high permeation selectivity between hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas molecules.

Contact: Steven Powell
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
New X-ray vision can reveal internal structure of objects
Scientists have developed a new kind of 'X-ray vision' that is able to peer inside an object and map the three-dimensional distribution of its nano-properties in real time.

Contact: Aeron Haworth
University of Manchester

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
DNA nanotechnology opens new path to super-high-resolution molecular imaging
A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has been awarded a special $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an inexpensive and easy-to-use new microscopy method that uses blinking DNA probes to spot many tiny components of cells simultaneously. The method could potentially lead to new ways of diagnosing disease and new insights into how the cell's components carry out their work.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
Great potential for faster diagnoses with new method
The more accurately we can diagnose a disease, the greater the chance that the patient will survive. That is why many researchers are working to improve the quality of the diagnostic process. Researchers at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen have discovered a method that will make the process faster, cheaper and more accurate. This is possible, because they are combining advanced tools used in physics for research in biology at nanoscale, two scientific disciplines usually very distant from each other.

Contact: Karen Martinez
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute
The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nanoscale, with the potential for discovering new ways of generating energy for human use. The researchers seek to understand how solar, heat and vibrational energy are captured and converted into useful work by plants and animals or novel materials.
Kavli, Philomathia, Heising-Simons

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

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