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Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
European Physical Journal B
Graphene mini-lab
A team of physicists from Europe and South Africa showed that electrons moving randomly in graphene can mimic the dynamics of particles such as cosmic rays, despite travelling at a fraction of their speed, in a paper about to be published in EPJ B.
European Commission, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Excellence Cluster NIM, ACIT

Contact: Ann Koebler
ann.koebler@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnolgy
Low-resistance connections facilitate multi-walled carbon nanotubes for interconnects
Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
The hunt for electron holes
Hydrogen production by solar water splitting in photoelectrochemical cells has long been considered the holy grail of sustainable energy research. Iron oxide is a promising electrode material. An international team of researchers led by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have now gained in-depth insights into the electronic structure of an iron oxide electrode -- while it was in operation. This opens up new possibilities for an affordable hydrogen production from solar energy.

Contact: Artur Braun
artur.braun@empa.ch
41-587-654-850
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
Recyclable electronics: Just add hot water
The National Physical Laboratory, along with partners In2Tec Ltd and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01865
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
How silver turns people blue
Researchers from Brown University have shown for the first time how ingesting too much silver can cause argyria, a rare condition in which patients' skin turns a striking shade of grayish blue.
National Science Foundation, Superfund Research Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Test developed to detect early-stage diseases with naked eye
Scientists have developed a prototype ultra-sensitive sensor that would enable doctors to detect the early stages of diseases and viruses with the naked eye, according to research published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Strengthening fragile forests of carbon nanotubes for new MEMS applications
By using a variety of materials not commonly associated with MEMS technology, researchers have created stronger microstructures that can form precise, tall and narrow 3-D shapes -- characteristics that were never before possible in MEMS.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
Research on nanocrystals to move from lab to market
UC Riverside has granted an exclusive license to The Idea Zoo, Inc., to commercialize nanotechnology research developed in the lab of a chemist at the university. The Idea Zoo, a leading developer and licensor of advanced materials and technologies headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., was granted exclusive rights to seven patents that cover various aspects of advanced superparamagnetic colloidal nanocrystals. Specifically, the patents focus on magnetically tunable photonic crystals and the ability to commercialize them.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Progress in ultrasound-guided surgery may improve breast cancer treatment
A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, San Diego, is developing an alternate means of precisely tagging breast cancer tumors for removal or targeted destruction.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Scientists have demonstrated the first solar cell with external quantum efficiency exceeding 100 percent for photons with energies in the solar range.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Nanotechnology helps scientists keep silver shiny
A team of researchers is investigating less labor-intensive ways to protect silver artifacts from tarnishing.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Analytical Chemistry
Measuring molecules with the naked eye
A new "lab on a chip" reveals the presence of ultra-low concentrations of a target molecule to the naked eye. This model for diagnostic testing could mean point-of-care results displayed visually for diseases that involve very subtle shifts in the bloodstream.

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Nature Communications
A 'nanoscale landscape' controls flow of surface electrons on a topological insulator
Boston College physicists report new insights into the behavior of electrons on the surface of a topological insulator, a class of material with unique properties that challenge some of the oldest laws of physics.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Nanomedicine
UC Davis researchers develop new drug delivery system for bladder cancer using nanoparticles
A team of UC Davis scientists has shown in experimental mouse models that a new drug delivery system allows for administration of three times the maximum tolerated dose of a standard drug therapy for advanced bladder cancer, leading to more effective cancer control without increasing toxicity.
Veterans Administration Career Development Award-2, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 24-Oct-2012
A new take on the Midas touch -- changing the color of gold
Red gold, green gold -- a ground-breaking initiative has found a way of changing the color of the world's most iconic precious metal. A University of Southampton team have discovered that by embossing tiny raised or indented patterns onto the metal's surface they can change the way it absorbs and reflects light -- ensuring our eyes don't see it as "golden" in color at all.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 23-Oct-2012
Biointerphases
Nanofibrillar cellulose film to ease performing medical tests
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have succeeded in developing a durable and affordable nanofibrillar cellulose film platform to support medical testing. New environmentally friendly, reliable nanofibrillar cellulose platforms are more diverse than plastic films. New film can be made, for instance, hydrophobic, hydrophilic and the electric charge can be changed. This will enhance the possibility of conducting thousands of different medical tests at home or in physicians' receptions instead of waiting for results from laboratories.
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

Contact: Hannes Orelma
hannes.orelma@aalto.fi
358-503-441-074
Aalto University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
New design could improve condenser performance
MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
National Science Foundation, Masdar-MITEI, MIT Deshpande Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dupont-MIT Alliance

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Findings could be used to engineer organs
Biologists have teamed up with mechanical engineers from UT Dallas to conduct cell research that provides information that may one day be used to engineer organs.
National Institutes of Health, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Oct-2012
INRS to get new nanotech labs
Professors Tiago Falk and Fiorenzo Vetrone of INRS (Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications Centre) will soon have new facilities available for exploring the world of neurotechnology and nanobiophotonics. Together, their grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation/Leaders Opportunity Fund and Ministere de l'Education, du Loisir et du Sport du Quebec add up to over $800,000 to support their research in emerging fields with a high potential of yielding future innovations in the fields of health and information and communications technology.
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-3817
INRS

Public Release: 19-Oct-2012
Advanced Materials
Manufacturing complex 3-D metallic structures at nanoscale made possible
The fabrication of many objects, machines, and devices around us rely on the controlled deformation of metals by industrial processes such as bending, shearing, and stamping. But is this technology transferrable to nanoscale? Scientists from Aalto University in Finland and the University of Washington in the US have just demonstrated this to be possible. By combining ion processing and nanolithography they have managed to create complex three-dimensional structures at nanoscale.

Contact: Khattiya Chalapat
khattiya.chalapat@aalto.fi
Aalto University

Public Release: 18-Oct-2012
Angewandte Chemie
First-of-its-kind self-assembled nanoparticle for targeted and triggered thermo-chemotherapy
Researchers describe the design and effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind, self assembled, multi-functional, NIR responsive gold nanorods that delivers a chemotherapy drug specifically targeted to cancer cells and selectively release the drug in response to an external beam of light while creating heat for synergistic thermo-chemo mediated anti-tumor efficacy.
National Institutes of Health, Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Program in Cancer Nanotherapeutics

Contact: Lori J. Schroth
ljschroth@partners.org
617-534-1604
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 18-Oct-2012
Tel Aviv University to spearhead groundbreaking nanotechnology consortium
Tel Aviv University has been appointed to lead a new consortium of 11 laboratories dedicated to developing nano-sized drug delivery systems for the detection and treatment of cancer, infectious, and heart diseases by the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative. TAU's Prof. Dan Peer will be the Scientific Director of the $11.5 million project.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 18-Oct-2012
Science
University of Florida chemists pioneer new technique for nanostructure assembly
A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.

Contact: Charles Cao
cao@chem.ufl.edu
352-392-9839
University of Florida

Public Release: 17-Oct-2012
ORNL study confirms magnetic properties of silicon nano-ribbons
Nano-ribbons of silicon configured so the atoms resemble chicken wire could hold the key to ultrahigh density data storage and information processing systems of the future.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Oct-2012
Nature Photonics
Developing the next generation of microsensors
Setting the stage for a new class of motional sensors, researchers at Caltech and the University of Rochester have developed a new ultrasensitive, microchip-scale accelerometer that uses laser light to measure displacement. Beyond consumer electronics, such sensors could help with oil and gas exploration deep within the earth, could improve the stabilization systems of fighter jets, and could even be used in some biomedical applications where more traditional sensors cannot operate.

Contact: Brian Bell
bpbell@caltech.edu
626-395-5832
California Institute of Technology

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