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Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment
A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood -- and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis.

Contact: Kate McAlpine
University of Michigan

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing
Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion. Or consider a soldier's uniform that could alter its camouflage or more effectively protect against poison gas or shrapnel upon contact.
US Army Research Office

Contact: John Fedele
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Improving lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale research
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire's germanium core.
US Department of Energy, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Contact: Daniel Kane
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
UW engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices. The findings were published online Sept. 29 in Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Optics Express
The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY
The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists from Göttingen generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres -- this is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair. This fine beam of X-ray light allows focusing on smallest details. The research groups of Professor Tim Salditt and of Professor Hans-Ulrich Krebs of University of Göttingen published their work in the research journal Optics Express.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 29-Sep-2013
Nature Chemistry
Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LED
One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light-emitting diode, or LED. University of Utah physicists believe they have solved the problem by creating a new organic molecule that is shaped like rotelle -- wagon-wheel pasta -- rather than spaghetti.
Volkswagen Foundation, German Chemical Industry Fund, David & Lucille Packard Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Public Release: 27-Sep-2013
Researchers demonstrate 'accelerator on a chip'
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Andy Freeberg
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared spectrum. The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale substances, so the arrays could enhance the detection of small volumes of materials.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.

Contact: Dusan Losic
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors. Flexible pressure and temperature sensors could be built into electronic skin. All these devices can be made with carbon nanotubes, sprayed like ink onto flexible plastic sheets or other substrates.
German Research Foundation, Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Arts

Contact: Patrick Regan
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
New multifunctional topological insulator material with combined superconductivity
By employing state-of-art materials design methods, Dr. Binghai Yan and his collaborators from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids and Mainz University have recently predicted that the oxide compound BaBiO3 combines two required properties, i.e., topological insulator and superconductivity. This material has been known as a high-temperature superconductor of Tc of nearly 30 Kelvin with p-type doping. Now it has been discovered to be also a topological insulator with n-type doping.

Contact: Dr. Claudia Felser
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver vaccines to lungs
Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Andrew Carleen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology
Silicon chips could soon hit physical limits preventing them from getting smaller and faster. Carbon nanotube technology has been seen as a potential successor. But so far no one's been able to put all the pieces together. Stanford's CNT computer is therefore an important proof of principle. And while this is a bare-bones device, the processes used to create the world's first CNT computer are designed to scale.

Contact: Tom Abate
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
Physics of Plasmas
Fusion, anyone?
The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Frontiers in Optics 2013
Spinning CDs to clean sewage water
Audio CDs, all the rage in the '90s, seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods, leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk collections. While you could turn your old disks into a work of avant-garde art, researchers in Taiwan have come up with a more practical application: breaking down sewage.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
UCSB researchers make headway in quantum information transfer via nanomechanical coupling
Fiber optics has made communication faster than ever, but the next step involves a quantum leap -- literally. In order to improve the security of the transfer of information, scientists are working on how to translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states in a way that would enable ultrafast, quantum-encrypted communications.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford scientists publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors
We could find many uses for bendable electronics, such as e-readers that folded like newspapers or smart phones that curved in our back pockets. Polymer semiconductors could get us there. But their electrical properties are not well understood. In some novel work Stanford scientists explain how the structure of polymers affects their electrical properties with an eye toward improving their performance as electronic components.

Contact: Tom Abate
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Putting the spring back in broken hearts
For years, scientists have been trying to engineer cardiac tissue to patch up areas of the heart damaged by heart attacks. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have fabricated fibers shaped like springs that allow engineered cardiac tissue to pump more like the real thing. They say that, once tested in clinical trials, the use of these fibers will improve and prolong the lives of millions of people.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Domain walls as new information storage medium
While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism.

Contact: Dr. André Bisig
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 21-Sep-2013
RSC Advances
A surface of TiO2 nanotubes could reduce the failure rate for dental implants, both by encouraging bone growth around the implant and by serving as a drug-delivery system for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory substances.

Contact: Jennifer Donovan
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
UT Arlington bioengineer wants to use nanomedicine to treat peripheral artery disease
A UT Arlington associate professor is working with the American Heart Association on a new method that could use injected nanoparticles to recruit stem cells from the patient's own blood to build needed stents in a patient's failing blood vessels.
American Heart Association

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Preventing and improving treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Funded by a generous gift from the Louise and André Charron family to the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University, the chair's research program will focus on prevention, early detection, and improved treatment of the disease, which is a growing problem in North America and around the world.
Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
450-687-5010 x8865

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density of tiny graphene cylinders needed for many microelectronics applications would be difficult. Now a team from Cambridge University in England has devised a simple technique to increase the density of nanotube forests grown on conductive supports about five times over previous methods.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
AIP Advances
Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory
Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow for a higher memory density. Researchers have tested a number of oxide materials for their promise in resistive switching memories, and now a team of researchers in Singapore have demonstrated how conductive nano-filaments in amorphous titanium dioxide thin films could be utilized for resistive switching device applications.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
National labs and Air Force partner to improve aircraft component design
Air Force and national labs partner to save potentially billions on designing high-performance military technology. Improvements to aircraft will increase fuel efficiency and safety.
US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense

Contact: Tona Kunz
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

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