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Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nature Communications
Rice scientists use light to probe acoustic tuning in gold nanodisks
Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induced vibrations of nanoparticles through slight alterations to the surface to which they are attached. The research in this week's Nature Communications could open doors for new applications of photonics ranging from molecular sensing to wireless communications.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Multi-University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nature Communications
Putting a new spin on plasmonics
Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays of nanoscale dots can lead to a very strong and highly controllable modification of the polarization of light when the beam reflects from the array. This discovery could increase the sensitivity of optical components for telecommunication and biosensing applications.

Contact: Päivi Törmä
paivi.torma@aalto.fi
358-503-826-770
Aalto University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Three PNNL scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Program awards, research funding
Three scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2015 Early Career Research Program research grants. The trio were among just 44 recipients nationwide to receive the annual research awards. Under the program, David Heldebrant, Dongsheng Li and Brent VanDevender will each receive five-year research grants that fund work designed to reduce carbon emissions, create new materials for energy storage and measure the mass of some of the smallest components of the universe.
DOE's Office of Science

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Nature Communications
A better way to build DNA scaffolds
A new technique to create long strands of DNA could make it more economical to assemble DNA nanostructures for applications such as smart drug-delivery systems, according to a McGill University research team.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherché du Québec - Nature et technologies, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Cell Reports
Breast cancer vaccines may work better with silicon microparticles
The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists from Houston Methodist and two other institutions in an upcoming Cell Reports.
US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Small
'Microcombing' creates stronger, more conductive carbon nanotube films
Researchers have developed an inexpensive technique called 'microcombing' to align carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which can be used to create large, pure CNT films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer
In a paper appearing this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, a team of researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute and Honeywell International have demonstrated a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip -- an important step that could help increase qubit densities and bring us one step closer to a quantum computer that can simulate molecules or perform other algorithms of interest.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics -- a combination known as integrated photonics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leonor Sierra
lsierra@ur.rochester.edu
585-276-6264
University of Rochester

Public Release: 1-May-2015
UT Arlington opens California office to match UTA technologies with investors, businesses
The University of Texas at Arlington announces a new partnership with a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and alumna who will establish a strategic outpost to match technology developed within the University with investors and corporate partners.

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

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Unveiling of the world's smallest and most powerful micro motors
Piezoelectric ultrasonic motors have two significant advantages, namely their high energy density and their simple structure, which both contribute to their miniaturization. We have built a prototype micro ultrasonic motor using a stator with a volume of approximately one cubic millimeter. Our experiments have shown that the prototype motor generates a torque of more than 10 μNm with a one cubic millimeter stator. This novel motor is now the smallest micro ultrasonic motor that has been developed with a practical torque.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Department of the Navy announces 2015 young investigators
It's a career-defining moment for 36 college and university faculty today, as the Department of the Navy announces the recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Robert Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
CLEO 2015
No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom
A group of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Karlsruhe, Germany, has developed a portable invisibility cloak that can be taken into classrooms and used for demonstrations. It can't hide a human, but it can make small objects disappear from sight without specialized equipment.

Contact: Rebecca B. Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Novel superconducting undulator provides first X-ray light at ANKA
Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to produce highest intensity beams. The ANKA synchrotron radiation facility at KIT and Babcock Noell GmbH have successfully developed and tested a novel full-length superconducting undulator, for the first time providing higher peak magnetic fields for the production of X-rays than traditional permanent-magnet undulators currently in use in facilities around the world.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
First miniature synchrotron now in commercial operation
Lyncean Technologies, Inc. today announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source. The Lyncean CLS was purchased by researchers from the Center for Advanced Laser Applications in Germany, a joint project of the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Technical University Munich. The CLS is a game-changing X-ray source that will enable significant advances in disciplines including material sciences, biomedical research, semiconductor metrology, nanotechnology and petroleum sciences.

Contact: Ronald Ruth
ronald_ruth@lynceantech.com
Lyncean Technologies, Inc.

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
Food Microbiology
Research seeks alternatives for reducing bacteria in fresh produce using nanoengineering
Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the US have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. The current strategy remains industrial washing of the product in water containing chlorine. Due to sanitizer ineffectiveness there is an urgent need to identify alternative, natural antimicrobials. Wayne State University researchers have been exploring alternative antimicrobials along with nanoengineering techniques to address this need.
Nell I Mondy Fellowship and National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Water companies license 2 UW-Milwaukee sensor technologies
Two novel water-sensing technologies that offer low-cost, immediate protection from the threat of contaminated water supplies were developed at UWM and have subsequently been licensed to four water-related companies. The products came from collaborative research at the Water Equipment and Policy Center, which is helping Milwaukee snare its part of the $500 billion global freshwater technology market.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Junhong Chen
jhchen@uwm.edu
414-229-2615
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
When mediated by superconductivity, light pushes matter million times more
When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. This was revealed by the joint research done in the Aalto University and the universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu.
The Academy of Finland

Contact: Tero Heikkilä
tero.t.heikkila@jyu.fi
358-408-054-804
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Science Advances
Chemists strike nano-gold: 4 new atomic structures for gold nanoparticle clusters
New nanoscale blueprints for low-energy, stable gold nanoclusters could help develop new cancer drugs or mitigate carbon monoxide emissions.
US Army Research Laboratory, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research

Contact: Xiao Cheng Zeng
xzeng1@unl.edu
402-472-9894
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3-D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important for improving their design to make them safer to use and transport, say the scientists behind the study.
Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, National Physical Laboratory

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Structural Dynamics
New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld
A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for the first time successfully combined two existing methods to visualize the structural dynamics of a thin film of graphite.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Tissue Engineering
Self-assembling biomaterial forms nanostructure templates for human tissue formation
Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising new approach to deliver cell and tissue therapies. The unique properties of this biofunctional coating that enable it to stimulate and direct the formation of complex tissues are described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part A.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Yale scientists use gene editing to correct mutation in cystic fibrosis
Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disorder.
NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program , Hartwell Foundation, National Institute of Health

Contact: Ziba Kashef
ziba.kashef@yale.edu
203-436-9317
Yale University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists join forces to reveal the mass and shape of single molecules
Scientists have developed a revolutionary new technology that can image and weigh single molecules and instantly identify a single virus or bacteria particle.

Contact: Jane Gardner
janegardner12@gmail.com
041-175-8984
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
Columbia Engineering Professor James Hone led a team in 2013 that dramatically improved the performance of graphene by encapsulating it in boron nitride. They've now shown they can similarly improve the performance of another 2-D material, molybdenum disulfide. Their findings provide a demonstration of how to study all 2-D materials and hold great promise for a broad range of applications including high-performance electronics, detection and emission of light, and chemical/bio-sensing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Northwestern scientists develop first liquid nanolaser
Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser technology could lead to practical applications, such as a new form of a 'lab on a chip' for medical diagnostics. In addition to changing color in real time, the liquid nanolaser has additional advantages: it is simple to make, inexpensive to produce and operates at room temperature.
National Science Foundation

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

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