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Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it absorbs nutrients, while reducing the need for fertilizer.
National Science Foundation, National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
eebsworth-goold@wustl.edu
314-935-2914
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics by using functionalized graphene nanoflakes. The results will be published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Science
New technique spots active motion in cells
Scientists at MIT, the University of Göttingen, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the Free University Amsterdam, and Yale University have developed a noninvasive data analysis technique that can discern whether an object's random motion is actively or thermally driven.
International Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Australian Research Council, University of New South Wales, China Guodian Corp

Contact: Dr Xiaojing Hao
xj.hao@unsw.edu.au
61-432-068-410
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct transfer to flexible substrates. This approach demonstrates a new possibility to overcome limitations imposed by existing post-synthesis processes to achieve graphene micro-patterning and sets forth transformative changes in 'do It yourself' graphene-based device development for broad applications including flexible circuits/devices and wearable electronics.

Contact: SungWoo Nam
swnam@illinois.edu
217-300-0267
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
CLEO 2016
Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits
An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons. In contrast to other quantum state realizations, entangled photons don't need bulky equipment to keep them in their quantum state, and they can transmit quantum information across long distances. The new device creates entangled photons that span the traditional telecommunications spectrum, making it appealing for multi-channel quantum communication and more powerful quantum computers.

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Advanced Materials
Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording
A group of scientists from ITMO University in St. Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas. The new technology promises to bring about a new platform for ultradense optical data recording and pave the way to high throughput fabrication of a wide range of optical nanodevices capable of localizing, enhancing and manipulating light at the nanoscale. The results of the study were published in Advanced Materials.
Russian Science Foundation, President's Grant

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Nano Letters
Chemists use DNA to build the world's tiniest thermometer
Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair. One of the main advantages of using DNA to engineer molecular thermometers is that DNA chemistry is relatively simple and programmable. So, the research team has created various DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Julie Gazaille
j.cordeau-gazaille@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Nature Chemistry
NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Danish researchers behind vaccine breakthrough
A Danish research team from the University of Copenhagen has designed a simple technique that makes it possible to quickly and easily develop a new type of vaccines. The simple and effective technique will pave the way for effective vaccines against not only infectious diseases but also cancer and other chronic diseases.

Contact: Adam Sander
asander@sund.ku.dk
45-30-11-15-29
University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Science
Atomic magnets using hydrogen and graphene
CIC nanoGUNE researchers in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Institut Néel of Grenoble have shown for the first time that the simple absorption of a hydrogen atom on a layer of graphene magnetises a large region of this material. By selectively manipulating these hydrogen atoms, it is possible to produce magnetic graphene with atomic precision. The work has been published in the prestigious journal Science.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs
A Dartmouth College scientist and his collaborators have created an artificial protein that organizes new materials at the nanoscale.

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Physics
Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light
A group from RIKEN, the University of Bristol, and other institutions have used an extremely precise technique to experimentally verify that light does in fact exert the extraordinary perpendicular force, which is determined by the polarization of the light.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson
jens.wilkinson@riken.jp
91-484-621-225
RIKEN

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Physics
The light stuff: A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
Publishing in Nature Physics April 25, Colorado State University scientists are the first to demonstrate using non-polarized light to produce in a metal what's called a spin voltage -- a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron.
US Army Research Office, US Department of Energy

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
anne.manning@colostate.edu
970-491-7099
Colorado State University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Photonics
Rare Earth atoms see the light
Dirk Bouwmeester and colleagues discover a promising new route for combined optical and solid-state-based quantum information

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Advanced Material Interfaces
Novel anti-biofilm nano coating developed at Ben-Gurion U.
'Our solution addresses a pervasive need to design environmentally friendly materials to impede dangerous surface bacteria growth,' the BGU researchers from the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering explain. 'This holds tremendous potential for averting biofilm formed by surface-anchored bacteria and could have a tremendous impact.'
Singapore National Research Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, Shimona Geresh Award

Contact: Andrew Lavin
alc@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Columbia Engineering-led team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing
Columbia Engineering-led team reports achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array. The team includes researchers from Columbia University, Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The work sets the stage for revolutionary, cost-effective genetic diagnostic platforms with unprecedented potential for precision medicine. (PNAS, 4/18/2016)
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Meeting
Quantum Information Processing presents first Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award
Quantum Information Processing has awarded the first annual Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award to the most outstanding paper published in the journal during the previous year. The winning paper is 'Ultrastrong coupling in a scalable design for circuit QED with superconducting flux qubits' by Mun Dae Kim of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul. The award was announced yesterday at the Quantum Information and Computation Conference.
Basic Science Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea, MOTIE/KEIT

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Energy Letters
All powered up
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft.
DOE/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Brian Bell
bpbell@uci.edu
949-824-8249
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
With simple process, UW-Madison engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor
One secret to creating the world's fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife. Working in collaboration with colleagues around the country, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of flexible plastic.

Contact: Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma
mazq@engr.wisc.edu
608-261-1095
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Nanoscale Research Letters
Physicists build 'electronic synapses' for neural networks
A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have created prototypes of 'electronic synapses' based on ultra-thin films of hafnium oxide. These prototypes could potentially be used in fundamentally new computing systems.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A
NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD
Particle atomic layer deposition (p-ALD) is highlighted as a technology that can create new and exciting designer core/shell particles to be used as building blocks for the next generation of complex multifunctional nanocomposites.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Researchers develop new semiconducting polymer for forthcoming flexible electronics
A joint team of Korean researchers has developed a new n-type semiconducting polymer with superior electron mobility and oxidative stability. The team modified an n-type conjugated polymer with semi-fluoroalkyl side chains. As a result, the modified polymer was shown to form a superstructure composed of polymer backbone crystals and side-chain crystals, resulting in a high degree of semicrystalline order.
Center for Advanced Soft Electronics, National Research Foundation of Korea, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

Contact: YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Nano Letters
Making electronics out of coal
MIT engineers have discovered how coal can be used for electronics, by noting chemical, electrical, and optical properties of thin films of different coal types.
MIT Energy Initiative, ExxonMobil Energy Fellow Program

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

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
NASA investigates 3-D printing for building densely populated electronic assemblies
A team of NASA technologists at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, however, has begun investigating the use of a technique called aerosol jet printing or direct-write manufacturing to produce new detector assemblies that are not possible with traditional assembly processes.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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