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Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Molecules in small spaces are keys to applications in nanochemistry and molecular machines
This monograph traces the research of the past two decades on molecules confined to closed containers -- capsules -- barely large enough to accommodate them. The capsules are stabilized by hydrogen bonds; they self-assemble in organic solvents and function on the nanometer scale.
National Institutes of Health, Skaaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, 1000 Talents Program of China

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Ultramicroscopy
Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes
Engineers at MIT have designed an atomic force microscope that scans images 2,000 times faster than existing commercial models. With this new high-speed instrument, the team produced images of chemical processes taking place at the nanoscale, at a rate that is close to real-time video.
Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, National Instruments

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases
A team of chemists from ITMO University, in collaboration with research company SOPOT, has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and biocompatibility. The results of the study were published in ACS Advanced Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifrmo.ru
895-337-75508
ITMO University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Materials Horizons
Hybrid material presents potential for 4-D-printed adaptive devices
Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid material that could reconfigure itself multiple times into different shapes when exposed to light and heat.

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores. Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed an alternative method that produces these materials in the form of very thin films, so that they can easily be used for high-tech applications such as microchips.
Research Foundation Flanders

Contact: Ivo Stassen
ivo.stassen@biw.kuleuven.be
32-163-76732
KU Leuven

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Physical Review X
Nanoscale one-way-street for light
If light is able to propagate from left to right, the opposite direction is usually allowed as well. Researchers at TU Wien have developed a new device for breaking this rule. A one-way-street for light can now be used for optical chips and may thus become important for optical signal processing.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
0043-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
Better catalysts for green energy
A new study, just published in Nature Materials, provides a detailed account of how to control the electron charge of nanoparticles of platinum, an important catalyst in fuel cells, to maximize the efficiency of the process. The study is the result of an intense international collaboration involving SISSA and CNR-IOM of Trieste, the University of Barcelona, ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and Univerzita Karlova of Prague.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressoffice@sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Neuroscience
How multiple sclerosis can be triggered by brain cell death
Multiple sclerosis may be triggered by the death of brain cells that make the insulation around nerve fibers, a surprising new view of the disease reported in a study. A specially developed nanoparticle prevented MS even after the death of those brain cells, an experiment in the study showed. The nanoparticles are being developed for clinical trials that could lead to new treatments -- without the side effects of current therapies.
Myelin Repair Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
Science Advances
The artificial materials that came in from the cold
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials comparable to bones, teeth, shells and wood.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Diagnostics with birefringence
ETH researchers led by Raffaele Mezzenga have developed a new diagnostic method. It is based on Birefringence, the ability of substances to change the polarization state of light. With this method, doctors around the world can easily, rapidly and reliably detect malaria, Ebola or HIV to name only a few.

Contact: Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
41-446-329-140
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Shaking the nanomaterials out
Nano implies small -- and that's great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones -- but it's also a problem. All these tiny particles get into our water and are difficult to remove. Now, Michigan Tech researchers Yoke Khin Yap and Dongyang Zhang have a novel and very simple way to take the nanomaterials out.
National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research

Contact: Yoke Khin Yap
ykyap@mtu.edu
906-487-2900
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
Physics of wrapping miniature droplets takes cue from street foods
Professor Joseph Paulsen researches soft condensed matter physics or, "the study of things that are squishy," he explains. This area of research focuses on substances that can be easily bent or deformed, such as liquids, foams, and gels. In this case, Paulsen and colleagues investigated the way very thin elastic sheets wrap droplets of water.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment
Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer -- and shown that the system may have particular value with cancers like this that often spread through the lymphatic system. It may offer a novel therapeutic option for more effective cancer treatment.

Contact: Adam Alani
adam.alani@oregonstate.edu
503-346-4702
Oregon State University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Advanced Materials
New nanomanufacturing technique advances imaging, biosensing technology
Advances in nanolensing would make possible extremely high-resolution imaging or biological lensing.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
ACS Nano
Detecting and identifying explosives with single test
A new test for detecting multiple explosives simultaneously has been developed by UCL scientists. The proof-of-concept sensor is designed to quickly identify and quantify five commonly used explosives in solution to help track toxic contamination in waste water and improve the safety of public spaces.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3846
University College London

Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
Nano Research
Researchers develop nanoscale probes for ssDNA sustainability under UV radiation
A team of researchers from Lehigh University, the University of Central Florida and the National Institute of Standards and Technology set out to understand the stability of DNA as a carrier of genetic information against potential damage by UV radiation. They have reported their findings in a paper recently accepted for publication in Nano Research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
New Journal of Physics
Using atoms to turn optical nanofiber guided light on and off
OIST team has created a light-mediated on/off switch in optical nanofibers that could be used for transferring quantum information in the future.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaori.natori@oist.jp
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
ACS Nano
Seeing viruses in a new light
If researchers can understand how viruses assemble, they may be able to design drugs that prevent viruses from forming in the first place. Unfortunately, how exactly viruses self-assemble has long remained a mystery because it happens very quickly and at such small length-scales. Now, there is a system to track nanometer-sized viruses at sub-millisecond time scales. The method is the first step towards tracking individual proteins and genomic molecules at high speeds as they assemble to create a virus.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nanotube letters spell progress
Rice University researchers test the stiffness of individual nanotube junctions and find different characteristics based upon their 'letter' forms. Materials built with particular letters may be useful as building blocks in the construction of macroscale structures.
DOD/Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
New approaches for hybrid solar cells
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material -- for small, lightweight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.
State of Bavaria, DFG, CeNS

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Dissertations
The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a very tiny wireless temperature sensor that is powered in a very special way: from the radio waves that are part of the sensor's wireless network. This means that the sensor needs not even a single wire, nor a battery that would have to be replaced. The arrival of such sensors is an important development on route towards smart buildings, for instance.
Technology Foundation STW

Contact: Peter Baltus
p.g.m.baltus@tue.nl
31-621-891-464
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
56th Battery Symposium
Basic technology of high thermally-durable all-solid-state lithium ion battery developed
Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University's Advanced Institute for Materials Research have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-solid-state lithium ion battery using a complex hydride as a solid electrolyte.

Contact: Shin-ichi Orimo
orimoimr@tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Spin current on topological insulator detected electrically at room temperature
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time reported the electrical detection of spin current on topological insulator surfaces at room temperature by employing a ferromagnetic detector. The findings have been published in the journal Nano Letters.
Swedish Research Council, Chalmers Area of Advance Nano, EU Marie Curie Career Integration Grant

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice
Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research from UC Davis shows that combining the technique with chemotherapy can allow complete destruction of tumors in mice.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
Science Advances
Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays
A new method for building 'drawbridges' between metal nanoparticles could open new paths for electronics makers who wish to build full-color displays from opto-electric components. The research by plasmonics experts at Rice University is described in a new study this week in Science Advances.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Rice University's Smalley-Curl Institute

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

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