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Public Release: 14-Jun-2012
Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics 2012
Thomas Elsaesser and Horst Weller receive the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2012
This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2012 will be awarded to Dr. Thomas Elsaesser from the Max Born Institute in Berlin and Dr. Horst Weller from the University of Hamburg for their pioneering achievements and the detailed understanding of elementary processes on the sub-nanoscale. The award, accompanied by $5,000, will be presented on June 20 at the Akademie der Kuenste in Berlin during the Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics 2012.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Nature
Got mass? Princeton scientists observe electrons become both heavy and speedy
A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Self-assembling nanocubes for next generation antennas and lenses
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a technique that enables metallic nanocrystals to self-assemble into larger, complex materials for next-generation antennas and lenses. The metal nanocrystals are cube-shaped and, like bricks or Tetris blocks, spontaneously organize themselves into larger-scale structures with precise orientations relative to one another. Their findings were published online June 10 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation, Hellman Foundation, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UCSB scientists synthesize first genetically evolved semiconductor material
In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to the concept of directed evolution. UC Santa Barbara scientists have, for the first time, used genetic engineering and molecular evolution to develop the enzymatic synthesis of a semiconductor.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Nano Letters
Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity from waste heat
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. The first-of-its-kind "pyroelectric nanogenerator" is the topic of a report in ACS' journal Nano Letters.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 12-Jun-2012
International Scholarly Research Network Astronomy and Astrophysics
Nanoparticles found in moon glass bubbles explain weird lunar soil behavior
Using synchrotron-based nano tomography, Dr. Marek Zbik has found a highly porous network of alien-looking glassy particles inside unbroken bubbles of glass in a sample of lunar soil.

Contact: Niki Widdowson
n.widdowson@qut.edu.au
61-731-382-999
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jun-2012
Physics Review Letters
Tiny 'speed bump' device could sort cancer cells
Engineers have found an easy way to sort microscopic particles and bits of biological matter, including circulating tumor cells.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Spiro
mspiro@jhu.edu
410-516-4802
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
ACS Nano
A new spin on antifreeze
A team of researchers from Harvard University have invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost. The treated surfaces quickly shed even tiny, incipient condensation droplets or frost simply through gravity. The technology prevents ice sheets from developing on surfaces -- and any ice that does form, slides off effortlessly.
National Science Foundation, Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mrutter@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-3815
Harvard University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
Actuators and Sensors
Radiation-resistant circuits from mechanical parts
University of Utah engineers designed microscopic mechanical devices that withstand intense radiation and heat, so they can be used in circuits for robots and computers exposed to radiation in space, damaged nuclear power plants or nuclear attack.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Lee Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
Nanomedicine
Nanoparticles in polluted air, smoke & nanotechnology products have serious impact on health
New groundbreaking research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has found that exposure to nanoparticles can have a serious impact on health, linking it to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases. The findings, published in 'Nanomedicine', have health and safety implications for the manufacture, use and ultimate disposal of nanotechnology products and materials. They also identified new cellular targets for the development of potential drug therapies in combating the development of autoimmune diseases.

Contact: Professor Yuri Volkov
yvolkov@tcd.ie
353-863-732-946
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
UK supplier of graphenes announces exclusive sales agency agreement with leading USA distributor
Haydale Limited, and Cheap Tubes Inc., today announce that they have reached agreement for CTi to act as the exclusive agent for the supply of the Haydale HDPlas nano products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Contact: Trevor Phillips
trevor.phillips@hermesfinancialpr.co.uk
44-788-915-3628
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
A SMART(er) way to track influenza
Brown University researchers have created a reliable and fast flu-detection test that can be carried in a first-aid kit. The novel prototype device isolates influenza RNA using a combination of magnetics and microfluidics, then amplifies and detects probes bound to the RNA. The technology could lead to real-time tracking of influenza. Results are published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers develop a 'time bomb' to fight cardiovascular disease
Atherosclerosis, resulting in a narrowing of the arteries and the development of cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Until now, no treatment could target diseased areas exclusively, in order to increase drug efficacy and reduce side effects. To help bridge this gap, a group of researchers from UNIGE, HUG and the University of Basel have developed a veritable 'time bomb,' a treatment that can recognize the diseased areas and treat only them.

Contact: Andreas Zumbuehl
andreas.zumbuehl@unige.ch
41-223-796-719
Université de Genève

Public Release: 10-Jun-2012
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Researchers watch tiny living machines self-assemble
Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology today. The scientists have developed a new approach to visualize how proteins assemble, which may also significantly aid our understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which are caused by errors in assembly.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Le fond de recherché du Québec, Nature et Technologie

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 8-Jun-2012
First experiment at the ALBA synchrotron
Researchers of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona are the first to use of the ALBA Synchrotron light facility. Scientists will be studying the magnetic properties of nanoparticles which are incorporated into superconductor materials with the aim of improving their properties; A research focused on substantially increasing the efficiency of the electricity distribution network.

Contact: Eduardo Solano
Eduardo.solano@uab.cat
34-935-812-892
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 8-Jun-2012
NIH supporting Arizona State University research to help in fight against kidney disease
An Arizona State University research collaboration has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support work on new methods of detecting kidney disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
Element Six and Harvard University collaboration sets a new quantum information record
Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, working in partnership with academics in Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, has used its Element Six single crystal synthetic diamond grown by chemical vapor deposition to demonstrate the capability of quantum bit memory to exceed one second at room temperature.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Iain Hutchison
iain.hutchison@e6.com
44-771-783-8286
Element Six

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Nature Communications
'Nanocable' could be big boon for energy storage
Rice University researchers have created a coaxial nanocable capacitor that outperforms previously reported microcapacitors. The three-layer, 100-nanometer-wide cable is described this week in Nature Communications. The cable was produced with techniques pioneered in the nascent graphene field and could be used to build next-generation energy-storage systems.
National Science Foundation, Rice University, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation, Center for Exotic NanoCarbons at Shinshu University, Japan Regional Innovation Strategy Program by the Excellence

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
Armored caterpillar could inspire new body armor
Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according to findings by a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering and elsewhere published online today, June 7, in the journal Science.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
New twist on old chemical process could boost energy efficiency
An unappreciated aspect of chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides could be key in developing more efficient energy systems, including more productive solar cells or hydrogen fuel cells efficient enough for automobiles.
University of Washington, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, National Science Foundation/Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis, US Department of Energy

Contact: Vince Stricherz
vinces@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
CU-Boulder physicists use ultrafast lasers to create first tabletop X-ray device
An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device, paving the way for major advances in many fields including medicine, biology and nanotechnology development.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Margaret Murnane
murnane@jila.colorado.edu
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
All the colors of a high-energy rainbow, in a tightly focused beam
For the first time, researchers have produced a coherent, laser-like, directed beam of light that simultaneously streams ultraviolet light, X-rays, and all wavelengths in between. One of the few light sources to successfully produce a coherent beam that includes X-rays, this new technology is the first to do so using a setup that fits on a laboratory table.
National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Austrian Science Fund, Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Junta de Castilla y Leon, Spanish MINECO, Centro de Laseres Pulsados

Contact: Josh Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
703-292-7730
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water
Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of Prashant V. Kamat, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants.

Contact: Prashant Kamat
pkamat@nd.edu
574-631-5411
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Nanomedicines promise fewer side effects in treating cancer
A new generation of cancer treatments based on nanotechnology is making its way out of the laboratory and into the clinic with the promise of targeting cancer cells while steering clear of healthy tissue, according to the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Nano Letters
Researchers love triangles
A research team at Case Western Reserve University has found that gold catalysts shaped in the form of a cube, triangle, or other higher order structures grow nanowires about twice as fast and twice as long compared to wires grown with the more typical spherically-shaped catalysts. The wires, as small as one-5,000th the width of a human hair, could be used to build the next generation of "invisible" computer chips or sensors fast enough to identify signs of disease.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

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