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Public Release: 18-May-2012
Ultra-short laser pulses for science and industry
The shorter the pulse duration, the more precisely the laser tool operates. Ultra-short laser pulses of outstanding high average power are opening the doors to new applications in high throughput materials processing. Thanks to the short pulse duration, thermal damage of the material being processed is minimized.

Contact: Peter Russbueldt
peter.russbueldt@ilt.fraunhofer.de
49-241-890-6303
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 17-May-2012
UD scientist attempts to grow nanocomposites faster using novel approach
Zide will attempt to grow nanoscale materials in a new way through a 2012 Department of Energy Early Career Research grant from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. One of only 68 individuals selected from a pool of nearly 850 applicants, the award will provide Zide $750,000 in research funding over five years.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
University of Delaware

Public Release: 17-May-2012
Nature Communications
Professor uses diamond to produce graphene quantum dots and nano-ribbons of controlled structure
Kansas State University researchers have come closer to solving an old challenge of producing graphene quantum dots of controlled shape and size at large densities, which could revolutionize electronics and optoelectronics.
National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Vikas Berry
vberry@k-state.edu
785-532-5519
Kansas State University

Public Release: 17-May-2012
Bay Area PV Consortium announces $7.5 million in grants to lower the cost of large-scale solar
The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium -- an industry-supported program led by Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley -- has announced its first research grants aimed at making utility-scale solar power cost-competitive by the end of the decade.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 15-May-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances
Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 15-May-2012
Journal of Immunology
Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat arthritis
A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic value just by showing up, researchers report.
Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@georgiahealth.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 14-May-2012
Dissertations and Features
New research could mean faster computers and better mobile phones
Graphene and carbon nanotubes could improve the electronics used in computers and mobile phones, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Contact: Anders Nordenfelt
anders.nordenfelt@physics.gu.se
46-072-311-6035
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 13-May-2012
Physical Review Letters
You can't play nano-billiards on a bumpy table
There's nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the "billiard balls" are tiny electrons moving across a "table" made of the semiconductor gallium arsenide. An international team of physicists has shown that in this game of "semiconductor billiards," small bumps have an unexpectedly large effect on the paths that electrons follow.
Australian Research Council, Office of Naval Research, US Air Force, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Bob Beale
bbeale@unsw.edu.au
61-411-705-435
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 12-May-2012
Oracle chairman Jeff Henley makes $50 million gift to UC Santa Barbara
A new philanthropic gift from Jeff Henley, chairman of the board of Oracle, and his wife, Judy, will advance the UCSB campus toward the $1-billion goal of its Campaign for UC Santa Barbara. Jeff Henley, a 1966 UCSB grad, is the campaign's co-chair. The Henleys have committed $50 million to UCSB for the Institute for Energy Efficiency and its highly regarded College of Engineering.
Jeff and Judy Henley

Contact: Shelly Leachman
shelly.leachman@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-8726
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-May-2012
Physical Review Letters
In metallic glasses, researchers find a few new atomic structures
Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has discovered a new nanometer-scale atomic structure in solid metallic materials known as metallic glasses.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Voyles
voyles@engr.wisc.edu
608-265-6740
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 11-May-2012
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water
Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have developed a new electrocatalyst that overcomes the high cost of platinum, generating hydrogen gas from water with abundant and affordable metals. The unexpected and high-performing nanosheet structure of the catalytic nickel-molybdenum-nitride compound offers a promising new model for effective hydrogen catalysis.
Brookhaven National Lab/Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2012
The future of aerospace takes off in Montreal
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada -- alongside industrial partners, Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd., Composites Atlantic, Delastek and Emergia Aerospace -- announced $3.4 million in funding over five years for aerospace research at Concordia University.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 9-May-2012
Advanced Materials
NTU scientists invent superbug killers
Conceived at Nanyang Technological University, this superbug killer comes in the form of a coating which has a magnetic-like feature that attracts bacteria and kills them without the need for antibiotics.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 9-May-2012
First instrument for the JWST is completed and handed over to NASA
After more than ten years of work by more than 200 engineers, the Mid InfraRed Instrument, a camera so sensitive it could see a candle on one of Jupiter's moons, has been declared ready for delivery by the European Space Agency and NASA.
UK Space Agency

Contact: Madeleine Russell
madeleine.russell@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk
44-017-934-18069
UK Space Agency

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting
Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Nature Communications
UCLA scientists unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises
UCLA chemists solved a molecular mystery, and report the discovery in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-May-2012
28th Annual Cornell Fashion Collective Runway Show
African scientist, designer partner to fashion anti-malaria garment that wards off bugs
A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria. The outfit debuted on the runway at the Cornell Fashion Collective spring fashion show, April 28.

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Nature Communications
Not your grandma's quilt
A group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering have developed a technique to keep cool a semiconductor material used in everything from traffic lights to electric cars.
Office of Naval Research, Semiconductor Research Corportion, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Applied Physics Letters
KIT researchers succeed in realizing a new material class
A research team lead by Professor Martin Wegener at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has succeeded in realizing a new material class through the manufacturing of a stable crystalline metafluid, a pentamode metamaterial. Using new nanostructuring methods, these materials can now be realized for the first time with any conceivable mechanical properties. The researchers will present their results in the cover story of the May issue of Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-4714
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Canadian girl, 16, invents disease-fighting, anti-aging compound using tree particles
A Canadian girl, 16, who created a super-charged anti-oxidant compound using nano-particles from trees, won top national honors today in the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada. Her compound acts like a "nano-vacuum" and could one day improve health and anti-aging products by better neutralizing harmful free-radicals in the body. Janelle Tam of Waterloo, was awarded the $5,000 top prize by an impressed panel of eminent scientists at the National Research Council of Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 7-May-2012
Dresden research partners support next generation of nanoelectronic scientists
In order to successfully promote the next generation of superb scientists for the microelectronics venue Dresden, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf founded the International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks NANONET together with the TU Dresden, the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, and the NaMLab gGmbH corporation. It will be supported annually with 200,000 euros over the next six years by the Helmholtz Association's Initiative and Networking Fund.

Contact: Dr. Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 6-May-2012
The energy efficient soldier
US soldiers are increasingly weighed down by batteries to power weapons, detection devices and communications equipment. So the Army Research Laboratory has awarded a University of Utah-led consortium almost $15 million to use computer simulations to help design materials for lighter-weight, energy efficient devices and batteries.
US Army Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 4-May-2012
Construction and Building Materials
Using nanoclays to build better asphalt pavement
Michigan Tech scientist Zhanping You is paving the way for brand-new asphalt blends to fight off cracks, rutting and potholes.
State of Michigan Research Excellence Fund

Contact: Zhanping You
zyou@mtu.edu
906-487-1059
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 4-May-2012
Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie
New technique uses electrons to map nanoparticle atomic structures
A Brookhaven/Columbia Engineering School team of scientists shows how a form of nanocrystallography can be carried out using a transmission electron microscope -- an instrument found in many chemistry and materials science laboratories.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Clearing the air: PNNL technology wins award for improving submarine air quality
PNNL has developed a nanoporous-based air-cleansing system for the Navy that can rapidly remove high levels of carbon dioxide from a submarine's air environment. The technology recently won the Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for 2012.
US Department of Defense, US Navy, US Department of Energy

Contact: Geoffrey Harvey
geoffrey.harvey@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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