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Public Release: 8-Nov-2012
Science
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production
Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the output and lowering the cost of current light-driven hydrogen-production systems.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Peter Iglinski
peter.iglinski@rochester.edu
585-273-4726
University of Rochester

Public Release: 7-Nov-2012
Nature Methods
Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research
Using polymer nanofibers thinner than human hairs as scaffolds, researchers have coaxed a particular type of brain cell to wrap around nanofibers that mimic the shape and size of nerves found in the body.
Department of Veterans Affairs, US National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award, Paralyzed Veterans of America, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 7-Nov-2012
Soft Matter
How butterfly wings can inspire new high-tech surfaces
Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic texture that could improve a variety of products.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips
To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when confined to metal wires a few atom-widths in diameter. Now, physicists at McGill University, in collaboration with researchers at General Motors R&D, have shown that electrical current may be drastically reduced when wires from two dissimilar metals meet.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fond Quebecois de la recherche

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

Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
New strategy for fingerprint visualization developed at Hebrew University
Identifying fingerprints on paper is a commonly used method in police forensic work, but unfortunately it is not easy to make those fingerprints visible. Now, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new approach for making such fingerprints more readily readable.

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
European boost for DNA nanotechnology
The use of DNA strands as nano building materials is on the way to creating revolutionary new opportunities in the development of medicine, optics and electronics. A new graduate school, European School of DNA Nanotechnology, sets out to foster the development of a new generation of scientists with the skills required to meet futures challenges in bionanotechnology, from fundamental science to novel applications.
European Commission/Marie Curie Actions research fellowship programme

Contact: Kurt Gothelf
EScoDNA@inano.au.dk
45-60-20-27-25
Aarhus University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2012
Nano Letters
Researchers create laser the size of a virus particle
The miniaturization of the laser -- a key, workhorse instrument -- is critical to ultra-fast data processing and ultra-dense information storage. Now a Northwestern University research team has found a way to manufacture single laser devices that are the size of a virus particle and that operate at room temperature. These plasmonic nanolasers could be readily integrated into silicon-based photonic devices, all-optical circuits and nanoscale biosensors.

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2012
Sensors for the real world
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed gravimetric sensors which are not affected by temperature.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@enterprise.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-60335
Cambridge Enterprise University of Cambridge

Public Release: 5-Nov-2012
Physical Review Letters
Electron microscopes with a twist
Viennese Scientists have developed a new way of producing electron beams in electron microscopes. These beams rotate -- they carry angular momentum. Therefore, they can be used not only to display objects but also to probe their magnetic properties. Using a special kind of screen so-called vortex beams with extraordinary intensity can be created.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
New book on physics principles by Wayne State professor explains life as we know it
A new book that delves into the unexpected properties of life at the nanoscale was released this week by Basic Books. "Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos," by Peter M. Hoffmann, Ph.D., professor of physics and materials science and associate dean in Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, uses the principles of physics -- the science of levers and pulleys, atoms and quarks -- to explain life.

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

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Nature Scientific Reports
Rice team boosts silicon-based batteries
Rice researchers crush their custom silicon sponges to make battery anodes that outperform those in current batteries and should easily scale up for manufacturing.

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
New discovery shows promise in future speed of synthesizing high-demand nanomaterials
A new discovery by University of Oklahoma and North Carolina State University researchers shows a breakthrough in speeding up the process for synthesizing transition metal oxide nanostructures. What had once taken days can now be accomplished instantaneously.

Contact: Karen Kelly
kkelly@ou.edu
405-325-9037
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Folding funnels key to biomimicry
Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that a concept widely accepted as describing the folding of a single individual protein is also applicable to the self-assembly of multiple proteins. Their findings provide important guidelines for future biomimicry efforts, particularly for device fabrication and nanoscale synthesis.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
Nature Photonics
Taming mavericks: Stanford researchers use synthetic magnetism to control light
Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

Contact: Andrew Myers
admyers@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell
Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Every component in our solar cell, from top to bottom, is made of carbon materials," said the study's co-lead author Michael Vosgueritchian. "Other groups have reported making all-carbon solar cells, but they were referring to just the active layer in the middle, not the electrodes."
Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University, Air Force Office for Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
European Physical Journal B
Graphene mini-lab
A team of physicists from Europe and South Africa showed that electrons moving randomly in graphene can mimic the dynamics of particles such as cosmic rays, despite travelling at a fraction of their speed, in a paper about to be published in EPJ B.
European Commission, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Excellence Cluster NIM, ACIT

Contact: Ann Koebler
ann.koebler@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnolgy
Low-resistance connections facilitate multi-walled carbon nanotubes for interconnects
Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
The hunt for electron holes
Hydrogen production by solar water splitting in photoelectrochemical cells has long been considered the holy grail of sustainable energy research. Iron oxide is a promising electrode material. An international team of researchers led by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have now gained in-depth insights into the electronic structure of an iron oxide electrode -- while it was in operation. This opens up new possibilities for an affordable hydrogen production from solar energy.

Contact: Artur Braun
artur.braun@empa.ch
41-587-654-850
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
Recyclable electronics: Just add hot water
The National Physical Laboratory, along with partners In2Tec Ltd and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01865
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
How silver turns people blue
Researchers from Brown University have shown for the first time how ingesting too much silver can cause argyria, a rare condition in which patients' skin turns a striking shade of grayish blue.
National Science Foundation, Superfund Research Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Test developed to detect early-stage diseases with naked eye
Scientists have developed a prototype ultra-sensitive sensor that would enable doctors to detect the early stages of diseases and viruses with the naked eye, according to research published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Strengthening fragile forests of carbon nanotubes for new MEMS applications
By using a variety of materials not commonly associated with MEMS technology, researchers have created stronger microstructures that can form precise, tall and narrow 3-D shapes -- characteristics that were never before possible in MEMS.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
Research on nanocrystals to move from lab to market
UC Riverside has granted an exclusive license to The Idea Zoo, Inc., to commercialize nanotechnology research developed in the lab of a chemist at the university. The Idea Zoo, a leading developer and licensor of advanced materials and technologies headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., was granted exclusive rights to seven patents that cover various aspects of advanced superparamagnetic colloidal nanocrystals. Specifically, the patents focus on magnetically tunable photonic crystals and the ability to commercialize them.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Progress in ultrasound-guided surgery may improve breast cancer treatment
A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, San Diego, is developing an alternate means of precisely tagging breast cancer tumors for removal or targeted destruction.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
AVS 59th Symposium & Exhibition meeting
Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Scientists have demonstrated the first solar cell with external quantum efficiency exceeding 100 percent for photons with energies in the solar range.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

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