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Public Release: 27-Oct-2013
New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue
A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes
Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
SETCOR Nanotech Dubai 2013
Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins
Chemotherapy is often preferred for fighting cancer, but its side effects can be considerable. A new technique may reduce these in future: nanoparticle-encapsulated substances could kill off tumor cells selectively. This will be easier on patients.

Contact: Dr. Joachim Storsberg

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Visualized Experiments
Cantilever sensory array: The Rosetta Stone for antibiotic resistance?
On Oct. 25, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments will publish a novel technique to confront the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Contact: Rachel Greene
The Journal of Visualized Experiments

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling CO2
It's a 21st-century alchemist's dream: turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas -- into fuel or useful industrial chemicals. Researchers from Brown University have shown gold nanoparticles can be tuned to selectively reduce CO2 into CO, an active carbon molecule that can be used to make alternative fuels and commodity chemicals. The key is maximizing the particles' long edges, which are the active sites for the reaction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Physical Review A
When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path
Princeton University researchers found that the "landscape" of quantum control -- a representation of quantum mechanics that allows the dynamics of atoms and molecules to be manipulated -- can be unexpectedly simple, which could allow for ready control of quantum operating devices at the nanoscale.

Contact: Morgan Kelly
Princeton University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
EUREKA grant to fund development of new 'optogenetic' technique for mapping neural networks at UMMS
University of Massachusetts Medical School Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Gang Han, PhD, has received a $1.3 million EUREKA (Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop light activated nanoparticles that can be used to image live brain tissue.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Getting a grip on inventory management using RF
More and more manufacturers are offering their products cooperatively through small retailers, as well as in web shops. Researchers have developed a new RF clip with which products can be labeled. It helps avoid duplicate sales.

Contact: Stefan Seifert

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Johns Hopkins and Belgian research center to expand health care applications for silicon nanotech
Researchers and physicians at The Johns Hopkins University will collaborate with Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec to advance silicon applications in health care, beginning with development of a point-of-care device to enable a broad range of clinical tests to be performed outside the laboratory. The collaboration, announced today, will combine the Johns Hopkins clinical and research expertise with imec's technical capabilities.

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
UMass Amherst polymer scientists jam nanoparticles, trapping liquids in useful shapes
Russell says, "We've tricked the system into remaining absolutely fixed, trapped in a certain state for as long as we like. Now we can take a material and encapsulate it in a droplet in an unusual shape for a very long time. Any system where I can have co-continuous materials and I can do things independently in both oil and water is interesting and potentially valuable."
US Department of Energy

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
The reins of Casimir: Engineered nanostructures could offer way to control quantum effect
You might think that a pair of parallel plates hanging motionless in a vacuum just a fraction of a micrometer away from each other would be like strangers passing in the night -- so close but destined never to meet. Thanks to quantum mechanics, you would be wrong.

Contact: Mark Esser
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
NIST/JQI team 'gets the edge' on photon transport in silicon
Scientists have a new way to edge around a difficult problem in quantum physics, now that a research team from NIST and University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute have proved their recent theory about how particles of light flow within a novel device they built.

Contact: Chad Boutin
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Nanopore opens new cellular doorway for drug transport
A living cell is built with barriers to keep things out -- and researchers are constantly trying to find ways to smuggle molecules in.‬ ‪Professor Giovanni Maglia (Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology, KU Leuven) and his team have engineered a biological nanopore that acts as a selective revolving door through a cell's lipid membrane. The nanopore could potentially be used in gene therapy and targeted drug delivery.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Contact: Giovanni Maglia
KU Leuven

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Nature Physics
Advanced light source provides a new look at vanadium dioxide
Researchers at the Advanced Light Source have taken a new look at vanadium dioxide, a correlated material that could be used to make energy-efficient ultrafast electronic switches.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
New device stores electricity on silicon chips
Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Office

Contact: David F. Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Researchers advance scheme to design seamless integrated circuits etched on graphene
UCSB researchers have introduced an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-D plane of carbon atoms.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
A fresh solution for the lindane problem
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and Tecnalia are seeking fresh solutions by means of iron nanoparticles to eliminate the consequences of lindane manufacture and use.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
NIH awards Scripps Translational Science Institute $29 million grant
The National Institutes of Health has renewed its prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award with the Scripps Translational Science Institute in the amount of $29 million over the next five years to support innovative research in genomics, wireless technology and bioinformatics toward individualizing medicine.

Contact: Keith Darce
Scripps Health

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Atomically thin device promises new class of electronics
Northwestern University researchers have taken a significant step toward fabricating complex nanoscale electronics: the creation of a p-n heterojunction diode, a fundamental building block of modern electronics.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Advanced Materials
Nano-cone textures generate extremely 'robust' water-repellent surfaces
Scientists create surfaces with differently shaped nanoscale textures that may yield improved materials for applications in transportation, energy, and diagnostics.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Keeping an eye on component cleanliness
There are exceedingly strict cleanliness guidelines for components in sectors such as the automobile industry. And yet monitoring of the process for parts purification has been inadequate to date. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a sensor-based measurement system that is integrated directly in the cleaning system, where it registers and analyzes particles caught up in the cleansing fluid. The researchers are presenting their now-marketable innovation at this year's parts2clean.

Contact: Dr. Markus Rochowicz

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
A laboratory for all (cleaning) situations
Thanks to "CleanLab 2020," dirt particles on a scale ranging from the nano to the micro and found on and in components, surfaces and liquids in a wide variety of industries can be analyzed for the first time. At the same time a contiguous clean room provides a site where components can be cleaned and any impurities extracted and investigated.

Contact: Dr. Markus Rochowicz

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Scientists untangle nanotubes to release their potential in the electronics industry
Researchers have demonstrated how to produce electronic inks for the development of new applications using the 'wonder material', carbon nanotubes.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Simon Levey
Imperial College London

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Cleaner and greener cities with integrated transparent solar cells
In a recent study carried out at ICFO, researchers have fabricated an optimal organic solar cell with a high level of transparency and a high power conversion efficiency, a promising step forward towards affordable, clean, more widely utilized and urban integrated renewable energies. The results of this study have just been published in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
CWRU makes nanodiamonds in ambient conditions
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature. The nanodiamonds are formed directly from a gas and require no surface to grow on.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

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