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Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
New advance allows gels to wiggle through water
Using a worm's contracting and expanding motion, researchers have designed a way for gels to swim in water. The advance, which is described in a Journal of Applied Polymer Science paper, involves the use of a hand-held laser to shrink and swell polymer gels comprised mostly of water.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Nanoscale composites improve MRI
Submicrometer particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Natoinal Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, Interpolytechnic Doctoral School, Turin, Italian Ministry of Research

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
A faster path to optical circuits
Scientists at EPFL develop a fast and effective method for optimizing photonic crystal nanocavities. The method has led to the design of new-generation structures that may advance the future of optical circuits.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have managed, for the first time, to directly observe the 100 percent spin polarization of a Heusler compound.

Contact: PD Dr. Martin Jourdan
jourdan@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23635
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Manipulating and detecting ultrahigh frequency sound waves
Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated a technique for detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale. This represents an advance towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Lawrence Livermore Lab awarded $5.6 million to develop next-generation neural devices
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently received $5.6 million from the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an implantable neural interface with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain for treating neuropsychiatric disorders.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Physical Review X
Viewing deeper into the quantum world
Researchers at ICFO have experimentally demonstrated that interferometers, the most sensitive measuring instruments yet invented, can be improved using nonlinear physics. The result answers a fundamental question in quantum mechanics and could open the way to more sensitive detection of magnetic fields in delicate systems such as the human heart.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Professor Federico Rosei receives 2014 José Vasconcelos Award
Federico Rosei, professor and director of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, is the recipient of the 2014 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education. In awarding him this prestigious prize, the World Cultural Council recognizes his valuable contribution in the field of chemistry as well as his work to bridge the science and technology gap with developing countries.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
European Physical Journal E
Elucidating optimal biological tissue shape during growth
A team of European scientists has now extended a previous biophysical model to investigate elongated growth within biological tissues by describing the evolution over time of the shape of a fruit fly's wing. They found the aspect ratio of the typical biological shapes may exhibit a maximum at finite time and then decrease. The findings have been published in EPJ E.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Chemical sensor on a chip
Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have managed to create a tiny laser and a corresponding light detector in one production process, on a single chip. The light is transported from the laser to the detector on a specially designed waveguide. That way, the chip can measure the chemical composition of the liquid in which it is submerged.

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
DNA-linked nanoparticles form switchable 'thin films' on a liquid surface
Scientists have used DNA-linked nanoparticles to form a single-particle-thick layer on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be easily switched. Understanding the assembly of such nanostructured thin films provides a possible pathway to adjustable filters, surfaces with variable mechanical response, or even new ways to deliver genes for biomedical applications.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Improvements in MRIs, other image-detection applications on the horizon
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications.

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Small
Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics in 10 minutes, instead of hours.

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Materials Letters
Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture
Engineers have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating -- essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency. This may finally make it possible for this technology to move into large scale manufacturing and usher in an electronics revolution.
Air Force Research Laboratory, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Contact: Greg Herman
greg.herman@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2496
Oregon State University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn research develops 'onion' vesicles for drug delivery
University of Pennsylvania researchers have shown that a certain kind of dendrimer, a molecule that features tree-like branches, offers a simple way of creating vesicles and tailoring their diameter and thickness. Moreover, these dendrimer-based vesicles self-assemble with concentric layers of membranes, much like an onion.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Funky ferroelectric properties probed with X-rays
An international team of scientists has demonstrated the ability of a powerful imaging tool to provide new insight into the mystery of why domain walls behave in their peculiar ways.

Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Princeton Plasma Lab funded to explore nanoparticles with plasma
The US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Such particles, which are measured in billionths of a meter, are prized for their use in everything from golf clubs and swimwear to microchips, paints and pharmaceutical products. They also have potentially wide-ranging applications in the development of new energy technologies.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
jjackson@pppl.gov
609-243-2757
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Berkeley Lab researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in 1 minute
Berkeley Lab researchers have devised a technique whereby self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form a highly ordered thin film over macroscopic distances in one minute.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Materials
Designing ion 'highway systems' for batteries
Northwestern University professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz and her research group have married two traditional theories that advance the understanding of plastics for battery application.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nature Materials
New class of nanoparticle brings cheaper, lighter solar cells outdoors
Researchers in the University of Toronto's Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticle that outshines the current state of the art employing this new class of technology. This new form of solid, stable light-sensitive nanoparticles, called colloidal quantum dots, could lead to cheaper and more flexible solar cells, as well as better gas sensors, infrared lasers, infrared light emitting diodes and more.

Contact: Dominic Ali
d.ali@utoronto.ca
416-978-6974
University of Toronto

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behavior can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on -- improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst
Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor: that's what University of South Carolina chemist Hui Wang and co-workers built by bridging a size gap on the nano-scale. Their silver nanoparticles combine plasmon resonance with catalytic activity, making SERS and other analytical data available in real time on a surface catalyst.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
Shatterproof screens that save smartphones
In a recently published scientific paper, researchers demonstrated how a transparent layer of electrodes on a polymer surface could be extraordinarily tough and flexible, withstanding repeated scotch tape peeling and bending tests.

Contact: Denise Henry
henryd@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
University of Akron

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

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