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Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Nanomaterial self-assembly imaged in real time
A team of researchers from UC San Diego, Florida State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories has for the first time visualized the growth of 'nanoscale' chemical complexes in real time, demonstrating that processes in liquids at the scale of one-billionth of a meter can be documented as they happen.
US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Winner announced for NNI's first Nanotechnology Student Video Contest
The video explains a new method for disinfecting drinking water using a nanodiamond powder. This nanotechnology-enabled method can kill bacteria, is biocompatible, and is reusable, making it a good alternative to traditional chlorination.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
UAB researchers design the most precise quantum thermometer to date
Physicists at the UAB have found the 'formula' to construct a quantum thermometer with enough precision to detect minute fluctuations in temperature in regions as small as the inside of a cell. The research appears today in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Luís A. Correa
luisalberto.correa@uab.cat
34-935-812-177
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Next-generation illumination using silicon quantum dot-based white-blue LED
An Si quantum dot (QD)-based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) that exhibits white-blue electroluminescence has been fabricated by Professor Ken-ichi Saitow, graduate student Yunzi Xin, and their collaborators. A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED.
Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers, Council for Science and Technology Policy Cabinet Office, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
Tiny but precise: The most accurate quantum thermometers
Scientists have defined the smallest, most accurate thermometer allowed by the laws of physics -- one that could detect the smallest fluctuations in microscopic regions, such as the variations within a biological cell.
European Research Council

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Nanotechnology
Unlocking nanofibers' potential
In the latest issue of the journal Nanotechnology, MIT researchers describe a new technique for producing nanofibers that increases the rate of production fourfold while reducing energy consumption by more than 90 percent, holding out the prospect of cheap, efficient nanofiber production.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Nature Materials
Penn engineers show how 'perfect' materials begin to fail
Until recently, making a defect-free material was impossible. Now that nanotechnological advances have made such materials a reality, however, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have shown how these defects first form on the road to failure.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Canadian Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting
Two INRS researchers inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Professors Sonia Aïssa and Federico Rosei (both Senior Members of IEEE) of the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications of INRS are now among the Canadian engineering elite, after being elected by their peers as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Science
Vanishing friction
Physicists at MIT have developed an experimental technique to simulate friction at the nanoscale. Using their technique, the researchers are able to directly observe individual atoms at the interface of two surfaces and manipulate their arrangement, tuning the amount of friction between the surfaces. By changing the spacing of atoms on one surface, they observed a point at which friction disappears.
National Science Foundation, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Physical Review E
How to cut a vortex into slices
A group of physicists, lead by Olga Vinogradova, professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, came up with a way to stir up a liquid in the microchannel. Physicists managed to find a sophisticated solution to the problem based on the use of superhydrophobic surfaces.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Advanced Materials
Montreal researchers develop ultra-tough fiber that imitates the structure of spider silk
Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master's student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these Polytechnique Montreal researchers have produced an ultra-tough polymer fiber directly inspired by spider silk! They recently published an article about the project in the journal Advanced Materials.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Fonds de recherche du Québec Nature et technologies

Contact: Annie Touchette
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca
514-231-8144
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Nano Letters
How natural channel proteins move in artificial membranes
Natural channel proteins are integrated into artificial membranes to facilitate the transport of ions and molecules. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to measure the movement of these channel proteins for the first time. They move up to ten times slower than in their natural environment, namely the cell membrane. As reported in academic journal 'Nano Letters', the results may prove useful to the ongoing development of new applications such as nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Journal of Nanophotonics
World's smallest spirals could guard against identity theft
Vanderbilt researchers have made the world's smallest spirals and found they have unique optical properties that are nearly impossible to counterfeit if they were added to identity cards, currency and other objects.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Nature Materials
A major advance in mastering the extraordinary properties of an emerging semiconductor
A team of researchers from Universite de Montreal, Polytechnique Montreal and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in France is the first to succeed in preventing two-dimensional layers of black phosphorus from oxidating. In so doing, they have opened the doors to exploiting their striking properties in a number of electronic and optoelectronic devices. The study's results were published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Nature et technologie

Contact: Annie Touchette
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca
514-231-8133
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Physics Review Letters
Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'
From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals. In recent years, interest has grown in trying to capture similar dynamics to make self-assembling materials from so-called 'active matter.' Researchers from Brown University have shed new light on the dynamics of one type of active matter known as active colloids.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
QLEDs meet wearable devices
The scientific team, from the Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University, has developed an ultra-thin wearable quantum dot light emitting diodes. The electronic tattoo is based on current quantum dot light emitting diode technology. Colloidal quantum dot have attracted great attention as next generation displays. The quantum dots have unique properties such as the color tunability, photo/air stability, and are printability on various substrates.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Sunny Kim
sunnykim@ibs.re.kr
82-428-788-135
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Trees are source for high-capacity, soft and elastic batteries
A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation-Wallenberg Wood Science Center and Power Paper, BiMaC Innovation

Contact: Max Hamedi
mahiarhamedi@gmail.com
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
CLEO 2015
Applied Physics Express
New heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode for high-frequency efficiency
Researchers at Tohoku University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, have developed a novel ultra-compact heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode. The heterogeneous laser diode was realized through a combination of silicon photonics and quantum-dot technology, and demonstrates a wide-range tuning-operation.

Contact: Dr. Tomohiro Kita
tkita@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp
81-227-957-102
Tohoku University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale
Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements on the order of nanograms with only a 1 percent margin of error -- potentially enabling the weighing of individual molecules in liquid environments. The findings are published this week in Applied Physics Letters.

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

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
A new tool measures the distance between phonon collisions
A tabletop setup provides more nuanced picture of heat production in microelectronics.
MIT's Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center, US Department of Energy

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
American Physical Society's Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Meeting
Seeing a single photon, new exoplanet search, quantum space network at 2015 DAMOP Meeting
The American Physical Society's 2015 Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics meeting focuses on fundamental research and novel technical applications involving atoms, simple molecules, electrons and light, and their interactions. Among the research being presented this year are a new way to search for Earth-size exoplanets, testing the limits of human vision, better invisibility cloaks and advances that may lead to a quantum network in space.

Contact: James Riordon
riordon@aps.org
301-209-3238
American Physical Society

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Advanced Material Interfaces
New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons
Discovered in the 1970s, SERS is a sensing technique prized for its ability to identify chemical and biological molecules in a wide range of fields. It has been commercialized, but not widely. That may soon change. An international research team led by University at Buffalo engineers has developed nanotechnology that promises to make SERS simpler and more affordable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Engineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating
Imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature -- regardless of how hot or cold it actually is. That's the goal of an engineering project at the University of California, San Diego, funded with a $2.6M grant from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy. Wearing this smart fabric could potentially reduce heating and air conditioning bills for buildings and homes.
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Novel X-ray lens sharpens view into the nano world
A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world. The lens employs an innovative concept to redirect X-rays over a wide range of angles, making a high convergence power. The team led by Dr. Saša Bajt from DESY presents the novel lens in the journal Scientific Reports.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 29-May-2015
ACS Central Science
New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance
Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.
Global Climate and Energy Project, Precourt Institute for Energy, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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

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