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Public Release: 18-May-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Efficiency record for black silicon solar cells jumps to 22.1 percent
The researchers from Finland's Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1 percent on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab. An almost 4 percent absolute increase to their previous record is achieved by applying a thin passivating film on the nanostructures by Atomic Layer Deposition, and by integrating all metal contacts on the back side of the cell.

Contact: Hele Savin
hele.savin@aalto.fi
358-505-410-156
Aalto University

Public Release: 18-May-2015
ACS Nano
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
Flexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common laser.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Advanced Optical Materials
Penn researchers develop liquid-crystal-based compound lenses that work like insect eyes
Researchers have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature. Taking advantage of the geometry in which these liquid crystals like to arrange themselves, the researchers are able to grow compound lenses with controllable sizes.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Nature Methods
Microchip captures clusters of circulating tumor cells -- NIH study
Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Margot Kern
nibibpress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3500
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Advanced Materials
Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This 'nanosponge-hydrogel' minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA -- without the use of antibiotics. The researchers recently published their findings online in dvanced Materials.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Scientific Reports
Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation. The most surprising result of the study is that heavily ordered configurations do not outperform configurations with some degree of randomness; randomness in the case of metal nanowire orientations acts to increase conductivity.
National Science Foundation, Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professorship Fund, Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at Lehigh University

Contact: Jordan Reese
jor310@lehigh.edu
610-758-6656
Lehigh University

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Science Advances
Quantum physics on tap
A nano-sized faucet offers experimental support for a longstanding quantum theory.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

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

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Nano Letters
CLAIRE brings electron microscopy to soft materials
Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Molecular Foundry, have invented a technique called 'CLAIRE' that extends the incredible resolution of electron microscopy to the noninvasive nanoscale imaging of soft matter, including biomolecules.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Lehigh chemical engineer awarded DOE funding to design novel functional materials
Jeetain Mittal, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, is one of 44 scientists selected from across the nation to receive significant funding for research as part of the US Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jordan Reese
jor310@lehigh.edu
610-758-6656
Lehigh University

Public Release: 13-May-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New shortcut to solar cells
Rice University scientists find gold electrodes can serve as catalysts to make black silicon for solar cells. The discovery could streamline the manufacturing process.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Programme, Natcore Technology

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Nature
Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons
A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can 'swing dance.' This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum devices.

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Physical Review Letters
Researchers build new fermion microscope
A team of MIT physicists has built a microscope that is able to see up to 1,000 individual fermionic atoms. The researchers devised a laser-based technique to trap and freeze fermions in place, and image the particles simultaneously.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
ACS Nano
New nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers play with light to create color
Inspired by the way iridescent bird feathers play with light, scientists have created thin films of material in a wide range of pure colors -- from red to green -- with hues determined by physical structure rather than pigments. Chemists synthesized and assembled nanoparticles of a synthetic version of melanin to mimic the natural structures found in bird feathers.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Brown
sdbrown@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Nanotechnology
Nano-policing pollution
OIST researchers find an affordable way to detect pollution with gas sensing at the nanoscale.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Cancer Research
siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The researchers are working toward clinical trials and exploring use of the technology for other cancers and diseases.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Mathematical Biosciences
Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns
When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of a species of Argentine ant. Studies like this could be applied to coordinate the movement of micro-robots in cleaning contaminated areas for example.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant
Peter Lodahl, professor and head of the Quantum Photonics research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a large and prestigious grant from the European Research Council, the ERC Advanced Grant. The grant of just over 18.6 million kroner (2.5 million euros) has a duration of five years and is for the project: Scalable Quantum Photonic Networks.
European Research Council

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-95-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Optics Letters
CU Anschutz researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration
A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Kelly
david.kelly@ucdenver.edu
303-503-7990
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature
An important step in artificial intelligence
A circuit implementing the rudimentary artificial neural network successfully classified three letters by their images.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
High-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration
By combining 3-D holographic lithography and 2-D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.
US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering

Contact: Paul V. Braun
pbraun@illinois.edu
217-244-7293
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 11-May-2015
NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students
A curriculum in density-functional theory for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Scientific Reports
Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices
Groundbreaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material, graphene.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
University of Exeter

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
First theoretical proof: Measurement of a single nuclear spin in biological samples
Physicists of the University of Basel were able to show that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. In Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers describe a novel experimental setup with which the tiny magnetic fields of the nuclear spins of single biomolecules -- undetectable so far -- could be registered for the first time. The proposed concept would improve medical diagnostics in a decisive step forward.

Contact: Reto Caluori
reto.caluori@unibas.ch
41-612-672-495
University of Basel

Public Release: 8-May-2015
Chemical Science
Diagnostics of quality of graphene and spatial imaging of reactivity centers on carbon surface
A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of researchers from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) involved in international collaborative project.

Contact: Valentine Ananikov
val@ioc.ac.ru
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Physical Review Letters
Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts. By speeding up a real atomic force microscope and slowing down a simulation of one, the team has conducted the first atomic-scale experiments on friction at overlapping speeds.
National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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

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