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Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Nano Letters
Penn engineers advance understanding of graphene's friction properties
On the macroscale, adding fluorine atoms to carbon-based materials makes for water-repellant, non-stick surfaces, such as Teflon. However, on the nanoscale, adding fluorine to graphene had been reported to vastly increase the friction experienced when sliding against the material. Through a combination of physical experiments and atomistic simulations, a University of Pennsylvania team has discovered the mechanism behind this surprising finding, which could help researchers better design and control the surface properties of new materials.
National Science Foundation, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
PLOS ONE
How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease is revealed at the nanoscale
University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, University at Buffalo

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing
Research published today in the journal Nature Communications uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
44-148-368-6141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Nature Physics
Two-dimensional electron liquids
Using an overlying bath of ionic liquid, a piece of superconductor -- divided by an insulating strip -- supports narrow tunnels which permit currents to flow between.
Air Force Office of Science Research, US Army Research Office, and others

Contact: Philllip F. Schewe
pschewe@umd.edu
301-405-0989
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Professor Federico Rosei named to the Royal Society of Canada
Federico Rosei, professor and director at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the advancement of knowledge in applied sciences and engineering. This election by one's peers is the highest honor bestowed on a Canadian academic in the arts, letters, and sciences.

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
A single molecule diode opens up a new era for sustainable and miniature electronics
In the domain of electronics, the continuous quest for miniaturisation is pushing us towards the creation of devices which are continuously becoming smaller and more efficient. This study, published in Nature Communication, reveals exceptional electronic properties for a newly synthesized molecule, given it conducts electrical power into one direction but not into the opposite sense. It behaves in other words as a diode, but at the scale of a molecule!
National Fund for Scientific Research, sponsored by the Communaute´ Française de Belgique, M. de Merre Prize of Louvain

Contact: Sorin Melinte
sorin.melinte@uclouvain.be
32-497-226-490
Université catholique de Louvain

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
New glaucoma cause discovered
Scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. They believe their findings will be important to human glaucoma. A cure for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the US, has been elusive because the basis of the disease is poorly understood.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
New Journal of Physics
Graphene gets a 'cousin' in the shape of germanene
A team of European researchers has become one of the first groups to successfully synthesize the 2-D material germanene.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
UT Arlington genomic data-mining framework to aid manufacturers discover desired materials
A UT Arlington computer and data scientist has won a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a scalable data-mining framework that will help manufacturers quickly discover desired materials for building their products.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Nature Methods
New knowledge of cannabis paves the way for drug development
Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new screening method that makes it possible to study cell membrane proteins that bind drugs, such as cannabis and adrenaline, while reducing the consumption of precious samples by a billion times.
Danish Strategic Research Council, Lundbeck Foundation

Contact: Rikke Bøyesen
rb@nano.ku.dk
452-875-0413
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Layered graphene sandwich for next generation electronics
Sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable of creating high-frequency electronic devices, University of Manchester scientists have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Doped graphene nanoribbons with potential
Graphene is a semiconductor when prepared as an ultra-narrow ribbon -- although the material is actually a conductive material. Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method to selectively dope graphene molecules with nitrogen atoms.

Contact: Martina Peter
redaktion@empa.ch
41-587-654-987
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Light detector to revolutionize night vision technology
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionize chemical sensing and night vision technology.

Contact: Rachael Fergusson
rachael.fergusson@monash.edu
61-399-034-841
Monash University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2014
Nature Chemistry
Continuing Bragg legacy of structure determination
Over 100 years since the Nobel Prize-winning father and son team Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg pioneered the use of X-rays to determine crystal structure, University of Adelaide researchers have made significant new advances in the field.

Contact: Chris Sumby
christopher.sumby@adelaide.edu.au
61-046-877-682
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Science
Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures
Collaborating with nanochemists led by Rafal Klajn at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who found that magnetite nanocubes can self-assemble into helical superstructures under certain conditions, UIC theoretical chemist Petr Kral and his students simulated the phenomenon and explained the conditions under which it can occur.
Israel Science Foundation, G.M.J. Schmidt-Minerva Center for Supramolecular Architectures, Minerva Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
ACS Nano
UCSB researchers develop ultra sensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor
UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin, ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field-effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single-molecule detection
National Science Foundation, California NanoSystems Institute, Materials Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Science
A metallic alloy that is tough and ductile at cryogenic temperatures
A multi-element high‐entropy alloy not only tests out as one of the toughest materials on record, but, unlike most materials, the toughness as well as the strength and ductility of this alloy actually improves at cryogenic temperatures.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Optica
Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits
Researchers at the University of Rochester describe a new combination of materials that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Contact: David Barnstone
dbarnsto@ur.rochester.edu
585-276-6264
University of Rochester

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Soft Robotics
Harvard and Cornell researchers develop untethered, autonomous soft robot
A multidisciplinary team detail the innovative composite materials, design features, and fabrication methods they used to develop a soft robot capable of functioning for several hours using a battery pack or for longer periods with a light-weight electrical tether, and able to carry payloads of up to 8 kg.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
European Physical Journal B
Nano-pea pod model widens electronics applications
Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables electrons to move along the chain, in theory, indefinitely. Now, a new study, published in EPJ B, identifies ways of disturbing the periodicity of a model nanostructure to obtain the desired discrete energy spectrum with localized electrons.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Peptoid nanosheets at the oil-water interface
Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have developed peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water, opening the door to increased structural complexity and chemical functionality for a broad range of applications.
DOE/Office of Science, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UO-Berkeley Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes.
US Department of Energy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy
A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development.
Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation

Contact: Lee Tune
ltune@umd.edu
301-405-4679
University of Maryland

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Nano Letters
Nano-forests to reveal secrets of cells
Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed studies of what happens on the surface of cells. The findings are important for pharmaceuticals research, among other applications. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have managed to make artificial cell membranes form across a large number of vertical nanowires, known as a 'nano-forest'.

Contact: Aleksandra Dabkowska
aleksandra.dabkowska@fkem1.lu.se
46-462-228-148
Lund University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles
A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lan Yang, Ph.D., the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering, and their collaborators at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time. The researchers say the sensor could potentially detect much smaller particles, viruses and small molecules.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office

Contact: Julie Flory
Julie.Flory@WUSTL.EDU
314-935-5408
Washington University in St. Louis

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