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Public Release: 1-May-2014
Collaborative 'metasurfaces' grant to merge classical and quantum physics
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Science
Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide
Berkeley Lab researchers have recorded the first observations of a strong nonlinear optical resonance along the edges of single layers of molybdenum disulfide that could be key to the use of this and similar 2-D semiconductors in future nanoelectronic devices
US Department of Energy's Office of Science, US Air Force

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

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Researchers find the accelerator for molecular machines
How hard can it be to make a wheel rotate in a machine? Very hard actually, when the wheel sits in one of those nano-small molecular machines that are predicted to be running our future machines. But before the molecular machines become part of our daily lives, researchers must be able to control them. A Danish/American research team have now solved part of this problem.
Danish Ministry of Research and Higher Education, National Science Foundation, Villum Foundation

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Shining a light on heart disease
A University of Strathclyde-led study to investigate how nanoparticles could be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease has received £3 million funding.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Lachlan Mackinnon
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
New revolutionary sensor links pressure to color change
A high-resolution pressure sensor developed at the University of California, Riverside indicates pressure by varying its color -- a sensor that all of us can use with just our eyes. This sensor differs from commercially available pressure sensor films. The new technology produces a mosaic of easy-to-distinguish colors and has the benefit of higher contrast and resolution. It can potentially be used in many safety devices for revealing pressure distribution over even very complex surfaces.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Harnessing magnetic vortices for making nanoscale antennas
Scientists seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics have published a study showing that stacked nanoscale magnetic vortices separated by an extremely thin layer of copper can be driven to operate in unison. These devices could potentially produce a powerful signal that could be put to work in a new generation of cell phones, computers, and other applications.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
A small connection with big implications: Wiring up carbon-based electronics
A good connection between carbon-based materials and external metallic leads is of major importance in nanodevice performance, an aspect where an important step has been surmounted by researchers from UPV/EHU, DIPC and CNRS by studying contacts of carbon nanostructures with atoms of different chemical nature.

Contact: Thomas Frederiksen
thomas_frederiksen@ehu.es
34-635-811-640
Universidad del País Vasco

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems
UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. The novel technique developed by the team involves printing a pattern of miniscule droplets of a non-volatile solvent -- an ionic liquid -- onto a gold-coated or glass surface. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Deborah Smith
Deborah.Smith@unsw.edu.au
61-293-857-307
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Environmental Engineering Science
Graphene not all good
In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to cause negative environmental impacts if released.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Brain tumor cells penetrated by tiny, degradable particles carrying genetic instructions
Working together, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons report that they have created tiny, biodegradable 'nanoparticles' able to carry DNA to brain cancer cells in mice. The team says the results of their proof of principle experiment suggest that such particles loaded with 'death genes' might one day be given to brain cancer patients during neurosurgery to selectively kill off any remaining tumor cells without damaging normal brain tissue.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Technology Development Corporation

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Graphene only as strong as weakest link
Labs at Rice University and Georgia Tech test the fracture toughness of graphene for the first time by making and measuring 'pre-cracks' under stress.
National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research, Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Graphene only as strong as weakest link
Labs at Rice University and Georgia Tech test the fracture toughness of graphene for the first time by making and measuring 'pre-cracks' under stress.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation, Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Journal of Mathematical Physics
Proving uncertainty: New insight into old problem
Nearly 90 years after Werner Heisenberg pioneered his uncertainty principle, a group of researchers from three countries has provided substantial new insight into this fundamental tenet of quantum physics with the first rigorous formulation supporting the uncertainty principle as Heisenberg envisioned it.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Protecting computer hardware: Three universities tapped for cybersecurity research
The US Department of Defense has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and Rice University to support research that will analyze and upgrade security protections for nanoscale computer hardware.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
A glassy look for manganites
Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source discovered a glass-like re-ordering of electron-spin states as manganite crystals recovered from a photo-excited conductor state back to an insulator state. The discovery holds promise for future ultrafast electronic switching and memory devices.
US DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fluorescent-based tool reveals how medical nanoparticles biodegrade in real time
For nanoparticles to deliver medicines to patients, the tiny structures must safely decompose so they can be cleared from the body after their job is done. Researchers present a unique, noninvasive method to measure that disassembly process.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, others

Contact: John Ascenzi
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Flexible battery, no lithium required
A Rice University laboratory has created a thin, flexible film that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Nature Physics
Beyond graphene: Controlling properties of 2-D materials
Researchers at the University of Manchester have shown how they can control the properties of stacks of two-dimensional materials, opening up opportunities for new, previously-unimagined electronic devices.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Nature Materials
Multilayer, microscale solar cells enable ultrahigh efficiency power generation
A printing approach, developed by John Rogers and colleagues at the University of Illinois, allows manipulation of ultrathin, small semiconductor elements that can be stacked on top of one another to yield an unusual type of solar cell capable of operating across the entire solar spectrum at exceptionally high efficiency.

Contact: John A. Rogers
jrogers@illinois.edu
217-244-4979
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
How to create nanowires only 3 atoms wide with an electron beam
A Vanderbilt graduate student who is a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used a focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest nanowires ever made. The discovery gives a boost to efforts aimed at creating electrical circuits on mono-layered materials, raising the possibility of flexible, paper-thin tablets and television displays.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Protecting olive oil from counterfeiters
Who guarantees that expensive olive oil isn't counterfeit or adulterated? An invisible label, developed by ETH Zurich researchers, could perform this task. The tag consists of tiny magnetic DNA particles encapsulated in a silica casing and mixed with the oil.

Contact: Robert Grass
robert.grass@chem.ethz.ch
41-446-336-334
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Your T-shirt's ringing: Telecommunications in the spaser age
A new version of 'spaser' technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell
Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.
National Science Foundation, Indiana Clinical Transitional Sciences Institute, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Samsung

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
nvanhoos@purdue.edu
765-496-2050
Purdue University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Physical Review X
Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses
Ultra short laserpulses in the femtosecond-range give scientists a powerful new method of controlling chemical reactions. A team of researchers could now show that the fragmentation of carbohydrates can be controlled by these pulses.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'
Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence and concentration of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground.
Advanced Energy Consortium

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

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