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Portal: Nanotechnology

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Public Release: 6-Apr-2014
Nature Physics
Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers
At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler.
Army Research Office, US Department of Energy

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Apr-2014
Nature Materials
Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Energy

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
800,000 grant to create the computers of the future
Dr. Patmore was the recipient of one of the small number of University Research Fellowships bestowed annually by the Royal Society, which was founded in the 1660s. The fellowships -- for which there is intense competition -- run for several years, during which the Society provides the bulk of the recipient's salary and meets the cost of consumable items needed for research.
Royal Society

Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small... really small
Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes, especially in the 'green gap,' simulations at the US Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center have shown. Nanostructure LEDs made from indium nitride could lead to more natural-looking white lighting while avoiding some of the efficiency loss today's LEDs experience at high power.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Margie Wylie
mwylie@lbl.gov
510-486-7421
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
RSC Advances
Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials
Researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. This breakthrough could make the sun almost a 'one-stop shop' that produces both the materials for solar devices and the eternal energy to power them.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chih-hung Chang
chih-hung.chang@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8548
Oregon State University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
2D Materials
Researchers probe the next generation of 2-D materials
As the properties and applications of graphene continue to be explored in laboratories all over the world, a growing number of researchers are looking beyond the one-atom-thick layer of carbon for alternative materials that exhibit similarly captivating properties.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Researchers manipulate tiny objects with ultrasound
Utilizing the physical effects of ultrasonic waves provides effective strategies to handle micro/nano objects, which has huge potential applications in micro/nano fabrication, biomedical analyses and manipulations, nano measurement and assembling, high-end material production, etc.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop
Researchers are developing a better delivery method for cancer drugs by encapsulating the drugs in nanoballoons -- which are tiny modified liposomes that, upon being struck by a red laser, pop open and deliver concentrated doses of medicine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Technology
A pocket-size ultrasonic nebulizer employing a novel nozzle improves inhalers
Inhalation is an increasingly important route for non-invasive drug delivery for both systemic and local applications. Control of particle size and output plays a critical role in the efficient and effective delivery of oft en expensive medications to the lung. Drugs designed to treat pulmonary diseases or for systemic absorption through the alveolar capillary bed require optimum particle sizes (1 to 6 μm) for effective delivery.
National Institute of Health, USA, Academia Sinica, National Science Council, Taiwan, and others

Contact: Chew Munkit
mkchew@wspc.com.sg
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Technology
Structural insights into the inner workings of a viral nanomachine
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are using new nanoscale im-aging approaches to shed light on the dynamic activities of rotaviruses, important pathogens that cause life-threatening diarrhea in young children. Once a rotavirus enters a host cell, it sheds its outermost protein layer, leaving behind a double-layered particle (DLP). These DLPs are the form of the virus that produces messenger RNA molecules, which are critical for launching the infection.

Contact: Chew Munkit
mkchew@wspc.com.sg
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Lab on a Chip
NIST's simple microfluidic devices now have valves
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have added yet another innovation -- miniature valves -- to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices made from plastic films and double-sided tape.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
MRS Bulletin
Strain can alter materials' properties
New field of 'strain engineering' could open up areas of materials research with many potential applications.

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

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-General Subjects
Radiation able to be securely stored in nontoxic molecule, study finds
Researchers discovered that microscopic 'bubbles' are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiation therapy used to treat cancer and other diseases.

Contact: John M. Tomich
jtomich@k-state.edu
785-532-5956
Kansas State University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
European Physical Journal E
Making the most of carbon nanotube-liquid crystal combos
Dispersions of carbon nanotubes with liquid crystals have attracted much interest because they pave the way for creating new materials with added functionalities. Now, a study published in EPJ E by Marina Yakemseva and colleagues focuses on the influence of temperature and nanotube concentration on the physical properties of such combined materials.
DAAD

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

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Acta Crystallographica Section B
Tiny crystals to boost solar
A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France. The technique could accelerate the development of non-toxic and readily available alternatives to current absorbers in thin film-based solar cells.
French Research Agency

Contact: Dr Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
44-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Journal of Applied Crystallography
Nanosheets and nanowires
Researchers in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
44-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Carbon
Carbon nanotubes grow in combustion flames
Quantum chemical simulations reveal an unprecedented relationship between the mechanism of carbon nanotube growth and hydrocarbon combustion processes.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
ayako.miyazaki@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Nano Letters
USC Viterbi researchers developing cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries
University of Southern California Viterbi researchers have developed a cheap, high-performing silicon anode and sulfur-based cathode for lithium-ion batteries.
University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Center for Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis, others

Contact: Megan Hazle
hazle@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Advanced Optical Materials
A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology
Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can 'bend light,' called metamaterials. But the challenge has been making enough of the material to turn invisibility cloaks into a practical reality. The work of Debashis Chanda at the University of Central Florida, however, may have just cracked that barrier.

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Diamonds are an oil's best friend
A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice University.
Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology, Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Never say never in the nano-world
'On rare occasions, one may observe events that never happen on the macroscopic scale such as, for example heat transfer from cold to hot which is unheard of in our daily lives,' says Christoph Dellago, professor in computational physics at the University of Vienna and coauthor of the present publication in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Christoph Dellago
Christoph.Dellago@unvie.ac.at
43-142-775-1260
University of Vienna

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Nano-paper filter removes viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature.

Contact: Albert Mihranyan
albert.mihranyan@angstrom.uu.se
46-701-679-037
Uppsala University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees C
By harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The material can operate at up to 200 degrees Celsius.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms
Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication while delivering fabrication quality comparable to conventional synthetic polymers. Nanofabrication is at the heart of manufacture of semi-conductors and other electronic and photonic devices.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Scientific Reports
Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
Breakthrough photonics research at the University at Buffalo. could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells, improved radar and stealth technology and a new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
University at Buffalo

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