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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices
A team of researchers has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched -- lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies
The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.

Contact: Rosaire Bushey
busheyr@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Decades of research by MU scientist leads to advancements in nanotechnologies
Nanotechnology is the study and engineering of matter and microscopic structures. Henry C. 'Hank' Foley, a researcher and administrator at the University of Missouri, is a pioneer in the study of nanoporous carbon, or tiny membranes and systems that allow energy sources to pass through or become stored in these structures. His analysis and scholarship in nanosystems and how they are composed continues to inform research fields of study including medicine, materials processing, energy and the environment.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher leads developments in pharmaceuticals and energy storage
With decades of study and a deep understanding of the field, Jerry Atwood, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a prolific chemist who has guided the study of molecules and how they interact in the physical world. His discoveries have led to new ways of developing drugs more efficiently and better fuel storage capabilities. Atwood is considered a founding father in the field of supramolecular chemistry, or what he describes as 'chemistry beyond the molecule.'

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Physical Review Letters
Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation
Researchers have devised a mathematical model to predict how 'hot' monomers on cold substrates affect the growth of thin films being developed for next-generation electronics.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene
Rice University researchers use lasers to create graphene foam from inexpensive polymers in ambient conditions. The laser-induced graphene may be suitable for electronics and energy storage.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Office of Naval Research, National Center for Research Resources, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Buckle up for more big news from InSPACE's nano-world
With the InSPACE experiments, the idea is to understand the fundamental science around directed self-assembly. Researchers hope to better define new methods of manufacturing materials composed of small colloidal or nano-particle building blocks.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE honors NYU researchers for breakthrough paper on new-generation wireless technology
A research team led by NYU WIRELESS director Theodore Rappaport will receive the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for pioneering work that explores the underutilized millimeter-wave frequency spectrum for a new generation of mobile communications. The award is given to a single survey, review or tutorial paper published in any of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's 170 publications in a calendar year. 5G technology could increase wireless capacity a thousand-fold.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 -- the purified germanium semiconductor -- and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.
Semiconductor Research Corp.

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Catalysis Science & Technology
The gold standard
New nanoscale computational modeling predicts gold could be an effective and affordable catalyst for energy and environmental applications.

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Advanced Materials
Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'
UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials.

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
University College London

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
ACS Nano
Nanotechnology against malaria parasites
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells; they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment and vaccination strategies in the fight against malaria and other infectious diseases. Their research results have been published in the scientific journal ACS Nano.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Journal of Applied Physics
Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices
Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made new compact, high-value resistors for nanoscale quantum circuits. The resistors could speed the development of quantum devices for computing and fundamental physics research.

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Turning biological cells to stone improves cancer and stem cell research
A simple technique that creates near-perfect, robust models of human and animal cells is being used to study cancer and stem cells, and could be used to create complex durable structures without the use of machinery.
US Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
US Army Research Laboratory, US Army Research Office through the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Solid-state proteins maximize the intensity of fluorescent-protein-based lasers
The same research team that developed the first laser based on a living cell has shown that use of fluorescent proteins in a solid form rather than in solution greatly increases the intensity of light produced, an accomplishment that takes advantage of natural protein structures surrounding the light-emitting portions of the protein molecules.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Korea National Research Foundation grant

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
European Physical Journal E
Biomimetic dew harvesters
Insects are full of marvels -- and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated that such insects can collect dew on their backs -- and not just fog as previously thought. This is made possible by the wax nanostructure on the surface of the beetle's elytra. These findings were recently published in EPJ E.
Spanish MEC

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nanotechnology
High photosensitivity 2-D-few-layered molybdenum diselenide phototransistors
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan have fabricated High photosensitivity back-gated field-effect phototransistors made of only 20 nanometer thick molybdenum diselenide crystals by facile mechanical cleavage and transfer of MoSe2 flakes onto a silicon wafers for next generation for photodetector applications.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Small
New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures
Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications. The new technique is less expensive than conventional methods and does not rely on stacking two-dimensional patterns to create 3-D structures.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2014
IEICE Transactions on Electronics
Finding the Achilles' heel of GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments
Toyohashi Tech researchers in Japan have discovered that proton irradiation of gallium nitride causes more damage in p-type material than n- doped layers. This unexpected finding is important for the application of GaN-based devices in extreme environments.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Light propagation in solar cells made visible
How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The photovoltaics researchers are working on periodic nanostructures that efficiently capture a portion of sunlight which is normally only poorly absorbed.

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Ultrafast complex molecular simulations by 'cutting up molecules'
Scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University and AIST have developed an ultrafast quantum chemical method, which allows rapid and accurate simulations of complex molecular systems consisting of thousands of molecules.

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
European Physical Journal B
When noise gets electrons moving
Studying the motion of electrons in a disordered environment is no simple task. Often, understanding such effects requires a quantum simulator designed to expose them in a different physical setup. This was precisely the approach adopted by Denis Makarov and Leonid Kon'kov in a new study published in EPJ B. They relied on a simulator of electronic motion subjected to noise stemming from a flux of sound waves.
Russian Foundation of Basic Research

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Electron pairs on demand
Physicists from Leibniz University Hannover and from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have demonstrated for the first time the on-demand emission of electron pairs from a semiconductor quantum dot and verified their subsequent splitting into two separate conductors. Their results -- which could be important for quantum computers and quantum cryptography -- have been published in the current online issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Dr. Niels Ubbelohde
niels.ubbelohde@ptb.de
49-053-159-22534
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Scientific Reports
Buckyballs enhance carbon capture
Amines bound by buckyballs can absorb carbon dioxide from emissions at industrial plants and at natural gas wells, according to Rice University scientists.
Apache Corp., Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Ser Cymru Program

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

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