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Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
NASA investigates 3-D printing for building densely populated electronic assemblies
A team of NASA technologists at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, however, has begun investigating the use of a technique called aerosol jet printing or direct-write manufacturing to produce new detector assemblies that are not possible with traditional assembly processes.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
AINST Official Launch Scientific Meeting
Microsoft supports Sydney University quantum effort
Leading scientists and directors from Microsoft's quantum computing program are visiting Australia to speak at today's launch of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and its headquarters, a new $150m building where electrons are manipulated at temperatures of just above -273.15C -- colder than deep space. The University of Sydney is world-leading in research at the interface between quantum physics and the grand engineering challenges of building reliable quantum machines.

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-438-021-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
AINST Official Launch Scientific Meeting
Australia's first facility built for nanoscience launched, world-leading
Leading scientific figures, pioneers and senior representatives including from Microsoft, US, are visiting Sydney for the launch of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology -- and the official opening of its headquarters -- the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region, where design, fabrication and testing of devices can occur under one roof. The new $150m hub includes rooms that are among most electromagnetically and mechanically stable environments in the world.
University of Sydney

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-293-512-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Nature Photonics
Nature Photonics: Light source for quicker computer chips
Worldwide growing data volumes make conventional electronic processing reach its limits. Future information technology is therefore expected to use light as a medium for quick data transmission also within computer chips. Researchers under the direction of KIT have now demonstrated that carbon nanotubes are suited for use as on-chip light source for tomorrow's information technology, when nanostructured waveguides are applied to obtain the desired light properties. The scientists now present their results in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Physical Review Letters
What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research
A research team has directly measured a spiral molecular arrangement formed by liquid crystals that could help unravel its mysteries and possibly improve the performance of electronic displays.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Science Advances
Mechanics of the cell
Living cells must alter their external form actively, otherwise functions like cell division would not be possible. At the Technical University of Munich the biophysicist Professor Andreas Bausch and his team have developed a synthetic cell model to investigate the fundamental principles of the underlying cellular mechanics.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Science Advances
Magnetic vortices defy temperature fluctuations
Magnetic nanovortices in magnetite minerals are reliable witnesses of the Earth's history, as revealed by the first high-resolution studies of these structures undertaken by scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom. The magnetic structures are built during the cooling of molten rock and reflect the earth's magnetic field at the time of their formation.
Natural Environment Research Council, European Research Council

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells: ANU media release
Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial which opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn it into electricity. The research team from the Australian National University and the University of California Berkeley demonstrated a new artificial material, or metamaterial, that glows in an unusual way when heated.

Contact: Dr. Sergey Kruk
sergey.kruk@anu.edu.au
61-261-259-074
Australian National University

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Metastasis-promoting circulating tumor cell clusters pass through capillary-sized vessels
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that circulating tumor cell clusters -- which are more efficient in spreading cancer throughout the body than are single CTCs -- can pass through capillary-sized blood vessels. Their findings contradict the widely-held belief that CTC clusters are too large to pass through capillaries and suggest potential strategies to reduce clusters' metastatic potential.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Live Like Bella Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Quantum

Contact: Noah Brown
nbrown9@partners.org
617-643-3907
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma
In a new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it, according to new research. As a result, the allergic reaction in the airways is shut down long- term and an asthma attack prevented. The technology can be applied to food allergies as well and is currently being tested in a mouse model of peanut allergy, similar to food allergy in humans.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Nature Materials
A new way to get electricity from magnetism
By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the 'inverse spin Hall effect' works in several organic semiconductors -- including carbon-60 buckyballs -- University of Utah physicists changed magnetic 'spin current' into electric current. The efficiency of this new power conversion method isn't yet known, but it might find use in future electronic devices including batteries, solar cells and computers.
National Science Foundation, University of Utah-NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 17-Apr-2016
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016
AACR: Life-preserver microbubbles float tumor cells for analysis
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 demonstrates the use of gas microbubbles to selectively attach to and float circulating tumor cells from blood samples, allowing analysis of the isolated cells.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Micro and Nanosystems
Numerical simulations of tensile tests of red blood cells
The researchers investigate the effects of the hold position of the red blood cells on strain field during tensile testing using numerical simulations.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
First-ever videos show how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound
Using a state-of-the-art ultrafast electron microscope, University of Minnesota researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale traveling at the speed of sound.
National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Nature Communications: Laser source for biosensors
In the area of nano photonics, scientists for the first time succeeded in integrating a laser with an organic gain medium on a silicon photonic chip. This approach is of enormous potential for low-cost biosensors that might be used for near-patient diagnosis once and without any sterilization expenditure similar to today's strips for measuring blood sugar. The researchers now present the new laser in Nature Communications: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10864

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Science
Physicists build engine consisting of one atom
An article in the latest edition of the journal Science describes an innovative form of heat engine that operates using only one single atom. The engine is the result of experiments undertaken by the QUANTUM work group at the Institute of Physics of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with theoretical physicists of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung)

Contact: Johannes Roßnagel
j.rossnagel@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23671
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Science Advances
'Odd couple' monolayer semiconductors align to advance optoelectronics
In a study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists synthesized a stack of atomically thin monolayers of two lattice-mismatched semiconductors. Where the two semiconductor layers met, they formed an atomically sharp heterostructure, which generated a photovoltaic response by separating electron-hole pairs that were generated by light. The achievement of creating this atomically thin solar cell shows the promise of synthesizing mismatched layers to enable new families of functional two-dimensional materials.
US Department of Energy, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Science Advances
Atomically thin sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
WiFi capacity doubled at less than half the size
Columbia Engineering Professor Harish Krishnaswamy has integrated a non-reciprocal circulator and a full-duplex radio on a nanoscale silicon chip for the first time. This breakthrough technology needs only one antenna, thus enabling an even smaller overall system than one he developed last year: 'This technology could revolutionize the field of telecommunications,' he says.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Nanoscale
Nanoscrolls created from graphene's imperfect cousin
Seeking an alternative, a team from MIT and Harvard University is looking to graphene oxide -- graphene's much cheaper, imperfect form. Graphene oxide is graphene that is also covered with oxygen and hydrogen groups. The material is essentially what graphene becomes if it's left to sit out in open air. The team fabricated nanoscrolls made from graphene oxide flakes and was able to control the dimensions of each nanoscroll, using both low- and high-frequency ultrasonic techniques.
US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
ACS Nano
Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces 'Teslaphoresis'
Rice University researchers use a modified Tesla coil to assemble nanoparticles into a wire from a distance. Their process, 'Teslaphoresis,' may be used for the self-assembly of nano- and macro-scale materials.

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Scientists grow a material based on hafnium oxide for a new type of non-volatile memory
Scientists from MIPT have succeeded in growing ultra-thin (2.5-nanometre) ferroelectric films based on hafnium oxide that could potentially be used to develop non-volatile memory elements called ferroelectric tunnel junctions.
Russian Science Foundation, MIPT Project 5-100 program

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Micro and Nanosystems
Blood flow measurements in microfluidic devices fabricated by a micromilling technique
The researchers show the ability of a micromilling machine to manufacture microchannels down to 30 µm and also the ability of a microfluidic device to perform partial separation of red blood cells from plasma.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing
A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have created a new type of device that could be used to develop cost-effective gas sensors.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature
Physicists gain new view of superconductor
An international team of physicists has directly observed some unique characteristics of a superconductor for the first time, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Contact: Michael Lawler
michael.lawler@binghamton.edu
650-336-4521
Binghamton University

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