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Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
ChemNanoMat
Danish breakthrough brings futuristic electronics a step nearer
First-year nanoscience students publish breakthrough in self-assembling molecular electronics.

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-23-60-11-40
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 16-Aug-2015
Science
Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism
Recent work by a team of scientists working in Singapore, The Netherlands, USA and Ireland, published on Aug. 14, 2015 in the prestigious journal, Science, has uncovered a new twist to the story of thin-film magnetism.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Nanoscale
Recipe book for colloids
Researchers from Jülich have, together with colleagues from Austria, Italy, Colombia and the USA, developed a model system for so-called soft colloids. The model gives us a better understanding of correlations between the atomic structure of colloids and their perceptible material properties. These findings could lead to new approaches for the targeted development of innovative colloid materials. The results have just been published in the journal 'Nanoscale'.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Advance in photodynamic therapy offers new approach to ovarian cancer
Researchers have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell elimination with no regrowth of tumors.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
503-346-4704
Oregon State University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Rice, Penn State open center for 2-D coatings
The National Science Foundation has funded a new center at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University to collaborate with industry on the development of novel, multifunctional two-dimensional coatings.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Science
Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene
The research team operating out of Pohang University of Science and Technology, affiliated with the Institute for Basic Science's Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems, reported a tunable band gap in BP, effectively modifying the semiconducting material into a unique state of matter with anisotropic dispersion. This research outcome potentially allows for great flexibility in the design and optimization of electronic and optoelectronic devices like solar panels and telecommunication lasers.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Sunny Kim
sunnykim@ibs.re.kr
82-428-788-135
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Discovery in growing graphene nanoribbons could enable faster, more efficient electronics
Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have struggled to fabricate the material into ultra-narrow strips, called nanoribbons, that could enable the use of graphene in high-performance semiconductor electronics. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have discovered a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.
DOE/Basic Energy Sciences program

Contact: Michael Arnold
michael.arnold@wisc.edu
608-262-3863
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award
SMU chemist Nicolay Tsarevsky's research into new polymer-building processes is boosted by NSF CAREER Award expected to total $650,000.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kenny Ryan
khryan@smu.edu
214-768-7641
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Nano Letters
Rice U. discovery may boost memory technology
Scientists at Rice University have created a solid-state memory technology that allows for high-density storage with a minimum of errors.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Camera for the nano-cosmos
To gain even deeper insights into the smallest of worlds, the thresholds of microscopy must be expanded further. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the TU Dresden have succeeded in combining two established measurement techniques for the first time: near-field optical microscopy and ultra-fast spectroscopy. Computer-assisted technology developed especially for this purpose combines the advantages of both methods and suppresses unwanted noise. This makes highly precise filming of dynamic processes at the nanometer scale possible.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Super-small needle technology for the brain
A research team at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a methodology for brain penetration using sub-5 μm diameter flexible needles. This should further reduce invasiveness and provide tissue penetrations hardly broken than conventional approaches.

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Copper clusters capture and convert carbon dioxide to make fuel
The chemical reactions that make methanol from carbon dioxide rely on a catalyst to speed up the conversion, and Argonne scientists identified a new material that could fill this role. With its unique structure, this catalyst can capture and convert carbon dioxide in a way that ultimately saves energy.
DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Louise Lerner
media@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Applied Physics Letters
New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area. Their method, which combines QD and photonic crystal technology, could lead to brighter and more efficient mobile phone, tablet, and computer displays, as well as enhanced LED lighting.
Dow Chemical Company

Contact: Brian Cunningham
bcunning@illinois.edu
217-265-6291
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Nanoscale
Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale
Nanoparticles with armor improve energy harvests from fuel cells.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Nature
Flexible dielectric polymer can stand the heat
Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other high temperature applications, according to a team of Penn State engineers.
Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Dow Chemical Corporation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
Nature Materials
Sandcastles inspire new nanoparticle binding technique
In a paper published this week in Nature Materials, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill show that magnetic nanoparticles encased in oily liquid shells can bind together in water, much like sand particles mixed with the right amount of water can form sandcastles.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office

Contact: Dr. Orlin Velev
odvelev@ncsu.edu
919-513-4318
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Brazilian company doubles shelf life of pasteurized fresh milk
A Brazilian company has increased the shelf life of grade A pasteurized fresh whole milk from seven to 15 days. This feat was achieved by incorporating silver-based microparticles with bactericidal, antimicrobial and self-sterilizing properties into the rigid plastic bottles used as packaging for the milk. The microparticles are included as a powder in the polyethylene preform that is used to make plastic bottles by blow or injection molding.
São Paulo Research Foundation- FAPESP

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches
Michigan Tech researchers have combined two unlikely materials to make a digital switch that could improve high speed computing.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Yoke Khin Yap
ykyap@mtu.edu
906-487-2900
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Nature
Nature: Compact optical data transmission
Compact optical transmission possibilities are of great interest in faster and more energy-efficient data exchange between electronic chips. One component serving this application is the Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) which is able to convert electronic into optical signals. Scientists of KIT and ETH developed a plasmonic MZM of only 12.5 micrometers length which converts digital signals at a rate of 108 gigabit per second, and presented this device in the Nature Photonics journal.

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
Nano Energy
Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires
A team headed by Professor Silke Christiansen has developed a transparent electrode with high electrical conductivity for solar cells and other optoelectronic components -- that uses minimal amounts of material. It consists of a random network of silver nanowires that is coated with aluminium-doped zinc oxide. The novel electrode requires about 70 times less silver than conventional silver grid electrodes, but possesses comparable electrical conductivity.

Contact: Manuela Goebelt
manuela.goebelt@mpl.mpg.de
49-091-316-877-551
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Protein machines make fluctuating flows unconsciously
An international research group has demonstrated that protein machines, regardless of their specific functions, can collectively induce fluctuating hydrodynamic flows and substantially enhance the diffusive motions of particles in the cell.
German Research Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Volkswagen Foundation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
Science
Robotic insect mimics nature's extreme moves
By analyzing the natural mechanics of the water strider that enable it to launch off water's surface, an international team of Seoul National University and Harvard University researchers have emulated this extreme form of locomotion in novel robotic insects.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Bio-Mimetic Robot Research Center, Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode
Researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University have created the world's highest-performance single-molecule diode. Development of a functional single-molecule diode is a major pursuit of the electronics industry.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Nanotechnology
A cost-effective solution to tuned graphene production
Graphene has been called the miracle material but the single-atomic layer material is still seeking its place in the materials world. Now a method to make 'defective' graphene could provide the answer. Today, in the journal Nanotechnology, a team of researchers report that they have developed a simple electrochemical approach which allows defects to intentionally be created in the graphene, altering its electrical and mechanical properties and making the material even more useful.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
steve.pritchard@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award
Paul Alivisatos, Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, has received the second Tsinghua University Press -- Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2015 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from June 25-28 in Wuhan, China.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

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