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Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
Science Advances
Carnegie Mellon chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature's most intricate patterns.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 8-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Unraveling the origin of the pseudogap in a charge density wave compound
By combining a variety of different experimental techniques and theory, a group led by researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory obtained unique insights into the nature of the pseudogap state in a canonical charge density wave material.
US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Physical Review Letters
Inventing a 2-D liquid
A University of Pennsylvania team has now shown how to make nanoparticles that are attracted to an oil-water interface but not to each other, creating a system that acts as a two-dimensional liquid.

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Tunneling across a tiny gap
Researchers at MIT, the University of Oklahoma, and Rutgers University have developed a model that explains how heat flows between objects separated by gaps of less than a nanometer. The team has developed a unified framework that calculates heat transport at finite gaps, and has shown that heat flow at sub-nanometer distances occurs not via radiation or conduction, but through 'phonon tunneling.'
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Pavel Levkin is granted Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
The chemist Pavel Levkin of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is granted the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation. The prize is considered the highest distinction for young researchers in Germany. Levkin's work focuses on the investigation of cell-surface interactions, the development of biofunctional materials and super-water-repellent surfaces, also on nanoparticles for specific medicine and gene transport. A scientific success of his was the synthesis of lipid-like molecules for gene modification of cells.

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Carbon nanotube computing?
In the Journal of Applied Physics, a group of researchers from Durham University in the UK and the University of São Paulo-USP in Brazil describes using single-walled carbon nanotube composites (SWCNTs) as a material in 'unconventional' computing. By studying the mechanical and electrical properties of the materials, they discovered a correlation between SWCNT concentration/viscosity/conductivity and the computational capability of the composite.
European Union/Nanoscale Engineering for Novel Computation Using Evolution Project

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes
A big barrier to building useful electronics with carbon nanotubes has always been the fact that when they're arrayed into films, a certain portion of them will act more like metals than semiconductors. But now a team of researchers have shown how to strip out the metallic carbon nanotubes from arrays using a relatively simple, scalable procedure that does not require expensive equipment. Their work is described this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Computers that mimic the function of the brain
A team of Northwestern University researchers used a promising new material to build more functional memristors, bringing us closer to brain-like computing.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Physics
Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection
MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband detection, and even geological exploration.

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nano Letters
Water makes wires even more nano
Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanometer wires from a variety of materials by using water as a mask in a simple etching process. The process is promising for microelectronics manufacturers who seek to shrink the circuits in their devices.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air batteries.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research. National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering
Several new designs for 3-D neural tissue constructs are described using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

Contact: Jenny Redford
jenny.redford@neuralregeneration.org
Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature
Aluminum battery from Stanford offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today.
US Department of Energy, Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, Taiwan Ministry of Education

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
Science Advances
Targeting dangerous inflammation inside artery plaque
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology Award, National Institutes of Health,Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Award, and others

Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@mountsinai.org
646-634-0869
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer
A test that uses gold nanoparticles to detect early-stage prostate cancer costs less than $1, returns results in minutes and is more accurate than standard PSA screening, pilot studies show. Developed by a researcher at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center, the new technique leverages the ability of gold nanoparticles to attract cancer biomarkers.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Could a tiny particle stem the plague of citrus greening?
A $4.6 million USDA grant will fund field trials of Zinkicide, a nanoparticle designed to be small enough to move within a citrus trees' stems, leaves, trunk and roots. If successful, it could halt the spread of citrus greening that's devastated citrus industry in Florida and is spreading in other citrus-producing states including California and Texas, as well as other nations.
US Department of Agriculture, NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Journal of Material Chemistry C
Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. It may find applications in everything from environmental monitoring to airport security or testing blood alcohol levels -- and is particularly suited to detecting carbon dioxide.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Alan Wang
wang@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4247
Oregon State University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Science
A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials
A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing materials and may lead to a new host of applications. Uses include refrigeration, consumer electronics, transportation as well as novel devices which have not been produced yet do to the inefficiencies of existing materials.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Sunny Kim
sunnykim@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Physical Review Letters
Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon
In the tunneling phenomenon a particle can, with certain likelihood, penetrate the thin interface between materials, even if it would be seen as impossible according to classical physics.
Aalto University, Academy of Finland

Contact: Ilkka Tittonen
ilkka.tittonen@aalto.fi
358-405-437-564
Aalto University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Cancer Letters
Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer. The approach may represent a new fourth arm of targeted pediatric cancer treatment, joining T-cell immunotherapy, radioactive isotopes and kinase inhibitors that disrupt cancer-driving signaling.
National Institutes of Health, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, V Foundation

Contact: Rachel Salis-Silverman
Salis@email.chop.edu
267-426-6063
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Nature Photonics
Mind the gap: Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow
The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the 'nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator' is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university researchers including physicists from National Institute of Standards and Technology, the innovation harnesses tiny electron waves called plasmons. It's a step towards enabling computers to process information hundreds of times faster than today's machines.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Chemical Communications
Student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method
A chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
The Wild Chemistry Scholars Fund

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Optica
Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest: Promises a powerful spin on navigation
A team of applied physicists from City University of New York and Yale University have found a new detection scheme that may lead to the world's smallest gyroscope.

Contact: Kelly Mack
optica@ecius.net
202-296-2002
The Optical Society

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
World-first human Hendra virus clinical trials begin
An antibody manufactured at the University of Queensland will be used in world-first human Hendra virus clinical trials starting this month.

Contact: Margaret Puls
m.puls@uq.edu.au
041-957-8356
University of Queensland

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
Journal of Neural Engineering
3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels
Neural tissue may be reconstructed with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolding and 3-D hydrogels, holding much promise for repairing damaged neural tissue.

Contact: Jenny Redford
jenny.redford@neuralregeneration.org
Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

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