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Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Nanocrystal self-assembly sheds its secrets
The secret to a long-hidden magic trick behind the self-assembly of nanocrystal structures is starting to be revealed. The findings were reported in the journal Nature Materials in a paper by Assistant Professor William A. Tisdale and grad student Mark C. Weidman, both at MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, and Detlef-M. Smilgies at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.
Center for Excitonics, US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Michael Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Science
Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of green energy
We can't control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem. Now, a group led by Professor Ted Sargent at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering may have a solution inspired by nature. The team has designed the most efficient catalyst for storing energy in chemical form, just like plants do during photosynthesis.
Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, CIFAR Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Program, US Department of Energy

Contact: Marit Mitchell
marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4498
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
New open source software for high resolution microscopy
Bielefeld physicists report their new development in Nature Communications.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Huser
thomas.huser@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-5451
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature
Graphene nanoribbons: It's all about the edges
As reported by the journal Nature in its latest issue, researchers from Empa, the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and the Technical University of Dresden have for the first time succeeded in producing graphene nanoribbons with perfect zigzag edges from molecules. Electrons on these zigzag edges exhibit different (and coupled) rotational directions ('spin'). This could make graphene nanoribbons the material of choice for electronics of the future, so-called spintronics.
Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Dr. Roman Fasel
roman.fasel@empa.ch
41-587-654-348
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Science
Nanocage surfaces get 'makeover' in room temperature
Kyoto University team exploits preexisting crystal 'molds' to make copper oxide nanocrystals morph into hollow copper sulfide nanocages through anion exchange, and ultimately into cadmium sulfide and zinc sulfide nanocages.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
comms@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
075-753-5728
Kyoto University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Bath semiconductor research boosted by new nano-scale patterning equipment
The University of Bath is the only university in the UK to have installed a unique Nano-Lithography printing system, enabling Bath to lead the way in the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors.
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Robert Breckon
r.g.breckon@bath.ac.uk
44-122-538-5798
University of Bath

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Materials Horizons
Microagents with revolutionary potential
Micro and nanorobots that attack tumors with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future. A group of ETH researchers led by Salvador Pané are laying the foundations with magnetoelectric-controlled Janus machines.

Contact: Dr. Salvador Pané
vidalp@ethz.ch
41-446-323-312
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
Pioneering research paves way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the sun.

Contact: Dr Rajesh Ramanathan
rajesh.ramanathan@rmit.edu.au
61-399-252-887
RMIT University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Printing nanomaterials with plasma
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as paper or cloth. The technique could make it easier and cheaper to build devices like wearable chemical and biological sensors, flexible memory devices and batteries, and integrated circuits. They describe their work in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Wrinkles and crumples make graphene better
Brown University researchers have developed a method for making super-wrinkled and super-crumpled sheets of the nanomaterial graphene. The research shows that the topography can enhance some of graphene's already interesting properties.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Physical Review B
New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials
An MIT study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.

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

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Engineers adapt laser method to create micro energy units
As the demand for thinner microelectronic devices increases, manufacturers often are limited by how oddly shaped the energy sources must become to make them conform to the smaller space. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, have developed a method of transferring an energy source to virtually any shape. Using direct laser-writing techniques, scientists can help smartphone manufacturers fabricate energy storage units such as micro fuel cells that are environmentally friendly, highly designable and thin.

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

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Bacteria's Achilles heel uncovered by single molecule chemistry
Drug resistant bacteria are fast becoming one of the big worries of the 21 century. Now researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a previously unknown weakness; an 'Achilles heel', of bacteria. Their discovery, a crucial step in bacteria's energy metabolism, may be the first step in developing an entirely novel form of antibiotics.
The SYNBIO Center for Synthetic Biology of the University of Copenhagen, Lundbeck Foundation Center of Excellence Biomembranes in Nanomedicine,Villum foundation 'young investigator program'

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
0045-23-60-11-40
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security
An international research team has made a breakthrough in generating single photons, as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The interdisciplinary research is set to revolutionize our ability to exchange data securely -- along with advancing quantum computing, which can search large databases exponentially faster.

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

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Stanford scientists develop new technique for imaging cells and tissues under the skin
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness.
US Air Force, NIH/Directors Office, National Science Foundation, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Mary Kay Foundation, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation

Contact: Amy Adams
amyadams@stanford.edu
650-796-3695
Stanford University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
PolyU develops integrated iWheelchair system
With a tablet computer as the centralized operation platform, the system integrates a variety of functions such as environment control, as well as safety, health and hygiene monitoring with automated alert, which better caters for the needs of users and reduce the workload of their caregivers.
Innovation and Technology Commission

Contact: Margaret Ho
margaret.fc.ho@polyu.edu.hk
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature
New research shows how nanowires can be formed
In an article published in Nature today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Contact: Cecilia Schubert
cecilia.schubert@kommunikation.lu.se
46-073-062-3858
Lund University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing devices
Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a report in Nature Communications this week. By leveraging the good ideas of the natural world and the semiconductor community, researchers may be able to greatly simplify the operation of quantum devices built from superconductors. They call this a 'semiconductor-inspired' approach and suggest that it can provide a useful guide to improving superconducting quantum circuits.

Contact: Charles Tahan
ctahan@lps.umd.edu
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Boston Children's Hospital has developed an inexpensive miniaturized Centrifuge Force Microscope that in combination with DNA nanoswitch technology permits highly reliable analysis of the force responses of thousands of similar molecules simultaneously.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Applied Optics
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth. They report the results in Applied Optics, a journal of The Optical Society.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
Advanced energy storage material gets unprecedented nanoscale analysis
Researchers have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries.

Contact: Bill Cabage
cabagewh@ornl.gov
865-574-4399
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors
Russian scientists have developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors -- this type of memory will be able to work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices commonly used today. The principle of these new cells is based on quantum effects in 'sandwiches' of a superconductor-dielectric-superconductor -- so-called 'Josephson junctions.'
Russian Science Foundation, Government of the Russian Federation

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

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
New microwave imaging approach opens a nanoscale view on processes in liquids
New microwave imaging approach trumps X-ray and electron-based methods that can damage delicate samples and muddy results. And it spares expensive equipment from being exposed to liquids, while eliminating the need to harden probes against corrosive, toxic, or other harmful environments.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dr. Nadja Spitzer of Marshall University's College of Science has been awarded a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Spitzer, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earned the award for her work to study how exposure to silver nanoparticles could be affecting the brains of children and adults.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ginny Painter
ginny.painter@marshall.edu
304-696-4621
Marshall University Research Corporation

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Physical Society Conference
Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices
In NSF-funded research, University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

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