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Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
Science Advances
X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color
A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful.
DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Scientists design energy-carrying particles called 'topological plexcitons'
Scientists at UC San Diego, MIT and Harvard University have engineered 'topological plexcitons,' energy-carrying particles that could help make possible the design of new kinds of solar cells and miniaturized optical circuitry.
US Department of Energy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Nano Energy
Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip.

Contact: Mika Prunnila
mika.prunnila@vtt.fi
358-405-378-910
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Tiny diamonds could enable huge advances in nanotechnology
University of Maryland researchers developed a new, quick and inexpensive method for constructing diamond-based hybrid nanoparticles in large quantities from the ground up, thereby circumventing many of the problems with current methods. The process begins with nanoscale diamonds containing a 'nitrogen vacancy' impurity that confers special optical and electromagnetic properties. By attaching metal particles or semiconducting'"quantum dots,' the researchers can create various hybrid nanoparticles, including nanoscale semiconductors and magnets with precisely tailored properties.
US Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wright
mewright@umd.edu
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Science Translational Medicine
Potential new therapy could reduce dangerous post-heart-attack inflammation
A new study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified a mechanism behind the surge in cardiovascular inflammation that takes place after a heart attack. Working with collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the team also developed a potential strategy for suppressing inflammation within atherosclerotic plaques, the first approach that targets the immune system's contribution to cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Cunningham
julie.cunningham@mgh.harvard.edu
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Flight of the RoboBee
Increasingly, researchers are designing robots with forms and functions that defy our expectation of what a machine can be or do.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
$1.3 million DARPA grant to fund next-gen infrared detector research
DARPA has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the University of Central Florida to develop a next-generation infrared detector that could be used in fields as varied as night vision, meteorology and space exploration. It would be portable, wouldn't need to be cooled and produce high-resolution images. Unlike current technologies, which can detect only one band of light, it would be tunable and able to see a range of bands.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Advanced Optical Materials
Glass now has smart potential
Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties -- a major step towards 'smart glass' applications such as 3-D display screens or remote radiation sensors.

Contact: Dr Tim Zhao
tim.zhao@adelaide.edu.au
61-043-074-1688
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Seeing atoms
Life in the nano lane just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale -- where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions one-billionth of a meter. Advancing nanoscale understanding, a team of researchers has developed a visualization technique based on in situ transmission electron microscopy that offers novel and powerful functionality. It directly correlates the atomic-scale structure with physical and chemical properties.

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Nature
'Breaking me softly:' UCF fiber findings featured in Nature
A finding by a University of Central Florida researcher that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale and opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing is featured online today in the journal Nature.

Contact: Barbara Abney
barb.abney@ucf.edu
407-823-5139
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
NRL develops new low-defect method to nitrogen dope graphene resulting in tunable bandstructure
Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory demonstrate hyperthermal ion implantation (HyTII) as an effective means of substitutionally doping graphene, resulting in a low-defect film with a tunable bandstructure amenable to a variety of device platforms and applications.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
A matter of orientation
The German Research Foundation (DFG) approves the creation of a new collaborative research centre (SFB) 'Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures' at the University of Konstanz. The SFB involves leading chemists and physicists who will investigate the anisotropic (directional) properties of particles and material that is based on these particles.
The German Research Foundation

Contact: Prof. Dr. Helmut Coelfen
Helmut.Coelfen@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Nature Materials
Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly
The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study conducted by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 3-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Skyrmions à la carte
Magnetic vortices -- so-called skyrmions -- are presently being discussed as candidates for high density, energy-saving data storage and processing. Scientists at Kiel University and the research institute Forschungszentrum Jülich have predicted that skyrmions can be produced for applications at room temperature -- and their properties specifically adjusted -- when enveloped in magnetic layer structures. Their results have been published in the current issue (June 3, 2016) of the renowned scientific journal 'Nature Communications.'

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Squeezing out opal-like colors by the mile
Researchers have devised a new method for stacking microscopic marbles into regular layers, producing intriguing materials which scatter light into intense colors, and which change color when twisted or stretched.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Progress in Materials Science
Nanotubes' 'stuffing' as is
Marianna Kharlamova (the Lomonosov Moscow State University Department of Materials Science) examined different types of carbon nanotubes' 'stuffing' and classified them according to the influence on the properties of the nanotubes. The researcher's work was published in the high-impact journal Progress in Materials Science (impact factor -- 26.417).

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Chemistry of Materials
Dentin nanostructures -- a super-natural phenomenon
Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components.

Contact: Dr. Paul Zaslansky
paul.zaslansky@charite.de
49-304-505-59589
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Nine scientific pioneers to receive the 2016 Kavli Prizes
Nine pioneering scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes -- prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

Contact: Anne-Marie Astad
anne.marie.astad@dnva.no
805-616-7988
Burness

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Science
Meta-lens works in the visible spectrum, sees smaller than a wavelength of light
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated the first planar lens that works with high efficiency within the visible spectrum of light -- covering the whole range of colors from red to blue. The lens can resolve nanoscale features separated by distances smaller than the wavelength of light. It uses an ultra-thin array of tiny waveguides, known as a metasurface, which bends light as it passes through.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Thorlabs Inc

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
Chemistry of Materials
Ensuring the future affordability of wind turbines, computers and electric cars
Technologies from wind turbines to electric vehicles rely on critical materials called rare-earth elements. These elements, though often abundant, can be difficult and increasingly costly to come by. Now, scientists looking for alternatives have reported in ACS' journal Chemistry of Materials a new way to make nanoparticles that could replace some rare-earth materials and help ensure the continued supply of products people have come to depend on.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Nanocars taken for a rough ride
Rice University and North Carolina State University researchers characterize how single-molecule nanocars move in open air. The research will help the kinetics of molecular machines in ambient conditions over time.
National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University

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

Public Release: 31-May-2016
Journal of Applied Physics
Tiny probe could produce big improvements in batteries and fuel cells
The key to needed improvements in the quest for better batteries and fuels cells likely lies in the nanoscale, a realm so tiny that the movement of a few atoms or molecules can shift the landscape. A team of American and Chinese researchers has built a new window into this world to help scientists better understand how batteries really work. They describe their nanoscale probe in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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

Public Release: 30-May-2016
Nature Chemistry
Seeing 'living' nanofibers in real time
Japanese scientists observe artificial nanofibers self-sorting into organized structures in real-time. This brings scientists closer toward developing intelligent, next-generation biomimics that possess the flexibility and diversity of functions that exist in a living cell.
Japan Science and Technology Agency

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

Public Release: 29-May-2016
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells
Hokkaido University scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental conditions.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, Hokkaido University/Nanotechnology Platform, Nano-Macro Materials, Devicesand System Research Alliance of MEXT

Contact: Hiroaki MISAWA
misawa@es.hokudai.ac.jp
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 27-May-2016
Science
Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for building DNA nanoparticles automatically, paving the way to many more applications for 'DNA origami.'

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

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